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Facebook files for 'Poke' trademark (after obtaining and abandoning it earlier)

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Social networking giant Facebook has filed for 3 trademarks in the United States: for ‘Poke’, ‘Facebook Poke’ and the logo of its new Poke app for iPhone. The company filed for the trademarks on the 21st of December 2012, the same day it announced its latest smartphone app, which was...
Facebook files for 'Poke' trademark (after obtaining and abandoning it earlier)
Updated services agreement allows Microsoft to integrate content across cloud properties
Now at 100M users, Instagram shows rumors of its decline are greatly exaggerated
Where did a quarter of Instagram's users go?

Instagram targeted with class-action lawsuit, alleging breach of contract over rights of user photos

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Instagram is the recipient of a class-action lawsuit brought forth by law firm Finkelstein & Krinsk on behalf of Lucy Funes and others alleging breach of contract violations and more. According to Reuters, the lawsuit was filed in San Francisco in US District Court and could be the first lawsuit...
Instagram targeted with class-action lawsuit, alleging breach of contract over rights of user photos

Skype starts testing video voicemail feature on OS X, Android and iOS, we go hands-on (video)

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Facebook and Vine were just the beginning -- you should have known that. Especially once the biggest social network in the world started dipping its toes in the VoIP pool. Skype isn't about to let others encroach on its hard won territory without a fight. The Microsoft-owned messaging platform...
Skype starts testing video voicemail feature on OS X, Android and iOS, we go hands-on (video)

My take on Apple, section 3.3.1 of the ToS and Appcelerator’s Titanium

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My take on Apple, section 3.3.1 of the ToS and Appcelerator’s Titanium

Read This Before You Move Your Business to Google Drive

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The launch of Google Drive is great news for teams. The pricing is competitive, and it does more than just sync files. The whole suite of Google applications is built in, but for teams with sensitive data, that’s precisely the problem. It’s worth revisiting Google’s new unified privacy policy...
Read This Before You Move Your Business to Google Drive

Skype updates terms of service to make mention of 'Video Messaging' feature

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Skype hardly has a history of keeping its forthcoming features secret, but then again, surprises aren't all they're chalked up to be. This go 'round, an updated terms of service page has outed a heretofore unannounced update: Video Messaging. While it's not possible to indulge just yet, we're left...
Skype updates terms of service to make mention of 'Video Messaging' feature
Path’s new Terms of Service puts the lie to CEO’s apology

Apple Vs Adobe: Steve Jobs Responds

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Steve Jobs has weighed in on Apple’s new rule that iPhone and iPad applications must be “originally written” in C/C++/Objective-C — a mandate that’s being seen as another sleight against Adobe Flash. The response comes after an Adobe employee wrote a post telling Apple to “go screw yourself“.Developer Greg...
Apple Vs Adobe: Steve Jobs Responds

Google attempts to stymie Android fragmentation by locking down the Android SDK

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A new clause in the Android SDK’s terms of service hints that Google’s open-source operating system might not be as free as developers, OEMs, and users might hope. This has led some bearded developers to claim that the Android SDK is now “proprietary.”These concerns stem from a new clause that...
Google attempts to stymie Android fragmentation by locking down the Android SDK

Putting An End To The Biggest Lie On The Internet

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It’s long been said that “I agree to the terms of service” is the biggest lie on the internet. And even if you do read them, many TOS are so ridden with legalese that you practically need to be a lawyer to understand them. Also, as I wrote in a...
Putting An End To The Biggest Lie On The Internet

Google’s TOS changes happen tomorrow: Here’s what you should know

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For those of you who’ve been keeping me company on Twitter today, you’ll know I set myself the mind-numbing task of reading the new Ts&Cs Google are introducing tomorrow. The company has everyone in a bit of a stir, as it brings together all of the data the search giant has collected...
Google’s TOS changes happen tomorrow: Here’s what you should know

Instagram Seeks To Dismiss Class Action Lawsuit Over Policy Changes

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Instagram asked a federal court on Wednesday to throw out a class action lawsuit filed by users upset over the photo-sharing app’s changes to its terms of service. The lawsuit was brought against the service in December by an Instagram user who accused it of breach of contract, among other...
Instagram Seeks To Dismiss Class Action Lawsuit Over Policy Changes

After Rebooting, Lulu Sees Its Database Of Guys App Hit 200K Users In 8 Weeks Across U.S. Campuses

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Lulu (formerly Luluvise), the controversial mobile app that lets girls anonymously review and recommend guys, is seeing some pretty decent traction since it rebooted in February to focus on launching across U.S. college campuses, early Facebook-style. The London/U.S. company, backed by Passion Capital, PROfounders and a host of prominent angels...
After Rebooting, Lulu Sees Its Database Of Guys App Hit 200K Users In 8 Weeks Across U.S. Campuses

How Twitter's new embeds will make social media's copyright issues even weirder

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“What is a Tweet anymore?” That’s the question posed by Buzzfeed’s Matt Buchanan today in response to Twitter’s latest update to its embedded Tweets. While text and uploaded photos have for some time been included in embedded Tweets, now they can contain all the information on a Twitter card, like...
How Twitter's new embeds will make social media's copyright issues even weirder
Instagram has 90 million monthly users, denies mass exodus over terms of service

Cloudability exits beta, giving killer analytics and helping you track cloud spending

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It’s long been established that moving to cloud services isn’t always the cheaper option. But for those who have made the jump, keeping track of what they’re spending and wading through the seas of TOS is certainly less fun. But today, after being in beta for a year, Cloudability is...
Cloudability exits beta, giving killer analytics and helping you track cloud spending
ToS;DR reads the terms of service so you don't have to

French court declares itself competent to judge Facebook

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In an interesting turn of events, a French court declared itself competent to judge a case against Facebook, the French regional newspaper Ouest-France reports. The lawsuit was brought forward by a French user based in Bayonne, who complains that he suffered damages when the social network decided to close his...
French court declares itself competent to judge Facebook

TOS Cheat Sheet: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, And Flickr

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Before you ditch Instagram for another photo-sharing site, read its terms of service. Or at least read our cheat sheet. "How to Quit Instagram." "No, You're Not Going To Quit Instagram." "Why I quit Instagram." So went the progression of headlines after Instagram changed its terms of use agreement...
TOS Cheat Sheet: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, And Flickr

8 People Who Still Think Instagram Actually Wants To Sell Your Photos (FB)

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Yesterday was a bad day for Instagram. Many people misinterpreted Instagram's change to its terms of service, thinking the app has the rights to sell photos users take to advertisers. Those people were wrong. Even Instagram's co-founder Kevin Systrom said so. (Although he rightfully apologized for not explaining the new...
8 People Who Still Think Instagram Actually Wants To Sell Your Photos (FB)

The Instagram Effect: National Geographic Suspends Its Popular Account

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Un-psyched by the photo-sharing service's new TOS, National Geographic is one of the first big names considering dropping the app. Instagram's revamped terms and conditions, which seemed to say Instagram and/or its parent company, Facebook, could sell your images for profit and not give you a penny, have upset...
The Instagram Effect: National Geographic Suspends Its Popular Account

Instagram lays framework for monetization, sharing info with Facebook in ToS update

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Facebook and Instagram will be able to get a bit cozier under that new shared roof beginning early next year. On January 16th, the photo sharing site's new Terms of Service will go into effect, enabling the network to share information, content and usage stats with "businesses that are...
Instagram lays framework for monetization, sharing info with Facebook in ToS update

Evernote updates its legal and user policies in response to huge growth and business/education focus

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Fresh from launching version 5 of its popular digital note-taking and saving service, 5-year-old US startup Evernote has revealed that it is making a number of changes to its terms of service, private policy and legal system in light of the phenomenal growth it has made in recent times. The...
Evernote updates its legal and user policies in response to huge growth and business/education focus

Ask Ars: why did Apple have to ditch Google to add turn-by-turn nav?

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Ars answer: The introduction of Apple's new Maps app for iOS—slated to launch with iOS 6 when it is released in the fall—was a breath of fresh air for most users. The current version of Maps had fallen behind the competition in terms of functionality and cool factor, and many...
Ask Ars: why did Apple have to ditch Google to add turn-by-turn nav?

How Pinterest is Making Money

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Like a certain social network that came before it, Pinterest already appears to be doing a few things behind the scenes. CNN reports that the popular virtual pinboard social network site has been "appending affiliate links to some pins," particularly those featuring goods from Amazon, eBay, Target and thousands more...
How Pinterest is Making Money

Pinterest Grows Up & Goes Corporate With New Tools (And TOS) For Businesses

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Now businesses can participate on Pinterest as their own corporate selves instead of as individuals. Today Pinterest launched a new business site that will allow a brand to participate under the corporate name. Some of the benefits that businesses will gain with the new accounts are better tools,... Please visit...
Pinterest Grows Up & Goes Corporate With New Tools (And TOS) For Businesses

Instagram Reports 90M Monthly Active Users, 40M Photos Per Day And 8500 Likes Per Second

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Instagram reported a few usage stats today, marking the first time it has talked about numbers on its own site since the kerfuffle raised over its terms of service change following the Facebook buy-out. The internal stats show strong engagement, and user growth, rather than a decline in active Instagram members, as...
Instagram Reports 90M Monthly Active Users, 40M Photos Per Day And 8500 Likes Per Second
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