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Facebook releases standalone Poke app for iPhone with Snapchat-like features

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Facebook today released Poke, a standalone app for iPhone that allows users to use its famous Poke feature or send messages, photos or video to their friends for a designated period of time. Messages expire after a specific time users set, either 1, 3, 5 or 10 seconds. After that, the...
Facebook releases standalone Poke app for iPhone with Snapchat-like features
Living on a Stream: The Rise of Real-Time Video
GraphScience Promises To Turn Facebook Commerce Into A Moneymaker

MARK CUBAN: Here's What I Really Think About Facebook

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Mark Cuban recently expressed frustration about Facebook as a marketing platform. Here, he expands on his remarks. Lets talk Facebook First, I'm not recommending to any of my companies that we leave facebook. I am recommending that we de-emphasize pushing consumers or partners to like us on FB and focus...
MARK CUBAN: Here's What I Really Think About Facebook

Unfriending the US: Facebook co-founder stands to save millions

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In renouncing his citizenship last year, Eduardo Saverin will get out of paying $39m in taxes according to one estimateWould you renounce your US citizenship for $39 million?If you're Eduardo Saverin, you might.A billionaire Facebook co-founder, Saverin renounced his US citizenship last year, although the decision was made public just...
Unfriending the US: Facebook co-founder stands to save millions

YouTube Video Views Jump 25% In Just 8 Short Months to Over 4 Billion Per Day

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Video views on YouTube have increased by 25 percent in the past eight months, to an astounding 4 billion per day. That's 4 billion times every single day that a video is watched on YouTube! The report goes on to state that 60 hours of video are uploaded to...
YouTube Video Views Jump 25% In Just 8 Short Months to Over 4 Billion Per Day

How RelayRides is making money from long-term car sharing

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This article originally appeared on GigaOM Pro, our premium research subscription service. Peer-to-peer car sharing service appeals to the urban and young people, and  that partly explains why college campuses and large cities like San Francisco have been the labs for companies such as RelayRides and Getaround. One of the...
How RelayRides is making money from long-term car sharing

From breaking news to Pulitzer prizes: This week in media

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Does breaking news still make sense? Is physical media dead? How can media businesses monetize their content? These are some of the interrogations that emerged in the media world over the last few days. Let’s take a look back at a week that was particularly rich in reflection upon the future...
From breaking news to Pulitzer prizes: This week in media

Megaupload Can't Come Back Online, U.S. Tells Court

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Two weeks ago Megaupload filed a renewed request to dismiss the indictment against it, until the U.S. Government finds a way to properly serve the company. Megaupload’s legal team reiterated that the company’s due process is at stake. The company has already been destroyed and is being held ransom by...
Megaupload Can't Come Back Online, U.S. Tells Court

Craigslist Is Trying to Squash The Best Apartment-Finding App Out There

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PadMapper is one of the best ways to find an apartment in a city. It pulls data from a bunch of listing sites — including Craiglist — to populate a Google Map with available apartments. It's much easier to use than a text-based site like Craigslist, and it points its...
Craigslist Is Trying to Squash The Best Apartment-Finding App Out There

YC-Backed GoCardless Launches PayLinks, A Bitly For Payments

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GoCardless, the Y Combinator-backed startup founded in 2010 by Oxford graduates Hiroki Takeuchi, Tom Blomfield and Matt Robinson, is today launching a new product called PayLinks which aims to be something like a Bit.ly for payments. With its dead simple interface, anyone can create a shortened, tweet-friendly link in around 60...
YC-Backed GoCardless Launches PayLinks, A Bitly For Payments

Facebook Stops Updating Application Statistics

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For the past ten days, Facebook has stopped updating application statistics. That means all leaderboards (including our own) based on Facebook’s statistics have stopped updating and developers can’t track how their application, or competing applications are performing. While we’re assuming that the statistics will get updated shortly, this is probably...
Facebook Stops Updating Application Statistics

Does Barry Diller Know Something About The Future Of Newsweek That Tina Brown Doesn't Know?

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Yesterday, many news outlets reported that Newsweek owner Barry Diller had said or implied that Newsweek might kill its print edition this fall and go all digital. This news, not surprisingly, apparently sent the Newsweek newsroom into a panic. And it prompted Newsweek's legendary editor, Tina Brown, to take time...
Does Barry Diller Know Something About The Future Of Newsweek That Tina Brown Doesn't Know?

With Placed Panels, Companies Can Persistently Track Location Data From Volunteers

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Placed is announcing the launch of Placed Panels today, giving its customers a way to constantly collect location data from a limited panel of users. Previously, Placed allowed publishers to collect location data about whenever someone was using their mobile website or app. That gives publishers valuable information about where their...
With Placed Panels, Companies Can Persistently Track Location Data From Volunteers

Leveraging Zong, PayPal Gets Serious About Mobile Carrier Payments

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Back in July, PayPal shelled out over $200 million for payments platform Zong, as a way to boost mobile payments technology. As you may know, Zong lets you pay for things, particularly virtual goods online, via direct billing to your mobile phone. According to an announcement made by eBay today,...
Leveraging Zong, PayPal Gets Serious About Mobile Carrier Payments

Time to offer iPad subscriptions by June

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BloombergTime Inc. plans to offer subscription options for its iPad magazine editions within the next three months, according to Greg Bensinger at Bloomberg." 'It'll probably be June before we're able to get it up and running for subscriptions,' Ann S. Moore, chairman and chief executive officer of the Time Warner...
Time to offer iPad subscriptions by June

EventNow Helps You Find Party and Event Vendors

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When I moved back to NYC in 2007, I wanted to throw a party for CN. The party worked out great but finding help to serve the food that I cooked was a real pain. I put notices on the tech boards and on Craigslist but only found a...
EventNow Helps You Find Party and Event Vendors

Chrome SVP Sundar Pichai Confirms Chrome Is (Mostly) Beating IE

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Remember this report about Google Chrome passing Microsoft’s Internet Explorer in browser market share? Well, at today’s D10 conference, Chrome SVP Sundar Pichai basically confirmed this is true, saying that Chrome is “#1 in most countries and even says that Chrome’s market share is over 50% in some regions. One-third...
Chrome SVP Sundar Pichai Confirms Chrome Is (Mostly) Beating IE

Joomla sails past 36m downloads, as it reports 27% year-on-year growth

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Open source content management system (CMS) Joomla has announced that it has surpassed 36 million downloads worldwide two months after the launch of Joomla 3.0. The company reports downloads grew an impressive 27% compared to November 2011, while more than 1,500 extensions for the CMS were introduced by its community...
Joomla sails past 36m downloads, as it reports 27% year-on-year growth

Not So Fast: Kleiner Perkins Says It Did NOT Fire Ellen Pao; Looking To "Facilitate Her Transition" Out

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More drama in the Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers / Ellen Pao discrimination case. Just hours ago, it was revealed that Ellen Pao had said that she was fired from the VC firm where she was a partner — something she made public in a statement on Quora. Now, KPCB...
Not So Fast: Kleiner Perkins Says It Did NOT Fire Ellen Pao; Looking To "Facilitate Her Transition" Out

Insert Coin semifinalist: SmartKnob brings keypad access to your front door

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Keys? Who needs keys? The Smart Knob is an attempt to do away with those pesky metal things for property managers and renters, attaching a keypad to your front door's deadbolt. Owners of the property can issue codes remotely for a chosen period of time. Visitors can also get...
Insert Coin semifinalist: SmartKnob brings keypad access to your front door

On The Road

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A couple weeks ago, a rant of mine on technology journalism kicked off a firestorm that has yet to fully subside. The talking points have evolved beyond my initial ones and yes, I too have re-fueled the flames a few times.  I knew the reaction would be strong (for obvious...
On The Road
Motorola yanks high-profile smartphones, tablets from German market in wake of patent litigation

Silicon Valley's Strangest Sex Scandal Gets More Dramatic Yet

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Ellen Pao, the Kleiner Perkins investment partner who is suing the firm for sexual harrassment says she has been fired from the firm. She tells Quora: "I have been terminated from my job at KPCB. On Monday afternoon, senior management told me to clean out my office, leave, and not...
Silicon Valley's Strangest Sex Scandal Gets More Dramatic Yet

Survey: Google+ Whomps Facebook on User Satisfaction

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If Facebook doesn't stop walking over its users, it risks having them leave for social networks that do a better job of keeping them satisfied - particularly Google+. That's the message in the latest survey by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), which lists several ways in which Facebook continues...
Survey: Google+ Whomps Facebook on User Satisfaction

Facebook apologies after blocking founder of Gay Marriage USA Facebook

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Murray Lipp was unable to access service and received notification that photograph of a gay couple was 'offensive'Facebook has apologised after it blocked the operator of one of America's leading same-sex marriage campaigns from accessing the service when he posted a photograph of a mixed-race gay couple online.Murray Lipp, the...
Facebook apologies after blocking founder of Gay Marriage USA Facebook

IRL: Fujifilm X-Pro1, Garmin Edge 200 and Otterbox's Universal Defender case, revisited

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Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment. If we've never explained where the idea for IRL came from, now might be as...
IRL: Fujifilm X-Pro1, Garmin Edge 200 and Otterbox's Universal Defender case, revisited

Nike+ FuelBand and Google Glass: what next for the 'quantified self'?

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We're only just at the beginning of the 'quantified self' movement, which tracks movement, diet and other issues using gadgetsThe quantified self movement - the idea that tracking metrics about yourself can lead to self-improvement - appears to be gathering steam. With products such as the FitBit One, Jawbone Up...
Nike+ FuelBand and Google Glass: what next for the 'quantified self'?

Use This Company's Product To Watch Its Y Combinator Demo Day Pitch

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Even if you couldn't make it to Y Combinator's latest demo day, at least you'll get to watch one pitch. SocialCam, which lets users film events through their mobile phone and share them online, is pitching at the show. So audience member Ben Parr used the product to broadcast...
Use This Company's Product To Watch Its Y Combinator Demo Day Pitch

Verizon Wireless & SpectrumCo spectrum deal approved -- with strict conditions

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The FCC and the Department of Justice have decided to approve the acquisition of SpectrumCo’s AWS spectrum by Verizon Wireless along with the cross-marketing and joint venture agreements between it and the cable companies.Even though the two agencies have approved it, Verizon Wireless and the cable companies are not exactly...
Verizon Wireless & SpectrumCo spectrum deal approved -- with strict conditions
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