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Twitter adds photo sharing via text message

Twitter adds photo sharing via text message

Twitter added a new feature today that lets you share photos via text messages or SMS messages. Although there's the official Twitter app and plenty of third-party clients, many folks still prefer sharing tweets by texting. With this new feature, they can now share photos along with their tweets by simply attaching a photo to their text message.

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Facebook revamps friend lists and newsfeed, adds ticker

Facebook revamps friend lists and newsfeed, adds ticker

Facebook announced several new changes today, including revisions to its Friends Lists and News Feed features as well as the addition of a ticker with real-time status updates. These changes will be rolled out starting this evening, just two days ahead of Facebook's annual f8 developer conference, where the social network is expected to unveil more new features, including music streaming integration.

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Facebook Blocking Google+ Invite Posts?

Facebook Blocking Google+ Invite Posts?

Reports surfaced today that Facebook may be blocking posts that encourage users to try out rival social network, Google+. A video was posted this morning by a Google employee pointing out something peculiar he noticed about how his friends' news feeds would show his regular status updates but would exclude one's with a link to Google+.

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Android 2.3.3 for XPERIA Play and Arc released [Video]

Android 2.3.3 for XPERIA Play and Arc released [Video]

Sony Ericsson's latest firmware update for the XPERIA Arc and XPERIA Play has begun to roll out. The new software upgrades the smartphones to Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread, addressing various issues and bugfixes, as well as including the Facebook Inside XPERIA functionality that Sony Ericsson first showed on the XPERIA mini and mini pro.

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Twitter snaps up TweetDeck in $40m desperation deal

Twitter snaps up TweetDeck in $40m desperation deal

Twitter has reportedly finally got around to snapping up TweetDeck, in a deal worth over $40m according to CNN. Although neither company has officially confirmed the acquisition - which will paid for with a mixture of cash and stock - the paperwork was apparently signed on Monday.

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Twitter and Facebook must learn from LinkedIn’s IPO success

Twitter and Facebook must learn from LinkedIn’s IPO success

Just after 7 a.m. this morning on its first day of trading, LinkedIn's stocked soared up $47 to 92.99 dollars a share. Currently it is around $90 a share up 45 points. I've spent the bulk of the morning on the phone with reporters and radio hosts explaining why the the success of LinkedIn's IPO is not surprising, and here is why.

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Facebook confesses to anti-Google PR campaign

Facebook confesses to anti-Google PR campaign

Facebook has admitted hiring a PR firm to seed anti-Google news, in an attempt to raise alarm over the search giant's policies toward user privacy. The social network - and public relations firm Burson-Marsteller - confirmed to The Daily Beast that it had offered journalists assistance in writing critical newspaper articles about Google invading privacy.

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Disqus Adds @ Mentions To Comment Threads

Disqus Adds @ Mentions To Comment Threads

If you frequently comment on tech sites such as ours you'll notice that many employ the Disqus commenting platform. It helps us serve, track, and manage our commenting system while connecting us with a large community of Disqus users. After recently raising $10 million in venture funding, the company launched today a new @ mentioning feature.

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Osama bin Laden dead: Raid was confidential but Twitter wasn’t [Video]

Osama bin Laden dead: Raid was confidential but Twitter wasn’t [Video]

The reports of Osama bin Laden's death may be ubiquitous now, but the story inadvertently broke - and played out amid the firefight - on Twitter first. Abbottabad resident Sohaib Athar noted a "Helicopter hovering above Abbottabad at 1AM (is a rare event)" and then "A huge window shaking bang here in Abbottabad Cantt. I hope its not the start of something nasty :-S" without realizing he was giving an on-the-ground insight into what the US government has described as a 40-minute "surgical raid".

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Google: All Employees Responsible For Success Of Our Social Strategy

Google: All Employees Responsible For Success Of Our Social Strategy

Google has been stepping up their social strategy big time despite little success with the deployment of various features including a discussions system in Google Docs, social features in Google Maps, the Google +1 search recommendation feature, and even a Google Me social platform to rival that of Facebook. And now with new CEO Larry Page on board, a memo has been sent out to employees that puts the social success burden on salary bonuses.

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Google +1: So Simple These Babies Get It

Google +1: So Simple These Babies Get It

These babies know more about internet than you ever will. Listen, er, read the subtitles of their wise words and learn about the glory that is +1. It's just that simple. You have to listen to them because they're babies on the internet. They do a better job of explaining and entertaining than a posse of a million. Enjoy.

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Google +1 embeds recommendations into search [Video]

Google +1 embeds recommendations into search [Video]

Google has launched a sharing button of its own, competing for space with Facebook's "Like" button and the Twitter "Tweet" button. Google +1 takes advantage of the search engine's huge user base, flagging up the recommendations of your friends and contacts directly on the search results page; as long as you're signed in, you'll see positive feedback on the results your friends approve of.

Video demo after the cut

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