• No more Facebook? Mark Zuckerberg has a vision says Ben Horowitz

    Two years after Facebook’s tumultuous IPO the company has found success once more with strong financials and an ever-growing user base. Nearly one-fifth of time Americans spend on their smartphones is spent using Facebook and the company has been successful in its acquisitions of Instagram (for $1…

    Daily Ticker
    • What If Google Is Actually *Weak* In Search?

      Google is the big, bloated incumbent, ripe for disruption by new, leaner, quicker startups who realize that search isn't about your mom sitting with her laptop typing "new shoes" into a text ...

      Business Insider
      • 'The Boondocks' back for final 'offensive' season

        The brash animated series "The Boondocks" returns Monday to Adult Swim for its fourth and final season without Aaron McGruder, the man who spawned it, but with its brashness intact. The season ...

        Associated Press
        • 25 million users are now using writing platform Wattpad to discover amazing stories!

          You might have heard of Wattpad, the platform where users can write stories. While news from social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, and LINE acquiring users in the hundreds of thousands every other month have always been in the front of the media, Wattpad is just there, quietly amassing a…

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          • See which of Indonesia’s airlines are losing or winning at social media (INFOGRAPHIC)

            This new infographic looks at 7 airlines operating in Indonesia including Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air, and AirAsia.

            Tech in Asia
            • 10 Things In Tech You Need To Know This Morning

              Good morning! The news: Yahoo CEO Marissa...

              Business Insider
              • Facebook’s Existential Crisis

                Is Facebook’s main service still relevant? An argument for why it feels fusty, and why Mark Zuckerberg seems to know it.

                The New York Times
                • VC superstar Ben Horowitz is focused on failure

                  Why does Ben Horowritz, one of Silicon Valley's most successful venture capitalists, spend so much time writing about failure?

                  Daily Ticker
                  • Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature

                    Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are nearby using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday. The "Nearby Friends" feature must be turned on ...

                    Associated Press
                    • Facebook Can Now Track Your Precise Location Continuously Through Your Phone

                      Yes, it's optional. By default the new feature is turned off. You must choose to activate it.

                      Business Insider
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                        • White House updating online privacy policy

                          A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies ...

                          Associated Press
                          • Nebraska principal sorry for 'don't tattle' flier

                            LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska school principal has apologized for sending fifth-grade students home with a flier that advises those who are bullied to not tattle on their tormentors.

                            Associated Press
                            • Facebook rolls out 'nearby friends' feature

                              Facebook on Thursday began rolling out a feature allowing users of its mobile app to use smartphone location to discover friends near them. The optional "nearby friends" feature "helps you discover which friends are nearby or on the go," said product manager Andrea Vaccari in a blog announcement.…

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                              • Zynga seeks new harvest with mobile FarmVille game

                                Social games pioneer Zynga on Thursday released a version of the hit "FarmVille" tailored for smartphones and tablets in the hope of reaping a bumper crop of players. The San Francisco-based game maker set on its heels by a shift away from desktop computers is out to regain momentum with the…

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                                • Facebook to Notify Users When Friends are Nearby

                                  Facebook users will soon be able to receive notices on their mobile app when they're near friends, signaling an effort by the online social network to play a bigger role in real-world interactions. Users will have to opt in separately to the feature, called "Nearby Friends," and agree to give…

                                  The Wall Street Journal
                                  • Twitter broadens advertising reach through app-install ads

                                    By Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc took a significant step Thursday towards broaden its advertising business by offering mobile ads urging people to install apps on its social network as well as through MoPub, the mobile-advertising network it acquired last year. As the mobile app…

                                    Reuters
                                    • Twitter Goes After a Facebook Cash Cow

                                      The social network will begin offering “app install ads,” which prompt smartphone users to try new games and other apps. The category has been a lucrative franchise for Facebook.

                                      The New York Times