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Google Search Plus Your World: Marketing Implications Google Search Plus Your World: Marketing Implications
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Google launched Search Plus Your World (SPYW) this week (as if you didn’t know), and has sent waves of controversy throughout the media – mostly with regards to competition and relevancy. But what do the changes mean for marketers? Online …

CES 2012: Samsung Denies That Jobs “Cracked” The iTV CES 2012: Samsung Denies That Jobs “Cracked” The iTV
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If this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, which ends today, could be said to have a theme, it would have to be HDTVs. New and remarkable TV designs were unveiled by Sony, LG, Samsung, and others. Yet one widely-rumored TV that …

Paula Deen, John Edwards and the FBI Paula Deen, John Edwards and the FBI

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 …

Homeless Teenager Becomes Semifinalist In Intel Science Competition Homeless Teenager Becomes Semifinalist In Intel Science Competition
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With the ETA of the workday’s end inching closer, here’s your feel-good story to ferry you into the weekend: Samantha Garvey, a 17-year-old high school senior in Long Island, New York, has been selected as a semifinalist in the eminent …

A Post-Apocalyptic Video With the Help of Crowdfunding A Post-Apocalyptic Video With the Help of Crowdfunding

A team of artists, including Rubidium Wu, Eric Stafford, Kettie Jean, and Rob Rusli has created an impressive video of New York City an a post-apocalyptic state. Standard fare for a generation raised on the Internet, a place where end-of-the-world …

Gidsy Gets $1.2 Million From Investors, Including Ashton Kutcher Gidsy Gets $1.2 Million From Investors, Including Ashton Kutcher

Gidsy just raised $1.2M Seed Investment from Sunstone Capital together with W. Vogels (CTO of Amazon), Index Capital and Ashton Kutcher. “Gidsy is exploring, booking and offering unique things to do,” CEO Edial Dekker tells WebProNews. “We launched in Amsterdam, …

Twitter Wins: Canada Changes Election Day Gag Law

It was November 4, 1980, Election Day in the United States. At 9:01 P.M. by the clock in the Oval Office, President Jimmy Carter called now President-elect Ronald Reagan and conceded the race to him graciously. His concession was announced …

Real Life Portal, Google Maps Useless Contraption, and Tebowie Real Life Portal, Google Maps Useless Contraption, and Tebowie

A viral video is one that becomes popular through the process of Internet sharing, via social media, sharing sites, or good ‘ole email. Everyday we highlight some of the best that are currently viral and some that are trending that …

New Facebook Scam Offers Free iPads New Facebook Scam Offers Free iPads

Facebook and Apple giving away free iPads? It must be too good to be true! Spoiler: It is. CNET is reporting that there’s a new spam scam hitting Facebook today. The message is innocuous enough: Mark Zuckerberg has just sent …

Android Design Gets A New Site Android Design Gets A New Site
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Google has launched a new Android Design site. The announcement comes on the heels of a report from Freelancer.com placing Android as one of the top job trends of Q4 2011. Christian Robertson, who leads the Android Visual Design group …

Tim Cook Emails Apple Staff About Supplier Responsibility Report Tim Cook Emails Apple Staff About Supplier Responsibility Report

Earlier this afternoon we reported that Apple had revealed a list of companies that supply components for its products. This list, which represents an uncharacteristic openness by Apple, was part of the company’s Supplier Responsibility report. The report tracks the …

Google Will Bend It Like Beckham Next Week Google Will Bend It Like Beckham Next Week
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Direct-kick bending and H&M underwear model David Beckham is giving his fans on Google+ a treat: an exclusive live interview on YouTube. As part of their @Google Talks program, which features assorted cultural figures discussing “their recently published books and …

UK Copyright Piracy Case Extradited to the US?
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Twenty-three year old Richard O’Dwyer is facing copyright infingment charges in the United States after a U.K. judge ordered it appropriate for him to prosecuted there. O’Dwyer is accused of operating a website which allegedly made thousands in advertising while …

Chad Ochocinco Rewards Ignored Twitter Follower Chad Ochocinco Rewards Ignored Twitter Follower

What do you get if you’re following an athlete who happens to be one of the most prolific Twitter users of the professional athlete ilk, and he’s ignored your replies, tweets, and retweets? If you can get the player’s attention, …

Google News Gets Feedback Tool Google News Gets Feedback Tool

Google News has added a new feedback link so that users can send feedback about the service, report problems, etc. It appears at the bottom of the page, as pictured: The Google Feedback gadget appears when you click the link. …

India Pursues Prosecution of Facebook, Microsoft, and Google India Pursues Prosecution of Facebook, Microsoft, and Google

The Indian government has initiated legal proceedings against a number of search, social networking, and technology companies. The government found sufficient cause to pursue prosecution of the companies for refusing to regulate offensive content. Ten of the 21 companies are …

Skyrim Mom Is The Best Mom

In what is possibly the greatest idea ever, Bethesda’s community manager, Nick Breckon, had his 65-year-old mother play Skyrim while he tweeted her comments. The tweets range from goofy to outright hilarious, but are always entertaining. Let’s take a look …

Larry King and Richest Man In the World Go Online Together? Larry King and Richest Man In the World Go Online Together?
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Carlos Saks is filthy rich. He’s 71 years old. He’s #23 on Forbes list of powerful people. He’s #1 on their Billionaires list. He has a fortune of $74 Billion. His wealth is roughly 5% of Mexico’s annual economic output, …

Fast Company Exposes Plagiarism on Amazon Fast Company Exposes Plagiarism on Amazon
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As I reported yesterday, Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing is big business. Amazon is putting more money into the payout pool for the Kindle Owners Lending Library and many amateur authors are getting in on the action. But, as Fast Company …

Words With Friends Saves A Man’s Life Words With Friends Saves A Man’s Life
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Everybody loves Words With Friends. Whether playing against Facebook friends or challenging random strangers, Zynga’s not-quite-Scrabble game is the go-to time waster for millions of people. Now it looks like the game might be useful for more than just teaching …

Google’s Kenya Scraping Deception Google’s Kenya Scraping Deception
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How does Google populate its search engine results? A process of bots crawling links to discover/refresh/update content that’s on the web. Granted, this is an elementary explanation, but it sums up the process. There are ways to block Google’s army …

Siri Lets You Talk To Your House Siri Lets You Talk To Your House
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You should talk to your house more often. It’s feeling left out. Carnes Audio Visual, makers of the Crestron home control system, have added Siri functionality to it. This allows the user to communicate with their home and give it …

Twitter IPO for 2013? Twitter IPO for 2013?

Investors are growing excited about the possibility of Twitter going public in the near future. There are many who feel this is an inevitability and there is some evidence to support their theories. In the following video Bloomberg’s Jon Erlichman …

Questionable Chaos, Eggs Break Out At iPhone 4S Release In China Questionable Chaos, Eggs Break Out At iPhone 4S Release In China
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Question: What gets Apple fans really excited? Announcing that they can buy the newest iPhone. Question: What gets Apple fans really livid? Announcing that they can’t buy the newest iPhone. This was the social experiment that unfolded today in Beijing, …