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  • Google Brings Tweets To Desktop Search Results

    Google Brings Tweets To Desktop Search Results

    Back in May, Google and Twitter partnered to bring tweets into mobile search results. It was, and is, a pretty big deal for both companies. The relationship is apparently going well, as Google announced in a short update on its original blog post that it’d be including tweets within search results on desktop as well. Read More

  • Twitter Collapses To Record Lows, Tests IPO Price As Tech Stocks Slump En Masse

    Twitter Collapses To Record Lows, Tests IPO Price As Tech Stocks Slump En Masse

    In the post-IPO market, Twitter is sucking air. At least it isn’t alone. Alibaba also set a record low today. After repeated quarterly reports detailing slowing, anemic user growth, shares in Twitter today reached a new nadir: the firm’s IPO price. Twitter went public at $26 per share. It skyrocketed from that dollar point, eventually managing a $39.93 billion market… Read More

  • Swarm Gets Back Into The Game With Leaderboards

    Swarm Gets Back Into The Game With Leaderboards

    In its quest to add a little fun through your (literal) journey through life, Swarm is launching version 3.0 of the app, bringing in a special new game that lets you compete with your friend network. In short, the Swarm leaderboard rewards users with coins for checking in at various places. Some check-ins might be worth only one coin, whereas others can be worth 10 or more, based on factors… Read More

  • Google Photos Introduces “Rediscover This Day” To Help You Reminisce

    Google Photos Introduces “Rediscover This Day” To Help You Reminisce

    Google Photos wants to be home to all of your photos (and videos). Whether you have a thumb drive, CD, DVD or undeveloped film laying around, the team wants you to consider uploading them to the service. Why? Because that’s when they can make the “magic” happen. Right now, Google Photos will wade through all of your treasured visuals and turn them into animations and stories… Read More

  • Giphy Cam Lets You Create And Share Homemade Gifs

    Giphy Cam Lets You Create And Share Homemade Gifs

    Giphy, the search engine for all things gif, has today released a new app called Giphy Cam that lets users create their own gifs to send or share on social media. “Giphy has always wanted to solve the problem of finding gifs online and making it easy to share them anywhere, which is clear from our work with messenger apps and communications platforms,” said Julie Logan, Queen… Read More

  • Twitter Expands Its Program For Ads Outside Twitter

    Twitter Expands Its Program For Ads Outside Twitter

    Twitter is unveiling several new features for advertisers who want their campaigns to go beyond Twitter itself. And it’s giving the program a new name, the Twitter Audience Platform. Last year, the company launched something called the Twitter Publisher Network, giving advertisers one interface for buying campaigns that ran not just on Twitter’s websites and apps, but also… Read More

  • This App Shoots VHS Quality Video That Bob Saget Would Be Proud Of

    This App Shoots VHS Quality Video That Bob Saget Would Be Proud Of

    If you long for the shitty quality videos of pre-2000, the ones shot on a camcorder, then this iOS app is for you. Fittingly, it’s called VHS Camcorder and it costs $3.99. It’s kind of worth it, and that’s coming from someone who doesn’t pay for a lot of apps. Not only does your video get turned into something with zero HD quality whatsoever, it also sounds like utter crap. Read More

  • Cliick Wants App Users To Click Over Clickbait

    Cliick Wants App Users To Click Over Clickbait

    Meet Cliick: another dating app wannabe, but one that’s taking a bit of a leftfield approach to the perennial problem of matching singles. Instead of proffering profiles for users to swipe through and judge, a la Tinder (and its myriad imitators) Cliick is using news stories as the swipeable connective tissue — linking users to each other when they like or discuss similar stories. Read More

  • Spredfast Acquires Shoutlet For A Social Marketing Team-Up

    Spredfast Acquires Shoutlet For A Social Marketing Team-Up

    Spredfast has acquired another social marketing company, Shoutlet. While the two companies are in the same industry, Spredfast CEO Rod Favaron (pictured above) said that when he looks at their products, he sees “a lot more complements than overlaps.” In particular, he said Spredfast has focused on helping companies find and create content for social media, while… Read More

  • Humin Launches Knock Knock, An App For College Kids To Contact Each Other Without Exchanging Numbers

    Humin Launches Knock Knock, An App For College Kids To Contact Each Other Without Exchanging Numbers

    Ankur Jain, the founder of Humin – an app that aims to organize your contacts better than your smartphone – is sitting across from me in a conference room in downtown San Francisco and knocking on his own smartphone. Two strong thumps to the glass screen and a comic book styled app called Knock Knock opens up and begins to search for other users around us. Knock Knock is… Read More

  • FanDuel Acquires Sports Analytics Company NumberFire

    FanDuel Acquires Sports Analytics Company NumberFire

    Fantasy sports company FanDuel is acquiring numberFire in a deal that co-founder and CEO Nigel Eccles told me will help FanDuel pursue a vision that goes beyond fantasy sports. “Our ambitions have really broadened,” Eccles said. “We’ve started to think of ourselves less as a fantasy sports business — we want to make sports more exciting.” Read More

  • SwiftKey Quantifies Emoji Use

    SwiftKey Quantifies Emoji Use

    Which emojis do New Yorkers use more than other U.S. states? How diverse is California’s emoji usage? Do Alaskans dream of emoji fish? Read More

  • Reddit Names Marty Weiner, Founding Engineer At Pinterest, Its First CTO

    Reddit Names Marty Weiner, Founding Engineer At Pinterest, Its First CTO

    There are plenty of things on Steve Huffman’s to-do list since returning to Reddit as its CEO. Having a gifted technical mind himself, currently doing double duty as Hipmunk’s CTO, the need for a technical lead at Reddit was glaring. Today, the company has announced that it has hired founding engineer at Pinterest, Marty Weiner, as its first CTO in company history. Weiner spent… Read More

  • Fig Lets You Crowdfund Computer Games For Profit, Not Just Fun

    Fig Lets You Crowdfund Computer Games For Profit, Not Just Fun

    A conspiracy has been hatched by the world’s top Triple-A and indie developers to change the way computer games are financed. It’s called Fig. It’s a highly curated reward and equity crowdfunding funding platform just for games. Each month, Fig will debut one major studio title and one independent release, and already has campaigns lined up from lauded studios… Read More

  • Confide, The Self-Destructing Messenger, Goes Live On Desktop

    Confide, The Self-Destructing Messenger, Goes Live On Desktop

    Confide, the app that lets you send self-destructing messages, is now transitioning to the desktop. Confide launched 18 months ago as a mobile app on iOS and Android, offering users the chance to send messages to each other that are only readable a few words at a time. When the user tapped on certain words in the message, they would appear and disappear again as the user’s finger… Read More

  • Product Hunt Takes AMAs A Step Further With The Launch Of LIVE

    Product Hunt Takes AMAs A Step Further With The Launch Of LIVE

    Product Hunt, the online community where members upvote products, games and books they like, is helping that community get more of a heads up on “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) events today with the introduction of LIVE – a scheduled AMA with different product makers, founders, celebrities, authors and others. The platform often invites makers of products to come to the site and… Read More

  • Whim Is A Dating App Focused On Actual Dates

    Whim Is A Dating App Focused On Actual Dates

    There’s a new service called Whim for people who are tired of all the chatting in the current batch of dating apps. To be sure, there are other online dating services that purport to focus on making real-world connections (rather than hosting awkward, back-and-forth messaging sessions that may or may not lead to actual dates or hookups) — that’s basically the… Read More

  • Square Cash Launches Apple Watch App Just In Case You Have Money Left After Buying The Apple Watch

    Square Cash Launches Apple Watch App Just In Case You Have Money Left After Buying The Apple Watch

    I don’t carry cash anymore. Ever. Sometimes I get caught in a situation where I need it, mostly when I want to tip someone. I use either a credit card or Apple Pay to pay for things, and I send money to people I know using Square Cash, almost exclusively. If you have any money left over from buying an Apple Watch, you can now send it to friends and family using Square Cash from your… Read More

  • Google Hangouts Gets Its Own Site, Just Like Facebook Messenger

    Google Hangouts Gets Its Own Site, Just Like Facebook Messenger

    Everyone wants to be free and standalone. Remember when Facebook Messenger got its own site that maybe people use but we’re not sure because they don’t talk about it? Google Hangouts wanted some of that action, too. Starting today you can go to http://hangouts.google.com to make a phone call or ping a friend: Interestingly enough, the product hasn’t broken away from the… Read More

  • The Ticket Fairy Pays You To Bring Friends To Events

    The Ticket Fairy Pays You To Bring Friends To Events

    If you convince all your friends to go to a concert, shouldn’t the promoter give you a discount? Now they can with The Ticket Fairy, a full-stack events marketing and analytics suite coming out of stealth from Y Combinator today. The Ticket Fairy’s goal is to make sure all its clients’ events sell out. Promoters let The Ticket Fairy Read More

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