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Google Penguin Update: Don’t Forget About Duplicate Content Google Penguin Update: Don’t Forget About Duplicate Content
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There has been a ton of speculation regarding Google’s Penguin update. Few know exactly what the update specifically does, and how it works with Google’s other signals exactly. Google always plays its hand close to its chest. “While we can’t …

Should Congress Move To Ban Employers From Demanding Employees’ Facebook Passwords? Should Congress Move To Ban Employers From Demanding Employees’ Facebook Passwords?
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If your future employer or current boss asks you for your Facebook password, it might soon be against the law. That’s because there is new national legislation against the practice of employers demanding access to employees’ personal accounts. A group …

Gay DC Character Headed to the Comic Book Universe
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Gay DC character: Who will it be? At this point in time, legendary comic book company DC — you know, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, etc. — isn’t revealing too many specific details surrounding the upcoming reinvention of a presently unnamed …

Cancelled Shows 2012: Several Fan Favorites Won’t Return Next Season
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Cancelled Shows 2012: The fallout has been quite stressful and a little traumatic for fans of those shows that won’t be returning for another run next season. It’s always hard to say goodbye to the characters you’ve grown to love, …

Casey Anthony Found In Florida, Slapped With Defamation Suit
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Casey Anthony has been in hiding for several months now after the intense and highly publicized trial regarding the death of her 2-year old daughter, Caylee. Although she had to remain in Florida after the trial because of unrelated check …

Facebook May Be Looking to Purchase Opera [RUMOR] Facebook May Be Looking to Purchase Opera [RUMOR]
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According to a source close with Pocket-lint, Facebook is said to be on the prowl to acquire Opera Software, maker of the Opera web browser. There are a few reasons for why this sounds plausible and one or two for …

Is Google Forcing Google+ Down People’s Throats? Is Google Forcing Google+ Down People’s Throats?
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Earlier this week, actor/Internet celebrity Wil Wheaton posted a pretty interesting rant about Google on his blog, and on his Tumblr. Specifically, it was about a feature he spotted on YouTube, which placed a Google+ like button in the spot …

Fired for Bye Bye: Hotel Employee Claims Pregnancy Discrimination
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Fired for bye bye? Not hardly claims former Cosmopolitan Resort and Casino employee Melodee Megia, who states that the company terminated her for being pregnant. The hotel’s reasoning: Instead of saying “goodbye” to one of the guests over the phone, …

Man Plays Diablo III For 3 Days Straight, Dies
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Blizzard certainly knows how to keep people in their seats and playing games. There have been stories in the past of gamers playing the company’s hit MMO, World of Warcraft, for so long that they have died. Now, a report …

LinkedIn Teaches Non-Profits How To Use LinkedIn LinkedIn Teaches Non-Profits How To Use LinkedIn
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Every month, LinkedIn has employees take one Friday off to volunteer their skills for charity, help their local community, or focus on improving themselves. In the past, LinkedIn employees have held a Hackday for veterans, put on a multicultural “Top …

Google’s Amit Singhal: Penguin A Success Google’s Amit Singhal: Penguin A Success
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Early this morning, Google Fellow Amit Singhal was interviewed by Danny Sullivan at Chris Sherman on stage at SMX London, the sister conference of Search Engine Land. Singhal discussed a variety of Google search-related topics. We were hoping to get …

IBM Bans Siri Over Security Concerns IBM Bans Siri Over Security Concerns
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It seems we hear (or read) every day about a new security concern regarding a mobile device, its apps, or a new feature of either one. It’s the price we pay for being jacked in to technology 24 hours a …

Sheryl Sandberg (Humorously) Implores Grads to Click on Facebook Ads Sheryl Sandberg (Humorously) Implores Grads to Click on Facebook Ads
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Clad in Facebook’s team colors, the company’s Chief Officer of Operations Sheryl Sandberg addressed the graduates at Harvard Business School’s Class Day, an event the school holds prior to commencement. Facebook hasn’t been having its best days lately – not …

Facebook Pages Not Letting Businesses Post Links Facebook Pages Not Letting Businesses Post Links
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It seems to be a rough day in the social media world. A lot of Twitter users have been experiencing problems on and off, and some businesses with Facebook pages have been unable to post links throughout the day. We …

Facebook Promoted Posts Feature Starting to Show Up for Some Pages Facebook Promoted Posts Feature Starting to Show Up for Some Pages
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According to a couple of sources out there in the internet, Facebook has started to roll out the Promoted Post feature for Page administrators. Whenever the feature arrives for you and yours, you’ll notice a new “Promote” option next to …

Facebook IPO: Congress Joins the Investigation Facebook IPO: Congress Joins the Investigation
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The snowball continues to roll into a full-out avalanche of bad for Facebook as Congress has decided to join the circle of skeptics and investigators to look into company’s now-famously mishandled initial public offering. According to Reuters, the House of …

Can You Build A Business Without Google Traffic? Can You Build A Business Without Google Traffic?
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ClickZ ran one of those good wake-up call type articles about search marketing. It comes with a Penguin headline, but it’s really about much more than Penguin. It’s about how you shouldn’t run your business relying too heavily on how …

What If The Google Penguin Update Inadvertently Killed The Web As We Know It? What If The Google Penguin Update Inadvertently Killed The Web As We Know It?
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Note: Perhaps the headline of this article is a little sensational, but don’t overlook the “what if” part. I’m not suggesting Google has some plot to kill the web. However, many businesses rely on Google and people are freaking out …

Steven Tyler Unimpressed with Mick Jagger’s SNL Impersonation
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Steven Tyler is probably used to people making fun of him at this point in his life. Lots of folks have impersonated the Aerosmith singer over the years, so I’m sure he’s developed a thick skin when dealing with those …

Kansas TV Stabbing: Veteran Gets Aggressive
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Employees at a Topeka, Kansas television station were surprised by an attacker with a knife yesterday but managed to overtake him before he seriously hurt anyone. The man, a vet by the name of Ray Miles, contacted the station earlier …

Are Data Caps Bad, Or Are They Justifiable? Are Data Caps Bad, Or Are They Justifiable?
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How do you feel about data caps? I think it’s safe to assume that most people aren’t in favor of them, which is why many public interest groups are speaking out against them. Several of these groups have reached out to lawmakers and the FCC asking that they investigate data caps.

Should The Google Penguin Update Hit Sites Like WPMU.org? Should The Google Penguin Update Hit Sites Like WPMU.org?
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We recently told you about WPMU.org apparently getting hit by Google’s Penguin update. The site went from 8,580 visits (pretty standard for the site, having looked through the Analytics myself) to 1,527 a week later. It’s been hovering around similar …

Keira Knightly Congratulated by Twitter

Fan reaction to news of actress Keira Knightley’s recent engagement has been mixed, to say the least. We’ve already shown how male fans of Hollywood’s hottest ultra-thin, non-breast-enhanced actress have reacted – they were devastated. However, the internet isn’t all …

Calcium Supplements Could Pose Heart Risks

It’s easy to get enough calcium these days. Dairy products are often fortified with the stuff. The elderly, especially post-menopausal women are often advised to take calcium supplements to increase bone health. However, a European study published this week in …