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December 19, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Twitter  has reached another milestone. In a tweet early Wednesday morning, the social network announced: "There are now more than 200M monthly active @ twitter  users. You are the pulse of the planet. We're grateful for your ongoing support!" To recap, San Francisco-based Twitter launched in 2006, and it was in September of 2011 that it reached the 100-million monthly active users mark. QUIZ: What set the Internet on fire in 2012? In March, while celebrating its sixth birthday, it revealed it had reached 140 million monthly active users . How does Twitter compare to its competitors?
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February 8, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Instagram's new Feed feature is clean, simple and easy to use. And it goes a long way to bolster the website for the photo-sharing social network. But could the introduction of the tool eventually lead to advertisements on the website? The Feed page displays to users the latest photos uploaded by those they follow -- a feature previously reserved for the mobile versions of Instagram. In the blog post announcing the new feature, co-founder Kevin Systrom said that if users shrink the width of their browser, the page will shift to look similar to how the Feed appears on Instagram's mobile apps.
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January 18, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Despite a major backlash from users protesting a proposed change to its terms of service last month, Instagram was able to increase the number of its monthly active users by 10%. Instagram now has 90 million monthly active users, according to the company, which updated the figure on its press page . “Instagram continues to see very strong growth around the world,” Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom told AllThingsD . “With many...
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January 24, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Twitter has announced Vine, a new video app for the iPhone and iPod Touch that could spell trouble for other apps that describe themselves as the "Twitter of video. " Vine allows users to create six-second videos that play in an endless loop similar to GIFs. You can see examples on Twitter's blog . "Like tweets, the brevity of videos on Vine (6 seconds or less) inspires creativity," Twitter said. PHOTOS: Top 10 tech products of 2012 Users can download the Vine app from the Apple App Store . It's not necessary to have a Twitter account in order to use Vine, but Twitter says having one speeds up the process of signing up. While Vine gives Twitters users a cool new toy to play with, it puts other companies in jeopardy.
BUSINESS
August 2, 2012 | By Andrea Chang
More than 83 million Facebook accounts are estimated to be duplicates or fakes, the social networking giant said in a regulatory filing this week. In the filing , Facebook said there are “inherent challenges in measuring usage of our products across large online and mobile populations around the world.” The company said there may be people who maintain more than one Facebook account, a violation of its terms of service. It estimates that duplicate accounts represent about 4.8% of its 955 million monthly active users as of June 30, which amounts to about 45.84 million accounts.
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January 24, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Twitter has announced Vine, a new video app for the iPhone and iPod Touch that could spell trouble for other apps that describe themselves as the "Twitter of video. " Vine allows users to create six-second videos that play in an endless loop similar to GIFs. You can see examples on Twitter's blog . "Like tweets, the brevity of videos on Vine (6 seconds or less) inspires creativity," Twitter said. PHOTOS: Top 10 tech products of 2012 Users can download the Vine app from the Apple App Store . It's not necessary to have a Twitter account in order to use Vine, but Twitter says having one speeds up the process of signing up. While Vine gives Twitters users a cool new toy to play with, it puts other companies in jeopardy.
BUSINESS
December 19, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Google wants you to use its Music service, and it's willing to store 20,000 of your songs for free in the cloud to get you to try it. The Mountain View, Calif., company announced a new scan and match feature for U.S. users that will let them quickly store their music libraries to the cloud-based Google Music service. Users can then listen to their music on any computer or mobile device. Songs will stream at up to 320 kilobits per second, although the quality may be lower depending on your Internet connection.
BUSINESS
October 5, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Apple's Steve Jobs died a year ago today, which is a good day as any to remember how clever he was with marketing his products. We're particularly reminded of how savvy he was with marketing after watching Facebook's latest "chair" commercial, which is drawing a lot of "dislikes" from critics. Under Jobs, Apple had many memorable commercials, including some that became iconic. Apple remembered its late co-founder with a tribute video on its website Friday morning that calls to mind one of Apple's best ads: the "Think Different" commercial.
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December 19, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
A Russian technology website has leaked the features and specifications for what it says is the rumored Sony smartphone with a 5-inch screen. The site Mobile-review.com  on Wednesday posted a long article describing the phone along with dozens of photographs of the device. The phone, which is expected to be called the Yuga, will have a full HD 1,920-by- 1,080-pixel resolution. It'll also have a 440 pixels-an-inch density that is comparable to that of the HTC Droid DNA, another 5-inch smartphone, according to Engadget , which reported the phone's details in English.
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October 24, 2012 | By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO - Wall Street called on Facebook Inc. to show it can make money from mobile, and Facebook got the message. In swinging to a third-quarter loss of $59 million, the social networking giant for the first time disclosed how much revenue it took in from mobile advertising, reassuring investors that Facebook is figuring out how to capitalize on its growing numbers of users on smartphones and tablets. Facebook said ads on the smaller screen accounted for $153 million in revenue, or 14% of all advertising revenue.
BUSINESS
January 18, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Despite a major backlash from users protesting a proposed change to its terms of service last month, Instagram was able to increase the number of its monthly active users by 10%. Instagram now has 90 million monthly active users, according to the company, which updated the figure on its press page . “Instagram continues to see very strong growth around the world,” Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom told AllThingsD . “With many...
BUSINESS
December 19, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Google wants you to use its Music service, and it's willing to store 20,000 of your songs for free in the cloud to get you to try it. The Mountain View, Calif., company announced a new scan and match feature for U.S. users that will let them quickly store their music libraries to the cloud-based Google Music service. Users can then listen to their music on any computer or mobile device. Songs will stream at up to 320 kilobits per second, although the quality may be lower depending on your Internet connection.
BUSINESS
December 19, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
A Russian technology website has leaked the features and specifications for what it says is the rumored Sony smartphone with a 5-inch screen. The site Mobile-review.com  on Wednesday posted a long article describing the phone along with dozens of photographs of the device. The phone, which is expected to be called the Yuga, will have a full HD 1,920-by- 1,080-pixel resolution. It'll also have a 440 pixels-an-inch density that is comparable to that of the HTC Droid DNA, another 5-inch smartphone, according to Engadget , which reported the phone's details in English.
BUSINESS
December 19, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Twitter  has reached another milestone. In a tweet early Wednesday morning, the social network announced: "There are now more than 200M monthly active @ twitter  users. You are the pulse of the planet. We're grateful for your ongoing support!" To recap, San Francisco-based Twitter launched in 2006, and it was in September of 2011 that it reached the 100-million monthly active users mark. QUIZ: What set the Internet on fire in 2012? In March, while celebrating its sixth birthday, it revealed it had reached 140 million monthly active users . How does Twitter compare to its competitors?
BUSINESS
October 24, 2012 | By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO - Wall Street called on Facebook Inc. to show it can make money from mobile, and Facebook got the message. In swinging to a third-quarter loss of $59 million, the social networking giant for the first time disclosed how much revenue it took in from mobile advertising, reassuring investors that Facebook is figuring out how to capitalize on its growing numbers of users on smartphones and tablets. Facebook said ads on the smaller screen accounted for $153 million in revenue, or 14% of all advertising revenue.
BUSINESS
October 5, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Apple's Steve Jobs died a year ago today, which is a good day as any to remember how clever he was with marketing his products. We're particularly reminded of how savvy he was with marketing after watching Facebook's latest "chair" commercial, which is drawing a lot of "dislikes" from critics. Under Jobs, Apple had many memorable commercials, including some that became iconic. Apple remembered its late co-founder with a tribute video on its website Friday morning that calls to mind one of Apple's best ads: the "Think Different" commercial.
BUSINESS
February 8, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Instagram's new Feed feature is clean, simple and easy to use. And it goes a long way to bolster the website for the photo-sharing social network. But could the introduction of the tool eventually lead to advertisements on the website? The Feed page displays to users the latest photos uploaded by those they follow -- a feature previously reserved for the mobile versions of Instagram. In the blog post announcing the new feature, co-founder Kevin Systrom said that if users shrink the width of their browser, the page will shift to look similar to how the Feed appears on Instagram's mobile apps.
BUSINESS
January 14, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, had 160 million monthly active users in November, according to the latest figures available. That was an increase of nearly 30 million from September when LinkedIn had more than 133 million users who logged in to the website at least once a month. The Mountain View, Calif., company announced the number, which was calculated by research firm comScore, after crossing the mark for 200 million registered users earlier this month. LinkedIn has registered 13 million users since November.
BUSINESS
August 2, 2012 | By Andrea Chang
More than 83 million Facebook accounts are estimated to be duplicates or fakes, the social networking giant said in a regulatory filing this week. In the filing , Facebook said there are “inherent challenges in measuring usage of our products across large online and mobile populations around the world.” The company said there may be people who maintain more than one Facebook account, a violation of its terms of service. It estimates that duplicate accounts represent about 4.8% of its 955 million monthly active users as of June 30, which amounts to about 45.84 million accounts.
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