July news and info

Its been a busy month already at the online cribb.

Mashable Reports: Twitter has acquired comment tracker turned social analytics platform BackType for an undisclosed amount. On the BackType blog, the company says the team and IP will move to the Twitter platform group. Here, the BackType team’s focus will be on “developing tools for Twitter’s publisher partners.”

CNET News reports: In a battle of apps, HBO Go and Hulu Plus can’t keep pace with reining champion Netflix. (The numbers on the left reflect the number of the rankings for each period.)The research firm’s report collects the rankings for each of the companies’ apps once a week. Strategy Analytics’ data from May 2 to June 20 showed Hulu Plus to be well behind Netflix and HBO Go in popularity. Some observers suspect that Hulu Plus has failed to catch on with consumers. One of the top complaints about the service is that Hulu Plus charges a monthly subscription in addition to requiring users to watch ads. Netflix offers unlimited viewing for a similar price, but it is ad-free. Hulu’s struggles may may be among the reasons owners Disney, News Corp., and NBC Universal are trying to sell the service.

Onlinecribb reports: Google + is finally out but for private invitation only…Still waiting for mine. Its pretty exciting for users to be giving the service praise in the first week that it has been out. Google is overdue for a hit in the social media scene after buzz and the other one that I have totally forgotten the name of.

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