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Apple reminds disinterested iTunes users that Ping exists

November 5th, 2010

When Apple announced Ping back in September, some heralded it as another brilliant move from Apple that would keep people immersed in the iTunes experience and bolster music sales. Most people, however, didn’t seem to care. Ping is Apple’s social network focused on music — described by Apple CEO Steve Jobs as “Facebook and Twitter …

Google settles Buzz lawsuit with $8.5 million fund

November 3rd, 2010

Following a very, very rocky start for Google’s latest social networking effort, Google Buzz, the Internet giant has settled a class action lawsuit related to the service. When Buzz launched earlier this year, Google found itself at the center of a media frenzy. The company decided it would forgo an opt-in process and share users’ …

Loopt integrates Facebook Places into its iOS app

October 19th, 2010

Location-based social networking site Loopt has just announced a new feature, Facebook Places. As touted in a press release, a newly released iOS application will allow users to “view both Facebook and Loopt check-ins on an interactive map, providing a clear view of friends gathering nearby.” The new code will also allow users to simultaneously check-in to …

Facebook for Android updated, brings new features to homescreen

August 4th, 2010

Last night, the Android iteration of Facebook was updated to bring it more inline with its iPhone counterpart. While there are a lot of minor fixes, the major changes center around the homescreen, and include: The ability to post a status update or search for friends with just one click. A new photo reel that …

Nokia flavored MeeGo videoed?

August 2nd, 2010

What do we have here… it would appear to be a video of the MeeGo mobile operating system with Nokia’s dirty little fingerprints all over it. The video was captured by an astute consumer who was, of all things, taking an online survey. The video covers how the operating system will handle multitasking, social network integration, …

Foursquare looking to ink search partnership

July 19th, 2010

Foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley did not mince words when speaking with the U.K. paper The Telegraph. Crowley said, “Our data generates hugely interesting trends which would enrich search,” and went on to note that they were in talks with all the major search players including Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo!. “We can anonymise data and use …

BGR Poll: What's your mobile social network of choice?

July 14th, 2010

Social networking is huge these days, and there are a lot of choices. Buzz, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Loopt, Foursquare; the list goes on and on. While all these companies have a slightly different slant on social networking, they all seem to agree on one thing: mobile devices are the future. So we wanted to know… …

Twitter for BlackBerry launches tonight, out of beta

July 6th, 2010

While this isn’t exactly earth shattering news, it’s always fun to welcome a new app out of the beta stage. Later this evening, Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones will start to roll out into a full launch. RIM has said that one of the reasons of doing the open beta since April was to get community …

T-Mobile releases the LG Sentio

June 30th, 2010

Lost in the hubbub surrounding smartphone powerhouses like the DROID X and iPhone 4 is the fact that the average person simply wants a phone that makes calls. To satiate this need, and throw in a few extra feature for good measure, T-Mobile today announced the immediate availability of the LG Sentio. An affordable device …

iPhone OS looks to be getting social media integration

April 19th, 2010

Even with thousands of curious people picking away at the file system, it’s always amazing how some things slip through the cracks for a relatively long period of time. Gunning For Safety was snooping around in iPhone OS 4.0’s file system and found multiple references to social media integration for the Contacts app. More specifically …