What’s happened this week:
- Facebook are said to be trialling a mobile payment system.
- BlackBerry goes up for sale after losing share in the smartphone market.
- False Like ‘virus’ affects Instagram and allows users to buy likes.
- YouTube’s founders challenge Vine and Instagram with new video app Mixbit
What we have learned:
- The ‘Tweets-per-second’ rate was broken on Twitter upon the release of Japanese anime film ‘Castle in the Sky’, and due to some tweaking of their servers to increase capacity.
- Tumblr are rolling out new analytics tools to help marketers manage the impact and reach of their Tumblr accounts.
- Lack of mobile cookies could mean fingerprint tracking could be used in the future to track usage and personalize experiences.
- See how #TheAshes win was celebrated in social media.
- 11 Top IFTTT recipes to automate your digital life.
- #Banter, a Robot comedian shapes up pretty well against human rivals.
Where to find more:
- From the functional flight check to the #HolidayBrag, find out how Brits use Twitter whilst on holiday.
- A new infographic shows Football fans social and mobile behaviour in Great Britain.
- This is Vineland: a look Inside the six-second video app that is reinventing film and the new ‘stars’ that are mastering the service.
- The 7 steps of #BigData, and how you can use them.