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Comparing the Deep-Linking Strategies of Google, Apple and Facebook - Posted 2 days, 13 hours ago
Better communication between applications will improve the mobile experience. In the past several months, Google, ... [AllFacebook]

Droplikes Allows Businesses to Use iPads for Customers' Facebook Likes, Check-Ins, Offers - Posted 2 days, 14 hours ago
Apple's iconic iPad tablet has many uses, including connecting visitors to ... [AllFacebook]

Like Apple Technology, TBWA May Be Updated Very Soon - Posted July 15, 2014
For more than 30 years, TBWA/Media Arts Lab has enjoyed one of the most prized advertising accounts on the planet. After reports from the ... [AgencySpy]

Former Press Secretary Jay Carney Rumored to Be Chief PR Candidate for Apple, Uber - Posted July 15, 2014
Well, at least he took his farewell press room picture with the right phone. #BrandLoyalty It was only two months ago when Apple's communications major domo, Katie Cotton, ... [PRNewser]

Samsung Pokes Fun at Apple (Yet Again) in New Campaign - Posted July 14, 2014
Two new spots introduced by Samsung over the weekend tell us that the brand's strategy--if not that of its creative AOR 72andSunny, which did not produce this campaign--still revolves around knocking its archrival down a few notches. Surely you caught the not-so-subtle insinuation that the 8.4-inch Wi-Fi Tab S... [AgencySpy]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Google Buys Songza | MSNBC Holds Second Place - Posted July 2, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Google Buys Songza | MSNBC Holds Second Place - Posted July 2, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: ABC News Expands to Apple TV | AT&T, DirecTV Sell Merger - Posted June 25, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: ABC News Expands to Apple TV | AT&T, DirecTV Sell Merger - Posted June 25, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: USA-Ghana Sets Ratings Record | Apple Settles eBook Suit - Posted June 18, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: USA-Ghana Sets Ratings Record | Apple Settles eBook Suit - Posted June 18, 2014
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Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Releases Slingshot | Snapchat Adds Our Story - Posted June 18, 2014
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Parse's Swift Reaction To New Apple Language - Posted June 6, 2014
Facebook-owned cloud-application platform Parse demonstrated a swift response to ... [AllFacebook]

Apple Officially Takes More Ads In-House - Posted June 5, 2014
The strained relationship between Apple and TBWA\Chiat\Day has reached a new stage. Two months after unflattering email exchanges between Apple's head of marketing and TBWA's Media Arts Lab surfaced as part of the ex... [AgencySpy]

WhatsApp Co-Founder Brian Acton: We'll Bring Facebook 'Another Billion Users' - Posted June 5, 2014
As soon as the ink dried on Facebook's acquisition of messaging application WhatsApp, industry leaders questioned whether the social network overpaid with its $19 billion buy. So why did Fac... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Apple Developers Conference | Google+ for iOS - Posted June 3, 2014
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Apple's Next Reality Distorter: Jimmy Iovine - Posted May 29, 2014
[caption id="attachment_149563" align="aligncenter" width="600"] From L to R: Dr. Dre, Lady Gaga, Jimmy Iovine[/caption] In 1981, Bud Tribble, Apple's VP of software technology, referred to Steve Jobs' charisma and its affects on Macintosh developers as a "reality distortion field." Jobs' reality distortion field was not lost on music mogul ... [SocialTimes.com]

What's Next for Apple and Beats? - Posted May 29, 2014
Apple's $3 billion acquisition of Beats is the largest in the company's history. Above, former Apple executive George Blankenship tells Bloomberg TV to expect new "customer service oriented" product offerings that "most people don't see yet." Blankenship points to Apple's skill at recognizing trends and piecing together existing fragment... [SocialTimes.com]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Angelou Dies at 86 | Williams Interviews Snowden | Amazon Talks Hatchette Dispute - Posted May 29, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Angelou Dies at 86 | Williams Interviews Snowden | Amazon Talks Hatchette Dispute - Posted May 29, 2014
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Social Media Newsfeed: Dick Costolo on Twitter's Future | Kidnapping Has Happy Ending Thanks to Facebook - Posted May 29, 2014
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Google Tops Apple On 'Most Valuable Brand' List - Posted May 27, 2014
The 2014 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brand analysis has declared Google the most valuable brand in the world... [PRNewser]

ANNUAL MEETING: Jesse Jackson Urges Facebook To Add Minorities To Board, C-Suite - Posted May 23, 2014
The Rev. Jesse Jackson urged Facebook to include minorities on its board of directors in a brief speech prior to the question-and-an... [AllFacebook]

EFF Report: Facebook Has Your Back - Posted May 20, 2014
The Electronic Frontier Foundation released its 2014 ... [AllFacebook]

App Links: Facebook's Proposal For Routing Traffic Between Apps Explained - Posted May 16, 2014
Two weeks ago, Facebook announced App Links, a propos... [AllFacebook]

Adobe Debuts Updated Media Optimizer, New Analytics Features, Experience Manager Communities - Posted May 14, 2014
Adobe added to its already-robust social marketing offerings with several announcem... [AllFacebook]

Research Says You Can Tell Whether Someone Is More Likely To be an Android or an iPhone Owner - Posted May 12, 2014
Do you invest in the stock market? Drink wine? Fly on an airplane? Then there's a good chance you ... [PRNewser]

Beats by Dr. Dre: Is This How Apple Gets Its Groove Back? - Posted May 9, 2014
Somewhere Steve Jobs is bobbing his head to earbuds out of spite. Last year, headlines began getting snippy with one of the most beloved brands in recent history as Apple sold what ... [PRNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Apple to Buy Beats | Time Inc. Spin-off Set | House Questions Comcast Merger - Posted May 9, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Apple to Buy Beats | Time Inc. Spin-off Set | House Questions Comcast Merger - Posted May 9, 2014
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'Fake Steve Jobs' Takes a Shot at Departing Apple PR Head - Posted May 8, 2014
Dan Lyons--one of the most colorful journalists to become a marketer i.e. "hack turned flack"--... [PRNewser]

F8: Mark Zuckerberg Stresses Platform Stability, Users' Control Of Data, Gap Between Mobile Platforms - Posted April 30, 2014
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg kicked off the so... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Open-Sources Pop, The Animation Engine Behind Its Paper IPhone App - Posted April 28, 2014
Facebook announced Monday that it is ... [Lost Remote]

Facebook Open-Sources Pop, The Animation Engine Behind Its Paper IPhone App - Posted April 28, 2014
Facebook announced Monday that it is ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Has Got Some Great Moves - Posted April 28, 2014
Consider a very simple smartphone application that will record your daily fitness activities. The app will measure how many steps you'... [AllFacebook]

1Q EARNINGS: Mark Zuckerberg Says 'Timing Matters' On HTML5 - Posted April 24, 2014
Despite Facebook's move away from HTML5 and toward building its own native applications, Co-Founder and CEO ... [AllFacebook]

Apple Highlights Environmental Efforts, Counters Greenwashing Charges - Posted April 21, 2014
Apple has suffered from significant challenges to its reputation for ethics and business practices due to dirty laundry aired during its ongoing legal battles. But when it comes to CSR and particularly environmental practices, the company seems to be doing fairly well. Today brought this campaign anticipating Earth Day: As ... [AgencySpy]

Steve Jobs Is Now Bad for Apple's Reputation - Posted April 21, 2014
To say that recent lawsuits have been terrible PR for Apple would be an understatement. The company's ongoing copyright battle with Samsung, for example, produced ... [PRNewser]

Facebook Gets Green Thumbs Up From Greenpeace - Posted April 10, 2014
Facebook scored high marks in a recent repor... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Pressured On Political Disclosures - Posted April 8, 2014
NorthStar Asset Management issued a rebuttal to Facebook's guidance in its Schedule 14A filing with the... [AllFacebook]

Apple Berates TBWA\Chiat\Day in Internal Emails - Posted April 8, 2014
The ongoing Apple vs. Samsung battle looks even less flattering for TBWA\Chiat\Day after... [AgencySpy]

Hey, Look: Apple Wrote a Press Release! - Posted April 3, 2014
Today in Not Really News news, the sight of a rare release from the folks at Apple this morning inspired us to comb through the company's "PR library" to review the sorts of announcements that its team deems release-worthy. Like al... [PRNewser]

Samsung Claims Apple Almost Dropped TBWA\Chiat\Day in 2013 - Posted April 2, 2014
At least that's what Samsung's lawyer Jon Quinn said during opening statements in the brands' ongoing patent trial. According to a quote in The Verge, Apple considered dropping TBWA\Chiat\Day after its rival's campaign inspired ... [AgencySpy]

Apple to Give Emojis a Face Lift to Include Diversity - Posted March 27, 2014
In response to celebrity tweets about a lack of emoji diversity among Apple's 400-plus emojis, MTV Act contacted Apple to inquire if the company had any plans for an update. RT if you think there needs to be an #emojiet... [SocialTimes.com]

Top 10 Tech Brands Survey Marks Decline in Apple's Reputation - Posted March 26, 2014
Strategy Analytics' ConsumerMetrix service just released its latest ranking of top tech companies by brand preference, and the findings come as l... [PRNewser]

Apple Promises More Diversity in Its Emoji Department - Posted March 26, 2014
In case you thought MTV had lost its cultural influence, think again. This week Apple's communications department agreed with the youth network and its unofficial spokesperson Miley Cyrus: the emoji family needs to diversify. Inspired by Baby Daddy star Tahj Mowry's... [PRNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Sweeney's Successor | Weiner to Pen Column at BI | Bartiromo Given FNC Show - Posted March 25, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Sweeney's Successor | Weiner to Pen Column at BI | Bartiromo Given FNC Show - Posted March 25, 2014
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Sheryl Sandberg: No 2008 Agreement With Google To Limit Recruiting Of Its Employees - Posted March 24, 2014
When Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg left ... [AllFacebook]

Morning Media Newsfeed: TV Station Mega Merger | Pakistan Censors NYT | Apple Taking on Spotify? - Posted March 24, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: TV Station Mega Merger | Pakistan Censors NYT | Apple Taking on Spotify? - Posted March 24, 2014
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Apple Considers On-Demand Music Streaming, iTunes App for Android - Posted March 22, 2014
As download music sales deteriorate and revenue from streaming services grow, Apple is considering an on-demand streaming service that would rival Spotify and Beats Music. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Apple CEO: New Book is 'Nonsense' - Posted March 19, 2014
Apple CEO Tim Cook has issued a statement calling a new book about the tech giant "nonsense," according to CNBC.com. In the book Haunted Empire, former Wall Street Journal tech reporter Yukari Iwatani claims the tech giant's best days are behind it. Cook says the... [SocialTimes.com]

Are We Certain Facebook Is Doomed, Vivek Wadhwa? - Posted March 7, 2014
Vivek Wadhwa, a research professor at ... [Lost Remote]

Are We Certain Facebook Is Doomed, Vivek Wadhwa? - Posted March 7, 2014
Vivek Wadhwa, a research professor at ... [AllFacebook]

Is This Apple's First Social Media Campaign? - Posted March 4, 2014
Social media is obviously not foreign to the Apple organization. iTunes, for example, has a strong Twitter presence with separate feeds for music, radio, movie trailers, etc. It would seem, however, ... [PRNewser]

Microsoft Sticks with Former Clinton Flack for Top Strategic Role - Posted March 3, 2014
Microsoft isn't listening to our advice. Last week we learned that the company's new CEO Satya Nadella was supposedly close to dropping former Clin... [PRNewser]

Apple, Other Businesses Pressure Arizona Governor to Veto Anti-Gay Bill - Posted February 26, 2014
Big business isn't clapping In case you missed it, last week the Arizona state House and Senate passed Senate Bill 1062, a law ostensibly promoting religious freedom... [PRNewser]

Social Media Ticker: Slack | Twitter Redesign | Facebook Ads - Posted February 12, 2014
Gigaom: Flickr Co-founder Launches Slack, an All-in-one Messaging Tool Designed to Kill Email Forever AllTwitter: Twitter Testing Photo Heavy, Facebook-A-Like Profile Redesign InsideFacebook... [SocialTimes.com]

Department of Justice Says Apple is Not in Violation of Antitrust Law - Posted February 10, 2014
(CoinDesk) The U.S. Department of Justice has stated it will not take action against Apple for its recent decision to ban Bitcoin apps. The announcement comes amid a growing furor among Bitcoin users, who were outraged by Apple's decision to remove the official Blockchain app from its App Store last week.... [Bitcoins Insider]

Apple-Bitcoin Rift Has Currency's Fans Ditching IPhones - Posted February 7, 2014
(Bloomberg) Apple's decision to remove a program used to send and receive Bitcoins from its App Store prompted Barry Silbert to end a love affair with his iPhone. "I'm switching," Silbert, chief executive officer of New York-based SecondMarket, said in an email after Apple this wee... [Bitcoins Insider]

Apple's 30th Anniversary Video > Any of Those Super Bowl Ads - Posted February 3, 2014
This morning everyone's talking about their favorite Super Bowl commercials, but the spot we like best didn't air during the game--in fact, it debuted today. Via Re/code, we woke up to a new Apple spot created entirely with iPhones on a single day (January 24th, the company's 30th annivers... [PRNewser]

Seven Reasons Not to Sell 3D Systems - Posted January 24, 2014
(Seeking Alpha) Analyst Almario Alexej Alcaraz believes that a rebound in 3D Systems is probable before the end of 2014. He gives seven reasons not to sell: 1. The Hershey Company teaming up with 3D Systems to produce printable edibles will usher in new markets for 3D printers. 2. Adobe Systems recently... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Mobile Ad Network | Tech Firms Lobbying - Posted January 23, 2014
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The Golden Globes: a Not-So-Beautiful 'Mess' - Posted January 13, 2014
Well, Tina was right about one thing: it was messy. The things we'll remember from last night's Golden Globes, ranked from least to most surprising: Everyone was drunk (and everyone who wasn't was pregnant) Breaking Bad won best show, obvs 12 Years a Slave won best drama, obvs Jennifer Lawrence won best supporting actress (obvs... [PRNewser]

Apple Promises to Add More Women and Minorities to Its Board - Posted January 7, 2014
We're going to have to agree with the HuffPo commenter at the end of this clip: as much as we'd like for Apple's board to reflect the diversity of the United Sta... [PRNewser]

The 10 Biggest PR Losers of 2013 - Posted January 2, 2014
Sure, he's happy now. Just wait 'til he wakes up tomorrow. Now that 2014 has granted us nearly 48 hours' worth of hard-earned hindsight, we'd like to pull out our overgeneralizing caps and name the ten biggest losers of the past ... [PRNewser]

NSA Has Almost Complete Access to Your iPhone, Including Your Camera and Microphone - Posted January 1, 2014
National Security Agency documents leaked to German news magazine, Der Spiegel, describe an NSA program called DROPOUTJEEP, which gives the agency backdoor access to nearly everything on Apple's iphone such as remote activation of the camera and microphone, SMS and contact list retrieval, voicemail, geolocation and cell tower location (with SMS... [SocialTimes.com]

NSA has Almost Complete Access to Your iphone, Including Your Camera and Microphone - Posted January 1, 2014
National Security Agency documents leaked to German news magazine, Der Spiegel, describe an NSA program called DROPOUTJEEP, which gives the agency backdoor access to nearly everything on Apple's iphone such as remote activation of the camera and microphone, SMS and contact list retrieval, voicemail, geolocation and cell tower location (with SMS... [AllFacebook]

Morning Media Newsfeed: ESPN Hires Tebow | Duplessis Joins Apple | Marvel Halts Comic Sales - Posted December 31, 2013
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Morning Media Newsfeed: ESPN Hires Tebow | Duplessis Joins Apple | Marvel Halts Comic Sales - Posted December 31, 2013
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7 predictions for social TV in 2014 - Posted December 31, 2013
[caption id="attachment_40212" align="alignright" width="304"] CNBC.com[/caption] Many of our social TV predictions for 2013... [Inside 3D Printing News]

7 predictions for social TV in 2014 - Posted December 31, 2013
[caption id="attachment_40212" align="alignright" width="304"] CNBC.com[/caption] Many of our social TV predictions for 2013... [Lost Remote]

Arem Duplessis Leaves NY Times for Apple - Posted December 30, 2013
Another big loss for The New York Times: Arem Duplessis... [Fishbowl NY]

Arem Duplessis Leaves NY Times for Apple - Posted December 30, 2013
Another big loss for The New York Times: Arem Duplessis... [FishbowlNY]

Arem Duplessis Leaving New York Times Magazine for Apple - Posted December 30, 2013
Your Sunday is about to get a lot less visually stimulating: Arem Duplessis has decided to leave his post as design director of ... [UnBeige]

Arem Duplessis Leaving New York Times Magazine for Apple - Posted December 30, 2013
Your Sunday is about to get a lot less visually stimulating: Arem Duplessis has decided to leave his post as design director of ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Apple Files Patent for Inkjet Printer for Printing on a 3D Object - Posted December 27, 2013
(3Ders.org) The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office has published Apple's patent applications for an inkjet printer for printing on a 3D object. Inkjet printer creates a digital image by propelling droplets of ink onto paper, plastic, or other substrates. However, inkjet printers may also be employed for other ... [Inside 3D Printing News]

World's Largest Video Game Collection Started with Cosmic Avenger - Posted December 24, 2013
Buffalo AP writer Carolyn Thompson has a fun look at the 11,607 different ways area resident Michael Thomasson has mad... [Fishbowl NY]

World's Largest Video Game Collection Started with Cosmic Avenger - Posted December 24, 2013
Buffalo AP writer Carolyn Thompson has a fun look at the 11,607 different ways area resident Michael Thomasson has mad... [FishbowlNY]

Social Media Newsfeed: Dorsey Joins Disney Board | Santa Tracker - Posted December 24, 2013
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Still Waiting For An IPad App From Instagram? Flow Is A Go - Posted December 20, 2013
Despite Instagram's rapid growth, the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network still does not have an of... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Page Insights | Twitter TV Series - Posted December 19, 2013
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Who Is Facebook's New Executive Creative Director? - Posted December 18, 2013
Facebook's new executive creative director brings a hint of Apple, as Scott Trattner, who held the same title at TBWA/Media Arts Lab, which focused on advertising for Apple, is now on board at the social network. Trattner will manage Faceboo... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Donate Button | Obama Meeting with Social Media Leaders - Posted December 17, 2013
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Apple Blocks Bitcoin Payments on Secure Messaging App Gliph - Posted December 11, 2013
(The Guardian) Apple has forced a secure messaging app to remove the ability to send Bitcoin payments or be booted off the the iOS App Store. The move reinforces belief that the company has an unstated policy against allowing Bitcoin apps on the store, despite allow... [Bitcoins Insider]

Social Media Newsfeed: Tech Companies Want Surveillance Reform | Twitter Shares - Posted December 10, 2013
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What Facebook, Seven Other Tech Giants Wrote To The U.S. Government On Surveillance Reform - Posted December 9, 2013
Facebook teamed up with ... [AllFacebook]

Web Designer Turned CEO: 'I've Held Every Position In The Company' - Posted December 9, 2013
Gabriel Shaoolian is the CEO of Blue Fountain Media, which started out as a small digital agency with just 17 people. Now, the company boasts over 200 employees, with clients like AOL and AT&T. In the latest installment of Mediab... [SocialTimes.com]

How To Display Real-Time Like Counts For Your Facebook Page On An Ipad - Posted December 7, 2013
Locations such as retail outlets that want to display real-time like totals can use ... [AllFacebook]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Champion's New Channel | China Inspects Bloomberg | Apple Buys Topsy - Posted December 3, 2013
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Champion's New Channel | China Inspects Bloomberg | Apple Buys Topsy - Posted December 3, 2013
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Apple Reportedly Acquiring Motion-Tracking Company Behind Kinect - Posted November 19, 2013
(VentureBeat) Israeli financial news site Calcalist reports that Apple is scooping up PrimeSense, the Tel Aviv-based company behind the motion-tracking technology in Microsoft's original Xbox 360 Kinect, in a deal worth roughly $345 million. VentureBeat's Eric Blattberg followed up on November 19 with a report that PrimeSense said it re... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Other Brands Are Bullying Apple Now. Should They Respond? - Posted November 7, 2013
Apple has been the coolest kid on the block for so long that it's a little weird to see competitors ganging up on the king of Silicon Hill--but bully they will. Back in August, Microsoft pretty much based its entire Surface promo campaign on making fun of Apple. Here's an ad telling... [PRNewser]

Bitcoin's Radical Days Are Over. Here's How to Take It Mainstream. - Posted October 31, 2013
(Wired) There are few disappointments in the digital age more conspicuous than our failure, as security guru Dan Kaminsky puts it, to "apply the Internet to money." Social networks and smartphones grant us superpowers beyond anything we might have dreamed 10 years ago: We almost never get lost, we can keep... [Bitcoins Insider]

Real-Time Ad Targeting Platform Spectrum Goes Self-Service - Posted October 30, 2013
Spectrum, Twelvefold Media's managed service designed to target ad messages in real-time based on understanding consumers' intent around the content they're consuming, now is offering a self-service version of the platform. (See The Semantic Web Blog's earlier ... [semanticweb.com]

PolyVista Technology Digs Deep Into Sentiment - Posted October 28, 2013
Samsung Galaxy S4 or Apple iPhone 5? Many users are contemplating which smartphone upgrade is the right one for them. PolyVista, a BI text analytics tool that specializes in finding insights and sentiment in text-based data like online reviews, social media, blogs and surveys, wants to help out. It... [AllTwitter]

PolyVista Technology Digs Deep Into Sentiment - Posted October 28, 2013
Samsung Galaxy S4 or Apple iPhone 5? Many users are contemplating which smartphone upgrade is the right one for them. PolyVista, a BI text analytics tool that specializes in finding insights and sentiment in text-based data like online reviews, social media, blogs and surveys, wants to help out. It... [semanticweb.com]

The voice behind Siri revealed in CNN exclusive - Posted October 21, 2013
Eight years ago, Susan Bennett - a voiceover actress - recorded for an unidentified client. Now, Bennett has revealed to CNN that she is the voice of Apple's Siri. Apple has yet to confirm that Bennett is in fact the voice of Si... [Lost Remote]

Don't Have An Android Device? Don't Worry, Google Hangouts Now Keeps You In The Google Family - Posted October 18, 2013
A lot of people will tell you that Android devices are superior to iOS products. They're probably right, but since I own an iPhone and a Macbook Pro, I couldn't tell you. Here's what I can tell you: It really doesn't matter what operating system your mobile device uses. This is... [AllFacebook]

Don't Have An Android Device? Don't Worry, Google Hangouts Now Keeps You In The Google Family - Posted October 18, 2013
A lot of people will tell you that Android devices are superior to iOS products. They're probably right, but since I own an iPhone and a Macbook Pro, I couldn't tell you. Here's what I can tell you: It really doesn't matter what operating system your mobile device uses. This is... [SocialTimes.com]

Not As Many Americans As You Think Own A Tablet Device - Posted October 18, 2013
It's impossible to watch television these days without seeing an ad for the latest Kindle, iPad, or Samsung device. If the number of those commercials and online chatter were any indication, you would think almost every American owns one. But as it turns out, that's not the case at all. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Privacy for Teens | LinkedIn for Recruiters - Posted October 17, 2013
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Viral Video: Can The Apple Store Geniuses End The Government Shutdown? - Posted October 9, 2013
  We're not overly political here at SocialTimes. But. Sometimes a video comes along that just totally nails things, and we think we found just that with today's viral video. This one comes from our friends at College Humor and features President Barack Obama visiting the geniuses at a D.C. Apple store... [SocialTimes.com]

REPORT: Graph Search Coming To Facebook's IOS App; Messenger For IOS Being Overhauled - Posted October 9, 2013
Facebook's Graph Search is finally going mobile, as it will be added to the social network's flagship a... [AllFacebook]

How To Catch An iPhone Thief - Posted October 4, 2013
What would you do if your iPhone was stolen? Sure, you'd call the cops, but there's really not much they can do about it. And let's face it. You probably wouldn't see that phone again. But, with a little forward-thinking, you can protect your data from theft at least -- and even... [SocialTimes.com]

Kimmel Offers Treatment For iOS 7 Motion Sickness - Posted October 3, 2013
Apple's new mobile OS is making people cybersick. Users are reporting symptoms of dizziness, vertigo, headache and nausea, which are caused by the software's dynamic background, high-resolution and 3-D impressions on the Home screen that make the apps appear to zoom in and out. The b... [SocialTimes.com]

iOS 7 Motion Sickness Complaints Keep Rolling In: Time for Apple to Step In? - Posted October 2, 2013
In the world of tech updates, change is always stressful, but it doesn't usually make people physically ill; so, while Apple likely expected some complaints regarding the updated look and experience of its iOS 7 software, it probably assumed... [PRNewser]

Former Siri Product Lead Raises $1M for Unsilo, a Semantic Search Engine - Posted September 27, 2013
Ingrid Lunden of TechCrunch reports, "Apple's acquisition of Siri in 2010 gave the company the technology it needed to build a voice-activated personal assistant for its iPhone and iPad dev... [semanticweb.com]

Martha Stewart is Still Upset About Her Broken iPad - Posted September 27, 2013
Martha Stewart recently broke her iPad. It was a travesty because she didn't realize that she had to be a commoner and bring her iPad in to get it fixed. Sadly, Stewart remains confused: i cannot believe that Apple Public Relations is mad at me for tweeting about ... [Fishbowl NY]

Martha Stewart is Still Upset About Her Broken iPad - Posted September 27, 2013
Martha Stewart recently broke her iPad. It was a travesty because she didn't realize that she had to be a commoner and bring her iPad in to get it fixed. Sadly, Stewart remains confused: i cannot believe that Apple Public Relations is mad at me for tweeting about ... [FishbowlNY]

Dozens of Homeless People Hired to Stand in Line at Apple Store - Posted September 20, 2013
On the heels of all sorts of Tuesday craziness at retail locations stocking Grand Theft Auto V, there has been more mayhem yesterday and today at Apple stores delivering the new iPhone. One of the strangest scenes unfolded on the west coast in Old Town Pasadena. KTLA tech reporter Rich DeMuro... [Fishbowl NY]

Dozens of Homeless People Hired to Stand in Line at Apple Store - Posted September 20, 2013
On the heels of all sorts of Tuesday craziness at retail locations stocking Grand Theft Auto V, there has been more mayhem yesterday and today at Apple stores delivering the new iPhone. One of the strangest scenes unfolded on the west coast in Old Town Pasadena. KTLA tech reporter Rich DeMuro... [FishbowlNY]

Facebook Updates SDK For IOS 7 - Posted September 19, 2013
After taking care of users by updating its flagship iOS application for ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Updates SDK For IOS 7 - Posted September 19, 2013
After taking care of users by updating its flagship iOS application for ... [Inside 3D Printing News]

3D Printing Stocks: Taking Investment Guidance from Apple's Axioms - Posted September 19, 2013
(KAPITALL Wire) Apple (AAPL) is by many counts one of the most successful brands of all time. KAPITALL Wire columnist James Dennin decided to look to the story of Apple's ascendance for clues to the future of 3D printing stocks. It took a rare combination of technical savvy and investing prowess... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Facebook Releases App Update In Conjunction With Apple's IOS7 Rollout - Posted September 18, 2013
Facebook marked Apple's official rollout Wednesday of its iOS 7 operating system for its iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices with the release of a new application, version 6.5, with design changes to conform with the new elements of iOS 7. ... [AllFacebook]

NY Times Updates Apps for iOS 7 - Posted September 18, 2013
We imagine that you've heard already, but today Apple released its latest software update, iOS 7. Not wanting to be seen as so September 17th, The New York Times has already released updated versions of its iPhone and iPad apps. The revamped Times' apps keep the... [Fishbowl NY]

NY Times Updates Apps for iOS 7 - Posted September 18, 2013
We imagine that you've heard already, but today Apple released its latest software update, iOS 7. Not wanting to be seen as so September 17th, The New York Times has already released updated versions of its iPhone and iPad apps. The revamped Times' apps keep the... [FishbowlNY]

How to Help Your Brand Connect to LGBT Audiences - Posted September 18, 2013
Now that the majority of Americans (if not the majority of American states) have accepted same-sex marriage and effectively welcomed the LGBT community into mainstream culture, brand strategists ... [PRNewser]

How Fingerprints Are Putting Brands In Touch with Consumers - Posted September 13, 2013
The good news about fingerprint technology is that no two fingerprints are the same. So, if a thief wants to steal your iPhone, he's going to have to steal your hand too. Ouch. However, there are other capitalistic entities out there interested in taking your money, and with this latest technology, they'll... [AgencySpy]

How Fingerprints Are Putting Brands In Touch with Consumers - Posted September 13, 2013
The good news about fingerprint technology is that no two fingerprints are the same. So, if a thief wants to steal your iPhone, he's going to have to steal your hand too. Ouch. However, there are other capitalistic entities out there interested in taking your money, and with this latest technology, they'll... [PRNewser]

Let The Music Play On: iTunes Radio Arrives Soon With Siri Support - Posted September 11, 2013
Does the leading Internet radio service Pandora, which is based on Pandora Media's Music Genome Project, have anything to fear from Apple? Apple's iPhone 5C and 5S smartphones, formally launched yesterday, boast the new iOS 7 operating system to be officially released ne... [semanticweb.com]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Business Insider CTO Out | Obama Speech Panned | 9/11 Network Coverage - Posted September 11, 2013
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Business Insider CTO Out | Obama Speech Panned | 9/11 Network Coverage - Posted September 11, 2013
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Social Media Newsfeed: Social Media Reaction to Obama Syria Speech | New iPhones - Posted September 11, 2013
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Has the Apple Brand Lost Its Edge? (Yes, It Has.) - Posted September 10, 2013
It's tough to be a luxury brand--no, really. Just ask Apple, whose "most important thing in the world ever" iPhone rollout seemed designed to appeal to both lower and higher-end consumers but failed to impress either (according to the tech blogs). There were no... [AgencySpy]

Has the Apple Brand Lost Its Edge? (Yes, It Has.) - Posted September 10, 2013
It's tough to be a luxury brand--no, really. Just ask Apple, whose "most important thing in the world ever" iPhone rollout seemed designed to appeal to both lower and higher-end consumers but failed to impress either (according to the tech blogs). There were no... [PRNewser]

Nuance's Voice Is Heard: Its Tech Featured In Samsung Galaxy Gear SmartWatch And Surfi AI Answer Engine - Posted September 6, 2013
Nuance Communications is high-profile this week. The company has announced that Samsung's new Galaxy Gear wearable smart watch and Galaxy Note 3 tablet will integrate its voice and language capabilities. Additionally, word comes from SpeechTrans that its new natural language processing ... [semanticweb.com]

First Kit Kat Android Video Subtly Snarks on Apple - Posted September 4, 2013
Kit Kat and Google Android picked the best possible time to reveal their new partnership: right after Labor Day when news organizations need big stories to turn their content trickles into floods. The Android upgrade's first video spot is brilliant too, as it subtly but unmistakably snarks on Apple's reputation as... [PRNewser]

Topsy Takes You Back To 2006 And Up To 426 Billion Tweets In Its Social Data Index - Posted September 4, 2013
426 billion tweets, dating back to the very first one in 2006. The entire history of Twitter - as well as tools to analyze in real-time tweets' influence, relevance, sentiment and geo-inference -- are to be contained in Topsy's social data index as of 11 AM EST today. It's... [semanticweb.com]

Apple's 'Keep 'Em Guessing' Press Strategy Works Wonders - Posted September 3, 2013
[caption id="attachment_71618" align="alignleft" width="300"] Oh wait, actually we are.[/caption] We're still a little amazed by how often journalists mention Apple--just do a ... [PRNewser]

Japan's MacPeople Mag 3D Printed a New Mac Pro - Posted September 3, 2013
(3Ders.org) The new Mac Pro has been completely redesigned. Apple showed the update at the WWCD this year. The new Mac Pro is a fraction of the size of the previous model and housed in a radically redesigned tower. The first thought of many customers was that they wanted it. But... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Facebook Head Of Consumer And Mobile Marketing Kate Jhaveri Leaves For Twitter - Posted August 30, 2013
While Facebook was taking trending topics from ... [AllFacebook]

Apple Really Wants to Trademark the Word 'Startup' - Posted August 30, 2013
You read that right: Apple wants full ownership of the word "startup". In Australia. For some reason. This isn't the first time, either: the world's leading frui... [PRNewser]

Facebook 'Matchmaking' App Bang with Friends Returns To Apple App Store As Down - Posted August 30, 2013
Are you Down with ... [AllFacebook]

(Alleged) New Apple iPhone Offers Old-School Pawn Shop Trade-in Deal - Posted August 27, 2013
It's hard for the public not to roll its eyes at yet another Apple iPhone upgrade. The juggernaut brand is a PR master of that intersection betw... [AgencySpy]

(Alleged) New Apple iPhone Offers Old-School Pawn Shop Trade-in Deal - Posted August 27, 2013
It's hard for the public not to roll its eyes at yet another Apple iPhone upgrade. The juggernaut brand is a PR master of that intersection betw... [PRNewser]

KIA Hamsters Shape Up for PR Red Carpet - Posted August 27, 2013
The PR industry has its share of "It" factor sensations just like Hollywood, the music business and television. In today's public relations, these aren't compelling and highbrow artistic ideas that transform our culture like Apple's legendary "1984" ... [PRNewser]

Would You 'Follow' Your Favorite Brands on Spotify? - Posted August 22, 2013
And we were just starting to like Spotify. Thom Yorke's least favorite s... [PRNewser]

Local TV facing increasing competition in weather and traffic - Posted August 20, 2013
The most popular mapping and navigational tool on the planet, Google Maps, is expanding its traffic coverage. This week the app added traffic accidents and other incidents cou... [Bitcoins Insider]

Local TV facing increasing competition in weather and traffic - Posted August 20, 2013
The most popular mapping and navigational tool on the planet, Google Maps, is expanding its traffic coverage. This week the app added traffic accidents and other incidents cou... [Lost Remote]

Will the Steve Jobs Movies Be Good PR for Apple? - Posted August 16, 2013
Today we stopped thinking of Ashton Kutcher as "Kelso from That 70's Show" long enough to wonder: will the two upcoming films about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs create good press for a company that could use ... [PRNewser]

Billionaire Activist Investor's Tweet Boosts Apple's Stock More Than 5% - Posted August 14, 2013
Yet another example of the power of 140 characters: billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn tweeted yesterday afternoon about his strong belief in Apple and, as a result,... [AllTwitter]

Social Media Newsfeed: Yelp Mobile App Reviews | Facebook for Celebrities - Posted August 14, 2013
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Semantic Technology Job: Apple - Posted August 6, 2013
Apple is looking for a Senior Speaker Identification Scientist in Santa Clara, CA. The post states, "The speech team is looking for an experienced speech researcher to develop a system for performing reliable speaker identification using state-of-the-art methodology. The r... [semanticweb.com]

What Rush Limbaugh Should Have Said About President Obama And The Tech Companies - Posted August 5, 2013
I've always had this theory about Rush Limbaugh, and it's been more or less verified from the radio insiders I've met over the years. Rush doesn't actually mean what he says on the show. It's a character, not unlike a bad guy in professional wrestling, and he plays with people like... [SocialTimes.com]

Next Stop: Kendall Square For Facebook's Boston-Area Engineers - Posted August 1, 2013
Facebook's software engineers in Boston will be on the move soon, as ... [AllFacebook]

Ex-Facebook CTO Bret Taylor Announces Launch Of Quip Word Processor - Posted July 31, 2013
When Chief Technology Officer Bret Taylor left Facebook last year to launch a startup with Kevin Gibbs, his friend, the founder and tech lead of the Googl... [AllFacebook]

New On The Speech Recognition Scene: Droids With NLP Processors And More - Posted July 24, 2013
There are new Motorola Droid devices in town: The three Verizon Android 4.2 smartphones unveiled at a press event yesterday include the Motorola Droid Mini, Ultra and Maxx. The line includes what the company touts as the longest-lasting 4G LTE smartphone in the Maxx, with the vendor claiming 48 hours on... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook Signs Letter Seeking More Transparency From Federal Government On National Security Data Requests - Posted July 19, 2013
Facebook was among the more than 60 companies, investors, civil-liberties groups, and trade groups to sign a letter to top federal gover... [AllFacebook]

Major Internet Companies Ask Feds to Let Them Report National Security Requests - Posted July 17, 2013
[caption id="attachment_132308" align="alignleft" width="300"] Edel Puntonet / Shutterstock.com[/caption] Tomorrow, more than five dozen Internet companies, including the major Silicon Valley players, will ask the government to allow them to release information to users about the national security reques... [SocialTimes.com]

Apple Rumored to be in Acquisition Talks with PrimeSense - Posted July 16, 2013
(3Ders.org) Apple is rumored to be in acquisition talks with PrimeSense, the Israeli semiconductor company whose technology is in the Microsoft Xbox 360's 3D-motion tracking Kinect sensor. PrimeSense's 3D scanning technology is currently used in more than 20 million devices around the world, and this includes sensors that can be use... [Inside 3D Printing News]

'Jobs' Movie Posts Trailer On Video On Instagram - Posted July 15, 2013
The first movie trailer to appear on ... [AllFacebook]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Apple Found Guilty | Hasselbeck's Farewell | Newsweek Nears Sale - Posted July 11, 2013
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Apple Found Guilty | Hasselbeck's Farewell | Newsweek Nears Sale - Posted July 11, 2013
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Back-to-School Ads Before Fireworks? How Early is Too Early? - Posted July 8, 2013
Okay, we realize that the back-to-school shopping season is -- next to the winter holiday season -- the most important time of year for retailers, but as infuriating as it is to see Christmas lights in stores before Halloween, we find it equally jarring to see back-to-school ads running between sp... [PRNewser]

Samsung Speculation: Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg Visits South Korea - Posted July 5, 2013
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg is in ... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Facebook's Outdated Web Encryption Technology May Have Enabled Prism - Posted June 28, 2013
Facebook still uses encryption keys with 1,024-bit lengths, while the industry standard used by Internet companies -- including App... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: DOMA Overturned | New LinkedIn Features | Pinterest Copycats - Posted June 27, 2013
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Bing It On: The New World Of Windows 8.1 Search And Intelligent Services - Posted June 27, 2013
Bing was a big factor on Wednesday at the Microsoft Microsoft Build Conference. For starters, CEO Steve Ballmer announced that Windows 8.1 Preview now is available for developers and users, and, as Microsoft disclosed about a month ago, Bing's bringing a new way to search to Windows 8.1-powered devices. It's been a... [semanticweb.com]

Developers Can Skip Process Of Registering Apps With Facebook When Creating Mobile App Install Ads - Posted June 26, 2013
Facebook's advertising-simplification process is running at full throttle, as the social network followed up its announcement earlier Wednesday of updates to reports from its Ads Manager by intr... [AllFacebook]

How Much Is Your Gmail Account Worth to a Hacker? - Posted June 26, 2013
A new tool, released by security researchers at the University of Illinois, will walk through your Gmail account to see how much it would be worth to hackers. This writer's account would go for $28.60, the tool found. But the high price is nothing to be proud of. It's evidence of emails... [SocialTimes.com]

Mac OS X Users Can Publish To Facebook Directly From Desktops With Moment App - Posted June 26, 2013
Mac users running ... [AllFacebook]

Europe Versus Facebook Files Prism Complaints - Posted June 26, 2013
Student group Europe Versus Facebook has tangled with the social network bef... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: AT&T Sells Out HTC First Inventory After Price Cut - Posted June 25, 2013
The good news for AT&T: Ralph de la Vega, CEO of AT&T Mobility, told ... [AllFacebook]

Magazines' iPad Editions See 24 Percent Jump in Ads - Posted June 24, 2013
Magazines might finally be getting advertisers to accept the conundrum that is the iPad. According to Ad Age, the number of ad units in magazines' iPad editions jumped... [Fishbowl NY]

Magazines' iPad Editions See 24 Percent Jump in Ads - Posted June 24, 2013
Magazines might finally be getting advertisers to accept the conundrum that is the iPad. According to Ad Age, the number of ad units in magazines' iPad editions jumped... [FishbowlNY]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Video Ads Delayed | Google NSA Challenge - Posted June 19, 2013
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Facebook: 9,000-10,000 Requests For User Data From U.S. Local, State, Federal Governments In Six Months Ending Dec. 31 - Posted June 17, 2013
For the six months ending Dec. 31, 2012, Facebook received between 9,000 and 10,000 requests for user data from U.S. government entities at all levels, local and national, related to between 18,000 and 19,000 accounts, outgoing Facebook General Counsel ... [AllFacebook]

Twitter #Music Getting Trending Station On iTunes Radio - Posted June 14, 2013
The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) was the big tech story of the week, with the unveiling of iOS7, a new Mac Pro, new AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule devices, and a brand new Apple music product: iTunes Radio. But, ... [AllTwitter]

REPORT: Facebook To Account For 12.9 Percent Of Mobile Internet Ad Revenues In 2013 - Posted June 13, 2013
According to the latest report from ... [AllFacebook]

Mark Zuckerberg Continues To Deny Involvement In Prism; Facebook, Google Ask Attorney General To Allow Them To Disclose Number Of Secret Data Requests - Posted June 11, 2013
Facebook continued to take steps to deny any involvement in the National Security Agency's Prism initiative, in which the g... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Apple Announcements | Hillary Clinton Joins Twitter - Posted June 11, 2013
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Facebook Restores Access To Tumblr Page Obama Is Checking Your Email, Blames Automated Response - Posted June 10, 2013
With the uproar over the National Security Agency's Prism initiative, in which the NSA allegedly obtained direct access to the servers of Internet companies including Facebook, Google... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Google Beats Out Facebook For Waze In Deal Valued At $1.3B - Posted June 10, 2013
Reports out of Israel indicate that satellite-navigation startup Waze, which ... [AllFacebook]

Mark Zuckerberg: 'We Hadn't Even Heard Of Prism' Before Thursday - Posted June 7, 2013
Facebook CEO and Co-Founder Mark Zuckerberg responded Friday to claims that the site had granted the U.S. government access to its servers. ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook: No Government Organization Was Provided With Direct Access To Our Servers - Posted June 7, 2013
Facebook responded to the ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Android Update & Advertising | Audioboo and Twitter - Posted June 7, 2013
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POLL: Google More Popular Than Apple, Facebook - Posted June 5, 2013
The Washington Post and ABC News conducted a poll for the second consecutive year to find out which of three... [AllFacebook]

Yelp CFO: We'd Team Up With Facebook On Graph Search - Posted June 3, 2013
When Facebook introduced Graph Search in January, it was perceived as a th... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Apple iRadio? | LinkedIn Authentication - Posted June 3, 2013
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REPORT: Facebook-Waze Talks Are Off - Posted May 29, 2013
Facebook is no longer in talks to acquire Israel-based satellite-navigation startup Waze, according to a report in ... [AllFacebook]

Ashton Kutcher: Facebook Is The 'New Religion' - Posted May 24, 2013
While teenagers may not be enthusiastic about Facebook, the company has a fan in Ashton Kutcher. The actor and angel investor, who is... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Google Battling Facebook For Waze - Posted May 24, 2013
Facebook's talks to potentially acquire satellite na... [AllFacebook]

J.C. Penney to America: 'It's Not You, It's Me. (Now Please Come Back.)' - Posted May 20, 2013
Old-school retailer J.C. Penney faces several big challenges moving forward--but executing social media strategy isn't one of them. The company fired CEO/former Apple man Ron Johnson in April after a big sales dive and followed his exit with an all-media campaign designed to address the backlash over controversial changes adopted during his... [PRNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Gov't Defends AP Snoop | Apple Denies Collusion | Sambolin Has Cancer - Posted May 15, 2013
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Gov't Defends AP Snoop | Apple Denies Collusion | Sambolin Has Cancer - Posted May 15, 2013
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Gov't Defends AP Snoop | Apple Denies Collusion | Sambolin Has Cancer - Posted May 15, 2013
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Google Reportedly to Launch Music Streaming at I/O Conference Tomorrow - Posted May 14, 2013
[caption id="attachment_126937" align="alignleft" width="300"] Lightspring / Shutterstock.com[/caption] Google will launch music streaming through YouTube and Google Play, according to reports in ... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Reportedly to Launch Music Streaming at I/O Conference Tomorrow - Posted May 14, 2013
[caption id="attachment_126937" align="alignleft" width="300"] Lightspring / Shutterstock.com[/caption] Google will launch music streaming through YouTube and Google Play, according to reports in ... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Fate Of Israel Development Center, Employees Holding Up Facebook-Waze Talks - Posted May 13, 2013
Facebook's efforts to acquire satellite navigation startup Waze in a deal potentially valued at as high as $1 billion ha... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Fate Of Israel Development Center, Employees Holding Up Facebook-Waze Talks - Posted May 13, 2013
Facebook's efforts to acquire satellite navigation startup Waze in a deal potentially valued at as high as $1 billion ha... [Lost Remote]

U.S. Facebook Users Becoming More Mobile-Centric - Posted May 10, 2013
Contrary to an erroneous report in The Guardian last week, Facebook isn't losing users in the U.... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Facebook In Talks To Acquire Waze - Posted May 9, 2013
Another billion-dollar deal may be on tap for Facebook, as ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Software Engineer Josh Wiseman Joins The Social + Capital Partnership - Posted May 8, 2013
Facebook Software Engineer Josh Wiseman, who has contributed to pretty much every aspect of the site -- Timeline, chat, photos, videos, and more -- has left the company for an... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook in Fortune 500 | Onion Twitter Account Hacked - Posted May 7, 2013
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Facebook Messenger For IOS Gets Stickers, Swipe-To-Delete Feature - Posted May 6, 2013
Stickers are spreading through Facebook's applications. Facebook updated its ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's 1Q Lobbying Tab: $2.45M - Posted May 3, 2013
You can't get to 1.11 billion friends without spending ... [AllFacebook]

'Apple' and 'Volkswagen' Unveil the 'iBeetle'. Yes, Really. - Posted April 29, 2013
So...it seems the iBeetle is a thing. While a car featuring Apple-compatible features is nothing new, the Volkswagen iBeetle takes that integration to an entirely new... [PRNewser]

Two Quiet, High-Profile Hires For Facebook - Posted April 17, 2013
According to reports, Facebook has quietly hired Richard Williamson, who led the ill-fated Apple Maps effort and was fired last November, and Loren Brichter, designer of the original ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Home Starts Rolling Out Internationally - Posted April 16, 2013
When Facebook Home was launched for U.S. Android users on selected devices, many users in other countries wondered when they wo... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Chat Heads, Stickers Coming To IOS - Posted April 16, 2013
Although Apple will likely not cede the iPhone's home screen for Facebook Home, iOS users Tuesday will get access to Chat Heads capability. Facebook announced that iPhone and iPad users will have this update sometime Tuesday and be able to use the company's newest messaging feature. Additionally, iPad own... [AllFacebook]

Will Facebook Home Find A Home On IPhone, Windows Phone? - Posted April 16, 2013
Facebook Home still has that new-home smell, bu... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Boston Marathon Explosions | Facebook Anti-Bullying Plea - Posted April 16, 2013
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5 Tips For Mastering Mobile Facebook Advertising - Posted April 9, 2013
Recently, eMarketer announced that mobile Facebook advertising now receives more mobile display advertising dollars than... [AllFacebook]

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg Trying To Get Civil Suit Subpoena Quashed - Posted April 8, 2013
Facebook Chief Operating Officer ... [AllFacebook]

What Others Are Saying About Facebook Home - Posted April 5, 2013
Facebook Thursday unveiled the closest thing to a Facebook phone, with Home. Select Android devices will have access to Home starting April 12, and it will later beco... [AllFacebook]

Damage Control in China: Bow Down Before Your Leaders! - Posted April 5, 2013
PR in China: it's a brave new world! Yet, despite all the talk of a dirty "black PR" industry and the ... [PRNewser]

Mark Zuckerberg On Home: 'It's Not An Operating System. It's Not Running Code. It's A Platform.' - Posted April 5, 2013
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zucker... [AllFacebook]

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg May Testify In Tech Recruiting Lawsuit - Posted April 2, 2013
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg ... [AllFacebook]

Apple Releases iPlay Game Console...April Fools'! - Posted April 1, 2013
Apple hasn't demonstrated a terribly affable sense of humor when it comes to spoofs on its produ... [PRNewser]

New York Takes 'All in One' Approach to New iPad App - Posted March 28, 2013
New York's new iPad app -- complete with a subscription option -- debuts on Monday. What is worth noting is its streaming integration of NYMag.com content, combined with the magazine's pieces, all in one place. At the top of the app... [Fishbowl NY]

New York Takes 'All in One' Approach to New iPad App - Posted March 28, 2013
New York's new iPad app -- complete with a subscription option -- debuts on Monday. What is worth noting is its streaming integration of NYMag.com content, combined with the magazine's pieces, all in one place. At the top of the app... [FishbowlNY]

Facebook's Strategy: Growth In Desktop, Core, Mid-Core Games - Posted March 26, 2013
Facebook has a sizable share of the games market, but it wants more. Most of the people who pay for games on Facebook are casual gamers, with titles... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Sued Again | Apple Buys WiFiSlam - Posted March 25, 2013
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Former Apple Exec Thinks the Company's PR Strategy Is All Wrong - Posted March 19, 2013
Over the last few weeks, we've posted several stories about Apple's newer, more aggressive PR strategy in the post-Jobs era. Not only is the tech giant focused on pushing i... [PRNewser]

Facebook Adds Cover Photo Capabilities To IOS App - Posted March 18, 2013
Facebook pushed its latest iOS native application update Monday, giving users the ability to change their cover photos from their phones or tablets. The latest version of the iOS app also improved group messaging features. These features are already ... [AllFacebook]

SkyPhrase NLP Tech Helps Users Get More Out Of Google Analytics - Posted March 18, 2013
Google Analytics gives web site owners good information about what's clicking with visitors to their site, how those users got there, and more. But, attaining that insight can be somewhat laborious for those not well-versed in the tool and its interface, says Nick Cassimatis, associate professor in the Department of Cognitive... [semanticweb.com]

SkyPhrase NLP Tech Helps Users Get More Out Of Google Analytics - Posted March 18, 2013
Google Analytics gives web site owners good information about what's clicking with visitors to their site, how those users got there, and more. But, attaining that insight can be somewhat laborious for those not well-versed in the tool and its interface, says Nick Cassimatis, associate professor in the Department of Cognitive... [AllTwitter]

3 Micropublishing Platforms to Start Your Publication - Posted March 15, 2013
The world of publishing is treacherous. Today, coming up with enough capital to fully staff, produce and publish a magazine is a daunting task -- and making a profit off of it is almost impossible. But, it turns out, a new trend is rising that could help startup magazines produce, and even... [TVSpy]

Apple Exec Bitch Slaps Samsung Before Galaxy S4 Debut - Posted March 15, 2013
"Once you spend time with the Galaxy S4, I'm very confident you'll find how its innovations make your life simple and fuller." OK, so Samsung president JK Shin tends to exaggerate a bit. In case you missed it, yesterday's big tech news concerned the debut ... [PRNewser]

HOAXES: Liking Facebook Pages Will Not Yield Ipad Minis, Beats Electronics Headphones, GHD Hair Straighteners - Posted March 11, 2013
OK, folks, let's try this again: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Now, keeping that in mind, will liking a Facebook page result in a free ... [AllFacebook]

Beam Me Up?: Apple's iWatch to Debut in 2013 - Posted March 4, 2013
The most compelling aspect of working in the public relations industry is that we sometimes make decisions based on intuition. We're not always right, of course, but it is part of the job. Like meteorologists, we look at developing trends and prevailing conditions, combine that information with our knowledge of past behav... [AgencySpy]

Beam Me Up?: Apple's iWatch to Debut in 2013 - Posted March 4, 2013
The most compelling aspect of working in the public relations industry is that we sometimes make decisions based on intuition. We're not always right, of course, but it is part of the job. Like meteorologists, we look at developing trends and prevailing conditions, combine that information with our knowledge of past behav... [PRNewser]

Ontology Systems Helps Companies In Search of Data Agility - Posted March 4, 2013
The Semantic Web Blog earlier this month covered the news that Ontology Systems is updating its Ontology semantic search platform to Version 4.0, which was previewed last week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Fo... [semanticweb.com]

What Siri Was and What It Could Be - Posted March 1, 2013
Ron Callari of InventorSpot recently discussed the history of Siri and the ... [semanticweb.com]

'Fortune' Reveals World's Most Admired Companies; Facebook Makes List At No. 48 - Posted March 1, 2013
Facebook secured a spot on Fortune's 30th annual ... [AllFacebook]

Big Brands Encourage Supreme Court to Support Gay Marriage - Posted February 28, 2013
An update in case you don't follow judicial politics: The United States Supreme Court is about to hear a couple of cases challenging the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DoMA), the 1996 legislation that effectively said "i... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Gay Marriage Support | Groupon Earnings - Posted February 28, 2013
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email.   Facebook Backs Same-Sex Marriage in Supreme Court Filing... [SocialTimes.com]

Do Not Install Amazon Kindle App Update Version 3.6.1 on Your iPhone or iPad - Posted February 27, 2013
If you use the Amazon Kindle app on your Apple device, you should not install the 3.6.1 update for the app. UPDATE: Amazon has released a 3.6.2 update and removed the warning about the previous edition. The new release includes ... [GalleyCat]

Apple Settles Lawsuit With Parents Who Said In-App Purchases Were Too Easy For Kids - Posted February 26, 2013
Apple has settled the class action lawsuit brought against the company by a group of parents who claimed that in-app purchasing took advantage of their children, who racked up large bills without knowing it. According to the lawsuit, children had made in-app purchases for as much as $300 without realizing what... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Mark Zuckerberg Helps Launch The Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation - Posted February 20, 2013
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO ... [AllFacebook]

STUDY: How Are Top Brands Using Instagram? - Posted February 19, 2013
It seems that brands are not only becoming more hip to social photo-sharing site Instagram (which Facebook purchased last year), but getting smarte... [AllFacebook]

You can now AirPlay HBO GO onto your Apple TV - Posted February 17, 2013
The connected device market just got more competitive. While Apple TV doesn't yet have an HBO GO App, the network just announced that you can now turn your se... [Lost Remote]

Why Staples Employee's Ill-Timed Tweets Are No Big Deal - Posted February 15, 2013
While many brands focus their public relations strategies on demographics, messaging and marketing, the tremendous PR power of employees is often undervalued--or overlooked entirely. The public is all too familiar with customer service horror stories, which can lead to us to both boycott the brands in question and encou... [PRNewser]

Apple Expands Its Retail Presence to Strengthen Its Brand - Posted February 12, 2013
It's been a trying year for Apple as the brand continues to shape its po... [PRNewser]

Apple Expands Its Retail Presence to Strengthen Its Brand - Posted February 12, 2013
It's been a trying year for Apple as the brand continues to shape its po... [AgencySpy]

Facebook's Mobile Strategy: Create Experiences That Can't Be Done On Desktop - Posted February 12, 2013
As Facebook pushes more and more to become a mobile-focused company, it wants to create experiences that simply cannot occur on laptop or desktop computers. Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said ... [AllFacebook]

Onehackmind's Locist App Builds On Connection Between Location, Facebook - Posted February 11, 2013
Several existing applications tie ... [AllFacebook]

Can Alexander Wang Make Samsung as Fashionable as Apple? - Posted February 8, 2013
Apple's latest PR push and disappointing iPhone 5 sales have led some to wonder: Is Steve Jobs's baby no longer the king of all things cool? Have Samsung and Microsoft somehow mana... [PRNewser]

Apple's PR Team Gets More Aggressive with the Message - Posted February 6, 2013
For a long time, it seemed like Steve Jobs and the team at Apple saw traditional PR approaches and tools like press releases as ancient relics. They were over it. Things are different now, though. The Wall Street J... [PRNewser]

Which Brands' 'Green' Claims Are Legitimate? - Posted January 25, 2013
Running a green/sustainable/environmentally friendly brand is obviously a big deal now. Following retail giant H&M's promises to ... [PRNewser]

Swipp Social Intelligence Platform Merges Social And Knowledge Streams - Posted January 24, 2013
When Don Thorson and Charlie Constantini looked at the social graph - some 1 billlion connected people all sharing information at an incredibly fast pace - they saw a problem, and an opportunity. Data extraction wasn't playing as big a role in the picture as it could, so the possibility that... [semanticweb.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Quora Blogs | Google Image Search - Posted January 24, 2013
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

The Origins of Siri (video) - Posted January 23, 2013
The Huffington Post recently shared an inside look at the origins of Siri. The article states, "The world got its first inkling of the quick wit that would make Apple's ... [semanticweb.com]

BOOK REVIEW: 'Facebook Nation: Total Information Awareness' Is A Must - Posted January 15, 2013
Newton Lee's book, Facebook ... [AllFacebook]

Park City, Utah Rides High During Sundance Film Festival - Posted January 14, 2013
According to Amy Kersey, communications manager at the Park City Chamber/CVB (Convention and Visitors Bureau), "The Sundance Film Fes... [PRNewser]

Will Facebook Announce Messenger For IPad At Tuesday Press Event? - Posted January 14, 2013
Another theory has emerged on what Facebook will announce at its ... [AllFacebook]

The Atlantic Wire Launches Web App - Posted January 10, 2013
The Atlantic Wire has a new look. On the iPad, at least. The site has launched a new HTML5 web app -- touch.theatlanticwire.com -- that is specifically designed for the Apple tablet. The Atlantic Wire decided to venture into iPad web apps because its audience increasingly comes via iPads and other tablets.... [Fishbowl NY]

The Atlantic Wire Launches Web App - Posted January 10, 2013
The Atlantic Wire has a new look. On the iPad, at least. The site has launched a new HTML5 web app -- touch.theatlanticwire.com -- that is specifically designed for the Apple tablet. The Atlantic Wire decided to venture into iPad web apps because its audience increasingly comes via iPads and other tablets.... [FishbowlNY]

INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook Mobile Ad Performance - Posted January 7, 2013
As more and more Facebook users check the site through their mobile devices, advertisers have followed suit. New figures from Kenshoo Social show that more than one of every five dollars spent on Facebook ads are delivered on mobile devices. Kenshoo Chief Marketing Officer ... [AllFacebook]

Social Travel Apps Thrive as App Store Hits 40 Billion Downloads - Posted January 7, 2013
Apple announced today that its App Store customers have downloaded more than 40 billion apps. It was a record-breaking year, the company said, with nearly 20 billion apps downloaded in 201... [SocialTimes.com]

Touchscreen Tables: The Newest Restaurant Revolution? - Posted January 4, 2013
As food writers/enthusiasts, we know how difficult it can be to make your restaurant stand out--especially in a crowded market. Serving great food in a casual, well-designed atmosphere just isn't enough anymore (if it ever was). Now, in the tradit... [PRNewser]

Polaroid Wants to Help You Print Your Smartphone Pics - Posted January 2, 2013
Here's a crazy statistic: people around the world downloaded 328 million apps on Christmas Day 2012. It would seem that owning a tablet or smartphone is nearly as important as brea... [PRNewser]

Most Influential People, Companies and Cities of 2012 [Infographic] - Posted December 25, 2012
Klout, a service that ranks social network account holders for their influence, released a list of the most influential people, companies, products and cities of 2012. The results jibe with the most search-for terms of the year. The iPhone was the big winner in products. And Facebook... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Instagram Privacy | Apple-Foursquare Talks? - Posted December 19, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook For IOS Update Lets Users Choose Album When Uploading Photos - Posted December 13, 2012
Facebook's Android application wasn't the only one to receive a facelift today. The site also announced that the ... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Walmart, IPhone, And The Hottest Holiday Tech Trends On Facebook - Posted December 10, 2012
Walmart was the most-talked-about brand on Facebook over Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and it appears that the major retailer has carried that momentum through the holiday season. According to an infographic from Compass Labs, Walmart is again one of the most popular Facebook brands, wi... [AllFacebook]

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace Is Currently $4 on Amazon, B&N and iTunes - Posted December 7, 2012
Amazon, ... [GalleyCat]

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace Is Currently $4 on Amazon, B&N and iTunes - Posted December 6, 2012
Amazon, ... [semanticweb.com]

Apple's 'Made in USA' Plan: Good PR, Bad Strategy or Both? - Posted December 6, 2012
Apple CEO Tim Cook ... [PRNewser]

Now Playing On Facebook Gifts: ITunes - Posted November 26, 2012
Facebook has recently been expanding the number of users who have access to Gifts, allowing them to give presents to friends through the social network. Just ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook To Employees: Start 'Droidfooding' - Posted November 26, 2012
Facebook continues to ramp up its support for the Android platform, putting its own ta... [AllFacebook]

Semantic Tech Checks In As The Holiday Shopping Begins - Posted November 26, 2012
  [caption id="attachment_33612" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo credit: FlickR/crd![/caption]   With Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday and Small Business Saturday behind us, and Cyber-Monday right in front of us, it is clear the holiday season is in full force. Apparently, retailers - both online and real-world - are doi... [semanticweb.com]

Semantic Tech Checks In As The Holiday Shopping Begins - Posted November 26, 2012
  [caption id="attachment_33612" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo credit: FlickR/crd![/caption]   With Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday and Small Business Saturday behind us, and Cyber-Monday right in front of us, it is clear the holiday season is in full force. Apparently, retailers - both online and real-world - are doi... [AllTwitter]

Social Media Newsfeed: Black Friday Tech | Pinterest Calendar - Posted November 21, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Tests Photo Sync On IOS Devices - Posted November 19, 2012
In September, Facebook tested Photo Sync for Android, allowing users the choice for photos to instantly upload to Facebook (but to an album only you can see) when they are taken. TechCrunch reported Monday that the social network is bringing Photo Sync to Apple devices. This is not an automatic feature, but... [AllFacebook]

How Come PR Gets No Respect? - Posted November 16, 2012
Muck Rack's Gregory Galant begins ... [PRNewser]

It's Official: Facebook Apps Have A Share Button - Posted November 15, 2012
Users asked for it, and Facebook responded. The social network announced Thursday that tits native applications for iOS and Android devices now include a share button. Both apps also got upgrades Thursday, with emoticons coming to Apple and better photo tagging coming to Android. We ... [AllFacebook]

Yandex Takes To The iPad - Posted November 15, 2012
Search engine Yandex, which like Google, Bing and Yahoo takes advantage of sites using schema.org markup to improve the display of search results, today released a search app for the iPad. The other major search providers have already accounted for the iPad in their search portfolios. According... [semanticweb.com]

How Apple owns social TV with traditional commercials - Posted November 15, 2012
You might notice that Apple isn't "on social" the way many of their other Fortune 500 brethren are. They don't have a social media manager and don't invest in social marketing campaigns (in the traditiona... [Lost Remote]

Creating a 'Breakout Brand' Through PR Outreach - Posted November 14, 2012
A recent survey commissioned by rbb Public Relations and performed by IBOPE/Zogby International received a bit of ... [AgencySpy]

Newest Facebook Messenger For IOS Update Includes Feedback - Posted November 12, 2012
Updates to Facebook's mobile applications are coming fast and furious. Monday, ... [AllFacebook]

Apple Infighting: Former Exec Disses CEO Tim Cook - Posted November 9, 2012
Apple may have a bit of a PR problem on its hands thanks to a former executive who doesn't seem to mind voicing his very frank opinions of the company's top brass to all interested parties. David Sobotta spent nearly twenty years in sales at what is now the ... [PRNewser]

Is Apple 'Not a Sustainable Business Culture'? - Posted November 9, 2012
Apple may have a bit of a PR problem on its hands thanks to a former executive who doesn't seem to mind voicing his very frank opinions of the company's top brass to all interested parties. David Sobotta spent nearly twenty years in sales at what is now the ... [AgencySpy]

Is Apple 'Not a Sustainable Business Culture'? - Posted November 9, 2012
Apple may have a bit of a PR problem on its hands thanks to a former executive who doesn't seem to mind voicing his very frank opinions of the company's top brass to all interested parties. David Sobotta spent nearly twenty years in sales at what is now the ... [TVNewser]

Facebook Gives Pages Manager For IOS A Slight Upgrade - Posted November 7, 2012
Facebook is continuing to upgrade its mobile applications. The site announced ... [AllFacebook]

Non-Foursquare Facebook Users Can Now Be Added To Foursquare Check-Ins - Posted November 7, 2012
Users of location-based mobile application ... [AllFacebook]

UPDATED: Facebook Gifts: Now On IOS Devices - Posted November 5, 2012
Facebook made more progress in the mobile gifting arena Monday, as the social network announced that the newest update of its iOS application will include Gifts, for users in the U.S., at least. In this version of Facebook's Apple app, the site also upgraded its Messenger and Camera features. ... [AllFacebook]

Is Apple's Design Sense Dated? - Posted November 1, 2012
For a company often praised for its sleek, hyper-modern design aesthetic, Apple seems conflicted about the future of its user interfaces. In the wake of a staffing shake-up that went under-reported thanks to Hurricane Sandy, the company seems to be in the midst of a subtle but certain visual re-branding. A New... [PRNewser]

5 iPad Apps Journalists Should Try For Interviews - Posted November 1, 2012
When Apple first announced its fourth-generation iPad and iPad Mini, I'm sure many journalists out there were extremely excited for the opportunity to get their hands on these new gadgets. I know I was. But for all the functional uses the iPad provides us, I wonder how many journalists have truly... [10,000 Words]

WARNING: Free IPad Mini Messages On Facebook Lead To Malware - Posted November 1, 2012
We hate to break this to you, but no one is giving away free iPad Minis on Facebook. So if you receive a message on the social network promising you a free mini-tablet from Apple, it's ... [AllFacebook]

'Apple' Secures The Beatles' Granny Smith Logo - Posted October 31, 2012
Well, it's official -- the iconic Granny Smith symbol of The Beatles' record label, Apple Records, no longer belongs to the timeless band that made it famous, but to the monopolizer of all things apple-related: computer and electronics giant Apple. Thus ... [PRNewser]

The Star Trek Computer: Now Available from Google - Posted October 31, 2012
Ever wish you could have the computer from Star Trek? Now you can. Jon Mitchell of ReadWriteWeb reports, "The new version of Google's Search app for iOS is available in the App Store, and it's a good t... [semanticweb.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Bulgarian Blogger | Hurricane Sandy | Social Campaiging - Posted October 29, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Apple Releases First iPad Mini Commercial - Posted October 24, 2012
The launch of the iPad Mini yesterday marked the beginning of both speculation about Apple next product (I'm thinking the iPad Maxi with a 13" screen) as well as new commercials. Apple commercials are usually clever and/or funny, and the first one iPad Mini is no exception. I'm sure you recognize the... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Apple Introduces $329 iPad Mini - Posted October 23, 2012
Apple introduced an iPad Mini, a fourth generation iPad, a new version of iBooks, a new version of iBooks Author, and various Macs, in a press conference today. The iPad Mini is "as thin as a pencil." It has a 7.9-inch screen and is 7.2 mm think. It has the same... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Will the Public Tire of Apple's Endless Product Rollout? - Posted October 22, 2012
Here we go again. Apple launches yet another highly-anticipated product amid a media whirlwind/ hype machine set to whip up the public like a bowl of meringue. And it works. Every time. This time, as we're sure you know, it's the ... [PRNewser]

5 Stats to Note From Poynter's iPad Eye-Tracking Study - Posted October 22, 2012
Last week, Poynter shared findings from its recent eye-tracking study. Using "eyetracking gear, observation and exit interviews," Poynter tracked 36 people as they engaged with news stories on an iPad, an ... [10,000 Words]

Facebook Releases Screenshot Importer For App Developers - Posted October 18, 2012
Facebook continued to introduce new features aimed at helping application developers, following Wednesday's announcement that mobile app install ads are now available to all developers with the less-ballyhooed rollout of a screenshot importer, which allows developers to import their apps' screenshots from Apple's iTu... [AllFacebook]

iPad Mini Coming on Tuesday? - Posted October 16, 2012
Apple will host another press conference on Tuesday, ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

STUDY: Teens Like Facebook More Than Twitter - Posted October 15, 2012
Teenagers are using all kinds of social networks nowadays -- Tumblr, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter -- but they're not really flocking to ... [AllFacebook]

Ballmer's Brilliant Plan: Make Microsoft 'Cool' - Posted October 12, 2012
When you try to think of the most groundbreaking "devices and services" company in the world today, the first name that comes to mind is...Microsoft, right? No? Well, CEO Steve Ballmer wants to change all that, and he's got a ... [PRNewser]

Google's Eric Schmidt: 'It's Very Easy to Criticize a Company That You're Not In' - Posted October 11, 2012
Google's executive chairman expressed the headline's sentiment during a discussion with Walt Mossberg and Kar... [PRNewser]

Is Facebook's New Android App Almost Ready? - Posted October 8, 2012
A while ago, Facebook announced that it will have a renewed focus on Android, as more users worldwide sign onto the site from devices using that operating syst... [AllFacebook]

Younger Users Flock To Facebook Mobile; Android Tops Apple In Worldwide Usage - Posted October 8, 2012
It's well-known that more people are accessing Facebook on mobile devices, and the trend is definitely not lost among the site's younger ... [AllFacebook]

Study: Brands On Facebook Fail To Take Advantage Of Consumers' Attraction To Promotions - Posted October 8, 2012
Retailers' Facebook ... [AllFacebook]

Remembering Steve Jobs on the Anniversary of His Death - Posted October 5, 2012
Steve Jobs died one year ago today. The best thing about time is that, when given enough of it, we can gain perspective on just about everything. This sad anniversary is not only a time to reflect, as Apple has done in the above video, but to assess and ... [PRNewser]

Facebook Tops 1B Monthly Active Users; Mark Zuckerberg Speaks With NBC's Matt Lauer, 'Bloomberg Businessweek'; New Agency Of Record Wieden & Kennedy Debuts 'The Things That Connect Us' - Posted October 4, 2012
Facebook officially reached 1 billion monthly active users Sept. 14 at 12:45 p.m. PT, Co-Founder and CEO ... [AllFacebook]

Can the 'iPad Mini' Make up for Apple Maps? - Posted October 3, 2012
Thanks to Interbrand and common sense, we now know that Apple is the No. 2 most valuable brand in the world--and its profile is rising faster than that of any other company. Yet, in the wake of disap... [PRNewser]

The New York Times' New iPad Website Could Mean End of Apple App - Posted October 2, 2012
The New York Times has launched an HTML 5 web app (app.nytimes.com) for the iPad. The app is available to subscribers and organizes content in four ways: Times Wire, a live feed of the latest news and media; All Sections, which is pr... [Fishbowl NY]

The New York Times' New iPad Website Could Mean End of Apple App - Posted October 2, 2012
The New York Times has launched an HTML 5 web app (app.nytimes.com) for the iPad. The app is available to subscribers and organizes content in four ways: Times Wire, a live feed of the latest news and media; All Sections, which is pr... [FishbowlNY]

Google Now vs. Siri - Posted October 1, 2012
Dan Ritter reports, "Google has grown in the spotlight recently. The company pushed against record highs on September 25 and is looking particularly good in the wake of Apple's iOS 6 maps fiasco. The two tech giants have been exchanging bl... [semanticweb.com]

Tim Cook Is, Like, So Sorry for Apple Maps - Posted September 28, 2012
The public doesn't know Apple as a company prone to apology. We imagine its communications team would be far more comfortable issuing a statement to the effect of "the obvious superiority of our products speaks for itself, hahaha". Hey, we understand--apologies acknowledge the ... [PRNewser]

Facebook Releases New SDK To Support IOS 6 - Posted September 25, 2012
Facebook released its new software development kit with support for the social network's integration into Apple's iOS 6, ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: New Myspace | Facebook Hysteria | Tweeted Movie - Posted September 25, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Don't Cry for Samsung. It's Doing Fine. - Posted September 24, 2012
PR is a tricky art--sometimes what looks like a big win turns out to be anything but, and companies that seem to be stuck in the PR doghouse may actually be doing much better than they appear. There's no doubt that the... [PRNewser]

Facebook To Update Mobile Apps Every 4 To 8 Weeks - Posted September 20, 2012
On the same day that Facebook released a bunch of mobile updates for Apple and ... [AllFacebook]

Woobox Ties Facebook Into Passbook Coupons - Posted September 20, 2012
Brands looking for innovative ways to bring traffic into their physical stores have found success using the ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Testing Photo Sync For Android - Posted September 20, 2012
Facebook is testing a feature for its Android users that syncs photos taken on their mob... [AllFacebook]

Yelp Officially Joins Apple Maps - Posted September 19, 2012
Local business review site Yelp has marked a pin in Apple's answer to Google Maps. Now that Apple's latest operating system, iOS 6, is ready for download, iPad and iPhone users will be able to check out Yelp reviews on Apple maps in 17 of the countries that use Yelp. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Roars In Apple OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.2 Update - Posted September 19, 2012
Apple's iOS 6 isn't the only update coming out of... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Ad Network | iOS 6 Debut | Teacher Bullying - Posted September 19, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Support For Admins: Pages Manager For Apple Updated, Feedback Panel Announced - Posted September 18, 2012
Those who manage Facebook pages can often use all the help they can get. The social network announced two things Tuesday to aid pag... [AllFacebook]

WNYW Gives the iPhone5 Lasers and a Hologram - Posted September 18, 2012
Lidia Curanaj, a reporter for the New York FOX affiliate, WNYW, almost upgraded the iPhone 5 before it had a chance to hit the stores. Curanaj was covering the upcoming sale of the widely anticipated ne... [TVSpy]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Changes | Facebook Ruling | iPhone 5 - Posted September 18, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

The iPhone 5 and the Horrible Power of Hype - Posted September 14, 2012
Excitement is what makes life worth living--you know, the kind of joy that you experience when falling in love, having your first child...and getting your grubby little hands on Apple's iPhone5. Of course you've heard that Apple deb... [PRNewser]

Facebook Crows About Success Of New IOS App - Posted September 14, 2012
Facebook touted the success of the Aug. 23 release of Facebook 5.0 for iOS, saying that one-ha... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Ads | Facebook Exchange | New iCloud.com - Posted September 14, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Cooliris Is A Hot Facebook Photo App - Posted September 13, 2012
For people who have photos all over the web -- on Instagram, Facebook, ... [AllFacebook]

JCPenney Will Cut Your Kid's Hair for Free - Posted September 13, 2012
Things have been looking bleak for JCPenney. The struggling retailer lost $147 million during the second quarter, its shares ... [PRNewser]

Oh Hey, Did You Hear There's a New iPhone? - Posted September 12, 2012
We managed to miss most of the up-to-the-minute reporting about today's totally awesome Foo Fighters concert because we were busy, you know, doing our jobs. But we just caught up on the news, and w... [AgencySpy]

Lululemon to Calvin Klein: You Stole Our Favorite Yoga Pants! - Posted September 12, 2012
Turns out that monster tech companies like Apple and Samsung aren't the only ones going to court over copyright infringement. Popular athletic wear producer... [PRNewser]

5 iPhone 5 Parodies You're Likely To Laugh At While Looking For The Real iPhone 5 Commercial - Posted September 12, 2012
Following Apple's big iPhone 5 announcement more people than ever are searching for the official Apple iPhone 5 video on YouTube. Well folks, while the video is available on the Apple webs... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Is Now Friends With Siri, ITunes On IPhone 5 - Posted September 12, 2012
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg laughed off the thought of a Fa... [AllFacebook]

Apple Unveils the World's Thinnest Smart Phone...With Some New Social Features to Boot - Posted September 12, 2012
For months rumors have been flying about the features of the new iPhone 5. Today those rumors can finally be put to rest as Apple has officially unveiled their shiny new device and, as anticipated, it's bigger, better, faster and stronger than ever. Paul Sc... [SocialTimes.com]

Could Samsung's Loss Be a Win in Disguise? - Posted September 12, 2012
Generally, we PR professionals expect the loss of a major lawsuit to prove damaging for a company's reputation and, consequently, its sales. Yet Samsung's recent ... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Zuckerberg Speaks | iPhone 5 | 9/11 Anniversary - Posted September 12, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Mark Zuckerberg Discusses Mobile, IPO, Search, And Facebook's Future - Posted September 11, 2012
Facebook is the world's most social platform, but the man who started it all hasn't spoken much recently. At TechCrunch's Disrupt ... [AllFacebook]

Amazon's New Kindle Tablets Optimized For Facebook - Posted September 7, 2012
Amazon is la... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Kindle Updates | Instagram Buy | Twitter Self-Serve Ads - Posted September 7, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Why You Can't Resist the iPhone 5 - Posted September 4, 2012
Apple is at it again. Few forces riv... [AgencySpy]

iPhone 5 Event Scheduled for September 12 - Posted September 4, 2012
Apple has sent journalists invitations to a September 12 event. As you can see by the invitation image embedded above, the shadow seems to imply that an iPhone 5 will be unveiled at the San Francisco event. Below, we've rounded up some of our coverage of rumors and videos a... [FishbowlDC]

Apple Keeps Blocking Drone Strike App - Posted August 30, 2012
According to Wired, developer Josh Begley just can't seem to get his ap... [PRNewser]

Another Update For Apple Devices: Facebook Page Manager - Posted August 30, 2012
Facebook is putting some serious work into its Apple iOS devices. After giving Facebook and ... [AllFacebook]

LeVar Burton on How Star Trek Influenced Technology - Posted August 30, 2012
When the iPad debuted in 2010, Star Trek The Next Generation's LeVar Burton wasn't as surprised by the device as others. After all, characters on his show and the original series were beaming each other up, video chatting and using ... [SocialTimes.com]

Hilarious 2011 Star Trek Video Goes Viral Thanks To Apple's Victory Over Samsung - Posted August 29, 2012
The verdict is in. Last week a federal jury in San Jose, California found Samsung guilty of infringing on Apple patents to the tune of $1 billion. But who cares about that? The best thing to come out of Apple's triumph, in my humble... [SocialTimes.com]

Apple's Win: Beginning of the End for PC's? - Posted August 28, 2012
You've probably heard that Apple won their big copyright infringement suit against Samsung. Their victory was, in fact, overwhelming--but how did it c... [AgencySpy]

Apple's Win: Beginning of the End for PC's? - Posted August 28, 2012
You've probably heard that Apple won their big copyright infringement suit against Samsung. Their victory was, in fact, overwhelming--but how did it c... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Bloody Instagram Photo | Facebook Buy | Chris Christie - Posted August 27, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Mobile Facebook Messenger Update Adds Emoticons, Shows When Friends Were Last Active - Posted August 24, 2012
Shortly after Facebook announced an upgrade for Apple iOS devices and said it was working on ... [AllFacebook]

Apple on Foxconn: We're Doing Better, See?! - Posted August 24, 2012
Apple won a small reprieve on the matter of its biggest PR problem this week as ... [PRNewser]

Facebook 5.0 For iOS Released; Twice As Fast? - Posted August 23, 2012
Users of Apple iOS devices who feel the need for speed may have their needs met by Facebook 5.0 for iOS, an update released to the iTunes App Store Thursday. Facebook claimed in its ... [AllFacebook]

Google Now Headed To Galaxy S3 As Samsung And Apple Lock Horns Over Siri In Court - Posted August 22, 2012
The Google Now intelligent personal assistant service was introduced mid-summer with the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system for the Nexus 7 tablet and a variety of Nexus devices. Originally it was not available for the Samsung Galaxy S3, which offers its voice-enabled mobile personal assistant, S Voice (see story ... [semanticweb.com]

Explosions, Car Chases and Cupcakes: Jack Bauer Reps Acer - Posted August 21, 2012
Kiefer Sutherland is no stranger to the world of advertising -- he's done voice-overs for the likes of Apple, ... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: No Facebook Deal | AT&T and FaceTime | Zynga Stock - Posted August 20, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Is Mark Zuckerberg In Over His Head? - Posted August 17, 2012
As Facebook's value on Wall Street continues to fall, critics have wondered if the problems facing the social network are too big for Co-Founder and CEO Mark ... [AllFacebook]

The State of Virtual Assistants: Don't Fire Your Real Assistant Yet - Posted August 16, 2012
Elise Ackerman of Forbes recently discussed the present state and foreseeable future of virtual assistants. She begins, "Apple has been working hard to c... [semanticweb.com]

What Facebook Integration In The ITunes App Store Means For App Developers - Posted August 14, 2012
We all heard the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote in June ... [AllFacebook]

Nike Wins Facebook Brand Battle During Olympics - Posted August 14, 2012
Now that we know which athletes won both the social and actual Olympic Games, it's time to figure out whi... [AllFacebook]

Tech and Govt. Vets Form Dream Team Firm - Posted August 14, 2012
Big names, big news: Eastwick--a tech communications agency that helped build some of Silicon Valley's biggest brands over more than two decades in the business--has offici... [PRNewser]

McKayla Maroney Probably Not Impressed by Her Own Meme - Posted August 10, 2012
We think it's safe to say that last week was a great one for McKayla Maroney. Not only did she bring home the gold as part of the US Gymnastics Fab Five (that's "... [PRNewser]

FTC: Privacy Settlement With Facebook Finalized - Posted August 10, 2012
The privacy settlement between Facebook and the Federal Trade Commission, announced... [AllFacebook]

Facebook SDK 3.0 For IOS Out Of Beta - Posted August 7, 2012
Facebook SDK 3.0 for iOS is officially out of beta, and the social network announced that the software development kit for Apple iOS applic... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Apple Drops YouTube | Twitter Languages | Amazon Games - Posted August 7, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Computer History 101 Off California's Highway 101 - Posted August 6, 2012
Visitors won't find advance prototypes of the next model of Apple's iPhone or iPad at Mountain View, California's Computer History Museum. Instead, its Revolution exhibit takes a look back at the first two t... [TVNewser]

Computer History 101 Off California's Highway 101 - Posted August 6, 2012
Visitors won't find advance prototypes of the next model of Apple's iPhone or iPad at Mountain View, California's Computer History Museum. Instead, its Revolution exhibit takes a look back at the first two t... [PRNewser]

Is Apple Gunning to Buy Pinterest Competitor The Fancy? - Posted August 6, 2012
Business Insider reported this weekend that Apple is possibly angling to sink their hooks into The Fancy, a Pinterest-like site that focuses on tying image sharing to e-commerce. This would be a step for Apple into the wo... [SocialTimes.com]

Huffington, The iPad Magazine from HuffPo, Goes Free - Posted August 2, 2012
Huffington -- the iPad magazine from The Huffington Post -- launched only a little over a month ago, and things have already begun to change. According to Capital New York, ... [Fishbowl NY]

Huffington, The iPad Magazine from HuffPo, Goes Free - Posted August 2, 2012
Huffington -- the iPad magazine from The Huffington Post -- launched only a little over a month ago, and things have already begun to change. According to Capital New York, ... [FishbowlNY]

Social Media Newsfeed: Apple Rumors | Facebook Photos | Goofy Olympics - Posted July 31, 2012
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: #NBCFail | Google Fiber | Digg Relaunch - Posted July 30, 2012
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Social Media Newsfeed: Mountain Lion | Facebook Resignation | Foursquare Ads - Posted July 25, 2012
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iPad Sales Increased 84% Last Quarter - Posted July 24, 2012
Apple sold 17 million iPads in the third quarter of 2012, an 84 percent increase compared to the same period last year. Nevertheless, Bloomberg noted that profit was $9.32 a sharem, below Wall... [FishbowlDC]

iPad Sales Increased 84% Last Quarter - Posted July 24, 2012
Apple sold 17 million iPads in the third quarter of 2012, an 84 percent increase compared to the same period last year. Nevertheless, Bloomberg noted that profit was $9.32 a sharem, below Wall... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Facebook Acquires Mac-Based App Developer Acrylic - Posted July 20, 2012
The Facebook family continues to grow. Acrylic, which develops applications for Mac and iOS devices... [AllFacebook]

Discovery App Raved Taps Facebook, Foursquare Friends For Recommendations - Posted July 19, 2012
Recommendations from Facebook friends and ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: iPad Prototype | Facebook Grilled | YouTube Blurring - Posted July 19, 2012
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Facebook Check-Ins Power Game Play Of App Promoting Upcoming Video-Game Release - Posted July 18, 2012
Facebook ... [AllFacebook]

Semantic Web Jobs: Apple - Posted July 17, 2012
Apple is searching for a Senior Java Siri Platform Engineer in Cupertino, CA. According to the post, "The Siri Server Platform team is looking for exceptional individuals to lead and extend the core software infrastructure, a... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook SDK 3.0 For IOS Released In Beta - Posted July 11, 2012
The largest software development kit update in Facebook's history is now complete, and the results can be found... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Internet Outage | Trojan App Axed | Webinar Record - Posted July 6, 2012
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Social Media Newsfeed: iPad Rumors | GM and Facebook | The Censorship Effect - Posted July 5, 2012
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Social Media Newsfeed: Best of Google I/O | iTunes Sharing | Twitter Digests - Posted June 28, 2012
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Facebook Releases Updates For Messenger, Pages Manager Mobile Apps - Posted June 27, 2012
Facebook released updates to its Messenger and ... [AllFacebook]

The Next Update For Facebook's IPhone App: Speed - Posted June 27, 2012
Apple's iOS 6 will come with more Facebook integration for the iPhone and iPad. Luckily for iPhone users, the next version of the ... [AllFacebook]

UPDATED: Facebook Pulls Find Friends Nearby Feature - Posted June 25, 2012
UPDATED: Facebook abruptly pulled its new find friends nearby feature, first reported Sunday, which listed users of the social network who were also logged into the application's page, and which was available via the Web and its apps for Apple's ... [AllFacebook]

IPhone App Gabi Lets Users Customize Their Facebook News Feeds - Posted June 21, 2012
iPhone users who want a different way of catching up with their Facebook... [AllFacebook]

LG, Microsoft Seek To Give Siri Some More Competition - Posted June 21, 2012
Siri's got more company: LG Electronics Quick Voice is scheduled to make its appearance on the LG Optimus Vu Android smart phones at the end of the month. Now there are three voice-enabled mobile personal assistants, including the ... [semanticweb.com]

Panelists Say Social Apps Can Lead to Rape | Microsoft Unveils Tablets | Group to Facebook: Don't Target Ads to Kids - Posted June 19, 2012
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Facebook Updating Software Development Kit For Apple IOS 6 To Reflect Integration - Posted June 18, 2012
With Facebook integration officially coming to Apple's iOS 6 mobile operating s... [AllFacebook]

Why Apple and Google Need to Focus on Privacy - Posted June 18, 2012
Apple and Google enjoy legions of brand advocates who are willing to wait in line fo... [PRNewser]

Why Apple and Google Need to Focus on Privacy - Posted June 18, 2012
Apple and Google enjoy legions of brand advocates who are willing to wait in line fo... [AgencySpy]

Facebook App Center Starts Hitting IPads - Posted June 14, 2012
As part of Facebook's gradual rollout of its app center, some users with Apple ... [AllFacebook]

Time Inc. Magazines Now Available via Apple's Newsstand - Posted June 14, 2012
Time Inc. has finally brought all 20 of its consumer magazines to Apple's Newsstand. Monthly and yearly subscriptions are now available for the iPad version of Time's brands, including the popular Sports Illustrated, People, Time, Real Simple... [Fishbowl NY]

Time Inc. Magazines Now Available via Apple's Newsstand - Posted June 14, 2012
Time Inc. has finally brought all 20 of its consumer magazines to Apple's Newsstand. Monthly and yearly subscriptions are now available for the iPad version of Time's brands, including the popular Sports Illustrated, People, Time, Real Simple... [FishbowlNY]

Apple To Hit the Stop Button on Ping - Posted June 13, 2012
Apple will be discontinuing the social music network Ping when the company releases the next iteration of iTunes, according to a report by AllThingsD. Launched in 2010, Ping was Apple's answer to other digital music services like Spotify and Last.fm. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook: The End Of The Beginning - Posted June 13, 2012
Facebook's initial public offering is a milestone in the evolutio... [AllFacebook]

Somewhere Over the Semantic Horizon - Posted June 13, 2012
[caption id="attachment_29885" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Courtesy: Flickr/prusakolep"][/caption] What's on the horizon for the semantic web? It was a question pondered by expert panelists last week at the Semantic Technology and Business Conference in San Francisco. Siri - and its possible clones and descendents - came up as a... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook-Apple Integration: Now What? - Posted June 13, 2012
Now that the details are out about Fa... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Releasing Wordpress Plugin | Apple Kills Ping | Sweden Twitter Experiment Out of Control - Posted June 13, 2012
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Apple Announces Facebook Integration | Twitter Opens New Headquarters in Style | Americans Skeptical of Social Media - Posted June 12, 2012
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Facebook Hires Trio Behind Pieceable Viewer; To Shut Down Service Dec. 31 - Posted June 11, 2012
Facebook's talent-acquisition binge continued with the... [AllFacebook]

WWDC 2012: The Liveblogs Recap - Posted June 11, 2012
If you were on Twitter today, your feed was most likely overflowing with information from Apple's 2012 Worldwide Developers Conference. Known more commonly by its abbreviation, WWDC, the annual conference is Apple's time to show off its new software and technology aimed ... [10,000 Words]

WWDC 2012: The Liveblogs Recap - Posted June 11, 2012
If you were on Twitter today, your feed was most likely overflowing with information from Apple's 2012 Worldwide Developers Conference. Known more commonly by its abbreviation, WWDC, the annual conference is Apple's time to show off its new software and technology aimed ... [TVSpy]

Apple Announces Facebook Integration With IOS6, OSX Mountain Lion - Posted June 11, 2012
Apple officially confirmed that ... [AllFacebook]

Apple to Unveil iOS 6 | Report: Seniors Use Social, Too | LinkedIn Updates Members on Password Debacle - Posted June 11, 2012
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Facebook Officially Launches App Center - Posted June 8, 2012
The leak is now a launch, as Facebook began rolling out its ... [AllFacebook]

Report: Next Version Of Apple IOS To Include Integration With Facebook - Posted June 1, 2012
"Stay tuned," was what Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook had to say about his company's relationship... [AllFacebook]

Romney Buys #Amercia Promoted Tweets | Google+ Local Launches | Oracle CEO Loved Facebook - Posted May 31, 2012
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Flattr Gets an Unflattering Rejection from Apple - Posted May 30, 2012
We recently covered the development of a web payment standard, PaySwarm. Another candidate in the field isn't fairing quite as well. ... [semanticweb.com]

Apple CEO Tim Cook Talks Facebook - Posted May 30, 2012
Apple Chief Executive Officer ... [AllFacebook]

Latest Phone Rumors: Facebook Staffing Up - Posted May 29, 2012
Hold the phone: Like a persistent telemarketer, rumors of a Facebook phone ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Camera Hits Snags With Location, App Overcrowding - Posted May 25, 2012
Facebook users may be saying a few other things besides "cheese" when discussing new iPhone application ... [AllFacebook]

Apple's Siri Ads and the Role of Its Spokespeople - Posted May 24, 2012
The latest Siri ads starring John Malkovich have debuted, and they're a departure from the previous Zooey Deschanel/Samuel L. Jackson clips. Actually, all three are pretty different from one another. Here, Malkovich is doing his Malkovichian thing, giving Siri the word "life" to respond to and laughing at one of the phone's... [PRNewser]

Facebook Adds 'Send To Mobile' Button To App Center - Posted May 23, 2012
Facebook issued an update for developers on its app center, saying ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's 2013 Salary: $1 - Posted May 21, 2012
Facebook Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer ... [AllFacebook]

The Future of Siri - Posted May 21, 2012
Christian Zibreg recently reported on the future of Siri and how the service intends to bec... [semanticweb.com]

CNNMoney Launches iPad App - Posted May 18, 2012
CNNMoney has launched an iPad app. The app features a simple layout and allows users to sort what news appeals to them the most. Those who use CNNMoney's website to monitor stocks can access their information as well. The app also carries content fro... [Fishbowl NY]

CNNMoney Launches iPad App - Posted May 18, 2012
CNNMoney has launched an iPad app. The app features a simple layout and allows users to sort what news appeals to them the most. Those who use CNNMoney's website to monitor stocks can access their information as well. The app also carries content fro... [FishbowlNY]

Time Warner Cable CEO Teaches Us a Lesson In Being Prepared - Posted May 15, 2012
When being interviewed, it's OK to admit that there are things you don't know or need to follow up on. But when you're the CEO of a company and you're unaware of the big things happening in your industry, that's a big 'ol fail. Case in point: Time Warner Cable's CEO Glenn... [PRNewser]

Facebook Updates Mobile Photo Layout - Posted May 14, 2012
Facebook began rolling out an improved layout for posts with photos across all of its mobile platforms (Apple iOS, Android, and its mobile website). Photos will now fill the screen from edge to edge, appearing up to three times larger. And multiple photos from an album or event will be displayed within... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Introduces App Center, Paid Apps Beta - Posted May 9, 2012
Facebook's apps and games discovery page? That's so yesterday. The social ne... [AllFacebook]

Another Facebook Acquisition: Mobile App Glancee - Posted May 4, 2012
Facebook's May 18 initial public offering hasn't slowed its ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook In-App Ad Developer LifeStreet Media Secures $66M Equity Investment - Posted May 3, 2012
LifeStreet Media, creator of the... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Touts Mobile App Growth - Posted May 2, 2012
Traffic directed to mobile applications by Facebook is soa... [AllFacebook]

Volume, Emotion, Sponsorship: What Brands Have An Edge on Social Media Strategies? - Posted April 30, 2012
Market Strategies International recently released the first edition of what it says will be an annual Social Media Brand Index, a measure for brands both of consumer-generated soci... [semanticweb.com]

Chomp Is Gone From Android | Tumblr President Leaves | Rise Of Social Apps - Posted April 30, 2012
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Facebook Social App Discovery Added To Android - Posted April 24, 2012
What's good for the Apple is good for the Android, as Facebook announced that it extended its single-sign-on and deep-linking options to Android devices, following its move in February to do... [AllFacebook]

Google+ Redesign | Apple's eBook Lawsuit | Spotify's Web Button - Posted April 12, 2012
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

While Google Graphs in 3D, WolframAlpha Takes Shakespeare to Heart - Posted April 11, 2012
Last week speculation reigned about whether Google had set its sites on computational knowledge engine WolframAlpha, with the announcement that the search engine now is using WebGL technology for enhancing users' ability to interact with complex, compound math functions. The search giant in December added 2-D graphing to its delivery... [AllTwitter]

While Google Graphs in 3D, WolframAlpha Takes Shakespeare to Heart - Posted April 11, 2012
Last week speculation reigned about whether Google had set its sites on computational knowledge engine WolframAlpha, with the announcement that the search engine now is using WebGL technology for enhancing users' ability to interact with complex, compound math functions. The search giant in December added 2-D graphing to its delivery... [semanticweb.com]

POLL: Twitter Is The Least Popular Tech Brand, After Google, Apple And Facebook - Posted April 10, 2012
We love Twitter here at AllTwitter. We'd do a pretty poor job of writing about it all day if we didn't. But it looks like we're not among the majority when it comes to our obsession with 140 character soundbites - according to a new po... [AllTwitter]

Looking Down the Road at Apple - Posted April 9, 2012
David Siegel, author of Pull and a former SemTechBiz keynote speaker, recently shared his thoughts regarding the future of Apple, the ... [semanticweb.com]

Pinterest Co-Founder Exits | Groupon's Stock Drops | Tumblr's Facebook Integration - Posted April 3, 2012
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Welcome to the Morning Social Media Newsfeed! Here, we... [SocialTimes.com]

Magazines Look Terrible on The New iPad - Posted March 26, 2012
Over the past several days, complaints about how bad magazines look on the iPad have been rolling in. The reason, according to Mashable, is that the older magazine apps simply weren't built... [FishbowlLA]

Whose Reputation Suffers from the Mike Daisey/'This American Life' Retraction'? - Posted March 20, 2012
Even though the weekly public radio program This American Life had to retract its very popular story about ... [PRNewser]

Tech RoundUp: New iPads Sell Like Crazy, Stringfly Offers Rewards - Posted March 19, 2012
Apple has tons of cash. That's the big takeaway from these stories, which go into detail about the co... [PRNewser]

Nobody Knows Exactly What to Call the "New iPad" -- Would Steve Jobs Have Left it Nameless? - Posted March 16, 2012
The world of news is ablaze with stories of people lining up at Apple stores around the world and getting their hands on the "new iPad". But isn't it strange that nobody knows exactly what to call it? "New iPad", "iPad HD", "iPad 3"... the terms are being used... [SocialTimes.com]

Pump Up Your Pics for the New iPad, and Other News from the Unveiling - Posted March 8, 2012
The latest iteration of the iPad tablet was unveiled yesterday and the big story was the "retina" screen, one that's so precise the eye can't see the pixels. The science behind this hi-tech screen is described here. ... [PRNewser]

Siri's Going To Japan And Possibly Flirting With the iPad - Posted March 7, 2012
Siri's coming to Japan, but not to Apple TV. And, in a limited way, it may have made its way into the iPad, too. Previous to the Apple event today, there had been speculation that an Apple iTV would be unveiled that reportedly would integrat... [AllTwitter]

The New iPad is Probably/Maybe Going To Be Unveiled March 7 - Posted February 28, 2012
Let the frenzy begin. Invites have gone out for a "special event" hosted by Apple in San Francisco on March 7 and there's gleeful speculation that the iPad 3 will be revealed. Rumors and alleged "leaked peeks" of the new gadget have already gotten out with many thinking that this will be... [PRNewser]

Apple Plans to Pull Evi from the App Store - Posted February 28, 2012
It seems that Apple is getting a bit worried about the threat that Evi poses to Siri. ... [semanticweb.com]

Apple Plans to Pull Evi from the App Store - Posted February 28, 2012
It seems that Apple is getting a bit worried about the threat that Evi poses to Siri. ... [AllTwitter]

Following Controversy, Apple Shedding More Light on Suppliers - Posted February 21, 2012
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Following Controversy, Apple Shedding More Light on Suppliers - Posted February 21, 2012
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Semantic Web Jobs: Apple - Posted February 15, 2012
Apple is looking for an Integration Analyst in Santa Clara, CA. The post states, "The Platform Services group operates several products to fulfill the needs of Apple business and other IS&T teams. These products include an inte... [semanticweb.com]

Poor Working Conditions Putting Apple's Reputation on the Line - Posted February 1, 2012
Apple is feeling some rare backlash over a New York Times report that working conditions at suppl... [PRNewser]

With iBooks 2 And iBooks Author, E-Book Publishing For The Masses - Posted January 31, 2012
E-Books that originate in newsrooms are an increasingly common phenomenon. The Washington Post and POLITICO, to name two publishers, have both gotten into that business lately, and have had success with porting their work to the longform platform. Apple's recent introduction of iBooks 2 and iBooks Author brings the ability for much... [10,000 Words]

Skip the Meeting, Change The World - Posted January 30, 2012
Meetings, tweeting, brainstorming, open floor plans. How much of your work in PR is done alone? From workplace trends in the past 20 years, one would guess very little. This "groupthink," or herd-style working, could be leading to ... [PRNewser]

Three Ways to Make Your Grand Opening a News Event - Posted January 25, 2012
During a recent expedition to Disneyland, it came to my attention that the grand opening of the park in 1955 was televised live. What?!? Yes, with Art Linkletter as a host, ... [PRNewser]

Newsweek's New iPad App is Worth a Look - Posted January 23, 2012
The worst thing a magazine can do when designing an iPad app is to forget that people are using an iPad to read it. It sounds crazy, but it happens. A magazine is great, but when we're using an iPad, we want to swipe, scroll, tap and gently caress (okay, maybe... [Fishbowl NY]

Newsweek's New iPad App is Worth a Look - Posted January 23, 2012
The worst thing a magazine can do when designing an iPad app is to forget that people are using an iPad to read it. It sounds crazy, but it happens. A magazine is great, but when we're using an iPad, we want to swipe, scroll, tap and gently caress (okay, maybe... [FishbowlNY]

Steve Jobs Stars in Another Comic Book - Posted January 17, 2012
Bluewater Productions has released a new comic book biography called Steve Jobs: Founder of Apple. The 32-page comic features cover art by Joe Phillips, pencils by Chris Schmidt and a script by C.W. Cooke. According to Bluewater, the comic was inspired by success of... [GalleyCat]

Steve Jobs Stars in Another Comic Book - Posted January 17, 2012
Bluewater Productions has released a new comic book biography called Steve Jobs: Founder of Apple. The 32-page comic features cover art by Joe Phillips, pencils by Chris Schmidt and a script by C.W... [semanticweb.com]

Wall Street Journal Readers Are Apple Fanatics - Posted December 29, 2011
If you read the Wall Street Journal online, there's a very good chance that you're looking at this via an iPad, Mac or something that Apple makes. We're taking that leap of faith because ... [Fishbowl NY]

Wall Street Journal Readers Are Apple Fanatics - Posted December 29, 2011
If you read the Wall Street Journal online, there's a very good chance that you're looking at this via an iPad, Mac or something that Apple makes. We're taking that leap of faith because ... [FishbowlNY]

Steps To Smarter Neighborhood Marketplaces - Posted December 19, 2011
Got a few things you're looking to offload on Craigs' List for some last-minute holiday cash, or perhaps you're still combing the online ads in search of that special Christmas gift? The EggDrop mobile app accommodates that by making it easy to sell a product online, real-time message questions abo... [semanticweb.com]

Steps To Smarter Neighborhood Marketplaces - Posted December 19, 2011
Got a few things you're looking to offload on Craigs' List for some last-minute holiday cash, or perhaps you're still combing the online ads in search of that special Christmas gift? The EggDrop mobile app accommodates that by making it easy to sell a product online, real-time message questions abo... [AllTwitter]

The New York Times Launches Election iPhone App - Posted December 8, 2011
The New York Times has launched a new app gathering political news from the paper and other sources around the web. The free app, "Election 2012," aggregates news, opinion, polls and -- eventua... [Fishbowl NY]

The New York Times Launches Election iPhone App - Posted December 8, 2011
The New York Times has launched a new app gathering political news from the paper and other sources around the web. The free app, "Election 2012," aggregates news, opinion, polls and -- eventua... [FishbowlNY]

Everyone's Getting Connected with the Boob Tube - Posted December 7, 2011
If Fred is the future of connected TV, please allow me to disconnect. It is a time when TVs that are aligned with and act like our computers -- smart TVs -- are the ones on... [PRNewser]

Tech Round Up: Google+ and SEO, Tablet Use, and More - Posted November 21, 2011
Research by SEO company BrightEdge shows that 61 percent of the top 100 brands have launched a Google+ page. The company also found that companies w... [PRNewser]

Apple Store App EasyPay: Shop in an Apple Store Without Every Dealing with Apple Staff - Posted November 9, 2011
The speculation last month was that the new Apple Store app would be available last week and introduce a new way to shop in the physical Apple Store. It emerged a few days later than anticipated. But, here it is now. Version 2.0 of the Apple Store (iT... [SocialTimes.com]

Apple Store App In-Store Self-Serve Purchase to Start on Thursday? - Posted November 2, 2011
Apple's physical retail stores started out with a traditional checkout register format that created long slow lines during peak buying seasons. Then, the stores started using mobile checkout devices based on, ironically, Microsoft Windows CE. More recently, Apple Store staff switched to specially equipped iPod touch units to take... [SocialTimes.com]

iPhone Vs. Android: The Social Apps Battle [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted October 31, 2011
Is there a difference between how iPhone users and Android users access their social media? Apparently so. Owners of each device favor Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Foursquare differently, accessing some social apps more than others. This infographic from onavo ... [10,000 Words]

Yoko Ono to Introduce MTV's Steve Jobs Tribute - Posted October 29, 2011
MTV has tapped artist Yoko Ono to introduce their music tribute to Apple co-founder ... [AllTwitter]

Watch: Conan Spoofs Apple's Siri Commercial - Posted October 27, 2011
Siri is not only one of the most talked about features on the new iPhone 4S, but it's also one of the most talked to features. Everyone is talking to Siri, asking her useful questions about the weather, directions and more. But a funny spoof of Apple's Siri commercial,... [SocialTimes.com]

Google & Microsoft Jealous of Siri? - Posted October 25, 2011
Apple's Siri interface has been attracting derision from higher-ups at Google and M... [semanticweb.com]

From The Weather To The Meaning Of Life: 10 Fun Siri Videos - Posted October 21, 2011
Everyone is talking about Siri--the amazing new mobile assistant that comes built in to every iPhone 4S. Siri can send messages for you, remind you about things and answer pretty much any question you may have, from what the weather is like to where you should eat and even what... [SocialTimes.com]

Apple's AirPlay Mirroring Means iPad Games on Your TV -- Will This Affect the Games Industry? - Posted October 18, 2011
As the lines between console and mobile continue to blur, Apple's eyes remain fixated on conquering the living room experience. Its introduction of AirPlay Mirroring could be a key blow to console makers like Sony and Microsoft who are still trying to gain traction on the mobile frontier. The plethora of... [SocialTimes.com]

Infographic Takes A Look Back At The Life And Times Of Steve Jobs - Posted October 14, 2011
There's no denying that Steve Jobs made a huge impact on the world, but many people don't understand the true extent of the difference he made. Infographic World has released a new infographic, 'Farewell To A Genius', that looks back on Steve Job... [SocialTimes.com]

Can Apple Capture User Intent With Siri? - Posted October 14, 2011
It may be easy to pass Siri off as another voice recognition application but its domain stretches beyond AI algorithms, continual learning and contextually aware systems. The new Siri stands tall as Apple's flagship feature to its iPhone 4S and for good reasons. More after the jump. Siri's attempt to mimic human... [SocialTimes.com]

No Siri Personal Assistant in iOS 5 - Posted October 12, 2011
There remained some questions last week about whether or not Apple's new iOS 5 operating system will bundle the semantically-enriched Siri personal assistant with it. Looks like that's a no. According to 9to5Mac, for now Siri remains exclusive to the iPhone 4S (see our coverage ... [AllTwitter]

No Siri Personal Assistant in iOS 5 - Posted October 12, 2011
There remained some questions last week about whether or not Apple's new iOS 5 operating system will bundle the semantically-enriched Siri personal assistant with it. Looks like that's a no. According to 9to5Mac, for now Siri remains exclusive to the iPhone 4S (see our coverage ... [semanticweb.com]

Optimism About iPhone 4S Today After Tuesday's Backlash - Posted October 7, 2011
[caption id="attachment_28380" align="alignleft" width="270" caption="Photo: AP"][/caption] Mourning the death of Steve Jobs continue... [PRNewser]

A Look at The New Yorker's Apple Ads - Posted October 7, 2011
Before you yell "I'm sick of Steve Jobs coverage!" and punch your computer screen, let us explain. Yes, this has to do with Apple, but it's not some sappy tribute, and you're probably going to regret breaking your laptop anyway. The New Yorker has ... [Fishbowl NY]

A Look at The New Yorker's Apple Ads - Posted October 7, 2011
Before you yell "I'm sick of Steve Jobs coverage!" and punch your computer screen, let us explain. Yes, this has to do with Apple, but it's not some sappy tribute, and you're probably going to regret breaking your laptop anyway. The New Yorker has ... [FishbowlNY]

iOS 5 -- And Newsstand -- Go Live Next Week - Posted October 7, 2011
Buried in the headlines following this week's untimely passing of Steve Jobs is the news that Apple will release iOS 5 next Wednesday, Oct. 12. It's an exciting (and free) upgrade for users of the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The Notification Center, iMessage, Reminders and the integration of Twitter are... [10,000 Words]

We Come Not To Bury Steve, But To Celebrate Him - Posted October 7, 2011
You've probably read a couple of hundred remembrances and memorials to Steve Jobs in the last day. Don't worry - this little blog isn't going to rehash each of his amazing achievements. Rather, perhaps the sad news of his passing might provide an opportunity to reflect on what it means to innovate,... [semanticweb.com]

The World Shares Its Thoughts About Steve Jobs - Posted October 6, 2011
[caption id="attachment_28303" align="alignleft" width="160" caption="AP Photo/Mark Lennihan"][/caption] Calling it "one of the largest outpourings the network has ever seen," AllTwitter reports that just after 8... [PRNewser]

7 Inspirational Videos To Remember Steve Jobs By - Posted October 6, 2011
Steve Jobs once said, "I want to put a ding in the Universe," and boy, did he ever! The Apple co-founder led a life of inspiration and innovation and his legacy lives on, inspiring us all. To remember Steve Jobs and celebrate his life, we've put together a collection... [SocialTimes.com]

Goodbye to Steve Jobs - Posted October 5, 2011
On the same day of the iPhone 4S announcement, about 5 p.m. Pacific time, the tech world suffered an immeasurable loss in the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs... [AgencySpy]

Goodbye to Steve Jobs - Posted October 5, 2011
The day after the iPhone 4S announcement, at about 5 p.m. Pacific time, the tech world suffered an immeasurable loss in the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs... [PRNewser]

After Hype, Disappointment With Apple Announcement - Posted October 5, 2011
[caption id="attachment_28232" align="alignleft" width="243" caption="Photo: Apple"][/caption] Yesterday at 1 p.m. tons of people were pumped, seated in front of their computers with a nice beverage, prepared to be wowed by the latest Apple announcement. Instead, there's been a collective "meh" heard around the world. ... [PRNewser]

Video Recap Of iPhone 4S Announcement: Is Apple Crazy?! - Posted October 5, 2011
Yesterday's Apple Keynote has got a lot of people wondering what Apple was thinking and asking themselves, "Man are they crazy?!" Apple killed the hopes and dreams of fanboys and fangirls everywhere who were eagerly anticipating the release of the iPhone 5, trying to appease us with the iPhone 4S... [SocialTimes.com]

What's What in Apple's iCloud Services? And, What Does it Cost? - Posted October 5, 2011
Apple laid out features, use cases and pricing for its iCloud service during yesterday's iPhone 4S announcement. The service is scheduled to roll out on October 12 (next week Wednesday) along with the iPhone 4S and new iPod models. Here are the details of the service. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Some Siri-ous Questions Remain About iPhone 4S And Its Humble Personal Assistant - Posted October 4, 2011
After a very, very long appetizer course, Apple got down to the main entr e with today's long-expected announcement of the Siri assistant Well over an hour into an event that trod over some well-covered ground from the Mac to the iPod Touch, the audience got its look at Siri... [AllTwitter]

Some Siri-ous Questions Remain About iPhone 4S And Its Humble Personal Assistant - Posted October 4, 2011
After a very, very long appetizer course, Apple got down to the main entr e with today's long-expected announcement of the Siri assistant Well over an hour into an event that trod over some well-covered ground from the Mac to the iPod Touch, the audience got its look at Siri... [semanticweb.com]

iPhone 4S Announced! No Curved Glass iPhone 5. Here's What's New - Posted October 4, 2011
First things first. There is no curved glass iPhone 5. The iPhone 4S was announced. Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage this morning in Cupertino for the first major announcement in the post-Steve Jobs era. Here's what was announced by Tim, Eddie Cue, Phil Schiller and others. After nearly a half hour... [SocialTimes.com]

Apple and Siri to Change the Way We Interact with Devices - Posted October 4, 2011
A new article reports, "Perhaps the biggest announcement at Apple's iPhone event (about one hour from this ... [semanticweb.com]

Which Social Media Company Has the Smartest People? - Posted October 3, 2011
Facebook, right? It's always Facebook! And, to a certain extent, this is true. When you look at the war for talent currently being waged in Silicon Valley, Facebook is one of... [SocialTimes.com]

Nuance's Dragon Go! Gets an Upgrade - Posted October 3, 2011
Dragon Go!, the free speech recognition app that lets you talk to your Apple devices, ... [semanticweb.com]

Kindle Fire a 'Service,' Not a Tablet - Posted September 28, 2011
[caption id="attachment_27930" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Photo: Emile Wamsteker/Bloomberg"][/caption] When Jeff Bezos announced Amazon's new Kindle products today he presented them ... [AgencySpy]

Five 'Must Have' iPad Apps for PR - Posted August 25, 2011
Many of you shared and debated our previous posts about mobile apps for PR. Since then, I upgraded the quiver to include a tablet--an iPad2--and we hope you do too. The iPad is truly the "leanback" device so we'll hedge thi... [PRNewser]

Reaction to Steve Jobs Resignation - Posted August 25, 2011
[caption id="attachment_26334" align="alignleft" width="384" caption="Jobs in 2007. Photo: Thor Swift for The New York Times"][/caption] News that Steve Jobs ... [PRNewser]

What Does Steve Job's Resignation Mean For The Mobile Industry? - Posted August 24, 2011
An already dramatic month of technology industry news has moved into the historical category with the announcement of Steve Job's retirement. No doubt the speculation about what this means for Apple and for the computer industry will carry on for... [SocialTimes.com]

Steve Jobs Resigns as Apple CEO - Posted August 24, 2011
Steve Jobs, the visionary behind the progress of Apple from a simple desktop computer maker to a worldwide technological icon, is stepping down as CEO today. The move comes without any precedent, and will undoubtedly have a large impact on Apple's future. Jobs recommended the current COO, Tim Cook,... [SocialTimes.com]

HP Drops Out of Tablet War - Posted August 19, 2011
[caption id="attachment_26047" align="alignleft" width="320" caption="'Glee's Lea Michele in a TouchPad ad"][/caption] In a sad but not entirely surprising move, Silicon Valley's ... [PRNewser]

Apple iCloud Was Briefly Accessible by Non-Developer Accounts: My Impressions - Posted August 2, 2011
Apple's iCloud promises to provide the network glue between Macs, PCs and iOS (iPhone/iPad) devices that .Mac and Mobile Me could not. 9to5Mac provides an overview of what those with developer account can see today. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Whatever Happened To ... And What's That About a Semantic UI-Inspired Tablet? - Posted July 28, 2011
Will some semantic web mysteries soon be solved? There's been some chatter in the last few weeks about how some semantic technologies acquired by some giants in the IT space will at last see the light of day in their respective platforms. At the same time, the publicity engine has been... [AllTwitter]

Whatever Happened To ... And What's That About a Semantic UI-Inspired Tablet? - Posted July 28, 2011
Will some semantic web mysteries soon be solved? There's been some chatter in the last few weeks about how some semantic technologies acquired by some giants in the IT space will at last see the light of day in their respective platforms. At the same time, the publicity engine has been... [semanticweb.com]

Wolfram Launches Genealogy & Personal Finance Assistants - Posted July 19, 2011
Wolfram recently launched "the Wolfram Genealogy & History Research Assistant and the ... [semanticweb.com]

Apple: 15+ Billion Apps Downloaded, $2.5 Billion Paid to Developers - Posted July 8, 2011
Years ago McDonalds used the slogan "Over N billions served" where N changed as the number of customers served grew ever larger. Apple could use a similar slogan for their apps. They announced this week that more than 15 billion apps have been downloaded from their App Store. ... [SocialTimes.com]

YouTube, Facebook and Netflix Leaders in Web Video - Posted June 21, 2011
Based on a survey of a number of Web users during the last week, Citigroup analyst Mark Mahaney reports that Apple's iTunes Store has more or less 10% of market share for online video. In the survey, the most common video platforms were mentioned by users and here are the findings: 1.... [SocialTimes.com]

Apple Requests Patent For Peer To Peer Social Networking - Posted June 20, 2011
By now most of us are familiar with the concept of social networking. Basically, social networking is an agreement between two people to share information with each other, and the means for sharing is by one entering information to be shared in an application, with that information consolidated on one web... [SocialTimes.com]

New York Post Blocks iPad All Readers Using Safari - Posted June 20, 2011
Anyone using Safari on their iPads to read The New York Post is out of luck. The paper now blocks people attempting to view it with that brows... [Fishbowl NY]

New York Post Blocks iPad All Readers Using Safari - Posted June 20, 2011
Anyone using Safari on their iPads to read The New York Post is out of luck. The paper now blocks people attempting to view it with that brows... [FishbowlNY]

New Media Index: Apple's iOS 5 Dominates Twitter - Posted June 17, 2011
Apple's new iOS 5 operating system for its iPhone and iPad tablet was the apple of Twitter users' eyes, accounting for 31 percent of Tweeted news links, while the most-watched news and politics video on YouTube was a local news program's clip of Sarah Palin's... [SocialTimes.com]

Does Pandora IPO Mark the End of the New Tech Bubble? - Posted June 17, 2011
[caption id="attachment_22863" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Photo: Richard Drew, AP"][/caption] By late Thursday Pandora became the latest in a series of Internet companies to ... [PRNewser]

Contract-free Unlocked iPhone 4 Available from U.S. Apple Store - Posted June 14, 2011
There is an official contract-free unlocked U.S. iPhone 4 source now: The Apple Store. The 16GB model costs $649 while the 32GB model is priced at $749. Both phone models are available in black or white. iPhone 4 - Unlocked (GSM) - 16GB Black... [SocialTimes.com]

Nokia Smartphones to be Overtaken by Both Samsung and Apple This Year - Posted June 13, 2011
[caption id="attachment_66331" align="alignleft" width="420" caption="Samsung smartphone & tablet lineup."][/caption]Nokia's smartphone presence in the U.S. is barely a blip on the marketshare radar. However, Nokia has been worldwide smartphone market leader since day one. Reuters sets this day one date as 1996. Reuters quotes a No... [SocialTimes.com]

iTunes/iCloud Ability to Re-download Songs, Apps & Books is Up and Running - Posted June 9, 2011
It looks like part of Apple's iCloud is up and running now. I didn't expect the ability to redownload music, apps and books to go live until iOS 5 is released sometime this fall. However, if you take a look at iTunes (I'm using it on a Mac), you'll see a... [SocialTimes.com]

iBookstore Now Part of iTunes Store. iBooks Page Sync is Automatic - Posted June 9, 2011
Apple's iBookstore is now integrated into the iTunes Store. You can find its link at the top of the iTunes window between "App Store" and "Podcasts." iBookstore in iTunes The book categories includes the enhanced books which includes some children's books with human... [SocialTimes.com]

Apple Backs Down on Rules for Publishers - Posted June 9, 2011
Ever since Apple told magazine publishers about its rules for the iPad and iPhone (that Apple gets a 30 percent cut and its subscription service must be used) those companies have been complaining about it. Recently Conde Nast and ... [Fishbowl NY]

Apple Backs Down on Rules for Publishers - Posted June 9, 2011
Ever since Apple told magazine publishers about its rules for the iPad and iPhone (that Apple gets a 30 percent cut and its subscription service must be used) those companies have been complaining about it. Recently Conde Nast and ... [FishbowlNY]

FT Web App Bypasses App Store: How Ya Like Dem Apples? - Posted June 8, 2011
Financial Times called an end-around play to dodge the Apple App Store, releasing a Web app that brings its content to several smartphones and tablets, including the iP... [SocialTimes.com]

Netflix Can't Afford Unlimited Content and All-inclusive Packages - Posted June 2, 2011
Netflix grows more and more popular every month, but has no plans to make its library of online entertainment content like movies and TV shows as all-inclusive or unlimited even though competitive companies plan to offer such packages. "At $7.99 a month, we can't provide unlimited content," N... [SocialTimes.com]

Jann Wenner is Not a Fan of The iPad - Posted May 31, 2011
Jann Wenner spoke with Ad Age yesterday and didn't hesitate to show his distaste for Apple, and more specifically the iPad. He said that publishers who support the i... [Fishbowl NY]

Jann Wenner is Not a Fan of The iPad - Posted May 31, 2011
Jann Wenner spoke with Ad Age yesterday and didn't hesitate to show his distaste for Apple, and more specifically the iPad. He said that publishers who support the i... [FishbowlNY]

Apple Has Not Taken Over E-Books - Posted May 27, 2011
When Apple first announced the iPad, there were some people who stated that the iPad spelled the death of the Amazon Kindle and other dedicated eBook devices. It is more than a year later and Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo are still selling dedicated eBook devices. Amazon is selling a... [SocialTimes.com]

Scam Alert: Don't Trust Emails From Apple About iPhone5 - Posted May 25, 2011
Fraudulent emails have started surfacing that announce the imminent availability of the new iPhone 5GS from coming Friday. These emails are part of a new wave of phishing scams and are likely to be an attempt to hack Apple IDs and ... [SocialTimes.com]

Bill Werde: 'iTunes' Success Does Not Equal Billboard's Detriment' - Posted May 11, 2011
The lifeblood of Billboard has always been its music charts, like the Hot 100 or Top 200 Albums. Yet, now that Apple has officially killed Tower Records, it's easy to assume that the Billboard brand is suffering right along with physical album sales. Not true, says editorial director Bill Werde. With conferences... [Fishbowl NY]

Bill Werde: 'iTunes' Success Does Not Equal Billboard's Detriment' - Posted May 11, 2011
The lifeblood of Billboard has always been its music charts, like the Hot 100 or Top 200 Albums. Yet, now that Apple has officially killed Tower Records, it's easy to assume that the Billboard brand is suffering right along with physical album sales. Not true, says editorial director Bill Werde. With conferences... [FishbowlNY]

For Publishers, The iPad Presents a Problem - Posted May 11, 2011
Today David Carr takes a look at publishing houses finally shaking hands... [Fishbowl NY]

For Publishers, The iPad Presents a Problem - Posted May 11, 2011
Today David Carr takes a look at publishing houses finally shaking hands... [FishbowlNY]

The Wall Street Journal Chooses iPhone 4 - Posted May 11, 2011
The Wall Street Journal is equipping its print reporters with iPhone 4s, hoping to capitalize on the phone's unique video capablitlies. According to Kevin Delaney, Managing Editor for the Journal, the paper uses a ton of video footage and that footage attracts... [Fishbowl NY]

The Wall Street Journal Chooses iPhone 4 - Posted May 11, 2011
The Wall Street Journal is equipping its print reporters with iPhone 4s, hoping to capitalize on the phone's unique video capablitlies. According to Kevin Delaney, Managing Editor for the Journal, the paper uses a ton of video footage and that footage attracts... [FishbowlNY]

Apple Charges Ahead of Google on Brand Ranking Chart - Posted May 9, 2011
Apple leads the sixth annual BrandZ report put out by WPP research firm Millward Brown. The brand, valued at $153.3 billion, overtakes Google, which is valued at $111.5 milli... [PRNewser]

Cond Nast Launches Subscriptions for iPad New Yorker - Posted May 9, 2011
The rumors were true: Cond Nast has launched subscriptions for the iPad. Beginning today, readers can use Apple's system to subscribe to The New Yorker, with the rest of Conde's titles - Vanity Fair, Glamour, Golf Digest, Allure, Wired, Self and... [Fishbowl NY]

Cond Nast Launches Subscriptions for iPad New Yorker - Posted May 9, 2011
The rumors were true: Cond Nast has launched subscriptions for the iPad. Beginning today, readers can use Apple's system to subscribe to The New Yorker, with the rest of Conde's titles - Vanity Fair, Glamour, Golf Digest, Allure, Wired, Self and... [FishbowlNY]

South Korean Police Raid Google's Office -- What Does It Mean to the U.S? - Posted May 6, 2011
How do consumers and the feds respond to potential privacy breaches on mobile phones? Depends on where you are. In the United States, lawmakers call for hearings, while ... [SocialTimes.com]

AT&T Says No New iPhone in June/July Timeframe & Why This Makes Sense - Posted May 4, 2011
Apple has released a new iPhone model in the June-July timeframe every year since 2007 when the first iPhone was released. I've been watching the rumor mill rotate through a variety of rumors about the next iPhone model's release date. The two prevalent rumors are a September 2011 release or no... [SocialTimes.com]

How Are iPhone and Android Users Fighting Back Over Location-Sharing? - Posted May 2, 2011
Forget emails to Steve Jobs and blog ranting, iPhone and Android users are taking their privacy complaints straight to the courtroom. Two Michigan women have sued Google over location data collected by Android devices, just one week after fellow iPhone-maker Apple was named in a lawsuit citing privacy violations with... [SocialTimes.com]

Apple Responds to Controversy, Quickly Tries to Change the Subject - Posted April 27, 2011
Apple, which has come under fire for collecting location data about iPhone users for the past year, has issued a statement saying plainly, "Apple is not tracking the locat... [PRNewser]

Steve Jobs Chimes In, Via Email, on Smartphone Tracking - Posted April 25, 2011
How do you solve a privacy breach like smartphone location tracking? If you're a Member of Congress, you very publicly tweet, send a ... [SocialTimes.com]

Are You Okay With a Cop Scanning Your Phone During a Traffic Stop? - Posted April 22, 2011
20th century debate: Do cops have the right to search your car, or your body, when they pull you over? 21st century debate: Do cops have the right to scan your iPhone or Android when they pull you over? The latter is the very high-tech debate now underway in Michigan, but... [SocialTimes.com]

The Pendulum Swings Again: Rumor Renewed-iPhone 5 in September - Posted April 20, 2011
The iPhone 5 (or whatever the 5th iPhone generation will be called) rumors have swung from one end to the other in less than a month. Here are two items I wrote in that time period: March 28, 2011: iPhone & iPod (iPad 3) La... [SocialTimes.com]

160 Million iOS Devices (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad) Sold So Far - Posted April 20, 2011
Asymco reported on the number of iPhone, iPod touch and iPad units Apple sold in total through March 2011. These numbers came directly from Apple as a result of a legal complaint filed by former Engadget editor Nilay Patel. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Top 5 Apps for a Very 'Appy' Easter - Posted April 18, 2011
Easter Sunday is hopping upon us quickly, with just days left for you to plan that perfect menu, dye those two dozen eggs, remember why you bought that 10lb chocolate bunny, and do it all without forgetting the reason for the season. Feeling overwhelmed? Don't. There's an app... [SocialTimes.com]

iOS 4.3.2 Released. Did it Stabilize my iPad 2 WiFi when Tethered? - Posted April 15, 2011
If you have a iPhone 4 (GSM model - AT&T in the U.S.), iPhone 3GS, iPod touch (3rd or 4th generation), or an iPad "1" or 2, Apple has an iOS 4.3.2 update waiting for you. The update: - Fixes an issue that occasionally caused blank or frozen video during a FaceTime... [SocialTimes.com]

iPads to be Manufactured in Brazil Someday - Posted April 14, 2011
One of the tech marvels of this era, in my opinion, is the stop-by-stop tracking made available by package transportation companies like FedEx and UPS. It lets people like me know exactly where an anxiously awaited package (usually a tech gadget) is enroute to me. If you've ordered an Apple product using... [SocialTimes.com]

Will Apple Announce an iPhone 5 in 2011 or Wait Until 2012? - Posted April 12, 2011
In these uncertain times one of the few things we were reasonably certain about is that there Apple will release a new iPhone and a new version of iOS every summer. This has been true since 2007 when the first iPhone was released. But, I heard something I dismissed as an oddball... [SocialTimes.com]

Authorized Steve Jobs Biography Coming in 2012 - Posted April 11, 2011
Biographer Walter Isaacson has landed a deal with Simon & Schuster to publish an authorized biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. iSteve: The Book of Jobs will be released in early 2012. International Creative Management literary agent Amanda Urban negotiated the deal with editoria... [GalleyCat]

Gartner & IDC Agree About Mobile Marketshare in 2015 but Disagree About 2011 - Posted April 8, 2011
In March, I took a look at IDC;s mobile platform forecast for 2015 and was fascinated by their prediction that Windows Phone would be the second largest in marketshare. In 2015: Android Rules, Symbian is Gone, iPhone is Flat, & Windows Ph... [SocialTimes.com]

Speculation: 7th Gen. iPod nano May Get a 720p HD Video Camera - Posted April 4, 2011
One of the more interesting features of the 5th generation iPod nano released in 2009 was its low-resolution video camera (no still photo ability). It turned out to be little more than a curiousity as few people appeared to use it. You can see the camera inside of the yellow square... [SocialTimes.com]

Viral Radar: Playmobil Apple Store Builds Brand Loyalty From Birth - Posted April 2, 2011
Sure, the iPhone and the iPad were pretty groundbreaking inventions for Apple. But their latest product will make your head spin! It's a Playmobil Apple Store play set, complete with mini-iPads, mini-MacBooks and a whole lot of uber-hip Playmobil customer to wait in line! Now your kids can... [SocialTimes.com]

Is The New York Times Paywall Protecting Print Or Taking Down Apple? - Posted March 24, 2011
Damon Kiesow writes an intriguing piece at Poynter, first and foremost because he clearly breaks down the various... [Fishbowl NY]

Is The New York Times Paywall Protecting Print Or Taking Down Apple? - Posted March 24, 2011
Damon Kiesow writes an intriguing piece at Poynter, first and foremost because he clearly breaks down the various... [FishbowlNY]

Google TV Remote App Now Available for Apple Devices - Posted March 18, 2011
Google TV announced that its Google TV Remote app is now available for the Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPods running iOs 3 or higher, joining the Android app, which debuted in December... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Jobs in Semantics Abroad and at Home - Posted March 15, 2011
Datalift, the new research project we recently reported on out of France, is looking for, as they put it, a data geek. The actual job title is Scientific Developer: "The position, offered in the context of the Datalift project, is opened to a candidate having knowle... [semanticweb.com]

Rick Levine Says Apple is Hurting Tablet Market - Posted March 15, 2011
Rick Levine, Director of Editorial Operations for Cond Nast, told people at some tiny festival called South by Southwest that Apple is the biggest obstacle in the way of magazines succeeding in the tablet market. He told WWD that ... [Fishbowl NY]

Rick Levine Says Apple is Hurting Tablet Market - Posted March 15, 2011
Rick Levine, Director of Editorial Operations for Cond Nast, told people at some tiny festival called South by Southwest that Apple is the biggest obstacle in the way of magazines succeeding in the tablet market. He told WWD that ... [FishbowlNY]

The Morning Media Menu Talks SXSW - Posted March 14, 2011
PRNewser contributor Joe Ciarallo is on the ground at SXSW giving us the scoop on what's up in Austin. This morning, he spoke with GalleyCat's Jason Boog for a SXSW-focused Morning Media Menu podcast. According to Joe, it looks like this year's attendance exceeds last year's 13,000, the Apple pop-up store is... [PRNewser]

Apple Opens iPad 2 Pop-Up Store at SXSW; Could It Work for Bookselling? - Posted March 11, 2011
Today Apple will open a temporary pop-up store in Austin, Texas to sell the iPad 2 to tech fans at the SXSW Festival. Do you think pop-up stores could work for bookselling? Authors could band together to open a s... [GalleyCat]

Apple Tops Fortune's World's 50 Most Admired Companies List (Again) - Posted March 3, 2011
Apple was admired even before Wednesday's ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

IPad 2: The Postmortem to the Big Reveal - Posted March 2, 2011
[caption id="attachment_16332" align="alignnone" width="508" caption="Apple CEO Steve Jobs introducing the latest version of the iPad today in San Francisco. Photo: REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach"][/caption] So after all the hype, the fact is I was all-in ... [PRNewser]

IPad Part Deux: Better...Faster...Stronger? - Posted March 2, 2011
[caption id="attachment_16274" align="alignleft" width="340" caption="Is this the new iPad? Image via Business Insider"][/caption] Pardon my excitement, but Apple's big reveal today (at ... [PRNewser]

MarketDash: Yahoo! Finance for iPhone Souped Up for iPad - Posted February 22, 2011
Yahoo! adapted its Yahoo! Finance iPhone app for the iPad, releasing MarketDash, which syncs across the two previously mentioned Apple platforms, as well as Android, maintaining any changes made by users, ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Subscriptions Now Available via Apple App Store - Posted February 15, 2011
Apple announced Tuesday that it extended the subscription option it launched with The Daily, News Corp.'s recently launched iPad-only news... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

One Year After the iPad, The Daily to (Finally) Make Its Debut - Posted January 27, 2011
On the one-year anniversary of the launch of the iPad, perhaps the most anticipated digital publication for the iPad will make its debut, as News Corp. announced that it will introduce ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Apple's App Store Signs up for Twitter - Posted January 25, 2011
The Apple App Store created its official Twitter account yesterday, which will bring updates and deals exclusively to Twitter followers. In a move that indicates a growing relationship between Twitter and Apple, the company has expanded its Twitter presence. ... [AllTwitter]

That Winner Can Download A Lot More Apps - Posted January 24, 2011
Apple announced this weekend i... [PRNewser]

Ashley Madison Denied | The Jets Fly Again | Apple Money - Posted January 19, 2011
AgencySpy: Ashley Madison, the website specializing in arranging affairs for married people, got their Super Bowl ad turned down by Fox. We can all thank the network for saving thousands of marriages. SportsNewser... [Fishbowl NY]

Ashley Madison Denied | The Jets Fly Again | Apple Money - Posted January 19, 2011
AgencySpy: Ashley Madison, the website specializing in arranging affairs for married people, got their Super Bowl ad turned down by Fox. We can all thank the network for saving thousands of marriages. SportsNewser... [FishbowlNY]

Apple Launches the Mac App Store - Posted January 6, 2011
Software developers got a new way to reach customers with the launch of Apple's new app store for the Mac Thursday as part of ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

iPhone Alarm Anger Erupts on Twitter - Posted January 4, 2011
iPhone users had one more excuse to be late for work the first day of 2011 thanks to the ongoing glitch in the alarms on Apple's iconic mobile phones. While a few extra hours of sleep may seem like a belated Christmas gift from the company, most users did... [AllTwitter]

Men's Health Wants Apple Device Users to Eat This, Not That! - Posted December 20, 2010
Want to know what you should and shouldn't eat during the holiday season (or, more likely, after the holiday season)? Men's Health has got an app for that -- Eat This, Not That! Restaurants... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Should Brands be Able to Own Certain Hashtags, Permanently? - Posted December 2, 2010
As more companies jump on purchasing Promoted Products on Twitter, we're beginning to see some interesting uses of certain phrases, hashtags, and topics. The Washington Post captured a significant portion of chatter around #elections, CocaCola was at the c... [AllTwitter]

Apple's iAds Boosts Startups - Posted November 12, 2010
The launch of Apple's iAds service back in July has given an unanticipated boost to other mobile advertising platforms. Ad startups and established players have seen increa... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Twitter Partners with Apple's Social Music Network, Ping - Posted November 12, 2010
Twitter has announced a partnership with Apple's social music network Ping. This deal allows Ping users to link up with their Twitter account, and activity on Ping will be shared with their Twitter followers. While we haven't tested this out yet, it looks like a move in the right dir... [AllTwitter]

Twitter, Ping Hope to Make Beautiful Music Together - Posted November 11, 2010
Ping and Tweet ... Tweet and Ping: Twitter announced that it is now integrated with Ping, the social network Apple launched as a companion to its iTunes Store. Users who sync their accounts... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Next Issue Media to Debut in Early 2011, But Only for Android - Posted November 11, 2010
"Hulu for Magazines" is coming in early 2011, b... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Flash-Capable Mobile Browser Makes $1 Million in a Weekend - Posted November 10, 2010
Cross-platform mobile web browser SkyFire has earned nearly $1 million over a single weekend after it's appearance on Apple's iOS app store. SkyFire... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Apple, Google Face Off Over Mobile Payments Startup - Posted November 2, 2010
Apple and Google are headed for a showdown over mobile payments startup BOKU, according to reports. The two tech giants are both in private talks with the San Francisco-based company about ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Mac App Store Will Launch Within 90 Days - Posted October 20, 2010
The Mac App Store, which Apple announced today along with its demo of the new OS X Lion, will launch in November. While the new OS won't be out until next summer, Steve Jobs is quoted on ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Google Android Chief Andy Rubin Tweets Tweak at Apple CEO Steve Jobs - Posted October 19, 2010
What better way to break in a cobweb-covered Twitter account then to take a poke at your biggest rival. As reported by ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

College Student Sends Mixed Message About Apple from Windows Phone 7 Launch - Posted October 15, 2010
A college student who got into an angry back-and-forth with Steve Jobs ended up going to the Windows Phone 7 launch this week after she "just happened" to win a contest with eight fellow students, ... [PRNewser]

Bloomberg Television Dives Deeper Into Tech with Bloomberg Game Changers: Steve Jobs, Upcoming San Francisco-Based Series - Posted October 12, 2010
Bloomberg Television is continuing to boost its coverage of the technology sector, following up Tuesday's announcement of the addition of Cory Johnson... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Tech, Media Dominate Landor Associates' 2010 Breakaway Brands Study - Posted October 11, 2010
Clif Bar and Kraft Foods have something else in common besides edible products: They were the only two companies to crack the top-10 list in the 2010 Breakaway Brands Study from strategic brand consulting and design firm ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Ousted; WSJ Reporter Gets the Boot Shortly After Arguing With Steve Jobs - Posted October 1, 2010
Journalists are supposed to be critics, right? They question assumptions and ask for clarification. It's part of the job title, but apparently you better watch your words at the Wall Street Journal, particularly when talking to Apple CEO Steve Jobs. ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Apple Reports 35 Million Books Downloaded From iTunes : Top Stories Of Summer - Posted October 1, 2010
In a press conference on September 1st, Apple CEO Steve Jobs said that iTunes users had downloaded 35 million books on iTunes. Tech blog GDGT qu... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Tech News Is All About Apple - Posted September 28, 2010
A study by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence found that Apple dominates tech news, with 15.1 percent of tech articles focused on t... [PRNewser]

Parents Brings Flash Cards to Apple Devices - Posted September 22, 2010
Parents is bringing back flash cards, Apple-style, as its editors teamed up with child-development experts to create ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Apple Faces Class Action Lawsuit : Top Stories Of Summer - Posted September 22, 2010
With all of the new tablets coming out this fall touting their fancy eReading abilities, one wonders if we'll see more ridiculous lawsuits against them since they are not just like books. ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Have Semantic Technologies Crossed the Chasm Yet? - Posted September 17, 2010
  This article kicks off a series of interviews on Semantic Technologies in the MIT Entrepreneurship Review with industry thought leaders including Thomas Tague (Thomson Reuters), Chris Messina (Google), David Recordon (Facebook), Will Hunsinger (Evri) and Jamie Taylor (Metaweb). At first sight, the answer is yes. I recently attended the Semantic Technology Conference... [semanticweb.com]

BP Falls Off List of Best Global Brands - Posted September 16, 2010
To no one's surprise, BP has fallen off the list of Interbrand's ... [PRNewser]

Apple's Acquisition of Siri Hints at Voice-Activated iPhone Strategy - BNET - Posted April 29, 2010
... [semanticweb.com]

Siri Acquisition Brings Apple Much Closer to the 'Knowledge Navigator' Concept - Posted April 28, 2010
In 1987, Apple produced a concept video demonstrating a future computer called the Knowledge Navigator. The tablet-like device offered the user a natural language interface, video conferencing, multi-touch display and access to a global network of information...  ... [semanticweb.com]

Apple Buys Siri, A Mobile Assistant App, As War With Google Heats Up - Forbes (blog) - Posted April 28, 2010
... [semanticweb.com]

Skiff E-Reader Set For Debut By End Of Year - Posted January 27, 2010
Today's news may be dominated by that other e-reader/netbook hybrid, but another e-reader that we're looking forward to, the Skiff Reader, has managed to snag at least one headline. According to this report in ... [Fishbowl NY]

Skiff E-Reader Set For Debut By End Of Year - Posted January 27, 2010
Today's news may be dominated by that other e-reader/netbook hybrid, but another e-reader that we're looking forward to, the Skiff Reader, has managed to snag at least one headline. According to this report in ... [FishbowlNY]

On The Menu: Will The (Possible) Apple Tablet Be A Game Changer? - Posted January 19, 2010
Today on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast, hosts Jason Boog of GalleyCat and AgencySpy's ... [Fishbowl NY]

On The Menu: Will The (Possible) Apple Tablet Be A Game Changer? - Posted January 19, 2010
Today on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast, hosts Jason Boog of GalleyCat and AgencySpy's ... [FishbowlNY]

Blockbuster Says 'Bring It On' To Netflix And Apple - Posted November 26, 2008
Blockbuster, which always seems poised to dive into bankruptcy, is taking arms against a sea of video troubles with Netflix, Amazon... [FishbowlLA]

TUAW: How the App Store Will Change the World - Posted July 14, 2008
Apple is often credited with changing the music industry with the launch of the iTunes Store and the face of the cell phone with the iPhone. Now, according to Th... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

Playman Summer Games 3 Tops Mobile Games Chart - Posted July 14, 2008
Pocketgamer.biz has published a list of the best mobile games of 2008 so far. Luckily for the games that made the list, the dozens of games on Apple's App Store hadn't gone on sale yet. The game industry site awarded the top spot to ... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

Greystripe Debuts iPhone SDK for Ad-Wrapped Games - Posted July 11, 2008
Just how many of those 500+ applications available on Apple's App Store are games? A lot. So many, in fact, that ad-wrapped mobile game distributor Greystripe has come out with an SDK fo... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

Surprise! Apple's Servers Are Down. - Posted July 11, 2008
Engadget is reporting that Apple's iTunes activation servers - the ones needed to activate all those new iPhones - have crashed. Folks are being sent home in droves from AT&T and Apple stores with shiny ... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

The New iPhone Is Here! The New iPhone Is Here! - Posted July 11, 2008
At Apple's flagship Fifth Avenue store in New York, hundreds of people stood in line waiting to flood the shop when the doors opened at 8 am. An AT&T store in Atlanta had more than 100 folks queued up, the ... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

AP MNN for iPhone Now on iTunes App Store - Posted July 10, 2008
Among the 125 free apps available with the launch of Apple's iTunes App Store is the AP Mobile News Network, a multimedia portal that will keep iPhone and iPod touch users access to all the news they could ever want from a slew of trusted sources. ... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

iPhone App Store Launches with 500 Apps - Posted July 10, 2008
Maybe they can't get their hands on an iPhone 3G until Friday, but fans of Apple's touch-screen devices can check out some of the third-party apps they'll be able to download from the iTunes App Store, which the company launched early this morning. As Ma... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

CBS News, CNET Push iPhone 3G Coverage - Posted July 10, 2008
CBS News and its newly adopted brother CNET.com are joining forces to provide in-depth coverage of tomorrow's iPhone 3G launch. CBS tech correspondent D... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

All iPhone All the Time - Posted July 8, 2008
It's gotten so you can't look at any blog or news site without seeing at least one story on the upcoming launch of Apple's iPhone 3G. Some of the more interesting ones we found this morning: News.co... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

Just When He Tries To Get Out, Design Draws Gary Hustwit Back In - Posted October 17, 2007
No, Gary Hustwit is not planning Arial, Geneva or any other Vanna White-approved films as a sequel to the movie that Entertainment Weekly ... [UnBeige]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted September 6, 2007
The King of the High C's Hits His Final Note: Luciano Pavarotti died at the age of 71. Mark Swed has the story. ... [FishbowlLA]

Is iTunes In Trouble? - Posted August 31, 2007
First Vivendi shifted its weight away from Mr. Jobs, and now NBC is following suit. Rivals from MTV and Amazon.com, EMI and Wal-Mart are also nipping at the digital music titan's heels. Per ... [FishbowlLA]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted August 31, 2007
Next Time You Overspend at Costco: Just remember: it could be worse. Speaking of over-spending: Apple... [FishbowlLA]

Quarto Makes US Buy, Gets Hit By Returns - Posted August 28, 2007
As reported yesterday in a variety of outlets (including the Bookseller) Quarto, the London-based and listed international book publisher, has bought MBI Publishing Company, a publisher and distributor of special interest titles, based in Minneapolis. MBI, which becomes part of the Quayside Group and will managed by its CEO, Ken Fund,... [GalleyCat]

Nerd News Roundup: Everything The People Who Will One Day Own You Are Talking About Today - Posted July 11, 2007
YouTube=Q-tips: Nerd Cory Treffiletti believes YouTube is going to obliterate traditional broadcasters in half a decade or less. And he's got a YouTube player on his iPhone to prove it. iPhone=Old School: Geek Peter S. Magnusson... [FishbowlLA]

Do Record Companies Have Steve Jobs Cornered? - Posted July 3, 2007
NYT reporter Jeff Leeds's story about Universal's dispute with Apple has music-industry watchers in a tizzy this week, with some grunts joking o... [FishbowlLA]

LAT in 90 Seconds - Posted June 29, 2007
The Stars -- A Line: Cher, Madonna, even Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak will have to stand in line today (or hire someone to do it for them) to buy an iPhone. ... [FishbowlLA]

Steve Jobs' Forbidden Fruit - Posted April 18, 2007
This is of such great importance to designers it's a wonder we hadn't posted it already, but as a treasured UnBeige reader just reminded us, it seems like something that deserves as much press as possible. Greenpeace as embarked upon a daunting mission: To get Apple to polish up... [UnBeige]

In The Trades: New Movies, New Shows, New Titles - Posted March 20, 2007
Francis Ford Coppola's first film since 1997, Youth Without Youth, might be acquired by Tom Cruise's United Artists. The film is based on a novel by Romanian anthropologist/historian Mircea Eliade. Coppola shot the film in Romani... [FishbowlLA]

LAT in 90 Seconds - Posted January 10, 2007
Your Crackberry is So 2006: And on the Second Day, Apple created the iPhone and gave it unto mankind. The clouds parted. The angels sang. The really annoying early adopters in your office started a spittle-in-the-corners-of-their-mouths ... [FishbowlLA]

iWe Don't iNeed to Say iMuch About This iAnnouncement - Posted January 9, 2007
According to the heart-stopping coverage of Steve Jobs' keynote on Engadget, Apple has just announced the product which has been covered in just about every tech publication, for years, even though it did not exist until now: ... [UnBeige]

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