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Yelp And SBA Team Up On Online Reviews Initiative Yelp And SBA Team Up On Online Reviews Initiative
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Yelp and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) have teamed up to launch the Success With Online Reviews initiative, which kicked off last week at the New York Stock Exchange. “Sharing what you dig and what you don’t is nothing …

Yahoo Continues To Beat Google As Top U.S. Desktop Web Property Yahoo Continues To Beat Google As Top U.S. Desktop Web Property

Back in August, Yahoo made headlines for being the top web property in the U.S. on desktop computers, based on data from comScore, which releases its report each month. That was the first time Yahoo sites beat Google sites in …

Mobile Ad Revenue to Hit $18 Billion This Year Mobile Ad Revenue to Hit $18 Billion This Year

As established consumer markets shift from traditional PC to mobile devices, advertisers have been scrambling to catch up and evolve along with mobile technology. Now that marketers are beginning to get a handle on mobile advertising, mobile ad revenues are …

Netflix And The Like Gain Ground Against Premium TV Channels, Says Disputed Report Netflix And The Like Gain Ground Against Premium TV Channels, Says Disputed Report

Update: HBO says the NPD report is incorrect, and that it’s not losing subscribers. Both HBO and Cinemax have shown “significant” growth over the past two years, according to the company. Meanwhile, NPD appears to have pulled the report. It …

Matt Cutts Has Declared Guest Blogging For SEO ‘Done’ Matt Cutts Has Declared Guest Blogging For SEO ‘Done’
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Google has been warning webmasters about guest blogging abuse for years now. This week, head of webspam Matt Cutts basically declared guest blogging dead. “Stick a fork in it: guest blogging is done,” says Google’s Matt Cutts. In light of …

Nest: If Privacy Policy Changes Under Google, It Will Be Opt-In Nest: If Privacy Policy Changes Under Google, It Will Be Opt-In

Google announced a week ago that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Nest Labs, the company behind the Nest Thermostat and Nest Protect smart thermostat and smoke detector devices. Naturally, many Nest device users and otherwise curious parties …

Amazon Patents Method For “Anticipatory” Shipping Amazon Patents Method For “Anticipatory” Shipping

Late last year Amazon wowed consumers with the promise of same-day delivery using drones. The project is still years off and there are many questions for Amazon to answer before drone delivery could ever become real. In the meantime Amazon …

Video Surveillance Market Continues to Expand Video Surveillance Market Continues to Expand

With the numerous disclosures from former NSA employee Edward Snowden that were released in 2013, a new light has been shined on a shadowy world of information gathering and government surveillance. While world governments scramble to appease their citizens and …

Spotify Lets Artists Hawk Merch, For Free, Directly on Their Pages Spotify Lets Artists Hawk Merch, For Free, Directly on Their Pages

Spotify has just announced that artists can now list their merchandise directly on their artist pages, allowing them to link to any existing merch site – all for free. Through a partnership with Topspin, Spotify is looking to attract more …

IBM Completes Aspera Acquisition IBM Completes Aspera Acquisition

IBM announced on Friday that it has completed its acquisition of Aspera, first announced in December. Aspera makes a solution that helps companies more quickly move massive data files to the cloud. The company claims that its technology reduces transmission …

Free Credit Report Offered By Target; Avoid Phishing Scams Free Credit Report Offered By Target; Avoid Phishing Scams
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Target announced in mid-December that millions of customers were affected by a data breach. Hackers were able to obtain credit and debit card information, as well as names, addresses and phone numbers for some customers. Since the breach was announced, …

On-Disc Media Sales Continue to Decline On-Disc Media Sales Continue to Decline

The age of streaming media is here. Now that content companies are finally offering movies and TV in a variety of consumer-friendly formats home entertainment purchases are on the rise once again. Market research firm IHS today released a report …

Target To Testify Before Congress Over Colossal Data Breach Target To Testify Before Congress Over Colossal Data Breach
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The House subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade will hold a hearing during the first week of February to “examine data breaches and their effect on consumers” – and Target is the guest of honor. As you may recall, back …

Marissa Mayer Cans Yahoo COO Henrique De Castro Marissa Mayer Cans Yahoo COO Henrique De Castro

Yahoo COO Henrique De Castro is leaving the company having been fired by CEO Marissa Mayer. Yahoo filed a form 8-K (via Re/code) on Wednesday, which says that he would be leaving the company as of Thursday, and that he …

Over 3 Million Ultra HD Panels Shipped Last Year Over 3 Million Ultra HD Panels Shipped Last Year

Television manufacturers are betting big on Ultra HD TV sets, pushing the technology hard to customers that are largely satisfied with their large-screen HDTVs. This year’s Consumer Electronics Show was packed with Ultra HD displays from nearly every manufacturer, with …

Sarah Bird Is Now Officially The CEO Of Moz Sarah Bird Is Now Officially The CEO Of Moz
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A little over a month ago, Rand Fishkin announced that he would step down as CEO of Moz (formerly SEOmoz). He would remain with the company, and focus on product and marketing, while handing over the reins to President and …

Just How Bad Is Yelp’s Fake Review Problem? Just How Bad Is Yelp’s Fake Review Problem?
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You’re probably aware of multiple controversial issues surrounding Yelp reviews. There are several to choose from. You have some businesses accusing the company of holding positive reviews hostage (with advertising being the ransom). You have a court ordering Yelp to …

Penney Store Closings And Job Cuts To Save Company $65 Million Penney Store Closings And Job Cuts To Save Company $65 Million
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This past Wednesday, J.C. Penney announced it would be closing down 33 stores throughout the nation and cutting 2,000 jobs. The changes are part of an effort to save nearly $65 million each year. J.C. Penney Ceo, Myron Ullman III, …

AOL Gets Rid Of Patch, But Keeps Minority Stake AOL Gets Rid Of Patch, But Keeps Minority Stake

AOL will continue to have a relationship with its hyperlocal news service Patch, but is relinquishing operation and majority control, as it has announced a new joint venture with Hale Global. AOL says it will contribute Patch to a new …

Google Launches WordPress Plugin For AdSense, Webmaster Tools Management Google Launches WordPress Plugin For AdSense, Webmaster Tools Management

Google announced the launch of its new Google Publisher Plugin for WordPress (in beta). This lets people place AdSense ads on their sites, and verify their sites in Webmaster Tools right from WordPress. The plugin links your site to your …

Tesla Stock Rockets Despite Hazardous Adapter Recall Tesla Stock Rockets Despite Hazardous Adapter Recall
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The fourth quarter was a definite success for Tesla Motors Inc. The electric car maker indicated yesterday that its Model S sedan deliveries surpassed original predictions by 20 percent. As Tesla delivered about 6,900 sedans during the quarter, shares shot …