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  • Swarm 2.3 Feels Like The Old Foursquare, Looks Way Better

    Swarm 2.3 Feels Like The Old Foursquare, Looks Way Better

    Foursquare has today released an update for Swarm, the company’s social check-in app, that brings far more of the delightful gamification of the old Foursquare back to the service. But today’s update is just a preamble to version 3.0, which will be released in the coming weeks, and will include mayorships within the entire Swarm community, as well as a leaderboard between friends and… Read More

  • Facebook And Nokia Quietly Ink Deal For Here To Power Maps On Mobile, Instagram And Messenger

    Facebook And Nokia Quietly Ink Deal For Here To Power Maps On Mobile, Instagram And Messenger

    One of the companies in the frame as a potential buyer of Nokia’s Here mapping division has quietly inked a deal with the Finnish company to power mobile maps. Facebook is now using Here maps for its mobile web version, and it is also running a test for Here to power location in native apps like Instagram and Messenger. Read More

  • How Snapchat Made QR Codes Cool Again

    How Snapchat Made QR Codes Cool Again

    QR codes have been a laughing-stock for years now. The gangly square bar codes were slapped on posters and magazine pages, and heralded as an easy way to open URLs or bonus content. Instead they became a frustrating symbol of over-engineering. You often needed a special QR code reader app which might fail to recognize the little robot tattoos on the first try. By the time you found your QR app… Read More

  • File-Sharing Service Droplr Is Going Freemium

    File-Sharing Service Droplr Is Going Freemium

    File-sharing service Droplr is adopting a freemium business model starting tomorrow. Instead of paying $4.99 per month just to try the service, you’ll be able to download clients on a variety of platforms and immediately share screenshots, images, and video recordings of your desktop directly with friends or on social networks like Twitter. Read More

  • Pinterest’s Head Of Partnerships Hints At Company’s “Aggressive Roadmap” For 2015

    Pinterest’s Head Of Partnerships Hints At Company’s “Aggressive Roadmap” For 2015

    Pinterest’s Head of Partnerships Joanne Bradford, spoke in more detail about the social network’s recently announced plans to open up to third-party developers at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY conference this morning and how it aims to make good on its multi-billion dollar valuation through a number of product launches, enhancements, and an expansion to new markets. The company has… Read More

  • Built By 15-Year-Olds, FollowPlants Posts Social Media Updates From Plants

    Built By 15-Year-Olds, FollowPlants Posts Social Media Updates From Plants

    If plants could tweet, what would they tell us? Well, the FollowPlants team at the Disrupt NY Hackathon might help us find out. To be clear, the plants aren’t expected to share their thoughts and feelings. (That would be weird, right?) Instead, to use FollowPlants, a grower could install sensors near their plants, then data from those sensors would be automatically translated into… Read More

  • IAC-Owned Ask.fm Acquires Recipe Network Foodily

    IAC-Owned Ask.fm Acquires Recipe Network Foodily

    IAC-owned social network Ask.fm has acquired the entire team behind recipe network Foodily, the companies are announcing today, which includes those focused on product, engineering and design. These nine team members will now be tasked with the continued development of Ask.fm’s Q&A platform, while the Foodily website and mobile app will be maintained by a separate division within IAC. Read More

  • Go Ahead, Play Prince Of Persia In This Tweet

    Go Ahead, Play Prince Of Persia In This Tweet

    If you want to relive your classic MS-DOS gaming experiences, you need venture no further than Twitter. The Internet Archive’s website-embeddable games also now work directly in tweets, when you’re viewing them on the web, or in native embeds like the one below. Jordan Mechner’s classic Prince of Persia is a good place to start, if you ask me, but anything in this… Read More

  • Secret Shuts Down

    Secret Shuts Down

    [Update: Secret has confirmed it will shut down and give investors back their money] Anonymous sharing app Secret will shut down soon, according to sources close to the company. The announcement could be made as soon as today or tomorrow, and there’s some talk of current employees receiving modest severance packages. Having raised $35 million, it’s unlikely that the company is out… Read More

  • Jive Chime Wants to Ring Slack’s Bell With New Real-Time Messaging App

    Jive Chime Wants to Ring Slack’s Bell With New Real-Time Messaging App

    Jive Software announced the general release of Jive Chime today, a real-time messaging app that could well be a buzz across Slack’s bow — and an attempt to modernize an aging platform When Jive announced its business app strategy earlier this year, CTO Matt Tucker said it was about giving customers new ways to interact with Jive services. “We wanted to give more companies a… Read More

  • Twitter’s New Dedicated Food Account Could Help Broaden Appeal

    Twitter’s New Dedicated Food Account Could Help Broaden Appeal

    Twitter is launching @TwitterFood today, a dedicated account that sifts through the myriad food-related tweets shared on the social network and offers up a curated selection of hand-picked missives from heavyweights in the field, including Martha Stewart and Alton Brown, as well as choice posts from the general public. Read More

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