Facebook rolling out Collections to rival Pinterest

Facebook Collections combats Pinterest scourgePinterest has been getting a lot of members lately. Since its inception, Pinterest has become one of the most used content sharing sites in the world.

With this, social networking behemoth Facebook is rolling out a new feature that would rival Pinterest.

Called Collections, Facebook members are now enabled to engage with their FB friends and share things that they like.

To partner with Collections, Facebook has also unveiled their new “Want” button that promises to be a great addition to the website.

According to a Facebook spokesperson as told to TechRadar, “People will be able to engage with these collections and share things they are interested in with their friends. People can click through and buy these items off of Facebook.”

Currently, Facebook Collections has partnered with Pottery Barn, Victoria’s Secret, Neiman Marcus, Fab.com, Michael Kors, Wayfair and Smith Opitcs.

Facebook will not get a cut from purchases through their Collections features as of the moment. But this can be changed in the future.

The company is branding their Collections as a way for establishments and businesses to directly communicate with their customers.

This new feature is influenced by Pinterest success. With the latter’s 80% women userbase, the site has seen an influx of businesses using Pinterest as a base for their advertising.

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Firefox Mobile OS will work with most apps

In a report published by TechRadar, Product and Innovation Director at Telefonica, Carlos Domingo, says that survey results show that Firefox Mobile OS is going to do good when it comes to apps for their operating system.

According to Domingo, “results from our survey showed that over 75% of all apps in Google Play and the Apple AppStore are written in HTML 5, which makes them really easy to port over to Firefox.”

This could be good for Mozilla and app developers because the latter will have an easier time in making their apps compatible with Firefox Mobile OS.

Firefox Mobile OS is a web-based HTML 5 platform. App developers who have browser-based apps will be happy upon knowing that their system will work with the HTML 5 platform easily.

Facebook will also be unveiling their HTML 5 app along with Twitter. The two are considered to be two of the most popular apps in the market today. With the impending release of the HTML 5 versions, this will be integrated deeply into the upcoming Firefox Mobile OS.

Firefox Mobile OS will be entering a market that is being dominated by iOS and Android. They would also have to face the aggressive Windows platform and the impending release of the BlackBerry 10 OS.

Are you excited with Mozilla’s Firefox Mobile OS?

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Apple cuts Ping, embraces Facebook in iOS 6

Apple is cutting the electricity on their social networking experiment by pulling the plug on their iTunes Ping.

Reports have been circulating that Apple has decided to call it quits with their social networking dream, because users were not so keen with Ping. The latter encourages users to follow their favorite artists and keep tabs of what their peers are buying and listening in iTunes.

In a report by Techradar they cited that Apple was able to annoy the social networking leader Facebook when they launched last 2010. This thus, began a sour relationship between the two companies.

Apple has decided to finally accept Facebook wholeheartedly with the latter full integration in Apple’s latest iOS 6.

The report also cites that Ping currently exists within iTunes 10.6.3 but is a non-functioning feature when we speak about iOS 6 Beta. They also added that Ping will be gone when iTunes 11 and iOS 6 will be launched sometime this year.

Apple CEO, Tim Cook, admitted that the Ping project was unsuccessful. He said, “We tried Ping, and I think the customer voted and said ‘This isn’t something that I want to put a lot of energy into’”.

Have you ever tried Ping and did Apple just waste their time developing it?

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