Tag Archives: apps

Time For Twitter To Go Shopping?

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With Melissa Mayer opening up Yahoo’s wallet, maybe it’s time for Twitter to do the same. A rundown of 7 companies that might be worth the social media giant’s time (and money). Full story here:

1. Timehop-serves as an archival service, let’s twitter users easily access posts from the past

2. Poptip-crowdsourcing opinions at your fingertips, Poptip records the answers to polls and displays a shareable results page.

3. BioIsChanged-automatically searches for changes in the bio and/or profile of twitter friends–and sends an email update with all changes.

4. Mass Relevance-the social engagement platform assists with the search and discovery of real-time content–and then displays it (tweets seen on the bottom of the tv during a program)

5. Pocket-lets users save articles for later. Formerly known as Read It Later. The service is integrated with over 300 apps, including Twitter.

6. Skylines-the world’s first search engine for real-time photos indexes over 5 million photos a day, and can display results in an easy-to-view stream on its website or mobile applications.

7. ThingLink-allows users to tag images with links. simply by hovering over an image, tagged icons appear which lead users to additional content–whether on Youtube, or SoundCloud for example–and the best part, you never have to leave Twitter.

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CES Roundup

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If you’re like me and didn’t attend CES, check out Popular Mechanic’s Editor’s Choice Awards to see what’s what. Of course, we’ve all debating whether CES is a giant waste of time, and CNBC’s article addresses just that, and comes to a conclusion I agree with (basically, CES still serves a purpose.) The smartphone revolution is successfully humming along, wireless technology is getting cheaper and better, and apps are developing in leaps and bounds–actually making practical sense. Could we be experiencing a privotal moment? My vote is yes, and though we may not see huge reveals every year, we’re on the way to smarter use of the technology we do have, leading to significant developments of their own.

CES 2013: Three Ups, Three Downs

Mashable’s Coverage

and of course, Snooki, answering a shoe phone. The real reason CES made headlines this year.

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photo credit: ABC news

Summly: Algos Tell The Story

You may have head about the increasing utilization of algorithms to benefit (or streamline) our daily existence, adding efficiency to just about every task we do. Used heavily on the stock market, they’re proved to be a risky–and unpredictable–tool to increase financial returns, and now they’re being used to tell us today’s news, efficiently of course.

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App Love: Cloth.

I can’t say I fall into the category of needing extra storage space for my clothes and shoes (not yet, at least), and for now I’ve  made the best of a newly shared closet. As a result, I’ll often forget about a pair of shoes that went great with “those” jeans, or a scarf, or hat, I should’ve worn more, that ultimately got lost in a tumble of accessories. Catorgized pics certainly make it easier to remember I have them, and help make the most of my humble fashion closet.

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