Verizon Wireless is extending its Verizon Cloud secure storage application from Google's Android to Apple's iOS, concurrently announcing support for additional Android devices including the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC Droid DNA.
Facebook said it is retooling its much-maligned Home launcher for Google's Android, promising significant improvements directly inspired by consumer feedback.
Pandora is extending its partnership with Facebook with the launch of its new Timeline App, which allows registered users to publish their music listening activity to their Facebook Timeline.
This week, Yahoo confirmed it would be acquiring visual micro-blogging platform Tumblr in a deal worth $1.1 billion, one of its largest acquisitions to date. The deal is already drawing comparisons to Facebook's $715 million acquisition of Instagram, and it is easy to see why.
Apple's forthcoming iOS 7 overhaul will integrate third-party social networking services including Flickr and Vimeo, mirroring efforts to bake Facebook and Twitter into previous versions of the mobile operating system, 9to5Mac reports.
Facebook introduced Share Dialog, which makes it easier for users to post status updates, tag friends and share location data within applications optimized for Apple's iOS.
Yahoo unveiled an overhauled version of its Flickr photo-sharing application for Google's Android mobile operating system, offering all users a free terabyte of storage.
Sprint Nextel has acquired mobile software development and distribution firm Handmark, along with its social media apps and ad unit, OneLouder. The deal officially closed last month. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Apple has banned hookup service Bang with Friends from its App Store less than two weeks after approving the iOS application for download.
Yahoo has completed an agreement to acquire social networking platform Tumblr for $1.1 billion in cash, according to multiple media outlets.