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Ousted VK.com CEO Durov Posts On Facebook, Seeks Pro-Civil Rights Home For New Venture


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A Soccer Star’s Transition From the Pitch to YouTube



Jimmy Conrad was a reserve defender for the U.S. Men’s National Team (USMNT) at the 2006 World Cup, getting onto the field against group-play opponents Italy and Ghana

He’s going to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup in June — this time, however, in a completely different role. Conrad has become one of the Internet’s go-to sources for soccer video content, thanks to his multi-pronged role with the popular YouTube channel KickTV.

Along with revolving around the world’s favorite sport, Conrad’s…

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A-Sides and B-Sides: Record Store Day Lives On



These days, thanks to various technologies, listening to any type of music anytime, anywhere is pretty easy. But across generations, people still love dusting off an old vinyl record, and listening music on a record player

Record Store Day, which takes place every third Saturday of April, brings people together to celebrate their love of vinyl, even as digital-music sales continue to grow

Despite the fact that music-streaming services…

Joe Biden Gets Barack Obama on Board for His First Selfie



Joe Biden, the Vice President of the United States, decided to enter the selfie game with a bang: he took a selfie with none other than the President himself, Barack Obama. Not bad for a beginner, huh?

The caption of the selfie photo, taken in the back of a car and posted on Instagram, reads “Found a friend to join my first selfie on Instagram. Thanks for following and stay tuned. –VP”

Posted early today, the photo already has more than 21,000 likes on Instagram and more than 11,000…

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Photo-Sharing App Frontback Comes To Android

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LinkedIn Says Mystery App Is Coming Soon



LinkedIn has big plans for mobile adoption in 2014, and a new standalone app (or two) appears to be among them

The professional networking company has “more apps planned” for 2014, according to Parker Barrile, VP of Product for LinkedIn Talent Solutions — with one of them coming in the “not too distant future.”

That app, the company’s fifth, could arrive in the next few weeks. Here are LinkedIn’s existing four apps:

  • LinkedIn — This is the…

Social Music App-Maker Smule Raises Another $16.6M

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Report: YouTube Delays Launch of Music Service



YouTube‘s music service is still on its way, but a report indicates that it will be delayed until later this year

The Google unit has been working on its music service for some time, but wanted to launch a product that is different from competitors in the space and ready for mass consumption, according to Billboard. The publication, which does not cite any sources, reports YouTube has pushed the launch back to “the second quarter or beyond.” Billboard previously reported that the…

Amazon Fire TV’s 8 Stiffest Competitors



Amazon is coming to a TV near you.

The company introduced Fire TV on Wednesday, a voice-activated set-top box device that comes with a remote control, gaming controller and connects to the Internet. It’s the company’s latest endeavor in the television world (following its popular instant streaming service and foray into scripted programs, such as Alpha House).

Amazon is now diving into a crowded room of popular box set and streaming services,…