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Journalists and activists report having their Skype calls tapped

The 404 1,213: Where Sphere says no to Yes to the Dress (podcast)

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Sphere's Law of Recurring Subject Matter argues that, given enough time, all conversations with Steve Guttenberg will inevitably become audiocentric. As usual, The Audiophiliac brings a ransom list of talking points today, including Spotify robbing musicians, Benford's law, Say Yes to the Dress, and a Monoprice controversy. [Read more]...
The 404 1,213: Where Sphere says no to Yes to the Dress (podcast)
Ubuntu jumps to tablets in a long-term bet on mobile convergence

Facebook launches new two-pane layout for Messages, adds multiple-photo support and keyboard shortcuts

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Facebook has just launched a nice-looking update to its Messages feature, introducing a two-pane layout that makes for a cleaner way to use the service. There’s also support for multiple photos and a set of keyboard shortcuts. The changes mirror some of the features that have only been available in...
Facebook launches new two-pane layout for Messages, adds multiple-photo support and keyboard shortcuts
What you need to know about the NSA's secret Verizon surveillance program

Obvious-Backed Branch Comes Out Of Public Beta To Foster Conversations Online

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Back in March, Obvious Corporation, the mini accelerator founded by Biz Stone, Ev Williams and early Twitter employee Jason Goldman, announced its second incubation in Branch, a stealth startup co-founded by developers Josh Miller, Cemre Güngöre, and Hursh Agrawal. Branch was — in their words — on a mission “to...
Obvious-Backed Branch Comes Out Of Public Beta To Foster Conversations Online

'Introverted' Evernote pairs with messaging app Kakao Talk (and its 90 million users)

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It's not all WhatsApp and LINE. If you're in Korea, then your messaging app of choice is most likely to be Kakao Talk, and Evernote hopes that allying with the app will expand its remit and boost its presence in Asia. The team-up looks set to bring Evernote's services...
'Introverted' Evernote pairs with messaging app Kakao Talk (and its 90 million users)
Sandy spawned more than 20M tweets in 6 days

Facebook adds new emotion selection tool, making it easier to converse

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See that? That's a new feature on Facebook's status box, which has started to roll out this morning after earlier testing in January. It's also covering up a pretty depressing note from a friend underneath, who would've undoubtedly selected "sad" if he were to have recognized said feature before...
Facebook adds new emotion selection tool, making it easier to converse
Facebook Android apps updated with redesigned messaging
Facebook Messenger 1.9 adds emoji and lets you see when friends were last online

Yammer Releases Its First Major Upgrade Since Microsoft Acquired It (MSFT)

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Yammer today announced a bunch of new features and partnerships to its flagship enterprise social networking app. These were in the works before Microsoft bought it for $1.2 billion in a deal that closed in July 19. Yammer is adding an "inbox" feature, which aggregates all the conversations and streams...
Yammer Releases Its First Major Upgrade Since Microsoft Acquired It (MSFT)
Hangouts, the best part of Google+, gets standalone iOS, Android, & Chrome apps

LinkedIn launches revamped "Contacts" feature alongside new standalone iPhone app

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As part of its new revamped Contacts section coming soon for select users on the desktop, LinkedIn today is also launching a standalone Contacts app for iPhone that allows users to manage address books, emails, and calendars by contact and access all content related to specific contacts from one...
LinkedIn launches revamped "Contacts" feature alongside new standalone iPhone app

Civil Fucking Conversations, Finally

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It's hard to say what I hate worse: the disjointed nature of trying to have a conversation on Twitter, or blog comments. Actually, no it's not. It's clearly blog comments. They are quite possibly the worst and most useless thing on the internet. But both of the aforementioned things...
Civil Fucking Conversations, Finally

Blab launches software to predict social media conversations

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No, Blab’s new platform can’t necessarily predict the future. But what the Seattle-based social analytics company did debut today is software that will help brands determine which of the millions of social media conversations they should focus on. Using Blab’s patented technology, the company analyzes 50,000 news and social...
Blab launches software to predict social media conversations

Review: Advansys RecollX for Skype keeps a searchable archive of Skype convos, IMs, and files

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Over the years, Skype has gained a greater acceptance by businesses, especially as the VOIP client has improved the features for video chat and group messaging. It is now common to see small call centers and virtual offices powered by Skype, as well as the editorial staffs of major...
Review: Advansys RecollX for Skype keeps a searchable archive of Skype convos, IMs, and files

Watch: Tumblr, Makerbot and Vimeo founders do brunch, talk innovation at SXSW

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SXSW Interactive may have everyone worked up over non-stop marketing gimmicks and booze, but the true value of festivals like SXSW is their role as a catalyst for conversations and ideas. When you bring a ton of smart and creative people into a small space, great things can happen. In this spirit of conversation,...
Watch: Tumblr, Makerbot and Vimeo founders do brunch, talk innovation at SXSW

With An Extra $1.2M From Rally Capital, Pirq Adds Loyalty, Nat'l Rollout To Its Restaurant Deals App

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We last heard from Pirq when the company announced a nice deal with Apple to offer its employees a special app for discounts on food at restaurants near its offices in Cupertino — a relationship that just might develop into something further, according to sources at the time. Today, however,...
With An Extra $1.2M From Rally Capital, Pirq Adds Loyalty, Nat'l Rollout To Its Restaurant Deals App
Facebook turns on comment replies for Pages, will be default starting July 10th

Hashtags: from Twitter to Facebook

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Tweeters have been organising their thoughts using hashtags for years. Now Mark Zuckerberg wants to bring them to his social networking siteAge: First used on Twitter in August, 2007. So five and a half.Appearance: #likethisAnd what exactly is a hashtag? Anything preceded by a #.As in? As in #nothelpful.That's not helpful....
Hashtags: from Twitter to Facebook

Jive CEO: Social is playing a big part in business, but it should not ignore the power of being mobile

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With the introduction of newer and innovative technologies over the past few years, businesses have been trying to keep up and find creative and useful ways to adapt them to work within their organizations. Today, many companies are highly involved in social business and making it work for their customers....
Jive CEO: Social is playing a big part in business, but it should not ignore the power of being mobile

Bringing Music & Tech Together To Move Things Forward Productively

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Tomorrow is the latest version of the absolutely awesome SF MusicTech Summit, which happens twice a year, and which I rarely miss. It's always a great place to meet lots of people involved in both music and technology and to have some really great conversations. If you've never been, it's...
Bringing Music & Tech Together To Move Things Forward Productively

Twitter updates Trending Topics, adds 100 more cities to share news people care about the most

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Twitter has expanded its Trending Topics feature to 100 more cities around the world, including Istanbul, Frankfurt, Guadalajara, and Incheon. Now, users will be able to scan through and see what the most popular trend people are talking about around their neighborhood and city — over 200 locations. As more...
Twitter updates Trending Topics, adds 100 more cities to share news people care about the most
Titans Talking Turkey? Larry Page, Tim Cook Reportedly Discussing Patent Issues

Ringadoc raises $700k to move closer to the frontline of virtual health care

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Ringadoc, a San Francisco startup that helps doctors manage patient phone calls, has raised an additional $700,000 in seed funding. The round, which included Siemer Ventures, Telegraph Hill Group and Dr. Lyle Dennis, a neurologist and founder of HealthKeep, brings the startup’s total amount raised to $1.9 million. Previous investors...
Ringadoc raises $700k to move closer to the frontline of virtual health care

HP Says It Hasn't Tried to Sell Autonomy to SAP

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Executives at Hewlett-Packard are scratching their heads at a report in The Times of London saying that HP had tried to unload Autonomy — the British software firm that it acquired in 2011 only to write down its value by $5 billion — on the German software giant SAP. The...
HP Says It Hasn't Tried to Sell Autonomy to SAP

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

Google launches "Studio Mode" for Google+ Hangouts to optimize sound for music instead of conversations

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As we've written before, musicians have adopted Google+ Hangouts as a way to draw a crowd without having to hop into the tour bus. In fact, one of the most......
Google launches "Studio Mode" for Google+ Hangouts to optimize sound for music instead of conversations

Storify Aims For Marketers With its New 'Storify Business' Plan, Redesigns Free Version Too

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Last month, social media curation service Storify revealed its first paid plan, Storify VIP. It sounds like VIP is designed for large media organizations (the first announced customer was the BBC), but today, Storify is announcing that it created a more accessible, less journalism-focused option called Storify Business. “The new...
Storify Aims For Marketers With its New 'Storify Business' Plan, Redesigns Free Version Too
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