Author Archive for: ‘Shawn Hess’

Amazon Announces Best Books of 2012

Today, Amazon.com released their list of the best books of 2012. By no means complete the list reflects publications released between January 2012 and June 2012. There are twenty books on the list overall, but the release is dominated by the editors top ten recommendations (which follows below). The books included are available in physical copy or the ever more …

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Yahoo Ready to Find Replacement CEO

Yahoo is ready to start searching for a new CEO. As you may recall, Scott Thompson resigned after a rather lengthy proxy battle with activist investor Dan Loeb a his investment firm, Third Point. The surprising climax of that battle was the unearthing of a critical oversight on then current CEO, Scott Thompson’s credentials, claiming he held a computer science …

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Top 5 YouTube Partners Supplying 1.5 Billion Streams Monthly

On Friday, we reported that YouTube was at the top of the list for monthly unique viewers throughout the month of May and total videos streamed. YouTube had over 136 million unique viewers and they streamed well over 16 billion videos. Now we’re back with some more information from Nielsen ratings group informing us that YouTube’s top five partners are …

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Flipboard Gets the New York Times and their Paywall

Flipboard, the fashionable reading app for smartphones and tablets, is getting the New York Times. While it’s true readers have always had access to the New York Times articles, they haven’t ever been able to view those in Flipboard’s highly-polished layout. Starting Thursday, all that will change. Flipboard will offer current subscribers everything the New York Times publishes. So if …

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SEC Investigates Nasdaq and NYSE After Facebook IPO Breakdown

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) isn’t buying that Nasdaq’s much publicized computer glitch on the opening day of Facebook’s IPO was the root cause for all the confusion. In fact, they have seen a couple other cases of so called, trading communication breakdowns coming from the NYSE, and now they want answers. According to Nasdaq, they rewrote some computer …

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Prehistoric Turtle Sex Has Scientists Excited

Not necessarily a provocative story, but some prehistoric turtle sex has scientists in Germany very excited. Found at the bottom of a rock quarry, which was once a lush tropical environment 50 million years ago, the two turtle fossils are the first known vertebrates to be found copulating. Researchers speculate the two love birds were too busy getting it on …

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Google and Mindshare Create Mobile Garage to Educate Companies on Mobile

Google does an awful lot to educate the public on new technology. They also do a lot to bring us new technology, but their latest effort is more focused on companies. Google has teamed up with Mindshare to help educate companies and businesses on mobile. The project is called Mobile Garage, and its all about showing companies how they can …

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Google’s Project Re: Brief Combines Old School Advertising with Digital Technology

Google has been working on a documentary that takes a different look at advertising as we know it. Collaborating with the iconic legends who designed some of the most memorable ads from the 1960’s and 1970’s, they created a short film on ad creation that illustrates what advertising was versus what it is today and how technology has influenced the …

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Nielsen: Who are the Top Streaming Video Sites?

During May 2012 alone, there were over 163 million unique video viewers who streamed well over 26 billion videos online. Those numbers are staggering. The average user spent almost six hours that month just watching streaming video. Nielsen, the rating people, were keeping track of all the streaming video back in May and they have the numbers to inform us …

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Google Fueling Nonprofits with Free Technology

Google has been working with the HandsOn Network to help U.S. nonprofits partner up with tech savvy individuals who are interested in supporting a cause. HandsOn Tech is an initiative focused on helping nonprofit groups make a difference. Working with members of AmeriCorps VISTA, Google and the HandsOn Network will be placing twenty-eight workers in eight cities across the United …

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LivingSocial Not Going Public Anytime Soon

In light of the totally botched Facebook IPO, it’s no wonder many tech companies are in no hurry to go public. According to LivingSocial CEO Tim O’Shaugnessy, you can add LivingSocial to that list. Despite recent losses for the company, they are aren’t hurting for the capital an IPO would bring in. LivingSocial was recently able to raise $600 million …

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Google Stock Split Ensures Continued Control

Yesterday, at Google’s annual shareholders meeting, a decision to split stock and introduce a new class of non-voting stock was approved. The good news for the company’s co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, they maintain their majority 56 percent voting power at Google. The issue of undermining their authority arose as the company continued to issue more shares to finance …

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