Event Industry News: Twitter changes, iPhone 6 predictions and the Wafalafel

March 31, 2014

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Tweets, they are a changin’: Twitter: simple, easy to use and used by billions. The social media giant is exploring the possibility of eliminating “retweet” from its universe and switching to a “share” button. The function is the same, the name is different and more than a few Twitter users aren’t happy about it. On a happier note, Billboard and Twitter have partnered up to create the Billboard Twitter Real-Time Chart which will track U.S. music trends using social media data. Twitter also rolled out photo tagging for mobile users.

iPhone 6 Predictions: The iPhone 6 is predicted to have a bigger screen and flatter dimensions than previous models: think the phone-sized version of the iPad Air. Recentlyleaked photos reveal two sizes: one with a 4.7-inch display and one with a 5.5-inch display. Meanwhile in app land, Microsoft Office has finally arrived for the iPad, making it a chart topper in the iPhone App Store this weekend.

Wafalafel: Taco Bell introduced fast food goers to the Waffle Taco. Simply put, it’s a taco in a waffle shell. The foodies over at Serious Eats took it one step further and created the Waffle Falafel, or as they call it, the Wafalafel by sandwiching falafel in between two slices of pita and putting it in a waffle machine. Unique food will always been in the Fairplex and L.A. County Fair bloodstreams so of course we were intrigued by this innovative food endeavor. Check out their wafalfel photos on their blog and your mouth will start watering. You’ve been warned…

Our bi-weekly Event Industry News post includes event trends, social media and technology industry updates and events news from Los Angeles County.

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