Category Archives: Social Networking

Link: “Want” →

It seems far from the original intent of Facebook, but this is what happens when a company has to answer to investors.

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Link: How LinkedIn Has Turned Your Resume Into A Cash Machine →

A great profile of LinkedIn, with some juicy data points, on Forbes: There’s no better way to understand LinkedIn’s quiet savvy, in the midst of Facebook’s noisy clatter, than to compare the two sites’ financial efficiency. With ComScore Web-usage data … Continue reading

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Weekly Download #37: WWDC, Microsoft Surface, Windows Phone 8

Tarun and Chris return from a two month hiatus and get right back to business. This episode recaps three tech main news events from the past three weeks: WWDC 2012 (Apple’s annual conference); Microsoft Surface (Microsoft’s entry into the tablet … Continue reading

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Link: You Can’t Make This Stuff Up →

“Good luck with that.”

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Link: Dan Frommer’s 10 Reasons Why You Should Care About the New Foursquare →

Way more than just the UI.

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Link: Your Move, Facebook →

But the even bigger news comes from the CEO himself: Even though we launched the ad platform on the Web already, a couple of weeks ago we saw mobile revenue in a day greater than non-mobile. Wait. Let’s hear this … Continue reading

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Link: Why Facebook Needs Two Photo Apps →

Dan Frommer: The majority of my Facebook friends don’t use Instagram, and I’m not Facebook friends with the majority of the people I follow on Instagram. Heck, I don’t know many of the people I follow on Instagram. And like … Continue reading

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Link: Building a Product for Humanity →

Dieter Bohn speaks to Bradley Horowitz, VP of PM for Google+. Much of the article talks about the “long game” of service. In particular, an emphasis on creating a community for professional photographers to user the service as a social … Continue reading

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Link: Pipe →

Cool idea. No software other than a Facebook app, and you can share a file up to 1GB with your friends.

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Link: Facebook encouraging organ donations →

This is the power of data aggregation: The Facebook tool works like this: Users go to their timelines, where under Life Event they will see a health and wellness section. Zuckerberg said: “You put in, ‘I decided to be an … Continue reading

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Link: Different Strokes, or Living in the Past? →

Nintendo has suffered through poor quarter, and Zynga has had another booming one. This article from AllThingsD quotes Michael Pachter, an analyst, speaking on the current state of the gaming industry and consoles: Nintendo is living in the past, repeating … Continue reading

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Weekly Download #36: Nokia’s Abysmal Quarter, More on Instagram, Sony, Nest, Apple & Gaming, Patents

In this episode, Chris and Tarun discuss Nokia and what “restructuring” means, more on the Instagram+FB deal; Sony’s downfall story and how it relates to similar Apple competitors; Nest vs. Honeywell; Apple and a potential partnership with Valve; our favorite … Continue reading

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Link: Why Voting Rights Is Awesome →

WSJ reporting on the Instagram acquisition: Companies generally prefer to bring in ranks of lawyers and bankers to scrutinize a deal before proceeding, a process that can eat up days or weeks. Mr. Zuckerberg ditched all that. By the time … Continue reading

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Link: Twitter: “We will not join the patent wars” →

Adam Messinger, VP of Engineering: The [Innovator’s Patent Agreement] is a new way to do patent assignment that keeps control in the hands of engineers and designers. It is a commitment from Twitter to our employees that patents can only … Continue reading

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Link: Could Instagram Have Become a Successful, Independent Business? →

Martin Bryant provides a few ways Instagram could have grown, but most of them sound pretty boring: in-app purchases, subscriptions, advertising, brand partnerships and data mining. I look at 500px and why it is so popular, and wonder if Instagram … Continue reading

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Weekly Download #35: RIM, IE, iPad, Lumia and Windows Phone 7.5

Tarun and Chris cover some news from last week on RIM’s continued failures, IE’s rise in marketshare, and (what else) the iPad doing amazing. Then, Tarun discusses his thoughts on Windows Phone and provides an overview of the Mango experience. … Continue reading

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Link: Facebook to Acquire Instagram →

Kevin, CEO: Every day that passes, we see more experiences being shared through Instagram in ways that we never thought possible. It’s because of our dedicated and talented team that we’ve gotten this far, and with the support and cross-pollination … Continue reading

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Weekly Download #33: the New iPad, Apple TV, Draw Something, Mike Daisey

This was some amazing, top-notch reporting by Chris and myself. Chris griped about the new iPad (and we discussed why there is no “number”); the Apple TV as a hobby; Zynga acquiring OMGPOP; the entire nonsense of Mike Daisey and … Continue reading

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Link: Twitter acquires Posterous →

This is most likely a talent hire.

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Weekly Download #31: iPad 3, Google Goggles, T-Mobile, Facebook, iFactory, Chomp, Microsoft, Nokia, Siri

Big big show kicks off with the iPad 3 Apple Event announcement; Google’s Glasses/Goggles product development; T-Mobile whining about poor earnings; Facebook interleaving ads in your news feed; the ABC News piece on Apple factories; Apple’s acquisition of Chomp; Microsoft … Continue reading

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Weekly Download #29: iPad 3, Apple TV, Patent Uselessness, Facebook, Bing & Social, Google’s Living Room

This week we talk about the iPad rumor mill; Apple & Google’s war in the living room; More on patent uselessness; Facebook’s push to show more ads; Bing & a look at social media SEO. This show could be sponsored … Continue reading

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Link: Facebook’s Only Weakness →

Sebastian Anthony, ExtremeTech: Facebook is stuck between a rock and a hard place. On the one hand, it has to provide a compelling mobile experience because its users demand it; but by doing so, it leeches traffic away from the … Continue reading

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Link: Bing’s Deal with Social →

Amidst the recent controversy of Google indexing it’s Plus results amongst other search results, Bing developer Stefan Weitz speaks out on AllThingsD about the deals that Microsoft has with Facebook and Twitter: Us partnering is the only way we’re going … Continue reading

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Link: The Facebook Effect →

Spotify has 3 million paying subscribers, which is up from 2.5 million “64 days” ago. The reason?: Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg highlighted Spotify’s success, saying that Facebook has helped add more than 7 million users of the service.

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Weekly Download #27: Apple Earnings Call, iBooks Author, iPhone Supply Chain, RIM, Google+, Patent Laws, Regulation, Privacy

This week, Chris and Tarun discuss the Apple’s blockbuster earnings (as it was happening during the recording); iBooks author release; more on the iPhone supply chain; RIM’s cleaning of house; Google+ engagement numbers; Patent law uselessness; Storage sites being regulated; … Continue reading

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