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Tube Star app presents travel updates with a human touch for the London Underground

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People looking for a real reflection of travel underground in London can now take advantage of an app that shows Twitter updates of the real experience. Transport for London (TfL) does a good job of providing technologies for us to get around the capital on time and find out where...
Tube Star app presents travel updates with a human touch for the London Underground
Goodbye Cruel World: You Can Now Order Pizza Hut From Your Xbox
Social: Why You're Not Friends With Your Neighbors

Why the death of Google Reader doesn't bother me that much -- social news has won

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There’s been a lot of virtual ink spilled this week about Google’s decision to “sunset” its Google Reader RSS service, including a post from my paidContent colleague Laura Owen about how much she relies on her feeds — a sentiment I know Om shares. Unlike a lot of my fellow...
Why the death of Google Reader doesn't bother me that much -- social news has won
Rebtel expands the VoIP calling assault with iPad app

New this week on the Inside Network Job Board: Sociable Labs, SponsorPay, Kixeye and more

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The Inside Network Job Board is dedicated to providing you with the best job opportunities across social and mobile application platforms. Here are this week’s highlights from the Inside Network Job Board, including positions at: Sociable Labs, Fiveonenine Games, SponsorPay,  Machine Zone, King.com, Kixeye, PopCap Games, Ryzing,GameHouse, IMVU, Nuukster, Kobojo, Sneaky Games, Circle of Moms and SoJo Studios. Social Interaction Designer Director of...
New this week on the Inside Network Job Board: Sociable Labs, SponsorPay, Kixeye and more

Fledging storytelling app Backspaces passes 50k users and 90k stories, refines Web presence

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After launching back in August, Backspaces, an iPhone app for telling stories using just photos and text, has passed 50,000 users and 90,000 stories. The service received a considerable boost during Instagram’s terms of service debacle, and has since taken on an interesting, reflective role in the mobile sharing space. In short, Backspaces...
Fledging storytelling app Backspaces passes 50k users and 90k stories, refines Web presence

Nuji launches self-service platform for retailers to manage their store pages

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Nuji, the firm that aims to make shopping more social, has launched a self-service platform for retailers so that they can control and manage their stores on the site more easily. The firm now has more than 30,000 retailers and 500,000 curated products on offer. Customers can browse the range...
Nuji launches self-service platform for retailers to manage their store pages

Report: Social TV Market To Be Worth $256.44BN By 2017; Europe Taking Largest Share Now

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The global social TV market is already a multi-billion dollar industry, with TV giants betting big money on second screen viewing, but the market is set for double-digit growth in the the next five years,  according to a report by market research firm MarketsandMarkets. The research firm expects the market to...
Report: Social TV Market To Be Worth $256.44BN By 2017; Europe Taking Largest Share Now

When You Can't See Your Audience, But You Can See Your Social Life

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Computer mediated communication often makes visible and explicit many aspects of social interaction that are normally invisible or implicit....
When You Can't See Your Audience, But You Can See Your Social Life

Grouper, the fresh dating startup named after an ugly fish, gets a handsome redesign

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Grouper, no not that kind of grouper, is a relatively new entry in the dating space that brings together three guys and three girls (or all males/females) for drinks between separate groups of friends. A Grouper isn’t a blind date, but it’s not innocent, either. It’s like a serendipitous ice-breaker for all...
Grouper, the fresh dating startup named after an ugly fish, gets a handsome redesign

Ars Technicast, Episode 9: How the Internet changed my meatspace

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Though not all of us at Ars Technica were introduced to the Internet at the same time, there’s no denying that it has had an effect on our social interactions every day since we first logged on. In fact, some our real-life social interaction is dependent on having at least...
Ars Technicast, Episode 9: How the Internet changed my meatspace
Fuzz, a new social music site from Blip.fm's founders, will keep you listening for hours

Rovi deal gives Facebook data for building out entertainment, video platform

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Facebook today announced a deal with Rovi Corporation to use Rovi Video, a database of information about movies, TV shows and celebrities that can be used to improve search and discovery across its platform. Rovi’s data helps power experiences like on-screen TV guides, iTunes, Flixter, BestBuy.com and many others. Facebook has...
Rovi deal gives Facebook data for building out entertainment, video platform

Is a Facebook/Syphilis Connection 'Ridiculous'?

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Yesterday, the Telegraph ran an article about a study that seemed to have found a connection between the spread of syphilis and the popularity of Facebook. Today, the paper has run a follow-up story, wherein "Facebook has said that reports linking the site's rise to an increased incidence of the...
Is a Facebook/Syphilis Connection 'Ridiculous'?

HuffPost Live's new iPad app could be a second screen breakthrough

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The Huffington Post launched an iPad app Thursday that may one day pave the way for tablets to dethrone TV as king of our living rooms. The app, called HuffPost Live, offers a strong mix of entertainment and social interaction and, most importantly, can throw itself onto a TV screen. To...
HuffPost Live's new iPad app could be a second screen breakthrough

Jane Austen signed up for Facebook game

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Author's fictional universe is the setting for Rogues and Romance, due out in beta next monthContinuing the vogue for modern updates of her fiction, a new Jane Austen game is set to launch on Facebook. Whether players who make their way through a virtual Regency society will suffer the indignity...
Jane Austen signed up for Facebook game

Kontagent Raises $1 Million For Facebook Analytics Platform

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Kontagent, an fbFund winner and social analytics platform has raised $1 million from a number of angel investors, including Jameson Hsu, co-founder/CEO of Mochimedia; Greg Thomson, founder of TallTreeGames and creator of YoVille (Acquired by Zynga); Mike Sego, Chief Product Officer of Gaia and creator of (Fluff)Friends (Acquired by SGN)....
Kontagent Raises $1 Million For Facebook Analytics Platform

New this week on the Inside Network Job Board: Lowe’s, Fiveonenine, SponsorPay and more

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The Inside Network Job Board is dedicated to providing you with the best job opportunities across social and mobile application platforms. Here are this week’s highlights from the Inside Network Job Board, including positions at: Townsquare Media,  Lowe’s, Sociable Labs, Fiveonenine Games, SponsorPay, IMVU,  Sneaky Games, GameHouse,  Ryzing, Machine Zone, King.com, Kixeye, PopCap Games, Nuukster and SoJo Studios. Digital Account Executive – NJ 101.5 FM...
New this week on the Inside Network Job Board: Lowe’s, Fiveonenine, SponsorPay and more
Israeli Defense Force Responds To Criticism Of Games On Its War Blog

Report: Snapchat raising up to $100 million at a ~$500 million valuation

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According to GigaOm’s Om Malik, Snapchat is raising a massive round at a valuation that all but staggers the knees: up to $100 million, valuing the firm at around $500 million. What’s most interesting in Om’s report are his comments on the company’s most previous round: “In February 2013, the...
Report: Snapchat raising up to $100 million at a ~$500 million valuation

5 Research-Driven Reasons To Quit Facebook

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How many times do you check Facebook a day? And what are your motivations for doing so? Are you bored? Don't have enough to do? If you have a hard time coming up with good answers, here are some things to think about. It's addicting. How soon after you get...
5 Research-Driven Reasons To Quit Facebook

Take a Tour, Give a Tour

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Online sites that offer local tour guides aren’t new. But a new generation of sites are empowering people to become amateur tour guides themselves. SideTour One of the tours offered on SideTour: a drive in a Tesla Roadster electric car in New York. These peer-to-peer marketplaces encourage social interaction offline...
Take a Tour, Give a Tour
Redbox Instant streaming to cost the same as Netflix Instant
Mixin lets users insert comments into video and share with friends (exclusive)

Mistash: Pinterest for your product lust

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Everywhere you look, Pinterest has been unavoidable, with its insane rates of growth, and clones popping up left and right in an attempt to get in on the online pinboard action. Mistash is a new California-based site which is, in some ways, similar to Pinterest but has enough of an...
Mistash: Pinterest for your product lust

RedShirt - or what happens when Facebook meets Star Trek

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In her first ever video game, designer Mitu Khandaker wanted to parody our obsession with social media. But when her publisher suggested a science fiction theme, the idea really took offAs much as I love Star Trek, it has always been guilty of proposing a highly idealised notion of humanity...
RedShirt - or what happens when Facebook meets Star Trek

Facebook's Mobile Platform Ambitions Come As Messaging Apps Gain Traction With Youth

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Facebook is making an announcement this Thursday, and our own Josh Constine reports that at this event we’ll see the company unveil its own slightly tweaked flavor of Android, to power select HTC smartphones. But why would the company do that, and why now? A new report from Reuter provides very...
Facebook's Mobile Platform Ambitions Come As Messaging Apps Gain Traction With Youth

How over-reliance on social signals could ruin online recommendations

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It was 2007 when Netflix opened up a contest to programmers around the world. The challenge, and it was a lofty one at the time, was to improve the quality of the Netflix recommendation algorithm by 10%. Teams were provided with anonymized data with which to create their new and...
How over-reliance on social signals could ruin online recommendations

Up Next For Facebook: Expect More Open Interactions

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Facebook essentially copies a bunch of services that are already available on the open internet — chat, e-mail, media sharing, profiles — for its 400 million active users. But it also provides tools to help those users interact with each other while they’re outside Facebook’s walls, and there are...
Up Next For Facebook: Expect More Open Interactions
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