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“I’m Gonna Be Your Friend” Social Media Campaign Targets East African Poverty “I’m Gonna Be Your Friend” Social Media Campaign Targets East African Poverty
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The Save The Children organization is hoping to raise both awareness and funds to help the “devastating food crisis affecting millions of children and their families across East Africa.” Today they announced the launch of I’m Gonna Be Your Friend, …

Facebook Adds Mobile Reporting, Password Reset Facebook Adds Mobile Reporting, Password Reset

Facebook said it will start extending two new safety features to its mobile site and native apps. These are mobile social reporting and mobile password reset. The former, Facebook says, “provides a social flow where you can let your friends …

AOL Earnings Report Released AOL Earnings Report Released

AOL released its earnings report for the second quarter this morning. Included was strong advertising growth, particularly in display. Global ad revenue grew $14.3 million from Q2 2010, though it was negatively impacted by $11.8 million related to $5.9 million …

Spotify Hits 175,000 Paid Members Says Source Spotify Hits 175,000 Paid Members Says Source

Two things have launched in the past month or so that sent people into a frenzy to acquire invites. First, Google+‘s invite system had the internet community in a virtual freakout with people finding ways to game the system as …

“New Twitter” is Now Just “Twitter” “New Twitter” is Now Just “Twitter”

Last week, Twitter tweeted, “If you’re currently using Old Twitter, we want to let you know that you’ll be upgraded to New Twitter this week.” Well, here it is Monday, and the roll-out has been completed. Twitter announced as much …

Google+ to Be Second Largest Social Network in US Within a Year, Survey Says Google+ to Be Second Largest Social Network in US Within a Year, Survey Says
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YouGov has put out some survey results about Google+, and says that Google’s social network is “well positioned” to become the second largest social networking site in the U.S. within a year. That means surpassing MySpace, LinkedIn, and Twitter. The …

With iPhone 5 Release (Possibly) A Month Away, Guy Camps Out At Apple Store With iPhone 5 Release (Possibly) A Month Away, Guy Camps Out At Apple Store
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One man (kind of) has the distinction of being the first person to get in line for the upcoming iPhone 5. In what he calls a “marketing and PR experiment,” Robert Shoesmith is camping outside a London Apple Store until …

Skype Updates for Mac OS X Lion Skype Updates for Mac OS X Lion
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Skype announced the launch of a new version of Skype for Max OS X in version 5.3, which includes support for Mac OS X Lion and HD video calls. “Skype 5.3 for Mac OS X is built to work with …

Google+ iOS Update Not Impressing iPad Users Google+ iOS Update Not Impressing iPad Users

Google has launched an update to its Google+ app for iOS. No, it doesn’t come with Instant Uploads (the key feature missing from this version of the app, if you ask me). What it does come with is iPod Touch …

Facebook Now Grouping Your News Feed By Topic Facebook Now Grouping Your News Feed By Topic

If you are on Facebook today, you might see something different on your news feed. Now your friends’ posts will sometimes be grouped together based on the subject matter of those posts. For instance, you might see a post that …

Bagcheck Acquired by Twitter Bagcheck Acquired by Twitter
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Twitter has acquired Bagcheck for an undisclosed sum. Bagcheck engineer and co-founder Sam Pullara is also along for the ride, as he is joining Twitter’s engineer team as part of the acquisition. Bagcheck is a service that lets users make …

Online Retail Spending Up 14% From Last Year Online Retail Spending Up 14% From Last Year

comScore put out its Q2 e-commerce sales estimates, and reported that e-commerce retail spending in the U.S. increased by 14% for the quarter compared to last year. Spending reached $37.5 billion. That’s the seventh consecutive quarter of year-over-year growth. “The …

Chrome OS for Tablets Rears Its Head Chrome OS for Tablets Rears Its Head
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The oft-discussed Google Chrome operating system is being prepped for tablet devices, and now, thanks to a YouTube video posted by Francois Beaufort, we have an idea of how the operating system will look in the tablet environment. Beaufort posted …

Apple Sued for Patent Infringement Apple Sued for Patent Infringement

Apple is being sued by Operating Systems Solutions for patent infringement. OSS claims that Apple is selling computer systems “including but not limited to the MacBook Pro, that utilize the Mac OSX operating system that infringes,” on a claim in …

America’s Got Talent YouTube Winners To Perform Tuesday America’s Got Talent YouTube Winners To Perform Tuesday
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Back on May 4th, America’s Got Talent asked for your submissions on YouTube. This is the second year in a row that the popular contest has devoted a show to YouTube hopefuls. This year’s finalists will be performing Tuesday night …

Google Dictionary Is Now Undefined Google Dictionary Is Now Undefined
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Google has closed yet another property, this time, the Google Dictionary is the latest service to get the proverbial ax. The dictionary service is just another in a long line of abandoned Google properties, which include their web directory, Google …

Bing: Here Are the 4 Reasons You Want Links Bing: Here Are the 4 Reasons You Want Links
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Bing’s Duane Forrester has followed up his recent post about how Bing evaluates content quality with one about how Bing looks at links. He says you want links for a few reasons, and lists 4 of them: 1 – because …

Alton Brown’s Twitter Meltdown Alton Brown’s Twitter Meltdown
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Although you might find this hard to believe, Twitter is more than just fertile ground for Kanye West/Jay-Z discussions, athlete meltdowns, or “Rise & Grind” trends. We can forget the sycophantic appeal, that let’s folks like Kim Kardashian gain millions …

Mark Cuban: End All Software Patents Mark Cuban: End All Software Patents

Patent disputes are in the tech news all the time, but last week when Google and Microsoft got into a heated public debate, it drew a lot of attention and discussion around the nature of patents. Mark Cuban, (entrepreneur, VC, …

Yahoo Expands Local Ads with Belo Deal Yahoo Expands Local Ads with Belo Deal

Yahoo has announced an agreement with TV company Belo Corp. to deliver ads across Yahoo sites in Belo’s 15 local TV markets in the U.S. The two companies formed a partnership over local news video in early 2008, now they’re …

Watch the Throne: Kanye West and Jay-Z Take Over Twitter Watch the Throne: Kanye West and Jay-Z Take Over Twitter
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Fans rejoice, as you can now download the much-anticipated album “Watch The Throne,” the collaboration of Kanye West and Jay-Z. The digital copy was released at midnight and right now, it is available exclusively on iTunes. The physical release is …

Creative iPad Smuggling in China Creative iPad Smuggling in China

Trying to get your hands on some of Apple’s highly sought after iHardware in Hong Kong? There’s a zip line for that, courtesy of some creative Chinese smugglers. China has already had some crazy stories concerning Apple products–take the fake …

Google+ is Adding a Human Element to a Tech Giant Google+ is Adding a Human Element to a Tech Giant

If there is one thing that Google+ has been able to accomplish, it’s been letting the rest of the world get to know Google a little bit better. There has been plenty of discussion around whether or not Google+ will …

Facebook Is Turning Your Children Into Narcissistic Idiots Facebook Is Turning Your Children Into Narcissistic Idiots
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A new study presents some interesting theories on how the world’s most popular social network is affecting our youth – both for the better and for the worse. But do the beneficial and detrimental findings actually contradict each other? The …