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Facebook and mobile manufacturer HTC have paired up to design and launch a new smart ‘social’ phone.
Why it matters
Internet use on mobile and average time spent on social networks keep growing year on year. The idea of pairing social and mobile seems like a natural combination, but what other digital applications could we pair up to make access simpler and more convenient?
Pikup is a new software tool for iPhone, iPad and Mac. Once installed, it registers what music, eBooks, videos or podcast you consume. At the end of the month it analyses your media behaviour and that of all other people using the same software tool. The tool then proposes you pay a small monthly subscription to support the arts and your contribution is split proportionally between the artists you’ve listened to.
A new service called X-Pire that allows internet users to put an expiration date on their image uploads marks the end of an era. What goes on the internet no longer stays on the internet.