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Facebook bests German watchdog in real names court tiff

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After a German privacy watchdog ordered Facebook to allow the use of fake usernames "immediately," an appeals court has said nein. While the protection body in the tiny state of Schleswig-Holstein argued that Facebook's ban on faux names breached the nation's privacy laws, an administrative court in the region...
Facebook bests German watchdog in real names court tiff

Tweetbot 2.0: The Best iPhone Twitter Client Just Got Even Better

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As Twitter has decided to focus on simplicity, it's iPhone app is now a shadow of its former self for more advanced users (and for Twitter, search and lists apparently qualify as advanced features). Thankfully, there are some very good alternatives on market and among those, Tweetbot has long been...
Tweetbot 2.0: The Best iPhone Twitter Client Just Got Even Better

Twitter kills off @Anywhere

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After announcing a tool yesterday to embed interactive timelines of tweets as part of its Twitter for Websites family, Twitter today announced that it is killing off @Anywhere. The company is “sunsetting” the service as it focuses on further building out Twitter for Websites. The death date is December 6,...
Twitter kills off @Anywhere

Twitter pushes forward with self-service advertising tools, allows for more targeted ads

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As Twitter looks for more and more ways to turn its massive user base into revenue and profit, the company is expanding the options available to a select few who are trying out its self-service ad system. Twitter announced Monday that it has further refined its targeting options for self-service...
Twitter pushes forward with self-service advertising tools, allows for more targeted ads

YouTube Partners can now connect their Google+ profiles to use their real names

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Google has today announced that YouTube Partners will now be able to switch to display their full name as it appears on their Google+ profile. The Internet giant has been striving to unify its various products for some time now, introducing single sign-ins across its various products. This is perhaps...
YouTube Partners can now connect their Google+ profiles to use their real names

LinkedIn probing reports of massive breach

www.computerworld.com
Professional social networking service LinkedIn today said it is looking into reports that hackers have broken into its systems and accessed the usernames and hashed passwords of the social network's 6.5 million members....
LinkedIn probing reports of massive breach

Yahoo hack leaks 450,000 passwords

www.guardian.co.uk
Usernames and unencrypted passwords posted online after hack attack on Yahoo Voice networkMore than 450,000 usernames and unencrypted passwords appear to have been stolen from Yahoo Voice, a user-contribution services on Yahoo's network, and posted online.Similar attacks have been reported separately against other online services, including Android Forums and Formspring,...
Yahoo hack leaks 450,000 passwords

Buying Twitter Followers? Beware StatusPeople, The Service That Exposes Social Media's Black Market

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Late Sunday afternoon my friend @caronsue (2477 followers) posted a photo on Twitter displaying her StatusPeople "Faker Score," revealing that 96% of her followers are good, 3% inactive, and only 1% fake. While 2011 was the year of Klout, the popular service that calculates a user's online influence, this new...
Buying Twitter Followers? Beware StatusPeople, The Service That Exposes Social Media's Black Market

Interest targeting: Broaden your reach, reach the right audience

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Twitter brings you closer: Closer to people, to world events, to professional athletes, musicians, laureates, and world leaders — whatever your interests are. Our advertising products use this real-time interest graph to deliver relevant Promoted Tweets and Promoted Accounts to our over 140 million monthly active users. As a marketer,...
Interest targeting: Broaden your reach, reach the right audience

Twitter updates search function in line with in-app expansion

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Twitter is enhancing the service’s search function to allow for greater discovery of new content and information on the part of users, it announced in a blog post Friday. The idea is to provide them with auto-suggestions in the search bar that correlate with who users follow when they search...
Twitter updates search function in line with in-app expansion

Simpler search

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We’re constantly working to make Twitter search the simplest way to discover what’s happening in real time. To that end, today we’re introducing search autocomplete and ‘People you follow’ search results to twitter.com. In addition to recent improvements like related query suggestions, spelling corrections and more relevant search results, these...
Simpler search

FeedLine becomes the first iPhone App to Integrate Google Buzz

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Feedline, a relatively unknown (and basic) RSS feed reader for the iPhone, has become the first iPhone app to support Google’s new social network Buzz. Buzz integration is rather poor I’m afraid. You can currently only few the public streams of individual accounts. It does not currently connect or integrate...
FeedLine becomes the first iPhone App to Integrate Google Buzz
Google launches clever Google Ads campaign with animated commercials in Brazil (Videos)
Instagram mentions wise up to Twitter

Apps: YouTube Capture gets 1080p uploads, Vine, Google Currents 2.0, more

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YouTube Capture version 1.1: Google has updated its newly released YouTube Capture app with some welcomed features including 1080p video uploads: · 1080p uploads! · Improved audio sync · More detailed upload feedback · Share to networks after uploading · Bug fixes & stability improvements Vine — Make a scene...
Apps: YouTube Capture gets 1080p uploads, Vine, Google Currents 2.0, more
Flickr iOS app adds hashtags as it chases Instagram and Twitter

Ads with Eyes: Keeping Digital Signage in Check

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While geolocation based services have been in the forefront of our minds lately, with websites like PleaseRobMe making us second guess announcing our whereabouts, another industry has been quietly ramping up its data collection practices. The Center for Democracy & Technology issued a report yesterday addressing the growing "digital signage"...
Ads with Eyes: Keeping Digital Signage in Check
Boobs? Brayola Wants You To Snap A Pic Of Your Bra For The World's Viewing And Judging Enjoyment
Finally, Twitter launches archives for all your tweets from the day you signed up

Welcome to 2009: Google+ slowly adds vanity URLs for verified users

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  Vanity is the devil’s favorite sin, and for Google, it’s the source of the latest, belated Google+ feature: Vanity URLs. Google is finally giving the custom web addresses to Google+ users, a move that comes over a year after the service was launched. For Google+ users, this means...
Welcome to 2009: Google+ slowly adds vanity URLs for verified users

Twitter May Release Some Deleted Usernames Within Weeks http://j.mp/baydWa tip @techmeme

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Twitter May Release Some Deleted Usernames Within Weeks http://j.mp/baydWa tip @techmeme

Expansive experiences in latest mobile apps for iPhone, Android

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Today you can download new versions of Twitter for iPhone and Twitter for Android. These new apps contain several updates to bring you closer to everything you care about.Expand TweetsSince we introduced expanded Tweets on twitter.com, we’ve added several new partners like MLB and C-SPAN to a diverse and growing...
Expansive experiences in latest mobile apps for iPhone, Android

Seatwave and The Echo Nest let developers earn revenue from in-app ticket sales

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Fan-to-fan ticket marketplace Seatwave is the latest company to join The Echo Nest‘s Rosetta Stone project, meaning that developers will be able to integrate ticketing features into their apps seamlessly along with data from a range of other APIs. The Rosetta Stone project, so named because it allows different APIs...
Seatwave and The Echo Nest let developers earn revenue from in-app ticket sales
Google now lets users add their Google+ names to old YouTube accounts

Romney digital director: Orca wasn't a loss

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The digital director for the Romney campaign responded to criticism in the blogosphere  of the campaign’s Election-Day “Orca” vote monitoring platform, saying the program had issues but for the most part performed its mission.  Zac Moffatt said that data about 14.2 million voters was recorded through Orca, including 5,397 instances...
Romney digital director: Orca wasn't a loss

Twitter for Android: The Official/Unofficial App Smackdown

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With the launch of Twitter’s official Android app, we Android users are now faced with a tough decision: Jump on the shiny, new bandwagon, or stick to whichever Old Faithful app we’ve been using over the past year or two.What features can you gain or lose in each application?...
Twitter for Android: The Official/Unofficial App Smackdown
Twitter is the common dude’s RSS reader, new discovery tools show

Twitter May Release Some Deleted Usernames Within Weeks

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What’s happening with all those inactive and deleted usernames that Twitter has? Some of them will continue to be held back for a few more weeks; some likely for much longer, Twitter cofounder Ev Williams said yesterday. I caught Williams between sessions at the Chirp conference yesterday and put to...
Twitter May Release Some Deleted Usernames Within Weeks

Name.com discovers security breach, says emails and credit card info 'may have' been accessed

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Internet registrar Name.com on Wednesday revealed it was hit by a security breach. The company sent an email to its customers informing them that their usernames, email addresses, passwords, and credit card account information “may have been accessed by unauthorized individuals.” The good news is that the last two were...
Name.com discovers security breach, says emails and credit card info 'may have' been accessed
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