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Google+ Makes Splash in Social Sector, But Will It Last? Google+ Makes Splash in Social Sector, But Will It Last?
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Google+ has been on quite a ride in its first 6 weeks of existence. It obtained 10 million users in just two weeks and is now said to have over 20 million users. The overall reaction has been positive, but since the platform is currently invitation-only, the early adopters have mostly been the tech savvy crowd.

90′s Nickelodeon Gets Fan Art Tumblr, Nicktoons Turn 20 90′s Nickelodeon Gets Fan Art Tumblr, Nicktoons Turn 20

Nostalgia is a funny thing. It has the ability to turn mediocre things into paragons of entertainment and can force reverence of things not worthy of such an emotion. Basically, it’s terrible when you go back to things you loved …

Google Authorship Markup – An Easier Way Google Authorship Markup – An Easier Way
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Google really wants people writing web content to start using authorship markup. Not only are they looking to use it as a ranking signal, but it also pushes the Google Profile, which is essentially the backbone of the Google+ user …

Twitter DID NOT Release An App That Tracks Your “Stalkers” Twitter DID NOT Release An App That Tracks Your “Stalkers”

If you start seeing a message in your Twitter feed claiming that Twitter has released an app that tracks your stalkers, don’t believe it. It’s nothing more than a phishing scam, albeit a convincing one. The message reads “Twitter finally …

Facebook Games, Apps Revamped, Following Google+ Games Launch
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As you may have heard, Google announced the launch of games on Google+. Well, Facebook quickly followed that announcement with one called “Making Games Better,” which includes news of a new game ticker and a bigger screen for game play, …

Warrant’s Jani Lane Dead at 47: Musicians, Other Celebs React Warrant’s Jani Lane Dead at 47: Musicians, Other Celebs React
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It’s a sad day for all late 80s-early 90s glam metal enthusiasts as the former lead singer of the band Warrant was found dead last night. Jani Lane was discovered in a room at a Comfort Inn in Woodland Hills, …

iPhone 5 Rumor: September Release Date? iPhone 5 Rumor: September Release Date?
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You’ve got to be kidding me… another iPhone 5 rumor? In the past Apple has released new iPhones during their summer Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), but sadly this year there was no such announcement. Artsy coffee drinkers were totally bummed …

Google Panda Update Rolls Out in Most Languages Google Panda Update Rolls Out in Most Languages

Google announced early this morning that it is rolling out out the Panda update in different languages around the world. “Our scientific evaluation data show that this change improves our search quality across the board and the response to Panda …

Protect Your iPad With Covers Made From Bernie Madoff’s Pants Protect Your iPad With Covers Made From Bernie Madoff’s Pants
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With famous Ponzi scheme operator and former most-hated person in America (usurped by Casey Anthony) Bernie Madoff currently clothed in more…utilitarian attire, it only makes sense that his former threads should go to use. I mean, he definitely doesn’t need …

Twitter and Weather Channel Team Up on Local Weather Tweeting Twitter and Weather Channel Team Up on Local Weather Tweeting

You probably knew that Twitter has been instrumental in shaping the news, but what about the weather? Well, I’m not sure that Twitter’s altering the weather itself too much (though there was that stuff about Google searches’ impact on the …

Zong Officially Acquired by eBay Zong Officially Acquired by eBay

eBay announced that it has officially completed its acquisition of Zong, announced just over a month ago. Zong provides payments through mobile carrier billing, and is now part of PayPal. eBay says it adds complementary technology and talent to strengthen …

Rick Perry Gets The Stephen Colbert Endorsement Rick Perry Gets The Stephen Colbert Endorsement
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Rick Perry hasn’t even officially declared himself a candidate for President, but he already has the support of a very prestigious American – Stephen Colbert Ok, Rick Perry might not have his support, but Rick Parry sure does. Yes, that …

Facebook Insights for Credits Launched Facebook Insights for Credits Launched

Facebook just announced the launch of Insights for Credits, so developers can get a look at metrics related to transactions within their apps. You can view data on: user spend chargebacks refunds “Insights for Credits uses the same data that …

Book Sharing on Google+ Book Sharing on Google+

Google announced the ability to share info about books from Google Books in circles on Google+ today. This should greatly help Google promote its e-book platform, particularly if Google+ continues the strong growth it has seen in its early days. …

Bert and Ernie Gay Marriage? PBS Says No, They’re Puppets Bert and Ernie Gay Marriage? PBS Says No, They’re Puppets
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Who would have believed this? Apparently, suggesting that characters from America’s favorite children’s show should form a homosexual union sparks a lively debate. Go figure. Yesterday, an online petition emerged on popular petition site Change.org. The petition ask supporters to …

Mark Zuckerberg Personally Calls Out Facebook App Mark Zuckerberg Personally Calls Out Facebook App

Recent times have been interesting ones for Facebook developers. Recently, Facebook’s “ban bot” went through and shut down a bunch of Facebook apps for being too spumy. This was based on user feedback, but the problem was that they weren’t …

Free Coffee? Try This Social Experiment Free Coffee? Try This Social Experiment
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Give a penny, take a penny – that’s the concept behind Jonathan Stark’s new “experiment in social sharing.” He has put a picture of his Starbucks card online so that anyone in the world can use his account to purchase …

“Did Somebody Here Text 9-1-1?” “Did Somebody Here Text 9-1-1?”

The FCC wants to improve the infrastructure for 9-1-1 centers in order for them to support text messages, both sent and received, as the committee looks toward the next generation of the emergency call service. While speaking to the Association …

California’s Amazon Tax Law Forces Affiliate Marketer to Move to Nevada California’s Amazon Tax Law Forces Affiliate Marketer to Move to Nevada
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After years of operating a successful comparison shopping site in California, Nick Loper recently had to shut down his business and move to another state to start over. Why? Loper was one of the affiliate marketing victims of the online sales tax law that California passed earlier this summer.

Facebook API Down, Affecting Farmville, Words With Friends and More Facebook API Down, Affecting Farmville, Words With Friends and More
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Facebook is currently dealing with some problems with API response time. Around 4 a.m. this morning, the API response time shot up dramatically and Facebook has been experiencing problems ever since. It appears that the worst part is over, but …

Mozilla Promises Faster Firefox 7 Mozilla Promises Faster Firefox 7
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While Firefox is still looked upon fondly, especially as an alternative to Internet Explorer, it has long been plagued by memory use issues. Things like memory leaks and resource hogging have gone hand-in-hand with Mozilla’s browser. Currently, the browser is …

Will Everyone Be Using 100% Web-Based Signatures in 4 Years? Will Everyone Be Using 100% Web-Based Signatures in 4 Years?
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Last month, Adobe announced that it had acquired EchoSign, a provider of electronic signatures. WebProNews recently discussed the evolution of e-signatures and cloud-contracting and the future of the technology with EchoSign’s Founder and former CEO Jason Lemkin (now working for …

Is Sony Pictures Trying To Help Re-Elect Obama With Bin Laden / Seal Team 6 Movie? Is Sony Pictures Trying To Help Re-Elect Obama With Bin Laden / Seal Team 6 Movie?
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One of the hottest projects in Hollywood is the upcoming untitled Bin Laden / Seal Team 6 movie. The film tells the story of the raid that successfully killed the 9/11 mastermind, Osama Bin Laden. Deadline is reporting that the …

Weather Channel Goes Social With Twitter Integration Weather Channel Goes Social With Twitter Integration
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People have been bitching about the weather since before the age of the internet, but social media has allowed that particular hobby to grow and flourish. The Weather Channel and their weather.com have just launched Weather Channel Social, a platform …