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Delicious Lives On Without Yahoo, Courtesy of YouTube Founders Delicious Lives On Without Yahoo, Courtesy of YouTube Founders

Yahoo announced today that YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen have acquired Delicious, and that they will keep the site up and running. A statement on the Delicious blog says: As creators of the largest online video platform, they …

RIM Buys Tungle, a Calendar Service RIM Buys Tungle, a Calendar Service

BlackBerry makers Research in Motion (RIM) have acquired Tungle for an undisclosed sum. Tungle is a cloud-based calendar and scheduling service, which works with Google, Yahoo, Facebook, TripIt, Plancast, Outlook, iCal, LotusNotes, LotusLive, and WindowsLive. RIM VP, Collaboration and Social …

Playstation Network Latest Update: Forensic Analysis Prompted Shutdown Playstation Network Latest Update: Forensic Analysis Prompted Shutdown
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Today marks the eighth day since Sony shut down it’s PlayStation Network due to an “external intrusion.” Late yesterday, the news surfaced that users’ personal information had been compromised during the attack.  This announcement simply confirmed already existing fears that …

PokerStars Processing Cashouts, Slowly PokerStars Processing Cashouts, Slowly
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Since Black Friday, the online poker world has had two basic concerns – one short term and one long term. The long term concern is about the uncertain future of the game in the United States.  Will online poker ever …

Obama Birth Certificate Released Via WhiteHouse.gov Obama Birth Certificate Released Via WhiteHouse.gov
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The Obama Administration has released the President’s “long form birth certificate” – available for viewing at WhiteHouse.gov. This comes after years of controversy surrounding the topic of his U.S. citizenship, and whether or not he was indeed born in the …

Why Hootsuite Understands Loyalty Why Hootsuite Understands Loyalty
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Last week, several web services like Hootsuite, Livefyre, Quora, Foursquare and more crashed as Amazon Web Hosting’s EC2 servers took a nosedive off the diving board and into an empty swimming pool. The technical issues that Amazon experienced meant you …

Beneficial Innovations Sues the Internet Beneficial Innovations Sues the Internet

Beneficial Innovations, Inc. is suing a bunch of media companies and publishers over their alleged infringement upon two patents its owns. Among the companies are: Amazon, Demand Media, Advance Publications (which owns Conde Nast magazines and several newspapers), AML media …

Windows Phone Collects Location Data, Too Windows Phone Collects Location Data, Too
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With all the hubbub surrounding the recent discovery of the iPhone’s location data collection protocols, other mobile phone developers are falling on this geo-data sword as well. First, Android admitted its phone practiced similar data collection, and now, Microsoft has …

eHow Getting Serious About Quality eHow Getting Serious About Quality
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Demand Media is getting serious about increasing the quality of eHow content. This has become clear after talks we’ve had with the company, as well as various presentations and interviews they’ve given. They also launched a major redesign last month, …

Apple Responds to Location Tracking (About Time) Apple Responds to Location Tracking (About Time)
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Apple is not tracking the location of your iPhone. Apple has never done so and has no plans to ever do so. This is the unequivocal opening statement from Apple’s official release this morning.  This marks the first official response …

Aflac Duck’s New Voice: Dan McKeague Aflac Duck’s New Voice: Dan McKeague
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Aflac has called it “America’s best job,” and today it was handed to a sales manager from Minneapolis. Married father of three Dan McKeague will be stepping into the role of the Aflac Duck, the 11 year old advertising icon …

Google +1 Button – 5 Questions Surrounding Its Potential Success Google +1 Button – 5 Questions Surrounding Its Potential Success
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Last month Google unveiled its new +1 button, which the company came right out and said would contribute as a ranking signal for its search engine. While it has yet to roll out to everyone (you can opt-in for it), …

PlayStation Network Outage Comes with Compromised User Data PlayStation Network Outage Comes with Compromised User Data
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Users of the Sony PlayStation Network and Qriocity service may have had personal information compromised as the result of a recent attack. What a week it has been for PlayStation fans. It’s day seven for most users of the PlayStation …

Friendster Deleting User Data on May 31 Friendster Deleting User Data on May 31
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Friendster is doing some spring cleaning at the end of May. The old school social networking site has announced to users that it will be deleting user information (such as photos, blogs, comments, messages, etc.) on May 31. Friendster is, …

Google Reports Widespread Smartphone Use Google Reports Widespread Smartphone Use
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You probably already know that people are using their smartphones quite frequently and for a growing number of activities.  Some figures have put the ownership of smartphones at 50% for people between the ages of 18-34. It is a bit …

Social Search – Blekko’s More Aggressive Approach Social Search – Blekko’s More Aggressive Approach
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It’s no secret that search and social are overlapping more and more. In fact, Ted Ulle of Converseon told us last year that he believed the two would eventually unite and be called something like, integrated media marketing, or IMM.

Finding the Balance Between Personal and Professional on Twitter Finding the Balance Between Personal and Professional on Twitter
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I had the pleasure of being a guest at the Bliss PR Agency in New York City this week and the staff loaded me up with questions. Here was a particularly interesting one: What is the proper balance between personal and …

Video Chat Between iOS and Android, Courtesy of Qik and Skype Video Chat Between iOS and Android, Courtesy of Qik and Skype
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Qik, the mobile video company that Skype recently acquired, has launched a new version of its Android app and an update for its iPhone app, which allow people with Android devices and iOS devices to video chat with one another. …

NASA Tweetup Registration Opens Today NASA Tweetup Registration Opens Today

Space nerds alert! NASA’s latest Tweetup contest is set to begin today at 3pm EST.  It will run for 24 hours, closing Wednesday at 3pm. NASA’s integration with the social media service began in 2009, when the first Tweetup allowed …

TalkBin Acquired by Google for Local Business Customer Engagement TalkBin Acquired by Google for Local Business Customer Engagement

Google has acquired a company called TalkBin (spawned from Y Combinator) for an undisclosed sum. TalkBin describes itself as a way for your business to deliver better customer experience by letting customers use their mobile phones to communicate to your …

Facebook Social Deals May Be Groupon’s “PointCast Moment” Facebook Social Deals May Be Groupon’s “PointCast Moment”
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A new offering called Facebook Social Deals was launched in five cities today. It’s a service similar to Groupon or LivingSocial, where merchants offer highly discounted, time-sensitive deals to their customers. The product is well-integrated with the overall Facebook experience, it’s …

Facebook Social Deals Uses News Feed as Advantage over Groupon, Google, LivingSocial Facebook Social Deals Uses News Feed as Advantage over Groupon, Google, LivingSocial
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Facebook finally launched its new Social Deals feature today, but only in five cities in the U.S. Facebook had previously unveiled a Deals service based on check-ins to Facebook Places, but it’s been long expected that they would go more …

Google AdWords Instant Previews Could Save You Some Money Google AdWords Instant Previews Could Save You Some Money

Google has launched Instant Previews on AdWords ads. You may recall when Google launched Instant Previews for search results. These let the user click the little magnifying glass to get a visual preview of what the site will look like …

Mashable Affected By Google’s Panda Update? Not Likely. Mashable Affected By Google’s Panda Update? Not Likely.
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Hitwise released some new data (we looked at the bigger picture here) obtained by Forbes, related to Google’s Panda Update. It has a list of sites that have experienced drastic changes in Google traffic since before the initial launch of …