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Facebook at the Republican National Convention: Politicians Finally Get Us (Mashable)
Facebook is among the tech giants roaming the halls of the Republican National Convention — the company has become intertwined with the convention, having set up Facebook “photo spots” and using the opportunity to launch a co-branded political analytics app with CNN. Interestingly, Facebook’s convention team is sharing a co-working space with Twitter. ABC Action News Tucked off to one side in the truly massive media presence at the Tampa Convention Center, the people at Google offer media types an oasis of sorts. A walk around the convention center presents the eyes with row after row of tables filled with thousands of computers and monitors. The Verge Google’s comprehensive 2012 election coverage will now include a tool to help citizens register to vote, the company revealed Tuesday morning in an announcement about new resources for voters. Google has partnered with New York nonprofit TurboVote, which collects contact information from voters and then sends them registration forms, reminders about voting and state-specific information about things like mail-in ballots. AllFacebook With the Republican National Convention in full swing, the phalanx of politicos in Tampa, Fla., is taking to Facebook to share status updates from a range of activities, including fundraising events, delegation meet-and-greets and speech preparations. The photos, links and comments mean Facebookers are getting a peek behind the curtain at the Super Bowl for politicians, aka the GOP convention. Social Times Twitter is abuzz as Mitt Romney secures the GOP presidential nomination, officially, and to celebrate C-SPAN has released a supercut of every Republican and Democratic candidate accepting the Presidential nomination since 1984. Watch as Ronald Reagan, Walter Mondale, Michael Dukakis, George Bush, Bill Clinton, Bob Dole, Al Gore, George W. Bush, John Kerry, John McCain and Barack Obama proudly say, “I accept your nomination!”
Watch Out for This Sneaky Facebook Scam Disguised as a Photo Notification (Mashable)
The next time Facebook sends you an email about a friend tagging you in a new picture, be cautious — it could be a trap. A new strain of malware identified by security firm Sophos as Troj/Agent-XNN has been circulating the social networking site, encouraging members to view photos as an attachment. WebProNews “Greetings, One of Your Friends added a new photo with you to the album…,” says the email. “You are receiving this email because you’ve been listed as a close friend.” AllFacebook Facebook has been pretty busy updating its mobile applications. The company announced Tuesday that it released Camera 1.1, which includes the ability to upload photos to specific albums.
Twitter is Finally Making its TV Debut (VentureBeat)
VentureBeat has just been at Twitter’s offices in San Francisco, Calif., and can confirm that, at long last, Twitter HQ will be featured on the big, glowing screens in your living rooms. Top Gear star Richard Hammond’s new show, Crash Course, features Twitter in an upcoming episode.
The Wall Street Journal Wants its Reporters Filing Microvideo Updates for its New WorldStream (Nieman Journalism Lab)
The Wall Street Journal has been busy expanding its video offerings and experimenting with dedicated news streams in recent months. Tuesday, the natural merger of the two debuted: a stream of reporter-generated videos called WorldStream.
Yammer and Salesforce are Now Tracking Your Office Banter (VentureBeat)
Employees, not only are you being heard, you’re being tracked and analyzed, too! Following in Yammer‘s footsteps, Salesforce announced an integration to monitor office conversations on Chatter, its enterprise social network.
Zynga’s Creative Chief Resigns to Start New Company (CNET)
Zynga chief creative officer Mike Verdu announced his departure on Tuesday. After three years at the game maker, he plans to lead his own game startup, in which Zynga will be an investor.
More Than Half of All Handsets Will Be Smartphones in 2013 (ars technica)
A new forecast released Tuesday from the industry analysis firm IHS iSuppli says that smartphone shipments will account for 54 percent (up from 46 percent this year) of the global cellphone market in 2013. This marks the first time that smartphones are the majority of manufactured phones.
Flipboard Hits 20 Million Users in Time for its Second Anniversary [Infographic] (Flipboard)
The social reading aggregator Flipboard is turing two this week, and they’re excited to see how far they’ve come. It now has 20 million users in more than 200 countries reading content in countless languages. More than 1.5 million users read in Flipboard on a daily basis.
Google.com Starts Displaying Birthday Reminders Before You Start Searching for Things (The Next Web)
Before you perform your next overly complicated Google search, you might be met with the reminder of a special someone’s birthday. As part of the Google+ platform, the company has rolled out birthday reminders for its most popular page, Google.com.