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Facebook extends its Exchange ad retargeting service to the News Feed

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Today Facebook announced a key change to its advertising products, allowing advertisements placed through its Exchange service to be placed directly in the News Feeds of users. Previously, ads serviced by the Facebook Exchange program were limited to the right-hand column of users’ screens. Facebook cites the News Feed as...
Facebook extends its Exchange ad retargeting service to the News Feed
Rackspace readies OpenStack for prime time

BitTorrent's Secure Dropbox Alternative Goes Public

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Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft Skydrive and Mega are just a few examples of the many file-storage and backup services that are available today. All these services rely on external cloud based hosting to back up and store files. This means that you have to trust these companies with your personal...
BitTorrent's Secure Dropbox Alternative Goes Public
Google Just Bought A Cool SXSW Startup, Behavio (GOOG)

Fifteen Years Ago Today, Techdirt Was Born

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We don't tend to be too sentimental about these things, but a few weeks back, I realized that we were rapidly approaching the 15th anniversary of the start of Techdirt in its earliest form. On August 23rd, 1997, I sent out the very first "Up To Date" email newsletter, which...
Fifteen Years Ago Today, Techdirt Was Born
TheComplete.me wants to be the Pinterest of dating

Wahooly Gives Startups a Lesson in How Not to Launch Startups

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Wahooly, the startup that wants to give users a piece of equity in other startups by having them provide feedback to them, was supposed to come out of its private alpha test last week and launch its wider beta. Launch it did, but sadly, the launch went so badly, with...
Wahooly Gives Startups a Lesson in How Not to Launch Startups

BitTorrent opens up its Dropbox competitor to the public

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BitTorrent opened up the alpha test of its Sync app Tuesday, which offers PC-to-PC file syncing powered by P2P technology. Sync was first announced in January, and the company said this week that users have synched over 200 TB of data during three months of private beta testing. Sync, which...
BitTorrent opens up its Dropbox competitor to the public

The iPhat Touch = An Apple iPad Enhanced Moog Little Phatty

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via Moog Music on Facebook – Moog takes over the Asheville mac store to alpha test the iPhat Touch. It looks like the “iPhat Touch” =  an Apple iPad-enhanced Moog Little Phatty. If you’ve got more details on this action, leave a comment! Anybody else interested in trying this...
The iPhat Touch = An Apple iPad Enhanced Moog Little Phatty

Google announces beta testing and staged rollouts to help app developers pilot new features

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At its annual developer-focused I/O conference in California today, Google lifted the lid on a new testing service for Android app developers. The idea is that once you’ve already issued a successful, money-making app, you may want to trial new features within the app before launching it fully to the...
Google announces beta testing and staged rollouts to help app developers pilot new features

Prison Architect - the game that asks, what's it like to run a jail?

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Players build and manage their own correctional facilities in this darkly humorous game from UK studio Introversion. But how far will jailers go to make a profit?Think of computer game management simulations, and you usually think of aspirational jobs - or at least the things we dreamed of doing as...
Prison Architect - the game that asks, what's it like to run a jail?

Loku thinks Web first in crafting mobile strategy

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In most cases, mobile developers are focusing on native apps, hitting iOS and Android before looking at the mobile Web. But Loku, a local discovery service, will flip the conventional wisdom on its head with plans to launch a mobile Web app before it tackles native apps. The company, based in...
Loku thinks Web first in crafting mobile strategy

Facebook starts testing targeted ads in News Feed

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Facebook has started displaying targeted ads in some users' desktop News Feeds in a test of Facebook Exchange ad delivery system. "Allowing advertisers to reach people in News Feed is important because people spend more time in News Feed than any other part of Facebook," the company said in...
Facebook starts testing targeted ads in News Feed

We did it.

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As I write this, join.app.net just met our 500K goal, with 38 hours left. Data Export When you are logged into the App.net alpha, we provide a button which will email you a .zip file of all of your content in a structured format. If you are an alpha tester,...
We did it.

BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha: shape of RIM's future phones?

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RIM's Dev Alpha test device could prove the template for BlackBerry smartphones to come. [Read more]...
BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha: shape of RIM's future phones?

Expanding Our Commitment to Facebook Credits

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Since our alpha test of Facebook Credits started in May 2009, we have worked hard to build a program that drives value for our developers. The long-term goal of Facebook Credits is to provide a currency that makes purchasing virtual items across applications fast and simple. To make it...
Expanding Our Commitment to Facebook Credits
Twitter API Changes Are Already Posing Challenges to Tweetbot Developers

Fanning & Parker to launch Airtime: Here’s what we know

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Airtime, the social video startup founded by Napster co-founders Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker, is set to launch with a press event in New York Tuesday. Airtime has been billing itself as a “live video network” that supposedly offers “the most simple, fun way to connect live to people you...
Fanning & Parker to launch Airtime: Here’s what we know

Engineering Serendipity

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I don’t know if Highlight, Glancee, Banjo, or any one of those other startups you’re now officially sick to death of hearing about are going to make it, but I know that for the first time in a long time, we’re starting to move in the right direction in terms...
Engineering Serendipity

BitTorrent is working on a personal file syncing app to compete with Dropbox

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BitTorrent Inc. is working on an application called Sync that uses P2P technology to sync your files between your devices. The company announced the pre-Alpha test of Sync on its blog Thursday, where it also highlighted the launch of its new BitTorrent Labs website that offers additional details about this...
BitTorrent is working on a personal file syncing app to compete with Dropbox

Desperately Seeking Developers: RIM Offers Appcelerator's 390,000 Titanium Devs Incentives To Port Apps To BlackBerry 10

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BlackBerry 10 devices are still months away from being launched but RIM is ramping up the noise about its next gen platform — partly to make sure potential customers don’t forget the OS is coming, but also to try to rally developers to its cause so those BB10 devices arrive...
Desperately Seeking Developers: RIM Offers Appcelerator's 390,000 Titanium Devs Incentives To Port Apps To BlackBerry 10
FriendsLearn teaches you through social and mobile games

The hotly anticipated Tweetbot comes from iOS to the Mac as a free public alpha

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If there’s a Mac app that has been as hotly anticipated as Tweetbot for Mac, I can’t remember it. As the premiere Twitter app on Apple’s iOS platform, it has set the standard for how third-party clients should look and work. The demand for the app is so high, in...
The hotly anticipated Tweetbot comes from iOS to the Mac as a free public alpha
Working 9 To 5 For BlackBerry 10: RIM Opens Developer Workspace At EMEA HQ To Help Accelerate App Development

Facebook Expands FBX Retargeted Ads From Sidebar To Desktop News Feed, Opening Its Most Engaging Inventory

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Last year Facebook tested out and then launched Facebook Exchange ads in its right-hand column, a way for advertisers to market themselves to users based on those user’s online browsing habits. Those ads have proven to be some of Facebook’s strongest performing ad units, so now it’s taking them a...
Facebook Expands FBX Retargeted Ads From Sidebar To Desktop News Feed, Opening Its Most Engaging Inventory

Redbox Instant targets launch by year-end, blends subscription streaming and DVD rentals with VOD

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The last concrete details we'd heard about Redbox Instant was that it was entering internal alpha testing, but now Verizon exec Eric Bruno has revealed more background information. Previous info indicated the service would focus more heavily on movies than the back catalog of TV shows that is a...
Redbox Instant targets launch by year-end, blends subscription streaming and DVD rentals with VOD

Redbox Instant: No TV shows, way fewer movies

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Coinstar CEO Paul Davis has revealed a few more details about the video subscription service that his company’s Redbox unit is going to launch together with Verizon later this year, and it sounds… well, eclectic. The service, which is officially called Redbox Instant by Verizon, will focus on quality over...
Redbox Instant: No TV shows, way fewer movies

Redbox and Verizon's Netflix competitor goes into alpha test

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Redbox and Verizon are planning to launch an internal alpha test of their new video streaming service, dubbed Redbox Instant, by Tuesday afternoon, according to Fast Company. Details are scant, but the alpha will definitely involve testing the partnership's streaming video services. It's a product combination that could prove iffy...
Redbox and Verizon's Netflix competitor goes into alpha test
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