April 26, 2017

Zuckerberg On Google Plus

Is this for real, Mark Zuckerberg on Google+  I suppose it pays to keep tabs on the competition. I wonder if Larry and Sergey are on Facebook? It’s been reported that then new  social network has grown30 percent between September 20 and 22. Since Google has invited everyone to join. With a big blue arrow […]

Google Plus Goes Public

In a press release today Google announces the opening of their Google+ social network to the general public. Launched on June 28th, 2011, and formally available by invitation only, Google + has made a decent showing in it’s recent entry to the Social Media space. NEW YORK — Google Inc. has opened up its Google […]

Best Buy Teams Up With Zynga

Recently Best Buy announced a new partnership that integrates the first ever retail branded store into online gaming company Zynga’s CityVille, the largest game on Facebook according to AppData. Gamers get to place a digital version of a Best Buy store in their own city and collect (virtual) tech products like Smartphones and TVs, then […]

Twitter 5 Years After

Can you imaging Twitter is 5 years old already? That seems like a lifetime in Internet years. Credited as the originator of the MicroBlogging concept, that has captured the imagination of the world, Twitter celebrates 5 years online, described in a recent post from their Blog entitled One Hundred Million Voices. A lot has happened […]

Sina Buys Tudou Online Video Service

Sina, owner of popular Chinese Micro Blogging Service Weibo announced it has paid $64 million US for more shares in Shanghai-based Tudou, Online Video Service. Sina which acquired 1.075 million shares in the  IPO last month for $31.2 million, as reported in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, has spent another $35.2 million […]

Facebook to Face The Music

Facebook is planning on changing the design of it’s social networking website to add an online Music and Videos feature. This will be integrated into user profile pages, and used in much the same way people already use the social network to share personal media like photos and videos. At first blush this sounds pretty […]

Google Plus Social Play

Google takes on social networking giant Facebook with its newly launched Google+. Google + is the search giant’s latest attempt to break into the social networking realm, which is currently dominated by Facebook whose users spend 700 billion minutes per month on the site. While this project is not yet complete and accessible by invitation […]

Sina Weibo Micro-Blogging Chinese Style

BEIJING – China’s biggest Internet portal, Sina Corp, expects to monetize its most popular micro-blogging service, Sina Weibo, in the first half of next year, said a top official on Thursday. The move reflects the enormous popularity of micro-blogging in China, and a number of service providers are trying to gain an upper hand in […]