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Google acquires the streaming music company Songza for $39M

by Nick Adamson July 2, 2014
Google is buying Songza, a popular music app, Long Island-based, founded in 2007. The 6-year-old company is run by Elias Roman, who won a $4.7 million funding round from Amazon, Lerer Ventures and music manager Scooter Braun in late 2013. The app recently got a makeover. On the version for Apple’s iPhone, for instance, you can now play music videos […]
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Facebook to Buy Virtual Reality Startup Oculus for 2 Billion Dollars

by Ryan Burgesson March 26, 2014
In news that has shocked nearly everyone, Mark Zuckerberg took to Facebook to announce the purchase of Oculus. Oculus already has big plans [in gaming] that won’t be changing and we hope to accelerate. The Rift is highly anticipated by the gaming community, and there’s a lot of interest from developers in building for this […]
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Facebook Rumored To Buy Drones Company To Connect Africa To Internet

by Matthew Lucason March 5, 2014
Facebook is in talks to buy a drone company called Titan Aerospace for $60 million, according to TechCrunch. The acquisition would reportedly further the efforts of Internet.org, a coalition of mobile technology companies spearheaded by Facebook that is working to bring Internet access to the 5 billion or so people around the world without it. The fact is, Titan […]

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Facebook Knows When You Are About to Enter a Relationship or Breakup

by Anna Johnsonon February 15, 2014
Facebook released new findings on Valentine’s Day that hints when people are about to change their relationship status. The social network knows everything about our lives, which means it knows how and when we meet our partners, where we check in on date night, our biggest moments together, and when we break up. So Facebook aggregated all the […]
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Doing eCommerce Websites The Right Way

by Matthew Lucason December 9, 2013
According to an article on Mashable, Forrester is expecting 2013 to have $262 billion in sales through online shopping with $370 billion in sales projected for 2017. These numbers are astronomical and are a key reason why many businesses are trying to get into online commerce. There are a number of reasons why eCommerce is […]

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2.7 Million Facebook Users Support Marriage Equality

by Nick Adamson April 2, 2013
Reportedly around 2.7 million Facebook users have changed their profile pictures to pink equal signs with a red background in order to show support for marriage equality. The Human Rights Campaign started this viral trend last Monday. They requested that supporters of the cause change their profile picture to the pink and red image in […]
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IDC Survey Reveals Social Media and Facebook Addiction

by Nick Adamson March 29, 2013
A couple of days ago the IDC (International Data Corporation) released a Facebook addiction sponsored survey that examined the activities of smartphone users in an attempt to demonstrate just how important social media has become in peoples every day lives. The online survey was administered for one week earlier this month amongst 7,446 people that […]

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Social Media Wars: Google+ and Facebook Updates!

by Nick Adamson March 28, 2013
  Google+ and Facebook have both announced updates to their social media sites this week. Google+ is now allowing users to use GIFs (fancy acronym for those cool moving images you see everywhere) as profile pictures and even has a link on the Google+ webpage showing users how to make a GIF. Matt Steiner who […]
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YouTube Will Launch Music Subscription Service

by Anna Johnsonon March 6, 2013
Google’s YouTube is planning a new service for music subscription. This new service will not be connected with the Google Play subscription service. The rumor comes from Fortune, but Google did not confirm the news, although the company did release the following message: Google said it doesn’t comment rumors, but it is looking into the benefits […]

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Google Project Glass Video Revealed: What You Can Do With It

by Gizmoration February 20, 2013
The new released Google Project Glass video is showing us what it will be like to use and wear their new and amazing gadget. These internet connected eyeglasses offer features similar to a powerful smartphone like taking pictures, answering and making calls, replying to emails, checking the weather, performing online searches or receiving specific GPS directions. […]
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Twitter Lets You Search Old Tweets Now

by Nick Adamson February 8, 2013
Until now we were able only to search tweets no older than a week. Twitter announced today the plan to enable people to search old tweets. Not all the tweets will be kept for the beginning; for the moment those to be kept will be determined by clicks, retweets and other factors, according to the […]
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3 Ways Social Media Failed for Businesses

by Eric Brownon February 4, 2013
Social media. It’s a huge phrase on the internet. It carries a lot of weight. Look at some of the numbers: Over 1.06 billion active Facebook accounts. Over 400 million Google+ accounts. 36% of global internet users have a Twitter account. Also, you might be surprised to learn that 78% of US marketers plan to […]

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Crunchies Winners: GitHub Wins Best Startup Overall

by Eric Brownon February 1, 2013
The 6th Crunchies Annual Award Show has ended with TechCrunch, GigaOm and Venture Beat handing out 20 awards to the best startups, founders and venture capitalists. The big winner of the 2012 Crunchies is the GitHub, which is the Best Startup overall. Congratulations to all the winners: Best Technology Achievement (2011 winner: Siri) Mars Curiosity – […]
New MySpace

New MySpace Relaunched With the Help of Justin Timberlake

by Nick Adamson January 15, 2013
The new MySpace site has launched to the public, and Justin Timberlake, which is the social network’s co-owner, is helping build it.  The completely redesigned social network is now open to the public, allowing anyone to sign-up for an account, create a profile and start experimenting the new features. It coincided with the release of […]

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SellSimple App Helps You Sell Everywhere in Under a Minute

by Chris Murphyon January 5, 2013
The popular service SellSimple has launched its iOS app, which will help you sell any item across several popular marketplaces like Craigslist, eBay, Facebook, Twitter, Etsy, and the other SellSimple marketplaces. The main idea is to increase the chances of an item being sold. The SellSimple app is the creation of Kelian Suaya and Julian […]
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100 Social Networking Statistics and Facts for 2012 (INFOGRAPHIC)

by Chris Murphyon January 4, 2013
Each day Facebook users spend 10.5 Billion minutes, about 20,000 years, on this social network, 58% of them return daily, there are added 250 million photos daily and over 500 million likes. Oh…and 1 out of every 7 minutes spent online is spent on…Facebook! Google+ comes in second with 75 million daily users, Linkedin has […]

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Randi Zuckerberg Having a Facebook Freakout Over Photo Going Viral

by Nick Adamson December 29, 2012
Mark Zuckerberg’s sister, Randi, got stymied by Facebook’s privacy policy this week when a photo she posted for her friends was shared publicly over Twitter. Twitter user @cshweitz shared a photo of the Zuckerberg family checking out Poke, the latest mobile app developed by Facebook, early Wednesday. Digital etiquette: always ask permission before posting a […]
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Kim Dotcom’s Mega to Launch at Mega Event at His New Zealand Mansion

by Eric Brownon December 29, 2012
Kim Dotcom is all set to launch his MegaUpload replacement, Mega, next month. Dotcom tweeted last night that the press conference at his New Zealand mansion will be “like no other.” He wrote, “You know me. I can’t do small.” This will happen on January  20. To give an idea of taste and extravagance of […]

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First Song Recorded in Space (LISTEN)

by Eric Brownon December 28, 2012
While we Earthlings went about our business and celebrated Xmas here on planet Earth, the astronauts aboard the International Space Station in orbit enjoyed their own brand of Xmas celebrating. Astronauts have tweeted photos from space. Now, they’re sending back music, too. Chris Hadfield, a Canadian astronaut, has just accomplished one of those firsts. He’s recorded a song, […]
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Facebook Internships Probably Worth More Money Than Your Job

by Eric Brownon December 15, 2012
  According to a new report, interns at the social network earn $25,000 more than the average American. Citing salary information collected by Glassdoor.com’s Employee Choice Awards, Business Insider reports that Facebook pays interns about $5,602 every month. The company’s interns make between $5,600 and $6,300 per month, the equivalent of $65,000 to $75,000 per […]
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COO Sheryl Sandberg Sells 946K Facebook Shares For $26.2M Gain

by Nick Adamson December 9, 2012
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is turning more of her virtual wealth into actual wealth. After the close of market today, Facebook disclosed in an SEC filing that Sandberg sold shares valued at more than $26.2 million. Sandberg picked a very good time to sell as her 906,412 shares went for $27.678, and another 40,176 shares were sold at $27.7403 […]

 
 
 
 

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