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Path Settles With FTC Over Privacy Issues Path Settles With FTC Over Privacy Issues

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced today that Path has agreed to settle FTC charges that it deceived users by collecting personal info from mobile device address books without users’ knowledge and consent and violated COPPA . Path is now …

Facebook And Google Aren’t Talking Much Facebook And Google Aren’t Talking Much
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Just because Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said he would love to work with Google, don’t expect the two to be cozying up anytime soon. When Facebook unveiled Graph Search earlier this month, Zuck was quoted as saying he would …

StumbleUpon Subreddit Is Banned, But It Doesn’t Have To Be StumbleUpon Subreddit Is Banned, But It Doesn’t Have To Be

Apparently there’s not a lot of interest in StumbleUpon community on reddit, but perhaps that’s because the Stumbleupon subreddit, at /r/stumblupon has been banned. It’s nothing new. The subreddit has actually been banned for quite some time, and if anyone …

French Government Ditches ‘Hashtag’ for ‘mot-dièse’ French Government Ditches ‘Hashtag’ for ‘mot-dièse’
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In an attempt to “encourage the presence of the French language on social media networks” against the influx of English language domination of the web, as well as to just be plain difficult, the French government is suggesting that people …

It’s My Food and I’ll Instagram It If I Want to: A Defense of Amateur Food Photography It’s My Food and I’ll Instagram It If I Want to: A Defense of Amateur Food Photography
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Apart from posting a copious amount of baby photos on Facebook (nobody cares and your kid isn’t even that cute anyway), and going overboard with the politically-charged rhetoric (nobody cares and your opinion is stupid anyway), there’s not really a …

Is The Future Of Marketing In Genetics? Is The Future Of Marketing In Genetics?
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At risk of sounding like a total nutjob, I want to explore some interesting technologies that are developing that could one day have an impact on how marketers target their audiences, and how consumers are fed information by those who …

StumbleUpon Cuts 30% Of Staff, All Company Areas Affected StumbleUpon Cuts 30% Of Staff, All Company Areas Affected
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StumbleUpon has laid off 30% of its staff, as reported earlier by TechCrunch, who interviewed CFO and interim CEO Mark Bartels. The company has been reduced to 75 employees (down from 110). StumbleUpon’s Mike Mayzel tells WebProNews, “StumbleUpon is restructuring …

Sex Offenders Win Right To Online Anonymity Sex Offenders Win Right To Online Anonymity
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A federal judge has blocked a California bill that would take away sex offenders’ ability to anonymously use email, social media, instant messaging and various other web sites and services. The bill, Proposition 35, was deemed by Judge Thelton Henderson, …

Shouldn’t Google Be Pushing Google+ On Its Users? Shouldn’t Google Be Pushing Google+ On Its Users?
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Google, who just officially came away from a major antitrust investigation unscathed, is now drawing some criticism in the press over its “requiring” of people to use Google+, or rather having a profile when they sign up for various services …

Bing Starts Funding Matchmaking Startup LikeBright Bing Starts Funding Matchmaking Startup LikeBright
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Bing announced today that it has added LikeBright to the Bing Fund, its “angel investor with an incubator”. Bing Fund launched in July, and then unveiled its first startups the following month. These were Buddy and Pinion. LikeBright is the …

GetGlue And Viggle Decide Not To Merge After All GetGlue And Viggle Decide Not To Merge After All

Back in November, Viggle announced a merger with GetGlue, saying that it would acquire GetGlue for $25 million in cash and 48.3 million shares of stock. The companies announced on Sunday that the merger is off. GetGlue said in a …

Digg Says It Has Doubled Its Users Since It Changed Hands Digg Says It Has Doubled Its Users Since It Changed Hands

Last summer, Betaworks bought Digg for a rather underwhelming price (though there was a little more to it than that). The company put out a new blog post today to let everyone know how well the site is doing since …

StumbleUpon Finally Updates Its Android App StumbleUpon Finally Updates Its Android App

Last year, StumbleUpon launched huge updates to its desktop site and its iOS app, but Android-using Stumblers have been waiting for an Android update for months. The company even launched a Windows 8 app with some of the new bells …

Catmoji, a Pinterest for Cat Lovers, Launches in Beta Catmoji, a Pinterest for Cat Lovers, Launches in Beta
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Is your Pinterest feed sorely lacking in cat pics? Too many recipes, perhaps? Is your Facebook news feed heavily populated by babies, but no cute felines to match? Is reddit simply not enough cat-oriented for your tastes? If any or …

Here’s How Your Brand Can Get More Out Of Google+ Here’s How Your Brand Can Get More Out Of Google+
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Google recently posted a webinar to YouTube to help brands make more of their Google+ experiences. Here’s the video description: We’ve seen many brands engage with Google+ users, in fact, brands created over 1 million pages in just a few …

This Meebo Bar Could Be Huge For Google+ This Meebo Bar Could Be Huge For Google+
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As previously reported, some sites have been spotted using the new Google Plus-ified version of the Meebo bar. Google acquired Meebo earlier this year, and the bar was the only product from Meebo kept alive. It is now clear to …

New Path Search Lets You Explore Your History On Facebook, Instagram And Foursquare New Path Search Lets You Explore Your History On Facebook, Instagram And Foursquare
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Path has launched a new search feature for iOS and Android, and it’s already getting a lot of buzz. But then again, so did Path itself. The feature is part of the latest update to the app – 2.9. “Search …

Tumblr For iPad Is Now A Reality Tumblr For iPad Is Now A Reality

Tumblr has finally launched an iPad-optimized version of its iOS app. Tumblr staff simply says, “Without further ado, Tumblr for iPad is finally here. We hope you like it as much as we do.” Well, they did also call it …

Google+ Community Managers Can Now Easily Add Moderators Google+ Community Managers Can Now Easily Add Moderators
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Earlier this month, Google launched a new Communities feature for Google+. It’s basically the Google+ answer to Facebook Groups. Google has now added a new feature that will let community managers easily add moderators. Google’s Brian Glick explains in a …

YouTube Creators Can Now Customize the Text Accompanying Their Shared Videos YouTube Creators Can Now Customize the Text Accompanying Their Shared Videos
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YouTube has just announced a new feature that makes it easier for video creators to share their videos with a message. Starting today, creators can now customize the text that follows your shared videos around – both on YouTube and …

YouTube And Google+ Get More Integrated YouTube And Google+ Get More Integrated
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Google has added a feature to YouTube making it easier to share videos on Google+, continuing its mission to unify its products. Now, when you go to upload a new public video, you’ll see an option to share to Google+. …