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Internet.Org to Connect the Whole World

On Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook, along with Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Qualcomm, and Samsung are launching a huge initiative called internet.org.  The objective is pretty giant—they want to bring the internet to the 5 billion people not currently connected. The press release notes that [t]oday, only 2.7 billion people – just over one-third […]

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Buffer: Management Software for Social Media

It’s 2013, and by now most of us know that a powerful social media presence is essential to building your brand on the internet. To make that responsibility a little easier, a number of social media management applications have emerged to coordinate your presence through time and across social media platforms. One of the applications […]

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Facebook Home Coming to the HTC First on AT&T

Yesterday Mark Zuckerberg didn’t shock the world. Instead he announced the long-awaited “Facebook phone,” which, it turns out, is not a phone at all. Instead it’s an interface for specific Android phones that makes using Facebook a top priority. It’s built on top of Android, so it’s not an operating system, but it is a […]

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Are People Taking a Break from Facebook? (CNN VIDEO)

I appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources this morning with Howard Kurtz to take a look at Facebook. It turns out the social network may be losing some of its shine. Take a look at these stats from a recent Pew Internet survey: – 61% of Facebook users have taken a break from the service at […]

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What Facebook’s New Social Graph Search May Mean for Small Businesses

Much has already been made of Facebook’s big press conference yesterday where Mark Zuckerberg unveiled new Social Graph Search. But what is it, exactly? In a lot of ways, Facebook Graph Search makes a lot of sense intuitively: enough that it’s almost a surprise that we haven’t had it before. Basically, it’s using the ties […]

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Facebook’s New Advertising Platforms: Exchange and Custom Audiences

This morning on the Today Show, Mark Zuckerburg told Matt Lauer some pretty big tech news: Facebook has reached one billion users. That’s about one in every seven people on the planet sharing updates, photos, and the meme du jour. Despite this, Facebook’s stock closed at $21.83 per share yesterday–about a 30% drop from its […]

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Keep Facebook messages from being labeled “Seen” with Crossrider’s Chat Undetected

Did you know that Facebook messages have “read receipts?” Basically every time you read a Facebook message, the sender on the other end can see exactly wheat time you read the message – down to the minute. It may be nice to know that others have seen your messages, but it can be incredibly frustrating […]

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Should You Care About Your Klout Score?

Do you know about Klout? It’s a company that purports to measure your influence online, based on your activity on Twitter, Foursquare, Facebook, Google+, etc. Klout then assigns users a score from 1 – 100 – the higher the score, the more influential you are. Supposedly, anyway. And in theory it would make sense to […]

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3 Technologies from Education You Can Use in Your Small Business

David Egger is Lead Marketing Manager for AT&T’s IRU (Individual Responsibility User) Mobility Programs. You can find more blog content from David and other experts on emerging technologies and mobile application on the AT&T Networking Exchange Blog. AT&T has sponsored the following blog post.   Educational institutions often lead the way in using new technologies, […]

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Ad-Free Social Network App.net Exceeds its Fundraising Goal of a Half-Million Dollars

What if there were a social network that promised not to sell your personal data to advertisers? Would you join, even if you had to pay for it? That’s the premise of app.net, a very bright idea from developer Dalton Caldwell, who felt that Facebook didn’t respect his contribution to their social ecosystem — or […]

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