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Freelancer.com adds phone verification, country ID security measures for its 7m users

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Freelancer.com, a crowdsourced jobs marketplace, is strengthening the security of its platform against scams and frauds with two new mechanisms. The company has announced its 7 million users will need to register a phone number for security purposes, while their country of location will be identified and prominently displayed on the...
Freelancer.com adds phone verification, country ID security measures for its 7m users

Twitter is working to fix an annoying duplicate bug that's cluttering timelines

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Twitter’s made some big moves this week, releasing a revamped iPad app and adding Facebook-like header images to user profiles, but an annoying bug has been bothering a number of users — yours truly included — who are seeing double servings of retweets and mentions clutter up their timelines. The issue...
Twitter is working to fix an annoying duplicate bug that's cluttering timelines
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Thoughts From the Man Who Would Sell The World, Nicely

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"My background is in Artificial Intelligence and my last business was building predictive data. Most of our customers were oil companies, and you can hold that against me if you like. But my pitch back then was 'just give me enough data, I'll figure out something.' And often enough I...
Thoughts From the Man Who Would Sell The World, Nicely

How Big Is The FB IPO? It’s So Big I Just Hit Inbox Zero

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Why is there nothing but Facebook IPO news today, you (Facebook haters) may be asking? Well, outside of the obvious – people are obsessed, this is a historic event, it’s the biggest tech IPO over, etc., etc. – there’s another reason why all the news outlets are publishing Facebook this...
How Big Is The FB IPO? It’s So Big I Just Hit Inbox Zero

New Blog Post: LDS Church Set to Expand Mormon.org With User Profiles http://goo.gl/fb/LgpQg

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New Blog Post: LDS Church Set to Expand Mormon.org With User Profiles http://goo.gl/fb/LgpQg

Last.fm rolls out redesigned artist, album and track pages to all users

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Last week we caught wind of a new-look design being tested by Last.fm. Today, it’s rolled out to all users, as documented on the music data and streaming company’s blog. The changes are most visible on artist, album and track pages, with bigger images, a redesigned music player and more...
Last.fm rolls out redesigned artist, album and track pages to all users

Storify's beautiful new site brings user profiles, focus on search, media and major events

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Today, the social media aggregation service Storify launches a new version of its site that focuses on fronting user-created media and content, as well as a more prominent search function. The site’s design is dramatically different and, I feel, more closely reflects the way that people use the service. If...
Storify's beautiful new site brings user profiles, focus on search, media and major events

Mobile marketplace Grabio aims to be a better Craigslist

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With Craigslist seemingly ignoring mobile entirely, the race is on for someone to offer the first great mobile marketplace. One contender is Grabio, which initially started out as a consumer to consumer marketplace, but is now seeking out local businesses to flesh out its ecosystem. Chicago-based Grabio launched version...
Mobile marketplace Grabio aims to be a better Craigslist

Facebook counterclaim accuses Yahoo of infringing 10 patents

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In response to the patent infringement lawsuit Yahoo filed against Facebook last month, Facebook today answered with a counterclaim of its own, saying Yahoo infringes 10 patents assigned to Facebook. In a filing in US District Court in Northern California, Facebook answers Yahoo's claims, denying any infringement, and asks...
Facebook counterclaim accuses Yahoo of infringing 10 patents

Facebook Starting to Test Fan Page Notifications

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My wife just got an interesting e-mail notification from Facebook about a Facebook Page she is a fan of.  The notification was a summary of the activity on the Page for the day.  The text of the e-mail goes as such: “Here is this week’s summary for the Facebook Page:...
Facebook Starting to Test Fan Page Notifications
Twitterrific 5.1 brings new features and fixes, teases push notifications en route

Facebook backlash sees small businesses following suit

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Medium isn't the first outlet to express a growing dissatisfaction with Facebook, but it is one of the more eloquent ones. In a lengthy monograph on the subject published this week, writer Jeswin opined on its increasing irrelevance to his life, calling the bulk of his news feed "absolutely...
Facebook backlash sees small businesses following suit

Facebook partners with Rovi to bring more in-depth movie and TV content info to user profiles

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Facebook has announced it will be integrating digital entertainment service Rovi Corporation into its platform. The two companies have agreed to form a partnership whereby Rovi’s information database of movies, TV shows, and celebrities will be tied into Facebook profiles. By doing so, it will allow the social network’s users...
Facebook partners with Rovi to bring more in-depth movie and TV content info to user profiles

TweetDeck for Mac gets updated with Twitter Cards support, keyboard shortcuts and search editing

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Following updates to its PC and Chrome app, Twitter has released version 2.1 of its TweetDeck app for the Mac, featuring Photo and Player Card support, keyboard shortcuts, search editing and more. Adding new support for Photo and Player Cards is most essential, as this move helps to solidify Twitter’s plan to utilize...
TweetDeck for Mac gets updated with Twitter Cards support, keyboard shortcuts and search editing

Nintendo teases Miiverse app for smartphones, European release of TVii and new Wii U games

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The quaint social network built by Nintendo specifically for the Wii U, called Miiverse, is getting an overhaul sometime in 2013 to include user-created communities and an app built for smartphones. As part of a European Nintendo Direct presentation broadcast today, the company also confirmed a release of the popular Virtual Console...
Nintendo teases Miiverse app for smartphones, European release of TVii and new Wii U games

You're Going To Start Getting A Lot More Facebook Spam, Say Privacy Groups (FB)

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Two privacy advocacy groups urged Facebook Inc on Monday to withdraw proposed changes to its terms of service that would allow the company to share user data with recently acquired photo-application Instagram, eliminate a user voting system and loosen email restrictions within the social network. The...
You're Going To Start Getting A Lot More Facebook Spam, Say Privacy Groups (FB)
What Will Netflix's New User Profiles Look Like?

Report: Facebook to match user profiles with offline purchases for ad targeting

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Facebook is reportedly partnering with data vendors like Acxiom, Datalogix and Epsilon to allow advertisers to match data from consumer loyalty programs with user profiles in order to target ads by offline purchase habits, according to Ad Age. The social network did not confirm the report or offer any comment, but...
Report: Facebook to match user profiles with offline purchases for ad targeting
Barnes & Noble strikes back at Amazon with Nook HD, HD+

Salesforce rolls out new mobile features for its Chatter social network

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Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) giant Salesforce.com is announcing new features for its Chatter social network’s Android and iOS native apps, as part of a larger effort to enhance its mobile offerings. Inside the Chatter app for smartphones and tablets, users will be able to view and edit the status of deals in...
Salesforce rolls out new mobile features for its Chatter social network

With New Search History Feature, Facebook Gets a Teensy Bit Googley

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So this is the kind of search Zuckerberg was talking about. Facebook announced on Friday that it will add a search history feature to users’ Activity Log pages, allowing them to review any and all queries made inside of Facebook.com. It’s minor, basically a drop-down recap of who or what...
With New Search History Feature, Facebook Gets a Teensy Bit Googley

Mistash: Pinterest for your product lust

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Everywhere you look, Pinterest has been unavoidable, with its insane rates of growth, and clones popping up left and right in an attempt to get in on the online pinboard action. Mistash is a new California-based site which is, in some ways, similar to Pinterest but has enough of an...
Mistash: Pinterest for your product lust

Head Down and the Ignoring Hype Machine, Klip Releases Big Update to iOS App

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Following a tumultuous week for the social video sector, Klip is remaining focused on grabbing the good kind of headlines: those for releasing ever-improving product and delivering value to its users. Today, Klip released an updated version of its iOS app (v4.3) with some impressive new features — all of which were driven...
Head Down and the Ignoring Hype Machine, Klip Releases Big Update to iOS App

Instagram Adds Photo Maps, To Save You From Infinite Scrolling Through Food Pics

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Instagram’s new look. (Photo: Instagram’s blog) Guess the tiny team at Instagram (still a mere 14 people) isn’t letting the legal maneuvering around their acquisition become a distraction. The company just released incarnation 3.0 of its mobile photo-sharing app. The crucial change: The addition of Photo Maps, a new feature that will allow users to...
Instagram Adds Photo Maps, To Save You From Infinite Scrolling Through Food Pics

We’re Removing User Profiles

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Shared by louisgray BackType is ditching user profiles. :( In lieu of recent and upcoming changes to BackType, we’ve decided to retire user profiles – the claiming and user organization of blog comments. It’s a feature we love, but unfortunately does not have a place in the new product. It...
We’re Removing User Profiles
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YC alumni ReelSurfer rolls out new user profiles to help you "claim" your clips

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Have you ever found yourself frustrated with the fact that you can’t find clips of your favorite quote or sequence easily without having to scan through the entire video? What if there was a way where you could compile all the best scenes into one giant reel so you could...
YC alumni ReelSurfer rolls out new user profiles to help you "claim" your clips

News Discovery Site Prismatic Gets More Social With User Profiles

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Startup Prismatic claims to show you news related to “what you’re actually interested in.” Starting today, users can to reveal those interests to others with newly launched profiles. When I first heard about Prismatic, my kneejerk reaction was, “Oh God, another Flipboard competitor.” Making matters worse, the company is building...
News Discovery Site Prismatic Gets More Social With User Profiles
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