Google is bringing a new UI to all of it’s interfaces known as material. The design is now going to be implemented in a bid to create a new ‘visual language’ for users. The design is going to take advantage of more available space and bring a more consistent user experience to both mobile and desktop operating systems.
Google, why do you insist on trying to ruin a good thing? If it ain’t broken then don’t fix it. Its not broke however Google are about to break it anyway. A company executive told the Financial Times it is going to start blocking videos from record labels that refuse to sign licensing deals for its forthcoming premium service, YouTube Music Pass.
This is quite possibly the dumbest thing that Google could do.
Do you love Facebook? What about the games? Are you as hooked on the game section as you are the social part of Facebook? No? Well then you may not be sold on the latest iPad update for Facebook, because they want you to play more games.
Personally, I hate the games, I never play them and I hate getting invites to play games all the time. I think I spend more time blocking requests for different games on Facebook than anything else.
EA has announced release dates for The Sims 4 and NHL 15, both of which we caught a preview of at E3 this year, The Sims 4 will launch September 2nd while NHL 15 will follow a week later on September 9th.
The release dates were announced after the keynote in a press pack from EA, if you preorder NHL 15 you will also get $15 worth of Hockey Ultimate Team content.
It is not something I do often, review and give opinion on a company’s approach to social media in a feature article however KLM has grabbed my eye and I couldn’t resist sharing the story of KLM, the airline company which has truly embraced social media, grabbed it and made it their own in a way that no other has done so yet, not just in the airline industry but all across the board.
KLM has been such a huge success on social media for the simple reason that they are not afraid of failure, if we are to learn from any company it is KLM.
News is now made on Twitter, breaking news is tweeted before it even appears on main stream media. A tweet is sent before the studio even starts talking about it. The fast paced nature of 140 characters has allowed people to break news in real time as it happens like never before. Well, not surprisingly , Facebook wants in. The social network wants to be the go-to place for journalists and wants to be central to breaking news.
But is that even possible? Has Twitter got too much of a firm grip of breaking news and how can Facebook get them to loosen that grip?
Welcome to the new Technology Tab design, version 1.0! At last the transformation is complete and all the little kinks and visible bugs have been squashed for the moment meaning we are ready to be visible to the world. So let’s have a look at some of the new and different features to the layout.
Netflix has released its Q1 earnings for the current year and buried inside of it there is a short paragraph with regards to the pricing of the Netflix service. In short? If you are a new customer you are going to be paying more, oh and current customers? You will eventually pay the raised price too.
Netflix pulling power has always been its price, is this new murky water they are treading into wise?
This was initially leaked some time ago however today it has been confirmed as being official, I was skeptical when I first saw the rumours because it is, well, very much FaceBook style.
Essentially it is like a combination of the big Google+ header and then the body is very much a FaceBook type setup. There are also some new features that will be added to the profile pages too. You will be able to pin a tweet to the top of your profile page to keep it prominent and in view.