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About Drew Bowling

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
Multi-Screen Consumers Most Engaged, Loyal Consumers Multi-Screen Consumers Most Engaged, Loyal Consumers

A new study released today by comScore demonstrates that a television is no longer the only place that consumers are getting their watchable jollies thanks to computers, tablets, and smartphones all capable of delivering your favorite sitcoms and dramas. This …

Google, Apple’s Next Generation of 3D Maps Raise Privacy Concerns Google, Apple’s Next Generation of 3D Maps Raise Privacy Concerns

If the latest trend among big technology companies is any indication, using satellites to capture imagery for mapping services is a pretty passé way of going about business these days. Google revealed last week that it’s been using its own …

Sergey Brin Atomized Two Thieves with His Repulsor Beams Sergey Brin Atomized Two Thieves with His Repulsor Beams
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Earlier today, after waking up from a nap in his capacious penthouse located in the heart of Mountain View, California, Google co-founder Sergey Brin responded to a plea from local authorities to help thwart an armed robbery-in-progress at a local …

Google Street View Can Stay in Switzerland, but with Restrictions Google Street View Can Stay in Switzerland, but with Restrictions
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Google was given the green light to continue driving its Street Cars around in Switzerland today, according to the Electronic Privacy Information Center, but the permission carries with it a series of regulations that Google must comply with in order …

MapQuest 3.0 for iPhone Gets Superbly Remade from Scratch MapQuest 3.0 for iPhone Gets Superbly Remade from Scratch
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MapQuest announced today that it’s released a completely overhauled version of its app for iPhone with a total redesign that hosts a much improved user interface that should make your next trip a little easier to figure out. The most …

Apple’s Post-PC World Dominance Moving Along According to Schedule Apple’s Post-PC World Dominance Moving Along According to Schedule

Apple CEO Tim Cook’s assessment that the world is moving into a “post-PC” era during the debut of the New iPad may have seemed presumptuous at the time, maybe even overly ambitious of what Apple’s tablets, along with other manufacturers, …

U.N. Considering Global Internet Tax for U.S.-Based Websites U.N. Considering Global Internet Tax for U.S.-Based Websites
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Should some of the largest online content providers have to pay up in order to continue to reach the global market? The United Nations thinks so, according to some leaked documents obtained by WCITLeaks.org, and such a tax will be …

Google Latitude Continues to Hobble Along, Website Down Google Latitude Continues to Hobble Along, Website Down

Two days after initial reports started appearing in a help forum that Google Latitude was performing about as well as a rocking horse at the Belmont Stakes, it appears that the service is still buggy for several users. The problem …

Twitter Mobile Revenue Doing Better Than Web Twitter Mobile Revenue Doing Better Than Web

At time when Facebook’s potential to generate revenue from its mobile platform is largely uncertain, one of the company’s social media contemporaries seems to be doing just fine with the mobile market. Twitter CEO Dick Costolo told a group at …

FAA Taps Microsoft Office 365 to Jump Into the Cloud FAA Taps Microsoft Office 365 to Jump Into the Cloud
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The Federal Aviation Administration is following in the footsteps of its fellow government agencies like the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the states of California and Nebraska, and the cities of New York and San Francisco by choosing Microsoft’s Office 365 …

Bing Adding Info from Encyclopedia Britannica Among Search Results Bing Adding Info from Encyclopedia Britannica Among Search Results

Are you one of the many bibliophilic polymaths overcome with lament since the Encyclopedia Britannica announced it will no longer produce print editions and instead go the way the rest of the print industry appears to be going and focus …

Google Map Maker Arrives for South Africa, Egypt Google Map Maker Arrives for South Africa, Egypt

Google Maps unveiled many a fun product at yesterday’s “Next Dimension” conference that will be arriving for the company’s geo services. One new feature that Google Maps went into further detail today on its blog is the new availability of …

Google Latitude Bug Said to Be Fixed; Still Not Working for Some Google Latitude Bug Said to Be Fixed; Still Not Working for Some
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Following up on yesterday’s reported outage of Google Latitude, Google+ Community Manager Jade Wang posted an update in the Google Maps help forum about the Latitude problem: We recently noticed a bug in Google Maps for Android 6.8 that affected …

Google Airplanes? And You Thought Street View Cars Were All You Had to Worry About Google Airplanes? And You Thought Street View Cars Were All You Had to Worry About

As mentioned yesterday during the Big Google Maps 3D parade, Google has indeed been using some airplanes to capture that stunning imagery used to create its next generation of mapping imagery. While describing how Google Maps created the images used …

Vint Cerf Fears Internet Regulation from the UN Vint Cerf Fears Internet Regulation from the UN
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Google’s Chief Internet Evangelist and one of the “fathers of the internet,” Vint Cerf, spoke before Congress last month to express his concern about some countries and government entities’ attempts to exert an authority over the internet. Testifying as part …

Bing Unleashes a Ton of New Webmaster Tools for SEO, Links Stats Bing Unleashes a Ton of New Webmaster Tools for SEO, Links Stats
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As Vice President of Bing Program Management Derrick Connell mentioned at the Search Engine Land roundtable talk earlier today, Bing has launched a bevy of new webmaster tools to better inform the understanding of your site’s data and statistics. The …

Derrick Connell: Bing Results as Good if Not Better Than Google Derrick Connell: Bing Results as Good if Not Better Than Google
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Vice President of Bing Program Management Derrick Connell visited SMX Advanced 2012 today to talk about some of Bing’s recent changes as well as a sit-down Danny Sullivan and Michelle Robbins of Search Engine Land for a Q&A session about …

Google Maps Next Dimension? Crazy 3D Imagery & Offline Maps Google Maps Next Dimension? Crazy 3D Imagery & Offline Maps

Today at its “Next Dimension” presentation, Google Maps introduced a new feature it says will be hitting Android and iOS devices in the near weeks: a fully explorable 3D version of Google Earth, as well one highly valuable feature that …

Google Maps Still Bleeding Developers, Businesses Google Maps Still Bleeding Developers, Businesses
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If you’re Google Maps these days, you’re not really watching the dominoes fall away from you so much as those dominoes have sprouted legs and started fleeing from you to distant, more agreeable climes. First foursquare bailed for MapBox, Apple’s …

Google Latitude Appears to Have a Buggy Problem Google Latitude Appears to Have a Buggy Problem
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According to user reports in the Google Maps help forum, Google Latitude, the real-time location app that lets you tell people where you are in this great big world, is currently down. The first report of the outage was posted …

Mitt Romney’s Email Account Hacked, Shared with Gawker Mitt Romney’s Email Account Hacked, Shared with Gawker
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The presidential election cycle in the United States happens every four years or, at least, is scheduled to go on as such. If you have even one of your primary senses intact, you no doubt know that there’s a lot …

Censored Blogger: “People Need to Know the Truth” Censored Blogger: “People Need to Know the Truth”
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For a man who’s been diagnosed with diabetes, you’d never guess that about Steven Cooksey. His life choices fly directly in the face of the American Diabetes Association’s recommendations for people living with the disease. He maintains a no-grain/low-carbohydrate diet, …

Nasdaq Hopes to Appease Facebook Investors with Modest Compensation Nasdaq Hopes to Appease Facebook Investors with Modest Compensation

The Nasdaq OMX Group hopes to make up for that small-but-disastrous glitch on the day of Facebook’s initial public offering by compensating affected investors who were trying to get in on the early trading. According to the Wall Street Journal, …

Bing’s on{X} Will Put Your Smartphone on Future-y Autopilot Bing’s on{X} Will Put Your Smartphone on Future-y Autopilot

Science fiction is full of worlds that have artificially intelligent devices that serve as sidekicks to heroes (and villains!) for performing the tasks they need to check off by the end of the day. These characters and their electronic counterparts …