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Wall Street Waits For Mark Zuckerberg's Call

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All eyes will again focus on Facebook tomorrow, as the social giant gears up for its first earnings call. Yes, the expected attention will rest on the company’s admitted weaknesses: Facebook’s young advertising business faces stiff challenges, as consumers flock from desktop to mobile. Also looming is Facebook’s symbiotic relationship...
Wall Street Waits For Mark Zuckerberg's Call

Apple Supply Chain: Now With Less Samsung

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iFixitApple has long been one of Samsung’s largest customers, and Samsung one of Apple’s biggest component suppliers. But with tensions between the two companies running high thanks to a sprawling global patent battle and Apple working to diversify its supply chain, the pair’s previously symbiotic relationship is beginning to change....
Apple Supply Chain: Now With Less Samsung

Facebook’s $10 million privacy payout: why you get nothing

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The technology industry is trapped in a cycle of privacy breaches and class action lawsuits that does nothing for the average internet user. The new Facebook settlement is just the latest example. If you missed it, Facebook says it will pay $10 million to compensate users who were turned into...
Facebook’s $10 million privacy payout: why you get nothing

Should Facebook, Zynga consummate symbiotic relationship?

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Facebook's IPO gyrations pointed out the obvious: Zynga is connected to Mark Zuckerberg's hip. Why not just seal the deal? [Read more]...
Should Facebook, Zynga consummate symbiotic relationship?

The Makers Of Farmville Accounted For 12% Of Facebook's Revenue Last Year

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Zynga accounted for 12 percent of Facebook's revenue in 2011, according to the company's S-1 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. That revenue comes from direct advertising purchased by Zynga and also by taking a share of each transaction for a virtual good, according to the filing. Zynga's...
The Makers Of Farmville Accounted For 12% Of Facebook's Revenue Last Year

On Thneeds and the “Death of Display”

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It’s all over the news these days: Display advertising is dead. Or put more accurately, the world of “boxes and rectangles” is dead. No one pays attention to banner ads, the reasoning goes, and the model never really worked in the first place (except for direct response). Brand marketers are...
On Thneeds and the “Death of Display”

Why We Speak Freely on Social Networks

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We message on Facebook but in-person I'm awkward and you're shy. When our Twitter conversation went from @ messages to direct messages, you seemed more reserved and I felt more open to speak my mind. Let's follow each other on Pinterest and share the pictures that are in our mind....
Why We Speak Freely on Social Networks

Dropbox signs superstars Bono, The Edge — as investors

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The news that Dropbox now counts a couple of rockstars among its investors brought a few chuckles: the cloud startup’s team posing with U2′s Bono and The Edge certainly made for a little fun viewing. @Dropbox is excited to welcome Bono & The Edge as investors. Thanks for the support...
Dropbox signs superstars Bono, The Edge — as investors
Microsoft building clean powered data center at waste water plant
Attention: The social-web IPO window is now closed
Zynga buys 'Draw Something' maker OMGPOP for around $200m, reports All Things D

The Branching Of Content

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What interests me most about Branch is that it has the possibility to be the continuation of the evolution of online communication. Blogging -> Tweeting -> Branching (? — too soon). It has elements of both blogging (putting down words online) and tweeting (speed and character limits) while opening up...
The Branching Of Content

Get Satisfaction: Facebook Is Not The First Place People Go To Do Product Research

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Consumers are not in a research mode when they’re on Facebook. Instead, the first place they go to find out about a product is Google or the company web site. That’s according to an internal study by GetSatisfaction, which found that close to 90% of customers go to a company’s...
Get Satisfaction: Facebook Is Not The First Place People Go To Do Product Research

Box releases Box Embed, enabling enterprise applications to unify content under one platform

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Box has once again found a way to use the “cloud” to make things easier for the enterprise. At this year’s Boxworks conference in San Francisco, Box co-founder Aaron Levie will introduce Box Embed, a service that integrates with enterprise applications in an attempt to unify all content shared between different...
Box releases Box Embed, enabling enterprise applications to unify content under one platform
Tablets taking over the living room: 88% of owners use them while watching TV

Denmark Ditches Warning Letters, Launches Soft War On Piracy

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Today, Danish Minister of Culture Uffe Elbæk announced the death of Scandinavian-flavored 3 strikes plans that would force ISPs to issue warning letters to users suspected of copyright infringement. Instead he introduces eight new initiatives aiming at "strengthening the development of legal services" and "motivating users to go for legal...
Denmark Ditches Warning Letters, Launches Soft War On Piracy

Mark Pincus on Zynga's Symbiotic Relationship With Facebook

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Zynga’s road to succes owes much to Facebook — the social giant has been by far the largest driver of traffic to Zynga’s gaming platform. And as Zynga CEO Mark Pincus noted at our D: AllThingsDigital conference, Facebook remains the platform of choice in driving traffic. “We grew the fastest...
Mark Pincus on Zynga's Symbiotic Relationship With Facebook

Zynga and the perils of becoming a platform

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I’ll give Zynga this much: It’s got some serious stones for setting up Zynga.com as a place for its own games and those of third parties to live outside of Facebook. And you can’t really blame it for doing so. After all, too much dependence on someone else’s social network...
Zynga and the perils of becoming a platform

The Exciting Uncertainty At The Intersection Of Content And Commerce

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Editor’s note: Mike Jones is CEO of Science, Inc., a Los Angeles-based technology studio; he has no connection to the companies mentioned herein. Follow him on Twitter @mjones. Gawker Media made headlines recently when founder Nick Denton offered his full-throated support of sponsored posts and “commerce journalism” and said he expected 10...
The Exciting Uncertainty At The Intersection Of Content And Commerce

Microsoft-Dell partnership: A match made in heaven

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In the wake of speculation that Dell is marshaling its resources to buy back stock and become a private company once again, there are new rumors that Microsoft might be involved. There are reports that Microsoft is considering investing up to $3 billion for a stake in the private...
Microsoft-Dell partnership: A match made in heaven

Crowdsourced network tester OpenSignal releases on iPhone app

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It took three years, but OpenSignal finally has an iPhone app that will measure and track the performance of any mobile network it runs over. OpenSignal has been using its Android app to keep tabs on carriers’ networks around the world, crowdsourcing that data into detailed reports. Why participate in...
Crowdsourced network tester OpenSignal releases on iPhone app

Happy birthday internet! Here are 15 reasons why I love you | Bim Adewunmi

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The net is 30. Where could you go before, if you liked watching Frasier while someone tickled your feet and called you Nigel?The internet turned 30 this week. As an avid user of the internet, and someone who also recently entered her third decade, I wanted to commemorate the anniversary....
Happy birthday internet! Here are 15 reasons why I love you | Bim Adewunmi

Fox Sports' David Hill: 'Leagues Will Kill Goose That Lays Golden Eggs'

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David Hill stands in the crowded Fox Networks Booth on the opening day of The Cable Show 2010, scanning a series of video highlights, verbally tattooing each one with “good, “not good” as he explained for a couple of reporters what works—and what doesn’t—in sports 3D.  The Fox Sports...
Fox Sports' David Hill: 'Leagues Will Kill Goose That Lays Golden Eggs'

Troll-Hunting

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The internet is all crazy over Adrian Chen's expose of Reddit mega-troll ViolentAcres. Here's Chen going all "The Next Rhyme I Write Might Be About You" on some of Reddit's more odious characters:Last Wednesday afternoon I called Michael Brutsch. He was at the office of the Texas financial services company...
Troll-Hunting

Twitter's relationship with the media: It's complicated

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Although it has only been a mainstream social network for a few short years, Twitter has formed a surprisingly tight and symbiotic relationship with the media, both because it is a kind of real-time newswire for information about events like the Arab Spring and the upcoming U.S. election, and also...
Twitter's relationship with the media: It's complicated

It's Not About You, Facebook. It's About Us.

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The symbiotic relationship between Facebook and its users came into sharp focus when it filed for its initial public offering - revealing just how valuable that codependency is, Jenna Wortham writes. Read more »...
It's Not About You, Facebook. It's About Us.
Imgur evolves into an image-only version of Reddit

Game Over: Zynga Titles Sink After Facebook Changes Up Discovery

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If Zynga’s symbiotic relationship with Facebook was ever in question before, it sure isn’t now. The gaming company missed analyst estimates in its second-quarter earnings release on Wednesday, reporting one cent earnings per share on revenues of $332 million. That’s below what the Street expected — revenues of $344 million...
Game Over: Zynga Titles Sink After Facebook Changes Up Discovery
Conan O'Brien on the 'symbiotic relationship' of his audience and new media

You are the machine: 'CyborgCamp' to probe human-technology interaction

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Drop the word “cyborg,” and most casual conversations will take a jarring turn toward Star Trek, Terminator, or Battlestar Galactica, where beastly human-machine hybrids threaten to take over the world. But that’s not what cyborg means anymore — at least not to Amber Case and other organizers of two upcoming CyborgCamps: one happening this weekend in Seattle (it’s...
You are the machine: 'CyborgCamp' to probe human-technology interaction
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