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Chirpify goes beyond PayPal, now accepts credit, debit card payments

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Making purchases from your social media feeds just got easier thanks to Chirpify. The Portland-based startup is now allowing its members to pay using their credit and debit cards, as well automated clearing house (ACH) payments. Previously, using PayPal was the only way to make purchases. Now, Chirpify users can...
Chirpify goes beyond PayPal, now accepts credit, debit card payments
Snapchat close to raising as much as $100 million at a jaw-dropping valuation

Rdio intros new social features and redesigned player

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Social media streamer Rdio rolled out a major redesign a little over a year ago and has done a bit of tweaking since then. Now, following a recent update to its mobile apps, the service is making even more changes. At the top of the list are methods for...
Rdio intros new social features and redesigned player
Twitter to launch automated ad exchange to let brands retarget you via tweets
The future according to John Doerr (Or: How Twitter can become the fifth big company in tech)
Google and other tech companies deny PRISM surveillance claims, NSA says claims 'inaccurate' and not used domestically
Look At The Fantastical Set Built For Sean Parker's $10 Million Wedding

Now it is #facebook

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Adoption by Facebook makes hashtags a more potent marketing tool, argues Tim AndersonTwitter hashtags began in 2007, invented by open-standards evangelist Chris Messina, who was inspired by similar tags on Flickr and, before that ,channels on IRC (internet relay chat). Messina called them tag channels and the idea was to...
Now it is #facebook
Every Company Named In NSA Spying Case Has Now Denied Knowledge Of It

Facebook Starts Verifying Popular Pages & Profiles

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Following in the footsteps of both Twitter and Google+ (and Pinterest and other social networks), Facebook has started to verify a small number of Pages and personal profiles. There’s currently no way for a Page owner or regular user to request verification. Facebook explains how it... Please visit Marketing Land...
Facebook Starts Verifying Popular Pages & Profiles

AOL Reader hands-on: An unexciting but solid Google Reader replacement to rival Feedly

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We knew AOL was planning its own replacement to the soon-expiring Google Reader, and now we’re able to share a complete look at the upcoming service. Pitching with the slogan “all your favorite websites, in one place,” AOL’s Reader came as a surprise to us at first, but when you consider...
AOL Reader hands-on: An unexciting but solid Google Reader replacement to rival Feedly

Nasdaq must pay $10M to settle SEC charges over Facebook IPO woes

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charged the Nasdaq stock exchange with violations of securities law for its "poor systems and decision-making" during Facebook's initial public offering, the agency has announced....
Nasdaq must pay $10M to settle SEC charges over Facebook IPO woes

Facial Recognition Technology Is Now Available For Google Glass

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The new software from Lamda Labs, who are based in San Francisco, raises the prospect of never forgetting a face again, and also of internet recommendations for who Google Glass wearers should meet at large social gatherings. It will launch to computer programmers in days. Google has been at pains to...
Facial Recognition Technology Is Now Available For Google Glass

Woolwich attack: racist Facebook posts lead to suspended jail term

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Michaela Turner given suspended eight-week prison term after asking if others want to join her 'burning down some mosques'A 24-year-old woman who posted racist comments on Facebook after the death of Drummer Lee Rigby has avoided a jail sentence.Michaela Turner, of Southsea, Hampshire, was sentenced at Portsmouth magistrates court to...
Woolwich attack: racist Facebook posts lead to suspended jail term

KatieCam Leans In: AllThingsD's Katie Boehret Talks to Sheryl Sandberg

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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg covered a lot of ground in her appearance at D11, the eleventh D: All Things Digital conference happening this week in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. But there’s only time for so much, so most of the discussion was about her book “Lean In” and Facebook’s post-IPO...
KatieCam Leans In: AllThingsD's Katie Boehret Talks to Sheryl Sandberg

Is Amazon.com a silent titan of the online ad industry?

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When discussing web advertising, Google and Facebook come to mind easily. But given new estimates, Amazon may be rising to join their ranks. According to a report released today by eMarketer, Amazon earned almost $610 million last year in ad revenue, and that number is expected to keep rising over...
Is Amazon.com a silent titan of the online ad industry?

So Long, Madison Avenue: Facebook Moving New York Employees to Frank Gehry-Designed East Village Office

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770 Broadway. (Photo: vnony.com) As Facebook expands in New York, it’s doing it in a very fanciful manner. A company spokeswoman told Betabeat that its new office space at 770 Broadway will be designed by starchitect Frank Gehry with “open floor plans, natural lighting, and an emphasis on space for...
So Long, Madison Avenue: Facebook Moving New York Employees to Frank Gehry-Designed East Village Office

SEC charging Nasdaq $10 million in civil suit settlement over Facebook's IPO issues

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When Facebook became a public company in the summer of 2012, its initial public offering (IPO) didn't go quite as well as the company expected. It went poorly enough that the US Securities and Exchange Commission took action against the exchange which handled Facebook's IPO: Nasdaq. A civil suit...
SEC charging Nasdaq $10 million in civil suit settlement over Facebook's IPO issues
New startup Porch raises $6.25M seed round, aiming to disrupt home improvement with 'massive amount of data'

CHART OF THE DAY: Photo Uploads Are Exploding, Thanks Largely To Snapchat (FB, YHOO)

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We are currently uploading 500 million photos a day, says Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker in her latest presentation on the state of the Internet. She predicts that increases as the year goes along. By the end of the year, daily photo sharing could be double what it was in...
CHART OF THE DAY: Photo Uploads Are Exploding, Thanks Largely To Snapchat (FB, YHOO)

Facebook mimics Twitter with hashtags

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Facebook finally rolls out hashtags, Apple gives the green light for iOS game controllers, and Samsung reveals yet another version of the Galaxy S4. [Read more]...
Facebook mimics Twitter with hashtags

Letters: Worried by state snooping in US and UK

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Your reports on the Prism programme (Revealed: how US secretly collects private data from AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Paltalk, Skype, Yahoo and YouTube, 7 June) reinforce the evidence of whistleblowers over the last decade that the National Security Agency, despite official denials, has been massively extending its capacity to...
Letters: Worried by state snooping in US and UK

Facebook is currently down for some users

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If you’re unable to access Facebook, it’s not only you. The site is currently down for some users (including several of The Next Web’s team). Heading to the site shows an error message: Down For Everyone Or Just Me also says the site is down on its end. We have already...
Facebook is currently down for some users
Sheryl Sandberg on Facebook's mobile focus, Google Glass, and being 'bossy'
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Just Vehemently Denied Giving The Government Direct Access To Facebook Servers
ActiveState buys Appsecute for its social devops smarts

It's Easy To Say Internet Spying Is Wrong Until You're The One Letting Terrorists Kill People Or Not

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Last night, the Washington Post published a story that said that, thanks to partnerships with nine Internet companies, the NSA is able to "literally can watch your ideas form as you type." The Post said it had leaked documents that showed Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, Apple all...
It's Easy To Say Internet Spying Is Wrong Until You're The One Letting Terrorists Kill People Or Not

Snapchat Accounts For More Photo Shares Than Instagram As Pic Sharing Set To Double In 2013

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Photo uploading and sharing is growing at an incredible pace, according to data shared by KPCB’s Mary Meeker in the Internet Trends report she presented on stage at D11 today. Well over 500 million photos are shared per day on average so far in 2013, the report estimates, which is...
Snapchat Accounts For More Photo Shares Than Instagram As Pic Sharing Set To Double In 2013

Report: NSA Collects Data Directly From Servers Of Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook And More

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The Washington Post is reporting a top-secret National Security Administration data-mining program that taps directly into the Google, Facebook, Microsoft and YouTube servers. ”The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents and connection...
Report: NSA Collects Data Directly From Servers Of Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook And More

Facebook's iOS Apps Might Be Draining Your Battery Life, So There's Your Excuse to Quit

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The cause all of our problems. One of the biggest flaws of the iPhone is how quickly it runs out of battery life–even when you’re not using it. Now, a German developer might’ve discovered the reason why that’s happening: it’s all Facebook’s fault. If you have the social network’s programs...
Facebook's iOS Apps Might Be Draining Your Battery Life, So There's Your Excuse to Quit
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