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Booting Up: No Pressure, Twitter, But Everyone’s Pinned Their Hopes on You

We're going to need some mouse ears. (Photo by Brian Harkin/Getty Images)

Netflix isn’t competing with HBO; it’s competing with everything you could possibly spend time doing. [Quartz]

Facebook has released a white paper with details on how it plans to make Internet.org happen. [GigaOm]

Could Twitter open the door for another series of tech IPOs? No pressure, guys. [DealBook]

DataSift and Tumblr are partnering to serve up customer engagement analytics. Those ad dollars aren’t gonna make themselves. [TechCrunch]

Iran had a few hours of access to social media yesterday, before the government cut off access again. [New York Times]

It's Zuck's World We're Just Living In It

Zuck Denies Internet.Org is a User Acquisition Scheme By Pointing Out It’d Add Poor People

Who you callin nerd (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Last week, Mark Zuckerberg loudly debuted his plan for Internet.org, an amusingly named scheme to get billions more people online by reducing mobile data costs. The response was skepticism, with many assuming it’s an attempt to hoover developing nations up into the Facebook Borg.

Well, FYI, Zuck is pretty mystified why we’d all jump to such a conclusion. Read More