Who wants to see a selfie of Darth Vader? If you check out the recently opened Instagram account of Star Wars franchise, you’ll get to see that and possibly a lot of teasers for the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII. Perhaps, this is Disney’s way of introducing much beloved franchise to a new generation. Let’s hope they keep the updates going.
Tumblr has brought sponsored trending blogs to its Android and iOS apps to help with monetization efforts of the company. The blogs can be seen when you are in the “Explore” tab of the app, which now has sponsored blogs from Delta, Calvin Klein, Fox, and Son Pictures. Companies will later be allowed to pay to have their blogs appear among trending results.
You’ll identify sponsored blogs when you see a dollar-sign symbol right next to the “Follow” button. The full rollout of this ad unit will start in January 2014.
Source: The Verge
For Windows 8.1 gamers, Microsoft and Team Dakota have a treat for you today. The highly customizable Project Spark is now ready to accept beta players. It will be available first with Windows 8.1 users (Xbox One players will gain access early 2014) and will be in beta until the game officially launches next year.
What can you expect from Project Spark? You can customize the game and play what other players have created. Mold and shape the world with paints and biomes and use the brain system to add behaviors to anything in the game and bring them to life.
FileMaker unveiled the next-generation platform for business productivity: FileMaker 13. The new software makes it even faster and easier than ever for teams to create gorgeous, tailored business solutions for iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web that deliver significant productivity gains.
FileMaker has always made powerful and intuitive database applications on Macs and PCs as well as for iOS. The Apple subsidiary is taking things to a whole new level with their FileMaker 13 platform which is launching today for iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the Web.
Yahoo Canada revealed its ninth annual Year in Review, highlighting the stories, events, and personalities Canadians were preoccupied with or searched for throughout the year on Yahoo. Based on Yahoo Search data, the much-anticipated top 10 Search lists look back at the news, scandals, trendsetters, and heartbreaks that fascinated Canadians in 2013.
"Yahoo Canada's Year in Review offers Canadians a glimpse into the newsmakers and stories that captured their attention, based on their daily search habits on Yahoo," says Claude Galipeau, Country Manager, Yahoo Canada. "This online behavior reflects the standout pop culture trends and collective obsessions Canadians searched, consumed, and shared." Hit jump for all the intel on what you've been searching for on Yahoo Canada.
More than half of Canadians do it. Most of them don't like to talk about it. And lots think Kim Kardashian does it way too much. It is of course the "selfie". Once the exclusive domain of the egotistical, the friendless and the unusually long-armed, the selfie has exploded as the go-to photo style for 2013. Oxford Dictionary even hopped on board, making it their word of the year and defining it as "a photograph one has taken of oneself, typically with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website"