Twitter enters millions of homes on a nightly basis with the help of a secret weapon: Mass Relevance, the most important company at the intersection of social media and television that you've never heard of.
Founded in December 2010, the Austin-based startup is responsible for nearly every tweet that makes it to your television screen. And though Mass Relevance's CEO and co-founder Sam Decker would never take credit for turning the 7-year-old social network into the world's digital water cooler, his company puts Twitter in front of the masses in a way that has boosted its public … Read more
With such an overwhelming number of products flooding the Google Play Store (aka the Android Market), Appreciate helps you cut through the clutter to find the apps that are tailored to your tastes. It's free, simple, and it works.
Appreciate takes inventory of the apps you have installed on your device, those you've uninstalled, and your usage habits across them all. It even takes into account your demographic and Facebook friends if you make that info available. After plugging the data into its formula, Appreciate serves up a menu of recommended apps for you to download, with new … Read more
"Expect to see additional partnerships of this kind as we look for new ways to help everyone get the best out of Twitter," explains the official Twitter blog, revealing few details.
Serial entrepreneur and investor Bill Gross is "completely smitten" with social media.
"The way it's connecting the planet, it's a new connective tissue for knowledge sharing," he told CNET during an interview last week. "It's really, really unbelievable."
As Gross sees it, the only hurdles today's social networks face are relevance and monetization. Not surprisingly, his latest social offering, dubbed Chime.in, is an effort to address both issues. Chime.in will formally launch today at 11:05 a.m. PST--timed to coincide with a live demo by Bill Gross … Read more
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