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Google’s Matt Cutts on Why Amazon Often Ranks Well Google’s Matt Cutts on Why Amazon Often Ranks Well
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If you search for products a lot, using Google, there’s a fairly good chance you’ve seen Amazon at or near the top of the results pages quite a few times. Someone sent a question about this to Google, and Matt …

The Internet Wraps Up The NBA Finals in Style The Internet Wraps Up The NBA Finals in Style

If there’s a better mix of Internet content than social media and how it reacts to sports, I’m not sure what it is. Sure, message boards will always blow up if there’s a movie/television show worth discussing, but those “your …

Gay Girl in Damascus a Hoax, Actually A Straight Guy in Scotland Gay Girl in Damascus a Hoax, Actually A Straight Guy in Scotland

Well, I guess this is one way to cure your writer’s block. It turns out that the person behind the “Gay Girl in Damascus” blog is actually an aspiring fiction writer from Georgia. And by Georgia I mean the state. …

Google’s AdMeld Acquisition Made Official Google’s AdMeld Acquisition Made Official

Last week, a report came out that Google had acquired AdMeld for around $400 million. While the price has not been confirmed, Google did officially announce the acquisition today. Google’s VP of Display Advertising, Neal Mohan, wrote on the Official …

Add Bacon To Any Website (Mmmm, Bacon) Add Bacon To Any Website (Mmmm, Bacon)

There aren’t many food items that have received such a strong amount of Internet love as bacon. So much so, in fact, the tasty morsels of pig flesh have become a staple of Internet lore. Things like the Bacon Explosion, …

Gawker Redesign a Success? Gawker Redesign a Success?
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As you may recall, Gawker Media recently redesigned a number of its web properties in an interesting way that keeps users on the front page. For example, if you go to Gizmodo, and click on one of the headlines in …

Les Paul Google Doodle Now Forever Playable Les Paul Google Doodle Now Forever Playable
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Google has provided us with a permanent way to zap productivity, as it has announced the final resting place of its smash hit Les Paul Doodle. On Thursday, Google unveiled a playable doodle to honor guitar pioneer Les Paul on …

Could Botnets Inflate Search Engines’ Query Counts? Could Botnets Inflate Search Engines’ Query Counts?
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Gabriel Weinberg, the founder of the DuckDuckGo search engine had an interesting blog post over the weekend, talking about some weird traffic the site was getting. He points to a couple SERPs generated by what he deems to be queries …

Facebook Loses Members in U.S. & Canada, Still Dominates the World Facebook Loses Members in U.S. & Canada, Still Dominates the World
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The good news for Facebook is that it is still growing. Over the month of May the social network snatched up another 11.8 million users. In April they gained 13.9 million new accounts. And according to Inside Facebook, the service …

Mark Cuban Enjoys Being The New King of the NBA Mark Cuban Enjoys Being The New King of the NBA

Move over LeBron and Dwyane Wade. Pat Riley too. There’s a new sheriff in town, and he goes by the name of Mark Cuban, owner of the NBA champion Dallas Mavericks, and it’s pretty clear Cuban is going to enjoy …

Google Replaces URLs with Site Names on SERPs (In Test) Google Replaces URLs with Site Names on SERPs (In Test)
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Google is testing a feature in its search results pages that replaces the URL in a result’s snippet with the name of the site on which it appears. So, for example, a WebProNews article titled “Netflix Redesign Rubs Many Users …

Netflix Redesign Rubs Many Users the Wrong Way Netflix Redesign Rubs Many Users the Wrong Way
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Popular movie service Netflix has undergone a redesign, and it while it’s certainly not unanimous, the overwhelming majority of users (at least on Twitter and in Netflix’s blog comments) do not like it. What do you think of the Netflix …

mSpot Details Radio Spotter and Its Impact on the Industry mSpot Details Radio Spotter and Its Impact on the Industry
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As Chris Crum of WPN previously reported, mSpot recently launched a new service into beta that combines both cloud music storage and streaming with streaming Internet radio. Although there are other cloud music and storage lockers as well as streaming radio services, mSpot’s Radio Spotter is the first offering that combines the two.

Google Looks at Purchasing Habits of Smartphone Users Google Looks at Purchasing Habits of Smartphone Users
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Google released some interesting stats this week about the purchasing habits of smartphone users, or more specifically, smartphone searchers. This is in the US only, but the study looks at how smartphones are used on a daily basis, how people …

Best Buy Needs A Sense of Humor Concerning NewEgg Best Buy Needs A Sense of Humor Concerning NewEgg

Apparently, making fun of your competitors, without calling them out by name, warrants a cease and desist letter. Just ask Best Buy and NewEgg.com. The latter made the commercial that leads this post, and it’s a funny characterization of the …

The Twitter Paradox The Twitter Paradox
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There’s an old saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Twitter is a paradox that redefines that old saying to, “If it’s broke, don’t fix it, because it works.” For all intents and purposes, Twitter shouldn’t work, yet 200 …

Netflix Doesn’t Seem to Be Having Its Best Week of PR Netflix Doesn’t Seem to Be Having Its Best Week of PR
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Netflix doesn’t appear to be having the best week when it comes to PR. A couple days ago the company rolled out a redesign, which has been met with overwhelming hostility from users. It’s not completely unanimous, but it’s clear …

Leicester City Is Not Ready For the Zombie Apocalypse Leicester City Is Not Ready For the Zombie Apocalypse

If there’s a more natural pairing than the subject of zombies and Internet users, I’m not sure what it is. The two subjects were seemingly made for each other. Sure, things like ninjas and pirates have been popular subjects on …

Facebook Tests Home Page Redesign Facebook Tests Home Page Redesign
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Facebook is testing a new home page feature called “Happening Now,” which shows current status updates, likes and other FB activity from friends as they happen – a real-time feed, if you will, kind of like the Twitter timeline. The …

What Will We Be Using Facebook For In Five Years? What Will We Be Using Facebook For In Five Years?
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Facebook is estimated to have somewhere around 700 million users art this point. It was only 500 million when the marketing campaign for The Social Network launched last year. How long until it reaches a billion? Leave your guess in …

Les Paul Google Doodle Gets Rickrolled Les Paul Google Doodle Gets Rickrolled
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Of course it did. Yesterday’s nifty Les Paul-inspired Google Doodle was put to good, familiar use by an artist named Joe Sabia, who is very gifted at remixing web videos. While I’m sure there were many different attempts at various …

PlayStation Network Hackers Arrested in Spain PlayStation Network Hackers Arrested in Spain
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It looks like the first arrests in the April PlayStation Network hack have been made. The Spanish National Police say that they have detained three people – one man and two of unknown gender – in connection with the attacks …

LivingSocial Talks Instant Deals Launches LivingSocial Talks Instant Deals Launches
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Back in April, LivingSocial launched its Instant Deals product in Washington DC, where consumers bought up a slew of dollar lunches. This week, the company did the same in New York City. LivingSocial Communications Director Marie Griffin told us a …

Debbie Loves Cats eHarmony Video Fake, Funny Anyways Debbie Loves Cats eHarmony Video Fake, Funny Anyways
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A YouTube video entitled “eHarmony Video Bio” has absolutely blown up overnight, pretty much epitomizing the term “going viral.” The video wants you to believe that it is some sort of leaked online dating service bio, and it features a …