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Lessons from Path and Pinterest: Tell users everything

gigaom.com
Path and Pinterest are probably two of the hottest social services right now, racking up millions of users and generating an ocean of favorable coverage. But both have gotten tripped up by the same thing that has made the social web a minefield for both Facebook and Google: namely,...
Lessons from Path and Pinterest: Tell users everything

Former Googlers Launch YC-Backed Delupa: A PageRank For Daily Deals

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If you were to stop for a moment and consider what your perfect deals site would be, chances are it doesn’t look a whole lot like any of the big names currently operating in the space. When it comes down to it, we all have our own individual preferences when...
Former Googlers Launch YC-Backed Delupa: A PageRank For Daily Deals

Where’s the outcry on the U.N. push to regulate the Internet?

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A regulated Internet regime would disrupt the global free flow of information and commerce. So where is the business opposition to the United Nations’ effort to control the web? [cnnmoney-byline src="By Nina Easton, senior editor-at-large"] FORTUNE — The bureaucrats at the United Nations, prodded by developing countries and exemplars of democracy...
Where’s the outcry on the U.N. push to regulate the Internet?
Color reborn: video-broadcasting service bets big on Verizon, adds audio and ups quality

Four Companies Demo New Marketing Technology at Daily Deal Summit

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(Daily Deal Media) All the tech world loves a demo, so we couldn’t leave yesterday’s Daily Deal Summit without catching the Tech Showcase. Four CEOs--slowly losing their audience to lunch--were each assigned eight minutes to sell us on new solutions. Billed as having the potential to "dramatically improve" attendees' businesses, how...
Four Companies Demo New Marketing Technology at Daily Deal Summit
IPv6 denial-of-service attacks appear, and we’re not ready

Speak up: Why the Feds want voice recognition tech to cut distraction in cars

www.extremetech.com
“Siri, let’s build a talking car.” That’s the likely outcome of the government’s latest proposal to cut driver distraction. The US Department of Transportation wants to reduce or ban hand input and require voice input control of connected smartphones and music players. Automakers may wind up having to install on-board...
Speak up: Why the Feds want voice recognition tech to cut distraction in cars

Nearly every Windows Phone app will work on handsets running the Tango update

thenextweb.com
According to the Verge, Microsoft has made it known that it expects around 95% of Windows Phone apps to run on low-end handsets that employ its upcoming Tango update. Tango, long-expected to be a separate ‘fork’ in the Windows Phone line, is instead an update to the current ‘Mango’ edition...
Nearly every Windows Phone app will work on handsets running the Tango update

Windows Phone is headed for a life of fragmentation

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If you’re one of the handful who has taken a Windows Phone leap of faith, bad news: Your device is forever stuck with Windows Phone 7. People close to the company say Microsoft will only make Windows Phone 8 available on new phones that are released later this year, according...
Windows Phone is headed for a life of fragmentation

Is the Mobile Pendulum Swinging From Apps to the Web?

gigaom.com
The number of mobile-friendly websites is increasing faster than expected, according to the latest data from Taptu, a touch-focused mobile search company. Not only is the touch web growing, it’s growing at a faster rate than Apple’s iTunes App Store, which currently has an annualized revenue rate of nearly...
Is the Mobile Pendulum Swinging From Apps to the Web?

CTIA Roundtable: Biz Stone, Aneesh Chopra and James Cameron

mashable.com
Wrapping up this year’s CTIA mobile show here in Las Vegas is a special round table of thought leaders: Twitter’s Biz Stone, U.S. CTO Aneesh Chopra and filmmaker James Cameron came together with host and CNBC anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera to discuss the impact of mobile technology on business, media...
CTIA Roundtable: Biz Stone, Aneesh Chopra and James Cameron

Brightkite’s GroupText Is a Text Messaging Party Line

jkontherun.com
When I think about the lowest common denominator of mobile communications, text messaging follows close behind voice. Obviously, every phone offers voice capability by definition, but texts are nearly as ubiquitous. Email is catching up as consumers leave basic feature phones for smartphones — and many feature phones offer either...
Brightkite’s GroupText Is a Text Messaging Party Line

A Bill of Rights in Cyberspace

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In my Media Guardian column this Monday, I will suggest that we need a Bill of Rights in Cyberspace as a set of amendments to John Perry Barlow’s 1996 Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace. Note that I do not suggest the establishment a Constitution of the Internet; I think...
A Bill of Rights in Cyberspace

★ Middleware and Section 3.3.1

daringfireball.net
Miguel de Icaza wrote a thoughtful, informative piece this week regarding how MonoTouch works, and how it might avoid conflicting with Apple’s new Section 3.3.1. It was published two days ago, thus, before Steve Jobs’s “Thoughts on Flash” essay was published. de Icaza’s theory on the business case for the...
★ Middleware and Section 3.3.1

The 100 Worst Pins On Pinterest

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It's the ludicrously hot startup of the moment, with a hockey-stick adoption curve and a whole mess of clones. It's where you go to spend hours staring longingly at shoes you can't afford and dishes you're too lazy to cook. It's also the place where you discover that your Great...
The 100 Worst Pins On Pinterest

Brightkite’s GroupText Is A Text Messaging Party Line

jkontherun.com
When I think about the lowest common denominator of mobile communications, text messaging follows close behind voice. Obviously, every phone offers voice capability by definition, but texts are nearly as ubiquitous. Email is catching up as consumers leave basic feature phones for smartphones — and many feature phones offer either...
Brightkite’s GroupText Is A Text Messaging Party Line

Microsoft Support for HTML 5 Helps Break A Logjam But Does It Matter?

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The news broke yesterday about the Microsoft General Manager who said that that the "future of the Web is HTML 5." But it's important enough for us to write about even if in the long run it still does not solve the issues with earlier versions of the Internet Explorer...
Microsoft Support for HTML 5 Helps Break A Logjam But Does It Matter?

SXSW 2010 for Publishers

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A ReadWriteWeb Guide Ever since its inception, the Internet has blurred the boundaries between author and audience. Whether you're a blogger, a pillar of the printed word, a podcast coinnaseur or a developer dealing with the latest CMS, navigating the next step in Internet publishing can be a feat. So,...
SXSW 2010 for Publishers
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