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Send-it-later service Buffer expands Chrome extension to support Facebook, Google Reader and more

thenextweb.com
Buffer launched its maiden Google Chrome extension last week, and now the service has expanded it beyond covering just Twitter to provide sharing options for Facebook, Google Reader and, interestingly, Reddit and HackerNews. As explained on its blog, the extension allows users of the service — who can ‘queue’ their social media postings to...
Send-it-later service Buffer expands Chrome extension to support Facebook, Google Reader and more

Twitter tiptoes further into the media business

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We’ve made the argument before that Twitter is effectively a media entity, distributing news and entertainment and other content to millions of readers in real time — although unlike traditional media entities, Twitter does this with anyone’s content rather than content it creates in-house. So far, the company has...
Twitter tiptoes further into the media business

Viddy investor: “it’s growing so fast, I have to keep refreshing to get myself up to date”

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Mark Zuckerberg’s dog is pretty famous, and cute, so the fact that both made their debut on social video site Viddy was pretty interesting news. Sure, simply signing up for a service doesn’t mean that there’s any intent to do anything other than play around, but given the recent Instagram...
Viddy investor: “it’s growing so fast, I have to keep refreshing to get myself up to date”

Microsoft Xbox Live to add Comcast, HBO Go tomorrow

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The next update to Microsoft’s XBox Live service is slated for release this Tuesday, and will include long-awaited applications from some heavy-hitting partners. Sources tell me that the update will have new content from Comcast’s video-on-demand service and HBO Go. Both Comcast and HBO were among the first new content...
Microsoft Xbox Live to add Comcast, HBO Go tomorrow
Flipboard Launches on iPhone in China, Makes Sina Weibo and Renren Available Worldwide

LinkedIn puts all of its data to good use with targeted updates for companies

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Popular companies who have set up a page on professional networking site LinkedIn know how powerful it is to be able to share updates to all of its followers, which is very similar to Twitter and Facebook functionality. If you have some interesting news to share about a new product,...
LinkedIn puts all of its data to good use with targeted updates for companies

News.me launches Exposé bookmarklet to help you find news shared by your friends

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Social discovery tool News.me helps you find relevant and interesting news based on what your friends are sharing on Twitter. We all get slammed with a river of links when checking our Twitter streams, so the tool has been extremely helpful to parse out the best of the best. Today,...
News.me launches Exposé bookmarklet to help you find news shared by your friends

Microsoft reportedly gears up to launch subsidized $99 Xbox on 2-year subscription

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In what could be a major game-changer for the industry, Microsoft is reportedly gearing up to launch a $99 Xbox console package, including a Kinect sensor, on a monthly subscription. The Verge is reporting that the package could be launched in Microsoft’s bricks-and-mortar stores in the US as soon as...
Microsoft reportedly gears up to launch subsidized $99 Xbox on 2-year subscription

James Cameron reaches the deepest point on Earth

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After years of preparation culminating in a frenzy of test dives in the South Pacific, James Cameron has become the first solo explorer of the Challenger Deep, which is at the bottom of the Mariana Trench — the deepest point in the world’s oceans. Previously measured at about 35,800 feet...
James Cameron reaches the deepest point on Earth

Stop Accepting Facebook Friend Requests

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What happens when we don't accept friend requests? Facebook brings them back in yet another attempt to "help" us get to know other people who may be in our network. When Facebook first entered college campuses in 2004, we friended people we knew. It became a game, a way to...
Stop Accepting Facebook Friend Requests

Judge orders Oracle to pay Google’s $300K in legal fees

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A jury decided this last month that Google did not infringe upon Oracle’s patents, but it has now come to light that Oracle must pay Google’s legal fees accrued from the trial. Oracle, a database software giant based in Redwood City, Calif., sued Google in August 2010, while alleging the Android operating system violated a number...
Judge orders Oracle to pay Google’s $300K in legal fees

Google vs Oracle bits: Original Google Phone, Android Revenue, & $10 data plans

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There is a lot of interesting news coming out of the Google/Oracle Java trial today. Yesterday Eric Schmidt gave his testimony to the court and today Andy Rubin took the stand where he revealed Google’s ambitions to sell 10 million Android tablets during 2011 and a few other pieces...
Google vs Oracle bits: Original Google Phone, Android Revenue, & $10 data plans

Sources Say Richard Branson Has Joined Dave Morin’s Slow Ventures

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Amen, the ‘strong opinions’ app that’s making waves and has high profile investors like Ashton Kutcher, released a new version of its iPhone app http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/amen/id468064893?mt=8 this week. It’s staying deliciously simple but Version 1.5 of the app added some long needed new features. It also took in a fresh $1m...
Sources Say Richard Branson Has Joined Dave Morin’s Slow Ventures

Hands-on with iPad 3 Front Glass, Rear Shell, and Cases (Updated: X-ray images)

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Keeping you, our dear M.I.C. readers updated, we have some very interesting news for you. Despite the rumors that Apple would be having no home button on their next-generation iPad, we have gotten our hands on the parts through our sources, and are now able to objectively tell you our...
Hands-on with iPad 3 Front Glass, Rear Shell, and Cases (Updated: X-ray images)

The power of Twitter

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How I became a convert to Twitter• The teaching and education community on Twitter is truly inspirationalI signed up for Twitter several years ago but struggled to understand the point. What is it? What is it for? What information can I share in 140 characters? I did what millions of...
The power of Twitter

Marketing Biz: Yahoo CEO Trashes Product Team, Can AOL Patch Patch?, New Searchmetrics Backlink Analysis Tool

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Welcome to the first edition of Marketing Biz, a new weekly column dedicated to business-related news and announcements in online marketing. Each Friday we’ll deliver the most interesting news items in the past week coupled with a quick take and perspective. Marketing business news for the... Please visit Marketing Land...
Marketing Biz: Yahoo CEO Trashes Product Team, Can AOL Patch Patch?, New Searchmetrics Backlink Analysis Tool

Twitter Using Social Info From The Web To Recommend Follows For You

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News updates all day from your Fast Company editors.Yesterday evening Twitter revealed a new service to its millions of users: Suggested follows. It's an expansion of its current recommendation engine that simply shows the same list to new joiners to Twitter, and it's rolling out in an number of countries...
Twitter Using Social Info From The Web To Recommend Follows For You

Cleveland Bus System Joins Over 100 Others In Being Sued For Patent Infringement For Notifying People If A Bus Is Running Late

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Roman points us to the interesting news that the Cleveland Regional Transit Authority has been sued for patent infringement for this daring and shocking bit of piracy: notifying riders that a bus may be late and when it's likely to arrive. You see most normal people would think that this...
Cleveland Bus System Joins Over 100 Others In Being Sued For Patent Infringement For Notifying People If A Bus Is Running Late

Love it or hate it, here’s our op-ed take on the week’s news

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This week brought a ton of interesting news, and as always, VentureBeat staff writers had an interesting take on it. In this week’s video, we discuss: The new hotness that is Halo 4 How to pitch your startup on a stage or at a conference A rash of scams...
Love it or hate it, here’s our op-ed take on the week’s news

Xbox 'Arcade NEXT' promotion announced

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Minecraft, Fable Heroes and Trials Evolution all part of Microsoft's latest digital gaming jamboreeXbox owners – did you picture yourselves making the most of the late spring sunshine this year? Whole days spent in the park, catching up on those George R.R. Martin books you got for Christmas? Perhaps a...
Xbox 'Arcade NEXT' promotion announced

Bing Gets Real-time Twitter Feeds

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Bing has started rolling out a new feature called Social Search. This allows you to see real-time results from Twitter right alongside your Bing search results. If that sounds familiar, it should. Google has been doing it for a little while now. This feature has been rolled out to a...
Bing Gets Real-time Twitter Feeds

Mediagazer: Techmeme Launches Memetracker for Media News

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Techmeme founder Gabe Rivera just launched Mediagazer, a new memetracker for topics related to media news. This new site will be based on the same technology as Techmeme, memeorandum, the gossip site WeSmich and the baseball memetracker Ballbug. The content on Mediagazer will be edited by Megan McCarthy. Sponsor As...
Mediagazer: Techmeme Launches Memetracker for Media News

This is interesting news. Elec cars. @VentureBeat: Live blogging the Tesla-Toyota press conference http://bit.ly/cHzxTB by @camillericketts

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This is interesting news. Elec cars. @VentureBeat: Live blogging the Tesla-Toyota press conference http://bit.ly/cHzxTB by @camillericketts

Ads? Check. @Anywhere? Check. Chirp? Check.

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In November, when Twitter COO Dick Costolo (@dickc) promised ads that we would "love" were on their way to the popular status update service, I promised to embrace the move, assuming the content was relevant. Now that Twitter's "Sponsored Tweet" model has been revealed, and promotional updates can be seen in...
Ads? Check. @Anywhere? Check. Chirp? Check.

Brizzly Teases Upcoming ‘Picnics’ Feature

techcrunch.com
Not being a fan of memory-hogging desktop clients, I prefer to use Web apps in my browser of choice (Google Chrome) for most everything. For Twitter, I tend to use Brizzly, a product of San Francisco-based Thing Labs, which was founded by former Googlers. It’s a nice Web app,...
Brizzly Teases Upcoming ‘Picnics’ Feature

Dave Winer is wrong and right about Twitter (comparing hype storms after the fact)

scobleizer.com
Dave Winer wrote an interesting piece about Twitter and Facebook and the relative hype of their press conferences. He says I will get all breathless about Google in a couple of weeks when they have their product announcements, the same way I got breathless about Facebook. Sorry, I doubt...
Dave Winer is wrong and right about Twitter (comparing hype storms after the fact)

Get the Latest on Twitter with Bing Social Search

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Have you ever searched for information on something that is happening right now, only to find out that there’s nothing matching what you’re looking for? News on an earthquake that just happened or information on a hot new product announcement may not show up until hours after the event actually...
Get the Latest on Twitter with Bing Social Search

Interesting news from @harperstudio and an interesting use of Twitter from their account today - http://j.mp/bDkRUz

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Interesting news from @harperstudio and an interesting use of Twitter from their account today - http://j.mp/bDkRUz

Plugins to be browser agnostic – gee where did I hear that before?

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There’s been some interesting news coming out of Google and Adobe regarding the idea of Chrome having built-in Flash support. As some have pointed out this is rather curious given Google’s apparent support for HTML5 but hey who are we to second guess the great Google eh. What is...
Plugins to be browser agnostic – gee where did I hear that before?
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?