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From buzzword to bloodsport: native advertising gets competitive with new leaderboard

pandodaily.com
Regardless of your definition of the category or whether you believe it has staying power, native advertising is as hot a topic as they come in the adtech world. It’s comparable to flash sales in 2009, daily deals in 2010, influencer marketing in 2011 or ambient social networking in 2012....
From buzzword to bloodsport: native advertising gets competitive with new leaderboard

Facebook files for 'Poke' trademark (after obtaining and abandoning it earlier)

thenextweb.com
Social networking giant Facebook has filed for 3 trademarks in the United States: for ‘Poke’, ‘Facebook Poke’ and the logo of its new Poke app for iPhone. The company filed for the trademarks on the 21st of December 2012, the same day it announced its latest smartphone app, which was...
Facebook files for 'Poke' trademark (after obtaining and abandoning it earlier)

In the platform wars, open is ultimately more valuable than closed, says Betaworks

gigaom.com
When it comes to the future of the web, there are a few incubator-style seed investors that are worth paying attention to, and New York-based Betaworks is likely at or near the top of that list — founder and CEO John Borthwick has been an early proponent of some of...
In the platform wars, open is ultimately more valuable than closed, says Betaworks
Social: After Facebook Moves, Social Startup Follows, Abandoning 'Stealth Mode'
Survey: Despite initial missteps, mobile payments will boom in 2013

Facebook has totally changed the mobile ad industry, caused 180% spend spike in 2012

venturebeat.com
The mobile advertising industry has seen a huge boom in 2012 — and it’s almost entirely thanks to Facebook. As the year draws to a close, data from ad analysis firm eMarketer show the social network’s branching into mobile ads helped U.S. mobile ad spend jump from $1.45 billion...
Facebook has totally changed the mobile ad industry, caused 180% spend spike in 2012
Silicon Valley VCs predict 2013 trends: Space, robots, self-driving cars

Facebook Wins Ruling in Shareholder Case

allthingsd.com
Facebook Inc., facing multiple shareholder lawsuits related to its botched initial public offering, scored an initial legal victory when a federal judge in New York Wednesday dismissed a group of cases against the social networking company. Last year, several Facebook investors sued the company, arguing that Facebook — which had...
Facebook Wins Ruling in Shareholder Case

Salesforce.com preps intranet app

www.pcworld.com
Salesforce.com plans to ship in the second half of the year a hosted application for companies to create intranets that are accessible via mobile devices and that offer enterprise social networking (ESN) capabilities to employees.Called Company Communities, the application uses Salesforce.com's Chatter ESN product and combines it with newly...
Salesforce.com preps intranet app

Twitter's latest buy: big data startup Lucky Sort

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The social networking giant is likely hoping the startup can help it better understand how to monetize the billions of tweets that run through its system every year. [Read more]...
Twitter's latest buy: big data startup Lucky Sort

Enterprise social software vendor Moxie goes freemium

www.pcworld.com
Moxie Software will now provide its full enterprise social networking (ESN) software for free because the company is convinced that standalone, general-purpose ESN capabilities are a commodity.The company will charge customers when and if they link its Collaboration Spaces product with other, third-party business applications and systems."This supports our...
Enterprise social software vendor Moxie goes freemium

Tumblr ads go mobile

www.pcworld.com
Animated GIFs, journal entries, cat photos, and now, more ads. Tumblr, in an effort to further boost its revenue, is rolling out ads into users' mobile feeds.The privately held social-networking and blogging site introduced sponsored posts to its desktop service less than a year ago. These ads have allowed...
Tumblr ads go mobile

U.S. Federal Law Enforcement Says It's Impossible to Wiretap iMessage Conversations

www.macrumors.com
CNET has obtained a 'sensitive' U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency document that says it is impossible for law enforcement agencies to eavesdrop on iMessage conversations, even with a court order, because of Apple's "secure end-to-end encryption". The memo appears to be aimed at informing DEA agents that while they may have...
U.S. Federal Law Enforcement Says It's Impossible to Wiretap iMessage Conversations

Google+ updates iOS, Android apps with photo filters, location sharing and more

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A significant new update to the company's social networking apps brings several new features. [Read more]...
Google+ updates iOS, Android apps with photo filters, location sharing and more

Nextdoor, Social Network for Neighborhoods, Gets Facebook, LinkedIn Backer

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Nextdoor, a San Francisco-based Web site for connecting neighbors, has something else in common with Facebook and LinkedIn, its far bigger and better known peers in the social networking trade: the same early investor. Greylock Partners, a venture capital firm that made investments years ago in LinkedIn and Facebook, has...
Nextdoor, Social Network for Neighborhoods, Gets Facebook, LinkedIn Backer

Tweetbot 1.3 for Mac adds media timeline, support for cover images

www.engadget.com
Tapbots' Tweetbot for Mac already has a reputation as the desktop Twitter client for media hounds, but a just-posted 1.3 update should make that especially clear. Like its iOS counterpart, the Mac app gains a dedicated media timeline: start a search and you can spotlight only photos and videos....
Tweetbot 1.3 for Mac adds media timeline, support for cover images

Facebook UK loses 600,000 users in December

www.guardian.co.uk
Numbers dropped by 1.86% over festive period, fuelling speculation that site is reaching saturation point in core marketsThe number of Facebook's UK users dropped by 600,000 in December, according to data by social media monitoring firm SocialBakers.Though representing a typical seasonal dip in use over the Christmas period, the UK...
Facebook UK loses 600,000 users in December

YouNow Gives Stage to Internet's Wannabe Stars, Leaves Judgment in Your Hands

allthingsd.com
Shows like “American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance” have unearthed some great (and not so great) talent. But not everyone gets their 15 minutes in the TV spotlight, so a service called YouNow is looking to provide it to the rest of the world with a talent...
YouNow Gives Stage to Internet's Wannabe Stars, Leaves Judgment in Your Hands

Mobile users clam up, use more data, survey shows

www.computerworld.com
Mobile users in North America are hanging up and using email, text or social networking at a rapid pace, according to a survey by PriceWaterhouseCoopers....
Mobile users clam up, use more data, survey shows

Facebook revenues up 40%

www.guardian.co.uk
Social networking company performs better than expected thanks to surge in people accessing site via mobileFacebook beat Wall Street's expectations on Wednesday, announcing fourth-quarter earnings of $64m (£40.5m) on revenues up 40% to $1.59bn, and announced that mobile revenue had doubled and mobile users exceeded desktop ones. But its shares...
Facebook revenues up 40%

Etsy Acquires Mixel for Mobile Team

allthingsd.com
Craft marketplace Etsy has acquired mobile photo app maker Mixel as part of its efforts to beef up native mobile app development. Mixel launched in November 2011 as a hyped collage creation app for the iPad, and later pivoted to be more of a simple photo manipulation tool for the...
Etsy Acquires Mixel for Mobile Team
Moms Are Power Users Of Social Media On Mobile

Sony PS4 share button the result of one first-party developer's eureka moment

www.engadget.com
To share or not to share was never a question for the creation of the PS4 -- it was always more about the how. Right from the start, Sony's upcoming, next-gen console had been planned with a social networking bent, but as Shuhei Yoshida, the company's head of Worldwide...
Sony PS4 share button the result of one first-party developer's eureka moment

The language of Twitter: the rise of MFL teachers online

www.guardian.co.uk
Since spotting Twitter's power for connecting subject specialists, Joe Dale has been an ambassador of social networking. Here, he describes Twitter's impact on the MFL teaching communityEver since I was first inspired by the power of technology for enhancing language learning, I've been passionate about connecting with similar enthusiastic educators....
The language of Twitter: the rise of MFL teachers online
Macintosh Icon Designer Reflects On Her Work at Apple

FTC Still Seems More Interested In Making Headlines Than Really Protecting Privacy

www.techdirt.com
So, the FTC got some press today for announcing a high profile "settlement" with social networking startup Path. You might think that this is entirely about the news that came out a year ago, about Path uploading entire user address books to its server. If you don't recall, that story...
FTC Still Seems More Interested In Making Headlines Than Really Protecting Privacy

Twitter active users pass 200 million

www.guardian.co.uk
Number of Twitterati has shot up from 140 million in May, but majority of 500 million registered users prefer not to tweetTwitter now has more than 200 million active users around the world, with some 10 million of those in the UK underlining its rapid growth as a social media...
Twitter active users pass 200 million
Facebook heads down efficiency gauntlet with real-time data and open-source dashboards

Apple CEO Tim Cook 'May Testify' in E-Books Antitrust Lawsuit

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Apple CEO Tim Cook may testify in the e-books antitrust lawsuit filed against Apple and book publishers by the United States Department of Justice, reports Bloomberg. The lawsuit was originally filed in April of 2012, and has focused on the so-called 'agency model' for pricing ebooks that Apple attempted to...
Apple CEO Tim Cook 'May Testify' in E-Books Antitrust Lawsuit

Report: NSA Collects Data Directly From Servers Of Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook And More

techcrunch.com
The Washington Post is reporting a top-secret National Security Administration data-mining program that taps directly into the Google, Facebook, Microsoft and YouTube servers. ”The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents and connection...
Report: NSA Collects Data Directly From Servers Of Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook And More
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