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Facebook, Google Weighing Skype Deal? Facebook, Google Weighing Skype Deal?

According to “two sources with direct knowledge of the discussions,” both Facebook and Google are weighing deals with popular video conferencing service Skype. According to Reuters, both Facebook and Google have held discussions about forming joint ventures with Skype, and …

Google Algorithm Update – Is Bounce Rate a Ranking Signal? Google Algorithm Update – Is Bounce Rate a Ranking Signal?
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Update: Looks like we have a direct answer now. Forget for a moment everything you think you know about Google and how they rank content. Put yourself in the role of a person who is tasked with ranking results. One …

Gamers More Social Than Non-Gamers, According to Study Gamers More Social Than Non-Gamers, According to Study

Most gamers are thought to be people that live in their parents’ basement, drink Mountain Dew and energy drinks, and play video games until the wee hours of the morning. But, a new study from Mocospace reveals information that debunks this theory. The mobile social network conducted a survey and found that gamers are actually more social than non-gamers.

TV Loves Twitter TV Loves Twitter
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While this is not anything surprising or groundbreaking, the television medium is ate up with the idea of using Twitter to establish some kind of audience interaction. Again, this evolution has been fairly obvious, but the concept hit one of …

Android Market to Overtake Apple Appstore This Year Android Market to Overtake Apple Appstore This Year
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According to a report by mobile researchers research2guidance, the Android Marketplace will overtake Apple’s Appstore to become the biggest application store in the world by August of this year. After that, the amount of available apps for Android will continue …

Sony Passes The Buck, Blames Anonymous Sony Passes The Buck, Blames Anonymous
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In what’s playing out as a “it wasn’t us, it was them” level of whining, Sony is working as hard as it can to remove themselves as the responsible party in regards to the PlayStation Network outing. Their latest move …

Apple Hires THX’s Tomlinson Holman? Apple Hires THX’s Tomlinson Holman?
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In well-that-probably-means-something news, Apple has apparently grabbed famed audio engineer and inventor Tomlinson Holman to head audio at the company. “Tech Pundit” Leo Laporte tweeted this earlier today: @leolaporteLeo LaporteI have it on good authority that Tomlinson Holman (of THX …

Demand Media Search Data Released Ahead of Earnings Call Demand Media Search Data Released Ahead of Earnings Call

Demand Media has its earnings call tomorrow, and many people are no doubt eagerly awaiting what the company has to say. After recently going public, Google rolled out its Panda update in the U.S. which seemed to leave the company …

Spotify Launches iTunes Competitor, iPod Support Spotify Launches iTunes Competitor, iPod Support

European music service Spotify made some big waves today, as it announced support for Apple’s iPod (in addition to iPhone/Android devices), as well as a new download service that would compete directly with iTunes. CEO Daniel Ek says on the …

iOS 4.3.3 Out, Fixes Tracking “Bugs” iOS 4.3.3 Out, Fixes Tracking “Bugs”

The newest update to iOS, version 4.3.3 is here – earlier than projected. Rumors about the update releasing within a couple weeks hit on Monday. To the delight of those antsy to get back to thinking that they are off …

Unlimited Photo Storage From Photobucket, Snapbucket App launched Unlimited Photo Storage From Photobucket, Snapbucket App launched
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Photobucket announced today that it is now offering unlimited photo storage. Photobucket supports iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows 7 (in addition to the mobile web), but the company tells WebProNews Android is currently its biggest platform. According to the company, …

IP Addresses Do Not Equal People IP Addresses Do Not Equal People
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According to a ruling made by United States District Court Judge Harold Baker, identifying the address assigned to your computer when it’s connected to the Internet is not the same thing as identifying the person who’s using the computer. Such …

QR Code Adoption Grows, Particularly Among Those 35-44 QR Code Adoption Grows, Particularly Among Those 35-44
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The rise of smartphones has given way to the rise of plenty of interesting marketing strategies – QR codes among them. Simply put, they’re a way to bring people in the physical world (as opposed to people sitting in front …

Osama bin Laden Death Photos Not Being Released Osama bin Laden Death Photos Not Being Released
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CBS News is reporting that President Obama told Steve Kroft, in an interview for the upcoming episode of 60 minutes, that he will not release death photos of Osama bin Laden. According to the report, we won’t have to wait …

Pandora Comedy Stations Launched Pandora Comedy Stations Launched
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Pandora Internet Radio has, at some point, helped most curious music lovers discover something completely new. For me, years ago, my Blitzen Trapper channel led me to Agalloch. I guess it’s the Portland thing. Those of you familiar with the …

Radiohead to Perform King of Limbs on TV Radiohead to Perform King of Limbs on TV

Well, kind of, anyway. Radiohead, the band that is single-handedly trying to change the way business is conducted in the music industry, will be performing their new album, King of Limbs on Nigel Godrich’s In The Basement. Because In The …

Is Google a Search Company? Is Google a Search Company?
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Is Google a search company? Before you answer, take a moment to remember that they have self-driving cars and giant robot spiders (ok, I think they were just renting those). Obviously search is still integral to Google’s existence, and a …

Facebook Sued by Minor Over “Social Ads” Facebook Sued by Minor Over “Social Ads”
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A young boy in Brooklyn is suing social media giant Facebook for using him to endorse a product against his will, according to Bloomberg. The suit, filed on Justin Nastro’s behalf by his father Frank, complains that Facebook fails to …

Star Wars Day on Twitter, It Is Star Wars Day on Twitter, It Is

Actually, Star Wars Day extends well beyond Twitter, but considering the “micro-blogging” site is the utility of choice when it comes to online communication, and the trending topics are a great barometer for what’s popular in the world at this …

Should Vimeo Reinstate This Animal Cruelty Investigation Video? Should Vimeo Reinstate This Animal Cruelty Investigation Video?
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Mercy for Animals has written a letter to Vimeo trying to get an investigative video exposing animal cruelty at the E6 Cattle Co. reinstated on the site after it was pulled as a violation of Vimeo’s terms of service. If …

Wii Price Falls to $150 Wii Price Falls to $150
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The Nintendo Wii will officially be 25% cheaper, come May 15th. It has been rumored for about a month that this price cut was coming, and today Nintendo has confirmed it.  The current Wii bundle available in stores costs $199.99 …

New Google Chrome Ads Eschew Comedy for Dramatic Moments New Google Chrome Ads Eschew Comedy for Dramatic Moments

Let it never be said that Google doesn’t promote their products. Granted, they aren’t big adopters of television advertising — save for their famous Super Bowl commercial — but that doesn’t mean they won’t use other mediums to entice would-be …

Situation Room Bin Laden Raid Photo Will Be Most Viewed Image on Flickr Situation Room Bin Laden Raid Photo Will Be Most Viewed Image on Flickr
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Of the iconic photos that have emerged (few) and will emerge (many) surrounding the death of Osama Bin Laden, one is the clear leader. The “situation room” photo has become the one image that we all associate with that day. …

Blekko Already Powers Search on Topix After Just Six Months of Existence Blekko Already Powers Search on Topix After Just Six Months of Existence
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Blekko announced that it will begin powering the search functionality on local news aggregation site Topix, calling it “an unprecedented partnership for a search engine not yet six months old.” That Topix is turning to such a young search engine …