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Bad day for LinkedIn: 6.5 million hashed passwords reportedly leaked – change yours now

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Already in the spotlight over concerns that its iOS app collects full meeting notes and details from a device’s calendar and sends them back to the company in plain text, LinkedIn user accounts are now said to have been compromised, with 6.5 million hashes or encrypted passwords reportedly leaked. Norweigan...
Bad day for LinkedIn: 6.5 million hashed passwords reportedly leaked – change yours now

How Pinterest is secretly profiting from your links

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Is surprise-hit Pinterest covertly capitalizing on the product-sharing behaviors of its burgeoning user base? Evidence amassed by insightful observers suggests as much. Pinterest is the invite-only digital pin-board site where people, mostly arts and crafts enthusiasts between the ages of 25 and 44, “pin” products, recipes, and photos to themed...
How Pinterest is secretly profiting from your links

Why A/B testing is essential to your startup's campaigns

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If you’ve read any of my previous marketing focused articles, you might notice a common, underlying theme: If you’re not measuring, you’re not marketing. In my professional life, this is a credo I live by. Companies live and die by how agile they are and how they’re meeting the demands...
Why A/B testing is essential to your startup's campaigns

The free ride is over: Facebook likely adding mobile ads “within weeks”

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With Facebook’s financial situation firmly in the spotlight after its IPO filing, the company will finally address the problem of generating revenues from mobile users by introducing mobile ads in the next few weeks. One of Facebook’s biggest risks Facebook listed in last week’s IPO filing was “mobile,” and...
The free ride is over: Facebook likely adding mobile ads “within weeks”

Skimlinks Is The Real Story Behind Pinterest’s Success

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I love it when a startup I’ve been covering for literally years suddenly finds itself in the spotlight, and for the right reasons. In this case, Skimlinks, originally from London but now with a growing US base, has been revealed as powering the affiliate links behind Pinterest, one of the...
Skimlinks Is The Real Story Behind Pinterest’s Success

T-Mobile brings Samsung Galaxy S III to stores on June 21st

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T-Mobile's not letting Verizon Wireless bask in the spotlight for too long, as it just announced that June 21st will be the magic date it begins offering the Samsung Galaxy S III in stores. Developing...Continue reading T-Mobile brings Samsung Galaxy S III to stores on June 21stT-Mobile brings Samsung...
T-Mobile brings Samsung Galaxy S III to stores on June 21st

Apple iPad event live blog

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This morning at 10 a.m. PT Apple executives will take the stage at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco to unveil what is in all likelihood the successor to the iPad 2. Rumor has it that the device will be called iPad HD, sport a high-definition screen...
Apple iPad event live blog

How Tumblr plans to monetize: self-promotion and optimized features for brands

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Back in January, when we spoke to Tumblr founder David Karp, he emphasized the fact that improving content discovery on the blogging platform is a top priority for the team. In an interview today with AdAdage, Karp gave a little bit more insight into how Tumblr is going to go...
How Tumblr plans to monetize: self-promotion and optimized features for brands

A head start is not a head start

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Most people agree that Mosaic was the first browser for the World Wide Web, but it was actually preceded by ‘WorldWideWeb’ and the lesser-known Erwise and ViolaWWW. Netscape didn’t invent the browser, but it did see a commercial opportunity, and room for improvement while it was working on Mosaic. Google wasn’t...
A head start is not a head start
AT&T declares war on unlimited data users

The Next Facebook, Pinterest, Just Raised At A Whopping $1.5 Billion Valuation

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With Facebook set to hit the public markets at a valuation over $100 billion, another social network is stealing the spotlight this morning. Pinterest, which investors think is the next Facebook, is raising over $100 million in funding at a $1.5 billion valuation. Japanese e-commerce site Rakuten is the lead...
The Next Facebook, Pinterest, Just Raised At A Whopping $1.5 Billion Valuation

The Race: Build the Instagram of Video

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Facebook's $1 billion acquisition of photo-sharing start-up Instagram has shifted the spotlight to the newest phenomena in mobile apps: uploading personal videos from smartphones....
The Race: Build the Instagram of Video

Mobile URLS vs. Single Urls: Making The Right Decision For Your Company

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The Bing statement about mobile SEO last month, which followed Google’s announcement about the new smartphone crawler in December, has sparked some discussion, and given mobile SEO some time in the spotlight. The debate has been interesting, but all of it seems to focus a bit too much on the wrong......
Mobile URLS vs. Single Urls: Making The Right Decision For Your Company

Google starts warning affected users about state-sponsored cyber attacks

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The fallout from malware like Stuxnet and Flame might soon be rearing its head at a Google Plus page or Gmail inbox near you. A post on its online security blog states that Google will now issue warnings in the form of a strip placed just below the upper...
Google starts warning affected users about state-sponsored cyber attacks

Developer won't patch XBLA game because Microsoft would charge 'tens of thousands' of dollars

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Seeing as how so much software is moving to online distribution, the significance of this controversy might extend far beyond gaming and XBLA. For now, however, the spotlight is firmly on Microsoft and the way it charges developers for testing their games and patches, after a well-known developer made...
Developer won't patch XBLA game because Microsoft would charge 'tens of thousands' of dollars

BMW i8 Concept Spyder takes to the road, sounds almost as gorgeous as it looks (video)

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It's been less than a year since our first opportunity to get up close and personal with BMW's i8 plug-in electric car, and now the German automaker is back to tease a whole new beast. The Concept Spyder made a static appearance over the weekend, but today the sportier...
BMW i8 Concept Spyder takes to the road, sounds almost as gorgeous as it looks (video)

How Twitter’s trending topics helped catapult a human interest story into the spotlight

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Last week, very few people had probably heard of Khader Adnan, I’ll admit myself included. The Palestinian prisoner was on hunger strike for over two months, when efforts by Twitter users brought his story into the spotlight via Twitter’s trending topics. Accused of being a member of the Islamic Jihad,...
How Twitter’s trending topics helped catapult a human interest story into the spotlight
Marissa Mayer: A brief history of Yahoo's new CEO

Hardware Startups: Join Us In Hardware Alley At TechCrunch Disrupt NY

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TechCrunch Disrupt is all about shining the spotlight on exciting startups. But starting at this year’s New York show, we’re including hardware startup in the mix. After an initial call over the weekend, spots are filling up quickly, but there is still room for several more. Hardware Alley will run...
Hardware Startups: Join Us In Hardware Alley At TechCrunch Disrupt NY

Apple announces iPad 3 event for March 7 in San Francisco

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Apple has officially sent out invitations for its launch event featuring the iPad 3, reports The Loop. The event is scheduled for 10:00 AM on March 7th in San Francisco and its theme is “We have something you really have to see. And touch.” One striking detail for me is the absence...
Apple announces iPad 3 event for March 7 in San Francisco

Microsoft: Google's SPDY is nice for a faster Web, but...

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Apparently not content to let Google's SPDY hog the spotlight, Microsoft offers its own HTTP Speed+Mobility technology to make the Web faster. Expect more details this week at an IETF meeting. [Read more]...
Microsoft: Google's SPDY is nice for a faster Web, but...
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AP turns to citizen reporters for live video news

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The Associated Press has partnered with Swedish live streaming startup Bambuser to get access to timely footage from citizen reporters around the world. Bambuser users will be able to opt in to having their footage picked up by AP and its associated news organizations, and the wire service will use...
AP turns to citizen reporters for live video news

Ebay traders under HMRC tax spotlight

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HMRC's ongoing tax dodging crackdown targets regular eBay traders and those who buy items to sell them on at a profitIf you are a regular eBay trader and haven't been declaring your income, you may be in for an unpleasant surprise.As part of its ongoing crackdown on tax dodging, HM...
Ebay traders under HMRC tax spotlight

Of Course Wall Street's Already Bitching About How Mark Zuckerberg Isn't Sucking Up To Them Enough

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Last week, Facebook held a big IPO "kick-off" meeting for investment banks and analysts, in which company management gave Wall Street a closer look at the company. Facebook's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, didn't attend the meeting. Predictably, Wall Street's already bitching about that. "We don't think that he should be...
Of Course Wall Street's Already Bitching About How Mark Zuckerberg Isn't Sucking Up To Them Enough
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Motorola MOTOSMART comes to UK in July: we go hands-on

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Motorola isn't letting the Atrix HD hog all the spotlight today. If you'd like your smartphone a little more to-the-point, the MOTOSMART distills just about everything cellular to its fundamentals. It's as frugal as can be -- the tiny full-touch phone packs a 3.5-inch 480 x 320 display, a...
Motorola MOTOSMART comes to UK in July: we go hands-on

Meet The Two Men Behind The Facebook IPO

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There has been plenty of finger pointing since the Facebook IPO went wrong, but now it looks like the spotlight is shifting to two men in particular. The Wall Street Journal spoke with several sources involved with the IPO who singled out Facebook CFO David Ebersman (seen here) and Morgan...
Meet The Two Men Behind The Facebook IPO

Microsoft’s new ‘Beamatron’ turns the real world into a digital playground

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We cover Microsoft Research’s projects here at TNW mostly because we’re dorks who get off on gadgets, tomfoolery, and technology that has no real world application. However, what we are bringing you today is a fun slurry of off-the-shelf Xbox equipment, software that you can snag yourself, and nightclub fixtures. Please...
Microsoft’s new ‘Beamatron’ turns the real world into a digital playground

LG announces Optimus LTE2, coming to Korea mid-May with True HD IPS and 2GB RAM

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Unlike today's other phone announcement, we can't say we were expecting to see LG come out with something of its own -- and it's a bit of a doozy, at that. Samsung's Korean rival decided not to let the Galaxy S III have the full spotlight for long, officially...
LG announces Optimus LTE2, coming to Korea mid-May with True HD IPS and 2GB RAM
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