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Chirpify goes beyond PayPal, now accepts credit, debit card payments

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Making purchases from your social media feeds just got easier thanks to Chirpify. The Portland-based startup is now allowing its members to pay using their credit and debit cards, as well automated clearing house (ACH) payments. Previously, using PayPal was the only way to make purchases. Now, Chirpify users can...
Chirpify goes beyond PayPal, now accepts credit, debit card payments

Rdio intros new social features and redesigned player

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Social media streamer Rdio rolled out a major redesign a little over a year ago and has done a bit of tweaking since then. Now, following a recent update to its mobile apps, the service is making even more changes. At the top of the list are methods for...
Rdio intros new social features and redesigned player
Twitter to launch automated ad exchange to let brands retarget you via tweets
The future according to John Doerr (Or: How Twitter can become the fifth big company in tech)

Hours after Instagram introduces video, Twitter starts sending email blasts to promote Vine

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The battle in the short-form video sharing space is heating up after Facebook announced it was bringing video to Instagram, unleashing war on Twitter and its 6-second video app Vine. Twitter has already taken up the war cry and sent emails to many of its users who do not use Vine yet,...
Hours after Instagram introduces video, Twitter starts sending email blasts to promote Vine
Look At The Fantastical Set Built For Sean Parker's $10 Million Wedding

Now it is #facebook

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Adoption by Facebook makes hashtags a more potent marketing tool, argues Tim AndersonTwitter hashtags began in 2007, invented by open-standards evangelist Chris Messina, who was inspired by similar tags on Flickr and, before that ,channels on IRC (internet relay chat). Messina called them tag channels and the idea was to...
Now it is #facebook
Twitter loses 2 heavy hitters: Platform director Ryan Sarver & TweetDeck founder Iain Dodsworth

Twitter director of platform Ryan Sarver departing

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Sarver was at Twitter for four years, and now leaves with no plans "but rest." Twitter has already posted a job listing as it searches for his replacement. [Read more]...
Twitter director of platform Ryan Sarver departing
Conferize Joins A Crowded Conference Content Tracking Market With A New Platfom

Erasing your digital footprint: burner phones, Bitcoins and metal wallets

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From mobile phones to CCTV, not to mention social media and the internet, becoming digitally invisible takes some doingOh, the naivety ... On Tuesday night, I thought the first step to going off-grid, erasing my digital fingerprint, becoming undetectable to a government agency or anyone else, was to take the...
Erasing your digital footprint: burner phones, Bitcoins and metal wallets

Twitter and Its Silicon Valley Frenemies (Video)

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Twitter has to work with lots of different Silicon Valley companies. How well it works with those companies depends on how much overlap there is. CEO Dick Costolo explains at the D11 conference. [ See post to watch video ]...
Twitter and Its Silicon Valley Frenemies (Video)

Facial Recognition Technology Is Now Available For Google Glass

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The new software from Lamda Labs, who are based in San Francisco, raises the prospect of never forgetting a face again, and also of internet recommendations for who Google Glass wearers should meet at large social gatherings. It will launch to computer programmers in days. Google has been at pains to...
Facial Recognition Technology Is Now Available For Google Glass

Glide combines cloud accounts on iPhone but Apple seems upset about the message sent

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Got too many cloud storage accounts with files seemingly scattered across them all? Perhaps Glide, a mobile app that combines multiple cloud storage accounts can help. The app already supports Windows 8 and Android devices, but added a version for Apple’s iPhone on Thursday. Even though Apple approved the application,...
Glide combines cloud accounts on iPhone but Apple seems upset about the message sent
This Grandmother Looks Amazingly Like Mark Zuckerberg

Boot up: Instagram v Vine, Playbook woes, Microsoft v BSkyB, and more

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Plus Firefox's new logo, are handsets heading for a 'black summer'?, the problem in San Francisco and moreA burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamA week after Instagram's video launch, Vine sharing tanks on Twitter >> MarketingLandIt's now been a full week...
Boot up: Instagram v Vine, Playbook woes, Microsoft v BSkyB, and more

Never mind the analysis - abuse and vitriol are trending on Twitter

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Newsrooms with one or both eyes on digital trends are going to produce what provokes an online reaction. But where does that leave detail and complexity?Listen to the editor of the Daily Telegraph talking about his job and a day stuffed full of "data-influenced decisions". Here's a news story, breaking...
Never mind the analysis - abuse and vitriol are trending on Twitter

Cracking crime with Twitter in Spain

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How Spanish police go online to fight crime with Twitter...
Cracking crime with Twitter in Spain
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Larry Ellison's Son Produced The New 'Star Trek' Movie And He's Got More Blockbusters On Tap

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As if fabulously wealthy Oracle CEO Larry Ellison needs more in his life to brag about, his kids are having spectacular success as Hollywood moguls. They each own their own movie production companies. David Ellison's is Skydance Productions and Megan Ellison's is Annapurna Pictures. This isn't just a hobby for...
Larry Ellison's Son Produced The New 'Star Trek' Movie And He's Got More Blockbusters On Tap

Is Amazon.com a silent titan of the online ad industry?

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When discussing web advertising, Google and Facebook come to mind easily. But given new estimates, Amazon may be rising to join their ranks. According to a report released today by eMarketer, Amazon earned almost $610 million last year in ad revenue, and that number is expected to keep rising over...
Is Amazon.com a silent titan of the online ad industry?

The Best Android Phone On The Planet Is Officially Coming To Verizon This Summer (VZ)

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Verizon announced today via Twitter today that it will begin selling HTC's flagship phone, the One, this summer. The carrier didn't announce a specific launch date or pricing. Until now, the One was only available on AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. But HTC left out a ton of potential customers because the...
The Best Android Phone On The Planet Is Officially Coming To Verizon This Summer (VZ)
Facebook's Fancy New Manhattan Office Is In The Same Building As AOL (FB, AOL)

CHART OF THE DAY: Photo Uploads Are Exploding, Thanks Largely To Snapchat (FB, YHOO)

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We are currently uploading 500 million photos a day, says Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker in her latest presentation on the state of the Internet. She predicts that increases as the year goes along. By the end of the year, daily photo sharing could be double what it was in...
CHART OF THE DAY: Photo Uploads Are Exploding, Thanks Largely To Snapchat (FB, YHOO)

World's Largest Bitcoin Exchange Announces That Anyone Depositing Currency Will Need To Be Verified

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The regulatory pressure continues to heat up on the world of Bitcoin. In the wake of the DOJ's big case against digital currency site Liberty Reserve (which has been accused of facilitating illegal transactions), Mt. Gox, the biggest site for Bitcoin trading, has just announced a requirement that anyone depositing...
World's Largest Bitcoin Exchange Announces That Anyone Depositing Currency Will Need To Be Verified
Twitter Redesigns #Music To Further Highlight Charts, Offering A Hint Of What's To Come Site-Wide

Ex-Yahoo Product Boss Blake Irving Talks About Being A CEO Who Wears T-Shirts And Shorts

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Before Marissa Mayer took over Yahoo last summer, the company's most recent product boss was a guy named Blake Irving. Irving ran Yahoo product for a couple years. Before that, he was known for helping Microsoft establish itself on the Internet. Today, Irving is the CEO of domain registrar GoDaddy....
Ex-Yahoo Product Boss Blake Irving Talks About Being A CEO Who Wears T-Shirts And Shorts
Facebook COO: Lots Of Our Users Hate Facebook Home, So We're Trying To Fix It (FB)
ActiveState buys Appsecute for its social devops smarts

It's Easy To Say Internet Spying Is Wrong Until You're The One Letting Terrorists Kill People Or Not

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Last night, the Washington Post published a story that said that, thanks to partnerships with nine Internet companies, the NSA is able to "literally can watch your ideas form as you type." The Post said it had leaked documents that showed Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, Apple all...
It's Easy To Say Internet Spying Is Wrong Until You're The One Letting Terrorists Kill People Or Not
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