What’s happened this week:
- Twitter is clamping down on third party access to its API, in an attempt to create a ‘less fragmented ecosystem’.
- Facebook (finally) lets users (really) delete photos from their profiles, and introduces new privacy settings for old profile pics.
- Even faster food – hopefully. McDonald’s have announced a trial to allow users to pay for their meals via PayPal in an attempt to reduce waiting times.
- Ebay grows disenchanted with online witchcraft, allegedly banning sales of spells, genies, potions from 30th August.
The London 2012 Olympic Games came to a climatic conclusion on Sunday night with 26 million people tuning into BBC1 for the handing over of the flag to Rio de Janeiro. The closing ceremony was viewed live by 45% of the UK population, just 2.7 million less than Danny Boyle’s much lauded opener.