Author Archive for: ‘Shawn Hess’

Howard Stern Sings the Praises of Instapaper in a New Ad

If you haven’t heard of Instapaper, you are not alone. Instapaper is an app that lets you save articles and web content you would like to read, but don’t have the time. You just click, “Read Later” and you’re done. It’s waiting for your on your mobile when you’re ready. Instapaper’s Marco Arment is a big fan of Howard Stern …

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Google’s DoubleClick Site Gets a Facelift

In an effort to keep up with the rapidly evolving digital advertising ecosystem, Goole has made some necessary refinements to their DoubleClick website. They were shooting for a cleaner more stylistic look which would highlight all the latest DoubleClick news. The newly redesigned site features improved discoverability, a cleaner look, and the capacity to conduct your searches utilizing multiple screens. …

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Google Stock Plummets During Apple’s WWDC Unveiling

You know it’s true, Google has just never been able to rival the excitement Apple generates with the unveiling of new products. Today is no exception. As Apple addresses to 2012 Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, consumer’s eyes are glowing with images of new Apple products, and as interest in Apple surges, Google’s stock is diving deep on the …

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Eyes Free Announced Integrating Siri with your Car [WWDC 2012 Coverage]

Yet another development from Apple revealed at today’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC 2012) in San Francisco. It’s Siri integration for your car. Say hello to hands free. And it’s not just in English either. Siri has learned Spanish, French, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, and Cantonese. That’s right, Apple has been working with a number of automobile makers to bring to life …

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Apple’s MagSafe 2 Power Port [WWDC 2012 Coverage]

Another incredible development from the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2012) which kicked off today. This one comes straight off the redesign of the MacBook Pro. To match the MacBook’s new slimmer body (0.7″ total thickness) comes a more compact version of the MagSafe power adaptor port. It’s fittingly called the MagSafe 2 (very clever). Other interface points featured alongside the …

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Apple App Store Now Carries 650,000 Apps with 30 Billion Already Downloaded

Apple CEO Tim Cook just announced an amazing milestone for the company at today’s (June 11th – 15th) Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2012) in San Francisco. The news is, the app store now has over 650,000 apps available and there has already been 30 billion downloads. Very impressive! Of course, well over 200,000 of those apps are specifically designed for …

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Facebook Acquires wwwFacebook.com Domain Name

Apparently it’s pretty common for folks to mistype web addresses and leave out the dot before the name of the site. The result is, you end up somewhere other than where you’ve intended to be. It really isn’t that big of deal, but hundreds of lawsuits have stemmed from people hoping to capitalize on the mistakes of others. Facebook is …

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Twitter is Relocating their Headquarters to Skid Row

After over two years in San Francisco’s SoMA neighborhood on Folsom Street, Twitter is moving their headquarters over to Mid-Market, at 1355 Market street, right across from the city’s skid row. No word yet on when the new offices will be open, but we suspect it will be sometime this week. The move has been coming for awhile, but the …

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Google Finally Strikes Deal With France to Digitize Out-of-Print Books

Google has been trying to bring more material to their book scanning archives for years, but they have been met with a lot of resistance. Both in the United States and France, Google has sifted through countless lawsuits in attempt to bring out-of-print publications to their search archives. All the way back in 2004, the Authors Guild and Google tried …

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Twitter Nascar TV Spot Promotes Hashtag Pages During the Pocono 400

Yesterday, Twitter grabbed the attentions of Nascar fans when they released their new television ad featuring their corresponding Twitter.com/hashtag/nascar page. The ad ran during the Pocono 400 race and featured driver Brad Keselowski (who placed 24th in the race) snapping a pic with his iPhone. What’s interesting (and different) is the hashtag featured in the commercial doesn’t just attach itself …

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UBS Lost $350 Million on Facebook IPO Trades

Earlier this week we reported that the Nasdaq stock exchange had set aside $40 million to compensate investors who were hurt financially by the computer glitch that plagued Facebook trading early on during the IPO launch. You might recall, the glitch left big bank trading desks blind to who bought what and at what price. UBS was one of the …

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Facebook Stock Rises after ComScore Finds Ads Work

Yesterday, ComScore released details of their latest study on Facebook advertising and the news is pretty good. Despite many claims and self-report surveys declaring the ads simply don’t work, research suggests repeated exposure to branded messages, does in fact, impact subsequent purchasing decisions. In what could be a strange coincidence, Facebook shares are on the rise again today. Currently stocks …

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