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Two Months Later, Yahoo Relaunches Ecommerce App Platform Lexity as Yahoo Commerce Central

Yahoo today announced it has rebranded and relaunched Lexity as Yahoo Commerce Central. The company is calling the new service “your one-stop shop for simple, a... »

Facebook’s First Global Report on Government Data Requests

Facebook’s First Global Report on Government Data Requests

Facebook has published its first Global Government Requests Report, as the social networking behemoth looks to convince the world that “transparency and trust a... »

New Yahoo Usernames Will Be Sent Out From Today. Did You Apply for Yours?

New Yahoo Usernames Will Be Sent Out From Today. Did You Apply for Yours?

One month after Yahoo invited users to apply for the username of their dreams, the company is finally letting the public know which of their picks are available... »

Instagram Bans Connected Apps From Using ‘Insta’ or ‘Gram’ in their Names

Instagram Bans Connected Apps From Using ‘Insta’ or ‘Gram’ in their Names

Instagram has updated its Instagram Brand Guidelines to ban connected apps from using “Insta” or “Gram” in their names, as this could suggest that Instagram spo... »

Twitter Launches ‘Twitter University’, Acquires Open Source Training Company Marakana.

Twitter Launches ‘Twitter University’, Acquires Open Source Training Company Marakana.

Learning at Twitter just took a giant leap forward. After spending the last few months working with open source training company Marakana on developing an inter... »

YouTube Adds Play Icon to Video Page Titles

YouTube Adds Play Icon to Video Page Titles

YouTube has added a new play icon to its video pages that only appears when content is playing. The icon disappears when you hit pause, allowing you to quickly ... »

Mysterious Instagram Hack Returns, Posting Photos of Fruit Smoothies to User Accounts

Mysterious Instagram Hack Returns, Posting Photos of Fruit Smoothies to User Accounts

An Instagram hack that posts pictures of fruit to users’ timelines has returned. We last saw the issue back in June. Once again, the images – often of fruit but... »

Twitter Expands Alerts to Notify You When Someone Faves a Tweet You’re Mentioned in

Twitter Expands Alerts to Notify You When Someone Faves a Tweet You’re Mentioned in

Twitter now notifies users when someone favorites a tweet they were mentioned in. Yes, this may seem like a minor change, but it expands Twitter’s existing noti... »

Storify Adds Support for Instagram Videos to its Social Media Content Curation Platform

Storify Adds Support for Instagram Videos to its Social Media Content Curation Platform

Social media content curation service Storify is now supporting Instagram videos. This capability was added one day after Facebook released the feature that all... »

Facebook Developing Social Reader to Rival Flipboard, Year-long Project Includes Input from Zuckerberg

Facebook Developing Social Reader to Rival Flipboard, Year-long Project Includes Input from Zuckerberg

Last week’s big Facebook media event was initially tipped to see a ‘Facebook Reader’ product launched, but instead it saw video introduced to Instagram. However... »

Twitter Opens Up its Analytics Platform, Lets Everyone Review the Performance of Their Tweets for Free

Twitter Opens Up its Analytics Platform, Lets Everyone Review the Performance of Their Tweets for Free

Twitter has quietly opened up its various analytics tools to the public, giving everyone access to in-depth data about the people and brands who follow them, as... »

How Facebook’s Entity Graph Evolved From Plain Text to the Structured Data that Powers Graph Search

How Facebook’s Entity Graph Evolved From Plain Text to the Structured Data that Powers Graph Search

Software engineer Eric Sun has revealed the evolution of Facebook’s Entity Graph, a complicated data set which maps the social network’s 100+ billion connection... »

Never Mind Zynga: Facebook Claims its Last Three Months of Game Revenue Are a Record

Never Mind Zynga: Facebook Claims its Last Three Months of Game Revenue Are a Record

Facebook has revealed a snapshot of the amount of activity games receive on its platform. While it has 250 million people playing games on Facebook monthly, the... »

Stick This in Your Pipe and Share It

Stick This in Your Pipe and Share It

Pipe, a new file transfer app for Facebook has just launched and is looking to make the way files can be shared on the social networking service much easier. Th... »

Social Media vs. Having a Life: 3 Ways to Strike a Balance

Social Media vs. Having a Life: 3 Ways to Strike a Balance

Yes, Virginia, it is possible to stay connected to social media without it taking over your life. Here’s how. “More than ever, we’re now focus... »

Facebook launches Verified Pages and Profiles, mimicking Twitter’s verification system to guarantee authenticity

Facebook launches Verified Pages and Profiles, mimicking Twitter’s verification system to guarantee authenticity

Facebook today announced the launch of verified Pages and profiles. Verified accounts belong to a small group of prominent public figures (celebrities, journali... »

Instagram Turns on ‘Photos of You’ Section for Everyone

Instagram Turns on ‘Photos of You’ Section for Everyone

Instagram on Thursday reminded all its users that today is the day its new “Photos of You” section is being turned on for everyone. This means everyone who can ... »

YouTube Launches Subscription Channels with Pilot Partners at $0.99/mo

YouTube Launches Subscription Channels with Pilot Partners at $0.99/mo

YouTube has just announced that it will offer a pilot program for a ‘small group of partners’ to offer a subscription service that starts at $.99 a month. The p... »

Solaborate, a social network for tech professionals, Launches with $1m in Seed Funding

Solaborate, a social network for tech professionals, Launches with $1m in Seed Funding

  Today sees the beta launch of Solaborate, a new social networking platform focused on technology professionals and companies. In addition to the debut of... »

Path, the private social network, Passes 10 Million Registered Users

Path, the private social network, Passes 10 Million Registered Users

  At around 1:15 PM EST on Monday, Path announced it had surpassed the 10 million registered user mark. Path CEO Dave Morin revealed the new figure on Path... »

Twitter for Mac Updated with Retina Support

Twitter for Mac Updated with Retina Support

  Twitter for Mac isn’t dead! Twitter just released an update for the long-neglected desktop version of its app, bringing better photo uploads and Retina D... »

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