Social Networking

Is Jelly Redundant?

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Sure, it’s not like a conventional search engine. But you can replicate the new app’s functionality with pretty much any social network. continue…

Facebook’s New Video Ads Pose a Risk

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Social-network users don’t like obtrusive ads. It’s an open question how they’ll react to Facebook’s upcoming video-advertisement “test.” continue…

Twitter Shows How Not to Roll Out a New Feature

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Google Patents Method for Imitating You Online

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A new patent suggests Google’s exploring how to automate individuals’ social-networking activity. continue…

What Does Apple Want with Topsy?

At first glance, the company has little use for a startup that specializes in social analytics. continue…

This is Your Digital Life

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By 2015, any company wanting to capture the attention of its customers or employees will have to compete with digital media flowing every waking second. continue…

Google Plus Growth Accelerating, Google Claims

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According to the company’s own calculations, some 110 million new people have begun using Google Plus in the past five months. continue…

Online Platforms Connect Tech Firms & Angel Investors

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Tech companies are of particular interest to accredited angel investors who tap into investment crowdfunding platforms like AngelList, Crowdfunder, Gust and MicroVentures. While most people are familiar with Kickstarter and Indiegogo, campaigns on those sites include everything from singers pushing records to companies developing new projects. In lieu of equity, backers get the eventual product and other rewards. But portals that cater to accredited investors generally take a more sophisticated approach – they’re about pairing investors with companies who’ll trade… continue…

Why Won’t Google’s ‘Shared Endorsements’ Pay Users?

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Fortunately, it’s easy to opt out of Google’s upcoming plan to use “+1”s as advertising fodder. continue…

Twitter’s IPO Could Spark Huge Challenges

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When Twitter finally goes public, Wall Street will start cracking the whip for boundless growth and revenue. continue…