Oz To Bring Social Networking To Handsets
Dec 6, 2006, 2:02 PM by (staff)
Oz Communications, the company that provides instant messaging clients for most major US carriers, will soon expand into social networking. The company is set to release a new client that will give users access to multiple social networking sites such as Friendster, Flickr and MySpace from a single application. Helio already has a mobile client for MySpace and Shozu provides a mobile interface for Flickr and other photo sharing sites, however Oz would provide the first unified client for these services as well as others. Users will be able to log in to a variety of services, catch up with their friends, and even post their own updates (including photos and videos) from the handset. Oz has not yet announced which social networking services will be included in the application or which carriers will pick up the application. Details are expected to be finalized in the first half of 2007.
Twitter Wants You to Dress Up Images with Stickers
Twitter today said it is bringing stickers to its Android and iOS mobile apps. Twitter users can browse through Twitter's library of hundreds of accessory, emoji, and prop stickers to "make your photos more fun." Twitter says people can use multiple stickers on a single photo, as well as resize and rotate the stickers to better fit the image.
Yahoo Ditching Facebook/Google Login for Flickr
Yahoo recently indicated via its support pages that it will soon no longer support Facebook or Google login for Flickr. Yahoo first revealed plans to remove Facebook/Google login back in March.
Yahoo Improves Flickr Mobile Apps and Web Experience
Yahoo today announced a significant round of updates to its Flickr online photo service. To start, the online site has a new camera roll and improved search tools to make browsing through albums more enjoyable or locating specific moments much easier.
NextBit Offering Web Client Beta
Nextbit today said owners of the Robin smartphone can test a web-based client for accessing files that have been moved off the phone and stored in the cloud. The client lets people log into their Nextbit account from a computer and view photos and other content.
Twitter's Digits Sign-in Service Now Available on the Web
Twitter today expanded the availability of its Digits sign-in service to the web. Digits, which was made available to Android and iOS apps last fall, lets people use a mobile apps' phone-based login to access the web site associated with the app rather than requiring people to use an email address and password, or social networking credentials.
myspace is already on cingular