Archive for September, 2011
We’re coming up on the big holiday/end-of-year email push and as you start to receive an increase in emails from your favorite retailers, I thought this would be a good time to talk about email frequency. Throughout the year you may have been sending regular emails once or twice a month, but now that [...]
Apple is far along in negotiations to obtain international cloud-music licenses from record companies and publishers, a new report claims, and may secure a deal in time to announce it at the company’s iPhone event on Oct. 4.
While the US government accuses Google of, in part, favoring its own properties in search results, Yahoo appears to be doing the same thing on download-related searches. And, in the process of offering downloads of popular software, Yahoo is also offering searchers additional downloads including…
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Android and iOS: Untappd, the social network for beer lovers, is now available as a free download for Android and iOS. At its core Untappd is a beer rating and recommendation system. Using the service’s searchable database of brews you can rate each beer you drink, add a comment, and upload a photo of the brew. The service will recommend similar beers based on your rankings and share your reviews with your contacts. More »
Remains of the Day: Apple’s Rumored Voice Assistant Feature Gets a Convincing Preview Mock-up [Video]
Take a look at what the voice control interface in OS 5 might be like, the next Android update may have facial recognition built in, and Apple moves to discontinue the iPod Classic. More »
We’re back with a new episode of TC Cribs, and it’s featuring one of the most tricked-out offices yet: YouTube.
Yes, the world’s biggest archive of cute cat videos (among other things) invited us to take a stroll through their halls, which are brimming with nifty artifacts, viral video memorabilia, and gnomes. A lot of gnomes.
There’s also a big surprise that comes around two-thirds through the episode that had me hurting for a couple of days. Don’t miss it!
Thanks to John Murillo and Jon Orlin for the camerawork, and to Mr. Murillo once again for the fantastic editing.
Here are some of our past episodes (oh, and don’t worry — we’ll feature some much smaller companies very soon!):
- Inside The Psychobox: A Tour Of Dropbox’s Bumping Office
- Take A Doc On The Wild Side At Scribd (With Bonus Go Karts!)
- Dogs, Unicorns, And Mysterious Gongs: Inside Yelp’s 5-Star Pad
- TC Cribs: IGN HQ Gets Its Game On With Lawn Gnomes, Plumbers, And Creepy Dinosaurs
- TC Cribs: From Frenchmen To Randy Raccoons, An Inside Look At Seesmic
- TC Cribs: Inside The Snuggified Home Of Posterous
- TC Cribs: Meebo’s Headbanging, Rocket-Flinging Office (With Magical Passageways)
- TC Cribs: Unlock The Secrets Of GroupMe HQ (Beware The Time-Out Chair)
- TC Cribs: Inside The Escheresque Home Of Justin.tv and Socialcam
- TC Cribs: Inside Tumblr’s Reblog-Worthy Digs
- TC Cribs: Inside Etsy’s Handcrafted Wonderland
- TC Cribs: A Magical Journey Through Box.net (In The Cloud)
YouTube was founded in 2005 by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim, who were all early employees of PayPal. YouTube is the leader in online video, sharing original videos worldwide through a Web experience. YouTube allows people to easily upload and share video clips across the Internet through websites, mobile devices, blogs, and email.
Everyone can watch videos on YouTube. People can see first-hand accounts of current events, find videos about their hobbies and interests, and discover the quirky…
Video-calling application Tango announced on its blog today that it is now available on desktop PCs. The company originally announced the feature back in July, along with a $42 million second round of funding.
The original Tango mobile app allowed smartphone and tablet users to make free video calls to other Tango users over 3G and 4G networks. The same features will be available on the Windows PC version with the usual tech requirements, such as having a web camera. Tango is currently not available for Mac users.
The company notes that current Tango users can simply download the app to their desktop and sync their account. When a video call comes in, both their mobile and desktop apps will ring.
As a mobile application, Tango competed against a couple well-known video calling applications, including Apple’s FaceTime, which only works over Wi-Fi. Now on the desktop, the company can add a few more competitors to that list, including Skype and OoVo. So far, it appears the company is holding its own with more than 18 million members in 190 countries.
The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company, founded in 2009, has raised a total of $47 million in funding from investors, including Draper Fisher, Bill Hambrecht, Michael Birch, Bill Tai, and Daniel Scheinman.
Years from now, when we’re comparing the number of Google, Apple and Microsoft branded stores around the world, let’s remember that, for Google, it all began in late September 2011 with a small retail mini-store in London.
According to the Evening Standard, Google’s mini-store is called…
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This week we blocked Facebook from tracking us all over the internet, put the most popular browsers head-to-head in a speed test, stopped doing so many stupid things at work, and more. Here’s a look back.
Drawing on messages posted by more than two million people in 84 countries, researchers discovered that the emotional tone of people’s messages followed a similar pattern not only through the day but also through the week and the changing seasons. The new analysis suggests that our moods are driven in part by a shared underlying biological rhythm that transcends culture and environment.
The report, by sociologists at Cornell University and appearing in the journal Science, is the first cross-cultural study of daily mood rhythms in the average person using such text analysis. Previous studies have also mined the mountains of data pouring into social media sites, chat rooms, blogs and elsewhere on the Internet, but looked at collective moods over broader periods of time, in different time zones or during holidays