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Twitter Launches Promoted Political Ads
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Prepare yourself for an onslaught, as political ads have just made their debut on Twitter. As the Republican presidential primary battle heats up, candidates and interest groups will now be able to make sure that their message is seen by …

iPad Video Habits, App Store Wars & Casual Gaming

Today, we’re sharing some infographics from a number of different sources. If you’re interested in technology, mobile apps, video consumption, gaming, daily deals or WATER, do a little scrolling and see some nice illustrations. View other daily infographic compilations here. …

The Top 50 Web Properties List Isn’t Too Surprising The Top 50 Web Properties List Isn’t Too Surprising
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The top 50 web properties list for August probably looks a lot like the top 50 web properties list from July, and June, and May, and, well, you get the picture. Simply put, it’s an Internet world that belongs to …

Bing Launches Action Buttons in Search Results Bing Launches Action Buttons in Search Results

Bing announced the release of “Action Buttons” in search results today. These are buttons on certain types of search results (including travel-related) that allow you to engage in specific actions related to that result. Think about things like checking into …

Julpan from “Orion” Creator Acquired by Twitter Julpan from “Orion” Creator Acquired by Twitter

Twitter has acquired Julpan, a social search company founded by Ori Allon, who is credited with the creation of the Orion Search Engine, and an algorithm Google bought the rights to for use in search refinements. He left Google last …

Starbucks Barista Song Goes Viral, Gets Barista Fired Starbucks Barista Song Goes Viral, Gets Barista Fired

Apparently, the lessons about creating viral content about your employer and the subsequent damage the mocking kind of content can do needs to be taught over and over, unless, of course, getting fired was the intention of the one who …

Rick Santorum Asks Google to Help with his Google Problem
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Senator and current Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum still has a Google problem. When I say “still,” I am referring to the fact that Santorum has had this little problem for going on four years. And apparently, he has contacted Google …

Twitter Lets You Share Pics Via Text Messages Twitter Lets You Share Pics Via Text Messages

Twitter is now letting users send photos via text messages. In a post on the Twitter blog, the company announced that you can enter the text of your tweet as you normally would, and attach a photo and send it …

iPhone 5 Rumor: Rolling Out at October 4th Apple Event? iPhone 5 Rumor: Rolling Out at October 4th Apple Event?
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Although this is currently unconfirmed by Apple, it looks like the iPhone 5 will be unveiled on October 4th – meaning that it will officially launch shortly thereafter. All Things D is quoting sources close to the situation that say …

Has Netflix Addressed Its Qwikster Twitter Troubles? Has Netflix Addressed Its Qwikster Twitter Troubles?

UPDATE: It looks like the account @QwiksterTweet has been suspended by Twitter. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: I’m sure, by now, you’ve heard about Netflix’s little Twitter problem when it comes to their recently announced new sister company Qwikster. Netflix’s new service for …

Kindle Books Available Through 11,000 Libraries in U.S. Kindle Books Available Through 11,000 Libraries in U.S.
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Amazon announced today that Kindle books are now available at over 11,000 local libraries in the U.S. To check out Kindle books, users can simply find them on their local library’s website, provided they offer them. “Starting today, millions of …

Both Bloggers and Advertisers Win with New Crowd Sourcing Platform Both Bloggers and Advertisers Win with New Crowd Sourcing Platform

It’s clear that bloggers have helped many companies improve their rankings in search and also their position across social media sites. However, the challenging part for both bloggers and companies is connecting.

Google Antitrust Hearing Takes Place Today Google Antitrust Hearing Takes Place Today

Google’s big antitrust hearing with the Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust is today at 2:00PM. The witness list includes: Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, Nextag CEO Jeff Katz, Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman, Covington & Burling LLP partner …

Surprise, People Loathe The New Facebook Changes Surprise, People Loathe The New Facebook Changes
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If Facebook rolled out a new feature that spit gold coins out of your USB port every time you liked a status, people would bitch about it. Many of the changes Facebook has made over the years that initially drew …

New Pandora Launched For All Users New Pandora Launched For All Users
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Pandora announced today that it is making its new site available for everybody. It’s been in the making for over a year, and has been available in limited beta for a while, but now everybody who uses Pandora can check …

Full Tilt Poker: A Massive Ponzi Scheme Says U.S. Attorney Full Tilt Poker: A Massive Ponzi Scheme Says U.S. Attorney
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U.S. Attorney in Manhattan Preet Bharara didn’t mince words yesterday when he called out former online poker giant Full Tilt Poker. In a statement, Bharara said that “Full Tilt was not a legitimate poker company, but a global Ponzi scheme. …

Google Plugs Google+ On Google Homepage While Facebook Users Complain Google Plugs Google+ On Google Homepage While Facebook Users Complain
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As talk about how well (or unwell) Google+ is doing permeated the blogsopohere, Google launched a bunch of new features for its social network yesterday. Google also took Google+ out of invite-only mode, so anybody can sign up. Today, Google …

Facebook Changes How The News Feed Works Facebook Changes How The News Feed Works
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Facebook is expected to make a lot of big announcements this week at f8. More on those here. The company is hardly waiting, however, to go ahead and get other changes to the user experience out there ahead of time. …

True Blood, Long Distance Relationships & Page 1 Search Rankings True Blood, Long Distance Relationships & Page 1 Search Rankings

One of the reasons we thought it would be nice to do a daily roundup of infographics is that it is a quick way to take in a lot of information in a very visual way. Doesn’t it make learning …

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, Charlie Sheen, and Pierced Ears Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, Charlie Sheen, and Pierced Ears

Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

Netflix, Qwikster Controversy As Explained By Sandwiches Netflix, Qwikster Controversy As Explained By Sandwiches
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Do you ever get so perplexed by something that you start to think of strange ways to apply the same logic? You know, real word examples of philosophical issues? I wouldn’t go so far as to call the current Netflix …

Forums Fit Where Facebook and Other Social Media Fall Short Forums Fit Where Facebook and Other Social Media Fall Short
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Last week, Demand Media announced Pluck 5, the latest version of its social platform, which is used by brands including the NFL, Kraft, NPR, Target and USA Today. Steve Semelsberger, SVP and GM of Social Solutions at Demand Media told …

Robot iPad Testing, Face Swapping, Pandora & New Mastodon Robot iPad Testing, Face Swapping, Pandora & New Mastodon

There are some pretty interesting clips in today’s round-up. I think the face-swapping program takes the cake though. Imagine how good this technology could be in another year. Get ready for impostors to infiltrate your video chats and “hangouts”. View …

Instagram 2.0 Adds Live Filtering, Higher Resolution Photos Instagram 2.0 Adds Live Filtering, Higher Resolution Photos

Last month, photo sharing app Instagram hit an impressive milestone: 150 million photos shared by over 7 million users. To put this into context, at the same point in their early life, both Twitter and Facebook had yet to reach …