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Jay-Z Ditches His iPhone Just in Time for His Big Samsung Ad

Hey, remember when Oprah Winfrey, or whoever social-messages on her behalf, tweeted about her love for Microsoft’s Surface tablet while using an iPad? Well, Jay-Z is way too smart for that! The brand-endorser/value-adder/Beyonce’s husband/musician has a big deal with Samsung to give away free copies of his new album to people who ...

In the Instagram Vs. Vine War for Social Video, We Still Don’t Know Who’s Winning

Everyone loves a battle royale. And in one fell swoop of video announcements last week, we’ve all watched and waited to see Facebook’s Instagram and Twitter’s Vine go to the mattresses. Will Vid-stagram kill Twitter’s video baby? Can the underdog Vine still grow after the 130-million-user behemoth Instagram lumbers into video ...

Social Data Startup Gnip Shuffles Top Ranks, Names New CEO

Gnip Jud Valeski, left, will now be Gnip’s CTO. Moody steps into the CEO role.Gnip, a startup that resells social data from companies like Twitter and Facebook, announced a change in its executive ranks on Wednesday. Jud Valeski will now become CTO, while Chris Moody moves into the CEO role. Previously, ...

Snapchat Closes $60 Million Round Led by IVP, Now at 200 Million Daily Snaps

Snapchat, the ephemeral messaging service that has grown extremely popular over the past year, has closed its $60 million dollar Series B round of venture funding, the company announced on Monday morning. The round, which valued the company at $800 million pre-money, was led by Institutional Venture Partners, with participation from ...

Vine for Android gets front camera support, upload manager

Twitter is certainly making up for lost time on Android -- just a few days after it upgraded Vine to address some early omissions, it's back with another round of improvements for the Google-inclined. The just-posted Vine 1.2 update for Android brings front camera access for those inevitable selfie ...

Square’s New Web Marketplace Highlights Twitter Commerce Possibilities

Commerce and payments startup Square on Wednesday morning unveiled Square Market, a Web-based portal for small businesses to sell their wares online. It’s a push into the Web-based retail purchasing world, an area typically dominated by e-commerce giants eBay and Amazon, whose portals to e-shopping have reinvented how consumers shop ...

Twitter #Music for iOS adds genres for more targeted filtering, thankfully omits rap-rock

Twitter's still tweaking its #Music app for iOS, currently the only mobile platform that's privy to the discovery service. Previously, users could only toggle through four categories (i.e., Popular, Emerging, Suggested and #NowPlaying) to stumble upon artists and tracks of interest. But as of today, Twitter's updating the app's filter, ...

Google to sell more mobile ads this year than all otherscombined

A new report from research firm eMarketer indicates that Google is on pace to sell more mobile ads this year than all of its competitors combined – for the second time in a row. That amounts to roughly $8.8 billion in revenue which represents a 92 percent increase from 2012. For ...

A Closer Look at Microsoft’s FISA Disclosure Numbers

Late last night, software giant Microsoft joined Facebook in disclosing the total number of requests for information it received from government agencies in the U.S. Numbers covering the final six months of 2012, shared in a company blog post, are slightly higher than Facebook’s. As with Facebook’s disclosure on Friday night, Microsoft’s ...