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The Most Social Super Bowl Breaks Records, Offers Advertisers Lessons

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Twitter did not crash and the Super Bowl became the most tweeted sporting event in history, averaging more than 10,000 tweets per second. That wasn't all that surprising: continued growth of the social network, not to mention tablet and smartphone technology that make it easier to tweet while watching television,...
The Most Social Super Bowl Breaks Records, Offers Advertisers Lessons

Preen.me rocks social in a way no other Israeli company has, period

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I’ve known Tamar Yaniv Klorman, CEO of Preen.me, for a decade now, from way back in the day when we both worked in gaming. When she first started the company (which was originally called Lushlee) almost a year ago, she called me to meet for coffee and to hash out...
Preen.me rocks social in a way no other Israeli company has, period

Secret Microsoft policy limited Hotmail passwords to 16 characters

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For years, Microsoft engineers have quietly limited Hotmail passwords to 16 characters, a revelation that has surprised and concerned some users who have long entered passcodes twice that long to access accounts. One such user is Costin Raiu, the director of the global research and analysis team at antivirus...
Secret Microsoft policy limited Hotmail passwords to 16 characters
Nokia engineer shows how to pirate games from the Windows 8 store

Use This App Right Now To Check If Your LinkedIn Password Was Hacked (LNKD)

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Now you can check if your LinkedIn account password was stolen by hackers earlier today, thanks to a handy app called LeakedIn. A huge number of passwords were leaked from LinkedIn earlier today and shared on a Russian hacker site. LeakedIn will check to see if you password is on...
Use This App Right Now To Check If Your LinkedIn Password Was Hacked (LNKD)

What Britons need to know about U.K. 'cookie law'

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Let's be honest, the U.K. has made a right hash-up of implementing the cookie law from start to finish. It came into force Saturday. Here's everything you need to know. [Read more]...
What Britons need to know about U.K. 'cookie law'

The Instagram-Facebook backlash?

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As you all know, I am just massive Instagram junkie. I spend an inordinate amount of time on the service. And so do a lot of other people. Many of them are very passionate people who signed up for the service because it was anti-Facebook. It seems like these passionate...
The Instagram-Facebook backlash?

Daily Report: Europe's Plan for GPS Limps to Crossroads

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Europe's commitment to a new, European-controlled satellite navigation system will be decided in Brussels this week, when European leaders will try to hash out a long-term budget for the 27-nation bloc....
Daily Report: Europe's Plan for GPS Limps to Crossroads

CE-Oh no he didn't!: HTC's CMO Ben Ho says the Galaxy S 4 is just 'more of the same'

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First it was Apple, then LG, and now we have HTC also trolling Samsung's Galaxy S 4 launch in New York. Before the doors opened at Radio City Music Hall, the Taiwanese company kindly gave out hot cocoa and snacks while showing off the One to folks lined up...
CE-Oh no he didn't!: HTC's CMO Ben Ho says the Galaxy S 4 is just 'more of the same'

Microsoft's Anti-Google Campaign Gets a Boost, From Google

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For the last few months, Microsoft has been running a pointed PR and ad campaign against Google, where it accuses the search giant of screwing over its customers. You gotta hand it to Microsoft: Yesterday they got Google to help promote their message for them. On Wednesday afternoon, shortly after...
Microsoft's Anti-Google Campaign Gets a Boost, From Google

Why Startup Entrepreneurs Need to Communicate Like George Bush More Than Al Gore

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Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Mark Suster (@msuster), a 2x entrepreneur, now VC at GRP Partners. He publishes more frequently over on his blog BothSidesoftheTable It is election season. So it’s tempting to think this is going to be a partisan post – it is not. I use George Bush...
Why Startup Entrepreneurs Need to Communicate Like George Bush More Than Al Gore

Facebook and Twitter: SalesForce.com Offers Social, Real Time Enterprise Tools

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Today, Saleforce takes the wraps off Chatter pilot program. After several months of testing with select customers, it is going into production for this group. We reviewed Chatter with SalesForce's VP of Corporate Strategy, Bruce Francis and SVP Product Marketing, Kraig Swensrud to find out what all the excitement was...
Facebook and Twitter: SalesForce.com Offers Social, Real Time Enterprise Tools

Is A Hash Of Hash Of A Torrent Of A Torrent Of Copyrighted Data Copyrighted?

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Let’s try to parse this. Pirate Bay (.se) user allisfine just recently uploaded a torrent to the site that is a collection of all the magnet identifiers for the entire site (actually, only about a quarter of the site, but all the publicly visible ones). That is to say, it...
Is A Hash Of Hash Of A Torrent Of A Torrent Of Copyrighted Data Copyrighted?

Path vows contact data 'hashing' in next update, chases privacy certification

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Path is still trying to pave over those privacy cracks, promising that its next update will "hash" the contact data it previously used to suck up without prior warning. Last month, the app was caught with its digital fingers inside users' address books and while the subsequent (and understandly...
Path vows contact data 'hashing' in next update, chases privacy certification

Tim Cook and Larry Page reportedly chat about patent war

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According to Reuters, Tim Cook and Larry Page have been having behind the scenes chats over the last week or so, most notably about the ongoing patent proxy war between the two companies. According to sources, the Apple and Google CEOs spoke last week over the phone and are...
Tim Cook and Larry Page reportedly chat about patent war

Australian ISP: Negotiating With Hollywood Over Copyright Is Like Talking To A Brick Wall

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We just mentioned the charade happening down in Australia, where the entertainment industry, the government and some ISPs are meeting in total secrecy to try to hash out a "voluntary" plan to deal with online infringement. Of course, not only won't any agreement work, the whole process is stupid. Thankfully,...
Australian ISP: Negotiating With Hollywood Over Copyright Is Like Talking To A Brick Wall

ARM forms UK group to foster an Internet of Things, put 50 billion devices online by 2020

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ARM isn't content with dominating the mobile space. It's been by the far the most vocal about an Internet of Things where everything is connected -- and to make that happen, it just established an industry forum in the UK that it hopes will establish common ground for all...
ARM forms UK group to foster an Internet of Things, put 50 billion devices online by 2020

Think Before You Tweet, And Other Good Advice From The Experts

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Officially, Sree Sreenivasan is the dean of student affairs and a professor at Columbia University's Journalism School, but for many he is the curator of Sree's Tips, a Tumblr blog crammed with how-to social media information, as well as a leading figure in the social media movement. This past weekend...
Think Before You Tweet, And Other Good Advice From The Experts

RT @chrisboutet: RT @newser Hash Smoker Calls Cops to Complain After Girlfriend Morphs Into Dolphin http://bit.ly/dgFfpA

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RT @chrisboutet: RT @newser Hash Smoker Calls Cops to Complain After Girlfriend Morphs Into Dolphin http://bit.ly/dgFfpA

Verizon will support Mobile Hotspot on the new iPad, AT&T still working on it

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It's no secret that the new iPad will offer the ability to share a data connection with other devices through a mobile hotspot, but the feature doesn't do any good if your wireless network doesn't offer it. Representatives from Verizon and AT&T sent tweets this morning that raised more...
Verizon will support Mobile Hotspot on the new iPad, AT&T still working on it
HTC passes over Samsung on MWC buzz meter

Magnetic links become the official currency of Pirate Bay

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The Pirate Bay announced more than two years ago that it would stop supporting .torrent files in favor of magnet links. Today TBP made the change official.The Swedish file hosting site replaced all .torrent files being shared by 10 users or more with magnet links. The magnet links are...
Magnetic links become the official currency of Pirate Bay

Your Nude Photobucket Photos Can Still Get Fusked

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Photobucket, that almost-obsolete image hosting site almost no one talks about anymore, became news again this week with a nude-photo privacy-breach scandal related to a long-known-about security problem in how it links to photos. Photobucket says a fix has been available to users for two years, but based on this...
Your Nude Photobucket Photos Can Still Get Fusked
Sprint reportedly looking to team up with Dish on its proposed national wireless network

Jenni Hogan’s social TV experiment: What we learned

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Like many of you in the Seattle region, I stayed up past my bedtime last night (well, it was past my bedtime, at least) to watch Jenni Hogan’s experiment in social television on KIRO-TV — a show blending live television and online streaming with real-time interaction on Facebook and Twitter....
Jenni Hogan’s social TV experiment: What we learned

Apple adds 'unique_identifier' to in-app purchase receipts, not UDID, may be related to recent breach

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Apple has begun adding a new field to its in-app purchase receipts entitled ‘unique_identifier’. The addition of the field was reported by Macrumors, but contrary to its article, it does not appear to contain a Unique Device Identifier (UDID), something that Apple has been instructing developers to move away from....
Apple adds 'unique_identifier' to in-app purchase receipts, not UDID, may be related to recent breach

Apple requests to obscure Samsung logos on courtroom displays, exclude Steve Jobs’ quotes

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With litigation between the two companies in California still underway and a trial date set for July 30, Foss Patents today reported Apple and Samsung filed a joint statement with Judge Lucy Koh outlining the “evidence-related issues” they hope to discuss in the months leading up to trial. Perhaps the...
Apple requests to obscure Samsung logos on courtroom displays, exclude Steve Jobs’ quotes

StockTwits launches new responsive design and infinite scrolling interface

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StockTwits has added a couple of new features to its website recently, including a design that changes depending on the size of your browser or display and infinite scrolling. Howard Lindzon, founder and CEO of StockTwits, made the announcement earlier today in a blog post: Regardless of screen size, you...
StockTwits launches new responsive design and infinite scrolling interface

Mega's Security Appears To Be Surprisingly Bad

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We were a little skeptical of Kim Dotcom's new Mega cloud storage offering, in part because the claims of security and privacy seemed somewhat dubious upfront. We didn't see how it would be reasonably possible to do everything the service claimed it was doing in a manner that really kept...
Mega's Security Appears To Be Surprisingly Bad

This is ridiculous: Microsoft no longer accepts long passwords, shortens them for you

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Microsoft doesn’t like it if you use long passwords in Hotmail. In fact, the software giant won’t let you use a really long one anymore, and recently started prompting users to only enter the first 16 characters of their password. As you can see in the screenshot above, courtesy of...
This is ridiculous: Microsoft no longer accepts long passwords, shortens them for you
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