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Craigslist reportedly blocks search engines to kill competitors

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A third-party site that relies on Craigslist data has accused the classified giant of changing its policies in an effort to kill it off. Craigslist has reportedly told major search engines to stop indexing its users' ads. That could leave 3taps, which operates the site Craiggers and re-publishes the data...
Craigslist reportedly blocks search engines to kill competitors

Happy or sad? You might not see that ad, if Microsoft Kinect can figure out your mood

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A while back we reported about a Microsoft patent application for a system that would scan your posts on Facebook and other social media (with your permission, presumably) to deduce your mood, interests, and possibly even your intelligence, to help deliver search results more suited to you. Now the company...
Happy or sad? You might not see that ad, if Microsoft Kinect can figure out your mood

Why Politics and Social Networks Shouldn't Mix

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You have a friend on Facebook who posts non-stop about all things politics. This friend is either a die-hard progressive, a staunch Republican or a total schizophrenic mixed bag who only posts outrageous political commentary to piss off other users. With the Republican primaries in full swing, you may see...
Why Politics and Social Networks Shouldn't Mix

Today's Scuttlebot: Security Bug Bounties and Better Translation

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. Thursday's selection includes Facebook offering some popular postings from Election Day and a look at how some big companies hire hackers to find security vulnerabilities....
Today's Scuttlebot: Security Bug Bounties and Better Translation

Moving? PlaceOfMine is an apartment hunting tool that you need to check out

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Moving is a massive pain in the backside. The actual process of moving your belongings from one domicile to another is difficult, but can be hired out to a certain extent. The process of finding a place to live, however, is much harder to outsource. Apartment hunting, especially in popular...
Moving? PlaceOfMine is an apartment hunting tool that you need to check out

Search Your Public Facebook Updates

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Search Your Public Facebook Updates is a post from Chris PirilloAs the World continues to talk about Facebook and their privacy practices, a couple of developers have pushed the popular site even closer to the brink of no return. Their new project, Openbook shows that every public status update you...
Search Your Public Facebook Updates

To Avoid Controversy, 'Realtime' Microblogging In China Now Delayed By 7 Days

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Despite increasing competition around the world, China remains the leader when it comes to finding ways to censor the online world. A few months ago, the site Tech in Asia listed no less than eight ways in which users of Sina Weibo, China's hugely-popular homegrown microblog service, can be penalized...
To Avoid Controversy, 'Realtime' Microblogging In China Now Delayed By 7 Days

Don't Bore Your Twitter Followers: Link Different

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As we noted yesterday, Twitter isn't so much a social network as a broadcast medium. For most Twitter users, broadcasting information mostly means sharing links. Whenever you share a link, however, there is always the lingering question if your followers haven't already seen this link in their streams before. Thanks...
Don't Bore Your Twitter Followers: Link Different

Police to 'patrol' Facebook and Twitter for terrorists under EU plan

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Police across Europe will "patrol" Facebook, Google and Twitter for postings supporting terrorism under an EU project detailed in a leaked report....
Police to 'patrol' Facebook and Twitter for terrorists under EU plan

In Facebook And Twitter On Election Night, A Study Of Contrasts (FB)

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In declaring victory in yesterday's election, President Barack Obama just gave us a fascinating case study in how Twitter and Facebook are doing. As the networks called the election in his favor, his social media operatives posted identical messages at virtually the same time to Facebook and Twitter: the words...
In Facebook And Twitter On Election Night, A Study Of Contrasts (FB)

Send-it-later service Buffer expands Chrome extension to support Facebook, Google Reader and more

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Buffer launched its maiden Google Chrome extension last week, and now the service has expanded it beyond covering just Twitter to provide sharing options for Facebook, Google Reader and, interestingly, Reddit and HackerNews. As explained on its blog, the extension allows users of the service — who can ‘queue’ their social media postings to...
Send-it-later service Buffer expands Chrome extension to support Facebook, Google Reader and more

For Sale: Your Old Tweets

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Twitter is the latest social network to turn a buck with content you created. The company sold two years worth of old tweets to Datasift, a marketing data firm. Datasift will make the tweets and other data, including the locations of where people were when they used Twitter, available to...
For Sale: Your Old Tweets
Zerply, an Estonian-American hybrid, launches jobs tool for freelance era
The Elance for publishing: Writer.ly offers marketplace for authors needing commercial help

Facebook and Privacy: Will the Twain Never Meet?

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Facebook and Privacy: Will the Twain Never Meet? is a post from Chris Pirillo This guest post is contributed by Shannon Wills, she writes on the topic of Internet Service Providers . She welcomes your comments via email.It’s an issue that’s dominating headlines on the web these days; it’s raking...
Facebook and Privacy: Will the Twain Never Meet?
A non-creepy Craigslist: 'Campus Wall' offers campus-contained marketplace for college students

Apple compensates victim of ‘stolen iPhone’ iMessage bug

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Over the past couple of months there has been mounting evidence of an issue with Apple’s iMessage service that causes messages to continue being sent to a stolen device even after its SIM has been deactivated. Now, we have received information that, at least in one case, Apple is compensating...
Apple compensates victim of ‘stolen iPhone’ iMessage bug

Twitter-owned Posterous finally lets users export their data - will it now close down in 2013?

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When Posterous was bought by Twitter in March, the team behind the blogging platform said it would introduce a system to allow users to export their data from the service “in the coming weeks”. Eight months later, the service finally launched a back-up tool, as announced on its blog. Initially...
Twitter-owned Posterous finally lets users export their data - will it now close down in 2013?
Dave Morin constructs an oasis on the chaotic streets of Facebook city

Google Brings Its Local Discovery App "Field Trip" To The iPhone

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Google’s location-based FieldTrip application has just made its way to the iTunes App Store today, after previously having been Android-only. The app, which works a little bit like Google Now, runs in the background on your phone then automatically shows you information about nearby businesses, including places to shop, dine, and be...
Google Brings Its Local Discovery App "Field Trip" To The iPhone
Craigslist's terms of use ruled 'impermissible' as copyright complaints dismissed

Bug that allowed stolen iPhones to continue receiving iMessages has been fixed in iOS 6

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Earlier this year a series of stories exposed an odd bug in Apple’s iOS software that allowed stolen iPhones to continue receiving iMessage messages, even if the SIM was deactivated and password changed. Now, we have learned that the bug has been rectified as of Apple’s release of iOS 6 in...
Bug that allowed stolen iPhones to continue receiving iMessages has been fixed in iOS 6

Untangling The Real Meaning Of "First-To-File" Patents

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Note: This is the first of a series of articles on the America Invents Act (AIA), the sweeping patent reform legislation signed into law in September 2011.The most widely discussed feature of the AIA is the impending replacement of the longstanding “first-to-invent” system with what is commonly--and somewhat inaccurately--called a...
Untangling The Real Meaning Of "First-To-File" Patents
3taps sues Craigslist to save the internet (no, seriously)

Celebrities turn to theAudience to stealth manage their social media accounts

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Since the inception of social media, it has completely changed the way in which celebrities interact with their fans. The New York Times spoke with founder Oliver Luckett of theAudience, a rising company that stealth manages social media accounts on behalf of celebrities like Charlize Theron, Hugh Jackman, and...
Celebrities turn to theAudience to stealth manage their social media accounts

The future of recruiting in the technology industry

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If you spend any time hanging around founder and CEO types and ask them what their biggest problem is, you’ll hear “recruiting developers, engineers and UX/UI designers”. It’s the complaint that lead us to tackle the problem with the founding of DeveloperAuction. The fact is, since LinkedIn was created (90%...
The future of recruiting in the technology industry

Some Mind-Blowing Stats About Pinterest's Incredible Success So Far

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Pinterest is one of the most talked about and fastest growing sites right now. So what drives that immense popularity? Research firm RJ Metrics dove into Pinterest and came up with some interesting findings in its latest report. Here's what you need to know: Etsy is the top source...
Some Mind-Blowing Stats About Pinterest's Incredible Success So Far

Samsung 'Galaxy S III' tested, hints massive speed leap

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Samsung's GT-i9300, possibly the third-generation Galaxy, has had its performance leaked through inadvertent postings to GLBenchmark. The 3D tests caught by a Phone Arena reader show that the quad-core Exynos 4412 chip in the device looks to beat any existing Android phone, and likely the iPhone 4S, by a wide...
Samsung 'Galaxy S III' tested, hints massive speed leap

Craigslist Goes Full Dark Side, Attempts to Maneuver PadMapper and Others Out of Existence

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U mad? (Photo: Idea Mensch) When last we checked in on the escalating tiffs between Craigslist and Padmapper, the ugly-as-a-mud-fence classifieds site had filed suit against the scrappy startup. Now comes another skirmish: the Verge reports that Craigslist has yanked its listings from Google and other search engines, which is the...
Craigslist Goes Full Dark Side, Attempts to Maneuver PadMapper and Others Out of Existence

Spraffl Launches As An Anonymous, Location-Based 'Social Experiment'

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Spraffl is a new iOS app that’s attempting to buck the trend of real name policy, or even semi-identifiable pseudonyms, in favour of an entirely anonymous social network, tied to a user’s location. I say social network, when in actual fact the UK startup is dubbing the app a ‘social...
Spraffl Launches As An Anonymous, Location-Based 'Social Experiment'
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