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SoundCloud introducing adverts in the US

SoundCloud, an audio-sharing platform more often associated with underground remixes than major label releases, is introducing adverts for the first time.

3 hours ago from The Independent

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Facebook starts paying $500 minimum for Oculus Rift bugs

Mark Zuckerberg demonstrated how serious he is about virtual reality when Facebook paid $2 billion to acquire Oculus Rift earlier this year. Things have been pretty quiet, publicly at least, ...

4 hours ago from Geek.com

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Uber Enables In-App Cab Hailing Within Popular Apps Like Starbucks, OpenTable, Trip Advisor

Since the company's founding in 2009, Uber's ultimate goal has been to make it as easy as possible for anyone to get from point A to point B in as little time as possible. As it is today, the ...

19 hours ago from HotHardware

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Spotify's 'Serendipity' map shows when two people play the same song at the exact same time

Spotify today unveiled Serendipity, an online map that displays a live stream of coordinates whenever two users play the same song at the same time. As each pair of listeners flashes ...

3 hours ago from The Verge

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How Twitter Could Beat the Trolls, And Why It Won't

Twitter has a troll problem. It has from the beginning, really. But it's been particularly loud this month, thrown into sharp relief with the sickening attacks on Robin Williams' grieving ...

20 hours ago from Gizmodo

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For jihadists, social media a platform to recruit, spread fear

A chilling video depicting the apparent murder of a US journalist by jihadists is just the latest salvo in an online war being waged by extremists on social media sites.

21 hours ago from Phys.org

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Snapchat is going to start sending headlines, TV clips and advertisements to your phone

Having taken over the smartphones of millions of teens, Snapchat is now looking to expand, offering news articles, TV and movie clips – all of which would disappear like is signature 'snaps'.

Wed 20 Aug 14 from The Independent

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N3twork wants to be the Pandora of internet video

The music industry is extremely well-blanketed on the web, what with services like Pandora, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Rhapsody, iTunes Music and many, many more. But one can easily argue that the ...

2 hours ago from Engadget

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Class action against Facebook attracts 60,000 users

VIENNA (Reuters) - An Austrian law student said his class action challenging Facebook for alleged privacy violations had gathered support from 60,000 users and passed its first legal review. ...

44 minutes ago from Reuters Technology

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AdDetector will make sure you never mistake a sponsored story for a real one

Sponsored news stories — or what are more politely known as "native ads" — are becoming a fixture of the web, yet it isn't always so easy to tell when an article is sponsored. Google ...

14 minutes ago from The Verge

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