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  Yahoo is going to recycle inactive user IDs


According to Sina Tech, Yahoo announced that it would provide users with shorter, more lovely and more memorable Yahoo IDs starting from July 15. For IDs like emily@yahoo.com, if they are in inactive status in the past 12 months, then other users will be able to get this ID. Yahoo plans to reset Yahoo ID system to help users get the ID they want in mid of July. By mid-August, users who apply for a Yahoo user ID will be informed what kind of ID they get.This means that users can apply multiple ID...

   Yahoo,ID recycle     2013-06-12 21:22:15


  In iOS6, no need to enter password for downloading free apps


In this coming autumn, Apple will release iOS6. User experience for downloading free apps or  upgrading apps will be largely improved. Users are no longer required to enter password again when downloading free apps or upgrading downloaded apps(free or paid). This means that users only need to enter password when downloading paid apps.In iOS5, users need to enter password when they download or upgrade apps.In iOS6, if users want to download free apps, they only need to click the "Free" butto...

   Apple,iOS6,Password,Free app     2012-07-25 10:53:16


  Crazy! 618 million daily active users on Facebook


Facebook released 2012 Q4 financial report. Facebook total revenue in the fourth quarter of 2012 is $1.585 billion, an increase of 40% over the same period last year, about 23% of the total revenue are from mobile advertising. Net profit is $64 million, down 79% over the same period last year.Now Facebook monthly active users reach 10.6 million, daily active users reach 618 million. The daily active users from mobile are more than the daily active users from desktop side the first time.In the e...

   Facebook,Financial report,Mobile     2013-01-31 03:13:06


  WeChat has 100 million international users now


Just one month ago, Tencent announced that it had 70 million international users outside of China mainland. Today, they announced that WeChat hit 100 million international users. In just one month, the international users increase by 30 million. WeChat becomes one of the most tough competitors in the international IM market. Although there are still Whatsapp, Line and some other IMs, WeChat provides many different robust features, especially in the newly released WeChat 5. The new features in W...

   WeChat,Tencent,Internationalization     2013-08-20 02:38:14


  Instagram has more than 100 million users


On TechCrunch Disrupt, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Instagram users is over $100 million.According to comScore data, Instagram traffic in July rose 38%, it becomes the 56th site in United States. And Instagram official said that the number of users was 80 million and over four billion photos uploaded to the server in July.Last week, Facebook formally completed the acquisition of Instagram, the final cost is $735 million. Zuckerberg says he wants to help the growth of the application, ...

   Facebook,Instagram,Users     2012-09-11 19:50:57


  Login with Amazon


Many websites now allow users to login to their websites with some third party accounts such as login with Facebook or login with Twitter. This is because Facebook and Twitter have many users and they also provide a good API for third parties to access the user data. This also eases the work of users since they no need to enter the same data again and again in each website. Now Amazon also releases its own login with Amazon plugin. Now third party websites can embed the login with Amazon button...

   Login with Amazon,OAuth     2013-05-29 13:07:09


  How does CSDN dare to use plain text as password?


Recently, the China's largest Chinese IT community website named CSDN leaked its user's account information. Later today CSDN made an announcements to its users on their website. The announcement said that some user account information was leaked and the passwords of the accounts were stored as plain text in their database before 2009, and after 2009, they adopted an encryption algorithm to encrypt user password. They urged all users who registered the account before 2009 to change their passwor...

   Security,Information leak,CSDN,Plain text     2011-12-22 09:10:01


  Google+ is sick


Google says that Google+ now has over 170million registered users, but according a new research report of Fast Company about Google+,  Google+ is just a virtual ghost town.This research selected a sample of 40,000 random Google+ users. The result is :The average post on Google+ has less than one +1, less than one reply, and less than one re-shareRoughly 30% of users who make a public post never make a second oneEven after making five public posts, there is a 15% chance that a user will not ...

   Google+,Sick,Research     2012-05-16 05:41:35


  WeChat owns 70 million users now out of China


According to 36 Kr, on this year's Tencent Partner Conference, Tencent president Zhiping Liu announced that WeChat had more than 70 million users out of China, it entered Malaysia, Thailand, India, Indonesia, the Middle East, Mexico and other countries. And it has become the No.1 IM app in Mexico .While in early April, WeChat had only 40 million users abroad. In just three months, 30 million news users started to use WeChat.Tencent spares no effort to promote WeChat to the international market. ...

   WeChat,Internationalization,China,Tencent     2013-07-03 03:09:34


  Facebook's new milestone : 1 billion active users per month


Social network giant Facebook's monthly active users reach a new milestone -- 1 billion, this means 1 out serven people on earth is using it. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced this news in an open letter. He wrote : This morning, there are more than one billion people using Facebook actively each month.If you're reading this: thank you for giving me and my little team the honor of serving you.Helping a billion people connect is amazing, humbling and by far the thing I am most proud of in m...

   Facebook, Active user,Milestone     2012-10-05 05:02:32