Got weekend plans? Foursquare’s latest app, Rager, will get you drunk, fill you up with pizza, and send you home in a cab. Created by the Barbarian Group, Rager builds on the Foursquare Connected Apps API to recommend where you should go next when you’re already out on the town.
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Well folks, YouTube Associated Website Annotations, a new breed of annotations that let you link your videos off YouTube to your personal website, are officially here. Verified partners in good standing can now add annotations to their videos that allow viewers to click and be redirected to the website associated with their YouTube channels. But before you go all Associated Website Annotation-crazy, understand that this feature has its drawbacks.
Want to use your iPhone or iPad as a remote control for music in your house? Download Apple’s free Remote app and sync it to iTunes on your laptop or desktop and you are in business. (This requires you to login in to your Apple account and to turn on “Home Sharing” on your computer, an option under the drop down menu “Advanced” in iTunes).
The app lets you control iTunes from anywhere in your home. You can browse your library and choose playlists, shuffle, skip and listen.
Today, Apple has updated the app to support the release of iTunes 11. The Version 3 update includes iTunes’ new “Up Next” tool, which you can use to see a list of upcoming songs and edit what comes next. The update also includes new search and browsing capabilities such as letting iPad users view all songs in an album with the “expanded view” tool.
Rumors that Groupon’s board will be replacing founder and CEO Andrew Mason have been laid to rest. Following a company board meeting on Thursday, it was decided that Mason will continue to serve as chief executive for the daily deal site, amid concerns that the company has outgrown its young founder.
Inside Social Apps is next Monday and the insight and contacts you’ll get from attending are unparalleled. While other events focus entirely on one aspect of social media or the app ecosystem, this event will explore the full spectrum of technical and business opportunities both within and beyond the realm of Facebook and the mobile-first world. Prices increase on site, so hurry and purchase your pass before Monday, December 3.
Web audience measurement provider ComScore yesterday debuted the first commercial rankings that provide de-duplicated visit counts for desktop users and mobile users, whether through apps or a browser. Social sites ratcheted up their prestige, even while the list of the most trafficked digital properties showed that the same sites that do well on the desktop Web do well on mobile platforms.
Happy Friday, ladies and gents! The weekend is just around the corner and we’ve compiled some of this week’s funniest videos to put a smile on your face as you make it through the rest of the workday. This week’s Friday Morning Laughs includes four epic pranks, an adorable America’s Funniest Home Videos flashback, a master impressionist and more. Enjoy!
The Main Line Murder by Donna Huston Murray is today’s free eBook of the day.
The mystery novel takes place in Philadelphia. Here is more about it from the book’s description: “Cultivating a reputation for her do-it-yourself skills as the wife to Bryn Derwyn Academy’s new headmaster, Ginger Struve Barnes finds the school in sad disrepair, a situation that pales when a corpse is found on campus.”
Amazon has the free download available today only.
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With Skype for iPhone and iPad hitting over 120 million downloads earlier this month, we thought now was the perfect time to compile a list of fun hidden Skype emoticons.
Tumblr Analytics Now Available for Enterprise (SocialTimes)
After a months-long private beta, Union Metrics publicly launched its Tumblr analytics service for enterprise users. Union Metrics runs the analytics, who licenses the data from Gnip and has access to all of Tumblr’s “firehose” data.