Looks like the Internet’s oldest profession is putting some clothes on in Egypt. Courts in the country have ruled that porn websites are illegal.
Editor's Pick What if you could take all those tweets you blast out during the day and ruminate on them in a place where your mind is free to wander and relax. Introducing Shitter, a new startup that, for just $35, will turn your tweet stream into four rolls of toilet paper. The homepage tagline reads, “Social media has never been so disposable.”
Identity is important to everyone, but many startups get it wrong. Getting identity right has been one of the main keys to Facebook’s success.
The mobile industry is at an exciting stage: There are enough smartphone customers that there’s a huge field of opportunity for device makers, carriers, and app makers, but the market is still fragmented enough that no one company dominates. In this kind of frothy market, the risks are high, but the potential payoffs are huge, too.
Posterous, a blogging platform that embodies Tumblr’s simplicity, if not its stylishness, announced today it has been acquired by microblogging giant Twitter.
Guest Post Mike Dudas, who works on Google Wallet, was so impressed by American Express’s brand new Twitter program that he tweeted:
Editor's Pick One of the most interesting mobile apps to come out of the Occupy Wall Street protests was Vibe, created by Hazem Sayed, which allowed users to send anonymous messages in a tightly controlled distance. Betaworks recently bought the company, and today it is releasing version 1.5, with some new features it will be highlighting at SXSW this month.
Guest Post As more advertising dollars move online, publishers and marketers are finding themselves in a new world. We’re moving from scarcity of information and distribution to abundance.
Charles River Ventures (CRV), a venture capital firm that focuses on mobile, Internet, and software startups, closed its fifteenth fund of $375 million today.
The post-game analysis from the social media set is rolling in, and it seems like the Oscars, while big, didn’t manage to generate nearly as much conversation as The Grammys or Superbowl.
Tumblr, a photo-heavy blogging platform that has attracted a lot of teens, announced today that it will ban blogs containing content that promotes anorexia, self-mutilation, and other harmful behaviors.
Buffer, a social network scheduling service, chooses when to send out your status updates for you and just added LinkedIn to its repertoire, along with Facebook and Twitter.
Fluent, a new email client created by three ex-Google employees, makes your inbox look like a mix of Facebook and Twitter.
Guest Post Twitter has announced a new partnership with American Express to allow small businesses to advertise on the popular social network. The program is due to launch in late March for American Express cardholders and merchants.
Editor's Pick Would you trust the masses to tell you what stories are important? A new site from Microsoft called msnNOW shows you what topics are trending right this very second so you don’t have sort through hundreds of RSS or Twitter feeds. It combs Facebook, Twitter, Bing, and BreakingNews.com to surface the stories getting the most social buzz.
Editor's Pick Path got caught red-handed uploading users’ address books to its servers and had to apologize. But the relatively obscure journaling app is not alone. In fact, Path was crucified for a practice that has become an unspoken industry standard.