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Google+ gets full-size photo uploads from the desktop, putting pressure on Flickr and 500px

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For some time now, Google+ has been evolving into an enticing service for amateur and professional photographers alike. Google has taken that one step further with the addition of full-size image uploads from the desktop, applicable for profile photos, new albums and back-ups. Jon Emerson, a senior software engineer at...
Google+ gets full-size photo uploads from the desktop, putting pressure on Flickr and 500px
Yahoo didn't buy Tumblr. They bought Tumblr's market position
More than half of U.S. smartphone owners use YouTube app
YouTube adds VHS mode to celebrate 57 years of videotape recording

In Microsoft vs. Google, YouTube Returns as Battleground

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On Tuesday, there was an apparent thaw in the war between Microsoft and Google. On Wednesday, hostilities resumed anew, with email and especially YouTube as intersecting battlefields....
In Microsoft vs. Google, YouTube Returns as Battleground
Gmail for iOS update lets users automatically open links in Chrome, YouTube, or Safari
Conferize Joins A Crowded Conference Content Tracking Market With A New Platfom

Japanese translation service Gengo gets $12M from Intel Capital

venturebeat.com
Gengo, a Tokyo-based startup specializing in people-powered translation, has just taken its second round of institutional funding. The deal, which totals $12 million, was led by Intel Capital with participation from previous investor Atomico as well as new investors Iris Capital, Infocomm (Singapore), NTT-IP (Japan), and STCV (Saudi Arabia)....
Japanese translation service Gengo gets $12M from Intel Capital

YouTube's first Comedy Week kicks off May 19th, features big-name lineup

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Whether it's politics or flamboyant music videos, YouTube certainly has a little something for (mostly) everyone on the interwebs. But, if you're a fan of comedy, things are about to get a tad bit better: on May 19th, YouTube's set to launch its own Comedy Week, a first for...
YouTube's first Comedy Week kicks off May 19th, features big-name lineup

YouTube for iOS updated with live streaming, new 'My Subscriptions' feed

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Google on Monday updated its YouTube app for iOS, adding a number of new features like support for live streaming, a new personalized subscription feed and the ability to queue videos for TV playback.    ...
YouTube for iOS updated with live streaming, new 'My Subscriptions' feed

Why can we send people to the moon but still not predict the weather? (video)

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Science has come a long way in the past 100 years. We’ve sent humans to space, landed devices on Mars, proposed groundbreaking theories, exploded nuclear bombs, decimated diseases, and more. But with all these advancements, why is still so hard for us to predict future weather conditions? A new...
Why can we send people to the moon but still not predict the weather? (video)
Funny or Die's Steve Jobs Movie 'iSteve' Now Available Online

Microsoft, Nokia, Oracle Fire Forth A Fresh Antitrust Complaint About Google In The EU - Dubbing Android A Mobile Marketplace "Trojan Horse"

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FairSearch.org group, a lobby group that counts Microsoft, Nokia and Oracle among its number, has filed a complaint about Google’s Android platform to the European Commission, describing Android as a “Trojan horse” designed to enable Google to “dominate the mobile marketplace and cement its control over consumer Internet data for online advertising...
Microsoft, Nokia, Oracle Fire Forth A Fresh Antitrust Complaint About Google In The EU - Dubbing Android A Mobile Marketplace "Trojan Horse"
Next Xbox rumored to emphasize sharing, let publishers mandate 'always-on' connection
How High Will Marissa Go? Bidding For Hulu Eclipses $1 Billion

That's a lot of videos: YouTube now responsible for 17% of home Internet traffic

gigaom.com
YouTube is now responsible for 17.1 percent of all residential fixed-line downstream traffic in North America, according to Sandvine’s latest global internet phenomena report. The traffic management specialist’s report for the first half of 2013 still lists Netflix as the most popular bandwidth consumption pastime — 32.3 percent of all...
That's a lot of videos: YouTube now responsible for 17% of home Internet traffic
Panna's digital magazine delivers world famous chefs into your kitchen
The iPhone is one step closer to becoming a true Google-phone

Barry Diller and Steve Chen Back the ZuckerPAC

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FWD.us, the political action group founded by Mark Zuckerberg, announced Friday that IAC chief Barry Diller and YouTube co-founder Steve Chen are now supporters of the group. FWD.us aims to help spur change in immigration reform with its D.C. lobbying efforts — which recently came under scrutiny and resulted in...
Barry Diller and Steve Chen Back the ZuckerPAC

Copyright owners denied class status in YouTube suit

www.computerworld.com
A federal court in New York has denied class certification to copyright owners in an infringement lawsuit against YouTube over unauthorized hosting of content, stating that copyright claims have only superficial similarities....
Copyright owners denied class status in YouTube suit
Google's Flirtation With Being A Hardware Company Is Over

How can social media change how development is done?

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From journalism to business, social media is changing how institutions engage citizens. But what effect will this have on development? Join the debate Thursday, 16 May28 January 2011, in response to growing public protests - and fearing mass uprising as had just happened in Tunisia - the government of then...
How can social media change how development is done?

Norwegian Youtube kicker Havard Rugland signs NFL deal with Detroit Lions

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Havard Rugland wins NFL contract with Detroit Lions following success of Kickalicious videoNorwegian Havard Rugland has earned himself an NFL contract after becoming a Youtube phenomenon with his trick kicks video.Rugland has signed with the Detroit Lions who are looking for a new kicker following the retirement of 21-season veteran...
Norwegian Youtube kicker Havard Rugland signs NFL deal with Detroit Lions

Letters: Worried by state snooping in US and UK

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Your reports on the Prism programme (Revealed: how US secretly collects private data from AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Paltalk, Skype, Yahoo and YouTube, 7 June) reinforce the evidence of whistleblowers over the last decade that the National Security Agency, despite official denials, has been massively extending its capacity to...
Letters: Worried by state snooping in US and UK
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Why This Loyal Apple User Switched From Apple TV To Roku

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

www.businessinsider.com
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
Blip to publishers: we're going to monetize your videos, whether you like it or not

Report: NSA Collects Data Directly From Servers Of Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook And More

techcrunch.com
The Washington Post is reporting a top-secret National Security Administration data-mining program that taps directly into the Google, Facebook, Microsoft and YouTube servers. ”The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents and connection...
Report: NSA Collects Data Directly From Servers Of Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook And More

NowThisNews Raises a New Round to Help Bring Pregnant Panda Videos to Your Phone

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NowThisNews, the startup that’s trying to create a video news service for the iPhone generation, has raised another $4.8 million. In addition to earlier investors, who include Lerer Ventures, Oak Investment and Bedrocket, SoftBbank Capital has also put in money into the new round; SoftBank principal Nikhil Kalghatgi will join...
NowThisNews Raises a New Round to Help Bring Pregnant Panda Videos to Your Phone
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