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Embedded Tweets Now Visibile on Twitter.com

thenextweb.com — Twitter's iOS and Android mobile apps began to embed tweets that have been linked in a tweet last month, and now the feature (which prompts us to make Inception-related jokes) has rolled out to Twitter.com. Embedding tweets is easy to do, just write your message and then include a link to the tweet that you wish to embed.
Jul 31, 2014

Clarity on earlier tweet: 6/16 story embedded tweets only worked on iOS/Andoid app mashable.com/2014/06/16/twe…. Now on web thenextweb.com/twitter/2014/0…

Jul 31, 2014

Twitter now automatically embeds linked tweets inside tweets on the web version tnw.co/UNRdCz

Jul 31, 2014

RT @Zee: Twitter now automatically embeds linked tweets inside tweets on its web version tnw.to/f4s54

Jul 31, 2014

Old news RT @TheNextWeb Tweetception: Twitter now automatically embeds linked tweets inside tweets tnw.to/f4s40

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Account Info Requests up 46%

thenextweb.com — Twitter has published its fifth transparency report, revealing that the number of requests it receives from different countries around the world is continuing to climb, up 46 percent since its last report in February. In total, it said 2,058 requests for account information had been received from 54 different countries between January and June this year, which includes 8 countries that had never previously lodged requests.
Jul 31, 2014

Twitter transparency report: Account info requests up 46%, still no national security breakdown tnw.to/t3LmS

Facebook's Notification Icon Varies Worldwide

thenextweb.com — If you have an eye for detail, did you notice this subtle difference on Facebook? The notification icon at the top of the desktop version of the service has a different world map depending on where you log in from, as the eagle eyes at Tech In Asia spotted.
Jul 31, 2014

Small, but a nice touch > Facebook has different notification icons depending on your location. tnw.to/p3LqS

Jul 31, 2014

Did you know? Facebook has different notification icons depending on your location. tnw.to/e4fsH

Android Achieved 85% Smartphone Market Share in Q2

thenextweb.com — Market research firm Strategy Analytics new second quarter 2014 numbers estimate the Android platform's share of the global market at a record 84.6 percent. Strategy Analytics reported 295.2 million smartphone shipments during the period, just 0.1 million off from IDC's number. Growth seems to have tapered off, with the firm recording the market's slowest growth level in five years.
Jul 31, 2014

RT @TheNextWeb: ICYMI: Android reached a record 85% smartphone market share in Q2 2014 tnw.to/r3Lo2

Jul 31, 2014

RT @TheNextWeb: ICYMI: Android reached a record 85% smartphone market share in Q2 2014 tnw.to/r3Lo2

Jul 31, 2014

Xiaomi is now the planet's fifth-largest smartphone company, according to Strategy Analytics tnw.to/s3LsL pic.twitter.com/MZpwtOuc3L

Jul 30, 2014

Strategy Analytics: Android reached a record 85% smartphone market share in Q2 2014 tnw.to/r3Lo2

Facebook Begins Offering Free Data in Africa

thenextweb.com — Facebook's Internet.org group has kicked its mission to provide global internet access up a notch after announcing the launch of its first app in Zambia, Africa. The app provides "basic access" to 13 different services - including Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Google search and Wikipedia - for free.
Jul 31, 2014

There are plenty of cynics, but the potential of Facebook's Internet.org project excites me no end tnw.to/e4fsa

Jul 31, 2014

RT @TheNextWeb: Facebook’s Internet.org begins offering basic internet services for free in Africa tnw.to/b4fmC by @jonrussell

A Guide to Best Cities for Digital Nomads

thenextweb.com — If you're lucky enough to be able to work from anywhere for a living ( as some 'digital nomads' do), taking a break to travel, or engaged in other activities that let you explore new places, then a new website which ranks cities based on their ease of working might be worth your attention.
Jul 31, 2014

This site is a guide to the best cities for digital nomads & perpetual travelers tnw.to/i4ro2 you just need a reason to visit :)

Xiaomi Fined $20,000 In Taiwan

thenextweb.com — It's been a rocky journey for popular Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi recently, what with having to face criticisms that it has ripped off Apple's products and privacy issues with the Redmi Note.
Jul 31, 2014

Oops, Xiaomi gets slapped with a $20,000 fine for misleading consumers in Taiwan, but it has (kind of) said sorry... tnw.to/q3Lav

The Trouble with Crowdfunding and Red Flags

thenextweb.com — Writing about crowdfunding campaigns is a minefield. We don't cover many, but when we do, we're very careful to only bring you the highest quality projects. On one recent occasion, we may have missed the mark. There are so many crowdfunding campaigns vying for attention that we reject well over 95 percent of the pitches we receive.
Jul 31, 2014

The trouble with crowdfunding: When an interesting product blinds you to red flags tnw.to/j4rfY < From late last night

Jul 31, 2014

The trouble with crowdfunding: When an interesting product blinds you to red flags tnw.to/s3Lsb

Jul 30, 2014

The trouble with crowdfunding: When an interesting product blinds you to red flags tnw.to/j4reg

Jul 30, 2014

The trouble with crowdfunding: When an interesting product blinds you to red flags tnw.to/i4rnH