Twitter Backtracks on Plans to Purge Inactive Accounts

Twitter made headlines with plans to purge inactive accounts in an effort to free up usernames. Now, according to a report in Time, Twitter is backpedaling following an outcry from users. As the social media platform has grown, more recent…

5 Reasons Adding a Number to Your Blog Post Titles Increases Page Views

You should add a number to at least half of your blog posts according to a successful small business marketing blogger. What he really means is that list formatted posts, such as 4 Best Ways to Make Money Blogging, 10…

Microsoft Is Trying to Make Email More Social

If you’ve ever had to desire to “like” an email, Microsoft has you covered. The company is bringing both “likes” and “mentions” to Outlook email. A thumbs-up button will now grace emails in your inbox, and clicking it will send…

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,…

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 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.

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…

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…

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…

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.