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What the Tweetmeme Toyota Portal Looks Like Under the Hood

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Auto manufacturer Toyota launched a new Twitter-based portal called Toyota Conversations tonight and the site is getting a whole lot of press. Most people are focused on how the site seems to contain more positive Tweets than the world at large, but there are a lot of negative links on...
What the Tweetmeme Toyota Portal Looks Like Under the Hood

ChurchHatesTucker's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

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The elephant in this week's news has been Edward Snowden. While he's been quiet since ditching Hong Kong early in the week, the effects of his leaking of evidence of the NSA's spying on American citizens continue to reverberate. Rep. Mike Rogers, head of the House Intelligence Committee (insert...
ChurchHatesTucker's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week
Google cracking down on sites that rip MP3s from YouTube videos

Why URLs and Thumbnails are Important. #internet101

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via img.skitch.com In this day and age of sharing content, attention to URLs and thumbnails are pertinent. 1. there is an average of 50+ million shares on your Twitter and Facebook streams. Every piece of content you take the time to share, only has one shot. Don’t muck it...
Why URLs and Thumbnails are Important. #internet101
Israel says people shouldn't share bombed locations on social media

Google files free speech challenge to FISA gag orders, renews criticism of Guardian

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Google has asked a secret Washington court to declare that it has a right under the First Amendment to disclose the number of security letters it receives under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Such letters, which the government uses to obtain phone and internet data about foreign nationals, are currently subject to...
Google files free speech challenge to FISA gag orders, renews criticism of Guardian
In a "Moment of Temporary Insanity", Amazon Orders Findings To Stop Importing Highlights

Digital fashion mags become designer-quality clothing with StyleSaint

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The Internet has tapped the wisdom of the crowd, but a new startup is about to test its taste. On Monday, Venice, Calif.-based StyleSaint announced that it had raised $1.5 million in funding from Andreesen Horowitz, Catalyst Partners, Crosscut Ventures and others to turn digital fashion magazines (or so-called “styleboks”)...
Digital fashion mags become designer-quality clothing with StyleSaint

Online Video vs. Music – Different Game, Same Rules

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Editor’s note: Peter Csathy is President & CEO of online video technology company Sorenson Media and is a frequent guest blogger for TechCrunch, as well as his own “Digital Media Update” blog.  Csathy previously was President & COO of online music pioneer Musicmatch (acquired by Yahoo!) and spent 10 years in...
Online Video vs. Music – Different Game, Same Rules

Semantic Versioning: we do something akin to this already. Formalized it exposes meaningful meta-data to the ecosystem. http://semver.org/

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Semantic Versioning: we do something akin to this already. Formalized it exposes meaningful meta-data to the ecosystem. http://semver.org/

Action Streams: A New Idea for Social Networks

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Walled gardens are already under attack because of the ease of sending content like messages and photos from one website to another. Sites that don't let content flow in and out freely, when that's what users want, are fighting against the powerful tide of the internet. Now a new proposal...
Action Streams: A New Idea for Social Networks

If PRISM doesn't freak you out about cloud computing, maybe it should, says privacy expert

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The PRISM data collection controversy should give businesses pause about adopting cloud computing, a data privacy expert told the U.K.’s House of Commons on Friday. During a debate, Caspar Bowden, said that the U.K. is “extremely exposed” because of the government’s close ties with the U.S. National Security Agency, according...
If PRISM doesn't freak you out about cloud computing, maybe it should, says privacy expert
Facebook adds new actions: running, walking, reading ... and maybe even making gobs of money

Companies Are Now Putting Sensors On Employees To Track Their Every Move

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The idea of having employees walk around with electronic sensors to track their every move is unsettling. There are privacy and legal issues, and who wants to feel like they are just a cog in a system?   But data companies say that the resulting minefields of information will improve...
Companies Are Now Putting Sensors On Employees To Track Their Every Move

Google improves “search by image”, now includes Knowledge Graph in results

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When you’re using Google for search, one of the cooler features is dragging or uploading an image into the search box and letting the company’s computer vision technology find results based on matches. The company has shared some interesting details as to how it’s making the search by image experience...
Google improves “search by image”, now includes Knowledge Graph in results
Internet Archive beefs up its free software museum

Chemical Patent Searches? There's an API for that!

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When I think of APIs, I tend to think of mostly end-user data being passed back and forth between consumer websites and various client apps. Automated uploading to Flickr, for example, or consuming Twitter data in some way. I don’t think of chemical patent searches. SureChem just announced an API...
Chemical Patent Searches? There's an API for that!

SuperTweet: Moving Beyond 140 Characters

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What's the best way to leverage the most information out of 140 characters? Should you get to learning Mandarin so each character can be a word? Or start forming German-style pseudo-word hashtags to get the point across? Or perhaps, you could parse the natural language, encapsulate the tweet in meta...
SuperTweet: Moving Beyond 140 Characters

Birdbox: Simply the best way find and organize your photos and video, no matter where it's hosted

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As we moe our lives online the chances are really good that you’ve used a number of services for photos and videos over the years. The difficulty that arises from this is that there’s not a good way to collect all of that media into a single place for easy...
Birdbox: Simply the best way find and organize your photos and video, no matter where it's hosted
Social tracker: It knows where you are, when you're there, and when you'll be back

Glam re-cooks Foodie.com with new features & prepares to take on the print world

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Last year saw Glam Media plunge into a new Food-focused vertical Foodie.com, which is now one of the most popular sites in the genre. Now, the company is rolling out a brand new version of the site that puts a focus on user-based recipe submissions, expert reviews, and even...
Glam re-cooks Foodie.com with new features & prepares to take on the print world

Google Lets You Get The Bugs Out With IssueTracker API

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Many Open Source projects host their repositories with Google Code, where anyone can download the source. Now their bugs and feature requests can be just as open, with the read/write IssueTracker API. You can search and retrieve issues, as well as the comments associated with each entry. In other words,...
Google Lets You Get The Bugs Out With IssueTracker API
Obama’s big data plans: Lots of cash and lots of open data

Multimedia Wikipedia: Can Video Be Collaborative?

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This morning, the Open Video Alliance is launching a campaign to bring video to Wikipedia. The project encourages Wikipedia users to add videos using the "100% free and open source video stack powered by HTML5 and Theora" that is the standard for the site. Our contention, however, is that while...
Multimedia Wikipedia: Can Video Be Collaborative?

Simple.TV's $149 DVR For iPhone, iPad, Roku And Web Ships September 27

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Simple.TV, which attracted a lot of attention at this year’s International CES show in January, is finally announcing the ship date for its DVR solution for live and recorded TV: September 27 for U.S. customers, who can pick one up via the Simple.TV website for $149. The device automatically converts HD content...
Simple.TV's $149 DVR For iPhone, iPad, Roku And Web Ships September 27

Insync for Gmail: A super simple way to store your email attachments in Dropbox and Google Drive

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Philippines-based Insync has rolled out a very useful new service for those who spend a lot of time grabbing documents from Gmail or Google-hosted email. Launched today, Insync for Gmail is a super simple way of managing attachments by storing them in Google Drive and Dropbox. It’s been six month since we...
Insync for Gmail: A super simple way to store your email attachments in Dropbox and Google Drive
How Funny Or Die got to be Google's top search result for 'sex'

Geek Chic: Spinner, a network of wearable sensors

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Spinner is a rather theoretical project by MIT grad student Mathew Laibowitz that gathers together data from a variety of wearable and environmental sensors "order to develop a parametric model of effective narratives that can be mapped onto sensor-detectable elements of human behavior." Spinner is a novel sensor network...
Geek Chic: Spinner, a network of wearable sensors

Managing death-march projects | ZDNet.com

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Down below is copy of the most recent slides for Ed’s seminar on managing death-march projects. As you read the slides, bear in mind one essential point: the problems and solutions are primarily about people and not technology. (Link: Managing death-march projects | ZDNet.com)...
Managing death-march projects | ZDNet.com

Lots of new meta data to review / add to certain pages now... http://developers.facebook.com/docs/opengraph

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Lots of new meta data to review / add to certain pages now... http://developers.facebook.com/docs/opengraph
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