Roundup: iOS 6.1 released, Yahoo beats estimates

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Apple has released the latest version of iOS operating system, iOS 6.1 for all iOS devices
Apple has released the latest version of iOS operating system, iOS 6.1 for all iOS devices

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iOS 6.1 released

Apple has released the latest version of iOS operating system, iOS 6.1 for all iOS devices, including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV. It contains several updates, including LTE support for more carriers, purchase movie tickets through Fandango using Siri (for US only), and iTunes Match subscribers now be able to download individual songs from iCloud. Other than that, it’s announced that 300 million iOS devices already using iOS 6.

Vine censors searches

Twitter’s new video service Vine has been in the news lately, thanks to the latest discovery that it contains tons of porn videos. The updated news said that Vine begins to censor these stuffs, including #porn hashtag. Users now unable to search using related keywords. As it’s still an iOS-only app, it’s very important for Vine to comply with Apple’s policy to remove any expose to nudity or sexual activities.

Twitter acquired Crashlytics

Crash reporting solution for mobile environment Crashlytics announces to be acquired by this smashing company. Previously Twitter was a satisfied client, that include Vine, Yelp, Kayak, Waze, to name a few. Despite of the acquisition, Crashlytics reveals the service remains the same for all clients while leveraging Twitter’s infrastructure to deliver new features faster.

Pinterest tries out new look

Pinterest, on the other hand, is testing a new look for small group of people soon. Two goals are hoping to be fulfilled by Pinterest developer team: easier to get around and bigger information section for every pinned subject. Pinterest looks forward to obtain feedbacks from these users, before rolling out the new look to public.

Yahoo’s financial report on Q4 2012

Yahoo reports on gaining solid financial result for Q4 2012, the first revenue growth in 4 years, up 2 percent year-over-year. Yahoo grabs $1.22 billion ex-TAC (excluding Traffic Acquisition Cost) revenue with 32 cents of non-GAAP net earning per diluted share. The revenues highlighted by the key cooperation with NBC Sports and CBS Television. Cash, cash equivalents, and investments in marketable debt securities were $6 billion at December 31, 2012.

~ Amir Karimuddin

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