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New York Times expands access to mobile content

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The New York Times‘ ever-evolving paywall strategy took another turn today as the paper announced that non-subscribers will now be able to read up to three articles a day across all sections on mobile devices. This is a shift from the current model in which a handful of “top news” stories...
New York Times expands access to mobile content

Weekly Wrap-Up: Many Millennials Don't Have More Than Basic Computer Skills and More

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Despite a strong grasp of social media, many millennials lack real computer skills. Richard contrasts three types of social media users. Klint explains how to find out which programming language is the most popular. Learn about these stories and many more in the ReadWriteWeb Weekly Wrap-Up. After the jump you'll...
Weekly Wrap-Up: Many Millennials Don't Have More Than Basic Computer Skills and More

Guardian Launches Google TV App In US, Flipboard Launches iPhone App In China, Angry Birds Space Blasts Off

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Breaking news from your editors at Fast Company, with updates all day. Angry Birds Space Blasts Off. Rovio is lauching its avian astronauts into space today with an unconventional array of partners in tow. National Geographic is selling a special edition book marking the launch, featuring several Angry Birds, some planets, and lots...
Guardian Launches Google TV App In US, Flipboard Launches iPhone App In China, Angry Birds Space Blasts Off

S.Africa protests spread ahead of soccer World Cup | Top News | Reuters http://bit.ly/aEWrVX

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With Sights Set on Engagement, LinkedIn Launches More Social Features

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LinkedIn on Friday debuted two new social features for its LinkedIn Today product, the aggregation tool which presents the top news stories being shared across the LinkedIn network. It’s an aesthetic refresh of the Today user interface, complete with increased attention to social functionality. You’re able to comment on and...
With Sights Set on Engagement, LinkedIn Launches More Social Features

Year in review: Vote for the top Seattle tech story of 2012

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Amazon’s rapid expansion in Seattle, and in the world of tablets, was one of the biggest stories of the year. It’s been quite the year in Seattle technology. Amazon.com kept growing. Microsoft kept transforming. And several startups raised huge rounds of cash as they looked to become the next Microsoft or...
Year in review: Vote for the top Seattle tech story of 2012
New York Times subscribers will get full access via Flipboard starting Thursday

Weekly Wrap-Up: Why Email Will Never Die, Java Is No Longer Needed, What The New Kindle Means For Amazon

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Why email will never die, Java is no longer needed, and what the new Kindle means for Amazon. All of this and more in the ReadWriteWeb Weekly Wrap-up. After the jump you'll find more of this week's top news stories on some of the key topics that are shaping...
Weekly Wrap-Up: Why Email Will Never Die, Java Is No Longer Needed, What The New Kindle Means For Amazon

Weekly Wrap-Up: Obama Shuts Down Reddit, 3D Printing And The Gun Debate, Next Month's Mobile Announcement Madness

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President Obama takes to Reddit in a social media first, the strange world of 3D printing and the gun debate, and next month's mobile announcement madness. All of this and more in the ReadWriteWeb Weekly Wrap-up. After the jump you'll find more of this week's top news stories on...
Weekly Wrap-Up: Obama Shuts Down Reddit, 3D Printing And The Gun Debate, Next Month's Mobile Announcement Madness

Weekly Wrap-Up: Microsoft Announces New Windows 8 Tablet, Surface

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This week Microsoft announced its upcoming tablet Surface. Eliot Weisberg compared the announcement of Surface with Steve Job's initial announcement of the iPad. After the jump you'll find more of this week's top news stories on some of the key topics that are shaping the Web - Location, App Stores...
Weekly Wrap-Up: Microsoft Announces New Windows 8 Tablet, Surface

The New York Times releases a Google Glass app that reads article summaries aloud

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The New York Times has launched a custom Google Glass app with a read-aloud feature for article summaries. Google began shipping the first Glass prototypes to developers earlier this month, so the Times’ high-tech eyewear audience is still going to be fairly limited. The app offers breaking news alerts, hourly top news...
The New York Times releases a Google Glass app that reads article summaries aloud

Top Top 10 Podcasts To Feed Your Brain And Ease Your Commute

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In the world of streaming services like Spotify and Pandora, you'd think relatively old-school podcasts won't cut it. They do. And if you don't check out the awesome selection of podcasts out there, you're really missing out. So what do we listen to? Here are 10 great podcasts for your...
Top Top 10 Podcasts To Feed Your Brain And Ease Your Commute

The current state of internet access from inside Iran

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The latest figures from ViewDNS underline the poor state of access to the internet for citizens in Iran. The country is second only to Israel for the percentage of the population with Internet access in the Middle East, but strict moral values and a watchful eye over access to dissent or criticism...
The current state of internet access from inside Iran

Weekly Wrap-up: Why Some Bosses are Asking for Your Facebook Password and More Top Stories

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With unemployment hovering at 8.3%, some employers feel they can ask for the unreasonable. All of this and more in the ReadWriteWeb Weekly Wrap-up. After the jump you'll find more of this week's top news stories on some of the key topics that are shaping the Web - Location, App...
Weekly Wrap-up: Why Some Bosses are Asking for Your Facebook Password and More Top Stories

The 'New York Times' Is Offering Starbucks Customers 15 Free Articles A Day

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Would you like some New York Times with that latte? The New York Times is loosening its digital paywall for Starbucks customers with a new partnership that offers the chain's Wi-Fi users a free 15 articles per day on NYTimes.com. Starbucks customers logged into the store's Wi-Fi network will...
The 'New York Times' Is Offering Starbucks Customers 15 Free Articles A Day

The New York Times loosens its paywall for Starbucks customers in the US

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Fans of The New York Times will be pleased to hear that starting today, you can read up to 15 articles for free on NYTimes.com whenever you connect to the Internet in Starbucks. Coffee enthusiasts that browse the website through the Starbucks Digital Network (SDN) will now be able to read three...
The New York Times loosens its paywall for Starbucks customers in the US

Ridesharing Marketplace BlaBlaCar Expands To Germany

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Editor’s note: This article by Liam Boogar originally appeared on Rude Baguette, which covers the Internet and technology sector in France, combining breaking news with in-depth analysis. Ridesharing marketplace BlaBlaCar announced today that they have launched in Germany, their 11th market in Europe. The company raised $10 million from Accel Partners back in January 2012, after...
Ridesharing Marketplace BlaBlaCar Expands To Germany

HootSuite Now Ties in Digg, InboxQ and Trendspottr

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Fresh off reaching 3 million users in January, social media management dashboard HootSuite is adding three apps to its App Directory and releasing its Engagement API. Users can now integrate Digg, InboxQ and Trendspottr into their dashboards starting Wednesday by installing them via the App Directory, which until today...
HootSuite Now Ties in Digg, InboxQ and Trendspottr

Digg's New Social Following and Publishing Tools [VIDEO]

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In an interesting nugget of Friday afternoon news, Michael Arrington of TechCrunch has posted an article featuring a preview of the upcoming fourth version of the social news site Digg. Founder Kevin Rose has published a glorious 1080p video to YouTube aimed at explaining the new features to publishers. Among...
Digg's New Social Following and Publishing Tools [VIDEO]

Big data needs people, leaders and real-time analytics: A Structure:Data 2013 recap

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In the afterglow of GigaOM’s Structure:Data conference this week, a few big-picture trends and surprising quotes stuck with us. Data needs people, my friend Despite the much-discussed power of data, there are roles for people to play in big data projects. Data increasingly influences companies’ decision making processes, but several...
Big data needs people, leaders and real-time analytics: A Structure:Data 2013 recap
Facebook Will Launch Content-Specific News Feeds, Bigger Photos And Ads On Thursday

Just the News: A curated online news service that cuts out all the noise

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Don’t you sometimes just wish you could drown out all the background noise on the World Wide Web and get back to basics? If your answer is yes, then read on. Just the News is an experiment by Max Temkin, a Chicago-based designer, to capture the big news of the...
Just the News: A curated online news service that cuts out all the noise

Scoopinion: The crowdcurated online magazine launches to the public

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Scoopinion is a news aggregation Web app that ‘curates’ news based on what you read. It launched initially last summer, but then turned on its heels and pivoted from an ‘automatic social aggregation’ platform to a crowdcurated magazine, complete with a redesigned site. “That means that we dropped the visible...
Scoopinion: The crowdcurated online magazine launches to the public

Weekly Wrap-Up: Foxconn Riots, My Week With Android, And How To Buy A Smartphone

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My week with Android, or why I'm buying an iPhone 5; Foxconn riots; and how to buy a smartphone. All of this and more in the ReadWriteWeb Weekly Wrap-up. After the jump you'll find more of this week's top news stories on some of the key topics that are...
Weekly Wrap-Up: Foxconn Riots, My Week With Android, And How To Buy A Smartphone

Booting Up: Long Live Yahoogle Edition

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(Photo: Top News) Marissa Mayer is reportedly getting straight to work Googlifying Yahoo. She officially made the food in the Valley HQ free again, much to the delight of the company’s starving engineers. [AllThingsD] Speaking of Ms. Mayer, Dave McClure thinks she should focus on transforming Yahoo into a female-oriented...
Booting Up: Long Live Yahoogle Edition

NYTimes for Android updated for tablets, scales for different screen sizes

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First Flipboard, then an experimental iPad app, then a Windows 8 app and now, here comes the NYTimes optimized for Android tablets. That last bit says it all, as the Grey Lady's digital gurus have re-worked the application allowing all the news that's fit to print to now scale...
NYTimes for Android updated for tablets, scales for different screen sizes

The Most Popular YouTube Videos and the Bloggers Who Embed Them

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YouTube is, by far, the most popular online video service, but we actually know very little about how bloggers use the service to embed YouTube videos on their own sites. Sysomos, the Torronto-based social media analytics and monitoring firm, just took a closer look at how the blogosphere links to...
The Most Popular YouTube Videos and the Bloggers Who Embed Them

New York Times releases Windows 8 app for all the news that's fit to tile

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The newspaper of record announced today that it will be arriving on Windows 8 tomorrow, offering up full articles, videos, photos and blogs to subscribers. Non-subscribers, on the other hand, will just get access to the Top News section. Also new in the world of New York Times /...
New York Times releases Windows 8 app for all the news that's fit to tile

LinkedIn (Finally) Gives BlackBerry Some TLC: New App Works On BB7; Streamlines Messaging, Adds Job Changes, Profile Views And More

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Last week LinkedIn unveiled major updates to LinkedIn profiles – giving them a Facebook-style makeover. It’s now turned its attention to its BlackBerry app — currently only holding a two star rating on BlackBerry App World — with a much needed update to boost functionality. The new BlackBerry app is available for...
LinkedIn (Finally) Gives BlackBerry Some TLC: New App Works On BB7; Streamlines Messaging, Adds Job Changes, Profile Views And More

New Newsweek.com Emphasizes Minimal Approach

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As the Washington Post Co. (NYSE: WPO) tries to find a buyer for its struggling Newsweek, the magazine has just spruced up its website to make that part appear a bit more attractive to readers and advertisers. In a note to users, Mark Miller, Newsweek Digital’s editor, highlighted a...
New Newsweek.com Emphasizes Minimal Approach
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