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LG Plus becomes first of Korea's three operators to face customer sign-up freeze over illegal subsidies

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South Korea’s three mobile operators were hit by a cumulative $40.1 million dollar fine for illegal mobile subsidies last month, and now the country’s Fair Trade Commission (FTC) has begun its second course of action, suspending the carriers from signing up new customers for fixed periods. LG Plus is the first...
LG Plus becomes first of Korea's three operators to face customer sign-up freeze over illegal subsidies

Katalyst rolls out its primary weapon to support new channel: Ashton Kutcher

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In a world over-run with inexpensively produced reality series, having your celebrity co-founder lend a little face time can help you stand out. For its part, Katalyst Media insist that’s not the entire motive in enlisting Ashton Kutcher for some light appearance time on the production company’s new YouTube channel,...
Katalyst rolls out its primary weapon to support new channel: Ashton Kutcher

Latest Facebook feature more than triples organ donation registration with the NHS

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Facebook launched its ‘Life saving‘ feature just yesterday where users can update their intention to donate organs. There will be critics who say that this is attention seeking for donors or that slacktivism will mean that people don’t actually do as they pledge on social networks. But the figures are...
Latest Facebook feature more than triples organ donation registration with the NHS

Eventbrite Registration Gets Even Easier With One-Click Sign Ups For Free Events

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It’s already pretty darn easy to sign up to attend an event on Eventbrite, but I have to admit that there are still times when I grumble about having to fill out a short form. And if you’re an event organizer, you probably want to eliminate any obstacles for potential...
Eventbrite Registration Gets Even Easier With One-Click Sign Ups For Free Events
Facebook launches Messenger for Android app for non-Facebook users, allows sign ups with just a phone number

With Less Than 2 Weeks To Go, 50% Of Kansas City Neighborhoods Haven't Reached Their Google Fiber Goals Yet

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With just under two weeks to go during Google’s Fiber “rally” in Kansas City, only about 50% of Kansas City, MO and Kansas City, KS neighborhoods have reached their pre-registration goals to get access to the company’s new gigabit Internet connection and TV service. On the Kansas side of the...
With Less Than 2 Weeks To Go, 50% Of Kansas City Neighborhoods Haven't Reached Their Google Fiber Goals Yet

Box Of Awesome, The 'Free Birchbox For Kids', Targets Girls With Box Of OMG!

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Having proven the concept, Dylan Collins’ Box Of Awesome, which we previously described as a “free Birchbox for kids“, is launching a new box targeting 8-14 year-old girls only — a move that feels like a very logical next step. Similar to the original BOA, which launched last month, the...
Box Of Awesome, The 'Free Birchbox For Kids', Targets Girls With Box Of OMG!

Skype Co-Founders's FreedomPop Starts Taking Sign-Ups for 4G iPhone Sled

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FreedomPop on Thursday started taking pre-orders for its first product, an add-on sleeve that gives the iPhone 4G data capability. The company, which is backed by Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstrom, is promising users that buy the $99 device upwards of 500MB of free data use each month. The company isn’t...
Skype Co-Founders's FreedomPop Starts Taking Sign-Ups for 4G iPhone Sled
App.net Members Can Now Invite Friends With A Free Trial
No Facebook Account Required: Facebook Messenger For Android Allows Sign Ups With Just A Phone Number

Foursquare's Next Move: A Big Funding Round

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Startup of the moment Foursquare has lots of buzz, a rapidly growing user base, and a triumphant tour of South by Southwest under its belt. Next task: Raising a pile of money. Sources tell me that the mobile social network, which lets you tell your friends where you are, is...
Foursquare's Next Move: A Big Funding Round

Spundge: A Collaborative Solution To Online Information Overload

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As a journalist, I spend much of my time sifting through media from the social networks, RSS feeds, and blogs I follow. I need ways to filter out the noise and focus on the good stuff, and I bet that other content creators like marketers, analysts, developers and entrepreneurs could use...
Spundge: A Collaborative Solution To Online Information Overload

Five Reasons To Join App.net Now

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Don't think of App.net as a Twitter competitor. Think of it as a totally new place. That still leaves the question of why you should go there, but there are plenty of reasons. You may not like the idea of a paid social network, but if you're on the fence,...
Five Reasons To Join App.net Now

Backup specialist Dropmysite buys Orbitfiles, boosting its userbase and focus on North America

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Singapore-based online back up specialist Dropmysite, the company behind back-up services Dropmysite and Dropmyemail, has announced the acquisition of US-based Orbitfiles in a move that will significantly boost its user numbers and hone its focus on the North American market. No price has been announced and full details of the deal...
Backup specialist Dropmysite buys Orbitfiles, boosting its userbase and focus on North America

Reid Hoffman: Losing Twitter Made LinkedIn Better

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When LinkedIn’s tweet-sharing partnership with Twitter dissolved months ago, it looked like a major problem for LinkedIn. But Reid Hoffman, co-founder and now executive chairman of the company, ain’t trippin’. “We were initially trying pretty hard to keep the relationship with Twitter,” Hoffman said, because “we were concerned about the...
Reid Hoffman: Losing Twitter Made LinkedIn Better

Q&A social network Formspring launches Android app

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After the iOS app, Formspring is going for the Android users. Their new, free to download application, allows you to keep up with your buddies on the Q&A social network, see what other people are asking and respond promptly — all while on the go. Some of the Formspring stats...
Q&A social network Formspring launches Android app

Sprint takes the covers off network coverage

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The company's Power Network Coverage Tool lets anyone check network strength and availability by address or zip code. It comes across as an effort to boost its weak churn results and new customer sign-ups - and to counter Verizon's effective "It's the network" marketing campaign. Sprint could frankly use some...
Sprint takes the covers off network coverage

Dropbox buys Audiogalaxy: next up, a cloud music service?

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Dropbox has acquired Seattle-based music startup Audiogalaxy, according to a post on the Audiogalaxy blog. Details of the transaction haven’t been released, but it looks like an acqui-hire that could get the Dropbox team some serious media smarts: The folks behind Audiogalaxy built one of the pioneering file sharing applications,...
Dropbox buys Audiogalaxy: next up, a cloud music service?

Quora introduces new blog to highlight topical and newsworthy content

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Social Q&A site Quora is introducing a new blog — Quora Spotlight – to highlight the wealth of content within its busy community and provide context to topical news. The blog will “include timely curated Quora collections, guest contributions, and trending questions, answers, and posts,” writes Alex Wu of the company’s...
Quora introduces new blog to highlight topical and newsworthy content

Pinterest analytics site receives 36,000 sign ups in one week [Review and Invites]

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With businesses working hard to make the most out of Pinterest’s explosive growth and traffic rates, there are lots of tips and tricks on how to make the social network work for them. Now there’s a site, Pinerly, that will help you figure out if what you’re doing is actually working....
Pinterest analytics site receives 36,000 sign ups in one week [Review and Invites]

Turkey Day Was Instagram's Busiest Ever, With 10 Million+ Thanksgiving Photos Shared At Up To 226 Per Second

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While the day after Halloween is typically Facebook’s biggest photo sharing day, Instagram had its busiest 24 hours to date over Thanksgiving when users shared 10 million photos with holiday references, peaking at 226 per second. The surge likely inspired plenty of sign-ups too, as iPhonographers and Droidographers alike showed off...
Turkey Day Was Instagram's Busiest Ever, With 10 Million+ Thanksgiving Photos Shared At Up To 226 Per Second

More Social Travel: Tripbirds Picks Up $560k From Path’s Dave Morin, Others. Now In Public Beta

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On the heels of last week’s announcement of “social” hostel booking site InBed.me picking up a $1.2m seed round, another social travel site is launching today: Tripbirds, which lets users pick up travel recommendations from friends via other social networks, is now open for business after a private beta period...
More Social Travel: Tripbirds Picks Up $560k From Path’s Dave Morin, Others. Now In Public Beta

Google Grabs DocVerse, aka Google Docs for Microsoft Office

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Google has gobbled up another small productivity company with today’s purchase of DocVerse, a plug-in that makes Microsoft Office software collaborative. The only surprise about this latest acquisition, perhaps, is that its founders didn’t previously work at Google. Word of the deal was first reported in December by TechCrunch, and...
Google Grabs DocVerse, aka Google Docs for Microsoft Office

Bank of America gets into card swiping with Mobile Pay on Demand, because 29 can play at that game

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To call the mobile-based card processing business crowded would be a slight understatement -- launching a reader is nearly an instinctual reaction for commerce outlets that see Square running away with the market. What's to stop a bank from joining the fray? Bank of America doesn't see anything wrong,...
Bank of America gets into card swiping with Mobile Pay on Demand, because 29 can play at that game

Instagram For Android (Finally) Arrives

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Just a week ago the popular filter-driven photo sharing and social networking site announced they were accepting sign-ups for Android users.  Today, the app officially launched the Android version to the public on Google Play. Instagram for Android — Available Now. bit.ly/HdnnM5 — Instagram... Please visit Marketing Land for the...
Instagram For Android (Finally) Arrives

Quora finally introduces full-text search to boost content discovery

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Social Q&A site Quora has finally introduced full-text search in a move that will improve content discovery and is likely to be much welcomed by anyone who has ever used the service. A company blog post confirmed that the improved Quora search engine will no longer require users to go to individual...
Quora finally introduces full-text search to boost content discovery

Email App Mailbox Now Accepting Reservations To Test It For Free (AAPL)

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We've been dying to test Mailbox, a soon-to-be-released iPhone app that makes your Gmail inbox a lot easier to manage thanks to a suite of handy gestures, since the company teased it a few weeks ago. So here's some good news. Starting today, Mailbox is accepting sign-ups to get the...
Email App Mailbox Now Accepting Reservations To Test It For Free (AAPL)
Loyalty Service Swipely Adds Analytics And Targeted Campaigns

Face to face with Kim Dotcom as he launches Mega, talks about Megakey and the future of free content

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If there’s one place that you want to be for the launch of Mega.co.nz, it’s within Kim Dotcom’s mansion. That’s precisely where I’ve been today. Sure we knew that Dotcom was larger than life, but actually being at the mansion is a different story. Elaborate statues and expensive pieces of art, giant...
Face to face with Kim Dotcom as he launches Mega, talks about Megakey and the future of free content

Spotify One Year Later: Is This the Future of Music?

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It seems like just yesterday that American music fans were desperately awaiting Spotify's arrival. As of this week, the European all-you-can-stream subscription service has been available in the U.S. for exactly one year. So how did it fare in its first 12 months? Is this really the future of music...
Spotify One Year Later: Is This the Future of Music?
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