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Russia wants user data, local offices and data centers – otherwise websites will be shut down

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According to AFP, the Russian government has just passed a bill in an attempt to force companies such as Facebook, Google and Twitter to open up local offices and store user data locally by building data centers in the country. Companies have until September 2016 to comply, otherwise the government will be able to shut down the websites in Russia. Here

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Kickstarter Darling Rocki Play – “Looking to revolutionize” music streaming – now adding iOS support

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We reported on the CE week in New York earlier, while one company didn’t make the highlights, we certainly think it deserves a closer look given the recent announcement and buzz surrounding the company – ROCKI, which funded a Wi-Fi streaming device through Kickstarter. Kickstarter is the place to be for startup companies in need of capital and has made

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Facebook buys video-advertising company LiveRail for $500 million

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The acquisition craze in Silicon Valley continues and Facebook is once again at it with an acquisition. Earlier this year, Faceook started to implement video advertising and now they want to continue to improve in that segment. LiveRail serves video ads on the Web for ABC Family, A&E Networks, Gannett and Major League Baseball. “We believe that LiveRail, Facebook and

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Twitter increases focus on mobile advertising – Acquires TapCommerce for $100 million

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Twitter has announced the acquisition of TapCommerce, a mobile re-targeting advertising company. At the same time Twitter also announced the launch of mobile app installs advertising. Companies can now publish ads in user feeds, directing them to download their app. Facebook has done this for quite some time and it has been a good revenue source for them. With the

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Brazil World Cup – the most talked about event in Facebook history

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The FIFA World Cup in Brazil has become the most talked about event in the history of Facebook. We are just out of the group stages and there are already over 1 billion likes, comments and posts. “People are having conversations on Facebook about what they watch in a really unprecedented scale,” Nick Grudin, the company’s director of partnerships, told

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