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Ping.it Launches 'Noise-Less' Social Platform For Sharing Web Links In A More Targeted -- But Still Sociable -- Way

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Ping.it, a Norwegian startup that wants to cut down on social networking noise by building a more controlled sharing platform — described as a cross between email and social networking — has launched its platform in open beta today. The startup was shortlisted at this year’s Dublin Web Summit’s startup competition, one...
Ping.it Launches 'Noise-Less' Social Platform For Sharing Web Links In A More Targeted -- But Still Sociable -- Way

HP's Windows 8 tablet has a fatal flaw

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HP's upcoming ElitePad 900 tablet seems like a solid option for Windows 8 business users, until you read the fine print. HP's ElitePad 900 The ElitePad 900's 10-inch screen has a resolution of 1280 by 800. Most Windows 8 tablets we've seen so far have a higher resolution than...
HP's Windows 8 tablet has a fatal flaw

17+ Million Users And Tracks Later, Leaked Spotify Recruitment Deck Offers Peek At First Sketch Of UI

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Spotify has been busy as of late, launching brand apps, adding more social functionality through a partnership with Turntable.fm competitor Soundrop, overhauling its Android app, adding a Play button, and more. And its hit couple more scaling milestones: According to App Data there more than 17 million monthly active users...
17+ Million Users And Tracks Later, Leaked Spotify Recruitment Deck Offers Peek At First Sketch Of UI
Pocket embraces publishers with reader analytics, 'Save to Pocket' site buttons, and more
Fed Up With Lack of TechCrunch Coverage, Italian Startup Just Plain Clones the Site

Monetize your social site without annoying your users

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Social sites, whether they are discovery platforms, blogs, or forums, are tight knit communities built on trust. These communities can understandably be sensitive to advertising. However, even the most buzz-worthy social media darlings need revenue to fuel their growth and help fund administration, support and development. Without revenue (or...
Monetize your social site without annoying your users

Why we tweaked our copyright notice

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A couple of weeks ago, we ran an article on the various overbroad copyright notices one finds in books and on TV sports. You know the sort of thing—"any other use of this telecast or any pictures, descriptions, or accounts of the game without the NFL's consent is prohibited."...
Why we tweaked our copyright notice

Change the Footer in Your WordPress Admin Panel

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Change the Footer in Your WordPress Admin Panel

Essentials to Keep in Mind When Building a Website – The SEO Point of View (part 2/4)

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The thing about SEO is that it is never enough. It can be an exhilarating experience to see your website at the top of the SERPs one day and the very next day, you might find the website nowhere on the first page of the SERPs. But, it is...
Essentials to Keep in Mind When Building a Website – The SEO Point of View (part 2/4)

Today in Tech: Can Justin Timberlake reboot Myspace?

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Facebook's newest advertising technique raises concerns; why so-called 'Silicon Valley wallflowers' are hot.  Myspace teases a completely rethought service, and believe it or not, it looks beautiful [THE NEXT WEB] As you can see in the teaser below, discovered by Grace Dent and The Financial Times' Tim Bradshaw, Myspace is debuting a media-focused social network which emphasizes...
Today in Tech: Can Justin Timberlake reboot Myspace?

Change the Footer in Your WordPress Admin Panel

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Change the Footer in Your WordPress Admin Panel

10 Wikipedia Encyclopedia Usability Userscripts

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Wikipedia; Almost every Internet user has heard that name before and chance is they have been – intentionally or not – on the website of the popular online encyclopedia at least once. Wikipedia is a good starting point to look something up on the Internet. Most users access the site...
10 Wikipedia Encyclopedia Usability Userscripts

Download a Copy of The Pirate Bay, It’s Only 90 MB

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Last month The Pirate Bay announced that it will stop hosting torrents in the very near future. This change is expected to go into effect before the end of the month. From then on, Pirate Bay users can only download files through magnet links. The Pirate Bay team told TorrentFreak...
Download a Copy of The Pirate Bay, It’s Only 90 MB

How To Setup Twitter Anywhere On Your Site In 5 Minutes

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Talk about an easy implementation! Twitter’s new “Anywhere” platform will leave you feeling like a programming genius once you’ve become set up. Prior to going into substantial details about how to configure Twitter @anywhere, we thought it would be useful to provide a quick demonstration about how to get set...
How To Setup Twitter Anywhere On Your Site In 5 Minutes

Apple told to rewrite 'Samsung did not copy' statement, post it on front page until Dec 14th

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Apple might not have liked having to publish a notice stating that Samsung did not copy them as the result of a court ruling, but they complied all the same. Or did they? A UK court of appeal has criticized the firm over its choice of wording, deeming it...
Apple told to rewrite 'Samsung did not copy' statement, post it on front page until Dec 14th

The Samwer brothers’ Square clone is called EvoPay, and businesses can already sign up

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Rocket Internet, the controversial German startup incubator (lovingly called ‘cloning factory’ by some) that was started by the infamous Samwer brothers, is indeed working on the launch of a credit card reader for tablets and smartphones that will inevitably end up looking suspiciously similar to Square. But contrary to...
The Samwer brothers’ Square clone is called EvoPay, and businesses can already sign up

How To Track Topics On The Web

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It's easy to get obsessed with the super-fast, real-time cycle of online news. But don't forget that the Web is a massive treasure trove of information about any topic. With just a bit of work, you can set up tracking and get regular updates about topics you're passionate about. In...
How To Track Topics On The Web

How to Build a Footer That Doesn’t Stink

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As the first thing visitors see, home pages and headers often steal the design spotlight. But above-the-fold thinking neglects the natural flow of vertical page layout. What happens when people reach the end of a page? You can bet that a simple copyright statement won’t hold visitors’ attention, but many...
How to Build a Footer That Doesn’t Stink

Google's new search algorithm to crack down on "black hat webspam"

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Nefarious search engine optimizers be warned. Google is coming for you-again. Following previous changes to Google's ranking and page layout algorithms, the search giant is pushing yet another update to its algorithm this week with the hopes of curbing "black hat webspam" from creeping into search results. The change...
Google's new search algorithm to crack down on "black hat webspam"

Apple Posts Notice to UK Site Acknowledging that Samsung Did Not Infringe on iPad Design Because "They are not as cool"

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As instructed by a UK court, Apple has posted a small link in the footer of Apple.com/uk. The notice acknowledges the judgement that Samsung had not infringed on the iPad design with their Galaxy Tab. The text of the notice starts:On 9th July 2012 the High Court of Justice...
Apple Posts Notice to UK Site Acknowledging that Samsung Did Not Infringe on iPad Design Because "They are not as cool"

Twitter Is Building A Gateway To The "Web" Of Mobile Apps

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Twitter is making a move to become the jumping off point for discovering, browsing and accessing the mobile app ecosystem, the company announced yesterday, in a somewhat understated event only developers were invited to attend. The event, due to its nature, was filled with geekier terminology like “footer tags,” “deep...
Twitter Is Building A Gateway To The "Web" Of Mobile Apps

Can code really be poetry?

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I first saw the notion that “code is poetry” on the footer of the official WordPress.org site. From there on out the idea has sat percolating in the back of my head. Certainly a programming language is, in some ways, like every other language…right? It has its own set of rules (syntax) and meaning...
Can code really be poetry?

Chris Dodd Says MPAA Is On The Wrong Track; We Agree

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Over at the Cannes Film Festival, MPAA boss Chris Dodd apparently told Variety that the MPAA is "on the wrong track" when it calls infringement "theft." "We're in a transformative period with an explosion of technology that's going to need content... We're going to have to be more subtle and...
Chris Dodd Says MPAA Is On The Wrong Track; We Agree
Apple complies with UK ruling, proclaims Samsung's design "not as cool"

I’m really, really excited about the new HTML5 tags

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HTML5 has been a long time coming, and although what we normally call HTML5 is actually a combination of things, including existing and developing JavaScript advancements and CSS3, HTML5 on its own is still pretty exciting. This new standard is on target to becoming default within the next two or...
I’m really, really excited about the new HTML5 tags

New Theme: Titan

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Titan is a fantastic theme, now available on WordPress.com. It’s a highly readable, clean theme, with lots of options: four widget areas, a customizable header, and more. Titan An enticing color scheme and loads of customization make Titan a wonderful theme for you blog. To start things off the header...
New Theme: Titan

Myspace teases a completely rethought service, and believe it or not, it looks beautiful

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Myspace has just revealed a video of what appears the be the future of the once wildly popular social network, now that Justin Timberlake and others have steered it in a new direction. As you can see in the teaser below, Myspace is debuting a media focused social network which...
Myspace teases a completely rethought service, and believe it or not, it looks beautiful

50 Coding Techniques For CSS/jQuery Layouts, Visual Effects and Forms

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  Although CSS is generally considered a simple and straightforward language, sometimes it requires creativity, skill and a bit of experimentation. The good news is that designers and developers worldwide often face similar problems and choose to share their insights and workarounds with the wider community.This is where we come...
50 Coding Techniques For CSS/jQuery Layouts, Visual Effects and Forms

Twitter Quietly Launches A User Directory

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You may not have noticed the link, but it’s there in the footer of Twitter’s home page if you’re logged out: “Directory.” It’s a link to Twitter’s unannounced user directory, an alphabetical collection of all Twitter account holders from A to Z that also... Please visit Marketing Land for the...
Twitter Quietly Launches A User Directory
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?