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Mobile shopping bringing in $20 billion annually -- study

Shoppers spent $5 billion while using tablets over the past 12 months, a trend that's going to keep growing, says Javelin Strategy and Research. [Read more]

Mobile shopping bringing in $20 billion annually -- studyRead More
Facebook trashes fake accounts, users, and likes

As the social network sweeps clean all bogus activity, page fan counts drop by the tens of thousands. [Read more]

Facebook trashes fake accounts, users, and likesRead More
Facebook Groups Adds Dropbox Integration


Now if you want to share files with friends via Facebook Groups, you can do so via Dropbox.

?When the owner of the file makes updates, those updates will also be shared back to the group. And, just like other posts to Facebook Groups, people can like or comment on the content,? a Facebook representative told Mashable.

Since edits are shared directly back to the group, the functionality could be ideal for group projects where several people need access and the information is constantly changing.

Dropbox and Facebook also see the feature being used to share things like videos of a birthday party with your ?family Group,? or class notes with a study group you have on the s…
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Facebook Groups Adds Dropbox IntegrationRead More
The History of Scrollbars [PIC]


Scrollbars help gadget users pinpoint their location in the vast computer sea. Are you at the top of the page or the middle of a document? The trusty scrollbar will let you know.

SEE ALSO: Listen Up: Here?s a Brief History of Headphones

Twitter user Ivan Listes offers a look back at the history of scrollbars with a simple graphic that probably won't have you pining for the days of clunky red scrollers.

Image courtesy of @ilistes

Image courtesy of iStock, mvdc

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Graph Databases: The New Way to Access Super Fast Social Data


Until the NOSQL wave hit a few years ago, the least fun part of a project was dealing with its database. Now there are new technologies to keep the adventuresome developer busy. The catch is, most of these post-relational databases, such as MongoDB, Cassandra, and Riak, are designed to handle simple data. However, the most interesting applications deal with a complex, connected world.

A new type of database significantly changes the standard direction taken by NOSQL. Graph databases, unlike their NOSQL and relational brethren, are designed for lightning-fast access to complex data found in social networks, recommendation engines and networked systems.

Pancake, for example, w…
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More About: contributor, data, databases, features, nosql, social graph

Graph Databases: The New Way to Access Super Fast Social DataRead More
Facebook add apps to Timeline

Facebook has been promoting the use of apps on its Timeline functionality, to enable users to connect to historical activities on their Facebook Wall.

Facebook add apps to TimelineRead More
Internet economy set to double by 2016

The G20?s internet economy is set to nearly double by 2016, according to research.

Internet economy set to double by 2016Read More
Facebook IPO: Reactions from the Social Web (and Zuckerberg)

It shouldn’t be hard to guess what the largest discussion in the social space was Wednesday — the Facebook IPO. While Facebook certainly…

Facebook IPO: Reactions from the Social Web (and Zuckerberg)Read More
Will the IPO Change Facebook Forever?

Journalists can find some pretty weird things interesting, but I never thought a 207-page government-mandated document would keep me turning th…

Will the IPO Change Facebook Forever?Read More
How to Make Your Company More Social

Social networks are flooded with potential customers. Therefore, today’s companies need to foster a socially engaged culture within compa…

How to Make Your Company More SocialRead More
Google: Microsoft Ad Campaign Is Full of Myths

Google doesn’t want you to believe everything Microsoft is writing about its privacy policies — especially not in the ads for altern

Google: Microsoft Ad Campaign Is Full of MythsRead More
Facebook worth billions to UK economy, study reveals

Facebook contributes ?2.2bn to UK GDP each year and supports 35,200 UK jobs, according to a study by Deloitte on the benefits of free Facebook pages used by businesses to promote trade.

Facebook worth billions to UK economy, study revealsRead More
Internet economy set to double by 2016

The G20?s internet economy is set to nearly double by 2016, according to research.

Internet economy set to double by 2016Read More
Before IPO, Facebook Takes the Fight Against Clickjacking to the Courts

Facebook is turning to the courts to fight the “clickjacking” scourge which sometimes plagues the social networking site. The news c…

Before IPO, Facebook Takes the Fight Against Clickjacking to the CourtsRead More
6 Standout Apps Worth Downloading This Week

Facebook hogged tech headlines this week with news that it was pushing its Timeline to all users and will IPO next week. But while the 800-million-per…

6 Standout Apps Worth Downloading This WeekRead More
What Apple Could Do With Its $100 Billion Cash Hoard [COMIC]

Let’s face it: Apple is rich. So rich it could send a crowd of people to the moon to build a luxury hotel and hang out there for a few…

What Apple Could Do With Its $100 Billion Cash Hoard [COMIC]Read More
Top 10 Twitter Pics of the Week [PICS]

Out of the millions of pictures posted on Twitter last week, 10 of them stood above the rest, and we have the Top 10 Twitter Pics gathered right…

Top 10 Twitter Pics of the Week [PICS]Read More
Top 8 Comments on Mashable This Week

We’re back again with another roundup of the top Mashable comments of the week. In this weekly segment, we showcase the week’s best…

Top 8 Comments on Mashable This WeekRead More
39 New Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed

Been away from Mashable for a few days? Here’s something that’ll get you caught up in a flash: it’s our weekly roundup of Mash

39 New Digital Media Resources You May Have MissedRead More
Facebook set to reach a billion members

Facebook looks set to reach a billion members by August with accelerating growth in developing countries, according to digital-marketing firm iCrossing.

Facebook set to reach a billion membersRead More
IBM delivers social media analytics

IBM has unveiled software and services to provide social media analytics with cloud services and a social networking platform, IBM Connections.

IBM delivers social media analyticsRead More
Facebook add apps to Timeline

Facebook has been promoting the use of apps on its Timeline functionality, to enable users to connect to historical activities on their Facebook Wall.

Facebook add apps to TimelineRead More
Did Apple blow $100 million in its legal fight against HTC?

Apple's lawyers may have spent a small fortune pursuing Android companies that have allegedly infringed on its patents, a report claims.

Did Apple blow $100 million in its legal fight against HTC?Read More
Google+ updates policy to address identity crisis

Google's social network will now let users identify themselves with pseudonyms, as long as those alternative identities are "established."

Google+ updates policy to address identity crisisRead More
Twitter acquires anti-malware company Dasient

Security startup Dasient joins Twitter to apply it malware-fighting platform to the "world's largest real-time information network."

Twitter acquires anti-malware company DasientRead More
Facebook wants Ceglia to pick up $84,000 in legal fees

Social network also seeks order barring man, who is suing for half the company, from filing any additional papers or pleadings in the case until he pays.

Facebook wants Ceglia to pick up $84,000 in legal feesRead More
9 Best Practices for Social Networking in the Workplace

If you?re anything like me, you?ve probably witnessed (or maybe even been a part of) office communication mishaps that have ranged from mil…

9 Best Practices for Social Networking in the WorkplaceRead More
3 Social Learning Trends to Watch in 2012

This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media an

3 Social Learning Trends to Watch in 2012Read More
Top 10 Tech This Week [PICS]

The tech world continues to take giant steps forward with innovative devices, vehicles and gadgetry, and we’ve narrowed down the coolest of the…

Top 10 Tech This Week [PICS]Read More
Top 7 Comments on Mashable This Week

We’re back again with another roundup of the top Mashable comments of the week. In this post, we showcase the week’s best comments o…

Top 7 Comments on Mashable This WeekRead More
5 Firefox Add-Ons for Increasing Productivity

This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media an

5 Firefox Add-Ons for Increasing ProductivityRead More
6 Things to Know Before Starting a Business

This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media an

6 Things to Know Before Starting a BusinessRead More
StumbleUpon: 10 Tips and Tricks for Power Users

Thousands of websites are created every day, yet sometimes the Internet feels a bit stale. How do you filter through all of the junk when you wa…

StumbleUpon: 10 Tips and Tricks for Power UsersRead More
Is It Time to Finally Ditch Your Paper Business Cards?

This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media an

Is It Time to Finally Ditch Your Paper Business Cards?Read More
Facebook Apps: Highlights of the 60 New Integrated Applications

If you enjoy using Spotify or Foursquare on Facebook, imagine having the same integration with a bevy of other apps. Now you can share more than…

Facebook Apps: Highlights of the 60 New Integrated ApplicationsRead More
9 Digital Ways to Become a Social Good Hero in 2012

January is already half-over, so how?s that New Year’s resolution to do more good coming along? If you haven?t made much progress, do…

9 Digital Ways to Become a Social Good Hero in 2012Read More
5 Things Publishers Need to Know About HTML5

Last November, Adobe announced its decision to halt Flash development for mobile browsers, chipsets and operating systems. Instead, the company…

5 Things Publishers Need to Know About HTML5Read More
Facebook Stats Analysis: Is Fan Page Growth Slowing?

Jim Tobin is president of Ignite Social Media, a leading?social media agency, where he works with clients including Microsoft, Samsung, Chrysle

Facebook Stats Analysis: Is Fan Page Growth Slowing?Read More
Enter the Google Maps Labyrinth [VIDEO]

Google Maps gets the low-tech treatment in a new ad that imagines the app as the classic Labyrinth game. The online video spot, the first for Google…

Enter the Google Maps Labyrinth [VIDEO]Read More
4 Short-Form Blogging Networks Perfect for Customer Engagement

Toasting the new year is not what it used to be. Which comes first ? a kiss from your loved one or uploading a photo of the ball drop to Inst…

4 Short-Form Blogging Networks Perfect for Customer EngagementRead More
Google: Sorry, Twitter, We Don?t Index the @ Symbol

If you haven’t noticed that Google+ pages are increasingly becoming a part of Google search results, you may have noticed Google and Twitt…

Google: Sorry, Twitter, We Don?t Index the @ SymbolRead More
5 Proven Ways to Generate Revenue From Facebook

Facebook, with its 800+ million users, presents a huge opportunity for business. But the first question people ask is, “Can it really gen…

5 Proven Ways to Generate Revenue From FacebookRead More
How the Australian Open Is Acing Digital Media

The 2012 Australian Open Grand Slam tennis tournament may just be the most digitally connected major sporting event of all time. A Slamtracker…

How the Australian Open Is Acing Digital MediaRead More
New York Times ?Truth Vigilantes? Comment Draws Backlash, Humor on Twitter [PICS]

A New York Times column titled, “Should The Times Be a Truth Vigilante?” drew heavy criticism Thursday on Twitter and even spawned a…

New York Times ?Truth Vigilantes? Comment Draws Backlash, Humor on Twitter [PICS]Read More
Meme Machine: 5 Hilarious Viral Topics Trending Right Now

The Internet can be a really stupid thing sometimes. Technology has made it easier for us to function as a society, but that doesn’t mean…

Meme Machine: 5 Hilarious Viral Topics Trending Right NowRead More
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