Friday, 14 October 2011

This Week in Social

 Facebook's iPad app finally here


Facebook has finally launched its official iPad app, after months of speculation and leaks. Facebook for iPad, now available in the App Store, looks very simliar to the version that was leaked in July. The app is designed primarily as a consumption experience.

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 Manchester City strike deal with YouTube

Manchester City has become the first English Premier League team to sign a content deal with YouTube, letting the club control its rights-owned and club-created YouTube videos, as well as manage the advertising around its content. You can visit Manchester City's YouTube channel here.

Carry on reading on The Next Web.


 Foursquare introduces Radar


Initially Foursquare was centered around making the world easier to use and focused around sharing what you’re doing and building expertise, with features like checking in, tips and recommendations. Now, if you follow a list, Foursquare will let you know when you’re near to a aplce on that list. Or if you save something to your To-Do List it reminds you when you’re close.

For more information visit the Foursquare Blog.


 StumbleUpon surpasses 20 million users


 In the past 16 months, StumbleUpon, the personalied discovery engine has doubled its user base. It now has more than 20 million registered users who “stumble”. A "stumble" is clicking a button to load a webpage. The site has picked out, based on users’ preferences and behavior, more than 1 billion web pages every month.

Continue reading here.


 Twitter secures "tweet" trademark

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Earlier this week Twitter won their battle to trademark the term “tweet”. Twitter and Twittad have been in a legal struggle for years over the trademark. Twitter has argued that the term “tweet” was famous as a Twitter term before Twittad secured the trademark. The courts have thus far disagreed.

More on this story on Mashable.

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