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Twitter to launch automated ad exchange to let brands retarget you via tweets

Family app Life360 launches premium version that emphasizes safety

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There’s a good deal of focus on family-oriented social networks right now, including apps like Path or neighborhood-focused sites like Nextdoor. But Life360 CEO Chris Hulls, who is launching the company’s premium features this week, thinks he has the better approach — and the user numbers and traction to back it...
Family app Life360 launches premium version that emphasizes safety

Foxconn eyes smart watches with wristband technology

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Manufacturing giant Foxconn Technology Group also wants to ride the upcoming wave of wearable tech, and has unveiled a wristband that can monitor a user's health and sync with a smartphone.When worn, the wristband can monitor a user's blood pressure, heart rate, and even diagnose the person's mood, said...
Foxconn eyes smart watches with wristband technology

Microsoft Gets Ready To Launch The Next XBox As Console Gaming Goes Down The Tubes

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SAN FRANCISCO/SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp is set to make a splash this week with the eagerly awaited unveiling of its new Xbox game console, eight years after the last version, as it seeks a larger share of the $65 billion a year global computer gaming industry. But the small device faces...
Microsoft Gets Ready To Launch The Next XBox As Console Gaming Goes Down The Tubes

Gnip adds earnings predictions and analysis from Estimize to its enterprise social media data service

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Social data provider Gnip has added another arrow to its already impressive quiver of web-services today with Estimize, an independent platform for accessing earnings data on publicly traded stocks. Gnip already offers over 100 billion real-time social data actions each month from common social networks and services including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr,...
Gnip adds earnings predictions and analysis from Estimize to its enterprise social media data service

Nokia banks on social integration to help boost mobile phone sales

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Nokia's latest advanced feature phone, the Asha 210, comes with a physical key to access WhatsApp messaging, as well as software clients for Twitter and Facebook.The launch of the new member of the Asha family follows Nokia's announcement last week that sales of its mobile phones in the first...
Nokia banks on social integration to help boost mobile phone sales

Facebook Starts Verifying Popular Pages & Profiles

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Following in the footsteps of both Twitter and Google+ (and Pinterest and other social networks), Facebook has started to verify a small number of Pages and personal profiles. There’s currently no way for a Page owner or regular user to request verification. Facebook explains how it... Please visit Marketing Land...
Facebook Starts Verifying Popular Pages & Profiles

Neighborhood social network Nextdoor nabs $21.6m to grow its platform, coming to a doorstep near you

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The social network for neighborhoods, Nextdoor, is releasing its second generation service to its users, giving them a redesigned interface, the ability to connect with nearby neighborhoods, and and includes an enhanced focus on creating a virtual neighborhood watch to help fight crime in the area. All of these changes...
Neighborhood social network Nextdoor nabs $21.6m to grow its platform, coming to a doorstep near you

Whisper, The App Going Crazy On College Campuses, Just Raised $3 Million

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Whisper, the app that has gone viral on college campuses, just raised a $3 million Series A round led by Lightspeed Ventures. The new round effectively brings Whisper's funding to $4 million. Whisper is an iPhone app where people anonymously share their deepest and darkest secrets. More than one million...
Whisper, The App Going Crazy On College Campuses, Just Raised $3 Million

Mobile apps for Google+ add photo filters, too

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While Google+ might not exactly have reached viral adoption yet, the platform and layout have been popular among the photographer community, and on Monday mobile photographers will get some added features with the launch of updated apps, including photo filters and editing on iOS. Within the last year, photo filters and editing...
Mobile apps for Google+ add photo filters, too

Cobook updates its iOS app so users can sign-up and share Livecards without a Facebook account

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Cobook, a contacts management app for the iPhone and OS X, is continuing to develop its Livecards feature with an iOS update that removes its dependency on Facebook account integration. Cobook started life as a contacts book app for Mac users, but has since migrated to iOS as a replacement for...
Cobook updates its iOS app so users can sign-up and share Livecards without a Facebook account

Circa overhauls its iOS app with a new sharing interface and technology news section

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News consumption app Circa has updated its sharing interface for iOS devices, making it much easier to email, tweet, or post about specific parts of an article. The sharing pop-up now features three primary outlets for distributing content; email, text messages and iMessage, and Twitter and Facebook. The real difference...
Circa overhauls its iOS app with a new sharing interface and technology news section

Lenovo launches cloud storage service with access to social networks

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Lenovo will enter the cloud storage market with a service that offers a single sign-on ID to access social networks, favorite applications, as well as a file manager with a search engine to help users find files, photos and other digital media....
Lenovo launches cloud storage service with access to social networks
Gmail wages war on inbox clutter with new design for mobile and desktop

Klout launches business portal, is gunning for brands

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The social scoring startup is making a play for business users with new enterprise features that begin rolling out today. FORTUNE -- Klout, the analytics startup that aims to measure users' influence across their social networks, is going after businesses. The San Francisco-based venture, which launched in 2008, is launching...
Klout launches business portal, is gunning for brands

Mozilla Readies Major Firefox Redesign As It Ponders What The Browser Of The Future Should Look Like

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“Maybe we shouldn’t even call it a browser anymore,” Mozilla’s VP of Firefox engineering Jonathan Nightingale told me a few days ago. “‘Browser’ is really an antiquated word. People don’t really browse all that much anymore.” Instead, he argues, we now mostly use our browsers to access sophisticated web apps,...
Mozilla Readies Major Firefox Redesign As It Ponders What The Browser Of The Future Should Look Like

Klout Launches a Business Product -- And It's About Time

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Klout is doing something it should have done a long time ago. The company on Wednesday launched Klout for Business, the company’s first foray into offering a complimentary toolset to brands in order for them to better understand the most influential people talking about specific brands across social networks. Specifically,...
Klout Launches a Business Product -- And It's About Time

Adly Raises $2M More As It Expands Tools For Social Media Celebrity Endorsements

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Adly, a startup that connects advertisers with celebrities willing to post promoted messages on social networks, recently raised $2 million in additional funding. The new funding came from previous backer GRP Partners and new investor Siemer Ventures. Adly has now raised a total of $7.5 million. The company also launched...
Adly Raises $2M More As It Expands Tools For Social Media Celebrity Endorsements

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

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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

Amid Super Bowl Blackout, It's Back To You, No, Back To YOU on SNL

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It was pretty much a foregone conclusion that the Super Bowl blackout that played out on TV screens last Sunday would find its way into a Saturday Night Live Sketch six days later. Last’s night’s outing opened with a sketch riffing on how the CBS broadcast team, forced to improvise...
Amid Super Bowl Blackout, It's Back To You, No, Back To YOU on SNL
We're witnessing the rise of the graph in big data

German Newspaper 'Snippet' Law Passes: Watered Down, But Still Stupid

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For a year now, Techdirt has been following the sorry saga of Germany's attempt to make search engines and others pay for licenses to show even small excerpts from online newspapers. The main motivation seems to be to take money from Google for being successful, and to give it...
German Newspaper 'Snippet' Law Passes: Watered Down, But Still Stupid

Google Updates Gmail For iPhone With Support For New Auto-Categorized Inbox And Improved Notifications

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As promised, Google today launched the latest version of Gmail for iPhone. Just like the new Android version, which rolled out yesterday, the iOS version now offers support for Google’s new auto-categorized emails for updates, promotions, newsletters and messages from your social networks. If this new feature has already been...
Google Updates Gmail For iPhone With Support For New Auto-Categorized Inbox And Improved Notifications
Nexgate nets $3.5M from Sierra to track & protect your company's social accounts

Sharethrough Launches A Native Ad Leaderboard To Highlight The Sponsored Content That's Most Shared

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Sharethrough, a startup that’s focused on native advertising (a topic that CEO Dan Greenberg has discussed in several TechCrunch guest columns), is launching a new way to browse the most popular native ads. The Native Advertising Leaderboard is based on information that’s publicly available through the APIs of various social...
Sharethrough Launches A Native Ad Leaderboard To Highlight The Sponsored Content That's Most Shared
SOCIAL MEDIA INSIGHTS: American Airlines Invites High Klout Scorers To Their VIP Clubs

CitySocialising goes mobile and becomes Citysocializer, helping you tap social scenes wherever you roam

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Founded in 2007 by former BBC producer Sanchita Saha, CitySocialising may not be a name that immediately rolls off your tongue when discussing social networks. But the London-based company has carved a niche for itself in the UK for those wishing to take their online networking offline into the real world,...
CitySocialising goes mobile and becomes Citysocializer, helping you tap social scenes wherever you roam

Nokia unveils the Asha 210, a featurephone with a QWERTY keyboard and dedicated WhatsApp button

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Nokia has unveiled the Asha 210 today, a new featurephone with a full QWERTY keyboard running the Series 40 mobile operating system. As with the Asha 205 announced last November, the device has a dedicated button for accessing popular social networks. Facebook will be offered in Europe and Latin America,...
Nokia unveils the Asha 210, a featurephone with a QWERTY keyboard and dedicated WhatsApp button

Storify Aims For Marketers With its New 'Storify Business' Plan, Redesigns Free Version Too

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Last month, social media curation service Storify revealed its first paid plan, Storify VIP. It sounds like VIP is designed for large media organizations (the first announced customer was the BBC), but today, Storify is announcing that it created a more accessible, less journalism-focused option called Storify Business. “The new...
Storify Aims For Marketers With its New 'Storify Business' Plan, Redesigns Free Version Too

Data security: building a fortress to protect the kingdom

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Corporate assets are increasingly becoming the target of cyber attacks, so how can your businesses safeguard its data?Once locked up in silos, ignored and underused, data is rapidly becoming the new corporate gold. According to research published by SAS last year, one in five large UK businesses are now assigning...
Data security: building a fortress to protect the kingdom
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