So many things to mention, but here are a few: Higher performance: Much increased performance by moving to a new server. Due to some issues during the transfer there were disturbances yesterday and today. All that should be sorted out now. But you don’t just get speed, you get many new features too. I’ve probably Read more about Major overhaul of Twitizer[…]
Facebook is a Web 2.0 service, as in members/users submitting all the material, so what will all those people do? Facebook Plans for 9,400 Workers at Headquarters – Sourcing – ITBusinessEdge.com Sell ad space? That’s also handled Web 2.0 style and going through Microsoft’s ad network. Lawyers? Hopefully not that many. Developers? No way that Read more about Facebook plans for considerable staff growth[…]
Open door as in letting anything in. Google needs to certify apps. Not that that completely stops malware from occurring, but it would be a start. Android Malware Sees Explosive Growth – PCWorld Business Center “Once a developer has signed up to the Android Marketplace, which costs just $25, they can start releasing software straight Read more about Android and its open door policy[…]
I’ve mentioned I consider Twitter to now be infrastructure for short messages. Facebook is equally becoming infrastructure for recommendations. Facebook Launches Deals to Compete With Groupon – PCWorld Not that I’m impressed by e.g. Places. It’s yet quite feature-less and Facebook is not in any way exploiting its potential, and I wonder why Facebook doesn’t Read more about Facebook Deals[…]
This kind of news doesn’t quite help people understand what is Twitter’s strategy. Twitter- Yes, Jack Dorsey is leading product “full-time” – VentureBeat Could this be mandated by investors? I sense Twitter is preparing for an IPO, by pulling in as much real and virtual value as they can.
More options for site visibility is a good thing: Facebook Launches ‘Send’ Button For More Selective Sharing, Announces 50 Million ‘Groups’ “Site designers are groaning right now (they have yet another sharing widget to integrate)” That sounds like wild and wrong guessing, as that’s a very small price to pay for increased visibility. Here it Read more about Facebook evolves[…]
…is the combination of a phone web-shop with an app store, making for nice bundling possibilities. At least it’s a bit different in terms of Android. Maybe less so compared to Apple. With $25 Android App Giveaway, Amazon Shows Larger Ambitions- Tech News and Analysis «
A colleague of mine asked whether it would make sense for him to buy a tablet instead of a new laptop, as his previous one had pretty much given up the ghost, and possibly to save some money in the process. After a few seconds of thinking I concluded a tablet is actually quite useless Read more about Is a tablet worthless for real work?[…]
From an investor’s point-in-view. It also shows how an investor thinks about us geeks. The Non-Overnight Success- How Twitter Became Twitter As noted before, Twitter didn’t arrive from nowhere, and this even further proves that. The question is though, in what way is Twitter really successful and/or when can it realistically be?
Twitter’s current mobile apps were acquired from Atebits during 2010: Twitter Acquires Tweetie Now Twitter is on the outlook for TweetDeck: Twitter Offering $50 Million To Buy TweetDeck This seems a bit strange, but if you consider the following it might make more sense: The users choose, face and are loyal to the apps, not Read more about Twitter wants more apps[…]