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UK man tries to retrieve $7.5 million in bitcoins from dump

A man from Newport, Wales, is searching the dump for a hard drive he threw away despite it having $7.5 million worth of bitcoins.<p>Bitcoins are a digital currency whose value has benefited from intense attention and speculative investing. They can be stored as data in digital wallets using online …

Facebook slips in social log-in dominance

A noticeably smaller percentage of people logged into Web sites and apps with their Facebook accounts in the past three months, compared with the same period last year, according to data published by Janrain, a provider of user management services.<p>In the third quarter of 2013, Facebook captured 45 …

Pinterest is now more useful for sharing articles

Pinterest has been enhancing its pins with more and more contextual information since earlier this year, and today the company is adding even more detail into the mix. Pins that link back to full stories will now include context about the linked article, including its headline, author, and …

GraphDive Raises $2M For Social Media Analytics And Targeting

GraphDive, a startup that uses Facebook Connect data to give businesses a better understanding of their online visitors, has raised $2 million in new funding.<p>Co-founder and CEO Shahram Seyedin-Noor said the company allows website owners to do more with the social data that’s already provided by …

Strike Social Analyzes The Performance Of Your YouTube Videos For Free

A new startup called Strike Social says its tools give YouTube publishers a way to track how their content is performing on the video site and on social networks, and at a pretty compelling price — free.<p>The first big piece of the Strike Social product is a number, called the Strike Score, that …

Tune-In Was Big for MTV’s VMAs — What’s Twitter Got to Do With It?

The numbers are out and the verdict is in: You really, <i>really</i> liked watching Miley Cyrus’s train wreck of an awards performance on Sunday.<p>That much …

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Vine Tops 40 Million Users

Instagram hasn't hurt Vine's user growth much, if the latest numbers from the 6-second video sharing app are any indication.<p>Vine revealed in a tweet …

Coke's All-Digital 'Ahh' Campaign Prompts 4 Million Visits

About six months ago, Coca-Cola embarked on its first all-digital campaign. How did it go?<p>Coke appears happy with the results. Some 4 million …

How Many Of Your Friends See Your Facebook Posts? The Debate's Over, It's 35%

Each user post on Facebook is seen by an average 35% of the user's friends, according to a comprehensive recent study led by Stanford University researcher Michael Bernstein, who collaborated with three Facebook data scientists.<p>Facebook changed the algorithm determining what posts show up in your …

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Sports Twitter Is The Real Twitter

Even if it doesn't always feel that way.<p>This week, Twitter released a visualization of the relationships between 50,000 verified Twitter users. The result, zoomed out, was a this colorful blob. The result, zoomed in, was a fascinating map of the relationships of people deemed notable by Twitter. …

Google just put the market research biz on notice

It’s not so much the statistics from its various mobile industry surveys that make Google’s new Databoard so cool, but the fact that they’re free, …

One API To Rule Them All – Segment.io Lets Mobile Developers Send Analytics Data To Dozens Of Services, Without Resubmitting To App Stores

Segment.io, a Y Combinator-backed startup making it easier for developers to integrate APIs from multiple analytics providers into their applications, is today expanding its service to include support for mobile. The company is introducing mobile software development kits for both iOS and Android, …

Here's Why These 6 Videos Went Viral

A video is never guaranteed to go viral, but a few factors make it significantly more likely.<p>In the first few months of 2013, viral videos covered …

To go viral, here’s what content has to make you feel

YouTube<p>Every business dreams of “going viral”—their content passed from device to device like some kind of 21st century bubonic plague—except instead of carrying death and destruction, viral content spreads the word about innovative, customer-focused brands throughout the world.<p>It’s impossible to …

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