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HoozTrippin Helps You Find Travel Buddies

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If you’ve got a vacation coming up, a startup called HoozTrippin is aiming to make it more fun by connecting you with other travelers. Co-founder and CEO Steven Oh (who was formerly the head of product at Rotten Tomatoes and Movielink), describes the site as “Match.com for travelers,” except broader:...
HoozTrippin Helps You Find Travel Buddies

Twitter's most active country is China (where it is blocked)

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It’s not much of a surprise when China tops a “world’s most” list since it does, after all, have the biggest population. It is, however, intriguing that a new study discovered that China is the most active country for Twitter, as the service is blocked there. Twitter has been inaccessible...
Twitter's most active country is China (where it is blocked)

Location-Based Social Networks: Delightful, Dangerous or Somewhere in Between?

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Are location-based social networks privacy disasters waiting to happen? Or are the supposed "dangers" simply being overhyped by those without a thorough understanding of what these new networks can and cannot do? Today, these questions are the subject of a serious debate among early adopters - the group of people...
Location-Based Social Networks: Delightful, Dangerous or Somewhere in Between?

SITE NEWS: Techmeme now has a share button. Read this post if you can't find it.

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Frequent Techmeme readers may have heard of both "Facebook" and "Twitter", up and coming social networking services where, among other activities, users tend to share links. Sharing is in fact a core activity on these sites, as it is a reliable means to signal "hey, look here, I am in...
SITE NEWS: Techmeme now has a share button. Read this post if you can't find it.

A Start-Up Clips the Web but Doesn't Broadcast It

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Gary Flake believes that a lot of people who share images and other material through social networking services are mostly performing, cultivating artificial online versions of themselves aimed at impressing others. Mr. Flake, a veteran technologist, has a start-up company called Clipboard that he believes is a more authentic reflection...
A Start-Up Clips the Web but Doesn't Broadcast It

China's Apple wannabe Xiaomi gathers steam as IM chat service hits 1m concurrent users for first time

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Miliao, the group chat service from up-and-coming Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, passed a new milestone on Wednesday when it achieved 1 million simultaneous online users. Xiaomi announced the achievement on its Sina Weibo microblog late Wednesday shortly after it took place. Miliao, also known as MiTalk in English, took just 599 days to hit...
China's Apple wannabe Xiaomi gathers steam as IM chat service hits 1m concurrent users for first time

Why You Should Want to Pay for Software, Instagram Edition

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If you want to stop social networking services from exploiting your likeness for advertising, you've got to start paying up....
Why You Should Want to Pay for Software, Instagram Edition

Geolorean: A Check in App with Check.in Integration

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Yesterday we looked at Check.in, the universal "check in" web application that provides a single interface for registering your location with several location-based social networking services like Foursquare and Brightkite. Today, we're learning of a native iPhone application that integrates Check.in's functionality: Geolorean. Sponsor Not only does the new Geolorean...
Geolorean: A Check in App with Check.in Integration

Red Hat releases community OpenStack distribution

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Red Hat has launched a community version of its still-in-development OpenStack distribution, and it also released a preview of the enterprise edition of this distribution for those who sign up for an early adopter program.In much the same way the community driven Fedora Linux tests many of the software...
Red Hat releases community OpenStack distribution

Tumblr is ready to make nice with developers, recruiting new API lead

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Tumblr is a massive site with a very dedicated user base. But so far the company hasn’t built a robust platform for third party developers. There are certainly apps and web extensions that work with Tumblr. But the company has had several public spats with independent developers over the last...
Tumblr is ready to make nice with developers, recruiting new API lead

Red Hat, Hortonworks prep OpenStack for Hadoop

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Merging the worlds of big data and cloud computing, Red Hat, Hortonworks and Hadoop integrator Mirantis are jointly building a software program, called Savanna, that will make it easier to deploy Apache Hadoop on an OpenStack cloud service.The software will "allow Hadoop to take advantage of the scale-out storage...
Red Hat, Hortonworks prep OpenStack for Hadoop

Apple Files Siri Trademarks & Gets Sued for Misleading Siri Ads

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On March 21, 2012, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest trademark applications for Siri's stylized microphone logo. Apple has filed six applications for Siri's logo in the US and a single application in Europe under several key International Classes covering such matters as online social networking services,...
Apple Files Siri Trademarks & Gets Sued for Misleading Siri Ads
Jive adds virtual 'rooms' to get workers using email less, integrates with Box

China Likes Twitter (What?), but Will Still Censor It

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The Chinese government released a new white paper on Tuesday detailing the country's official position on Internet policy. Coming three months after the very public dispute with Google, which resulted in the shutdown of Google's China-based portal, the paper offers a revealing look back on Chinese Internet history as well...
China Likes Twitter (What?), but Will Still Censor It

At this rate, it will take Twitter about 10 years to reach Facebook's current number of active users

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Social networking company Twitter now has 200 million monthly active users, up from 140 million the last time it shared that kind of numbers (on 21 March 2012, when it turned 6 years old). That’s a more-than-respectable increase of nearly 43 percent in 9 months. It also means that Twitter...
At this rate, it will take Twitter about 10 years to reach Facebook's current number of active users

Facebook roundup: share price up, Firefox gets social, Radian6 staff cut and more

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Facebook stock sees post-earnings surge – Following the company’s third quarter earnings call on Tuesday, Facebook experienced its largest single-day leap in stock price since the company went public in May of this year. Shares went as high as $24 on Wednesday after the company reported better Q3 numbers than...
Facebook roundup: share price up, Firefox gets social, Radian6 staff cut and more

Meanwhile, the Diaspora* folks are hard at work on Diaspora* ... and image remixing tool Makr.io

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Remember Diaspora*, the would-be open Facebook alternative? Well, it still ain’t dead (yet), but the last I’d heard about the project was back in May 2012 when Businessweek did a big profile on it. We learned that the Diaspora* team would be joining the Summer program of startup accelerator Y...
Meanwhile, the Diaspora* folks are hard at work on Diaspora* ... and image remixing tool Makr.io

Neudesic Pulse Integrates Social Streams With Microsoft SharePoint and Dynamics

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If you are in the market for an enterprise social networking tool and haven't yet considered Yammer or Jive or Socialtext or the dozens of other competitors out there, there is a new version 3.0 of Neudesic Pulse that might be worthy for you. It will be announced next week...
Neudesic Pulse Integrates Social Streams With Microsoft SharePoint and Dynamics

Verizon to close mobile video service in favor of Viewdini search app

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Verizon Wireless will shut down its Verizon Video service later this month, as mobile operators gradually back away from specialized, branded services and embrace what third parties have built. The service, which began under the name VCast Video in 2005, offers video from a variety of sources for a...
Verizon to close mobile video service in favor of Viewdini search app

Why Koreans Love Tumblr, And Other Social Network Surprises

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URL shortening service Bit.ly has released a breakdown of social network service usage worldwide--and there are some surprises. Bitly, the popular URL-shortening service, released a graphic visualization of the world's social networking site usage this week. The interactive graphic, which includes international favorites such as Weibo and Renren (China),...
Why Koreans Love Tumblr, And Other Social Network Surprises

Social Analytics Heats Up: Socialbakers Raises $6M From Index And Earlybird To Expand Its Big Brand-Focused Monitoring Service

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Social analytics firm Socialbakers – the social media monitoring startup that counts Fortune 500 companies like McDonald’s, Nestle, LVMH and Vodafone as clients — has raised $6 million to continue building out its business. The Series B round was led by Index Ventures, and also included participation from existing investor Earlybird Venture...
Social Analytics Heats Up: Socialbakers Raises $6M From Index And Earlybird To Expand Its Big Brand-Focused Monitoring Service

Here are the 8 startups graduating from Chinaccelerator's third class

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Chinaccelerator, the only accelerator of its kind in China, hosted a demo day on Tuesday for its third batch of startups. The 8 companies each got 8 minutes to pitch their projects to a room full of investors, media and fellow entrepreneurs in Beijing. The accelerator, founded by Cyril Ebersweiler...
Here are the 8 startups graduating from Chinaccelerator's third class

Social Apps Pass Games for Top Spot on Mobile Devices

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Mobile gaming has been one of the primary drivers of smartphone adoption over the past several years. Thanks to huge hits like Angry Birds, games have long ruled the top of the charts for mobile usage. Not anymore. In April, for the first time in 40 months, social-networking apps...
Social Apps Pass Games for Top Spot on Mobile Devices

Madonna leverages social networks and startup Fab.com for ‘MDNA’ album push

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Whether you’re a fan of Madonna or not, as a The Next Web reader you ought to be interested in how the artist and her management are banking on the Web to promote and sell her new, twelfth studio album, named ‘MDNA’. The Wall Street Journal this morning reported on...
Madonna leverages social networks and startup Fab.com for ‘MDNA’ album push

Facebook and Twitter are more addictive than cigarettes or alcohol, study finds

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A new study suggests that social networking services such as Facebook and Twitter are more difficult to resist than cigarettes or alcohol. A team from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business recently conducted an experiment involving 205 people in Wurtzburg, Germany to analyze the addictive properties of social...
Facebook and Twitter are more addictive than cigarettes or alcohol, study finds

US eases restrictions on Web services exports to Iran, Cuba

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The US Treasury Department today relaxed export regulations against Iran, Sudan, and Cuba, allowing US companies to provide instant messaging, e-mail, and social networking services to those countries. The goal is to ensure that citizens can "exercise their most basic rights," said Deputy Treasury Secretary Neal Wolin. The new...
US eases restrictions on Web services exports to Iran, Cuba

Report: NSA Collects Data Directly From Servers Of Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook And More

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The Washington Post is reporting a top-secret National Security Administration data-mining program that taps directly into the Google, Facebook, Microsoft and YouTube servers. ”The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents and connection...
Report: NSA Collects Data Directly From Servers Of Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook And More

AT&T wants to be your unlikely ally against asthma

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In the not-so distant future, AT&T’s network might not just let you read emails and surf the web – it might actually help you avoid an asthma attack. This week at the mHealth Summit in Washington, DC, the wireless communications giant said researchers at AT&T Labs are working on a...
AT&T wants to be your unlikely ally against asthma
Report: iPhone Maps app to feature Yelp check-ins

Novell takes on Dropbox with Filr, an on-premise cloud file storage solution for large firms

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Novell today released Filr, a product that provides a Dropbox-like service for enterprise-level companies, with files hosted on-premises, instead of on third-party cloud architecture. The goal of Filr is to bring the functionality of Dropbox or Box to a company’s employees, without ceding control of its data. The pitch for...
Novell takes on Dropbox with Filr, an on-premise cloud file storage solution for large firms
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