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LinkedIn IPO Expected Thursday LinkedIn IPO Expected Thursday
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It looks like professional social network LinkedIn will open in public markets this Thursday. Rumors of an IPO have been floating around since the beginning of the year. LinkedIn will mark the first major U.S. social network to go public, …

Google News Changes Launched, Blog Filtering Enabled Google News Changes Launched, Blog Filtering Enabled
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Google launched some new features for Google News today. The most obvious change is that on the front page, after the top section, you will no longer immediately see story clusters, but rather a single article from a single source, …

Yet Another Installment of “When Social Media Goes Wrong” Yet Another Installment of “When Social Media Goes Wrong”
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Apparently, the lesson about posting stupid stuff on the Internet and how it can come back to bite you is one we are going to have to revisit again and again, especially now that social media is the norm. Whether …

AOL Industry – AOL Goes Niche and B2B, Starting with Energy, Government, Defense AOL Industry – AOL Goes Niche and B2B, Starting with Energy, Government, Defense

AOL has announced the launch of AOL Industry, a new trade media unit, which will see the growing media juggernaut tackling specific industry niches. This will begin with sites in the Energy, Government, and Defense sectors, but there’s no telling …

While Sony Struggles, Xbox Helps You Try on Clothes While Sony Struggles, Xbox Helps You Try on Clothes
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The recent legacy of the Sony Playstation and its related troubles have been well documented — and discussed — here. The once-open system has now sunken into a quagmire of a failed network and heavy-handed legal tactics, all in an …

Demand Media: Mobile an Essential Part of Our Business Going Forward Demand Media: Mobile an Essential Part of Our Business Going Forward

Demand Media announced today that it has hired Michael Kirby to lead the company’s mobile strategy, which CEO Richard Rosenblatt says is “essential” to its business going froward. Kirby’s official title is SVP & GM, Mobile. It’s a newly created …

How Burson Marsteller Can Emerge From Its Facebook PR Fiasco How Burson Marsteller Can Emerge From Its Facebook PR Fiasco

The “dirty tricks” kerfuffle surrounding Facebook and Burson Marsteller that erupted a few days ago surely couldn’t get worse for the beleaguered PR firm – but it did. Burson was caught out in a covert anti-Google smear campaign on behalf …

Lady Gaga Hits 10 Million Twitter Followers Lady Gaga Hits 10 Million Twitter Followers
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Lady Gaga has just set a new record. In the annals of history, she will be remembered as the first person to acquire 10,000,000 followers on Twitter. And more importantly, she beat Justin Bieber. Ashton Kutcher was the first to …

Nokia to Replace Bing Maps Infrastructure? Nokia to Replace Bing Maps Infrastructure?
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As you may know, Microsoft and Nokia signed a deal last month, aimed at creating a “third horse” in the smartphone race (alongside Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android platforms [kind of insulting to RIM, no?]). As part of the deal, …

Smithsonian Institute Tracking Internet Memes Smithsonian Institute Tracking Internet Memes

Is the Smithsonian Institute in the process of making themselves into a brick-and-mortar version of Internet Archive, or are they simply trying to produce an article that gets good pageviews? Considering their “Most Popular” articles section is nestled inside these …

Netflix, Miramax Deal Brings Oscar Winners and Cult Classics to Customers Netflix, Miramax Deal Brings Oscar Winners and Cult Classics to Customers

Netflix has announced a new multi-year deal with Miramax to bolster its ever-expanding catalog of available-for-streaming movie titles. That means users will get access to some classics from Kevin Smith, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino, among others. Films include (but …

PlayStation Network Back Online PlayStation Network Back Online
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Over the weekend Sony began their phased restoration of the PlayStation Network and Qriocity services. Like indicated before, it looks like Sony’s first priority was to get people back online and playing multiplayer once again. The restoration of services has …

What Happens When You Sue Facebook? Ask Lamebook What Happens When You Sue Facebook? Ask Lamebook
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How many times have you laughed out loud, literally, or, on the other hand, shook your head in disgust over your friends’ status updates on Facebook? I’m not usually a gambler, but I would bet that everyone is recalling specific instances right about now.

American Idol Predictions from Likester American Idol Predictions from Likester
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Did you watch American Idol last night? If not, here’s my amateur recap: James rocked the house, as usual; Scotty had the girls swooning, again, as usual; Lauren won the judges over with both her song selections; and Haley, although criticized for her first song choice by Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson, came back and showed her determination to win in her second performance.

Google Panda Algorithm Update (And Related Stories) – A Roundup Google Panda Algorithm Update (And Related Stories) – A Roundup
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We’ve been covering a Google’s Panda Algorithm update a lot since its initial launch (in some ways even before its launch). We thought it might be useful for some to provide something of a round-up of coverage as a one …

Despite New Panda Guidelines, Google Still Burying Authoritative Results Despite New Panda Guidelines, Google Still Burying Authoritative Results
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There are a lot of elements of Google’s Panda update to discuss, and we’ve certainly discussed many of them over the last few months, but let’s not lose sight of the reason the update was launched to begin with – …

Which TV Shows are the Most Social? Which TV Shows are the Most Social?
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The relationship between social media and television has begun to intensify, and why not? The two seem like a match made in heaven. What could possibly provide a better outlet for discussing your favorite TV shows and connecting with not …

Google ‘News Near You’ Comes to Mobile Google ‘News Near You’ Comes to Mobile
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Google began aggregating local news in its Google News service in 2008.  When it first began, users typed in a city name or zip code and viola! News from their specific area was now available from a huge variety of …

Drudge Report Hires Charles Hurt Drudge Report Hires Charles Hurt
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Matt Drudge’s little news aggregation site that could has turned into quite the powerhouse on the web. Begun in 1997, it attained huge notoriety in 1998 when it was the first to report on the Lewinsky scandal. As big as …

Friday The 13th, Through The Eyes of Twitter Friday The 13th, Through The Eyes of Twitter

While it’s doubtful most people know the origins of the Friday the 13th legend — guilty — there’s no denying the fact that when a Friday falls on the 13th, there’s the slightest sense of dread in the air, as …

Ashton Kutcher Replaces Charlie Sheen: Twitter Responds Ashton Kutcher Replaces Charlie Sheen: Twitter Responds
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If you haven’t heard yet, Demi Moore’s husband will being replacing Charlie Sheen on the CBS hit comedy Two and a Half Men. You may not have heard this either, but Charlie Sheen has been having some…issues. And because of …

The Return of Blogger The Return of Blogger
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Fear not, those of you who haven’t migrated over to the WordPress environment because Blogger.com and all of its services is back. After a substantial outing, Google’s blog service is operational once again, and deleted posts have begun returning. While …

Did Comcast Help Restore Pirate Bay Connections? Did Comcast Help Restore Pirate Bay Connections?
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Following up to yesterday’s Comcast/Pirate Bay confusion, it was claimed that Comcast helped restore connections to the Pirate Bay, the notorious bittorrent site. Evidently, there was some confusion as to what happened and what Comcast was given credit for. Did …

LimeWire and RIAA Settle for $105 Million LimeWire and RIAA Settle for $105 Million
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Late last night, the legal battles between LimeWire and the Recording Industry Association of America have reportedly ended. The P2P client will pay record labels $105 million in damages stemming from illegal file sharing. This out-of-court settlement with 13 different …