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For Netflix and the SEC, a Facebook Share Should Be Public Enough

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Most people worry about over-sharing on Facebook. Under-sharing? Not so much. Except, that is, for the Securities and Exchange Commission, which is considering taking action against Netflix for a Facebook post made by Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. The whole ordeal is strange. The SEC’s main beef: Netflix didn’t disclose potentially...
For Netflix and the SEC, a Facebook Share Should Be Public Enough

What Should Twitter Ads Look Like? And Will You Really Love Them?

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Twitter is getting closer to launching its own advertising on the micro-messaging service. Speaking on an advertising industry panel yesterday, the company’s head of monetization, Anamitra Banerji, confirmed that Twitter would launch its own advertising platform within a month or so, at least in a beta test. Twitter has...
What Should Twitter Ads Look Like? And Will You Really Love Them?
Dragon Drive puts a Siri-like assistant in your car

Apple posts iPad mini Christmas ad spot highlighting device's features and benefits of FaceTime

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Apple has published its Christmas-themed iPad TV commercial which emphasizes the use of FaceTime for keeping in touch with family and loved ones over the festive period and the smaller device’s features. The ad itself — spotted by MacStories — features a young girl who uses FaceTime to play the...
Apple posts iPad mini Christmas ad spot highlighting device's features and benefits of FaceTime

GroupMe Experiences partners with Zozi, Excursionist and Underground Eats for super unique group fun

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The future of group chat is more than just chat. GroupMe, the messaging service owned by Microsoft, is forging a business model for itself in event ticketing. No surprise there — the app was developed to help its founders to stay in touch with friends at music festivals and...
GroupMe Experiences partners with Zozi, Excursionist and Underground Eats for super unique group fun

Mobile messaging service LINE opens new office in Taiwan to help grow its international userbase

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LINE, a cross-platform mobile messaging app with more than 160 million registered users, is doubling its efforts in Taiwan by opening a new office and kicking off a fresh recruitment drive in the region. Cindy Park, Manager of LINE Business Office, was quoted at a promotional event in Taipei by Focus...
Mobile messaging service LINE opens new office in Taiwan to help grow its international userbase

WeChat beta hints Siri-like features and audio chatrooms are coming to the popular messaging app

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WeChat, the mobile messaging service from Chinese Internet giant Tencent, passed 300 million registered users yesterday, and a new beta version of the iOS app has hinted that Siri-like voice reminders and audio chatrooms are coming soon. The folks at Chinese blog 36kr got their hands on the test version which...
WeChat beta hints Siri-like features and audio chatrooms are coming to the popular messaging app

Facebook partners with 18 global operators to offer free/discounted mobile data usage

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Facebook has continued to push its Messenger apps for mobile after it announced a deal to bring free and discounted data access for the apps to customers of 18 operators across 14 countries. The deal is an aggressive but industry-backed one to offer an alternative to SMS and promote mobile...
Facebook partners with 18 global operators to offer free/discounted mobile data usage
Funding Daily: 'The startup is you!'

Links to Pirate Bay temporarily fall foul of Live Messenger's malware blocking

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Over the weekend, users of Microsoft's Windows Live Messenger instant-messaging service found themselves unable to send and receive links to torrent site the Pirate Bay, as reported by TorrentFreak, leading to speculation that Microsoft had singled out the Pirate Bay as a target for censorship. Though the block now...
Links to Pirate Bay temporarily fall foul of Live Messenger's malware blocking
Your Chances Of Hooking Up Go Up If You Play Words With Friends (ZNGA)

Last week in Asia: China's Olympic-tweet scandal, HTC to leave Korea, Viki partners Microsoft and more

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Welcome to the latest instalment of Last Week in Asia, our roundup of the key stories and developments from across Asia’s growing technology and Internet spaces. China Top story: China gets its own Olympic tweet scandal as ex-Google head attacks US swim coach Twitter came under-fire following the start of the Olympics when...
Last week in Asia: China's Olympic-tweet scandal, HTC to leave Korea, Viki partners Microsoft and more

Wall Street Journal Plans To Launch a Social Network

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News Corporation, the parent company of the Wall Street Journal, is poised to launch a new social network. Described in The Times of London as a "platform for 'like-minded people' to meet online and share ideas," the network that will launch in a few months is not exactly the next LinkedIn. "It really is...
Wall Street Journal Plans To Launch a Social Network

Hit Asian messaging app Line launches in China, the home of staunch rival WeChat

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Japanese messaging service Line is lining up to enter a new market again, and this time it’s a significant one: China, where it arrives as a serious underdog to Tencent’s WeChat (know locally as “Weixin”). The Chinese name for the service — owned by Korean Internet giant Naver — is “Lian Wo“, as...
Hit Asian messaging app Line launches in China, the home of staunch rival WeChat

Samsung's dual-SIM Galaxy S Duos is going global, first stop Europe in September

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Samsung has announced that its dual-SIM Galaxy S Duos will launch next month, with the ‘affordable’ device set to arrive in Europe first, before making its way on to other countries worldwide. The Galaxy S Duos runs on Android 4.0 (which is Ice Cream Sandwich, not Google’s latest Jelly Bean...
Samsung's dual-SIM Galaxy S Duos is going global, first stop Europe in September

Facebook: Poke fix for sneaky video saving coming "shortly"

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Facebook is hurriedly cooking up a fix to its Poke app, after a security bug allowing all videos sent through the purportedly ephemeral messaging service to be extracted was identified. “We are addressing this issue now” a spokesperson told BuzzFeed, ”we should have a fix pushed shortly.” Poke – along with...
Facebook: Poke fix for sneaky video saving coming "shortly"

Who’s to blame for Twitter spam? Obama, Gaga… and you

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You know Twitter spammers, don’t you? The “egg” people. The sexbots that keep following you. The auto-responders that prick their ears up if you mention words like “iPad” or “mobile” and start sending you links. These pests are the biggest problem with Twitter spam, right? Not quite. While such accounts...
Who’s to blame for Twitter spam? Obama, Gaga… and you

This Is Why Entrepreneurs Should Learn To Code: Avoid Investors And Fail Quickly

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Mexican entrepreneur Cristian Castillo thinks avoiding investors is important. Castillo, co-founder of instaDM, a messaging service for Instagram, doesn't consider himself a coder, but can hack his ideas into early-stage products. He already has made a few apps that have gained traction. For instance, instaDM lets people send direct...
This Is Why Entrepreneurs Should Learn To Code: Avoid Investors And Fail Quickly

RIM's lost its stronghold in Southeast Asia, BlackBerry 10 will start out as an underdog there

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RIM launches its long-awaited BlackBerry 10 range today but already it has lost the stronghold that it once held in Southeast Asia, which remains a key market for the firm. If you took the pulse of Southeast Asia’s mobile market two or three years ago, the chances are that RIM...
RIM's lost its stronghold in Southeast Asia, BlackBerry 10 will start out as an underdog there

Facebook denies report it’s snooping through texts

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Facebook has denied a report in the Sunday Times in London that the social network is secretly reading the text messages of users who have downloaded its mobile app. Fox News reported that the Times story, which is behind a paywall, reported that Facebook is accessing the data as part...
Facebook denies report it’s snooping through texts

Snapchat Now Boasts More Than 150 Million Photos Taken Daily

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Snapchat, the wildly popular messaging service which lets users send self-deleting photos to one another, has exploded in volume over the past few months, now moving upwards of 150 million photos through the service on a daily basis. That’s a 3x increase in just four months, founder Evan Spiegel said...
Snapchat Now Boasts More Than 150 Million Photos Taken Daily

Group messaging service Convore to shut down on April 1st

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Group messaging was all the rage last year and one of the entrants into the space was a service built by Pownce’s Leah Culver, called Convore. The difference with Convore was that it focused on web-based community chat with a supporting iPhone app. Today the team has announced that it...
Group messaging service Convore to shut down on April 1st

Asian messaging service Line focuses on emerging markets with app for Nokia's Asha phones

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Japan-headquartered mobile messaging service Line has launched an application for Nokia’s Asha range of phones, coming good on a promise made back in February. Line, which was recently spun-off from parent company Naver Japan – an affiliate of Korea’s biggest Web content firm — has 130 million registered users worldwide. Its arrival on...
Asian messaging service Line focuses on emerging markets with app for Nokia's Asha phones

Apple forces Line to remove the ability to send virtual items as gifts from its iOS app

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Asian mobile messaging service Line is seeing early success with its monetization model — to the tune of $58 million in revenue for Q1 2013 — but there’s a little bad news today as the company has withdrawn the gift sharing feature from its iOS app at the request of...
Apple forces Line to remove the ability to send virtual items as gifts from its iOS app

Facebook to let users pay to message users they don't know

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The world's largest social network has spent the past several months tweaking and honing its messaging service, and now Facebook is testing a feature that would allow users to directly message users to whom they are not connected, so long as they pay a fee. In a blog post announcing...
Facebook to let users pay to message users they don't know
Kik Messenger raises $19.5M as it aims to lead the HTML5 revolution

Bit.ly to Twitter: So Long, and Thanks for All the Links

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Bit.ly is healthy and growing, says John Borthwick of Betaworks, which created and then spun off the URL shortener, even despite the fact that it’s no longer the default shortener used by Twitter. The messaging service broke off its formerly close relationship with Bit.ly in December, and CEO Evan...
Bit.ly to Twitter: So Long, and Thanks for All the Links

Skype updates iOS app with bug fixes, UI tweaks for iPad

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Skype's updating its app for iOS again and, this time, it's more about fixing what's broken, than adding new features. So, users that rush to install this version 4.5 update won't find any new animated emoticons or editing capabilities baked-in, but they will be in store for a more...
Skype updates iOS app with bug fixes, UI tweaks for iPad

Chorus.im Wants You To IM Anyone, Any Time On Any Device. Cool, If It Works

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Does the world need another messaging service? The team behind Chorus.im thinks so, and they're banking on the browser as the future of anywhere, anytime costless communication. Chorus, an HTML5-based chat service that launches today, works on any device with a browser, and claims to let you reach anyone you could call or...
Chorus.im Wants You To IM Anyone, Any Time On Any Device. Cool, If It Works

Hootsuite widens its service in China with support for Tencent Weibo

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HootSuite, the popular social media management platform, continues to reach out to the Greater China market, as it announced this morning that its roster of Chinese social networks now includes Tencent Weibo, the main competitor to Sina Weibo. Last autumn, the company integrated functionality for RenRen, commonly understood as China’s Facebook,...
Hootsuite widens its service in China with support for Tencent Weibo
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