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Google Takeout now offering Blogger and Google+ Page exports

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Google Takeout is a service by Google that enables account owners to save some of their data to a local system. The takeout service makes available data from a variety of Google services including Google Drive, YouTube (the videos uploaded), Contacts, Picasa Web Albums or Google Reader.Once you are on...
Google Takeout now offering Blogger and Google+ Page exports

Pinterest Rolls Out Android and iPad Apps

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Pinterest, the social networking service where people "pin" content from around the Web on a virtual board, released versions of its mobile app for Android devices and the iPad....
Pinterest Rolls Out Android and iPad Apps

Suddenly, Google Plus Is Outpacing Twitter To Become The World's Second Largest Social Network

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When Google launched its social networking service, Google Plus, during the summer of 2011, tens of millions of people clamoured to sign up for an account. But within months, critics had panned the new service, pointing to user pages bereft of meaningful content and exchanges. They said the new social...
Suddenly, Google Plus Is Outpacing Twitter To Become The World's Second Largest Social Network

Google's Android Apps Caught Providing Developers With Personal User Information (GOOG)

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc's privacy practices are drawing heat after an Australian software developer said the company was providing him with personal information, including email addresses, of everyone who purchased his mobile app. The information that Google shared, which included customers' full names, email and some postal code...
Google's Android Apps Caught Providing Developers With Personal User Information (GOOG)

LA cleantech shows promise as incubator's first company, 350Green, completes $5.2M exit

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The city of Los Angeles is pushing hard to emerge as a leader in the clean tech space, and it just got a bit of validation after Car Charging Group completed its acquisition of 350Green, LA Cleantech Incubator’s first portfolio company, on Thursday. After 350Green began building electric vehicle charging...
LA cleantech shows promise as incubator's first company, 350Green, completes $5.2M exit

LinkedIn wins dismissal of lawsuit over massive password breach

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Professional social networking service LinkedIn won the dismissal of a lawsuit seeking damages on behalf of premium users who had their log-in passwords exposed as a result of a security breach of the company's servers last year....
LinkedIn wins dismissal of lawsuit over massive password breach

Google+ for iPhone gets "Awesome" photo features

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Last but not least, the iPhone version looks and acts like the overhauled desktop and Android versions of the social-networking service. [Read more]...
Google+ for iPhone gets "Awesome" photo features

Twitter Is Working on a Google Glass Experience

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With its ability to act as a real-time firehose, Twitter is one of the most obvious uses for the upcoming Google Glass eyewear. Thankfully, according to Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers’ John Doerr, the company already working on bringing its social networking service to the platform. As part of the...
Twitter Is Working on a Google Glass Experience
Facebook users share photo of fake Powerball ticket

Pinterest opens its site to all

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Image-based social networking service Pinterest has stopped its invitation-only policy for joining the site....
Pinterest opens its site to all

LinkedIn Tries to Reassure Users

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LinkedIn moved to reassure customers about the security of their data, following a password theft that caused a black eye for the social-networking service....
LinkedIn Tries to Reassure Users
Is Facebook killing HP’s printer business?

Twitter Survey Wants to Know What You Think

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Twitter Survey Wants to Know What You Think is a post from Chris PirilloIf you’re a Twitter user, the service is hoping you can spare 140 seconds of your time to help make the site even better. There are seven short questions which will ask your opinion on a variety...
Twitter Survey Wants to Know What You Think

Pakistan Blocks Twitter Over Cartoon Contest

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The Pakistani government blocked access to the social networking service Twitter on Sunday, after publicly holding Twitter responsible for promoting a blasphemous cartoon contest taking place on Facebook, officials said....
Pakistan Blocks Twitter Over Cartoon Contest

Amazon's Goodreads Purchase Scuttled Apple Partnership

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Amazon.com’s announcement last month that it was purchasing book-recommendation site Goodreads did more than land the e-commerce giant a social-networking service. It also thwarted a possible partnership between the reading social network and Apple. Over the past year, Apple and Goodreads had begun discussing integrating Goodreads’ service, which allows users...
Amazon's Goodreads Purchase Scuttled Apple Partnership

Pinterest wins Best New Startup of 2011 Crunchie, now driving more referrals than Reddit

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Hot-as-heck social networking service Pinterest won the award for Best New Startup of 2011 at the Crunchies Awards last night, beating out other strong contenders like Turntable.fm, Fab, and Codeacademy. Pinterest lets people spotlight products and pictures they like and was launched in private beta in March 2010. It...
Pinterest wins Best New Startup of 2011 Crunchie, now driving more referrals than Reddit

Instagram Seeks To Dismiss Class Action Lawsuit Over Policy Changes

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Instagram asked a federal court on Wednesday to throw out a class action lawsuit filed by users upset over the photo-sharing app’s changes to its terms of service. The lawsuit was brought against the service in December by an Instagram user who accused it of breach of contract, among other...
Instagram Seeks To Dismiss Class Action Lawsuit Over Policy Changes
Google may launch third-party comment platform to rival Facebook
Facebook launches Trusted Contacts, help from friends if your account gets hacked

Now offering more than 15k products, Fab teases that it's pivoting to 'a new model'

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In a curious blog post, Fab founder and CEO Jason Goldberg detailed that his company plans to pivot “towards a new model that [it is] not yet ready to reveal publicly.” Back in early 2011, Fab shuttered Fabulis, its gay social networking service, to pivot into a design flash sale site. That transition...
Now offering more than 15k products, Fab teases that it's pivoting to 'a new model'

Facebook's CFO Is Meeting With Investors To Tell Them How He's Going To Get The Stock Back To $38 (FB)

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Aug. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Facebook Inc. Chief Financial Officer David Ebersman is meeting with investors in New York today, a person familiar with the matter said, days before the lifting of a ban on stock sales by some of the company's biggest shareholders. Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Microsoft Corp. and...
Facebook's CFO Is Meeting With Investors To Tell Them How He's Going To Get The Stock Back To $38 (FB)

Google+ Announces 135 Million Users, Debuts Instagram Competitor

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Google's social-networking service, Google+, is showing signs of sustained growth....
Google+ Announces 135 Million Users, Debuts Instagram Competitor

FTC fines maker of Path app $800,000 for privacy violations

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The maker of the Path social networking app will pay a US$800,000 civil penalty to settle U.S. Federal Trade Commission charges that it illegally collected personal information from children without parental consent, the agency said Friday. Path has also settled FTC charges that it collected personal information from users'...
FTC fines maker of Path app $800,000 for privacy violations

KakaoTalk takes on Facebook Home with KakaoHome Android launcher

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Popular Korean messaging app's spin-off promises to 'make your smartphone special' with 90m registered users to market it toFacebook may be struggling to win hearts (and installs) with its Facebook Home app, but it's not the only social networking service keen to take over users' Android homescreens.Korean startup Kakao has...
KakaoTalk takes on Facebook Home with KakaoHome Android launcher

Is Voice-Based Bubbly the New Twitter?

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NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- In India, thousands of consumers are going from tweeting to bubbling. A hot new social-networking service dubbed Bubbly, which is essentially a voice-based Twitter, is quickly gaining popularity among Indians. And thanks to Bollywood celebs being early adopters, Bubbly is growing and with virtually zero marketing...
Is Voice-Based Bubbly the New Twitter?

Facebook Is Said to Pick Morgan Stanley to Lead Share Sale

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Facebook Inc., the world’s largest social-networking service, chose Morgan Stanley to take the lead on its planned initial public offering, four people with knowledge of the matter said....
Facebook Is Said to Pick Morgan Stanley to Lead Share Sale

Yahoo Adds Facebook, Begins New Role as Social Network Aggregator

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Yahoo has announced a series of changes set to roll out this week that integrate Facebook's social networking service into various Yahoo properties, including Yahoo Mail and its homepage. Also included in the announcement is news of a refresh for Yahoo Profiles. Originally launched in 2008, the new profiles will...
Yahoo Adds Facebook, Begins New Role as Social Network Aggregator

Hubbub claims to be the first “real” social network for sound, isn’t

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Hubbub is a new ‘sound social network’ that is not to be confused with home delivery service Hubbub, federated social networking service Hubbub, design studio Hubbub, social media and content strategy agency Hubbub Consulting, HTML5 compliant parsing library Hubbub, communications agency Hubbub, catering firm Hubbub, buzz marketing firm Hubbub or...
Hubbub claims to be the first “real” social network for sound, isn’t

To fuel expansion in Asia, gaming social network Xfire secures $3 million

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Xfire, which operates an online community for gamers, has raised $3 million in new funding. The company previously secured $4 million in financing from Intel Capital in 2011, so this round brings its total of capital raised to $7 million. Likely, the investment round will be joined by additional backers...
To fuel expansion in Asia, gaming social network Xfire secures $3 million
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