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Why GPS-based smart apps failed to go viral at SXSW

Why I Deleted The Creepiest App In The World, And Then Decided I Needed It Back

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If SXSW has produced any breakout startups this year, it's Highlight. Highlight is a subtle way to stalk people you've never met but share common interests with.  It shows who has been nearby throughout the day and pulls in Facebook data on them, including where the person works and...
Why I Deleted The Creepiest App In The World, And Then Decided I Needed It Back

Google+ launches new "Communities" feature with public & private groups, discussion categories

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Google announced today in a post on the Official Google Blog a new Google+ feature dubbed “Communities” that aims to bring people of common interests together in discussions on the network. The new Google+ Communities will be made up of both private and public groups, discussion categories for finding...
Google+ launches new "Communities" feature with public & private groups, discussion categories
Startups like Highlight and Pinterest wary of getting too close to Facebook

Gravity Launches Public Beta: Former MySpace Execs’ Take on Forums

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Gravity, a site aimed at fostering online conversations among people with common interests, became available to the public today. The company, founded by a trio of former MySpace executives and funded by Redpoint Ventures and August Capital, has built an easy-on-the-eyes, snappy forum platform. It promised in an interview in...
Gravity Launches Public Beta: Former MySpace Execs’ Take on Forums
CEO Jeff Weiner Has A Big, Audacious Goal For LinkedIn's Next Decade (LNKD)

Today's Scuttlebot: The Next Big Thing, and the Apple-Samsung Partnership

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. For Monday, selections include a program from Raytheon that tracks people by mining data from social media, the entrepreneur behind Google Docs working on business collaboration tools for mobile devices and a...
Today's Scuttlebot: The Next Big Thing, and the Apple-Samsung Partnership
Glassmap is like Find My Friends but better

How to Make use of Geeks

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How to Make use of Geeks is a post from Chris Pirillo Add to iTunes | Add to YouTube | Add to Google | RSS FeedJoseph is a member of our community, including having an active account on Geeks. He recorded a video talking about how he makes use of...
How to Make use of Geeks

Google+ expands with a communities section

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Google has added a communities section to its Google+ social networking site to give users a tool to gather around common interests. Google+ Communities lets users create and join public or private groups, add discussion elements, plan events, conduct Hangout video chats and post links using +1 buttons on...
Google+ expands with a communities section

Gatsby + Foursquare: Find Friends or Enable Stalkers?

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Such is the power of social media that a query on Facebook via Friendfeed, from an online friend I’ve never met despite college and social circle overlaps, led to discovering Gatsby, a location-based social recommendation service that works off the Foursquare mobile social platform. Gatsby looks at check-in data from...
Gatsby + Foursquare: Find Friends or Enable Stalkers?

Facebook Discovers, And Buys, Discovery App Glancee

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On the heels of its $1 billion acquisition of photo-sharing app Instagram, Facebook has made yet another move into the mobile app sphere by acquiring the startup Glancee. Glancee’s product is part of a growing genre of mobile apps that let users know when people they know or share common...
Facebook Discovers, And Buys, Discovery App Glancee

SeatID Launches Service To Book A Flight Based On Your Social Network

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A new startup, SeatID, wants to change the way you fly. Their service lets you use your social network to help pick your next flight and seat assignment. SeatID is available starting today on the Ukrainian airline AeroSvit and the company plans to sign up major international airlines and online...
SeatID Launches Service To Book A Flight Based On Your Social Network

IT'S FINALLY HERE: Sean Parker's Airtime Just Launched

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After years of waiting, Airtime, the Chatroulette of Facebook, has finally launched. It's a Facebook-connected application that lets you start video chats with strangers that have common interests with you. Airtime is the new startup from Napster co-founders Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker. Parker was also an early president of...
IT'S FINALLY HERE: Sean Parker's Airtime Just Launched

Technology Explained: How Does Facebook Work? The Nuts and Bolts

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Social networking is the art of connecting with those who share common interests. Your ‘network’ is a community that helps keep you united with others and offers many benefits. Networking via social media sites has revolutionized how we use the Internet and is at the forefront of what we now...
Technology Explained: How Does Facebook Work? The Nuts and Bolts

Social Shopping Site Sneakpeeq Raises $2.7M From Bain Capital Ventures, Keith Rabois And Others

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SneakPeeq, a social shopping startup that debuted at TechCrunch Disrupt last year, has raised a new round totaling $2.67 million from Bain Capital Ventures; Metamorphic Ventures; Keith Rabois, Tim Kendall, Mike Murphy, and Vikas Gupta. As we wrote in our initial review of Sneakpeeq, aims to replicate the experience of...
Social Shopping Site Sneakpeeq Raises $2.7M From Bain Capital Ventures, Keith Rabois And Others
Supperking breaks bread with a new social dining platform
Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning's Airtime Finally Launches Today (Interview)

Pearltrees Comes To The iPhone, Goes Beyond Bookmarking And Adds Photos, Notes, Offline Mode

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Few startups make it through a year without a pivot or two these days. That really can’t be said about social bookmarking service Pearltrees, however. The company has stuck pretty closely to its roadmap ever since its launch in 2009. After launching on the web, Peartrees is now available on...
Pearltrees Comes To The iPhone, Goes Beyond Bookmarking And Adds Photos, Notes, Offline Mode

Why Do Britney Spears Fans Use Colon Cleansing Products? Only Facebook Knows

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An ambitious Facebook data-collection effort is turning up unlikely patterns in members' interests. Here's what that means for online marketers - and you. Ian Lurie, founder and CEO of Internet marketing agency Portent, is looking for 16,000 volunteers to help build a data set that will map patterns of interest...
Why Do Britney Spears Fans Use Colon Cleansing Products? Only Facebook Knows
Facebook updates Pages to look more like user Timelines

I’m Here to Make Friends: A Spin Through New York’s Meetups

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The Start Living in 2012 inaugural meetup. Around 8 p.m. on a recent Monday, about 35 people of disparate ages were sitting on the marble steps of the public atrium inside Two World Financial Center, listening to a 25-year-old in baggy jeans named Jordan Phoenix talk about Living. “This is...
I’m Here to Make Friends: A Spin Through New York’s Meetups

Moosify's Spotify app lets you meet new people through a shared taste in music

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Founded in California in 2012, Moosify is setting out to help you meet new people through music and places. Based in Palo Alto, Moosify already has an iOS and Android app, but today it’s taking its social discovery service to Spotify with a dedicated app for the music-streaming platform. After...
Moosify's Spotify app lets you meet new people through a shared taste in music

Edgy Location-Sharing App Maker Highlight Raises Seed Funding

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Highlight, a buzzy iPhone app that takes location-sharing to the next level, has raised funding. It’s just a seed round, but a significant one — the company isn’t disclosing the amount, but it should tell you something that the lead investor is Benchmark Capital, which doesn’t usually do seed investments,...
Edgy Location-Sharing App Maker Highlight Raises Seed Funding

Facebook Gets Sued Over ‘Community’ Patent

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Technology patent trolling seems to have become a regular pasttime — something that is influenced proprtionally with lucrative potential of a patent, and which the long-flawed approval process at the USPTO (U.S. Patent & Trademark Office) abets in the first place. Now there’s another questionable patent lawsuit, this one involving...
Facebook Gets Sued Over ‘Community’ Patent

Square launches its Code Camp contest supporting women engineers, accepting applications until Nov. 2

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We all know that Square is one of the most well-known startups in Silicon Valley, but did you know that it’s using that “fame” to give back to the community? That’s right, the company that Jack Dorsey co-founded (no, not Twitter), has launched its first Code Camp contest designed to...
Square launches its Code Camp contest supporting women engineers, accepting applications until Nov. 2

Microsoft's New Platform: Politics

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Today at the Politics Online Conference, Microsoft unveiled a new crowdsourcing system hosted on Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Town Hall. TownHall is advertised as "software that allows you to easily create a destination for folks to voice opinions, identify problems, offer solutions and come together around common interests and concerns." Sponsor...
Microsoft's New Platform: Politics

Google+: Communities and photos

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For our international readers, this post is also available in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish (Spain, Latin America). - Ed. During the holidays we reconnect with loved ones and rediscover what makes us tick. And it's times like these that remind me why we started Google+ in the first place: to make online...
Google+: Communities and photos
Google announces new Google+ Communities as social network tops 500 million users [video]

FirstMark Capital Leads $7.5M Round In Social Shopping Startup Sneakpeeq

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Sneakpeeq, a social shopping startup that debuted at TechCrunch Disrupt last year, has raised $7.5 Million in Series A funding led by FirstMark Capital with participation from existing investors Bain Capital Ventures and Metamorphic Ventures. This brings the company’s total funding to over $10 million. The startup aims to replicate...
FirstMark Capital Leads $7.5M Round In Social Shopping Startup Sneakpeeq
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