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Google Introduces OAuth 2.0 Support

Today, Google made available the spec for OAuth 2.0, an update on their original OAuth for Google APIs. OAuth, which debuted in 2007, was described as a “valet key” by Eran Hammer-Lahav. The way a valet key gives only limited …

Foursquare: Google Would Be Great Partner Foursquare: Google Would Be Great Partner

Foursquare announced the expansion of its Venues API today, as part of its Venues Project. This allows developers to tap into information about places so they can see what’s popular in real time, tag photos, drinks, and other data, and …

Google Makes Whitelist Admission
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Google’s often made a big deal about using automated solutions to handle problems.  The search giant hasn’t tried to address every single Google bomb individually, for example; it’s preferred to make algorithm changes that can tackle lots of weaknesses at …

Barry Diller Talks Net Neutrality at SXSW

Barry Diller spoke about the various aspects of the media today. We looked at what he had to say about the The Daily Beast/Newsweek deal, The Daily, and the iPad here. Diller also spoke for a bit about net neutrality. …

Barry Diller Talks Daily Beast/Newsweek, The Daily, and the iPad at SXSW Barry Diller Talks Daily Beast/Newsweek, The Daily, and the iPad at SXSW
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Barry Diller, Chairman and Senior Executive of IAC/InterActiveCorp (and Expedia) spoke at SXSW Interactive today here in Austin about a variety of media-related topics. In response to all of the big valuations we’ve seen lately (Twitter, Groupon, etc.), he said, …

Google Corporate Development Director Goes To Facebook

Google’s famous for the rate at which it gobbles up smaller companies, and soon enough, Facebook may adopt similar habits.  Facebook now has an excellent deal broker onboard, anyway, as it’s hired Amin Zoufonoun, Google’s (former) director of corporate development. …

iPad 2 Jailbroken…Remotely
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To the delight of those waiting to get Angry Birds HD for free, Apple hacker Comex has successfully jailbroken the brand new iPad 2. Comex, part of iPhone Dev Team, announced his accomplishment via Twitter with this picture, showing the …

NCAA Tournament Gets Check-In Feature From TVGuide.com

TVGuide.com launched today two new sports sections, a NCAA Tournament section and a Daily Sports Watchlist, both with TV check-in, allowing users to update their socail status on Facebook with what games they are watching. Users can personalize the Daily …

Angry Birds Rio: Exclusive For Android Devices & Amazon Appstore Angry Birds Rio: Exclusive For Android Devices & Amazon Appstore

The next installment of Rovio’s uber-popular Angry Birds saga, Angry Birds Rio, will be an Android exclusive release, but you won’t be able to get it from the Android Market. If you’re left scratching your head about how you can …

White iPhone Gets Spring Release Date
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Today Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing, Philip Schiller announced via Twitter that the long-awaited and (possibly) much-anticipated white iPhone will be released this Spring. In late January, AppleInsider reported that Apple was partnering with a Japanese company …

FTC Settles With Chitika Over Online Ad Tracking
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The Federal Trade Commission said today it has reached a settlement with online advertising company Chitika, that ends the company’s allegedly deceptive practice of tracking peoples’ activities even after they opted out of online tracking on Chitika’s website. The FTC …

Facebook Has Mapped Status Updates Relating To Disaster In Japan
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The Global Disaster Relief is an initiative started by Facebook to help raise awareness of natural disasters taking place across the globe. The page was started as a response to the earthquake which devastated Haiti. It’s safe to say the …

Usage Cap And Overage Fees Coming for AT&T DSL and U-Verse Internet
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News is beginning to circulate that AT&T will implement a 150GB monthly cap on landline DSL, as well as a 250GB cap on subscribers to U-Verse beginning on May 2. Will this affect you and your Internet usage? Let us …

Can Synthetic Life Solve the World’s Problems? [SXSW]

Dr. J. Craig Venter talked about the creation of synthetic life and its potential to solve world problems at SXSW Interactive today. Venter is credited as one of the first biologists to sequence the human genome. He founded Genomics, he …

iPad 2 Sales Estimates Of 400,000 To 1 Million Issued

Now that the first weekend during which the iPad 2 was available is over, sales estimates are coming in left and right, and they tend to be quite positive.  Piper Jaffray, for example, believes that perhaps 500,000 iPad 2s flew …

Kayak Adds Hotel Booking Option

Online travel search engine Kayak said today it is now giving users the option to book hotels directly through its website. The company will use reservation- booking partners and is launching the feature through the Travelocity Partner Network. Travelocity will …

BUMP.com – Highway Social Media – SXSW
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AT SXSW Interactive, Bump.com (not to be confused with Bump Technologies), announced the launch of an interesting license plate messaging Android app and mobile site. The company says the app lets users “safely” send voice, email, photo, and SMS messages …

Telecom Companies Offering Free Communication To Japan

For those who have friends or family in Japan, this past week has been stressful, and worrisome. Lines of communication have been hard to come by, specifically with calls and text. To help in this regard, AT&T is allowing for …

Biz Stone Joins Huffington Post, AOL As Strategic Adviser

Biz Stone, who could already count himself the cofounder of Twitter, a former senior specialist at Google, and a former creative director at Xanga (among other things) can now add one more title to his resume.  This morning, the Huffington …

StumbleUpon Launches New Paid Discovery Platform [SXSW]

During SXSW Interactive, StumbleUpon launched a new advertising platform called Paid Discovery. StumbleUpon says Paid Discovery delivers “an engaged target audience directly” to advertisers without clicking through ads or links. “100% engagement, 100% of the time.” There are three versions …

Mobile Devices Driving Local News Consumption
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Nearly half of all American adults (47%) get at least some local news and information on their cellphone or tablet computer, according to a new report. These findings come from a survey of 2,251 conducted in January by the Pew …

Mike Tyson Appears at SXSW to Promote iPhone/iPad Game Mike Tyson Appears at SXSW to Promote iPhone/iPad Game
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One of the main attrations at SXSW Interactive has been boxing legend Mike Tyson. He appeared for two and a half hours or so today at the event’s Screenburn arcade, to help RockLive promote a new game based on his …

Robert Rodriguez Talks Sin City at SXSW Robert Rodriguez Talks Sin City at SXSW

This is a little off the beaten online business path (the usual subject area of WebProNews), but this is SXSW. This also happens to be one of my favorite filmmakers and a great film. Robert Rodriguez took time to speak …

Pee-Wee Herman Takes SXSW
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It’s hard to believe it has been so long, but in September of 2009, Pee-Wee Herman made his big comeback, and started actively using Twitter. Now, Paul Reubens (the actor who portrays Herman) has found his way to SXSW in …