All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Apps’

Foursquare Finally Moves Beyond the Check-In by Ditching It

Foursquare has been incredibly quiet since late last year. In December, the company touted 45 million users and $35 million in new funding–but since then they’ve made little to no waves. No major updates, and no big changes. Well, now we know why. Today, Foursquare is announcing that they are splitting the core functions of the service into two separate …

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Facebook Is Buying Exercise-Tracking App Moves

Facebook is acquiring ProtoGeo Oy, makers of the Moves app. The story was reported earlier by the Wall Street Journal, and the Moves blog announces that the company is joining Facebook. “Since we launched Moves, we’ve been focused on running a simple and clean activity diary that millions of people have enjoyed using,” the announcement says. “Now, we’re joining Facebook’s …

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WhatsApp Hits 500 Million Users, 700 Million Photos Shared Daily

Messaging app WhatsApp has just announced a huge milestone–they’ve topped half a billion “regular, active” users. And those users are sharing more than 700 million photos and 100 million videos every day. “Thanks to all of you, half a billion people around the world are now regular, active WhatsApp users. In the last few months, we’ve grown fastest in countries …

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Microsoft Office 365 Personal Launches Today

In another bold move to increase its market-share and win back its customer base, Microsoft has released a new installment of its most famous Office product. Prior to today, Microsoft had limited its Office products to two categories – a $9.99 per month / $99.99 per year Office 365 Home Premium option and Office Online. Now, consumers are presented with …

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FTC to Facebook: Don’t Screw with User Privacy After WhatsApp Acquisition

Today, Facebook Chief Privacy Officer Erin Egan and WhatsApp General Counsel Anne Hoge received a diplomatic, but pointed letter from Jessica Rich, the Federal Trade Commussion’s Bureau of Consumer Protection head. And the TL;DR version is this: don’t screw with user privacy when this acquisition goes through (and if you do, you have to let them know and make it …

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Vine Gets Private Messaging

Citing the fact that users have wanted this from the beginning, today Vine released an update on both iOS and Android that makes private messaging available. Starting today, you can now send your favorite 6-second clips to your friends on Vine as well as anyone in your address book (even if they don’t have the Vine app). If you want …

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Amazon Fire TV Launches Sans HBO Go

As you may have heard, Amazon stepped onto the streaming video device stage in a huge way today with the unveiling of their $99 Fire TV, their new set-top box. At launch, Amazon Fire TV boasts a bunch of third-party apps alongside its own Amazon Prime Instant Video-including Netflix, Hulu, Showtime Anytime, Pandora, and Watch ESPN. But there is one …

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Amazon to Launch Streaming Video Device on April 2nd

Amazon’s long-delayed streaming video device will finally see the light of day, as the company is planning on unveiling it at a press event in New York City on April 2nd. Members of the press have received an invite to the event, which features a few pieces of popcorn atop an orange couch with the text “Please join us for …

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New Xbox One, Xbox 360 Apps Previewed

With the Xbox One designed from the ground-up to be an all-encompassing living room entertainment system, the streaming apps that have become popular on video game consoles are now more important than ever to Microsoft. Today the company previewed several new apps that are coming soon to both the Xbox One and the Xbox 360. The app that Microsoft is …

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Twitter Music Is Dead: App Removed, Service Goes Dark on April 18th

In news that is unlikely to affect most of you, Twitter has decided to give up on Twitter Music, the company’s trending music app that they launched last April. It’s been nearly a year since Twitter Music went live to the masses after a lengthy beta period (with celebrity testers), and in that year the app has failed to pick …

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Flappy Bird Is Coming Back, Says Developer

Wednesday, when asked on Twitter whether he’d ever put Flappy Bird back in the App Store, the games creator Dong Nguyen responded with the answer that many former addicts wanted to hear: Yes. Of course, this all rests on Nguyen and him, you know, not lying and stuff–but as far as straight from the horse’s mouth, you can’t get any …

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Amazon to Launch Dongle in April, Per Reports

Amazon’s long-awaited video streaming device will hit stores next month, according to sources quoted in The Wall Street Journal. The streaming device, which has been rumored for years, will reportedly hit Amazon.com as well as a handful of brick-and-mortar retailers like Best Buy and Staples in April. Amazon was originally planning on launching said device before the big 2013 holiday …

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