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SoFi gets an additional $41M to keep students from falling into debt

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A San Francisco-based startup known as SoFi is building technology to help college and grad students avoid falling into crippling debt. It’s an ambitious goal, but SoFi is growing and raising money at a rapid rate. After raising a huge $77 million fund in September 2012, SoFi today received an...
SoFi gets an additional $41M to keep students from falling into debt

Big Years for Instagram and Pinterest Bust Up the Social Networking Charts

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Where the world market for social networks might have seemed boringly static a year ago, much has changed since then. Specifically, some relatively young sites are making a serious dent, according to some research and analysis by Experian Marketing Services. Pinterest is now the third most-visited social network, Google+ is...
Big Years for Instagram and Pinterest Bust Up the Social Networking Charts

[GRAPHIC] Most Don't Feel Comfortable Sharing Credit Card Info On Social Networks

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Most of us still don't like giving our credit card information on social networking sites, according to a poll of 2,630 adults by Harris Interactive for Digitas. And that could mean trouble - at least for now - for Facebook and other social networks hoping to make good on predictions...
[GRAPHIC] Most Don't Feel Comfortable Sharing Credit Card Info On Social Networks

For some companies, IE 6's ineptitude is a feature, not flaw

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In spite of its weak security, poor performance, and woeful standards compliance, a lot of people are still using Internet Explorer 6 as their Web browser of choice. A large part of this user base seems to be made up of corporate users. According to Stuart Strathdee, Chief Security...
For some companies, IE 6's ineptitude is a feature, not flaw

Nokia Lumia 720 unveiled: 4.3-inch ClearBlack display, 9mm thick, 6.7MP Carl Zeiss, wireless charging capable

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Notice Vogue in that live tile up there? That's because Nokia's toning down its focus on imaging innovation at this year's MWC (remember the PureView 808?) for a hyper-targeted take on the mid-range: the Lumia 720. Made for über-social types prone to late night party shots, selfies and multimedia...
Nokia Lumia 720 unveiled: 4.3-inch ClearBlack display, 9mm thick, 6.7MP Carl Zeiss, wireless charging capable

Facebook and Twitter 'don't need piracy filter'

www.guardian.co.uk
European court rules social networking sites do not require filtering system in copyright case brought by music royalties firmRead the court's judgment in fullSocial networks such as Facebook and Twitter cannot be required to install an anti-piracy filtering system, the European court of justice has ruled.Europe's top court has made...
Facebook and Twitter 'don't need piracy filter'

Who Uses Social Media More, Men or Women?

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Men are more positively inclined towards social media activities and use social networking sites more than women, according to what Liberty Mutual called a “comprehensive national survey” of online behavior it released yesterday. This is somewhat surprising, since it’s the exact opposite of what other surveys have found, including...
Who Uses Social Media More, Men or Women?

Yahoo Dramatically Expands Twitter Relationship in Next Stage of "Project Rushmore" (Complete With Cutesey Bird Puns)

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Yahoo announced tonight that it was dramatically expanding its relationship with Twitter, integrating it broadly through its Web site, much in the same way it did recently with Facebook. In December, Yahoo (YHOO) announced it would be integrating Facebook Connect with its many properties–from its powerful media sites to...
Yahoo Dramatically Expands Twitter Relationship in Next Stage of "Project Rushmore" (Complete With Cutesey Bird Puns)

TopFloor, Backed With $6M From Polaris, Google Ventures And Others, Debuts Video-Driven E-Commerce Platform

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TopFloor, a startup born out of Los Angeles’ Science Inc. incubator, is set to make its public debut today. The company, which is co-founded by Science’s Michael Jones and Brian Lee, has built a video-driven e-commerce platform that allows brands, retailers, and any celebrity or “influencer” to sell directly to...
TopFloor, Backed With $6M From Polaris, Google Ventures And Others, Debuts Video-Driven E-Commerce Platform

Censorship in China: How ReadWriteWeb China Was Closed Down For a Month

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In the West, the concept of the 'read/write Web' is a relatively easy one to get behind. Everybody can contribute content to the Web ('write'), as well as read it - it's a very democratic notion and a big reason why I named this blog ReadWriteWeb back in 2003. However...
Censorship in China: How ReadWriteWeb China Was Closed Down For a Month

California moves to stop employers demanding Facebook passwords

www.computerworld.com
The California assembly passed a bill on Thursday that prevents employers from demanding job applicants' passwords for accounts on Facebook or other social networking sites....
California moves to stop employers demanding Facebook passwords

Linking Smart Meters and Social Networks

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Finland has long been a leader with smart meters and smart grids. It is no surprise then the small Scandinavian country has big plans for its smart power infrastructure: the melding of smart grids, cloud computing and social networks. The result could be a collection of virtual micro grids...
Linking Smart Meters and Social Networks

Chute Brings Its Photo Aggregation Tools Into Real-World Locations With Chute Live

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Chute is a Y Combinator-backed startup that helps publishers and brands incorporate photos and other media (sometimes submitted directly by users, sometimes aggregated from social networking sites) onto their own websites. Now it’s offering similar functionality for real-world locations, thanks to a new feature called Chute Live. For example, according...
Chute Brings Its Photo Aggregation Tools Into Real-World Locations With Chute Live

Justin.tv Joins the iPhone Crowd — At Long Last

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Justin.tv has finally come out with an iPhone app that will allow its viewers to watch video streams from the mobile device. But while the just-released app is a big step forward for the live streaming startup, Justin.tv still has a long way to go to catch up to its...
Justin.tv Joins the iPhone Crowd — At Long Last

Hashtags: from Twitter to Facebook

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Tweeters have been organising their thoughts using hashtags for years. Now Mark Zuckerberg wants to bring them to his social networking siteAge: First used on Twitter in August, 2007. So five and a half.Appearance: #likethisAnd what exactly is a hashtag? Anything preceded by a #.As in? As in #nothelpful.That's not helpful....
Hashtags: from Twitter to Facebook

Chinese Net Memes

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Here are some Chinese internet memes, as presented by More Suzhou magazine (February/ March 2010 issue): What, brother, is smoking, is not a cigarette, but loneliness! (...) gē chōu de bú shì yān, shì jì mò In July of 2009, someone posted a picture of a guy eating a bowl...
Chinese Net Memes

Facebook’s patent headaches: More to come?

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Yahoo filed a patent suit against the social media giant. Does Amazon have a case too? By Roger Parloff, senior editor FORTUNE — Last month, just weeks ahead of Facebook’s highly anticipated IPO, the “it” company of the Internet got hit with a meaty patent suit. Struggling behemoth Yahoo sued Facebook...
Facebook’s patent headaches: More to come?

Waging Guerrilla War Against Online Distractions

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For many people, turning of their Internet connection can ramp up productivity. But if you rely on the web, you need a more precise offensive.A few years ago Cory Doctorow wrote a nice little essay on "Writing in the Age of Distraction" that contains this memorable line: "The biggest impediment...
Waging Guerrilla War Against Online Distractions

Android apps make Nikon's Coolpix S800c a smarter digital camera

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You can’t call Nikon’s newest digital camera a smartphone, but it does run Google Android and includes built-in radios for Wi-Fi and GPS. About the only thing missing from the Coolpix S800c is cellular voice calling, or else it could be considered a smartphone: One with a 16 megapixel camera...
Android apps make Nikon's Coolpix S800c a smarter digital camera

Hacking book: newspapers should use Facebook content more carefully

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Today's extract from The phone hacking scandal: journalism on trial* is taken from a chapter by Glenda Cooper in which she explores the implications of people revealing personal details on social networking sites.She begins by recalling the case of Rebecca Leighton, the nurse arrested for contaminating saline bags at Stepping...
Hacking book: newspapers should use Facebook content more carefully

Plyfe Raises $1M to Make Facebook Pages Actually Interesting

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Plyfe has raised $1 million from a handful of angels, Initial Capital, General Catalyst and Brad Harrison Ventures. On the surface, it sounds like just the kind of company I would hate. It offers rewards for gamifying your life. I don’t know who that sentence will piss off more: Me...
Plyfe Raises $1M to Make Facebook Pages Actually Interesting

Law Professor: Facebook Hoards Deceased Users' Personal Data

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An expert in intellectual property law has written a paper arguing for a federal law that allows users to determine what happens to their "digital assets" after they die.  "Virtually no law regulates what happens to a person's online existence after his or her death," author Jason Mazzone, a law professor at...
Law Professor: Facebook Hoards Deceased Users' Personal Data

Outrage as credit agency plans to mine Facebook data

gigaom.com
Everyone knows Facebook is full of interesting data that’s being exploited in all sorts of ways –- whether by startups building businesses on the social graph, or employers who are vetting job candidates using the site. But here’s a way in which you might not want your data mined: to...
Outrage as credit agency plans to mine Facebook data

CHART OF THE DAY: Pinterest Is The Social Site For Grown Ups

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A lot of social networking sites get hot with kids first, then slowly find their way to an adult audience. Pinterest is different,  according to data from comScore, TechCrunch, and Shareaholic compiled by Modea. Not surprisingly, its used most by individuals between the age of 25 and 34 --...
CHART OF THE DAY: Pinterest Is The Social Site For Grown Ups

TV looks to new era of interactive game shows to lure the Facebook generation

www.guardian.co.uk
The Million Pound Drop and The Bank Job are proving a bit hit with internet audiences, but it is the data collected from online players which is making advertisers take noticeLive interactive game shows, where viewers compete with on-screen contestants, are the key to persuading the Facebook generation to watch...
TV looks to new era of interactive game shows to lure the Facebook generation

If You Think Monitoring Your Kids On Facebook Is Enough To Keep Them Safe Online, You Have No Clue

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Monitoring your kids on Facebook? That's so 2009. Explosion in social media gives kids options WASHINGTON (AP) -- After Friendster came MySpace. By the time Facebook dominated social media, parents had joined the party, too. But the online scene has changed -- dramatically, as it turns out -- and these...
If You Think Monitoring Your Kids On Facebook Is Enough To Keep Them Safe Online, You Have No Clue
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Social Media Now Available for on Air Force and Marine Corps Networks

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Air Force and Marine Corps officials have decided to open their networks to allow access to social networking sites. These changes come as a result of the new Department of Defense official policy on new media. Officials recognize that the benefits of internet-based capabilities outweigh the risks, and these sites...
Social Media Now Available for on Air Force and Marine Corps Networks
Mozilla's New Social API Lets You Bring Facebook Along Wherever You Surf The Web

ComScore: Apple's Share Of U.S. Smartphone Market Now Over 33%, RIM Drops To Under 10%

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The latest data from online analytics company comScore shows that Apple’s share of the U.S. smartphone market has grown to just over 33%. That’s up 2% since April 2012. The study, which surveyed over 30,000 U.S. mobile phone subscribers, unsurprisingly found that Google’s Android continues to lead among smartphone platforms...
ComScore: Apple's Share Of U.S. Smartphone Market Now Over 33%, RIM Drops To Under 10%
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