Instagram is Apple’s No. 1 app of 2011 in a year heavy on fun and sharing

If you made plans for your weekend, you might want to kiss them goodbye.  Apple yesterday released its iTunes Rewind 2011 list, with the 40 top  iPhone and iPad apps of the year. The iTunes store now has more than 500,000 apps in it, but  this year’s top apps list shows that fun is the dominant theme. Games and social networking tools dominated, and photo sharing tool Instagram was chosen as the No. 1  app of the year.

Twitter CEO: We need to be everywhere — like indoor plumbing

Twitter, according to CEO Dick Costolo, needs to be like indoor plumbing: simple, instantly useful and always present. Twitter users should not have to relearn an interface when they switch between devices. To this end, the company is pursuing deep integrations with various mobile OEMs and carriers