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Words With Friends On Facebook Is Now A Reality Words With Friends On Facebook Is Now A Reality

Well, it looks like the war between Facebook and Google+ is officially over. Scrabble spinoff and cocaine-like word game Words With Friends will now be playable on the web via Facebook. Sorry, Google+, you tried. In all seriousness, a web-based …

Twitter Gets More Funding, Expands Into 2 More Languages Twitter Gets More Funding, Expands Into 2 More Languages

Twitter announced that it has secured a “significant,” but unspecified new round of funding led by DST Global, with additional participation from existing Twitter investors. Twitter says it will use the money to innovate, hire and invest in international expansion. …

TheDealMap Acquired By Google TheDealMap Acquired By Google
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Google has acquired deals aggregation service TheDealMap for an undisclosed sum. The company claims to have over 2 million users for its branded mobile, web, social and email products, a million Android/iPhone mobile installs, and 85 million monthly visitors to …

Is This The Face of Anonymous and LulzSec? Is This The Face of Anonymous and LulzSec?
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A British teenager, who prosecutors say is a top member of hacktivist groups Anonymous and LulzSec, was released today on bail. The 18-year-old Jake Davis has no criminal record. Davis, known as “Topiary” on the web, is being charged in …

Foursquare Wants To Be More Social Foursquare Wants To Be More Social

Is checking in and vying for control of your favorite locations losing its luster? Do you want more out of your Foursquare experience, other becoming a mayor? How about connecting with friends and business in a way that goes above …

Adobe Edge Launched in Preview – HTML5 Flash-Like Web Design Adobe Edge Launched in Preview – HTML5 Flash-Like Web Design

Adobe has unveiled a preview release of a new HTML5 animation tool that is designed to let web designers bring Flash-like content to sites using HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. It’s called Adobe Edge. The company says it’s adopting an open …

Small Business Facebook Pages Lacking Local Fans? Small Business Facebook Pages Lacking Local Fans?

A study from Roost finds that only 15% of fans on the average small business Facebook Page are actually local to the town where that business is located. If that’s accurate, that’s not great for brick and mortars. It does …

Apple Get’s iPods.com At No Cost Apple Get’s iPods.com At No Cost

It’s been common practice for Apple to fork over large sums of money to obtain desirable domain names. For example, back in 2007 Apple shelled out at least $1 million to get their hands on iPhone.com. More recently the company …

Android Abandonment When iPhone 5 Hits? Android Abandonment When iPhone 5 Hits?
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Quite a few Android owners are willing to ditch their device when the new iPhone 5 comes out, according to research from Piper Jaffray. Although reports concerning Android consumption of late are quite positive, existing owners are apparently ready to …

Google is a Speed Freak and Wants to Drag You Along with Page Speed Service Google is a Speed Freak and Wants to Drag You Along with Page Speed Service
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I originally had the title of this post as, “Google has a need, a need for speed!” and then suddenly realized that was probably the least original post title ever.  After a quick Google search, I confirmed as much, and …

GoDaddy Wants to “Do the Right Thing” with Former White House Advisor GoDaddy Wants to “Do the Right Thing” with Former White House Advisor

Go Daddy announced today that it has added former White House Advisor Andrew Kline as its new Deputy General Counsel for Global Policy. In fact, Go Daddy says he’s joining to help join the company’s “fight to do the right …

Google Chrome A Strong Second in UK Google Chrome A Strong Second in UK
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Is the popularity of Firefox waning worldwide, or is Google Chrome just that much better of a choice? As the browser wars continue, while the average computer user is still content with Microsoft’s browser, the more experienced user have created …

Top 50 Branded Facebook Fan Pages, July 2011 Top 50 Branded Facebook Fan Pages, July 2011

Just shy of hitting the 50 million fans mark, Facebook’s own fan page still dominates the top 50 branded Facebook fan pages. While the top 20 is nearly identical to May (the exception being Xbox taking over the #20 spot …

Should Teachers And Students Be Friends on Facebook? Should Teachers And Students Be Friends on Facebook?
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My 20-something-year-old friend is a high school history teacher. That means that he is not that far removed from high school himself – and definitely not that much older than the students in his classes. It also means that some …

Webmasters: Googlebot Caught in Spider Trap, Ignoring Robots.txt Webmasters: Googlebot Caught in Spider Trap, Ignoring Robots.txt
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Sometimes webmasters set up a spider trap or crawler trap to catch spambots or other crawlers that waste their bandwidth. If some webmasters are right, Googlebot (Google’s crawler) seems to be having some issues here. In the WebmasterWorld forum, member …

iPhone 5 Rumors: Release Date Now October? iPhone 5 Rumors: Release Date Now October?
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Rumors have been going around for months that the next version of the iPhone would see the light of day in September. Here it is now August, and it appears to be getting closer. Or is it? Just as we …

Netflix, Hulu Users Streaming Video in Vastly Different Ways Netflix, Hulu Users Streaming Video in Vastly Different Ways
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There is a fundamental distinction between Netflix users and Hulu users, and it goes far beyond who has more allegiance to 30 Rock. Netflix and Hulu users differ greatly in both how they stream their content and what content they …

The MySpacing Of Facebook Continues The MySpacing Of Facebook Continues
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Whether or not this actually happens has yet to be determined, and, in fact, it probably won’t be for some time yet, but there’s a growing meme about Facebook becoming MySpace, thanks to the influence of Google+. In fact, a …

Google Has Begun Deleting Private Google+ Profiles Google Has Begun Deleting Private Google+ Profiles
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Earlier this month we told you about Google’s plan to delete private profiles, starting on July 31, 2011. Well my friends today is the fateful day, and Google isn’t wasting anytime with the deletion. They recently updated their help section …

Google+ Can Drive Traffic To Your Site Google+ Can Drive Traffic To Your Site
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Google+ is still very young, but it’s already becoming a significant traffic source for some sites. Are you seeing any traffic to your site from Google+? Let us know. “I was quite surprised to find how strong Google+ was as …

Facebook Movie Rentals Concept Expanded Thanks To Paramount Facebook Movie Rentals Concept Expanded Thanks To Paramount
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More movies are available for rent directly through Facebook, using Facebook Credits. Why is this significant news? Because this time, the titles come from Paramount, indicating that more studios are eyeing this as a potential option for film distribution. Warner …

Seattle PD Uses Twitter Effectively, People Still Complain Seattle PD Uses Twitter Effectively, People Still Complain

In what sounds like another sterling example of a First World Problem, the Seattle Police Department conducted an experiment with their Twitter account, essentially treating it like a police blotter report. This actually sounds like an innovative use for Twitter, …

Gmail Snooze Lets Users Hit the Snooze Button on Emails Gmail Snooze Lets Users Hit the Snooze Button on Emails
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Google didn’t exactly announced a new Gmail feature today, or even a Gmail Labs feature. The company announced a script rather, which you can use to add a new feature to Gmail yourself. Interesting way of doing things, but whatever… …

Google Panda Update: $25,000 Reward If You Can Get This Site Recovered Google Panda Update: $25,000 Reward If You Can Get This Site Recovered
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If you’ve been following the Panda saga for a while, you may remember hearing the story about One Way Furniture, a furniture store that was victimized by the Panda update. It got a fair amount of media coverage, including by …