Turkey, Ello, Skype, More: Thursday Buzz, June 11th, 2015

I completely forgot to put this up. It’s been that kind of week.


A new Web site aggregates stories about startup failures. (Anybody remember reading F’dcompany back in the day?)


The Turkish Directorate General of Press and Information has joined the Flickr Commons. “The DGPI hosts a extensive collection documenting the country’s political history, urbanization, industry, education policies and social life reaching to the 1930s. The collection has been curated to represent and promote Turkey to the world. The entire collection, composed of 500 thousand black and white photos, colored negatives and slides, was digitized in high resolution in 2013.”

Vine has updated its search tools. “When you go over to the Explore Tab, Vine will serve up the top results and the most recent posts for your search. Before, Vine would only return hashtags and usernames, but the new version of search shows actual content, including the most popular and the most recent posts that fit your criteria.”

Facebook has launched Place Tips for businesses. “Place Tips gather useful information about a business or landmark—like posts from the business’ Page, upcoming events and friends’ recommendations and check-ins—and show it at the top of News Feed to in-store visitors.” Facebook is also offering free Bluetooth beacons for small businesses. I have requested one (not for ResearchBuzz, for my Real Job ™) and I’ll keep you updated if I get it.

Ello is getting an iOS app on June 18th. Maybe I’ll find more time to use it then.


You can keep the jet pack, I think this is pretty cool: Skype for Windows will have real-time translation soon. “Starting this summer, Microsoft is planning to bundle the Skype Translator software straight into the existing Skype app for Windows desktop PCs. The expansion joins recent efforts to make Skype Translator available in more languages, and a preview that’s no longer restricted to invite-only.”

NICE. A new Web app lets you play with 100 film filters.


Infographic: Political Twitter vs. Non-Political Twitter. Good evening, Internet…

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