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Google CEO Larry Page: Facebook Is Holding Users 'Hostage' And It Doesn't Make Sense (FB, GOOG)

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Google CEO Larry Page was asked about Facebook entering search on Charlie Rose's show last night. (VentureBeat grabbed a clip, which is embedded below.) Page didn't really talk about a Facebook search engine, but he did take the chance to reiterate his frustrations with Facebook locking up people's data. He...
Google CEO Larry Page: Facebook Is Holding Users 'Hostage' And It Doesn't Make Sense (FB, GOOG)

Open Source Gaming FTW: The Success of the Humble Indie Bundle

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Earlier this month, a group of indie game developers announced the "Humble Indie Bundle," a pay-what-you-want campaign in which donations netted you the download of five video games (for Windows, Mac, and Linux) with the option of earmarking part of your donation to Child's Play or EFF. The games included...
Open Source Gaming FTW: The Success of the Humble Indie Bundle
Social Media Is Key for Marketers (But Not How You Might Think)

Add Change Tracking to Online Text Editing with Ice.js

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If you're looking to add change tracking to a Web app, you might want to take a look at Ice from the CMS group at the New York Times. Ice (or Ice.js) is an implementation of change tracking for any contenteditable element on the Web. It can track changes (inserts,...
Add Change Tracking to Online Text Editing with Ice.js

Apple licenses Swiss railway clock for iOS 6, knows what time it is

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When Swiss federal railway organization SBB and the Mondaine Group pointed out that the iOS 6 clock face looked remarkably like theirs, they weren't so much upset as clearing their throat politely -- it would be nice to get credit, if you don't mind. That kindness has been met...
Apple licenses Swiss railway clock for iOS 6, knows what time it is

Apple gets serious about nano-SIMs, will offer royalty-free licenses to quell patent lawsuit concerns

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Apple’s upcoming showdown with Nokia, Motorola and RIM over proposals for the new 4FF (nano-SIM) standard have taken a new twist after it was revealed that the Cupertino-based technology giant sent a letter to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) offering royalty-free licenses for its nano-SIM standard. With other parties worried that Apple...
Apple gets serious about nano-SIMs, will offer royalty-free licenses to quell patent lawsuit concerns
Larry Page on Charlie Rose: “We’re still waiting” for Facebook to unlock user data

Language Learning Service Verbling Launches Google Hangouts-Powered Classes, Adds Support For 9 New Tongues

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Learning a new language can be tedious and frustrating. Thankfully, a new generation of startups are leveraging advances in mobile and web technologies to make that process more enjoyable and rewarding. Today, companies like Livemocha, PlaySay, Voxy, italki, MindSnacks and Duolingo provide increasingly viable alternatives to traditional language-learning software —...
Language Learning Service Verbling Launches Google Hangouts-Powered Classes, Adds Support For 9 New Tongues

Kiip expands beyond games to rewarding fitness “moments”

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Kiip has gained a large following of game developers who are integrating its real-world rewards network into mobile game achievements. In those games, Kiip will offer you a reward such as a Starbucks coupon when you hit a big milestone in a game. Now Kiip is expanding beyond games, enabling...
Kiip expands beyond games to rewarding fitness “moments”

Google “still waiting” for Facebook to open its user data: Larry Page

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Google chief executive Larry Page has revealed that the search giant is still waiting for Facebook to get in touch to allow users to share data between the two companies’ services. Google and Facebook have long had a frosty relationship, which was particularly spiked when an adjustment of Google’s terms of...
Google “still waiting” for Facebook to open its user data: Larry Page

Larry Page Declares He Is Above the Fray

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Though outside observers who know Google very well describe Larry Page in his first year back as CEO as singularly impatient (Steven Levy) and “driven by his paranoia about Facebook” (Ken Auletta) Page offered a sort of serenity in a rare interview. Speaking to Bloomberg Businessweek’s Brad Stone, Page said...
Larry Page Declares He Is Above the Fray

Facebook updates its Platform Policies to stop competitors from piggybacking on its social graph

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With the launch of Yandex’s Wonder and Twitter’s Vine this week, Facebook cut off access to its social graph for both services. On Friday, the company announced changes to its privacy policies in response to questions about how competitors should attempt to work with the social network’s data. Facebook says...
Facebook updates its Platform Policies to stop competitors from piggybacking on its social graph

Apple offers royalty-free license to nano-SIM patents, a proposed standard backed by most European carriers

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Last week, the Financial Times reported that Apple is at loggerheads with Motorola Mobility, RIM and Nokia over a proposed standard called "nano-SIM", a further miniaturization of the smart cards now known as "micro-SIM" cards. SIM stands for "subscriber identify module". Nano-SIM cards would be thinner and considerably smaller than...
Apple offers royalty-free license to nano-SIM patents, a proposed standard backed by most European carriers

Google CEO Larry Page: Facebook is holding user data ‘hostage’

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Google’s CEO Larry Page went on the “Charlie Rose” last night to discusse an array of topics, but he also made sure to scold newly-public Facebook in regards to users’ data. According to Venture Beat, Page well-wished Facebook on its IPO, and then he jumped to, “I think it’s...
Google CEO Larry Page: Facebook is holding user data ‘hostage’

Facebook Brings Down The Hammer Again: Cuts Off MessageMe's Access To Its Social Graph

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MessageMe, an app that launched last week and raced up the charts to the #2 spot in social networking in the U.S., is confronting Facebook’s touchiness around access to its social graph. The app’s integration with Facebook stopped functioning earlier today (see left), the result of the company’s decision to...
Facebook Brings Down The Hammer Again: Cuts Off MessageMe's Access To Its Social Graph

"Reciprocity"

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"Reciprocity": Josh Constine of TechCrunch on Facebook shutting off "Find Friends" access to an increasing number of apps/services: After shutting down data access to several competing apps, Facebook today made two major clarifications to its Platform Policy, banning apps that use its data but make it easy for users to...
"Reciprocity"

Facebook Clarifies Ban On Apps That Use Its Data To Replicate Its Features Or Don't Share Back

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After shutting down data access to several competing apps, Facebook today made two major clarifications to its Platform Policy, banning apps that use its data but make it easy for users to share back to Facebook, or that replicate its core functionality without permission. Facebook Platform Head Justin Osofsky tried to calm...
Facebook Clarifies Ban On Apps That Use Its Data To Replicate Its Features Or Don't Share Back
Random Acts of Kindness — Marathon Fundraising

Why Path is no Instagram

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Ever since Facebook decided that Instagram was worth $1 billion, there has been recurring talk of Path, another social service being the next big buyout target. And while I am happy for the Path team, I find the comparisons with Instagram unfounded and premature. Let’s just start with the...
Why Path is no Instagram

Apple Offers Royalty-Free Patent Licenses to Push Proposed Nano-SIM Standard

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Last week, we noted that Apple was still pushing to have its "nano-SIM" design adopted as the official next-generation standard to further reduce the size of the removable cards that include subscriber information and activation capabilities for mobile phones and other devices connecting to cellular networks. While the company has...
Apple Offers Royalty-Free Patent Licenses to Push Proposed Nano-SIM Standard

Why the disenchantment with Twitter?

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The social networking service has been accused of flouting its own code of conduct, but most of the criticism seems unfairBy any standards, Twitter is one of the wonders of the digital world. A service that didn't exist seven years ago has somehow become a central part of our media...
Why the disenchantment with Twitter?

Facebook's Platform Policy Explanation Only Raises More Questions

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Facebook is hard to read. On the one hand, Mark Zuckerberg’s key line is “making the world a more open and connected place.” And then we take a look back on the recent past and see a history of what seems to be the exact opposite behavior. In the past...
Facebook's Platform Policy Explanation Only Raises More Questions

Are Celebrity Accounts on Private Social Media an Oxymoron? Ask Chinese Pop Star Leehom Wang.

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The value of a celebrity user on a social media service is often more than an endorsement. It’s not just “drink Gatorade because I say so” — but rather “follow me and I’ll let you into my life.” But that doesn’t exactly work on a private social network, where the...
Are Celebrity Accounts on Private Social Media an Oxymoron? Ask Chinese Pop Star Leehom Wang.

FACEBOOK: Yeah, We're Getting Tough With Developers (FB)

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Under fire for cutting off popular new apps, Facebook has announced new rules for developers using its social network. It is now requiring developers to show "reciprocity," which means their apps must let users easily post content to Facebook, in order to use Facebook's friend-finding features. The change comes as Facebook...
FACEBOOK: Yeah, We're Getting Tough With Developers (FB)
Apple's nano-SIM standard would be royalty-free if approved by ETSI, claims insider

Live by the platform, die by the platform: Facebook grabs more control of its data

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Third party apps are important to the Facebook phenomenon — they keep users inside Facebook’s web no matter where they are. Even beyond the addition of new data, a developer ecosystem establishes Facebook as a platform instead of a service, and provides the attractive possibility for a developer to gain traction and...
Live by the platform, die by the platform: Facebook grabs more control of its data

CHART OF THE DAY: Farmville-Maker Zynga's Revenues Reach $600 Million, Fueled By Social Obligations

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Zynga, the social gamesmaker behind Farmville, has a revenue run-rate around $600 million, a source close to the company tells us. Another source confirms that Zynga is doing well over $1 million in revenue a day. Zynga makes its money getting users addicted to games such as Farmville and...
CHART OF THE DAY: Farmville-Maker Zynga's Revenues Reach $600 Million, Fueled By Social Obligations

Facebook freebies can build a strong customer base

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(Editor’s note: Brendan McManus is co-founder of Startup Digest. He submitted this story to VentureBeat.) By now, you’ve probably heard from so many social media evangelists that you roll your eyes when the topic comes up. Can’t blame you. The thing is: Social media can beneficial for startups – but...
Facebook freebies can build a strong customer base
Apple offers royalty-free licensing of proposed nano-SIM to competitors
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