Fox said Thursday that it will soon begin embedding clips from some of its popular TV shows in tweets.
As part of Twitter's Amplify program, which allows advertisers, broadcasters, and others to include video clips in tweets, Fox will be posting highlights from shows like "Glee," "The Mindy Project," "So You Think You Can Dance," and others. The video clips will be accompanied by ads from Fox partner American Express.
There's an incredibly handy application in the Google Play store that lets you turn your Android smartphone or tablet into a socially connected digital picture frame. Called Dayframe (free), it's similar to the Daydream mode that comes with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and later, except that Dayframe is much more social, more photo-friendly, and allows for very specific user-defined settings.
As to what makes this a "social connected" digital picture frame experience comes from the app's integration with various social networks. Dayframe displays pictures from services such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, as well … Read more
Twitter said Wednesday that it has introduced a set of tools that allow marketers to target ads at mobile users based on a wide range of criteria, including their operating system, their device, and even if they're on Wi-Fi.
In a blog post, Twitter explained how it's expanding the mobile-targeting options it's giving advertisers. Previously, the company said, it allowed mobile targeting only by operating system. But now marketers will be able to direct ads at Twitter users based on which specific version of iOS or Android they're using, as well as their specific mobile device, … Read more
It's still impossible to be in two places at once, unless you've got one of these gadgets lying around.
The InForm is a dynamic shape display from MIT's Tangible Media Group. It turns 3D data into crude, physical representations in real time.
Using a Kinect motion sensor, it can scan bodily movements and recreate them on a table of physical "pixels," allowing you to manipulate objects on the other end. The pixels on the InForm table are actually a grid of 900 motorized, polystyrene pins that can extend about 4 inches from the surface, according to an MIT paper (PDF) for the Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction.
The grid is powered by an elaborate system of computer-controlled linkages and actuators under the table. Meanwhile, an overhead Kinect and projector deliver data on user motion into the system while casting visual feedback onto the table. The mind-bending video at the end of this article shows how a user can cradle a ball or flashlight and interact with 3D models.… Read more
If you're not a fan of viewing YouTube in your browser because of Flash problems or other issues, a standalone YouTube app might be a good idea. MediaTube for Mac is a basic program that lets you search and view YouTube videos without using your browser. It works, but we weren't particularly impressed with its features or interface.
MediaTube's appearance is somewhat iTunes-inspired, particularly the Cover Flow-style video preview pane. The program is easy enough to figure out; there's a search box and controls for playing, pausing, and stopping videos. What we didn't love about … Read more
Twitter's long-awaited IPO went off without a hitch today, soaring above the official price the company set last night, finishing at $44.94 and giving the company a market capitalization of $24.48 billion.
Executives at Facebook can only look at Twitter's first day on Wall Street with envy. While Mark Zuckerberg's company is now flying high, its May 2012 IPO has become a cautionary tale in Silicon Valley for how not to go public. And clearly, Twitter studied the playbook and avoided making the mistakes that caused such a public relations nightmare for Zuck and Co. … Read more
Well, this is meta. The news of Twitter announcing its IPO share price has failed to garner enough attention to be listed among the social network's trending topics.
Twitter set the price for its IPO at $26 per share on Wednesday and is expected to begin trading under the ticker symbol TWTR on the New York Stock Exchange tomorrow.
But what do tweeters have to say about it?
Hundreds of tweets are being thrown around mentioning the share price and the fact that Twitter will soon be a public company. And several Twitter IPO related hashtags can be seen, … Read more
Twitter and its bankers set the price for its IPO at $26 per share this afternoon, with everything set for shares of TWTR to begin trading tomorrow on the New York Stock Exchange. It's the most anticipated -- and hyped? -- IPO since Facebook went public in May 2012.
And Twitter execs hope the comparisons to Facebook's IPO, which was met by eager sellers and technical glitches, ends there.
With its IPO scheduled for tomorrow, Twitter plans to price its shares at around $27, according to CNBC.
Earlier this week, the social networking giant said it planned to ask for between $23 and $25 a share. But CNBC reported this morning that the company has upped the amount to $27.
That's if, CNBC cautioned, "market momentum" holds for Twitter's shares. The company has been on its IPO road show, hawking its shares to Wall Street investors.
Twitter said last month it expected to sell 70 million shares initially, but later the company indicated it might … Read more