#Twitter Releases New Suite Of Anti-Harassment Tools, Promises Faster Response Times For Dealing With

twitter-harrassment Twitter this morning has released a new set of anti-harassment tools that make it easier for users to flag abuse on the network, as well as describe more specifically why they’re blocking or reporting a Twitter account. Twitter had made it fairly simple to report spam, but the new tools allow users to report a variety of troubles, including impersonations, harassment, and even self-harm… Read More
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Skype Co-Founder Backs Wire, A New Communications #App Launching Today On iOS, #Android And #Mac

Wire - Products - Family (1) Skype co-founder Janus Friis is backing a new communications app called Wire, out now for iOS, Android and Mac OS X. The app itself is the reimagining of how a communications tool like Skype should operate had it been built today. Much of that, in Wire’s case, means under-the-hood improvements that users don’t necessarily see, such as advancements in media processing, audio… Read More
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Why LiveRail Ditched An IPO To Sell Its Video AdTech To #Facebook For ~$500M

facebook-liverail2 “The company was profitable. We probably would have pursued an IPO. The business was accelerating”, LiveRail CEO Mark Trefgarne tells me in his first interview about how his company was acquired by Facebook in July for what multiple sources say was $500 million.
Still, rather than go public, Trefgarne said his team realized that “If we work hard at Facebook, we have a real… Read More
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Pip!

pip-feature As hard as it tries to brand itself as such, Aol isn’t known for innovation. Part of the co-editor job here at TechCrunch is fending off some of the clunky things that our parent company does, like holding an internal Aol Disrupt, or playing a Taylor Swift parody during all hands or making us log into our TechCrunch emails with our Aol accounts. Read More
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#Facebook Brings Graph Search To #Mobile And Lets You Find Feed Posts By Keyword

fb-search Facebook is finally getting serious about search. Today it’s challenging Google for finding answers and Twitter for checking real-time chatter with the launch of keyword search. Two years after debuting semantic “My friends who…” search for people, places, and photos on the web, Graph Search is rolling out on iOS in the US along with a new keyword search option for… Read More
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