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Social Login Remains a Surprisingly Competitive Space

Digital

Gigya, a major provider of social login services for big-brand websites, tracks which of their social accounts users look to to sign them in to other websites. Not surprisingly, Facebook [...]

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Adobe Puts Social First in Redesigned Marketing Cloud

Digital

Adobe today launched a rebuilt Adobe Social, which introduces data-driven tips on how to optimize social content, integration with Flickr, Foursquare, Instagram and LinkedIn, and cloud-hosted workplace collaboration features.

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Major Internet Companies Ask Feds to Let Them Report National Security Requests

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Tomorrow, more than five dozen Internet companies, including the major Silicon Valley players, will ask the government to allow them to release information to users about the national security requests [...]

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Karp, on Colbert, More Supportive of Porn Than User Privacy From NSA

Digital

Last night, Tumblr founder David Karp appeared on The Colbert Report. Asked about pornography on Tumblr and the NSA's surveillance dragnet, Karp argued much more assertively for the rights of [...]

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Even the Red Cross Uses Social Media During Natural Disasters: Infographic

Digital

Use of social networks during natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy and the Oklahoma tornadoes has become so mainstream that even hospital staffers and the Red Cross are logging in.

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Yahoo Strikes Again, Acquiring AdMovate

Digital

Yahoo announced today that it has acquired the mobile advertising startup AdMovate.

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LivingSocial Kills Events Business, Lays Off Staff

Digital

The bleeding continued today at daily deals platform LivingSocial, as the Washington, D.C.-based company closed down its New York office and 86ed its local events offerings, according to a report.

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Foursquare Displaying Ads After Check-Ins

Digital

Foursquare is gradually rolling out post check-in intersticial advertisements, according to reports in Ad Age and About Foursquare, with Captain Morgan rum as an early taker.

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Marissa Mayer: Mere Muggle

Digital

Marissa Mayer is not a goddess. She has not managed to turn Yahoo definitively around in the first year of her tenure, according to the company's earnings report today.

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Your Invisible Facebook Friends

Digital

Tech insiders frequently reference the fact that most social networks are dominated by a small number of active content creators, while a larger number of users regularly use the platform [...]

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Union Metrics Offers Free Tumblr Analytics and Bulks Up Premium Services

Digital

Union Metrics, Tumblr's preferred analytics provider, added a few highly requested features to its enterprise offerings and opened a beta test of non-enterprise packages.

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Yahoo Begins Recycling Abandoned E-mail Addresses

Digital

Yahoo is letting users put themselves on a waiting list for long-ago claimed email addresses, like john_smith@yahoo.com.

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Uber Allows Users to Split Fares

Digital

Uber today launched support for users to split, or otherwise divide, the fares for its black car and taxi services.

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Retailers Tracking Consumers in Store Via Wi-Fi and Video Cameras

Digital

An increasing number of brick-and-mortar retailers are tracking consumers by their smart phone location or with video cameras to monitor how they move through the stores in what some see [...]

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Your Online Privacy Is Fair Game, Nonprofit Data Brokering Game Suggests

Digital

One major privacy issue with our increasingly digital lives comes in the form of data brokers, who gather up all the information we share with various sites, combine it, package [...]