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GigaOM And paidContent Join Forces

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Yes, it’s true: We are joining GigaOM. And the combined group will be a powerhouse, with more than 20 writers and editors, a strong presence on the East and West coasts and in Europe, and coverage of everything from media and big data, to the cloud and mobile, to book publishing...
GigaOM And paidContent Join Forces

Big Question (Answered): "Do You Have Too Many Facebook Friends?"

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Every day I jump onto Facebook for my work, but honestly, I never use it as it was intended. If you send me a message or like my status, I might engage, but I never reach out to folks. My stream is full of interesting content about people I don't...
Big Question (Answered): "Do You Have Too Many Facebook Friends?"

FYI. Dave Morin Didn’t Lie To Gawker About Path Storing User Data

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Some people always see the good in people and some people always see the bad … Gawker just published a post with what at first seems to be some pretty damning evidence against Path founder Dave Morin, publishing an email where he assured writer Ryan Tate that Path wasn’t storing...
FYI. Dave Morin Didn’t Lie To Gawker About Path Storing User Data

Bump Narrows Down Product to Contacts and Photos

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Bump was first known as that nifty way to digitally share contacts by physically bumping smartphones together. Over the last three years, it also became an app for sharing photos, other apps, calendars and songs. No longer. Bump is making some dramatic cuts to reduce confusion in its product and...
Bump Narrows Down Product to Contacts and Photos

Path’s CEO apologizes, newest update lets you opt in or out

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Most of the web went nuts yesterday, when blogger Arun Thampi discovered that when first registering for Path, the app sends each one of your contacts in your address book to their server via a. plist. The .plist includes full names, phone numbers, and e-mails. Path never asked to opt in for the...
Path’s CEO apologizes, newest update lets you opt in or out
Mobile Could Be What Makes Private Social Networks Succeed

VIDEO: A private Path to your close friends

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Path CEO Dave Morin discusses his new social network and the trouble it has faced when gathering personal data....
VIDEO: A private Path to your close friends

BlackBerry Music Gateway hands-on (video)

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The music streaming accessory market is immensely saturated, but RIM is hoping to add its own flavor with its latest version of the BlackBerry Music Gateway. We took a brief look at this year's BlackBerry World in Orlando, and were impressed by both its size and ease of use....
BlackBerry Music Gateway hands-on (video)

Path unveils 2.5: Larger photos, movie sharing, and a 'nudge'

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Social-networking app for family and close friends adds new sharing features to Android and iPhone apps. [Read more]...
Path unveils 2.5: Larger photos, movie sharing, and a 'nudge'

Friend Manager lets you drag and drop your Facebook friends into different categories

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One of the most difficult parts about using Facebook is knowing exactly who is going to see the things that you post on your profile. It’s not the most user-friendly experience, but luckily we now have an app for that. Friend Manager comes via former Blip.tv CEO and current Facebook...
Friend Manager lets you drag and drop your Facebook friends into different categories

Apple tried but failed to poach freshly minted Motorola Mobility CEO Dennis Woodside

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With Google’s $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility finally completed, a new report has brought to light the fact that Apple, one of its biggest rivals, tried to lure away Google executive Dennis Woodside, who was just named as Motorola’s new CEO. Citing two people familiar with the matter, Bloomberg Businessweek...
Apple tried but failed to poach freshly minted Motorola Mobility CEO Dennis Woodside

Google+ gives you a few more reasons to Hangout, put mustaches on things

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So you've started a Hangout on Google+ with some pals. Now what? Are you just going to sit around and talk? Thanks to some new additions to the social network, you don't have to rely solely on your conversational skills anymore. The software company announced today the addition of...
Google+ gives you a few more reasons to Hangout, put mustaches on things

Polyglot Path: Mobile Sharing App Adds 7 New Languages Including Traditional Chinese, UK English

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In response to Facebook’s ever-expanding social universe and the success of mobile-focused networks like Instagram, Dave Morin and company have turned Path into a more personal, mobile-centric social network. Most of the life-sharing that happens on Path takes place at home — among friends and close friends. And while some...
Polyglot Path: Mobile Sharing App Adds 7 New Languages Including Traditional Chinese, UK English

A life online: 'For my generation it's just normal, you get up and check Facebook'

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Rosie Hickland, 17, is a studentRosie Hickland started playing games online aged about six. "To me it just seemed a lot more fun than playing with my dolls – it was more grown up and there was more to play with," she said. By the time she was nine she...
A life online: 'For my generation it's just normal, you get up and check Facebook'

Daily email service Timehop now includes the text messages you sent last year

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My favorite service on the Web right now has to be Timehop. The premise is simple, the service sends you daily emails about all of your social activities that happened the year before. I look forward to waking up to my Timehop email, which includes tweets, Facebook updates, Instagram photos...
Daily email service Timehop now includes the text messages you sent last year

I'm nearly 30 - am I running out of time to make new friends? | Bim Adewunmi

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A recent article suggests the period for making BFFS the way you did in your teens and 20s is over - so have I accumulated the right kinds of friends?Once, after spending four straight days alone in my flat, communicating only with an editor (via email) and myself (via the bathroom...
I'm nearly 30 - am I running out of time to make new friends? | Bim Adewunmi

Find My Facebook Friends puts your curated friend lists to work to share your location

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There are some potential usages for location sharing that aren’t creepy in the ways that I’ve described previously. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a fan of discovery, but for location sharing purposes, I still feel like it’s something that you should explicitly share with only a small subset of people....
Find My Facebook Friends puts your curated friend lists to work to share your location

Bot problem? Facebook estimates 8.7% of users are duplicate, miscategorized or spam accounts

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Facebook says 8.7 percent of its monthly active user total might violate terms of service and be either duplicate, miscategorized or “undesirable” accounts meant for spamming, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In its quarterly report, Facebook provided updated numbers and new details about illegitimate accounts,...
Bot problem? Facebook estimates 8.7% of users are duplicate, miscategorized or spam accounts

Sugar Acquires Social Network And Community For Mothers Circle Of Moms

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Sugar Inc., a media company that caters exclusively to women, is acquiring San Francisco-based Circle of Moms, a social network and online communityfor moms and moms-to-be. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Originally launched on Facebook in 2008, Circle Of Moms has a community of around 6 million...
Sugar Acquires Social Network And Community For Mothers Circle Of Moms

Facebook tries new prompts to encourage users to organize friends into lists

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Facebook now displays sidebar modules that encourage users to add friends to a “close friends” list and prompts users to add to their “acquaintances” list after they mark News Feed items as spam. These two new features suggest that Facebook wants to emphasize friend lists as a means for improving...
Facebook tries new prompts to encourage users to organize friends into lists

Steve Jobs Still Looms Large

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Steven P. Jobs died nearly eight months ago, but the technology industry is not ready to let him go. At a technology conference where he frequently spoke, his close friends and those whose lives intersected with his, spoke of him fondly....
Steve Jobs Still Looms Large

25 Things You Need To Know To Get The Most Out Of Facebook (FB)

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Facebook is a useful tool. The social network helps you to keep up with popular events, share photos, and stay in touch with your friends and family. But it can also be insanely confusing for the Facebook newbie. We put together a bunch of tips and tricks that'll help you...
25 Things You Need To Know To Get The Most Out Of Facebook (FB)

Why I’ll let my daughter shape her own digital identity

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To my daughter, It’s 2023, and here you are, 13 years old and finally ready for your own Facebook page (assuming that Facebook still exists and hasn’t changed its policies)! I’m sorry if my decision not to digitally document your life up to this point somehow makes it tougher for...
Why I’ll let my daughter shape her own digital identity
The Weather Channel integrates Facebook to alert website visitors about severe weather that may affect friends

Fast Talk: With Meeteor, Facebook-Stalk For The Job You Want

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Meet Chris Lee, cofounder of Meeteor, which leverages Facebook as a networking tool. Here's how to access "the network you may not even know you have."Chris Lee is the cofounder of the Seattle-based Meeteor, which scours your social graph in search of second- and third-degree connections to people who might...
Fast Talk: With Meeteor, Facebook-Stalk For The Job You Want
The (dis)Connected World, Pt. 1

Why Path is holding out on ads for now

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The young social network is growing and adding new partners but holding off on letting advertisers in. Here's why. By Richard Nieva, contributor FORTUNE -- Path, an app billed as the social network for close friends and family, announced a bevy of new features last week, including an integration with...
Why Path is holding out on ads for now

Facebook Is Trying To Copy Path—It's Just Not Doing A Very Good Job Yet (FB)

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A Facebook executive just came out and admitted it: His company is trying to copy Path, the mobile social network started by former Facebooker Dave Morin. "There’s a lot of people in Menlo Park who like to use [Path],” Facebook's Henri Moissinac said at Le Web London, a conference currently...
Facebook Is Trying To Copy Path—It's Just Not Doing A Very Good Job Yet (FB)

How OMGPOP Founder Charles Forman 'Grew Up' And Became A Multi-Millionaire

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On Saturday, Charles Forman turned 32. He celebrated the evening with close friends in New York City including Hunch co-founder Chris Dixon and OMGPOP CEO Dan Porter. Part of him thought that's why he had been called to New York for an emergency trip. His friends were luring him...
How OMGPOP Founder Charles Forman 'Grew Up' And Became A Multi-Millionaire
Facebook, Twitter Compete For Social Gold At The Olympics
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