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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

'Words With Friends' befriends Facebook

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'Words With Friends' befriends Facebook
USA Today (blog)
By Mike Snider, USA TODAY With Words With Friends expected to become
playable today on Facebook, you can bet the game will add to its 20
million-plus list of friends. This is the first game from Zynga (FarmVille,
CityVille) to migrate from mobile ...
<http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gamehunters/post/2011/08/words-with-friends-befriends-facebook/1>

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Japanese City Moves Entire Website to Facebook
PCWorld
By Jay Alabaster, IDG News A Japanese city is the first in the country to
replace its public website with a Facebook page, as officials stressed the
open nature of the social network as their main motivation. Facebook has
been slow to catch on in the ...
<http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/237152/japanese_city_moves_entire_website_to_facebook.html>

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Facebook buys iPad book publisher Push Pop Press
SlashGear
Facebook is the largest social network around even if Google+ is gaining
ground on Facebook. Facebook is always out for new ways to increase the
engagement that users find on the site. To help improve the tech behind the
scenes Facebook has announced ...
<http://www.slashgear.com/facebook-buys-ipad-book-publisher-push-pop-press-03169234/>

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YC-Funded PageLever Offers Deeper Insight Into Facebook Analytics
TechCrunch
Learn More Facebook may have droves of publishers, brands, celebrities, and
other major entities using Facebook Pages, but its internal analytics
product — Insights — still leaves a lot to be desired. Now Y
Combinator-funded startup PageLever wants ...
<http://techcrunch.com/2011/08/03/yc-funded-pagelever-offers-deeper-insight-into-facebook-analytics/>

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Google+ adds a million new users a day in first month, outpacing Faceook
GlobalPost
The new social-networking website known as Google+, search giant Google
Inc.'s answer to Facebook, has attracted 25 million users in less than a
month, according to market research from ComScore. Herman Van Rompuy,
president of the European Union, ...
<http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/110803/google-facebook-social-networking-users>

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Pregnant? New Facebook Status Update Lets You Tell the World

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Pregnant? New Facebook Status Update Lets You Tell the World
PC Magazine
By Damon Poeter It looks like the Facebook generation is starting to get in
the family way. That's right, Facebook has added an "Expected: Child"
option to its user profiles so doting parents-to-be can alert friends,
family, and the world at large with ...
<http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2390340,00.asp>

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Facebook launches Marketing API Program
ZDNet (blog)
By Emil Protalinski | August 2, 2011, 6:43pm PDT Facebook has launched the
Marketing API Program, which includes the option to apply for access to the
Facebook Ads API. Emil Protalinski has covered the tech industry for five
years for multiple ...
<http://www.zdnet.com/blog/facebook/facebook-launches-marketing-api-program/2297>

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Tech leaders upbeat about jobs as debt drama ends
San Francisco Chronicle
Revolution LLC CEO and AOL co-founder Steve Case (L) and Facebook COO
Sheryl Sandberg (R) look on as Aneesh Chopra, Chief Technology Officer of
the United States, speaks during the President's Council on Jobs and
Competitiveness High Growth Business ...
<http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/08/02/MNH81KIE4Q.DTL&tsp=1>

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Are you worried about facial-recognition technology's impact on your privacy?
Wall Street Journal
As Internet giants Facebook Inc. and Google Inc. race to expand their
facial-recognition abilities, new research shows how powerful, and
potentially detrimental to privacy, these tools have become. Armed with
nothing but a snapshot, researchers at ...
<http://online.wsj.com/community/groups/europes-question-day-695/topics/you-worried-about-facial-recognition-technologys?commentid=2839126>

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Google+ drew 25 million visitors in less than a month
Los Angeles Times
Google's new social networking service picked up about 25 million visitors
from around the globe in less than a month, faster than rival Facebook in
its early days, according to research firm ComScore. But faster isn't
always better, according to ...
<http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2011/08/google-plus-comscore-facebook.html>

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Facebook Acquires Former Apple Designer's Push Pop Press

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Facebook Acquires Former Apple Designer's Push Pop Press - Liz ...
By Liz Gannes
Facebook has acquired Push Pop Press, the company behind iPad app "Our
Choice," based on a book by Al Gore.
<http://allthingsd.com/20110802/facebook-acquires-interactive-ipad-book-maker/>
AllThingsD
<http://allthingsd.com/>

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Facebook Acquires Push Pop Press
By Jackie Cohen
Facebook has acquired the digital publisher Push Pop Press.
<http://www.allfacebook.com/facebook-acquires-push-pop-press-2011-08>
All Facebook
<http://www.allfacebook.com/>

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Facebook Buys Digital Bookmaking Service Push Pop Press | TechCrunch
By Alexia Tsotsis
Facebook has just bought Push Pop Press. Started by former Apple employees
(and fellow Greeks) Kimon Tsinteris and Mike Matas, Push Pop Press helps
authors and publishers convert physical books into iPad and iPhone-friendly
formats. ...
<http://techcrunch.com/2011/08/02/facebook-buys-digital-bookmaking-service-push-pop-press/>
TechCrunch
<http://techcrunch.com/>

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Facebook Buys iPad Book Creator Push Pop Press (VIDEO)
By The Huffington Post News Editors
Facebook has just snapped up another startup: Push Pop Press, a maker of
interactive iPad books co-founded by a former Apple engineer. The company
aimed to "blow up the book," in Wired's words, with ebooks that
incorporated interactive ...
<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/02/facebook-push-pop-press_n_916288.html>
The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com
<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tech/?from=switched>

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Just like Google and Facebook, Twitter now charges brands to reach ...
By Peter Yared
You know a web service has reached massive scale when it can charge brands
to reach their own customers. Google has been doing it for years,
Facebook's been at it for the past couple of years, and now Twitter has
just entered this ...
<http://venturebeat.com/2011/08/01/just-like-google-and-facebook-twitter-now-charges-brands-to-reach-their-own-customers/>
VentureBeat
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Indiana man arrested after pulling gun on man over argument on Facebook

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Indiana man arrested after pulling gun on man over argument on Facebook
New York Daily News
BY Nina Mandell A virtual argument between two Facebook users in
northwestern Indiana turned into a real-life brawl, police said. Brandon
Melcic, 24, fired a gun outside his home after an unidentified 26-year-old
man, upset over comments posted about ...
<http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/08/02/2011-08-02_indiana_man_arrested_after_pulling_gun_on_man_over_argument_on_facebook.html?r=news/national>

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Start Google Plus Combines Google+ with Facebook and Twitter
Lifehacker
Start Google Plus is a great extension for Chrome and Firefox that lets you
update Twitter and Facebook from within Google+, also adding feeds from
both social networks onto your main page. We mentioned it in our Facebook
to Google+ migration guide, ...
<http://lifehacker.com/5826962/start-google-plus-combines-google%252B-with-facebook-and-twitter>

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Facebook acquires digital bookmaker Push Pop Press
CNET
by Don Reisinger Facebook has purchased digital bookmaker Push Pop Press,
the companies announced today. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Push
Pop Press made a name for itself by developing an iOS app version of former
vice president Al Gore's ...
<http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-20087032-17/facebook-acquires-digital-bookmaker-push-pop-press/>

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Missouri Outlaws Student-Teacher Facebook Friendship
NPR (blog)
That means teachers and students can't be friends on Facebook or can't
follow each other on Twitter for example. All Things Considered's Michele
Norris spoke to an eighth grade teacher from Joplin, Mo., who opposes the
new law. ...
<http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/08/02/138932276/missouri-outlaws-student-teacher-facebook-friendship>

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Facebook lets expectant parents list unborn child as family
CNN
By Doug Gross, CNN (CNN) -- Facebook is now letting parents-to-be list
their unborn children on their personal profiles. Among options that
include daughter, son, wife and husband, the "Friends and Family" section
under "Edit Profile" now allows the ...
<http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/social.media/08/02/facebook.expected.child.pregnancy/>

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A Peek at the New Facebook Campus
New York Times (blog)
Who says Facebook doesn't care about privacy? Its new campus in Menlo Park,
Calif., is dotted with phone booths, in case someone wants privacy while
making a phone call. At Facebook, nobody has an office, not even the chief
executive, Mark Zuckerberg. ...
<http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/02/a-peek-at-the-new-facebook-campus/>

7
Pentagon to Use Facebook, Twitter in Cyber-Warfare
Mobiledia
People used Facebook and Twitter during the Arab Spring to organize their
movements and protests in Egypt, Tunisia and other Arab countries as well.
Many Arab countries' governments ordered Internet and cellular service shut
down to cut off dissidents' ...
<http://www.mobiledia.com/news/100985.html>

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Facebook: "Anonymity on the Internet has to go away"
ZDNet (blog)
By Emil Protalinski | August 2, 2011, 8:44am PDT Facebook's marketing
director Randi Zuckerberg wants to put an end to online anonymity, forcing
Internet citizens to use their real names at all times. Emil Protalinski
has covered the tech industry for ...
<http://www.zdnet.com/blog/facebook/facebook-anonymity-on-the-internet-has-to-go-away/2270>

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Privacy Risks Increase as Facial Recognition Technology Improves
TMC Net
But while Facebook and Google (News - Alert) are expanding facial
recognition options – researchers from Carnegie Mellon University are
warning about the dangers it poses to privacy. Several Carnegie Mellon
researchers were able to ID some one-third of ...
<http://www.tmcnet.com/topics/articles/203622-privacy-risks-increase-as-facial-recognition-technology-improves.htm>

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How Dangerous Is Facebook's Facial Recognition Software?

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How Dangerous Is Facebook's Facial Recognition Software?
Big Think
Rather than laboriously tagging photos of your friends, Facebook released
facial recognition software last winter that makes educated guesses about
who is in your photos. Rolling out the software slowing and allowing users
to opt out quelled criticism ...
<http://bigthink.com/ideas/39556>

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New Missouri Law Bans 'Exclusive' Online Contact Between Teachers, Students
Fox News
By Joshua Rhett Miller Senate Bill 54 was designed to protect children from
sexual misconduct by teachers, but one provision of the legislation bans
teachers from having a nonwork-related website -- like Facebook and other
social networking services ...
<http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/08/02/new-missouri-law-bans-exclusive-online-contact-between-teachers-students/>

3
Are Twitter and Facebook Anti-Social Networks?
LifeGoesStrong
Seems everyone is on Twitter and Facebook, but not I. Here's why I'm
anti-social network. Do you feel trapped by the anti-social nature of
Twitter and Facebook? In less than four minutes, every teenager in Sweet
Apple, Ohio, is aware that Hugo and Kim ...
<http://tech.lifegoesstrong.com/are-twitter-and-facebook-anti-social-networks>

4
Is Google Plus the New Facebook?
Patch.com
Google Plus is the new invitation-only social media kid on the block that
wants to knock Facebook off the mountain. It has some significant
advantages that Facebook can only dream about. Should you switch? The
Google+ sign in screen. ...
<http://livermore.patch.com/articles/is-google-plus-the-new-facebook>

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Brandon Melcic Fired Gun Over Facebook Dispute After Rival Threw Rocks At His ...
Huffington Post
He brandished his gun, according to the Northwest Indiana Times, because of
a confrontation on Facebook that spilled over into the real world. When
authorities arrived on the scene, a 26-year-old man from California was
also present. ...
<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/02/brandon-melcic-fired-gun-_n_915968.html>

6
Legal expert: Facebook strike anarchistic
Ynetnews
Recent protests clock into workplaces with thousands of employees joining
Facebook groups for one-day strike. Lawyers caution of legal implications;
however, some contend that 'this might be a legitimate quasi-political
strike that has acknowledged ...
<http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4103530,00.html>

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For car dealers, Facebook draws fans, but not sales
Philadelphia Inquirer
"I'm very unhappy with Facebook," Millevoi repeated - for the fourth time.
He sold 400 to 500 cars in 2010, but only one through Facebook. Millevoi
constructed the fan page in January 2010 and slowly gathered a legion of
415 fans composed of relatives, ...
<http://www.philly.com/philly/business/personal_finance/20110802_For_car_dealers__Facebook_draws_fans__but_not_sales.html>

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Zynga expands 'Words With Friends' from mobile to Facebook
Fiercemobilecontent
Zynga will port its popular Words With Friends from smartphones to
Facebook, heralding the first time the social gaming giant has expanded a
mobile title to the Facebook platform (instead of vice versa). Zynga's
Words with Friends expands from mobile ...
<http://www.fiercemobilecontent.com/story/zynga-expands-words-friends-mobile-facebook/2011-08-02>

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Selling Your Products From Facebook Is Now Possible With the Launch of the ...

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Selling Your Products From Facebook Is Now Possible With the Launch of the ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
With the increasing popularity of the social networking giant Facebook,
businesses have been looking for ways to capitalize on the marketing
efforts invested on this platform. Using LunarStore, businesses can both
showcase products and allow their ...
<http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2011/08/02/prweb8688441.DTL>
 
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Facebook Firings: Feds, Managers Navigate 'New Territory' In Employment
Huffington Post
WASHINGTON -- The federal agency tasked with enforcing labor law has been
fielding complaints from workers across the country who have been fired or
disciplined for their work-related indiscretions on Facebook. Although the
feds have taken up the cases ...
<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/02/facebook-firings-new-territory_n_915520.html>

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How Google+ can keep tech's fashionistas buzzing
CNET
The wannabe Facebook, the Twitter killer, the next great thing in social
media, went live just over a month ago. And already tech fashionistas are
looking for the next thing. Just last week came word that Google+ traffic
was beginning to dip. ...
<http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20086614-93/how-google-can-keep-techs-fashionistas-buzzing/>

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Facebook adds 'I'm Expecting' family member status option, stirs controversy ...
New York Daily News
BY Joyce Chen Facebook has unveiled its latest option, allowing expectant
parents to announce their baby news online to strangers everywhere. What do
you think of the Facebook option for expectant parents? I think it's a
great way to share the happy ...
<http://www.nydailynews.com/tech_guide/2011/08/02/2011-08-02_facebook_adds_im_expecting_family_member_status_option_stirs_controversy_among_s.html>

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Facebook and teachers do not mix
WACH
What do you think about the State of Missouri passing a law that governs
social communication between teachers and students? Who should be
responsible for a teenagers online activities? Let us know by leaving a
comment here or on our Facebook page.
<http://www.midlandsconnect.com/news/story.aspx?id=646943>

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Facebook Becoming Worldwide Yearbook Of Identification
RedOrbit
According to a new study, one in three people can be identified on Facebook
by using just a photograph. Researchers took a picture of 93 volunteers to
use this method to track them down on the social networking site by using
publicly available software ...
<http://www.redorbit.com/news/technology/2088659/facebook_becoming_worldwide_yearbook_of_identification/>

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