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Holy SMOKE! Pinterest Is The Fastest Growing Site Ever

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Social image-sharing site Pinterest, which is the toast of Silicon Valley and the VC world, has passed 10 million users after only 9 months. TechCrunch reports that it got exclusive stats from ComScore showing that Pinterest had 11.7 million unique monthly visitors in January 2011. That's up from only...
Holy SMOKE! Pinterest Is The Fastest Growing Site Ever

Now is the Time to Quit Facebook

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There's a debate going on about whether or not Zuck should hand over some cash to users. Nick Bilton at the New York Times is waiting for his cash out. I, too, have argued that Zuck should "share" his Facebook kingdom, an online culture that he created (and owns more...
Now is the Time to Quit Facebook

Shopping site Gilt Groupe launches its first API and a developer portal to go with it

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When you think about the online flash sales phenomenon, the first company you think of is Gilt Groupe. It has raised $236M in funding and provides access to deals on anything from luxury cookware to clothing. It’s a private sales site and it looks like Gilt is ready to spread...
Shopping site Gilt Groupe launches its first API and a developer portal to go with it

Crazy: Orange censors all blogs, not just GigaOM

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Every day millions of British mobile users hit a dead end on their phones, coming across web pages that they are blocked from reading. But it’s not because the sites they’re trying to access are illegal: it’s because they’ve fallen foul of child protection filters. These filters are used by...
Crazy: Orange censors all blogs, not just GigaOM

Coping With Twitter’s Unfollow Bug

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If you’re like me, you may have noticed that Twitter may be arbitrarily, randomly, and haphazardly, unfollowing people you fully intended to follow. Similarly, if you’ve ever noticed your friends and contacts unfollowed you, it may have caused a since of confusion, dread, or self-insecurity. Before one spirals into a...
Coping With Twitter’s Unfollow Bug

New iPad Runs About 10 Degrees (F) Hotter than iPad 2

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Both in our forums and Apple's Discussions, there have been observations and complaints that the new iPad runs warmer than the previous generation. The phenomenon was noticed in TechCrunch's review of the new iPad where they said: One other slight downside which I have to assume is related to either...
New iPad Runs About 10 Degrees (F) Hotter than iPad 2

Damn You Autocorrect founder posts 25 favorite iPhone auto-correct fails of all time

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The founder of popular website Damn You Autocorrect has published a list of her 25 favorite auto-correct fails of all time. For those who somehow missed the phenomenon, Damn You Autocorrect allows users to upload screenshots of text message conversations that contain hilarious (and often raunchy) errors caused by Apple’s...
Damn You Autocorrect founder posts 25 favorite iPhone auto-correct fails of all time

Calling All iPhoneographers — Foap Wants To Get You Paid

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Did you know that the word iPhoneography has its own Wikipedia entry? Me neither (look quick before it gets deleted). It’s the art of creating photos with an Apple iPhone, apparently — a phenomenon that a new Swedish startup hopes to cash in on by enabling iPhoneographers to do the same. Launching...
Calling All iPhoneographers — Foap Wants To Get You Paid

Want To Be More Creative? Get Bored

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Where and when do you do your best thinking? For me, it's in the pool. As I power up and down the lanes, I rethink what I’ve learned. I now have the time and space to solve whatever problems have arisen. It’s an important meeting with myself, and I keep...
Want To Be More Creative? Get Bored

Exclusive: Interview With Inside Apple's Adam Lashinsky [Video]

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On Friday, February 3, at the lovely Delancey St. Theater in San Francisco, ReadWriteWeb and our new home company, SAY Media, co-hosted a release party for Adam Lashinsky's new book, Inside Apple: How America's Most Admired - And Secretive - Company Really Works. It was our first joint event since...
Exclusive: Interview With Inside Apple's Adam Lashinsky [Video]

Nokia accuses Apple of “overriding” Siri to remove Lumia 900 endorsement

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Nokia has accused Apple of overriding the settings of Siri, after its virtual personal assistant was found to have stopped endorsing the Nokia Lumia 900 phone. As we reported last week, when asked ‘What is the best smartphone ever’, Siri recommends the new Nokia phone, built on Microsoft’s Windows Phone...
Nokia accuses Apple of “overriding” Siri to remove Lumia 900 endorsement

Kony 2012: the facts behind the video INFOGRAPHIC

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The viral phenomenon of the Kony video has been exhaustively examined by Polly Curtis' Reality Check - but Datablog user Charlie Morton has come up with this infographic about the charity behind the video, Invisible Children. Click the image below to see itMore open dataData journalism and data visualisations from...
Kony 2012: the facts behind the video INFOGRAPHIC

Poll Technica: should Apple more strictly police app ripoffs on the App Store?

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Apple has begun to take action against iPhone app ripoffs that have been crudding up the App Store. Over the weekend, the company removed a number of apps that bear a striking similarity to ones that are already popular among iOS users—the list includes Angry Ninja Birds, Plant vs....
Poll Technica: should Apple more strictly police app ripoffs on the App Store?
SpiderOak: Dropbox for the security obsessive

ToGather brings crowdsourced funding to Asia with Kickstarter-like service

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Crowdfunding has been one of the hottest stories of 2012 to date, and the phenomenon — and most notably the Kickstarter website — has pushed on beyond the progress it made in last year. Among the notable projects that have emerged this year. The Elevation Dock was the first to...
ToGather brings crowdsourced funding to Asia with Kickstarter-like service

Maximize Your Trade Show ROI

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This sponsored post is produced by The Telecom Council of Silicon Valley. Every company strives to get maximum ROI for their marketing investments, but for startups it becomes a matter of survival. Startups don’t have the luxury of steady cash flow and established lines of business to rely on, and...
Maximize Your Trade Show ROI

Revealed: the full extent of the Rocket clone empire

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Rocket Internet, the Berlin-based clone merchant, is one of Europe’s most powerful internet businesses — and it’s growing all the time. With the recent news that the incubator-slash-accelerator is apparently now looking to copy Square, it’s worth examining how far the company has already come. Plenty has been written about...
Revealed: the full extent of the Rocket clone empire

Shazam For TV can go large with ITV ad sales deal

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Shazam has won a significant deal in its curious effort to diversify in to audio-tagging TV ads. UK commercial TV leader ITV’s ad sales team, ITV Commercial, will offer the functionality to its advertisers. Mobile app Shazam has long let users identify music around them using pattern recognition. Recently, it...
Shazam For TV can go large with ITV ad sales deal

App Store's 25 Billionth Download Comes From China with 'Where's My Water? Free'

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Apple today announced the winner of its "25 Billion App Countdown" promotion that saw the company pass milestone late Friday. For the first time in one of Apple's countdown competitions, the winner, Chunli Fu, came from China. Disney's Where's My Water? Free was the milestone download, and the winner will...
App Store's 25 Billionth Download Comes From China with 'Where's My Water? Free'
SpiderOak: Dropbox for the security obsessive

Studying rapidly evolving user interests

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Twitter is an amazing real-time information dissemination platform. We've seen events of historical importance such as the Arab Spring unfold via Tweets. We even know that Twitter is faster than earthquakes! However, can we more scientifically characterize the real-time nature of Twitter?One way to measure the dynamics of a content...
Studying rapidly evolving user interests

Tagbrand Gives Fashionistas An App To Check-In Their Brands

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“All people wear clothes!” declared one of Tagbrand’s founders on stage at Disrupt today. That’s true, but let’s review. DailyBooth was (is still perhaps?) a phenomenon for a time as people became accustomed to sharing their daily lives in a more quirky manner than mere video can afford. (Ok, OK,...
Tagbrand Gives Fashionistas An App To Check-In Their Brands

Now at 5m members, Fab buys design store LLUSTRE and launches in the UK on its first birthday

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Fab, the fast-growing online design sales site, has acquired fellow design store LLUSTRE.COM, which will be henceforth be known as Fab UK. The news was due to be announced by Fab later today, but looks like LLUSTRE.com jumped the gun on its own blog. The UK launches comes as social...
Now at 5m members, Fab buys design store LLUSTRE and launches in the UK on its first birthday

Minecraft heads to the Xbox 360 on May 9th, do not adjust your TV sets

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It may not yet be quite the massive cultural phenomenon that Angry Birds is, but Minecraft is certainly no slouch in the ranks of little-games-that-could, and it's now set to expand its reach even further. Microsoft confirmed today that Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition will be available for download on...
Minecraft heads to the Xbox 360 on May 9th, do not adjust your TV sets

Twitter Turns Its Tweet Firehose On For Saleforce’s Radian6 In New Enterprise Deal

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As enterprise companies like Salesforce and Oracle continue to sharpen their social media services for enterprises, Twitter is locking arms with one of them in a strategic alliance. Radian6, the social media monitoring service bought by Salesforce in March 2011 for $326 million, has announced that it has signed a...
Twitter Turns Its Tweet Firehose On For Saleforce’s Radian6 In New Enterprise Deal

The new ‘Instagram for video’? Mobile video app Socialcam added 4M users in one weekend, outpacing Viddy

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In this post-Instagram-Facebook deal world, video apps are one area attracting the attention of users, media and the tech industry, as the world begins to look for the next mobile app phenomenon. Socialcam — which is available for Android and iOS — is riding the wave of interest in video...
The new ‘Instagram for video’? Mobile video app Socialcam added 4M users in one weekend, outpacing Viddy
Tonight is 'Manhattanhenge,' one of NYC's best photo opportunities of the year

Following Japanese cell phone novels, Movellas is the next trend in publishing

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It could be a bit idealistic to call a self-publishing platform whose success is primarily based on Justin Bieber fan-fiction ‘the next sanctuary for the hopes and dreams of teenagers’. But the young people using a new platform called Movellas write about divorce, heartache, homosexuality, discrimination, pressure and angst. While some...
Following Japanese cell phone novels, Movellas is the next trend in publishing

The fascinating story behind Playboy’s successful #FriskyFriday Twitter campaign

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Even if you don’t follow Playboy on Twitter, you have probably heard about something the company does every Friday using the hashtag #FriskyFriday. Basically, Playboy asks ladies to share pictures of themselves and then chooses a winner at the end of the day. The company gets tons of entries and...
The fascinating story behind Playboy’s successful #FriskyFriday Twitter campaign

25 billionth app downloaded, Where’s My Water? Free, was downloaded by Chunli Fu of Qingdao, China

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On Friday Apple officially announced the App Store had hit 25 billion downloads. We knew that the person to download the 25 billionth app would receive a $10,000 iTunes Gift Card, and today Apple announced Chunli Fu of China as the winner. Full press release after the break. We’d like to thank...
25 billionth app downloaded, Where’s My Water? Free, was downloaded by Chunli Fu of Qingdao, China
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