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  • Disney Now Has Its Own GIF App And iOS 8 Keyboard

    Disney Now Has Its Own GIF App And iOS 8 Keyboard

    Disney has now somewhat belatedly joined the ranks of the numerous app publishers offering their own custom keyboards for iOS 8 users with the launch of an iOS application called Disney Gif. The new app is a mobile keyboard extension that lets you share Disney and Pixar-themed GIFs via text messaging as well as email and social networks. At launch, the app includes over 200 GIFs, the… Read More

  • Google Debuts App Invites, A More Personalized System For Inviting Friends To Try Apps

    Google Debuts App Invites, A More Personalized System For Inviting Friends To Try Apps

    Google has debuted a new product called “App Invites” aimed at helping mobile app developers grow their application’s user base. Now in beta for both iOS and Android, App Invites includes a set of standardized tools for sending out app invites over SMS and email, highlighting recommended contacts, creating personalized onboarding experiences for new users, and measuring… Read More

  • Wiith Is Like Tinder For Meeting New Friends, Not Dates

    Wiith Is Like Tinder For Meeting New Friends, Not Dates

    If you’re looking to meet new people but don’t want to explicitly commit to it being a date, as on Tinder, a new app called Wiith wants to help. The social app aims to connect nearby people who share the same interests and have them join up for local activities and events – like a more informal version of Meetup, perhaps. The idea that the younger, mobile generation… Read More

  • Rewind’s New App Lets You Create Photo Timelines That Disappear After A Day

    Rewind’s New App Lets You Create Photo Timelines That Disappear After A Day

    Spotted this week at TechCrunch Disrupt NY’s Startup Alley, was the newly launched social photo-sharing app Rewind. As its name implies, the idea with this app is to give you and your friends a way to look back on your most recently shared photos and posts, which you can do quickly by sliding your finger to scroll through Rewind’s “timeline” feature. But the twist… Read More

  • Yik Yak’s Founders On The Value Of Anonymous Apps

    Yik Yak’s Founders On The Value Of Anonymous Apps

    This morning at TechCrunch Disrupt NY, Yik Yak founders Brooks Buffington and Tyler Droll spoke as to why they believe their anonymous social app has soared while others in the space have instead folded. A sort of hyperlocal anonymous Twitter, Yik Yak initially grew in popularity with a younger demographic, especially those in high schools and colleges. But being an anonymous app has its… Read More

  • Kifi Debuts A “Deep” Search Engine For Twitter Based On Your Own Tweets

    Kifi Debuts A “Deep” Search Engine For Twitter Based On Your Own Tweets

    A startup called Kifi is rolling out a new tool that allows you to automatically save all the links you tweet in order to create a personalized search engine that includes those links as well as others it recommends based on what you’ve already shared. Called “Kifi for Twitter,” the company describes the new feature as something of a deep search engine for Twitter because… Read More

  • Empathy Machines

    Empathy Machines

    The annals of live video are littered with cautionary tales. For every hype-driven social video startup that had a coming out party at South By Southwest, there is a matching tombstone. On The Talk Show earlier this week I talked to host John Gruber about Meerkat. One of the concepts I floated on there is something I’ve been thinking about for a bit: The idea of services like… Read More

  • What Facebook, Instagram, Twitter And WeChat Look Like On The Apple Watch

    What Facebook, Instagram, Twitter And WeChat Look Like On The Apple Watch

    Former Adobe exec, now Apple’s VP of Technology, Kevin Lynch, took the stage this morning at the Apple Watch event in Cupertino to demonstrate several of the forthcoming Watch applications that will be available for the device at launch. Among those shown this morning were a number of social applications, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and WeChat, for example. While Lynch… Read More