With Hangouts, Google muscles into messaging sector

Mobile messaging is a fragmented sector. Every few months or so, a messaging app for the phone launches. Unlike SMS, mobile messaging makes use of the Internet for connectivity and offers a multi-media environment with photos, sounds and even animated graphics and virtual stickers. “K, CU” isn’t enough, we now have to include a graphicalContinue reading “With Hangouts, Google muscles into messaging sector”

Encourage hacker culture

Facebook kicked off its historic initial public offering by holding another of the company’s fabled hackathons, which are all-night events that gather the social networking giant’s employees to work on products outside their office assignments. Hackathon 31 was held on the eve of Facebook’s IPO and was a strong statement that even as it standsContinue reading “Encourage hacker culture”

Quick review: Article sharing with Facebook, Google+

Google opened to limited testing earlier this week its latest social networking service. Google+. What immediately catches your attention when using the service is its stark simple and yet beautiful interface. It makes Facebook look like MySpace, said blogger Ron Galloway. Although Google is still actively developing the service (Googlers are directly engaging with usersContinue reading “Quick review: Article sharing with Facebook, Google+”