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Foursquare Adds Real-Time List Notifications With Radar

Foursquare Adds Real-Time List Notifications With Radar

Today location-based social network Foursquare announced Radar, a new real-time feature that sends users notifications when they’re close to a place on their to-do lists, or the any other Foursquare lists they follow. It also notifies users if their friends are getting together nearby.

Will Project Z Make Zynga Feel Facebook-Free?

Will Project Z Make Zynga Feel Facebook-Free?

When Zynga announced Project Z at its “Unleashed” event earlier today in San Francisco, it became clear that the social gaming giant was ready to take some space away from its tightly knit relationship with Facebook.

Project Z is a social network designed for games that also serves as a place where people can talk about the games they’re playing…

Report: Facebook Users “Like” 31% More Over The Last Year

Report: Facebook Users “Like” 31% More Over The Last Year

Clicking the “Like” button is incredibly easy to do, and increasingly becoming the primary way people interact on Facebook.

Users are engaging with Facebook pages 31% more over the last year. Of this boost in engagement, 84% turned out to be from the “Like” button, while 15% were from comments and only 1% were from shares, according to a recent…

Facebook Acquires a Startup That Knows You Like a Friend(.ly)

Facebook Acquires a Startup That Knows You Like a Friend(.ly)

Two-year-old social network enhancing service Friend.ly has been acquired by Facebook, announced the Friend.ly blog earlier today.

Friend.ly is a place where people can get to know each other based on random questions you might have in common. Answer a question posed by the service, and you’ll be able to see how other people have answered that…

Facebook Apps & Credits Finally Coming To Mobile

Facebook Apps & Credits Finally Coming To Mobile

Today Facebook released its long-awaited Facebook Platform on mobile, which brings all of the social channels to mobile apps and websites. It will be easily accessible on iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and the mobile site, and arrives on the same day as the Facebook iPad app. Previously all Facebook games and apps were only available from a computer…

Groupon Make Sales Numbers More Private

Groupon Make Sales Numbers More Private

Groupon is dramatically changing how they display the number of deals people purchased. Soon you’ll only be able to see the percentage rather than the exact number of deals purchased.

Earlier today the company announced that, “Instead of showing the exact number of Groupons purchased, the counter is now reduced by a random percentage…

Storify Integrates SoundCloud Audio Clips

Storify Integrates SoundCloud Audio Clips

SoundCloud may have been knocked offline by a DDoS Attack last night, but today it’s back and fully integrated into content curation platform, Storify.

Storify launched its public beta version in April of this year, and quickly became a popular platform for online content curation. Storify allows users to pull information from social media…

Tagging Non-Friends: Is Facebook Forcing You to Grow Up?

Tagging Non-Friends: Is Facebook Forcing You to Grow Up?

Facebook is taking yet another step toward becoming more Twitter-like by allowing Facebook profile owners to tag non-friends in the comment threads of their public posts. This update brings Facebook profile users one step closer to becoming their own idealized, public brands, and arrives upon the heels of the Facebook Subscribe button, which allows…

Translate Your Facebook Page Into Any Language

Translate Your Facebook Page Into Any Language

Facebook now offers an option to translate pages, including comments, into any language via a link that appears under public pages’ posts. The feature works through Microsoft’s Bing Translator, and is yet another example of Microsoft and Facebook teaming up to utilize the data-rich Facebook social graph.

iPhone 4S: Siri Should Be Sulu

iPhone 4S: Siri Should Be Sulu

Was anyone else peeved to discover that the new iPhone 4S voice-command personal assistant app’s voice is a robotic-sounding lady named Siri? There should be an option for iPhone 4S users to choose a voice from whatever gender they prefer. But until that day, if we’re going to be stuck with only one voice, it should be Sulu.

91% Of Hiring Mangers Use Social Networking To Screen

91% Of Hiring Mangers Use Social Networking To Screen

In a study of 300 hiring managers and recruiters, Palo Alto-based social networking monitoring service Reppler reports that 76% of hiring managers look at applicants’ Facebook profiles. An additional 56% are looking at Twitter, and 48% check out LinkedIn – which seems ironic, considering that LinkedIn is where you’re supposed to present your…

Study: 11% Of Groupon’s Deals Aren’t Actually Deals

Study: 11% Of Groupon’s Deals Aren’t Actually Deals

Deals for local services, which include handymen, painters, portrait photographers, wedding planners and house cleaners, make up 11% of all Groupons, but based on a small study by Thumbtack, they don’t actually save consumers money.

Thumbtack is a directory of service providers that helps users find and vet those professionals. The company looked…

Facebook Is As Big As The Internet Of 2004

Facebook Is As Big As The Internet Of 2004

Facebook’s population is currently at 800 million users, which is slightly more users than the Internet of early 2004, based on data from InternetWorldStats.com. Check out a chart chronicling the growth of the Internet after the jump.

Why Is Apple Joining the Snail Mail Cards Business?

Why Is Apple Joining the Snail Mail Cards Business?

Apple slipped in a quieter announcement today amidst the iPhone 4S chaos: The launch of a new app called Cards, which lets you create a real, physical card from your iPhone by taking a photo on your camera and choosing from a simple selection of 21 different designs. Then Apple mails for $2.99 (U.S.) or $4.99 (elsewhere). You receive a push…

Apple: 92% of Fortune 500 Are Testing or Deploying iPad

Apple: 92% of Fortune 500 Are Testing or Deploying iPad

There’s no doubt that Apple’s iPad sales are growing faster than the iPhone. At Apple’s event on Tuesday, newly minted CEO Tim Cook announced that 92% of Fortune 500 are testing or deploying iPad in the course of less than 18 months.

Meanwhile, Cook also announced that, in schools, iPads are “helping kids learn,” and “pilots replace 40 pound…

Why is Facebook’s Hybrid News Feed Inspiring More Interaction?

Why is Facebook’s Hybrid News Feed Inspiring More Interaction?

When Facebook launched its newest redesign two weeks ago, it collapsed the news feed, formerly divided into “top news” and “recent news,” into a single hybrid news feed. According to Edgerank, that change has resulted in a 33% drop in impressions per post, but an increase in engagement for pages. Likes and comments have gone up 18% and 17…