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LinkedIn Eats Rapportive: Let's Hope the Magic Lives On

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Several years ago, I spoke on a panel at an advertising industry conference with Om Malik and Michael Arrington. Arrington, my former employer, was bored by the conversation and mocked me throughout it. One of the last questions we were asked on the panel was what technology we were most...
LinkedIn Eats Rapportive: Let's Hope the Magic Lives On

AT&T, Google Among The Biggest Online Advertisers — comScore

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As part of its 2012 US Digital Future in Focus whitepaper, comScore looked at the online ad landscape and found a mix of old and new names. The report includes a list of the top 10 display advertisers in the United States (all of this data is US-only), as measured...
AT&T, Google Among The Biggest Online Advertisers — comScore

Why User Experience Is Critical To Customer Relationships

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User experience is a priority that should, in some way, find a home within the design of any new-media strategy. This is part one of a limited series on the need for brands to employ UX in new-media strategies to improve customer experiences and engagement.With the explosion of social media and...
Why User Experience Is Critical To Customer Relationships

Google Play: Developers Make More From In-App Purchases Than App Sales

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In 2012, developers using Google Play have pulled in more revenue from in-app purchases than from the sales of the apps themselves, a validation of the "freemium" model and digital purchases. Google Play engineering director Brad Yerga disclosed the news in an afternoon session here at Google I/O, where Google...
Google Play: Developers Make More From In-App Purchases Than App Sales
What does it mean when iPhone users complain about Instagram on Android?

Firefox deems favicons risky, banishes them from address bar

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Who'd have thought those tiny reminders of the site you're browsing could bite your backside? Apparently Mozilla did, and with its latest nightly Firefox build it has expunged favicons from their eternal perch just left of the URL. The problem is that instead something friendly -- like Google's famous...
Firefox deems favicons risky, banishes them from address bar

Twitter recognized by Online Trust Alliance

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Early on, the Internet was built on people trusting people. When it was first deployed as the ARPANET, the operating environment was such that the users could just trust the network. Obviously, much has changed, but not our need to trust the Internet — it just takes a lot more...
Twitter recognized by Online Trust Alliance
Kiosked Nabs $5.75M From Rovio Chairman To Give Publishers An Alternative To Banner Ads

Twitter gets a thumbs up from the Online Trust Alliance

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The issue of online security follows tech companies around like a bad smell, but the uproar that ensues whenever one of the big guns falls short of expectations is normally justified. With that in mind, Twitter has been quick to highlight its latest security thumbs-up from The Online Trust Alliance...
Twitter gets a thumbs up from the Online Trust Alliance

PayPal scoffs at Google Wallet

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Yesterday, American Express came out and said that it wasn’t associated with Google Wallet. Today, PayPal is slamming the service, saying, essentially, that Google Wallet is a lousy idea. “In our opinion, this is just another validation of PayPal’s approach,” said Anuj Nayar, senior director, global communications. “We’ve had a...
PayPal scoffs at Google Wallet

Ex-Googlers Launch MightyText, An iMessage For Android Users

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During their lengthy careers at Google in both senior technical and product management roles, Maneesh Arora and Amit Sangani were able to geek out and hack on infamous (and deadpooled) products like Google Wave and Google Health. Arora tells us that, while his time at Google was defined by smart...
Ex-Googlers Launch MightyText, An iMessage For Android Users

Apple and environmental group to begin China pollution audit “within weeks”

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The Financial Times is reporting that Apple is preparing to audit its Chinese supply chain for pollution and will begin joint investigations with a local environmental group ”in the next few weeks.” The newspaper states that one of Apple’s partners, “a maker of printed circuit boards”, is set to be inspected by the...
Apple and environmental group to begin China pollution audit “within weeks”

Microsoft patches major Hotmail 0-day flaw after apparently widespread exploitation

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Microsoft quietly fixed a flaw in Hotmail's password reset system that allowed anyone to reset the password of any Hotmail account last Friday. The company was notified of the flaw on April 20th and responded with a fix within hours—but not until after widespread attacks, with the bug apparently...
Microsoft patches major Hotmail 0-day flaw after apparently widespread exploitation

Firefox is killing off the favicon

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According to the blog of Jared Wein, M.Sc, Mozilla Software Engineer, the Firefox team has just killed off the age-old favicon in yesterday’s nightly build. According to Wein, the changes are intended to increase security for users, as well as reduce some overall visual weight. They are set to arrive to the release channel in mid-July....
Firefox is killing off the favicon

Argentine ad network Taggify has just raised $1m – and 100% of it comes from Chile

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Think Chilean VCs and companies don’t invest in digital startups? Think again: Start-Up Chile‘s alumnus Taggify has just raised $1m from a Chilean fund, Aurus Capital, and an important media group, Copesa. Gustavo Bessone is the co-founder of this ad tech startup, which focuses on adding contextual ads to images and videos...
Argentine ad network Taggify has just raised $1m – and 100% of it comes from Chile

Apple Now Including Unique Identifiers for In App Purchase Receipts to Combat Hack

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Following last week's launch of a hack that allowed users to obtain In App Purchase content free of charge by routing their purchase requests through a server run by a Russian hacker, Apple began taking steps to thwart the method. The hacker has, however, continued to develop his method to...
Apple Now Including Unique Identifiers for In App Purchase Receipts to Combat Hack

Iain MacDonald Of SkillPages [TCTV]

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Skillpages is ‘one place on the web’ to find skilled people. The idea is that you find people who can do jobs for you that you share a mutual friend with, or perhaps worked at the same company or went to the same school. It brings much more social...
Iain MacDonald Of SkillPages [TCTV]

Highlight's Latest Release Improves Battery Life And Gives Users More Ways To Interact With Each Other

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It’s been four months since social-local-mobile* app Highlight issued a major new release, right before SXSW. That update added the ability to, well, highlight interesting people you had crossed paths with. Now, the app that was all the rage at SXSW (or maybe it wasn’t, you tell me) has used...
Highlight's Latest Release Improves Battery Life And Gives Users More Ways To Interact With Each Other

LevelUp Grabs $12M From Highland, Google Ventures To Take Its Mobile Payment Solution National

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At the beginning of the year, Square doubled its retail presence, landing in about 20K outlets nationwide. As Jack Dorsey’s mobile payment system continues to find legs, all the major players have been rushing to bring their own solutions to market. Believing mobile payments are the future, Seth Priebatsch (of...
LevelUp Grabs $12M From Highland, Google Ventures To Take Its Mobile Payment Solution National
Sparrow for iOS updated: Push coming with or without Apple in upcoming version
New Crowdsourcing Launch: AskYourUsers.com Uses LinkedIn To Help You Find People For Microconsulting Projects
With Another $1.5M, Appboy Launches App Management Platform, Hootsuite CEO Joins Board
Investors turn entrepreneurs into insecure little teenagers

China's Sina Weibo begins testing Twitter-like 'sponsored tweets'

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Sina Weibo, China’s most popular Twitter-like service, is taking a leaf out of its US-based peer’s book with the introduction of in-line advertising, better known as ‘sponsored tweets’ or ‘Weibo Tui Guang’. The advertising model was spotted by Techweb (via Tech In Asia) after BMW China was seen using the...
China's Sina Weibo begins testing Twitter-like 'sponsored tweets'
Up to 1.5 million credit card numbers 'exported' in Global Payments hack

How I use exercise to deal with my depression

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After about 20 minutes the pain gets so intense that I stop thinking. I can't tell you how good that feelsEven on the bleakest days, when I'm overwhelmed by anxiety, futility and nothingness, when I can barely speak to my family or leave the house, I force myself to go...
How I use exercise to deal with my depression

Judge Alsup rejects Oracle patent reinstatement

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In the Oracle v. Google trial, Oracle requested that one of five patents initially rejected in the case be reinstated, but validation of the patent had to occur before the trial started. [Read more]...
Judge Alsup rejects Oracle patent reinstatement

Apple app hack: developers may not get refunds

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Hack that works around in-app purchase checking may be impossible to detect and require huge number of apps to updateApple is investigating a method developed by a Russian hacker that allow people to make fake in-app purchases in some apps downloaded from the iTunes App Store, a move that could...
Apple app hack: developers may not get refunds

Big Business's Social Media Buying Frenzy

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A year ago, a lot of people doubted that consumer businesses like Facebook and Twitter even had much of a place in corporations. Now there are lots of acquisitions by some of the biggest old-line companies in tech. It's a kind of validation, but it also means the closing of...
Big Business's Social Media Buying Frenzy

How a crowd came to the aid of bullied bus monitor Karen Klein | Paul Hilder

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For too long we've witnessed injustice but been powerless to do anything about it. Our new social media are changing thatIn the last few days, millions of people have watched the YouTube video of bus monitor Karen H Klein being bullied by a group of kids. It's a heart-wrenching experience....
How a crowd came to the aid of bullied bus monitor Karen Klein | Paul Hilder
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