Twitter’s New Profiles Are Now Available to Everyone

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Twitter's redesigned profiles, which the company has been testing for months, are now available to everyone. The Facebook-like redesign emphasizes larger text, images and a customizable profile that is designed to be a more in-depth summary about the user. You can activate your new profile here . See also: Twitter's New Profiles: Everything You Need to Know The new rollout showcases a user's most popular tweets in a larger font. Users can also pin a specific tweet at the top of their feed, and they can now filter feeds so that they only show tweets with images and/or video, regular tweets or tweets and replies. Read more »

Hands On With Facebook’s Nearby Friends

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There's a lot that Facebook allows you to share with your friends. On Thursday, the company added "exact location" to that list Facebook's new Nearby Friends feature enables you to flip a switch to start broadcasting your location with friends in the area. If you see someone nearby with whom you want to meet up, you can tap a button, and send them your exact location — complete with a map detailing where to find you See also: Facebook Launches 'Nearby Friends' Location Feature for Meet-Ups IRL It's a push from Facebook to encourage more users to connect offline. For some, the feature will simply collect dust in the corner, as willingly allowing Facebook to follow your movements is a deal-breaker Read more... More about Facebook , How To , Geo Location , Hands On , and Social Media Read more »

What Can IFTTT Do for You?

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In the latest video of our Mobile Minute series, we discuss the powerful web service IFTTT ("If This Then That"). While IFTTT has been around since 2010, the company has only recently started to work with sensor devices. See also: 11 Top IFTTT Recipes to Activate Now IFTTT allows apps to communicate with each other through "recipes". These recipes are simple conditional statements that can sync with your Facebook, Twitter, and more to create some fun automated actions like texting the weather in the mornings and saving your tagged photos to Dropbox. Our developer experts are from Mutual Mobile , a leading development and design firm that builds mobile strategies for top companies such as Audi, Google and Citigroup. The team is eager to answer your questions about mobile, so ping us with your top queries on Twitter, using the hashtag #AskaDev. Don't forget to check out our Ask a Dev YouTube channel and subscribe . Read more »

New Facebook for iPhone Lets You Reply to Comments on Pages

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Facebook has rolled out version 9.0 of its iPhone app, adding the ability to reply to comments on stories on certain Pages For this to work, the Page in question must have this feature turned on See also: The Comparative Anatomy of the Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4 Also, group admins can now easily review and approve pending posts by group members, and posts about trending topics are highlighted in the iPad version of News Feed. The new version comes just one day after Facebook announced an optional feature for the iPhone called Nearby Friends . If you turn it on, you'll be able to discover which of your friends are nearby or on the go. You can also choose to share a precise location with a particular group of friends at a set period of time. Read more »

Rolex: How a 109-Year-Old Brand Thrives in the Digital Age

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Last year, the decision makers at Rolex decided the time was right for a shakeup. Unlike with most "shakeups," however, there wouldn't be widespread corporate reorganization, and scores of merchandise wouldn’t be cut. Instead, Rolex executives decided that it was time for the company to launch its first branded Facebook page , a herculean leap for a brand that has, for decades, closely monitored its reputation and only made tweaks — in both its watches and marketing strategies — after subjecting them to significant scrutiny. "Creating buzz is not the intent," the brand told Mashable . "We craft our content thoughtfully, privilege quality over quantity, talk only when we have something to say and when we feel it's right." Read more... More about Facebook , Advertising , Business , Marketing , and Content Marketing Read more »

Turkey Wants to Tax Facebook and Twitter

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In a new stage in Turkey's strife against U.S. social media companies, the Turkish government now wants Twitter and Facebook to pay taxes to its treasury — despite the fact that neither have an office in Turkey. All social media companies that do business in Turkey should pay taxes to the Turkish Government and have an office in the country, said Turkey's Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek in a press conference on Tuesday, according to news reports His remarks came just a couple of days after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan accused Twitter of being a "tax evader." See also: The 10 Countries With the Most Internet Freedom Read more... More about Youtube , Twitter , Taxes , Turkey , and Internet Freedom Read more »

LinkedIn Says Mystery App Is Coming Soon

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LinkedIn has big plans for mobile adoption in 2014, and a new standalone app (or two) appears to be among them The professional networking company has "more apps planned" for 2014, according to Parker Barrile, VP of Product for LinkedIn Talent Solutions — with one of them coming in the "not too distant future." See also: 10 Free iPhone Apps You'll Use Every Day That app, the company's fifth, could arrive in the next few weeks. Here are LinkedIn's existing four apps: LinkedIn — This is the standard LinkedIn mobile app for phones and iPad, and brings most of the features from LinkedIn's web version to users' mobile devices. Pulse — LinkedIn acquired Pulse and its mobile newsreader app for $90 million back in April of 2013. The app surfaces popular news and feature articles from the web, and replaced LinkedIn Today as the company's news curation technology for the main site back in November LinkedIn Recruiter — The Recruiter app was released in October and is primarily for human resources and recruiting professionals. It brings tools used to monitor and discover new employees on LinkedIn to a standalone mobile app. The company announced an Android version of the app Thursday Read more... More about Mobile , Apps , Pulse , Linkedin , and Tech Read more »

The Heartbleed Hit List: The Passwords You Need to Change Right Now

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An encryption flaw called the Heartbleed bug is already being called one of the biggest security threats the Internet has ever seen. The bug has affected many popular websites and services — ones you might use every day, like Gmail and Facebook — and could have quietly exposed your sensitive account information (such as passwords and credit card numbers) over the past two years. But it hasn't always been clear which sites have been affected Mashable reached out to various companies included on a long list of websites that could potentially have the flaw. Below, we've rounded up the responses from some of the most popular social, email, banking and commerce sites on the web. Read more... More about Yahoo , Google , Facebook , Twitter , and Security Read more »

Facebook Stock Up 5% as Sheryl Sandberg Vows Not to Run for Office

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Facebook stock jumped 5% in early trading Wednesday, rising back above $60 a share, after COO Sheryl Sandberg shot down lingering rumors that she planned to leave the company to run for public office. "I'm not running for office," Sandberg said during an appearance on the Today Show . "I really love my job and have no plans to make any changes. I have ruled it out. I don't think that's for me." See also: Sheryl Sandberg Becomes a Billionaire Sandberg also noted that there has been some "confusion" over her decision to sell off many of her shares in the company. "A good chunk of what was sold was all for taxes," she said. "I have really plans to stay at Facebook. I love my job." Read more.. Read more »

Facebook Reaches 100 Million Monthly Active Users in India

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Last August we noted that Facebook had 82 million active users in India. But now the social network has hit an important milestone, surpassing 100 million monthly active users in the country. Javier Olivan, Facebook's vice-president of growth and analytics, told India's Economic Times that the landmark number was reached on March 31st. 84 percent of those 100 million Facebook users in India access it via mobile. India is set to hit a quarter of a billion web users sometime this year. SEE ALSO: Facebook creates election tracker as a guide for India's 814 million eligible voters Despite Facebook's strong growth in India - up from a mere eight million users in 2010 when Facebook opened a local office - the US-based site is still facing growing rivalry in the nation from messaging apps. Read more »