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Twitter to look at your other apps to better target its ads

James O'Malley Twitter, Web 2.0, Websites Leave a Comment

Twitter is to use the other apps you have downloaded to make its targeted adverts more relevant to you, it has emerged. According to the Bangkok Post quotes Twitter as saying: "We are collecting and occasionally updating the list of apps installed on your mobile device so we can deliver tailored content that you might…

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Now you can embed Google Street View and Photosphere imagery

James O'Malley Google, Web 2.0, Websites Leave a Comment

Google has updated its maps software so that website developers can now embed Google Street View images directly into web pages. The update also works for "Photospheres" - which is what Google calls Street View for the insides of buildings - like you can see in the above embed. The even better news for developers…

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O2 sucks the joy out of Christmas and helps you crowdfund your presents

James O'Malley Mobile phones, Web 2.0, Websites Leave a Comment

Christmas may be a time of giving, but O2 is betting on you deciding that it is actually the time for demanding. The company has launched a Kickstarter-style "Gift Hacker" crowdfunder. The idea is that you tell your family and friends you want one of the expensive gifts on offer, and then they can chip-in…

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In the social media age, if you see someone casting the first stone, here’s something to think about before you join in.

James O'Malley Web 2.0, Websites 4 Comments

Whilst the internet has profoundly transformed all of our lives in many ways, one of the changes we're still getting to grips with is the phenomenon of viral growth - and how in mere minutes someone can go from obscurity to the Facebook walls of millions. This means that almost every day, some lucky or…

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5 takeaways from the “Facebook at Work” rumours

James O'Malley Facebook, Web 2.0, Websites 2 Comments

If this rumours this morning are correct, Facebook is planning to go after business users, with a new product called "Facebook at Work". According to the FT, the new service will "allow users to chat with colleagues, connect with professional contacts and collaborate over documents". It's a really interesting move - here's five things we…

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