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Facebook round-up: carrier billing, Offerpop, Ustream, voter registration

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Facebook mobile carrier billing live in select countries – Facebook began accepting mobile payments for its mobile web service via carrier billing in the U.S., UK and Germany this week, according to an announcement from Bango, which is powering the service. Users can buy game credits and virtual goods through their mobile...
Facebook round-up: carrier billing, Offerpop, Ustream, voter registration

LinkedIn lists the most sought-after employers of 2012: Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook

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LinkedIn today released its 2012 list of Most InDemand Employers. The top four companies were all in the technology sector: Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook. The results are based on what LinkedIn refers to as its “massive professional data set” of over 175 million users, as well as over 15...
LinkedIn lists the most sought-after employers of 2012: Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook

Check Out Sgrouples, The Truly Private Social Network

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If you want a social network that won't sell your data and won't serve you ads based on your profile data, you have to check out Sgrouples. It integrates with Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook so you can post updates to your existing accounts and it also provides a means to...
Check Out Sgrouples, The Truly Private Social Network

Who Uses Social Media More, Men or Women?

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Men are more positively inclined towards social media activities and use social networking sites more than women, according to what Liberty Mutual called a “comprehensive national survey” of online behavior it released yesterday. This is somewhat surprising, since it’s the exact opposite of what other surveys have found, including...
Who Uses Social Media More, Men or Women?

Does Facebook Really Want a Semantic Web?

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Shared by Jesse Stay This is completely incorrect - fb:app_id, fb:page_id, and fb:admins are all part of the spec - see:http://developers.facebook.com/docs/opengraphunder "Getting Started".My guess is that the fb_app_id is either an alias, or a bug in the code of that website itself. No one is getting special treatment here. That...
Does Facebook Really Want a Semantic Web?

LinkedIn scores one-click integration with the new Microsoft Office

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Last week, we told you about Microsoft’s big Office 2013 announcement. Overall, the suite of apps look like an impressive upgrade, and the addition of social and collaboration features were all over the place. One of those social features was announced today by business networking service LinkedIn. The company shared...
LinkedIn scores one-click integration with the new Microsoft Office
Study shows Democrats have 'broader music tastes' than Republicans

Facebook Instant Personalization Protested By EFF, MoveOn.org

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MoveOn.org added a Facebook group petition page to protest Facebook's instant personalization tool. The Electronic Frontier Foundation put up a timeline showing the social network company's regression in privacy practices. The protests by the EFF and MoveOn.org come just days after U.S. Senators Charles Schumer, Michael Bennet, Al Franken and...
Facebook Instant Personalization Protested By EFF, MoveOn.org

TheComplete.me Launches Social Dating Site, Matches With $1.22M From Industry Leaders

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If Facebook itself isn’t a covert dating site, then at least its social graph could be — a big group of startups have been going for this honeypot of user data and connections ever since the company launched its platform back in 2007. Few have really taken off, and incumbent...
TheComplete.me Launches Social Dating Site, Matches With $1.22M From Industry Leaders

Instagram vulnerability on iPhone allows for account takeover

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A security researcher published on Friday another attack on Facebook's Instagram photo-sharing service that could allow a hacker to seize control of a victim's account. The attack was developed by Carlos Reventlov around a vulnerability he found within Instagram in mid-November. He notified Instagram of the problem on Nov....
Instagram vulnerability on iPhone allows for account takeover

XAuth, OAuth, and Yahoo! OpenID

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  More and more websites are integrating with third-party services, including logging in and content sharing. Users who log in with existing accounts are far more valuable than users who register new accounts. And that's where XAuth (eXtended Authentication) comes in. Unlike newly registered accounts, existing third-party accounts have rich...
XAuth, OAuth, and Yahoo! OpenID

We Got A Look At Facebook's New Graph Search--Here's How It Works (FB)

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Facebook struggled with naming its new search feature, fearing that anything with "search" in the name would make people think of a Web search engine like Google.  After playing with Graph Search, we can see why naming the product was so hard. This is not Google Web search--it's something completely...
We Got A Look At Facebook's New Graph Search--Here's How It Works (FB)

Work4 Labs Raises $10 Million Series A Led By Matrix To Get You Recruited Though Your Facebook Profile

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Everyone needs a job, but submitting resumes is a pain and they’re not discoverable so they don’t help you get recruited. That’s why Work4 Labs has just raised $10 million to let you apply or get recruited for jobs with your Facebook profile. Along with the Series A led by...
Work4 Labs Raises $10 Million Series A Led By Matrix To Get You Recruited Though Your Facebook Profile
Google, Apple and Microsoft top LinkedIn survey of 'most in-demand employers'

Social Connections Driving the Future of Microsoft Office, Outlook.com

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Microsoft's new emphasis on cloud services is opening up new opportunities to connect with social media. On Tuesday, Microsoft reworked Hotmail to become Outlook.com, which integrates with Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, LinkedIn and other social networks. And Microsoft is also working to integrate social networking features within the new version of...
Social Connections Driving the Future of Microsoft Office, Outlook.com

Booyah’s MyTown Integrates Google Places

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Booyah’s location-based check-in game, MyTown, has been heavily gaining popularity and will begin using Google Places Web Service as announced at the I/O conference. As a new edition to the Google Maps API, Google Places offers compelling customization features for businesses to enhance place search. By integrating Google Places, Booyah...
Booyah’s MyTown Integrates Google Places

Samsung sued by U.S. Olympians over Facebook app

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Samsung has been sued by 18 Olympic athletes over a Facebook app called “Samsung Olympic Genome Project”. The app allows users to play a “six degrees of separation” game using FB profile data and a database of 3,000 athletes while displaying ads for Samsung’s Galaxy products. Bloomberg reports: Samsung Electronics...
Samsung sued by U.S. Olympians over Facebook app

OS X TextMate user? free time tracker: matewatch

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So we rolled our own. matewatch simply checks what TextMate documents you’re editing and records the intervals of time that those documents are frontmost in TextMate. (Link: OS X TextMate user? free time tracker: matewatch)...
OS X TextMate user? free time tracker: matewatch
AppHero Raises $1.8 Million For App Recommendation Service Which Learns Your Interests From Facebook

Security Hole Spotted In Facebook Android SDK, Long Tail Apps May Still Be Unpatched

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Mobile app platform provider Parse is reporting having discovered a major security hold in the Facebook Android SDK. The problem was quickly patched after being reported to Facebook, but that alone may not be enough to secure affected mobile applications, the company says. The security vulnerability affected all apps using...
Security Hole Spotted In Facebook Android SDK, Long Tail Apps May Still Be Unpatched

LinkedIn Tells Users to Change Passwords, But Still Hasn't Confirmed Breach

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It seems likely that LinkedIn has suffered a breach of millions of user passwords, but the company says it hasn’t been able to confirm that’s the case — even some eight hours after it first came to light. Shutterstock/Péter Gudella Following widespread reports today that 6.5 million unique passwords had...
LinkedIn Tells Users to Change Passwords, But Still Hasn't Confirmed Breach

Permanent storage of Facebook user profiles for brands | Official Webtrends Company Blog

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Shared by Bud Facebook can only be understood as the gift that keeps on giving, and it's all due to your connections being public. Every marketers fantasy has just come true. Facebook’s UID allows marketers to track all activity of a user back to an authenticated ID that spans all...
Permanent storage of Facebook user profiles for brands | Official Webtrends Company Blog

Axel Quack: Stop What You Are Doing & Install This Plug-In: Rapportive

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Axel Quack Stop What You Are Doing & Install This Plug-In: Rapportive – http://www.readwriteweb.com/archive… 8 minutes ago from Google Reader - Comment - Like...
Axel Quack: Stop What You Are Doing & Install This Plug-In: Rapportive
Google, Apple, & Microsoft top LinkedIn's list of most desirable employers

Disqus hits 100 million profiles, helps publishers sync and leverage user data with new tool

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Disqus, a commenting platform, is launching today a new publisher tool called AudienceSync. With it, websites owners or publishers can sync Disqus’s profile data with their own users’ information, in order to grow their audience. The release of AudienceSync comes as Disqus announced that it has over 100 million profiles...
Disqus hits 100 million profiles, helps publishers sync and leverage user data with new tool

LinkedIn Shuts Off API Access To Fellow Professional Social Network Viadeo For TOS Violations

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LinkedIn has shut off API access to fellow professional social network Viadeo and a number of other startups who have been tapping into LinkedIn’s firehose of data via its open API program. The other companies whose access to LinkedIn’s data that will be revoked are IKO Systems, Linked, Drag&Tag, and...
LinkedIn Shuts Off API Access To Fellow Professional Social Network Viadeo For TOS Violations

INTRO Wants To Be The LinkedIn Of The Ambient Location Apps

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Just when you thought this space couldn’t get any more saturated, yet another ambient location app throws its hat into the ring as SXSW prepares to kick off. Introducing INTRO. But wait, before you groan “enough already!“, you should know that INTRO at least has a unique take on the...
INTRO Wants To Be The LinkedIn Of The Ambient Location Apps

AOL acquires gadget community site Gdgt to tie it more closely to its founders' old home, Engadget

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AOL has acquired gdgt, the gadget reviews media outlet announced today in a blog post. TechCrunch reports that AOL confirmed the deal, which could be “in the high seven figures” according to one of its sources. AOL’s tech media portfolio already included TechCrunch, Joystiq and TUAW, as well as Engadget,...
AOL acquires gadget community site Gdgt to tie it more closely to its founders' old home, Engadget

Behavioral Data Bank Demdex Raises $6 Million Series A

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Data is the lifeblood of the Web, but when it comes to advertising some of the most valuable data ends up all over the place. New York City startup Demdex captures behavioral data on behalf of Websites and advertisers and stores it in a “behavioral data bank.” The 14-employee...
Behavioral Data Bank Demdex Raises $6 Million Series A

Google admits Buzz mistakes, tries again at SXSW

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A product manager from Google told attendees at the South by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin, Texas that Google had misstepped by launching its social network, Google Buzz, too broadly and too promiscuously. In the future, said Google’s Todd Jackson, the company will pre-test new features rather than roll them...
Google admits Buzz mistakes, tries again at SXSW
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