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YouTube Exceeds 2 Days of Video Uploaded Every Minute, 3 Billion Daily Views YouTube Exceeds 2 Days of Video Uploaded Every Minute, 3 Billion Daily Views

YouTube is celebrating its 6th birthday, and has announced that it has exceeded over 48 hours worth of video being uploaded every minute, which is a 100% increase year-over-year). Pretty amazing. “In just six years, YouTube has become a comprehensive …

Google Panda Update Gets Animated (And Kind of Weird) Google Panda Update Gets Animated (And Kind of Weird)
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I stumbled across the above video today, uploaded by a HubPages author. HubPages, as you may know, was one of the sites hit hard by Google’s Panda update, and its CEO Paul Edmondson has been rather vocal about the update …

More YouTube Ads Anyone? More YouTube Ads Anyone?

YouTube has launched a new advertising option for its partners, called First Watch. The option lets advertisers purchase pre-rolls on users’ first view of a YouTube video each day. A report from the New York Times says: If the sponsorship …

Matt Cutts Explains Porn Sites and PageRank Matt Cutts Explains Porn Sites and PageRank

A Google Webmaster video released today aims to answer the burning question surrounding porn sites’ lower PageRank. The question asked of Google’s Matt Cutts was as follows: What are the technical reasons porn sites have such low PageRank? None go …

Windows Phone Mango Brings New Search Elements to the Table Windows Phone Mango Brings New Search Elements to the Table
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Microsoft revealed the next version of its Windows Phone mobile operating system today. The release is going by the code name “Mango,” and it includes hundreds of new features, according to the company. “When we looked ahead to the next …

EzineArticles CEO: Panda the Greatest Wake-Up Call Ever to Happen to Us EzineArticles CEO: Panda the Greatest Wake-Up Call Ever to Happen to Us
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In a recent article, we looked at some efforts by EzineArticles to get its users improving the quality of links in articles, which could in turn help the site perform better in Google. This wasn’t the way the topic was …

Google, Sprint to Launch Mobile Payments Google, Sprint to Launch Mobile Payments

It looks like mobile payments are coming to Android phones quite soon, at least some Android phones. Bloomberg is reporting that three people familiar with the matter say that Google plans to unveil their mobile payment service this Thursday, May …

Harold Camping: Rapture Rescheduled for October 21, Twitter Laughs On Harold Camping: Rapture Rescheduled for October 21, Twitter Laughs On
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The “flabbergasted” biblical numerologist Harold Camping has emerged from seclusion and addressed the world about the still impending rapture. Until a broadcast on Family Radio late last night, Camping had only said a few words about the fact that the …

Bradley Manning Facebook Page Shows What He Talked About For Nearly 3 Years Bradley Manning Facebook Page Shows What He Talked About For Nearly 3 Years

Frontline on PBS is airing a program tonight called WikiSecrets, which explores the events surrounding the WikiLeaks publishing of over half a million classified documents, in what is commonly known as the largest intelligence breach in U.S. history. Ahead of …

Vonage Co-Founder on the Social Revolution Vonage Co-Founder on the Social Revolution
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I think we can all agree that the world is in the midst of a social media revolution. Social media not only plays an integral role in our personal lives, but it is also a critical component in our professional environments.

Google Panda Victim EzineArticles Calls on Users to Improve Link Quality Google Panda Victim EzineArticles Calls on Users to Improve Link Quality
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Since Google’s Panda update, we’ve been looking at a lot of the sites negatively impacted, as examples to learn from. Determining what these sites have been doing wrong can help us understand how other sites may be viewed in Google’s …

New Nook is Smaller, Lighter and Touch-Enabled New Nook is Smaller, Lighter and Touch-Enabled

Barnes & Noble has just announced its all new Nook, and at only $139 it looks poised to challenge Amazon’s Kindle with wi-fi only in the market of more affordable e-readers. The all new Nook is the lightest e-reader on …

Anonymous Takes Down the US Chamber of Commerce Anonymous Takes Down the US Chamber of Commerce
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As the battle between those who are bound and determined to protect intellectual property (IP) and those who want free reign over the Internet continues to make the news as reports of the Anonymous group lashing out against the potential …

Loopt Illustrates Growth of “Qs” Product Loopt Illustrates Growth of “Qs” Product

Loopt, which announced a new partnership with Groupon last week to provide users with Groupon Now alerts, is sharing some of its own usage stats. “We just hit 14,000 Qs answered in the Bay Area,” Loopt Corporate Communications Manager Sharon …

Yahoo Mail Gets Upgrade in Social, Search, Speed, Security, Interface Yahoo Mail Gets Upgrade in Social, Search, Speed, Security, Interface
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Yahoo Mail has 284 million users, and it’s now rolling out the new verison of Yahoo Mail to all of them (though you can upgrade yourself if you don’t want to wait). “Yahoo!’s vision for online communications brings together all …

Surprise! Apple Dominates Mobile Video Consumption Surprise! Apple Dominates Mobile Video Consumption
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As the migration to mobile devices continues unabated, various studies keep us abreast of the impact of such a migration. As to be expected, Apple is the leader of the pack in this field, thanks to the popularity of their …

Getting More Facebook Likes and Search Traffic Getting More Facebook Likes and Search Traffic
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Did you know there are small adjustments you can make to your use of Facebook’s Like buttons/social plugins that can have an incredible impact on your traffic? Facebook can provide a level of engagement between businesses and consumers that you …

Hurt Locker BitTorrent Lawsuit Breaks Record Hurt Locker BitTorrent Lawsuit Breaks Record

Just two weeks ago, a lawsuit targeting the Sylvester Stallone action flick The Expendables set the record for largest file-sharing suit ever. It targeted roughly 23,000 BitTorrent users who downloaded the movie between February and March of this year. That …

Sparkbuy Becomes Part of Google Sparkbuy Becomes Part of Google

Google has acquired Sparkbuy, a laptop and TV comparison shopping site, for an undisclosed sum. Sparkbuy, which never even emerged from beta status, has discontinued operation as a site, but the three people who ran it will now be working …

Twitter Leans on Email A Bit More To Drive Engagement Twitter Leans on Email A Bit More To Drive Engagement

Twitter is rolling out email notifications letting users know when someone they follow retweets or favorites one of their tweets. This could be a subtle, but major step in increasing user engagement with Twitter. Upon Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey’s return …

Facebook Users are Dirty, Foul-Mouthed Heathens Facebook Users are Dirty, Foul-Mouthed Heathens
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Social Media monitoring service Reppler has just put out some statistics on their blog about the prevalence of profanity on our Facebook walls. And the results probably won’t shock you – people like to say f*ck to their friends on …

TweetDeck Purchased by Twitter, Reports Emerge Again TweetDeck Purchased by Twitter, Reports Emerge Again

Around the beginning of May, reports came out suggesting that Twitter had acquired TweetDeck, and an announcement was expected within days. That didn’t happen. Here it is several weeks later, and now we have a report from CNN indicating that …

Joplin Tornado Aftermath: Stunning Double Rainbow Joplin Tornado Aftermath: Stunning Double Rainbow
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I’m not one to often correlate random acts with other random acts, but this is quite the “wow” occurrence. Shortly after the devastating tornado that ripped through Joplin, Missouri on Sunday, someone recorded a beautiful double rainbow in nearby Springfield, …

Square Card Case Unveiled Square Card Case Unveiled
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Square made a couple of big announcements today. The company, run by Twitter co-Founder Jack Dorsey, unveiled Square Card Case and Square Register. The former is being touted as “your friendly neighborhood way to pay.” The concept behind the Card …