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Articles tagged with: event

Android Conference Coming This Fall: Android Open

Android has, without a doubt, risen from “zero to hero” in a very short period of time. While there is an increasing number of developers and Android apps, there is an equal number of increasing issues of fragmentation, new app stores, and new players. As the community gets larger, there must be an event where all these Android developers can get together and socialize, right? Well, this Fall, O’Reilly will be launching Android Open as the first “big tent” Android-only conference.

Does Twitter Need To Consider Real Time TV Channels??

At one of the sessions of the SXSW event, the main take away point is that people are tweeting more often when they are watching TV. Whether it is live sports (superbowl), breaking news (Japan’s earthquake), or just watching a favorite show (House) – people are actively tweeting while watching TV. Essentially it’s like they want to engage with others more frequently as they watch news, sports and their favorite shows. So the question that I believe Twitter should be asking themselves is, should they consider strategic partnerships with major networks, or should they create TV channels of their own?

NEW Facebook Comments – No More Privacy Online

Facebook launched a new public commenting platform Tuesday evening but has not been too public about the changes. It has not release any information or explained how it works, like it has done in the past with some of the other enhancements (check-ins for example). The one exception — Dan Rose, Facebook’s VP of Partnerships and Platform Marketing, spoke briefly about it at the Webtrends Engage conference in San Francisco.

These changes allows Facebook to become a prominent market leader not just on their site but on the sites of all others, by changing the way people communicate and connect. The new platform exposes the real identities to the comments people leave on sites. For some this is a great thing, for others who prefer anonymity not so much. For obvious reasons the quality of comments could improve but as more and more people become concern with privacy — exposing comments and real identities to the Interwebs could lead to less commenting or perhaps an increase in fake profiles (specifically created for external communication) on the social network or both.

Lots of questions and little answers, perhaps this is the main reason why they have not said much.