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Facebook is Getting Crowded: 12 Media Apps Join Timeline

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Facebook users, do you "like" this? Today Facebook launched 12 media apps for Timeline, joining social news apps such as Yahoo!, Washington Post Social Reader, Digg Social Reader and The Guardian's social news app. This announcement comes shortly after Facebook launched 60 social apps that focused mostly on cooking, eating,...
Facebook is Getting Crowded: 12 Media Apps Join Timeline

Topshop to turn London fashion week show into Facebook 'entertainment'

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Users will be able to customise clothes and accessories as they appear on the catwalkThis Sunday, Topshop will turn its London fashion week catwalk into "social entertainment". The high-street trendsetter, in partnership with Facebook, has developed cutting-edge technology to make the fashion show experience more inclusive for its legions of...
Topshop to turn London fashion week show into Facebook 'entertainment'

Dollars, Sense, And 40 Billion Facebook Credits

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Editor’s note: Dean Alms is the VP of Marketing & Business Development at social entertainment company Milyoni. Follow him on Twitter @deanalms. Roughly 16 billion Facebook Credits were distributed and consumed in 2011. In 2012, I predict that the use of Facebook Credits will soar by three times to over...
Dollars, Sense, And 40 Billion Facebook Credits

Myspace adds 1m new users in 30 days

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Website claims about 40,000 people a day have joined since it introduced new ties with Twitter and FacebookMyspace has said it has added more than 1 million new users in the past 30 days, taking it to 25 million registered users and representing a dramatic turnaround for the social network...
Myspace adds 1m new users in 30 days

3 strategies for making e-commerce truly social

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In just one year from now, we’ll see social technologies disrupt e-commerce the same way they’ve already disrupted online gaming, music and news. Commerce has always been social. Shopping in the real world is a form of social entertainment, and we turn to people we know for advice on products...
3 strategies for making e-commerce truly social

With 400 million registered users, China's YY chat client looks to raise $1.8 billion in US IPO

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Chinese social entertainment company YY has updated its documents with the Securities Exchange Commission for its upcoming IPO, revealing that it hopes to bring in $1.8 billion by selling 7.8 million American depository shares priced between $10.50 and $12.50. Assuming a mid-range price, the offering would value the company at...
With 400 million registered users, China's YY chat client looks to raise $1.8 billion in US IPO

Twitter Buys Bluefin Labs, A Social TV Analytics Company With Brainy MIT Roots

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According to a new report from Business Insider, Twitter's latest acquistion is Bluefin Labs, a social entertainment analyitics group with deep roots as a big data project at MIT. We've reached out to both Bluefin and Twitter for confirmation of the acquisition. Business Insider's sources suggest that the buy would...
Twitter Buys Bluefin Labs, A Social TV Analytics Company With Brainy MIT Roots

hi5 Acquires Big Six To Further Transition Into A Gaming Social Network

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Late last week, hi5 announced that they were acquiring Austin-based Big Six games, furthering their transition into a games-focused social network.  Originally started in 2003 and having gone through several transitions, San Francisco’s hi5 now bills itself as “social entertainment for the youth market worldwide”. This comes direclty as a...
hi5 Acquires Big Six To Further Transition Into A Gaming Social Network

Defining The Television Experience In A Single Word

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Editor’s note: Jeremy Toeman is a founder of Dijit Media, a startup whose vision is to create the ultimate “hyperpersonalised social TV guide.” mobile experience. Jeremy has over 11 years experience in the convergence of digital media, mobile entertainment, social entertainment, social TV and consumer technology working with companies like Sling Media, Mediabolic, Boxee, Clicker,...
Defining The Television Experience In A Single Word

Line: We're A Social Entertainment Platform, Not Just A Free Calls Messaging App

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Line, an app made by South Korea’s Naver Corp., which has grown rapidly, amassing over 100 million users since its launch in summer 2011, is typically labelled as a messaging app – and compared to the likes of WhatsApp, Viber and Skype because it offers free calls and texts. But...
Line: We're A Social Entertainment Platform, Not Just A Free Calls Messaging App

Investing in Facebook: John Corpus of Milyoni

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This week, Inside Facebook asks people who have built businesses on the Facebook platform why they believe in the company. These are the people that are truly invested in Facebook, whether or not they bought stock. For Part 2 of our series, we spoke with Milyoni founder and CEO John...
Investing in Facebook: John Corpus of Milyoni

The 5 Most Over-Hyped “Future of TV” Topics

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Editor’s note: Jeremy Toeman is a founder of Dijit Media, a startup whose vision is to create the ultimate “hyperpersonalised social TV guide” mobile experience. Jeremy has over 11 years experience in the convergence of digital media, mobile entertainment, social entertainment, social TV and consumer technology working with companies like Sling Media, Mediabolic, Boxee, Clicker,...
The 5 Most Over-Hyped “Future of TV” Topics
Crytek says CryEngine 3 already does awesome graphics as good as Unreal Engine 4 (interview)

This is the Modem World: Who's driving this thing?

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Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology. I was never a fan of push notifications. The only alerts I wanted to get while my phone was sleeping included calls, texts and super-important reminders. I didn't need...
This is the Modem World: Who's driving this thing?
Myspace Plans a Reboot -- Again

Google I/O: Web or Native Apps? Google Has it Both Ways

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The two keynotes at the Google I/O developers' conference presented two divergent approaches to Google's future products - and users inevitably must choose between them. Wednesday's keynote emphasized native Android apps downloaded from Google Play. Thursday's focused on Google's browser, Chrome, with its own store for Web apps. Will the...
Google I/O: Web or Native Apps? Google Has it Both Ways

Facebook announces paid app beta program

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Facebook today announced that it will begin supporting paid apps on its platform to be featured and sold in the new App Center also revealed today. Paid apps are a new monetization model for Facebook. Previously, the social network primarily supported freemium applications that users add for free and then...
Facebook announces paid app beta program
The Four Most Underhyped Trends In Social TV

Seeking a Reversal of Fortune, Zynga Gets A Bit Lucky

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Zynga is announcing this afternoon that it has acquired A Bit Lucky, a small game studio that is focused on making “mid-core” games. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it is likely a fairly small deal given that the 20-plus team had raised roughly $8 million in capital...
Seeking a Reversal of Fortune, Zynga Gets A Bit Lucky

Despite Star Wars slowdown, analysts aren't in despair over EA's performance

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Electronic Arts‘ flagship online game, Star Wars: The Old Republic, isn’t doing so well, but the big video game publisher is so well diversified that the impact on the company’s bottom line isn’t as bad as it could have been, analysts say. EA chief executive John Riccitiello said in...
Despite Star Wars slowdown, analysts aren't in despair over EA's performance
RIM Zeroes In On Separation Of Work And Play In BlackBerry OS 10: Will That Fly With The BYOD Generation?

Investing in Facebook: Rick Marini of BranchOut

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This week, Inside Facebook asks people who have built businesses on the Facebook platform why they believe in the company. These are the people that are truly invested in Facebook, whether or not they bought stock. For Part 4 of our series, we spoke with Rick Marini, founder and CEO...
Investing in Facebook: Rick Marini of BranchOut
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