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Is Search Advertising the Worst Form of Advertising? Is Search Advertising the Worst Form of Advertising?
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What is the best form of advertising? Not search, according to a report published this week. In fact, Josh Shatkin-Margolis of AdAge goes so far as to call search the “worst form of advertising”. Do you agree? Tell us what …

Social Media Involvement Greater in China than U.S. Social Media Involvement Greater in China than U.S.
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Due to the large population discrepancy, it probably won’t surprise anyone that China has more broadband users that the United States.  What might surprise you is just how much more active the Chinese are online, especially when it comes to …

eBay Posts Strong First Quarter Earnings eBay Posts Strong First Quarter Earnings
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Good news for e-commerce giant eBay, as today they report solid first quarter results. For the first quarter ending March 31st, eBay reports $2.5 billion in net revenue, which is a 16% increase from the same period last year. The …

Blame It on the Youth Blame It on the Youth

If you want to know where the future is headed, sometimes telling clues reside in how the youth of the world interact and share with one another. With the rise of the Golden Triangle of technology, mobile, social, and real-time, …

Steve Jobs on iPhone Location Data Issue Steve Jobs on iPhone Location Data Issue
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Apple CEO Steve Jobs told the Wall Street Journal that Apple has “never transmitted” the precise location of iPhones back to the company. According to the publication, he said that the company gathers info from the phone about nearby cellphone …

Square Gets Visa Backing Square Gets Visa Backing
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Square has received a new investment from Visa, which is the largest credit card company in the world. While the exact amount of the investment is unknown, it’s rumored to be in the millions. Square COO Keith Rabbois told the …

Obama’s Birth Certificate Release: Twitter Responds Obama’s Birth Certificate Release: Twitter Responds
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Today, President Obama released his official Long Form Birth Certificate on WhiteHouse.gov.  Whether this move will have any impact on the Birther movement is yet to be determined. Since the internet has been the main platform for keeping this thing …

Playstation Network Outage Gets Funny or Die Treatment Playstation Network Outage Gets Funny or Die Treatment

In a video, brought to you by the National Nerd Relief Fund, or NIRF, the folks over at Funny or Die warn us about the scourge of vampiric man-children that are taking to the streets, forced out of their basements …

Google Docs for Android Finally Available Google Docs for Android Finally Available
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Android has been lacking an official Google Docs app until now. It always seemed strange, and the web version on mobile isn’t the most user-friendly experience. Now, Android users don’t have to use the web version on their phones anymore, …

White iPhone 4 Officially Announced for…Tomorrow! White iPhone 4 Officially Announced for…Tomorrow!
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The White iPhone 4 is coming tomorrow. After months of gadget geeks speculating and showing a great deal of enthusiasm for a new color of iPhone, Apple has officially announced its arrival. The white device will be available on Apple’s …

Are You Really Ready For The Mobile Consumer? Are You Really Ready For The Mobile Consumer?
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Google published some terrific and compelling metrics yesterday on the rapid shifts in consumer behaviours and how they use smartphones when shopping. Google says that 71% of smartphone users search because of an ad they’ve seen either online or offline; …

Chrome Gets Speech Input Chrome Gets Speech Input

About a month ago, Google introduced some new features to the Chrome beta channel. Among these were speech input through HTML. Now that’s part of the stable release. “Fresh from the work that we’ve been doing with the HTML Speech …

South Park Does Steve Jobs Tonight, Looks Promising South Park Does Steve Jobs Tonight, Looks Promising

Historically, it’s not exactly been an honor to make a cameo on South Park.  Just ask Barbara Streisand, immortalized as MechaStreisand, a giant malevolent robot that hid a special crystal in its giant nose. Or ask Ben Affleck, who was …

Delicious Lives On Without Yahoo, Courtesy of YouTube Founders Delicious Lives On Without Yahoo, Courtesy of YouTube Founders

Yahoo announced today that YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen have acquired Delicious, and that they will keep the site up and running. A statement on the Delicious blog says: As creators of the largest online video platform, they …

RIM Buys Tungle, a Calendar Service RIM Buys Tungle, a Calendar Service

BlackBerry makers Research in Motion (RIM) have acquired Tungle for an undisclosed sum. Tungle is a cloud-based calendar and scheduling service, which works with Google, Yahoo, Facebook, TripIt, Plancast, Outlook, iCal, LotusNotes, LotusLive, and WindowsLive. RIM VP, Collaboration and Social …

Playstation Network Latest Update: Forensic Analysis Prompted Shutdown Playstation Network Latest Update: Forensic Analysis Prompted Shutdown
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Today marks the eighth day since Sony shut down it’s PlayStation Network due to an “external intrusion.” Late yesterday, the news surfaced that users’ personal information had been compromised during the attack.  This announcement simply confirmed already existing fears that …

PokerStars Processing Cashouts, Slowly PokerStars Processing Cashouts, Slowly
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Since Black Friday, the online poker world has had two basic concerns – one short term and one long term. The long term concern is about the uncertain future of the game in the United States.  Will online poker ever …

Obama Birth Certificate Released Via WhiteHouse.gov Obama Birth Certificate Released Via WhiteHouse.gov
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The Obama Administration has released the President’s “long form birth certificate” – available for viewing at WhiteHouse.gov. This comes after years of controversy surrounding the topic of his U.S. citizenship, and whether or not he was indeed born in the …

Why Hootsuite Understands Loyalty Why Hootsuite Understands Loyalty
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Last week, several web services like Hootsuite, Livefyre, Quora, Foursquare and more crashed as Amazon Web Hosting’s EC2 servers took a nosedive off the diving board and into an empty swimming pool. The technical issues that Amazon experienced meant you …

Beneficial Innovations Sues the Internet Beneficial Innovations Sues the Internet

Beneficial Innovations, Inc. is suing a bunch of media companies and publishers over their alleged infringement upon two patents its owns. Among the companies are: Amazon, Demand Media, Advance Publications (which owns Conde Nast magazines and several newspapers), AML media …

Windows Phone Collects Location Data, Too Windows Phone Collects Location Data, Too
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With all the hubbub surrounding the recent discovery of the iPhone’s location data collection protocols, other mobile phone developers are falling on this geo-data sword as well. First, Android admitted its phone practiced similar data collection, and now, Microsoft has …

eHow Getting Serious About Quality eHow Getting Serious About Quality
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Demand Media is getting serious about increasing the quality of eHow content. This has become clear after talks we’ve had with the company, as well as various presentations and interviews they’ve given. They also launched a major redesign last month, …

Apple Responds to Location Tracking (About Time) Apple Responds to Location Tracking (About Time)
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Apple is not tracking the location of your iPhone. Apple has never done so and has no plans to ever do so. This is the unequivocal opening statement from Apple’s official release this morning.  This marks the first official response …

Aflac Duck’s New Voice: Dan McKeague Aflac Duck’s New Voice: Dan McKeague
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Aflac has called it “America’s best job,” and today it was handed to a sales manager from Minneapolis. Married father of three Dan McKeague will be stepping into the role of the Aflac Duck, the 11 year old advertising icon …