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Flash to HTML5 Converter from Adobe Flash to HTML5 Converter from Adobe
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Adobe Labs has released a tool for converting Flash FLA files to HTML5. The tool, called “Wallaby“, is simply a preview of an experimental technology that Adobe’s engineers have been working on for this purpose. “This allows you to reuse …

Google Faces $600,000 Fine In France
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Over the years, Google’s had to appear in French courts several times, and it now looks like a recent case didn’t go so well. Google’s been found guilty of breaching copyright laws, and unless something changes, the company faces a …

Foursquare 3.0 for Android and iPhone Coming Tonight

Foursquare announced that Foursquare 3.0 – the latest version of its app (for Android and iPhone) will be available tonight. One very significant new feature of this is a discovery tool called “Explore”. “The idea is pretty simple: tell us …

Yahoo Expands How Good Grows Campaign
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Yahoo is asking users to share what matters to them via its “How Good Grows” initiative. Yahoo says it will be posting questions over the next few months to give people the chance to share answers with the Yahoo community. …

Google Instant Previews for Mobile
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Google launched Instant Previews back in November. This is simply a feature that lets you see a preview thumbnail of a search result before you click through to view it. This gives you an idea of what it will look …

Facebook Insights Analytics Tool Gets New Features Facebook Insights Analytics Tool Gets New Features
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Facebook has launched a new version of its analytics tool Facebook Insights. The new version, we’re told, includes real-time reporting capabilities for social plugins. “The updated analytics tool helps website operators better understand what visitors are interacting with so they …

Craigslist Founder Announces New Site
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Craig Newmark, the founder of Craigslist, is trying something new – and substantial – today.  This morning, he launched Craigconnects, an initiative (and website) designed to encourage and trigger charitable acts all over the world. Craigconnects isn’t intended to be …

Google Makes Chrome Faster And Safer
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Google has released updates to its Chrome browser it says will make complex web apps run more quickly and be more responsive. Chrome has a new settings interface aimed at helping users get to the right settings quickly. A new …

LivingSocial Hires High-Ranking Yahoo Sales Exec

Yahoo’s ad sales in the U.S. (along with the rest of the continent) may be in for a rough patch.  LivingSocial, the group deals site that competes with Groupon, has managed to poach Mitch Spolan, whose title was “Vice President …

Facebook Photo Sharing More Popular With Women

Women who base their self worth on their appearance share more photos on Facebook and have a larger network of friends, according to new research from the University of Buffalo. Michael A. Stefanone, PhD, says the results suggest women identify …

Facebook Movie Rental: The Future Norm? Facebook Movie Rental: The Future Norm?
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You may find yourself doing a lot more than just “liking” a movie on Facebook in the near future. There’s a chance that Facebook could become your go-to movie rental destination. Here’s who should be worried about this: Netflix, Blockbuster, Redbox, …

Watch: The Today Show Streams Live Web-Only Show
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The Today Show is simultaneously broadcasting its regular show and an online version, which includes web-only content created specifically for online viewers. While they say it airs exclusively at Today.com, they did make the embed code available, so here it …

YouTube Buys Next New Networks, Launches YouTube Next
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YouTube announced that it has acquired Next New Networks. Rumors about the acquisition have been out there for a while, but Google has made it official. As our own Doug Caverly wrote about a month ago, “The acquisition would make …

Charlie Sheen: Crazy, Savvy, or Both? Charlie Sheen: Crazy, Savvy, or Both?
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So the consensus from everyone, including people in Hollywood and regular folks, is Charlie Sheen has gone around the bend. However, the more I take in the Charlie Sheen social media experience, I’m beginning to think there’s some savvy to go along with the insanity.

Facebook Partners With Suicide Prevention Group Samaritans

Depressed and suicidal people living in the UK and Ireland may now, thanks in part to Facebook, be more likely to receive some help.  Facebook’s partnered with a suicide prevention group called Samaritans so that users who see ominous content …

Embed Facebook Updates or Tweets in Your Content with SocialDitto

Last month, we introduced a tool called SocialDitto. The idea was to offer a tool that would do for Facebook posts what Blackbird Pie did for Tweets. It simply lets you embed posts into articles, blog posts, or any webpage. …

YouTube Hires Paramount EVP/GM

Less than a month ago, a rumor indicated that YouTube would begin paying celebrities big money in order to create custom content.  Now, a piece of the organization’s Hollywood-related plans seems to be falling into place, as YouTube’s hired a …

Google Aims to Help You Avoid Traffic
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Google has announced that Google Maps Navigation will now automatically route you around traffic. Google is pitching the feature as rending the traffic report obsolete. “Ever been stuck in traffic, only to find out you’d have been better off going …

Google Android Top Smartphone Platform In U.S.
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For the three month average period ending in January, 234 million Americans used mobile devices, according to a new report from comScore. Samsung was the top handset maker with 24.9 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers, up 0.7 percent from the …

iPad 2 at Best Buy Friday at 5pm
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Best Buy has posted an iPad 2 FAQ page that should help those looking to purchase the device at the retail giant complete their task. After all, not every town has an Apple store, and there are over 1,150 Best …

Google Buys UK Finance Site BeatThatQuote.com
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Google has purchased UK price comparison site for financial products BeatThatQuote.com for £37.7 million ($61.3 million). News of the deal was confirmed by BeatThat.Quote.com managing director John Paleomylites on the company’s website. “Our team is excited about becoming a part …

Facebook, Skype Rumored To Be In Talks Again
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Fair warning: not much came of earlier rumors about this same possibility, and an identical outcome is possible this time.  But there’s word that Facebook and Skype are (again) in talks about introducing a video chat feature on the social …

Site Search: Too Many Results and Not Enough
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I’ve been working with several clients recently in an area that gets very little love, yet is critical for your Web site: Your own site’s search function. We love to talk about Google and search engine optimization, but most of …

Mark Zuckerberg Beast Dog Gets Facebook Page Mark Zuckerberg Beast Dog Gets Facebook Page
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a new dog that he shares with his girlfriend Priscilla Chan, and now the dog has its own Facebook page with thousands of fans (the number is already growing rapidly – it’s currently at about …