It’s been quite a week in technology and social media, here are the highlights.
1. Apple sent out invitations for it’s 9th September event. The new iPhone, possibly to be named iPhone 6, is a guarantee and there may even be a wearable unveiling. However, it’s unlikely that a wearable (probably a watch) will go on sale straight away with some sources claiming it won’t be this side of Christmas.
2. Amazon purchased the video game streaming site Twitch for $1 Billion (£600 million). This came after talks between Twitch and Google didn’t end in a sale and I don’t think anybody was quite expecting Amazon to go for the company. It really shows how Amazon are starting to branch out from e-commerce though and is certainly a good buy – Twitch has an amazingly engaged audience with the average viewer watching for 1 hour 45 mins each day.
3. Instagram launched a new app called Hyperlapse. As you’d expect from Instagram it’s a really nice and simple app to use and it essentially allows users to take good quality time lapses which are also image stabilised. There’s some great examples here: http://www.theverge.com/2014/8/28/6075803/25-of-the-most-amazing-hyperlapse-videos-weve-seen-so-far