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Foursquare: 55 Million Users, 54 Percent Lift Since Relaunch

Whether it’s all part of the master plan or more opportunistic, Foursquare is undertaking a “multimillion-dollar effort” to brand and differentiate itself from Yelp and other local search apps. The campaign will appear in out-of-home locations in New York and Chicago as well as…



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How a Small Social Media Mistake Ended Up Costing These Companies $4.3 Million in Losses by @marcushokh

On average, companies can expect to lose about $4.3 million  in global sales because of social media mistakes. But that’s not all: research from Altimeter has shown social media crises are on the rise, year after year. Companies who don’t pay close attention to how they brand themselves online can confuse and even frustrate consumers whose complaints now have the ability to reach millions of people around the world via social media. It’s something to take seriously because a small mistake can lead to big consequences. Recently, McDonald’s in China had an expired meat scandal that was met with a strong backlash. But […]

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Hacker Leaks Hundreds Of Dropbox Logins, Claims 7 Million Up For Grabs


Monday night, a Reddit thread surfaced with links to Pastebin files containing a slew of Dropbox logins. And, said the hacker, there’s plenty more where that came from—to the tune of 7 million accounts in total. 

The initial leaks came to some 1,200 Dropbox usernames and passwords, all in plain text. The anonymous commenter claimed this was just a taste of the voluminous hack, and promised to leak more in exchange for bitcoin “donations.” 

6,937,081 DROPBOX ACCOUNTS HACKED

PHOTOS – VIDEOS – OTHER FILES

MORE BITCOIN = MORE ACCOUNTS PUBLISHED ON PASTEBIN

As more BTC is donated , More pastebin pastes will appear

The Reddit community set about checking if they were legitimate, and members claim that several appear to be valid. 

At this time, the source of the data is unknown. 

Dropbox, which already contended with another major problem this morning—a Selective Sync glitch that errantly deleted user files—said that it’s not to blame this time. In a statement to The Next Web, the cloud storage company flat-out denied that it was hacked. Instead, it pointed the finger at third-party companies that connect to Dropbox accounts:

Dropbox has not been hacked. These usernames and passwords were unfortunately stolen from other services and used in attempts to log in to Dropbox accounts. We’d previously detected these attacks and the vast majority of the passwords posted have been expired for some time now. All other remaining passwords have been expired as well.

At this point, some Dropbox users may notice a prompt or message from the company, urging them to change their passwords or turn on two-factor authentication. But whether you see the warning or not, the sheer volume of the alleged hack should be reason enough to take action. 

Start by changing your password. Then turn on two-factor verification—a secondary measure that requires entering a six-digit security code in addition to your login credentials.

The company outlines the steps to turn on two-step verification here

Once you’ve secured your Dropbox account, take one more step and think about anywhere else you may have used the same username and password combo. Then change those as well. Once the information is out in the open, other parties can try that login at various sites—from Facebook and Gmail to the major online banking sites—and bots would make very easy work of this. 

As for this breach, ReadWrite has contacted Dropbox for more information, and will update this post if the company responds. 

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Celeb Lawyer To Google: Block Nudes Or Pay $100 Million

As reported by several media outlets, an LA-based attorney representing “over a dozen female celebrities” whose photos were hacked and stolen in the recent iCloud nude photo scandal has threatened Google with $100 million in damages if the company doesn’t immediately block or…



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Reddit Raises $50 Million in Funding, Promises To Share 10% With Its Users by @mattsouthern

Reddit announced this week that they have just closed a $50 million round of outside funding lead by investor Sam Altman, with participation from Alfred Lin of Sequoia Capital and Marc Andreessen of Andreessen Horowitz. It’s interesting to note that Altman is the President of Y Combinator, the incubator responsible for helping with the launch of Reddit. He’s a long-time fan and user of Reddit, and actually participated in an AMA shortly after this news broke. The company explains what this new funding means for Reddit’s future: reddit has had a long and complex history… During all of this time […]

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Reddit Raises $50 Million, Says Community Will Get Some Shares


Reddit, one of the most popular sites on the Internet for sharing news, memes, and stories of inspiration, has raised $50 million in funding, and members of the community, known as “redditors,” might be getting a piece of it.

People on Reddit have made the site the massive success it is today—it’s played an integral role in spotting Internet trends long before the masses do. So Reddit CEO Yishan Wong said in a blog post that investors are prepared to give 10% of their shares back to community members. How, exactly, that works remains to be seen. 

Of course, the Reddit community isn’t entirely PG. Recently, the site was home to a subreddit—Reddit slang for a mini community—called The Fappening, which was dedicated to dispersing nude photos of celebrities stolen from their iCloud accounts. It took a week for Reddit to shut down The Fappening. 

Y Combinator president Sam Altman led the funding round. He told Re/code he disagreed with how the company handled the iCloud breach, but said that “their heart is in the right place.” Hopefully the same can be said for the community investors are giving shares to.

Other investors include Peter Thiel, Ron Conway, Paul Buchheit, Jared Leto, Jessica Livingston, Kevin and Julia Hartz, Mariam Naficy, Josh Kushner, Calvin Broadus Jr. (Snoop Dogg), and Yishan Wong.

See also: How To Host A Reddit AMA

Wong said that although Reddit is now flush with cash, the company is staying humble, and if anything, the fundraise means the company with more than 60 employees needs to work harder.

“An investment like this doesn’t mean we’re rich or successful,” he wrote. 

The money will be used to staff up product development and community management teams, as well as to work with third-party developers to increase the company’s mobile presence. Reddit recently launched its first official mobile application, an AMA app for the site’s popular “Ask Me Anything” question and answer sessions.

Prior to this raise, Reddit raised a $100,000 seed round from Y Combinator back in 2005.

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Hootsuite Raises $60 Million In New Funding, Acquires Zeetl To Integrate Voice Technology by @mattsouthern

Hootsuite announced today that the company has closed a US$60 million financing round, bringing Hootsuite’s total financing to-date to US$250 million. Ryan Holmes, Hootsuite’s CEO, stated in a release: This financing will help us scale even faster on a global level and bring the most innovative products to market. The strong commitment from investors during this time of amazing growth marks an exciting milestone for Hootsuite. With this new funding Hootsuite explains that they will continue growing and expanding to meet the needs of their growing user base, now exceeding 10 million worldwide. As an example of how they have […]

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Apple’s New Record: 10 Million iPhones Sold Over Launch Weekend


Tim Cook, Apple CEO

Long lines outside Apple stores are nothing new, but the latest iPhone sales record sure is. Three days after the launch of Apple’s supersized iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, sales surpassed the 10 million mark, the company announced on Monday. 

“Sales for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus exceeded our expectations for the launch weekend, and we couldn’t be happier,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said in press statement. “We would like to thank all of our customers for making this our best launch ever, shattering all previous sell-through records by a large margin.”

See also: What’s The Difference Between The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus?

Sales numbers are lumped together, so it’s unclear whether either of Apple’s largest smartphones to date, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 or the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, is more popular. 

The new record continues Apple’s streak of selling more iPhones which each new model. Launch sales for 5S and 5C held the previous record at 9 million.  

See also: iOS 8 Offers Some New Tricks For Big iPhones

Pre-orders for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus marked another record-breaker for Apple, topping 4 million within 24 hours of availability. As with previous Apple products, demand surpassed supply and some who placed pre-orders may have to wait until October before delivery, the company said. 

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To Apple Doubters: Nyah, Nyah—4 Million iPhones 6 Moved On First Day


Apple released first-day pre-order numbers, and it dubbed them good.

According to the official announcement, people pre-ordered four million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus phones in the first 24 hours for a “record” high. Demand has already outstripped pre-order supply, says the tech company, as many pre-orders now list an October ship date. 

Customers who got their device requests in quickly, however, will see the large Apple phones arrive as early as this Friday, September 19.

But for all Apple’s gushing about early sales, it’s tough to determine whether the new phones have actually beaten pre-orders of last year’s flagship, the iPhone 5S. The latter device sold nine million units in the first weekend, and while the company moved four million of the new flagships in one day, that’s not exactly an apples to apples comparison. The company also didn’t separate numbers for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, rather it lumped them in together.

So it doesn’t look too likely that either device topped the previous phone, and it’s not clear yet whether, as a group, the new phones have either. Still, the figures are enough for Apple to proclaim its gamble on giant iPhones a success.

Next up: The major update to its mobile software, iOS 8, heads to the public in two days. When it launches on September 17, people with devices as old as the iPhone 4S, iPad 2, iPad mini and iPod touch (fifth generation) and later will be able to download it for free. 

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Bing Ads Introduces Bulk Editing In Web UI, Now Review Up To 1 Million Keywords

Bing Ads has been building out its capabilities in the Web UI this year so that account managers aren’t as beholden to the Bing Ads Editor as they have been to manage campaigns. Today, Bing Ads announced bulk editing features and the ability to review accounts with as many as 1 million…



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