June 2012 Archives
Tuesday, 26th June 2012
YouTube's top five corporate channels - which include music video distributor Vevo, video game network Machinima, and a new media company named Maker Studios - gathered a total of 1.5 billion views in May. This is good news for YouTube, which has struggled to find audiences and ad dollars for its premium channels.
Apple’s New Security Update System: Following in Microsoft’s Footsteps
Apple has had lots of success thinking differently when it comes to technology - creating beautiful, fun-to-use products in category after category. But Apple is no innovator when it comes to Mac security. In fact, the best hope for the company’s Mac security efforts right now may be to emulate Microsoft Windows!
Zynga Wants to Sell Its Technology, Not Just Its Games
Today’s “Zynga Unleashed” event in San Francisco revealed moves to allow third-party game developers to use Zynga’s technology platform and a new “Zynga with Friends” brand for multiplayer social interactions that could help the game company reduce its dependency on Facebook. Oh, and the company announced some new games, too.
Orbitz Pitches More Expensive Hotels to Mac Users
Travel site Orbitz has confirmed that it uses predictive analytics to show Mac users different and more expensive hotels in search results than Windows users might see. It’s still not clear how widespread the practice is, nor what its implications might be. But there are ways to avoid the hard sell.
Firefox for Android Reveals the Future of the Mobile Web
In an era when tech companies are attempting to squeeze more data and more dollars out of users, it is refreshing to know that there are organizations that aim to make the Web a better, more functional place. Mozilla is one. Today it unveils the latest version of Firefox for Android. While the browser is an excellent update, the most interesting…