Don't-Miss Web and Social Software Stories

Twitter partners with Foursquare to add precise locations to tweets

You can already add your general location to your tweets, but soon you'll be able to let everyone know if you're in Central Park or Central Perk.


SocialSafe automates social media backup

SocialSafe downloads data from all your social networks automatically for viewing in the desktop application, or you can even export it.

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Why Meerkat, the breakout app of SXSW, is more than a flash in the pan

If Meerkat can continue to evolve quickly, it might survive Twitter's own live-streaming launch. (Despite its terrible videos.)

Chrome's bleeding-edge Canary build adds support for next-gen HTTP/2 web tech

Google took another step towards transitioning away from SPDY and towards HTTP/2 by adding the standardized protocol to Canary.


Rand Paul sweet talks crowd at SXSW, tries to woo techies and millennials

Paul talked Snapchat, privacy, and net neutrality during his tech-centric interview, that was definitely not part of a pre-election ramp up (wink wink).

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Al Gore challenges SXSW to focus online activism on climate change

Gore urged the tech-minded folks who attend South by Southwest Interactive to wage an Internet campaign for climate change, just like they did for net neutrality and SOPA.


Researcher releases tool that can hijack accounts on sites using Facebook Login

Attackers can force users to associate their accounts on other sites with malicious Facebook accounts.


FriendFeed will finally shut down on April 9

Wait, FriendFeed was still running? Yeah, we were surprised too.

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Lawmakers ask Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar to check driver fingerprints

The eight members of Congress say measures taken so far to screen drivers do not take advantage of all the available tools

Bitcoin and other currency

One year later, we're no closer to finding MtGox's missing millions worth of bitcoins

As the bitcoin investigation drags on, key people in the probe are keeping mum

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YouTube for Android update adds video trimming, faster uploads

YouTube claims this update to its app will also upload videos more quickly than before.

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Prepare for faster, safer web browsing: The next-gen HTTP/2 protocol is done

This is the first major change to one of the backbones of the web in over 16 years.

Yelp sues positive review provider Revleap

Revleap says it can get businesses good reviews on Yelp