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Windows 8

Vine for Your Windows Phone (at last)

Vine screen shotVine, the six-second video app owned by Twitter, is now available for Windows Phone 8. The free app, which allows users to view and create ultra short videos with their smartphones, debuted in the Windows Phone app store Tuesday.

The Windows app lets Viners pin their favorite accounts to the home screen — a nice feature that provides ready access to the app. It also includes the features already accessible to Android and iOS users, such as Ghost, a sort of review button.

Vine, purchased by Twitter late last year, has about 40 million users. It was first available only through the iPhone and iPod Touch. Vine and Microsoft blogged and tweeted the news.

Need to up your Vine game? Check out these six tips from Vine.

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Social Media 201

Social Media 201Starting October 13Social Media 201 picks up where Social Media 101 left off, to provide you with hands-on instruction for gaining likes, followers, retweets, favorites, pins, and engagement. Social media experts will teach you how to make social media marketing work for your bottom line and achieving your business goals. Register now!

StumbleUpon Gets All Dressed Up for Windows 8

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StumbleUpon has created a discovery app that’s compatible with the new Windows 8 tablets and PCs, the company announced today. Much like the newly revamped website, this version is designed to be better-looking and more social. (We’re not sure if it’s single, but we can ask if you’d like.)

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Tabby Awards/Business Deadline Extended

The submission deadline for the Tabby Awards/Business has been extended to to Monday, October 22 at 11:59 pm EST. Follow this link to enter your business app–the new award will celebrate the best business-related apps created for iPad, Android or Windows 8 tablets.

Here’s more from the release: “A jury of tablet professionals will select the best amongst apps submitted to the competition. The Tabby Awards are platform-agnostic and welcome submissions on the iOS, Android and Windows 8 platforms … Your work or company app may certainly belong to one of our 14 categories. It will be vetted by a jury of 12 tablet professionals, chaired by Alan Masarek, co-founder of QuickOffice – the best selling Business app for iPad.”

The winning apps will be revealed at the first Tabby Awards ceremony at the TabletBiz conference & expo in New York City on November 27. The award was created by TabTimes, the B2B publication covering the tablet industry. They will hold a competition for consumer apps at a later date.