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Does Twitter Need Email? Does Twitter Need Email?

This week, Twitter began rolling out new email notifications. While Twitter has had notifications for things like direct messages, new followers, and Twitter updates in the past, the company tweeted that it was adding notifications for when someone you follow …

Amazon Kindle 3G with “Special Offers” Arrives Amazon Kindle 3G with “Special Offers” Arrives

As the price battles heat up in the world of e-readers, Amazon has announced that it is offering its Kindle with 3G at a lower price – if you can tolerate the advertising. The new Kindle 3G with Special Offers …

Twitter Makes TweetDeck Acquisition Official Twitter Makes TweetDeck Acquisition Official

It’s been reported all month that Twitter was acquiring TweetDeck. This week, CNN reported that the papers had been signed, but there was stilll no official word from Twitter or TweetDeck. Until now. In a post on the Twitter Blog, …

Google Correlate Launched – Google Trends in Reverse Google Correlate Launched – Google Trends in Reverse
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Google just launched a new Google Labs product called Google Correlate, which looks at search trends, and attempts to apply them to real-world situations. The official description for Google Correlate is as follows: Google Correlate is an experimental new tool …

Top Reasons Fans Follow Brands on Facebook Top Reasons Fans Follow Brands on Facebook
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In the past, I’ve uncovered how marketers can develop an effective Facebook fan page strategy by meeting the needs of customers and creating an environment with a clear value proposition to fans.  To take this even further, I wanted to …

Pirates of the Caribbean Audiences Buck 3D Pirates of the Caribbean Audiences Buck 3D
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In a recent blog post, Roger Ebert asks if people “notice, really notice, what a movie looks like” in the theaters. A big screen film is supposed to be big, bright, and sharp. And although many people are still paying …

Report Looks at Just How Important Email is To Google, Microsoft and Yahoo Report Looks at Just How Important Email is To Google, Microsoft and Yahoo

Pingdom has put together an interesting report looking at just how important webmail is for the three companies that dominate it – Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo. Citing data from Alexa, the firm finds that Gmail makes up 23% of the …

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 …