Results for May 2011
  • Twitter To Get Photo-Sharing Service

    Can a rumored photo-sharing service right Twitter's ship? Well, "Twitter users can already share photos on their Twitter streams via Twitpic and Yfrog, but ... a built-in service would have a significant advantage over competing apps," writes CNet. Indeed, "Many Twitter clients, including those developed by the company, use the links [provided by third-party apps] to go fetch ... images and display them inline," writes All Things D. "But the process could certainly be smoother."

    "Twitter users like to type status updates, but they also like to share photos," writes Fast Company. "If it's ...

  • PayPal Sues Google Over Mobile, Personnel

    Amid efforts to offer its own mobile payment system, Google is being sued by PayPal over claims it misappropriated trade secrets from its mobile-payment business. "Osama Bedier, a former PayPal executive now at Google, stole PayPal's confidential information," reports Bloomberg, citing a lawsuit filed by the company on Thursday.

    What's more, "Stephanie Tilenius, another ex-PayPal executive now at Google, violated contractual obligations by recruiting Bedier," PayPal claims. Bedier "is now leading Google's efforts to bring point of sale technologies and services to retailers on its behalf," according to the complaint. "Bedier and Google have misappropriated PayPal trade ...

  • Twitter Reportedly Acquires TweetDeck

    Taking out another potential competitor, Twitter has reportedly acquired TweetDeck for more than $40 million in cash and stock. "Twitter has been known to either downplay third-party apps or acquire them," writes CNNMoney.com. "In the past, Twitter has scooped up popular Twitter iPhone app Tweetie, and partnered with photo add-on TwitPic as it launched its new interface."

    "Why would Twitter want to buy a third-party client?" asks PCWorld. "Twitter's acquisition of TweetDeck is seen mainly as a defensive move ... UberMedia already controls a significant chunk of users through its mobile apps, and TweetDeck would ...