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June 7, 2015

The #BringReadWriteBack Campaign Traction Is Disheartening

Let me preface this post by saying, I hope this isn’t an indicator of how the Bring ReadWrite Back campaign ultimately goes. Nonetheless, it’s not looking promising at the moment. ReadWrite was founded by Richard MacManus in 2003 (that’s actually the same year I founded BestTechie), he sold the site a few years back to a company called Say Media, and then more recently the site was sold again to Wearable Word (a wearable tech incubator). I’ve always been a fan of ReadWrite but unfortunately it seems there may not [...]

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May 13, 2015

Domino’s Lets You Order a Pizza in the Most Ridiculous Way Possible

Domino’s CEO Patrick Doyle says, “It’s the epitome of convenience.”

I think it’s silly.

I’m talking about the newest way to order a pizza from Domino’s — via tweet. But here’s where things get ultra-weird. You can either send a tweet to Domino’s using #EasyOrder… or you can send the pizza emoji.

This thing. 

We’ve seen companies fool around with accepting orders on Twitter — Amazon’s #amazoncart comes to mind — but none [...]

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February 5, 2015

Google and Twitter Make Deal for Tweets in Search Results

A report out of Bloomberg today reveals that Google and Twitter have shaken hands on a new deal to help new Tweets instantly appear in Google Search results. According to the report, Google has access to “Twitter’s firehose, the stream of data generated by the microblogging service’s 284 million users.” The result will be Tweets showing up in Google Search results immediately after they’ve been posted.

That’s a huge win for both companies. Twitter’s bread and butter – the Tweets generated by its users – will become more [...]

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February 3, 2015

Twitter to Syndicate Promoted Tweets, Will Soon Introduce Instant Timeline

It seems new and exciting changes are coming to the world of Twitter. While the company has been trying lots of different tactics to generate revenue from what is essentially a free-for-all in terms of what it costs and how it functions, Twitter will soon introduce the syndication of promoted Tweets across different platforms, as well as an “Instant Timeline” feature for new users. Is this finally the year Twitter will become profitable?

First, the syndication news: Twitter announced today that it has partnered up with Flipboard [...]

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February 1, 2015

Weekend Wrap-Up: Apple Has a Big Quarter, Will Ship Apple Watch in April

Welcome to the Weekend Wrap-Up!

This week wasn’t a bad one for tech news, especially if you’re into the financial side of things. Apple, Google and Twitter all made headlines in the past seven days; Apple and Google for their numbers, and Twitter for a new feature it unveiled.

Let’s dive in and learn more.

Apple Breaks a World Record for Quarterly Profit, Announces the Apple Watch Will Ship in April

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are the biggest iPhones that Apple has ever sold. And, fittingly, [...]

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January 29, 2015

iTunes Connect Signing in Users Under Different Accounts

Something weird is going on with iTunes Connect today. Users are inexplicably being signed in under different accounts – and that’s kind of not good for a company that’s had recent troubles with security.

Take a look at some of these examples:

Holy shit every time I hit sign out on iTunes Connect it signs me in as a different random user: pic.twitter.com/l2km2nNRBS

— Mo Bitar (@bitario) January 29, 2015

iTunes Connect just logged me in as a different user. Someone is seriously going to get fired. [...]

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January 27, 2015

Twitter Announces Video on Twitter

Sure, we already had Vine – a way to shoot quick, six-second videos for posting on Twitter and thoroughly weirding people out. But that wasn’t enough for Twitter, the social media company which today announced the launch of Video on Twitter – which is exactly what it sounds like.

A step-by-step guide to shooting and sharing video on Twitter.

Using your mobile Twitter app on either iOS or Android (sorry Windows Phone and BlackBerry), you can shoot videos for release on Twitter by going to the photo [...]

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November 17, 2014

Facebook Aims at Social Networking for Work

When it comes to social networks, Facebook is pretty much at the top of the heap. There are tons of choices out there, from Google+ to Twitter, from LinkedIn to the sparse Ello – but at the end of the day, everyone who partakes in the aforementioned networks also has a Facebook profile that tends to get the bulk of their social activity. Now, it seems, Facebook isn’t content at being the top casual social network – a new report says that it’s looking to expand into the workplace social networking setting as well.

The news comes [...]

 
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October 14, 2014

Vine App Swings onto Xbox One, Available Now

Do you like to watch short, hilarious videos? Do you enjoy obnoxious headline puns? If so, this post is going to make you very happy. I’ve managed to work something groan-worthy into the header text, and Microsoft and Twitter have managed to bring a custom-built Vine app to the Xbox One.

What’s Vine, you ask? It’s a social network for video clips; more specifically, six -second video clips. The team behind Twitter created Vine as a way for smartphone users to share small videos, and if you use Twitter, [...]

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September 14, 2014

Weekend Wrap-Up: Apple Unveils New Products; Microsoft May Purchase Minecraft

Happy Sunday, folks! We’re here, as usual, catching you up on the big tech stories from the past week.

We saw quite a bit from Apple this week, but Microsoft and Twitter made some news, as well. Let’s get to it.

Apple Holds Event, Unveils New Products

Apple held an event this past Tuesday and unveiled pretty much every product that we’d heard mentioned in the rumor mill over the past few months. Apple’s iPhone 6 bumps the smartphone’s display size up to 4.7 inches. The iPhone 6 Plus raises the [...]

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