Echofon, the Twitter Phone has been acquired by PostUp, which in my opinion is a fair deal as the Twitter app has over 3 million users. Echofon was also one of the first Twitter apps to introduce User Streams and has been quite a popular Twitter client.
I have been suing using Firefox for well, over two years with the Google Chrome being my secondary one. The only problem that kept me away initially was the lack of extension support but that changed thanks to all the development lately.
I will be using this post to highlight the top Twitter extensions for the Google Chrome browser, getting used to them myself before I can actually make a shift to making Chrome my preference. I have kept the list short, just a disclaimer before our respectful readers complain of having left many others. Read More »
Apples news everyday sounds great but I find it a bit difficult to not have something about Android. Today the Android Market got itself the much awaited app for the blogging service, Tumblr. The app is official, available for free on the Market and the only issue is that you must be running Android 2.1 at least.
Am I being too Androidish today? Maybe right but this is what I news I have been coming across today and honestly I have ignored others. Just running down another one quickly, TweetDeck has officially made its way to the Android phones. Sounds great, primarily because I detested seeing the TweetDeck on the iPhone for some odd reason, but I guess I don’t need to do that anymore.
Looks as if the micromessaging service, Twitter is taking advertising seriously. Reports today state that folks at Twitter have bolstered their ad platform by hiring Dan Coughlin who had been with Facebook since 2006. Coughlin will take charge as the Director of Sales for Eastern Region in the US.
That wasn’t the only notable induction as Twitter also fished Amanda Levy of Yelp. She will be taking position as Director of Sales in the Western Region, bringing over 5 years of experience to the Twitter ad team. Both have a good number of years to back their selection, with Coughlin who was the director of media sales, Facebook, and prior to this, held the same position at Yahoo for over 5 years. This is of course other than his stints at MarketWatch and DoubleClick. Levy on the other hand was Yelp’s first salesperson, where she headed sales for Yelp at the West Coast.
I was wandering the whole day after reading about the possible Twitter feature to be; the @TwitterShoutOut. Right from reading about it, I just thought what this was about, perhaps a recommendation engine that does something beyond @replies or the ever popular #followfriday. The same created hype well over the day thanks to TNW before Sean Garret stepped up to clear the confusion.
The major reason why I haven’t moved over to Posterous is simple; I found it extremely impossible to transfer existing content over to it. Not just me, I guess the issue is same with many, especially those on various platforms which are getting annoyingly difficult to manage. Perhaps they have become too outdated or are greedy to fill each of your page with ads. Well Posterous is capitalizing on that by letting you import your content over to its platform.
This is happening round the clock for the next 15 days [read update] and irrespective of what platform you are on, Posterous is all embracing. Err, isn’t way too eager to have you shift over?