Google Maps biz reviews can now include hashtags

Google Maps has quietly rolled out a new feature aimed at helping users discover places others have recommended: it now supports hashtags in reviews. For example, if you’re reviewing a restauran

Football is definitely back because Twitter now has an emoji for every NFL team

As if Twitter’s deal to stream NFL Thursday Night Football didn’t convince you that the social network was going all-in on the NFL, maybe this will. Twitter announced today (a day before t

Kik Introduces Hashtags To Bring Mini Social Networks To Its Messaging Service

Messaging app Kik is embracing one of the hallmarks of social networks after it introduced hashtag on its service. An update to the iOS and Android apps today turns hashtags into clickable links to ch

Why Does This Diamond Hashtag Ring Exist?

It would appear that Intel isn’t the only company interested in adding a touch of technological flair to the fashion industry. Bloomingdale’s is now selling a ring by a designer called Kha

Tagboard Revamps Its Cross-Platform Hashtag Aggregator

The hashtag has been <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2013/06/27/facebook-related-hashtags/">creeping across social networks</a>, but the broader conversations often remain locked on one site or platfo

Google Starts Supporting Google+ Hashtags In Search Queries

Google+ started <a target="_blank" href="https://plus.google.com/102280279666307949456/posts/SguigRGSUQE">supporting hashtags</a> in May, and today the company announced that Google Search will now al

Chirpify Drops Its “Hashtag Commerce” Consumer Marketplace To Focus On Big Brand Marketing And “Actiontags”

According to Chirpify founder Chris Teso, "hashtags are the new URL." Though more than a few people at Twitter are no doubt nodding their head vigorously in agreement, everywhere you turn in the tech

Following Mobile Test, Facebook Tries Out A ‘Trending’ Section On Its Desktop News Feed

Back in June, Facebook said it would be rolling out a number of features for following public conversations, and it looks like the company's holding true to that promise. Specifically, the company

Facebook Announces Searchable Hashtags, Promises More Features For Following Public Conversations

Facebook just announced that it is indeed launching ability to follow conversations via hashtags, <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2013/03/14/facebook-hashtags/">as was reported in March</a>. In <a ta

Google+ Redesigns Its Stream To Include Multi-Column Google Now-Esque Cards, Auto-Hashtags And More

Google+, the social layer that Google introduced almost two years ago, has evolved quite a bit since its launch. Today, the company announced a complete redesign, taking cues from the mobile experienc

Betaworks Launches Swirl To Let You Easily Create Albums From Instagram & Twitter Hashtags

Today, the New York City-based don't-call-me-an-incubator incubator known as <a target="_blank" href="http://swirl.us/">betaworks</a> is launching its latest startup <a href="https://techcrunch.com/20

“Hashtag App” Lets You Follow Twitter & Instagram Hashtags In One Interface

This is kind of handy - and just in time for TechCrunch Disrupt. The team at <a href="http://www.lemonlabs.lt/">Lemon Labs</a> just launched a new app called "<a href="http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/h

New Mobile App Eye-C Lets You “Play” Twitter Hashtags

<a href="http://eye-c.com/">Eye-C</a> is a new mobile application for iPhone and Android that lets you "play" Twitter hashtags on your phone, TV, PC or set-top box. The service looks for any media ass