Today Yahoo! announced a partnership with Twitter which includes integrating Twitter content and social features across the Yahoo! network. In this new partnership, which Yahoo tastefully refers to in its press release as “@yahoo + @twitter Sitting in a Tree….T.W.E.E.T.I.N.G. “. After this deal , Yahoo users will get to watch their personal Twitter feeds. Yahoo users will also be able to update their Twitter status directly from Yahoo sites and also can share content which they can see from their Twitter followers.
Yesterday, Microsoft announced Windows phone 7 series, the latest version of it’s mobile phone operating system at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. But users have to wait till this holidays to experience the amazing OS from Windows.
In the conference, Steve Ballmer says that “Microsoft Window Mobile users will be happy with the new functionality of smartphones“. Now users can post status updates and photos to multiple services at once. Users can also see the latest friend’s updates on the home screen. Ballmer also said that they will come with dedicated hardware in the future. Microsoft will come up with Xbox LIVE games and Zune music and video experience on a mobile phone.
“YouTube is a video sharing website on which users can upload and share videos. Three former PayPal employees created YouTube in February 2005. In November 2006, YouTube, LLC was bought by Google Inc. for $1.65 billion,and is now operated as a subsidiary of Google. The company is based in San Bruno, California, and uses Adobe Flash Video technology to display a wide variety of user-generated video content, including movie clips, TV clips, and music videos, as well as amateur content such as video blogging and short original videos.”
Yesterday, Google announced Google Buzz at their Mountain View headquarters. It’s a new way to share, communicate within Gmail, “it’s like an entirely new world in Gmail,” the new service will be available using a “Buzz” link directly within Gmail.
“Organizing large scale information has become a real problem. It’s a problem Google loves to solve,” said Bradley Horowitz, Google VP Product. But I think Google Buzz is another step to capture some momentum created by Facebook using real-time communications.
Google has planned to Kill Facebook and Twitter with a roaring news of integrating status updates in Gmail. Isn’t that Big. I think its gonna be deciding factor for the future of all the three biggies. The things which is feel can affect Google, Facebook & Twitter are as follows.
Now a days, Open Source market is growing in a fast pace, Symbian is one of the most popular OS for mobile devices and smartphones. It’s developed by Symbian Ltd which was acquired by Nokia in 2008 and established a new foundation called Symbian foundation.
The Source Code of Symbian OS ( with its associative user interfaces S60,UIQ and MOAP(S) ) is open and free to use. Versions S60, S40 and others are developed under the EPL (Eclips Public Licenses) which are free and Open Sources around the world. Nokia based organization that maintains all power, took a decision to increase their popularity.
Symbian OS is used by Nokia, Samsung, LG, Ericsson, Mitsubishi, Motorola, Panasonic, and other popular companies to make their phones lively and powerful.
Nokia always support Symbian because Nokia is the member of Symbian foundation. Now the news has been come that its free and will compete with the other Open Source like Android which is used by Motorola. According to the news by various sources, Symbian platform holds 47% market share of smartphones while Blackberry was second with 20% and Windows Mobile third with12.4%.
The competition is rock solid for Symbian platform as they are competing against the most popular Apple(iPhone) and some other manufactures such as Android.
I think that Symbian is a bit late in the competition here because many of the mobiles manufacturers have drained Symbian and Windows OS over Android.
So let’s see whether the new version of Symbian with its Open Source will rock the manufacturers to be interested in their product or not.
Hello my friends, yesterday Facebook marked its sixth birthday in a style with hitting another milestone as members climbing to 400 million this week. The big thing is that the massive growth is showing no signs of slowing down. But what’s new for the users of Facebook.
The new home page began rolling out worldwide late Thursday and its not wrong to say that the biggest social networking website in the world has made drastic changes in its website.
Google shows off Chrome OS tablet ideas This is a concept UI under development so don’t take it as final. Designs are subject to change at later stage. But its final that Google is under process for making Apple’s iPad life harder. Steve Jobs (allegedly) said that Google’s “Don’t be evil” mantra was “false” at a Town Hall meeting and said Google’s Android team wanted to kill the iPhone – so it sounds like Apple is taking the competition seriously.
Twitter is the new cult amongst celebrities; everyone is creating profile on Twitter. Firstly, International celebrities and now Indian celebrities have joined the Twitter bandwagon too.They took some time to come, but they have really taken a liking to it.
If good designing is about effective communication, I am willing to prove you wrong because it’s only the half way you are coming. There is another equally important consideration i.e. the words you use to convey your message.
So not taking too much of your time, let me share my views with you. (more…)