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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
Sheryl Sandberg (Humorously) Implores Grads to Click on Facebook Ads Sheryl Sandberg (Humorously) Implores Grads to Click on Facebook Ads
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Clad in Facebook’s team colors, the company’s Chief Officer of Operations Sheryl Sandberg addressed the graduates at Harvard Business School’s Class Day, an event the school holds prior to commencement. Facebook hasn’t been having its best days lately – not …

Facebook Promoted Posts Feature Starting to Show Up for Some Pages Facebook Promoted Posts Feature Starting to Show Up for Some Pages
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According to a couple of sources out there in the internet, Facebook has started to roll out the Promoted Post feature for Page administrators. Whenever the feature arrives for you and yours, you’ll notice a new “Promote” option next to …

Facebook IPO: Congress Joins the Investigation Facebook IPO: Congress Joins the Investigation
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The snowball continues to roll into a full-out avalanche of bad for Facebook as Congress has decided to join the circle of skeptics and investigators to look into company’s now-famously mishandled initial public offering. According to Reuters, the House of …

Twitter Pulls the Curtains Down on Summify Twitter Pulls the Curtains Down on Summify

Barely four months after Twitter acquired the company, Summify has announced that it will be closing up shop next month. This isn’t entirely surprising given recent developments in Twittervile. Summify’s purpose was generating personalized digests of users’ Twitter feeds, which …

Sergey Brin Goes Full-on Google to Impress Turkey’s First Family Sergey Brin Goes Full-on Google to Impress Turkey’s First Family

Google’s official Twitter account posted a couple of pictures yesterday featuring the visit of Turkish President Abdullah Gül and his wife to the company’s Mountain View, California, offices. Sergey Brin and company apparently weren’t satisfied with just letting the impressive …

Robot Fish Will Clean Polluted Waters, Render Pool Boys Irrelevant Robot Fish Will Clean Polluted Waters, Render Pool Boys Irrelevant
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In every science fiction movie or book or television show, this is where it always starts. We build intelligent robots to help us out with things but, by the end, we end up working for them. Before we get cozy …

Bing Maps, Nokia Team to Provide Traffic Info, Geocoding Bing Maps, Nokia Team to Provide Traffic Info, Geocoding

Bing Maps and Nokia have been developing their maptastic relationship since the partnership was announced last year. In February, the two companies collaborated to give Bing Maps a fabulous new aesthetic upgrade. Now, the pair have added a couple of …

Facebook Offering Gold Stars for Your Close Friends Facebook Offering Gold Stars for Your Close Friends
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Facebook really wants you to start using the list feature to organize your friends. It wants you to use it so badly that it’s rolling out another feature to remind you that the option is there and hopefully prompt you …

Amazon’s “Never Before on DVD” Store Launched Today Amazon’s “Never Before on DVD” Store Launched Today

Amazon announced today that it’s created a new Never Before on DVD store that, if you couldn’t discern from the name, is a new service where you can browse through movies that were never deemed worthy of being issued on …

Facebook Hit With Class Action Lawsuits Following Fubar IPO Facebook Hit With Class Action Lawsuits Following Fubar IPO
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Whenever we here at WebProNews have speculated or reported on class action lawsuits filed against Facebook, the nature of those complaints has almost always had to do with the social networking giant’s dubious handling of user privacy. Given the remarkably …

YouTube, WITNESS, Storyful Partner for New Human Rights Channel YouTube, WITNESS, Storyful Partner for New Human Rights Channel
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YouTube has partnered up with WITNESS, an international organization that utilizes video for human rights advocacy, and Storyful, a social network of aggregated news, to create a powerful new outlet that offers the world a new venue to spotlight important …

Pandora Q1 2013 Results Show How Mobile Platforms Make the Monies Pandora Q1 2013 Results Show How Mobile Platforms Make the Monies
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Pandora’s financial results for the first quarter of the 2013 fiscal year are out and all signs point to ‘yes’ for the internet radio service. The company’s total revenue of $80.8 million is up 58% from last year with ad …

Facebook Wants You to Buy Premium Ads Via Power Editor, API Facebook Wants You to Buy Premium Ads Via Power Editor, API

Can you recall back to February when Facebook was still a private company but was planning to flip into the public realm in a few months? Remember back then at the company’s marketing conference when COO Sheryl Sandberg and friends …

Bing Maps Nixes Streetside Feature in Germany Bing Maps Nixes Streetside Feature in Germany

Due to some concerns regarding how Bing Maps deals with requests to blur images on its Streetside feature in Germany, the company has decided to disable the street-level image feature in order to assess some of the complaints. Blurring out …

Google+ Is from Mars, Pinterest Is from Venus Google+ Is from Mars, Pinterest Is from Venus

So every webpage you visit these days is required to have a minimum of twenty social media buttons so that visitors can send updates of their internet activities shooting across the web for all to see. I bet you didn’t …

Quizzes & Coupons Key to Facebook Ad Engagement Quizzes & Coupons Key to Facebook Ad Engagement

Say what you want about coupon users, but one thing stands apparent: that’s the way to consumers’ hearts if you’re looking to increase the engagement of your marketing campaign on Facebook. According to a study from Wildfire Interactive, that method …

Being Anonymous on the Internet Is a Good Thing Being Anonymous on the Internet Is a Good Thing
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What would the internet be without anonymity? Even in the shadow of Facebook’s misguided cause to eliminate this invaluable aspect of the online experience, the right to stay anonymous on the internet is an indispensable facet on which ye olde …

Google Earth Builder Smells As Sweet By Any Other Name Google Earth Builder Smells As Sweet By Any Other Name

Do you believe a map can make the world a better place? Google does. To demonstrate the Earth-bettering potential of cartography, it launched Google Earth Builder back in August 2011 in order to provide cloud services for those map-makers who …

Larry Page Takes a Facebook Search Engine Seriously Larry Page Takes a Facebook Search Engine Seriously
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Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page appeared on Charlie Rose’s talk show Monday night to to talk about goings-on in the internet lands. Inevitably, Rose asked Page about the delicate co-existence that Google maintains with Facebook. Google and Facebook have …

Richard Branson Often Carries Around Scissors to Clip People’s Neckties Richard Branson Often Carries Around Scissors to Clip People’s Neckties

Richard Branson continues to demonstrate that other people’s drug-laced fantasies is simply the way he lives his life. After buckling Kelso into his private spaceship and engaging in some underwater manta ray-wrestling, what could Sir Richard Branson follow up with? …

Zynga Launches FarmVille Rewards Program with American Express Zynga Launches FarmVille Rewards Program with American Express

You like playing FarmVille, but are really not too keen on the idea of paying real money for virtual products, otherwise known as in-game purchases. It’s reasonable to balk at that, but Zynga, the makers of FarmVille, have announced another …

Nasdaq’s Fallout from the Fubar Facebook IPO Nasdaq’s Fallout from the Fubar Facebook IPO

Given that everyone was so excited and looking to the future with Facebook’s initial public offering on Friday, there has been a surprising absence of good news to come out of the it since it happened. It’s not even that …

Tim Cook Is Highest-Paid CEO in the History of Highest-Paid CEOs Tim Cook Is Highest-Paid CEO in the History of Highest-Paid CEOs
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The next time you’re out to dinner with Tim Cook and all of his iFriends, you shouldn’t bat an eye if he offers to pick up the tab for your meal. He can afford it. Many times over, in fact. …

Facebook IM App Passing Around Nasty Little Worm Facebook IM App Passing Around Nasty Little Worm

The security scouts at Trend Micro had identified an instant messaging worm that is being passed around via social networking sites, namely Facebook. The worm is said to present as a private message that includes a link to a site …