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Exclusive: New Google+ Study Reveals Minimal Social Activity, Weak User Engagement

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Larry Page recently called Google+ the company's "social spine." If that's the case, then Google's backbone might be much weaker than Page has been letting on, at least according to a new report from RJ Metrics. This week, the data analytics firm provided Fast Company with exclusive new insights...
Exclusive: New Google+ Study Reveals Minimal Social Activity, Weak User Engagement

Google password tips not strong enough

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New advice from Google is useful if you're new to passwords, but lacks the spine to make much difference. [Read more]...
Google password tips not strong enough
Crawly, but not necessarily creepy: spiders invade Manhattan
Paralyzed rat walks with the help of a robotic harness and chemical injection

Needleteeth Suite: Free Fonts With Halloween Bite

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If there is such a thing as a traditional Halloween font, Needleteeth could well be it. This razor-sharp TrueType outlines font collection from Chad Savage at Sinister Visions includes two variations, each in two alternating sizes: Regular, Psycho, Creepy, and Spooky. Both Creepy and Spooky include drips of what...
Needleteeth Suite: Free Fonts With Halloween Bite
Twelve South's HiRise Stand For MacBook Provides Height-Adjustable Notebook Elevation

Larry Page: Google+ Is Google’s Social Spine, Seeing “Healthy Growth” and “Impressive Engagement”

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During its Q1 earnings call today, Google’s CEO Larry Page called Google+ the company’s “social spine.” With about 120 Google+ integrations across Google’s portfolio, Page said, Google+ is now what connects all of Google’s products. He also stressed that there are two aspects to Google+: the social spine (which now...
Larry Page: Google+ Is Google’s Social Spine, Seeing “Healthy Growth” and “Impressive Engagement”

Amazon Fires Its Colorado Associates

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I just got interesting email from Amazon: the Colorado government recently enacted a law to impose sales tax regulations on online retailers [...] We and many others strongly opposed this legislation, known as HB 10-1193, but it was enacted anyway. Regrettably, as a result of the new law, we have...
Amazon Fires Its Colorado Associates
Liking curly fries might not mean you're smart: When mere data isn't enough

Bum-shaking theater seats rock Caribbean moviegoers

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These seats vibrate in sync with explosions on the big screen. Feel the explosions in your, er, butt and gunshots up your spine. [Read more]...
Bum-shaking theater seats rock Caribbean moviegoers
Review: TwelveSouth's BookBook case for the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro

Portuguese Government Capitulates On Copyright Levies, Despite Lack Of Support From Public And Artists

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Back in February last year, Techdirt wrote about the rather pathetic attempts of the Portuguese Society of Authors (SPA) to drum up some support among its members for a new copyright levy on storage devices in the face of a public outcry at the extra costs this would impose on...
Portuguese Government Capitulates On Copyright Levies, Despite Lack Of Support From Public And Artists

The Book Book case for iPad is as close to perfect as we've ever seen

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In the world of iPad cases, price and quality run the gamut. When you’re looking for high-end cases, however, there really aren’t many choices. One of the standouts for Mac and iOS device accessories is a company called Twelve South and its Book Book case for the iPad is certainly...
The Book Book case for iPad is as close to perfect as we've ever seen
Razer Ouroboros: $130 customizable, ambidextrous gaming mouse

Samsung's $1,500, 17-inch Series 7 Chronos arrives, UPS employees check their spine insurance

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Samsung's outed its massive 17-inch Series 7 Chronos desktop-killing laptop. The portable behemoth arrives packing a 2.6GHz Core i7 Ivy Bridge CPU, 8GB of RAM and NVIDIA's GeForce GT650M with a further 2GB of memory to itself. You'll be able to relax in front of that 17.3-inch, 300 nit,...
Samsung's $1,500, 17-inch Series 7 Chronos arrives, UPS employees check their spine insurance

NY Man Who Snapped Dog’s Spine Gets Year In Prison http://ow.ly/1QFgq

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NY Man Who Snapped Dog’s Spine Gets Year In Prison http://ow.ly/1QFgq

Google+: still not as interesting as Pinterest, new study finds

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Comparing public user engagement suggests that Google+ is still a niche pursuit, despite Google claiming it has 170 million people signed up - while Pinterest's attraction remains highAway from all the hubbub over that other social network, how is Google+ - described by Larry Page and others as the new...
Google+: still not as interesting as Pinterest, new study finds
BlackBerry 9320 leaks out, looks like every other Curve

YouTube Holds Key Place In Google's Social 'Spine'

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Google may start seeing use of its social network increase among at least one constituency: People who make a living from posting videos on YouTube....
YouTube Holds Key Place In Google's Social 'Spine'
Twitter adopts a motto to defend users

About those Google+ vanity URLs: Google has removed the "plus." from their promotion

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As we noted earlier, Google is playing around with the idea of vanity URLs on Google+, giving them out to select businesses and celebrities. Excuse me while I play Columbo for a second. The interesting thing about the URL structure shared by Google today is the fact that the “http://plus.”...
About those Google+ vanity URLs: Google has removed the "plus." from their promotion

TweetLevel: A GPS For Twitter

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The dog never ate my homework. Or at least, I never tried to use that as an excuse, which is odd, considering my family actually owned a dog kennel. To this day, the memory of homework sends chills down my spine — I just wasn’t one of those people who dashed off...
TweetLevel: A GPS For Twitter

The Man Behind A Website That Let You Post Nude Pics Of Your Ex Is Back With A Brand-New Venture

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Be careful where you send those naked pictures. A site that solicited naked pictures of your ex, or basically anyone you dislike, might be back after facing intense legal pressure from Internet heavyweights like Facebook. IsAnyoneUp.com was created by Hunter Moore as a dumping ground for anyone to submit naked...
The Man Behind A Website That Let You Post Nude Pics Of Your Ex Is Back With A Brand-New Venture
Google+ Is The "Social Spine" For Consumers As Well As Brands And Advertisers
How Rod Stewart helped me get the attention of VCs and angels

So, Tesco buys Peter Gabriel's WE7 music service for $16.7 million

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British Supermarket behemoth Tesco has snapped up WE7, a streaming music service co-founded by Peter Gabriel that offers personalized radio stations to users for £10.8 million ($16.7 million). The UK's biggest supermarket has purchased 91 percent of the company, with the remaining stake set to be transferred over shortly....
So, Tesco buys Peter Gabriel's WE7 music service for $16.7 million

Gillmor Gang: The Teddy Bear Bubble

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The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Danny Sullivan, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor — took the bait and played the Are We in a Bubble game. With Apple’s stock price in free fall, the mobile giant reported another blowout What Me Worry quarter that sent the stock right back...
Gillmor Gang: The Teddy Bear Bubble

The Fieldfolio is a beautiful case for your new iPad that doesn’t sacrifice toughness

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Finding the right folio case for an iPad has become a bit easier of a proposition since the first model came out two years ago. There are now several companies like Pad & Quill and DODOCase, that make very nice options for those who want that ‘book like’ feel for...
The Fieldfolio is a beautiful case for your new iPad that doesn’t sacrifice toughness

Google Is In Total Denial About Its Huge Problem With Google+ (GOOG)

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When is Google going to admit the obvious? Google+, the "social spine" of CEO Larry Page's counterattack on Facebook, is a flop. That's according to a detailed analysis of user activity by research firm RJ Metrics for Fast Company. RJ Metrics selected 40,000 Google+ users at random. It then analyzed...
Google Is In Total Denial About Its Huge Problem With Google+ (GOOG)
Google+ Builds Stronger Ties To Blogger, Now Lets You Mention Other Users In Your Posts
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