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Youth Radio — Youth Media International: How Young People Are Really Using Snapchat

Most of the news reports kept saying that Snapchat was all about teens sexting. But none of my friends used it for that. Photo Credit: Ike Sriskandarajah/Youth Radio By Sunday Simon For more on this story, tune into my feature about Snapchat on NPR’s All Things Considered . Want to know what kind of pictures young people are really sharing on Snapchat?

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Comedian Pulls Off Perfect Twitter Prank

Dear parents: If you received a text from your son or daughter that sounded like they accidentally messaged you about drugs, it was likely the work of comedian Nathan Fielder. Fielder, the star and co-creator of the excellent Comedy Central show “Nathan For You,” sent out a tweet to over 30,000 people instructing them to prank their parents by pretending to send a text that appeared to be a drug deal. Experiment: text your parents “got 2 grams for $40” then right after “Sorry ignore that txt. Not for you” Then tweet pic of their response. — nathan fielder (@nathanfielder) April 24, 2013 The comedian gave credit to Michael Koman, the co-creator of “Nathan For You,” for helping him devise the gag. “Nathan For You,” which just finished its first season, features Fielder going to (real) small businesses and devising ways to help them optimize brand awareness, so this type of practical joke is not uncharacteristic for Fielder

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‘Best Performing Windows Laptop’ Is… Made By Apple?

If a new study is to be believed, the “best performing Windows laptop” isn’t a Windows laptop at all. It’s an Apple MacBook Pro. The 13-inch Apple laptop claimed the top spot in the study of laptops running Microsoft’s Windows operating system, conducted by PC management service Soluto. Apple’s 15-inch MacBook Pro also broke into the top 10, ringing in at number 6. Other PC manufacturers in the top 10 are Acer, Dell and Lenovo.

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Kevin Ducoff: 5 Companies Transforming the Mobile Industry

It’s no secret–the mobile app industry is booming, and that means tons of new companies are cropping up to provide the latest innovations in mobile technology. With nearly six billion mobile subscribers worldwide–that’s 87 percent of the world’s population–and 300,000 apps developed in just the past three years, it’s no wonder entrepreneurs are looking to jump into the booming market. A few key startups have emerged in the industry, latching onto the opportunity to innovate with new technologies and potentially create a major name for themselves in the coming years. Check out these five promising companies that are already transforming the mobile industry: 1. StartApp StartApp, a mobile search engine specializing in the monetization of Android apps, recently landed $4.3 million in startup funding

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Want To Buy Michelle Obama’s Clothes? There’s An App For That

Michelle Obama has one of the most coveted wardrobes in the country, so it’s no wonder that the tech world finally caught up and gave us an app that will help track her every garment. Launched last week, Michelle’s Style List will not only break down Mrs. O’s ensembles, but it will also provide direct links to purchase the pieces themselves. Maybe you wont be buying her $7,000 J.

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The Fact That iTunes Premiered 10 Years Ago Should Make You Feel Old

NEW YORK (AP) — When Apple launched its iTunes music store a decade ago amid the ashes of Napster, the music industry — reeling from the effects of online piracy — was anxious to see how the new music service would shake out. “The sky was falling, and iTunes provided a place where we were going to monetize music and in theory stem the tide of piracy. So, it was certainly a solution for the time,” said Michael McDonald, who co-founded ATO Records with Dave Matthews and whose Mick Management roster includes John Mayer and Ray LaMontagne. The iTunes music store became much more than a solution; it changed how we consume music and access entertainment. It’s not only music’s biggest retailer, it also dominates the digital video market, capturing 67 percent of the TV show sale market and 65 percent of the movie sale market, according to information company NPD group

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New Movie Examines Future Of Reading

First published at IndieReader.com “As long as there is a good story, there will be a book,” says Vivienne Roumani, a former librarian and director of the independent movie, “Out of Print,” which will be making its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City on April 25. Narrated by Meryl Streep, “Out of Print” explores—via the film’s participants including late iconic author, Ray Bradbury; Author’s Guild President Scott Turow; Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos; New Yorker and CNN analyst Jeffrey Toobin—whether books, as we know them, are dead and, if they are, questions if it matters in an always-on, digital world. IndieReader sat down with Roumani and asked about the inspiration behind her movie, if books are really dead, and if so, what’s next. Loren Kleinman: Talk about the inspiration behind the movie. Why books?

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Mark Weinstein: Is Privacy Dead?

While Microsoft and Google are in the latest salvo war over whose email system is truly private (calling Gmail “private” is perhaps an oxymoron), a much more significant issue is at the core: How important is our privacy? We are living in an era where Facebook’s Graph Search gives strangers greater access than ever to our “private” data and Google arbitrarily steals our passwords and emails (during its Street View project). Did our forefathers misunderstand the demand for privacy as an inalienable right for law-abiding citizens in democracy? Is privacy dead?

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