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Facebook to reduce image sizes, lower character count for body copy in ads

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New Facebook ad specs reduce the maximum size of images and number of characters of body copy, according to a Facebook document uploaded by a number of Scribd users. Marketplace ads — which are traditional self-serve Facebook ads, not Sponsored Stories or page-post ads — will now allow a 99×72-pixel...
Facebook to reduce image sizes, lower character count for body copy in ads

It's Official: The Final Countdown To Arrested Development's Netflix Premiere Has Started

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Glory be! After seven long and miserable years without a new Arrested Development episode, Netflix has confirmed on Twitter that the cult comedy series will be back for 14 episodes on the video-streaming platform in May. Though reports have pinned the release date as May 4, Netflix’s content chief Ted...
It's Official: The Final Countdown To Arrested Development's Netflix Premiere Has Started

KeepHerHappy Remembers to Buy Her Flowers When You Probably Won’t

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“Fast forward to February of this year. I found myself, for one reason or another, in a grocery store at 4:30pm on Valentine’s Day trying to buy flowers. There were a bunch of other men there, all with fear in their eyes, hoping there was still something, ANYTHING left...
KeepHerHappy Remembers to Buy Her Flowers When You Probably Won’t

Indian Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap: 'Piracy Helps Deliver The Filmmaker's Message To The Masses'

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There have been plenty of artists inside and outside the system recognizing that, yeah, it sucks to not get paid for every copy of your work, but on the bright side, at least people are watching/listening/reading. Hit children's book Go The F**k to Sleep built buzz with unpaid copies roaming the internet....
Indian Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap: 'Piracy Helps Deliver The Filmmaker's Message To The Masses'

Data Science of the Facebook World

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More than a million people have now used our Wolfram|Alpha Personal Analytics for Facebook. And as part of our latest update, in addition to collecting some anonymized statistics, we launched a Data Donor program that allows people to contribute detailed data to us for research purposes. A few weeks ago we decided...
Data Science of the Facebook World
Why you're not spending enough to acquire customers

Nokia Boosts Talent Retention Plan

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Nokia boosted the maximum number of stock options the company can hand out to certain senior-level employees, in a move aimed at retaining key talent during its turnaround effort....
Nokia Boosts Talent Retention Plan

Why Path limits you to 150 friends

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Do you want to see the most relevant stories from all your friends, or all stories from just your best friends? That’s the fundamental difference between what Facebook will show you in your news feed, versus the information shared on Path. In an interview at South by Southwest, Path CEO...
Why Path limits you to 150 friends

Placecast Raises $3 Million For Location-Based Mobile Marketing Technology

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Placecast, a startup that creates a location-based mobile marketing technology, has raised $3 million in Series B funding from Quatrex Capital, ONSET Ventures and Voyager Capital. This brings Placecast’s total funding to $8 million. Placecast recently debuted its technology, called ShopAlerts, that allows retailers bring people into their stores by...
Placecast Raises $3 Million For Location-Based Mobile Marketing Technology

Apple and Foxconn vow to improve working conditions, which could boost costs for Dell, Sony Amazon and more

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In response to a wide array of issues discovered by the Fair Labor Association, Apple and Foxconn have entered into an agreement to improve working conditions at the Chinese manufacturer’s plants, reports Reuters. The pledge covers things like safety conditions, maximum number of working hours and overtime compensation. The agreement...
Apple and Foxconn vow to improve working conditions, which could boost costs for Dell, Sony Amazon and more

The end of slow public WiFi? Researchers develop new protocol that boosts WiFi performance by 700%

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Conferences, airports, cafes – they might offer free WiFi to visitors, but they are often sluggish in their operation because everyone else is hogging the connection. This issue might be a thing of the past, after a team of engineers at NC State University (NCSU) announced the development of WiFox (via...
The end of slow public WiFi? Researchers develop new protocol that boosts WiFi performance by 700%

German Square Competitor, SumUp, Partners With Odd Job Software Platform To Tap Into Pool Of 10,000 Repair People

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For the myriad European mobile card reader startups taking advantage of Square’s continued absence in the region, the race to build out their businesses and get big enough to survive the inevitable consolidation continues. The latest step for Berlin-based mobile payment startup SumUp is a partnership with app maker blue:solution software, developer of...
German Square Competitor, SumUp, Partners With Odd Job Software Platform To Tap Into Pool Of 10,000 Repair People

House Approves Revised Crowdfunding Bill, Sends It to Obama

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The U.S. House of Representatives today passed with a vote of 380-41 a final version of the JOBS Act, revised to conform with the Senate version. The new bill reduces the amount that unaccredited investors are allowed to contribut to “crowdfunding” for small companies. It also pushes the maximum number...
House Approves Revised Crowdfunding Bill, Sends It to Obama

Placecast Debuts Location-Based Mobile Marketing Technology ShopAlerts

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For brick and mortar retail shops, the biggest challenge right now is actually getting foot traffic in their stores. Earlier this week, The New York Times reported that retailer North Face is attempting to bring people into their stores by sending them text messages when they get near their...
Placecast Debuts Location-Based Mobile Marketing Technology ShopAlerts

Another tethering app for iOS, ‘iRandomizer Numbers’, sneaks onto the App Store

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Once every few weeks a new app hits Apple’s app store that has a very hidden, yet very sought after feature, tethering. We reported on one just a few weeks ago, called QuasiDisk, which has since been taken down by Apple. Another app called “PayUpSucker” also saw a similar fate....
Another tethering app for iOS, ‘iRandomizer Numbers’, sneaks onto the App Store

HOW TO: Clean Up Your Facebook Profile

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As the number of your Facebook friends and apps you (and them) are using increases, your Facebook news feed and wall can turn into one big mess. It’s nice to communicate with your friends, but if you can’t find useful posts amidst all those silly apps, or your real...
HOW TO: Clean Up Your Facebook Profile

Crowdsourced Streaming Music Service Jelli Arrives On Android, Adds SXSW Radio

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Jelli, the user-controlled music streaming service, is releasing a specially curated SXSW-themed station today, which will feature the indie bands playing at the festival. The playlist for the station will be crowdsourced in real-time and made available on both web and mobile. And speaking of mobile, Jelli has good news...
Crowdsourced Streaming Music Service Jelli Arrives On Android, Adds SXSW Radio
New MacBooks can manage many, many monitors

AT&T intros extra-large Mobile Share and pooled data plans with business in mind

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We can't vouch with any certainty that individual subscribers have embraced AT&T's Mobile Share plans with open arms. Corporate customers (and simply the very well-heeled) are another matter: they could use big buckets of data to get their many devices online, which is why AT&T is adding considerably more...
AT&T intros extra-large Mobile Share and pooled data plans with business in mind
A fast NAS with class: 5 months with the Synology DS-412+

29.24M Mobile Number Portability Requests In India In December 2011

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The Indian telecom regulator has informed that, according to data provided by service providers, as many as 29.24 million subscribers submitted number porting requests during the month of December in 2011, as compared to 25.83 million porting requests in November 2011, an increase of 13.17% month on month. The maximum...
29.24M Mobile Number Portability Requests In India In December 2011

Play, Live, Act Now with friends in P.L.A.N.

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P.L.A.N. (short for Play, Live, Act Now) is a new iOS app from Pocket Media Private Limited. It’s available now as a free download from the App Store and carries no additional in-app purchases. P.L.A.N. is the latest addition to the currently-fashionable crop of apps that allow users to attempt...
Play, Live, Act Now with friends in P.L.A.N.

Brightcove Prices IPO At $10-$12 Per Share

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Online video service Brightcove will price its IPO between $10 and $12 per share, according to a new filing with the SEC. The company first filed for the IPO back in August of last year, saying it wanted to raise up to $50 million. Now, $50 million is at the...
Brightcove Prices IPO At $10-$12 Per Share
Limited Run Helps Record Labels Kick It Old School with Vinyl-centric Storefront

Version Control And Backup Software AutoVer

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A single backup is sometimes not enough which is especially true for files that are changed a lot. Think of a programmer who saves dozens of revisions of the same file throughout the day or a writer who adds to a document so that it grows by the minute.Version control,...
Version Control And Backup Software AutoVer

So Who’s On Facebook Because of You?

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Facebook now displays detailed invite history to all their users. 1. If you would like to know who all have joined Facebook because of you, go here. 2. If you would like to see a list of all people whom you have invited to join Facebook but they are...
So Who’s On Facebook Because of You?

Foxconn Workers Express Concern Over Reduced Overtime

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In the wake of yesterday's announcement from the Fair Labor Association that it had reached an agreement with Foxconn to reduce the maximum number of working hours for its employees at its Apple production facilities, Reuters reports that Foxconn workers are concerned about the move's impact on their salaries. The...
Foxconn Workers Express Concern Over Reduced Overtime

Apple retail revenues per visitor reach new record

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In the US, on a sales per square foot basis, Apple retail continues to perform twice as well as Tiffany & Co., the second best retailer, and three times as well as lululemon athletica, the third best retailer. The latest quarter showed a 7% growth in visitors and a new...
Apple retail revenues per visitor reach new record

Office 365 For Business Is Here. Good Luck Figuring Out What It'll Cost You

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Office 365, Microsoft's cloud-based office suite, is moving the turf war against Google Docs to the business world with today's announcement of business-ready subscriptions. But you'll need a spreadsheet to figure out which of six different options you'll need - not to mention what it'll cost. It's easier to first explain...
Office 365 For Business Is Here. Good Luck Figuring Out What It'll Cost You
Startups: For Uber, Doubling Fares Post-Storm Could Exact A Price
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