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Facebook Acq-Retired Face.com, But Here's Why It Will Bank By Reviving Its Facial Recog API

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Tagged photos are Facebook’s lifeblood, and it would be happy to suck them out of other apps. That’s why I suspect Facebook will resurrect Face.com’s facial recognition API, even though it just shut it down less than a month after acquiring the Israeli company. Reopening the API will let other apps’...
Facebook Acq-Retired Face.com, But Here's Why It Will Bank By Reviving Its Facial Recog API
Pandora rolls out refreshed iOS & Android apps

A Facebook Executive's Wedding Was The Tech Networking Event Of The Year

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Paperless Post cofounder Alexa Hirschfeld told Cosmo she got some helpful hints on using Facebook to boost her startup's online invite service after running into CEO Mark Zuckerberg at a wedding. We're not positive, since Hirschfeld didn't give details and hasn't responded to an inquiry, but we think we've pieced...
A Facebook Executive's Wedding Was The Tech Networking Event Of The Year

This New Startup Is Changing The Way We See File Sharing And Its App Isn't Even Out Yet (FB)

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Sharing files has always been an integral part of the Internet. During the past few years, some file sharing services have complicated the exchange, making it difficult for users to easily share things with others.    Pipe, a brand new Facebook app that we showed you recently is setting out to...
This New Startup Is Changing The Way We See File Sharing And Its App Isn't Even Out Yet (FB)
Foursquare Spreads Out A Bit: Now Lets You Mention Friends On Facebook Who Don't Use The Service

Circle: If Highlight And Path Had A Beautiful Ambient Location Child

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The people behind college flirting network Likealittle have launched a new app in the App Store, Circle, an app that attempts to be more granular and thoughtful about the burgeoning ambient location space, which includes startups like Highlight, Banjo, Meetup and recent Facebook acquisition Glancee. While Likealittle will continue to run...
Circle: If Highlight And Path Had A Beautiful Ambient Location Child
Facebook Rumored To Purchase Traffic App Waze For $1 Billion
100 million apps later, The Weather Network launches My Friends Weather
Stars align behind Airtime video chat, but is it Skype or Color?

Memolane now lets you collect and share social media memories from group adventures

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Now that we’ve all been throwing our photos, videos and thoughts onto social media services for a few years, there’s a real opportunity to innovate around our memories. Memolane is one startup operating in this space, and today it’s expanding from only letting you explore your own social past to a...
Memolane now lets you collect and share social media memories from group adventures

Live audio broadcasting service Mixlr comes to the iPhone, and feels right at home

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Mixlr, the live audio broadcasting service aimed initially at DJs and musicians but now embracing all sorts of audio producers, is going mobile today with the launch of its first iPhone app. The London-based startup relaunched in March with a focus on “making the live experience as fun and interactive as...
Live audio broadcasting service Mixlr comes to the iPhone, and feels right at home

Budweiser's intimate, dangerous way to make Facebook friends

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The brewing company's Brazilian arm creates cups, which, if you clink them together to say cheers, turn both parties into Facebook friends. Oh, how difficult. [Read more]...
Budweiser's intimate, dangerous way to make Facebook friends

Microsoft launches Collections for Windows Phone: Themed bundles of six apps or more

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Following the arrival of Windows Phone 8, Microsoft today announced new ways for finding and buying apps, and new options for managing what apps or games your kids can get their hands on, at least from the Windows Phone Store. The biggest update is a new feature called Collections, available...
Microsoft launches Collections for Windows Phone: Themed bundles of six apps or more

Thankyou Facebook: A way to demote annoying `friends" on the sly

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A way to quietly transform distant `Facebook friends' into acquaintances without risk of thermonuclear war [Read more]...
Thankyou Facebook: A way to demote annoying `friends" on the sly

'Friends' can share your Facebook profile with the government, court rules

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A federal judge has ruled that investigators can go through your Facebook profile if one of your friends gives them permission to do so. The decision, which is part of a New York City racketeering trial, comes as courts struggle to define privacy and civil liberties in the age of...
'Friends' can share your Facebook profile with the government, court rules

SchoolFeed Turns High School Reunions into a Facebook Social Game

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SchoolFeed, which is building a sort of Facebook social gaming version of Classmates.com, already has six million monthly users. Now, it has raised $1.75 million in funding. SchoolFeed helps users find out whatever happened to their freshman crush, of course — as well as plan reunions, scan their yearbooks and...
SchoolFeed Turns High School Reunions into a Facebook Social Game

Death To Feature Creep! Bump 3.0 Dumps All But Contacts and Photo Sharing

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more, More, MORE. STOP! Rather than cram more features into Bump 3.0, the team behind the 75 million-installs mobile app combed the data and brushed off all the features no one used. Now, instead of letting you wirelessly share apps, music, and calendar events with nearby devices, it only allows...
Death To Feature Creep! Bump 3.0 Dumps All But Contacts and Photo Sharing

Even More Ways to Master Facebook Timeline

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Every brand and just about every user on Facebook has been switched over to Timeline, making the familiar old wall a thing of the past. Love it or hate it, Timeline is here for good - or at least until Zuckerberg, Sandberg and Associates unleash something newer and presumably better....
Even More Ways to Master Facebook Timeline
PlaySay: Social Language Learning App Launches With $820k And A HarperCollins Deal In Its Pocket

Facebook's 'dark side': study finds link to socially aggressive narcissism

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Psychology paper finds Facebook and other social media offer platform for obsessions with self-image and shallow friendshipsResearchers have established a direct link between the number of friends you have on Facebook and the degree to which you are a "socially disruptive" narcissist, confirming the conclusions of many social media sceptics.People...
Facebook's 'dark side': study finds link to socially aggressive narcissism

Facebook As A Mobile Platform: 60 Million Mobile Users Visit Third-Party Apps Each Month

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Facebook is huge on mobile — as an application developer. But questions have circled for years around how it can be a real mobile platform on top of operating systems controlled by Apple and Google. But we got a little more data on what it’s already accomplishing on the platform...
Facebook As A Mobile Platform: 60 Million Mobile Users Visit Third-Party Apps Each Month
Microsoft silently launches So.cl, its attempt at a social networking site

Facebook gift-giving moves from virtual to actual goodies

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It's only September, but Facebook is already getting into the gift-giving spirit with a new feature that lets you send physical items such as cupcakes, gift cards, stuffed animals, and magazine subscriptions to your Facebook friends. The new feature, dubbed Facebook Gifts, recently started rolling out to profiles and...
Facebook gift-giving moves from virtual to actual goodies
Facebook in New York: the search for 'universal truths' and the future of news

Give annoying Facebook friends an imaginary time-out

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Yes, there's an app for that. Defriendtion lets you call out over-sharers with a viral badge of dishonor on their walls. [Read more]...
Give annoying Facebook friends an imaginary time-out
Jukeboxer: A singing app with more "Gangnam Style" than YouTube

Everyone is Defriending Mitt Romney on Facebook

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Mitt Romney’s Facebook page. (Screengrab) Just when he thought his week couldn’t get worse, losing GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is now losing Facebook friends by the score. The Washington Post noticed this sad capper on the former Massachusetts governor’s lousy week and took the time to track the rate...
Everyone is Defriending Mitt Romney on Facebook

Accumulating Stuff is Easy, Bondsy Helps Us Get Rid of It

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Diego Zambrano moved to the US from Brazil and promptly taught himself English using Twitter. That part of his story is fairly unique, but the thing that inspired him to build a startup is quite common: He landed a decent paying job and discovered the joys of Amazon’s one-click shopping....
Accumulating Stuff is Easy, Bondsy Helps Us Get Rid of It

The Dictionary just got a redesign and it’s freakin’ gorgeous

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If you are an avid dictionary user, or well, Dictionary.com that is, then you’ll absolutely love “The Clean Dictionary“. At first, I thought it meant that there wasn’t any dirty words in it. I was wrong, but boy does this dictionary have the cleanest design that I’ve ever seen: There’s...
The Dictionary just got a redesign and it’s freakin’ gorgeous

Bing Goes Sleek and More Social

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If you’ve ever cleaned off a cluttered desk, replacing messy stacks of paper with framed photos of people who really matter, you have a rough idea of what Microsoft did with its new Bing search engine this week. Gone are the distracting, multicolored search results. Gone are the lists of...
Bing Goes Sleek and More Social
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?