social dynamics

social dynamics

Twitter to launch automated ad exchange to let brands retarget you via tweets

Did Amazon Miss The Boat On Social Commerce?

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Few will dispute Amazon’s role as current king of the e-commerce space, but this week’s TechCrunch Disrupt conference raised an interesting question: Did Amazon miss the boat on social commerce? At the conference last week in New York, John Caplan, CEO, OpenSky; Rob Kalin, CEO, Etsy; Susan Lyne, CEO, Gilt...
Did Amazon Miss The Boat On Social Commerce?

Wercker Makes Code Delivery Easy, Gets Seed Funding From Shamrock Ventures, Greylock Venture Partners And A-List Technologists

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Cloud continual delivery service Wercker has received a seed investment from an A-list group of investors. The round was led by Shamrock Ventures with additional support from Greylock Venture Partners, and Amsterdam-based micro VC Vitulum Ventures. Vitulum provides seed capital for Internet and mobile startups. Company executives did not reveal...
Wercker Makes Code Delivery Easy, Gets Seed Funding From Shamrock Ventures, Greylock Venture Partners And A-List Technologists

So Is Path Worth $1 Billion, Too?

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On February 1, at the peak of the frenzy over Facebook's announcement that it would go public, Path announced a photo effect called Depth. It was a brash display of public relations. Not only was Path upstaging Facebook's mobile offerings, its new feature meant that it now had Instagram's exact...
So Is Path Worth $1 Billion, Too?

[STUDY] How to Predict Story Popularity on Digg

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The other evening, I got into a conversation with an older gentleman whose name I have since forgotten. His main complaint is that writing today feels more like "blurbs" formatted for word-skimming Internet users - more like chunks or nuggets and less like hearty, homemade meals. He told me to...
[STUDY] How to Predict Story Popularity on Digg

Facebook introduces API for apps and games to create groups for users

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Facebook has made it possible for apps and games to create and manage groups for users, the company announced in a blog post Wednesday evening. This was created as a way for game developers to help players connect around clans, alliances, guilds or other game communities, but non-game apps could...
Facebook introduces API for apps and games to create groups for users

Credit scores, with a little help from your friends

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Would you want your Facebook friends or LinkedIn contacts to help determine your creditworthiness? An emerging crop of companies believe that our online identities – and our social data in particular – are valuable sources for evaluating and even managing credit risk. This week, Lenddo, a New York-based startup that helps...
Credit scores, with a little help from your friends

News.me for iPhone Makes Friends the Editors of Twitter & Facebook

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News.me launched its free iPhone app this morning, which introduces Facebook integration, a saved offline reading list that syncs with the iPad app and Instapaper, and new, simple social dynamics of its own. It digests the links shared by Twitter and Facebook contacts, checks Bit.ly for their popularity, and presents...
News.me for iPhone Makes Friends the Editors of Twitter & Facebook

A Twitter fatwa may seem odd, but it's a sign of our times | Nesrine Malik

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A senior cleric has condemned the practice of purchasing Twitter followers as 'dishonest and mendacious', and he has a pointThe practice of purchasing Twitter followers is not only causing controversy for Real Housewives and presidential candidates. In Saudi Arabia, a senior cleric has condemned the practice as "dishonest and mendacious",...
A Twitter fatwa may seem odd, but it's a sign of our times | Nesrine Malik
Facebook Now Lets Users Identify Themselves As Organ Donors

Meet Cody, The Casual Fitness Coach And Social Discovery Tool For Everyone Else

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Today, there’s a long list of apps and services that sit at the intersection of fitness and mobile technology and leverage everything from social dynamics and behavioral economics to Quanitifed Self-inspired tracking to motivate us to be more active and drop a few pounds. There’s Lift, Nike+, Basis, RunKeeper, Runtastic,...
Meet Cody, The Casual Fitness Coach And Social Discovery Tool For Everyone Else
Cory Booker Creates Social Video Site To Give Milennials A Voice

The Problem with Crowdsourcing Crime Reporting in the Mexican Drug War

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There has been some excitement about the idea of using technology to address the problems of the Mexican Drug War. As someone involved in technology, I find it inspiring that other techies are trying to do something to end the conflict. However, I also worry when I read ideas based...
The Problem with Crowdsourcing Crime Reporting in the Mexican Drug War

7 Incredible Statistics Showing Why Companies Need To Advertise Online In China

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Lau Seng Yee, president of online media business at internet portal Tencent, gave a pretty incredible list of reasons why companies should embrace online media and the digital ecosystem at Ad Age's Digital Conference, Tuesday. 1. China has 513 million online users right now 2. 164,000 new Chinese join the...
7 Incredible Statistics Showing Why Companies Need To Advertise Online In China

Reminder: The Austin TC Meetup+Pitch-Off Is This Thursday

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Here we go: the TC team will be rolling into Austin on Thursday for our first Meetup+Pitch-Off in the Lone Star State. We’re looking forward to seeing you and meeting our 24 finalists in the Austin Pitch-Off where the winner gets a spot at Start-Up Alley at Disrupt SF and...
Reminder: The Austin TC Meetup+Pitch-Off Is This Thursday
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