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Fuze Box Nabs Streaming Media Inventor Alan Lippman As Its New EVP

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We don’t cover most of the career moves or recruitments in the industry here at TechCrunch (we mostly keep track of those through CrunchBase), but some of them are just too noteworthy to not write about. Case in point: Fuze Box, the provider of Internet and mobile unified communications...
Fuze Box Nabs Streaming Media Inventor Alan Lippman As Its New EVP

Facebook says it may sue employers who demand job applicants' passwords

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Facebook has taken a stand against what it calls a "distressing increase" in reports of employers demanding the Facebook passwords of employees and job applicants. One such report came from the Associated Press this week, which detailed cases of interviewers asking applicants for Facebook usernames and passwords, a clear...
Facebook says it may sue employers who demand job applicants' passwords
Top jobs of the week in digital media

SOCIAL MEDIA INSIGHTS: A Breakdown Of Demographics For The Different Social Media Networks

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Social Media Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that collects and delivers the top social media news first thing every morning. You can sign up to receive Social Media Insights here or at the bottom of this post. Who Are These Social Media Users? (Pew Research)Pew Research Center...
SOCIAL MEDIA INSIGHTS: A Breakdown Of Demographics For The Different Social Media Networks

BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: How Mobile Devices Will Shake Up E-Commerce

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Mobile Insights is the new daily newsletter from BI Intelligence that collects and delivers the top mobile strategy news. It is delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. Look Where Mobile Is Going To Find The Key To Social (eMarketer and Memeburn)According an eMarketer study, CEOs agree...
BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: How Mobile Devices Will Shake Up E-Commerce

Nokia unveils two new cheap, social media-enhanced phones with 1.8″ display, dual SIM support

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Nokia this morning introduced two new low-cost phones, the Nokia 110 and Nokia 112, in an effort to appeal to young, urban consumers who can’t afford high-end smartphones. The phones, which are priced 35 euros and 38 euros respectively, come with a 1.8″ display, a VGA camera and dual SIM...
Nokia unveils two new cheap, social media-enhanced phones with 1.8″ display, dual SIM support

Internet may save endangered languages

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Vanishing languages spoken by only small groups of people around the world could be saved from extinction by social media networks and the internet....
Internet may save endangered languages

Texas Legislator Introduces Bill That Would Allow Legal Papers To Be Served To People's Social Media Accounts

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Well, this should be fun. A bill (a very short one) has been introduced into the Texas state legislature that would grant various entities the right to serve people legal papers via their social media accounts. This is more of an add on than an actual bill, giving process...
Texas Legislator Introduces Bill That Would Allow Legal Papers To Be Served To People's Social Media Accounts

Social Media Marketing Overload? Some Tips for Startups

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It is widely accepted that social media has transformed the landscape of marketing radically, and no longer can businesses - no matter their size or stage of development - afford to avoid social media. While the importance of developing one's brand online remains paramount - most obviously through the registration...
Social Media Marketing Overload? Some Tips for Startups

Should School be Taught in the Cloud?

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Should School be Taught in the Cloud? is a post from Chris PirilloOn March 5th, the U.S. Department of Education released its National Educational Technology Plan, which they named Transforming Education: Learning Powered by Technology. Some of the recommendations made in the report include things like having a computing device...
Should School be Taught in the Cloud?
Aussie startup's NFC tech makes touching a marketing opportunity

Anonymous Hacks Official North Korean Social Media Accounts

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As the world waits in bated breath and watches Pyongyang to make good on its nuclear threats, the hacker collective Anonymous has made its own move in the increasingly cyber conflict between North Korea and the world.  On Tuesday, the group claimed to have stolen 15,000 passwords from the communist...
Anonymous Hacks Official North Korean Social Media Accounts
Iterations: How ESPN Thinks About The Future Of Its Product And Technologies

Sky News to its reporters: ‘check with us before you tweet breaking news’

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According to a report by The Guardian, Sky News has instituted new rules for its reporters when it comes to Tweeting news from their personal accounts. The report references an internal email sent to Sky News journalists about how to conduct themselves on the micro-messaging platform with a series of...
Sky News to its reporters: ‘check with us before you tweet breaking news’

MARISSA MAYER: Here's Why I Just Bought Tumblr For $1.1 Billion (YHOO)

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Yahoo just bought Tumblr for $1.1 billion. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer explained her move in a Tumblr blog post. It reads:  Tumblr. + Yahoo! = !! I'm delighted to announce that we've reached an agreement to acquire Tumblr!  We promise not to screw it up.  Tumblr is incredibly special and has...
MARISSA MAYER: Here's Why I Just Bought Tumblr For $1.1 Billion (YHOO)

Tumblr's David Karp Apparently Doesn't Consider Profitability a Particularly Important Metric

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Man with the plan? (Photo: Twitter/SuccessMag) When you’re as stylish as Tumblr CEO David Karp, who needs to sweat the small stuff? Case in point: his company’s profitability. During an interview at a conference hosted by paidContent, he informed the audience that Tumblr isn’t making money—but it’s “not a metric that is...
Tumblr's David Karp Apparently Doesn't Consider Profitability a Particularly Important Metric

Social Media Memory App Timehop Adds "Pinterest for Your Past"

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The world’s gone Pinterest-crazy. Ladies like to use it. Web sites want to be it. Others could possibly want to sue it. And now another social media app is introducing “Pinterest-like” boards: Timehop. Timehop, in case you’e never used it, is a nifty social media aggregator that sends you daily...
Social Media Memory App Timehop Adds "Pinterest for Your Past"
Intel Capital goes for the hat trick, invests in third Brazilian fashion startup this year

Tablets are becoming an alternative to television for full-length content, Viacom study shows

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Tablets are becoming an alternative to television and to other devices for users to watch full-length TV episodes, Viacom reports. This is one of the findings of its latest study, “Tapping into Tablenomics”. As its name says, this report focused on tablet users, based on a combination of qualitative interviews...
Tablets are becoming an alternative to television for full-length content, Viacom study shows

Sky News clamps down on Twitter use

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Reporters banned from reposting non-company tweets and told to check with the news desk before breaking news storiesSky News has told its journalists not to repost information from any Twitter users who are not an employee of the broadcaster.An email to staff on Tuesday laid out new social media guidelines...
Sky News clamps down on Twitter use

UK supermarket Sainsbury’s rebrands its ‘tiger bread’ after girl’s letter goes viral

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Back in May 2011, three-and-a-half-year-old Lily Robinson wrote a letter to UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s, asking why its Tiger Bread was called that when it actually looks much more like a giraffe. Chris King, a 27-and-a-third-year-old who worked in the Sainsbury’s customer service team at the time, gave this heartfelt...
UK supermarket Sainsbury’s rebrands its ‘tiger bread’ after girl’s letter goes viral

The 10 Social Media Metrics Your Company Should Monitor

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While companies are starting to adopt Social Media for online marketing campaigns, and even letting employees participate, the question of ROI (Return on Investment) arises, along with doubts about what metrics to measure. How do you know how effective your social media campaigns are if you’re not measuring any metrics,...
The 10 Social Media Metrics Your Company Should Monitor
Online video: Google still bigger than Facebook, Yahoo, and VEVO combined

Yahoo Buys Tumblr and Promises "Not to Screw It Up"

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You already know all the details, but here’s the official word from Yahoo on its $1.1 billion Tumblr deal. Note the touches of Tumblr-like whimsy in the release, and Yahoo’s tacit acknowledgment that this sort of thing is easy for a big company to botch. Yahoo! to Acquire Tumblr Promises...
Yahoo Buys Tumblr and Promises "Not to Screw It Up"

MTV's Music Meter App Out Of Beta For Both iOS And Android

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Believe it or not, MTV actually does still care about music: its Music Meter mobile application has shed the beta tag with its 2.0 release, allowing users to see which artists are generating the most buzz across social-media networks and streaming sites. The new version is available for download...
MTV's Music Meter App Out Of Beta For Both iOS And Android

Superstar DJ Kaskade Partners with Dreamworks' Ptch App to Share Behind-the-Scenes Content with Fans

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Three weeks after launching out of incubation within Dreamworks Annimation, multimedia publishing platform Ptch is announcing the first dividends of its Hollywood heritage. The startup has inked a partnership with world-renowned DJ Kaskade for the star to use its storytelling app to share highlights from his recently launched “Freaks of Nature”...
Superstar DJ Kaskade Partners with Dreamworks' Ptch App to Share Behind-the-Scenes Content with Fans

Ray Kelly Finally Tells Cops to Clean Up Their Social Media Acts

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Shut it down. (Photo: Flickr) Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has laid down the law on what his 35,000-strong force can post on social media networks like Facebook and Twitter. According to a memo obtained by the New York Daily News, Mr. Kelly handed down the iron-fisted rules in a three...
Ray Kelly Finally Tells Cops to Clean Up Their Social Media Acts

Buffer bucks the startup secrecy trend as it finds growth

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It’s all too common to see news of companies raising several million in funding without any details from the founders on what they’ll do with the funding or how many users they’ve actually acquired on their service. Buffer, the app best known for allowing you to schedule your tweets in advance, turned...
Buffer bucks the startup secrecy trend as it finds growth

Survey: 75% of Companies Don't Collect Social Media Info

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A recent survey of the IBM SHARE user group found just 25% of respondents were collecting data from social media networks for business purposes, though many more are planning to do so in the near future....
Survey: 75% of Companies Don't Collect Social Media Info

Obama passes YouTube milestone as online videos remake campaigning

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President's channel passes 200m views as the medium - still young last time around - explodes on the 2012 campaign trailBarack Obama has passed a landmark in political campaigning by clocking up more than 200m views of his online videos on YouTube.Obama's YouTube feed, established in September 2006 when he...
Obama passes YouTube milestone as online videos remake campaigning
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