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App Spotlight: Call Bliss turbocharges iOS Do Not Disturb feature

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When iOS 6 arrived earlier this year, it brought with it a handy new feature: Do Not Disturb, which blocks calls and alerts that arrive during designated hours. Call Bliss adds a number of business-friendly features to Do Not Disturb, effectively making your iPhone smarter about who can reach...
App Spotlight: Call Bliss turbocharges iOS Do Not Disturb feature

Facebook’s latest, subtlest ads are coming straight into your News Feed

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Facebook has just announced that sponsored stories, a subtle form of advertising, are coming directly into your News Feed in a whole new way. Sponsored stories are a little bit different from straight-up advertisements, but they’re still commercial, bought-and-sold content that comes from brands to unwitting consumers. Previously, advertisers...
Facebook’s latest, subtlest ads are coming straight into your News Feed

Well, this is one way to ensure your daughter isn’t disrespectful on Facebook [Video]

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Let’s face it, we’ve all said something that we might not be too proud of on the Internet, but one girl from Albemarle, North Carolina found out just what happens if she oversteps the mark by disrespecting her family on Facebook. Tommy Jordan’s daughter posted an irate status to her friends...
Well, this is one way to ensure your daughter isn’t disrespectful on Facebook [Video]
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Facebook is Getting Crowded: 12 Media Apps Join Timeline

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Facebook users, do you "like" this? Today Facebook launched 12 media apps for Timeline, joining social news apps such as Yahoo!, Washington Post Social Reader, Digg Social Reader and The Guardian's social news app. This announcement comes shortly after Facebook launched 60 social apps that focused mostly on cooking, eating,...
Facebook is Getting Crowded: 12 Media Apps Join Timeline

Wantful Goes Corporate to Make Sure Your Boss Doesn't Get You Another Fruit Basket This Holiday

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The holidays are rough. There’s a reason why everyone used to believe that suicide rates spiked around Christmas – waiting in line at whichever store happens to be selling the gift you absolutely “have” to get is enough to make even the most stable person contemplate offing themselves. Now imagine...
Wantful Goes Corporate to Make Sure Your Boss Doesn't Get You Another Fruit Basket This Holiday

A photo of my son just went viral, and I had nothing to do with it

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Writing for The Next Web, I’ve been afforded some wonderful opportunities to see my work pop up in some unexpected places. One thing I’ve never, in a million years, expected to see is a photo of my son go viral. I regularly post photos of my family to my Instagram...
A photo of my son just went viral, and I had nothing to do with it

HoneyBook is the Prezi of weddings with service aimed at helping share your special day photos

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A couple’s wedding day is perhaps one of the most important days of anyone’s life, and finding ways to share that happy occasion with as many friends and family members as one has is really important. Presentation and design are really important and need to stand out. HoneyBook, an UpWest...
HoneyBook is the Prezi of weddings with service aimed at helping share your special day photos

File-sharing startup Kicksend launches new Web app and goes free & unlimited across all platforms

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We first caught up with Kicksend last August at Y Combinator’s Demo Day. It’s a Web, desktop and mobile app that lets you send files to any recipient’s email address, or to your own desktop app. Earlier this year we reported that Kicksend’s mobile app had undergone a major upgrade, and...
File-sharing startup Kicksend launches new Web app and goes free & unlimited across all platforms

Startup lesson #2: Don't ignore the enablers

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[Editor's note: Seattle entrepreneurs Barry Chu and Dave Cotter share some of their startup lessons in starting the new mobile app SquareHub. The three-part series is running this week on GeekWire, starting yesterday with their thoughts about minimum viable products. In part two, they'll talk about how they determined product features....
Startup lesson #2: Don't ignore the enablers
Skype goes high-res, optimizes for iPad’s Retina Display
500 Startups-Backed TenderTree Raises $1.3 Million To Expand Its Marketplace Of In-Home Caregivers

Why Facebook Ads Are Like Pop Art

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The experience of logging onto Facebook is like no other - it is like feeling one's way through a black hole of non-linear time and space, plunging through other peoples' memories and ideas. "Let's do the time warp" doesn't really explain what the Facebook experience feels like. "And the ad...
Why Facebook Ads Are Like Pop Art

By 2016, 70M families will keep tabs on each other with GPS

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If you thought GPS in your phone was only useful for finding the closest Starbucks, think again. A growing number of North American and European households are using GPS and cellular location services to keep track of their family members. Berg Insight forecasts that the number of active users of...
By 2016, 70M families will keep tabs on each other with GPS

Google Latitude Announces API Plans at SXSW. Oh, And Buzz will “Absolutely Not” Kill Latitude.

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Yesterday at SXSWi we had a chance to listen in to a panel entitled “The Life Graph” with panels from Google, Twitter and Loopt among others. During the panel, Steve Lee, Group Product Manager at Google, announced that Google is preparing to release a simple API for Latitude “within a...
Google Latitude Announces API Plans at SXSW. Oh, And Buzz will “Absolutely Not” Kill Latitude.

Here Are Some Of The Crazy Things People Would Do With Google's Computerized Glasses (GOOG)

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Google is on the hunt for creative, unique individuals to test out Google Glass, its Internet-connected headset. But the clock is ticking for the general public to convince Google that they're the right person for the Glass Explorer program.  Last week, Google started accepting applications for everyday people to join...
Here Are Some Of The Crazy Things People Would Do With Google's Computerized Glasses (GOOG)

Glympse Lets You Share Your Location on Facebook

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Glympse is a clever app for iPhone, Android, and Windows Mobile that lets you temporarily share your location via dynamically-updated maps that show where you are–but only for as long as you want them to. Until now, the obvious application for the services has been to alert family members, friends,...
Glympse Lets You Share Your Location on Facebook

Project Glass is absolutely a mainstream product, and not just for “oversharers”

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Sure, we don’t know much about Google’s Project Glass right now. All we can do is imagine and wonder about all of the crazy things we can do with it, like jump out of a plane and share it with an audience in real-time. Unfortunately, the demonstration clouded many people’s...
Project Glass is absolutely a mainstream product, and not just for “oversharers”

Not So Fast: Teens Aren't Fleeing Facebook For Twitter

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Contrary to an Associated Press report implying otherwise, teens are not shutting down their Facebook accounts in favor of Twitter. Emil Protalinski has a much more thorough analysis of what is happening, which includes the Pew Research report AP used, as well as a July 2011 Pew report that focused...
Not So Fast: Teens Aren't Fleeing Facebook For Twitter
Mobixa: Sell your phone for mo' money, no problems
T-Mobile: consumers do not want ‘one size fits all’ shared family data plans

Enough Is Enough

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Despite the Indian Media, local Indian representatives, and even family members calling racism this week, guess what. The tragic death of the 3 yr old child (and I don’t give a shit what colour his is, he’s 3) came about due to an Indian national in the house. Yeah, terrible...
Enough Is Enough

Booting Up: Sean Parker Is Now a Daddy

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(Photo: flickr.com/leweb3) Congrats to Napster cofounder and former Facebook president Sean Parker, who is now a proud papa. Earlier this week he and his fiancee welcomed a little girl named Winter Victoria Parker into the world. [US Weekly] Google’s having a press conference with Mayor Bloomberg today–so of course everyone wants...
Booting Up: Sean Parker Is Now a Daddy

MyHeritage hits 1 billion profiles and announces new features for historical research

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MyHeritage, the family tree maker’s website, has hit one billion profiles. To celebrate that announcement, the site is also releasing some interesting new features for genealogical research. MyHeritage went live in 2005, providing a method for people to input data about their genealogical history to create a family tree. Now...
MyHeritage hits 1 billion profiles and announces new features for historical research

Mobile app taps Facebook for personalized greeting cards

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App allows people to create cards for friends and family members using Facebook's social graph and to order delivery from the palm of their hand. [Read more]...
Mobile app taps Facebook for personalized greeting cards

LINKEDIN CEO: Going Public Is Like A Marriage (LNKD, FB)

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The biggest story in tech this year has been Facebook's IPO, which, depending on how you look at it, was a big flop. It was good for Facebook, in that it got as much money as possible from investors, but it was bad for Facebook because the stock collapsed, hammering...
LINKEDIN CEO: Going Public Is Like A Marriage (LNKD, FB)
MediSafe helps families and physicians make sure those pills get taken
AT&T announces shared data plans, available in late August

Yammer May Be About To Open The Floodgates To Its Microblogging Platform

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Last week, Yammer, the business-oriented microblogging platform that won TechCrunch50 2008, sent out invites to press inviting them to virtually attend a “major launch event” that will be broadcast through a WebEx meeting tomorrow morning. The company has also posted an invite to its blog, along with a not-so-subtle jab at its...
Yammer May Be About To Open The Floodgates To Its Microblogging Platform

Google Creates Digital Will And Testament

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Ensuring your digital persona won't live on without you. Google cares about you, now, and in death. The company announced on its blog today that their new feature, Inactive Account Manager, will allow users to decide what happens to their accounts after they die. The feature will notify you...
Google Creates Digital Will And Testament
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