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Facebook Staff On Google+: How They’re Using It Facebook Staff On Google+: How They’re Using It
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There has been a great deal of talk about whether Facebook should be scared of Google+, whether Google+ is the next Facebook, etc. etc. etc. Facebook has in fact shown some signs of concern, though Google+ is far from replacing …

GoDaddy Looks Unscathed By Bob Parsons Elephant Killing GoDaddy Looks Unscathed By Bob Parsons Elephant Killing
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If you want to boost sales for your business, kill an elephant. No, seriously – take a video of yourself shooting an elephant in the dark as well as the subsequent slaughtering and throw it up on YouTube. Then, advertise …

Anti-Piracy Lawyer Rips Off Content from Competitor Anti-Piracy Lawyer Rips Off Content from Competitor
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John Steele, an anti-piracy “pay-up-or-else” lawyer, has filed close to 100 mass-lawsuits for his clients, targeting thousands of BitTorrent users, a.k.a. Pirates. Now it seems the moniker could even fit Mr. Steele himself. The folks over at TorrentFreak have pointed …

Microsoft Slams Google’s Ad Practices With “Gmail Man” Microsoft Slams Google’s Ad Practices With “Gmail Man”
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Could a leaked video slamming Google (specifically Gmail) for targeting keywords be a “rally the troops” exercise from Microsoft? A video entitled “O365 MGX Copy” was posted to YouTube yesterday and already has amassed over 100,000 views. The video stars …

Should Facebook Remove Holocaust Denial Groups? Should Facebook Remove Holocaust Denial Groups?
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When the Allied forces began to turn the tide of their conflict against Hitler’s Germany in 1944, one of history’s most disturbing events was about to be discovered. Named the Final Solution by the Nazis, and subsequently known as the …

Google+ is Facebook Meets Twitter? How About MySpace? Chatroulette? Google+ is Facebook Meets Twitter? How About MySpace? Chatroulette?
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The more I use Google+ the more I can see shades of various other social services from the web creeping in. Yes, much of the discussion around Google+ has been about how Facebook-like it is, or how Twitter-like it is …

Old Spice Mano a Mano Fight Is Over: Fabio Has Been Defeated Old Spice Mano a Mano Fight Is Over: Fabio Has Been Defeated
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Isaiah Mustafa and Fabio must both be exhausted, as their marathon battle for advertising supremacy has finally come to and end. Ever since the epic battle Mano a Mano in El Bano began at noon on Tuesday, videos featuring the …

Is Apple Interested In Purchasing Barnes & Noble? Is Apple Interested In Purchasing Barnes & Noble?
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Would it make sense for Apple to purchase Barnes & Noble, the nations largest book retailer? If you read into Internet gossip, and you know you do, this is the rumor of the moment. It appears the rumor started over …

Google Hotel Finder Launched Google Hotel Finder Launched
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Google introduced something called Hotel Finder today, which it describes as an experimental search tool designed to help users find “that perfect hotel.” Essentially, it’s a hotel search engine, but it comes with an interesting user interface. “To help you …

Senate Antitrust Subcommittee Announces Google Hearing Senate Antitrust Subcommittee Announces Google Hearing

THe U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights announced today that it will hold a hearing, “The Power of Google: Serving Consumers or Threatening Competition?” on September 21 at 2:00 PM. Last month, we reported …

Twitter Expands Functionality of Promoted Tweets Twitter Expands Functionality of Promoted Tweets
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The money-making ability of Twitter has long been a point of contention. Is the micro-blog site capable of producing ad revenue along the same lines as Google? With the expanded capabilities of Twitter’s “Promoted Tweets” program, we’re about to find …

Tea Party “Hobbit” Sharron Angle Rips John McCain on Twitter
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As the deadline to raise the debt ceiling approaches, tensions are high in the world of national politics. Not only are Democrats and Republicans fighting with each other about the politics behind the national debt but some members of the …

Why VCs Are Against the Protect IP Act Why VCs Are Against the Protect IP Act

The Protect IP Act introduced by Senator Patrick Leahy in May is receiving a lot of criticism. The bill, which in full is called Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011, hopes to crack down on the illegal online sale of counterfeit goods.

Netflix Relief Fund: The Upper Middle Class Needs Your Help Netflix Relief Fund: The Upper Middle Class Needs Your Help

It’s been a little over two weeks since Netflix announced their new pricing structure, essentially ruining the lives of everyone in its path. Now if you want to enjoy the connivence of DVD’s delivered to you and streaming content together, …

Google: Here’s Who Doesn’t Think We’re Anticompetitive Google: Here’s Who Doesn’t Think We’re Anticompetitive
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The DoJ has been scrutinizing Google’s proposed acquisition of ad optimization firm AdMeld for over a month, and has now requested further information from Google. Google has put out a response to this via its Public Policy blog, which basically …

Jon Stewart Discusses Absurd Twitter Names, Journalistic Integrity Jon Stewart Discusses Absurd Twitter Names, Journalistic Integrity
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Have you noticed that Twitter is taking over television? In the last year or so, shows from networks spanning all types of discipline – sports, comedy, news, have begun to use Twitter to create buzz and to request feedback. Shows …

Google Maps Brings You The London Underground Google Maps Brings You The London Underground

From the “makes sense” files comes news that the London Underground is now supported on Google Maps. Now, getting around the metropolis via the subway underground — which receives an apparent 1 billion travelers a year — is easier than …

Google Page Speed Service Rewrites Your Pages Google Page Speed Service Rewrites Your Pages
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Google announced this morning that it’s releasing a new new web performance tool for webmeisters called Page Speed Service. This follows several other offerings from the company in the page speed realm, including a browser extension, the Page Speed Online …

Gmail Stages “Email Intervention” To Save People From Outdated Email Gmail Stages “Email Intervention” To Save People From Outdated Email
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Google has just launched a campaign to attract more users to its already popular Gmail service. It asks current Gmail users to “save their friends from outdated email” by helping them jump on board the Gmail train. The way to …

NFL Brings Out Twitter Losers, Winners NFL Brings Out Twitter Losers, Winners

Now that the NFL has secured 10 years of labor “peace” between the owners and the players — aside: how much money would owners make without the players? — the news concerning player movement is coming hot and heavy. So …

Chinese Gamers Sell Kids To Bankroll Their Habit
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It’s a tough world out there, and sometimes money can be tight. If you’re a young couple struggling to get by, where do you turn for a little extra cash? If you said “selling your children,” you are in a …

Visits to Google+ And Time Spent On Site Decline in U.S. Visits to Google+ And Time Spent On Site Decline in U.S.
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Experian Hitwise has shared some new data with us regarding Google+. According to the firm, Google+ received over 1.79 million total U.S. visits last week (ending July 23), which is a decrease of 3% vs. the previous week (ending July …

White House Twitter Account Rickrolls Bored User (And All Of Us, Subsequently) White House Twitter Account Rickrolls Bored User (And All Of Us, Subsequently)

The White House began their “office hours” today at 2 p.m. EST. They asked Twitter followers to submit questions about the debt debate using the hashtag #WHChat. As their last response, they took the opportunity to play the internet’s oldest …

Google Tests Design Change, Launches Mobile Maps Update Google Tests Design Change, Launches Mobile Maps Update
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Amit Agarwal reports (with screenshots) that Google is testing a new design layout that places familiar search options at the top of the screen, and actually makes the search results page more Google Profile-ish. The options are available through tabs …