YouTube has announced the winners of its Next Vlogger competition: an elite group of video bloggers who inspire others while they sit in front of the camera and talk about everything from their latest hauls from the beauty supply store to the best uses for pineapples.
Less than a week after Google launched a service that allows private individuals to transfer money by email, Square has launched a similar product in a private beta.
Yahoo said today it would set up a large office in Times Square and had launched a major update of Flickr.
Any new physical package for technology creates a wide range of new possible uses for it, as the smartphone demonstrates. That possibility accounts for the enthusiasm the Google Glass users at I/O reported about the device. But to succeed, Glass will have to appeal to average users. To do that, it will have to clear several substantial hurdles.
People who watch entire seasons of television in one sitting are willing to share where they are in a series, but are careful of revealing spoilers, according to an analysis by social media research firm Fizziology. These binge viewers, as they’re called, showed very different behaviors for “House of Cards” than they are showing now for the upcoming season of “Arrested Development”: two Netflix original series that viewers can watch at their own pace.
As part of a flurry of activity, Pinterest today announced that it had launched ‘Pin It’ buttons in several popular craft, photo and commerce apps.
Pinterest is making its collection of images more informative with a new format for a select group of pins that show products, movies, and recipes, the company announced today.
Yahoo has officially announced its plans to acquire Tumblr for $1.1 billion. Much like Facebook’s $1 billion acquisition of Instagram in 2012, Yahoo’s latest purchase will bring the company a younger user base with the promise of more revenue.
Yahoo’s board met today and agreed to acquire Tumblr for $1.1 billion in cash, according to AllThingsD.
Other than Google Glass, the standout launch at Google’s I/O conference has been a major update of Maps, with much of the new functionality drawing on Google’s increasing social intelligence.