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Has Groupon Peaked?
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You’ve got to wonder how things would be looking if Groupon had agreed to be acquired by Google when it had the chance. Groupon has been taking the world by storm, and has been considered one of the hottest startups …

Yahoo Exec Predicts Acquisition Spree
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Again and again, Yahoo executives have stressed that the company isn’t going anywhere; they’ve said its search pact with Microsoft, for example, isn’t a sign that it’s giving up.  And now, one exec has made a much more forceful assertion, …

Preventing Facebook Fan Attrition

The relationship between fans and brands is just that – a relationship. As a Community Engagement Specialist, a large part of my job is knowing the fan base that I am reaching out to on behalf of a particular brand. …

iPad 2 at RadioShack Tuesday
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Word has quickly spread that the iPad 2 will become available at select RadioShack stores starting on Tuesday. Apple news site MacRumors obtained a screenshot from an internal RadioShack memo, which says, “We are thrilled that iPad 2 will be …

Sprint: “AT&T / T-Mobile Deal Would Harm Consumers”

Since last week’s announcement that AT&T, the nation’s largest wireless provider, is planning to buy T-Mobile for $39 billion, there has been no lack of criticism from many different outlets. Many worry that the deal could harm competition and in …

Why Panda is the New Coke Why Panda is the New Coke
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Editor’s Note: The author of this post, Morris Rosenthal, runs Foner Books – a site which was heavily impacted by Google’s Panda update. WebProNews took a closer look at his story here. It’s an interesting look at how a legitimate …

Copying an Entire Article Without Permission – OK in Some Cases?
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Last month, we asked whether full article-copying could be ruled as fair use. We now know the answer. Yes, it can. Do you think duplicating an article in its entirety without permission is OK in some cases? Comment here. Righthaven, …

Jack Dorsey Back at Twitter, Still at Square, Twitter Hires 25 More

Last week, it was rumored that Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey would be making a return to the company on a full-time basis. This was confirmed today by Dorsey himself. Don’t worry about Square though. He’s still doing that too. Seems …

Yahoo Microsoft Search Alliance Good or Bad for Search Marketing? Yahoo Microsoft Search Alliance Good or Bad for Search Marketing?
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Earlier this week, Microsoft shared some numbers from the Microsoft-Yahoo Search Alliance (search and advertising deal), which saw Bing powering the back-end of Yahoo Search, and the merger of Yahoo Search Marketing and Microsoft adCenter. “The data showed that from …

Paul Baran – Internet Pioneer Dies at 84 Years Old

You might know of the famous Tim Berners-Lee, or even Al Gore, but most of you reading this have never heard of a man named Paul Baran. Which is a shame, cause he’s an engineer who created much of the …

AdSense Custom Search Ads Introduced

Google introduced Custom Search Ads for AdSense today. These are AdSense ads designed for your site’s search results pages, so in effect, are similar to Google’s AdWords ads that appear in its own search results. In hindsight, this offering seems …

MTV’s “Diary Of Facebook” Debuts Wednesday
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MTV, maligned by some for their programming shift, has focused less on music videos and more on reality programming as of late.  Out of this has come a good amount of mini-documentaries chronicling subjects such as severe wight loss, eating …

Google Hires Java Creator

A new employee at Google may need little introduction to other members of the team.  Indeed, depending on how much they love Java, it’s even possible he’ll get asked to sign a few autographs.  That’s because Google has hired James …

GroupMe Featured Groups Announced

To those of you not familiar with GroupMe and other group messaging apps, they allow users to create groups of family, friends or co-workers that will all receive any text sent by a member of that group through the app …

EzineArticles Traffic Update Post Panda
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Early on in the aftermath of Google’s Panda algorithm update (sometimes referred to as the “Farmer” update), EzineArticles was reported to be one of the hardest hit sites. The following week, CEO Chris Knight told WebProNews, “We’ve had quite a …

New Startup Aims to Meet Career Needs

Although more and more businesses find value in social media, they are also finding challenges. For instance, many businesses struggle to keep their employees productive on social sites. Another challenge is the size of social networks. Sites such as Facebook and Twitter have experiences enormous growth, which can often be hard for businesses to leverage.

StartUp Britain Launched StartUp Britain Launched
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Today, StartUp Britain was launched, an initiative offering support and resources for businesses just starting out or looking to grow.  The initiative has the backing of many companies known intimately by those of us on this side of the pond …

eBay To Buy GSI Commerce For $2.4 Billion

GSI Commerce, a public company that deals in ecommerce and interactive marketing services, should soon be the property of eBay.  eBay announced this morning that it intends to acquire GSI for a whopping $2.4 billion. GSI has built up an …

The Acceptance Hurdles for QR Codes
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QR codes are appearing with increasing frequency in a growing range of marketing and communication activities. I’ve been paying attention to who’s using these two-dimensional barcodes and how in their marketing when I’m out and about, especially in supermarkets, taking …

Facebook May Hire Former White House Press Secretary
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A man who’s fielded questions about wars and the economy on an international stage might soon start to help a certain social network present itself in a more positive light.  Word is that Facebook would like to hire former White …

Huffington Post Co-Founder Launching Digital Media Company

Ken Lerer is not wasting any time.  Less than a month after selling The Huffington Post to AOL for $315 million, he has busied himself with a new digital media start-up. His new company is called Bedrocket Properties, and Lerer …

Facebook Movie Rental Expands, Thanks to Warner Bros. Facebook Movie Rental Expands, Thanks to Warner Bros.
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Earlier this month, Warner Bros. started testing movie rentals via Facebook, a move that could end up having a far-reaching impact on the movie rental industry as a whole, as well as for Facebook. The test began with the movie …

Android Payments System Could Pit Google Against Groupon Android Payments System Could Pit Google Against Groupon
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Payments looks to be one of the most important battle fields on which the big tech companies are engaging. We’ve known for some time that Google would be getting into the NFC-based payment realm – in other words, you will …

Disco – Google Does Group Texting on the iPhone Disco – Google Does Group Texting on the iPhone

A new app has hit Apple’s App store, and it comes from Google-owned Slide. The app is called Disco, and it is described as “Group text messaging on ANY phone made FREE & EASY!” “Start as many groups as you …