Daily Archives: September 22, 2011

Chris Nuttall

Thursday marked the announcement of a raft of media apps for Facebook – from Spotify and Hulu to the Washington Post.

But its social rivals LinkedIn and Twitter ought to go one radical step further and consider moving wholesale to the Facebook platform, according to Bill Nguyen, co-founder of the Color photo sharing service, which has now done just that. 

Chris Nuttall

Facebook has introduced a major redesign of its social feeds and users’ profiles at its annual  f8 event for developers in San Francisco.

In a keynote speech, Mark Zuckerberg, the social network’s founder,  also unveiled a big expansion of apps and categories on the service, including the introduction of music services where users can share what they are listening to with friends.  For thoughts and commentary on the main announcements as they happened, read our live blog of the event after the jump. 

Chris Nuttall

Sony has been giving the media a sneak peek of the biggest makeover in the short history of Home – the games platform and online virtual world accessible through the PlayStation 3.

Games are being placed front and centre in the redesign, which was announced last month and will be introduced in the autumn, and the Home environment itself will become a game with the introduction of quests. 

Tech news from around the web:

Apple is expected to hold its next big media event on Tuesday October 4, where it will unveil the next iPhone model, according to AllThingsDigital. Meanwhile, Mashable reports that a remark made by Apple board member and former US Vice-President Al Gore at the Discovery Invest Leadership Summit in South Africa – “Not to mention the new iPhones coming out next month. That was a plug.” – has sparked speculation of more than one iPhone5 model.

TechCrunch reports that a deleted tweet from Facebook creative director Ji Lee may point to a special feature in the social network’s long-anticipated music service. In a tweet that was deleted minutes after it was sent, Mr Lee wrote:

The “Listen with your friend” feature in ticker is blowing my mind. Listen to what your friends are listening. LIVE. 

 

Chris Nuttall

Zynga reduced the odds of its IPO on Wednesday as it revealed worsening financial numbers and complained of market volatility.

The social gaming company is earning less but is still worth more, according to an amended IPO filing .