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Drew Bowling is a staff writer for WebProNews. He never met an all-you-can-eat buffet he didn't like. Twitter: @bentfortherent Google: +Drew Bowling
Weather Channel’s Trip Planner Lets You Plan for the Sunny Skies Weather Channel’s Trip Planner Lets You Plan for the Sunny Skies

Nobody likes driving through inclement weather. It doesn’t matter what your name is, nobody enjoys driving through torrential downpours or windstorms that push so hard against the side of your vehicle you begin to feel like you’re not the one …

Meebo: Save Chat Logs before Final Curtain Call Meebo: Save Chat Logs before Final Curtain Call
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Meebo announced earlier this month that it would be shutting down in July due to its acquisition by Google. The Meebo team is now sending out email notifications to users who might not be in the know about the acquisition …

Microsoft Surface Keynote Address – In Living Color Microsoft Surface Keynote Address – In Living Color
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Did you miss Microsoft’s debut of its flashy new tablet, Surface? If you were on the east coast following the live-blogs, you could be forgiven for missing it since the conference nosed into dinner time. Or, maybe you missed it …

Google Map Maker Available for 8 More European Countries Google Map Maker Available for 8 More European Countries

Part of Google’s objective to make the perfect map of the Earth relies on the community of amateur map-makers around the world who are willing to take the time to create maps of their neck of the woods. As expansive …

Microsoft Surface: Analysts’ Reactions to iPad’s New Rival Microsoft Surface: Analysts’ Reactions to iPad’s New Rival

Microsoft’s big coming-out ball for its new tablet, Surface, dazzled the technology world yesterday afternoon, creating a dervish of reactions throughout the industry from trusted experts to the peanut gallery on Twitter. Would this be another Zune or was this …

Google Still Granting 93% of User Data Requests to U.S. Gov’t Google Still Granting 93% of User Data Requests to U.S. Gov’t
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Google released it’s semi-annual Transparency Report for July to December 2011 over the weekend and, as always, there are some revealing insights into how the company handles requests for both user data and content removal from different governments around the …

Microsoft Surface Marches into the Tablet Market Microsoft Surface Marches into the Tablet Market
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So the “Surface” part of the rumor was right and Microsoft did in fact debut a pretty snazzy tablet today: Microsoft Surface, the company’s new tablet that seamlessly doubles as a PC thanks to Windows 8 integration. Surface will launch …

Microsoft’s Top Secret Media Conference – Live! Microsoft’s Top Secret Media Conference – Live!

Update: And wouldn’t you know it, Microsoft quietly launched the official Surface website while we were all paying attention to this event. Update: And that’s a wrap! Update: BTW, Baller is the one on stage now. Update: Win8 makes Surface …

Yahoo Recovers Some of April’s Lost Video Viewers in May Yahoo Recovers Some of April’s Lost Video Viewers in May

comScore has released its online video rankings for sites in the United States for May 2012 and it appears to be some more good news for Yahoo. Following last week’s comScore report that Yahoo had finally slowed the precipitous loss …

Duane Forrester: More Details on Bing Phoenix Update Duane Forrester: More Details on Bing Phoenix Update

Duane Forrester continues the SEO media tour supporting Bing’s Phoenix update, this time stopping by Stone Temple Consulting to give a detailed explanation of what the new Bing Webmaster Tools can do for users. Forrester’s doing a great job of …

Microsoft’s Media Event Location Suggests Emphasis on Entertainment Microsoft’s Media Event Location Suggests Emphasis on Entertainment
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According to Forbes, Microsoft has confirmed the location of its secret-handshake-admission-only media event for later today as Milk Studios in Hollywood. Milk Studios is a products retailer headquartered in Ă„lmhult, Sweden, with two locations in the United States (the other …

Bing’s New ‘Summer of Doing’ Site Pushes Social Search Bing’s New ‘Summer of Doing’ Site Pushes Social Search

Here’s a strange sequence of events: no sooner did I post that teaser from Bing’s Facebook page about something being announced today, possibly at Microsoft’s big media event, a post in Bing’s Search Blog appeared in my RSS reader. That …

Microsoft to Make Bing Announcement at Today’s Conference [Rumor] Microsoft to Make Bing Announcement at Today’s Conference [Rumor]

With so much drama in the LBC circulating Microsoft’s rumored announcement this afternoon of an Xbox-ish tablet, Microsoft may not be limiting the conference fun to its new line of hardware. Over on Bing’s Facebook page, a photo was uploaded …

Sarah Palin Talks about the Birth of Citizen Journalism Started by Matt Drudge Sarah Palin Talks about the Birth of Citizen Journalism Started by Matt Drudge
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In Oscar Wilde’s A Few Maxims For The Instruction Of The Over-Educated, his collection of smirk-inducing aphorisms published in 1894, the erudite wordsmith wrote, “In old days books were written by men of letters and read by the public. Nowadays …

AOL Completes Billion Dollar Patent Sell-Off to Microsoft AOL Completes Billion Dollar Patent Sell-Off to Microsoft

Now that AOL can put the whole Starboard ordeal in the past, one of the bigger business transactions that was caught in the executive crossfire has inally reached its conclusion: the company announced today that it completed its sale of …

AOL CEO Armstrong Moving Full Steam Ahead with Patch AOL CEO Armstrong Moving Full Steam Ahead with Patch

On the heels of winning a proxy showdown against a gang of grumbling shareholders yesterday, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong is punctuating his victory over that cabal of activist investors known as Starboard by pushing the very product they insisted was …

Windows 8′s Confusing Metro Interface Inspires Parody Demo Windows 8′s Confusing Metro Interface Inspires Parody Demo
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The new scrolling tiled look of the Windows 8 start screen might be a bit of eye candy waiting for users each time they sit down at their computer, but the unfamiliar terrain of the new Metro-designed interface is being …

NOOK Overtakes Kindle Fire in Tablet Web Traffic NOOK Overtakes Kindle Fire in Tablet Web Traffic

In the world of tablets there are iPads and then there is virtually nothing, or, at least that would be the takeaway from a new report released by Chitika. Looking at hundreds of millions of impressions gathered from the company’s …

YouTube Says ‘Bienvenidos’ to Spanish Captions YouTube Says ‘Bienvenidos’ to Spanish Captions

It’s been three years since YouTube started providing captions for its video content, starting with English and eventually including Japanese and Korean. Today, the web’s top video site announced that it’s adding the first romance language to its collection of …

The 2012 Election’s Experiment in Social Advertising The 2012 Election’s Experiment in Social Advertising

When White House staffer Jim Messina was tapped to manage President Barack Obama’s campaign for re-election in 2011, he approached the unbridled animal that is modern presidential politics not like prior election campaigns but, rather, much like he would have …

Microsoft to Announce Xbox Tablet at Monday’s Big Secret Media Event? Microsoft to Announce Xbox Tablet at Monday’s Big Secret Media Event?
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Microsoft piqued everybody’s interest yesterday by sending out invites to an exclusive media event where the company plans to make a “major announcement.” Microsoft isn’t even telling invitees where the event is happening until Monday morning, the day of the …

Microsoft Apparently Buying Yammer Now Microsoft Apparently Buying Yammer Now
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A day after rumors began to surface that Microsoft was in talks to acquire Yammer, a Facebook-like website that provides closed-circuit social networks for businesses, the two companies have allegedly settled on a deal. According to The Wall Street Journal‘s …

So What’s Microsoft’s “Major Announcement” Going to Be? So What’s Microsoft’s “Major Announcement” Going to Be?
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Through an exclusive invite to a Microsoft “Media Event,” Mashable is reporting that the tech company is planning to make some waves next week with a “major Microsoft announcement” in Los Angeles. According to the invite, virtually no clue is …

Bing, Lenovo, DoSomething.org Really Want Teens to Not Be Lazy This Summer Bing, Lenovo, DoSomething.org Really Want Teens to Not Be Lazy This Summer

Bing continues its mission to get people #doing more as it has teamed up with Lenovo and DoSomething.org to launch “The Hunt: 11 Days of Doing,” a call to action for youngsters to get up off of their keisters and …