All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘birthdays’

Zucked: A Recent History of Facebook’s Blunders

Facebook is celebrating its 11th birthday this week – news that’s likely to make you feel pretty old. As a 28-year-old who signed up for Facebook during the summer before college, it’s hard to imagine a world without it. We all love Facebook. We all hate Facebook. We all love to hate and hate to love Facebook. Plenty of walks …

Read More

Amazon Prime Turns 10, Celebrates ‘Tens of Millions’ of Members

Wanna feel old? Amazon Prime, the company’s premium subscription service that offers customers free two-day shipping on millions of products, is now a decade old. Amazon debuted the service in February of 2005. The company is celebrating the birthday by releasing some stats about the service. Of course, Amazon is still tight-lipped on the most important stat – exactly how …

Read More

White House Petition Site We The People Has Seen Over 363,000 Petitions in Three Years

We the People, the White House’s oft-beleaguered but still culturally relevant and surprisingly popular online petition site, just turned three. So, how’s it doing? Pretty good, in terms of participation. The White House has just released the numbers and in three years, We the People has seen 363,908 total petitions, garnering 21,882,419 total signatures, from over 15 million total users. …

Read More

Apple’s Original Macintosh Computer Turns 30

A couple of days ago, we reflected on the 30th anniversary of Apple’s famous “1984” ad – you know, the creepy one that aired during the Super Bowl and was directed by Ridley Scott. That ad’s purpose was to usher in a new age in personal computing, at least according to Apple. The subject of that famous ad was the …

Read More

Facebook’s Oldest User Is Now 106

The honorable crown of “Oldest Person on Facebook” has rested on several different heads over the past couple of years. But for the last year or so, the title has belonged to 105-year-old Edythe Kirchmaier. Well, make that 106-year-old Edythe Kirchmaier. Wednesday, the oldest Facebook user celebrated a birthday. The Santa Barbara, California resident first joined Facebook in late 2012. …

Read More

Google Celebrates Its Own 15th Birthday With Piñata Game Doodle, Easter Egg

Google is celebrating its 15tth birthday with a worldwide doodle featuring a playable game where you can hit a piñata by clicking on it with your mouse (or using the space bar), and gaining candy for points. Google also has an easter egg, where if you search “Google in 1998,” you’ll get a classic look for the search results page. …

Read More

Amazon Launches New Facebook-Integrated Crowdsourced Gifting Product

Amazon is looking to move in on Facebook’s gifting turf with a new product that lets friends crowdsource each other’s gifts using the power of the social network’s graph. Amazon has just announced Amazon Birthday Gift, a “new way for customers to surprise friends on their birthdays by joining together to send Amazon.com Gift Cards with birthday messages on Facebook.” …

Read More

LinkedIn Is Ten Years Old

LinkedIn turned ten years old on Sunday. It’s hard to believe it’s been a decade, but believe it or not, the professional social network launched all the way back in 2003. It has come a long way in the meantime. The company has put together an interesting visual timeline that you can peruse here. It begins in 2002 when Hoffman …

Read More

Gmail Turns 9: Google Takes Us Down Memory Lane, Makes Us Feel Old

Can you believe that Gmail is 9 years old? I haven’t felt this old since last week, when Twitter informed me that it was the 19th anniversary of the death of Kurt Cobain. Yikes. Anyway, Google is now officially 9, having launched in beta on April 1st, 2004. In celebration of that, Google has posted a fun little infographic that …

Read More

Instagram: Android Users Make Up Nearly Half Our User Base

Today, on its one-year anniversary, Instagram has announced that nearly half of all Instagram use comes from its Android app. After some time as an iOS-only service, Instagram finally launched on Android in April of 2012 and quickly racked up over a million downloads in less than 24 hours. Thus began the great, but short Instagram platform war that saw …

Read More

Amazon Appstore Turns 2, Celebrates with Free Apps

Today, we wish Amazon’s Appstore a happy 2nd birthday. And Amazon is celebrating with a giveaway. Today, you can grab 18 “app of the day” apps for free. The apps that Amazon is offering for free range from $0.99 to $9.95, and include games, productivity apps, and more. We’re celebrating our 2nd birthday today with Free App of the Day …

Read More

Twitter Turns 7, Boasts 400M Tweets Per Day

Join me in wishing a very happy birthday to Twitter, who turns 7 years old today. Yes, if you were wondering, you can sing the Happy Birthday song in less than 140 characters. Twitter, which first began with a tweet from co-founder Jack Dorsey back in March of 2006, now boasts over 200 million monthly active users. Today, they’re also …

Read More

Page 1 of 3123»