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Vimeo teases its on-demand indie film rental service, launching in 2013

While Vimeo has managed to avoid heavily relying on ads to monetize, it will soon launch a pay-for on-demand indie film rental service. The idea is to give filmmakers more of an outlet for work, as well as pave the way for profits.

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YouTube update for Android devices beams and controls YouTube videos on Google TVs

YouTube announced a new feature today that can beam YouTube videos to Google TVs and remotely control the videos from Android devices.

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Imo.im redesigns iPhone and Android apps, and adds photo-sharing and instant upload features

imo.im unveiled a brand new redesign of its iPhone and Android app, and new photo uploading and downloading features specifically for the iPhone app.

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Start-Ups: Silicon Valley episode 2 recap: Can a nerd get some love?

Silicon Valley pseudo-stars attempt a second week a relevance in the latest episode of Bravo's Start-Ups: Silicon Valley. It's about to get Mean Girls up in here.

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Want a mostly unfiltered look at your Facebook News Feed? For a limited time, you can have it

Facebook's archaic "All" link, which surfaces all posts shared on your Facebook News Feed, was uncovered, but will likely be getting shut down by the social network in the near future. Enjoy it while you can.

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YouTube cutting 60 or 70 percent of its originally funded channels

With $200 million in funding ready to be distributed, YouTube is reportedly cutting between 60 and 70 percent of its first class of channels and distributing between $1 million and $5 million to the original channels that have been accepted into the second…

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Biz Stone reveals his Canon Project Imaginat10n photo picks, talks inspiration for the forthcoming short film

Twitter and Obvious Corp co-founder Biz Stone is one of Canon's Project Imaginat10n celebrity filmmakers, and today he's revealed his photo picks that will serve as inspiration for his forthcoming short film.

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Pheed is a mash-up of all things social in one multimedia platform

News around the Web might have you believe that Pheed is just one of those paid Twitter-esque membership services, but is it there more that meets the eye? Our interview with Pheed CEO O.D. Kobo settles the misconceptions.

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Promoted Posts are Facebook’s way to keep everyone happy – but is it working?

As Facebook struggles to keep its focus fair and balanced between users, brands, and investors, Promoted Posts and its EdgeRank system are the latest to come under fire.

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How social media, data mining, and new-fangled technology tipped the 2012 election

The 2012 election has been one dominated by big data and digital outreach, and now that the craze and chaos is subsided, it's time to take a look at what the Obama campaign did right, where Romney went wrong, whether numbers will kill pundits, and how this…

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This week in Facebook news

This week in Facebook: MItt Romney's page is losing friends, popular users can promote posts, and Facebook is upping your self esteem but killing your self control.

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Facebook starts testing nested comments, sound notifications

Rolling out a couple new features to a subset of users this week, Facebook is testing more in-depth commenting as well as sound alerts for notifications.

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‘You’re a c***’: Michelin-starred chef hurls abuse at blogger via Twitter after average review

When restaurant fan James Isherwood posted a mildly critical review of a Michelin-starred restaurant on Trip Advisor, he certainly didn't expect that the chef would get in touch, even less that he'd be called a c***.

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Hands on: LED-illuminated Halo Belt makes us believe in Kickstarter again

Tired of getting your bike lights stolen? Why not just wear the bike light? The Kickstarter-born Halo Belt literally wraps you in LED illumination, so you can commute – or rave – with ease.

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Facebook Friendship Pages get much-needed, long awaited Timeline face-lift

Facebook will gradually roll out a new design, inspired by Timeline, to its Friendship Pages.

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