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Google+ Gets Real-Time Search, Improved Hashtag Support Google+ Gets Real-Time Search, Improved Hashtag Support
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It seems like just yesterday when we were talking about how Topsy was doing Google+ search better than Google, as the company announced realtime (and other) Google+ search results. As a matter of fact, it was yesterday. Now, Google has …

iOS 5 Released (Officially): 200+ New Features iOS 5 Released (Officially): 200+ New Features

Two days before the official launch of the iPhone 4S, Apple has made the brand new iOS 5 available for download. According to Apple, there are over 200 new features in the new OS. The feature that seems to be …

Tips for Diagnosing A Drop In Google Rankings, From Matt Cutts Tips for Diagnosing A Drop In Google Rankings, From Matt Cutts
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Google has posted a new Webmaster Help video. As usual, Head of Web Spam Matt Cutts has answered a user-submitted question. The question is: “When you notice a drastic drop in your rankings and traffic from Google, what process would …

Foursquare Joins The iOS 5 Release Party With “Radar” Foursquare Joins The iOS 5 Release Party With “Radar”
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Today, Apple released their highly-anticipated iOS 5 update. To a lesser degree of buzz, Foursquare released an update to their app, version 4.0. And it looks like Foursquare v4.0 is going to make good use of that iOS 5 update. …

Visualizing What Regions Don’t Use Facebook Visualizing What Regions Don’t Use Facebook
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There’s no doubting the popularity and Facebook, nor the incredible rate at which Facebook members consume their various status updates. However, Facebook’s dominance is not on a worldwide scale, as some regions of the globe — for instance, China’s territory …

Googler Calls Google+ a “Knee-Jerk Reaction” and “A Study in Short-term Thinking” Googler Calls Google+ a “Knee-Jerk Reaction” and “A Study in Short-term Thinking”
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Consider this a lesson in how not to use Google+. And to think, the Circles feature was designed to give you more control over who sees what… A Google software engineer, Steve Yegge, had some less than favorable things to …

BlackBerry Services Down For North American Users BlackBerry Services Down For North American Users
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A disruption that has been going on for three days now has spread from Europe and the Middle East to North America today, as users are experiencing problems with many BlackBerry services. On Monday, European, Middle Eastern and African users …

Google+ Photos Take Over For Picasa Web Albums (Kind of) Google+ Photos Take Over For Picasa Web Albums (Kind of)

Google seems to be on its way to doing what should have been done a long time ago in my opinion – unifying its products into one Google brand. Some Google users started noticing last night that when they went …

For Businesses, Twitter Interaction With Customers Pays Off For Businesses, Twitter Interaction With Customers Pays Off
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For companies, there are plenty of reasons to maintain an active Twitter presence. Once you establish yourself on the network and begin to accumulate followers, you can use it for publicity purposes – to give your customers news and information …

Google and Amazon: The Next Great Tech Rivalry? Google and Amazon: The Next Great Tech Rivalry?
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Microsoft and Yahoo have been Google’s main rivals for years. As Google has expanded into more and more product areas, it has taken on plenty of competition in a wide variety of industries. Apple and Facebook are two of its …

PlayStation Network Hacked Again, 93,000 Affected PlayStation Network Hacked Again, 93,000 Affected
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I’m sure you are saying, “Oh God, not again…” Sony has announced on the PlayStation Blog that thousands of user IDs and passwords have been compromised, about two-thirds of which are from the Sony Entertainment Network and PlayStation Network and …

Gumby Google Doodle Celebrates Art Clokey Gumby Google Doodle Celebrates Art Clokey
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“If you have a heart, then Gumby’s a pal for you.” Today’s Google Doodle is an animated delight, and it lives up to the high mark set by past animated Google Doodles that have graced our homepages in the last …

iOS 5 Releases Today, iCloud Already Live iOS 5 Releases Today, iCloud Already Live

Apple has made iCloud live at iCloud.com. It obviously requires an Apple ID to access, but you also must have the iOS 5 update as well. That has not been rolled out to all just yet, but it comes today. …

Columbus Day, Christopher Columbus Feel The Twitter Backlash Columbus Day, Christopher Columbus Feel The Twitter Backlash
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Today is the second Monday in October, which means that it is Columbus Day in the United States. The day became a federal holiday in 1937 and to many it honors explorer Christopher Columbus’ voyage to the Americas in 1492. …

Tim Tebow, National Coming Out Day, and Chris Gaines Tim Tebow, National Coming Out Day, and Chris Gaines

Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

Google Panda Update: More Recovery Than Usual Following Recent Tweaks? Google Panda Update: More Recovery Than Usual Following Recent Tweaks?
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Last week, SearchMetrics posted lists of what it found to be the top winners and losers from Google’s recent Panda update iteration (commonly referred to as Panda 2.5). Now, the firm has released new SEO Visibility data indicating that large …

Steve Jobs Quotes Book Being Rushed To Publication Steve Jobs Quotes Book Being Rushed To Publication
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If you spent any time on Twitter or Facebook shortly after the death of Apple’s Steve Jobs, you probably saw that he was quite the quotable fellow. I know that my feeds were inundated with Jobs quotes for the better …

iPhone 4S Siri Demo, Wolfram, Schmidt & A Scary Phone Ad iPhone 4S Siri Demo, Wolfram, Schmidt & A Scary Phone Ad

People are still waiting to get their hands on the new iPhone, but you can still see some hands-on demos. Also, check out the ad that’s apparently scaring children in the UK, and may get banned for violating ad standards. …

Self-Publishing Vs. Traditional Publishing Self-Publishing Vs. Traditional Publishing
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The publishing industry has witnessed significant changes over the past few years thanks mostly to the Internet. Consumer behavior has drastically shifted from offline consumption of news and information to online consumption. As a result, traditional publishers such as newspapers have been labeled “dead” and more and more bookstores are closing their doors.

In California, Police Can Still Search Your iPhone Without a Warrant In California, Police Can Still Search Your iPhone Without a Warrant

California Senate Bill 914, introduced by state Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), would make it illegal for the police to search a person’s mobile device during an arrest without a warrant. It received nearly unanimous support in passing the state …

Topsy Does More with Google+ Search Than Google Topsy Does More with Google+ Search Than Google
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You’d think nobody would be more on top of Google+ search than Google, given that Google is mostly known as being the search giant of the web, but Google only just launched a proper search feature for Google+ a couple …

Win With Data: A Guide to Improve your Bottom Line Win With Data: A Guide to Improve your Bottom Line
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Data and “analytics” are everywhere but you (the marketer or the business owner) are still struggling to derive useful marketing insights and make data actionable to boost sales. Don’t despair! Whether you run an ecommerce business, a lead generation site …

FairSearch Releases 44-Page Paper About Google’s “Anticompetitive Conduct” FairSearch Releases 44-Page Paper About Google’s “Anticompetitive Conduct”
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The FairSearch Coalition has sent a 44-pager paper, entitled, “Google’s Transformation From Gateway To Gatekeeper: How Google’s Exclusionary And Anticompetitive Conduct Restricts Innovation And Deceives Consumers,” to all 50 U.S. Attorneys General. “The paper offers in the greatest detail yet the …

iPhone 4S Released To Lucky German, Offers First Look At Total Package iPhone 4S Released To Lucky German, Offers First Look At Total Package

We are only days away from the big release of the iPhone 4S, but one lucky German has received theirs a tad early. According to German site Macerkopf.de, the iPhone 4S in question was delivered by German Telekom. That company …