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Report: Google buys news aggregator Wavii for more than $30M

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It looks like Wavii, the Seattle-based startup that helps you find personalized feeds of the news, has been bought by Google. TechCrunch is reporting that Google purchased Wavii for more than $30 million. We’ve reached out to Wavii for confirmation. Wavii is backed by some of Silicon Valley’s top angel investors...
Report: Google buys news aggregator Wavii for more than $30M
Twitter expands expanded tweets -- so you never have to leave

Collaborative technology and tomorrow's public services

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Nesta shares tips from the Reboot Britain project, which explores how the web can be applied to the biggest social challenges local government facesCollaborative technologies are everywhere. Through a bewildering array of online platforms we can connect with our friends or people we may not even know; share news, photos...
Collaborative technology and tomorrow's public services
Flipboard turns up the volume and adds audio content, SoundCloud support
CTIA Wireless 2012: news, photos, videos, and more

Wavii shutting down service after Google acquisition

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Reports of Wavii’s acquisition by Google surfaced earlier this week, and now that’s been confirmed. But in a more interesting piece of news coming today, Seattle-based Wavii announced that it will be shutting down its news aggregation service as part of the deal. Wavii, which helps you find personalized feeds of...
Wavii shutting down service after Google acquisition

Um, Wasn't This The Original Purpose Of Facebook? (FB)

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Facebook has announced Groups For Schools, a new feature in which students can sign up for a school-related group based on their active school email address. Ironically, this is what Facebook started as: A place for university students to gather on the web. According to the Facebook Newsroom update,...
Um, Wasn't This The Original Purpose Of Facebook? (FB)

The Guardian's new eyewitness app for ipad is dazzling. Great news photos delivered daily. http://bit.ly/cSbty7

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The Guardian's new eyewitness app for ipad is dazzling. Great news photos delivered daily. http://bit.ly/cSbty7
BlackBerry World 2012: news, photos, video, and more

Windows 8 apps: The good, the bad, and the ugly

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It's crunch time. In just over two weeks Microsoft is hosting a massive media event in New York to officially launch Windows 8. With the clock winding down, Microsoft is working diligently to improve some of its Windows 8 apps, but there are still some big question marks remaining...
Windows 8 apps: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Can Starmatic And Glopho Bring Anything New To The Photo Apps Table?

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According to some estimates (such as from XyoLogic) around 0.1% of iOS apps get 50% of the the downloads on the app store (there are 650,000+ iOS apps), with as much as 60% of iOS apps never downloaded, and only about 30-50% of apps on Android getting any traction at...
Can Starmatic And Glopho Bring Anything New To The Photo Apps Table?
Still A Media Company, Kind Of: Yahoo Is Betting Big On 2012 Olympics Coverage
Twitter's Music App Is Real, Beta Testing Confirmed Along With "We Are Hunted" Acquisition
Y Combinator admits Watsi to its next class, its first nonprofit startup

Judge: News Organizations Improperly Pulled Images From Twitter & Used Commercially

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News organizations are about to get much more careful about trolling Twitter in search of breaking news photos. Manhattan based U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan ruled that Twitter’s terms of service did not give either The Washington Post or Agence France-Presse the right to publish... Please visit Marketing Land for...
Judge: News Organizations Improperly Pulled Images From Twitter & Used Commercially

Hurricane Sandy sends spam levels soaring for scams, fake news, and malware

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Hurricane Sandy has done a lot of damage so far, but one party is thankful for the superstorm: cybercriminals. Once again, those behind spam and scam campaigns are taking advantage of a natural disaster to push their crap. Symantec is reporting that it is seeing message headlines with the words...
Hurricane Sandy sends spam levels soaring for scams, fake news, and malware

Adele tops 1.5m app downloads for iPhone and Android

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Star takes app stores by storm with app focused on communicating with fans, not selling to themAdele is closing in on 20m sales of her album 21, but the British singer has also been a big hit on Apple and Google's app stores.The official Adele app has been downloaded more...
Adele tops 1.5m app downloads for iPhone and Android

Paul Graham Takes His First Ever Board Seat With YC Healthcare Crowdfunding Non-Profit Watsi

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Y Combinator founder Paul Graham is a father figure to countless startup he’s helped accelerate, but had never taken a board of directors seat until now. Today he announced he’s accepted board seat with Watsi, a site that lets people donate money to pay the medical bills of needy people....
Paul Graham Takes His First Ever Board Seat With YC Healthcare Crowdfunding Non-Profit Watsi

Loku thinks Web first in crafting mobile strategy

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In most cases, mobile developers are focusing on native apps, hitting iOS and Android before looking at the mobile Web. But Loku, a local discovery service, will flip the conventional wisdom on its head with plans to launch a mobile Web app before it tackles native apps. The company, based in...
Loku thinks Web first in crafting mobile strategy

Vice President Joe Biden exults as he tells female student athletes ... - Yahoo! News Photos

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Vice President Joe Biden exults as he tells female student athletes ... - Yahoo! News Photos

How to Transmit News Photos by Wire—in 1937

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Telephotography was a thrilling new technology in the 1930s, allowing newspapers to send images across the country at lightning speed. Photographs were scanned from a rotating cylinder and transmitted electronically via telephone lines. Courtesy of the Prelinger Archive, this informative film was produced by Chevrolet, and shamelessly includes a highly entertaining...
How to Transmit News Photos by Wire—in 1937

Foursquare Launches Promoted Updates, Its Newest Effort To Generate Revenue

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Today Foursquare is launching its version of search ads, Promoted Updates. Promoted Updates operate like Google's promoted listings or Twitter's promoted tweets. They are pay-per-action ad placements that only appear when a user is searching for a venue in Foursquare's Explore tab. Foursquare determines a user's current location and check-in...
Foursquare Launches Promoted Updates, Its Newest Effort To Generate Revenue
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Huawei's MWC 2013 news: Join us Sunday (live blog)

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Join CNET for Huawei's press conference starting at 3 a.m. PT Sunday (2 p.m. Barcelona time). We'll have live news, photos, and commentary about the up-and-coming Chinese electronics manufacturer. [Read more]...
Huawei's MWC 2013 news: Join us Sunday (live blog)
Microsoft unveils ViralSearch, a Twitter search tool for finding viral content
Baby boomers are the real drivers of 'big data' demand
YC's first non-profit seeks to bring medical care to everyone on the planet

Collecta Launches Mobile Version Of Real-Time Search Engine

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Collecta has just announced the launch of a mobile version of its real-time search engine. The mobile site is available at m.collecta.com. Like it main site, Collecta mobile includes real-time news, photos, and status updates from more than 10 million content sources — from Twitter to Flickr and CNN and...
Collecta Launches Mobile Version Of Real-Time Search Engine

Facebook App Center to herald launch of first paid apps on social network

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Cross-platform store will take user ratings into account when deciding whether to list apps. By Stuart DredgeFacebook is getting into the app store game, announcing an initiative called App Center which it claims will help developers get their social web and mobile applications discovered by more people.The App Center will...
Facebook App Center to herald launch of first paid apps on social network

Facebook pages for artists now include ‘listen’ button

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Facebook has implemented a “listen” button on artists’ fan pages that lets users instantly stream songs from an artist’s catalog. The button, which sits between options to Like and message the page below an artist’s cover photo, plays music using whichever Facebook-connected streaming service a person uses most frequently. Users...
Facebook pages for artists now include ‘listen’ button
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