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Shawn Hess is a staff writer for WebProNews and an expert procrastinator. Follow Shawn on Twitter, on StumbleUpon, and .
Nokia Cuts Jobs as it Struggles to Stay Afloat Nokia Cuts Jobs as it Struggles to Stay Afloat

Nokia is struggling to stay afloat ever since Apple introduced the iPhone.In fact, Samsung and Apple have gained huge handset market shares and Nokia is on a roll with four straight quarterly loses in a row. Today they announced a …

Constant Contact Acquires SinglePlatform Constant Contact Acquires SinglePlatform

Constant Contact just announced the acquisition of SinglePlatform, a privately owned company focused on business mobile and web discovery. The deal closed yesterday and it cost Constant Contact approximately $65 million in cash, but could also yield SinglePlatform an additional …

Twitter Use on the Rise [Pew Internet Study] Twitter Use on the Rise [Pew Internet Study]

Twitter use as still on the rise as of February 2012. In fact, for internet users age 18-24, the number using Twitter in 2010 (16%) nearly doubled (31%) by February 2012. Also of interest is the percentage of the internet …

CNBC & Yahoo Finance Join Forces to Share Revenues and News Content CNBC & Yahoo Finance Join Forces to Share Revenues and News Content

Starting today, Yahoo Finance and CNBC.com will be be partners in online business and financial content. In an effort to reach a wider audience with richer news content, the duo will share information and ad revenues. This will extend their …

Twitter UK Gives Away Advertising Credits For User Feedback Twitter UK Gives Away Advertising Credits For User Feedback

Twitter UK wants to hear from its users and they are willing to give you something in return if you just give them some feedback. What they want to know about is how you’ve seen businesses or organizations using Twitter …

Facebook Moms Outdo Their Kids [Infographic] Facebook Moms Outdo Their Kids [Infographic]

According to this next infographic from OnlineSchools.Com, moms are spending more time on social networks than anyone else. In fact, they have 40 more Facebook friends than their kids do (on average). It’s not just Facebook either. Moms are covering …

Webcomic Raises $100,000 and Posts this Image of a Lawyer’s Mother Webcomic Raises $100,000 and Posts this Image of a Lawyer’s Mother

Matthew Inman is the writer of a unique webcomic called, the Oatmeal. He was having a great time creating content for his comics when he began to notice them appearing in various places on the web without his permission. One …

Shocking Financial Statistics [Infographic] Shocking Financial Statistics [Infographic]

I know, you’re sick of hearing about the money that you don’t have. Unfortunately, the fact is, many of us aren’t making enough money to pay our bills let alone, save for retirement or put away extra money for an …

PayPal Teams Up with Comcast & TiVo to Offer E-Commerce on Television Sets PayPal Teams Up with Comcast & TiVo to Offer E-Commerce on Television Sets

Get ready! Starting this Fall some cable TV subscribers will be able to donate money and buy products and services from their television sets. PayPal, EBay’s online pay service, has teamed up with Comcast Corporation and TiVo to bring the …

BuddyMedia Gears Up for Asia-Pacific Social Media BuddyMedia Gears Up for Asia-Pacific Social Media

BuddyMedia just competed some new research on social media in the Asia-Pacific region titled, “The State of Social Media Marketing in Asia-Pacific“. Ken Mandel of BuddyMedia will be sharing the results at the 2012 Ad:Tech Singapore conference, but he decided …

ComScore & Facebook Quantify Social Marketing ROI: Facebook Ads Work ComScore & Facebook Quantify Social Marketing ROI: Facebook Ads Work

ComScore and Facebook have just published a new report on the paid and earned effects of social marketing efforts. Titled, The Power of Like 2: How Social Marketing Works, it is second report in a series aimed at educating and …

Apple’s Decision to Go with TomTom Spurs Stock Explosion Killing Competitors Apple’s Decision to Go with TomTom Spurs Stock Explosion Killing Competitors

If you were following our coverage of the 2012 Worldwide Developers Conference yesterday, you know that Apple revealed some great new innovations including the Beta version of iOS6, released to developers last night. Those familiar with the previous version will …

Howard Stern Sings the Praises of Instapaper in a New Ad Howard Stern Sings the Praises of Instapaper in a New Ad
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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. …

Google’s DoubleClick Site Gets a Facelift 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. …

Google Stock Plummets During Apple’s WWDC Unveiling Google Stock Plummets During Apple’s WWDC Unveiling
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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 …

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

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

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

Facebook Acquires wwwFacebook.com Domain Name Facebook Acquires wwwFacebook.com Domain Name
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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 …

Twitter is Relocating their Headquarters to Skid Row 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 …

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

Twitter Nascar TV Spot Promotes Hashtag Pages During the Pocono 400 Twitter Nascar TV Spot Promotes Hashtag Pages During the Pocono 400
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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 …

UBS Lost $350 Million on Facebook IPO Trades UBS Lost $350 Million on Facebook IPO Trades
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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 …

Facebook Stock Rises after ComScore Finds Ads Work Facebook Stock Rises after ComScore Finds Ads Work
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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 …