09 July 2010 ~ 36 Comments

Facebook Dominates Third-Party Logins, Except on News Sites

Increasingly, websites are allowing users to login with credentials they may already have — like Facebook, Twitter, Google, or OpenID. While there are a wide array of 3rd party login options, which login is leading the pack? Unsurprisingly, as the largest social networking site in the world, Facebook is leading. ReadWriteWeb (via the New York [...]

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22 June 2010 ~ 5 Comments

World Cup, NBA Fans break Twitter record

Despite a week of technical problems and a few months of reduced growth, the recent World Cup and N.B.A. playoff fervor has taken off on Twitter, shattering records twice in one week. The New York Times Bit Blog has more:
People typically write about 65 million Twitter posts a day, according to the company, and about [...]

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17 January 2010 ~ 37 Comments

The New York Times Appears Ready to Charge for Online Content

In a story out today from New York Magazine, sources close to the decision makers, it appears that The New York Times is close to announcing a pay model for its online content. Also of note, is that the announcement may be set to coincide with the announcement of Apple’s tablet computer. From [...]

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05 January 2010 ~ 35 Comments

Apple App Store Tops 3 Billion Downloads

In some exciting news from Apple, the App Store has accumulated more than 3 billion downloads, with the last billion coming in the last 3 months or so. The New York Times Bits Blog reports:

The written announcement included the customary quote from Steven P. Jobs, Apple’s chief executive. “Three billion applications downloaded in less [...]

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17 December 2009 ~ 21 Comments

Analyzing Web Traffic: NYTimes.com

The New York Times research and development labs have created an intriguing geographic visualization of where visitors to their site come from. You can also see whether who is accessing the New York Times mobile site. You can watch the visualization below for June 25, 2009, the day that Michael Jackson died. [...]

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21 November 2009 ~ 31 Comments

Microsoft Bing censoring searches in Chinese?

In a piece from Nicholas Kristof in the New York Times titled Boycott Microsoft Bing, Kristof observes that text and image searches in simplified Chinese characters (those used in mainland China) return sanitized results. He also says that Microsoft’s responses to the problem have been inconsistent over the last few months, ranging from a [...]

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