In the said event, Foursquare not only announced that it will start using predictive technology to offer suggestions to its Foursquare members but that it will also explore new corporate partnerships as it tries to strengthen its hold on the location market. One of these new partnerships was announced in the event. FourSquare announced that it will stop using Google Maps and will instead start using OpenStreetMaps. [Read more…]
One sign of a service’s popularity is the proliferation apps related to that service. Take for example Twitter. The microblogging social service is so hugely popular that many companies have developed their own apps that will allow users to access their own Twitter accounts and read others.
But even if Twitter apps for mobile devices are very convenient to use, the whole user experience is still quite different from using Twitter in its original environment – your browser. One of the best reasons to use Twitter using your browser is the personalization you can apply to your Twitter page. If mobile devices have apps for accessing Twitter. The desktop PC also has online services that allow the user to personalize his Twitter page. [Read more…]
Zynga is very intent on strengthening its already secure position as the top provider of casual games in the world. The company, who makes highly popular games like Words With Friends, has announced that it has recently bought four different mobile game companies over the last few months.
The acquisitions Zynga made, as told to Reuters, include Gamedoctors, a German company and the maker of the hit game ZombieSmash. Zynga also said that it has bought Astro Ape Studios, a New York based company. [Read more…]
Mobile phones bring a lot of conveniences for everyone. Gone are the days when you have to desperately look around for a phone booth (you still remember those?) if you need to call someone. Mobile phones allow people to reach us wherever we are. It’s a great benefit, but also one that has become a great annoyance, as attested by anyone who has attended a dinner party and everyone’s more busy playing with their phones than talking with the people in the same room. [Read more…]
Twitter is arguably one of the biggest and most successful social networking services on the planet. The ability to microblog, be heard by potentially millions of people and find out what other people are doing, thinking or sharing â€“ whether theyâ€™re famous or not â€“ is a winning combination.
If youâ€™ve been a Twitter user chances are you donâ€™t use any of the Twitter applications for the desktop PC, mobile devices or tablets. Majority of Twitter users still use the Twitter web site to access their accounts. Anyone whoâ€™s used Twitter online knows how drab the Twitter site is. Itâ€™s a very Spartan affair. It may reflect the Twitter philosophy of â€œless is moreâ€ but it would be cool to actually personalize your personal Twitter page. [Read more…]