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Google, Microsoft are among potential suitors as Twitter edges closer to being sold
Sep23

Google, Microsoft are among potential suitors as Twitter edges closer to being sold

Much speculations have surrounded the future of Twitter in the last couple of weeks, with some tech blogs and media houses suggesting that the company is on the verge of being sold. The picture gets clearer by the day, and on Friday, CNBC and TechCrunch both report that some potential suitors have indeed emerged. As expected, major players in Silicon Valley have reportedly signified interest in acquiring the microblogging company....

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Twitter unveils new Customer Support features to help brands respond to queries
Sep15

Twitter unveils new Customer Support features to help brands respond to queries

Twitter got everyone talking these days. Fresh from launching a new app for Apple TV, Amazon Fire and Xbox One; the company on Thursday unveiled new features for helping brands respond to queries. Need help getting issues sorted out with a brand’s support team? Twitter’s new features will bring you up to speed with what’s happening; but only when the brand has a Twitter support page set up. What the microblogging company has done is...

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Facebook Messenger now accepts payments without sending you to third-party sites
Sep12

Facebook Messenger now accepts payments without sending you to third-party sites

Facebook took a giant step towards making its Messenger app more useful for business without the help of third-party websites. The social media behemoth on Monday announced that its 30,000 bots can now accept payments natively without directing you to third-party websites. Facebook Messenger’s David Marcus announced today onstage at the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016 on Monday. PayPal, MasterCard, Visa, Stripe, American Express, and...

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Android Pay coming to mobile web, as more banks in the UK and the US join the list
Sep09

Android Pay coming to mobile web, as more banks in the UK and the US join the list

As Apple Pay announced the extension of its services to Japan, Russia, and New Zealand before the end of the year, Android Pay has welcomed more banks to its fold. Google also announced that it is extending the payment app to mobile web. Android Pay on Wednesday announced a few updates, informing its users that the mobile payment app now has more banks in its fold. “It’s with great delight that we welcome Chase, one of the largest...

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Snapchat pulls the plug on Local Stories to focus on Live Moments
Sep08

Snapchat pulls the plug on Local Stories to focus on Live Moments

Snapchat is pulling the plug on its daily Local Stories, and is replacing it with Live Moments, reports Bloomberg. Snapchat has also laid off 15 employees who were in charge of curating live stories from the submission of people in cities. The company will now focus on live moments—videos of special events like the Fourth of July celebrations and others. While other features on the video and picture sharing app have been a huge...

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Microsoft plans to rival Slack with “Skype Teams”—a new group chat app
Sep07

Microsoft plans to rival Slack with “Skype Teams”—a new group chat app

It’s being reported that Microsoft is working on a new app that will rival fast-rising team app Slack. Slack is one of the fastest growing chat apps designed for teams. According to MSPowerUser, the Redmond tech giant is already working on a new chat app under the Skype brand that will place it in direct competition with Slack. Citing people familiar with the story, MSPowerUser reports that Skype Teams will provide you with the...

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