Every week, we have a look at some of the biggest social media stories that are out there, sift through the thousands of articles on offer and bring you 25 stories that you simply have to read. These are never breaking news stories but rather some of the deepest thinkers and smartest minds from the world of technology and social media, offering their thoughts and views regarding the biggest stories of the week.
You won’t make it through them all in one sitting but it’ll bring you up to speed with this week’s happenings. So just sit back, grab a coffee and enjoy!
- ABC News take a journey into one of the Chinese factories at the centre of Apple’s labour controversy. [Video]
- The full transcript of Apple’s current CEO, Tim Cook, keynote speech to Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference in San Francisco.
- How Nokia became the top Windows Live vendor after just one quarter.
- How a fake (and illegal) app skyrocketed to number 3 on the iTunes app charts earlier this week and the problems it highlights for Apple.
- As there are legal concerns regarding the pinning of content on Pinterest, one programmer offers a piece of code to site owners to block pinning.
- Is Siri the missing link for the Mac’s Mountain Lion upgrade?
- After securing $1 million funding for two projects last week, Kickstarter has done it for a third project already.
- How young to middle age females are now the key to mobile marketing.
- The Netflix, Whitney Houston and the online streaming scandal that never happened.
- An insight into Twitter banning four different accounts critical of French President, Nicolas Sarkozy.
- How every company, including Facebook and Google, have bypassed security settings on IE.
- Also, Google’s response to Microsoft over said security issues in last piece.
- Some mock-up pages of how brands can utilize Pinterest and make it more visually appealing.
- Twitter partners with Yandex to help introduce real-time searching.
- A look at why the older technology companies will never win the battle of social media, despite their efforts.
- Amazon expected to start selling 10-inch Kindle Fire before the summer, to help compete against the iPad.
- How the stock market is using Twitter to help discover new investments.
- Why Dropbox is a major disruption for the tech world.
- In a potential blow to free speech, Pakistan requests proposals for a national filtering and blocking system.
- Separating fact from fiction regarding the rumour that Microsoft Office will be coming to the iPad.
- Why the Paypal ‘mafia’ is expected to experience another year of revenue growth.
- Facebook expected to unveil their plan for mobile adverts soon.
- Should all web sites traffic be encrypted?
- Google invent new search gesture for future technological devices.
- How Microsoft is killing off Zune and Windows Live Brands with their latest addition Windows 8.
Finally, if you remember Microsoft’s attack on Google with their video Gmail man, they’re done another one earlier this week with Googlighting.