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The Final Farewell of Facebook Beacon

As announced last month, Facebook is finally ending its unpopular advertising program, Beacon, through a court settlement. The class action lawsuit settlement only needed judicial approval to make it final. And last week we they got that preliminary approval.

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AT&T Goes On The Offensive Against Google Voice

After getting the Google Voice App blocked on the iPhone and the FCC to scrutinize Google Voice, you’d think AT&T could sit back and rest assured. But not so.

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Facebook Poke Leads To An Actual Arrest

Let this be a lesson to us all: be careful who you poke on Facebook. The click of that button can get you arrested.

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Facebook Connect Adds New Features To Service

As if propelling Facebook into world domination weren’t enough, Facebook Connect is branching out.

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How Much Data Do Content Owners Need?

Mm, I love the smell of data in the work day.youtube vampire logo Introduced in March 2008, YouTube Insight data and stats on video usage. In May of that year, they added demographic data.

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Facebook Is Still In The Thoughts of Marketers

It’s always great when the mainstream media realizes (again) that something is big—like social media marketing or Facebook. The Wall Street Journal posted an article Friday on the popularity of social media marketing on Facebook. Okay, so really they were reporting about the Social Data Summit in New York Thursday.

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Facebook Gives Up On Beacon

Announced in November 2007, Facebook’s Beacon integrated advertising and profiles on the popular social network. It initially looked like a great way for Facebook to monetize—but users saw the implementation, where their activities on other sites were broadcast on FB without their consent, as highly invasive.

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Facebook Has Hit The ‘Cash Positive’ Mark

Facebook is still growing. They’re now at 300 million members—you know, roughly the population of the US. But unlike the US, Facebook has also entered the world of “free cash flow positive.”

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Data Suggests the ‘Connect Program’ was the Reason Behind Facebook’s Surge

In case you missed it, Facebook is pretty popular. As of June 2008, they’d beat MySpace in terms of total unique visitors worldwide (ballooning to twice as many uniques as MySpace in January 2009)—and even in the US, one of the few Facebook-is-#2 holdouts, Facebook has caught up to MySpace.

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Nielsen To Begin Measuring Online TV Audiences

Nielsen has been measuring television audiences for decades. Now online TV is starting to take over—but do we have accurate measurement of the online TV audience?

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Facebook Hogging The Internet

Facebook has a lot going for it lately.

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Twitter Is Ahead Of MySpace In The UK

Twitter, media sweetheart and microblogging service extraordinaire, has another coup to add to its list: they’ve now beat out MySpace in terms of most visits in the UK.

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