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Google Glass Gets Social With Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook and Other Apps (SocialTimes)
Soon you’ll be able to look your friends in the eye (sort of) when you log into your favorite social network with Google Glass. Google has announced at the I/O conference in San Francisco that the futuristic eyewear, dubbed Glassware, will come with applications for Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Evernote, as well as publications like CNN and Elle.

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Social Media Newsfeed: GoDaddy | TechCrunch Disrupt | Assassination Tweet

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A Hacker Brings Down GoDaddy (The New York Times/Bits Blog)
A supporter of Anonymous, the loose confederation of rogue hackers, claimed responsibility on Monday for an attack that brought down GoDaddy, a Web hosting service, and its customers. GoDaddy’s site was out for several hours Monday afternoon, as were many of the websites belonging to its 10.5 million customers, like the fantasy sports site Draftday and eBaum’s World, a humor site. The Wall Street Journal The closely held firm, which registers Internet addresses and provides servers for websites, sent out a tweet at about 1:35 p.m. ET acknowledging it was having trouble with its service. Two hours later, GoDaddy said it had received “so many messages” that it was overwhelmed, and it was working “feverishly” to resolve its issues as soon as possible. USA Today The outages of hosted sites started around 1 p.m. ET, but GoDaddy was still in operation then. But by late afternoon, the company closed its website and replaced it with a statement. TechCrunch It looks like the GoDaddy sites are coming back up, but the company has yet to confirm whether the outage was due to a distributed denial of service attack — the reason claimed by a member of the Anonymous hacking collective — or how many sites and emails and overall customers were actually affected. It has, however, stated that no sensitive information was breached as a result of the outage. GoDaddy.com GoDaddy posted this message on its website Monday night: “At 10:25 am PT, GoDaddy.com and associated customer services experienced intermittent outages. Services began to be restored for the bulk of affected customers at 2:43 pm PT. At no time was any sensitive customer information, such as credit card data, passwords or names and addresses, compromised. We will provide an additional update within the next 24 hours. We want to thank our customers for their patience and support.” Read more

Social Media Newsfeed: Digg $500K Buy | Facebook Love | Tweet Screening

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Betaworks Buys What’s Left of Social News Site Digg (The New York Times/Bits Blog)
On Thursday, Betaworks, a technology incubator in New York, said it had acquired social news site Digg. Betaworks paid $500,000 for Digg’s assets, including the site and its technology, and Digg shareholders received equity in a new Betaworks unit that will use those assets, according to a person involved in the deal. The Wall Street Journal The price is a pittance for a company that raised $45 million from prominent investors including Facebook investor Greylock Partners, LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman and venture capitalist Marc Andreessen. Digg received higher offers from bidders that included technology and publishing companies and start-ups but ultimately decided Betaworks had the best plan for reviving its brand, three people familiar with the matter said. Wired It used to be one of the most fearsome traffic drivers on the Internet, but faltered with a redesign in 2010 that critics complained gave all the leverage to promote stories to publishers, and took it away from the community that had built the site’s popularity. Users started leaving in droves, turning to Twitter to find their news, or Facebook to share links with friends, rather than “Digging” a story. PC Magazine Digg will be combined with News.me, which serves up the best stories shared by friends on Facebook and Twitter via an iPad and iPhone app and in a daily email newsletter. In the near future, Betaworks will release a cloud-based version of Digg intended to complement the existing News.me apps, Digg said. Reuters The sale came after the majority of Digg’s engineering staff left in May for Social Code, a subsidiary of The Washington Post Co. “Over the last few months, we’ve considered many options of where Digg could go, and frankly many of them could not live up to the reason Digg was invented in the first place — to discover the best stuff on the web,” Digg Chief Executive Matt Williams said in a blog post. “We wanted to find a way to take Digg back to its startup roots.” Read more

Sequoia Capital’s Michael Moritz Added to LinkedIn’s Board

Sequoia Capital managing member Michael Moritz was appointed to the board of directors at LinkedIn, replacing Mark Kvamme, who relinquished the board seat he had held since 2003.

Moritz has been with Sequoia for 25 years, and he has served o the boards of Flextronics, Yahoo!, PayPal, and Google.

Kvamme joined the LinkedIn board in 2003, when Sequoia became the professional networking site’s first outside investor. He will become director of the Ohio Department of Development.

The other LinkedIn board members are Skip Battle, Reid Hoffman, Leslie Kilgore, Stan Meresman, and David Sze.

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And Then There Were Seven: LinkedIn Adds Stan Meresman to Board

Professional network LinkedIn added a seventh member to its board of directors, welcoming former Technology Crossover Ventures general partner and chief operating officer and Silicon Graphics senior vice president and chief financial officer Stan Meresman.

Meresman is also on the boards of Riverbed Technology, Meru Networks, and HyTrust, and he previously served on the boards of Polycom, VMware, Starfish Software, and Lightsurf, and as an advisor to Silicon Image, Inktomi, and RealNetworks.

He joins A. George “Skip” Battle, Reid Hoffman, Leslie Kilgore, Mark Kvamme, David Sze, and Jeff Weiner on the LinkedIn board.