Twitter Lets You View Others’ Timelines

Twitter has launched a new feature that lets you see the Twitter experience as your Twitter buddies see it. You can now look at other people’s Twitter timelines (streams, feeds, if you will). This is a fun new feature that …

AlertSite ContentViews – Performance Metrics that Matter

Site performance management provider Alertsite released a new feature for its performance monitoring platform DejaClick dubbed ContentViews.   DejaClick is an inside-the-browser transaction monitor, capturing and recording the Web experience from the actual end user’s perspective. Users can record any multi-step transaction, or… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full […]

Twitter for Android Becomes More Like Other Twitter Apps

Twitter has launched a new version of its Android App. The company says its designed to feel more like its other official Twitter apps to provide a more consistent experience.  "You can use Twitter for Android even if you haven’t signed in or don’t have an account," says Carolyn Penner with Twitter Communications. "You can […]

Zillow Adds Real Estate Agent Ratings

Real estate website Zillow has introduced a new feature that allows home buyers and sellers to search for local real estate agents based on ratings and reviews. When people use the Zillow Directory to search for a real estate agent in their area, results are sorted by local agents with the highest overall ratings and […]

Google Adds Nearby Shops to U.K. Product Search

Google has announced a new feature for online shoppers and merchants in the U.K., called Nearby Shops. The feature is already available in Google’s U.S. Product Search, and was rolled out in the U.K. on Wednesday. Consumers searching for items on Google Products are now shown a map that indicates the locations of nearby stores […]

Bing Launches Destination Pages for Cities

Bing has launched “Destination Pages” for city searches. If you go to a city’s page, you will find information about events, weather, flights, news, etc. related to that city.  You can find them by simply searching on Bing for a city and clicking the "Destinations" tab.  "The new feature assembles all of the relevant information […]

Bing Integrates Facebook to Create Social Shopping Lists

Bing has added a new feature this week that integrates Facebook with Bing Shopping search results. Users can now create a shopping list on Bing and then post the list to their Facebook Wall to get feedback from friends and family. Shoppers now have the…(read more) [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my […]

Better Insights on Facebook Pages

Facebook has launched a new feature for Facebook Page owners and FB Platform developers that provide additional metrics about Page content. If you've been looking for a way to better understand your social media followers – this is it. Page admins…(read more) [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, […]

$6 Billion for Groupon: Is Google Overpaying?

The Google-Groupon deal isn’t just $2.5 billion. The rumored price is way too low. According to All Things Digital, Google has offered $5.3 billion for the social group-buying website with an additional $700 million earnout based on performance. If the deal were to happen, it will be Google’s largest acquisition ever. Although Google has multiple […]

Yelp Gets Check-In Rewards

Local review site Yelp has joined the location-aware craze and unveiled Check-in Offers.  The new feature, available within the business owner dashboard, allows business owners to rewawrd customers with a coupon when they check in to their business. Yelp users have been able to check in to businesses for over a year but this is […]

Implications of Google Instant Previews, Mobile Commerce Insight

Google Instant Preview is one of the bigger changes to Google's search results pages in recent history. We discuss the new feature and what it means to website owners. Also, we look at some highlights from a new mobile commerce study by the E-Tailing Group, who measured reactions from a set of mystery shoppers when […]

Walmart Follows Groupon Model On Facebook

Walmart recently introduced a new feature on its Facebook fanpage, called the Crowdsaver. This new Walmart’s Facebook initiative basically follows Groupon’s model. For example, Walmart will slash the price of its Plasma TV by 18 percent if there were more than 5,000 fans ‘liking’ the deal. So far, the idea seems to be working well. […]

Google’s Place Search Could Be a Local Favorite

Local search is currently one of the fiercest battlegrounds on the Web, which means we can expect nothing less from Google than its best shot. That’s exactly what it fired this week with the unveiling of Place Search, the new feature from Google Places – formerly the Google Local Business Center. Place Search is rolling […]

Google Buzz Adds Reshare Option

Google Buzz product engineers have been actively working to release one new feature each week since launch, with a total of 15 updates in 15 weeks. Today the team is releasing the…

Gowalla Partners with National Geographic and Washington Post for Branded Trips

Location-sharing service Gowalla has just revamped its website and expanded its Trips feature. The Foursquare competitor is launching the new feature set with two big business partners — National Geographic and The Washington Post — who have produced their own collection of Trips with hand-picked destinations. The National Geographic-branded Gowalla Trips include 15 walking tours […]