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Twitter, Gmail, iPlayer apps for iOS all receive updates

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.

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Twitter #music update now scans iPhone library for recommendations

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.

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Facebook adds video sharing to Instagram, similar to Vine, Lightt apps

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.

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Twitter's Vine hits top spot among free App Store apps

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.

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New Twitter app to bring music streaming for iOS users

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.

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Twitter may use Bluefin Labs acquisition to drive ad revenue

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.

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Twitter 5.0 for iOS adds new iPad landscape mode

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.

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Renowned Apple hacker Charlie Miller hired by Twitter

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.

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Tighter iTunes Twitter integration rumored to take place of Ping

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.

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Apple filing suggests searching social networks for automatic metadata

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.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook promises more social integration

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.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook says Facebook is a 'friend,' won't commit to dividend

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.

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Share Sheets, Twitter integration to make Mountain Lion more social

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.

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FTC reportedly adding Google+ to antitrust investigation amid search controversy

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.

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Apple's iOS 5 boosts Twitter signups 25%, Wolfram Alpha searches by 20x

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.

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Twitter sees 40% of photos from iOS as Photos app becomes 7th largest client

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.

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Twitter CEO points to Apple as 'corporate mentor' as iOS signups triple

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.

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Twitter developer events suggest iOS 5 release by Oct. 10

09/23/2011, 09:09 pm

Twitter has scheduled a pair of "Developer Teatimes" for Oct. 10 and Oct. 12 with a "heavy focus" on the service's tight integration with iOS 5, possibly providing further evidence that the forthcoming update to Apple's mobile operating system will arrive in two weeks.

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Facebook, Twitter integration spreads to all of Apple's online store

09/05/2011, 09:09 am

Links to share products on social networking sites Facebook and Twitter are now available for all items sold in Apple's online store, including third-party products.

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Facebook looking to circumvent Apple's App Store with HTML5 platform

06/15/2011, 11:06 pm

A new report claims social network Facebook is partnering with roughly 80 developers on a secretive "Project Spartan" HTML5-based application platform that would circumvent Apple's App Store on iOS devices.

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