Yahoo! Mail Partners With Dropbox To Add File Attachments, Brings Brand New Audience To File Hosting Service
It’s no secret that Yahoo! is completely overhauling all of its flagship products, including mail. The service has gotten a refresh on both the web and mobile and today, the company has announced a partnership with file-backup and sharing service Dropbox. The partnership will make it easier to send, receive and manage attachments in Yahoo! Mail. In case you’ve forgotten, Yahoo! Mail is still the #3 most used mail service in the world with Hotmail and Gmail in front of it. But the last time we checked, it was #1 in the United States. By acting nimbly, the company can add small tweaks and enhancements thanks to partnerships like this that will give it a potential edge against competition. This is good news for both companies, specifically Dropbox. This brings an all new audience to the service, which has become a mainstay in the workplace. The company has yet to crack the consumer area, and Yahoo! has those users lined up and waiting to try new things. If users don’t have a Dropbox account, ...
Soccer: French Ligue 1 side Paris St. Germain land David Beckham
Former England star David Beckham finally made a return to European football this afternoon when it was confirmed that 37 year old Beckham had signed for French Ligue 1 side Paris Saint Germain.
Translation is UX
Je ne suis pas monsieur Lebowski. C’est vous monsieur Lebowski. Moi, je suis le Duc. — The Big Lebowski , French version There is a world where Harry Potter’s arch enemy is “Du-weißt-schon-wer,” Facebook users click the “Me gusta” button, and the Dude is named “le Duc.” This world is a translated world. We—the people who make websites—now study almost every aspect of our trade, from content and usability to art direction and typography. Our attention to detail has never been greater as we strive to provide the best possible experience. Yet many users still experience products that lack personality or are difficult to understand. They are users of a translated version. When we pledge to embrace the adaptable nature of the web—to make our websites responsive and even future-ready—we’re typically talking about diversity of devices. But the web’s diversity also comes in the form of different languages and cultures. Translation affects users’ experiences—and ...
Spotify Playlist App Soundrop Spreads Its Wings With An SDK: Now Anyone Can Have A DJ App
Soundrop, the popular Spotify app that lets users create "rooms" to share streamed-music playlists with others, is turning up the volume on its service. Today, the company is announcing a new SDK so that others can create their own Soundrop-Spotify powered music apps. The service is kicking off with a bang: David Guetta, the French DJ, now has his own Soundrop-powered app, PlayGuetta, on Spotify.
500px Acquires French iOS App Maker Pulpfingers To Beef Up European Presence
500px, the Toronto-based startup known for its slick photo sharing site, has already come a long way toward being the darling of the digital photo buff set here in North America. In 2013, the company is setting its sights on conquering Europe. To that end, 500px tells TechCrunch it just acquired Pulpfingers, a Strasbourg, France-based startup that makes iOS apps. It's mainly an acqui-hire deal, which we're told was an all-stock transaction -- Pulpfingers' two man founding team of David Charlec and Jerome Scheer will continue to operate the Pulpfingers app for the next several months as they transition to full-time roles working on the 500px platform. They'll be spending lots of time in Toronto in the coming months, but will ultimately keep their base in France as a European outpost of 500px.