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Progress at Foxconn factories, but working hours still exceed Chinese laws

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Employees at the Chinese factories of Apple supplier Foxconn continue to work beyond the country's legal limit of 49 hours a month, according to a report from the Fair Labor Association (FLA). But the Taiwanese manufacturer is making overall steady progress in improving the working conditions at a select group...
Progress at Foxconn factories, but working hours still exceed Chinese laws
When Facebook is too much, use Go-Matic to create ad-hoc, mini-social networks

MS Office 15 gets technical preview, public beta due this summer

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The next version of Microsoft Office has reached a new development milestone, allowing a handful of privileged individuals to sample the pre-release software. The technical preview is currently limited to a "select group of customers under non-disclosure agreements" -- in other words, folks who can keep their traps shut...
MS Office 15 gets technical preview, public beta due this summer

Skype preview starts rolling out to Outlook.com users

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The productivity convergence has begun. Microsoft began rolling out Skype functionality to Outlook.com late Monday after promising the functionality to Outlook users nearly a year ago. A preview version of Skype for Outlook.com is currently available to a select group of users in the United Kingdom. The company plans...
Skype preview starts rolling out to Outlook.com users
Google Play Music arrives in New Zealand and Australia

Google+ Management APIs Opening To 'Hundreds More' Third Parties

marketingland.com
Late last year Google launched third party page management tools for Google+.  The initial page management APIs were only opened to a select group of companies.  The new set of APIs has been previewed by current developers (including HootSuite, Buddy Media, Involver, Vitrue, and Context Optional)... Please visit Marketing Land...
Google+ Management APIs Opening To 'Hundreds More' Third Parties

MyGeoTrex: A collaborative museum tour for any location

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I have an unhealthy obsession with museums, and I particularly love nerding out by renting those badly narrated audio tours that offer background information for every exhibit. MyGeoTrex, a new startup launching today at the DEMO Spring 2012 conference in Santa Clara, Calif., is a lot like a museum...
MyGeoTrex: A collaborative museum tour for any location

Inside Network Launches PageData Pro Service, Tracking Millions of Facebook Pages

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We’re excited to officially announce the launch of PageData Pro & Enterprise. Similar to our AppData active user tracking service for Facebook apps, PageData tracks likes and People Talking About This for millions of Facebook Pages. Our PageData Pro service allows you to see historical views of Facebook Page growth...
Inside Network Launches PageData Pro Service, Tracking Millions of Facebook Pages
With New Sign In Feature, Google Plus Makes Its Developer Pitch
Apple encourages employees to work on personal projects under 'Blue Sky' program

Balancing Act: Keeping Power Users Happy Without Overwhelming the Newbies

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For many successful startups, there exists a point where their product is popular enough to grow beyond the minimum viable product, but is yet to be discovered by millions more that may be turned off if the service is too complicated. Internet startups need to find a balance between keeping...
Balancing Act: Keeping Power Users Happy Without Overwhelming the Newbies

Searching for the Location Gold Mine

gigaom.com
Investments into the next generation of location and augmented reality applications these days are as big as the buzz surrounding them. But while we’re seeing amazing apps and demonstrations, we’re still not seeing compelling revenue models. On Wednesday, April 28, a select group of about 75 entrepreneurs, investors and technologists...
Searching for the Location Gold Mine

Not So Fast: Teens Aren't Fleeing Facebook For Twitter

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Contrary to an Associated Press report implying otherwise, teens are not shutting down their Facebook accounts in favor of Twitter. Emil Protalinski has a much more thorough analysis of what is happening, which includes the Pew Research report AP used, as well as a July 2011 Pew report that focused...
Not So Fast: Teens Aren't Fleeing Facebook For Twitter
Zaarly phases out buyer-centric marketplace to focus on sellers

Sharing corporate info on Facebook isn't public enough for the SEC

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It's a pretty simple rule: public companies are required to disclose "material information" publicly, not just to a select few. That ensures that everyone investing in a stock has a fair chance to trade on it, not just a select group of insiders. The Securities and Exchange Commission adopted...
Sharing corporate info on Facebook isn't public enough for the SEC
Yahoo lays off 2,000 employees, says it's 'an important next step'

Yahoo confirms 2000 job cuts, hopes to save $375m a year as a result

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Yahoo has annnounced that it will cut 2000 of its work force in order to save $375m a year. “Today’s actions are an important next step toward a bold, new Yahoo! — smaller, nimbler, more profitable and better equipped to innovate as fast as our customers and our industry require. We...
Yahoo confirms 2000 job cuts, hopes to save $375m a year as a result

Tech titans raise millions to enter the political arena: but what is it they want?

www.guardian.co.uk
As Facebook and Google begin to flex their lobbying muscle, critics warn that their values are very different from those of millions of ordinary AmericansOne day last month about 40 noisy protesters gathered outside the home of the Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg in Palo Alto in California's Silicon Valley. They...
Tech titans raise millions to enter the political arena: but what is it they want?

LG Motion 4G for MetroPCS hands-on (video)

www.engadget.com
The recent unveiling of that LTE-loaded Galaxy S Lightray doesn't appear to have slowed down MetroPCS, as the Texas-born carrier's quickly following up with yet another 4G handset to bring to its growing smartphone portfolio. Enter the economical 3.5-inch LG Motion 4G. Unlike the aforementioned offering from Samsung, however,...
LG Motion 4G for MetroPCS hands-on (video)

Docs.com: Facebook and Microsoft Go After Google Docs

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During today's F8 keynote, Mark Zuckerberg announced a number of new products and features for Facebook, including a new collaboration with Microsoft. With Docs.com, Microsoft's FUSE labs just launched an online document editor and viewer that connects directly to Facebook and uses all of the new social features for third-party...
Docs.com: Facebook and Microsoft Go After Google Docs
BandPage & Ning team up to help musicians create 'fan communities'

Publishing startup Ganxy launches new tool for ebook giveaways

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Ganxy, a startup that helps publishers sell and market ebooks online, launched tools Monday that will let publishers give away ebooks (and other digital content) to select audiences. The company is also giving publishers the ability to order printed cards with promotional codes for free content. As I wrote in...
Publishing startup Ganxy launches new tool for ebook giveaways

Spotify begins testing browser-based music streaming app, potentially challenging Pandora

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Spotify began rolling out a beta for a browser-based version of its music streaming service today, according to The Verge, moving into a space which is occupied by Internet radio service Pandora and others. The beta is officially live in some regions for a select group of users. When the...
Spotify begins testing browser-based music streaming app, potentially challenging Pandora

Million dollar scheme launches to boost the Palestinian startup community

thenextweb.com
United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestine Refugees and Silatech have announced a partnership in a project aiming to empower Palestinian entrepreneurs. Teaming up with Silatech, a Qatar-based program which promotes entrepreneurship in the region, UNRWA is reaching out to young Palestinian entrepreneurs with a startup loan project. Palestinian...
Million dollar scheme launches to boost the Palestinian startup community

Tumblr's Ad Sales Pitch Deck Says Brands Will Now Be 'Front And Center' (YHOO)

www.businessinsider.com
Tumblr is wasting no time in ramping up the amount of advertising it serves now that its $1.1 billion acquisition by Yahoo has been announced. Tumblr will launch a test of "in-stream" ads on its desktop users' dashboards as soon as tomorrow, a source tells Business Insider. A company representative...
Tumblr's Ad Sales Pitch Deck Says Brands Will Now Be 'Front And Center' (YHOO)

Major Media Fails To Fact-Check iPhone Joke

www.techdirt.com
Since some folks in traditional media still love to pretend that they are part of a select group of information filters that can provide fact-checked news items and that their internet counterparts cannot, I'm going to keep driving this point home: internet news groups and blogs are no more susceptable...
Major Media Fails To Fact-Check iPhone Joke
Desperately Seeking Startup Skills: Where Highly Sought-After Folks Hang Out

Apple says Do Not Disturb bug will fix itself, as developers figure its cause

www.guardian.co.uk
Date-related bug means scheduling system to block calls won't start working until Monday - but Apple isn't rolling out a software fix. Instead, developers say its cause lies in poor formatting of Unix date stampsApple has decided not to disturb its faulty Do Not Disturb (DND) function on its iOS...
Apple says Do Not Disturb bug will fix itself, as developers figure its cause

How Nigeria’s Afrinolly app got almost half a million downloads in 10 months

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For Chike Maduegbuna and his team at Afrinolly (a mobile phone app focused on Nigeria’s entertainment industry, Nollywood), the past ten months have been a flurry of successive wins. Afrinolly was first introduced to Nigeria’s tech community via a media parley held in August 2011 in Lagos, where it granted...
How Nigeria’s Afrinolly app got almost half a million downloads in 10 months

SEOmoz changes name to Moz, unveils new analytics software

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The Moz mascot Roger. For nearly a decade, Rand Fishkin’s Seattle startup has been directly associated with search engine optimization, so much so that SEO was embedded right in the company’s name: SEOmoz. But things are evolving and changing in the SEO business, and at SEOmoz. Today, the company is...
SEOmoz changes name to Moz, unveils new analytics software
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