April 2012 Archives
Thursday, 19th April 2012
The latest crop of social networking startups strutting their stuff at the DEMO Spring 2012 conference today don't dare confront Facebook head on. Instead, companies like Ticlr.com, Tradesparq.com, and Max My Play are looking to fill - or create - niches to complement the 800-million-member gorilla in the room.
A Close Look at Amazon's AWS Marketplace
Amazon is trumpeting the launch of its AWS Marketplace, but what does the storefront really offer that Amazon Web Services customers didn't have before? While the Marketplace is another boost for AWS, it's a lot less exciting than some folks are making it out to be.
Here's Another Fast Growing Social Network: Goodreads
Goodreads is a social reading site that's easily pushing 20 million unique visitors per month. It's not talked about in the same way as the über-addictive social networking darling du jour, Pinterest, where users come, pin and leave. There are other, far more intriguing reasons why Goodreads is quietly building and growing a smart, devoted…
Tumblr to Sell Dashboard Ads
Tumblr has decided to change its tune about ads. Starting May 2, it will sell the featured post spot on the user dashboard to highlight sponsored posts. "We're pretty opposed to advertising," CEO David Karp told the Los Angeles Times in 2010. "It really turns our stomachs." But for the free blogging service, the stomachs of its investors are more…
3 More Free Drawing Apps for Kids
Like paper coloring books, iPhone and iPad apps cost money. It's always fun to have the newest, shiniest app in the App Store - but those come with a price. Oftentimes they cost something, and they may not always ring true with your kid. Buying too many apps can add up, making for an unhappy dent on a parent's credit card bill. So what's a parent…