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Google Doodle Honors Roger Hargreaves Google Doodle Honors Roger Hargreaves

Today is late author and illustrator Roger Hargreaves’ birthday, and in honor of that fact Google has unveiled 16 new doodles, all of which are running today on the homepage. British-born Hargreaves is of course the beloved author of over …

YouTube Adding 3,000 Movie Titles, Increasing Investment in Partner Content YouTube Adding 3,000 Movie Titles, Increasing Investment in Partner Content
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YouTube announced today that it is adding about 3,000 new movie titles for rent in the U.S. as well as some new original content from partners as part of the “future of video”. The movie titles, the company says, will …

Blogger’s Announcement of His Own Death Goes Viral Blogger’s Announcement of His Own Death Goes Viral
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Ready to drop all that pessimism about the impact of the internet on relationships and communication? Penmachine.com is the blog of Derek Miller, a canadian renaissance man of sorts that began blogging about his battle with colorectal cancer in 2007. …

Drudge Report Sends More Traffic Than Facebook or Twitter to Some News Sites Drudge Report Sends More Traffic Than Facebook or Twitter to Some News Sites

Clearly, there’s a great deal to be said for news curation. The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism is sharing some fascinating findings about web news consumption, through a study of audience stats provided by Nielsen. The study …

Helium Raises $10 Million After Being Victimized by Google Panda Update Helium Raises $10 Million After Being Victimized by Google Panda Update
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Helium is showing that life can go on for victims of Google’s Panda update. Helium is a user-generated content site, often compared to other known Panda victims like Demand Media, HubPages, Suite101, Associated Content, etc. Of course, Demand Media (now …

Angry Birds IPO To Come in Next Few Years Angry Birds IPO To Come in Next Few Years
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The Finnish company that brought us the joy of hurling exploding black bomb-birds into crowned green pigs says they are eyeing an initial public offering within the next 3 to 4 years. Chief Marketing Officer Peter Vesterbacka said that although …

Defacing Andrew Bynum’s Facebook Page Defacing Andrew Bynum’s Facebook Page
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Perhaps this is old hat, but if you haven’t seen it, it’s new to you. Normally, when the thought of defacing Internet profiles come to mind, one looks to Wikipedia for the fallout; but now, perhaps we should look to …

Google Business Photos – Google Focuses on the Small Business (Chains Not Included) Google Business Photos – Google Focuses on the Small Business (Chains Not Included)
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Last year, Google started going around taking pictures of the inside of stores, for what seemed like the indoor equivalent of Street View for businesses. Google has now announced the product around this, which it is calling Google Business Photos. …

Don’t Expect a Lot of eHow Content to Be Removed from YouTube Don’t Expect a Lot of eHow Content to Be Removed from YouTube
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Demand Media shared with WebProNews, some further insights into its content strategy on the video side of things. In light of the recent discussions surrounding Google’s Panda update, and its impacts on YouTube and Demand Media, we thought it would …

PlayStation Network Hackers to Get a Bounty on Their Heads? PlayStation Network Hackers to Get a Bounty on Their Heads?
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It looks like Sony might just be as clueless about the PSN attacks as they say they are. All Things Digital is reporting that their sources say that Sony is debating the pros and cons of issuing a reward for …

All Apple, All The Time All Apple, All The Time
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Clearly, it’s Steve Jobs’ world and we all are just living in his touch-screen-based, iTunes-driven, Cult-of-Mac world. Whether it’s the Chinese are fighting over the iPad 2, or people leaving their laptops and home computers aside in favor of tablet …

Justin Bieber’s Manager, Who Was Arrested for Not Tweeting, Strikes Plea Deal Justin Bieber’s Manager, Who Was Arrested for Not Tweeting, Strikes Plea Deal
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Remember when Justin Bieber’s manager was arrested for not tweeting quickly enough? Let me refresh your memory. Back in November of 2009, Bieber was scheduled to have an autograph signing in a Long Island mall. About three times more people …

PlayStation Network Down Until May 31st? PlayStation Network Down Until May 31st?
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According to a Tokyo-based Sony spokesman, the PlayStation Network and Qriocity services may not get a full reboot until May 31st. Shigenori Yoshida told Bloomberg that Sony is currently uncertain when they can begin to restore services. He says that …

Google Panda Update: New Advice Directly From Google Google Panda Update: New Advice Directly From Google
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Google’s Panda update left a slew of victims in the wake of its warpath (the war, of course being on shallow and low-quality content). While Google has dropped some hints here and there on its philosophies for what it considers …

Google AdSense Alternative? Lijit Thinks So. Google AdSense Alternative? Lijit Thinks So.
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Not surprisingly, many businesses use Google’s AdSense platform to make money. It has given many publishers a tried-and-true monetization model to fall back on, so they can focus on the editorial side of the business.

Is the State of the News Industry “Pathetic”? Is the State of the News Industry “Pathetic”?
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Mashable founder Pete Cashmore tweeted that Monday was the biggest traffic day ever for the publication (in terms of unique visitors. Clearly, it stands to reason that the death of Osama bin Laden and the site’s tendency to show up …

Book Recommendation Site Bookish to Launch this Summer Book Recommendation Site Bookish to Launch this Summer
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Upcoming site Bookish wants to be the digital destination for readers of all types – casual to diehard. Today, the new site was announced as a joint venture between AOL Huffington Post Media Group and three major publishers – Hachette, …

Microsoft adCenter Getting Some New Local Features Microsoft adCenter Getting Some New Local Features
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Microsoft adCenter plans to launch new local features for Bing in the U.S. aimed at helping businesses reach local audiences. These include radius targeting for search ads, new local search ad attributes, and “Bing VIsion”. “These new mobile local ad …

FCC Asked to Investigate Data Caps FCC Asked to Investigate Data Caps
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It is possible that the Osama Bin Laden media obsession has caused you to miss this little tidbit, but on Monday AT&T officially killed uncapped internet. The much talked-about data limitations officially went into effect without too much backlash hitting …

Kentucky Derby Most “Buzzed” About Of Triple Crown Kentucky Derby Most “Buzzed” About Of Triple Crown

It’s almost the first Saturday in May in Kentucky, which means one thing and one thing only: Horse racing is king for a day. The first leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown takes place tomorrow as the Kentucky Derby prepares …

150,000 Osama bin Laden Links Spanning Just 5 Days, Courtesy of Google News 150,000 Osama bin Laden Links Spanning Just 5 Days, Courtesy of Google News

Google has an interesting post on the Google News blog today, talking about how far Google News has come since 9/11. It has indeed come quite a long way. Actually Google News was “born in the aftermath” of the tragedy, …

PlayStation Network to be Hacked Again? PlayStation Network to be Hacked Again?
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If these latest rumors have merit, then it really couldn’t get any worse for Sony. CNET is exclusively reporting that an undisclosed group of hackers are planning another attack on the PSN as early as this weekend.  From CNET: An …

Firefox Stands Up For MafiaaFire Redirector Firefox Stands Up For MafiaaFire Redirector
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As many of you know, The Department of Homeland Security, besides protecting the safety of our homeland as the name implies, is also in the habit of defending web domain seizures conducted by ICE. While the reason why these two …

Google Instant Previews Now Support Flash Google Instant Previews Now Support Flash
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Back in November, Google launched its Instant Previews feature for search results, which allow users to view a preview of a site before actually clicking on it to visit it. I’m curious as to how often these actually get used, …