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Knowledge Graph: Google Officially Announces Its “Things” Results Knowledge Graph: Google Officially Announces Its “Things” Results
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Google has formally announced the “Knowledge Graph,” its way of providing results about “things”. We’ve reported on the products of this a couple of times, as Google has been testing them. An example would be when you search for a …

Brit: Meet the New Brand That Marries Tech & Domestic Living Brit: Meet the New Brand That Marries Tech & Domestic Living

If you enjoy being creative, are all about Pinterest, and have a techie streak in you, chances are, you’ll be interested in a new lifestyle brand founded by Brit Morin. The brand, simply called Brit, puts a new spin on …

IBM: New Software Helps Enterprises with Mobile & Cloud Computing IBM: New Software Helps Enterprises with Mobile & Cloud Computing
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During the recent IBM Impact 2012 Conference, the company made several announcements. Among them were the company’s introductions of new software systems primarily focused on mobile and cloud computing.

Knowledge Graph: Google Gets Tight With Wikipedia Knowledge Graph: Google Gets Tight With Wikipedia
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Google revealed the Knowledge Graph today, which is Google’s attempt to move further away from keyword-based results delivery, and get better at delivering relevant results. Wikipedia appears to be a major provider of content to this feature. So far, every …

Microsoft Will Remove Crapware – For The Same Price as Windows 7 Microsoft Will Remove Crapware – For The Same Price as Windows 7
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Microsoft is now pushing PC’s that not only come with Windows 7, but come with a “cleaner” version of the operating system that is free of “crapware.” Software, such as DVD playback programs, customer help icons, and trial games, is …

The Blurry Lines Of Google’s Paid Links Policy The Blurry Lines Of Google’s Paid Links Policy
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As you probably know, Google isn’t a fan of people paying for links that pass PageRank. It’s considered to be a manipulation of search results and a violation of Google’s quality guidelines, which are the focus of Google’s Penguin update. …

Knowledge Graph Reduces Google’s Dependence On Keywords Knowledge Graph Reduces Google’s Dependence On Keywords
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Earlier this month, we looked at Google’s big list of algorithm changes from April. One of those, referred to as Bi02sw41, indicated that Google may have reduced its dependence on keywords. Today, Google announced the Knowledge Graph, which Google is …

Bing Out-Googles Google With Clean Results Pages. Like It? Bing Out-Googles Google With Clean Results Pages. Like It?
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When Google rose to popularity, ever so long ago, it was considered to be revolutionizing search. Think about what search was like back then. AltaVista, Yahoo, and a bunch of others were competing for your queries, but Google brought a …

Wikileaks May Have Led To Execution Of Convicted Assassin Wikileaks May Have Led To Execution Of Convicted Assassin
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Surely you recall the massive diplomatic cable leaks that Wikileaks spearheaded a few years ago. It was a massive event that had everybody from all sides calling Julian Assange a traitor (even though he’s not even a U.S. citizen) and …

Rand Fishkin’s Negative SEO Challenge: 40K Questionable Links And Ranking Well Rand Fishkin’s Negative SEO Challenge: 40K Questionable Links And Ranking Well
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Last month, we reported that SEOmoz CEO Rand Fishkin issued a negative SEO challenge. He challenged people to take down SEOmoz or RandFishkin.com using negative SEO tactics. “I’ve never seen it work on a truly clean, established site,” Fishkin told …

Google Penguin Update: SEO And Marketing Services Feel The Effects Google Penguin Update: SEO And Marketing Services Feel The Effects
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There’s been a great deal of talk about the Google Penguin update since it launched last month, and a lot of webmasters are still trying to sift through the rubble and determine if their sites were even impacted by Penguin …

Google Penguin Update Punishes WordPress Theme Creators? Google Penguin Update Punishes WordPress Theme Creators?
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James Farmer at WPMU.org wrote a very interesting Penguin-related article, which doesn’t make the update look too great, despite its apparently honorable intentions. The update hit WPMU.org, sending it from 8,580 visits from Google on one day pre-Penguin to 1,527 …

Robert Kennedy Jr.’s Wife Dead, Police Investigate

Robert Kennedy Jr’s wife, Mary Kennedy, was found dead today in their home in New York. Sources at RadarOnline say Kennedy committed suicide. So far the information has not been confirmed and police are yet to make an announcement. We …

Google Schemer iPhone App Hits The App Store Google Schemer iPhone App Hits The App Store

The iPhone app for Google’s intriguing new Schemer service hit the iOS App Store today, continuing Google’s fine tradition of apps that are feature-rich and aesthetically just okay (for the exception that proves the rule, see the new Google+ app). …

Kickstarter Project Hopes to Create Social-Video-Sharing Glasses Kickstarter Project Hopes to Create Social-Video-Sharing Glasses

Can’t wait for the Google Glass headsets to arrive? A company called Vergence Labs has some eyewear that just might tide you over until Google Glass is finally out of beta. The company has started a Kickstarter campaign to raise …

Sky Diving Accident Caught on Camera (video)
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A first time jumper and her instructor were involved in a freak skydiving accident when an updraft shot them 40 feet in the air as they approached landing. The unidentified woman in Collegeville, PA and her instructor at Keystone Skydive …

Pay Pal Co-Founder Funds A Floating City…For Science Pay Pal Co-Founder Funds A Floating City…For Science
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Blueseed co-founder and CEO Max Marty has a dream. In his dream there is a floating city of sorts 12 miles off shore from Silicon Valley in the middle of the San Francisco Bay. The project, named Blueseed, is an …

Nielsen and Google AdWords Study Younger TV Viewers Nielsen and Google AdWords Study Younger TV Viewers

Google and Nielsen have partnered up to do some research into people’s television watching habits. What they found was that there’s a significant portion of the population who doesn’t spend that much time watching TV. About 31% of people age …

Phone Calls to Businesses Most Popular Follow-up After Search Phone Calls to Businesses Most Popular Follow-up After Search

Leading mobile-local ad network xAd has just compiled a report showing that the most popular secondary action taken after searching for a business online is making a phone call in the first quarter of this year. A search of maps …

Google’s Knowledge Graph: Less Traffic To More Sites? Google’s Knowledge Graph: Less Traffic To More Sites?
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Back in March, the Wall Street Journal put out a big article about what apparently went on to become Google’s Knowledge Graph. Google made the formal announcement today. For more on the Knowledge Graph itself, see: Knowledge Graph: Google Officially …

Keeping Track of WordPress Conversations Made Easier Keeping Track of WordPress Conversations Made Easier
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There are tons of WordPress blogs out there, many of which you may comment on. While such interaction is always welcome, keeping track of the various discussions you’re engaged in can be difficult. Thanks to a recent WordPress update, this …

Legion of Christ Priest Admits to Fathering a Child
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Legion of Christ, a Catholic order founded in 1941 by Marcial Maciel, appears to be headed towards even more controversy this week after one of its most prominent priests admitted to fathering a child. However, Father Thomas Williams didn’t come …

Google Releases API .NET Client Version 1.2 Google Releases API .NET Client Version 1.2

Updates are a common thing in the land that Google occupies on the Internet. One of the more rare updates to come from the company, however, are for its Google APIs .NET client library. You can celebrate today as a …

String Cheese Incident Protests Tickemaster Fees String Cheese Incident Protests Tickemaster Fees

A jam rock band named “String Cheese Incident” (SCI) is not very happy with the way that Ticketmaster does business. So in protest they took about $20,000 and 50 fans and bought as many tickets as they could to their …