Wait! What? 6/27: Yo app hires a hacker and big brands take a bite of Suarez’s social buzz
From a Yo app hacker-turned-employee to the explosive social buzz around Suarez’s (third) bite of fame, this week was full of what you could call “tasteful” news. For those of you who missed the excitement, here’s a little recap:
- Yo! If you’re looking for a job, just hack the app. The simple but somewhat interesting messaging app (that doesn’t actually let you send messages) has enlisted one of its hackers to fix security vulnerabilities. Well that’s one way to land a job!
- From a ChargerLeash to a Polaroid Cube, CE Week took over NYC this week to unveil a spectrum of new, innovative consumer products…or are they just plain weird? We’ll let you decide.
- Too many characters to retweet? No problem. Twitter tests out (yet another) new feature by allowing users to attach a retweet, exceeding the 140-character limit.
- Is Facebook making a comeback? According to a new study by Forrester Research, nearly 80% of U.S. teens still use Facebook and are more active than on any other social networking site. Thumbs up to you, Mark Zuckerberg.
- If you enjoyed Oreo’s ‘You Can Still Dunk In The Dark’ Super Bowl tweet, then you’ll love this. Big brands including Bud Light, Listerine and Snickers sink their teeth into Luis Suarez’s social buzz. Yum.
There you have it – our top tech stories from the week! Now it’s your turn. Tweet us @BlancandOtus or leave a comment below to share your favorite.