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Google Commerce Search Refresh Announced

Retailers and serious shoppers alike may have reason to celebrate today.  The third generation of Google Commerce Search (“our search solution for e-commerce websites”) is here, and it introduces several upgrades that should result in a better online shopping experience …

Smartphone Market Projected to Increase 50% in 2011
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According to a study by the International Data Corporation (IDC), the worldwide smartphone market is expected to grow by 49.2% in the year 2011. In 2010, venders shipped 303.4 million smartphones, and that number is expected to climb to over …

Jack Dorsey’s Twitter Return Accompanied By Questions

After rumors suggesting as much, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey announced yesterday that he is indeed returning to Twitter in a day-to-day capacity. He will lead product as Executive Chairman of the company, while also keeping his role as CEO of …

Color App Vulnerable to “Geo-spoofers”

It has been well documented that if privacy is what you want, the Color app is not for you.  Color, of course, is the much talked about new app that allows users to share photos effortlessly with anyone and everyone …

Nokia Files Complaint Against Apple (Again)
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Apple and Nokia have been going at it for a while. In 2009, Nokia filed a patent infringement suit against Apple, and since then the two companies have been throwing arounds suits and complaints like hotcakes. Nokia says Apple in …

Leading Chinese Portal Dumps Google

There’s bad news for Google in China this month as the country’s largest Web portal has stopped using (and thereby promoting) Google’s main product.  Sina will now rely on search technology of its own rather than allow Google’s search engine …

Netflix Bandwidth Settings Announced for Capped Users in Canada

Earlier this month, AT&T announced an end to uncapped internet, saying that on May 2nd it will begin limiting DSL customers to 150 GB per month of usage. Usage caps have become much more strict for our neighbors up north, …

eBay To Compete With Amazon With GSI Commerce Acquisition
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I had always wondered when someone would buy GSI Commerce (GSIC). eBay made the announcement that they have decided to purchase them in a very interesting move. Like many people, you may be wondering who is GSI Commerce? Well, they …

Myspace to Vevo?
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There has been a lot of talk about the decline of Myspace and of possible Myspace sales and mergers. Now we have something a little more specific (though unconfirmed) to consider. People with knowledge of the situation say that News …

Amazon Cloud Drive Launched for Music Storage, Player for Web and Android Amazon Cloud Drive Launched for Music Storage, Player for Web and Android
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Amazon announced the launch of a new set of cloud music services in Amazon Cloud Drive, Amazon Cloud Player for Web, and Amazon Cloud Player for Android. As you may have guessed, these let users store music in the cloud …

Bing Director Reflects On Google Results “Copying” Ordeal
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As previously reported, Bing’s Duane Forrester and Google’s Matt Cutts spoke on a panel at SXSW about search rankings, and they didn’t even talk about the Google/Bing ordeal when Google accused Bing of copying results, and Bing accused Google of …

More Hints at Google’s Social Strategy
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Even before all of this Google “social layer” talk started, we talked about how Google already had many of the components of a powerful social network – just spread out across different products. Basically, there just hasn’t been an effective …

Google’s Algorithm Impact Over the Years in Graphic Detail
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SEOBook has posted a very interesting infographic from Jess.NET, about Google’s “Collateral damage” and “How the Evolving Algorithm Shapes the Web”. The infographic illustrates the story of Google’s rise to Internet power and the impact it has had on webmasters …

Google Summer Of Code Applications Sought

College students with programming skills should start thinking about whether taking a long break or slaving away at a retail store is really the best way to spend this summer.  A certain search giant announced today that it’s now accepting …

Cheezburger Network Acquires “Know Your Meme” Cheezburger Network Acquires “Know Your Meme”

I CAN HAZ MOAR INTERNETS? Okay, that was fun.  But if you think there is no money to be found in aggregating all that is trending on the internet, you would be wrong.  Today, knowyourmeme.com was acquired by Cheezburger Network …

Skype Hits 30 Million Users Online Record Skype Hits 30 Million Users Online Record
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In this industry, we often look at growth numbers for companies – how many users they have. These numbers are always interesting to watch, but they are not always indicative of just how popular a particular service is. Just because …

iOS and Mac OS Upgrades To Be Unveiled in June

Apple announced its plans for the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) this year. The company says it will unveil the “future of iOS and Mac OS”. Also included at the event will be demos of new kinds of apps and …

United States No Longer Leader of Retweeted Tweets on Twitter

In what I can only describe as an informal poll of sorts, it appears that the United States is no longer a leader when it comes to Top Tweets on Twitter that are being Retweeted. Take a look at the …

Has Groupon Peaked?
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You’ve got to wonder how things would be looking if Groupon had agreed to be acquired by Google when it had the chance. Groupon has been taking the world by storm, and has been considered one of the hottest startups …

Yahoo Exec Predicts Acquisition Spree
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Again and again, Yahoo executives have stressed that the company isn’t going anywhere; they’ve said its search pact with Microsoft, for example, isn’t a sign that it’s giving up.  And now, one exec has made a much more forceful assertion, …

Preventing Facebook Fan Attrition

The relationship between fans and brands is just that – a relationship. As a Community Engagement Specialist, a large part of my job is knowing the fan base that I am reaching out to on behalf of a particular brand. …

iPad 2 at RadioShack Tuesday
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Word has quickly spread that the iPad 2 will become available at select RadioShack stores starting on Tuesday. Apple news site MacRumors obtained a screenshot from an internal RadioShack memo, which says, “We are thrilled that iPad 2 will be …

Sprint: “AT&T / T-Mobile Deal Would Harm Consumers”

Since last week’s announcement that AT&T, the nation’s largest wireless provider, is planning to buy T-Mobile for $39 billion, there has been no lack of criticism from many different outlets. Many worry that the deal could harm competition and in …

Why Panda is the New Coke Why Panda is the New Coke
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Editor’s Note: The author of this post, Morris Rosenthal, runs Foner Books – a site which was heavily impacted by Google’s Panda update. WebProNews took a closer look at his story here. It’s an interesting look at how a legitimate …