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Golf’s uptight image remains intact with a ban on social media during the Ryder Cup

The powers that be in the game of golf today proved that the sport deserves every ounce of its reputation as outdated, uptight, and boring. (And I say that as a lifelong golfer and lover of the game.) Just weeks ahead of the biennial Ryder Cup competition, which this year will pit teams from the [...]

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From spaceships to quadcopters: NASA plans drone traffic system

NASA wants to help make sure the rollout of commercial drones in the United States won’t lead to injuries, collisions, or mass hysteria. The New York Times reports that the agency is working on a drone traffic control system meant to manage the chaos of our future drone-filled skies. A system like that will become increasingly important as [...]

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Twitter knows if you’re male or female, which is only the beginning for targeted ads

Conventional wisdom says that Facebook is better for advertisers than Twitter. After all, Zuckerberg’s billion-strong user base willingly gives up a host of data points upon signing up, from gender to job to age. Twitter, on the other hand, requires only a name and email address to join the service, and the name provided doesn’t [...]

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Facebook never forgets: Now users can search your status updates on mobile

Facebook’s mobile search tool might finally match the utility of its online counterpart. A limited number of users can now search their friends’ status updates — a feature that’s already available on the Facebook website — through the company’s mobile application, according to Bloomberg. Making its mobile applications as appealing as its website has been a problem for Facebook. It’s [...]

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T-Mobile’s “Music Freedom” plan subsidizes data plans without (really) threatening net neutrality

T-Mobile has announced that its Music Freedom program, which allows some customers to stream music without the requisite data counting against their monthly limit, will expand to include Rdio, Grooveshark, and a number of other services by the end of the year. It already offered a similar deal to people using Pandora, Spotify, and a [...]

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This Is My Jam unveils new features to help solve music’s social problem

The social Web has turned us into over-sharing monsters that broadcast every action, thought, or emotion to everyone we’ve ever known. Facebook said last year that its users can encounter more than 1,500 stories every day. More than 500 million tweets are shared to Twitter in that time. Combined with the social features included in [...]

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UPDATED: Code Club cofounder resigns after being ordered not to criticize Google

[Update: A Google spokesperson reached out to say. "We have not asked Code Club or its board to refrain from criticisng us." Code Club also published a blog post stating, "We are not under any obligation to endorse any of the products or services of our corporate funders."] One of the founding members of Code Club, [...]

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Don’t let the price tag fool you: Snapchat isn’t a late stage company

Snapchat has secured commitments from Kleiner Perkins and at least one strategic investor toward its next funding round, according a report by the Wall Street Journal today. Long-rumored to be in excess of $10 billion, the Journal describes the company’s new valuation as “close to” that figure. The round, we’re told has not yet closed. [...]

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Pew: Social media makes people even less likely to share unpopular opinions

Everyone knows the old saying that’s handy around the holidays, “Don’t talk about religion or politics in polite company” — that is unless you come from one of those families where the children somehow didn’t rebel against every ideal their parents hold dear. Indeed, research from before the days of the Internet indicates that, unsurprisingly, people [...]

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Facebook is finally doing something about its “clickbait problem”

As publishers know all too well, the stories that perform best on Facebook tend to be listicles, quizzes, and irresistibly clickable headlines that often lead to stories with little substance. This has been observed by many anecdotally, but it also bears out in data recently published that shows the stories Facebook fed the most traffic to, for [...]

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