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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 …

Judgment Day 2011 a Bust, The Internet Reacts Judgment Day 2011 a Bust, The Internet Reacts
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If you are reading this, that means you are still here. And last time I checked, the world didn’t look very godforsaken and apocalypty. This means one of two things: Either biblical numerologist Harold Camping is absolutely full of it, …

Ashton Kutcher Launches Twitter App Ashton Kutcher Launches Twitter App
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Twitter fanatic, searcher of lost cars and new Two and a Half Men star Ashton Kutcher has just unveiled A+, his very own desktop Twitter application. A+ is a free download, and is sure to come at the delight of …

INQ Cloud Touch “Facebook Phone” Gets Foursquare Integration INQ Cloud Touch “Facebook Phone” Gets Foursquare Integration

A Facebook phone has been spotted in the wild. Well, actually in the hands of Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley. Today, at Tech Crunch’s Disrupt 2011, Crowley made an announcement about Foursquare and the INQ Cloud Touch smartphone. The INQ Cloud …

The Footballer, Twitter and Changing the Game The Footballer, Twitter and Changing the Game
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A story that has been headline news in the UK’s mainstream media every day for the past week is that concerning a Premier League footballer who’s suing Twitter in a legal challenge. The court proceedings, launched in London, aim to …

LivingSocial? Groupon? Glenn Beck Launches MarkDown LivingSocial? Groupon? Glenn Beck Launches MarkDown
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Glenn Beck, of Fox News fame, made an interesting and unexpected annoucnement today – the launch of a new deals service that would rival companies like Groupon, LivingSocial, and the like. It’s official. Everyone really is getting into this game …

Tim Pawlenty Announces Campaign via Social Media Tim Pawlenty Announces Campaign via Social Media
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It’s clear that in order to appear relevant and viable in today’s political world, you have to have a social media presence. As the Republican primary field slowly takes shape, its candidates all seem to have one thing in common: …

Toyota Friend, Salesforce Take Social Media to the Street Toyota Friend, Salesforce Take Social Media to the Street
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Is driving the car the best time to engage in social media? Probably not, but what if the car helped with these tasks, reducing the “need” for mobile device use while driving? Would a car that’s social media savvy appeal …

Joplin Missouri Tornado Videos Hit YouTube Joplin Missouri Tornado Videos Hit YouTube
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Yesterday, a massive tornado swept through the town of Joplin in southwest Missouri. This comes on the heels of the recent tornadoes that touched down in Alabama and other parts of the south, leaving a trail of devastation unlike most …

The Social Business Infographic The Social Business Infographic

This social business infographic was created to illustrate the social customer’s impact on business operations. It also encompasses most of what is discussed in my upcoming book, Smart Business, Social Business. The infographic starts off defining the social customer and …

Sony Hacked Again, BMG Greece Latest Target Sony Hacked Again, BMG Greece Latest Target

Exposing Sony’s security flaws is so in right now. As everyone is well aware, it has been a rough month or so for Sony. Although Sony’s troubles began with original hacks by the group Anonymous months ago, it was the …

Netflix Gets More MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central Shows Netflix Gets More MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central Shows
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Netflix is adding yet more content to its streaming offering. This time, the company’s existing partnership with Viacom and MTV Networks is getting an expansion that sees more episodes of popular television shows coming to Netflix’s on-demand service, effective immediately. …

Anonymous Targets The Protect IP Bill Anonymous Targets The Protect IP Bill
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Google is not the only well-known public entity that’s decrying the unfortunate Protect IP bill, a would-be tool of an entertainment industry desperately trying to maintain control over the concept of intellectual property, a muddled subject on the best of …

Stop Shoving Social Media Down My Throat Stop Shoving Social Media Down My Throat
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It’s time to step up and address one of the great myths pervading the social web — that an essential best practice is decentralizing social media marketing and pushing it down to employees at every level of the company.  This is a philosophy …