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Google Points Users to Different Content While They’re on Your Site Google Points Users to Different Content While They’re on Your Site
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Google has launched a new Google Toolbar feature/browser extension called “Google Related,” which basically gives users access to a variety of different Google results that are related (at least in theory) to any site they visit, while they are on …

FCC Investigating Legality Of BART Celluar Service Shutdown FCC Investigating Legality Of BART Celluar Service Shutdown

Last week the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system shut off transmitters which make it possible to obtain cellphone reception in their underground stations. Their reasoning was to disrupt a potential protest that could materialize after a fatal police shooting …

XXX Porn Site On The Way For PETA? XXX Porn Site On The Way For PETA?
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In the upcoming months, you’re going to start seeing a much greater variety of domains names appear on your url bar. This year, Internet domain name overlords ICANN have made two important votes – first, they decided to lift almost …

Righthaven Loses Another Fair Use Case, Ordered to Pay $34K in Legal Fees Righthaven Loses Another Fair Use Case, Ordered to Pay $34K in Legal Fees

Righthaven was dealt another blow in a Nevada federal court, as it was ordered to pay over $34,000 to cover the legal fees of the defendant it had just sued (and lost). For some more background on Righthaven, you can …

LinkedIn Mobile Gets an Update LinkedIn Mobile Gets an Update

LinkedIn says its mobile page views have gone up by 400% year-over-year, making it the fastest-growing service it offers. With that, the company is making improvements to its mobile experience. “With our experience building apps that meet the needs of …

iPhone 5 Rumor: Telefónica Scaling Back Stock To Make Room For iPhone 5 iPhone 5 Rumor: Telefónica Scaling Back Stock To Make Room For iPhone 5

We may finally have some truth to some of the rumors that have been spread around for months now. Engadget reports that a tipster has alerted them that starting on August 22nd Telefónica, a Spanish broadband and telecommunications provider in …

Jim Thome Hits 600th Home Run, Trends on Twitter Jim Thome Hits 600th Home Run, Trends on Twitter

Considering the iron-clad grip Major League Baseball holds on its highlight footage–unreasonably so, truth be told–so there’s no telling how long the lead video will last. So enjoy it while you can. What it is is Jim Thome hitting his …

Elvis Presley Lives On, Thanks To The Internet Elvis Presley Lives On, Thanks To The Internet
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What is it about Elvis Presley that makes people flock to Graceland on the day of his death, year after year, to hold candlelight vigils? Why is his death celebrated, seemingly more than his birth? On this day 34 years …

Google Catalogs for iPad Google Catalogs for iPad

Google has announced the launch of a new iPad app called Google Catalogs, which brings users access to a variety of popular catalogs to one place, digitally. Businesses that offer catalogs can get their own added as well. “For years, …

iPad 3 Release Date: Not This Year iPad 3 Release Date: Not This Year

Last week, it was reported, that Apple had been toying with the idea of releasing revamped version of their iPad, but the rumor was later squashed as problems arose concerning the Retina Display. Digitimes reports: “The sources believe that the …

Google+ Comment Collapsing and Expanding Rolling Out Google+ Comment Collapsing and Expanding Rolling Out

Google has started rolling out the ability to collapse and expand comments in the Google+ stream. They’ve also announced a few tweaks to the way comments are displayed in real time. Google designer Jonathan Terleskij shared a video on Google+ …

Rex Ryan Is Great for User-Generated Web Content Rex Ryan Is Great for User-Generated Web Content

If you go by Google’s edicts of gaining good rankings, content is king. The thinking goes like this: if you make stellar content–be it with simple text or more content-rich material–links will come your way. Now that the NFL is …

Twitter Media Upload API Launched Twitter Media Upload API Launched
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Last week, Twitter rolled out its new photo sharing feature, and now they’ve announced they’re sharing the Twitter Media Upload API. This will allow developers to attach images to tweets. Jason Costa, who works on Platform at Twitter writes: If …

President Obama is Now on Foursquare President Obama is Now on Foursquare

Foursquare has officially attracted their biggest name yet, as the leader of the free world joined the service yesterday evening. No, President Obama won’t be battling people for mayorships, as this is an official White House account. I’m sure that’s …

Does This Facebook Page Promote Rape Culture? Does This Facebook Page Promote Rape Culture?
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Social media sites and censorship has been a heavily debated topic here at WebProNews as of late. First, we discussed a particular Twitter hashtag that popped up on the top trends list, #reasonstobeatyourgirlfriend. The controversial tag led to some petitioning …

ICANN Domain Plan: Brands Headed for Disaster? ICANN Domain Plan: Brands Headed for Disaster?
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The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) is speaking out against ICANN’s decision to open the domain name floodgates by lifting restrictions on generic top-level domains. Are the new domains a good idea? Tell us what you think. ICANN is to start …

Foursquare Lists Let You Share Recommendations With Friends Foursquare Lists Let You Share Recommendations With Friends

Foursquare has added a new element to their social experience, as their all new Foursquare Lists went live today. Now you can categorize your favorite places into convenient, sharable lists that you can use to document travel experiences, plan future …

Pandora Redesign Gets Ready to Roll Out Pandora Redesign Gets Ready to Roll Out
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Last month, Pandora revealed a redesign of Pandora.com. “We’ve rebuilt it from the ground up to be fast, easy, beautiful and modern,” said Tom Conrad, CTO and EVP of Product. Today, the company announced that it is available for every …

Report: Each Search is Worth 50 Cents Report: Each Search is Worth 50 Cents
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McKinsey & Company put out a lengthy and interesting report called “The Impact of Internet Technologies: Search,” which explores the value of search. According to the report, the average Internet user performed about 1,500 searches in 2010, with 1.6 trillion …

Sons of Anarchy’s Kurt Sutter Quits Twitter, Says We Are Nation of Soundbites Sons of Anarchy’s Kurt Sutter Quits Twitter, Says We Are Nation of Soundbites

It fills me with great sorrow to report that Sons of Anarchy creator and controversial tweeter Kurt Sutter has decided to throw in the towel. Sutter has deactivated his twitter account, leaving behind only fond memories of an honest micro-blogger …

Have Half of Google+ Users Yet to Post Anything? Have Half of Google+ Users Yet to Post Anything?
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Matthew Hurst, who works with text mining and social media at Microsoft (he’s also the co-creator of BlogPulse) shared an interesting visualization on Google+ on his personal blog (and linked to on Google+). “I took a sample of the Google …

New Bing Shopping Features Launched New Bing Shopping Features Launched
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Bing revealed some new features it’s rolling out today for Bing Shopping. These include the ability to refine your searches faster, product-level deals, product page filters and shopping list improvements. “As the number of available products increase, we want to …

Time Warner Cable Acquires Insight: Twitter Weighs In Time Warner Cable Acquires Insight: Twitter Weighs In
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Call it today’s other major acquisition news. This morning Google announced their purchase of Motorola Mobility. At $12.5 billion, it is their largest acquisition ever. Also announced today, after a swirl of rumors, was the acquisition of Insight Communications by …

Keegan Bradley Celebrates PGA Victory on Twitter Keegan Bradley Celebrates PGA Victory on Twitter

There’s a new member to the professional golf Major championship winner’s club, and his name is Keegan Bradely. After defeating Jason Dufner in a three-hole playoff, Bradley was crowned the current king of the PGA Championship, the last Major championship …