In an unsurprising move, Twitter has acquired atebits and their excellent client for iPhone (Tweetie) will become Twitter for iPhone. With that renaming, does Twitter close the door to Tweetie continuing on OSX, let alone appearing at some point in the future on & Windows Phone 7? I could understand to some extend Twitter choosing not to invest in desktop OS’es but it’d be a shame to see their official Twitter client restricted only to iPhone. Sure it has the lions share of the Smartphone market and there are other clients on Windows Phone and Blackberry but will having the “official” Twitter client only on iPhone be a good or bad thing?
Time will tell. Meantime, Dare has a detailed and thoughtful post on the topic
from Hugh of course
love these new FedEx ads…more at frederiksamuel.com
[the new social view for Messenger]
[updated – my mistake, the bits are not quite baked enough for release yet. We’ll be releasing this to a limited number of individuals externally in the very near future, before expanding to a broader public beta, and finally to the full public release.]
The Wave 4 version of Windows Live Messenger has just been made available as a preview following an announcement by Steve Ballmer. You can learn more at www.messengerpreview.com
I’ve been using it for a few weeks now and it has a whole slew of social features built in. Not least, you get a totally new social pane in the main window that shows feeds from Windows Live, Facebook and other services. You see photos your friends have posted from Facebook right there in the Messenger pane. You can also send messages to Facebook directly from Messenger.
Bing search results are integrated, Hi-Def video is supported for video chat and you get a single contact list with your contacts across Live, Facebook etc. Tabbe conversations is just a simple idea that you realise you can’t live without and you can also change your status using a jump list of sorts on Windows 7 via the taskbar.
Over 320m people send more than 10 billion messages every day. I hope they like the new client – personally I think it’s a big leap forward.
Find out more on the Windows team blog
Nope, not a new Nike shoe but a clever and funny ad. I love the squealing Sharapova shoe. What I like about Nike is their innovation doesn’t stop with their products, it flows through everything they do. Their ads, their ability to spot potential endorsement protégés etc. They do “end to end innovation”. Much to be learned from them.
They also have made some rockin’ footwear over the years.