Category: Social

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Cloud awareness high, most prepared to pay, says Funambol

People’s awareness of cloud services is high and intent to store one’s virtual goods in a digital locker is on the rise, according to a new survey by Silicon Valley-based cloud sync service Funambol. With Forrester Research reporting that the personal cloud will be a $12 billion market in the United States alone by 2016, translating to [...]

by Sylvie Barak Posted in Devices, Mobile Content, Social0 Comments

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Groupon and Foursquare team up on daily deals

Two top social apps are apparently joining forces, with news Groupon and Foursquare are teaming up with a daily deal partnership. Location based social app Foursquare has long been trying to make some sort of “deal” breaker into the industry, and how better than to team up with the king of coupon buying, local firm [...]

by sylvie barak Posted in App Corner, Lifestyle, Mobile Content, Mobile Marketing, Social1 Comment

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Microsoft hits back at Google with Gmail man snoop video

There is nothing we like more here in the Valley than a cat fight, and with two tech tigers currently at each other’s throats over who can best serve up your email, this is one bloodbath you don’t want to miss. Earlier today we reported on Google’s “Email Intervention” video for Hotmail users, taking a [...]

by sylvie barak Posted in Content, OS, Social1 Comment

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Google takes a mean swipe at Hotmail, recommends G-mail “intervention”

Google has long existed under the mantra “Don’t be evil” but it’s latest ad campaign targeting Microsoft’s Hotmail is just that – evil. Well, perhaps not evil, but it’s certainly a little mean, calling its rival an “embarrassingly out of date address” and comparing it to tat of a bygone era along with the Floppy [...]

by sylvie barak Posted in Content, Lifestyle, Social3 Comments

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Google + reaches 20 million…plus

Market research firm comScore has released figures which claim Google + has shot past the 20 million visitor mark in just three weeks since its launch, seeing a whopping 82% visitor increase over last week and 561% over two weeks ago. US visitors made up over five million of those visitors, some 27% of the [...]

by sylvie barak Posted in Social, Software1 Comment

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Google buys facial recognition firm, despite privacy concerns

Even after publicly declaring on several occasions that it had no interest in facial recognition, Google has gone out and bought itself a –yes – facial recognition software company by the name of PittPatt. Pittsburgh based PittPatt, which emerged from Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute, has all the algorithms needed to identify your little punum, [...]

by sylvie barak Posted in App Corner, Lifestyle, Social, Software7 Comments

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Google Plus boasts 10 million members in two weeks

The Google Plus Social Network has already managed to rope over 10 million members into its circles, Google CEO Larry Page said Thursday. Despite launching only two weeks ago on June 28, by invitation only, the service – which is still officially in Beta – has filled up at record speeds and is seeing over [...]

by sylvie barak Posted in Content, Social8 Comments

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Yelp still toying with IPO, but hasn’t started the process claims CEO

Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman said his firm would likely go public over the next year or so but had not yet started the process, as it continues to grow its mobile following. “We haven’t started the process, we haven’t chosen bankers, it’s something we’re going to pass through but we’ve been at this for years,” [...]

by sylvie barak Posted in App Corner, Devices, Events, Mobile Marketing, Social, Startups1 Comment

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Facebook poaches yet another Google product manager

Facebook has ‘friended’ yet another Googler by hiring Tom Stocky, the Mountain View firm’s director of product management for search, client and infrastructure products. “I work at Facebook, where I serve as a director of product,” Stocky announced on his newly updated online profile, though specifically which Facebook product he’s working on remains a mystery. [...]

by sylvie barak Posted in Industry, Social0 Comments

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Zynga prioritizes mobile apps, buys Canadian firm Five Mobile

San Francisco based social gaming firm Zynga has snapped up Canadian app developer Five Mobile with plans to extend its reach beyond the confines of Facebook. Five Mobile’s team will be integrated into Zynga’s new Toronto office, which doubles as a development center. With tablets becoming an ever growing phenomenon and smartphones showing no signs [...]

by sylvie barak Posted in App Corner, Content, Mobile Content, Social, Software2 Comments

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