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Moscow’s Saint Basil’s Cathedral Gets Google Doodled Moscow’s Saint Basil’s Cathedral Gets Google Doodled
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It has many names – Cathedral of the Protecting Veil of the Mother of God, Cathedral of St. Vasily the Blessed, and of course St. Basil’s Cathedral to most English speakers. But whatever you call it, the beautiful Russian church …

Today in Deals: Foursquare and Google Today in Deals: Foursquare and Google
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There are a couple noteworthy bits of news coming out this morning regarding the deals space. Foursquare announced that Foursquare Specials will no include “deals” from partners LivingSocial, Gilt City, Zozi, BuyWithMe, and AT&T Interactive. “We help you discover the …

Google Science Fair Winners Announced Google Science Fair Winners Announced

Aside from their attempted take down of Facebook, Google has other ventures to attend to as well. Whether it’s introducing new Google Doodles that recognize St. Basil’s Cathedral and beta launches of Google Offer, they also flexed some of their …

New “Social Film Experience” Relies On Your Tweets New “Social Film Experience” Relies On Your Tweets
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If you thought that The Social Network was the closest thing that you would get to a true “Facebook movie,” think again. A new film project it attempting to let the viewers mold the action through Facebook and Twitter. The …

Thrillist Promotes New Model for Media Companies, and It Involves Deals Thrillist Promotes New Model for Media Companies, and It Involves Deals

How would you define a media company? It’s difficult in this day and age, isn’t it? With new media on the scene, this process is even more of a challenge.

TechCrunch Redesign: Kevin Rose & Chris Sacca Don’t Approve TechCrunch Redesign: Kevin Rose & Chris Sacca Don’t Approve
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Sometime over the last 24 hours TechCrunch launched a redesign of their popular blog. Apparently the design began back last fall, before AOL’s acquisition of TechCrunch and suffered “innumerable twists and turns along the way“, according to Dave Feldman, product …

Will Google+ Maim Twitter? Will Google+ Maim Twitter?
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There’s been a great deal of talk about Google+ as a Facebook competitor, but how does Google+ stack up as a Twitter competitor? Some think Twitter should be more concerned than Facebook. I don’t want to say Google+ will “kill” …

Mila Kunis Says Yes To YouTube Date Request Mila Kunis Says Yes To YouTube Date Request

It seems like ever since her turn in Black Swan, Mila Kunis has seen her stock jump from pretty high to astronomical. Something about pretty girls in great films…or sex scenes with Natalie Portman. Either way, her beauty and overall …

A Google + Fail Whale? A Google + Fail Whale?
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One of the more recognizable images in relation to social networking has to be the Twitter Fail Whale. It’s become so commonplace — is that a knock on Twitter? — the image has even been made into a tattoo. The …

Netflix Responds, Will Bring Sortable Lists Back Netflix Responds, Will Bring Sortable Lists Back

Some of your complaints about the new Netflix interface have been heard, apparently. Scrolling and sortable lists have been addressed, although, the overall redesign is still in place, much to the chagrin of those who wanted a complete rollback. When …

Google+ To Pass 10 Million Users Today, 20 Million By Weekend Google+ To Pass 10 Million Users Today, 20 Million By Weekend
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Early this morning on his Google+ account, Ancestry.com founder and entrepreneur Paul Allen wrote a lengthy post about user estimates on the brand new social network. His estimates show that the rate of growth of Google+ is not only strong, …

Bing Rolls Out New Maps Interface Bing Rolls Out New Maps Interface
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After months of testing, Bing has now made available its new interface for Bing Maps. Changes include adjustments to the task and navigation controls. Bing says it’s now easier to find the most common actions to complete your tasks. “We’ve …

Google+: The Fastest Growing Social Network Ever? Google+: The Fastest Growing Social Network Ever?
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Idealab CEO Bill Gross has predicted that Google+ “will go from 0 to 100,000,000 faster than any other service in history.” It’s a bold prediction, but even he acknowledges just that. His explanation of how he arrived at this prediction …

Apple Users Will Download More Apps This Year, Pay More For Them Apple Users Will Download More Apps This Year, Pay More For Them

Last week, in a release, Apple boasted that their App Store had just topped 15 billion downloads, a truly staggering figure. As part of that release they also stated that over $2.5 billion has been paid out to developers. Clearly, …

Huffington Post Suspends Writer After Taking Too Much From an AdAge Story Huffington Post Suspends Writer After Taking Too Much From an AdAge Story
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Simon Dumenco at AdAge posted a story today about how the Huffington Post regurgitated one of his articles, and bashed the Post’s long-time claims about how its links can drive tremendous amounts of traffic to the original source. It appears, …

Google Acquires Mobile Loyalty Card Startup Punchd Google Acquires Mobile Loyalty Card Startup Punchd

Google has acquired Punchd, a mobile digital loyalty card startup. The company describes itself as “the replacement for your buy-10-get-1-free cards at your favorite shops.” Here’s a promo for the service: Punchd App Promo from Punchd on Vimeo. On the …

Report: Google to Launch Data Exchange for Advertisers in Coming Weeks Report: Google to Launch Data Exchange for Advertisers in Coming Weeks
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If you use Google products, Google probably has a fair amount of data about you. Of course, it provides a dashboard, where you can see just what they do have, and adjust accordingly, but it’s unlikely that the majority of …

Twitter Launches New Site for Developers Twitter Launches New Site for Developers

Twitter has launched a new site for developers apparently aimed at providing better info on how to develop for the company’s platform. This comes at a time when the FTC is said to be eyeing the company over its competitive …

iHeartRadio Music Festival Begins Social Media Promotion iHeartRadio Music Festival Begins Social Media Promotion

iHeartRadio, the streaming radio platform created by Clear Channel, will be holding a large music festival at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The event will happen on September 23rd and 24th and it being billed by the service as …

Google+: Where Are The Women At? Google+: Where Are The Women At?
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SocialStatistics.com shows stats for over 18,000 Google+ profiles. You can see who has the most friends and followers, as well as various other items. You can see, for example, that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has the most followers at 110,820, …

Is Google + Popular Because It’s Not Facebook? Is Google + Popular Because It’s Not Facebook?
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Recently, when Google + launched, a couple of web comics offered their take on the similarities between that and Facebook. Essentially, the implication was Google + is popular because of one main reason: It’s not Facebook. The Xtranormal animals have …

How Could Google Improve Google+ to Help Your Business? How Could Google Improve Google+ to Help Your Business?
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One interesting component of Google+ is Google’s use of it for feedback and potential improvements. Google staffers are of course all over the new social networking “project,” and much of their focus has been on outreach to users on how …

Kenny Powers Becomes CEO of K-Swiss, Launches Viral Ad Campaign Kenny Powers Becomes CEO of K-Swiss, Launches Viral Ad Campaign
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California-based footwear makers K-Swiss have just debuted a bold new viral advertising campaign this weekend starring Danny McBride in his role as Eastbound & Down‘s Kenny Powers. Verdict: The foul-mouthed baseball player makes one hell of a spokesman. Here’s the …

Home Run Derby Becomes More Social Media Friendly Home Run Derby Becomes More Social Media Friendly

Professional Sports organizations are notoriously cautious when it comes to their players’ interactions with social media. And rightly so, as athletes have continued to fail at social media in various ways and to various degrees since the middle of the …