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The NFL and Twitter: Doing Promoted Tweets Right The NFL and Twitter: Doing Promoted Tweets Right

If you take a trip over to Twitter today, be sure and notice the promoted hashtag that leads the current pile of Twitter trends. It may be the most timely and relevant use of Twitter’s promoted tweets program, well, ever. …

iPhone 5 Rumor: Is T-Mobile Planning For Upcoming Release? iPhone 5 Rumor: Is T-Mobile Planning For Upcoming Release?
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Late last month, reports surfaced indicating that the iPhone 5 would be launching with T-Mobile, at the same time it launches with AT&T and Verizon (whenever that might be). The rumor was sourced to a T-Mobile contact that claimed to …

Zagat Acquired by Google Zagat Acquired by Google
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Google just announced that it has acquired Zagat. This should be pretty huge for Place Pages. Zagat is of course a big name consumer review service. On the Official Google Blog, Marissa Mayer writes: Moving forward, Zagat will be a …

Google-Backed Developers Reportedly Getting Early Access to Google+ APIs Google-Backed Developers Reportedly Getting Early Access to Google+ APIs

Google isn’t expected to make its Google+ APIs broadly available for months, but it appears that developers that Google actually invests in might be getting special early access. MG Siegler is sharing an email he says was sent from Google …

Twitter and Texting, the Poetry of a Generation Twitter and Texting, the Poetry of a Generation

Carol Ann Duffy is an acclaimed Scottish poet responsible for dozens of well-respected collections. In 2009, she was appointed Britain’s poet laureate, making her the first woman to ever hold the position. And she thinks that Twitter and text messaging …

LinkedIn Cause Features Can Help Your Visibility LinkedIn Cause Features Can Help Your Visibility
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LinkedIn has added a “Volunteer & Causes” field to profiles, allowing members to show off what causes they have volunteered for, presenting networking opportunities in the non-profit realm, similar to the the opportunities LinkedIn already presents in the professional realm. …

Nike Gets Viral For Back To The Future Shoes Nike Gets Viral For Back To The Future Shoes

When it comes to viral marketing, Nike may very well be one of the best of the big boys. Whether it’s creative uses of Charlie Murphy, or having Kobe Bryant “jump over” a moving car, Nike’s marketing department is incredibly …

Arrington and AOL: The Final Chapter Arrington and AOL: The Final Chapter

The latest word on the TechCrunch/AOL saga is that TC founder Michael Arrington has been fired from the company and that AOL will not sell TechCrunch back, as he had requested. As previously reported, Michael Arrington presented two options to …

“TSA Rape” Blog Post A Matter of Free Speech? “TSA Rape” Blog Post A Matter of Free Speech?
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As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, many will take the time to not only reflect upon the day itself, but also the decade following the WTC attacks. American life has changed dramatically since that day, but it’s not always …

Adobe Adds Keyword Performance Predictive Analytics to SearchCenter+ Adobe Adds Keyword Performance Predictive Analytics to SearchCenter+

Adobe has partnered with OptiMine Software to add keyword performance predictive analytics to its search marketing tool, SearchCenter+. The new feature is designed to help search marketers analyze unique characteristics of individual keywords and increase ROI. Tim Waddell, director of …

They Need To Invent Autotune For Thinking They Need To Invent Autotune For Thinking

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 …

New NBC Sitcom Experiences Viral Marketing Failure New NBC Sitcom Experiences Viral Marketing Failure
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There’s a thought that no press is bad press, and while that maybe true for folks like Marilyn Manson, someone from the land of music who was as concerned with shocking as he was entertaining the masses, it’s not true …

Facebook Adds App Insights to Dev App Facebook Adds App Insights to Dev App
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Facebook has added App Insights into the Developer App. You can see them if you go to the “See All” link on the Insights section of the App Dashboard. From there, you can see Overview, Users, Sharing, News Feed, Performance, …

Super Poke Pets Find a New Resting Place Super Poke Pets Find a New Resting Place
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Ever since Google announced that they were shutting down their recently acquired social game company Slide, users of one particular casualty of that decision have made their feelings quite clear. Super Poke Pet users are pretty upset that Google is …

Tweeting the NFL Tweeting the NFL

After the summer of discontent, the NFL saved its season, and is primed for it to start, which happens tomorrow night (Thursday) when the New Orleans Saints play the Green Bay Packers. The first game of the season features the …

Righthaven Stops Filing Suits (At Least for Now) Righthaven Stops Filing Suits (At Least for Now)

Righthaven, which has made a business out of suing people for alleged copyright infringement (see background stories here) has not filed a suit in two months according to a new report from Wired, which suggests that “the great experiment in …

eBay to Delete Users’ Emails, Provide Less Storage eBay to Delete Users’ Emails, Provide Less Storage
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eBay announced that it will be reducing the length of time that users are able to store emails in their Messages folders. Until now, users have been able to save a year’s worth of messages, but this is being reduced …

Erskine Bowles Added to Facebook Board Erskine Bowles Added to Facebook Board

Facebook announced the addition of a new member to its Board of Directors today. That would be Erskine Bowles, the president emeritus of the University of North Carolina’s 17-campus system. Bowles also chairs President Obama’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility …

Does Social Media Still Suck At Driving Traffic? Does Social Media Still Suck At Driving Traffic?
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About a month ago, a study came out discussing thle top drivers of traffic in relation to Internet traffic. While sites/companies like Google and Yahoo were about where you would expect, social media sites like Twitter and Facebook were lacking. …

iPhone 5 Rumor: First Photo From The New Device? iPhone 5 Rumor: First Photo From The New Device?
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A wild iPhone 5 photo appears! More specifically, a photo supposedly taken from an iPhone 5. If accurate, this would be the first pic ever taken from the upcoming device to make its way to the internet – as well …

WordPress Blogs Get New Comment Stats WordPress Blogs Get New Comment Stats
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Bloggers that operate WordPress.com blogs can now see who’s commenting the most on their blog and what posts they’re commenting on by looking at Site Stats. There’s a new comments panel that provides tabs for top commenters, most commented and …

Jimmy Kimmel’s Uncle Frank Tribute Remembers Wonderful Man, Terrible Singer Jimmy Kimmel’s Uncle Frank Tribute Remembers Wonderful Man, Terrible Singer

A couple of weeks ago, fans of Jimmy Kimmel Live were saddened by the news that Frank Potenza, the beloved “Uncle Frank,” had passed away. Uncle Frank, who played the loveable security guard on the show, participated in many of …

TechCrunch, AOL Drama Gets Taiwanese Animation TechCrunch, AOL Drama Gets Taiwanese Animation

Next Media Animation, the Taiwanese animators known for producing animated video clips about various news topics in tech and pop culture, have put out a video about the whole TechCrunch/AOL ordeal. “NMA is a news agency and therefore we choose …

Google Offers in Austin, Boston, D.C. Denver, Seattle Google Offers in Austin, Boston, D.C. Denver, Seattle
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Google announced that it has extended its Google Offers offering into five new markets: Austin, Boston, Washington D.C., Denver and Seattle. The news comes shortly after Facebook decided to pull its Deals product (though the company is keeping its Check-in …