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Social Media’s Relevancy Debated At PubCon

It’s easy to imagine that social media will be around forever; Facebook and its 500 million users are hard to ignore. On the other hand, everyone’s also watched sites like Friendster and MySpace fade over time. So at PubCon, a …

How Can Business Owners and CEOs Keep Up in the Digital Age?

How does a business owner know what online marketing strategies to choose from? There are seemingly new tactics, new ideas, and new tools coming out every day, and most companies simply don’t have the resources to jump right into every …

Yahoo on Bing/adCenter Transition Through Eyes of an Advertiser

At PubCon Las Vegas, WebProNews spoke with David Roth, Yahoo’s Director of Search Marketing, who has an interesting perspective on the recent Microsoft/Yahoo search advertising transition (or “Search Alliance“), because not only does he work for Yahoo, he does Yahoo’s …

Dish Network Offers Google TV To Customers For $179
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Dish Network said today it is offering its customers the chance to purchase the Logitech Revue with Google TV for $179 instead of the standard $299. “Only Dish Network customers will have access to the most fully-featured Google TV experience …

Google Initiates Rollout Of New AdSense Interface

Over the next few weeks, the way in which around two million people and organizations make their living (or at least earn additional income) will change. Google announced this morning that it’s rolling out a new AdSense interface for publishers. …

MusicRevolution Launches Internet Music Stream For Businesses

MusicRevolution.com, an online marketplace for royalty-free production music, has introduced its Internet Music Stream for a variety of commercial music applications, including retail, restaurant, fitness clubs, business and website background music. Starting at $14.99 for a 1-month subscription and $129.99 …

Google Arranges 10% Raises, $1,000 Bonuses For All Employees

The next time you drink, eat, or maybe buy new furniture in the company of a Googler, consider letting him or her pick up the tab. Leaked info indicates that everyone at Google will get at least a 10 percent …

Why Windows Phone 7 Could Be Google’s Biggest Threat

As you’re probably aware, Windows Phone 7 devices went on sale in the U.S. this week. As we’ve speculated upon a few times, the success of these devices could play an integral role in the future success of Bing, which …

Is Talking Bad About the Boss on Facebook Grounds for Termination?
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If the U.S. Army isn’t that strict about what its soldiers can say on social media channels (as long as no lives are on the line), then perhaps you should be a little lenient with your employees too. At least …

YouTube Remote App Debuts

A recent study by Logitech determined that the modern living room is awash in remotes, with at least 40 percent of living rooms in five different countries playing home to four or more of them. Google’s (partial) solution came today …

Ask.com Raises White Flag In Search Fight
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A Web pioneer of sorts is retiring from one of the industry’s most visible fights. Today, the president of Ask.com announced that Ask will dedicate all its resources to improving its Q&A service, and as a result, will no longer …

Does Windows Phone 7 Have What it Takes?

One of the big questions this year is: Will Windows Phone 7 succeed? Windows Phone 7 devices went on sale in the U.S. this week, and the world is waiting to see if Microsoft can finally carve out a real …

Army Chief of Strategic Communications Talks Soldier Social Media Limitations

More WebProNews Videos How much information is too much for a soldier in the United States Army to divulge through blogging and social media? Anything that puts other soldiers’ lives at risk. According to the Army’s Chief of Strategic Communications, …

Online Holiday Retail Sales To Reach $52 Billion

Online retail sales in the U.S. will reach nearly $52 billion this holiday season, a 16 percent increase over last years numbers, according to a new report by Forrester Research. The 2010 growth rate is twice the rate in 2009, …

Google Unveils Instant Previews
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Searchers who enjoy knowing what they’re getting into and don’t mind the idea of a slightly less “clean” interface than is normal should appreciate a new feature from Google. This morning, the company unveiled something called Instant Previews. A post …

Forrester CEO Expresses Misgivings About Mark Zuckerberg

George Colony, who founded Forrester Research about 17 years ago and continues to act as its CEO, knows a thing or two about both the tech industry and leadership. Unfortunately for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, that means a harsh new …

Amazon Offers Higher Kindle Royalties For Publishers

Amazon has introduced a new revenue sharing model for magazine and newspaper publishers who sell content in the Kindle Store. For each magazine or newspaper sold, publishers will be able to earn 70 percent of the retail price. The new …

Will the iOS 4.2 Update Speed Up the iPhone 3G?
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The recent iOS updates to the 3GS and iPhone 4 have been mostly received with open arms, but the same can’t be said for iPhone 3G users. They’ve been faced with watered down updates and a serious performance problems.

Did you notice any performance issues when you updated your iPhone 3G to iOS 4.0?Let us know

Keep it Here for Live Coverage of PubCon This Week

More WebProNews Videos PubCon Las Vegas gets started tomorrow (at least content-wise), and promises to deliver  tons of great information about social media marketing, search engine marketing, etc. WebProNews will be covering the event with many exclusive interviews with speakers …

Priceline Smashes Q3 Earnings Expectations
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William Shatner is due a raise, a bonus, or both.  This afternoon, Priceline – which has wisely used Shatner as its spokesman for years – posted its third-quarter earnings report, and it seems the company has lots more money to spread around than analysts expected.

Google Solicits AdWords 10th Birthday Tributes

For quite some time, AdWords has been good to Google and a lot of other companies, and Google would now like some outside help as it celebrates that fact.  Advertisers have been asked to contribute YouTube videos or written pieces in recognition of the tenth birthday of AdWords.

Learning PR From The NFL

I’m a Vikings fan. Have been my entire life. And I’ll tell you, it’s a curse. The ’97 season. 41-0. The NFC championship game in New Orleans last year (Tom Martin, not a WORD!). I can only compare it to what it must be like to be a Cleveland Indians fan (sorry Chuck Hemann). Heartache. Year, after year, after year.

100,000 Heartbeats For Women Social Media Campaign

Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for American women? To be honest, I didn’t know that either, until we started working on a collaboration between Nature Made and WomenHeart called 100,000 Heartbeats For Women.

 

Facebook And Yahoo Tops In Display Advertising

Nearly 1.3 trillion display ads were delivered to U.S. Internet users during the third quarter of this year, representing a 22 percent increase compared to a year ago.