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Facebook re-enables Tag Suggestions facial-recognition feature in the US, on by default for all

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Facebook on Thursday announced it has brought back its photo Tag Suggestions feature to the US after temporarily suspending it last year to make some technical improvements. Facebook says it has re-enabled it so that its users can use facial recognition “to help them easily identify a friend in a...
Facebook re-enables Tag Suggestions facial-recognition feature in the US, on by default for all

The new internet names: a plain english explanation

gigaom.com
There is hoopla today over the hundreds of new names like “.baby” that could soon join “.com” and “.org” as fixtures of the internet. Many people, including some who hope to get rich, are hyping this is as a land grab while companies and consumers are questioning why the names...
The new internet names: a plain english explanation

Apple workers targeted by hackers

www.guardian.co.uk
Same malicious software used to attack Facebook last week infects machines used by Apple employeesApple has revealed that it was targeted by hackers exploiting the same software that was used to launch a recent attack on Facebook.The company said unknown hackers infected the machines of some Apple workers when they...
Apple workers targeted by hackers

Meltwater Partially Wins One Lawsuit, Gets Sued By AP In Another For Daring To Aggregate News

www.techdirt.com
It's been an interesting day for Meltwater News -- a news aggregator that has been fighting in the UK over claims that it has to pay to aggregate news from the Newspaper Licensing Association. It originally lost its case last year, but successfully got the court today to slash the...
Meltwater Partially Wins One Lawsuit, Gets Sued By AP In Another For Daring To Aggregate News

Google Play Gets Real: Reviews Will Now Be Posted With Your Google+ Name And Picture

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When you visit a review on Google Play for an app, book, song or movie, you won’t have to worry as much about whether someone is sheepishly hiding behind a computer firing off nasty words, as Google has now flipped on the switch to display your Google+ name and profile...
Google Play Gets Real: Reviews Will Now Be Posted With Your Google+ Name And Picture

Phonechievements: Unlock 'achievements' for meeting mundane milestones on your Android device

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Sometimes it’s the little things that make all the difference in apps or games. With Microsoft’s Xbox Live achievements, for example, gamers are incentivized to continue playing with the likes of Gamerscore – an achievements system that tallies up the number of points accrued by a user with a Live...
Phonechievements: Unlock 'achievements' for meeting mundane milestones on your Android device

GiftCards.com Agrees To Buy Giftly To Grow A Mobile Platform

techcrunch.com
GiftCards.com, a Pittsburg-based company that has been around for more than a decade and has sold 5 million gift cards, agreed to buy San Francisco startup Giftly to grow out a mobile platform. The terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but Giftly had raised about $2.8 million from investors including...
GiftCards.com Agrees To Buy Giftly To Grow A Mobile Platform
YouTube gets sleek new design with cross-site Guide feature to promote subscriptions and channels

Two Years and $33 Million Later, Startup Investor Lerer Ventures Starts Building Its Own Companies

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A couple of years ago Ken Lerer and his son Ben put together an investment fund that concentrates on early stage startups. Which means they were doing the same thing that lots of other well-off, well-connected guys have been for the last couple years. At the time, the Lerer’s pitch...
Two Years and $33 Million Later, Startup Investor Lerer Ventures Starts Building Its Own Companies

Internet Freedom

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I've never liked the term net neutrality to be honest. And in the wake of the FCC's legal loss to Comcast over bit torrent throttling, the net neutrality camp (which I am very much in) is on its heels. This post is not about that decision or its ramifications, which...
Internet Freedom

Google's Mobile Game Ingress Finds a Passionate Following

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Sometimes, Google seems like an wanton withholder of things that are good and useful (see: Google Reader). Sometimes, the company seems to be chasing the competition (see: Google Shopping Express). But here’s something totally fanciful and weird that Google is devoting substantial resources to: a mobile augmented reality game called...
Google's Mobile Game Ingress Finds a Passionate Following

Lua Organizes Any Mobile Workforce With (Duh!) A Mobile App

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Lua, a company focused on enhancing communication and project management within mobile workforces, has just launched today at the Techstars NYC Demo Day. The software allows any mobile workforce, from a production crew on a film set to construction workers to salespeople, to communicate throughout the day on their smartphones....
Lua Organizes Any Mobile Workforce With (Duh!) A Mobile App

How Smart Freelance Writers Handle Their #1 Hassle

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The life of a freelance writer is pretty sweet. It’s interesting, challenging work. You meet great people. You have a lot of freedom to organize your work life the way you want it. The pay can be excellent, and you get to make a living doing something you love....
How Smart Freelance Writers Handle Their #1 Hassle

This is why Nvidia's Shield will fail

www.extremetech.com
At CES this year, Nvidia announced something a bit unexpected — a handheld Android gaming console. Rather than just a phone, the Shield is reminiscent of an Xbox 360 controller, but with a clamshell-style screen that folds out on top. It’s an actual handheld unit, rather than some controller attachment....
This is why Nvidia's Shield will fail

Ping.it: An RSS reader that lets you create tailored feeds by keywords and popularity

thenextweb.com
With Google ringing the death knell for its RSS Reader application, the July 1 curtain call has kicked a number of companies into action as they vie for the market left by Google Reader’s closure. Digg has already thrown its hat into the ring, as it plans to build an...
Ping.it: An RSS reader that lets you create tailored feeds by keywords and popularity

Quora CEO Adam D'Angelo: We're Playing a Long-Term Game

allthingsd.com
Visiting Quora is striking because it seems to be one of the rare places on the Internet where a diverse group of people come out of the woodwork to try to be smart and thoughtful. That just doesn’t happen very often. But then, it can be easy to forget to...
Quora CEO Adam D'Angelo: We're Playing a Long-Term Game

Wave 4: What’s New in Messenger?

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Some of us caught a glimpse of the new WindowsLivePreview.com website which accidentally went live this morning for a short while. We were fortunate enough to capture some of the newly released info before it got taken offline again. We won’t repost the whole website here, but here’s some direct...
Wave 4: What’s New in Messenger?

It Is Easy For People To Miss Disruptive Trends

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People are notoriously bad at recognizing important trends in innovation. It's most commonly seen in people dismissing some new technology or service as being unimportant. Over and over again, people seem to think that the world is static and thus, people "won't need" certain technologies in the future. There are...
It Is Easy For People To Miss Disruptive Trends

AOL Patch Sales People Are Getting Fired (AOL)

www.businessinsider.com
AOL's local news network of blogs, Patch, is letting go sales people this week.  It's hard to tell how many, only that many people are being let go due to "underperformance." Last week, a Patch employee said it would be 200.  Patch PR and president Warren Webster refused to...
AOL Patch Sales People Are Getting Fired (AOL)

What we know about the Motorola X Fon (ghost): 25+ color options, all US carriers, early July ship, more

9to5google.com
Update: We’ve been asked to remove the picture. We’ve been sitting on some good Motorola X Fon information for awhile but weren’t able to confirm it until the most recent leaks which seem to corroborate what we have.  It turns out that the leaked images by Tinhte and @Evleaks appear to...
What we know about the Motorola X Fon (ghost): 25+ color options, all US carriers, early July ship, more

Interscope Records relaunches its corporate website for the e-commerce, Twitter generation

thenextweb.com
Interscope Records, the record company behind the likes of Lady Gaga, No Doubt, Lana Del Rey, Carly Rae Jepsen and La Roux, is taking a new approach to its corporate website, working to merge traditional and social content. Interscope Geffen A&M (IGA) is actually the full name of the umbrella...
Interscope Records relaunches its corporate website for the e-commerce, Twitter generation
No, your website is not getting traffic from the International Space Station

Google tests new Flight Explorer service to help you buy the perfect plane ticket

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Google appears to be testing a new service called Flight Explorer. The company has not announced it, nor is there any documentation available via any of Google’s help pages. It doesn’t even have a typical Google beta tag. Yet the service is fully functional. It detects your current location and...
Google tests new Flight Explorer service to help you buy the perfect plane ticket

After Twitter Suspends Best Parody Account Ever, Mastermind Behind @Bill_Nye_Tho Identifies Himself

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Mr. Gardner (Photo: Twitter) If Twitter is attempting to foment a violent backlash amongst its most addicted users, it is doing an excellent job. After banning a journalist during the Olympics and yanking API access from third party clients, we are beginning to think that Twitter is being advised by...
After Twitter Suspends Best Parody Account Ever, Mastermind Behind @Bill_Nye_Tho Identifies Himself

The Top 25 App Developers Made Over $60 Million in 20 Days In The U.S. Alone (AAPL)

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Apple's App Store and Google Play for Android have hundreds of thousands of apps. Only a small fraction of them make money for their developers. In fact, the top 25 U.S. developers across both stores account for half of all the revenue generated by app downloads and in-app purchases. Collectively,...
The Top 25 App Developers Made Over $60 Million in 20 Days In The U.S. Alone (AAPL)

Cody for iPhone is a cross-activity exercise journal that lets you record and share workouts with friends

thenextweb.com
There’s no shortage of health and fitness apps out there, ones that help you monitor and manage everything from cycling and gym workouts, to running and what you should be eating. Besides the big-name brands such as RunKeeper and Nike+, there’s lots of other ones that perhaps don’t get the...
Cody for iPhone is a cross-activity exercise journal that lets you record and share workouts with friends

9 Sneaky Terms of Service Changes At Beloved Online Services: Skype, Geico, Stubhub, More

www.fastcompany.com
Everyone hears when Facebook and Instagram get greedy with your data, but dozens of others are chipping away at your privacy in ever-changing fine print you agree to without blinking. Docracy tracks ToS changes to show you just what you're giving up. The thought of having to constantly revisit...
9 Sneaky Terms of Service Changes At Beloved Online Services: Skype, Geico, Stubhub, More

Google Is Trying To Create A Human Brain Using 16,000 Computers (GOOG)

www.businessinsider.com
Here's the latest project from Google's ultra-secret Google X Labs, where Google works on fringe technology projects like self-driving cars and computerized glasses: learning how to find cats in YouTube videos. Google X is developing a huge network of computers that are able to learn on their own what is...
Google Is Trying To Create A Human Brain Using 16,000 Computers (GOOG)

This Hackathon Will Pit The East Coast Vs. Silicon Valley

www.businessinsider.com
We stopped by the first AngelHack in December (click through for photos). Greg Gopman, the hackathon's creator, always had bigger plans for it.  The next hackathon is set to happen the first weekend in March, and it will happen in two locations at once: San Francisco and Cambridge, MA....
This Hackathon Will Pit The East Coast Vs. Silicon Valley

Mobile payments? 'For the consumer, this is doing their head in...'

www.guardian.co.uk
Ovum, Weve, iZettle and Foursquare talk m-payments technology at the Guardian Mobile Business SummitSome analysts pump hot air into the hype around unproven new mobile technologies. Thankfully, Eden Zoller is one of the other ones.The principal analyst at Ovum's telecoms consumer practice delivered a dose of common-sense regarding mobile payments...
Mobile payments? 'For the consumer, this is doing their head in...'
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