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2 hrs ago | ITworld

PHP gets a formal specification, at last

Despite becoming one of the most widely used programming languages on the Web, PHP didn't have a formal specification -- until now.

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Related Topix: Programming Languages, PHP, Science / Technology, Startups

6 hrs ago | Press & Sun-Bulletin

Va. police: Respect the privacy of 'Woman in Black'

The woman wearing black, identified as Elizabeth Poles, was embraced this week by about 50 people in Winchester, Va.

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Related Topix: Winchester, VA, Startups, Social Software

10 hrs ago | The Times of India

Facebook friends for 15 days, man murders woman at first meeting

KOLKATA/BIRBHUM: After chatting with a Facebook friend for only 15 days, 42-year-old Baguiati homemaker Soma Ghosh agreed to meet him.

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Related Topix: Social Software, Startups

14 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

Facebook's Internet.org expands in Zambia

The Internet.org app will give subscribers of Zambia's Airtel phone company access to a set of basic Internet services for free.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Newindpress

US Woman Sues Facebook Over 'Revenge Porn' Images

According to the lawsuit, Facebook ignored repeated requests from Texas-based Meryem Ali to remove lewd images purported to be of her, uploaded presumably by her friend Adeel Shah Khan of Illinois.

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Related Topix: Social Software, Startups

SFGate

Snapchat in talks with Alibaba after snubbing Facebook

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel is in talks with Alibaba for more than three times Facebook's takeover bid.

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Related Topix: Snapchat, iPhone and iPad App, Alibaba, Startups, Mark Zuckerberg, Internet, Science / Technology

Fox News

Facebook to Kill Gifts in Latest E-Commerce Shift

Facebook Inc will shut its 2-year-old Gifts shop on Aug. 12, as the world's largest social network tests other ways to let consumers buy products on its website.

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Related Topix: Startups, Social Software, Internet, Science / Technology, Business News

The Washington Post

'Spider-Man' fights Dubliner in street, goes viral

Dublin's friendly neighborhood Spider-Man has become a social media phenomenon after being caught on video fighting a man who allegedly tried to steal his money.

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Related Topix: Startups, World News

Reuters

Futures up ahead of GDP data; Twitter soars in premarket

U.S. stock index futures rose on Wednesday as investors sought bargains following a period of weakness and looked ahead to data on economic growth and comments from the Federal Reserve following its latest policy meeting.

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CIO

Amazon says $9.99 e-books will boost revenue, including for Hachette

Amazon.com believes that pricing ebooks at US$9.99 will boost sales by over 74 percent as the books are highly price-elastic.

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Related Topix: Social Software, Startups

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Business Highlights

Dustin Moskovitz has learned a lot about communication since he teamed up with his college roommate Mark Zuckerberg to create Facebook a decade ago.

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Related Topix: Mark Zuckerberg, Startups, Social Software, WebMD, Urban Institute, Technical Services, Mortgage, Personal Finance

JAM! Showbiz

'TMNT' 9/11 poster shell shocks social media

LOS ANGELES Paramount Australia is facing harsh criticism Tuesday after sharing a "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" poster that invoked memories of 9/11.

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Related Topix: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Napoleon Games, Mutant, _No Company, Video Games, Startups

Park Record

OKCupid, Facebook not alone in studying consumers

This week, OKCupid became the latest company to admit that it has manipulated customer data to see how users of its dating service would react to one another.

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Related Topix: Startups, Privacy, Golden Gate University, Park City, UT

Contra Costa Times

Facebook cofounder's startup Asana seeks to rid work of email

The 30-year-old entrepreneur has learned a lot about communication since he teamed up with his college roommate Mark Zuckerberg to create Facebook a decade ago, and that knowledge is fueling an audacious attempt to change the way people connect at work, where the incessant drumbeat of email has become an excruciating annoyance.

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Related Topix: Social Software, Startups, Mark Zuckerberg

Hindustan Times

Woman in black A mysterious woman strolling busy US highways

A quiet woman wearing a flowing, black dress and mysteriously strolling along busy highways in parts of the US Southeast and Midwest has the curious wondering who she is and spurred a social media site to document her trek.

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Related Topix: Startups, Gordon County, GA, Ranger, GA

Macworld

Using Instagram for iOS on public Wi-Fi poses risk of an account hijack, researcher says

A configuration problem in Facebook's popular Instagram application for Apple devices could allow a hacker to hijack a person's account if they're both on the same public Wi-Fi network.

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Related Topix: Wireless, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi, Emerging Technology, Startups, Social Software, Computer Security, Twitter

CIO

Privacy groups call for action to stop Facebook's off site user tracking plans

U.S. and EU privacy and consumer groups called on privacy regulators to stop Facebook's plans to gather the Internet browsing patterns of its users while they visit other sites.

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Related Topix: Startups, Social Software, Privacy

Mid-Day Mumbai

Miffed over fake account, Mahesh Bhatt heads to police

Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt has warned his fans against a fake Facebook account created under his name and says that he will approach the police.

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Related Topix: Social Software, Startups

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Examiner.com

Buddy: Beautiful smiling dog is out of time at high-kill upstate shelter

According to Facebook: Greenville County Pet Rescue , this beauty is running out of time at the high-kill upstate shelter.

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Related Topix: Greenville County, SC, Startups, Greenville, SC

CIO

Facebook to require Messenger app for mobile chat

If you like to send messages via Facebook when you're on the move, get ready to download a new app.

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Related Topix: Startups, Mark Zuckerberg

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