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VentureBeat: Bitstrips, Social Comic Strips on Facebook, Gains 10 million Users
/ July 17, 2013 10:02 am
VentureBeat: Bitstrips, Social Comic Strips on Facebook, Gains 10 million Users

VentureBeat reports that Bitstrips, a social comic strip company which was launched seven months ago on the Facebook apps platform, now boasts 10 million users. The start-up is based in Toronto and has 10 employees. The app enables you to create customized cartoons, which are unique and exhibit your feelings, mood and your friend’s habits in a humorous way. Read More

TechCrunch: Facebook Opening Graph Search to Public
/ July 8, 2013 11:18 am
TechCrunch: Facebook Opening Graph Search to Public

TechCrunch reports that Facebook told ABC News this week that “millions of people will gain access to the Graph Search this week, after undergoing 6 months of user testing.” Graph Search was launched in beta in January. “Web search is designed to take any open-ended query and give you links that might have answers. . Read More

Mashable: Microsoft Developing Mobile Phones that Identify Your Mood
/ July 2, 2013 2:26 pm
Mashable: Microsoft Developing Mobile Phones that Identify Your Mood

Mashable reports that Microsoft is reportedly working on a new smartphone technology that will be able to sense your mood and automatically share it with your friends on social networks. A research paper published by Microsoft Research in Asia and first discovered by Techworld Australia discloses that the company is trying out smartphone "mood sensors" that can discover how you are feeling. The technology referred to as MoodScope, will allow users to automatically share those moods with friends instantly on networks such as Facebook. Read More

VentureBeat: Vine Comes to Kindle Fire App as Instagram Video Usage Rises
/ July 1, 2013 2:27 pm
VentureBeat: Vine Comes to Kindle Fire App as Instagram Video Usage Rises

VentureBeat reports that Twitter has released a Kindle Fire app for its 6-second video service Vine. Vine has experienced steady growth from the time Twitter purchased the service last year. Twitter released an iOS app for Vine first followed by an Android version around 4 months later. This release of the Kindle Fire might have something to do with the company's efforts to continue growth after Facebook's announcement that its photo-sharing service, Instagram, has the ability to record 15-second videos. . Read More

Huffington Post: Facebook Removes Advertisements from Pages Containing Violent, Sexual Content
/ July 1, 2013 2:17 pm
Huffington Post: Facebook Removes Advertisements from Pages Containing Violent, Sexual Content

Huffington Post reports that Facebook is removing ads from pages that include violence or racy content. Facebook has tried to reach a balance between giving its 1.1 billion users the freedom to share what they want and giving advertisers room to promote their products. The company said that it would evaluate its guidelines, revise training for employees and increase accountability for those who post such content. . Read More

Want China Times: Hon Hai Unveils iPhone-compatible Smartwatch
/ June 28, 2013 12:59 pm
Want China Times: Hon Hai Unveils iPhone-compatible Smartwatch

Want China Times reports that Hon Hai Precision Industry, better known as Foxconn has presented a smartwatch, which can be connected wirelessly to an iPhone that the company expects will be a part of its effort to increase revenue growth. Hon Hai executives said that the wearable computing device enables you to measure the user's vital signs such as breathing and pulse, and also check phone calls and Facebook posts. . Read More

The Verge: Vine for Android Introduces Front-camera Support
/ June 28, 2013 12:57 pm
The Verge: Vine for Android Introduces Front-camera Support

The Verge reports that Vine for Android has finally introduced support front facing cameras, which means Android users can record six-second videos of themselves, just like their iOS peers have been doing since April. The company announced the delayed new feature in a tweet, stating that it modified the app to work slightly faster too. But, not all Android users can capture themselves on Vine as the update is only available for those users having Android 4.0 and higher. . Read More

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