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Google Patent Reveals Clues about its Social Strategy Google Patent Reveals Clues about its Social Strategy
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With as much success as Google has had, it is somewhat surprising that it has not been very fortunate in the social media area. It has had many attempts that have either been shut down or consolidated into other efforts, but the company has made it clear that it is not giving up on social media.

Huge BitTorrent Lawsuit Targets 23,000 “Expendables” Downloaders Huge BitTorrent Lawsuit Targets 23,000 “Expendables” Downloaders
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United States Federal Judges are sending mixed messages when it comes to the legality of forcing ISPs to fork over customer information. Days after one District Court Judge rules against the right to subpoena ISPs, another has granted a motion …

PayPal Service Coming To Xbox Live PayPal Service Coming To Xbox Live
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For those of you who would like an additional method of purchasing on your Xbox Live account, Microsoft has apparently heard your calling, and will address your needs when the next XBL update occurs. Currently, the next update is scheduled …

Foursquare Experiments With NFC at Google I/O Foursquare Experiments With NFC at Google I/O

Today begins the 2011 Google I/O conference, which will bring thousands of developers to San Francisco to immerse themselves in the world of next gen applications.  Foursquare has teamed up with Google at this year’s conference to offer a look …

Microsoft Buys Skype for $8.5 Billion Microsoft Buys Skype for $8.5 Billion
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Microsoft and Skype just announced that Microsoft is buying Skype for $8.5 billion in cash, and that the deal has already been approved by both boards of directors. Skype is being sold by an investment group led by Silver Lake …

Website Siloing: An SEO Strategy For Optimal Results Website Siloing: An SEO Strategy For Optimal Results
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Relevancy in Google’s eyes begins with strong content. Furthermore, that same content needs to be well structured. One of the best ways to inject positive results into your organic campaign, is to structure your website into a symmetrical organization – …

GoDaddy Brings Up the Elephant Ordeal in Press Release About Haiti Donations GoDaddy Brings Up the Elephant Ordeal in Press Release About Haiti Donations
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As reported a few weeks ago, GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons tweeted that the company was donating $500,000 to the charity Hope for Haiti, the second such donation it had made since the earthquake in Haiti in early 2010. Despite numerous …

Charging Your Devices With Sound? Charging Your Devices With Sound?

Hey, you guys wanna get blinded with some science? South Korean engineers have found a novel way to charge your mobile phone – noise. Basically what Dr. Sang-Woo Kim and his team has found is a way to convert sound …

YouTube Movie Rental Details YouTube Movie Rental Details
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If YouTube wasn’t serious about movie rentals before, it is now. Today, the company announced that it was expanding its movie offerings by about 3,000 new titles. While YouTube dropped the news a little while ago, they’ve now made more …

Google Doodle Honors Roger Hargreaves Google Doodle Honors Roger Hargreaves

Today is late author and illustrator Roger Hargreaves’ birthday, and in honor of that fact Google has unveiled 16 new doodles, all of which are running today on the homepage. British-born Hargreaves is of course the beloved author of over …

YouTube Adding 3,000 Movie Titles, Increasing Investment in Partner Content YouTube Adding 3,000 Movie Titles, Increasing Investment in Partner Content
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YouTube announced today that it is adding about 3,000 new movie titles for rent in the U.S. as well as some new original content from partners as part of the “future of video”. The movie titles, the company says, will …

Blogger’s Announcement of His Own Death Goes Viral Blogger’s Announcement of His Own Death Goes Viral
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Ready to drop all that pessimism about the impact of the internet on relationships and communication? Penmachine.com is the blog of Derek Miller, a canadian renaissance man of sorts that began blogging about his battle with colorectal cancer in 2007. …

Drudge Report Sends More Traffic Than Facebook or Twitter to Some News Sites Drudge Report Sends More Traffic Than Facebook or Twitter to Some News Sites

Clearly, there’s a great deal to be said for news curation. The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism is sharing some fascinating findings about web news consumption, through a study of audience stats provided by Nielsen. The study …

Helium Raises $10 Million After Being Victimized by Google Panda Update Helium Raises $10 Million After Being Victimized by Google Panda Update
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Helium is showing that life can go on for victims of Google’s Panda update. Helium is a user-generated content site, often compared to other known Panda victims like Demand Media, HubPages, Suite101, Associated Content, etc. Of course, Demand Media (now …

Angry Birds IPO To Come in Next Few Years Angry Birds IPO To Come in Next Few Years
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The Finnish company that brought us the joy of hurling exploding black bomb-birds into crowned green pigs says they are eyeing an initial public offering within the next 3 to 4 years. Chief Marketing Officer Peter Vesterbacka said that although …

Defacing Andrew Bynum’s Facebook Page Defacing Andrew Bynum’s Facebook Page
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Perhaps this is old hat, but if you haven’t seen it, it’s new to you. Normally, when the thought of defacing Internet profiles come to mind, one looks to Wikipedia for the fallout; but now, perhaps we should look to …

Google Business Photos – Google Focuses on the Small Business (Chains Not Included) Google Business Photos – Google Focuses on the Small Business (Chains Not Included)
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Last year, Google started going around taking pictures of the inside of stores, for what seemed like the indoor equivalent of Street View for businesses. Google has now announced the product around this, which it is calling Google Business Photos. …

Don’t Expect a Lot of eHow Content to Be Removed from YouTube Don’t Expect a Lot of eHow Content to Be Removed from YouTube
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Demand Media shared with WebProNews, some further insights into its content strategy on the video side of things. In light of the recent discussions surrounding Google’s Panda update, and its impacts on YouTube and Demand Media, we thought it would …

PlayStation Network Hackers to Get a Bounty on Their Heads? PlayStation Network Hackers to Get a Bounty on Their Heads?
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It looks like Sony might just be as clueless about the PSN attacks as they say they are. All Things Digital is reporting that their sources say that Sony is debating the pros and cons of issuing a reward for …

All Apple, All The Time All Apple, All The Time
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Clearly, it’s Steve Jobs’ world and we all are just living in his touch-screen-based, iTunes-driven, Cult-of-Mac world. Whether it’s the Chinese are fighting over the iPad 2, or people leaving their laptops and home computers aside in favor of tablet …

Justin Bieber’s Manager, Who Was Arrested for Not Tweeting, Strikes Plea Deal Justin Bieber’s Manager, Who Was Arrested for Not Tweeting, Strikes Plea Deal
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Remember when Justin Bieber’s manager was arrested for not tweeting quickly enough? Let me refresh your memory. Back in November of 2009, Bieber was scheduled to have an autograph signing in a Long Island mall. About three times more people …

PlayStation Network Down Until May 31st? PlayStation Network Down Until May 31st?
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According to a Tokyo-based Sony spokesman, the PlayStation Network and Qriocity services may not get a full reboot until May 31st. Shigenori Yoshida told Bloomberg that Sony is currently uncertain when they can begin to restore services. He says that …

Google Panda Update: New Advice Directly From Google Google Panda Update: New Advice Directly From Google
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Google’s Panda update left a slew of victims in the wake of its warpath (the war, of course being on shallow and low-quality content). While Google has dropped some hints here and there on its philosophies for what it considers …

Google AdSense Alternative? Lijit Thinks So. Google AdSense Alternative? Lijit Thinks So.
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Not surprisingly, many businesses use Google’s AdSense platform to make money. It has given many publishers a tried-and-true monetization model to fall back on, so they can focus on the editorial side of the business.