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Googler Steve Lacey Killed by Drunk Driver Googler Steve Lacey Killed by Drunk Driver
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Steve Lacey, a software developer working at Google died on Sunday, after being involved in a car wreck. According to Kirkland, Washington’s KING 5 News (via GeekWire) State troopers indicated that Lacey was an innocent victim of road rage and …

Likester Launches New Social Platform for Analyzing Facebook Likes Likester Launches New Social Platform for Analyzing Facebook Likes

A couple of months ago, the Internet was blowing up about the hit show American Idol. This hype increased as global popularity engine Likester made predictions for the show through its Likester Idol technology. Likester was able to forecast who would be going home each week based on the number of Facebook Likes the contestants received both before and after their weekly performances.

Should Netflix Be Worried About Losing Customers? Should Netflix Be Worried About Losing Customers?
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During the first half of the year, things were looking really good for Netflix subscribers. The company made announcements like: “Miramax Content Deal,” “More MTV Content,” “Glee Available to Watch Instantly,” “More Anime Coming to Netflix,” “Marvel Content Coming to …

StumbleUpon: Don’t Get Thumbed Down StumbleUpon: Don’t Get Thumbed Down
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StumbleUpon is one of the more interesting services in the social media realm. While it has its social elements for sure, it is much more about the content. As a follower of the search industry, it’s particularly interesting to observe …

Help Google Crawl Your Site More Effectively, But Use Caution Help Google Crawl Your Site More Effectively, But Use Caution
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Google has introduced some changes to Webmaster Tools – in particular, handling of URLs with parameters. “URL Parameters helps you control which URLs on your site should be crawled by Googlebot, depending on the parameters that appear in these URLs,” …

Is Your Paid Search Campaign Cannibalizing Your Organic Clicks? Is Your Paid Search Campaign Cannibalizing Your Organic Clicks?
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In case you’re wondering if your paid campaigns are cannibalizing clicks from your organic search results, the answer is: not so much. That is If you take Google’s word for it anyway. Google says its statisticians have run over 400 …

NFL Lockout Fun: Players Selling Cars on eBay NFL Lockout Fun: Players Selling Cars on eBay

While Derek Anderson has never been confused with a great NFL quarterback, he does make a few million being a mediocre one. However, has the impending changes in the soon-to-be ratified (?!?!) collective bargaining agreement have Anderson thinking of plans …

NFL Players Take To Twitter Over CBA NFL Players Take To Twitter Over CBA
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The NFL owners and the players are at odds at the moment. Working on a collective bargaining agreement that suddenly became a battle of turned tables in relation to the court of public opinion can do these things. When the …

Demand Media Threatens “Demand Studios Sucks” with Legal Action Demand Media Threatens “Demand Studios Sucks” with Legal Action
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A blog and forum site called DemandStudiosSucks.com has been threatened with legal action by Demand Media, the company behind Demand Studios. The letter the site received has been posted on the site itself. In it, Demand Media’s legal department says: …

A Collection of Social Media Flowcharts A Collection of Social Media Flowcharts
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What’s the best way to deal with social media interactions, especially from a service point of view? Are there a set of rules to follow when dealing with an unsatisfied response and/or comment if it’s directed at a company or …

Amazon Will Eventually Pay Online Sales Tax, Says Analyst Amazon Will Eventually Pay Online Sales Tax, Says Analyst
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It has been an interesting few weeks for retailers, both online and offline, in the state of California due to the new law requiring online retailers to pay taxes on their affiliate advertising. In response, ecommerce sites such as Amazon and Overstock shut down their affiliate programs in the state, which did not go over very well.

Google+ Growth Outpaces Twitter, Facebook by Lengths and Bounds Google+ Growth Outpaces Twitter, Facebook by Lengths and Bounds
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Undoubtedly fueled by the perceived exclusivity, coupled with the tech/geek crowd absolutely embracing it, when it comes to initial growth, Google+ is absolutely lapping Twitter and Facebook in terms of reaching certain milestones. In this case, the milestone being discussed …

Sin City 2 On the Way (More Machete Too) Sin City 2 On the Way (More Machete Too)

Back when we attended SXSW in March, we had the pleasure of listening to filmmaker Robert Rodriguez talk about his experiences in bringing the Sin City graphic novels to the screen. We had hoped that he would give out some …

Google Place Pages Drop Third-Party Reviews Google Place Pages Drop Third-Party Reviews
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Google announced some changes to Place Pages as part of its new refocused efforts. For one, they’ve added a “write a review” button at the top of the page, encouraging users to talk about your business. I hope your customer …

Latest Google Doodle Introduces Us To Alexander Calder Latest Google Doodle Introduces Us To Alexander Calder
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The Google Doodles are a great deal more prolific than they used to be. What used to be an occasional thing is now frequent. To wit, today’s Alexander Calder doodle marks the second Google logo alteration this week. Granted, the …

Google+ Going Business and Pleasure (Games) Google+ Going Business and Pleasure (Games)
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You may have to be a little patient, but you will be able to set up a business profile on Google+ within the next few months if Google sticks to its word. The company has been pulling the plug on …

Microsoft Posts Record Revenue Thanks to Xbox Microsoft Posts Record Revenue Thanks to Xbox
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Microsoft reported record fourth-quarter revenue for its Fiscal Year Q4 at $17.37 billion for the quarter, up 8% from the same quarter last year. “Throughout fiscal 2011, we delivered to market a strong lineup of products and services which translated …

Comic Con: San Diego Gets Turned Into South Park Comic Con: San Diego Gets Turned Into South Park
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South Park, one of the few TV shows to get the TV on the web formula right, has a huge presence in San Diego this week for Comic Con. Despite being between seasons (or at least parts of a season), …

A Practical Use For Google+:  Home Surveillance A Practical Use For Google+: Home Surveillance
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Can Facebook do this? Can it guard your house while you are out? Google+ can, especially if you have two plus accounts. You don’t even need to be that much of a tech/Internet whiz to set it up either. The …

Facebook Comments Get Richer Facebook Comments Get Richer

Facebook has added a new feature to comments on posts. If you include a link in a comment, it will provide more info/images similar to how it works when you post a link as a status update. Facebook announced the …

Google+ for iPhone Comes with Bugs and Complaints Google+ for iPhone Comes with Bugs and Complaints

Google launched the iPhone app for Google+ this week, but users have been having a lot of trouble with it. Punit Soni, Lead Product Manager for Google+ Mobile has been talking about the issues with users on Google+. Here are …

Comic-Con Displays Spare No Expense Comic-Con Displays Spare No Expense

The true geek convention is kicking off quite nicely in San Diego, California, and there’s a bunch of images rolling out, showing the various displays at the Comic-Con floor. There are a lot of big deals this year as such …

Texas-Based Conservative Twitter Accounts Briefly Suspended Texas-Based Conservative Twitter Accounts Briefly Suspended
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Conservative organization Empower Texans found their Twitter account suspended along with those of their staff yesterday. There was no warning or explanation given. Sounds like Twitter has something else in common with Facebook, in terms of taking action without warning. …

Google is Shutting Down Business Profiles on Google+ Google is Shutting Down Business Profiles on Google+
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Google said it would start communicating with some businesses about brand profiles on Google+ this week, but they also said they’d shut down the ones that had already been popping up. Here’s what Google’s Christian Oestlien said on July 6: …