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Buffer halts automated social-sharing service after it gets hacked and starts spewing spam

Buffer, a service that allows users of social networks like Twitter and Facebook to schedule their updates for specific times, was forced to take …

Why email newsletters still work — and how you can make yours better

The email newsletter model comes from some very humble roots, yet has grown into a powerful business model. As the former CEO of DailyCandy, I got …

My Liverpool career is over - Reina

• Serie A<p>ESPN staff<p>Pepe Reina has teamed up with former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez © Getty Images<p>Enlarge<p>Pepe Reina has revealed he is resigned to …

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A New Batch Of Socially Conscious E-Commerce Startups To Put On Your Radar

Is #FeelGoodFriday a thing? With the launch of e-commerce site Zady last month, we’ve been keeping our eye on other conscious consumerism startups in the pipeline. Here for your consideration, three newcomers to the transparency scene and one new program from the three-year-old Everlane.<p>Such …

Alibaba's growth woes a lesson for Twitter IPO?

SAN FRANCISCO — Events playing out in Hong Kong suggest that any initial public offering of Twitter shares in the U.S. will come sooner, rather than later.<p>As noted in this column in July, the biggest Internet IPO on the horizon will come not from the San Francisco-based social media start-up but …

MLB shows us what to expect from iOS 7's new iBeacon location services

Among the lesser-touted additions to iOS 7 is iBeacon, a new feature that allows the iPhone (4S and later) to communicate with tiny, cheap Bluetooth LE sensors, enabling all kinds of location-based services. One major application is obviously indoor mapping, which has proven to be a major pain …

Advancing the state of the art for in-ear headphones, at a lower price

When I first reviewed the 1964 Ears V6custom in-ear headphones earlier this year I not only loved the sound, I got the distinct feeling the company tries harder to please its customers than other custom in-ear makers. For example, 1964 Ears V6-Stage headphones are sold with a longer warranty (two …

Facebook’s share of digital advertising growing fast, thanks to mobile

Facebook (s FB) will nearly triple its share of global mobile advertising in 2013 compared to 2012, according to research firm eMarketer. They …

Why Twitter’s new Conversations view is a big deal and why it matters for its IPO

No one in Silicon Valley has any doubt that San Francisco-based Twitter is on a road to a public offering. Given its current valuation — estimated at …

Why Yahoo and Apple Want Foursquare’s Data

Foursquare is often lauded for its powerful location data. But why is it seemingly so valuable to companies like Yahoo and Apple?<p>This week, BuzzFeed reported that Yahoo was in talks with Foursquare about a possible data-sharing deal. The news comes just months after Apple senior VP Eddy Cue was …

Out Of The Comics, Into Reality: Jet Pack Moves Closer To Market

From Buck Rogers to James Bond, we all have a pretty concrete mental image of a jet pack — a motorized backpack with little handles in front and smoke shooting out of the back.<p>The New Zealand-based Martin Aircraft Co. doesn't just think it's turned the jet pack of your imagination into a reality. …

Watch: James Murphy in Conversation About the Soundsystem He Designed With Soulwax

One of James Murphy's many projects of late is the giant, vinyl-only, 50,000-watt "Despacio" soundsystem created alongside Soulwax/2ManyDJs heads David and Stephen Dewaele. Murphy recently sat down with the Dewaele brothers to talk about the concept and execution of the system, which was first used …

Stormie Mills New Street Pieces In Richmond, USA

Share this article<p>Rom Levy<br>• August 1, 2013<p>Here are some gems from the Australian based artist Stormie Mills. Currenly in Richmond, USA for the ongoing …

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Vintage political posters from Cuba.. We are particularly fond of the vampire Nixon: http://bit.ly/14NM2zP

A beautiful set of photos from North Korea by David De Vleeschauwer...do you think he had to get the photos approved before he left? Image Gallery: http://bit.ly/13bA3wL

Is YouTube killing comedy?

<b>(J-L Cauvin, Louie C.K.)</b><p>Now that comics are expected to post content for free online, it’s harder than ever to break through<p>Daniel Berkowitz<p>August 3, 2013 9:45pm (UTC)<p>On April 23, 2013, a parody video appeared on YouTube, seemingly out of nowhere, which reimagined the comedian Louis C.K. as a …

The Technology That Could Put Apple Back On Top

Apple is in need of a boost for the iPhone. With an update expected in the Fall, most of the attention has focused on the new iOS 7 operating system. No doubt iOS 7 will spur innovation, but people need to see a better phone. The iconic Apple device has slipped behind rivals like Samsung and HTC, …

Goldman Sachs invests $100M in 13-year-old big data firm

Last year, we highlighted a 13-year-old company called Applied Predictive Technologies that boasts a who’s who list of large retailers using its …

How Google, Yahoo, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon track you (infographic)

Americans are starting to perk up about privacy after the reveal of a government surveillance program called PRISM. But it’s important to know how tech companies generally track your data and what you’re agreeing to in those terms of service agreements.<p>Google, Facebook, and Yahoo all rely pretty …

Lions 2013: New Australia cap Israel Folau ready for challenge against Lions wing George North

Israel Folau insists he is not daunted by his head-to-head showdown with George North, which British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland claims will be “worth the fare alone” for those supporters attending the opening Test in Brisbane on Saturday.<p>Folau, a former Australian <b>rugby league</b> …

Facebook Now Allows Publishers To Highlight Their Pages And Authors’ Profiles In Shared Links

This isn’t exactly Facebook’s mystery announcement (we’ll still have to wait a little bit for that), but in the shadow of its press event today, Facebook also today made a small but interesting update to its Open Graph tags for media publishers that you’ll likely see in your news feed soon. …

Gigaom | The paywall mirage: More are paying for news, but most aren’t and likely never will

Advertisement<p>The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism has come out with a mammoth study that looks at the attitudes of consumers towards …

CHART OF THE DAY: Coca-Cola Is The Biggest Brand On Facebook By A Mile

Facebook recently announced that it now has more than 1 million active advertisers on its social network.<p>One way brands can reach out to people is through their brand pages. Just about every major company has a Facebook presence of some sort, but which one is the biggest?<p>The answer is Coca-Cola. By …

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Luis Suarez should not be blinded by Liverpool loyalty, says Jamie Carragher

Jamie Carragher says Luis Suarez should not be blinded by loyalty to Liverpool if Real Madrid make a big-money offer.<p>The Uruguay striker has spoken …