You can call Pinterest many things--a social networking service, an image database, a haven for digital scrapbookers--but you can't yet call it a platform.
Android users are two to three times more likely to share articles with friends than iOS users, according to a recent study from Rumble. The New York-based provider of mobile software for publishers tracked event tags on native iOS and Android apps on both phones and tablets using its platform between May and July.
In a move that could be an end-run around IPTV service providers, content provider CBS will be collaborating with social media player Twitter to sell video-based tweets for 24 CBS brands that reach beyond TV and include the network's online businesses.
Facebook is all about making friends, but the social media giant may have to prove itself before it makes more connections in the mobile gaming space.
For Viggle, it's not about being a rewards app or a social media app or even a way for networks and programmers to track their audiences. President-COO Greg Consiglio explains why and where the company is going in a question-and-answer session with FierceIPTV editor Jim Barthold.
It's possible that Viggle will follow the TiVo example and go from a noun to a verb as in, "Did you Viggle that program?" For now, though, President and COO Greg Consiglio is focused on expanding Viggle's profile as a second screen app that is also a social app and a rewards program for broadband-connected pay TV subscribers. Jim Barthold talks with Consiglio about Viggle's value to service providers.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) won't take action against Netflix CEO Reed Hastings over comments he posted on his Facebook page.
The long-anticipated marriage between Netflix and Facebook has been finalized. Starting today, U.S. subscribers who opt in will be able to see each others' digital movie libraries and interact with one other, including commenting on films and television shows.
If your idea of offering customer service to app users is putting up an e-mail link that begins "support@," Salesforce.com has just made you look really, really small-time. Last week the company announced new features and functionality for its cloud-based contact center system that will extend its reach into mobile devices.
When most people experience the famous Twitter Fail Whale, they grimace and come back later. When a similar performance issue occurs on the average mobile app, however, consumers may be much more likely to drift away forever. That's what made Crashlytics so potentially valuable to app developers, and why it may become even more valuable to Twitter itself.