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Is Facebook 2012 The Same As AOL 2001?

www.readwriteweb.com
News that the use of Facebook’s reader apps was in a steady freefall got me thinking about AOL. Or, more specifically, America Online, as the company was known back in the dot-com bubble, before it took on the AOL moniker as part of one of many image overhauls. There was a time when...
Is Facebook 2012 The Same As AOL 2001?

Path's privacy problem poses questions for all social apps

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It's not wrong to store someone's phone contacts on a server. It's wrong to do it without telling them.Social photography startup Path has apologised to its users for uploading and storing their phone contacts on its servers, but the controversy looks set to spread far beyond that one company, as...
Path's privacy problem poses questions for all social apps

Ads Integrity Alliance: Working together to fight bad ads

googleblog.blogspot.com
Today StopBadware is announcing the formation of an industry partnership to combat bad ads. We’re pleased to be a founding member of the Ads Integrity Alliance, along with AOL, Facebook, Twitter and the IAB. Since its beginnings in 2006, StopBadware has enabled many websites, service providers and software providers to share...
Ads Integrity Alliance: Working together to fight bad ads

Bitly Launches New Bookmarking Features, Profiles, Search & iPhone App

techcrunch.com
Link shortener Bitly today launched a major redesign and number of new features that all add up to what the company itself calls “a new bitly.” Among these new features are ‘bitmarks,’ bitly’s name for its new bookmarking features, the ability to search and find these bookmarks, a fast search...
Bitly Launches New Bookmarking Features, Profiles, Search & iPhone App
Now BrandYourself Users Can See The Companies Googling Them
Meddik’s bet: peers beat search on health questions
AnchorFree Raises $52 Million From Goldman Sachs to Scale Leading Secure Web Browsing Solutions

Google explains how it searches the internet in under half a second, if you can find the video

www.engadget.com
Ever wonder how Google manages to search the entire web and return results in half a second? Well, RobertvH from Munich did, and Mountain View's head of web-spam, Matt Cutts, talks you through it in the above YouTube video. The short answer? Lots of backend firepower and, you know,...
Google explains how it searches the internet in under half a second, if you can find the video

Man vs. Machine: Could Facebook’s people-sourced search beat Google’s algorithm?

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It’s a well-known fact that most people don’t get past page one of Google’s search results. This is why the company is doubling down on integrating a social layer into everything that it does. While algorithms can crawl the entire web to find relevant information, could the things that we...
Man vs. Machine: Could Facebook’s people-sourced search beat Google’s algorithm?

The top cloud VCs: 7 stars + 5 up and comers

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Infrastructure has become a hot area for VCs, which shouldn’t come as a big surprise given that the cloud provides the foundation for the entire web. Not only is the cloud attracting more VC funding, infrastructure pros are joining the investment community in greater numbers.  On Tuesday, North Bridge announced that Jonathan...
The top cloud VCs: 7 stars + 5 up and comers

Google Offering $1 Million Bounty for Chrome Exploits

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Google is offering up to $1 million in total bounties for hackers who can find security exploits in its Chrome browser. There's no better way for the Chrome team to shore up security problems than by inviting people to point them out. The contest will convene at Chrome's table at...
Google Offering $1 Million Bounty for Chrome Exploits

Mozilla Considers H.264 Thanks In Part To Google's Latest Boondoggle

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Mozilla Considers H.264 Thanks In Part To Google's Latest Boondoggle: This is much more interesting than it may appear at first. Mozilla has previously been not just opposed, but vehemently opposed to using the H.264 codec. They view it as patent encumbered. If you ask Google, one of the reasons...
Mozilla Considers H.264 Thanks In Part To Google's Latest Boondoggle
Video apps see growth from Open Graph integration
Network Effects and Global Domination: The Facebook Strategy
SoundCloud launches completely rewritten web app in private beta
Duolingo wants your help translating the entire web, now open to the public

Why Everyone Was In Love With Dropbox Rival Space Monkey At LAUNCH

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The startup that got the most attention at yesterday's LAUNCH Festival? Storage company, Space Monkey. Angel investor Bill Warner said: "It's a geek's dream. Take the entire web and split it all up in everybody's house. Napster meets Dropbox." Space Monkey is like Box, or Dropbox, in that it...
Why Everyone Was In Love With Dropbox Rival Space Monkey At LAUNCH

There’s a Robot in Your Pocket

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When I was a kid, I dreamed of someday having my own robot. From HAL to R2D2 to KITT, robots were the ultimate technology in my eyes. They could do your chores, order you a pizza, finish your homework, and even warn you when danger was approaching. Today, I’m very...
There’s a Robot in Your Pocket

Game Time’s Over, Now Do Some Work

pandodaily.com
Working on the PandoTicker gives me a unique perspective of the high-level stuff that’s going on in the industry, affording me the chance not only to add a little bit of snark to the Ticker posts (who doesn’t love snark?) but also to catch up on some of the latest...
Game Time’s Over, Now Do Some Work

Apple Gets Into (App) Search

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It took longer than I thought it would, but it’s finally happened. Apple’s admitted that it needs real search to bring it’s tangled app universe to heel, and purchased Chomp, a leading third-party app review and search service. Nearly two years ago I wrote this piece:  Apple Won’t Build a...
Apple Gets Into (App) Search

Power to the web? Mozilla plans to challenge app stores with cross-platform marketplace

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A set of strategy documents released by Mozilla over the weekend includes an interesting plan to to move people away from dedicated app stores and back to the web. Mozilla, best known as the developer of the Firefox browser, plans to develop a marketplace for apps that run across a variety of...
Power to the web? Mozilla plans to challenge app stores with cross-platform marketplace

Shades of Twitter and Delicious in New Bitly Release

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Bitly links are now "bitmarks." New York-based link shortening service Bitly just launched a major redesign that emphasizes link sharing similar to Twitter or the once-popular bookmark service Delicious. The old Bitly centered around shortening links and publishing them to Twitter, Facebook and other social networks. Log into the new...
Shades of Twitter and Delicious in New Bitly Release

Okay, Guess It’s Time for Us to Learn What CISPA Is

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(icanhascheezburger.com) First SOPA, then ACTA, now CISPA—will the barrage of acronyms attacking the Internet never relent? Even the Obama Administration has condemned a bill that will hit the House of Representatives for debate on Thursday this week: the ominously-named Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or the even ominous-er CISPA. The act is...
Okay, Guess It’s Time for Us to Learn What CISPA Is
Google, Facebook, AOL, and Twitter form Ads Integrity Alliance to fight 'bad ads' on the web

Some Really Good Points About Ad Cookies & Privacy

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Last week's online privacy fracas-of-the-week was about the revelation that Google (and other advertisers) had learned to circumvent Safari's settings to let third-party cookies track users more easily. Apple's browser's default setting messes with the way advertisers track users. The gist is this: Cookies are set by the site you're...
Some Really Good Points About Ad Cookies & Privacy

Google is giving away a million bucks to those who can successfully hack Chrome

thenextweb.com
Making sure that you have the most secure browser on the web means that you need a whole lot of people doing continual security audits and QA. While Google surely has this experience and capability in-house, the company like to challenge outsiders to find holes in its Chrome browser, and...
Google is giving away a million bucks to those who can successfully hack Chrome

Hyperlinks Are Dumb And Bleeding Money; How To Ensure Yours Aren’t

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Editor’s note: Oliver Roup is the founder and CEO of VigLink, a service that makes it easier to use affiliate programs on your blog or website. When an email hits our inbox, we know not only who it’s from but their entire web imprint. LinkedIn can point out the profile of the...
Hyperlinks Are Dumb And Bleeding Money; How To Ensure Yours Aren’t

Open Graph launch partners see early success with Timeline apps

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A number of sites and applications, including Pinterest, Foodspotting and Rockmelt, experienced significant increases in referral traffic and activity in the month since launching Timeline apps, according to a blog post by Facebook. The latest metrics reveal that Open Graph integrations can help companies bring users to their own properties....
Open Graph launch partners see early success with Timeline apps

Our new search index: Caffeine

googleblog.blogspot.com
(Cross-posted on the Webmaster Central Blog)Today, we're announcing the completion of a new web indexing system called Caffeine. Caffeine provides 50 percent fresher results for web searches than our last index, and it's the largest collection of web content we've offered. Whether it's a news story, a blog or a...
Our new search index: Caffeine

Why I Care if Others Care About What They Ate for Breakfast

theharmonyguy.com
I find that the only people saying privacy is dead seem to be those named in its will. Social media researcher danah boyd highlighted some of these conflicts of interest when she admonished, “No matter how many times a privileged straight white male technology executive pronounces the death of privacy,...
Why I Care if Others Care About What They Ate for Breakfast
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