Google Acqui-hires ‘Sounds as Passwords’ Startup SlickLogin – The Next Web

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Google Acqui-hires ‘Sounds as Passwords’ Startup SlickLogin The Next Web slicklogin 220×84 Google acqui hires sounds as passwords startup SlickLogin SlickLogin, a startup that lets users use a sound emitted by their smartphone either as a…
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Social media can give banks an inside look at potential borrowers – Atlanta Journal Constitution

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Social media can give banks an inside look at potential borrowers Atlanta Journal Constitution The personal information that friends share on social media websites is being used by a growing number of financial institutions to build a credit…
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As memories stay online, social companies like Facebook must find better ways to help grieving families

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A Missouri man posted a video on YouTube(s goog) this week, asking “Mr. Zuckerberg” to pass on his late son’s Look Back video, a short movie montage that Facebook(s fb) recently gave to all its users. The man described his plea, which came two years after his 21-year-old son’s death, as a long shot — but it worked.

The YouTube video received more than 1 million views after it received attention on sites like Reddit and BuzzFeed, and Facebook soon responded:

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In response to an email inquiry, Facebook confirmed the man’s story but could provide few additional details. A spokesperson wrote:

With the number of people using our service, it’s often very difficult to act on behalf of one. But John’s story and emotion moved us to take action — so we did. This experience reinforced to us that there’s more Facebook can do to help people celebrate and commemorate…

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9 ways Facebook changed how we talk – CNN

Manlio Mannozzi

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CNN 9 ways Facebook changed how we talk CNN (CNN) — “I’m gonna tag you in this hideous photo and then unfriend you if you don’t stop oversharing and poking me.” If you said this to someone 10 years ago, they’d look at you like you were speaking…

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Facebook Paper: 3 Facts – InformationWeek

Manlio Mannozzi

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Facebook Paper: 3 Facts
InformationWeek
Facebook unveiled Thursday morning its highly anticipated news reader app called Paper, which combines content shared by your friends with news from a variety of publications.

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