Google Ready to Close Meebo Deal

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It looks like after Google Plus, Google is looking to further entrench itself in the social media space with a rumored acquisition of Meebo. Meebo, a site that originated as a browser-based chat services that integrates services such as AOL’s AIM, Google Talk, Yahoo! Messenger, and MSN, has emerged to include social sharing and interest-driven […]

Nokia Automatic Uploads Patent Makes It Easy to Get Social

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Nokia was just awarded a patent for automatic uploads to social networks, making it easy for users to share their life events with others on various sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Microsoft Live, and others. As it stands, for example, in order for a user to share a photo with others, they must […]

Facebook Announces Messenger App for iPhone and Android

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Facebook has announced a new extension to Facebook chat for mobile devices called Facebook Messenger that is a stand-alone app that will be available today for both the iPhone and Android. The roots of Facebook’s new application come from its purchase of the messaging app, Beluga, earlier this year. Again, this is a separate app […]

Your Personalized Future; It’s Closer Than You Think

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Take a minute and think about the last website or service you used which isn’t trying to deliver a personalized service. Still thinking? It’s hard to find a popular service that isn’t trying to add personalization. Mark Johnson, CEO of Zite, compares the, “explosion of personalization,” to the huge boom in search which took place not […]

iOS App of the Day: Flipboard (iPad)

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The developers of Flipboard seem to understand the formula behind Apple’s successful approach to design: keep it clean, keep it simple, only include what is necessary. It’s apparent from the latest iPhone to the company’s website and product packaging. It’s no wonder then that Flipboard fits in so well on the iPad. It embodies those […]

Google Gets More Social and Throws a Pool Party, But Who’s Invited?

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In addition to Google+, Google seems to be working on more social projects to compete against the likes of Twitter and Facebook, and now it’s discovered that a Slide team within Google is working on a photo sharing app and service called Pool Party. The secretive service, still in beta, isn’t accessible yet without an […]

How to Hide the Black Google Bar or Change it Back to White

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If you’re not a fan of the new black Google toolbar that is a component of Google+ you can use one of these simple hacks to turn the Google bar back to white or to hide it altogether. These tweaks will also return the sidebar to a standard white and blue color scheme. For more on why this […]

Why is the Google Bar Black?

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If you look at a Google.com today you’ll notice a new black bar that spans the top of the page. The menu bar isn’t new, but the change in color may be drawing you to the Google menu bar for the first time. Why is the Google Bar Black? Google has just launched Google+, a […]

What is Google+ and Can it Succeed Where Buzz and Wave Failed?

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Google+ may look like just another attempt to be “Social”, but the collection of services bring some amazing looking features to the Android and Google environment, allowing Google to take a swing at Apple, RIM, Facebook  and others with one new product. If you work with remote teams, have a wide group of friends or are passionate about a […]

iMessage Aims Squarely at RIM’s BBM

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iMessage is Apple’s new messaging command center that allows iPhones, iPod Touches, and iPads to communicate with each other. As the latter two products lack text messaging and picture messaging–SMS and MMS–capabilities, this will allow those devices to send text or feature-rich messages to iPhones and with each other. The service will definitely allow iOS […]

Facebook Deals to Rival Groupon on Discount Shopping

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Looking for the latest deals and the hottest in bargain shopping? Look no further than your most beloved (or hated) social network as Facebook may soon launch its own deals service called Facebook Deals to challenge the likes of Groupon, Living Social, and Deals by Citysearch. Where Facebook has a lead is in its user […]

Nokia Attempts to Get Social with Special NFC Edition of Angry Birds

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Nokia and Rovio, makers of the Angry Birds franchise, are hard at work to ready an NFC-compatible version of Angry Birds to create a social aspect of game play that mixes the social, real-life experience with the digital game playing experience. The game is being developed and will launch in the Nokia Ovi Store to […]

MobileMe to Go Social in Next Major Overhaul

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Rumors of a digital locker service for Apple’s MobileMe service has been persistent, but according to Cult of Mac, the online service will get a major overhaul to bring additional social features that will compete against Foursquare, Gowalla, Facebook, and Ustream. Some of the features that Cult of Mac is reporting includes: Live video streaming […]

Eye-Fi Creates Online Photo Sharing via Email

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Most folks have heard of Eye-Fi. It’s a service that, using an SD card allows you to quickly upload pictures from your digital camera to your online photo sites. Eye-Fi has even branched out to include an iPhone App as well. It is a handy service if you’re connected and there are a variety of […]

Going Social With Sugarsync

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I am a Sugarsync user and I have the 100 Gig account and for me personally, I really like the service.   One thing I like about using it as a backup solution is that I can access/backup from both my laptop (2 different partitions actually) and the Mac I have been using at home. […]