Yelp Now Lets You Add Video to Reviews
Paul Sawers, thenextweb.com
While the move isn’t exactly surprising, Yelp has announced that it is now opening its mobile apps to user-generated videos to help create more engaging, visual reviews.
The feature is already live in its iPhone app, and the company sa…
Hilton Hotels soon to turn your smartphone into room keys
Edgar Cervantes, androidauthority.com
Hilton Hotels are looking to pioneer the use of smartphones as a replacement to plastic (or metal) keys. Hilton Worldwide Holdings is, reportedly, to announce the transition this week. This would put the hotel chain above the…
Is responsive design killing mobile?
Cezar Kolodziej, Iris Mobile, venturebeat.com
Picture yourself at a work event. What are you wearing? What are you talking about? How loud are you talking? If you indulge at all, how much have you had to drink? Now picture yourself on a weekend trip with a group of…
Weave is a Tinder for LinkedIn, minus the sexy parts
Kia Kokalitcheva, venturebeat.com
It seems like these days, every app is using the swiping-interface dating app Tinder made popular, and most of the time, it feels like an unnatural me-too attempt — except maybe in the case of Weave.
Weave is a…
Marvel’s giving you the key to over 13,000 comics for 99 cents
Edgar Alvarez, engadget.com
To celebrate the start of Comic-Con tomorrow in San Diego, Marvel is kicking off a promotion that provides an all-you-can-have pass to its entire digital library for less than a dollar. There are a few caveats, as expected, but not eno…
LinkedIn Just Bought A Business Marketing Company For $175 Million
Jillian D’Onfro, businessinsider.com
LinkedIn just bought a business marketing company called Bizo for $175 million.
LinkedIn’s David Thacker writes that Bizo’s team has been part of its API Partner Program for a while and the acquisition will help it establish “a…
Facebook Tests Buy Button To Let You Purchase Stuff Without Leaving Facebook
Josh Constine, techcrunch.com
Facebook is trying out letting you pay for ecommerce purchases from other businesses without leaving its site or app. For now it won’t be charging the few small and medium-sized businesses in the US to test this new Buy button on the…
Twitter buys CardSpring to start selling goods within its tweets
Kevin Fitchard, gigaom.com
If you were looking for another way to cement Twitter into your daily life, the company just provided one: shopping. Twitter announced Thursday that it was buying CardSpring, a startup that has built an e-commerce platform that lets…
IAC Acquires Dating Startup HowAboutWe -
Josh Ong, thenextweb.com
Match.com and Tinder parent company IAC has acquired most of dating startup HowAboutWe, The New York Times reports. With the deal, IAC further consolidates its position as the leader in online romance.
Along with HowAboutWe’s dating…
More Millennials Use MySpace Than Reddit: Poll
More millennials are using MySpace than Reddit, according to a new poll from Reason magazine and Rupe.
Excuse us while we try to process that information.
In a lengthy survey of 2,000 millennials, mostly about political topic…