Facebook is getting rid of automatic posting from third-party apps, but is it an Open Graph killer or a strategic way to get people to post better? Read more »
A new report from eMarketer, released today, indicates that Twitter will experience a boom in user growth, thanks to the increased presence of developing countries. Read more »
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Silicon Valley has always been ground zero for predicting the latest mobile trends — just look at the runaway success of Uber. But given how many singles are finding love via mobile app these days, are we entering the age where mobile dating is the must-do trend in the Valley? Read more »
Springpad, a six-year-old Boston-based cloud note-taking service best described as a mix between Evernote and Pinterest, might be packing up its notebooks for good. A report from The Verge, released Thursday afternoon, says that the company will be closing its doors soon, citing an anonymous source and sparse activity from the company’s social accounts. Raising roughly $7 million since it was launched in 2008, Springpad announced late last year that it was headed towards the 5 million registered user mark — a respectable but very small number compared to Evernote’s 75 million users. The report doesn’t list any timeline for when the service will phase out. Springpad declined to comment about the story.
Foursquare co-founder Naveen Selvadurai joins StumbleUpon and Uber founder Garrett Camp at his new startup studio. Read more »