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Facebook testing mobile ad network, uses personal user-data to target ads

by: J. Angelo RacomaSeptember 19, 2012
If you've been wondering how Facebook makes money, here's a big demonstration of just how powerful a social network can be in terms of harvesting market data. Facebook has just launched its mobile ad network, and the social network is offering advertisers the ability to target their campaigns based on user information and activity.
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Samsung vs. Apple in social networking

by: Costea LestocSeptember 14, 2012
When all hope seemed lost for Samsung, the company had made its comeback against the company that had cost them billions of dollars in legal charges. In fact, the company is now taking a defensive stance, putting the phrase "defense is the best offense" into play. This is rather important, considering that Samsung is growing in market share especially in its smartphone products. In fact, its flagship product is one of the best phones in the world with features far outmatching Apple’s own.
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Tweedle: Simple and elegant Twitter client app

by: Alvin YbañezSeptember 12, 2012

There are a variety of third-party Twitter apps on the Google Play Store but, among all of them, only one has been granted a seat on my Android phone. I’m not really a Twitter fan, nor am I a hardcore Twitter user who likes to keep my account updated 24/7. A Twitter app that is simple, clean, and has all the basic functions is good for me. If you’re like me, then you will love using the Tweedle for Twitter app on your Android phone. It’s a simple and elegant Twitter client app.

The Tweedle for Twitter app is just like any third-party app for Twitter. With numerous Twitter apps around, this app was able to capture my attention, not with its extended [...]

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Via.Me official Android app: Centralizing your Facebook and Twitter experience

by: Dan EvansSeptember 7, 2012

The Internet is bustling with information. Everything you could ever need is right at your fingertips, as well as the power to share our own findings. A number of websites already exist for sharing and discovering content.

Facebook is one way to discover new things, but you’d need to sift through your friends’ status updates. There’s also Tumblr but that can quickly get overwhelming as people you follow share anything and everything. Then there’s Twitter, which allows you to make 140-character updates about what you’re doing, thinking, or watching. Those aren’t the only social media and network sites out there. Being able to keep up [...]

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TweetLine: Feature-loaded Twitter client

by: Carl ParkerSeptember 3, 2012

Numerous Twitter client apps for Android are springing up like wildflowers, each one bringing added features to improve the user experience, such as features allowing you to tweet more than the allotted 140 characters or integrating photo-sharing services with your tweets. More and more features are added to third-party Twitter apps, all in an effort to stand out from among rival apps.

Developed by HappyDr0id, TweetLine is also among these third-party apps with added or extra capabilities. Although TweetLine is still in its testing version, the app already has the essential components and extra capabilities for Twitter fans.

TweetLine’s features [...]

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Pictulize: Exploring your world and feeling its pulse

by: Dan EvansSeptember 3, 2012

Staying updated on what’s going on in the world through our friends, no matter where in the world they are, is one of the benefits of social networking sites. Unfortunately, what you’ll be finding out from your friends can be a little limited. If you want to broaden your horizon, you’ll need a different approach and a different app.

Pictulize: What’s Going On?, developed by the developer with the same name, gives you the pulse of the earth in real time. It calls itself a “spaciotemporal” network, allowing users to check what’s happening at a specific place in the world.

You’ll need to create a Pictulize [...]

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Facebook to target advertisements based on user ID, email, mobile number

by: J. Angelo RacomaAugust 31, 2012
Facebook isn't exactly the most trusted company when it comes to user privacy. A new policy might be cause for concern for some users. Facebook is now allowing premium advertisers to target their campaigns based on mobile numbers, user IDs and email addresses.
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FriendIn: Bringing your social network contacts into one app

by: Dan EvansAugust 31, 2012

It seems that as our mobile devices become more sophisticated, the less we actually keep in touch with our real-life contacts. Sure, we can keep updated on what happens to peoples’ lives through Facebook or Twitter, but it just isn’t the same. App developers have decided to fix this by putting together apps that help us stay connected with the people who matter to us. Not too long ago, we covered a caller ID app that made sure you could keep in touch with your social network contacts effortlessly. Today, we’re looking at another app that helps us discover more about our friends.

With the number of social networking sites out there, it isn’t [...]

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Current Caller ID: Making phone conversations more social

by: Dan EvansAugust 30, 2012

Even with the popularity of social networking sites, people do still use the phone. Sometimes, though, it can be a little awkward when contacts call you up, expecting you to have read their latest status message or to have been following their tweets. You might just end up floundering for something to say or awkwardly pretending that you know what’s going on in their life. Current Caller ID can definitely help you with that.

Developed by WhitePages and described as “Caller ID on stereoids,” Current Caller ID makes sure that you won’t have to stumble through awkward explanations. When a friend calls you, you’ll instantly get their [...]

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Is Twitter edging out third-party mobile and desktop clients?

by: J. Angelo RacomaAugust 29, 2012
Twitter has ceased displaying the source client on tweets. Is the social networking edging out third-party developers in favor of its homegrown client?
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