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The FourSquare Spy Guide – Customer Dashboards for SMB 2.0

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I’ve been writing about FourSquare for business recently by promoting the potential benefits to businesses with customer foot traffic.  Now with their release of a Customer Dashboard for businesses, they’ve taken the concept of social location-based networking to a whole new level.  A level that businesses need to understand as...
The FourSquare Spy Guide – Customer Dashboards for SMB 2.0

Boston Globe knocks down paywall to jumpstart subscriptions

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For the next 12 days, readers can get free access to BostonGlobe.com by entering their email address. “The impetus for the free trial is getting the word out on new features, including the Boston Globe e-paper,” said Peter Doucette, Executive Director, Circulation Sales & Marketing. The e-paper is what is known...
Boston Globe knocks down paywall to jumpstart subscriptions

Social referral platform Owned It secures over $157,000 for expansion and development

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‘Owned it‘, the social referral platform that aims to increase revenues and conversions has secured £100,000 ($157,000+) in an investment from Finance Birmingham in the UK, and private investors. The company hopes to use the money to develop and add new apps to Owned it’s existing suite of social and marketing...
Social referral platform Owned It secures over $157,000 for expansion and development

Latest Hulu rumors suggest it could be up for sale, again

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While viewers enjoy promotions like free Star Trek and Kurosawa, Hulu's owners are once again considering selling the video streaming site. The last bit of news was that News Corp and Disney were considering buying one another out, but according to Reuters, anonymous sources confirm that the board is...
Latest Hulu rumors suggest it could be up for sale, again

Google Rolls Out New Self-Sorting Gmail Inbox

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Now messages will be filtered into four different categories as Google tries to prevent information overload. "Sometimes it feels like our inboxes are controlling us, rather than the other way around. But it doesn't have to be that way." In a blog post today, Google introduced a new Gmail...
Google Rolls Out New Self-Sorting Gmail Inbox

Facebook launches local currency payments API, gives developers till September 12 to switch from Credits

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Facebook today announced the launch of its local currency payments API. At the same time, the company has given developers a fixed deadline to switch: Facebook Credits support will end on September 12, 2013. As a result, Facebook also plans to deprecate Payer Promotions for Facebook Credits, and will start...
Facebook launches local currency payments API, gives developers till September 12 to switch from Credits

Facebook prompts users to buy their Valentine a gift, offers limited-time $1 gifts

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Facebook is promoting its Gifts product at the top of News Feed today, encouraging users to buy their friends or significant other a real gift through its service. The social network also tested a number of $1 gifts for users to send as Valentines. Users who are listed in a...
Facebook prompts users to buy their Valentine a gift, offers limited-time $1 gifts

AT&T to offer up to $200 for used iPhone 4S in trade-in promo

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Hot on the heels of iPhone 5 promotions from T-Mobile and Verizon, AT&T appears to have thrown its hat into the ring with reports that existing, upgrade-eligible customers are being targeted in a new email. The email offers special trade-in pricing for used iPhone 4S models, promising up to $200...
AT&T to offer up to $200 for used iPhone 4S in trade-in promo

Google Finally Launches A Native iPhone App For Google Offers

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Google today launched a native iPhone version of its Google Offers app. Unsurprisingly, the app is very similar to the Google Offers Android app, which the company launched last November. With the new iPhone app, Google Offers users in the U.S. will be able to buy deals right from the...
Google Finally Launches A Native iPhone App For Google Offers
Microsoft has sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses so far

Apple celebrates App Store countdown to 25B downloads with $10,000 prize

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Apple has begun its countdown to the 25 billionth app downloaded from the App Store, and, as with previous milestones, is offering a prize for the person to grab it. This time around it’s a $10,000 App Store Gift Card, reports Macrumors. The contest can be entered by simply purchasing...
Apple celebrates App Store countdown to 25B downloads with $10,000 prize
Facebook will put ads on mobile news feed and logout screen

Systems manager arrested for hacking former employer's network

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A 41-year-old man was arrested for allegedly disrupting his former employer's network after he was passed over for promotions, leading him to quit his job and take revenge, the FBI said....
Systems manager arrested for hacking former employer's network
How Foursquare plans to monetize: no dumb banners, all specific targeting

Thanks To Free Shipping Offers, Online Holiday Sales Surge 16 Percent To $39B

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Holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 51 days of season is up 16 percent to $38.7 billion, according to comScore. This past week, which was the last full week consumers could order gifts online and receive them in time for Christmas, saw Free Shipping Day (Monday, Dec. 17)...
Thanks To Free Shipping Offers, Online Holiday Sales Surge 16 Percent To $39B

Instagram changes course and reverts to original terms of service for advertising

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Instagram further clarified its terms of service Thursday afternoon, noting that it would be entirely reverting to its old terms of service language that’s been active since 2010 in regards to advertising and scrapping the updated terms released earlier this week that caused so much concern among users. However, the company...
Instagram changes course and reverts to original terms of service for advertising

Microsoft profits top expectations, finance chief Klein leaving

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Peter Klein, Microsoft CFO. Microsoft this afternoon reported profits of 72 cents per share, an increase of 20 percent, beating Wall Street’s estimates by 4 cents when including revenue that was deferred from previous quarters because of accounting rules related to promotions for Windows 8 and other new products. Separately,...
Microsoft profits top expectations, finance chief Klein leaving

Google acquires promotions platform firm Incentive Targeting

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Google has acquired Incentive Targeting which offers a software-as-a-service platform for promotional campaigns to the grocery industry....
Google acquires promotions platform firm Incentive Targeting
Bob Mansfield, Apple's SVP of hardware engineering, will remain with company in new role

Everyone's Up In Arms Over Instagram's Terms Of Service They Didn't Read In The First Place

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It never fails. No one actually reads the various terms of service for the different online services you use, but when someone finally does -- out of boredom or (more likely) because the terms are changing (yet again!) -- it's not uncommon to see sudden mass outrage. It seems to...
Everyone's Up In Arms Over Instagram's Terms Of Service They Didn't Read In The First Place

T-Mobile raises iPhone 5 down payment by $50, device now costs $150

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After a month of offering the iPhone 5 for $100 down, T-Mobile has quietly increased the upfront cost by $50. Even with the price hike, it's still less expensive than on most other carriers, but some type of warning would've certainly been appreciated. As for the rest of T-Mobile's...
T-Mobile raises iPhone 5 down payment by $50, device now costs $150

Why I Don’t Check In On Foursquare

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When I was at South by Southwest in Austin a few weeks ago, checking in on Foursquare and Gowalla was useful as it helped people know where I was and friends reciprocated letting me know where they were at. It was also somewhat novel being able to get new badges...
Why I Don’t Check In On Foursquare
People Actually Use QR Codes (In China)

IBM Labs pitches the future of augmented reality shopping with mobile app prototype

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From the same company that brought you the ThinkPad and the tank of a keyboard known as the Model M, today IBM is demonstrating its latest consumer development: a mobile shopping app. As odd as that sounds, it's no secret that Big Blue employees some rather brilliant folk, and...
IBM Labs pitches the future of augmented reality shopping with mobile app prototype

A Proposal to Fix Online Identity

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Facebook's social graph of you isn't you. It's an approximation and an extrapolation based on little clues you've left lying around the Web. Using your Facebook or Google identity gives those services more data points about what you do, but that doesn't mean it substitutes for whom you are. The...
A Proposal to Fix Online Identity
No, Instagram can't sell your photos -- what the new terms of service really mean

Instagram lays framework for monetization, sharing info with Facebook in ToS update

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Facebook and Instagram will be able to get a bit cozier under that new shared roof beginning early next year. On January 16th, the photo sharing site's new Terms of Service will go into effect, enabling the network to share information, content and usage stats with "businesses that are...
Instagram lays framework for monetization, sharing info with Facebook in ToS update

Foursquare's Android app gets photo-focused, better post-checkin venue pages, iOS coming soon

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Foursquare has released an update for its Android app today that improves the look of venue pages both pre and post-checkin. The new pages feature photos much more prominently with a swipeable gallery at the top. The pre-checkin venue pages allow you to see a bunch of photos at once,...
Foursquare's Android app gets photo-focused, better post-checkin venue pages, iOS coming soon

Web Hosting Consumer Guide: 9 Tips You Should Know

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By Raja A good hosting is very important to any website. They are foundation of your website, your brand and your business. Any server downtime could potentially hurt and ruin everything you’ve developed over years. If you are serious about your website, you need to make sure they are...
Web Hosting Consumer Guide: 9 Tips You Should Know
Verizon Wireless to begin using mobile usage data for new targeted ad service
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