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Buffer becomes the first app in Apple's iOS App Store to support App.net

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The social update scheduling service Buffer became the first company to release an app onto Apple’s iOS App Store supporting the new real-time communication platform App.net. The notice was posted on the service by App.net founder Dalton Caldwell. Buffer recently announced that it was supporting App.net on the service, which we...
Buffer becomes the first app in Apple's iOS App Store to support App.net

Facebook is catching up to LinkedIn as a professional network

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LinkedIn has done a masterful job of establishing itself as the professional network — the top place to post résumés and connect with business colleagues. The network has done an even better job of monetizing its 175 million members’ résumés into a $1 billion-dollar business with $10 billion in...
Facebook is catching up to LinkedIn as a professional network

12 simple steps to safer social networking

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Confession time: I'm an inveterate social media junkie. From Facebook to Instagram to Diaspora, whenever a newA communication platform rolls around--or comes back around--I'm ready to leap aboard....
12 simple steps to safer social networking

Skype acknowledges IM bug that unintentionally shares conversations with random contacts

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Skype has acknowledged that a bug in its VoIP software is unwittingly sharing instant messaging conversations with uninvited contacts on a user’s friend list, causing a minor privacy headache for the Microsoft-owned company. As noted by Engadget (citing a thread on Skype’s support forums), users have found that a small number of messages...
Skype acknowledges IM bug that unintentionally shares conversations with random contacts
LinkedIn's New Search Aims For More Engagement With Autocomplete, Unified Results And Improved Alerts

The Twitter Hijacking of Stocktwits $ ...The Cashtag

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It’s interesting that Twitter has hijacked our creation of $TICKER ie. $AAPL. It only took four years to ‘fill‘ this hole, though a few months back they told me in a detailed email it was not a hole they wanted to fill. You can hijack a plane but it does...
The Twitter Hijacking of Stocktwits $ ...The Cashtag

China's Tencent takes aim at Skype by bringing video calling to global app WeChat

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Chinese Internet giant Tencent recently added video and voice calling to its popular Weixin mobile messaging application, and now those very same features have been brought to its international version, WeChat. The additions bring the service into direct competition with messaging heavyweights like Skype and FaceTime, while increasing the heat on its...
China's Tencent takes aim at Skype by bringing video calling to global app WeChat

Supreme Court Justices Discuss Twitter

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It does't look like we'll be seeing much Tweeting-from-the-bench on the Supreme Court any time soon, but the Hillicon Valley blog highlights an amusing moment at a recent House Judiciary subcommittee meeting, attended by two Supreme Court Justices -- Antonin Scalia and Stephen Breyer in which they're asked if they...
Supreme Court Justices Discuss Twitter

Japan's political parties flock to Line after ban on Internet election campaigns is lifted

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There’s more evidence of the rising importance of messaging apps in Asia after Line announced (Google Translate) that ten political parties in Japan have opened official accounts on its service in a bid to increase their engagement and communication with voting members of the public. Line recently passed 150 million registered users,...
Japan's political parties flock to Line after ban on Internet election campaigns is lifted
WhatsApp Still On Fire, But Can It Keep Blaze Going?

On Weeping Second-Rate Tears

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Over the weekend, I couldn’t help but notice a very interesting tweet by Twitter engineer Alex Payne. I couldn’t help it because a number of people in my stream were retweeting it, or talking about it. I took one look at it, and knew it was a story — because, well,...
On Weeping Second-Rate Tears

Workplace Collaboration Service Convo Releases Updated iOS App With Redesigned News Feed And Comment System

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There are very few platforms that have are something that you use on a daily basis, let alone on a minute by minute basis. Team communication platform service, Convo, is one of those for us at TechCrunch. Today, the company has released an update for its essential iOS app, something...
Workplace Collaboration Service Convo Releases Updated iOS App With Redesigned News Feed And Comment System

FARMERS, PIRATES, AND GEEKS: How 15 Niche Dating Websites Are Helping All Sorts of People Find Love

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Looking to date the perfect vegetarian? What about a man with a great mustache? Thanks to a crop of niche dating websites, you can find your ideal mate based on very specific criteria. The online dating industry is a $2.1 billion business, with niche dating sites claiming more and...
FARMERS, PIRATES, AND GEEKS: How 15 Niche Dating Websites Are Helping All Sorts of People Find Love
How Skype On Xbox Could Destroy The Line Between Work And Play
BlackBerry Launches BBM Money Pilot In Indonesia
Pop open the Bubbly! Voice messaging company Bubble Motion raises $5M

German Court Holds Internet User Responsible For Passing On Unknown, Encrypted File

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A natural response to the increasingly harsh enforcement of laws against unauthorized sharing of copyright files is to move to encrypted connections. It seems like a perfect solution: nobody can eavesdrop, and so nobody can find out what you are sharing. But as TorrentFreak reports, a German court has just...
German Court Holds Internet User Responsible For Passing On Unknown, Encrypted File

Samsung, NTT DoCoMo, et al. cancel plans for LTE chip joint venture

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Looks like the decision to not make a decision has... well, created a decision. Back in December of 2011, NTT DoCoMo, Panasonic, Samsung and a smattering of other Japanese firms put their heads together in order to launch a joint venture to manufacture and sell ICs for mobile devices. Communication...
Samsung, NTT DoCoMo, et al. cancel plans for LTE chip joint venture

Reed Midem acquires LeWeb tech conference

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In its eight years’ operation, the LeWeb conference has been known for many things — a spectacular falling out with TechCrunch, chilly halls and, latterly, as “Europe’s most established tech conference“. Now the event organiser Reed Midem — whose own website is down at time of writing — is acquiring...
Reed Midem acquires LeWeb tech conference

Here's a 3-step program that will turn Twitter into an ad giant

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All of this talk of Twitter’s aspiration to becoming a media company is a red herring. Media companies supply the nut (content) inside the shell – Twitter wants to be the shell. Does that make Twitter a “technology” company? Well, “heck yes” comes to mind, but it’s the kind of technology company that we...
Here's a 3-step program that will turn Twitter into an ad giant

Live: Bill Gates keynote launching new Microsoft communication platform

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Photo: Jon Fortt In San Francisco, Microsoft (MSFT) has launched Office Communications Server 2007 and a fleet of other products that the company says will revolutionize the way businesses communicate. The basic idea: the company wants to bring software to phone calls in a way that will make tasks like...
Live: Bill Gates keynote launching new Microsoft communication platform
Sunglass Takes Its Browser-Based 3D Modelling Platform Out Of Beta, Keys In On Communication
Twitter inches closer to media companies with new 'Twitter TV Book'

Twitter Needs to Find a Way to Monetize Big News Events

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Twitter will need to think beyond advertisements and find better ways to capitalize on breaking news events if it wants to remain a dominant communication player, according to a startup and marketing expert interviewed by ReadWriteWeb. "Their attempts at finding a revenue stream in promoted Tweets or display ads fail...
Twitter Needs to Find a Way to Monetize Big News Events

With New Weather Channel Deal, Twitter Aims to Make it Rain for Brands

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Forecast: Cloudy, with a chance of promoted tweets. Aiming to attract more big-brand ad dollars, Twitter and the Weather Company have a new deal to create custom content around weather-related Twitter activity. Twitter users will be able to see video clips of local forecasts, severe-weather coverage or user-generated content. But...
With New Weather Channel Deal, Twitter Aims to Make it Rain for Brands

Big data as a tool for detecting (and punishing?) bullies

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We already know how powerful techniques such as machine learning and sentiment analyis can be when it comes to deciphering consumer behavior online, and now it seems they can identify bullies, as well. A group of University of Wisconsin researchers have developed a machine learning algorithm that’s identifying more than...
Big data as a tool for detecting (and punishing?) bullies
Pivot Patrol: YC Alum SwipeGood Is Now Elastic, A Sales-As-A-Service Platform For Tech Startups

App.net adds private messaging API with support for chatrooms, group texting and more

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The realtime web communication platform App.net has launched its latest addition to the developer API: a private messaging API. The new API has a host of features including both chatroom and IM-style messaging, group texting and more. The API is available to all developers now, and ADN has ginned up...
App.net adds private messaging API with support for chatrooms, group texting and more

12 simple steps to safer social networking

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Confession time: I'm an inveterate social media junkie. From Facebook to Instagram to Diaspora, whenever a new communication platform rolls around--or comes back around--I'm ready to leap aboard. But social networks are amazing and terrifying in equal measure. You can reach thousands of people worldwide with a single Twitter update,...
12 simple steps to safer social networking

Twitter for iPhone is not displaying all of your @mentions

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If you use Twitter’s app for iPhone, you may be missing some of the times your username is being referenced, and sometimes they are being ‘replaced’ by older retweeted mentions. This bug was discovered by the folks at Favstar, who have detailed the issue in a blog post. I went...
Twitter for iPhone is not displaying all of your @mentions
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