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U.S. Army, government deploy secure Android phones

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The United States government traditionally prefers BlackBerries for their security features and is known for barring its employees from sending classified messages using smartphones that don’t meet security certifications. That’s changing, though, as Uncle Sam puts forth a test program that will see some U.S. officials, including troops, use...
U.S. Army, government deploy secure Android phones

Thinking about democratised curation

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Thinking about democratised curation

Latest Bit.ly Enhancements Auto-shorten, Manage, and Filter Your Shared Links

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Today Bit.ly, a popular URL shortener for Twitter and the web, has released a lively makeover for users of the site. Bit.ly has quickly gained popularity since its debut and is a project of Betaworks, which also owns Tweetdeck. Will the new changes to Bit.ly have a positive impact on...
Latest Bit.ly Enhancements Auto-shorten, Manage, and Filter Your Shared Links
Now In 20 Cities, Grouper Brings On-Demand Group Dates To The iPhone
Fancy aspires to be the Amazon of social commerce

Linux Dev Unveils Fully Open, KDE/Mer-Powered "Spark" Tablet

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Tablets are nifty, but for the most part, they're built to be walled gardens; Apple is notorious for its heavy-handed curation, Microsoft plans on keeping Windows 8's Metro-style apps close to the chest, and the hot-selling Kindle Fire is a deeply tweaked and thoroughly managed variant of Android. One Linux...
Linux Dev Unveils Fully Open, KDE/Mer-Powered "Spark" Tablet

The Guardian launches n0tice 2.0, its community noticeboard gets a big lick of paint and lands on Android

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We’ve previous written that the Guardian newspaper is one of the most experimental British newspapers, launching everything from an API for its content, to having a go at opening its newslists to the public. N0tice is another one of its testbed projects, and we previously noted that it has real...
The Guardian launches n0tice 2.0, its community noticeboard gets a big lick of paint and lands on Android

Vevo's new live TV channel: it's all about devices

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Vevo took another step towards becoming a full-on music TV network Tuesday with the launch of Vevo TV, a 24-hour live stream of curated programming. The channel is using MTV-like VJs, and is at launch available on the web as well as on mobile devices, Roku boxes and Xbox 360...
Vevo's new live TV channel: it's all about devices
Chill closes $8M to make social video discovery even cooler

Appsfire: Apple's App Store shows slower acceleration in 2012, over 600k apps never get traction

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The app tracking service Appsfire has posted its 2012: A Year In The App Store roundup today, and it shows off some interesting trends in the world’s biggest mobile marketplace. Specifically, an overall slowing of the App Store’s acceleration in apps published has marked the year-over-year trend from 2011. Appsfire’s...
Appsfire: Apple's App Store shows slower acceleration in 2012, over 600k apps never get traction

Sociable Labs’ EverShare Adds FB Auto-Sharing And Pinterest Boards To Any Site

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Referral traffic is pouring out of Pinterest and Facebook’s Open Graph frictionless sharing. With Sociable Lab’s licensable EverShare you can snatch their functionality without any serious development work and soak up some page views. EverShare lets you host your own Pinterest-style product or content boards to give your users their social...
Sociable Labs’ EverShare Adds FB Auto-Sharing And Pinterest Boards To Any Site
Kickstarter for T-shirts: CollegeHumor and Vimeo founder Josh Abramson launching social T-shirts

Social marketplace Copious courts men, adds art categories

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Copious, a social marketplace based out of San Francisco, is making a play for men. Starting Tuesday, the startup is announcing that in addition to its current categories of women’s fashion and accessories, it will also offer men’s clothing and art. Launched last summer, Copious is an eBay-like marketplace of...
Social marketplace Copious courts men, adds art categories
Storify Brings Drag-And-Drop Social Curation To The iPad

Spundge: A Collaborative Solution To Online Information Overload

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As a journalist, I spend much of my time sifting through media from the social networks, RSS feeds, and blogs I follow. I need ways to filter out the noise and focus on the good stuff, and I bet that other content creators like marketers, analysts, developers and entrepreneurs could use...
Spundge: A Collaborative Solution To Online Information Overload
Why Old-School Email is the New-School Way Find Out Cool Things

Twitter’s Second Hashtag Page Promotes Euro 2012, Continues Twitter’s Move Into Media

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Following the success of its NASCAR hashtag page earlier this month, Twitter has just launched another sports-themed hashtag page — this one for Euro 2012, the European Football Championship. It’s another step for Twitter in the direction of content curation and, beyond that, becoming... Please visit Marketing Land for the...
Twitter’s Second Hashtag Page Promotes Euro 2012, Continues Twitter’s Move Into Media

Svbtle and Medium are trying to reinvent blogging -- but who's going to pay for it?

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Depending on how you define it, blogging is about 15 years old now, and many believe that it has either been killed off by social networks such as Twitter and Facebook or forced to go upscale like The Huffington Post. But there are those who are trying to reinvent the...
Svbtle and Medium are trying to reinvent blogging -- but who's going to pay for it?

Feedly revamps its mobile news reader - Positively elegant, but that's simply not enough

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You’d be forgiven for not having used reader/aggregator Feedly in a while, the app has repeatedly dipped and risen on the popularity scale since its launch in mid 2008. It was around long before Flipboard and other “readers” but has seemingly been left to catch up. Today it aims to...
Feedly revamps its mobile news reader - Positively elegant, but that's simply not enough

Songza adds updated features to its iOS music streaming app, as it passes 6 million downloads

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Songza, the New York-based music streaming service, has recently hit the 6 million download benchmark, and the startup is celebrating the occasion by launching enhanced UI and functionality updates to its iOS app. In case you’re unfamiliar with it, Songza distinguishes itself within the music streaming space with its eye...
Songza adds updated features to its iOS music streaming app, as it passes 6 million downloads

This week’s best new social media tools

thenextweb.com
Brrrrrr! It might be snowing in London (and incredibly cold!) but that hasn’t stopped us from serving up a collection of this week’s hottest new social media tools and platforms. To help warm you up, were giving this week’s post a ‘green theme’ – yep, the green we all want...
This week’s best new social media tools
Clipboard Goes Mobile With "Private Pinterest"
Swarmly Debuts Its 'Waze For People' On iOS -- Know Where Is Hot Or Not, Right Now
Storify Business gives 'expert storytellers' access to premium features

Cluster App Aims at Better Photo Curation (Especially for the Lazy)

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Can’t say I get excited when I hear about a new photo-sharing app. The market is flooded. Plus, I’m lazy, and don’t feel like investing time and energy into yet another new app. Serial entrepreneur Brenden Mulligan wants to convince me to feel otherwise. Not by changing my laziness, but...
Cluster App Aims at Better Photo Curation (Especially for the Lazy)

Everplaces, the ‘real-world Pinterest’, debuts social discovery to serve users insider recommendations

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Everplaces, a service that lets you save and share snapshots of interesting places via the Web or smartphones, came out of private beta about 6 weeks ago and was promptly dubbed a ‘Pinterest for the real world’ because of its focus on the bookmarking and curation of content in a...
Everplaces, the ‘real-world Pinterest’, debuts social discovery to serve users insider recommendations
News360 app for iPad gets major overhaul
Would you please tell your Internet of things to shut up

Late State Convertible Debt

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I've written about convertible debt a few times on this blog, most notably here and here. My general take on convertible debt is that its very good for the founders and not very good for the investors in seed and early stage investments and a much better solution in late...
Late State Convertible Debt

Google Results Protected by First Amendment, Says Google-Commissioned Report

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Google’s curation of its search results is the algorithmic equivalent of the editorial judgments made by the press and as such is protected under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. This according to University of California law professor Eugene Volokh, who argues — in a Google-commissioned report — that...
Google Results Protected by First Amendment, Says Google-Commissioned Report
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