There is no better market for Twitter to expand itself to other than e-commerce. With millions users constant in one place (the timeline), the social network acts as prime real estate. The launch of Twitter Offers is not surprising. It is a way for merchants and brands to give Twitter users exclusive discounts and rewards. Twitter Offers works by linking a credit or debit card to an account. Deals are then attached to the card for redemption later on. Twitter forwards a pushes a notification to users displaying the amount of money saved.
Twitter Offers is only available for users in the United States.
Pinterest is currently rolling out a pretty sizeable update for its official Android application. In terms of added functionality, this upgrade brings a multitude of bug fixes, stability improvements, speed optimizations, together with a makeover that falls in line with the search engine giant’s Material Design guidelines.
Hit the break for the full changelog.
If you’re a Google Chromecast user, I’m pretty sure you’ll be pleased to hear that Comedy Central, Sesame Street Go, Nickelodeon, TuneIn and EPIX, have updated their Android applications to include support for the Wi-Fi streaming dongle.
It’s week of 4 of the 9 week “Hot Deals” promotion from HTC. This week they are offering a free suction mount and bar mount with the purchase of the RE Camera. The RE Camera goes for $199, and the free accessories are valued at $44.98.
The sale kicks off at 12:00 pm ET / 9:00 am PT, and will run until 12:00 am ET / 9:00 pm PT tonight or until inventory runs dry. Hit the source link to get your order in.
source: HTC Hot Deals
A very special Humble Mobile Bundle package has arrived for a time in which people are feeling very giving. The charitable collection has partnered with Crescent Moon Games to offer a collection of the developer’s titles. Right now, a whopping ten titles are available with a donation of $8 or more (with additional titles to be added). Four games are up for grabs with any donation. Or you can pickup a total of eight games with a donation that exceeds the average.
The money goes to Electronic Frontier Foundation and Child’s Play Charity as well as Crescent Moon Games.
If you own a Nexus Player or the ADT-1 developer unit, you already know that the Play Store is available to you for downloading apps. Since it’s still early in the game, there are a little over a handful of apps, other than games. We reported last week, that developers have to submit their Android TV apps to Google for approval, but even after approval, only certain apps will actually appear in the Android TV version of the Play Store.
Google’s new Material Design look for apps is a big step up from what we’ve previously seen, so many developers want to try to implement that bright and bold three-dimensional look on their applications. Fortunately, they can do that thanks to a ported library of assets from Google that developers can ship with their apps, so even older versions of Android get to enjoy Material Design aesthetics.
One of T-Mobile’s more popular decisions lately has been to remove music streaming from what counts against a customer’s data caps. This Uncarrier 6.0 move meant users could stream as much Spotify as they’d like and it wouldn’t count against any of their monthly data allotment, which is great for heavy music streamers.
The carrier has slowly been adding new music to what’s covered under that Music Freedom umbrella, and today they’ve announced 14 new services that you can now stream without worrying about data usage, and Google Play Music has finally made the cut.
Just in time for Black Friday, Google Shopping results have gotten several new features to make your Black Friday shopping that much easier. According to Google, nearly 50% of holiday shoppers between the ages of 25 – 34 use their phone to buy other things while standing in line, and Google wants to take advantage of that to help you find the best deals as quickly as possible.
Amazon Game Studios has a new title available now for Kindle Fire tablets from 2014 and 2013. The action-adventure game is Tales From Deep Space. Players control traveling salesman E and his robotic piece of luggage CASI. The two are attempting to escape the Big Moon space station as it has been locked down. Although the game is of the action-adventure genre, it is full of puzzles with comedy as well.
Through ComiXology, a prequel comic compliments the Tales From Deep Space game. It provides players with the reason as to how E and CASI arrived at the Big Moon space station. If you are purchasing the game, we highly recommend the comic. After all, it is complimentary to the game and it is free.
Hit the break for the gallery, trailer, and download links.