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Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning talk about the launch of their new startup, Airtime [video]

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Following Airtime’s excessively star-studded launch in NYC, Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning have released a video discussing their history and how a chance meeting online in IRC brought the two together over 14 years ago. The chance connection is being sold as the catalyst for Airtime entirely, as the company’s...
Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning talk about the launch of their new startup, Airtime [video]
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Twitter's latest iOS update has cost me minutes of precious tweeting time

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Even though I’ve dabbled with Tweetbot for iOS, I still end up using the official Twitter app for all of my mobile tweeting needs. However, the last update for the app is driving me absolutely bonkers. You see, Twitter introduced a new feature that lets you tap on avatars within...
Twitter's latest iOS update has cost me minutes of precious tweeting time

Don't stop the music: The average shared Spotify playlist contains 170 songs

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If you’re anything like me, you probably spent a good time of your youth compiling mixtapes. 90 minutes of music for friends and special someones, with clever intros and perfectly timed breaks for that inevitable moment of interruption after 45 minutes. Today, those restraints don’t exist, with digital music services...
Don't stop the music: The average shared Spotify playlist contains 170 songs
EU, Japan, and US attack Chinese rare earth monopoly

Scoop: Facebook wins legal battle against Power.com over spam, unauthorized access

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We’ve received word that Facebook has emerged victorious in court after a long legal tussle with Power Ventures, the VC-backed company behind now-defunct (and up for sale) social networking hub Power.com. We’ve since obtained the court judgment documents and have verified and confirmed with Facebook that it has indeed won....
Scoop: Facebook wins legal battle against Power.com over spam, unauthorized access

Judge Strikes Down Law Banning Sex Offenders from Facebook

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A federal judge in the Middle District of Louisiana has struck down a state law barring sex offenders from using Facebook and other social media on First Amendment grounds. Chief Judge Brian Jackson ruled Thursday that the law, which took effect in August, imposed “a sweeping ban on many commonly read news and...
Judge Strikes Down Law Banning Sex Offenders from Facebook

Student who abused Fabrice Muamba on Twitter 'should not have been jailed'

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Thomas Hammarberg, the European commissioner for human rights, calls Liam Stacey's 56 day sentence excessiveThe Swansea student given 56 days in prison for posting racially offensive comments on Twitter should not have been jailed, according to Europe's most senior human rights official.In an interview the day before he left office,...
Student who abused Fabrice Muamba on Twitter 'should not have been jailed'

Don't believe the Skype: it may not be as private as you might think | Dan Gillmor

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Skype has always refused to reveal its encryption methods and could now be giving police access to users' conversationsWhen Skype became popular just under a decade ago, I repeatedly asked the company a question that I considered crucial. The online calling and messaging service encrypted users' communications, and it was...
Don't believe the Skype: it may not be as private as you might think | Dan Gillmor

Foursquare working on auto check-ins

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Foursquare product head Alex Rainert disclosed in a quick interview Friday that the app would be getting automatic check-ins over time. He explained to Business Insider that the team had wanted people to check in simply by going to a location but that it was matter of "technical restraints" and...
Foursquare working on auto check-ins

With over 1.5 million products listed, Swap launches iOS app

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Selling things on Craigslist is super simple, and depending on where you live, it’s pretty easy to find a buyer for pretty much anything you want to sell. Once in a while though, when you list an item on the site you’ll get an email from someone offering to trade...
With over 1.5 million products listed, Swap launches iOS app

RIM Creates Four Cartoon Characters to Spread ‘Be Bold’ Message

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Someone at RIM is even nuttier than those two guys who got drunk on that airplane and chewed their way out of their restraints.  ★ ...
RIM Creates Four Cartoon Characters to Spread ‘Be Bold’ Message

After 3 Years Of A Crummy Checkin Experience, Foursquare Is Working On A Speedier Solution

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This week we met with Foursquare's Head of Product, Alex Rainert.  We mostly asked questions about the company's incredibly social founder, Dennis Crowley, with whom Rainert founded Dodgeball in 2005.  But we couldn't help ourselves from asking a few questions about the company."Where the heck is the auto-checkin?" we...
After 3 Years Of A Crummy Checkin Experience, Foursquare Is Working On A Speedier Solution

The Mysterious Social Search Abyss Of 2010

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Google Trends is a great tool to get an overview on terms people are searching for with the largest search engine in the world. It also shows interesting trends. And something is definitely going on with searches for a few large social networks using Google. At some point in...
The Mysterious Social Search Abyss Of 2010
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