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Facebook Hires Time Warner Media Exec

“President of Time Warner Global Media Group” is an impressive title. “Senior Vice President of Time Warner” isn’t bad, either. But the titles (and accompanying salary) apparently weren’t enough to keep Mark D’Arcy at the organization, as Facebook’s managed to …

Facebook Pulls “Third Palestinian Intifada” Page

Facebook pages can be used for any number of causes; naming a baby Megatron, helping a runner raise money for charity, or calling for a violent uprising against another ethnic group.  Today, a page falling into the latter category was …

Dorsey to Focus On Getting More People to Understand What Twitter Is

Jack Dorsey’s return to Twitter was certainly accompanied by plenty of questions, but the new Executive Chairman also sought to provide some answers, speaking at Columbia University – though not necessarily the answers to some of those questions. He did …

iPad No Longer a Distraction: Obama Admits to Owning One
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Apple CEO Steve Jobs recently announced that the company sold over 15 million iPads, so it should come as no surprise that even the leader of our nation is toting around one of the popular devices.

Pick or Skip: Chatroulette Minus the…Well, You Know Pick or Skip: Chatroulette Minus the…Well, You Know
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I’m sure many people feel the same way about Chatroulette as I do:  Fun idea gone horribly, horribly wrong.  In the approximately six hours I spent on the site (all in one night mind you), I made one interesting connection …

Facebook Movie Rental: More Signs of Possible Expansion Facebook Movie Rental: More Signs of Possible Expansion
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This week, Warner Bros. began offering more movies for rental through Facebook. Fans can now watch movies like Inception, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Life as We Know It, Yogi Bear, and …

Using Living URLs for Seasonal Content
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I’ve mentioned incorporating living URL’s into your SEO strategy before.  Now that I have been experimenting with them for a while, I have some tips about using them a little bit more intelligently. If you read fashion magazines, you know …

GetGlue Foursquare Integration Announced

If you aren’t familiar with GetGlue, it is a smartphone app that allows users to check-in to activities in a way similar to how users check-in to places via Foursquare.  For instance, a GetGlue user could check into entertainment such …

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 …