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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
FTC Picks Internet Privacy Expert for Senior Adviser FTC Picks Internet Privacy Expert for Senior Adviser

The Federal Trade Commission has drafted Paul Ohm, a professor at the University of Colorado Law School and a well-regarded expert on internet privacy, as a senior advisor on mobile privacy and competition issues. Ohm is slated to assume his …

Google Lends Space for CornellNYC Tech’s Temporary Campus Google Lends Space for CornellNYC Tech’s Temporary Campus

Google not only provides decent internet search, reliable email, wacky self-driving cars, and augmented reality specs, but now it’s in the real estate business. Mashable reported today that Google is loaning out 22,000 feet of its New York City office …

Facebook International Ad Revenue Is Pretty Bad Facebook International Ad Revenue Is Pretty Bad
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The kicks just keep coming when it comes to Facebook’s advertising value. Today’s entrant: the company’s international ad revenue is the pits. Business Insider took a look at how Facebook’s advertising model is working beyond the borders of the United …

Google Science Fair Finalists Announced – Prepare to Feel Humbled Google Science Fair Finalists Announced – Prepare to Feel Humbled

The pool of entrants to Google’s 2012 Science Fair has been winnowed down to 90 insanely brilliant finalists from different regions around the world. Winners from each of the three age divisions will compete for the Grand Prize of a …

Most Teen Girls Don’t Tell Parents When Facebook Creeps Chat Them Up Most Teen Girls Don’t Tell Parents When Facebook Creeps Chat Them Up
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If you’re fortunate enough to have already gotten your awkward and formative teenage years out of the way, count your lucky stars because teenagers are all but being sucked down into the third level of internet hell these days. A …

EU Antitrust Chief Offers Google Chance to Settle FairSearch Complaints EU Antitrust Chief Offers Google Chance to Settle FairSearch Complaints
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Google’s received a little bit of respite to resolve complaints of antitrust practices in the European Union, according to the Wall Street Journal. The European Commission has given the company the opportunity to offer up some remedies to antitrust complaints …

After IPO, Facebook’s Next Conquest is Mobile After IPO, Facebook’s Next Conquest is Mobile
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Prior to his company’s initial public offering today, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told investors that finding a way to monetize the website’s mobile platform is his priority for the rest of 2012 (and presumably beyond if Facebook doesn’t produce any …

GM’s Pulling of Ads from Facebook Wasn’t Personal After All GM’s Pulling of Ads from Facebook Wasn’t Personal After All
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Told ya! Following a Reuters report earlier today that revealed Facebook had actually encouraged General Motors to utilize the website’s free pages, thus lessening the import of GM’s announcement from earlier this week about no longer paying for Facebook ads. …

Facebook Power Users Will Own the Future Facebook Power Users Will Own the Future
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Back in February, Pew Research published a study that there are some Facebook juggernauts out there doling out “likes,” comments, messages, pokes, and tagging people at a rate that outpaces the average Facebooker. These particularly vigorous Facebook users, otherwise known …

Yahoo Lost a Considerable Amount of Viewers in April Yahoo Lost a Considerable Amount of Viewers in April

comScore released the online video rankings for April today and in what is Jack’s complete lack of surprise, Google reigns for yet another month. The most significant change in the rankings for April, though, is the dip in total unique …

Facebook’s New Self-Serve Ad Tool: Too Little Too Late? Facebook’s New Self-Serve Ad Tool: Too Little Too Late?

While the world has its eyes and wallets trained on Facebook the Company for one reason or another, the people behind Facebook the Website aren’t getting a day off to eat cake. InsideFacebook reports that Facebook is testing a new …

Facebook Could Only Tease the Public for So Long Facebook Could Only Tease the Public for So Long

As I write this, Facebook is 2:01 from launching its most important update in the history of the company: becoming a public company and being traded on Wall Street. When I joined Facebook in 2006, I thought it was kind …

The Facebook/GM Ado Very Well Might Have Been About Nothing The Facebook/GM Ado Very Well Might Have Been About Nothing

According to a report in Reuters today, General Motors’ decision to pull its paid advertising from Facebook was preceded by the social network trying to pitch the value of its free pages in the first place. On Tuesday, GM announced …

Facebook’s Master Plan to Colonize the Earth in Likes Facebook’s Master Plan to Colonize the Earth in Likes
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Earlier today, we shared with you the staggering statistic of Facebook users in different countries around the world. For some of those countries, like New Zealand and Brazil, people are so over the moon with the social networking site that …

iHeartRadio Nets 10 Million Users in 8 Months iHeartRadio Nets 10 Million Users in 8 Months

Clear Channel announced today that its popular free digital radio app, iHeartRadio, has amassed 10 million registered users in a mere 8 months since it started inviting people to sign up for accounts. While that sounds like a meteoric gain …

Why Most People Never Click Facebook Ads Why Most People Never Click Facebook Ads
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…It’s because they’re not on Facebook! Pretty easy math on that one, right? While much has been made this week about the legions of people on Facebook who have resisted clicking on ads, the Associated Press located the opposite pole …

More Arguments That Facebook Ads Are Shoddy (or Not) More Arguments That Facebook Ads Are Shoddy (or Not)

Look at what you did, General Motors. You pulled a measly amount of money (relatively speaking) from Facebook’s pocketbook and said it was because you don’t think Facebook’s ads do what they’re supposed to do. Now it’s a great big, …

Facebook Is Slowly Becoming the Reason to Pay the Internet Bill Facebook Is Slowly Becoming the Reason to Pay the Internet Bill
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Think of all the things that you really don’t want to do without, America: cars, indoor plumbing, birth control, pizza delivery, the Biebs. You wouldn’t enjoy life all that much without any of them, would you? If a new summary …

Fab.com Makes Gift-Buying for Facebook Friends a Lot Easier Fab.com Makes Gift-Buying for Facebook Friends a Lot Easier

Fab.com, the online purveyor of designer house wares and slick nerd paraphernalia, has enhanced the social shopping experience again, this time by allowing you to link directly to your fellow Facebook friends who shop on the site. The latest launch, …

Most Computer Users Are Pirates (of Software, not Booty) Most Computer Users Are Pirates (of Software, not Booty)
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Be honest: how much of that software on your home computer did you really pay for? All of it? Most of it? Maybe just a little? Did you feel the need to hide that disc containing Adobe Photoshop CS6 that …

GM Yanks Facebook Paid Ads, Says Ads Don’t Work GM Yanks Facebook Paid Ads, Says Ads Don’t Work
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Due to a lack of vim from the company’s paid ads on Facebook, General Motors is said to be planning to pull some advertising funds from the social networking site, according to the Wall Street Journal. The timing of GM’s …

Google Maps Now Lets You Save Home, Work Locations Google Maps Now Lets You Save Home, Work Locations
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If you’re a regular user of Google Maps, you’ve doubtlessly noticed the My Places tab that appears in the left-hand menu. In case it’s evaded your scope, the My Places tab is an option that allows you to make interactive …

Getaria, Gipuzkoa, Spain Wins Google Model Town Competition Getaria, Gipuzkoa, Spain Wins Google Model Town Competition
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Earlier this year, Google invited anybody handy with Google SketchUp to make a full 3D model of their community to enter in the 2012 Model Town Competition. All entrants will get their 3D model added to Google Earth’s 3D Buildings …

Internet Radio Not Quite Warming to Social Media Yet Internet Radio Not Quite Warming to Social Media Yet

The odds aren’t bad that sometime today you will tune in to some type of internet radio service and kick out some jams for a couple of hours. At least, that’s the word from a study conducted by targetspot that …