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September 16 2011

18:57

Google's social push - Kara Swisher: "It's called Propeller"

AllThingsD :: According to numerous sources close to the situation, Google is indeed working on rolling out a new product, which is currently called Propeller. Sources said Propeller is apparently one of a number of new socially focused announcements Google is prepping, including new apps. Propeller is a souped-up version of similar reader apps such as Flipboard, AOL's Editions, Yahoo's Livestand, and Pulse.
Facebook is also making social versions of publications available within its site.

Continue to read Kara Swisher, allthingsd.com

August 03 2011

16:32

How AOL’s Editions iPad app aims to be anything to anyone

Poynter :: AOL unveiled a centerpiece of its mobile content strategy this week — a new iPad app called Editions that blends some of the most-successful features of other popular news-browsing apps with its own new ideas. Editions is another attempt at a mass-market iPad news app, like Flipboard, Pulse or Zite, that bring you news not just from one source or niche, but from the entire Web. They aim to be anything to anyone.

Review - continue to read Jeff Sondnerman, www.poynter.org

July 16 2011

07:00

Facebook trying to keep visitors within its world, wants news outlets to produce "Facebook editions"

Forbes :: Facebook has a war on its hands, and Mark Zuckerberg knows it. Practically overnight, Google+ has gone from a rumor to a thriving community with over 10 million members. With some 700 million members of its own, Facebook is thinking less and less about how to grow that number and more about how to get current users to live more of their lives within its virtual walls. One answer it has come up with: asking a select number of news outlets to produce “Facebook editions

Continue to read Jeff Bercovici, blogs.forbes.com

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