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Google, after its failed Buzz and Wave social networking attempts, has brought about Google+. A way to sort out websites using their ‘+1′ function – something that will no doubt catch on due to its almost instant universality already across the web. The main difference...

Here the rise of  individualistic Tumblr is compared to the slow decline of the streamlined Facebook – whether Tumblr could fully replace the easily understood networking capabilities of Facebook is debatable. http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2011/06/is-facebook-tumbling.html...

Tango has quickly become a prime, and free, source for people to video call each other using their smart phones. Competition comes from ‘FaceTime’ (Apple) and Google’s new Google+ ‘Hangout’ service. http://www.mobile-ent.biz/news/read/mobile-video-chat-startup-tango-now-has-17m-users/014828...

According to ROI Research, 60% of US social network users were likely to take action if a friend posted about a brand or product on a social networking site. http://www.emarketer.com/Article.aspx?R=1008473...

Chrome has launched a new ad campaign, in the same vein as their recent Lady Gaga hook up, which portrays Justin Bieber’s success story as a result of fast internet browsing and social media. Chrome didn’t actually exist when Bieber first uploaded a YouTube video...

Michael Vick (who was formerly dropped from Nike sponsorship due to ties with dog fighting rings) and Tiger Woods have both signed new sponsorship deals with the sports giant. http://www.nydailynews.com/money/2011/07/01/2011-07-01_michael_vick_tiger_woods_sign_new_endorsement_deals.html?r=sports...

MTV Hive and SuperGlued have re-launched their Music Junkie competition. By sharing photos, reviews and check-ins of shows New York residents have attended, they have the opportunity to win tickets to more festivals and shows as a reward for their endearing love of music.  http://www.brand-m.biz/superconnected-music-junkie_10435.html...

To launch PUMA’s Faas running shoe, Droga5 recruited the World’s Fastest Band. In this spot, when a member of the Band hits a wall, there’s only one man that can inspire him to shut his mouth and keep on running: the ‘world’s fastest man’, sprinter...

After much hype it finally arrived! If you’re in the US or Canada then iTunes 10.3 beta (aka iTunes In The Cloud) is ready for use.  Beyond the PC or Mac, you must be an iOS 4.3.3 users on an iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad...

If you have a bunch of tag-happy Facebook friends, you may want to read this. Facebook has been rolling out a facial recognition feature that makes it easier to tag friends in snaps, and it has introduced this feature as a default setting. Incredible! mashable.com...