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It's time for laws to protect what's great about the social Web

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“Social media,” “Web 2.0,” “The Social Web;” whatever you call it, the online social landscape as we know it is under threat, and that can only be bad for users and for innovation. Remember the days when mashing up social data was a good thing? The ability to throw together...
It's time for laws to protect what's great about the social Web
With New Device and Content Partnerships, Redux is Becoming Connected TV Infrastructure

"Unable to Find Friends" on Instagram? Twitter just revoked the app's API access

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Twitter has apparently shut off pieces of its API access to Instagram, blocking Instagrammers from the Twitter section of “Find Friends” inside of the app. As TechCrunch notes, it’s a worrisome situation given that Twitter’s Jack Dorsey is an Instagram investor, and Benchmark Capital has both of the companies in...
"Unable to Find Friends" on Instagram? Twitter just revoked the app's API access

Google reverses course, makes CalDAV and CardDAV APIs open to all developers

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Though Google chucked open API access to CalDAV back in March, it appears the company's had a change of heart. Up until today, only a select few whitelisted developers could make use of Google's calendar open standard; a decision it made based on actual usage data. But given the...
Google reverses course, makes CalDAV and CardDAV APIs open to all developers

New Megaupload To Launch On Police Raid Anniversary

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With 50 million visitors per day at its peak, Megaupload was one of the largest websites on the Internet. This abruptly ended January this year when the U.S. Government took down the file-hosting service and had several key employees arrested including founder Kim Dotcom. Despite ongoing criminal proceedings Dotcom and...
New Megaupload To Launch On Police Raid Anniversary

Kickstarter Exposes 70,000 Unlaunched Projects

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According to the Kickstarter API blog, a bug caused 70,000 unlaunched projects to be publicly visible over the weekend, allowing folks to see goals, funding plans, and descriptions on projects that haven’t yet appeared on the site. Of the 70,000, visitors only viewed 48. The bug exposed no financial information....
Kickstarter Exposes 70,000 Unlaunched Projects

Behind The App: Twitterrific 5

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I’ve always loved shows that take you behind the scenes of creative efforts: Project Runway and Classic Albums being two of my favorites. Here’s one about the development of Twitterrific 5. Since a lot of the people reading this aren’t developers, I’m going to keep the jargon to a minimum....
Behind The App: Twitterrific 5

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Was Spotted Walking Around Facebook's Headquarters With Mark Zuckerberg (FB)

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The two most important social media CEOs were spotted together yesterday. Twitter's Dick Costolo was walking around Facebook's campus with Mark Zuckerberg, according to a tweet from freelance writer, Jennifer 8. Lee. Spotted at Facebook HQ today. Twitter CEO @dickc walking with Mark Zuckerberg. Social media kingpin density. -- Jennifer...
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Was Spotted Walking Around Facebook's Headquarters With Mark Zuckerberg (FB)
Dropbox kills torrent startup Boxopus over piracy potential

Windows 8 graphics: Microsoft has hardware accelerated all the things

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In what we believe to be the longest blog post ever posted on the web, Microsoft has detailed the extensive changes made to the Windows 8 graphics subsystem and DirectX 11.1. In short, everything in Windows 8 is hardware accelerated, and as a result its text, 2D, and 3D performance...
Windows 8 graphics: Microsoft has hardware accelerated all the things

Tracking Women: Now There’s Not An App For That

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Score one small setback for creepiness. Location-based social network Foursquare Labs has cut off access to its technology for an application that made it possible for guys to pinpoint the location of nearby women on a map and view their personal data and photographs. What really raised privacy concerns about...
Tracking Women: Now There’s Not An App For That

Twitter cuts off another payment service: Flattr is told to stop tying Favorites to money

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Just days after Ribbon was forced to withdraw the ability to make payments within tweets, Twitter has moved to stymie another startup’s ambitions to monetize its platform. This time it’s Flattr, the Swedish startup that was offering the ability for users to pay small amounts of money to others by...
Twitter cuts off another payment service: Flattr is told to stop tying Favorites to money

Kim Dotcom's Sequel To MegaUpload Is Finally Online

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Kim Dotcom's MegaUpload replacement has finally found a new home. Dotcom faced a minor setback last week when Gabon's government suspended the Me.ga domain because of its committment to protect intellectual property. But earlier today, Dotcom tweeted that the new site is now live on the New Zealand-based domain mega.co.nz. He...
Kim Dotcom's Sequel To MegaUpload Is Finally Online

Foursquare's Smart Move To Block A Creepy Stalking App Makes Facebook Look Really Bad

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A new creepy app was recently released, Girls Around Me. Girls Around me used Foursquare check-in data to show girls (or guys) nearby and then used Facebook's API to let users see all of their pictures and personal profiles. It encouraged people who were "in the mood or looking...
Foursquare's Smart Move To Block A Creepy Stalking App Makes Facebook Look Really Bad

LinkedIn pulls the plug on 'Bang With Professionals' site

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LinkedIn has shut off its API access to "Bang With Professionals," a Web service that was intended to facilitate more, say, intimate connections among users of the business-oriented social networking site....
LinkedIn pulls the plug on 'Bang With Professionals' site
'I Never Wanted To Be An Enterpreneur' Says Jack Dorsey
Phonedeck puts your Android phone in the cloud

New Megaupload Will Be Massive Global Network To Change The World

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In July, a little over six months since the January raids on Megaupload, Kim Dotcom told the world his now-infamous service would be back. “MEGA will return. Bigger. Better. Faster. Free of charge & shielded from attacks. Evolution!” the Megaupload founder announced on Twitter. Coming from most regular people in...
New Megaupload Will Be Massive Global Network To Change The World
Facebook Blocks Path's "Find Friends" Access Following Spam Incident

For sale: Lendle e-book lending service for Amazon Kindle

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The creators of the Lendle e-book lending service for Amazon Kindle put up a “for sale” sign this afternoon in the form of a blog post announcing their intention to find a buyer who can build upon what they’ve created. “Lendle has always been a huge undertaking, and as our...
For sale: Lendle e-book lending service for Amazon Kindle

Storify starts to monetize with VIP, a premium plan for live-blogging, custom sources and more

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Storify is moving forward with plans to realize its business model. Today, the social media curator is announcing the launch of Storify VIP, its premium service designed for media organizations, publishers, or people interested in integrating the service deeper into their own site or app. In addition, the service is revealing...
Storify starts to monetize with VIP, a premium plan for live-blogging, custom sources and more
Stepping on Stock Twits' Toes, Twitter Rolls Out the Cashtag

LinkedIn Shuts Down "Bang With Professionals" Hook-Up App

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It’s not like they didn’t see it coming. Not more than a week after launching a beta version of an app, LinkedIn is revoking its API access to social hook-up app “Bang With Professionals,” a site which aimed to connect potential, uh, lovers, using LinkedIn’s professional network. “We all knew...
LinkedIn Shuts Down "Bang With Professionals" Hook-Up App

Performance monitor Apica releases enhanced portal for real-time HTML5 site checks

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Apica, the load testing and performance monitoring provider for cloud and mobile applications has enhanced its WebPerformance portal to include integration with AppDynamics and Google Analytics. Apica WebPerformance monitors the delivery of Web content and application functionality to real browsers in terms of audience actions. Customers get a controlled perspective on...
Performance monitor Apica releases enhanced portal for real-time HTML5 site checks

TNW's Daily Dose - Facebook's after-hours crumble, Instagram's Twitter API woes and more

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Facebook’s stock crumbles after hours of its first quarterly earnings. Twitter revokes some API access to Instagram. Nope, that Surface tablet won’t cost $1,000. You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday through Friday right here on The Next Web. Make sure to hit the subscription button of your choice...
TNW's Daily Dose - Facebook's after-hours crumble, Instagram's Twitter API woes and more
Twitter's API changes are messing up my startup -- and Twitter

Flickr wasn’t a fan of Snapjoy’s Flickraft importing service, cuts off its API access

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Earlier, we told you about a new feature from photo hosting site Snapjoy called “Flickraft“. The premise is simple: get all of your photos off of Flickr and onto Snapjoy’s platform. For those who were looking to ditch Flickr, much excitement was to be had. Apparently Flickr didn’t share in...
Flickr wasn’t a fan of Snapjoy’s Flickraft importing service, cuts off its API access

More question marks over Twitter, as developers found to be forbidden from monitoring its API

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Twitter is already coming under intense scrutiny from the developer community, after outlawing the creation of new third party clients and, more recently, suggested that more restrictions are coming, and that’s not likely to be helped by Pingdom stumbling upon a clause within the microblogging service’s API Terms of Service which expressly forbids monitoring of its...
More question marks over Twitter, as developers found to be forbidden from monitoring its API

Foursquare bans creepy app Girls Around Me for API violation

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As first covered by Cult of Mac, Girls Around Me is an incredibly creepy app that allows anyone to locate nearby girls based on public Foursquare checkins and public Facebook information. Now the app has been officially banned by Foursquare in response to it’s dangerous potential. Laura Covington, a Foursquare spokeswoman,...
Foursquare bans creepy app Girls Around Me for API violation

On Twitter, and the steps to design consistency

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In late 2012, Twitter sent a warning to its third-party developers — they would soon deny Twitter API access to the majority of the developers’ products, thereby placing the brand’s official mobile and web platforms as the sole destinations of their users. The uproar, particularly from developers who felt they had...
On Twitter, and the steps to design consistency
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