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Google+ saw nearly half as many unique visitors as Twitter at the end of 2011

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While traffic stats can be a tricky thing, one thing they’re good for is to judge growth trends. According to a new report by web traffic analyst Compete, Google+ saw impressive growth towards the end of 2011. Google’s social network, which has come under fire since its heavy integration in...
Google+ saw nearly half as many unique visitors as Twitter at the end of 2011

Windows Phone Marketplace hits 100,000 applications, 313 new apps added daily

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All About Windows Phone, a news and review site that is – you guessed it – all about Windows Phone claims the Marketplace has surpassed 100,000 applications for the platform, according to data from its own tracking system. Every Windows Phone app has a unique ‘App ID’ number, the...
Windows Phone Marketplace hits 100,000 applications, 313 new apps added daily
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URL shortener Bit.ly set to launch new version of its consumer product within a month

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The popular URL shortener Bit.ly will get a new version of its consumer-focused platform within a month, its chief scientist Hilary Mason announced on stage during TNW Conference in Amsterdam today. While details of this new version remain to be confirmed, Mason explained that the startup is keen to tackle...
URL shortener Bit.ly set to launch new version of its consumer product within a month

Facebook's 'life-saving tool' -- an organ donor feature

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Facebook has launched its latest feature: the ability to share with your network whether you are an organ donor, in the hope it will save more lives on a daily basis. [Read more]...
Facebook's 'life-saving tool' -- an organ donor feature

Real-time voice interpretation startup Babelverse unveils public beta

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Do you wish language barriers didn’t exist? Well, the young startup Babelverse hopes to make them disappear, thanks to its online community of remote interpreters. After a few months in private testing, it is now ready to launch its public beta version on stage during TNW Conference, where it is...
Real-time voice interpretation startup Babelverse unveils public beta

Apple could lose $9 billion in one day if aliens descended from the skies to steal it

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I personally don’t often write about Apple because I think people like our own Matthew Panzarino, my former colleague MG Siegler and John Gruber have way smarter things to write about the company and its products. You wouldn’t believe how often I’ve wished more people were like me in that...
Apple could lose $9 billion in one day if aliens descended from the skies to steal it

Another publication investigates Foxconn: CNN interviews an iPad assembler, Apple responds

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After The New York Times published a lengthy two-part piece covering the controversial working conditions of Apple’s supply chain within Foxconn factories in China, other publications have been doing their own investigative work to find out more. The NYT’s second installment brought us the backstory of Foxconn worker Lai...
Another publication investigates Foxconn: CNN interviews an iPad assembler, Apple responds

Flashback Malware Still Affecting over 100,000 Macs

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While Apple has pushed out several software updates to detect the Flashback malware and remove it from infected systems, Symantec noted late yesterday that over 100,000 machines remain afflicted by the issue as detected by their sinkhole operation to redirect server traffic. Symantec pegged the number at approximately 142,000 as...
Flashback Malware Still Affecting over 100,000 Macs

Free calling app Viber hits BlackBerry, Windows Phone (but without the free calling)

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Viber Media, the company that it is challenging Skype and a plethora of cross-platform communication app makers with its free calling, texting and photo sharing application for mobile phones, is doubling the number of platforms it supports. Already available for iOS and Android, and used by over 50 million people,...
Free calling app Viber hits BlackBerry, Windows Phone (but without the free calling)

Want Facebook Shares? HK’s 8 Securities Offers $200 Of Them If You Join Its Trading Platform

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With Facebook announcing its ballsy stock price of $38 yesterday and all eyes now on what will happen with the social network when it finally goes public today, a new trading platform in Hong Kong, 8 Securities, is seizing the moment to boost its own profile by offering customers US$200...
Want Facebook Shares? HK’s 8 Securities Offers $200 Of Them If You Join Its Trading Platform
Sparrow takes flight: how a startup built the Gmail app Google couldn’t

Nielsen: Couch Potatoes Love To Tap On Tablets While Watching TV

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For anyone who’s loved to watch Twitter reactions or a liveblog of a big event on TV, this will probably come as no surprise. For advertisers and broadcasters who haven’t figured out how to capitalize on this, you are missing a trick: we are fast becoming a culture of people...
Nielsen: Couch Potatoes Love To Tap On Tablets While Watching TV

$1B of TSA Nude Body Scanners Made Worthless By Blog — How Anyone Can Get Anything Past The Scanners

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This video is here to demonstrate that the TSA’s insistence that the nude body scanner program is effective and necessary is nothing but a fraud, just like their claims that the program is safe (radiation what?) and non-invasive (nude pictures who?). The scanners are now effectively worthless, as anyone...
$1B of TSA Nude Body Scanners Made Worthless By Blog — How Anyone Can Get Anything Past The Scanners

Writing Marketplace Scripted.com Gains An Extra $150K, Two New Advisors

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Scripted.com, a marketplace for freelance writers, has secured another $150,000 in seed funding on top of the $700,000 it raised back in late November 2011. The new seed financing round was led by former Redpoint Ventures Executive-in-Residence David Wu. Additionally, Scripted.com has brought two new advisors on board: former LinkedIn...
Writing Marketplace Scripted.com Gains An Extra $150K, Two New Advisors

Posting Photos of Your Kids on Facebook: The Realities

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On the Internet, it really does start at conception. Kids born today are live on social networks before they know their names or their body parts. Open your Facebook account, and at the top of the news feed is an image of two proud parents at the hospital with...
Posting Photos of Your Kids on Facebook: The Realities

Online projects put faces and names to fallen protesters of Syria and Egypt

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The 9 o’clock news comes on, and one of the first stories in the headlines on a daily basis for weeks on end has been the bloodshed in Syria. Every day a news anchor wearing the perfect shade of red lipstick reads out the rising death toll. The latest estimates...
Online projects put faces and names to fallen protesters of Syria and Egypt

Fab’s membership has more than doubled since implementing Facebook’s Open Graph

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Since launching Open Graph last year at f8, Facebook has helped some of the biggest Internet properties grow by leaps and bounds. The swanky e-commerce site Fab is no exception, having gone from 1.8M users to an astonishing 4.5M since implementing Open Graph in January. Facebook announced these figures, along...
Fab’s membership has more than doubled since implementing Facebook’s Open Graph

The future of online banking

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This post is brought to you by TurboTax. Last September, The American Bankers Association (ABA) announced that, for the first time, most Americans aged 55-years and older prefer online banking as opposed to visiting a branch or ATM. According to the study, 57% of bank customers in that age...
The future of online banking
140,000 Mac computers still infected by ‘Flashback’ trojan, firm says

Teen Sexting Really Does Mean Teen Sex

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For all the parental and media hand-wringing, sexting remains a poorly studied phenomenon. But according to new peer-reviewed research, that concern might not be unfounded. Teen texts are indeed ablaze with sexual content - but how does technology-based sexual activity intersect with actual behavior? Teens are sending more text messages...
Teen Sexting Really Does Mean Teen Sex

Already selling €50,000 of design items per day in Europe, Fab.com rolls out in 13 more countries

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Fab.com founder and CEO Jason Goldberg this morning announced on his blog that the design marketplace is rolling out in 13 additional European countries, bringing the total of countries where the design-oriented flash sales website is available to 16 (including the US, Germany and Austria where it was already live)....
Already selling €50,000 of design items per day in Europe, Fab.com rolls out in 13 more countries

12 startups that offer their employees the coolest perks

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Most employers’ idea of benefits is limited to health insurance, maternity leave and some vacation time. In the startup industry, however, benefits and perks mean a lot more than that. Whether its catered meals or bringing your dogs to work, a travel stipend or an indoor slide, these companies are...
12 startups that offer their employees the coolest perks

How would you change the Nook Tablet?

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It's hard not to make a series of reductive comparisons between the Nook Tablet and the Kindle Fire. After all, it's the conflict between Barnes & Noble and Amazon that frames these two 7-inch tablet / e-reader hybrids. This one is $50 more expensive, but is technically more impressive:...
How would you change the Nook Tablet?

Juniper Research: We’ll watch 3 hours of TV per month on our tablets by 2014

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Research firm Juniper Research released a report on mobile television this morning, forecasting that we’ll soon be watching more than 3 hours of TV per month on our tablets. Raise your hand if you already clock that on a daily basis! Zooming in on the tablet market, also known as...
Juniper Research: We’ll watch 3 hours of TV per month on our tablets by 2014

How Twitter’s trending topics helped catapult a human interest story into the spotlight

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Last week, very few people had probably heard of Khader Adnan, I’ll admit myself included. The Palestinian prisoner was on hunger strike for over two months, when efforts by Twitter users brought his story into the spotlight via Twitter’s trending topics. Accused of being a member of the Islamic Jihad,...
How Twitter’s trending topics helped catapult a human interest story into the spotlight

New Facebook Timeline apps roll out at #TNW2012: Le Monde, Canal+, JustGiving and more

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Christian Hernandez is Director of Platform Partnerships at Facebook, and he took to the stage at The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam today, to talk us through local and global social connections, and how global brands are leveraging the so-called “viral loop” through the open graph. “900 million is the...
New Facebook Timeline apps roll out at #TNW2012: Le Monde, Canal+, JustGiving and more
SpeakToIt: A personal assistant for older iPhones, iPads

Curate.me mines Twitter, Facebook and more to email you news you actually want to read

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Curate.me, formerly known as XYDO Brief, is making its public debut today after a 6-month invitation-only beta period which attracted some 20,000 users. Essentially, the service delivers personalized news to your email inbox based on your interests and data mined from your favorite social networks and news sources. The news-via-email...
Curate.me mines Twitter, Facebook and more to email you news you actually want to read

The 25 Best Tech Companies To Work For In 2012 (AAPL, GOOG)

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Google and Facebook get a whole lot of hype. But what are the real best tech companies to work for in the world? Does Google have the best benefits and job security? Which tech company has a jazz quartet during lunch hour? With help from Glassdoor.com, we've put together a list of the...
The 25 Best Tech Companies To Work For In 2012 (AAPL, GOOG)
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