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Social Networking Growth Set To Peak
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The double-digit growth of social networks in the U.S. are on track to reach their peak, according to a new report from eMarketer. eMarkter estimates nearly 150 million Internet users will be active on social networks at least monthly this …

Facebook Gets Deeper Integration With Delta Ticket App

Delta Airlines has updated its Ticket Counter app to allow users to check-in online and access their boarding pass on Facebook within 24-hours of their departure. The Delta Ticket Counter app also allows travelers to check their flight status, view …

Smartphone Owners Who Access Facebook And Twitter Are More Satisfied

Social media use leads to higher satisfaction among owners of smartphones and traditional mobile phones, according to a new report from J.D. Power and Associates. Smartphone owners who use their device to access social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook …

Internet Playing Bigger Role In American Politics
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Nearly three-quarters (73%) of American Internet users went online in 2010 for news or information about the midterm elections or to communicate with others about the campaigns, according to a new report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project. …

iPhone Slower Than Android In Loading Web Pages
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The latest Android devices load Web pages 52 percent faster than Apple’s iPhone 4, according to a new study released today from Blaze Software. To determine which device loaded Web pages faster, Blaze took over 45,000 measurements on sites optimized …

Do Not Track Becoming A Reality
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The Federal Trade Commission testified today before the Senate Committee on Commerce about its efforts to protect consumer privacy through enforcement, education, and policy initiatives like its recent preliminary privacy report. The report proposes a framework to balance consumer privacy …

Hotels .com Adds Facebook Comments Plug-In
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Hotels.com said today it has launched a Facebook comments plug-in on its U.S. and U.K. websites. The plug-in allows Facebook users to leave comments directly on the hotels.com site, which will then appear on their friends’ Facebook news feed. Comments …

iPhone Gets New Search App From Google
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Google has released an updated version of its Google Mobile App for iPhone aimed at making it faster and easier to find apps. The app has been redesigned and renamed and is now known as the Google Search app for …

Facebook And Mobile Apps Becoming More Important To Small Businesses
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Small businesses are increasingly relying on mobile applications, Facebook pages for their companies, and employees working remotely through wireless technologies, according to a new survey from AT&T. More than a third (38%) of small businesses said they could not survive …

YouTube To Hold Interview With Israeli Prime Minister
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YouTube is inviting users to submit questions to Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu for an interview that will be streamed live on the site. The interview is part of the YouTube World View series and is in partnership with Israel’s …

eBay Makes Listings Free For Up To 50 Items
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eBay said today, for the first time, it is making it free to list up to 50 items per month in auctions at any start price, and free to add the “Buy it Now” option to those listings. Starting on …

Zynga Entices Gamers With RewardVille
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Zynga, the social game developer behind the popular FarmVille, has launched an online rewards program called RewardVille. RewardVille offers players the ability to earn Zynga-level points and coins, and access exclusive limited edition virtual goods from multiple games. “With RewardVille, …

iPad App From Time Warner Features Live TV
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Time Warner Cable has launched an iPad app that will allow its subscribers to watch live TV on the device in any room in their house. The TWCable TV app for iPad is a free download and is available to …

Google Helps Fans Manage March Madness

Google is marking the start of the NCAA Tournament by allowing fans to take a virtual 3D tour In Google Earth of all 14 arenas were the games will be played. The company has created a special page to help …

NCAA Tournament Gets Check-In Feature From TVGuide.com

TVGuide.com launched today two new sports sections, a NCAA Tournament section and a Daily Sports Watchlist, both with TV check-in, allowing users to update their socail status on Facebook with what games they are watching. Users can personalize the Daily …

FTC Settles With Chitika Over Online Ad Tracking
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The Federal Trade Commission said today it has reached a settlement with online advertising company Chitika, that ends the company’s allegedly deceptive practice of tracking peoples’ activities even after they opted out of online tracking on Chitika’s website. The FTC …

Kayak Adds Hotel Booking Option

Online travel search engine Kayak said today it is now giving users the option to book hotels directly through its website. The company will use reservation- booking partners and is launching the feature through the Travelocity Partner Network. Travelocity will …

Mobile Devices Driving Local News Consumption
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Nearly half of all American adults (47%) get at least some local news and information on their cellphone or tablet computer, according to a new report. These findings come from a survey of 2,251 conducted in January by the Pew …

Twitter And FTC Reach Settlement

The Federal Trade Commission said today it has finalized a proposed settlement it announced last June with Twitter, which resolved charges that Twitter deceived users and put their privacy at risk by not protecting their personal information. The FTC alleged …

Android App Launches For Monster.com
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The Android app joins Monster’s existing apps for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The Monster Android app can be downloaded for free on the company’s website and in the Android Market. The app offers access to jobs, allows user …

iPad 2 Gets Today.com App
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Today.com has released a new video-centric app for Apple’s iPad. The Today.com app coincides with the release of the iPad 2. The app allows users to watch clips from segments, interact with video transcripts and navigate to the part they …

Google Earth Maps Royal Wedding Route
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Google said today it has expanded its 3D imagery in Google Earth to include the entire procession route for the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in London on April 29. Google says the new 3D imagery covers …

YouTube Launches The Creator Institute
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YouTube said today it is launching the YouTube Creator Institute, a new initiative aimed at helping content creators improve their skills. YouTube has partnered with the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts and Columbia College Chicago’s Television Department. …

Apple iPad Tops In Tablet Market

In the fourth quarter of 2010 (Q410) 10.1 million tablets shipped, more than double the 4.5 million shipped in the third quarter, according to a new report from IDC. Apple’s share decreased from 93 percent in Q310 to 73 percent …