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  • Going Too Far: The ‘TechCrunch Embargo’ And Other Myths

    Going Too Far: The ‘TechCrunch Embargo’ And Other Myths

    Antti Vilpponen, co-founder and CEO of ArcticStartup, a competitor to TechCrunch Europe when it comes to coverage of – surprise – tech startups from the Arctic region, wrote a post yesterday about the way we – supposedly – handle embargoes around here. We don’t always respond to criticism, especially not from competitors, but I figured this presents us with a… Read More

  • Facebook Ups Character Limit to 60,000, Google+’s Is Still Bigger

    Facebook Ups Character Limit to 60,000, Google+’s Is Still Bigger

    There’s a pissing contest going on. Google+ launched saying it has no character limit, though my tests show it stops publishing at 100,000. Surely unrelated, Facebook upped its limit from 500 to 5,000 in September, and today announced its limit is now over 60,000. That’s 1/9th the length of a novel. This gives users the flexibility to write full-fledged blog posts or even… Read More

  • The Social Network 2 – If Zuckerberg Deleted Facebook Parody Trailer

    The Social Network 2 – If Zuckerberg Deleted Facebook Parody Trailer

    Would our society come crumbling down if Facebook suddenly disappeared? A hilarious new parody film trailer explores a ghastly future where “Zuckerberg deleted Facebook. And then he killed himself. Forever.” Click through to watch the panic ensue. Read More

  • Nokia Siemens Networks To Cut 17,000 Jobs, Writes Worst Press Release Headline Ever

    Nokia Siemens Networks To Cut 17,000 Jobs, Writes Worst Press Release Headline Ever

    Nokia Siemens Networks would like you to know that it “puts mobile broadband and services at the heart of its strategy”, and to demonstrate this they plan to fire roughly 17,000 people worldwide before the end of 2013 as part of ‘an extensive global restructuring program’. Read More

  • Troll The Troll

    Troll The Troll

    Never troll a troll, say men and women much wiser than moi. To them, I say no, in this case it’s perfectly fine to troll the troll. From the funny dude who brought you the Mark by Mark Zuckerberg collection, now comes a website where you can, basically, send him $9 via PayPal. Read More

  • Tired Of Facebook? Try Facedrink Energy Shot Before Zuck Sues

    Tired Of Facebook? Try Facedrink Energy Shot Before Zuck Sues

    “It gives you social energy. It gives you taste of friendship.” It’s Facedrink! And you better go buy some because it will be sued out of existence any minute now. Following in the footsteps of the unofficial Mark Zuckerberg action figure, some dude named Barry Moustapha (ROFLCOPTER) has created a lawyer-magnet energy drink. It’s themed with Facebook colors and… Read More

  • When Social Ads Backfire

    When Social Ads Backfire

    The goal of social advertising is to amplify positive word-of-mouth. Ads show that your friend mentioned a company, checked in to a business, or that thousands have +1’d an ad, and you’re more likely to believe the brand’s message and become a customer. But when brands pay to distribute user-generated content, there’s a chance for an epic fail of promoting negative… Read More

  • Thanks To The 7 Deadly Websites, We’re All Sinners

    Thanks To The 7 Deadly Websites, We’re All Sinners

    Sins used to require effort. In biblical times, even sloth meant having to sit around using your imagination. Now, a 1-inch hand gesture is all that separates human kind from the bookmarked sin of choice. The faintest desire for a fix of narcissism sees us pawing through Facebook and Twitter for Likes and retweets. If the task at hand seems daunting, we can hastily retreat to Netflix where… Read More

  • Flirty Turkish Users Propel Social Network Interconnections

    Flirty Turkish Users Propel Social Network Interconnections

    Turkey has been named the most social and most flirtatious country in the world by a new study by social network Tagged. Turks, and specifically Turkish men, sent the most friend requests as well as the most “winks” — a flirty communication method on Tagged similar to the Facebook Poke. The most flirty women on the service were from the U.K. and U.S. Turkish users… Read More

  • Swag Of The Month Raises $100K to Subscribe Men to Indie Fashion

    Swag Of The Month Raises $100K to Subscribe Men to Indie Fashion

    Swag. Short for “Swagger”, is what rappers and the youth of today call style. And now you can get it delivered to your door. Swag Of The Month is a new $9 subscription service that lets men receive t-shirts and other clothing items that match their preferences from independent fashion designers. Today it raised a $100,000 Angel round from Quattro Development to legitimize the… Read More

  • WTF
    Thomson Reuters Names ‘Top 100 Global Innovators’ – Now Guess Who’s Missing

    Thomson Reuters Names ‘Top 100 Global Innovators’ – Now Guess Who’s Missing

    Thomson Reuters this morning announced that it has identified “the world’s 100 most innovative organizations today” through a proprietary program. I wouldn’t normally give such a list much attention, but when I was glancing at the top 100 list, I recognized many of the usual suspects on there, such as Apple, Intel, HP, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Sony, Xerox and… Read More