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Don't break stories on Twitter, BBC journalists told

www.guardian.co.uk
As Sky News clamps down on staff Twitter updates, corporation tells reporters to file copy before tweeting itBBC journalists have been told not to break news stories on Twitter before they tell their newsroom colleagues.The new rules, which apply to all of the corporation's correspondents, reporters and producers, were announced...
Don't break stories on Twitter, BBC journalists told

To the BBC and others: Twitter is not your competition

gigaom.com
Just a day after Sky News told its journalists they should not post any kind of breaking news to Twitter — and also blocked them from retweeting anyone but an official Sky News account — the BBC has released a new version of its social-media policies that also requires...
To the BBC and others: Twitter is not your competition

Appsfire offers developers an in-app notification inbox

gigaom.com
Facebook and Foursquare have their own in-app notification inboxes that help alert users to updates, new friend requests and other news and activity. But the process is hard for many developers to build and most apps don’t offer such a feature. Now Appsfire, an app discovery platform, is launching a...
Appsfire offers developers an in-app notification inbox
The New BGR
Prepare for Hurricane Sandy with Google's Crisis Map
Evernote for Mac Update: Card View, Word Count, New Save Features, and More
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Study: Facebook Timeline Improves Fan Engagement For Brands

www.readwriteweb.com
Facebook posts by brands live longer on Timeline than they did prior to the social network’s massive overhaul, according to a study released Monday. While the analysis by London-based social media analytics firm Sotrender is limited in scope, covering just 130 brands headquartered in the U.K. and 5,000 posts, it is...
Study: Facebook Timeline Improves Fan Engagement For Brands

Exposed: YouPorn passwords in all their plain-text glory

arstechnica.com
As one of the top 100 websites in the world, the free porn video website, YouPorn, has a lot of subscribers. And as of late Tuesday night, at least 6,400 of those subscriber's passwords were exposed in a data dump on Pastebin that paired email addresses with plain text...
Exposed: YouPorn passwords in all their plain-text glory

Google fires back at Microsoft on tracking: Internet Explorer is “widely non-operational”

thenextweb.com
The war of words between Microsoft and Google has just been a raised a notch after Google released a statement in which it criticises the the Redmond-based firm, saying that settings for its Internet Explorer Web browser are “widely non-operational”. The comments come after Microsoft jumped into the brouhaha surrounding...
Google fires back at Microsoft on tracking: Internet Explorer is “widely non-operational”
Google responds to Microsoft over privacy issues, calls IE's cookie policy 'widely non-operational'

[Infographic] Survey: Consumers Are Concerned About Privacy, Tracking, Advertising

www.readwriteweb.com
How much do social and mobile service providers know about you? What are they doing with your personal information? If you're worried, you're not alone. A Harris Interactive survey commmissioned by TRUSTe, which helps its clients manage customer privacy, shows that 60% of adults surveyed are more concerned about their online...
[Infographic] Survey: Consumers Are Concerned About Privacy, Tracking, Advertising

Salesforce.com Sets Up Next Big Battle With Facebook Style Identity For The Enterprise

techcrunch.com
Salesforce.com is setting up the next big battle in the market with a new service they are calling Facebook style identity for the enterprise. The new service, which Marc Benioff first discussed on stage at Disrupt San Francisco 2012, is being called a single, social, trusted identity in the cloud...
Salesforce.com Sets Up Next Big Battle With Facebook Style Identity For The Enterprise

What makes or breaks a Web design is often hidden in the details

thenextweb.com
When first starting out on a project, major aspects of a site like color, form, shape and whitespace get all the attention. Of course, these traits are extremely important, but it’s imperative to see that larger elements of your site aren’t the only things that deserve your attention. Experienced designers know...
What makes or breaks a Web design is often hidden in the details

Twitter makes it easier to verify musicians, but what about the accounts that matter?

thenextweb.com
Don’t get me wrong, I love music quite a bit. In fact, I follow a few of my favorite bands and artists on Twitter. For the most part though, I don’t really get a lot of pressing or important information from those accounts. I consider it to be a novelty...
Twitter makes it easier to verify musicians, but what about the accounts that matter?

Google: Microsoft Is Full Of Shit

parislemon.com
Earlier today, I posted a link to a Microsoft blog post calling out Google for bypassing IE security measures. Google saw the post and sent me the following on-the-record statement (below). It’s a bit verbose, so I’ll summarize: “Microsoft is full of shit.” Statement: Attributable to Rachel Whetstone, Senior Vice...
Google: Microsoft Is Full Of Shit

Groupon breaks its Groupon Promise

venturebeat.com
This is the Groupon Promise, prominently plastered all over the Groupon site: If the experience using your Groupon ever lets you down, we’ll make it right or return your purchase. Simple as that. But when I put it to the test, I found the promise isn’t really simple as that....
Groupon breaks its Groupon Promise

Microsoft: Google Bypasses Privacy Settings in Internet Explorer, Too

allthingsd.com
Last Friday, a Wall Street Journal report revealed that Google and some advertising companies had been circumventing privacy settings in order to follow users browsing through the Safari browsing on the iPhone and on the Web. Now, Microsoft has said that Google is working around the privacy settings on its...
Microsoft: Google Bypasses Privacy Settings in Internet Explorer, Too
Parallels warns Mac users to not upgrade to Windows 8
Asus launches Windows 8 lineup: Vivo Tab RT keyboard bundle from $599, Taichi from $1,299
"Siri, does anyone still use you?" Yes, says survey
Kickstarter launches refreshed product pages with larger videos and a cleaner design
Digital Content: Clipboard is Digital Scrapbooking for Your Life
International Buying Machines? Nah, But IBM Is Developing An Augmented Reality Shopping App

FCC clears 3G Nexus 7 in preparation for Google's Android event on October 29

thenextweb.com
UK retailer Carphone Warehouse may have earlier opened preorders for the new LG Nexus 4 smartphone, confirming one of of Google’s launch products for its October 29 Android event, but now a listing on the FCC website has revealed that a 3G model of Google’s Nexus 7 is on its way,...
FCC clears 3G Nexus 7 in preparation for Google's Android event on October 29

Exposed: YouPorn passwords in all their plain-text glory

arstechnica.com
As one of the top 100 websites in the world, the free porn video website, YouPorn, has a lot of subscribers. And as of late Tuesday night, at least 6,400 of those subscriber's passwords were exposed in a data dump on Pastebin that paired email addresses with plain text...
Exposed: YouPorn passwords in all their plain-text glory

Apple denies Samsung claims it withheld juror info

news.cnet.com
Since losing a $1 billion patent-infringement judgment to Apple Samsung has accused the jury foreman of withholding important information and suggested Apple knew about it. Apple now says the claims are bunk. [Read more]...
Apple denies Samsung claims it withheld juror info
Newvem nets $4M to scan Amazon’s cloud

If You Read Just One Article About The Patent Mess, Make It This One

www.techdirt.com
Steven Levy has always been a great writer covering the tech industry, but his article on "the patent problem" for Wired is a must read, even if you're familiar with these stories. He does a great job illustrating just how screwed up the patent system is, focusing on a few...
If You Read Just One Article About The Patent Mess, Make It This One
Google responds to Microsoft’s privacy accusations
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