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Facebook also to take on PayPal?

Published by on Apr 15th, 2014, 1 Comment

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Back in January we came across some news that Apple is about to take on PayPal with their own payment system. Now it seems the company will have even more competition from another tech giant – Facebook. The social network is “only weeks away” from receiving the necessary approval in Ireland to operate its own e-money service.

This means that, in Europe at least, Facebook could become an accredited financial institution. It could then of course store and send money for users all over the continent, of which they already have millions of course. (more…)

Twitter brings pop-up notifications

Published by on Apr 11th, 2014, No Comments

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It certainly is a heavy news week for Twitter. Earlier in the week, we reported about Twitter’s redesign that looks awfully like Facebook, and now they are rolling out a new way of sending users notifications when they are on the web.

The notifications are real-time, but you will also receive a pop-up when going to Twitter.com in the case that there are any messages, replies or retweets. You’ll be able to favourite, retweet and reply to interactions directly from notification windows. (more…)

Twitter has a new look – and it looks awfully familiar

Published by on Apr 9th, 2014, No Comments

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Yesterday,  Twitter started rolling out a redesigned look for its user profiles. While most users usually welcome a new look, we’re not so sure if they’ll be to excited about this new look – mostly because it looks exactly like Facebook.

When the first screenshots of Twitter’s redesign started surfacing yesterday, we got a little bit of déja vu. We have definitely seen the same design somewhere else before.

The new look features a bigger profile picture and also has an entirely new ‘header’ image. This header image is much like (read: exactly like) Facebook’s cover photo on their user profiles.  (more…)

More ads coming to your Twitter feed

Published by on Apr 7th, 2014, No Comments

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Adverts in social media are simply unavoidable, and we should all just accept it. But is there a point when you say “Enough is enough”?

According to reports, we might be seeing a lot more ads on Twitter before the end of the year. Twitter plans to debut 15 new types of ad products over the next six months as a bid to gain more advertising dollars and mobile game developers over to its side. (more…)

Mozilla CEO steps down amidst homophobic views

Published by on Apr 4th, 2014, 1 Comment

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While many people are aware of the fact that we are living in the year 2014, it seems that some still don’t grasp the concept of acceptance – even if they are in the public eye.

This week was a bit of an abomination for Brendan Eich – (now former) CEO of Mozilla Corporation. Although Eich was only appointed as the company’s new CEO a few weeks ago, he couldn’t seem to hold on to the top spot for very long.

And rightfully so. Eich is an open supporter of an anti-gay marriage bill in California. With Mozilla being a big company, firmly in the public eye, Eich’s ancient beliefs would obviously not sit well with many.

Today, Mozilla announced that Eich has stepped down as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. (more…)

Google Maps parody, ‘Google Naps’, shows you the best places to nap

Published by on Mar 31st, 2014, No Comments

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Sometimes you just feel like having a nap. Especially when you’re traveling the world and doing all sorts of exhausting, tourist things. The only problem is, how would you know where the best place is to have a nap in a foreign country? Well, that’s where Google Naps come in to the picture.

Google Naps is a parody of the popular Google Maps, and, basically, shows you the best places to take a nap all around the world.

The service has exactly the same interface as Google Maps – with beacons place on the map showing you where the best place would be to get some shut eye. However, these places are not hotels or guest houses, but rather public places that will be adequate for a quick power nap.

The areas marked as nap spots are usually public areas with soft grass or benches. (more…)

Yahoo looking to steal YouTube celebs for its own service

Published by on Mar 31st, 2014, No Comments

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CEO Marissa Meyer certainly has made some bold moves since taking over Yahoo, and now they are aiming to take on another juggernaut. Their next target: none other than YouTube.  The company has been working on a new initiative to lure away prominent YouTube stars and channels to a competing service with the simplest of all incentives – money. (more…)

WeCam – video calling app that connects all your social networks

Published by on Mar 27th, 2014, No Comments

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All you social networking addicts, listen up – this new app is right up your alley and will definitely make your life easier.

Meet WeCam; a new, video calling app that connects all of your social networks in one place. Yes, that’s right, with WeCam you can have all your social networks in one place, and chat to your friends face-to-face.

WeCam is any social networking junkie’s dream. It allows you to connect your Facebook, Twitter and Google+ accounts in one place, while giving you the option to live video chat with your friends.

The video chat function is integrated with these social networks when you sign in with your account. With this activated, you can chat, face-to-face with any of your contacts on Facebook, Twitter or Google+ (more…)

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