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Is Google Indexing Your Content Faster with Caffeine?
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During SMX Advanced recently, Google announced that Caffeine, its big overhaul to its indexing system, was completely rolled out.

Does the World Still Need Twitter?
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Twitter users know that the service goes down fairly often, but that doesn’t seem to alienate them. While Twitter has certainly had its issues with user retention in the past, it continues to grow. Last month, the site grew by nearly 10% (over the previous month) by our estimates, with total registered users estimated at 122 million.

Newspapers Launch eBay Competitor Boocoo to Help Boost Revenues
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Over 300 newspapers have joined together with Ranger Data Technologies to launch a new online auction site called Boocoo that would compete with eBay, and hopefully boost newspapers’ revenues. The auction site puts an emphasis on local auctions.

Could an online auction site help newspapers in the revenue department? Tell us what you think.

Here Comes Apple’s iOS 4
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iOS4, the recently announced new version of Apple’s mobile operating system is due out today. Users of devices that utilize this OS are no doubt anxious to get it, but they shouldn’t have to wait much longer. Although as Brad McCarty at The Next Web points out, "Bear in mind, iPhone OS 3 (released last year) took the better part of the day to hit the public."

Dell Confirms Interest In Google Chrome
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One of the largest computer manufacturers in the world is quite interested in Google’s operating systems, according to a representative.  A Dell exec in fact indicated today that his company is in talks with Google and wants to help break new ground.

Barnes & Noble Introduces Nook Wi-Fi (A Cheaper Version)

Barnes and Noble today introduced its Nook Wi-Fi device priced at $149. In addition, the 3G version of the Nook has been lowered to $199.

The company notes that the new Nook 3G price marks the first under $200 dedicated full-feature eBook reader that offers both free 3G wireless and Wi-Fi connectivity. It also now has a new software update that is supposed to make it easier to connect in more places via Wi-Fi.

ICANN Launches New Searchable Wiki

ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) has launched a searchable wiki with the goal of providing the public with easy-to-access info on every "substantive resolution" approved by the Board of Directors.

Why Social Publishing Drives More Valuable Traffic
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A number of major media companies are starting to implement tools for third-party authentication for consumers. We spoke with JanRain, which provides a tool called Engage that companies like Tribune Interactive, Meredith, E.W. Scripps, The Dallas Morning News, bizjournals, and the National Geographic Society are all using. With the solution, publishers can authenticate users via third-party logins using as many as 16 different providers, including Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo LinkedIn, etc.

AOL and Mediabrands Partner on Retail Advertising

AOL and Interpublic Group’s Mediabrands (one of the largest buyers of retail advertising in the U.S. ) have announced a digital retail advertising partnership. The two companies plan to align their collective resources and announce a Retail Advisory Board in the coming weeks.

Google Has a “Search Story” For Father’s day
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You probably remember Google’s Super Bowl commercial. It was the company’s first TV ad, and it kicked off a broader campaign called Search Stories. In fact, over 150,000 people have created their own search stories, and there is even one for Toy Story 3.

Google Moves To Reconcile Chrome, PDFs

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, PDFs are far from rare.  Legal documents, official letters, and corporate reports – among many other things – are often found in this format rather than any other.  It’s important, then, that the Google Chrome team has begun to take PDFs into account.

PayPal Partners with Major Nonprofit Donation Solution Provider
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PayPal announced an agreement with Convio, a provider of solutions for nonprofits to raise funds, to let Convio implement PayPal to collect donations online. PayPal says this will help boost donations for Convio’s 1,300 nonprofits and give them access to the 84 million active PayPal users across the globe.

Nielsen Puts Both Yahoo, Bing Up In May
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Right on schedule, Nielsen’s provided another look at the U.S. search market, and although absolutely nothing changed at the top – Google’s market share didn’t fluctuate at all between April to May – something interesting did occur last month as Yahoo and Bing gained ground.

Privacy Q&A, Death Sentences…Just Another Day for Facebook

Facebook’s privacy settings have been the subject of a great deal of discussion ever since the company held its F8 developer conference and launched the Open Graph, social plugins, and instant personalization. Eventually, Facebook made a bunch of changes to its privacy settings.

Lakers Win Over Celtics Gets Twitter Record Tweets Per Second
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Twitter announced today that it achieved a record 3,085 tweets per second last night as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Boston Celtics in the NBA Championship.

Adults And Teens Equally Likely To Text While Driving
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American adults are just as likely to have texted while driving as teenagers and are significantly more likely than teens to have talked on their cell phones while driving, according to a new report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project.

More than a quarter (27%) of American adults say they have texted while driving, about the same proportion as the number of teens (26%) who say they have texted while driving.

Verizon May Follow AT&T Pricing Model, Eliminating Unlimited Data Plans
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Verizon may soon be following in the footsteps of AT&T with a tiered pricing plan. Bloomberg interviewed Verizon Communications CFO John Killian, who told them they’d "probably need to change the design of our pricing where it will not be [a] totally unlimited, flat rate." There were mixed feelings about this when AT&T did it, with a large amount of negative opinion. Verizon will no doubt face a similar uproar.

Can You Get More Links if You Turn Off Comments?
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Every so often, an argument and ensuing discussion erupts in the Blogosphere over whether or not it is ethical to block comments on a blog post and what value they actually add to content.

Would you rather have blog comments or Facebook "likes" and retweets? Let us know.

YouTube Kicks Off Dance Contest with Help from Step Up 3-D Director
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YouTube has teamed up with Dr. Pepper Cherry and Jon M. Chu, Director of Step Up 2: The Streets and the upcoming Step Up 3-D, on a YouTube dance contest called, "YouTube Dance Contest: Dance Studio".

In this contest, YouTube users are asked to submit videos of themselves dancing for a chance to win a trip to LA and spend a day with Chu at a "jam session", as well as an opportunity to dance in an Ultra Records music video.

Google Announces Google Display Network
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Google announced that it is putting all of its non-search display advertising offerings together into one network called the Google Display Network.

Google Shares New Discoveries Related to World Cup Search Activity
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Last week, as the world got ready for the World Cup, Google looked at search activity around the event. The company broke out its Insights for Search tool, along with some other internal sources to provide the data it shared.

Scammers Target Facebook

Security firm PandaLabs has reported the spread of scams hijacking the Facebook "Like" button.

The attacks use messages related to the popular game FarmVille, the "Sex and the City 2" movie or the keyword sex to get the attention of logged-in Facebook users as they browse Web pages with the "Like" button.

Scammers Target Facebook

Security firm PandaLabs has reported the spread of scams hijacking the Facebook "Like" button.

The attacks use messages related to the popular game FarmVille, the "Sex and the City 2" movie or the keyword sex to get the attention of logged-in Facebook users as they browse Web pages with the "Like" button.

Scammers Target Facebook

Security firm PandaLabs has reported the spread of scams hijacking the Facebook "Like" button.

The attacks use messages related to the popular game FarmVille, the "Sex and the City 2" movie or the keyword sex to get the attention of logged-in Facebook users as they browse Web pages with the "Like" button.