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Optify Releases Marketing and Social Media Forecasts for 2012 Optify Releases Marketing and Social Media Forecasts for 2012
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Marketing software company Optify released their predictions today about the internet marketing and social media trends we can expect to see in 2012. Citing the increasing convergence of social media and search marketing, as well as the dramatic increase of …

Celebrities on Twitter: Who Joined in 2011? Celebrities on Twitter: Who Joined in 2011?

Here we looked at the top topics and hashtags on Twitter in 2011. We also looked at Twitter’s story about reconnecting a homeless man and his daughter as part of the company’s year-in-review. Also as part of the 2011 review, …

Samsung Galaxy S II Outsells iPhone 4S in UK Samsung Galaxy S II Outsells iPhone 4S in UK
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Samsung and their Galaxy S II continue to cramp Apple’s style. First, they toss a pie at the face of Apple’s tribe of loyalists, then Samsung wins Pocket-lint’s Gadget Award for Best Phone of the Year and then, only a …

UK Police Tap Facebook In Search For Missing Teen UK Police Tap Facebook In Search For Missing Teen

Police in the UK are hoping that social media can help put a spark in a missing persons case that appears to have gone cold. Cambridgeshire officials have turned to Facebook in a attempt to draw out information regarding the …

Twitter’s Top Topics and Hashtags of 2011 Twitter’s Top Topics and Hashtags of 2011
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So far, we’ve looked at the top searches on Bing, Yahoo, AOL and Ask for the year 2011. Twitter has now revealed its list of top topics and hashtags for the year. “Among other things, we saw history unfold in …

Google, Facebook Asked to Screen User Content in India Google, Facebook Asked to Screen User Content in India
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In a disturbing move, the government of India has apparently reached out to representatives of Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Yahoo in hopes of preventing certain kinds of material from being posted by users. The New York Times is reporting that …

Online Spending Had 3 Record Days Last Week Online Spending Had 3 Record Days Last Week

It’s been a record year for online holiday shopping in the U.S., and it’s still early December. We’ve looked at a lot of the stuff that was going on Cyber Monday and Black Friday already, but comScore has now put …

Zuckerberg Assesses The Google+ Threat Zuckerberg Assesses The Google+ Threat
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Despite whether or not anyone from Facebook truly sees Google+ as a threat, or if anyone at Google even has it in their mind that the new social network is in direct competition with the veteran service – it’s always …

New York Times Offers “Trusted Commenter” Status New York Times Offers “Trusted Commenter” Status
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The New York Times announced some significant changes to its commenting system last week as it began offering internet readers the chance to earn “trusted commenter” status. Under the current system all comments to the newspaper’s online articles are moderated, …

Syrian Blogger Razan Ghazzawi Arrested
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A blogger in Syria, Razan Ghazzawi, was arrested on Sunday evening while attempting to cross the country’s border with Jordan in order to attend a media conference. Since the arrest, no news of her location or condition has been released …

Bing Voice Search Comes to Xbox This Week Bing Voice Search Comes to Xbox This Week

Microsoft announced that beginning December 6, and in the months ahead, it will be rolling out Bing Voice Search on Xbox. This will enable users to find content across Netflix, Hulu Plus, Comcast Xfinity on Demand ,HBO Go, Zune, and …

Xbox 360 App Release Dates Xbox 360 App Release Dates

It’s no surprise, but Microsoft is working hard to make Xbox the go-to device for living room entertainment. The company has a pretty good head start in this department (no question), when compared to a rival like Google or Apple. …

What’s Facebook Have Against This Effin Town? What’s Facebook Have Against This Effin Town?
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Over the weekend, a story emerged about a woman, and small town in Ireland, and some odd Facebook censorship. Ann Marie Kennedy is incensed that Facebook will not allow her to list her hometown as Effin, Ireland. No, she isn’t …

How Century 21 Utilizes Social Media to Connect with Consumers How Century 21 Utilizes Social Media to Connect with Consumers
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It’s always interesting to hear how brands, especially very traditional brands, utilize social media. Century 21 is one company that has embraced it extensively because, according to Matt Gentile, the Director of Public Relations and Social Media for the company, it is vital for businesses to embrace social and mobile platforms.

Google Has Other Ideas Concerning Internet Censorship Google Has Other Ideas Concerning Internet Censorship
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As the buzz around the government’s attempt to govern the content of the Internet increased in volume, a number of tech companies increased their volume concerning their disapproval of how SOPA/PIPA goes about its business. The most notable of the …

Swiss Government Declares Downloading for Personal Use Legal Swiss Government Declares Downloading for Personal Use Legal
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The government of Switzerland has issued a statement declaring that it will not take action to alter current copyright laws allowing the downloading of music and movies for personal use. The statement is the result of a lengthy study conducted …

AndroidLand, LinkedIn, Santa & Lions AndroidLand, LinkedIn, Santa & Lions
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Today’s video round-up looks at AndroidLand in Australia, LinkedIn company status updates, lion hugs, and last year’s Santa tracking (ahead of this year’s of course). View more daily video round-ups here. The greatest overreaction on YouTube since the double rainbow: …

Report Suggests Mozilla and Google Are Done Report Suggests Mozilla and Google Are Done
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Back in October, Mozilla introduced Firefox with Bing. This may have been a sign of things to come. Ed Bott at ZDnet has put out an interesting report indicating that Mozilla’s deal with Google ended in November, and questions Mozilla’s …

Herman Cain “Suspends” Presidential Bid, Twitter Reacts
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Social media plays an enormous role in the election race. It also, of course, plays a big role in giving people a platform to express their feelings about (and poke fun at) candidates. That includes when they decide to “suspend” …

Pew Study: Internet Is Fun, Most Adults Say Pew Study: Internet Is Fun, Most Adults Say

Internet junkies, sleep soundly tonight and know that are not alone: a new Pew Internet study shows that 58% of adults in the United States now turn to the Internet as a way to kill some time or simply get …

Google Algorithm Updates: The Latest Things To Consider Google Algorithm Updates: The Latest Things To Consider
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Google has been making a big deal about wanting to be more transparent about its search algorithm lately (without revealing the secret sauce too much of course). And so far, I have to say they’re making good on that promise …

Steve Jobs, Regret & Spying on Smartphones Steve Jobs, Regret & Spying on Smartphones
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Today’s video round-up looks at Steve Jobs’ vision, regretting regret, software that spies on smartphones, and some other cool stuff. View more daily video round-ups here. Sony’s “most insane immersive movie experience ever”: Google on GoMo – helping businesses create …

How To Delete Your Gowalla Account How To Delete Your Gowalla Account
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We recently told you about Facebook acquiring the location-based provider Gowalla. Citing “a source close to Gowalla”, CNN Money learned that the company had been purchased Facebook for an undisclosed sum. With that in mind, if you don’t want Facebook …

Gowalla Acquired By Facebook Gowalla Acquired By Facebook
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Facebook has acquired location-based provider Gowalla, according to a report. Citing “a source close to Gowalla”, CNN Money says Facebook has purchased the company for an undislosed amount. The Gowalla team, including founder Josh Williams, will move from their Austin, …