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Starbucks, Yahoo Partner Over Free WiFi
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Individuals who tend to both tote laptops and drink lots of coffee will have reason to think better of Starbucks and Yahoo in coming months.  Starbucks intends to provide free WiFi in all of its stores, and then a partnership with Yahoo should result in the creation of a unique "Starbucks Digital Network."

Citi Cuts Google Price Target
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Google investors should say goodbye to a projected $10 per share, according to new data from Citi.  The financial services company kept its "buy" and "Top Pick" ratings while revisiting Google’s stock today, but lowered its price target from $640 to $630.

YouTube Begins Testing News Feed Feature

YouTube announced today that it is testing a new feature called the YouTube News Feed, which it is working on with the University of California at Berkley’s Graduate School of Journalism. The feature would track news as it breaks on YouTube.

News Corp. Makes New Moves For Online Content Monetization

Update: Journalism Online tells WebProNews it cannot reveal its publisher partners at this time, due to confidentiality agreements.

Original Article: News Corp. announced today that it has acquired Skiff, and that it has made an investment in Journalism Online, LLC.

Consumers More Interested In Content Delivery Than Gadgets

When it comes to technology trends people are most excited about, online content delivery is at the top of the list, according to a new study from market research firm Chadwick Martin Bailey.

The study asked over 1,200 U.S. consumers ages 18-65 which of the recently hyped technologies they are most excited about. Topping the list was movie rentals via the Internet with 29 percent of consumers being "extremely excited" by this. Having the ability to surf the Internet via TV also came in high at 24 percent.

Are Credit Card Payments the Biggest Obstacle to Mobile Commerce?

Retrevo has provided us with some results from a recent survey looking at consumer behavior with regard to making purchases using mobile phones. Based on these findings, it appears credit cards may be getting in the way.

Key findings include:

FCC Forms Working Group To Improve Broadband

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski has introduced a Universal Service Working Group aimed at providing a collaborative approach to the FCC’s reform of universal service programs to better support broadband.

Quantcast: Android’s Market Share Near 20 Percent

Look for (or hide from) more debates about the iPhone and Android devices.  Even as Apple fans prepare for all the hoopla surrounding another iPhone launch, it seems that Android’s achieved another victory, with Quantcast putting its U.S. market share up by a significant amount for May.

Quality Of The iPhone 4.0 Screen

Yeah, people are arguing about whether it really is a “retina display.” IE, can your eye see individual pixels on the new iPhone’s screen?

I say hell with that. The screen is the best one I’ve seen — by far.

iPhone 4.0

Take A Virtual Tour Of The Anne Frank House

As part of the official 50th anniversary of the Anne Frank House, LBi Lost Boys and Anne Frank House have developed a 3D version of the house at Prinsengracht 263 in Amsterdam where Anne and her family lived in hiding for two years during the Second World War.

MTV Looks for its First “TJ” or “Twitter Jockey”

If you are not too young, you may recall when MTV regularly played music videos. There was a time, when that was pretty much all they played. In between the videos, a person called a "VJ" would talk about the videos, introduce them, etc. Now MTV is looking for its first "TJ", or Twitter Jockey.

Can You Put a Dollar Amount on a Facebook Fan?

Facebook is bigger than anyone ever imagined it would be, and it’s not done growing. Businesses are finding more ways to use it to their benefit, and more people seem to be willing to get involved with brands on the social network.

What value would you place on a Facebook fan? Let us know.

TripAdvisor Goes Social With Facebook

TripAdvisor has introduced "TripAdvisor Trip Friends" feature, which allows users to get advice from their Facebook friends about planning their next vacation.

When researching a destination, hotel, attraction or restaurant on TripAdvisor, users who have logged in using Facebook will now see a list of friends who have been to that location, via TripAdvisor Cities I’ve Visited (CIV) application on Facebook.

YouTube, Guggenheim Partner To Seek Creative Vids

YouTube, HP, and the foundation behind some of the most famous museums in the world have teamed up to discover creative online videos.  Winners of the YouTube Play: A Biennial of Creative Video competition will then get to see their videos presented at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, along with the Guggenheim museums in Berlin, Bilbao, and Venice.

Kinect – The Xbox 360 Enhancement Formerly Known as Project Natal
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Microsoft has unveiled Kinect, a controller-free gaming device for Xbox 360, previously code-named Project Natal.

Ben Huh Talks Building a Business Founded on Lolcats
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Do you think lolcats are silly? You may be right, but that doesn’t mean they can’t provide important business lessons (if you can get lessons from Justin Bieber, why not lolcats?).

Symantec Urges World Cup Fans to Use Caution on Facebook and Twitter

Security firm Symantec has announced that during the World Cup it expects social media activity to spike dramatically, and predicts a concurrent rise in fraudulent activity on the web in general, and social networks in particular.

Facebook’s Guide to the World Cup
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Facebook has posted the Facebook Guide to the World Cup, which shows soccer/football fans how to get the most out of the World Cup experience on the social network. "Facebook is helping football fans make the World Cup a more social experience, a Facebook representative tells WebProNews. "Fans around the world can take part in the World Cup action by joining the more than 2.5 million Facebook users who have liked and supported their favorite teams on the Goal! Leaderboard."

Google Looks at World Cup Search Activity

Google broke out its Insights for Search tool (as well as some other internal sources) to paint a picture of search activity related to the 2010 World Cup.

The World Cup’s 30 days of soccer began on Friday, and there will no doubt be plenty more related searching in the coming weeks. Google Consumer Operations Strategist Jaime Forman-Lau says:

Google’s Short Answers Move To Mobile Phones
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Ten blue links may never be less useful than when a person who’s in a hurry is forced to squint at them on the screen of a cell phone.  Google’s taken an important step, then, by making the short answers it introduced a month ago available to folks who are on the go.

Why Recent Google Algorithm Update is Costing Some Sites
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Google’s recent algorithm update, nicknamed "Mayday" by webmasters got a lot of people riled up, as many claimed it seriously affected their rankings, and potentially their revenues.

Do you think the update has affected your revenue? Comment here.

Promoted Trends May Mean More Ad Revenue For Twitter
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Twitter’s preparing to take another step away from its revenue-less past, according to a new report.  Rumor has it that a fresh "Promoted Trends" feature will complement the system of Promoted Tweets the company’s already devised.

MySpace Offers Interactive World Cup Content Site

MySpace has an interactive, media and feature rich World Cup profile it’s showing off, as the event kicked off today.

"We’ve built this community for our users to act as an aggregate of the flurry of World Cup activity not only across MySpace but across the entire web including videos, live status updates and tweets via Kosmix, World Cup content from Fox Sports and Univision and much more," MySpace Manager of Corporate Communications Jessica Bass tells WebProNews.

Bing Talks New Webmaster Tools
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Microsoft made some significant announcements related to Bing at SMX Advanced in Seattle. Later this summer, Bing will offer a redesigned version of Bing Webmaster Tools based on feedback from webmasters. The tools will provide webmasters with a simplified, more intuitive experience that delivers a comprehensive view of how Bing indexes their sites, a representative for Bing tells WebProNews.

 Highlights include: