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Brown Coffee Company’s Social Media Failure Brown Coffee Company’s Social Media Failure
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It’s understandable that something like gay marriage is a volatile subject with a lot of varying opinions attached to it. Of course, we all know the stand on opinions, as well. Another thing we should know, or at least have …

Convert SWF Files to HTML5 with Swiffy Convert SWF Files to HTML5 with Swiffy
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Google just launched a new Google Labs project called “Swiffy“. It converts Flash SWF files to HTML5. It lets you reuse Flash content on devices without a Flash player (ie: iPhones and iPads). You may recall a similar tool from …

LivingSocial Reacts to Recent Studies about Daily Deals LivingSocial Reacts to Recent Studies about Daily Deals
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A couple of recent studies brought out some interesting, but contradictory data pertaining to daily deals’ providers. The first study from Rice University found that the business model behind daily deals’ sites was unsustainable and predicted “tough times ahead for daily deal sites.”

Tau Day Sweeps The Internet, Gets Its Own Soundtrack Tau Day Sweeps The Internet, Gets Its Own Soundtrack
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It all started when Dr. Michael Hartl suggested that the cake pi is a lie last year. Hartl put “The Tau Manifesto” online last year, just in time for Tau Day, which is June 28th. Or 6 – 28. More …

Ask Taps YouTube API For Enhanced Video Results Ask Taps YouTube API For Enhanced Video Results

Online video continues to blow up, and a lot of startups are capitalizing on it. Ask says that as a Q&A site, it sees a larger percentage of “how to” questions around art, science, cooking and exercise that are “begging …

Google Android Growing by Daily Leaps and Bounds Google Android Growing by Daily Leaps and Bounds
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After yesterday’s report, which more or less confirmed Apple’s dominance in mobile device industry, in terms of device usage, anyway, if the current Android trend continues on its upward climb, next year’s comScore report is going to look a little …

90′s Nickelodeon Returning, Kenan Does a Promo 90′s Nickelodeon Returning, Kenan Does a Promo
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Okay, I totally missed this. I’m not sure what planet I was living on when Nickelodeon made the best announcement they’ve made in years back in March. Nickelodeon plans to begin re-airing some of its classics from the 90′s starting …

CAPS LOCK DAY TRENDS ON TWITTER, BUT NOT IN CAPS CAPS LOCK DAY TRENDS ON TWITTER, BUT NOT IN CAPS

IT’S INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY, WHICH, THE VERY IDEA OF, LENDS ITSELF TO AN EFFECTIVE TWITTER TREND. UNFORTUNATELY, THERE’S SOMETHING MISSING IN REGARDS TO THE HASHTAG BEING USED TO PROMOTE THE EVENT, WHICH IS ONE OF THE HOLIEST OF DAYS …

Google’s Own PageRank Drops Google’s Own PageRank Drops
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Yesterday, it was reported that Google had updated PageRank. People took to the forums to share their new PageRank numbers – many of which had increased. It appears, however, that Google’s own PageRank has gone down from a 10 to …

Google Launches a Different Kind of Search Experience Google Launches a Different Kind of Search Experience
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Google has launched a site called wdyl.com. That stands for “What do you love?”. That is the all the site says with a search box and a heart button until you enter your query. Once you enter it, you get …

E-Reader Ownership Surges, Tablets Not So Much E-Reader Ownership Surges, Tablets Not So Much

Americans are embracing the pageless book. At least that’s the impression taken from a Pew Internet study of United States adults. Pew looked at over 2,200 Americans aged 18 and over and found that e-reader use is on a sharp …

Google PageRank Gets an Update, +1 Button Goes Worldwide Google PageRank Gets an Update, +1 Button Goes Worldwide
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If you’re still obsessing with Google PageRank score, as seen in the Google Toolbar, then you may be interested to know that it’s been updated. If not, you’re not alone. Disregard. Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Roundtable is pointing to …

Charlie Harper, Charlie Sheen’s Two and a Half Men Character, To Be Killed Charlie Harper, Charlie Sheen’s Two and a Half Men Character, To Be Killed
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The new season of Two and a Half Men is set to premiere in September, and we know that Charlie Sheen won’t be a part of it. His battles with writer/producer Chuck Lorre have been quite public. He was fired …

Weeds Season 7 Premieres Tonight, Gets Farmville-Like Facebook Game Weeds Season 7 Premieres Tonight, Gets Farmville-Like Facebook Game

Tonight debuts the first episode in the 7th season of the popular Showtime series Weeds. What have the Botwins been up to since we last left them? Apparently quite a bit, but were going to have to slowly fill in …

Rod Blagojevich Guilty, Twitter Reacts Rod Blagojevich Guilty, Twitter Reacts
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It looks like a jury was able to agree, this time, on whether or not Rod Blagojevich attempted to sell Barack Obama’s vacated Illinois Senate seat. The verdict, just rolling in, is guilty. This is the second crack that prosecutors …

Michele Bachmann’s Presidential Campaign Kicks Off, Her Social Media Accounts Oddly Quiet
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Although she participated in the last Republican primary debate, Michele Bachmann wasn’t an official candidate at that point. She used the stage that night to declare her intentions to run for President. And today, she officially kicked off her campaign …

Instagram Quickly Becoming Its Own Social Media Circle Instagram Quickly Becoming Its Own Social Media Circle

Leveraging social media on mobile devices is a task best saved for the established companies and the proliferation of the mobile applications, or at least that is the conventional wisdom. And while folks are waiting for Facebook’s photo-sharing application for …

Twitter Fun With Wimbledon Twitter Fun With Wimbledon

Apparently, the way to become a Twitter trend, especially if you are a women’s tennis player, is to lose. Just ask Caroline Wozniacki. Coming into Wimbledon 2011, Wozniacki was considered the favorite to win the women’s bracket. And then her …

Google Transparency Report Gets an Update Google Transparency Report Gets an Update

Google has updated its Transparency Report. This was launched last September, showing the number of government inquiries for information about users and requests for Google to take down or censor content, as well as interactive traffic graphs showing info about …

Supreme Court Rules Violent Video Games Protected As Free Speech

The Supreme Court of the United States has just ruled on a California law that would have made the renting or selling of certain “extremely violent” video games to minors against the law. Retailers would have been subject to $1,000 …

iPhones and iPads Maintain Dominance iPhones and iPads Maintain Dominance
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Do you ever get the feeling that, during the 80s and 90s, while Apple was struggling to stay afloat as an upstart rival to the PC, the company was just waiting for mobile technology to take hold? While many Apple …

iPhone 5 Rumors: Release Date Still Looking Like September iPhone 5 Rumors: Release Date Still Looking Like September
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Most of the rumors that have been going around for a while now, have suggested that we would see Apple releasing the iPhone 5 (if that’s what it actually ends up being called) come out in September. Last week, Boy …

Tweet Away, Olympians, Says IOC Tweet Away, Olympians, Says IOC
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Although it’s a pretty well known fact that athletes and Twitter have had a messy relationship in the past, the International Olympic Committee has decided that social media buzz would be good for the 2012 Olympics. Not only will Olympics …

Google Takes On Violent Extremism Google Takes On Violent Extremism

Google, along with partners, is holding a Summit Against Violent Extremism for three days of debates and workshops with former gang members, right-wing extremists, jihadists, and militants in Dubland. All of these people, Google says, have “rejected violence,” and currently …