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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Path’

Apple Reportedly Set to Acquire Path

Here’s some Apple news that doesn’t involve the iPhone 6 or the Apple Watch – According to Pando Daily, a “single well-placed source inside Apple’s engineering team” says that the company is poised to buy Path, the social network and photo sharing service that famously limits connections to 150 people. From Pando: According to our source, this is more than …

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Path Settles With FTC Over Privacy Issues

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced today that Path has agreed to settle FTC charges that it deceived users by collecting personal info from mobile device address books without users’ knowledge and consent and violated COPPA . Path is now required to establish a “comprehensive” privacy program, obtain independent privacy assessments every other year for the next 20 years (similar …

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New Path Search Lets You Explore Your History On Facebook, Instagram And Foursquare

Path has launched a new search feature for iOS and Android, and it’s already getting a lot of buzz. But then again, so did Path itself. The feature is part of the latest update to the app – 2.9. “Search allows you to instantly search moments you and your friends and family have shared on Path or have imported from …

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Path Launches iPad App, Says It’s Not Just A Bigger Version Of Mobile App

Path has released an iPad-specific version of its iOS app, which is now available in the App Store. “As you’ve come to expect from Path, Path for iPad is beautifully and purposely designed,” a spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews. “The larger iPad screen allows for different viewing options in both portrait and landscape modes.” “Path for iPad is not …

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Path Planning To Announce Funding Round

Path is getting ready to announce the results of another multi-million dollar round of funding. At the beginning of 2011, Path announced an $8.6 million round that included contributions from Digital Garage Japan, Kleiner-Perkins-Caufield & Byers, and Index Ventures. Redpoint Ventures has led the latest round which is said to have generated an additional $40 million for Path. Business Insider …

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The Cash Value of Social Media Information [Infographic]

Ever wonder how our social media platforms make enough money to continue to operate? What is the value of the information we send to our social media profiles? These are interesting questions and the folks at backupify.com have been wondering about the same thing. Backupify is in the business of backing up data in the cloud, and so for them, …

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Path Crowdsources Translation to Other Languages

Path, is taking the route Twitter took in transitioning their social networking app to other countries in different languages; they’re letting the users help with the translation process. The crowdsourced approach seems to be providing great success to Path. Here’s what they wrote on their blog: Every day, all over the world, more people are sharing their stories with loved …

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Britney Spears Sees Dave Morin and Path

Britney Spears was seen yesterday in the Silicon Valley, sitting at the boardroom table at the offices of Path, visiting with it’s founder Dave Morin. Spears is very familiar with social media and has over 14 million followers on Twitter. Britney created a Path account, even though the mobile social network has a limit of 150 friends. According to their …

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Congress Questions Apple On Address Book Controversy

Last week news broke that the popular photo-based social networking app Path was uploading and storing users’ iPhone address books on their servers, in apparent violation of Apple’s development guidelines. Path set a land speed record for corporate response, apologizing and issuing an update to the iOS version of Path that allowed users to opt out of contact collection (a …

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Path: “We Are Sorry” For Uploading Your Data

Yesterday we brought you news that social networking app Path had been discovered uploading users’ mobile phone contacts. Distressingly, the app did not offer users the chance to opt out, nor did it even notify users that their information was being uploaded. In response to the blog post wherein this was pointed out, Path CEO Dave Morin said that the …

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Path Uploads Your Address Book To Their Servers

An iOS developer has made a surprising and somewhat alarming discovery about the iPhone app published by social network Path. Arun Thampi of Singapore was digging around in Path when he discovered that the app uploads the entire contents of the user’s iPhone address book to Path’s servers. Thampi broke the news in a post on his blog earlier today, …

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