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iOS 5: Why Integrate Twitter And Not Facebook? -- InformationWeek

iOS 5: Why Integrate Twitter And Not Facebook? -- InformationWeek | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
Apple's new iOS platform offered at least one surprise feature--integration with Twitter's microblogging platform. An interesting move, and one that has us wondering why not Facebook, instead?

More likely is that the two are still having discussions about how best to integrate Facebook into iOS. Surely, Apple doesn't want to give up too much of its own control over how iOS operates, and Facebook wants to be sure it is given equal--if not better--footing that its social networking competitors.
They can't ignore one another, at least not for long. Users will demand it, eventually.
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How Twitter + iOS 5 Will Change Mobile Apps

How Twitter + iOS 5 Will Change Mobile Apps | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
This looks a lot like Facebook Connect, but powered by Twitter: Fast account creation, quick friend discovery and social distribution of content. In some ways, it could be better for developers and for users.

It's pretty interesting that after much rhetoric from Facebook about making everything, including mobile devices, social - it was Twitter that managed to add the social layer to the world's most widely-admired phone.

The funny strategic big-picture of all this is that there's probably no chance that Facebook and Google will team up to counter this move with Facebook enabled Android phones, due to the intense rivalry between those two companies.
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Apple Flatters Instapaper. Did It Kill It?

Apple Flatters Instapaper. Did It Kill It? | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
“Shit” Instapaper developer Marco Arment, via Twitter, shortly after Apple announced “Reading List”, a new iOS 5 feature that appears to closely mirror the features in Arment’s popular iOS app.
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