The German app takes blogging to a whole new level. The idea is to blog quickly & neatly about experiences rather than topics.
Live video streaming app Meerkat has announced a host of features including 1 which allows users to conduct Online polls.
Reports: idownloadblog.com, VentureBeat
For the past fortnight or so, there have been Online reports claiming that Wikipedia was reportedly losing desktop traffic, in fact had even lost a chunk between March-July of this year, especially from Google-end, some claimed. It all started following an analysis by research service SimiliarWeb. This & other reports were hotly contested by Wikipedia’s co-founder Jimmy Wales, who has denied that the drop was sudden, as was reported. Jimmy has given an extended explanation why it had happened.
Reports: Business Insider, SearchEngineLand, PureContent
Have a startup & wanna test some of the ideas in it? A service called UpgradeMyStartup.com is now available for the same.
Email delivery platform SendGrid has revealed the results of a study on global email engagement. In conjunction with the 33rd anniversary of the invention of email, the data was collected over 2, 10-day periods in 2014 & 2015, respectively, with a data set spanning more than 10 billion emails sent.
1 of Japan’s biggest mobile game & Internet companies DeNA Co. has launched a global live streaming app that allows users to share anything happening on their smartphone screens – videos, games…anything. Called Mirrativ,the new app is the brainchild of Junichi Akagawa, a producer at DeNA.
Reports: TechCrunch, VentureBeat, NetworkWorld, Patrickother, Wall Street Journal (blog), iDigitalTimes.com
Self-destructing messages are the future of personal communication. Whether you want to recall a hastily written email, get rid of a giveaway post, or block access to a file, it’s possible to retract online content that you don’t want people to view after you have shared it. Better yet, you can set a time limit on content right when you’re posting it.
Short video creation tool Vine has launched ‘Snap to Beat’, a feature that makes it easy for users to create music loops up to 6 seconds long with no beginning or end. Snap to Beats will be available for iOS, with an Android version coming soon.
Reports: The Next Web, VentureBeat, 9to5Mac, The Verge
Recently, photo sharing service Instagram had started allowing users to click in ‘landscape mode’, yet one could only share one’s work as a square image. That’s about to change. Instagram has said it was updating its Android & iOS apps to enable native support for full-size landscape & portrait photos & video inside the app. The traditional square photos will remain the default for photos shared on Instagram.
Reports: Business Insider, Gizmodo, LifeHacker, The Next Web, TIME, Forbes
Andriod app users, here’s something that will get your attention. e-commerce Site Amazon has announced an Android app called Amazon Underground, where you can get even premium apps for free. Here, you can find everything that’s there in the conventional Amazon app as well as a revamped store for Android apps & games.
Reports: SlashGear, VentureBeat, Phandroid, The Verge
The concept for Yeti seems to be that it’s more about practical steps to take (or not to) than about networking or how-to style guides. In other words, the recommendations will help startups learn from the experiences of people who have done it before & will tell how to avoid mistakes that you might otherwise make.