It’s shopping week for Marissa Mayer the CEO of Yahoo!. After offered Tumblr earlier this week, the big boss of Yahoo acquires another company to reinforce its troops.
Today, is the platform of online gaming PlayerScale which was bought by the Sunnyvale firm.
PlayerScale is a Multi-platform with 150 million players. With 4000 games, PlayerScale is an important asset for Yahoo, which will strengthen its online games section and try to compete with giants like Facebook.
Jesper Jensen, the boss PlayerScale reassures users saying that nothing will change. We can imagine, eventually, a full integration of the company’s services into those of Yahoo.
Meanwhile, this is the 13th acquisition of Yahoo since the arrival of Marissa Mayer as CEO of the firm.
The popular news aggregator application Pulse has being updated, which brings with it the addition of some new services.
Now, users will be able to view their Flickr, Instagram, Tumblr as well as YouTube feeds within the app, along with all the other feeds they have subscribed to.
To add new feeds, just swipe from the left and select the ‘Add Content’ button. There you will see the newly added options for the aforementioned services. Add the ones you want in the category you want and then go there to sign into them. Once signed in, the app will start pulling recent posts from those services.
The updated Pulse app is available on the App Store and the Play Store for free.
Tumblr for iPad has now its own iOS application version. Although the iPhone version has been available for a while now and was recently given a major facelift, the iPad version was nowhere to be found.
Among the new features is a UI optimized for the iPad’s bigger display. You get a navigation bar on the side that stays there permanently unlike on the iPhone version. You also get a pop-up carousal menu with options when you click on the new post button. Being a native app, it’s also smooth and fast.
To download your Tumblr app is now available for free on the App Store.
Just like Marissa Mayer promised, Yahoo has revamped its Flickr app for iOS to bring it back in line with the oh-so-social modern era. Whereas the Android app was updated back in August, the iPhone version has had only minor improvements over the last few years and was starting to look seriously dusty compared to the competition.
In terms of individual features, the new app doesn’t do much that various other third-party apps can’t do already, but it does bunch them all into one polished package that is happy to work across multiple networks.
In addition to Flickr, for instance, you can readily share your snaps with Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr. You might also dig the camera app, which separates exposure and focus points to give you more creative control over your images – and yes, there are the obligatory filters too. The app is live on the App Store right now.