Asian-themed casinos are sprouting in Las Vegas.
In the last full year, more than 1.1 million people donated the equivalent of $30 million in 80 different currencies to the Wikimedia Foundation, which runs Wikipedia. This year, the Wikipedians are hoping for even more — about $50 million.
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Apple just bought social media analytics company Topsy for over $200 million. Sources have confirmed the purchase to VentureBeat and added that the Topsy team officially started work at Apple today.
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At our DataBeat event this week, we’ll be featuring the most interesting companies we can find that leverage data science in fresh ways.
Twitter’s automatic expansion of photos in the timeline has been controversial as some people complain that images dominate the experience. But it also has some unintended consequences: awkward crops.
It’s always a good time to think about what you’re thankful for, rather than what you are bitter about, or anxious to acquire, or angry at.
If you’ve ever wanted to save something you saw on Facebook and looked desperately for an email option, you can keep looking. Facebook isn’t adding anything that takes content or views outside of its nice little closed network.
Click “like” if you love Jesus. Click “like” if you support the troops. Click “like” if you think this tragically disfigured burn victim is still beautiful. Click “like” if you have a heart, care even a little, love puppies, and aren’t a selfish evil jerk.
Starting today, Twitter is starting an age-screening process for people who want to follow alcohol brands. You enter your date of birth, Twitter does a little counting on its fingers and compares to the legal drinking age of the country you say you’re from, and if it all checks out, Twitter will let you follow the account
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“I have to be very careful about everything I say to my friends as I conduct business activities over the same accounts,” said one employee. “My friends don’t understand why I am reluctant to use [Facebook] to talk.”
Waze is partnering with Universal Pictures to roll out a celebrity voice navigation feature. The first celebrity to guide you from point A to point B is comedian and actor Kevin Hart.
The top news searches reveal that some fraction of us have some small sense of things that might be important, with questions about Syria, Typhoon Haiyan and the devastation it brought to the Philippines, and Detroit’s bankruptcy.
Facebook started in colleges. Japanese live video startup TwitCasting said yesterday that it owns 50 percent of the college market in Japan — and it’s coming here.
Vowch recently launched a social recommendation platform where people can share things that they to a community of friends and followers.
People crying, talking animals, feats of daring, poop jokes. It’s all here, folks.
Your face is now on its way to becoming part of Facebook’s business in one form or another. Unless Franken has something to say about it, of course.
Making a sustainable business in the Web 3.0 era means incorporating feedback loops into the basic design of every product and service.
50 million Americans are meal insecure and one in five kids faces hunger. Mogl’s restaurant loyalty program lets you earn cash to donate to food banks, compete with your friends, and track hunger in your city.
Every person on Facebook — all 1.2 billion of you — sees a unique homepage every time they visit the social network. But storing, fetching, and analyzing the hundreds of petabytes of data to generate those pages in real time is no easy task.
FlowPlay distinguished itself by making a massively multiplayer online world, where every game is social.
Email is somewhat of a lost cause in the eyes of many people who get far too many messages to sort through on a computer screen in a single day. However, that could be because we’re just using the wrong device.
Mobile branded content company TextPride has completed a $1 million seed funding round, the company said. TextPride makes stickers and emojis that mobile messaging apps can add as paid upgrades to their services.
Wondering where that beautiful tunnel of ivy everyone is pinning actually lives? Now Pinterest will let you attach pins to a map, showing exactly where you can find the real thing.
Twitter is the new customer service, to the surprise of no one who’s been paying attention. But few companies are taking it as far as Dutch airline KLM, which is now displaying live wait times on its Twitter account.
While other mobile game firms are dashing into hardcore and midcore games, Pocket Gems is staying put.
60 percent of social shopping starts on Facebook. 15 percent starts on Pinterest, and a little five percent wedge begins on Twitter. But there’s one network you’ve probably never heard of that drives more than Pinterest and four times more social shopping traffic than Twitter.
Forty-thousand Kiwis have a signed a petition on online activism site Care2, asking New Zealand police to apprehend and charge several teen boys who allegedly date- and gang-raped underage girls and then posted details — including their victims’ names — on Facebook.
Editor’s Pick At companies that run on Google Apps, the Google+ identity machine creates an invasive view of everything you do, including personal email and search conducted from work devices.
Welcome to Instagram, Windows Phone owners. We can’t wait to see what your dessert looks like today.
Between 10 and 20 million accounts on Facebook are owned by people who are dead, but no one can access their account and update it. And if you die with a PayPal account, or perhaps Bitcoin in a digital wallet, it’s possible no one will be able to collect your cash. In fact, up to 55 percent of digital assets are impossible to restore after death, according to a McAfee study.
Since they’re digitally literate from the start, many younger workers are required or encouraged to use personal Facebook and Twitter accounts to post company-approved messages.
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For Twitter, it’s not enough to be a social network that serves as the pulse for what everyone is currently talking about the most. Now the company also wants to direct your eyeballs to a specific location at a specific time, such as your television screen during prime time viewing hours.
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Because sometimes an animated gif is worth a zillion words.
What if you discovered a cure for a rare disease and didn’t even know it? This “Tumblr for scientists” gives researchers a place to share their work, find relevant research of their colleagues, and collaborate.
The Russian Internet giant made its first foray into the U.S. market today with the launch of an e-mail app (myMail), a messaging app (myChat), and a gaming app (myGames).