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How Burson Marsteller Can Emerge From Its Facebook PR Fiasco How Burson Marsteller Can Emerge From Its Facebook PR Fiasco

The “dirty tricks” kerfuffle surrounding Facebook and Burson Marsteller that erupted a few days ago surely couldn’t get worse for the beleaguered PR firm – but it did. Burson was caught out in a covert anti-Google smear campaign on behalf …

Lady Gaga Hits 10 Million Twitter Followers Lady Gaga Hits 10 Million Twitter Followers
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Lady Gaga has just set a new record. In the annals of history, she will be remembered as the first person to acquire 10,000,000 followers on Twitter. And more importantly, she beat Justin Bieber. Ashton Kutcher was the first to …

Nokia to Replace Bing Maps Infrastructure? Nokia to Replace Bing Maps Infrastructure?
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As you may know, Microsoft and Nokia signed a deal last month, aimed at creating a “third horse” in the smartphone race (alongside Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android platforms [kind of insulting to RIM, no?]). As part of the deal, …

Smithsonian Institute Tracking Internet Memes Smithsonian Institute Tracking Internet Memes

Is the Smithsonian Institute in the process of making themselves into a brick-and-mortar version of Internet Archive, or are they simply trying to produce an article that gets good pageviews? Considering their “Most Popular” articles section is nestled inside these …

Netflix, Miramax Deal Brings Oscar Winners and Cult Classics to Customers Netflix, Miramax Deal Brings Oscar Winners and Cult Classics to Customers

Netflix has announced a new multi-year deal with Miramax to bolster its ever-expanding catalog of available-for-streaming movie titles. That means users will get access to some classics from Kevin Smith, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino, among others. Films include (but …

PlayStation Network Back Online PlayStation Network Back Online
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Over the weekend Sony began their phased restoration of the PlayStation Network and Qriocity services. Like indicated before, it looks like Sony’s first priority was to get people back online and playing multiplayer once again. The restoration of services has …

What Happens When You Sue Facebook? Ask Lamebook What Happens When You Sue Facebook? Ask Lamebook
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How many times have you laughed out loud, literally, or, on the other hand, shook your head in disgust over your friends’ status updates on Facebook? I’m not usually a gambler, but I would bet that everyone is recalling specific instances right about now.

American Idol Predictions from Likester American Idol Predictions from Likester
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Did you watch American Idol last night? If not, here’s my amateur recap: James rocked the house, as usual; Scotty had the girls swooning, again, as usual; Lauren won the judges over with both her song selections; and Haley, although criticized for her first song choice by Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson, came back and showed her determination to win in her second performance.

Google Panda Algorithm Update (And Related Stories) – A Roundup Google Panda Algorithm Update (And Related Stories) – A Roundup
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We’ve been covering a Google’s Panda Algorithm update a lot since its initial launch (in some ways even before its launch). We thought it might be useful for some to provide something of a round-up of coverage as a one …

Despite New Panda Guidelines, Google Still Burying Authoritative Results Despite New Panda Guidelines, Google Still Burying Authoritative Results
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There are a lot of elements of Google’s Panda update to discuss, and we’ve certainly discussed many of them over the last few months, but let’s not lose sight of the reason the update was launched to begin with – …

Which TV Shows are the Most Social? Which TV Shows are the Most Social?
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The relationship between social media and television has begun to intensify, and why not? The two seem like a match made in heaven. What could possibly provide a better outlet for discussing your favorite TV shows and connecting with not …

Google ‘News Near You’ Comes to Mobile Google ‘News Near You’ Comes to Mobile
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Google began aggregating local news in its Google News service in 2008.  When it first began, users typed in a city name or zip code and viola! News from their specific area was now available from a huge variety of …

Drudge Report Hires Charles Hurt Drudge Report Hires Charles Hurt
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Matt Drudge’s little news aggregation site that could has turned into quite the powerhouse on the web. Begun in 1997, it attained huge notoriety in 1998 when it was the first to report on the Lewinsky scandal. As big as …

Friday The 13th, Through The Eyes of Twitter Friday The 13th, Through The Eyes of Twitter

While it’s doubtful most people know the origins of the Friday the 13th legend — guilty — there’s no denying the fact that when a Friday falls on the 13th, there’s the slightest sense of dread in the air, as …

Ashton Kutcher Replaces Charlie Sheen: Twitter Responds Ashton Kutcher Replaces Charlie Sheen: Twitter Responds
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If you haven’t heard yet, Demi Moore’s husband will being replacing Charlie Sheen on the CBS hit comedy Two and a Half Men. You may not have heard this either, but Charlie Sheen has been having some…issues. And because of …

The Return of Blogger The Return of Blogger
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Fear not, those of you who haven’t migrated over to the WordPress environment because Blogger.com and all of its services is back. After a substantial outing, Google’s blog service is operational once again, and deleted posts have begun returning. While …

Did Comcast Help Restore Pirate Bay Connections? Did Comcast Help Restore Pirate Bay Connections?
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Following up to yesterday’s Comcast/Pirate Bay confusion, it was claimed that Comcast helped restore connections to the Pirate Bay, the notorious bittorrent site. Evidently, there was some confusion as to what happened and what Comcast was given credit for. Did …

LimeWire and RIAA Settle for $105 Million LimeWire and RIAA Settle for $105 Million
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Late last night, the legal battles between LimeWire and the Recording Industry Association of America have reportedly ended. The P2P client will pay record labels $105 million in damages stemming from illegal file sharing. This out-of-court settlement with 13 different …

Dunkin Donuts Twitter Promotion Celebrates Apple Pie Day Dunkin Donuts Twitter Promotion Celebrates Apple Pie Day
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I bet you didn’t know that today is Apple Pie Day? Oh, wait – you did? Well, how patriotic of you. In order to celebrate this great day for our union, breakfast superstars Dunkin Donuts is running a contest on …

Local.com Adds Deals Service, Location Data, & Ad Unit to Its Offerings Local.com Adds Deals Service, Location Data, & Ad Unit to Its Offerings

Local search is quickly turning into the first place that people go when they search for information online. In fact, it is impacting users so much that search veteran Bruce Clay actually predicted that Google would become a local search engine. He said this to us back in November, “Two years from now, Google will be, predominantly, a local search engine.”

Future iPhones to Include Speech-To-Text and Text-To-Speech? Future iPhones to Include Speech-To-Text and Text-To-Speech?
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Ever been in a loud room and unable to understand your friend over the phone? What if they could instead convert their voice communication to a text? This may be possible on upcoming iOS devices, according to a new Apple …

Hulu, Networks to Reach New Deal Hulu, Networks to Reach New Deal

It looks like Hulu will remain a strong force in the streaming content wars. The company is apparently very close to a new deal with its company overlords News Corp., Disney and NBC Universal to continue to stream FOX, NBC …

The Taliban on Twitter The Taliban on Twitter
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It might surprise you to learn that the Taliban, the Islamic fundamentalist group most notable for their harboring Osama bin Laden and his Al-Qaeda network, is on Twitter. The account, @alemarahweb, is linked to the official website of the Islamic …

Google Chromebooks: How Will They Impact the Antivirus Industry? Google Chromebooks: How Will They Impact the Antivirus Industry?
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Google has been touting the security features of its Chrome OS operating system since it was unveiled last year. Google hopes that both consumers and businesses will go for web-based computing model the operating system offers, which includes instant updates …