Market share for social networks and forums:
- Brazil — 18.9%
- Singapore — 16.4%
- U.S. — 15.4%
- India — 14.0%
- New Zealand — 13.9%
- France — 15.1%
- Australia — 13.1%
- U.K. — 12.2%
Shout out to:wildhairmedia
Apple to Open Hong Kong Store
Apple is planning to open its first store in Hong Kong this quarter, according to Carolyn Wu, an Apple spokesperson based in Bejing.
“Twitter Terrorists” Could Get 30 Years in Prison
Two people who allegedly spread false reports of gunmen attacking schools and kidnapping children now face 30 years in prison for charges under terrorism laws in Mexico.
Merchants Complain of Google Maps Errors
A flaw in Google Maps’s reporting system falsely labels operational businesses as “permanently closed.”
Facebook Flaw Lets You Hijack Page from Original Owner [REPORT]
A Facebook security flaw — or, perhaps, a misunderstanding — lets Page administrators boot original Page creators from admin status, effectively enabling new admins to hijack Pages
Sony Tablet S Now Available for Pre-Order
Sony’s Tablet S is now available for pre-order in 16 GB ($499) and 32 GB ($599) versions.
Samsung Unveils Bada 2.0 Smartphones
After announcing LTE versions of the Galaxy S II smartphone and Galaxy Tab 8.9 tablet, Samsung has unveiled a trio of Bada-powered smartphones: Wave 3, Wave M and Wave Y.
Mobile Carriers Invest $100M in Google Wallet Competitor [REPORT]
Verizon Wireless, AT&T and T-Mobile are planning to invest more than $100 million to take on mobile payment system Google Wallet, according to a report.
Beyonce’s Baby Revelation Breaks Twitter Record
Biggest Stories in Tech And Social Media This Morning
Facebook Announces Major Privacy & Tagging Changes
Facebook is rolling out one of the largest privacy overhauls in its history, making it clearer for users to understand with whom they are sharing their photos, status updates and locations.
Samsung Announces New Android Smartphones & Naming Scheme
Samsung has announced a few details about a line of Android smartphones it plans to unveil at the IFA trade show in Berlin in early September, as well as a new naming scheme for distinguishing entry to premium-level smartphone models.
Sprint to Carry iPhone 5 [REPORT]
Sprint will join Verizon and AT&T in selling the iPhone 5 beginning mid-October, unidentified sources have told the The Wall Street Journal.
East Coasters Turn to Twitter During Virginia Earthquake
A 5.9 earthquake originated in Mineral, Virginia, Tuesday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, and true to form, many Twitter users turned first to the microblogging service for information — as well as a few laughs while cell service was down.
Feature Update: Mention your Twitter and Facebook friends in comments
Use the @ symbol in the comment box and start typing a name to mention and invite your contacts from Facebook and Twitter.
We’re proud of this one and excited to get it out into the wild. As always, if you’ve got any feedback for the team, don’t hesitate to submit it to us.
shout out to:svpply
iPhone 5 Launching in October, Not September
The iPhone 5 is making its debut in October, not September, as earlier reports suggested, sources have told AllThingsD.
Facebook Expanding in UK
Facebook is moving into new office space to accompany the expansion of its 70-person team in the UK.
White House Aide Says Tweets Influenced Debt Ceiling Deal
The White House believes that Twitter influenced the recently announced agreement on the U.S. debt ceiling, a White House aide said in a conversation that took place, appropriately enough, on Twitter.
Hackers Target Anders Behring Breivik’s Twitter Account
It appears the hacker group Anonymous has hijacked the Twitter account belonging to Anders Behring Breivik, the man behind the June attacks in Norway.
Foxconn To Bring in 1 Million Robots To Replace Part of Workforce
Foxconn, a company that manufacturers parts used in Apple’s iPhone and iPad, has allegedly told Chinese media that it plans to replace part of its workforce with 1 million robots over the next three years.
Adobe Launches HTML5 Web Animations Tool
This isn’t telling most what they don’t already know about packaging content for the web. Here’s what it does do: Make the point clear that a non-tailored RSS feed into Facebook isn’t going to get job done—just like personalized tweets are proving to win for brands and journalists alike on Twitter.
”It’s mostly tha voice.” © Guru. Matter of fact? Let that bass line walk: (some strong language)
“A lot of rappers have flavor and some got skills but if your voice aint dope then you need to chill.”
What they have to say about engagement vs click thrus is very interesting.
FJP: Liking the Gangstarr quote.
Obama Sends First live tweet at Twitter Town Hall
Motorola Droid 3 Now up for sale at Verizon
Amazon To Continue Using “App Store,” for Now
Google has asked businesses not to create profiles
Amazon Announces unlimited music storage and a web app for iPad.