There’s That Facebook “Everyone Button” We Told You About

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 12:36
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Phase 4 has launched. Last week we told you about Facebook's new "everyone button" that lets users who have chosen to keep their profiles at least partially private send the occasional status message or other content out to the public. That feature, which goes hand-in-hand with the recent search engine for public status messages, launched today to a small number of users. Don't be fooled by what appears to be a minor change in the user interface. This is another indication of Facebook's extreme desire to get users to make as much of ...


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FriendFeed Adds File Sharing. No Movies, But MP3s Are Fine.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 12:32
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The killer features of FriendFeed continue. Today, the service has just added a way to share files on the service. So now it's just as easy to share a PDF or text file as it is to share a picture. "You can attach (almost) any file to your FriendFeed posts via the web interface or by emailing file attachments to share@friendfeed.com," FriendFeed co-founder Bret Taylor says. And what's really great about this is that using FriendFeed direct messaging aspect, you can easily transfer files to certain individuals, or groups of people at ...


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Changing Of The Guard: Jeff Weiner Takes CEO Spot At LinkedIn

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 11:56
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LinkedIn had a management shakeup last December - CEO Dan Nye stepped down. Founding CEO Reid Hoffman stepped in again and former Yahoo exec Jeff Weiner joined the company as President. The hiring of Weiner as President was clearly an interim move, and we predicted he'd move into the CEO role sometime this year: "The addition of Weiner is also quirky, and may explain the changes. Weiner was likely expecting a CEO role as his next job. He’s now second to Hoffman. Perhaps the company is using the interim period to see how ...


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Google’s Mobile AdSense For iPhone and Android Apps Now In Public Beta

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 11:03
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Google is moving into the mobile ad market with AdSense for mobile apps. Over the past few months, Google has been testing both text and graphical ads with ten mobile app developers, including Shazam and Urbanspoon. Today it is opening the private beta to more developers who meet certain criteria. These are contextual ads for iPhone and Android apps. To qualify for the public beta, the apps must be free and generate at least 100,000 pageviews per day. The program is only for iPhone or Android apps. Developers must be ready to ...


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