Yesterday, we launched our TickTalk app and we’re very proud of the finished product. We’re happy to link to this Venture Beat article about TickTalk, wherein Rebecca Grant talks to our own Q Manning about the app and its creation. Check it out!
Apparently, Twitter saw the header photos on everyone’s Facebook page and said, “Oh, maybe we should do that, too.” You can now update your Twitter profile to include a large header image with your avatar slapped in the middle. It’s not a huge deal and it doesn’t change the functionality of Twitter in the slightest, but does this signal that more changes are on the way? And we were finally getting used to the last update…
Is access to the internet a human right? It’s become so important to so many people and so many industries, so vital to how we function on a day-to-day basis, that it may very well be…at least in certain countries. You’d think Canada would be one of them, but according to Netflix exec Ted Sarandos, the low broadband caps in the country are “almost a human rights violation” and “grossly overpriced.” Granted, he was bemoaning the lack of the company’s success in the country, but considering how widely used Netflix is in the United States, maybe he has a point.
A Chinese e-commerce site called Alibaba claims that it sells more than Amazon and eBay combined. With a nation as large as China to cater to, we don’t doubt it. How long until they attempt to go international?
We’ll end today’s news where we usually tend to begin: with Apple. First, analysts are predicting somewhere between 3 and 10 million phones being moved this weekend (which isn’t helpful at all, really). And let’s close this off with a news report not doing their research and giving some extra science fiction features to the iPhone 5: