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Confirmed: Twitter buys Summize

As was rumored last week, Twitter has acquired Summize, best known for its Twitter search engine and whose broader mission "is to search & discover the topics and attitudes expressed within online conversations." The terms of the deal remain undisclosed.

July 15, 2008 by Steve O'Hear

1 Comment app debuts on iPhone and iPod touch (video)

On the opening day of the App Store, a number of competing music streaming applications were available, including major brands AOL Radio and Virgin, along with a favorite of mine, Pandora. However, one notable admission on day one was the music social network and ad-supported streaming music service, Last.

July 14, 2008 by Steve O'Hear


Viacom vs YouTube exposes Google's data retention policy

In the ongoing litigation between Viacom and YouTube (Google) over alleged copyright infringement, a US court has ruled that Google must divulge the viewing habits of every user who has ever watched any video on YouTube. The one thing that bothers me more than the court ruling itself, however, is the fact that Google retains this amount of user data in the first place.

July 3, 2008 by Steve O'Hear


TipiT adds payment pledges to Twitter

While not quite the Twitter mobile payments idea I wrote about yesterday, TipiT, a payment service designed for websites that want to add a 'tip jar' feature, has already ahead and added Twitter integration.

July 2, 2008 by Steve O'Hear


Could Twitter become the next PayPal?

"Twitter’s not going to make their money with advertising. So how can they be a Billion Dollar Company in a year?", writes Nate Westheimer over at Silicon Alley Insider. The answer, he says, is for Twitter to get into the P2P mobile payments space.

July 1, 2008 by Steve O'Hear