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The SEOmoz Help Team: How We Do Customer Service

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Posted by Aaron Wheeler If you're reading this blog, congratulations! You are a customer of SEOmoz. I've probably personally spoken to at least a few of you, and provided help and support to many more of you. Have you ever wondered how SEOmoz supports 15,000 PRO members and over 250,000...
The SEOmoz Help Team: How We Do Customer Service

This App Schedules A Date Between Two People Who Know Nothing About Each Other

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OkCupid is trying to make it even easier for people to find love.  Today, the dating company is launching a standalone app called Crazy Blind Date that sets up dates for single people. To use it, all you have to do is sign up, create a basic profile, select places...
This App Schedules A Date Between Two People Who Know Nothing About Each Other

Post-Acquisition, Brightcove's Zencoder Adds Live Streaming And Instant Playback

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Video distribution company Brightcove announced its acquisition of Zencoder to coincide with its second-quarter earnings announcement in July, paying $30 million for the cloud encoding startup. But that doesn’t mean it’s done innovating. In fact, Brightcove is already adding more features and functionality to the new encoding side of its...
Post-Acquisition, Brightcove's Zencoder Adds Live Streaming And Instant Playback

Kiip Launches Version 2 Of Its API To Move Beyond Rewards And Achievements Into "Moments"

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Kiip, a company that allows app developers to embed both real-world and virtual rewards and achievements within their own app has announced version 2 of its API this evening, and it sets the company up to step outside of its gaming genre. Basically, the company is surfacing a new system...
Kiip Launches Version 2 Of Its API To Move Beyond Rewards And Achievements Into "Moments"

Hassle-Free Photo Books in One Couch Sitting

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Though digital photos give us the instant gratification we crave, they’re all-too fleeting, quickly forgotten after they’re posted or left buried on phones, memory cards and desktop programs. For this reason, physical photo books are big crowd pleasers. But they can take days or weeks to finish. I speak...
Hassle-Free Photo Books in One Couch Sitting

Millennials Will Lose 'Face-To-Face Social Skills' And 'Deep-Thinking Capabilities' By 2020

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Experts are growing more concerned about the effect of technological advancement on a generation of Americans. According to a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center and Elon University, more than half of the 1,021 respondents believe that constant multitasking and zealous decision-making capabilities will generally produce positive outcomes for young...
Millennials Will Lose 'Face-To-Face Social Skills' And 'Deep-Thinking Capabilities' By 2020
The delicious snacks of CES: tradeshow tailgating
Mobile Commerce App PayDragon Launches Checkout, Shipping Almost Anything In 2 Days Or Less
Software: Coders Get Instant Gratification With Khan Academy Programming
Yahoo is coming for your iPads, via your TVs

Flirting, Dating or Breaking Up On Valentine's Day? There's an App for That

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Today is Valentine's Day. If you're not coupled up, you're probably either laying low, thinking about flirting with someone, dropping witty one-liners all over the place, trying to figure out why your last relationship didn't work out or contemplating what "love" is, anyway. It's all pretty confusing, and the Internet...
Flirting, Dating or Breaking Up On Valentine's Day? There's an App for That
Unlike Instagram, Flickr latches on to Twitter
With Retro Game Crunch, Kickstarter backers can have their games and play them too

Daily Wrap: Facebook's Offsite Mods Know More Than You Think

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The offsite moderators for Facebook have user information that might make some Facebook users uneasy. This and more in today's Daily Wrap. Sometimes it's difficult to catch everything that hits tech media in a day, so we wrap up some of the most talked about stories. We give you a...
Daily Wrap: Facebook's Offsite Mods Know More Than You Think

Draw Something nosedives: Is Zynga losing its touch?

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It’s barely a month since Zynga surprised everyone by splashing out $200 million to buy OMGPOP, the makers of the mobile smash hit Draw Something. But while Zynga CEO Mark Pincus was all smiles on signing the deal, he may be less impressed six weeks on, thanks to an intriguing...
Draw Something nosedives: Is Zynga losing its touch?
Imgur doubles monthly page views to 2B in just 5 months

Social gifting startup Treater launches mobile apps to let you treat friends to coffee, beer and more

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It was just last month that we reported Treater had secured $2.5 million in seed funding, as it rolled its ‘instant’ social and mobile gifting service out into public beta. And today, the Washington, DC-based company is announcing another ‘treat’ for fans…native mobile apps. Just to recap, Treater enables users...
Social gifting startup Treater launches mobile apps to let you treat friends to coffee, beer and more
Samsung's $1 billion payout to Apple can wait until next year

Vyclone Launches An iPhone App For Truly Social Video Creation And Sharing

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There’s no shortage of ‘social/mobile/location-based’ video sharing apps out there, which will let you take a video and maybe slap a filter on it and share what you’re doing with people nearby and show off how friggin cool you are. Think Socialcam/Viddy/Klip/etc. But how social is that, really? Well how...
Vyclone Launches An iPhone App For Truly Social Video Creation And Sharing

Gamers Get a Glimpse of Steam for Mac [VIDEO]

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If you’ve been wondering how Valve’s digital game distribution service Steam for Mac will compare to its original Windows implementation, wait no longer. A video demonstrating Steam for the Mac has been leaked onto that provincial little backyard known as the internets, revealing an interface that’s much the same...
Gamers Get a Glimpse of Steam for Mac [VIDEO]

Opinion-Polling Network Thumb Now Routes Questions By Location For More Relevant Answers

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Thumb, the opinion-polling network that lets people get real-time crowdsourced recommendations, has today launched a new update to the app routes questions in a totally new way: by location. This was something that founder Dan Kurani said was always in Thumb’s plan, but that patience was the key. “We wanted...
Opinion-Polling Network Thumb Now Routes Questions By Location For More Relevant Answers

The rise of mobile phone photography | Guardian photography guide

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From candid snapshots to sleek ad campaigns and everywhere in between, mobile phone photography has advanced rapidly in a few short yearsYour phone camera is your best camera, because it's always with you. When people say this about mobile photography, or iphoneography as it's also called, they're usually talking about snapping those...
The rise of mobile phone photography | Guardian photography guide

As downloads grow, hard drives shrink -- the average iOS game is now 60MB

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Apple’s decision to increase the cellular data download limit from 20 to 50 megabytes has led to a dramatic and noticeable increase in iOS app size reports ABI Research. According to the latest study from the company’s Mobile Application Markets service, the global average size of an iOS app was...
As downloads grow, hard drives shrink -- the average iOS game is now 60MB
Jifiti Lets You Teleport Products To Your Friends...Sorta
StumbleUpon reinvents the stumble in stunning new app for iPhone, iPad
Piki.fm Goes From Beta To Public As TurnTable Launches Its New Social Network For Music Lovers

PlayMob Raises Funding To Incentivise Social Games To Carry Charitable Virtual Goods

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PlayMob, who’s product GiverBoard lets charities fundraise via a clever in-game micro-payment mechanic, has secured £500,000 ($787,000) funding from NESTA and Midven alongside angel investors. The team will now expand from 8 to 13 and the product gets a decent shot in the arm. Founded in 2007, Playmob’s GiverBoard lets...
PlayMob Raises Funding To Incentivise Social Games To Carry Charitable Virtual Goods

Noise, meet Signal: How an Asian ad network has nailed content discovery

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With a name like NuffnangX, it’s hard to know whether to expect a medicinal supplement or a British ska band. NuffnangX is actually the newest content discovery and “Social Blog Stalking” mobile app released by Asian blog advertising network Nuffnang. As for the name, it means “very cool” in the...
Noise, meet Signal: How an Asian ad network has nailed content discovery

For Your Mobile App, the Secret to Success

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When it comes to mobile applications, user experience is key to their success. As an investor, I get to see several new apps a week and I can’t tell you how many of their UIs are cluttered and fail to make clear the crux of their value fast enough. Meanwhile,...
For Your Mobile App, the Secret to Success
Codecademy's New API Lab Lets Wannabe Devs Tinker With NPR, Twilio, SoundCloud, And More
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