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MindMixer Raises $17M To Help Governments Connect With Their Communities


Implanted Sensor Could Monitor Glaucoma and Prevent Blindness



Scientists have proposed a way to monitor glaucoma using a tiny device implanted in the eye. Readings from the device could be monitored by a smartphone. The technology could help prevent some people from going blind.

Glaucoma describes a group of eye diseases in which there is progressive damage to the optic nerve. This nerve connects the retina to the brain, and damage to it causes a person to lose peripheral vision.

What makes glaucoma a dangerous disease, however, is that this sort of…

Obama Says Social Media Magnifies the Dangers of a ‘Messy’ World



Islamic State militants making gains in Iraq and Syria, raising fears of terror attacks in the west. A tense truce between Israel and Hamas after weeks of bloodshed. Russian forces entering Ukraine in a throwback to the Cold War.

U.S. President Barack Obama said Friday that the world’s challenges can seem “pretty frightening” to Americans. But he argued that they pose no greater threat than in previous decades — it’s just that social media makes the dangers seem closer to home.

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8 Vines That Will Make Your Head Spin 360 Degrees



Why look only at what’s in front of you, when you can see the world in 360 degrees?

We took that thought and made it a challenge this week. Partnered with Hewlett-Packard, we asked you to showcase objects and scenes in 360 degrees on Vine.

From dizzying videos in fisheye effect to creative motion-graphics animations uploaded using Vine’s newest feature, we saw tons of head-spinning submissions

Take a look at the videos…

Tripcast Is A Beautiful Travel Journal For Your Smartphone

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Twitter Now Lets Anyone Check How Many People Saw Their Tweets



Twitter analytics are now available to all users.

In June, Twitter began experimenting with opening its analytics dashboard to users outside of its advertisers.

Then, last month, Twitter rolled out an updated analytic dashboard to marketers, verified users and Twitter Card publishers

The dashboard lets users see how many impressions each tweet has received (how many times users saw the tweet on Twitter), the number of…

How Many People See Your Tweets? Twitter Opens Its Nifty Analytics Dashboard To Everyone

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User-Generated Content Portal Wikia Raises Another $15M To Crack Into Asia

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Facebook Turns On “Bandwidth Targeting” To Match Mobile Ads To Your Network Quality


Facebook’s Clickbait Change May Mean More of the Same



Facebook’s pitch on its News Feed rankings has been consistent: It wants you to be on Facebook, therefore it is in the company’s best interest to make the content you see on the site as good as possible.

That is the general rationale that emerged after Facebook announced on Tuesday that it would begin to factor in time spent into its News Feed rankings. The social network openly admitted that the change has been made in an attempt to eliminate clickbait — stories that offer little…