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Social Media Disasters: The Do’s and the Don’ts Social Media Disasters: The Do’s and the Don’ts
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There are numerous examples in which companies really messed up on social media. For instance, remember Apple’s Antennagate incident or BP’s response to the Gulf oil spill? Both of these incidents resulted in a negative outcry toward both companies on social media channels.

Osama Bin Laden Death News Sets Tweets Per Second Record Osama Bin Laden Death News Sets Tweets Per Second Record
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If you were on Twitter last night, you don’t need anyone to tell you that there was a lot of talk about Osama Bin Laden. In fact, in my personal experience, I only found about 5 or so tweets on …

Salesforce Acquisition of Radian6 Complete Salesforce Acquisition of Radian6 Complete
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In late March, Salesforce announced it was acquiring Radian6 for $276 million in cash and $50 million in stock with the founders also getting $10 million in stock and $4 million in cash. Today, the company announced that the acquisition …

eBay Acquires WHERE, MissionFish eBay Acquires WHERE, MissionFish
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Two bits of acquisition news coming out of eBay today. First, the company has completed its previously announced acquisition of location media company WHERE. Terms of the deal were still not revealed. “Local commerce companies like WHERE are blurring the …

Charlie Sheen Uses Twitter to Help Alabama Tornado Relief Effort Charlie Sheen Uses Twitter to Help Alabama Tornado Relief Effort
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Twitter phenomenon, fired television actor and tiger blood carrier Charlie Sheen may be using his recently acquired super-celebrity for a good cause.

Last night he tweeted that he was on his way to Alabama on a “recon mission.”

Google Facing More Competition-Related Scrutiny, This Time from the FTC Google Facing More Competition-Related Scrutiny, This Time from the FTC
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It seems like just yesterday that Google won the approval of the Justice Department to go forward with its acquisition of ITA Software, a deal Google’s competitors tried aggressively (but unsuccessfully) to see blocked. In fact, it was only last …

iPhone 5 to Release in Two Models This Fall? iPhone 5 to Release in Two Models This Fall?
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Multiple sources have reported that Apple will ship its highly buzzed about iPhone 5 in the fall, possibly September. Little by little, more rumors are surfacing about what the new phone will look like and today finds an interesting on …

Has YouTube Had a Change of Heart on This Animal Cruelty Video Ban? Has YouTube Had a Change of Heart on This Animal Cruelty Video Ban?
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Update 2: Vimeo gave us the following statement: Vimeo cares deeply about the issue of animal cruelty and has specifically banned content that contains “gratuitous animal cruelty.” We removed this particular video because of its depiction of excessive violence against …

Lara Logan Talks About Assault for First Time on 60 Minutes Lara Logan Talks About Assault for First Time on 60 Minutes

South African born 60 Minutes correspondent Lara Logan breaks her silence about the terrible sexual assault that she fell victim to in Egypt’s Tahrir Square following the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. On Feb 15th, CBS released a statement saying …

AT&T Data Limits Go Into Effect Today AT&T Data Limits Go Into Effect Today

AT&T’s infamous data caps go into effect today. You know, the ones where if you’re a paying customer, and you use too much data on the Internet, you get charged extra? Yeah, those caps. Congratulations, paying customers. DSL customers will …

Osama Bin Laden’s Compound: Video and Pictures From Inside Osama Bin Laden’s Compound: Video and Pictures From Inside
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Visual details are emerging about the Northern Pakistani compound where Osama Bin Laden was killed. ABC News has just released exclusive video from the kill site. As you might expect, the video is graphic due to the amount of blood …

Apple iOS 4.3.3 To Fix Tracking “Bug” Apple iOS 4.3.3 To Fix Tracking “Bug”
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It looks like Apple users won’t have too wait very long to (possibly) resolve some of their privacy concerns. BGR says that its Apple sources have confirmed the release of iOS 4.3.3 within the next two weeks.  Version 4.3.3 will …

Osama bin Laden Searches Spike Nearly 100,000% Just on Yahoo Osama bin Laden Searches Spike Nearly 100,000% Just on Yahoo

It really is astounding to see the impact the killing of Osama bin Laden has had not only on the country and the world, but on the web. As previously noted, Osama-related searches have been dominating Google Trends – accounting …

BlackBerry 7, Playbook Facebook App, Voice Chat, New Bolds, Enterprise Improvements, and More From RIM BlackBerry 7, Playbook Facebook App, Voice Chat, New Bolds, Enterprise Improvements, and More From RIM
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Research in Motion (RIM) followed up last week’s announcement of the Tungle acquisition with a slew of announcements today. Let’s just take them one-by-one. 1. BlackBerry Mobile Voice System 5 Availability for More Corporate Phone Systems RIM announced that BlackBerry …

Osama Bin Laden’s Death: The Internet Reacts Osama Bin Laden’s Death: The Internet Reacts

The internet was the star of last night and this morning’s breaking news of Osama Bin Laden’s death.  People flocked to Twitter and Facebook to find out the latest and to express their feelings about the incredible story.  CNN.com crashed …

Man Unknowingly Live-Tweets Raid on Osama bin Laden Man Unknowingly Live-Tweets Raid on Osama bin Laden
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Sohaib Athar, @ReallyVirtual on Twitter, is a 33 year old programmer from Lahore, Pakistan. But, when he began tweeting about some strange activities going on in Abbottabad… he had no idea that he was essentially “Live-Tweeting” the raid on Osama …

DISH Settles with TiVo, Forms Partnership to Promote Blockbuster Services DISH Settles with TiVo, Forms Partnership to Promote Blockbuster Services

DISH Network and parent company EchoStar have agreed to a half-billion dollar settlement with TiVo over litigation regarding DVR patents. A couple weeks ago, a federal appeals court decision ordering DISH and EchoStart to shut down DVRs due to their …

PlayStation Network Back This Week, Sony to Give Out Presents PlayStation Network Back This Week, Sony to Give Out Presents
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The PSN saga may be coming to an end, as Sony’s Senior Director of Corporate Communications Patrick Seybold made what is surely his most crowd-pleasing statement of the whole ordeal.  Seybold announced via PlayStation blog that the PSN and Qriocity …

Osama bin Laden Death Consumes Entire Google Trends Hot Searches List Osama bin Laden Death Consumes Entire Google Trends Hot Searches List

This is the first time I’ve ever seen this happen. Every key phrase on Google’s Hot Trends list is related to the same piece of news. Obviously – the death of Osama bin Laden. Each phrase is either about bin …

Does Internet Marketing Need a Business Case? Does Internet Marketing Need a Business Case?
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Depending on where you work, that might sound like a silly question. Everything needs a business case in some places. And I understand that. I used to work for IBM, which is one of those places in love with justifications …

Osama bin Laden Has Been Killed Osama bin Laden Has Been Killed
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Osama bin Laden, one of the most notorious terrorists of all time, has been killed. What did you think when you heard the news that Osama bin Laden had been killed? Let us know. Just a few short hours ago, …

Facebook Pages Being Taken Down, Policy Comes Into Question Facebook Pages Being Taken Down, Policy Comes Into Question
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Numerous reports have been coming out that Facebook is taking down Facebook pages that are accused of infringing upon copyrights. The keyword there is “accused”. Apparently, Facebook does little (or nothing) to verify the legitimacy of the claims before taking …

Should YouTube Have Banned This Animal Cruelty Investigation Video? [Updated] Should YouTube Have Banned This Animal Cruelty Investigation Video? [Updated]
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Update 3: A spokesperson for Mercy for Animals tells us, “Nathan [Runkle - Executive Director] says that it appears that YouTube is once again hosting the video, while it appears Vimeo has removed it. They will be communicating with Vimeo, …

Top 50 Branded Facebook Fan Pages, April 2011 Top 50 Branded Facebook Fan Pages, April 2011
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“Stability” was largely the word of the month for the very largest branded Facebook fan pages, at least compared to last month’s rankings. The only change in the Top 10 was Converse growing 11% to leapfrog Skittles, which grew at …