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System-wide Facebook Integration Rumored in iOS 6 (The Verge)
According to sources, iOS 6 will include system-wide Facebook integration that’s similar to how iOS 5 deals with Twitter. That means if you opened an app like Photos, you’d be able to share something to Facebook as well as tweet, print or email it, and you’d be able to set Facebook single sign-in information from the settings. AllFacebook The social networking company continued down the path of diversifying its offerings for advertisers with an announcement Tuesday that sponsored stories in the newsfeed are now available for purchase separately via the Facebook ads application programming interface and power editor. Marketers can choose from a variety of placement options for sponsored stories. CBS News Facebook users may have seen a status update masquerading as a legally-binding privacy notice in their news feeds in the last month. The fact is that Facebook members own the intellectual property that is uploaded to the social network, but depending on their privacy and applications settings, users grant the social network “a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with Facebook (IP license).” Bloomberg Nasdaq OMX Group plans to update brokers today about the process it will use to compensate firms that lost money in the initial public offering of Facebook, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter. Nasdaq and Facebook ran into trouble on the morning of May 18 when computer systems used to set the opening price in the IPO were overwhelmed by order cancellations and updates. Contently/The Content Strategist More than 20 million Facebook users have been served a ton of content at McDonald’s market-leading Facebook page. Marketing strategists have been actively populating the site, engaging fans and providing fresh content.
Airtime, a Video-Chatting Service, Launched by Napster Founders (Reuters)
Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning, the “enfants terribles” whose Napster file-sharing technology helped dismantle the traditional music industry a decade ago, have joined forces again with a new service for friends to video-chat on the Web. The pair launched Airtime at a star-studded event that featured live appearances by Hollywood actor Jim Carrey, talk show host Jimmy Fallon and TV star Joel McHale. Wired In short, like Chatroulette, the service hooks together two strangers via video chat. Unlike Chatroulette, however, it uses your Facebook likes to determine compatible (and ostensibly less creepy) matches. CNET The launch event was a glitch-filled disaster — or a marketing coup by Parker. As he addressed a crowd of journalists and celebrities, Parker’s attempt to demonstrate the service was foiled at every turn. Numerous attempts to connect with celebrities via the Web service failed. Not even the microphones worked at some points.
Google Buys Social Startup Meebo (CNN)
Google is buying social startup Meebo in a move to boost its Google+ networking service. Meebo, which was founded in 2005, started as a Web-based instant-messaging company. That messenger service is still available, but Meebo has since expanded to offer social and advertising products.
Tumblr Meetup Slated for Tonight (Tumblr)
Tumblr will host a Book Expo Celebration & Official Meetup tonight in New York City. It will feature readings by Tumblr creators Edan Lepucki, Alexander Chee and Baratunde Thurston.
Romney Campaign Creates An Imaginary Bill Clinton Twitter Account (Politicker)
In its latest press release, the Mitt Romney campaign asked, “WHAT IF @Bill_Clinton12 WERE TWEETING?” It proceeded to answer its own question with a series of hypothetical tweets from a @Bill_Clinton12 account.
New Deals With Publishers Will Allow YouTube to Monetize Nearly All User-Generated Content With Copyright Music (SocialTimes)
If you share a lot of videos on YouTube, then odds are you’ve had your fair share of accidental copyright violations — you upload a video with a song you love in the background only to get a notification that the audio has been removed. YouTube has announced a whole slew of new publishing deals that will make these instances few and far between.
Venmo Features ‘Newsfeed Of Payments’ In Redesigned App (TechCrunch)
Peer-to-peer payments app Venmo thinks that when you pay someone back for drinks, dinner or concert tickets, you’re really sharing memories, and your friends will want to see. It has relaunched its iOS, Android and BlackBerry apps with a newsfeed of payments featured on the homescreen. The redesign follows interface trends from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Anonymous Exposes Pedophiles on Twitter (AllTwitter)
What’s worse than knowing pedophiles exist in the world? How about having them get all “in your face” on Twitter with posts looking for, talking about or sharing pictures of children? Yeah, this is happening – and Anonymous is exposing them, one sick twist at a time.
Jack Dorsey Is Backing Away From Twitter (Business Insider)
Two sources have told us that Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s executive chairman, has been spending less time at the message-broadcasting service and more as CEO of Square, his payments startup. The way he told it, since Dorsey staged a triumphant return to an active role at Twitter, he spent eight hours a day working there and eight working at Square. We understand the ratio has shifted decisively in Square’s favor.