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Is Google Creating Too Much Confusion Around Google+? Is Google Creating Too Much Confusion Around Google+?
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I was perusing a thread at WebmasterWorld about how people are trying to get more traffic from Google’s +1 button, and one person’s comments kind of drove home a point I’ve been thinking about lately. Regarding the +1 button, member …

Emmy Nominations As Tweeted By The Stars Emmy Nominations As Tweeted By The Stars
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It’s that time of year, the time when everybody takes to social media to bitch about how their favorite show got snubbed. Unless you hop into a time travel machine, go back a few years, step outside and bitch about …

Should There Be Etiquette in Social Media? Should There Be Etiquette in Social Media?
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Social media has, no doubt, brought about a great deal of benefits for consumers and businesses. At the same time, however, it has had some harmful effects on others. To be clear, the blunders that have occurred through social media should be credited to the user and not the platform; but the fact remains that if the user had exercised proper etiquette, the harmful effect may not have happened.

Watch Netflix on Nintendo 3DS Watch Netflix on Nintendo 3DS
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If there are any Netflix users left following the price hike fallout — which is still going strong, mind you — you can now use the service on your Nintendo 3DS. While hand-held movie streaming is not necessarily a new …

Fan Asks Why Nintendo Won’t Take His Money

At the end of June, a group born out of the IGN message boards pushed for three particular games to be released in North America by Nintendo. These games included Xenoblade, The Last Story and Pandora’s Tower. Their mission is …

Spotify Launches in the U.S. After Years of Anticipation Spotify Launches in the U.S. After Years of Anticipation
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Spotify, the music service that Europeans have had access to for years, while we Americans have only heard about how awesome it supposedly is, has finally come to the U.S. The service has over 10 million users in Europe. It …

Microsoftie: I Had the Idea for Google+ Circles 3 Years Ago Microsoftie: I Had the Idea for Google+ Circles 3 Years Ago
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Bob Caswell is a product manager at Microsoft, who works on digital content for Microsoft Learning. He posted some interesting comments on Google+ today about how he (and another student) had the idea for Circles three years ago, but didn’t …

Google to Integrate Google Offers with Google Wallet and Google+ Google to Integrate Google Offers with Google Wallet and Google+

Sooner or later, you’re probably going to see many of Google’s new products much more heavily integrated with other existing Google products, as well as with each other. Google+ is already integrated with Google properties by the simple fact that …

Twitter For Android Update Pushes Users Twitter For Android Update Pushes Users

As the battle lines between smartphones appears to be drawn firmly between the Apple and Android platforms — and that’s it — pushing as much social media on these devices is an obvious goal of the Facebooks and Twitters of …

Amazon Tablet On The Way, According to Sources Amazon Tablet On The Way, According to Sources
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Today, there are more rumors about Amazon’s leap into the tablet market. The Wall Street Journal has cited “people familiar with the matter” in predicting that the online retailer will release its iPad rival sometime before October. This new information …

Google Panda Update: The Solution for Recovery? Google Panda Update: The Solution for Recovery?
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Many sites are still wondering how they can come back from being hit by the Google Panda update. Google has certainly stressed quality, and victims of the update have been striving to improve it, but have had little luck in …

Netflix Backlash Explodes On Facebook Netflix Backlash Explodes On Facebook
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The upcoming Netflix price increases has the Internet in an absolute tizzy. Their blog post announcing the upcoming price hikes quickly filled up with the 5000 comment limit, and although every comment wasn’t sifted through, the word “backlash” is absolutely …

PayPal Intros P2P NFC Solution PayPal Intros P2P NFC Solution

Laura Chambers, senior director of PayPal Mobile, gave the audience at MobileBeat a demo of a new P2P NFC solution today, which lets people transfer money “in a matter of seconds” by tapping two smartphones.  “This is just one of …

Google+ to Get Address Book Uploader Soon Google+ to Get Address Book Uploader Soon

Rohit Kare from the Google+ team said today that Google will be rolling out an address book uploader for Google+ over the next few days. He discussed this in the above video, as well as in a Google+ post. “Many …

iPhone-Based Facial Recognition Coming to a Police Department Near You iPhone-Based Facial Recognition Coming to a Police Department Near You

Law enforcement officials are about to get some new technology that will help them quickly identify persons of interest while in the field. The MORIS case from BI2 Technologies is an iPhone add-on that allows police officers to take a …

The Next Google Docs Features The Next Google Docs Features
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Google says a few of the top ideas it is prioritizing for Google Docs are: adding better header and footer functionality, making Google Docs available offline, and creating vertical merging in spreadsheets. The company recently opened its Product Ideas page, …

Google Talks About Possible Upcoming Features for Google+ Google Talks About Possible Upcoming Features for Google+
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As I mentioned in a recent post, one interesting component of Google+ is Google’s own use of it for feedback and communication with users. Various Googlers have been using it as a tool to seek out user perception and creative …

Google: Gender Privacy More Important Than Grammar Google: Gender Privacy More Important Than Grammar
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Any new product is bound to have elements that do not please everyone. Google+ is no exception. One of the more specific complaints that arose centered on users’ profiles and the “Gender” option. Some people were unhappy that Google+ forced …

Netflix Price Increase Infuriates The Interwebs Netflix Price Increase Infuriates The Interwebs
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I’m sure that when the people over at Netflix submitted their blog post about the new prices yesterday, they expected some level of backlash. How could they not? In short, they turned a service that cost $10 into a service …

Google Blocking Book By Circles Concept Creator Who Now Works at Facebook? Google Blocking Book By Circles Concept Creator Who Now Works at Facebook?

Paul Adams, the Facebook guy who pointed out the dominance of Google+ by males in a Google+ post the other day, has a very interesting post on his personal blog about why he left Google for Facebook, and about Google …

How to Create a Local Twitter Account How to Create a Local Twitter Account
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Most of the the tutorials on the web dealing with growing your Twitter followers, don’t pay any attention to location, and are more concerned with raw numbers. I recently started a local travel website and wanted to focus on gaining …

Are Things Getting Better for Facebook App Developers? Are Things Getting Better for Facebook App Developers?
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Facebook announced that it is removing its app directory, but also creating a new way to get apps into the Facebook search index. The company says the App Directory (in its current form) just doesn’t drive a significant amount of …

New .XXX Porn Sites To Get Their Own Search Engine New .XXX Porn Sites To Get Their Own Search Engine
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A few months ago, before the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) voted to allow people to register any domain they like, they made news by approving the .XXX top-level domain. In a split vote, the ICANN voted …

Handy Google+ Cheat Sheet Handy Google+ Cheat Sheet
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Google+ has only been out for a few weeks now, but it’s already being called the fastest growing social network ever. In fact, it looks as though G+ should reach 20 million users by the weekend. With Google releasing more …