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Facebook brings friendship pages to mobile site, still rolling out to native apps

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Facebook has introduced mobile versions of its “friendship pages” that show two users’ history on the social network. For now these are primarily able the be accessed from m.facebook.com, but a spokesperson tells us they will be added to the native iOS and Android apps in the coming months. Friendship pages...
Facebook brings friendship pages to mobile site, still rolling out to native apps

Facebook files for 'Poke' trademark (after obtaining and abandoning it earlier)

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Social networking giant Facebook has filed for 3 trademarks in the United States: for ‘Poke’, ‘Facebook Poke’ and the logo of its new Poke app for iPhone. The company filed for the trademarks on the 21st of December 2012, the same day it announced its latest smartphone app, which was...
Facebook files for 'Poke' trademark (after obtaining and abandoning it earlier)

In a symbolic shift, IBM's India workforce likely exceeds U.S.

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It has been widely expected over the past year or two that IBM's India workforce was on track to exceed its U.S. workforce, if it hadn't exceeded it already....
In a symbolic shift, IBM's India workforce likely exceeds U.S.

Bebo Shareholders File Motion To Remove CEO, Have A Receiver Take Control of Embattled Company

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Here’s yet another sad turn in the story of one of social networking’s also-rans. Bebo, the early U.K.-based social network that AOL bought for $850 million only to turn around and sell for less than $10 million later, may see its current CEO Adam Levin go. The company’s shareholders, who...
Bebo Shareholders File Motion To Remove CEO, Have A Receiver Take Control of Embattled Company

Steve Ballmer's Biggest Mistake: Obsessing Over Google (MSFT, GOOG, AAPL)

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Steve Ballmer's biggest mistake during his tenure as CEO of Microsoft has been to obsess over the success of Google, while missing the rise of Apple. In 2008, when the iPhone was just a year old, and the iPad didn't exist, our own Henry Blodget pointed out that Microsoft was...
Steve Ballmer's Biggest Mistake: Obsessing Over Google (MSFT, GOOG, AAPL)

No, A New SOPA Is Not Likely, But There's Still Plenty Of Damage That Can Be Done

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This isn't surprising, as we've been hearing the same thing for a while now, but those in Congress still remember the SOPA/PIPA protests and have no desire to go through that process again. Thus, don't expect a new SOPA/PIPA to show up in Congress any time soon. The article even...
No, A New SOPA Is Not Likely, But There's Still Plenty Of Damage That Can Be Done

The Best of What's Left of Privacy on Facebook

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Hundreds of millions of people signed up to use Facebook when the default setting was that things you published there were kept private among approved friends. That changed dramatically last December and the company has taken a pounding from critics all around the world, not the least of which has...
The Best of What's Left of Privacy on Facebook

Facebook begins allowing international users to buy Gifts for friends in U.S.

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Facebook has started to expand its Gifts product beyond the U.S., according to users in the U.K., India and Canada who say they got access to the service this weekend. However, it seems that international users can only send gifts to their friends who live in the U.S. Facebook launched...
Facebook begins allowing international users to buy Gifts for friends in U.S.

The first smartphone with an IGZO display: the 4.9-inch Sharp Aquos Phone Zeta SH-02E

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Japanese mega-operator NTT DoCoMo has just unveiled a interesting addition to its winter line-up: the Sharp Aquos Phone Zeta SH-02E, which is the first production smartphone we've seen with an IGZO display. If you hadn't heard, the indium gallium zinc oxide technology promises higher translucency compared to regular LCDs,...
The first smartphone with an IGZO display: the 4.9-inch Sharp Aquos Phone Zeta SH-02E

Google Glasses have been teased more than any other Google product, is it close to release?

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Google doesn’t make it practice of teasing things before they’re released. Usually, things like Google+ just “happen”, and we’re left to wonder what the story is behind the project. Sure, we hear a lot of about the self-driving car, but there are legal reasons why we all can’t buy one...
Google Glasses have been teased more than any other Google product, is it close to release?

Texas man sues Path, claims it stole more than just his contacts

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Another Texas man is suing mobile social network Path, this time saying the company is doing more than just storing address book information. Oscar Hernandez filed the class action lawsuit in the city of San Francisco, Calif. this week, saying that he and other Path users were “victims of...
Texas man sues Path, claims it stole more than just his contacts
Google’s One-Gender-Fits-All T-Shirts Don’t Fit

Here we go again: Man sues Path for doing “social things”

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Even though Path has already gotten its app making hand smacked by Apple and a letter from Congress, the debacle that will forever be known as AddressBookGate, isn’t over just yet. According to a report from VentureBeat, yet another (former) Path user, Oscar Hernandez, is suing the company for doing...
Here we go again: Man sues Path for doing “social things”
Tim Cook: Surface appears to be 'a fairly compromised, confusing product'

Google: 450,000 Android Apps now available to 300 million devices

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If you hadn't noticed, it's Mobile World Congress this week and Google's showing off its enormous booth packed to the gills with smiling green Androids. Andy Rubin insouciantly added that the Android Marketplace has reached its latest milestone: there are now 450,000 apps available for the platform. Other pertinent...
Google: 450,000 Android Apps now available to 300 million devices

Microsoft opens Windows Phone Dev Center, limits in-app purchases to Windows Phone 8

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It's a day of mixed blessings if you're a Windows Phone developer. The upside? Microsoft has shelved its old App Hub in favor of the heavily reworked Windows Phone Dev Center: along with being simpler and more reliable, it now lets app designers offer their apps in four times...
Microsoft opens Windows Phone Dev Center, limits in-app purchases to Windows Phone 8
Startup wisdom from Kabir Shahani, the 30-year-old tech whiz who just sold his company for $100M+

Nokia World broken up into smaller events, bumped up to September 5-6

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We hope you hadn't planned too much of your late summer around the original Nokia World 2012 schedule, because the timetable has just been given a big shakeup. Instead of holding one, monolithic event in late September, Finland's phone giant is splitting the show into smaller, more targeted events....
Nokia World broken up into smaller events, bumped up to September 5-6

Five steps to becoming a heavyweight Twitter fighter | Sarah Ditum

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Learn how to be a master of public pugnacity a la Giles Coren or an expert in online exasperation, just like Joey BartonThis week, Times columnist and professional snark Giles Coren found himself yearning for "the golden age when we wrote, they read, and that was it" after a vituperative...
Five steps to becoming a heavyweight Twitter fighter | Sarah Ditum

OMGPOP Source: Our Engineer Who Publicly Bashed Zynga Was About To Be Fired

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It turns out you can't go around making a name for yourself by trashing your former employer in huge public forums without getting shot at back. Earlier this week – days after Zynga bought OMGPOP for $210 million – a now former OMGPOP engineer named Shay Pierce wrote a...
OMGPOP Source: Our Engineer Who Publicly Bashed Zynga Was About To Be Fired

Analysts are bad at their jobs: IDC cuts its Windows Phone forecast by 40% in just 181 days

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We all laugh and grunt about analyst predictions, knowing that a particular market segment might not exist in five years, let alone grow into a $400 billion market. Or was it $315 billion? Not that it really matters when you are in the business of inventing firm numbers from air....
Analysts are bad at their jobs: IDC cuts its Windows Phone forecast by 40% in just 181 days

Cisco Munches Meraki For $1.2 Billion

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So much for Meraki’s rumored IPO. Late Sunday afternoon Cisco acquired the cloud-managed network infrastructure outfit for $1.2 billion cash. In a statement announcing the deal, the networking giant said it plans to use Meraki’s technology to “cloudify” its network management products. With that in mind, Cisco will turn the...
Cisco Munches Meraki For $1.2 Billion

ITC attorney: Barnes & Noble not violating Microsoft patents

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ITC staff lawyer Jeff Hsu in a discussion Monday said he would recommend to Administrative Law Judge Theodore Essex that Barnes & Noble hadn't violated the three patents at the heart of a Microsoft lawsuit. The recommendation isn't binding, but could be a strong clue as to the ruling Judge...
ITC attorney: Barnes & Noble not violating Microsoft patents

Hootsuite adds Statigram, YouTube, and Salesforce apps to its directory to boost brands' social performance

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Hootsuite has endured where other social-focused dashboards have fallen by the wayside. It has done so by accreting to itself not simply new features, but also applications from other providers to become a platform in and of itself. Today the company announced the addition of three new apps, each of...
Hootsuite adds Statigram, YouTube, and Salesforce apps to its directory to boost brands' social performance

Adobe updates Photoshop and Illustrator CS6 to get cozy on Retina displays

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Despite a brief mention when the first Retina display-wielding MacBook Pros were first announced this summer, Adobe hadn't officially made a compatibility announcement until now. The company has rolled out an update to both Photoshop and Illustrator CS6 that outfit the design software for Apple's high-res panels. To sweeten...
Adobe updates Photoshop and Illustrator CS6 to get cozy on Retina displays

Hadn't realized that Android has already almost overtaken iPhone in terms of mobile web ad impressions http://bit.ly/dlXfMt #ignite #where20

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Hadn't realized that Android has already almost overtaken iPhone in terms of mobile web ad impressions http://bit.ly/dlXfMt #ignite #where20
6 First-Hand Tips On How Startups Can Cope With Success

Kwedit Has Legs – Repayment Rate above 33%

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Kwedit is one of the more promising alternate payment methods for social gaming and other virtual good sellers online. If you don’t have a credit card and don’t want to get into the offers/scamville stuff, you don’t have a lot of options. Kwedit allows you to make a promise to...
Kwedit Has Legs – Repayment Rate above 33%

Wow: Google's Marissa Mayer is Yahoo's new CEO

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Google’s Marissa Mayer, one of the top executives at the search giant, has resigned to accept a position as the new CEO of Yahoo. The New York Times DealBook blog has confirmation and details of the news, which appears to come completely out of left field. Mayer hadn’t previously been named...
Wow: Google's Marissa Mayer is Yahoo's new CEO

Copyright Troll Submits Entire Filing About How 'Radical, Quasi-Anarchist' EFF Should Be Blocked From Participating In Case

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While not everyone agrees with the EFF's position on various issues, the group is still pretty widely respected in legal circles. So it seems a bit odd that a copyright troll has apparently decided to spend an entire filing trying to block the EFF from filing an amicus brief ("friend...
Copyright Troll Submits Entire Filing About How 'Radical, Quasi-Anarchist' EFF Should Be Blocked From Participating In Case
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