Toca Boca CEO Bjorn Jeffery: Adults Don’t Understand How Kids Play

Well, most of them, anyway.
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Livefyre Acquires Analytics Startup Realtidbits

Lifefyre, the social commenting platform startup, announced Thursday it had acquired Realtidbits, a San Diego-based analytics startup. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Realtidbits will continue to work as a team based in Southern California. All Realtidbits users will be migrated over to Livefyre’s existing commenting platform, and the Realtidbits analytics software will eventually be offered to Livefyre’s enterprise customers.

Chipmaker Likes “Big Bits,” and So, Apparently, Does Sir Mix-A-Lot

Atmel decided to do a techie version of “Baby Got Back” on Twitter for Throwback Thursday, only to garner a surprise contribution from the song’s creator himself.
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LinkedIn Kicks Off Its Pulse Integration

Content, content everywhere!
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PlayPhone Adds SingTel to Its Roster, Betting on “Not Yet Mature” Emerging Markets

And it’s a safe bet, too. Just don’t expect a whole lot of change overnight.
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In “Hatching Twitter,” a Billion-Dollar Company That Almost Wasn’t

The roots of the microblogging service are exposed in a new expository tale from New York Times columnist Nick Bilton.
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With a Slew of Updates, Google+ Makes Its Photography Pitch

Everyone loves photos — and Google wants yours in its social network.
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With Messenger App Update, Facebook Aims to Inch Further Into Your Phone

A new test could expand Facebook’s mobile reach.
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AllThingsD Week in Review: Apple Freshens Up & Pinterest and Snapchat See Dollar Signs

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.
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EA Founder Trip Hawkins Teases New Education Startup, Predicts Intense Disruption in Living Room

And Apple isn’t even one of his Top 5 candidates to win that disruption.
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Digg Launches an Android App