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Jack-o’-Lanterns: They’re Just Like Us

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Not even your average Halloween pumpkin can deny the allure of social media or online dating. It’s hard out there for a gourd. Read more…

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Collaborating With Influencers: It’s Not as Terrifying as You Think

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This article is part of SWOT Team, a new series on Mashable that features insights from leaders in marketing, brand-building and public relations.

To appreciate the power of video influencers, one needs to experience the pandemonium at Vidcon. Inside the web’s premiere video event, the fan hysteria swirls around creators like Jenna Marbles, Jacks Gap or Glozell , making the meet-up feel more like a One Direction concert. The online star may not make TMZ headlines, but — to their adoring…

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Watch Today’s Solar Eclipse Live

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A partial solar eclipse will darken North American skies Thursday afternoon, and you can watch the dramatic celestial event online if clouds hinder your view.

The online Slooh Community Observatory will air a special three-hour webcast for the partial solar eclipse today starting at 5 p.m. EDT. You can watch the show — which will feature live views from Arizona’s Prescott Solar Observatory and other telescopes around the world — at www.slooh.com.

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The Guardian Leapfrogs New York Times in Desktop Traffic

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En garde, New York Times.

The Guardian is now the second most popular English language newspaper website in terms of desktop traffic, according to comScore.

The British daily logged 42.6 million worldwide desktop uniques in September, up 12.3% from the month before; meanwhile, the Times drew 41.6 million. The data does not count mobile users.

Despite trailing the Mail Online‘s 55.8 million unique users, Guardian editor in…

HBO, ESPN and CBS: Why the Sudden Influx of Online Subscription Services?

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Cord cutters just had their best week ever.

Television, an industry that usually moves at a glacial pace, suddenly appears to be hurtling toward unbundling. In less than two weeks, some of the most influential content companies in the media industry announced plans to sell an Internet-based service directly to subscribers

First, ESPN announced plans to start an online subscription service centered on the NBA. Then HBO made the…

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Popular Kickstarter Project Anonabox Suspended After Scam Accusations

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Kickstarter has frozen donations for Anonabox, an Internet router designed to make your online activity anonymous, amid growing backlash

The suspension comes on the heels of the privacy tool’s massively successful crowd-funding campaign earlier this week.

The gadget was originally priced at $45 and runs on Tor, software that accesses Internet connections anonymously. Anonabox’s pledges, at one point, surpassed $600,000. Then Redditors targeted the device with accusations that the developers…

Tumblr Debuts Its First Desktop App On The Mac App Store

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Vusay Keeps Eyeballs Glued By Adding SoundCloudy Timed Comments To Any Video

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98,000 Hacked Snapchat Photos and Videos Posted Online

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Rumors that a massive collection of private Snapchat pictures and videos had been hacked surfaced on Friday, with claims on 4chan that the data would be posted online. However, many believed the threat to be a hoax, as there was no proof of an actual hack.

It seems the threat was real, however. On Sunday, a collection of almost 98,000 files (totaling more than 13GB of photos and videos), apparently from Snapchat users, were posted to The Pirate Bay less than 24 hours after someone claiming…

How George Lucas Gave Robot Chicken His Blessing

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Seth Green, Matt Senreich and John Harvatine IV are essentially three friends who made the kind of sketch comedy they wanted to –- stop motion animation parodies with action figures and toys –- and turned it into an Emmy Award winning series, while remarkably still staying friends and, perhaps more impressively, not pissing off George Lucas.

The creative team was in New York this week for a New York Comic Con panel where they, along with Vimeo, launched their first-ever online character…