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Can Facebook Capitalize on the Social Discovery Trend?

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As Facebook released its earnings last week, pundits focused on the company's troubled mobile strategy. But Facebook may face an even bigger problem: The social networking behemoth must compete with the nimble startups poised to capitalize on the trend toward social discovery.  (This is Part 3 in a series of...
Can Facebook Capitalize on the Social Discovery Trend?

Cheezburger's Ben Huh On Why Founders And Companies Should Be More Funny [TCTV]

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A lot of founders and companies will say that their big focus is on being taken seriously — especially at the earlier stages. But Ben Huh, the CEO of the super popular Cheezburger Network of websites, says that people should also focus on being taken not-so-seriously. Humor can help...
Cheezburger's Ben Huh On Why Founders And Companies Should Be More Funny [TCTV]
Report: CamUp sues Google, says Google+ and YouTube stole Hangouts feature
At SXSW, shrugs over CNN-Mashable rumors

The Homeless Defend Becoming Hotspots

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An experiment with letting homeless people make money by serving as wireless Internet hotspots raised plenty of eyebrows at this year’s South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. Geoffrey A. Fowler Clarence Jones, who lives in an Austin shelter after losing his home in Hurricane Katrina, views the hotspot program...
The Homeless Defend Becoming Hotspots

4 Storified Reasons SXSW Was Worth The Hassle From Al Gore, Sean Parker, Baratunde Thurston

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How SXSW attendees used Storify to capture the festival's most-talked about events in real-timeThe social curation tool Storify was a big winner at the interactive portion of this year’s South by Southwest festival, having received the award for excellence in social media. Founded in 2010 by Xavier Damman and Burt...
4 Storified Reasons SXSW Was Worth The Hassle From Al Gore, Sean Parker, Baratunde Thurston

Does it help the homeless to turn them into a Wi-Fi hotspot? | John Bird

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The idea of homeless people as hotspots is unpalatable until you consider the opportunity for them to become content providersTurning homeless people into internet hotspots, as they're doing at the South by Southwest Festival (SxSW) in Texas this week, has a certain ring of familiarity to it. A woman who...
Does it help the homeless to turn them into a Wi-Fi hotspot? | John Bird

3,000 Facebook Timeline apps later, Foursquare, The Onion, VEVO and more hit the scene

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Coinciding with the South by Southwest festival in Austin, a slew of major companies are finally offering apps for Facebook’s new Timeline, including Foursquare, VEVO, The Onion, Fandango, and others. The new apps join over 3,000 Timeline apps that have launched in the past two months, according to Facebook product...
3,000 Facebook Timeline apps later, Foursquare, The Onion, VEVO and more hit the scene

The Homeless Defend Becoming Hotspots

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An experiment with letting homeless people make money by serving as wireless Internet hotspots raised plenty of eyebrows at this year’s South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. After igniting a media storm in its first three days, the organizers contemplated shutting down the program, which equipped about a dozen...
The Homeless Defend Becoming Hotspots

Cardign Launches A New Way To Network With The iPhone Via Image Recognition

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Cardign (pronounced like the sweater) is a new app for iPhone launching today from a Toronto-based startup. The app has a neat little trick, since it uses facial recognition via pictures snapped with the iPhone’s camera to retrieve a user’s contact details. Cardign founder Jean-Luc David believes that it’s a...
Cardign Launches A New Way To Network With The iPhone Via Image Recognition

Yahoo's Next Big Play: South by Southwest

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Yahoo has increased its presence at the annual South by Southwest festival in Texas, in hopes of turning around its business and reputation....
Yahoo's Next Big Play: South by Southwest

At SXSW Confab, Democracy Rules

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At the South By Southwest festival, much of the agenda is dedicated to dissecting campaigns driven by the Internet, and new start-ups that hope to give a social-media spin to campaigning and lobbying....
At SXSW Confab, Democracy Rules

The New AOL: Local Reporters Covering Your Neighborhood

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AOL is continuing with its push to create content on a massive local scale, according to a story by the Silicon Valley Insider. The story says that AOL is looking to "expand Patch, its network of local news blogs, from 30 sites to 'hundreds', by the end of 2010." AOL...
The New AOL: Local Reporters Covering Your Neighborhood

Turntable.fm locks licensing deals with all four major music labels

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Hip music startup Turntable.fm got a dose of legitimacy today, with the announcement that it has signed licensing deals with the four biggest music labels: Warner, Universal, Sony, and EMI. Turntable.fm CEO Seth Goldstein announced the deals during a panel at the South by Southwest festival today, but he...
Turntable.fm locks licensing deals with all four major music labels
Brands invade Facebook Timeline with new wave of apps

Bravo's new startup show needs less Ways, more means

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The Cast of Start-Up: Silicon Valley This evening Bravo aired the hotly anticipated first episode of its technology-focused reality show “Start-Ups: Silicon Valley.” The show has been an object of chatter for months among tech media and Valley pundits, some of whom objected to the idea of a television series...
Bravo's new startup show needs less Ways, more means
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Media Decoder Blog: Digital Notes: Turntable.fm Says It Has Reached Deals With Labels

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The agreements, which were announced at the South by Southwest festival, allow the service to leave the legal gray zone it had been operating under and expand into international markets....
Media Decoder Blog: Digital Notes: Turntable.fm Says It Has Reached Deals With Labels

August Capital's David Hornik On How To Find 'Smart Money' For Your Startup [TCTV]

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[tc_5min code="517701055"] Startup founders just getting their projects off the ground can be so focused on finding money, period, that they don’t think about being choosy about who it comes from. But according to August Capital partner David Hornik, founders should think just as much about the “who” as they...
August Capital's David Hornik On How To Find 'Smart Money' For Your Startup [TCTV]

Game Changer For Developers: Skyhook Wireless Has A New System To Save Your Battery On Location-Based Apps

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After this year's South By Southwest festival, Alexia Tsotsis wrote that the breakout star was Mophie, the case that extends the battery life of smartphones. One of the reasons Mophie was a break out star was because Highlight, an always-on location based application was killing the battery life of everyone's...
Game Changer For Developers: Skyhook Wireless Has A New System To Save Your Battery On Location-Based Apps

Instagram for Android is almost here: sign up for early access

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After revealing that its much-anticipated Android app is coming soon, the hot photo sharing startup Instagram today launched a sign-up page for Android users to be “first in line” to receive the app. At this point, it’s unclear what being at the front of the line will get you....
Instagram for Android is almost here: sign up for early access

Google stole sharing idea for Hangouts, YouTube claims lawsuit

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A New York start-up claims that a video sharing feature in YouTube and Google+  is based on concepts that it showed to Google when the two companies met to discuss collaboration strategies in 2011. In a lawsuit filed in San Jose, CamUp is accusing the search giant of copyright infringement...
Google stole sharing idea for Hangouts, YouTube claims lawsuit

Google to bring gigabit-speed fiber to Austin

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Google will roll out its second city fiber network in Austin, Texas, offering gigabit-speed Internet and TV along with free basic broadband on plans similar to those in Kansas City, Missouri and its twin city in Kansas.The company said it will start building out the network next year. Pricing...
Google to bring gigabit-speed fiber to Austin

FlyScreen Adds Foursquare To Its Android Lock-screen App

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FlyScreen, the mobile phone lock-screen replacement from Israeli startup Cellogic, has added Foursquare integration to its Android app ahead of this year’s South by Southwest festival. The new Foursquare widget lets users of the location-based social network access its main features, including the ability to quickly find places nearby, “check-in”,...
FlyScreen Adds Foursquare To Its Android Lock-screen App
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?