Tech News – April 7th 2012 to April 9th 2012
Tech news – April 7th 2012 to April 9th 2012:
- Here is why Facebook bought Instagram — Tech News and Analysis –
- Om MalikYou might have heard by now that Facebook has acquired Instagram for nearly a billion dollars in cash and stock. Incredible, isn’t it? I have received text messages of awe and shock from many people in the Valley, for no one saw this coming.
A few days ago it was rumored to be valued at $500 million. A few months ago it was $300 million. Its last round — just a year ago – valued the company at $100 million. The rising valuation of the company was reflective of the growing audience it has been g… show all text
- From Twitter – Leaving Instagram? Here's how. https //t.co/oC03j1oi
- I’m excited to… | Facebook –
Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. People use Facebook to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, post links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet.
- Facebook to Acquire Photo-Sharing Start-Up Instagram for $1B – Kara Swisher – News – AllThingsD –
- 5 Social Entrepreneurship Startups You Should Know Right Now –
- Lauren DrellIn our new series, The World at Work, Mashable interviews the faces behind the startups and projects that are working to make a global impact.
By harnessing the power of digital technology, these five companies have offered resources to citizens in need, helped to eliminate landfill junk and funded social entrepreneurs who will effect real change on a global scale. While the companies are diverse, they share a common thread — a passionate leader who’s devoted to improving lives.
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- Did everybody see what just happened? The pendulum has swung. – Find Office Space – 42Floors –
- From Twitter – RT @thedailybeast China Buys Up the Caribbean http://t.co/SL9UyoX6
- Reactions to the Death of Mike Wallace, ’60 Minutes’ Pioneer – NYTimes.com –
- By BRIAN STELTERMike Wallace, who died Saturday at age 93, was remembered by colleagues and competitors alike as a pioneer of American broadcasting.
- What 23 Years of E-Mail May Say About You –
- By ANNE EISENBERGResearchers using themselves as guinea pigs have analyzed huge amounts of their personal data, seeking meaningful and useful patterns.
- Selling Digital Fear | TechCrunch –
- Josh ConstineThe crowded building’s not on fire. After an exhaustive investigation of the top 100 Facebook apps, the Wall Street Journal didn’t find any serious privacy violations. While sensationalizing the dangers of online privacy sure drives page views and ad revenue, it also impedes innovation and harms the business of honest software developers.
Reality has yet to stop media outlets from yelling about privacy, and because the WSJ writers were on assignment, they wrote the “Selling You On Facebook” hit… show all text
- When the cops subpoena your Facebook information, here’s what Facebook sends the cops – Phlog –
- Boston PhoenixThis week's Boston Phoenix cover story — Hunting the Craigslist Killer: An Untold Detective Story from the Digital Frontier — would not have been possible without access to a huge trove of case files released by the Boston Police Department. Many of those documents have never been made public — until now. As a kind of online appendix to the article, we're publishing over a dozen documents from the file, ranging from transcripts of interviews to the subpoenas that investigators obtained from … show all text