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8 Sweet Social Media Reactions to Royal Baby News (SocialTimes) The newest heir to the throne — a boy — came into the world Monday at at 4:24 p.m. weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces. The son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was a trending topic on Twitter and inspired a great deal of fan art on Tumblr and Pinterest as well. On Facebook, there were more than 1 million global mentions of the royal birth. Here are a few of our favorite memes.

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Pinterest Royal Baby8 Sweet Social Media Reactions to Royal Baby News (SocialTimes)
The newest heir to the throne — a boy — came into the world Monday at at 4:24 p.m. weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces. The son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was a trending topic on Twitter and inspired a great deal of fan art on Tumblr and Pinterest as well. On Facebook, there were more than 1 million global mentions of the royal birth. Here are a few of our favorite memes. SocialTimes Celebrities Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift got exclusive access to the first pictures of the royal baby, if you believe the phony links that have already been retweeted thousands of times on Twitter. The congratulatory tweets that the reality TV star and the country singer have supposedly sent to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their first child are missing two things: first, they are not coming from verified Twitter accounts, and second, the links do not lead to pictures of the baby. AllFacebook Within one hour of the official announcement of the birth, there were more than 1 million related mentions on Facebook, with the U.K. leading the pack (no surprise there) by country, and women 25 through 34 making up the top demographic. The top five countries in terms of buzz about the royal baby during the first hour after the announcement, according to the social network, were: U.K., U.S., Canada, Italy and France. AllTwitter Mentions of the royal baby have reached such a fever pitch that they’re even outpacing tweets sent to the microblogging social network’s reigning l’enfant terrible, Justin Bieber. Tweets mentioning the #RoyalBaby hashtag, have leapfrogged all replies sent to @JustinBieber, as seen in a Topsy chart. ABC News There are some who would prefer to never hear another peep about the first child of Prince William and Kate Middleton. the flood of news and Facebook and Twitter updates about the new baby seems inescapable, but it doesn’t have to be. Here’s how you can block the news of the new 8-pound, 6-ounce royal baby on Facebook and Twitter.

Strong Quarter for Netflix, but Investors Hit Pause (The New York Times)
The stock price for Netflix has more than doubled this year as investors placed bets that the company would just keep growing and growing. And sure enough, Netflix reported on Monday that it gained 630,000 subscribers in the United States in the spring, thanks in part to people who signed up to watch “Arrested Development,” the Fox sitcom that it revived in May. The Wall Street Journal Netflix chief executive Reed Hastings reaffirmed his previous statements that the company could reach 60 million to 90 million subscribers over time, but struck a note of caution. “The larger we get, the harder it is to grow,” he said on a video webcast the company held in lieu of a traditional earnings call. Forbes Netflix also plans to expand into original documentaries and stand-up comedy specials, since Netflix is a “destination” for fans of these genres, Hastings said in his investor letter. This month, Netflix is premiering “Mako Mermaids,” a series for teenagers, and later this year will release the Ricky Gervais series “Derek,” as well as season two of “Lilyhammer” and “Turbo: F.A.S.T.”, an animated original with DreamWorks Animation.

Snapchat to Dev: Your Code is ‘Unlawful,’ Shut it Down (VentureBeat)
One programmer is calling bull on Snapchat’s attempt to get him to shut down what it terms an “unlawful” bit of code that provides access to Snapchat’s application programming interface. “The fact is we spend so much time on Snapchat … contributing to their success, and they don’t even have the balls to give us an API to get [data] back out,” said programmer Thomas Lackner in an interview with VentureBeat.