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Mark Cuban Admits He Was Wrong About Facebook Mark Cuban Admits He Was Wrong About Facebook
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Mark Cuban, who has been a steadfast supporter of Facebook throughout the IPO process, and an investor who purchased 150,000 shares of the company, is coming forward today to say he was wrong about the company. He has decided to …

Barnes & Noble Introduces NOOK Kids Summer Reading Program Barnes & Noble Introduces NOOK Kids Summer Reading Program

Today, Barnes & Noble announced their new NOOK Kids Summer Reading Program. If you purchase any NOOK tablet at a Barnes & Noble store between June 18th and September 2nd, you’ll receive free downloads of three different bestselling children and …

Facebook App Economy [Infographic] Facebook App Economy [Infographic]

Yes, Facebook may be a great place to socialize and reconnect with old friends, but they’ve also sent over 160 million users to mobile apps in the month of February alone. In May, those numbers began to increase as they …

Nasdaq Glitch Blamed for Facebook’s Abysmal IPO Performance Nasdaq Glitch Blamed for Facebook’s Abysmal IPO Performance

As we reported on Friday, Nasdaq is getting the blame for Facebook’s botched IPO launch and the subsequent poor trading performance in the days that followed. The remarks come from a court filing by Facebook and Morgan Stanley who seek …

Sailthru Acquires Seamless Receipts Sailthru Acquires Seamless Receipts

Today, Sailthru announced the acquisition of Seamless Receipts, an electronic receipts specialist. Seamless Receipts brings with them extensive experience providing marketing messages, coupons and other loyalty offers from large clients like Oakley, Burton and Tumi. Their product and service offers …

ICANN to Announce New President and CEO ICANN to Announce New President and CEO

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) just revealed that they will be announcing a new president and chief executive officer. The news comes as no surprise since, Rod Beckstrom, their current president and CEO, recently announced he …

Yahoo Fills Chief Revenue Officer Position with Ex-Google Executive Yahoo Fills Chief Revenue Officer Position with Ex-Google Executive

Yahoo is getting ready for some much needed changes and they have just hired ex-Google executive, Michael Barrett to be their executive vice president and chief revenue officer. He will report directly interim CEO Ross Levinsohn. Yahoo’s Interim chief executive …

Groupon Gets an Upgrade by Morgan Stanley Analyst from Equal Weight to Overweight Groupon Gets an Upgrade by Morgan Stanley Analyst from Equal Weight to Overweight
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Groupon shares are on the rise this morning as after Morgan Stanley analyst, Scott Devitt, raised the company’s status from Equal Weight to Overweight. Despite closing just above $10 per share on Friday, early morning trading reached as high as …

Why Facebook Isn’t a Bad Investment for Everyone Why Facebook Isn’t a Bad Investment for Everyone

Back on the 12th of June, Harvard Business Review (HBR) published an article explaining how so many investors were enticed by Facebook’s public offering and why it wasn’t a good idea, according to their principals of investment, to jump on …

How Technology Has Changed The Way We Vacation [Infographic] How Technology Has Changed The Way We Vacation [Infographic]
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I am sure that many of us don’t remember a time when you couldn’t take an airplane to visit some far away destination. In fact, since commercial air travel was popularized in the 1960′s, many of us weren’t even born …

“The Dark Knight Rises” and Chrysler Join Forces “The Dark Knight Rises” and Chrysler Join Forces

Warner Bros. Pictures and Chrysler Automobiles are joining up to offer a new contest revolving around the July 20th release of the much anticipated third installment to the Dark Knight trilogy. They’re calling the contest, “Imported form Gotham City”. To …

Russian Dashboard Cams Capture Some Serious Carnage on the Highways Russian Dashboard Cams Capture Some Serious Carnage on the Highways

This next video features a series of mishaps captured by automobile dashboard cameras, which are apparently very common in Russia as a means of legal protection. It actually sounds like a very good idea. I can think of a number …

Unselfish Reasons for Writing Online Reviews [Infographic] Unselfish Reasons for Writing Online Reviews [Infographic]
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We all like to share our experiences and writing an online review is one of the most effective and efficient ways to do it. I love online reviews, and judging by the amount available out there, so do a lot …

Apple & Samsung Hold 55% of the Smartphone Market, but Earn 90% of its Profits Apple & Samsung Hold 55% of the Smartphone Market, but Earn 90% of its Profits

According to some new figures by ABI Research, Samsung and Apple captured 55% of global smartphone shipments in the first quarter of 2012, but took in over 90% of the market’s profits. Looking at vendor shipments for the quarter reveals …

Teen Online Video Habits [Infographic] Teen Online Video Habits [Infographic]
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Things are a lot different than when I was a kid. We didn’t have all this wonderful technology available to us, so it comes as no surprise to me that kids are spending a ridiculous amount of time online. In …

Google Brings AdChoices Features to Europe Google Brings AdChoices Features to Europe

Giving users clear notice about the ads they are viewing is a top priority for Google and it has become increasingly popular with the advertising industry overall as well. Google introduced the AdChoices icon in the United States last year. …

Facebook Blames Nasdaq and Wants to Consolidate IPO Investor Lawsuits Facebook Blames Nasdaq and Wants to Consolidate IPO Investor Lawsuits

The one month anniversary of Facebook’s much anticipated initial public offering is close at hand, and the social networking giant has yet to address investor concern or the countless lawsuits which have been filed against the Nasdaq, Mark Zuckerberg, or …

Is Social Media Making Us Socially Awkward? [Infographic] Is Social Media Making Us Socially Awkward? [Infographic]

We all know about the great benefits social networking brings to our lives like reconnecting with old friends and acquaintances, staying in touch long-distance, and meeting new people with similar interests online. Also, did you know that for some people …

Smartphones & Tablets to Stay in Hot Demand Beyond 2017 Smartphones & Tablets to Stay in Hot Demand Beyond 2017

No doubt smartphones and tablet computers are some of the hottest selling products out there today. Some people would part with their automobile before they parted ways with their mobile device. It’s more than a passing trend, it’s part of …

Square Inc. Hits the Two Million User Mark Square Inc. Hits the Two Million User Mark
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Square Inc., Twitter co-found Jack Dorsey’s latest venture, has really taken off lately. Just about six months ago, the company reached a milestone of 1 million users. Today, they reached another milestone and now have over 2 million users. Annually …

AOL Wins Proxy Battle With Starboard: All Board Members Have Been Re-Elected AOL Wins Proxy Battle With Starboard: All Board Members Have Been Re-Elected

AOL released a statement today explaining their proxy battle with activist shareholder, Starboard has come to an end. Today, all of their board members have been re-elected for another term signifying that indeed, none of Starboard’s nominations were welcome additions …

Study Reveals Brand Preferences by Political Party: Are you a BMW or a Jeep? Study Reveals Brand Preferences by Political Party: Are you a BMW or a Jeep?
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Buyology Inc.’s new study takes a look at subconscious brand attachments and reveals some interesting contrasts between Democrats and Republicans. What they found is that sometimes the values of your political party give rise to certain brand preferences. Not surprising, …

Amazon Web Services Lowers Premium Tier Prices and Expands Free Support Amazon Web Services Lowers Premium Tier Prices and Expands Free Support

Today, Amazon Web Services announced free support for all customers and a price drop on premium service packages. They are also introducing a number of new features that will help their clients increase performance, close security gaps, keep them better …

Microsoft May Acquire Yammer Social Network Microsoft May Acquire Yammer Social Network

Microsoft is in talks with business social networking site, Yammer to discuss an acquisition. Yammer provides enterprise and business customers with all the tools they need to collaborate online. The acquisition would allow Microsoft to compete with other providers like …