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Foursquare gives it up (your checkins, that is) to Gnip

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Foursquare and Gnip have entered into a partnership to fork over your checkin data to developers and big brands. Gnip will get access to Foursquare’s full firehose — every checkin, everywhere, everyone, and in real time. Of course, the companies tell us all the data will be totally anonymized....
Foursquare gives it up (your checkins, that is) to Gnip

German Fashion Moodboard Startup Stylight Secures "Significant" Multi-Million Euro Series B From ProSiebenSat.1′s SevenVentures

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Munich, Germany-based online fashion community moodboard startup, Stylight, has secured a “significant” multi-million euro Series B investment from SevenVentures, the venture subsidiary of media company ProSiebenSat.1. The exact amount has not been disclosed but Stylight co-founder Benjamin Günther told TechCrunch it is a “significant seven-digit number”. Günther said Stylight will use the new...
German Fashion Moodboard Startup Stylight Secures "Significant" Multi-Million Euro Series B From ProSiebenSat.1′s SevenVentures
AOL's Patch to go from lousy local news network to even worse community message board network

Will Farmville Really Leave Facebook?

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Farmville publisher Zynga could be about to gamble its entire future on the devotion of its users. It appears something of a bust-up is brewing between Facebook and Zynga; one which could see the company leave Facebook for good. The story, as first reported by TechCrunch, goes that Zynga is...
Will Farmville Really Leave Facebook?

Music Piracy Is NOT a Problem, It’s an Excuse

torrentfreak.com
Apparently, independent research is not enough to illustrate that the situation is complex, multi-dimensional, and industry losses are likely completely unrelated to file-sharing. As both an artist and music business owner, I know with certainty that it’s time to move on and spend our energy innovating new businesses and getting...
Music Piracy Is NOT a Problem, It’s an Excuse

Social Point's Andrés Bou on Dragon City's success on mobile, sticking with the Facebook platform and plans for 2013

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Today’s Q&A is with Barcelona-based mobile-social game developer Social Point. Inside Mobile Apps: Could you talk about the importance of nailing cross-platform gameplay such as allowing users to pick up and play where they left off on either platform? Andrés Bou, Social Point co-founder and co-CEO (pictured right with co-founder...
Social Point's Andrés Bou on Dragon City's success on mobile, sticking with the Facebook platform and plans for 2013
A dingo ate my Visa: 500K credit card numbers stolen in Australian hack
Danger!! High Voltage! Heatma.ps knows what happens when we touch...iPhones

Small business point-of-sale systems hacked Subway-style in Australia

arstechnica.com
Australian and Romanian national police have broken up a ring of hackers blamed for pillaging the point-of-sale systems of Australian small businesses. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the ring stole credit card data from 30,000 Australian consumers by hacking into the systems of as many as 100 small businesses...
Small business point-of-sale systems hacked Subway-style in Australia

The iPad Mini's display isn't Retina, but it's still good enough

www.extremetech.com
Retina-caliber displays are superb. Apple defines “Retina” as a display that is so high-resolution that at a specific distance defined by the screen’s size, the human eye cannot distinguish individual pixels. Without a doubt, this is a huge improvement in screen technology that truly makes text and images come come...
The iPad Mini's display isn't Retina, but it's still good enough

Why LinkedIn Is The Internet Stock Wall Street Loves (LNKD, FB, GRPN, ZNGA)

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It's another morning where Facebook, Groupon, and Zynga are getting slammed. LinkedIn, alone among the social-media newcomers, is up! Why is that? Well, volume in Facebook shares has doubled as its post-IPO lockups have started to expire. Groupon and Zynga have their own problems. You could also point to LinkedIn's...
Why LinkedIn Is The Internet Stock Wall Street Loves (LNKD, FB, GRPN, ZNGA)

Here's Why The Yammer-Microsoft Deal Might Be GREAT News For LinkedIn (MSFT, LNKD)

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The Yammer-Microsoft deal has just handed LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner a one-of-a-kind opportunity. Weiner recently said that LinkedIn, which runs a mostly public professional social network, has been testing a private network for its own employees to share information. That's exactly what Yammer does. He also pointed out that employees...
Here's Why The Yammer-Microsoft Deal Might Be GREAT News For LinkedIn (MSFT, LNKD)

Pluralis: A 99designs-style approach to improving your landing page's conversion rate

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Pluralis is a kind of 99designs for copywriters. It puts writers into a competition to optimize a landing page and the one who optimizes brings the highest percentage of positive change is the one who walks away with the commission and the money. That means if you don’t win, you...
Pluralis: A 99designs-style approach to improving your landing page's conversion rate

Let the Games Begin: Vox Media Launches a New Site Covering Videogames

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Vox Media, the Washington, D.C., online media start-up that owns The Verge and SB Nation, is finally debuting its standalone videogames site called Polygon. Back in February, Kara Swisher reported that the goal of the site “is to create the premier destination and media outlet for video games news, reviews, video...
Let the Games Begin: Vox Media Launches a New Site Covering Videogames
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