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Socl: Microsoft’s Answer to Google+? Socl: Microsoft’s Answer to Google+?
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Remember those reports about about a Microsoft domain at Socl.com carrying a landing page with the name Tulalip? It said, “With Tulalip you can find what you need and Share what you know.” It showed Facebook and Twitter sign in …

Google+ Has Its Third Best Week Ever, People Staying Longer Each Visit Google+ Has Its Third Best Week Ever, People Staying Longer Each Visit
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Experian Hitwise has some good news for Google+, as a new report says visits to the site are on an upswing. According to the data, Google+ received more than 6.8 million total U.S. visits (excluding mobile traffic) during the week …

SOPA Meets Massive Resistance SOPA Meets Massive Resistance
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The Stop Online Piracy Act, or any of its many variations, something WebProNews has discussed before, is finally meeting a great deal of resistance as various online movements, and the long-awaited push back from entities like Google, Facebook, and Mozilla …

Mortgage Scammers From Google Ads Get Shut Down Mortgage Scammers From Google Ads Get Shut Down
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The Office of the Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) has shut down 85 online mortgage modification scams, and says it is cooperating with an ongoing criminal investigation regarding Google suspending ad relationships with 500 advertisers. “The …

Does Anyone Support SOPA? Does Anyone Support SOPA?
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I mean, besides the AAs of the world (the RIAA, the MPAA)? Granted, the backlash took a little longer to get than some of us would have liked, but it’s here now, and even though the hearings for SOPA have …

National Unfriend Day Is In Full Swing! National Unfriend Day Is In Full Swing!
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“Half of the people in the country are on Facebook, and many of those people have hundreds if not thousands of ‘friends’ – and I find this unacceptable. No one has thousands of friends.” That’s the philosophy behind the initiative …

Galaxy Nexus Launches In UK, Release Date In The States Still Unofficial Galaxy Nexus Launches In UK, Release Date In The States Still Unofficial
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Today, the wait for the much-anticipated Samsung Galaxy Nexus is over for a lucky few. The phones officially go on sale today in the UK. The Galaxy Nexus was announced for November 17th a couple of weeks ago, and although …

Google Checkout Dropped for Google Wallet Google Checkout Dropped for Google Wallet
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Google Music Gets Store, Social Features & More Google Music Gets Store, Social Features & More
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Google held its anticipated Google Music event today, and revealed the new version of Google Music, which is free and available to all (no more invites). The new release includes a music store, with record label partners: Universal, EMI, Sony, …

Site Authority, SOPA & Tumblr Site Authority, SOPA & Tumblr

Today’s infographic round-up explores the SOPA “Internet blacklist bill” that everyone’s talking today, as well as site authority and the growth of Tumblr. View more daily infographic round-ups here. Internet Marketing Infographic by Vertical Measures Tumblr Numbers:

A Handy SOPA Infographic A Handy SOPA Infographic
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Do you know why are all the tech companies of note up in arms about the SOPA act? Why have Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Mozilla, among others, banded together to speak out against the SOPA bill that’s currently undergoing hearings …

Google+ Badges Graduate From Preview And Display Your Friends’ Pictures Google+ Badges Graduate From Preview And Display Your Friends’ Pictures

The Google+ badge has reportedly come out of preview. Danny Sullivan is sharing an email from Google, which says: The Google+ badge has graduated out of preview today, be one of the first to put it on your site! For …

Coach K, Quidditch, and The Salvation Army Bucket Coach K, Quidditch, and The Salvation Army Bucket

Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

Google+ Pages Quickly Adopted By 61% of Top 100 Brands Google+ Pages Quickly Adopted By 61% of Top 100 Brands
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61% of the world’s top 100 brands created pages within a week of Google’s recent Google+ Pages announcement, according to research from BrightEdge. That’s good news for Google. Clearly the brand interest is there, and coupled with interest from celebrities, …

Gmail iOS App Gives It Another Go Gmail iOS App Gives It Another Go

At the very beginning on this month, Google released a long-awaited Gmail app to the Apple App Store. Many had been wishing for a native Gmail client for their iPhones, due to to the fact that so many Gmail features …

SES Chicago 2011: Social Media Rapping and Takeaways SES Chicago 2011: Social Media Rapping and Takeaways
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Search Engine Strategies Chicago is currently underway, and attendees are tweeting their takeaways from the sessions. This year there was rapping: Here’s the keynote from Mikel Chertudi: Here are some of the interesting points made that people found worth sharing: …

SOPA, Google X & New Rebecca Black SOPA, Google X & New Rebecca Black

Today’s video round-up features the Vice President discussing SOPA, and Next Media Animation discussing Google X (Google’s top secret robot lab). And I know you’ve just been dying to see more Rebecca Black videos. View more daily video round-ups here. …

Kindle Fire / iPad 2 Side-By-Side Comparison Kindle Fire / iPad 2 Side-By-Side Comparison
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“Great video, but Kindle Fire was not built to compete with the lord tablet,” writes one YouTube commenter. The folks at iDownloadBlog know this, but have still given us a fun little side-by-side comparison of Apple’s behemoth of a tablet …

Old School Search Engines: Where Are They Now? Old School Search Engines: Where Are They Now?
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We thought it would be fun to take a walk down search engine memory lane and look at what some of the search engines from the times before Google’s domination are up to these days. Remember the days when the …

Frequent Gaming Linked To Bigger Brains
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If you play a lot of video games, you might be affecting your brain structure in the process. Or, it could be that you play a lot of video games because you have an abnormal brain structure. Either way, researchers …

Porn Company Vivid Threatens Legal Action Over HTC’s New Smartphone Porn Company Vivid Threatens Legal Action Over HTC’s New Smartphone
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The brand new HTC Vivid smartphone boasts a dual-core processor, a 4.5 inch super LCD display and 4G LTE. And according to a high-profile porn producer, it’s a trademark violation. Vivid Entertainment Group, the U.S. porn studio that brought you …

Super Batteries Use Silicon, Tiny Holes To Improve Life, Recharge Time Super Batteries Use Silicon, Tiny Holes To Improve Life, Recharge Time
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Batteries are on everybody’s mind these days. As smart devices evolve to perform more complex actions, the batteries that power those devices must hold up their end of the deal and provide sufficient charge time. Battery issues have plagued the …

Digg Traffic Not As Bad As You May Have Thought Digg Traffic Not As Bad As You May Have Thought

Digg used to be one of the most talked about sites on the web, at least in tech, web news, and social media circles. Over the last couple of years, however, Digg appears to have lost some of its luster. …

UPDATE: Facebook’s Porn Spam Due To “Attack That Exploited A Browser Vulnerability” UPDATE: Facebook’s Porn Spam Due To “Attack That Exploited A Browser Vulnerability”
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Our global nightmare might not be totally over, but at least it’s in the process of coming to an end. The flood of penises, dead babies, bloodied corpses and photoshopped Justin Bieber pics is being turned off by the folks …