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Facebook Mentions For Public Figures Nearly 800 million Facebook users are connected to a public figure on the network and more than 1 billion interactions are created as a result. In order to make it even easier for figures and fans to connect, Facebook Mentions have been launched. Figures…

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Yo! Launches – and is Hacked Within Days An app with a sole purpose of sending the word “Yo” to contacts launched quietly in April, receiving mainstream coverage only last week from the Financial Times (and just hours after Facebook’s Slingshot had launched). Within days it was in the…

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Just one day in and everyone is gripped with World Cup fever – here at Harkable we’re no different. To celebrate we’ve built a World Cup hashtag tracker app – over the duration of each match we’ll be tracking tweets with the #hashflag of each team to see who’s…

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Snapchat Develops New Messaging Features Snapchat is to evolve from a simple photo messaging service to into a primary hub for mobile messaging with all new features. The existing process of sending a photo for just a few seconds will now follow up with the ability to have real…

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Google is taking cloud computing to a literal level with their Loon Project. But is it really just a philanthropic exercise? Project Loon is Google’s plan to connect those who may not have any internet at all, think those who are based in remote areas, places struck by disaster…

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  Scanadu breaks the record for crowdsourcing revenue at 10.5 million. What does this mean for medical technology and will this change the way we diagnose ilness? Athletes have been tracking their health through data collection for decades, however since the advent of the smart-phone the ability to track…

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  Virgin Media’s video games pop-up space on Shoreditch’s Leonard Street is going strong in its fourth week and showcasing a great range of cutting-edge and highly unusual gaming tech, from the much-anticipated Oculus Rift virtual reality headset (possibly your only chance to try it out before general release)…

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Vine came along this week (it has in fact been live for a while but the fresh publicity came from Twitter’s acquisition and integration of the 6-second video-sharing network), hoping to be the social video service which would prove there can be an ‘Instagram of video’. The jury is…

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Instagram was bought by Facebook for a reported $1 billion this week, purportedly netting the CEO a $400 million windfall. Here’s an infographic from visual.ly charting their meteoric rise in just seventeen vintage-toned months

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Below are our 5 top tech stories you may have missed this week: 1 – Yahoo to Axe 2,000 jobs Internet giant Yahoo announced this week that they’ll be letting 2,000 of their 14,000 strong workforce go as they plan to restructure for the future. Hopefully this news will…

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