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Amazon Web Services integrates with Google, Facebook for easier logins - PCWorld

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Amazon Web Services integrates with Google, Facebook for easier logins
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Using a new API announced by Amazon Web Services, developers can use Amazon.com, Facebook, or Google's sign-in systems for their cloud-based apps.
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Google+ Hangouts updated with live rewind and instant replay

Google+ Hangouts updated with live rewind and instant replay | Just Surfing Around | Scoop.it
Google+ Hangouts are getting a little more convenient for viewers with a new update. The video chat service will now let users rewind live broadcasts, allowing those who came late to an event to...

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Twitter is about to change the news media – again | Michael Wolff

Twitter is about to change the news media – again | Michael Wolff | Just Surfing Around | Scoop.it

What's on the news horizon? Twitter, which began as a tool for sharing abbreviated blog posts, has now evolved into a major part of the news media. It may be the most significant advance in news since, if not linotype and the telegraph, then, at least, cable. As with cable, every new news event of consequence advances Twitter's presence and clout. It is first responder news; it is a real time news index; and, for more and more news consumers, it is background or passive news, like local radio once was, but on an international scale. This is a sea of changed development for the news industry, the rise of a new and central player, but perhaps not the development Twitter might have most hoped for. The news industry as a whole is shrinking. Advertisers have become more resistant to not just newspapers but all news media. Twitter might well have been a more attractive proposition if it had evolved into a micro-blogging tool for special interest and niche writers who advertisers are more partial to. But news is where Twitter has most squarely ended up. And the news business might actually be pretty good if you can make yourself the dominant player in it, the must-have, must-use, need-to-rely-on player in the business – and if you are the only one. The Twitter direction is clear: It has found itself as an ad hoc, albeit still inchoate, but ever-increasing focal point for the distribution of news. More and more people turn first to Twitter for their news. As significantly, almost every news professional turns first to Twitter for news – every news professional, personally and organizationally, increasingly sees success as a function of its Twitter reaction. Now Twitter has to make money out of this. It will not do this by finding and creating its own news. Rather, it will do this by increasing the dominance and leverage of its redistributor position....


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Han Xin Yi's comment, August 28, 2013 9:38 AM
Twitter’s involvement in news media has made the social networking site a prominent player amongst new media. In this Internet age, many people want information quick and fast. Twitter’s swift delivery of bite-sized information makes it suitable as a platform for news media though it is important to for the voices of people to corroborate with information from official news sites.
Chua Fang Jing Annette's comment, August 29, 2013 3:02 PM
Although Twitter may be able to change the news media, it might not be able to affect it as great as the author claims. Despite being convenient for many, the news on Twitter may not be justified. Therefore, although Twitter may be able to change the news media, old-media still holds its importance.
Shanel Evaron Ho's comment, August 29, 2013 7:16 PM
Although Twitter may be viewed as bad because it often distracts people from doing work, it is actually also a good and useful source of news. It is able to convey information fast to Twitter users and of course convenient for many. However, as Twitter may not be as credible as compared to other news media, it may not be that preferred a platform for news.
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7 Ways to Optimize Your LinkedIn Company Profile for B2B Conversions

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