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Bio is Changed: Yup, a Web app that tells you when your Twitter contacts update their profiles

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Bio is Changed (BIC) pretty much does what it says on the tin. If you want to know when any of your Twitter contacts update their profile information – including biography and profile picture – this Web app will notify you. First up, you have to sign-in with your Twitter...
Bio is Changed: Yup, a Web app that tells you when your Twitter contacts update their profiles

Want An In-App Notification Center? There’s A SDK For That

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Today, mobile promotion and discovery service AppsFire is launching a new toolkit for developers called App Booster. Meant to boost user engagement and retention, two of the toughest challenges developers face today, the App Booster SDK (software development kit) introduces a suite of tools for things like in-app notifications, user...
Want An In-App Notification Center? There’s A SDK For That

Andrew Mason’s First Earnings Call: “Stop Sending Me Pole-Dancing Deals”

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Groupon CEO Andrew Mason just finished his first post-IPO earnings calls with Wall Street analysts. (We covered it live and looked at the numbers). “We believe we are on the cusp of a sea change” in behavior, he noted. “We’re about to see what technology can do for local commerce.”...
Andrew Mason’s First Earnings Call: “Stop Sending Me Pole-Dancing Deals”

Because dating sites suck, this startup finds you love like in that movie Hitch

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I kind of have it out for dating sites. I absolutely love the idea of different people connecting from across the globe for friendship and even relationships, but in actuality, the typical online dating experience has yet to become as elegant and immersive as it could be. Of course there...
Because dating sites suck, this startup finds you love like in that movie Hitch
Penguin Ends Relationship With OverDrive; No E-Books In Libraries At All

Google to switch on 'semantic search' within months, emphasize things as well as words

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A search engine should be about more than just keywords. MC Hammer believes that passionately and Google must do too, because over the next few months and years it'll gradually adjust its own algorithms to put greater emphasis on "semantic search". Under this system, search queries are run through...
Google to switch on 'semantic search' within months, emphasize things as well as words
‘Anonymous’ Social Network Anybeat Is Getting Bought And Shut Down. Dmitry Shapiro Going To Google+?

BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha hands-on

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Behold the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha. Research in Motion is now following in the footsteps of tech giants like Nokia, Intel and Qualcomm by pushing out a device solely dedicated to serve the needs of its developers. Considering the level of importance RIM is placing on the launch of...
BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha hands-on

Is Social Media as Dangerous as the Telephone?

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It was expected to cause the “destruction of community because [it encourages] far-flung operations and far-flung relationships.” At the same time, it was called the “antidote to provincialism.” It's not Facebook. It's not Google. It's not even a technology invented in this century - or the last. The telephone mirrored many of...
Is Social Media as Dangerous as the Telephone?

A head start is not a head start

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Most people agree that Mosaic was the first browser for the World Wide Web, but it was actually preceded by ‘WorldWideWeb’ and the lesser-known Erwise and ViolaWWW. Netscape didn’t invent the browser, but it did see a commercial opportunity, and room for improvement while it was working on Mosaic. Google wasn’t...
A head start is not a head start

Google+ for Android: polish and performance

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We continue to work toward a simpler, more beautiful Google, and today we're accelerating these efforts with a new Google+ app for Android phones. The update includes lots of highly-requested features—like the ability to start a hangout on the go, and to edit posts inline—as well as a stream that...
Google+ for Android: polish and performance

Facebook Advertising Report Tells Us What We Knew Without Telling Us What We Want to Know

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The ComScore report released Tuesday that propped up Facebook as a worthwhile avenue for advertisers to consider underscores what most social media observers have known for quite some time: Not all customers - and not all fans - of a company or brand are created equal. The biggest problem is that traditional...
Facebook Advertising Report Tells Us What We Knew Without Telling Us What We Want to Know
Seeing a power law in data doesn't make it real

Google is acquiring messaging service Meebo

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In a post on its blog, messaging service Meebo has announced that it is being acquired by Google. We are happy to announce that Meebo has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Google! For more than seven years we’ve been helping publishers find deeper relationships with their users...
Google is acquiring messaging service Meebo
Google to acquire chat startup Meebo

Dilbert: Google Glasses Helps People Decide Who To Be Friends With

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The Dilbert Cartoon for today features Google Glasses. It mocks how people who know each other can now learn a bit too much about each other, ultimately ruining relationships and friendships. It doesn’t only blame Google Glasses, Twitter is blamed also. Woman: Those must be the Google Glasses... Please visit...
Dilbert: Google Glasses Helps People Decide Who To Be Friends With

Apple 'iTV' prototypes already in testing at Bell and Rogers in Canada?

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Now that CES is over, it's time for Apple iTV rumors to spin up again in earnest. The latest comes from Canadian paper The Globe and Mail, which cites anonymous sources who say that "Rogers and Bell already have the product in their labs." Apple is said to be...
Apple 'iTV' prototypes already in testing at Bell and Rogers in Canada?

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
LinkedIn Is Gearing Up For A Redesign: Bigger Pictures, Anchored Menu (And A Life Less Tweeted)

If Facebook ever decides to build its own phone, App Center sets them up for success

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By announcing the upcoming launch its own App Center today, Facebook has once again placed itself in the lead when it comes to social, by allowing you to find all of the web and mobile apps that are social-enabled. When you’re looking for apps on say, Apple’s App Store, finding...
If Facebook ever decides to build its own phone, App Center sets them up for success
Facebook is too friendly; new app helps users make enemies
Groupon: Offering Deals With No Time Limits?
Use Pinterest to boost your site’s traffic, without looking like a marketer

Twitter strikes deal with Gracenote to make it easier for musicians to get verified accounts

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Twitter has closed a deal with the music database company Gracenote, which will make it easier for musicians and bands to get a ‘Verified’ account. Twitter’s hope with this deal is that Gracenote will help streamline its verification process, thanks to its existing relationships with labels, artists and managers It...
Twitter strikes deal with Gracenote to make it easier for musicians to get verified accounts

Clear the courtroom before Steve Jobs' deposition is read

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Why is Apple is fighting so hard to keep two-year-old court records sealed? FORTUNE -- The first thing you learned when you sat down with Steve Jobs was that the interview was off the record. And it stayed off the record. No matter how innocuous the quote, no matter how...
Clear the courtroom before Steve Jobs' deposition is read

Orangutans at Miami zoo communicating with iPads

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This slideshow requires JavaScript. According to a report from AssociatedPress, orangutans at Miami’s Jungle Island zoo are taking a liking to Apple’s iPad in a new program that has six of them communicating with the device: The software was originally designed for humans with autism and the screen displays pictures...
Orangutans at Miami zoo communicating with iPads

How Google Organizes the World: Q&A With the Manager of Knowledge Graph

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In May, Google launched a major overhaul of its search results. The Knowledge Graph on the right-hand side of the page displays facts and images about the subject of your query alongside the usual Web results. Google is moving away from basic keyword matching and toward recognizing real-world things and their...
How Google Organizes the World: Q&A With the Manager of Knowledge Graph

University Of Toronto's Lawyer In Access Copyright Deal Also Advised Access Copyright On Related Legislation

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In a recent post about the bad deal that Canadian universities are being asked to sign with the copyright collection society Access Copyright, I asked whether it was wise for the University of Toronto and the AUCC (which represents universities across the country) to work with lawyers who have a...
University Of Toronto's Lawyer In Access Copyright Deal Also Advised Access Copyright On Related Legislation

Apple’s reaches 95% compliance in China over excessive working hours, expands monitoring to 800,000 workers

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Apple has provided a more detailed insight into its efforts to end excessive overtime and longer working weeks in its supply chain, highlighting in its monthly Supplier Responsibility report that it had increased compliance to the 60-hour work week to 95%. The company said its compliance levels rose from 84% to...
Apple’s reaches 95% compliance in China over excessive working hours, expands monitoring to 800,000 workers

Canonical prepping to launch Ubuntu as smartphone OS?

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Crawling the job posting boards over at Canonical turns up a pretty interesting position, one for a Business Development Manager (Ubuntu Phone OS). Now, we're not quite ready to jump to any conclusions here, but the wording of the listing is quite intriguing. The group is looking for a...
Canonical prepping to launch Ubuntu as smartphone OS?
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