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Google+ Gets New Suggested User Lists Google+ Gets New Suggested User Lists
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Google+ VP of Product Bradley Horowitz has been tweeting about a new Suggested Users feature on Google+. It appears that some users are already seeing the feature. Heavy Google+ user Robert Scoble writes, “Google+ has ALREADY TURNED ON THE SUGGESTED …

Obama, Breaking Bad, And Raven Symone Obama, Breaking Bad, And Raven Symone
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Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

Google Cleans House Google Cleans House
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Google is continuing its house cleaning process by shutting down a number of services, including Aardvark, which it acquired in early 2010. Recently, Google announced it would be shutting down Slide. Google has put up an official blog post discussing …

iPhone 5 Rumor: Thinner, Wider According to Supposed Case Design iPhone 5 Rumor: Thinner, Wider According to Supposed Case Design
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If you’re feeling a bit fatigued by all the iPhone 5 rumors coming from supply chain sources and part manufacturers, here’s something completely different. Italian Apple blog Macitynet has come across an alleged iPhone 5 case, and has taken it …

Superman’s Adventures With Google+ Superman’s Adventures With Google+

Google+ is all about members using their real identity–no pseudonyms here, please–something that was made clear by ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s interview with NPR. To date, there have been a few fake Google+ accounts that have been suspended due to …

Google Gives Update on How It’s Combating Piracy Google Gives Update on How It’s Combating Piracy
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Last winter, Google discussed its efforts to improve how copyright works online. They outlined four changes that they’d be implementing, including: 1. Acting on reliable copyright takedown requests within 24 hours 2. Preventing terms that are closely associated with piracy …

Battlefield 3 Has A New Trailer, Too
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Because Activision/Infinity Ward is targeting Modern Warfare 3 more towards the console users, and EA/Dice focusing Battlefield 3 directly at the PC gamers first, the presale war between the two, highly anticipated titles has been largely decided, with Modern Warfare …

GMale, Google’s Perfect Boyfriend, Knows All Your Secrets GMale, Google’s Perfect Boyfriend, Knows All Your Secrets
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Have you ever wondered how a life partner created by Google would function? This video from the people at Comediva gives us a look into G-Male, the perfect male. At first, the Google creation seems like a Godsend – he …

Should ICANN Overturn “.brand” Domain Plans? Advertisers Think So. Should ICANN Overturn “.brand” Domain Plans? Advertisers Think So.
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In June, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) made a historic move to open domain name endings beyond the 20 or so that currently exist to an unlimited number. This means that the .com, .net, .org, and others that consumers are familiar with could turn into .brand in the near future.

Why You Can’t Game Google and Bing with +1s and Likes Why You Can’t Game Google and Bing with +1s and Likes
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Social is more important to search rankings than ever. There’s no doubt about that. Should +1s and Facebook “likes” be used as significant ranking signals by search engines? Share your thoughts here. In a recent article, we asked if Google’s …

Modern Warfare 3 Multiplayer Trailer Hits The Interwebs
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In what seems to be an early leak, the multiplayer trailer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has hit YouTube. The over 3-min video gives us a quick look at some of the new features to the upcoming title, …

Netflix Loses Starz Content as Prices Increase Netflix Loses Starz Content as Prices Increase
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Two interesting things just happened in the world of Netflix. First, those much-talked-about and generally despised price changes went into effect. Second, Netflix lost all of its Starz content. Starz called off talks in the contract renewal process, leaving Netflix …

Taylor Swift Interviewed On And By YouTube Taylor Swift Interviewed On And By YouTube

Last week, YouTube announced that it would be giving Taylor Swift fans a direct line to ask her questions, as part of its recent series of celebrity YouTube channel-based Q&A sessions. They recently did one with Anderson Cooper as well. …

The Decline of Yelp Deals The Decline of Yelp Deals
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As discussed in a previous article, Yelp is cutting back on its Deals positions, which is interesting considering that it comes at a time when Facebook is pulling the plug on its deals product (though it will still have check-in …

AT&T Hopes to Settle with DoJ Before Going to Court AT&T Hopes to Settle with DoJ Before Going to Court
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On Wednesday, the U.S. Justice Department announced that it had filed an antitrust lawsuit to block AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA. “The combination of AT&T and T-Mobile would result in tens of millions of consumers all across the United …

Anonymous Takes Down Texas Police Site, Exposes Racist Emails Anonymous Takes Down Texas Police Site, Exposes Racist Emails
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Anonymous, the world’s most famous hacktivist coalition, has attacked Texas law enforcement, specifically the higher-ups at the Texas Police Chiefs Association. Dubbed operation “Texas Takedown Thursday,” the group defaced the texaspolicechiefs.org and exposed the slew of private email communications between …

Michael Arrington and AOL: What They’re Saying Michael Arrington and AOL: What They’re Saying

Update: Arrington is “not employed by Aol” according to this report quoting a Huffington Post spokesperson. Update 2: Peter Kafka at AllThingsD is reporting that Arrington is indeed an AOL employee, though he no longer works for AOL’s Huffington Post …

Why You Can Almost Guarantee Google is Using Your Analytics Data Why You Can Almost Guarantee Google is Using Your Analytics Data
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While many webmasters and publishers use Google analytics without a second thought, smart publishers, marketers, and SEOs are left to speculate… Is Google using this data? What might they use it for? And am I doing myself more harm than …

iPhone 5 Rumor: San Francisco Police Know Nothing About Lost Prototype iPhone 5 Rumor: San Francisco Police Know Nothing About Lost Prototype
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Yesterday we all experienced a bout of deja vu when the rumor emerged that another Apple employee had apparently had too much to drink and misplaced a new iPhone prototype in a bar. Last year an Apple software engineer lost …

Don’t Forget: No Wearing Pants After Labor Day Don’t Forget: No Wearing Pants After Labor Day
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Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

Twitter Share Button Works Wonders for Content Twitter Share Button Works Wonders for Content
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BrightEdge released a new report looking at social share metrics around Twitter engagement and the use of social plugins around the web. It draws upon the firm’s analysis of over 4 million tweets and 10,000 of the largest sites on …

YouTube Still A Huge Mistake For Google, Says Mark Cuban YouTube Still A Huge Mistake For Google, Says Mark Cuban
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Dallas Mavs owner and entrepreneur Mark Cuban was critical of Google’s decision to buy YouTube when it happened back in 2006. Apparently, those sentiments haven’t changed. Appearing on the CBS What’s Trending show, he received a question submitted from Twitter …

Ask Redesign, Human-Powered Q&A Rolls Out to All Users Ask Redesign, Human-Powered Q&A Rolls Out to All Users

Ask has 63 million users these days. That is one thing that stands out in the company’s latest announcement. The announcement itself is that Ask.com has launched its human-powered Q&A service “Ask People” to all of those users. This has …

Jack Dorsey to Twitter Developers: Tell Us What You Need Jack Dorsey to Twitter Developers: Tell Us What You Need
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Twitter and its developer ecosystem have had a somewhat rocky relationship in recent months, particularly as Twitter has filled voids that were previously filled by third-parties by offering their own versions of things. Think mobile clients and photo uploading. Twitter …