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Facebook adds another partner to FB Exchange: social ad network RadiumOne

United Airlines reportedly spills passenger information

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An engineer for a company that scans websites for security vulnerabilities recently got a new perspective on the dangers of Web application bugs. While trying to purchase airline tickets from United.com, the site displayed the names of people he had never heard of. "Kind of scary, and nothing I had...
United Airlines reportedly spills passenger information

Google's Brin Worries About Open Web, As Google Gets Into More Privacy Messes

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Sergey Brin Blames Everyone For Threatening Web's Open Future. In an interview with Britain's Guardian newspaper, Google cofounder Sergey Brin has alleged the free Internet is facing its greatest threat yet, from government efforts to control publication of and access to information by citizens (including the U.S.), over-zealous rights holders...
Google's Brin Worries About Open Web, As Google Gets Into More Privacy Messes

Eric Schmidt Talks About His North Korea Visit: Global Internet Access Is The Key

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The Google Chief visited the strict dictatorship with Bill Richardson, among others. Eric Schmidt's three-day visit to North Korea has ended. The trip, which elicited frowns from the U.S. State Department, was described by him as "a private visit to North Korea to talk about the free and open...
Eric Schmidt Talks About His North Korea Visit: Global Internet Access Is The Key

In the platform wars, open is ultimately more valuable than closed, says Betaworks

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When it comes to the future of the web, there are a few incubator-style seed investors that are worth paying attention to, and New York-based Betaworks is likely at or near the top of that list — founder and CEO John Borthwick has been an early proponent of some of...
In the platform wars, open is ultimately more valuable than closed, says Betaworks

Why f8 was good for the open web

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It's easy as a technologist to think about openness solely in terms of technology, but openness is broader than that. Openness of technology means that others can build using the same tools that you do. Openness of data means that developers can build innovative products based on APIs that weren't...
Why f8 was good for the open web

Hashtag could take flight and start appearing on Facebook, reports say

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Twitter’s now-iconic hashtag could be taking flight and it may start appearing on Facebook, the Wall Street Journal first reported Thursday afternoon. The move to start taking advantage of the hashtag, a symbol that users are starting to recognize across the web, could help Facebook build on the idea of organizing content...
Hashtag could take flight and start appearing on Facebook, reports say

The Future of Mozilla: Fast Second Follow

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No one wants to be a follower. Except Mozilla. Mozilla rarely moves the consumer needle with its own inventions. Rather, the company is at its best — and its best is revolutionary — when it takes an existing product and re-envisions it as a public benefit product, where the...
The Future of Mozilla: Fast Second Follow

Defending the Internet: Alexis Ohanian and Eli Pariser discuss keeping the Web open

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Today at Social Media Week headquarters in NYC, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and The Filter Bubble author Eli Pariser took to the stage to discus how Internet users can work together to create a more open Web. As you’ll see in the video below, Ohanian explains that the Internet is...
Defending the Internet: Alexis Ohanian and Eli Pariser discuss keeping the Web open

Microsoft Office 13 embraces Web development

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With the upcoming release of Microsoft Office 13, Microsoft is encouraging developers and administrators to use open Web technologies such as JavaScript, CSS and HTML to build their add-on apps....
Microsoft Office 13 embraces Web development

Why American Newspapers Gave Away the Future

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Maybe the extinction of newspapers was inevitable once digital publishing moved from proprietary services (which provided access to their own limited content, such as CompuServe, Prodigy, and AOL) and the slow speeds of dial-up delivery to the open access of the worldwide web and the possibilities of much faster broadband...
Why American Newspapers Gave Away the Future

paidContent 50: Who's up and who's down

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There is no doubt who the biggest dog on the digital-media block is. Google (again) tops our paidContent 50 list. It accounted for a full quarter of the total digital revenues on the list. But the Mountain View firm’s growth came not from successful expansion into new revenue lines like social...
paidContent 50: Who's up and who's down

Google's Sergey Brin: state filtering of dissent threatens web freedom

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Search giant's co-founder hits back at critics of his comments to Guardian, echoing remarks made by Sir Tim Berners-LeeGoogle co-founder Sergey Brin has hit back at critics of his exclusive comments to the Guardian about the importance of the open web, and emphasised that he thinks "government filtering of political...
Google's Sergey Brin: state filtering of dissent threatens web freedom
Spotify’s new Play button brings millions of tracks beyond Facebook to the open web

Twitter API

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Shared by Kevin Marks So, Open Web APIsi support then? I think the opportunity has passed for the Twitter API to become a lingua franca for the real-time web. WordPress.com, Tumblr, SocialCast, and Status.net all added support for the API in a way to make it as easy as possible...
Twitter API

Facebook’s Creates New Kind of “Unofficial” Community Pages

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So many people have been creating unofficial Facebook Pages that the company has a new version of the feature available for them today, called “Community Pages.” Facebook wants businesses, other organizations, public figures and other “official” entities owning their own pages. But, since the Pages launched as a feature of...
Facebook’s Creates New Kind of “Unofficial” Community Pages

The UK moves to preserve its digital history, paywalled content (and some tweets) included

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For the last century, the U.K. has had what is known as a legal deposit law requiring a copy of every book, pamphlet, magazine and newspaper to be sent to the British Library, and allowing five other major libraries to also request copies. Now the rules are being updated: from...
The UK moves to preserve its digital history, paywalled content (and some tweets) included

Now That It's Grown Up, Is Facebook Ready to Face the Real World?

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Facebook is the social butterfly of Internet society, but as a company it has been a wallflower, reluctant to share any but the barest hints of its strategies and finances. Last Friday's IPO coming-out party debuted the shy corporate entity in the realm of public companies and shareholder scrutiny. It's...
Now That It's Grown Up, Is Facebook Ready to Face the Real World?

Brazil will be the first country to get Mozilla’s Born to Gecko open web devices

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Brazil will be the first market to get Mozilla’s ‘Boot to Gecko‘ open source mobile phones, the Brazilian blog Ztop reports. The announcement was made today in Sao Paulo by Mozilla and Telefonica Digital, which confirmed that the devices will be start selling in Brazil in late 2012 or early...
Brazil will be the first country to get Mozilla’s Born to Gecko open web devices

Roger McNamee: ‘What Is Google So Afraid Of?’

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This is good stuff. We interviewed famed tech investor and founder of Elevation Partners Roger McNamee about where he sees technology going. And a lot of his view concerns how Apple has created a haven for quality content once again — a Web “do-over,” if you will. More on that...
Roger McNamee: ‘What Is Google So Afraid Of?’

Introducing Popcorn Maker

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Brett Gaylor launching Popcorn Maker at the Mozilla Festival this morning Today at the Mozilla Festival, we’re extremely proud to launch the 1.0 version of Popcorn Maker, a free web app that makes video pop with interactivity, context and the magic of the web. Popcorn Maker makes it easy to...
Introducing Popcorn Maker

It's our duty -- all of us -- to fight for the open web

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When you use an app, or a platform like a mobile phone, or a social network, or a web service — whether it’s from Google or Apple or Amazon or Facebook — do you think about the extent to which it is open or closed? Or do you just think...
It's our duty -- all of us -- to fight for the open web

Digital Domain: World’s Largest Social Network: The Open Web http://nyti.ms/akvnsa /via @nytimestech

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Digital Domain: World’s Largest Social Network: The Open Web http://nyti.ms/akvnsa /via @nytimestech

The Real Time Web Must Remain Open.

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All the cool kids are talking about the Real Time Web. There’s a lot of innovation here but one of the main problems is that all the data is being held by two main players – Twitter and Facebook. It’s not really an open network. If you need to launch...
The Real Time Web Must Remain Open.

Tell the world what you think with Swipp

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Swipp is a new iOS app from independent developer Ramani Narayan. It’s available now as a free download from the App Store, and is also accessible via the open Web. Swipp requires a Facebook account to log in — it is not possible to sign up or log in using...
Tell the world what you think with Swipp

Google Chrome/OS to use new rendering engine 'Blink' based of predecessor Webkit

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In a surprise announcement made at the Chromium Blog today, Google has announced that Chrome OS, Chrome, and Opera, will be using a new rendering engine titled ‘Blink’. Blink is based of the current rendering engine WebKit. Google states the change as “not an easy decision” , but due to the ‘slow down of innovation’,...
Google Chrome/OS to use new rendering engine 'Blink' based of predecessor Webkit

The Open Web Is Not Going Away

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The Open Web Is Not Going Away

Google I/O 2010 Day 1: A more powerful web in more places

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Today at Moscone West in San Francisco, we’re kicking off our largest developer conference of the year, Google I/O. Over two days, 5,000 people from 66 countries will hear from 200 speakers, see 180+ developer demonstrations and participate in more than 90 technical sessions, breakouts and fireside chats to meet...
Google I/O 2010 Day 1: A more powerful web in more places

Microblogging vs. Blogging: 5 Ways to Create an Open Twitter Alternative

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Given the recent developments in the Twitter developer ecosystem, I think it's a good time to revisit the idea of an open Web alternative to Twitter. The fact is, the differences between microblogging and normal blogging are insignificant. I'm going to detail five of the differences. My point in doing...
Microblogging vs. Blogging: 5 Ways to Create an Open Twitter Alternative

I/O Recap: The open web moves forward, Froyo delights developers and TV meets Web

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With over 5,000 developers, more than 90 sessions, over 180 companies in the Sandbox and a steady stream of major announcements, it’s been a busy two days at Google I/O here in San Francisco. For us, the best part of I/O was getting to meet and talk with developers and...
I/O Recap: The open web moves forward, Froyo delights developers and TV meets Web
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