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Netflix Streaming Experiences Difficulties Netflix Streaming Experiences Difficulties
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Netflix hasn’t been doing a lot to keep its members happy lately. First, they rolled out a drastic redesign, which got a lot of members riled up and threatening to leave the service. Some claimed to suffer from motion sickness. …

Google+ Has Made Twitter Boring, Here’s What Twitter Should Do About That Google+ Has Made Twitter Boring, Here’s What Twitter Should Do About That
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For the past few days I’ve been hanging out in Jackson Hole with a bunch of geeks and one thing I’ve noticed over and over is how boring Twitter has gotten when compared to Google+. Why has Twitter turned boring? …

Cheap Trick Stage Collapses During Concert Cheap Trick Stage Collapses During Concert
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During a Cheap Trick Concert at the Ottawa Bluesfest yesterday, the stage collapsed while the band was performing as severe weather hit. “The stage blew down and collapsed. Everyone is shaken up but band and crew are all fine,” the …

iPhone Fireflies Look Awesome iPhone Fireflies Look Awesome

Whatever your feelings are about mobile device tracking, the fact is, it’s a reality we live with. Even before the iPhone location data hoopla hit the wires, mobile devices, particularly with phones, were known to be easy to track. Every …

William Shatner Knocked Off of Google+ for Violating Terms William Shatner Knocked Off of Google+ for Violating Terms
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Though it seems to be up and running now, celebrity William Shatner had his Google+ profile removed temporarily. Apparently, he was “violating standards”. It’s unclear what the problem was, but ast night, Shatner tweeted: @WilliamShatnerWilliam ShatnerMy Google+ account was flagged …

Connecting You With an Internet of Things Connecting You With an Internet of Things

You’ve probably heard about the refrigerator that tweets introduced by Samsung at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in the US. I bet you’ve also heard about plans by car maker Ford to offer the capability for you to listen to …

FairSearch Blasts Google with “Searchville” Site FairSearch Blasts Google with “Searchville” Site
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The FairSearch Coalition, the organization started last year to try (unsuccessfully) and see Google’s acquisition of ITA Software blocked, has launched a new site called Searchville with videos, comic strips and other interactive content, as well as a white paper, …

Women’s World Cup Final Breaks Twitter Record Women’s World Cup Final Breaks Twitter Record

There’s a new champion in the books, and not just in the Women’s World Cup, either. During Japan’s win-for-the-ages performance against a valiant United States squad, the tweets were flying at a record pace. Such use of the social media …

Microsoft Looks to Scoop Up Health Data Following Shut Down of Google Health Microsoft Looks to Scoop Up Health Data Following Shut Down of Google Health

Microsoft just announced that Google Health users can transfer their data to Microsoft HealthVault. This can be done with Direct Project messaging protocols established by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, the company says. HealthVault lets users …

Google Emailing Notices To Webmasters Regarding Unnatural Links Google Emailing Notices To Webmasters Regarding Unnatural Links
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Many websites have fallen victims to Google’s emphasis on quality. And over the past few months, one of the targets has been unnatural links on your websites used for enhanced indexing and ranking. Google’s webmaster tools guidelines clearly demonstrates its …

Adobe Buys EchoSign for Digital Signatures Adobe Buys EchoSign for Digital Signatures

Adobe has acquired EchoSign, a provider of electronic signatures. All EchoSign full-time employees, as well as its founders, will join Adobe. Adobe says EchoSign’s solution will be a key part of its document exchange services platform. It will be integrated …

Using StumbleUpon To Drive Traffic to Your Website Using StumbleUpon To Drive Traffic to Your Website
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StumbleUpon can be a tremendous source of traffic for a site. The content has to be there, of course, but the nature of StumbleUpon enables that content to spread pretty quickly and pretty far. Is StumbleUpon one of the top …

Breaking Bad Season 4 Premiere Bingo Breaking Bad Season 4 Premiere Bingo

I think that if the emotion that I’m currently feeling could be summed up in a word (rather a sound), it would be EEEEEEEE!!! or something comparably high-pitched and vowel-heavy. That’s because my favorite show on television and (inarguably, mind …

WordPress Founder Talks Version 3.2, Security, Google, and More WordPress Founder Talks Version 3.2, Security, Google, and More
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WordPress 3.2 recently launched with hopes of bringing a “faster and lighter” approach to the publishing platform. This release marks the 15th major release of the open source platform and comes just 4 months after the launch of WordPress 3.1.

Why Google+ Circles Will Only Add to the “Filter Bubble” Why Google+ Circles Will Only Add to the “Filter Bubble”
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Here’s something to think about. We recently asked if Google and Facebook should be filtering our content for us. This was an article I wrote in response to recent discussion about what Eli Pariser coined as “The Filter Bubble” – …

New IBM Platform Helps Businesses Feel Comfortable about Social Media New IBM Platform Helps Businesses Feel Comfortable about Social Media

While there are many benefits involved with social media, there are also a lot of potential risks, especially for regulated industries. Businesses that want the easy way out choose not become involved in social media, which is often to the disappointment of consumers.

Facebook Blocks Google+ Ad From User Facebook Blocks Google+ Ad From User
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It appears that that trying to advertise your Google+ profile on Facebook may not be the best idea if you wish to continue to run ads on Facebook. Michael Lee Johnson tried to do just that, and says Facebook suspended …

Are You Sure You’re Not Getting More Twitter Traffic Than You Realize? Are You Sure You’re Not Getting More Twitter Traffic Than You Realize?
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Social media analytics firm awe.sm has a very interesting post explaining why webmasters might be getting a lot more traffic from Twitter than they realize. This has sparked some interesting discussion around the tech blogosophere, and quite frankly, it might …

Report: Facebook CPCs Up 22% for the Quarter Report: Facebook CPCs Up 22% for the Quarter

According to the latest Global Digital Marketing Performance Report from Efficient Frontier, Facebook ad CPCs increased by 22% from Q1 to Q2. “We predict that brands will double their Facebook fan base by October of 2011 and the cost for …

DJ Kittens Are Cute, Better Than Me DJ Kittens Are Cute, Better Than Me

It’s the end of the day on Friday, and that means that everyone needs something like this: Three kittens on two turntables. This video is just starting to make the rounds on the interwebs, so you can say you saw …

Google Adds +1s to Google Takeout Google Adds +1s to Google Takeout
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In late June, Google’s Data Liberation Front announced the launch of Google Takeout, which it called its “first revolutionary product.” Its function is to let you take your data out of more than one Google product at a time. Today, …

Mapping Netflix Location Favorites Mapping Netflix Location Favorites

Even with the public relations beating it’s taken since announcing their “down with DVD mailings” price changes, the popularity of Netflix is hard to ignore. People love their movies, and thanks to non-slacking work of Slacktory, we now have a …

Is Google Affecting Our Memory? Is Google Affecting Our Memory?
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At the heart of this question sits the internet and its vast, seemingly infinite trove of information and more specifically the portal to that information: search engines. Are our brains half-assing it because we know that information is only a …

Post Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Sadness?  There’s an App for That Post Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Sadness? There’s an App for That
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#ItAllEnds. That Twitter hashtag has been trending all day, along with about a dozen other Harry Potter related terms. Since this morning, I’ve seen Neville Longbottom, Mischief Managed, Severus Snape, Albus Severus Potter, and most all of the Weasley clan …