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Google Search Suggestions Generate Controversy in Argentina Google Search Suggestions Generate Controversy in Argentina
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A court in Argentina granted an injunction filed by Argentinian Jewish organization DAIA to have Google block certain sites from its search suggestions in its Argentina search engine. The organization has deemed the sites to be anti-Semitic and offensive, and …

Searching Oprah Searching Oprah
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This week, Oprah is filming the final episodes of her long-running daytime staple The Oprah Winfrey Show. Because of this fact, the internet is feeling the Oprah buzz and we have just received some information from Yahoo about just how …

Linkbait Failure – Not Understanding the Need For Instant Gratification Linkbait Failure – Not Understanding the Need For Instant Gratification
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Whenever I see someone else’s linkbait that fails, one of the common reasons is the failure to understand the need for instant gratification. I came across a text book example of this recently so I thought I would share it …

Kirk Cameron Responds to Stephen Hawking on Facebook Kirk Cameron Responds to Stephen Hawking on Facebook
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Stephen Hawking has drawn the ire of former Growing Pains star and active celebrity Christian evangelist Kirk Cameron. If you happened to miss it, British theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking made some comments about death, Christianity and the afterlife …

Reasons Google Might Skip Your Canonical Tag Reasons Google Might Skip Your Canonical Tag

This week, Google’s Matt Cutts has been discussing rel=canonical, providing some info that webmasters might find pretty helpful. “A user submitted a question to Matt, which said, “It takes longer for Google to find the rel=canonical pages but 301 redirects …

Likester Idol Predicts American Idol Results Likester Idol Predicts American Idol Results
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And then there were three. Want to know who’s going to stay and who’s going to go on tonight’s American Idol results show? Likester is giving you their predictions, announced today at 3 pm EST. Likester thinks that Haley Reinhart …

Why Time is a Big Factor in Big-Time SEO Success Why Time is a Big Factor in Big-Time SEO Success
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To know the value of one year – ask the student who failed their final. To know the value of one month – ask the mother of a premature baby. To know the value of one week – ask the …

LinkedIn IPO Doubles Company’s Valuation Overnight [Photos] LinkedIn IPO Doubles Company’s Valuation Overnight [Photos]
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LinkedIn has exceeded all expectations with its initial public offering today, which has been deemed the biggest web IPO since Google’s. Pretty impressive for a social network that isn’t Facebook. When the company announced its pricing for the IPO, it …

GoDaddy Sets Philanthropy Record GoDaddy Sets Philanthropy Record
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GoDaddy announced today that it has already donated more money to charities in 2011 than it did all of last year, which was $3.4 million. This year, the company says GoDaddy Cares, it’s philanthropic arm, surpassed the $4.2 million mark …

Playboy Puts Every Issue Online, Optimized for iPad Playboy Puts Every Issue Online, Optimized for iPad
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Well gee-golly, ain’t that something! Today, Playboy Enterprises has launched i.Playboy.com, a site that gives you access to every page from every issue of Playboy ever published. That sure is a lot of…articles. Here’s the scope of what we are …

Yahoo and Its Unfortunate Demise Yahoo and Its Unfortunate Demise
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What happened to Yahoo? The Internet company that used to be feared by the likes of Google and Microsoft is now said to be dying. Yahoo’s recent years have brought it a search deal with its longtime competitor Microsoft, multiple changes with management, massive layoffs, and the shut down of many properties.

iPad Games for Cats Courtesy of Friskies iPad Games for Cats Courtesy of Friskies
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We have known for quite some time now that cats love iPads. If you put an iPad on the floor, every cat will paw at any moving object on the screen, resulting is a combination of cuteness, hilarity and concern …

LinkedIn Shares Blow Up After IPO LinkedIn Shares Blow Up After IPO
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The nifty career-based social networking site LinkedIn announced its decision to go public, and the reaction on the first day of the company being traded has been fantastic. Initially, the service’s stocks were priced around $45 a share, but after …

Kindle Outsells Print Books, Says Amazon Kindle Outsells Print Books, Says Amazon

The news is coming in today from Amazon that digital books on their popular Kindle e-reader are now outselling all print books on Amazon.com. Surely this signals the end of print books and the bricks and mortar stores that sell …

SERP Alert: Google Social Search Goes Global SERP Alert: Google Social Search Goes Global
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Google announced via its new official Search Blog that it is rolling out Social Search around the globe. This comes just days after Bing upped the ante in the social search game by integrating Facebook data in much more elaborate …

Secret Service Twitter Clowns Fox News Secret Service Twitter Clowns Fox News
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Social media is, quite obviously, the gift that keeps on giving, especially from a content point of view. Whether it’s professional athletes showing their ignorance of current events, or techie CEOs who post pictures of dead elephants, or some racist …

Google Places Now Imports Your Foursquare Data Google Places Now Imports Your Foursquare Data
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Late yesterday evening, the Google Places blog announced an update to their location-based service that aims to give you “better access to your content.” The first tweak is the ability to get your Google Place reviews and ratings as an …

J.C. Penney Sees Some Google Visibility Recovery After Paid Link Scandal J.C. Penney Sees Some Google Visibility Recovery After Paid Link Scandal
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Earlier this year, J.C. Penney was caught gaming Google. A New York Times article exposed that the company had been benefiting enormously from excessive paid links, which is obviously against Google’s rules. They had ranked number one or close for …

Does Netflix Efficiency Eliminate Its Traffic Rate? Does Netflix Efficiency Eliminate Its Traffic Rate?
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Yesterday, it was revealed that Netflix use, specifically, their streaming service, takes up 30 percent of all North American web traffic. In fact, Netflix was the number one service in terms of its North American traffic count, beating out search …

@Oldmansearch: Fake or Comedy Gold? @Oldmansearch: Fake or Comedy Gold?
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Okay, Okay, Okay, people are freaking out today over the fairly new Twitter account @oldmansearch. The account, whose user name suggest that they may be named Norman, is purportedly a series of search queries that one man’s elderly father is …

Mississippi Flood Photos from Google Maps Satellite Imagery Mississippi Flood Photos from Google Maps Satellite Imagery
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Google has put together a whole bunch of data and imagery from the Mississippi floods on Google Maps. On Google’s Lat Long Blog, Pete Giencke of the Google Crisis Response Team writes: Emerging as one of the worst flooding events …

PayPal Android App Gets Check Photo Snapping Feature PayPal Android App Gets Check Photo Snapping Feature
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PayPal updated its Android app this morning to version 2.8. The new version has some new features including the ability to add money from checks by snapping a photo of the check (U.S. only) and storing of the app on …

T-Mobile Introduces Phone Trade-In Program T-Mobile Introduces Phone Trade-In Program
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Rumors of unpopular acquisitions be damned, T-Mobile is going ahead with business as usual. The company that brought the pleasant Carly Foulkes into our lives, otherwise known as the company AT&T wants to absorb in order to avoid updating to …

Obama’s Middle East Speech to Get Twitter Follow-Up Chat Obama’s Middle East Speech to Get Twitter Follow-Up Chat
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Tomorrow at 11:40 am Eastern Time, President Obama will give a speech about United States policy in the Middle East and North Africa. The White House is looking to connect via social media to the public by announcing a live …