Meet Copious, the eBay for a social world

In the web's most popular marketplaces, such as eBay and Craigslist, anonymity is still the norm. A new San Francisco-based startup called Copious is looking to change that. Copious has built an online marketplace in which all buyers and sellers are linked to their Facebook identities.…

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PunchTab Wants to Be a Blogger’s Best Friend

Here on the internet, just because you build it, it doesn't mean anyone will actually come. Or click on a link. Or leave a comment. Or become a Facebook fan.YouSendIt co-founder Ranjith Kumaran wants to change all that with his loyalty-marketing startup, PunchTab.…

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My Web Without Facebook Connect

How important is Facebook? Very, and not in ways you and I realize. Sure you can see status updates and photos of your friends. What really is indispensable about Facbeook -- its ability to glue the web together. I found that out the hardway.…

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Mainstream Commenters Choose Yahoo Logins

When given a choice of login systems, visitors to mainstream media properties such as Slate, Forbes, Newsweek, Discovery, Time and Press Enterprise are most likely to choose Yahoo, according to data collected by commenting system Echo, which helps power such sites.…

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The Oscars Get the Live-Streamed Red Carpet Treatment

The big-daddy awards show, The Oscars, is getting with the social-media picture this year and live-streaming from the red carpet. A two-hour live show on Oscar.com from 3-5 p.m. PT on Sunday will be followed by behind-the-scenes clips and interviews posted that night.…

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