Two months into an experiment that caters to the ideals of developers and consumers alike, the social platform App.net has revealed the particulars of how it plans to incentivize the creation of top-notch applications.
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Twitter has a serious challenger in photo-sharing phenom Instagram, which won the all-important race for mobile attention in August.
Mobile now accounts for 26 percent of all traffic to Airbnb, the community-powered hotel alternative that lets people list and book everything from couches to castles.
Foursquare is making a full court press on iOS with the release of an iPhone 5 and iOS 6-ready version of its check-in application that touts a more personalized maps experience for better exploring cities everywhere.
A relic of the long-gone era of third-party apps filling Twitter holes, TweetMeme will be closing its doors on October 1.
The lone, rogue Twitter client looks a just a bit more uniform after an update with header photos and expanded tweets.
LevelUp introduced a white-label offering in the hopes of making its QR code and NFC-ready mobile payment system the backbone of applications everywhere.
Editor’s Pick When you walk into a bar, it’s a given that the regulars are scoping you out. But you might feel differently if you knew that automated cameras were recording your apparent age, gender, ethnicity, and even level of attractiveness.
Because it’s not creepy at all to keep super close tabs on your friends.
Lucky drop tests aside, Apple’s iPhone may be the smartphone most prone to damage.
A radically different StumbleUpon web experience has arrived to provide content seekers with reworked ways to explore videos, photos, news, and articles from across the web.
Storific provides consumers with a way to skip the hassle of in-restaurant ordering, and instead find, order, and pay for food before pick-up or dine-in.
Groupon has devoured New York-based reservation and dining discount startup Savored.
We’ve all been there. A little trip, slip, or accidental hiccup and that pricey smartphone we just bought goes flying and lands face-first on a frightening surface.
If this, then that. It’s the mathematical reasoning behind IFTTT, a technology service that triggers automatic connections between web services. It’s also a formula that spells trouble when “this” has anything to do with “that” company, Twitter.
Google will best its younger rival Facebook in one important area this year: display ad revenue.
Facebook members already upload more than 300 million photos to the social network each day, but now the company is testing a way to get its mobile users to upload even more photos, faster.
iPhone and iPad owners who rushed to update to the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system were met with a number of software surprises including one they never expected: the inability to connect to Wi-Fi networks.
Yelp, a young public company with an uncertain future, has received an Apple-sized boost that could buoy its business for years to come.
Groupon is now offering all of its merchants in the U.S. a way to accept credit card payments at low rates through mobile software and card reader attachments for iPhone and iPod Touch devices.
StumbleUpon’s new application for iPhone and iPad offers iOS users a fresh, colorful, and personalized twist on the now 10-year-old practice of thumbing through the most interesting content the web has to offer.
Editor’s Pick Twitter CEO Dick Costolo made a fluffy and flustered appearance on The Today Show Tuesday morning to introduce the masses to the all-new, more personal, more consistent Twitter.
Keek, a social video service on web and mobile, has eked out an additional $7 million in funding to support its promising growth.
HotelTonight is making the spontaneity of booking last-minute lodging more practical for stay-cationers and world-travelers alike.
Microsoft revealed pricing for its Office 2013 software suite, which consists of touch- and cloud-optimized versions of standbys such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
This year, fate has something less exciting in store for developers building on Facebook’s platform.
How many active users does Google+ really have?
Shazam has fine-tuned its song and media identification service to work with television programming on more than 160 channels, at all times.
Startup Keepsy has expanded beyond its business of printing digital photos with the release of an iPhone application that assists people in all steps of the mobile photography process.
Facebook remains committed to helping its members in times of personal crisis, the company’s global vice president of public policy said in a press event Monday.
Forget what you’ve heard, Instagram is not headed to Windows Phone anytime soon.
Did you hear? Spotify is preparing to launch a browser-based of its music streaming service.
It’s been a crazy week and we didn’t get to a few good news bits that we think you need to know. Here are our top 5 picks for stories that you really must read this weekend.
Slow and steady seller no more, Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz made a mint from aggressive trading activity this week.
Does size matter? If you’re trying to raise money for your hobby project from your Internet peers on Kickstarter, then yes, it does.
Apple’s next generation iPhone will give consumers the speed they need to consume data, browse the web, and stream video at the fastest speeds possible.
Smartphone-optimized car service Uber starts offering its luxury rides to residents and visitors in the Mile High City.
A new commerce experience launched Friday suggests that Flipboard aspires to spruce up mobile shopping experiences for retailers and consumers.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos featured the devices in a press event held in Santa Monica, Calif. today. Bezos also showed off a refreshed Kindle Fire tablet, but the clear star of the show was the all-new Fire HD.