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Yahoo Launches Royal Wedding Website Yahoo Launches Royal Wedding Website
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Yahoo said today it has launched a royal wedding website for the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton. The royal wedding website features articles, photo galleries, and videos. A digital guestbook has been created in Prince William and Kate’s …

Google Challenged By Consumer Watchdog Over Privacy Google Challenged By Consumer Watchdog Over Privacy
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Consumer Watchdog, a group known for being critical of Google, is sponsoring legislation in California that would give people a an online “Do Not Track Me” option. In addition, Consumer Watchdog sent a letter to new Google CEO Larry Page …

PR Newswire Releases Facebook Engagement Tools PR Newswire Releases Facebook Engagement Tools
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PR Newswire said today it is introducing social engagement tools that allow for the integration of custom Facebook pages to improve PR and marketing efforts. The tools allow organizations to improve their Facebook presence, engage with their existing fans and …

Netflix Reaches Deal With Fox To Stream “Glee” Netflix Reaches Deal With Fox To Stream “Glee”

Netflix said today it has expanded its distribution deal with Twentieth Century Fox to make more TV shows available for instant streaming. Under the agreement Netflix is providing its members access to the first season of “Glee” and the first …

Zillow Introduces BlackBerry App
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Real estate website Zillow said today it has launched a free app for Reasearch in Motion’s BlackBerry smartphones. Zillow said the addition of the BlackBerry app, along with its existing apps for Android, iPhone, and iPad, means more than 90 …

Greenpeace Asks Facebook To Unfriend Coal
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Greenpeace is putting more pressure on Facebook to persuade the company to stop using coal to power its data centers. Greenpeace is calling on Facebook to “unfriend” coal by Earth Day on April 22. The Greenpeace Unfriend Coal Facebook page …

Google Adds New Templates To Blogger

Google said today it is previewing five new templates in Blogger and they will soon be available in a wider launch. Google said its new template views use the latest web technology, including AJAX, HTML5, and CSS3. The new template …

Expedia Launches Facebook Travel Sweepstakes

Online travel site Expedia said today it is launching a Facebook promotion that will offer more than $1 million worth of travel to friends on the social network. The promotion is called the “Expedia FriendTrips” and people can participate in …

American Launches Mobile Sweepstakes To Promote Android App

American Airlines said today it is launching the “Mobile Million Sweepstakes” to promote the recent release of its Android application. The sweepstakes will give one grand-prize winner a million American Airlines AAdvantage miles. In addition American will give away one …

Google Updates Street View Images In France And Italy

Google said today it has added new Street View imagery to historic sites in Italy and France. Along with seeing the exterior of archaeological sites like the Imperial Forum and the Colosseum in Rome, Street View has added interior views …

Most Women Annoyed By Facebook Friends
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The majority (85%) of women on Facebook indicate they have been annoyed by their online friends, according to a new survey from daily deals site Eversave. Eversave surveyed more than 400 women on Facebook and found they have little tolerance …

Skype Launches Platform To Connect Teachers
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Skype has launched a free online platform aimed at connecting teachers with other educators and classrooms around the globe. The new platform called “Skype in the classroom,” is designed to help teachers find each other and related projects according to …

Staples Launches Website For Tablets
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Staples said today it has launched a website focused on tablets to help people research and compare devices that fit their needs. Staples.com/tablets will offer side-by-side feature and price comparisons, photos, videos and business apps. Key features of the site …

RR Donnelly Buys Journalism Online

Printing company RR Donnelley said today it has acquired Journalism Online, a company aimed at helping news papers monetize their web content. Financial terms of the deal were not released. Three veteran media executives are behind Journalism Online including Steven …

Mobile Banking Reaches 30 Million Americans
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The number of Americans who accessed financial accounts (bank, credit card, or brokerage) via mobile devices reached 29.8 million at the end of 2010, a 54 percent increase over 2009, according to a new report from comScore. “More people are …

iPhone And Android Apps Launch From Office Depot

Office Depot has expanded its mobile offerings and has launched an iPhone and Android app available for free download on iTunes and the Android Market. The new apps are part of the company’s broader “Office Depot Anywhere” strategy aimed at …

ESPN Content To Launch On Slacker Radio

Online radio service Slacker said today it will begin offering users access to ESPN Audio content. Slacker users will have access to a dedicated station for sports entertainment, with the option to include ESPN SportsCenter headlines for hourly updates on …

Firefox 4 Off To Strong Start
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Mozilla Firefox 4, has already grabbed 1.95 percent of the global Internet browser market since its launch yesterday, according to a new report from StatCounter. StatCounter said on the first day of its release Firefox 4 scored higher worldwide than …

Google Launches Page Speed For Chrome

Google said today it has released a Page Speed add-on for its Chrome browser. Chrome users can now receive Page Speed performance tips to make their sites faster from within the Chrome browser. Google says its Page Speed for Chrome …

Social Networks Leave Americans Open To ID Theft

Nearly 13 million Americans who are on social networking sites will accept any request from a member of the opposite sex, even if they don’t know that person, according to a new survey released by ID Analytics and conducted by …

iPad 2 Launches In 25 More Countries
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Apple said today its iPad 2 will go on sale in 25 more countries this Friday, March 25. iPad 2 will be available at Apple retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers at 5 p.m. local time and online at the …

More Than Half Of U.S. Internet Connections Below FCC Standards
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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has released two new reports on Internet access and telephone subscribership in the U.S. The reports are based on data submitted by carriers to the FCC every six months. They track changes at the state …

Local Online Ad Revenue To Top $42 Billion
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Online/interactive advertising revenue is forecast to reach $42.5 billion by 2015, nearly double 2010′s $21.7 billion, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.4 percent, according to a new report from BIA/Kelsey. This growth is tied to anticipated improvement …

U.K. Leads Europe In Online Retail Visits

In January 2011, 270.6 million unique visitors in Europe visited sites in the retail category, representing a market reach of 74.5 percent of Internet users, an increase of 8.5 percent over the previous year, according to a new report from …