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The 10 Countries Most Affected by Hunger

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Time is dwindling to meet the Millennium Development Goals, the United Nations’ blueprint to tackle an array of large-scale global problems by a target date of 2015. One of those goals, eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, has seen progress, but there’s still work to be done.

According to the International Food Policy Research Institute’s 2014 Global Hunger Index (GHI), released last week, hunger in developing countries has decreased by 39% since 1990. However, the global state of hunger…

24 Hours Later, Users Find Hacks for Facebook’s Rooms

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Facebook introduced its anonymous community app Rooms on Thursday. Now, just 24 hours later, the lead product manager on Rooms discovered that users have hacked it.

He’s delighted. Josh Miller, the Facebook product manager, wrote Friday in a Medium blog post that Facebook left out the ability to discover new Rooms.

“Though counterintuitive, our logic was that retro web browsers didn’t offer ‘discovery’ for early Internet communities — you had to tell Netscape exactly where you wanted to go…

The Groups App I Wish Facebook Would Build

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StumbleUpon’s 5by Relaunches As An App For Chatting About Online Videos With Friends

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Ello Says Hello to $5.5 Million, Legally Vows to Not to Advertise

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Ello, the fledgling social network that has vowed not to run advertising, doubled down on that sentiment on Thursday by making itself a Public Benefit Corporation and putting the sentiment in its charter.

A PBC’s charter can’t be changed even if the company is bought and investors can’t force the company to do something that goes against its charter. “It says that the co. exists for public benefit,” says Paul Budnitz, CEO and co-founder of Ello. “No investor could ever force us to do those…

What Twitter Fabric Means for Developers

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Twitter has had a complicated relationship with developers.

In its earlier days, the social network encouraged third-party developers to build their own apps and services on top of the platform. But the company later began to roll out its own competing features (the most notable example of this is when Twitter created its own image sharing service, frustrating companies like Twitpic and Yfrog).

But Twitter made its biggest appeal yet to developers on Wednesday at Flight, the company’s first…

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Five Candidates to Follow on Twitter Ahead of Midterm Elections

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A politician’s social media presence matters just as much these days as their campaign ads, posters and public appearances. With so many ways to get things wrong, a handful of candidates seem to get the whole social media thing right. Below are five candidates whose Twitter accounts are worth a peek ahead of November’s Midterm elections.

Democrat Charlie Crist, running for Florida Governor

With the Florida gubernatorial candidates running a heated race, the seat still seems very much up in…

Jawbone Drop Creates Tweet-Enabled Playlists for Your Jambox

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Jawbone just made its Jambox speaker an even better party accessory.

The company rolled out a new music app, Jawbone Drop, that allows users to manage group playlists with tweets.

Unveiled at Twitter’s Flight conference Wednesday, the app takes advantage of Twitter’s newly announced Fabric platform so that Rdio and Spotify playlists can be controlled by groups of friends with tweets.

“It’s a new music app that…

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Spot.IM Turns Any Site Into A Social Network

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Product Hunt Gets Social With Twitter-Like User Profiles, Following Features And Notifications

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