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Dell Daughter Gets Grounded
2012-08-14 13:42:27

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online An 18-year old girl with a phone can apparently bring a powerful security team to its knees. For all its benefits, social media and networking can be awfully dangerous. We´ve all seen our fair share of how people can be followed and tracked by using nothing but information these people have made publicly available through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and the like. How frustrating is it, then, to be a father who goes...

2012-08-14 06:29:46

NICOSIA, Cyprus, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Since Panda appeared on the scene a year ago, global demand for foreign-language translations of online content has seen a growth of several hundred percent. One hour Translation reports that thousands of webpages and online articles have been translated in the last year, thanks to Panda's integration. One Hour Translation offers one explanation for the increased demand for translation of online content; Panda gives preference to sites with...

2012-08-14 06:29:21

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC) announced today the five winners of its first-ever Facebook photo contest. As part of the contest, Facebook users from across the country were invited to submit photos to Lincoln's Facebook page that showcased a moment in time when they took charge of their lives, capturing the essence of the company's Chief Life Officer brand campaign. The top five winning entries were then chosen by way of a voting process open...

2012-08-14 06:25:48

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Educreations, the creators of the Educreations Interactive Whiteboard app, announced today the completion of a $2.2 million Series A financing round from Accel Partners and NewSchools Venture Fund. The financing will enable the company to expand its rapidly growing mobile learning platform and continue pursuing its vision of making personalized learning available to everyone. Educreations was founded by former RockYou product manager Wade...

2012-08-14 06:25:16

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nike may not have been a headline sponsor, but insight from Socialbakers' CheerMeter tool today revealed that Nike was top of the podium for sporting social engagement during the London Olympics. From the 27(th) of July to the 2(nd) of August, Nike's Facebook fan base grew by 166,718 - more than double the growth of its sporting rival, Adidas, who despite core sponsorship deals, netted just 80,761 new fans over the same period. Nike dominated in...

2012-08-14 02:25:36

MANCHESTER, England, August 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Betfred and Fantasy iTeam have announced the launch of a new and improved FiT Fantasy iTeam App for the 2012/13 Premier League season where players can get their hands on outstanding prizes, including a trip to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil! Already a huge success during the 2011/12 campaign and Euro 2012, FiT Fantasy iTeam App allows players to test their managerial skills anytime, anywhere, and is one of the world's...

Search Giant Google Acquires Frommer’s To Step Up Travel Business
2012-08-14 08:38:34

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Internet search king Google Inc. announced Monday that it is close to closing a deal with travel guidebooks line Frommer´s. The acquisition is seen as an effort for Google to amass a stockpile of publishing content to strengthen its role in the online travel broker business. The acquisition comes nearly a year after the $151-million purchase of Zagat Survey, which offers reviews of restaurants, hotels and other hotspots...

Photobucket Fusking Exposed It All
2012-08-14 07:05:44

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A number of women who posted private, explicit photos of themselves on the online photo sharing site Photobucket have had these images made public and passed around on Internet message boards. The women had assumed that their privacy settings on the website protected the posted photos, which were not meant to be shared publicly. However, through a technique known as ℠fusking´, in which software is used to find hidden...

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2012-08-13 16:49:33

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Facebook has found themselves in trouble once more, this time with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and their third-party developers. According to an investigation by the FTC, Facebook has been accused of not reviewing apps before going through their verification process, thereby “deceiving” developers over security ratings. As told by ZDNet.com, Facebook earned up to $95,000 by charging their developers a fee...

2012-08-13 02:30:15

AMSTERDAM, August 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- From now on, iPhone and iPad users can share their darkest secrets and confessions anonymously on social media. With Dutch company Mediagroe's new Confessiondolls App, they can create an alter ego they can confide in and tell their personal stories to. They can use their virtual Confessiondoll as a personal electronic diary or share their stories with other people, thus creating a new kind of Facebook for secret confessions....