Well, That Was Fast: Twitter Already Shut Down Ribbon's Newly Launched In-Stream Payments Featureview story

http://techcrunch.com – This morning, payments startup Ribbon announced support for “in-stream” payments on Twitter.com, allowing users to click a button directly within a tweet in order to make a purchase without having to leave the Twitter.com website. (IT news)

Adblock rule to block g+ / twitter / etc.view story

http://unix.stackexchange.com – Looks like this rule works to blocking facebook domain, when not visiting the facebook domain (ex.: "like/share" etc. buttons on other pages then facebook): ! (HowTos)

SimCity Arrives On Mac June 11, 1.3M PC Copies Sold So Far Despite Connection Requirementsview story

http://techcrunch.com – SimCity is making its way to Mac, as promised, but now EA has put a specific date on when that will happen. (IT news)

Lightbank Invests $650,000 In Walk.by, A New Platform Connecting Local Merchants With Online Shoppers By Way Of Smartphonesview story

http://techcrunch.com – Lightbank has invested $650,000 in its own Founder-in-Residence Josh Hernandez’s new startup, Walk.by, a platform for bringing local merchants into the e-commerce world by way of smartphones. (IT news)

Facebook Still Reigns Supreme With Teens, But Social Media Interest Dwindlingview story

http://techcrunch.com – Teens still love Facebook. No news there. (IT news)

Website Testing Service Optimizely Raises $28M Round Led By Benchmark, Plans Global Expansionview story

http://techcrunch.com – Optimizely, a Y Combinator-incubated startup that helps companies A/B test different versions of their websites, has raised $28 million in Series A funding. That would be a sizable Series A for most startups, but it’s a particularly big step for Optimizely, which had only raised $3.2 million thus far. (IT news)

Elon Musk Dares To Have A Political Opinion On Twitterview story

http://techcrunch.com – No more political comments for me now that I’ve shot off both my feet. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 9, 2013 Twitter is an extraordinary tool in so many ways. But, it’s a troll-lined black hole for civic dialogue. Last night, serial inventor Elon Musk dared to express a political opinion on Twitter and paid the price. (IT news)

Facebook Phone Review: “HTC First” Decorates Home With Extra Alerts But A Shabby Cameraview story

http://techcrunch.com – After years of rumors, the Facebook Phone aka the HTC First finally launches April 12th for $99 on AT&T. It’s light and supple, plus comes with a suped-up version of Facebook Home pre-installed that pipes in non-Facebook notifications, but the 5MP Camera is a let down. (IT news)

Foundation Capital Raises $282M For Seventh Fund, Will Focus Mainly On Early-Stage Investmentsview story

http://techcrunch.com – Foundation Capital is announcing its seventh fund, Foundation Capital Fund VII. The VC firm has raised $282 million in new capital, bringing total capital under management to $2.7 billion over 17 years. (IT news)

Twitter Pushes Android App Update To Fix The “Me” Tab Bugview story

http://techcrunch.com – Over the weekend, we told you about an issue with Twitter’s Android update from last Wednesday. The issue centered around the “Me” tab not loading properly, just giving you a spinning wheel on a white screen. Users took to Twitter to complain about the bug, saying that they couldn’t access important features on the screen, like reading DMs and switching accounts. (IT news)