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Microsoft's big goal with Windows 10 is to encourage developers to create universal apps that run across PCs, tablets, and phones. The software giant now has a big ally: Facebook. At Microsoft's Windows 10 devices event in New York this morning, the company revealed that Facebook is creating …Facebook
When you open Twitter today you’ll see something new: Moments, the best of what’s happening on Twitter in an instant.
Every day, people share hundreds …Social Media
Facebook Inc introduced a slate of new advertising products on Sunday, most of which are aimed at luring television advertisers onto the 1.5-billion user social network.
The advertising options, most of which will also be available on Facebook-owned Instagram, are designed to take advantage of the …Facebook
Have you ever asked yourself what UX is all about? It’s about learning from mistakes. You can build a design around the idea of turning bad …UX Design
Try Keeping Focus instead of drowning with links.
It’s easy to create a page with lots of links going left and right in the hope of meeting as many …Attention Economy
To keep its decade-old social network lively, Facebook is introducing five big changes to user profiles, which are viewed 4 billion times per day:
The option to pin Featured Photos to the top of the profile
• Temporary profile pics
• Easier visibility controls for About info, including a new 100 character …
Twitter is currently working on a new product that will let you share tweets that are longer than 140 characters, Recode reports.
The company already removed its character limit from direct messages last month, so it wouldn’t be a surprising move as the company has been testing lots of changes in …Twitter
Observing what people would never think to tell us
As technology becomes more ubiquitous in our lives and a networked economy emerges, it’s important …Research
Is it like an either-or? One with a dash of the other?
Like ordering a sandwich with just a tiny bit of mayo? Which one’s the sandwich and which is …UI Design
I yell every time I come across an article touting the miracles of making your app free. Sure, free apps work for some app developers. But the …Software
You’ve been seeing those rectangular boxes on a lot of websites lately, right? Those are cards, and they’re popping up more and more. But don’t mistake cards for being a mere trend or simply eye-candy. Cards are as practical as they are popular – in fact, that’s why you’re seeing them so often.
Photo …Web Design
At feedly we think that feedback from users is a gift. We have organized our design process to absorb, structure and integrate as much feedback as …Prototypes
From online stores to social media sites, cards are fast becoming a popular web design pattern. One of the most obvious reasons is that card design …Web Design
SAN FRANCISCO — Telegram is now delivering 12 billion messages a day through its chat service, according to its founder Pavel Durov. This announcement of a 2 billion increase from August comes with a shot against the market leader WhatsApp, which Durov said “sucks.”
At the TechCrunch Disrupt …WhatsApp
How could Medium and Twitter withstand Facebook’s moves to get the journalists and celebrities to move
A little bit about me. I was an early user of Twitter. Joined back in November, 2006. Was one of the first 100 to Instagram. Have seven million …Facebook
Being a great UXer takes a lot of work.You need to be creative, empathetic, articulate, and patient (among many, many, other qualities). And those …Exercise
Dropbox has released its recently acquired chat app, Zulip under an open-source Apache license.
According to a blog post by Zulip co-founder Tim Abbott announcing the move, Dropbox has released everything, including the server, Android and iOS mobile apps, desktop apps for Mac, Linux and Windows, …Open Source
Is there anything Twitter is not experimenting with? Today a new polling feature has hit the feeds of Twitter users on both desktop and mobile, and it looks different from what we’re used to.
Twitter normally deploys features through Cards — lines of HTML designed to integrate rich media and other …TweetDeck
While not the hottest app in the news, Google Search usage and placement is scorching, according to a new report from comScore.Google
By Vadim Lavrusik, Product Manager and Liz Heron, Head of Journalism Partnerships
Earlier this month, we made Facebook Mentions available to verified …Journalism
Last week, Toca Boca hit a major 100M download milestone with its range of kids mobile games. The Swedish company — with offices in Stockholm as well as San Francisco and New York — has positioned itself to compete with major kids developers like Disney and Nickelodeon, and it’s achieved that in …Kids
Pinterest announced it has opened its developer sandbox, offering access to the company’s APIs for building new apps and third-party integrations.
As a followup to the Pinterest Developers Platform debut earlier this year, the sandbox offers a suite of endpoints for building apps and integrations …Software
We’ve been listening carefully to what our users (and the design community at large) need to help them produce their best work. What we’ve heard is …Animation
Facebook videos are about to get more immersive: the News Feed now supports 360-degree video.
The new feature is available on both mobile devices and the desktop, and works similarly to YouTube’s implementation. On mobile devices, you can simply move your phone to look around the video (or tap and …Facebook
Today, Facebook-owned photograph-centric social network Instagram announced that it has hit 400 million users. This comes just nine months after announcing that it hit the 300 million mark.
Looks like they’ll have to update this chart:
Here’s what the team had to say about hitting the 400 million …Instagram
After years of the familiar Twitter follow and tweet buttons scattered around the Web, the company is redesigning them to be flatter, attractive and work better.
The new icons remove the share count displayed next to the button and flatten its overall look. As part of the update Twitter will be …Social Media
Facebook first revealed the broadstrokes of its master-plan to make money from its chat product, Messenger, during its last earnings call.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that the company planned to let people and businesses start messaging each other ad-free. Then, once it became natural for both people …Facebook
Last spring Facebook started hosting stories from the New York Times, BuzzFeed and other publishers directly on its iPhone app — a move that generated much chatter and hand-wringing about the Future of Media.
Since then, Future of Media chatterers have moved on to other topics, and it has been hard …Facebook