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Facebook Loses Members in U.S. & Canada, Still Dominates the World Facebook Loses Members in U.S. & Canada, Still Dominates the World
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The good news for Facebook is that it is still growing. Over the month of May the social network snatched up another 11.8 million users. In April they gained 13.9 million new accounts. And according to Inside Facebook, the service …

Mark Cuban Enjoys Being The New King of the NBA Mark Cuban Enjoys Being The New King of the NBA

Move over LeBron and Dwyane Wade. Pat Riley too. There’s a new sheriff in town, and he goes by the name of Mark Cuban, owner of the NBA champion Dallas Mavericks, and it’s pretty clear Cuban is going to enjoy …

Google Replaces URLs with Site Names on SERPs (In Test) Google Replaces URLs with Site Names on SERPs (In Test)
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Google is testing a feature in its search results pages that replaces the URL in a result’s snippet with the name of the site on which it appears. So, for example, a WebProNews article titled “Netflix Redesign Rubs Many Users …

Netflix Redesign Rubs Many Users the Wrong Way Netflix Redesign Rubs Many Users the Wrong Way
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Popular movie service Netflix has undergone a redesign, and it while it’s certainly not unanimous, the overwhelming majority of users (at least on Twitter and in Netflix’s blog comments) do not like it. What do you think of the Netflix …

mSpot Details Radio Spotter and Its Impact on the Industry mSpot Details Radio Spotter and Its Impact on the Industry
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As Chris Crum of WPN previously reported, mSpot recently launched a new service into beta that combines both cloud music storage and streaming with streaming Internet radio. Although there are other cloud music and storage lockers as well as streaming radio services, mSpot’s Radio Spotter is the first offering that combines the two.

Google Looks at Purchasing Habits of Smartphone Users Google Looks at Purchasing Habits of Smartphone Users
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Google released some interesting stats this week about the purchasing habits of smartphone users, or more specifically, smartphone searchers. This is in the US only, but the study looks at how smartphones are used on a daily basis, how people …

Best Buy Needs A Sense of Humor Concerning NewEgg Best Buy Needs A Sense of Humor Concerning NewEgg

Apparently, making fun of your competitors, without calling them out by name, warrants a cease and desist letter. Just ask Best Buy and NewEgg.com. The latter made the commercial that leads this post, and it’s a funny characterization of the …

The Twitter Paradox The Twitter Paradox
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There’s an old saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Twitter is a paradox that redefines that old saying to, “If it’s broke, don’t fix it, because it works.” For all intents and purposes, Twitter shouldn’t work, yet 200 …

Netflix Doesn’t Seem to Be Having Its Best Week of PR Netflix Doesn’t Seem to Be Having Its Best Week of PR
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Netflix doesn’t appear to be having the best week when it comes to PR. A couple days ago the company rolled out a redesign, which has been met with overwhelming hostility from users. It’s not completely unanimous, but it’s clear …

Leicester City Is Not Ready For the Zombie Apocalypse Leicester City Is Not Ready For the Zombie Apocalypse

If there’s a more natural pairing than the subject of zombies and Internet users, I’m not sure what it is. The two subjects were seemingly made for each other. Sure, things like ninjas and pirates have been popular subjects on …

Facebook Tests Home Page Redesign Facebook Tests Home Page Redesign
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Facebook is testing a new home page feature called “Happening Now,” which shows current status updates, likes and other FB activity from friends as they happen – a real-time feed, if you will, kind of like the Twitter timeline. The …

What Will We Be Using Facebook For In Five Years? What Will We Be Using Facebook For In Five Years?
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Facebook is estimated to have somewhere around 700 million users art this point. It was only 500 million when the marketing campaign for The Social Network launched last year. How long until it reaches a billion? Leave your guess in …

Les Paul Google Doodle Gets Rickrolled Les Paul Google Doodle Gets Rickrolled
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Of course it did. Yesterday’s nifty Les Paul-inspired Google Doodle was put to good, familiar use by an artist named Joe Sabia, who is very gifted at remixing web videos. While I’m sure there were many different attempts at various …

PlayStation Network Hackers Arrested in Spain PlayStation Network Hackers Arrested in Spain
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It looks like the first arrests in the April PlayStation Network hack have been made. The Spanish National Police say that they have detained three people – one man and two of unknown gender – in connection with the attacks …

LivingSocial Talks Instant Deals Launches LivingSocial Talks Instant Deals Launches
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Back in April, LivingSocial launched its Instant Deals product in Washington DC, where consumers bought up a slew of dollar lunches. This week, the company did the same in New York City. LivingSocial Communications Director Marie Griffin told us a …

Debbie Loves Cats eHarmony Video Fake, Funny Anyways Debbie Loves Cats eHarmony Video Fake, Funny Anyways
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A YouTube video entitled “eHarmony Video Bio” has absolutely blown up overnight, pretty much epitomizing the term “going viral.” The video wants you to believe that it is some sort of leaked online dating service bio, and it features a …

Facebook Acquires Sofa, Makers of Mac Apps Facebook Acquires Sofa, Makers of Mac Apps
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Facebook has acquired Sofa, a software company based in Amsterdam, which created Mac apps like Kaleidoscope and Versions. In an announcement on Sofa’s blog, the company says: We expected to keep working at Sofa forever. But after Facebook first made …

Weiner Scares Fellow Congressional Tweeters Weiner Scares Fellow Congressional Tweeters
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Not only has the Weinergate scandal had an effect on the American people, the beltway media and obviously Anthony Weiner, but it has apparently had a great effect on Weiner’s fellow members of the U.S. congress. A new report shows …

Google Buys AdMeld for $400 MIllion: Report Google Buys AdMeld for $400 MIllion: Report
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According to an unconfirmed report from Michael Arrington at TechCrunch, citing “multiple sources,” Google has acquired ad optimization platform AdMeld for around $400 million. AdMeld CEO Michael Barrett led global sales at Fox Interactive Media, Co-Founders Ben Barokas and Brian …

Facebook In Real Life Facebook In Real Life
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Have you ever thought about just how strange your online activity is compared to your actual life? If the two have melded and you are unable to tell the difference anymore, I’m sorry, this won’t make any sense to you. …

YouTube Gives Player HD Preview Images, YouTube Brand Reduction YouTube Gives Player HD Preview Images, YouTube Brand Reduction

YouTube has launched some adjustments to its video player for embedded videos: HD preview images and logoless options. Now, any new video uploaded to YouTube in a resolution of 480p or higher will have an HD preview image anywhere the …

Victoria’s Secret: Facebook Fan Page in Detail Victoria’s Secret: Facebook Fan Page in Detail
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This post focuses on one of my favorite places to shop for some of my most intimate apparel, Victoria’s Secret (VS). Victoria’s Secret has a colossal Facebook following with more than 13.7 million “Likes.” The page’s wall is the default …

Sarah Palin’s Emails To Be Released Sarah Palin’s Emails To Be Released
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The long-delayed trove of digital correspondence between Sarah Palin and about fifty state officials will finally be released tomorrow. Many are anxious as to what might be revealed in the emails, while some believe that they probably won’t provide any …

Facebook Ads Gaining Popularity Among Local Businesses Facebook Ads Gaining Popularity Among Local Businesses
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22% of local merchants have used Facebook Ads, and two-thirds of them would use them again, according to a survey from MerchantCircle. The firm’s quarterly Merchant Confidence Index, a survey of about 5,000 local business owners across the US, finds …