The Daily Digest – The Social Media Stories You Need To Know Today
1# Chrome For Android: It’s finally here. Google have brought the world of Chrome and Android together by releasing the beta version of Chrome Mobile. It’s available for Android 4.0 smartphones & tablets (Ice Cream Sandwich) in the Android Market.
3# Profit for Pinterest: While there’s no advertising on the site, it seems that social media darling Pinterest is monetising the site without users’ knowledge. Josh Davis on LLsocial.com has found that linking to an ecommerce site results in the site modifying the link and adding in their own affiliate tracking code. This comes after the news that the site has 10 million U.S. monthly unique views, faster than any standalone site.
4# Amazon Video: Amazon is close to announcing a deal with Viacom which will see them launching a standalone subscription service which will compete with Netflix. Viacom, who own shows and movies from MTV, Nickelodeon and Paramount, would join CBS, Warner Bros, NBC and Disney in launching the service.
5# Path Privacy: Developer Arun Thampi discovered that social media app, Path, uploads your entire iPhone (full names, emails and phone numbers) onto its servers without obtaining the user’s permission. This is in contrast to Apple’s App store guidelines which state on 17.1: apps cannot transmit data about a user without obtaining permission and 17.2 any app that requires users to share personal information such as email and DOB in order to function will be rejected.
6# Live Streaming Sports: More than 2.1 million people streamed the Super Bowl on Sunday, according to NBC. The match, which had an average of 111.3 million viewers at any time, said that the live stream represented the “most-watched single-game sports event ever online.”
7# Blackberry Apps: Despite the numerous problems RIM has faced over the last few months, the VP for Developer Relations Alec Saunders, has revealed that there are over six million daily downloads from the BB App World – amounting to 174 million downloads per month – and has more paid downloads than Google Android Market.
8# Siri & Wolfram Alpha: Having misinterpreted numerous accents since its release, its been revealed that Siri accounts for 25% of queries made to the Wolfram Alpha site. The fact-based site gives users answers from its data instead of searching the web.
9# Nokia Job Losses: Former mobile giant Nokia is planning to cut 4,000 more jobs at its plants in Finland, Hungry and Mexico as it aims to cut costs by moving smartphone production over to Asia. The company, which has a considerable presence in India, will be making the cuts in phases and will bring the total planned job cuts to more than 30,000.
10# Apple vs Twitter Earnings: Forbes has revealed that Apple generate more revenue in a day than Twitter does in an entire year. The company posted revenue in excess of $46 billion while Twitter only generated $139.5 million in ad revenue last year.
From Simply Viral, ever wondered what a normal Facebook conversation would sound if it had a dramatic interpretation? A comedy troupe have done just that with the aid of a public conversation between three 13-year olds.