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Local—now with a dash of Zagat and a sprinkle of Google+

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Finding the best places to go is an essential part of our lives, as are the people and resources that help us make those decisions. In fact, the opinions of friends, family or other trusted sources are often the first we seek when looking for the perfect restaurant for date...
Local—now with a dash of Zagat and a sprinkle of Google+
Facebook Now Lets Users Identify Themselves As Organ Donors

Google overhauls its local search experience with Google+ Local, featuring Zagat scores

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Google has launched one of its biggest multi-product overhauls in quite some time with the release of Google+ Local. The new, more social, offerings will replace the current Google Places pages and brings the importance of its Zagat acquisition to light. When I spoke to the team about the launch,...
Google overhauls its local search experience with Google+ Local, featuring Zagat scores
Mitt Romney iPhone app misspells America, sets internet ablaze
Social: Facebook Should Keep Suppressing Mark Cuban's Mavericks Page

Meet Memoto: The Discreet Camera That Records Your Life In 30-Second Intervals

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It’s inevitable, right? With cameras becoming ever smaller and storage becoming ever cheaper, there will come a day when all of our life’s memories are digitally preserved. Memoto, a Stockholm-based startup inspired by the Quantified Self movement, is taking a stab at this opportunity with a postage-sized camera that...
Meet Memoto: The Discreet Camera That Records Your Life In 30-Second Intervals
Social Fitness Tracker Endomondo Hits 10 Million Users, Tracks 250K Workouts Each Day

Bitcasa Launches Open Beta Of Its Unlimited Cloud Storage Service, Raises $7M Series A Round

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Cloud storage company Bitcasa today announced that it’s now opening its beta to the public. The service, which says that it will offer its users unlimited cloud storage, is currently available for free, but the company plans to charge $10/month after the beta period. In addition, the company also announced...
Bitcasa Launches Open Beta Of Its Unlimited Cloud Storage Service, Raises $7M Series A Round
Mark Zuckerberg Says It's Totally OK To Ignore Dinner Guests While Checking Your Phone (FB)
Evergram Launches A "Future Messaging Platform" For Life Events, Including Weddings, Birthdays, Online Memorials & More
Is it legal to shut down cellular networks in an emergency?

Tripbirds Launches with Backing from Path, SoundCloud Founders

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Stockholm-based social travel startup Tripbirds launches out of private beta today, entering an increasingly crowded online travel market. But while others like Wanderfly intend to be the “Pinterest for travel,” Tripbirds hopes to make the process of planning a trip more like an organic discussion with friends, family and trusted...
Tripbirds Launches with Backing from Path, SoundCloud Founders
Apple's secret garden: the struggle over leaks and security

Screenleap lets you share your screen with one click and no software installation

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I’m a big fan of services on the web that don’t require me to sign up or install any software. YC company Screenleap fits the bill on both of these things. Screensharing is an important part of being able to hold business meetings from remote locations, and most of the...
Screenleap lets you share your screen with one click and no software installation
Do real programmers ‘like’ Facebook?

Will Viddy (and other video apps) kill the YouTube star?

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While everyone is trying to predict which video sharing app will be the true “Instagram for video,” the massive surge in popularity for video apps could also become a problem for the online video mainstay YouTube. As consumers move towards mobile video apps for viewing and sharing content, their...
Will Viddy (and other video apps) kill the YouTube star?
Startup Spotlight: Ex-Microsofties start BevyUp to let friends and family shop together
Wallwisher Brings The Flexibility Of Notes On Paper To The Web

When Facebook and Twitter bring noise, EverySignal offers clarity

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EverySignal is a new way to find the handful of important announcements from your social networks — all your social networks — in just one daily email digest. The digest brings clarity, organization, and best of all, brevity to an information-gathering process that could take hours, should you choose...
When Facebook and Twitter bring noise, EverySignal offers clarity

YouTell lets you solicit honest opinions from friends, family and co-workers...anonymously

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There are social networks for just about everything – from the all-encompassing Facebook, through to the retro photo-filters of Instagram and on to the photo-grouping pinboards of Pinterest. And that really is just the tip of the iceberg. But the common strand shared by most friend-based social networks is that...
YouTell lets you solicit honest opinions from friends, family and co-workers...anonymously

Twitter’s Discover tab upgrade gives us what we’ve always wanted: Context

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Make no mistake about it, I’m a Twitter fan and “power user”. I’ve shared some of my most personal moments on the service to friends, family, and onlookers who have nothing else better to do (kidding). It’s a fantastic service to share your thoughts or news going on around you,...
Twitter’s Discover tab upgrade gives us what we’ve always wanted: Context

Donate Your Facebook cover photo & timeline to save a homeless pet

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As many as four million pets a year are euthanized simply because they don’t have a place to call home. This saddening fact is exactly why a new initiative has been created by GolinHarris for PetSmart Charities, which poses an interesting take on how we can use our Facebook cover photos...
Donate Your Facebook cover photo & timeline to save a homeless pet

AOL says it plans to “evolve” AIM and not kill it, but it’s a bit late for that

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Oh, AOL. The company that opened the gates to the Internet for so many of us has definitely had its troubles as of late. It’s sad to see what is going on at the company, especially since products like AOL Instant Messenger were commonplace for so many of us “back...
AOL says it plans to “evolve” AIM and not kill it, but it’s a bit late for that

dShr.es makes sharing Dropbox files with anyone super simple

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Dropbox is a fantastic way to share files with friends, family, and colleagues, but it’s not really set up to share a file with the “masses”, meaning there’s no way to simply upload a file and shoot out a link to the world so that they can download it. A...
dShr.es makes sharing Dropbox files with anyone super simple

File-Sharers Buy 30% More Music Than Non-P2P Peers

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The major music labels have a clear stance on online piracy, as the following quote from the RIAA illustrates. “While downloading one song may not feel that serious of a crime, the accumulative impact of millions of songs downloaded illegally – and without any compensation to all the people who...
File-Sharers Buy 30% More Music Than Non-P2P Peers
There Are Now 200,000 People In Everyme Circles
Hot messaging app MessageMe already has over 1M users, nabs $1.9M in funding

[Infographic] The Future of Social Mobile Communications in the Enterprise

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The nature of work has been changed by the mobile phone. This is an undisputable fact. It's also a fact that organizations and enterprises have not always coped well with this revolution. The early stages of mobility in the workplace were fairly simple: A couple top executives had private cellphones...
[Infographic] The Future of Social Mobile Communications in the Enterprise

Apps Rush: Angry Birds, Dream Heights, Pudding.to, Stagedom, Picture Me Cute As Can Bee and more

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What's new on the app stores on Tuesday 14 February 2012A selection of eight apps for you today:Angry BirdsWeb-based Facebook applications are usually out of this column's brief, but we'll make an exception for the long-awaited Facebook debut of Angry Birds. New for the social network are social features to...
Apps Rush: Angry Birds, Dream Heights, Pudding.to, Stagedom, Picture Me Cute As Can Bee and more

Google+ redesigns and says 100m of its 170m users used it in past 30 days

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Search engine's catchup social network grows number of users rapidly but engagement data remains sketchy while company seeks to make sharing "more awesome"Google says 170m people have registered for its Google+ service since it was launched 10 months ago - and that 100m have "engaged" with the service at least...
Google+ redesigns and says 100m of its 170m users used it in past 30 days
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