Foursquare is gradually rolling out post check-in intersticial advertisements, according to reports in Ad Age and About Foursquare, with Captain Morgan rum as an early taker.
As Nokia today debuted its Lumia 1020, the flagship phone for the Windows 8 mobile operating system, several social networks simultaneously announced that they would launch Windows apps.
Branch, a project of Obvious Corp., today launched Potluck, a link-sharing service that aims to support communities of shared interests, rather than online personae.
Facebook today reported its most significant exposure of user data to date, saying that partial or complete contact information belonging to 6 million users was inadvertently downloaded by other Facebook users who had some connection to them.
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.
Facebook has agreed to acquire Parse, a two-year-old company that provides back-end support for cross-platform apps, the companies said today.
In its ongoing efforts to police how its data is used by third-party apps, Twitter this week shut down mobile TweetDeck apps, Facebook integration with TweetDeck and use of the social commerce app Flattr on its platform.
Twitter’s video-sharing app Vine launched on Thursday, and immediately ran into technical problems. But the tech world continues to buzz about the new app in what industry watchers see as a testament to Twitter’s muscle as a PR vehicle.
PrivCo, a company that supplies financial research into private companies, is predicting that Foursquare will fail in 2013, likely by being sold for a price lower than total funding the company has raised.
Google launched a bundle of new features for its Google+ mobile apps this morning, focused on events, photos and Hangouts. The features include beefed up events-organizing tools, tweaks to the social network’s popular Hangouts feature and a suite of changes aimed at improving photo quality.