All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘social’

Tic-Tac-Go Scales Up Classic Game by Turning It into a Check in-Driven Scavenger Hunt

It’s highly likely that you’ve spent countless school days, work meetings, and beach hangouts casually scribbling games of tic-tac-toe. It’s highly unlikely that you’ve ever played it like this. A new app called Tic-Tac-Go mixes tic-tac-toe with city hopping, check-ins, and photo sharing to provide a fun and unique take on the classic game. It’s a location-based scavenger hunt, where …

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New Microsoft Office Gets Customer Preview Ahead Of Windows 8 Launch

Microsoft may be getting into the hardware business with Surface, but the company still has a tight hold over the enterprise market. The company’s suite of productivity software is used the world over and each new release of Microsoft Office is something to look forward to. Well, wait no more, Office fans, you can get your hands on the customer …

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Is the Internet Becoming Less Open?

Although the issue of Web openness has been mostly quiet of late, it was revived after Google’s Sergey Brin made some powerful statements to the Guardian. According to him, the freedom of the Internet is under a greater threat than it has ever been before.

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Life As a Game(r)

There are over 500,000 apps in the iTunes app store. There are games, of course. But there are apps to help keep track of your mileage, find a recipe, log your calories, search for song lyrics, edit your photos, teach you the periodic table of elements, watch Netflix, find your lost wallet, identify constellations, read books, update your Facebook status, …

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New Spotify Apps Are A Mixed Bag Worth Exploring

Spotify’s announcement this week about their new Play Button kind of overshadowed their other announcement that they were releasing a few new apps into their collection. It should be a simple matter to run through a list of a dozen apps and find something that you like. But Spotify’s apps get challenging. [Note: All the apps reviewed below are available …

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Facebook Buying Instagram for $1 Billion

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced today that his company is buying Instagram, the popular photo-sharing app. Zuckerberg posted on his timeline: I’m excited to share the news that we’ve agreed to acquire Instagram and that their talented team will be joining Facebook. For years, we’ve focused on building the best experience for sharing photos with your friends and family. Now, …

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Developers Prefer Google Over Facebook … Do You?

With Facebook’s nearly 900 million users and over 425 million mobile, it seems pretty clear that it would be the leader in social mobile development, right? Wrong. A new study from Appcelerator and the International Data Corporation (IDC) found that developers are more interested in Google than Facebook.

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Randi Zuckerberg Weighs In On the Future of Social

Randi Zuckerberg, sister of Facebook’s Mark, and former Marketing Director of Facebook herself, struck out on her own last year to start her own social media business R To Z Studios. But, before that, Randi worked in corporate America. She was a panelist on the Forbes On Fox business analysis program. When brother Mark launched his company, she found the …

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Facebook Leads Brazil’s Social Surge

Brazil is fast becoming one of the world’s largest internet markets and Facebook is capitalizing on the country’s growing user base. According to a study from comScore, Brazil now ranks as the 7th largest internet market globally and Latin America’s online population grew the fastest of any global region in 2011. The study, which will be presented in a webinar …

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How Business Can Incorporate Social Media

We are at a point where social media in the business world cannot be denied. Odds are, if you are an employer, you will have numerous employees using one outlet or another. If you want to get brand recognition, you most likely have a business page already set up. But what is the best method for getting your message across …

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Content More Memorable When Shared By Close Friends

Data suggests that content and ideas online spread most effectively through large numbers of people sharing with small groups. There is little supporting data to prove that influencers are the best way to go viral and share information online. The future of media and online advertising is social and social media users are engaged visiting sites like StumbleUpon and Buzzfeed …

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Social Seating Plans Now Available On An Airlines

Forget First Class! Find out who’s sitting next you on your next flight. Remember the days when you sat at your airport gate wondering and worrying who might be sitting next to you? Those days are over now for travelers who can’t get enough social networking on the ground. Airline travelers no longer have to be nameless and unknown. In …

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