Archive for:July, 2011:

3 Terrific Tools for Social & Mobile Viewing Audiences

The Spark of Genius Series highlights a unique feature of startups and is made possible by Microsoft BizSpark. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here. Each weekend, Mashable hand-picks a few startups we think are building interesting, unique or niche products. How we as consumers of physical and digital content view and experience

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Cyber Defense Agency Faces Challenges From Within

Last year, the nation’s computer systems reported more than 100,000 cyber threats, or one every five minutes. The job of analyzing and preventing them was assigned to a government agency that has faced repeated criticism for lacking enough resources and authority, as well as a consistent leader, to help it accomplish an increasingly daunting task.

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Apple Now Has More Cash Than The U.S. Government

Post from Matt Hartley Matt Hartley is an award winning Toronto-based writer and journalist with The National Post newspaper where he writes about technology and the Internet for the Financial Post. As editor of the FP Tech Desk, he is responsible for overseeing technology coverage for the Financial Post. A product of the Queen’s Journal

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Tags: , , , Financial Post, , , , Postmedia Network, , Toronto, , United States Department of the Treasury

Twitter to Add Parental Controls

Twitter has added a way to flag links within tweets as “possibly sensitive.” The company announced late Thursday that there is a new field in the Twitter streaming API that will show up whenever a tweet contains a link, giving Twitter users the option to be warned before they click links that might be too

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Twitter Is Putting Ads In Users’ Timelines–With Some Exceptions

Get ready to see more ads on Twitter–if you follow certain accounts. Twitter announced Thursday that it will be adding “Promoted Tweets,” or advertiser-sponsored Twitter posts, to users’ timelines. However, these ads will only appear to a user if she is following a brand that is participating in this advertising program. In other words, if

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