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Google+ Sign-In Sounds Simple For Users, But Lacks The Personal Info And Distribution Devs Need

Tablet shipments suggest a crossing point with PCs might not be far off

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Just as smartphones roared past PCs by the end of 2010, the tablet market is powering ahead even while shipments of PCs have begun to waver - which could prove a problem for MicrosoftHere's a graph to worry Microsoft - and hearten Apple and Google. It shows smartphone, PC and...
Tablet shipments suggest a crossing point with PCs might not be far off

Hooker hunger and other delish data turned up by Facebook Graph searches

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A brilliant but disconcerting Tumblr blog captures the embarrassing side effects of a Facebook search engine that finds odd factoids hidden in plain sight. [Read more]...
Hooker hunger and other delish data turned up by Facebook Graph searches

Twitter allows advertisers to target users directly in bid to increase profits

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Social media platform slashes the price of 'promoted tweets' and will sift through messages to discern users' specific interestsTwitter will begin allowing advertisers to directly target users based on the interests they reveal in their tweets, the social media company has announced.The move will see Twitter, which carries 400m messages...
Twitter allows advertisers to target users directly in bid to increase profits

Internet Mall Wanelo Gets Personal With Wanelo 3.0

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If anything on the Internet is like a mall right now, it’s social shopping site Wanelo. Call it the Pinterest for products or the Twitter for products or the whatever for products, the platform is starting to leave “X for X” territory and become its own thing like Madonna...
Internet Mall Wanelo Gets Personal With Wanelo 3.0

Skype And Dropbox Fix Redirect Security Hole That Could've Hacked Your Facebook

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Nir Goldschlager just saved your identity. One of the world’s top white hat security researchers, Goldschlager this week helped Skype and Dropbox fix a critical security flaw that could have let hackers take control of their users’ Facebook accounts. Tomorrow Goldschlager will detail how found the exploit, but he gave...
Skype And Dropbox Fix Redirect Security Hole That Could've Hacked Your Facebook

Facebook Announces Mobile DevCons In NYC, London, Seoul, But They're More Meetups Than Newsy f8s

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Facebook hasn’t had a major, announcement-filled developer conference since September 2011′s f8, and won’t for the forseeable future. The Mobile DevCons it just announced won’t have a ton of news, I hear, but will let developers meet Facebook staff and partners in New York, London, and Seoul at one-day gatherings...
Facebook Announces Mobile DevCons In NYC, London, Seoul, But They're More Meetups Than Newsy f8s
Twtrland: A Social Analytics Tool And Simple Way To Discover New People In The Twitterverse

The Right Tool For The Job

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The mobile phone is today’s PC, but not necessarily in the way you think. Fifteen years ago, the PC was the central hub in one’s interactions with the wider world. This was largely because of the state of miniaturization; our electronics simply weren’t small or efficient enough to make mobile...
The Right Tool For The Job
Random House's new Facebook app: If you liked Evelyn Waugh, you'll love the Berenstain Bears

Use This Gorgeous iPhone App To Know EXACTLY When It's Going To Rain

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In our battle against the elements, Dark Sky is definitely a digital tool we want to have in our pocket.  The weather app for iPhone aims to tell you exactly when it it going to rain down to the hour. And Dark Sky is beautifully crafted to boot. Couple that with...
Use This Gorgeous iPhone App To Know EXACTLY When It's Going To Rain
The App Store's 50B Downloads Vs. Google Play's 48B: Android Closes The Gap

With 500K Downloads, Haiku Deck Raises $3M Series A For Its Unique, Mobile-First Presentation Creation App

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We’ve covered Seattle-based Haiku Deck‘s iPad-based presentation tool in the past, and come away impressed. The mobile native PowerPoint killer lets anyone create attractive presentations quickly using only their device, and now the startup behind it has raised a $3 million Series A funding round, led by Trilogy Partnership and...
With 500K Downloads, Haiku Deck Raises $3M Series A For Its Unique, Mobile-First Presentation Creation App

Animated GIF platform Loopcam gets more social, hints at growth

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For those who like sharing their lulz, the animated GIF platform Loopcam has just received a major update, plugging into Facebook’s Open Graph to boost visibility and allowing users to upload any third-party-created animation to their account via a browser. The Berlin startup lets people create and upload stop-motion-style animations...
Animated GIF platform Loopcam gets more social, hints at growth

Facebook now supports cost-per-action pricing for ads through API

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Facebook is today launching cost-per-action ads for certain actions through the Ads API, a company spokesperson tells us. This pricing model lets advertisers define the action that is most important to them and set a maximum price they’re willing to spend for each action of that type. For example, instead...
Facebook now supports cost-per-action pricing for ads through API
Android Jelly Bean passes 10% adoption, ICS nears 30%, and Gingerbread finally falls under 50%

Little “Want” Button Code Forshadows Big Things For Facebook Ecommerce

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Last week, developer Tom Waddington uncovered Facebook code that pointed to the creation of a “Want” button — a plugin that potentially points to a new kind of commercial innovation being developed by Facebook itself, different from “want” buttons already being developed by third parties (one example here), and partially...
Little “Want” Button Code Forshadows Big Things For Facebook Ecommerce

Healthy numbers: Facebook says fitness apps such as RunKeeper and Nike+ are thriving off Open Graph

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Last September at its annual F8 Conference, Facebook unveiled a new version of its Open Graph. Based around the notion that different actions have different meanings, Facebook opened the door to a slew of media apps, with a focus on frictionless, serendipitous, real-time sharing. This was subsequently opened to any...
Healthy numbers: Facebook says fitness apps such as RunKeeper and Nike+ are thriving off Open Graph
Why Google predicts Microsoft's next game console will beat Sony's
Swarmly Debuts Its 'Waze For People' On iOS -- Know Where Is Hot Or Not, Right Now
Google Search Insights Can Help Motivate You To Increase Your Charitable Giving

FACEBOOK: Yeah, We're Getting Tough With Developers (FB)

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Under fire for cutting off popular new apps, Facebook has announced new rules for developers using its social network. It is now requiring developers to show "reciprocity," which means their apps must let users easily post content to Facebook, in order to use Facebook's friend-finding features. The change comes as Facebook...
FACEBOOK: Yeah, We're Getting Tough With Developers (FB)

Facebook opens up on platform growth, ads, and Parse, reveals 1B stories are being shared daily

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Six years ago, Facebook unveiled its Platform service to allow third-party developers to integrate its social graph into their apps. Today, the company has revealed its enormous growth: 550 million people are having social experiences each month and more than 1 billion stories are being shared daily. It also shared...
Facebook opens up on platform growth, ads, and Parse, reveals 1B stories are being shared daily

Facebook: More than 400 billion Open Graph actions have now been shared

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Today ahead of its event at SXSW, Facebook’s platform team has shared a number of new stats, including that more than 400 billion Open Graph actions have been shared “back to Facebook” as of this month. This 400 billion figure is a somewhat unusual metric, given how vague it really is....
Facebook: More than 400 billion Open Graph actions have now been shared
A more complete picture of the iTunes economy

How Pissed Are GoDaddy Customers About Yesterday's Outage?

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Yesterday popular hosting provider GoDaddy suffered a major, multi-hour outage that the company claims was due to an internal network error (and not a DDoS attack by a member of Anonymous). GoDaddy reportedly handles millions of domain names so the outage affected a massive number of people, many of whom...
How Pissed Are GoDaddy Customers About Yesterday's Outage?

Here's what we learned from the Socialcam acquisition: Innovation wins, not numbers

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First off, I want to say that the $60M acquisition of Socialcam by Autodesk is a great move for both companies. I have been watching Autodesk for the past year or so, and it’s a company that is making bold moves, for sure. Regardless of some of the things that...
Here's what we learned from the Socialcam acquisition: Innovation wins, not numbers

App.net financial backers show they're open to a paid Twitter alternative

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Is the world ready for a paid version of Twitter? Maybe so, backers have shown. Entrepreneur Dalton Caldwell’s Kickstarter-esque campaign to develop a paid alternative to the social network hit its $500,000 funding goal on Sunday, well ahead of Monday’s 11:59 PM deadline, raising questions as to what consumers really...
App.net financial backers show they're open to a paid Twitter alternative

TNW’s Daily Dose – Zynga’s new social dashboard, Spotify and Yahoo hook up for a deal, and more

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Zynga announces a rash of new features and games, Spotify and Yahoo hook up for a content deal, and Apple releases a standalone app for podcasts. It’s all in today’s Daily Dose. You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday through Friday right here on The Next Web. Make sure...
TNW’s Daily Dose – Zynga’s new social dashboard, Spotify and Yahoo hook up for a deal, and more
The Top Five TV-Related Activities On Social Media
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