Trending Tuesday: November 4


What’s everyone talking about this week? Catch up on some of the trending topics of the week including the Virgin Galactic crash, Google’s new bookmarking service and more.

Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crashes

Last week, the SpaceShipTwo from Virgin Galactic suffered a crash due to an in-flight anomaly, injuring one pilot and killing the other. Virgin Galactic is the company’s plan to put wealthy customers into space so they can feel near-weightlessness. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the causes of the crash and expect the investigation to take seven to ten days. While Virgin Galactic plans to begin offering this service in 2015, the date will probably have to be pushed back.

Photo credit to Jeff Foust on Flickr.

Google’s new bookmarking service is live

Called the Chrome Bookmark Manager extension, the long-speculated-upon service was quietly released by Google last week. The updated bookmarking service aims to help organize and keep track of a lot of bookmarks. Back in May, a developer leaked the still-being-tested service, when it was known as Google Stars. The Chrome Bookmark Manager extension also serves a social purpose, allowing bookmarks to be shared among users. The bookmarks also sync across devices.

Photo credit to Stephen Shankland on Flickr. 

Dropbox and Microsoft team up

Today Microsoft and Dropbox announced a partnership allow better integration between the two platforms. People will now be able to edit Microsoft Office files in Dropbox easily while Dropbox documents will be able to be accessed through Office apps. This news comes after Box, another enterprise storage company, integrated with Office 365.

Photo credit to Ian Lamont on Flickr. 

Tinder’s CEO demoted via phone call

Breakups should never happen via phone call, but that’s what happened with Tinder’s CEO and founder Sean Rad. This demotion probably comes as a result of the handling of the Tinder CMO accused of sexual harassment, which called into question the ability of Rad to continue leading. Speculations are circulating that Rad will be demoted to president after the app’s owner, IAC, has chosen a new CEO.

Photo credit to JD Lasica on Flickr.