As of now, Google isn’t making it easy for developers to create apps that can write status updates to the service, but that didn’t stop Nadan Gerdeo to build iSatus+, a little iPhone app ($0.99) that lets you post to Google+, Facebook and Twitter at the same time. I’m a big fan of simple apps that only do a few things, but do those right. iStatus+ is exactly that kind of app. You enter your account information for any of the networks you want to use – and if you are in the market for this kind of app, you’ll probably put in all three anyway – and start posting. It really couldn’t be any easier.
Google just launched a few small but very useful updates for the mobile version of Gmail. Smartphone users who use the web to access Gmail will now be able to easily switch between multiple accounts (say your private Google Apps and your personal Gmail account). On the web, that’s been a standard feature of Gmail for quite a while now, but wasn’t available on the mobile version yet.
The Internet has surely brought some major disruption to how banks do business, but there is still a lot of potential for disruption in that market. BankSimple aims to do just this by giving you debit card and credit cards, but without being a bank itself. Instead, it acts as an intermediary between you and…
After a long beta period, streaming music service Pandora today launched its new, HTML5-based website. That, by itself, would have been a newsworthy story, but I think what’s really going to resonate with users is the face that this launch also heralds the end to Pandora’s 40 hours listening cap for users with free accounts. The free accounts will, of course, continue to feature ads and lower quality audio than paid accounts. While the company still markets “unlimited listening” as a major perk for paying users ($36/year), one of the main reasons for the company’s most active users to pay for the service is now gone.
Bing today added a number of “action buttons” to its search results. With these, you can find links to the top actions most users take on sites from airlines, couriers, restaurants, banks, rental cars, software downloads and hotels.