!nstant, a social curation tool, is one of the projects that will go from idea to prototype with funding from the Knight Foundation’s prototype fund.
What do you give a social media executive who already has everything, including your name and email address? Here’s an unscientific analysis of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter’s Biz Stone and Jack Dorsey, and other social media executives based on the high-end trinkets they’ve bookmarked on the Fancy, a socially curated catalog of luxury goods.
If you’ve scooped it, now you can read it, too. Curation platform Scoop.it has announced a new iPad app called Read.it that fills readers’ streams with topics and experts that are tailored to their interests. Released today, the app matches readers to relevant content using an interest graph compiled from its community of curators on Scoop.it.
Springpad today announced a redesign of its personal assistant app that includes a socially powered search bar. Publishers and brands will also be able to create and embed notebooks, the app’s signature tool, on their own websites and blogs.
Listly, a social curation tool supports lists that are updated in real-time based on user interaction, today launched beefed up integration with other social sites and additional features for premium users.
Scoop.it has integrated with MailChimp to give content curators a way to build an audience for their digital magazines through email newsletters. “Curators add context to content,” explained Scoop.it marketing director Arabella Santiago in a recent phone interview.
Stamped competitor CircleMe has integrated with Songkick’s private API to give users updates when their favorite bands are playing near them. CircleMe gives users away to bookmark their interests and meet other like-minded people to trade recommendations and make future plans. Yahoo! acquired CircleMe’s biggest competitor, Stamped, in order to build a new center for mobile product development in New York City.
LinkedIn has announced a few upgrades to its developer platform, which connects publishers and other companies to the professional networking site. One notable addition was the inclusion of attributions for developers, marked with a “via,” when users share a link from the site on LinkedIn.
Elo7, Brazil’s answer to online craft marketplace Etsy, has acquired Argentinian competitor Bixti for an undisclosed amount of money. The company plans to further expand its business into Latin America.
If you’ve been poking around Pinterest in the last couple of days, you might have noticed some new categories on the menu. Yes, weddings are on there now, but so are tattoos!