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Dunkin’ Donuts Launches New Website With A Focus On Local Content Dunkin’ Donuts Launches New Website With A Focus On Local Content
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Dunkin’ Donuts said today it has launched a redesigned website with a focus on local content and social media. The new DunkinDonuts.com features a homepage with localized content, an improved store locator, and the ability for users to connect to …

eBay Buys Majority Stake In Turkish Site eBay Buys Majority Stake In Turkish Site

eBay’s international presence is growing larger in a significant way today.  eBay announced this morning that it’s taking control of GittiGidiyor, a company that was founded in 2001 and qualifies as the leading online marketplace in Turkey. eBay now owns …

New York Times Paywall Decreasing Traffic New York Times Paywall Decreasing Traffic
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Data collected by Hitwise shows the impact of the newly instated New York Times paywall, and it’s not great news for the venerable news outlet.  Overall visits have decreased between 5% and 15% per day. As you probably remember, The …

Zuckerberg and Facebook Follow Winklevoss Twins’ Ordeal with New Round of Paul Ceglia Litigation Zuckerberg and Facebook Follow Winklevoss Twins’ Ordeal with New Round of Paul Ceglia Litigation

Remember Paul Ceglia, the guy who claimed entitlement to the majority of Facebook (84%)? His story was all over the web last summer. Now, he’s back, having filed a new suit against Facebook, this time bringing a high powered law …

Experian Hitwise: Google On Six-Month Losing Streak Experian Hitwise: Google On Six-Month Losing Streak
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As Larry Page goes about reorganizing Google to his liking, he might do well to transfer a few extra engineers to the search team. Google’s search engine of course continues to be dominant in the U.S., but new data from …

YouTube And Facebook Favored Among College Professors YouTube And Facebook Favored Among College Professors

The majority (90%) of college faculty use social media in the workplace, compared to 47 percent of employees in other industries, according to a new report from the Babson Survey Research Group and Pearson. The survey of nearly 2,000 faculty …

Kindle with Ads: $114 and Coming Your Way Kindle with Ads: $114 and Coming Your Way

What would you say if I told you that Amazon is lowering the price of the Kindle by $25?  What if that meant you had to deal with ads?  Bummer, right?  What if I then told you that the ads …

Mitt Romney’s 2012 Presidential Campaign Launches Via Social Media Mitt Romney’s 2012 Presidential Campaign Launches Via Social Media
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Mitt Romney has announced the formation of an exploratory committee for a 2012 presidential bid via YouTube, and Twitter. In the 2:30 video, the former governor of Massachesetts, talks about unemployment, foreclosures, and even gives Obama a ribbing over his …

Kiip Offers Ad Based Rewards For Mobile Gaming Kiip Offers Ad Based Rewards For Mobile Gaming

Imagine playing your favorite game on the iPhone, and upon making it to the final level and defeating the stage boss you’re offered a free cheeseburger at your favorite restaurant. Would such a system bring about positive or negative feelings …

Get More Traffic From Twitter With These 6 Great Headline Tips Get More Traffic From Twitter With These 6 Great Headline Tips
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So, you have all those followers on Twitter and yet when you tweet a link to your latest blog post…..nothing much happens! Why did so few of those hundreds (or thousands) of your followers click your link; after all, it’s …

Google Invests $168 Million In “Solar Power Tower Plant” Google Invests $168 Million In “Solar Power Tower Plant”
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Last week, Google announced that it was investing $5 million in a German solar power plant, and many people nodded in appreciation.  Only it turns out the search giant was just warming up, as the company announced today it’s now …

Baidu’s Stock Up On Word Of Facebook Partnership Baidu’s Stock Up On Word Of Facebook Partnership
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The stock market, as a whole, did not do well today.  The Dow and Nasdaq stayed about level, gaining and losing 0.01 percent and 0.32 percent, respectively, while AOL, Apple, and Yahoo all suffered losses of greater than 1.00 percent.  …

George Hotz, Sony Settle PS3 Hacking Suit George Hotz, Sony Settle PS3 Hacking Suit
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Sony and hacker George Hotz, better known as geohot, have been involved in a lawsuit since Hotz jailbroke the PS3 and posted his exploits online.  The PS3 had been notoriously hard to crack, and Hotz’s accomplishment allowed owners to bypass …

Winklevoss Twins / Facebook Battle Over? Winklevoss Twins / Facebook Battle Over?
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Earlier this year, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss as well as Divya Narendra decided that the settlement they had reached with Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook was no longer satisfactory.  They elected to turn down the agreement in order to seek more …

iPad Gets Businessweek App iPad Gets Businessweek App
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Businessweek said today it has launched a new iPad app called Bloomberg Businessweek +. Bloomberg Businessweek + allows users to access live information on companies, including current stock prices, performance history, and recent news. Bloomberg personalities are also featured via …

Postlets Acquired by Zillow Postlets Acquired by Zillow

Online Real Estate giant Zillow announced that it has acquired Postlets for an undisclosed sum. “Real estate professionals love Postlets because you create a property listing just once, and Postlets automatically distributes it across the Web,” said Zillow CEO Spencer …

Long-tail Keyword – Stretch the Tail for More Conversions Long-tail Keyword – Stretch the Tail for More Conversions
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Many organic campaigns start out with high expectations. There is clear focus and intent on working head keywords to drive traffic and begin branding efforts. However every seasoned SEO knows that with a focused plan, heads will eventually turn to …

The New Yorker Promotes Facebook Only Content The New Yorker Promotes Facebook Only Content

One of the biggest, if not the most important issue in journalism right now is the transition into the digital age.  Venerable print news outlets are struggling with the onslaught of readily available, free information on the internet.  The ones …

Google, IAC Extend Partnership Through 2016 Google, IAC Extend Partnership Through 2016

Procrastination and a fear of commitment apparently didn’t enter the equation when it came to renewing a longstanding search and advertising agreement between Google and IAC.  This morning, IAC announced that the two companies have extended their deal through March …

Facebook Ups Ad Prices 40% Facebook Ups Ad Prices 40%

The first quarter of 2011 started off strong in the U.S. for online marketing, with search marketing growing 17 percent year-over-year, according to a new report from Efficient Frontier. Facebook advertising is getting more competitive, with Cost Per Clicks (CPCs) …

The LeBrons Becomes A Regular YouTube Series

NBA star LeBron James has a new cartoon called The LeBrons, which has made its debut on YouTube, and is sponsored by HP and Intel, as Google points out. I also saw a Bing commercial in there. “Born from a …

Google Images Search Showing Fresh Images Google Images Search Showing Fresh Images
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If you search for something using Google Images that is trending, timely or specifically newsworthy, your results will now show recent images first. Results will be shown with timestamps on the bottom right corners. Google has been showing recent results …

Windows App Store: Are The Screenshots Legit? Windows App Store: Are The Screenshots Legit?
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Several screenshots have begun to float around promising to be the first glimpse of the Windows 8 app store. Though the screeshots appear to be running in Windows 7, which some have speculated that they’re prepping legacy versions of Windows, …

Google Trends Hot Topics Not Updating Google Trends Hot Topics Not Updating
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We like to check out Google Trends from time to time to see what the country is searching for. According to Google Trends at the time of this writing, the top ten “Hot topics” are: 1. kelly clarkson 2. radio …