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Peer-to-Peer Zaarly Turns Focus From Buyers to Sellers

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Zaarly, the hodgepodge marketplace for goods and services, will now vet, market and guarantee the work of some of the handymen, gardeners, chefs, yoga instructors who make up its sellers. Rather than waiting for potential buyers to dream up what they want and name a price, the new Zaarly Storefronts...
Peer-to-Peer Zaarly Turns Focus From Buyers to Sellers

People search engine Spokeo coughs up $800,000 to settle FTC charges

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People search engine company Spokeo will pay $800,000 to settle U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that it marketed detailed information profiles on millions of consumers to companies in the HR, background screening and recruiting industries without taking steps to protect consumers required under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)....
People search engine Spokeo coughs up $800,000 to settle FTC charges

Facebook Starts Verifying Popular Pages & Profiles

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Following in the footsteps of both Twitter and Google+ (and Pinterest and other social networks), Facebook has started to verify a small number of Pages and personal profiles. There’s currently no way for a Page owner or regular user to request verification. Facebook explains how it... Please visit Marketing Land...
Facebook Starts Verifying Popular Pages & Profiles

Vizify blends the best bits of Prezi and About.me, and soft-launches with a slew of new features

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Back in July we brought you Vizify, a new platform along the same sort of lines as About.me, but helps users display a far more holistic personal profile online. It’s not necessarily an About.me-killer, it’s just vying for those who wish to have a more in-depth public CV, with graphics...
Vizify blends the best bits of Prezi and About.me, and soft-launches with a slew of new features

Do.com Adds Contacts and Deal Tracking For Facebook Style Task Management

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Salesforce.com has added contacts, deal tracking and public APIs to its do.com platform for task management. Initially, Salesforce.com is adding the capability to integrate Facebook and Google contacts. It will soon after add Twitter and Salesforce.com. The deal management capability adds to the do.com lightweight CRM environment. Do.com is also opening...
Do.com Adds Contacts and Deal Tracking For Facebook Style Task Management

Facebook users risk identity theft, says famous conman

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Advertising Week Europe: Frank Abagnale, portrayed in Spielberg's Catch Me if You Can, and now an FBI security expert, warns of danger to childrenFrank Abagnale, the man dubbed the world's greeatest conman, has issued a stark warning about the dangers of identity theft and children using Facebook.Abagnale said that children...
Facebook users risk identity theft, says famous conman

BlackBerry 10 'not secure enough' for UK government workers

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Hitting one of Blackberry's key markets in the British Isles, its new smartphone platform (and the Balance software that divides work and personal profiles on the Z10) hasn't passed the security rigors of the UK's Communications Electronics Security Group. According to The Guardian, handset contracts with the government and...
BlackBerry 10 'not secure enough' for UK government workers

Facebook creates new collage layout for photos section of Timeline

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Facebook today announced changes to the photos section of Timeline that makes photos larger and easier to interact with. Users can also highlight particular photos, similar to how they do on Timeline, to make them stand out among other images. Facebook tells us these changes will apply to personal profiles...
Facebook creates new collage layout for photos section of Timeline

BlackBerry OS 10 will have work, personal profiles

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A new part of the BlackBerry 10 OS will let users switch profiles with the click of an on-screen button. [Read more]...
BlackBerry OS 10 will have work, personal profiles
Facebook redesigns mobile News Feed to look more like Timeline; photos now 3x larger

Aggregate Your Social Data With Pubwich

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Earlier this week AJ Batac posted on Friendfeed about Pubwich, an “open-source online data aggregation PHP application.” I was intrigued, so I decided to check it out. The application is still very young, with a lot of work to be done, but it’s a great idea. Initially, I was hoping...
Aggregate Your Social Data With Pubwich

Givit gives its video-editing iOS app a social boost, with in-app following, new public feeds and more

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Givit has announced a significant new update to its video-editing app at SXSW in Austin today, one that gives its social credentials a major shot in the arm. Just to recap, it’s been more than a year since we last caught up with Givit, an app that lets you create...
Givit gives its video-editing iOS app a social boost, with in-app following, new public feeds and more
Split your work & personal lives with Divide for the iPhone

10 Things That You Can Do to Stop GOOGLE From Snooping on You

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Nothing is free. Google collects and stores its users’ search queries, which Google uses to build personal profiles about their users’ interests, concerns and personal identity. Big businesses pay big money to buy this information to market their businesses, services and products to users whom never requested the information. Big...
10 Things That You Can Do to Stop GOOGLE From Snooping on You

Facebook events get cover photos

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Facebook event pages now have the option for admins to add custom cover photos. These banner photos replace the small thumbnail photos that event pages had previously. The change, which was first written about by AllFacebook, brings the design of event pages more in line with business pages, profiles and...
Facebook events get cover photos

Bot problem? Facebook estimates 8.7% of users are duplicate, miscategorized or spam accounts

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Facebook says 8.7 percent of its monthly active user total might violate terms of service and be either duplicate, miscategorized or “undesirable” accounts meant for spamming, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In its quarterly report, Facebook provided updated numbers and new details about illegitimate accounts,...
Bot problem? Facebook estimates 8.7% of users are duplicate, miscategorized or spam accounts

Nextdoor releases mobile app to strengthen communities using smartphones

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale Nextdoor is going mobile. Today, the ‘private social network for neighborhoods’ released an iOS application so people can be connected to what’s going on in their community anytime, anywhere. Nextdoor raised $40 million in Februrary 2013 to accommodate...
Nextdoor releases mobile app to strengthen communities using smartphones

Deets For iOS Keeps Contacts Up To Date Automatically, Lets You Share Files, Photos & More

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Deets is a newly launched mobile app that lets you organize your contacts and keep everyone’s information up-to-date automatically, but that description alone sells it a bit short. This new iOS app is a little bit of everything – it’s a communication hub, a contact synchronization utility and even social networking...
Deets For iOS Keeps Contacts Up To Date Automatically, Lets You Share Files, Photos & More

Privacy rater adds Facebook apps to report card

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Privacy is a bit like the weather — everyone talks about it but no one does a damn thing about it. Sure, it’s creepy that these companies track you and munch your personal information. But are you really going to ditch Facebook and every other online convenience of modern life?...
Privacy rater adds Facebook apps to report card

Y Combinator-backed Strikingly wants to help you build a simple, beautiful mobile website

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The Web’s gone mobile, and website building service Strikingly knows it. The Y Combinator-backed startup offers a suite of tools for building a mobile-optimized website in minutes. I gave the free version of the service a try to make a website for my unborn child. I started out with a...
Y Combinator-backed Strikingly wants to help you build a simple, beautiful mobile website

Big data and the changing economics of privacy

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There was a time when only people with money to hire a detective could dig into someone’s life. Now, dozens of companies have sprung up that will prowl into a person’s past for as little as $2. This shift illustrates a fundamental change in the economics of privacy: it has...
Big data and the changing economics of privacy
Facebook redesigns mobile News Feed to look more like Timeline; photos now 3x larger

I just sold my phone number to Google for the price of a latte

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I feel so cheap. After years of turning down Google’s request for my number, I handed it over today for a lousy $5. It must have been the promise of coffee that made me do it. In case you missed it, Google Offers has a deal today that lets...
I just sold my phone number to Google for the price of a latte

10 Steps To Create The Ultimate Facebook Fan Page for Your Brand

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Brands today have the incredible opportunity of interacting with consumers on the #1 social network in the world – Facebook – and creating relationships with them that are long lasting, personal and relevant.Companies today no longer control their own brand, the power has shifted to the masses. It is the...
10 Steps To Create The Ultimate Facebook Fan Page for Your Brand

Enterproid debuts Divide Builder to customize your company's BYOD experience

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale The “bring your own device” (BYOD) philosophy is still loudly being adopted in enterprises around the world. One of the startups at the forefront of the movement is Enterproid, which offers software for splitting workers’ personal and business...
Enterproid debuts Divide Builder to customize your company's BYOD experience
TopThat launches social competitive site so you can 'put up or shut up'

Why cross-platform gaming is Microsoft's secret weapon

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Microsoft has taken major heat for its recent reinvention efforts, but amid public lambasting of Windows 8 and the Surface tablets, a critical new development has largely been ignored: The company has both the hardware and software to dominate the four most important gaming screens in your life. Your PC....
Why cross-platform gaming is Microsoft's secret weapon

Google+ adds card UI and larger cover photos to mobile site

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Google has been spending quite a lot of time tweaking, streamlining and generally beautifying the interface of its "social backbone." But while the mobile apps and desktop site have seen near constant updates, the mobile Google+ site has languished slightly behind. Today Mountain view is delivering a little bit...
Google+ adds card UI and larger cover photos to mobile site
Educlipper launches its 'virtual pinboard' for teachers & students

The State of Web Spam: Human-Posted Spam is on the Rise

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Even though we have lots of tools to detect blog comment spam these days, spammers always tend to be one step ahead of our algorithms. While early blog spam was often posted by robots and easily detectable, today's blog spammers are smarter. Instead of relying on robots, the team behind...
The State of Web Spam: Human-Posted Spam is on the Rise
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