If Twitter is to reach a tipping point, it will likely happen in the UK first not the U.S., according to web analytics firm Hitwise.
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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.
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.
At launch, there are over 25 social networking applications available for iPhone and iPod touch on the official App Store.
After a bit of digging around on the iTunes Store I located the iPhone MySpace application for download, along with the apps description. Below are details included screenshots.
This one could happen to almost anybody. A young British soccer player appears to have inadvertently told millions of Facebook users about a pending transfer to a rival club.
A flurry of reports yesterday suggest that Twitter is on the verge of acquiring startup Summize, whose mission "is to search & discover the topics and attitudes expressed within online conversations."
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.
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.
"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.