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Rockmelt announced Thursday it would soon end support for its desktop browser service, instead transitioning its user base to its mobile apps and newly launched Web-based product. The company, helmed by ex-Netscape engineers and backed by Marc Andreessen, aimed to reinvent the browser with social capabilities. But as Rockmelt subtly admitted in its post, Google’s Chrome momentum was just too much to keep up with.
News Bytewe reported it would last week, Twitter on Tuesday evening announced an expansion to its Cards technology program, aiming to encourage more mobile developers to create customized, multimedia-based tweets for the service. Twitter hopes this will attract more third-party developers to create richer tweets for the stream, while offering more ways for small businesses and app developers to promote and sell their content.
News Bytethe company announced Thursday. While previously search results only returned tweets over a series of days, Twitter search will now span years of results, serving up tweets based on certain factors like engagement, retweets and the like.