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In Google We Trust: Google helped create $80B for American businesses in 2011
How Change.org Puts More Power Into The Hands Of People

Russia wants United Nations to have control of the internet

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Pause your download — the internet is in for a serious shake-up. A recent bit of leaked information has Russia leading a charge to put the IP-based networks completely under United Nations control. Instead of private organizations controlling the standards and best practices of internet, this would have governmental bodies...
Russia wants United Nations to have control of the internet
This $5 lamp is powered by gravity (and just destroyed its funding target on Indiegogo)

Charity: water offers a lesson in transparency, shows you the drills you’ve funded and lets you follow them

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One of the difficult things for non-profit organizations to do is showing donators where their money is going exactly. It’s a difficult proposition, especially when most organizations spend so much time on the actual programs as well as campaigns to raise money. Basically, there’s little to be said for the...
Charity: water offers a lesson in transparency, shows you the drills you’ve funded and lets you follow them

15 Essential Social Media Resources You May Have Missed

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It’s happened again. Another week, jam-packed with expert insights, has flown by. You’ve probably caught a few of the week’s essential resources, but there’s always that chance you missed something that could transform your social media or business strategy.Here at Mashable, we don’t like to take those chances, so...
15 Essential Social Media Resources You May Have Missed

Facebook details best practices for non-profits using Pages, Instagram, and other tools

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Facebook is the social network for over a billion people, which is partially made up by non-profit organizations interested in trying to help raise awareness about and funds for their causes. Today, Facebook released a guide to help these non-profit groups detailing the best practices on how to use Pages,...
Facebook details best practices for non-profits using Pages, Instagram, and other tools
SheerID integrates with Magento to give discounts to the deserving

Netflix settlement details revealed as letters go out

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The details of Netflix's $9 million lawsuit settlement have been revealed as letters to potentially affected customers have started going out. The settlement will see the streaming service making a series of donations to non-profit organizations, paying attorney fees, and paying out an incentive award to the Named Plaintiffs in...
Netflix settlement details revealed as letters go out

Check out the 7 startups demoing at August's New York Tech Meetup

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Anyone that’s found themselves eying New York’s tech scene is bound to have heard of NY Tech Meetup, the massive monthly gathering that comes together to watch approximately 10 companies demo their work to the tech community for 3-5 minutes each. Every month a slim 850 seats are available for the...
Check out the 7 startups demoing at August's New York Tech Meetup

KIT digital Buys Rival Multicast For Approx. $18 Million

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Didn’t I just write that the online video publishing market is heating up quickly? Here’s another testament to that notion: KIT digital this morning announced that it has agreed to acquire privately-held competitor Multicast Media for net consideration of approximately $18 million. The acquisition sum is comprised of $4.9 million...
KIT digital Buys Rival Multicast For Approx. $18 Million

The dirty secret inside Verizon’s cable spectrum buy

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Several companies and non profit organizations filed their opposition to Verizon’s planned $4 billion buy of spectrum owned by the cable companies on Wednesday. But this isn’t an industry fight. This is a fight that should involve everyone from consumers to the Internet companies whose businesses rest on access to...
The dirty secret inside Verizon’s cable spectrum buy

Backtracking, Google makes maps a lot cheaper for developers

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Foursquare, Google wants you back. Google is making some major price cuts to its maps application programming interface (API) in a bid to draw developers back to the service. Big users like Foursquare and StreetEasy abandoned Google Maps in the wake of Google’s price hikes. Now the company is...
Backtracking, Google makes maps a lot cheaper for developers

Startup News: Lerer Ventures Looks for a Hustler, Branch Steals From Twitter, BaubleBar Gets Brick and Mortar

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(Photo: twitter.com) Non Hustlers Need Not Apply Lerer Ventures is looking to hire a new analyst. The job requires one or two years of experience at a venture backed startup or major tech company. You have to also be “a sweet and cool person,” so no mean losers need apply. According to the...
Startup News: Lerer Ventures Looks for a Hustler, Branch Steals From Twitter, BaubleBar Gets Brick and Mortar
Readability ends publisher payment program — but not for the reason you’d think

Google Swears It's Hired Zero Shills, While Oracle Continues Hollering Foul Play

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Judge Alsup Earlier this month, Judge William Alsup issued a demand for both parties in the Google v. Oracle patent dispute: Provide a list of any bloggers, journalists, or other commentators on the payroll. Paid Content reports that the two companies have now filed their responses. Google insists it’s on the...
Google Swears It's Hired Zero Shills, While Oracle Continues Hollering Foul Play

WePay Lands $10M Round to Help it Take On PayPal

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WePay co-founders Rich Aberman and Bill Clerico Originally launched as a group payments platform to help friends and family pool their resources, Palo Alto-based WePay has since expanded to offer online payment tools for merchants and non-profit organizations, putting it in direct competition with established players like PayPal. Today,...
WePay Lands $10M Round to Help it Take On PayPal

What non-profits can take away from Facebook’s organ donation initiative and past activism efforts

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Many non-profit organizations already use Facebook pages and apps to raise awareness and money for their causes, but yesterday’s organ donation initiative is another example of the social network’s willingness to work more directly with non-profits on broad social issues and the sort of impact that can result. To promote...
What non-profits can take away from Facebook’s organ donation initiative and past activism efforts

Facebook offers suicide prevention information for military, veterans, families

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Facebook today announced it will offer military-specific suicide prevention information for veterans, active duty service members and their families as part of a partnership with Blue Star Families and the Department of Veterans Affairs. The social network already allows users to report potentially suicidal content from friends. The person who...
Facebook offers suicide prevention information for military, veterans, families

Storify starts to monetize with VIP, a premium plan for live-blogging, custom sources and more

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Storify is moving forward with plans to realize its business model. Today, the social media curator is announcing the launch of Storify VIP, its premium service designed for media organizations, publishers, or people interested in integrating the service deeper into their own site or app. In addition, the service is revealing...
Storify starts to monetize with VIP, a premium plan for live-blogging, custom sources and more

Bing Maps Says Go Ahead, Broadcast Your Mashup on TV

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Bing maps has announced that broadcasters can now freely display bird’s eye, aerial, road, hybrid, and Streetside images in their presentations. This post from the Bing community blog has the details: A couple months ago we changed the Bing Maps Terms of Use in a post called Bing Maps Terms of Use...
Bing Maps Says Go Ahead, Broadcast Your Mashup on TV

This might be the best thing anyone can do with data

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Sometimes, when I find myself reading about new ways to serve better ads or recommendations, or to analyze who likes what on Twitter, and I find myself asking who the hell cares. That’s because, sometimes, it all seems beyond trivial. When I imagine myself in the shoes of a modern-day...
This might be the best thing anyone can do with data

Fair Labor Association publishes findings of Apple/Foxconn Investigation

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We knew the Fair Labor Association would be publishing its initial findings of its investigation into Apple’s Foxconn facilities and today the report is officially available through the organization’s website. The full report is here and the press release outlining the investigation is below. According to the recommendations, Foxconn has...
Fair Labor Association publishes findings of Apple/Foxconn Investigation

Asana Brings Simple Task Management And Productivity App To Android

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Asana, the high-profile productivity startup that’s trying to redesign the workplace around tasks (instead of email), has had an iOS app for five months, but had not yet debuted an Android app, even though half of its users are on Android. Today, Asana is finally debuting a native Android app....
Asana Brings Simple Task Management And Productivity App To Android

Congratulations to the 2013 Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholars

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Dr. Anita Borg revolutionized the way we think about technology and worked to dismantle the barriers that keep women and minorities from entering the computing and technology fields. In her lifetime, Anita founded the Institute for Women and Technology (now The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology), began an...
Congratulations to the 2013 Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholars

5 Reasons Why Commercial Software Companies Care About Open Source and Linux

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When you think of Open Source software and Linux, you probably think of legions of independent developers and scruffy enthusiasts scattered across the globe - pounding out code and annihilating bugs with the words "Linux Forever" and a Penguin tattooed on their forearms. Sure, those people exist, but they're being...
5 Reasons Why Commercial Software Companies Care About Open Source and Linux

Showcase of Great Web App Interfaces

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Web Apps are popping up everywhere. Five years or so ago, we could live without them, but as the internet has evolved we use them more and more in our daily lives. We have put together a great compilation of beautiful web application interfaces. The web applications that were selected...
Showcase of Great Web App Interfaces

CBS and CNET Protest Looming BitTorrent Client Ban

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Last year, Alki David and a coalition of artists sued CBS and CNET for their role in distributing uTorrent, LimeWire and other P2P software. The artists claimed that CNET profits heavily from distributing file-sharing software via Download.com, while demonstrating in editorial reviews how these application can be used to download...
CBS and CNET Protest Looming BitTorrent Client Ban

ONE YEAR WITH TIM COOK RUNNING APPLE (AAPL)

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One year ago today, Tim Cook was officially named the full-time CEO of Apple. At the time it was a sad event because it was the most definitive signal yet that Steve Jobs was close to death. It also should have given some investors reason to worry about the long...
ONE YEAR WITH TIM COOK RUNNING APPLE (AAPL)

Wrapp now lets you send charitable donations, not just gift cards

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Wrapp, the Swedish social gifting startup which launched in the US in May, is gearing up for a big holiday season. But it’s not just helping friends send gift cards to each other. Wrapp is now rolling out the ability for people to give donations to non-profit organizations in the...
Wrapp now lets you send charitable donations, not just gift cards
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