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Google Acquires Emu, An IM Client With Siri-Like Intelligence

Google Acquires Emu, An IM Client With Siri-Like Intelligence | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Google has acquired Emu, a new mobile messaging application that just exited beta earlier this year. Emu was at heart an IM client, but it differentiated itself from the crowded market with smart features that incorporated a virtual assistant not unlike Siri to automate tasks based on your conversations – meaning you could do things like schedule appointments to your calendar, set reminders and even make reservations at a restaurant directly from your conversations.


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Google has acquired Emu, a new mobile messaging application that just exited beta earlier this year. Emu was at heart an IM client, but it differentiated itself from the crowded market with smart features that incorporated a virtual assistant not unlike Siri to automate tasks based on your conversations – meaning you could do things like schedule appointments to your calendar, set reminders and even make reservations at a restaurant directly from your conversations.


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Twitter acquires password security startup Mitro

Twitter acquires password security startup Mitro | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
The social network buys Mitro and lets it keep operating as is -- the only change is now the startup's code will be open source.


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Getting Smart on Social Media SMART BUNDLE | EDUcation

Getting Smart on Social Media SMART BUNDLE | EDUcation | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Getting Smart on Social Media SMART BUNDLE
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Paul's curator insight, July 25, 9:24 AM

Good summer reading! 

Shari Hudgeons's curator insight, July 25, 11:00 AM

This is a great way to introduce yourself to social media ideas.

Susan Wegmann's curator insight, July 25, 2:00 PM

Great basic info about Twitter, LinkedIn, FB, etc.

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Google Buys Songza | Some thrown to the GraveYard & new acquisitions

Google Buys Songza | Some thrown to the GraveYard & new acquisitions | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Google has acquired music streaming service Songza after weeks of speculation around a potential buyout. Songza uses information about the user and..




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Google and Nest Acquire Dropcam For $555 Million | BIG laugh for #Privacy

Google and Nest Acquire Dropcam For $555 Million | BIG laugh for #Privacy | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Remember those rumors a few weeks ago that Google was looking to acquire the plug-in-play security camera company, Dropcam? Yep. It just happened. Just..


Like Nest customer data, Dropcam will come under Nest’s privacy policy, which explains that data won’t be shared with anyone (including Google) without a customer’s permission. Nest has a paid-for business model and ads are not part of our strategy. In acquiring Dropcam, we’ll apply that same policy to Dropcam too

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Like Nest customer data, Dropcam will come under Nest’s privacy policy, which explains that data won’t be shared with anyone (including Google) without a customer’s permission. Nest has a paid-for business model and ads are not part of our strategy. In acquiring Dropcam, we’ll apply that same policy to Dropcam too.

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Facebook to let advertisers see where you're surfing

Facebook to let advertisers see where you're surfing | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Like many services already do, Facebook's now going to mix in our browsing histories with the advertising stew. It's also introducing a tool that lets us see (and edit) the dossiers they keep on us...


If you don't want to see a particular ad, you can tell Facebook that, or you can choose the option of hiding all ads from a given advertiser.


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If you don't want to see a particular ad, you can tell Facebook that, or you can choose the option of hiding all ads from a given advertiser.


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The CIA has joined Twitter with the best first tweet possible | Have a BIG laugh :)))

The CIA has joined Twitter with the best first tweet possible | Have a BIG laugh :))) | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
The US government loves Twitter. For NASA, it's a public relations goldmine. For the State Department, it's a bizarre weapon in the fight on terrorism. For the CIA, it's a chance to revel in...
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Confirmed: Apple acquires Beats for $2.6B and $400M in stock

Confirmed: Apple acquires Beats for $2.6B and $400M in stock | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
After three weeks of rumors, it's finally official. Apple has acquired subscription streaming music service Beats Music, and headphone maker Beats Electronics.


In a press release, Apple said it acquired the company for approximately $2.6 billion in cash, plus $400 million in stock that will vest over time. 


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In a press release, Apple said it acquired the company for approximately $2.6 billion in cash, plus $400 million in stock that will vest over time. 


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Google/YouTube Reportedly Prepping To Buy Twitch

Google/YouTube Reportedly Prepping To Buy Twitch | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Yowza. So much for Sunday being a slow news day. About an hour after AT&T officially announces their plans to buy DirecTV, word of another billion-dollar..


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Adios, Over-Tweeters: Twitter Finally Adds a Mute Button

Adios, Over-Tweeters: Twitter Finally Adds a Mute Button | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Twitter has finally added a mute button for users of its website and apps on the iOS and Android platforms.
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mixmaxmin's curator insight, May 13, 12:34 AM

Sounds odd to me... don't monitor or ignore is much easier. Why be on Twitter if you need to mute?

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Why Apple Wants Beats | Acquisitions

Why Apple Wants Beats | Acquisitions | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
We shouldn't be surprised that the strongest brand in the world is looking to buy another solid brand. Far beyond the guffaws of audiophiles and tut-tutting..


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Apple to buy Beats Electronics for $3.2B, report says

Apple to buy Beats Electronics for $3.2B, report says | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it

Apple is reportedly finalizing a deal to acquire Beats Electronics for a whopping $3.2 billion. The deal will supposedly be announced next week, according to the  Financial Times, who first reported...



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Twitter CEO Dick Costolo: Whisper Mode for Public Conversations

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo: Whisper Mode for Public Conversations | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Twitter is looking to encourage more private discussions on its service. CEO Dick Costolo would like to have a "whisper mode" that allows users to take pub


There are frequently public conversations that you would like to grab hold of and take into whisper mode with a friend and say, hey, this thing has happened. Look what these people are talking about. What do you think about this, with a friend or more than one friend. So being able to move fluidly between that public conversation and the private conversation is something we’ll make simpler.


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There are frequently public conversations that you would like to grab hold of and take into whisper mode with a friend and say, hey, this thing has happened. Look what these people are talking about. What do you think about this, with a friend or more than one friend. So being able to move fluidly between that public conversation and the private conversation is something we’ll make simpler.

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Michelle Gilstrap's curator insight, May 1, 11:52 AM

This sounds like having a Facebook private chat. Might be very popular. Direct message was designed for this, but that became like spam, let's hope this doesn't as well.

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It’s Official: Square Acquires Food Delivery Service Caviar

It’s Official: Square Acquires Food Delivery Service Caviar | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it

Square has acquired curated food delivery service Caviar today, confirming earlier reports that the companies had been in serious talks. 


We reported last month that the companies were in talks on a deal worth about $100 million. Both Re/Code and The New York Times reported the deal would take place this week, but the reported price now is for $90 million in stock.


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Apple Confirms it Acquired Book Data Startup BookLamp

Apple Confirms it Acquired Book Data Startup BookLamp | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Apple has acquired BookLamp, a startup that, among other things, developed book recommendation technology known as the 'Book Genome Project'.


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Apple has acquired BookLamp, a startup that, among other things, developed book recommendation technology known as the 'Book Genome Project'.


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Yahoo Is Buying Mobile Analytics Firm Flurry For North Of 300M

Yahoo Is Buying Mobile Analytics Firm Flurry For North Of 300M | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Yahoo has made no secret of its ambitions and advances in mobile, earlier this month reporting 450 million monthly active users and search and display mobile..


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Google Is Shutting Down Two Old Products, Orkut And Quickoffice | GraveYard gets BIGGER

Google Is Shutting Down Two Old Products, Orkut And Quickoffice | GraveYard gets BIGGER | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
See ya never, Orkut and Quickoffice


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Twitter Adds Translated Tweets to iOS Apps

Twitter Adds Translated Tweets to iOS Apps | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Twitter users can now see translated tweets on their iPhones and iPads.
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Twitter users can now see translated tweets on their iPhones and iPads.


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Google Confirms Purchase Of Satellite Startup Skybox Imaging For $500M

Google Confirms Purchase Of Satellite Startup Skybox Imaging For $500M | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it

Google is today confirming that it has purchased Skybox Imaging, the satellite startup that we reported it was close to acquiring last month. The price is somewhat lower than we had heard it would be: $500 million rather than close to the $1 billion our sources had told us.


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Twitter releasing trove of user data to scientists for research

Twitter releasing trove of user data to scientists for research | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Data uses include measuring happiness levels in cities based on Twitter images shared.


Twitter has a 200-million-strong and ever-growing user base that broadcasts 500 million updates daily. It has been lauded for its ability to unsettle repressive political regimes, bring much-neededaccountability to corporations that mistreat their customers, and combat other societal ills (whether such characterizations are, in fact, accurate).


Now, the company has taken aim at disrupting another important sphere of human society: the scientific research community.


In response, computational epidemiologists Caitlin Rivers and Bryan Lewis have proposed guidelines for ethical research practices when using social media data, such as avoiding personally identifiable information and making all the results publicly available.

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Whether or not Twitter and the scientists who have access to the company's data follow such guideposts, one thing is clear—the trend of mining social media data for various purposes won’t be tapering off anytime soon.

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Whether or not Twitter and the scientists who have access to the company's data follow such guideposts, one thing is clear—the trend of mining social media data for various purposes won’t be tapering off anytime soon.


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Twitter Lands $230M Deal With Omnicon

Twitter Lands $230M Deal With Omnicon | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Twitter's MoPub will integrate with Omnicon's programatic ad purchasing product in a two-year deal valued at $230 million. According to AdAge, the agreement..


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Yahoo buys Blink, messaging rival to Snapchat

Yahoo buys Blink, messaging rival to Snapchat | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
The Internet portal will shut down the ephemeral messaging service and put the team to work on its own communication products.






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Google Acquires Cloud Monitoring Service Stackdriver

Google Acquires Cloud Monitoring Service Stackdriver | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it

Google today announced that it has acquired cloud monitoring service Stackdriver. The company plans to roll many of the service's features into its Cloud..


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Twitter makes password reset easier, account hijacking harder

Twitter makes password reset easier, account hijacking harder | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Twitter has announced two changes aimed at helping protect user accounts and restore access to them.

The company said that they are aware...


"To protect your account in this scenario we built a system that analyzes login attempts on your account - by looking at things like location, device being used and login history - and identifies suspicious behavior," they shared.


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To protect your account in this scenario we built a system that analyzes login attempts on your account - by looking at things like location, device being used and login history - and identifies suspicious behavior, they shared.


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To Battle Yelp, Google Buys Appetas, A Website Builder For Restaurants

To Battle Yelp, Google Buys Appetas, A Website Builder For Restaurants | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it

Google today made one more acquisition that points to its interest in building up its relationship with local businesses, and particularly in the restaurant vertical to compete better against the likes of Yelp.


It’s buying Appetas, a site where restaurants can build websites for themselves, integrating services like GrubHub and OpenTable to add extra features like delivery services and reservations. Google says it will shut down the service.


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