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Netflix Just Hitting A Million Members in Canada After Nearly a Year Netflix Just Hitting A Million Members in Canada After Nearly a Year
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After launching in Canada in September, Netflix has now announced that it has hit the million member mark in that country. Well, they’re just now announcing it anyway. It actually occurred in July, but still, that’s ten months. Netflix says …

Anne Hathaway as Catwoman: The Dark Knight Rises Viral Campaign Stays Hot Anne Hathaway as Catwoman: The Dark Knight Rises Viral Campaign Stays Hot
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The social media buzz machine behind the upcoming threequel The Dark Knight Rises seems to know what they are doing. Their campaign of unveiling little bits of information, piece by piece, and allowing the internet to explode with every new …

Web Apps to Get More Useful Web Apps to Get More Useful
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Google announced via the Chromium blog that it is working on the Web Intents framework, which will essentially manifest itself as an API that will allow web apps to communicate with one another, similar to how Android apps can. The …

Editors’ Picks Feature Lets Publishers Promote Certain Stories in Google News Editors’ Picks Feature Lets Publishers Promote Certain Stories in Google News

Over a year ago, a Google News experiment was revealed in which Google would let news publishers promote certain stories to an “Editors’ Picks” section. That was June 2010. Today, Google announced this as a feature of Google News. “Based …

LinkedIn Reports First Earnings as Public Company LinkedIn Reports First Earnings as Public Company
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LinkedIn released its first earnings report as a public company, and it wasn’t too shabby. They beat estimates and posted a 120% increase in revenue (YoY), and a new member increase of 61%. “In the second quarter, we saw record …

Google Should Treat Innovations Like Prized Assets Google Should Treat Innovations Like Prized Assets

Editor’s Note: This guest post is a reaction to a blog post from Google, which we covered here. Google’s Chief Legal Officer really has two complaints. The main complaint might be justified, but the other is essentially an attempt to …

Google Calls Microsoft, Apple Patent Strategy Anti-Competitive [Updated] Google Calls Microsoft, Apple Patent Strategy Anti-Competitive [Updated]
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Google ran an interesting post from its Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer David Drummond on the Official Google Blog today called “When Patents Attack Android.” It tells a tale of two tech giants teaming up to impede the …

Flickr Hits 6 Billion Photos Flickr Hits 6 Billion Photos
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Flickr, the photo sharing site owned by Yahoo, announced today that it has uploaded its 6 billionth photo. “Over the last 5 years uploads have been increasing 20% year-over-year and we love hitting a milestone like this,” says Flickr’s Kay …

iPhone 5 Rumor Fatigue?  Here, Hold My Hand iPhone 5 Rumor Fatigue? Here, Hold My Hand
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I’ve got to hand it to the Japanese. WTF, guys? In what might be the strangest way to house your beloved Apple smartphone, they have come up with this: A human hand case. It’s a perfect way to house your …

Obtiva Acquired by Groupon Obtiva Acquired by Groupon

Groupon announced today that it has acquired Obtiva, a Ruby on Rails software development firm from Groupon’s hometown of Chicago. “We’ve been working side-by-side with our Obtiva colleagues since way back in 2009, when Groupon had a handful of engineers,” …

Bing’s Take on Content Quality Bing’s Take on Content Quality
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Since the Google Panda Update first launched back in February (and really for some time before that), there has been a lot of discussion about search quality throughout the industry – the quality of the content that search engines are …

Henry Cavill as Superman: What Do You Think? Henry Cavill as Superman: What Do You Think?
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The interwebs are buzzing over the first photo that has been released of our new Superman. The photo of Henry Cavill has blown up since Warner Bros released it via Twitter, as everyone is curious about the actor’s interpretation of …

Bing Adds Mall Maps to Mobile Search Bing Adds Mall Maps to Mobile Search

Bing has added mall maps and map search to Bing for Mobile. Microsoft’s search engine currently has over 400 shopping malls available in map form. “Venue maps are a great way to save time and frustration when planning your next …

Yahoo Adds Blog Search to Search BOSS Yahoo Adds Blog Search to Search BOSS

Yahoo announced today that it has added Blog Search (in beta) to Yahoo Search BOSS, the company’s “Build Your Own Search Service” open search and data platform. “Developers looking for a blog search API often find the APIs that do …

Yahoo Looks to Ease Video/Audio Embedding for Websites Yahoo Looks to Ease Video/Audio Embedding for Websites

Yahoo just announced the first beta version of its new Yahoo WebPlayer, an HTML/JavaScript video and audio player, which supports YouTube, Yahoo Video, MP3, and WMA formats. Publishers, bloggers and developers can add it to their site with a single …

Should Facebook Give Users an Unfiltered News Feed? Should Facebook Give Users an Unfiltered News Feed?
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We recently asked readers of Google and Facebook should be filtering our content for us? Many of you said no, but that’s what both have been doing for quite some time through various forms of personalization. It’s partially about noise …

PlayStation Vita Launch Pushed to 2012 PlayStation Vita Launch Pushed to 2012

It looks like American and European gamers are going to have to wait a little longer than expected to get their hands on Sony’s new handheld device. The PlayStation Vita will launch in the U.S. and Europe sometime in early …

Mobile Device “Addiction” Grips The UK Mobile Device “Addiction” Grips The UK
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A new study from Ofcom shows us the answer to the “Sex, Showers, Chocolate, or Smartphones?” question asked by Josh earlier today, at least in Britain, anyway. In the case of British mobile device users, apparently, these users would have …

Google Refreshes Spam Reporting Google Refreshes Spam Reporting
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Google’s head of web spam Matt Cutts tweeted that the company has refreshed its spam report form. He calls it the biggest refresh in 10 years. Side note: It’s worth pointing out that he used Twitter to announce this. I …

International IPA Day (#IPADay) Promotes Craft Beer With Social Media International IPA Day (#IPADay) Promotes Craft Beer With Social Media
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Today is truly a wonderful day. Not only because Thursday is the new Friday, but because today celebrates one of the most popular (and my personal favorite) style of craft beer, the India Pale Ale. Today, August 4th is International …

Video and Images Dominate Google Universal Search Results Video and Images Dominate Google Universal Search Results
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Searchmetrics has released a new study showing how universal search can help marketers in search visibility. This certainly isn’t a groundbreaking concept. We’ve discussed this plenty in the past, but the firm shares universal search data, which it has used …

Blink 182 Has Fun With YouTube Copyright Infringement Blink 182 Has Fun With YouTube Copyright Infringement

Fair use is an issue that will not have much resolution going forward. Users want to have some creative control over songs they own, and the governing bodies that by have a much more strict approach to that practice. It’s …

Yahoo-Microsoft Search Alliance Is Backfiring, According to Analyst Yahoo-Microsoft Search Alliance Is Backfiring, According to Analyst
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When Microsoft and Yahoo partnered in a search alliance just over 2 years ago, there were some naysayers, but there was also some optimism. The companies hoped that it would put them in a better position against Google.

Police Academy’s Bubba Smith Dies, Twitter Says Goodbye Police Academy’s Bubba Smith Dies, Twitter Says Goodbye

NFL Football star and successful actor Bubba Smith died last night at the age of 66. The top overall pick of the 1967 draft enjoyed an illustrious football career, winning a Super Bowl in 1971 with the Baltimore Colts. He …