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American Express to launch pay-by-tweet

Feb 12, 2013
Starting Wednesday, American Express customers who link their cards to their Twitter accounts will be able to make purchases with a tweet.
Posted In: Twitter, american express, social media

Twitter buys Bluefin, gets into ad tracking

Feb 8, 2013
Twitter's purchase of the research company Bluefin is about gathering the sort of social media info that can be used to extract more money from advertisers.
Posted In: Twitter, social media, tv, advertising

Tweeting videos through the Vine; Should Skype be more like Google?

Jan 25, 2013
Twitter new acquisition, Vine, allows users to share short videos. And, privacy advocates are demanding Skype be more transparent about what data it shares with the government.
Posted In: skype, Microsoft, Google, Twitter, social media, online privacy, China

Facebook borrows Apple's playbook to hype announcement

Jan 14, 2013
A mystery invitation to 'come and see what we're building' is generating plenty of buzz for Facebook.
Posted In: Facebook, mobile phone, social media

California passes social media privacy law

Dec 31, 2012
Under a new California law, it is illegal for employers or admissions officers to require applicants to hand over their social media usernames and passwords.
Posted In: social media, california, privacy, online privacy

Online privacy in 2013 and trading old school correspondence on Lettrs.com

Dec 28, 2012
Gizmodo's managing editor Brian Barrett talks his tech predictions for 2013, and Lettrs.com offers a new way to trade old school correspondence online.
Posted In: 2013, online privacy, social media, letters

Using social media in the bathroom

Dec 3, 2012
A third of 18- to 24-year-olds do.
Posted In: Twitter, Facebook, social media

Xbox's Orwellian patent, and when social media politics gets old

Nov 8, 2012
A new patent for Xbox Kinect might be trying to watch you for copyright owners, and users are getting tired of politics on social media, even though they're still posting about it.
Posted In: kinect, xbox 360, patents, social media

Behind the lyrics with Rap Genius

Oct 15, 2012
It's been called the "Wikipedia of rap", and it just got $15 million dollars in venture capital funding. RapGenius.com is a rising star website which allows people to post annotations on the meanings behind song lyrics.
Posted In: social media, Music

Myspace: Will a redesign resurrect the site?

Sep 25, 2012
Myspace has a slick new look, according to a new promotional video--but can that bring it back to its former social media glory?
Posted In: Tech, MySpace, social media, Justin Timberlake

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