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What Does it Take to Get Kicked Off an Elite, Invite-Only Social Network?

betabeat.com
Sure it is, once you ban a bunch of people! (Photo: flickr.com/banoootah_qtr) Sounds like someone’s been fouling the waters over at the tiny pond that is aSmallWorld. (Perhaps you remember the mid-aughts-era VIPs-only social network from its heyday as a Gawker punchline?) The site reportedly stopped accepting new members earlier...
What Does it Take to Get Kicked Off an Elite, Invite-Only Social Network?

First Legal Streaming Super Bowl A Success, But Audience Still Denied The Real Show

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Lately, we’ve been seeing more and more big television events come with an online streaming counterpart. Big sporting and televised events are showing up online, with the 2010 Olympics seeming to be one of the first big global events where both viewers and media publicly recognized the power and potential...
First Legal Streaming Super Bowl A Success, But Audience Still Denied The Real Show

Journalists Cheering On Censorship Is A Form Of Hate Speech

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We already wrote a little about a French politician's support for the idea that Twitter should help the French government censor speech it doesn't like. I learned about it because of a post by Glenn Greenwald, which is absolutely worth reading. Greenwald's piece, though, focuses much of his anger not...
Journalists Cheering On Censorship Is A Form Of Hate Speech

AOL's Alto adds visual organization to e-mail

www.pcworld.com
Attempting to stay relevant in a world where even Yahoo! gets more press, AOL on Thursday launched the beta version of its new cloud-based e-mail management tool, Alto. Alto won't replace Gmail, Yahoo!, AOL, or any other e-mail services. Instead, the free HTML 5-based client manages your existing accounts...
AOL's Alto adds visual organization to e-mail

Windows Photo Gallery and Movie Maker refresh: Vimeo integration, camera stabilisation

www.engadget.com
Microsoft's stalwart Photo Gallery and Movie Maker won't be hitting high-end studios anytime soon, but a new Windows 8 refresh adds useful features that the teeming masses might appreciate. Topping the list for Movie Maker is video stabilization, which fixes camera jitter and "wobble" or rolling shutter -- a...
Windows Photo Gallery and Movie Maker refresh: Vimeo integration, camera stabilisation
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