12/03/2013, 08:12 am
While the exact purpose behind Apple's newly announced acquisition of social media data firm Topsy remains unknown, the acquired company is one of a handful of firms with access to exclusive data from Twitter the likes of which Google does not have.
09/20/2013, 03:09 pm
On the same day his firm released its newest iPhones, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook appears to have taken a step into the social media world, opening a Twitter account and letting slip a single tweet.
App roundup: GTA V gets companion app, Twitter redesign coming, Google Play Books nabs single sign-on
09/16/2013, 05:09 pm
Grand Theft Auto-loving iPhone owners can get an early taste of San Andreas thanks to a new companion app, while Twitter is said to be redesigning its own first-party title, and Google is improving functionality in Google Play Books for iOS.
08/28/2013, 03:08 pm
Three major iOS apps saw updates today, with Google continuing to tighten service integration in its iOS offerings, the BBC's iPlayer getting AirPlay integration, and Twitter seeing a few interface changes.
08/09/2013, 02:08 pm
The Twitter #music app for iOS got an update on Friday, one that enables the app personalize music recommendations based on what tunes are already installed on a user's iPhone.
06/20/2013, 03:06 pm
Just over a year after buying the Instagram photo sharing service for $1 billion, Facebook has added video sharing features that are similar to Vine, the video-only sharing app acquired by Twitter, and Lightt, an independent video sharing service.
04/09/2013, 11:04 am
Twitter's Vine has had a rough road to the top, but the video sharing program has made it there, taking the number one spot among free apps on Apple's App Store.
03/14/2013, 01:03 pm
Popular microblogging site Twitter will continue to expand its offerings, bringing a new app to Apple's iOS platform that allows users to play and share songs.
02/04/2013, 07:02 pm
With the purchase of social TV analytics firm Bluefin Labs, Twitter is looking to integrate its microblogging service with television in a big way, leveraging its massive user base to gain a marketing advantage on rivals like Facebook.
09/18/2012, 08:09 am
Twitter on Tuesday updated its iOS application, adding a new landscape mode for iPad users, and new profiles with header photos.
09/14/2012, 02:09 pm
Charlie Miller, a security expert who gained fame highlighting exploits in Apple's Mac and iOS operating systems, has been hired by social networking service Twitter.
08/01/2012, 06:08 pm
Coming on the heels of multiple claims of past Apple talks with Twitter, including old whispers of an investment in the company, a new report reveals the iPhone maker may be looking at using the micro-blogging service to fill the gap left by Ping when the service shuts down this year.
06/21/2012, 04:06 am
A newly-published patent application reveals Apple's interest in helping users more easily generate metadata for their files through a process that would automatically cull social network streams and the Internet for relevant metadata.
05/30/2012, 01:05 am
Even as he admitted that Apple may kill off its Ping social music discovery service, chief executive Tim Cook promised to add more social integration into its other products.
02/23/2012, 02:02 pm
Investors at Thursday's Apple shareholder meeting had the opportunity to ask the company's executives about a range of topics, including the prospect of an Apple television set, a stock dividend, and its relationship with Facebook.
02/16/2012, 04:02 pm
While system-wide Twitter integration debuted in iOS 5 and is now coming to Mountain Lion, the new Share Sheets feature in OS X 10.8 will also allow users to quickly share links, photos and videos in a variety of ways.
01/14/2012, 01:01 am
In the wake of a recent controversy surrounding Google's decision to feature Google+ content in its search results, the company will face scrutiny of its social networking service from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission as part of an antitrust probe, a new report claims.
12/08/2011, 07:12 pm
Apple's release of iOS 5 for both new devices and iPhones dating back to 2009 has had a significant impact on its integration partners, with Twitter noting a 25 percent increase in new accounts and Wolfram Alpha stating that Siri boosted its query volume 20 fold, disrupting the status quo in search and web services.
11/10/2011, 08:11 pm
Apple's handheld devices now account for more than 39% of the photos being posted on Twitter's social networking service, with Twitter-integrated built-in apps helping iOS 5 become one of its top 10 sharing clients.
10/18/2011, 02:10 am
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said in an interview that the company views Apple as a "corporate mentor" because of the two companies' common focus on simplicity, while noting that iOS signups for the micro-blogging service have increased three-fold since the release of iOS 5.