SXSW Interactive begins today, bringing thousands of geeks from all around the world to Austin, Texas, to talk shop and party. One of the key stories about SXSW history is that Twitter blew up there (in a good way) two years ago. Everybody wants to know – will there be another app that takes off in the same way this year?
Facebook is really flexing its muscles today. First it acquired radically innovative social network FriendFeed and now it has announced that it’s opened up search across all status messages, notes and shared links that users have marked as public. (Don’t worry, yours aren’t public unless you changed your own settings.)
The Google-sleuths at Google Operating System broke the news this afternoon that mobile startup Zingku has been acquired by Google. Zingku provides all kinds of content sharing and alert services for mobile users. The company appears to have been founded 2 years ago in Middlesex, Massachusetts and never left private beta.
The long evolution of Tizen continues and is about to get its biggest boost yet. Samsung is going to merge its Bada platform with the Tizen project, bringing the Linux-based operating system to more smartphones and developers across the world. Tizen is the Linux smartphone operating system that was once called MeeGo that, in turn,… Read more »