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Major tech and gaming companies unite to purge sex offenders from online games

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Major tech and game companies will join the fight to purge convicted sex offenders from online video games in Operation: Game Over, according to a report in Forbes. Eric Schneidermann, the New York state attorney general, is leading the charge to remove accounts registered by sex offenders from popular...
Major tech and gaming companies unite to purge sex offenders from online games

Who Is Buying Mitt Romney's Twitter Robot Army?

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Mitt Romney (Getty Images) Sometime around July 21, Mitt Romney’s Twitter account saw a bizarre spike in follower numbers, to the tune of 150,000 or so new accounts in about 48 hours. The presidential candidate’s opponents might be quick to blame Mr. Romney or his campaign, but Mr. Romney’s digital...
Who Is Buying Mitt Romney's Twitter Robot Army?
Egnyte Raises $16 Million Series C So Enterprises Can Have Their Cloud Cake and Eat it Too

eBay Beats the Street by a Penny -- Again

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First look at eBay’s first-quarter earnings, hot off the wire, and they’re not bad at all. Earnings came in at 63 cents per share on revenues of $3.7 billion, a 14 percent jump compared to the year-ago-quarter. That’s outperforming the Street’s expectations by a penny — just like it did...
eBay Beats the Street by a Penny -- Again

Microsoft Says Outlook.com Gained More Than 1.5M New Users In The 12 Hours After Last Night's Official Launch

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Last night, Microsoft announced that it was taking its new webmail service Outlook.com out of beta and starting to transition its huge Hotmail user base over to the new interface and platform. That transition is scheduled to last until the end of the summer, when the old Hotmail interface will...
Microsoft Says Outlook.com Gained More Than 1.5M New Users In The 12 Hours After Last Night's Official Launch

XAuth, OAuth, and Yahoo! OpenID

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  More and more websites are integrating with third-party services, including logging in and content sharing. Users who log in with existing accounts are far more valuable than users who register new accounts. And that's where XAuth (eXtended Authentication) comes in. Unlike newly registered accounts, existing third-party accounts have rich...
XAuth, OAuth, and Yahoo! OpenID

Snapchat Users Annoyed by Sexts--When They Come from Naked Spammers

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Not us. (Photo: Naked Security) Welcome to the big leagues, Snapchat! This week the photo-sharing app experienced a startup Bar Mitzvah, of sorts, when it was inundated with its first major spam attack. Unsuspecting users received an explicit snap from someone calling herself named “Honey.Crush9,” inviting them to a sexy Skype conversation....
Snapchat Users Annoyed by Sexts--When They Come from Naked Spammers
Fake Twitter followers go for $18 per 1,000, RTs for 5 cents

The new Myspace is now open to the public

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Myspace has opened up its completely redesigned website to the public, allowing anyone to sign-up, create a new profile and start experimenting with the service. The refreshed social network has been open as a beta for some time now, but only users who requested early access have been given new...
The new Myspace is now open to the public
Google Apps no longer free for new business accounts

iPhone Activations Drop 43% at AT&T, But Represent 60% of Total Postpaid Phone Sales

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AT&T today announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2012, revealing that it activated 4.3 million iPhones during the quarter. The number marks a substantial drop from the 7.6 million iPhones activated last quarter for the launch of the iPhone 4S, but still easily tops Verizon's 3.2 million...
iPhone Activations Drop 43% at AT&T, But Represent 60% of Total Postpaid Phone Sales

REVEALED: Spammer Earns Thousands Per Day On Pinterest

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An anonymous 24-year-old spammer is making thousands of dollars per day posting on Pinterest. As reported by The Daily Dot, the spammer -- who identifies himself only as Steve -- has been using a combination of spambots and Amazon affiliate accounts to make as much as $1,900 a day....
REVEALED: Spammer Earns Thousands Per Day On Pinterest

Bitcoin Price-Drop Caused By Rush Of Interest, Not DDOS, Says Mt.Gox Exchange; Newcomers Now Opening ~20k Accounts Per Day

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The Bitcoin correction we wrote about yesterday was not caused by a DDOS attack on one of the largest Bitcoin exchanges, Mt.Gox, but rather by a massive spike in interest in the crypto currency, according to Mt.Gox. During trading yesterday the value of Bitcoin plummet by 60%, dropping from a...
Bitcoin Price-Drop Caused By Rush Of Interest, Not DDOS, Says Mt.Gox Exchange; Newcomers Now Opening ~20k Accounts Per Day
Google quietly launches 'Account chooser' for easier multiple account login

Slices makes creating lists of people to follow on Twitter easier than it is on...Twitter

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Following a lot of people on Twitter can be extremely difficult, given the real-time nature of the service. Blink, and you might have missed something epic. At the same time, babysitting a feed of content all day is tiring and not the best use of your time. Twitter introduced a...
Slices makes creating lists of people to follow on Twitter easier than it is on...Twitter
Where Did the Cord-Cutters Go?

HootSuite partners with HubSpot to tie in social media with lead generation

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Social media management dashboard HootSuite has today announced a “strategic partnership” with all-in-one marketing software platform HubSpot . This partnership will seek to connect social media with lead management and generation for companies, with a view towards “closing the loop” on social media marketing. Joint efforts include app integration in HootSuite’s...
HootSuite partners with HubSpot to tie in social media with lead generation
Mt. Gox is the biggest hurdle to Bitcoin's legitimacy
Pinterest starts offering website verification for profile pages

iPhone users resist the lure of Sprint’s unlimited plans

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Sprint’s unlimited data offers plans seem to as a big draw as it had hoped when it comes to selling the iPhone. Sprint sold 1.5 million iPhone 4 and 4Ses in the first quarter, compared to the 3.2 million Verizon and 4.3 million AT&T activated in the same period. Given...
iPhone users resist the lure of Sprint’s unlimited plans

Germany's 'Googlemail' finally becomes 'Gmail'

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Google announced on its blog this morning that all new accounts will automatically get the the @gmail.com address. Older accountholders will be able to choose what they want to do. [Read more]...
Germany's 'Googlemail' finally becomes 'Gmail'

Happy Birthday, Grindr: Millennials are Addickted to You

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Meet David. (Photo: Grindr.com) To celebrate its fourth birthday, gay mafia invention Grindr released some important findings regarding its cultural impact on the gay community. Turns out, gay guys love it! In a press release calling itself “groundbreaking” and a “global sensation,” Grindr revealed Monday that it has amassed more...
Happy Birthday, Grindr: Millennials are Addickted to You
When A Mouse Requires An Internet Connection, You're Doing 'Cloud' Wrong
Bump now lets you hand out money by tapping your phone
HootSuite CEO offers 'product credit' after botched Seesmic integration exposes names and email addresses

Pinterest Grows Up & Goes Corporate With New Tools (And TOS) For Businesses

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Now businesses can participate on Pinterest as their own corporate selves instead of as individuals. Today Pinterest launched a new business site that will allow a brand to participate under the corporate name. Some of the benefits that businesses will gain with the new accounts are better tools,... Please visit...
Pinterest Grows Up & Goes Corporate With New Tools (And TOS) For Businesses

Bitcoin exchange halts trades of digital currency after drop in value

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Tokyo-based exchange behind most trades says it has been a 'victim of our own success' as promoter denies bubble is formingThe largest exchange for the digital currency Bitcoin halted trading Thursday, saying it needed to let the market "cool down" after a massive drop in value.Mt.Gox, a Tokyo-based exchange, blamed...
Bitcoin exchange halts trades of digital currency after drop in value

Facebook Buys Up Divvyshot To Make Facebook Photos Even Better

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Facebook just bought up Divvyshot, a Y Combinator-backed startup that launched last March. Divvyshot was in the midst of raising an angel round when Facebook swept in with a better offer. The amount of the acquisition is not being disclosed, but it was likely small. Buying Divvyshot is a...
Facebook Buys Up Divvyshot To Make Facebook Photos Even Better

Online publishing platform Vook listens to feedback and introduces lower pricing tier

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The e-book self-publishing platform Vook has introduced a $9.99 price plan, the company announced today. Called Vook Starter Account, this softer rate is targeted at smaller publishers and independent authors. This change occurs only a few weeks after Vook introduced its public platform, alongside tiered pricing. According to Vook’s VP of business...
Online publishing platform Vook listens to feedback and introduces lower pricing tier
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