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You Think All Those Internet Protests Are Useless? Think Again

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Do you have friends constantly annoying you with Facebook or Change.org petitions about this cause or that? It seems impossible that hitting a Like button or adding your name to an Internet petition can possibly add up to much. But it can. It's not so much the show of...
You Think All Those Internet Protests Are Useless? Think Again

Pandora Partners with Facebook for Social Music

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Music discovery engine Pandora is receiving some deep social integration with Facebook, Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced today at the F8 Developer Conference.Made possible by Facebook’s new Open Graph protocol, Pandora will be able to stream music directly on Facebook.com from bands you’ve “liked” across the web. You’ll...
Pandora Partners with Facebook for Social Music

How Kickstarter could disrupt public radio

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“We interrupt our regular program . . .” These words, uttered into microphones across the country every few months, are the beginning of a recurring nightmare for public radio. Listeners dread the seemingly never-ending pledge drives, and radio executives sweat over the fear that their funding goals aren’t being met in...
How Kickstarter could disrupt public radio

Google Reader Adds HTML5 Support

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Google Reader has released a slew of new updates today, the most prominent being support for HTML5-powered videos and audio.As HTML5 gains steam, partially due to Apple’s war against Adobe Flash, more and more websites are switching to HTML5 interfaces that work on both the desktop and mobile phones....
Google Reader Adds HTML5 Support
Likely riding a massive speculation wave, Bitcoin prices exceed $200

To Pivot or Not to Pivot

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Editor’s note: Contributor Ashkan Karbasfrooshan is the founder and CEO of WatchMojo.  Follow him @ashkan. “To pivot, or not to pivot, that is the question: Whether ’tis Nobler in the mind to suffer The Slings and Arrows of outrageous Fortune, Or to take Arms against a Sea of troubles.” Hamlet, were it set in...
To Pivot or Not to Pivot

Dribbble: Twitter for Designers

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Part image library, part discussion forum and part game, Dribbble is a site by and for designers. Users upload bite-sized work samples and do a show-and-tell on their latest creations or works in progress.The site was in private beta until this past weekend, and Co-founder Dan Cederholm said the...
Dribbble: Twitter for Designers

Marketplace takes a look at how the iPad is made and who, exactly, builds it

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The unique privilege of jumpsuiting up and prowling the Foxconn factory floor may be reserved for the likes of Tim Cook and Nightline's Bill Weir, but thanks to American Public Media's Marketplace, we can all take a peek at the iPad production line. The above video is part of...
Marketplace takes a look at how the iPad is made and who, exactly, builds it

Twitter Launching “Points of Interest” to Tie Tweets to Places

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Earlier this year we predicted that Twitter would use geotagging to identify physical places via Twitter, and today Evan Williams announced at the Chirp conference that the company is doing just that with its new Points of Interest feature.The feature doesn’t appear to be live yet, but soon users...
Twitter Launching “Points of Interest” to Tie Tweets to Places

Facebook Turns Off Facebook Lite

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Facebook has stopped supporting its stripped-down Facebook Lite website. If you go to the old Facebook Lite address you’ll be redirected to the regular Facebook homepage.The change was announced on Facebook’s own Fan Page. The company didn’t elaborate on why it decided to axe Lite. Its brief status update...
Facebook Turns Off Facebook Lite

Brazilian Tech Blog Startupi Raises $300K From Redpoint eVentures, Initial Capital, And Others

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Startupi, a site covering the Brazilian startup scene, has raised a $300,000 seed round of its own. The team was pitched to me as the “TechCrunch of Brazil,” and in fact it has attracted the backing of Roi Carthy, who covers Israeli startups for TechCrunch. (Carthy invested through his firm...
Brazilian Tech Blog Startupi Raises $300K From Redpoint eVentures, Initial Capital, And Others
Virgin Mobile is indifferent to its gaping security holes, says developer

5 tips to make your bootstrapped venture work

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My life after graduating from George Washington University in the spring of 2009 began inauspiciously: Like millions of Americans, I was on the front end of what would turn out to be an extended economic recession, with little in the way of opportunity and a deep desire not to move...
5 tips to make your bootstrapped venture work

Tech Cocktail raises $2.5M from Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's Downtown Project for its tech publication

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Tech Cocktail, the technology-focused media organization, announced today that it has raised $2.5 million in its first round of funding. Provided by the Downtown Project, a Las Vegas initiative started by Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, the funds will be used to help grow its team as it seeks to expand...
Tech Cocktail raises $2.5M from Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's Downtown Project for its tech publication

Why Facebook will start serving ads on Instagram soon

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Most of the media coverage of Facebook’s latest proposed revisions to its legal agreements with users has focused on one change: the proposed elimination of users’ right to vote. The reality, however, is that this change probably won’t have any practical effect because a vote by users would almost certainly...
Why Facebook will start serving ads on Instagram soon

Posterous Upgrades Post Editor for Simple Multimedia Sharing

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Until today, the Achilles heel of Posterous’s super simple blogging service has been its less-than-stellar online post editor. Today, however, the startup is ready to unveil its completely overhauled Post Editor 2.0.Post Editor 2.0 is designed for supremely easy content management. You can now upload and arrange any combination of...
Posterous Upgrades Post Editor for Simple Multimedia Sharing

Bad Hotel and the five things every iOS developer must know

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UK developer Lucky Frame attracted huge critical acclaim for its offbeat strategy game, Bad Hotel, leading to decent sales in a congested market. Here's what they learned from the experienceBad Hotel is a great name for a smartphone game. Short, funny, intriguing - before you've even seen a single screenshot,...
Bad Hotel and the five things every iOS developer must know

New Workout App For Pebble Shows Why Your Wrist Might The New Hot Spot For Mobile Devs

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A new app created by Toronto-based developer and entrepreneur Alex Kennberg uses the Pebble to take users through a standard 7-minute workout (made popular through media coverage at outlets including the New York Times Magazine), and does so using only the tech on your wrist. It’s a great example of...
New Workout App For Pebble Shows Why Your Wrist Might The New Hot Spot For Mobile Devs

Library of Congress to Preserve Tweets for Eternity

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Today the Library of Congress is announcing that it’s doing its part to digitally preserve each and every public tweet since the beginning of time … err Twitter. It fittingly broke the news on Twitter earlier today. As a federal cultural institution, the Library of Congress exists for research...
Library of Congress to Preserve Tweets for Eternity

What Social Media Ad Types Work Best? [STATS]

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As time spent on social networking sites increases, advertisers are funneling more ad dollars into campaigns targeting users on those platforms.But what type of ads on Facebook or other social networks work the best? To find out, Psychster Inc. teamed up with Allrecipes to determine which kinds of ads...
What Social Media Ad Types Work Best? [STATS]

Pearson confirms Penguin/Random House merger talks

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On Thursday, the Financial Times reported that Random House and Penguin’s parent companies, Pearson and Bertelsmann, are in talks about merging the two publishers. (The FT is also owned by Pearson.) Now Pearson has released a statement confirming the report: Pearson notes recent media coverage regarding Penguin, its consumer publishing...
Pearson confirms Penguin/Random House merger talks

Where Are the Women Bloggers? They're Driving Your Sales

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If an agency has ever pitched you on outreach to women's blogs and they don't mention the BlogHer network, there's something wrong with them. BlogHer and its 2,500 contributing blog affiliates are celebrating the network's 5 year anniversary with the combined traffic of 21 million unique visitors per month and...
Where Are the Women Bloggers? They're Driving Your Sales
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Why buy an iPhone 5? Because you're caught in Apple's world | Benjamin Cohen

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The iPhone 5 is far from revolutionary, but millions of people have realised they're now committed to Apple's ecosystemA few days after I left my job as the technology correspondent for Channel 4 News, I spent time advising a major mobile phone manufacturer. The collection of marketing executives I sat...
Why buy an iPhone 5? Because you're caught in Apple's world | Benjamin Cohen

Online Dating Is Bigger Than Porn [Infographic]

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Online daters should no longer be considered a desperate minority that trolls the web for love. In fact, a fascinating infographic from Online Schools reveals the truth about online dating — it’s booming and might even be bigger than porn.Per the graphic — which pulls data from a number...
Online Dating Is Bigger Than Porn [Infographic]

The History of Location Technology [INFOGRAPHIC]

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With the recent rise of location-based social networks like Foursquare, Gowalla, and Loopt, it would appear that location technology is something new. But in fact, humans have been inventing clever ways to locate each other for many thousands of years.Even the basic technology that makes today’s location-based checkins possible...
The History of Location Technology [INFOGRAPHIC]

Microsoft to Google: standard-essential patent licensing 'is not a rug bazaar'

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Late on Monday, at around the same time that Judge Koh denied Apple an injunction against Samsung, Microsoft and wholly-owned Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility filed their post-trial briefs in the FRAND contract action in the Western District of Washington. They also submitted their proposed findings of fact and conclusions of...
Microsoft to Google: standard-essential patent licensing 'is not a rug bazaar'

Violent Flash Mobs Becoming a Problem in Philly

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Flash mobs are usually associated with randomized fun (or pantlessness), but in Philly, they’re basically akin to randomized violence. Last night, Mayor Michael Nutter and District Attorney Seth Williams took to the streets to spread a message to the city’s young, social media-savvy inhabitants: Flash mobs will not be...
Violent Flash Mobs Becoming a Problem in Philly
Apple, Google fall off list of America's 20 most-trusted companies

Travelocity Gnome Now Roaming on Foursquare

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Already moonlighting on Chatroulette, the beloved Travelocity Roaming Gnome has decided to participate in the location-sharing movement as well, and will be updating followers about his exotic whereabouts on Foursquare.The move rounds out the Gnome’s social media portfolio — which, in addition to Chatroulette, includes a very active presence...
Travelocity Gnome Now Roaming on Foursquare
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