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AnyBeat Puts a New Spin on Social Networking AnyBeat Puts a New Spin on Social Networking
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It’s hard to think about social media and not think of Facebook. The social giant is the dominant player in the space and, essentially, serves as the standard that other social networks are based on. For this reason, it’s only natural that people assume any new social network has hopes of being a “Facebook killer.”

5 Steps Beyond Competitive Link Analysis 5 Steps Beyond Competitive Link Analysis
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The job of link building is getting tougher. The introduction of encrypted searches, the series of Panda updates, and whatever Google come up with next is putting more and more pressure on us all to drop any shortcuts and concentrate …

Facebook App Locates Sex Offenders, Just in Time for Halloween Facebook App Locates Sex Offenders, Just in Time for Halloween
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The state of New York has made its public database of registered sex offenders a little more accessible with The Sex Offender Locator app for Facebook. Concerned parents (and curious neighbors) can now search the entire state database without leaving …

Google Offers Continues Expansion Into More Cities Google Offers Continues Expansion Into More Cities

Google announced today that it is launching Google Offers in four new cities: Baltimore, Minneapolis, San Diego and San Jose. Just last week, the product launched in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, with 25 more cities promised in the near future. I …

Google Lets You Export Your Blocked Sites From Chrome to Google Account Google Lets You Export Your Blocked Sites From Chrome to Google Account
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Google has added a new export feature to its Chrome extension that lets you block sites from your search results. You can export the list from Chrome to your Google account. This makes a lot of sense, as you should …

HTC and Dropbox Partnership Offers Extra Storage HTC and Dropbox Partnership Offers Extra Storage

If you have an Android-powered HTC phone, you are eligible for an extra 5 gigabytes worth of offline storage, thanks to the a recently-tweeted-about partnership between the two companies. In fact, all Android HTC phone owners are eligible for the …

A Word Analysis of the Steve Job Tributes A Word Analysis of the Steve Job Tributes
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Once the announcement of the death of Steve Jobs, the tributes came fast and furious. In fact, there were almost too many Steve Jobs tributes to keep up with. From Apple reprinting the words from fans on their homepage, to …

The Steve Jobs Movie Could Be An Aaron Sorkin Project The Steve Jobs Movie Could Be An Aaron Sorkin Project

On Monday, the much-anticipated Steve Jobs biography, the simply titled Steve Jobs, hit the bookshelves. As was expected, it’s been a hit so far and has rocketed up to the top spot on Amazon’s bestseller list. The interview with author …

Google: No Panda Tweak on October 20 Google: No Panda Tweak on October 20
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Yesterday, we reported that there was some suspicion from webmasters that Google had tweaked the Panda Update yet again on October 20. Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Roundtable, who pointed to some of this discussion in the WebmasterWorld forums dubbed …

Share Halloween Costume Ideas With Bing, Win Cash Share Halloween Costume Ideas With Bing, Win Cash

As a promotional contest designed to push Bing Shopping, Bing has launched a one-day sweepstakes that will give $100 Amazon gift cards to five lucky participants. And it’s all taking place on Twitter. The contest involves tweeting your all-time best …

Google Offers More Data About Government Requests Google Offers More Data About Government Requests

About 13 months ago, Google introduced its Transparency Report, which shows the number of government inquiries for info about users, and requests for Google to take down or censor content. It also includes interactive traffic graphs that show info about …

World Series Twitter Fun With Devon La Russa World Series Twitter Fun With Devon La Russa
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Normally, it’s the athletes that issue misguided Twitter posts that cause social media blowback, but this time, we get to thank Devon La Russa, daughter of St Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa, for providing yet another lesson on how …

Siri Gets The Conan Treatment Siri Gets The Conan Treatment

Apple’s personal voice assistant for their new iPhone 4S has received a lot of attention, both regarding its actual real-life merits as well as the inherent fun of being able to ask your phone to do anything. Curious Siri users …

AdWords Advertisers Get Bid-Per-Call AdWords Advertisers Get Bid-Per-Call
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Google is rolling out bid-per-call in AdWords to US and UK advertisers over the next few weeks. This means advertisers have the ability to bid for phone calls, as well as for clicks, when they run search ads on computers …

Blogger Finally Gets Google+ Integration Blogger Finally Gets Google+ Integration

Google has made no secret that it intends to integrate Google+ across all or most of its products. In fact, Blogger integration has been said to have been on the way since July. Now, the time has come. Google announced …

The Flaming Lips to Honor Steve Jobs with iPad Performance The Flaming Lips to Honor Steve Jobs with iPad Performance

Tablets are a bit of a rising star among musicians these days, as they are figuring out just how capable the devices are of handling various aspects of recording. Whether you’re talking about an entire album recorded with an iPad …

Should You Have to Pay to Link? Should You Have to Pay to Link?
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This isn’t about paid links in relation to search. This is about paying publications to link to their content as if you were paying to republish it. Do you think a publication should charge others to link to their content? …

Zaarly: The Next eBay? Zaarly: The Next eBay?
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Mobile commerce startup Zaarly announced today that it has closed a $14 million Series A round of funding led by Kleiner Perkins. They also announced that they’ve added Meg Whitman to their board. Whitman, of course, is the President and …

GTA 5 Officially Announced, Trailer Release Date Confirmed GTA 5 Officially Announced, Trailer Release Date Confirmed
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Rockstar Games, the developers for the Grand Theft Auto series have officially announced the existence of Grand Theft Auto 5. They completely covered their website with this Grand Theft Auto 5 logo, with a release date for the first trailer: …

Obama Joins Tumblr, Knows There Will Be Trolls

President Barack Obama, or more accurately the campaign of President Barack Obama, has jumped into another form of social media by joining popular blogging platform Tumblr on Monday afternoon. In the first post, the Obama 2012 team explains that they …

NewBay Officially Acquired by RIM NewBay Officially Acquired by RIM

Earlier this month, there were reports that Research in Motion, makers of BlackBerry smartphones and tablets, had acquired Irish Software firm NewBay for $100 million. RIM finally confirmed the acquisition (though terms weren’t officially disclosed) in a blog post this …

Netflix Posts Record Revenue, But Huge Subscriber Loss Netflix Posts Record Revenue, But Huge Subscriber Loss

Netflix reported a record $822 million in revenue for the third quarter, but the company’s Q3 earnings report was hardly a success, as it also reported losing 800,000 subscribers. Naturally, the loss in subscribers led to the company’s stock taking …

The McRib, Occupy Wall Street 2, and Caps Lock The McRib, Occupy Wall Street 2, and Caps Lock

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 …

Google’s “+” Search Operator is No More Google’s “+” Search Operator is No More
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Google has decided to shut down an old search operator: the “+” operator. Historically, it’s been used when you want to tell Google that you want to include specific words together in a query. Now, they’re taking a different approach. …