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In Wake of Corporate Hacks, Twitter Steps Up Email Security

Twitter has implemented a new security technology in the official emails sent to its users, the company announced on Thursday, making it less likely for users to receive fake spam emails from a Twitter.com email address. It’s a fight to combat password phishing, especially in an escalating series of hacking incidents over the past few months.

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Sift Raises More Funding to Help Turn Your Inbox Into a Personalized Shopping App

Sift has raised $540,000 in funding to turn the deluge of offers sent to consumers via email into a shopping app for the iPad. The Burlingame, Calif.-based company, which was incubated by the Tandem accelerator, said the seed funding comes from Shawn Wang, co-founder of Baidu and Unity Ventures; Deep Nishar, SVP of Product at LinkedIn; Bhupen Shah, co-founder of Sling Media; Sand Hill Angels and others. The money will be used to hire more employees.

Zynga Says Former Employee Admits to Taking Confidential Files

Zynga said in court today that Alan Patmore took files from Zynga and transferred the information to his computer at Kixeye, where he is now VP of Product.
Kixeye's alan patmore

Former Apple and PopCap Engineer Launches App to Make iPhone Camera Useful

A new app called visualList is a simple but powerful extension of the iPhone’s camera, allowing users to organize and remember things by taking pictures.

As Egypt's Last Internet Connection Goes Down, Alternatives Appear

The last significant Internet connection in Egypt has now gone down. The world has responded with numerous clever workarounds to help the people there get their messages out.

Internet Access in Hotel Rooms

Walt answers readers’ questions on Internet access in hotel rooms, getting more hard-drive space and what to do with duplicate digital photos.

Weathering the Storm, RIM Makes Its Business Case in Boston

Mobilized is in Beantown Thursday to hear Research In Motion talk about its plans for the enterprise. The event, at the Marriott Copley Place downtown, kicked off around 10 am ET. Here are the highlights.

RIM, India Trade Texts, Still Not BFFs

India and Research in Motion are still struggling to find common ground in a dispute over how much access the government is given to corporate emails and instant messages. According to AFP, an Indian government minister told Parliament on Friday that no solution has been reached in the standoff. RIM faces a January 31 deadline to meet the country’s demand for a way to monitor communications.

Google Buys Phonetic Arts to Make Machines Sound Human

Google is beefing up its voice services with today’s acquisition of Cambridge, England-based Phonetic Arts. Google’s view is that voice will be critical going forward to making mobile devices with small screens and keyboards more useful.

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Using Software to Sift Digital Records

Companies in litigation pay lawyers handsome sums to pore over their vast archives of emails, documents and other electronic records. The goal of this sleuthing is to identify which records contain information relevant to a lawsuit.

Steve Jobs Email Reply Generator

GDrive Actually Google Docs