• Vine Overrun By Port
    Vine is off to a rough start. Since making its public debut last week, the Twitter-owned video-sharing startup has been overrun by porn. As The New York Times’ Nick Bilton tweeted, this weekend: “Friend: ‘So are people using Vine for porn yet?’ Me: ‘Nah, I don't think so.’ Friend: ‘Check the hashtag #porn.’ Both: ‘Holy ****!’” “Where there's media, there's porn,” ReadWrite.com reasons. Yet, making matters worse, a day after Gawker christened Vine "America's hottest new porn search engine," one explicit video actually made it to the top of the site’s “Editors Picks” feed. A ...
  • Facebook Messenger For iOS Users Expands
    Move over Skye. Facebook Messenger for iOS users can now call other Facebook Messenger for iOS users free of charge using Wi-Fi or their phone's data connection. “It’s … a huge step for Facebook -- which with a single feature emerges as one of the largest communities of VoIP users in the world,” The Verge reports. “Facebook has long been rumored to be building a phone of its own, but as we said a few weeks ago, it looks like the social network is already transforming our phones into Facebook phones,” ABC News writes. “With an update to the ...
  • Apple May Buy Waze
    Putting the spotlight on catchy apps, Apple is reportedly in negotiations to buy social GPS-navigation app Waze. “Waze wants $750M and Apple is willing to do $400M plus $100m in incentives,” TechCrunch writes, citing a source. That’s despite reports that the startup had less than $1 million in revenue, last year.  “Apple's reported interest in Waze is likely the result of the troubles it's experiencing with Maps, a built-in application in iOS that it launched last year,” writes CNet. “If there was one thing that hung over Apple's head all year last year, it was the failure of ...