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iTunes Match Beta Becomes Available iTunes Match Beta Becomes Available

Apple has sent iTunes developers an email titled “iTunes Match beta now available.” This is a feature of the upcoming iOS 5, announced at Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference in June. It lets you sync the music you didn’t purchase …

Google +1 Button The New PageRank? Google +1 Button The New PageRank?
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Let me start off by being very clear. Google is not getting rid of PageRank in favor of the +1 button. Google is, however, looking at the data from the +1 button as a signal of content quality, and +1s …

Hurricane Irene Coverage Finds Some Levity From Howard Stern’s Captain Janks Hurricane Irene Coverage Finds Some Levity From Howard Stern’s Captain Janks

If you are feeling fatigued by all the Hurricane media coverage, this might be the antidote. Prankster and self described “phony phone call artist” Captain Janks, best known for his appearances on The Howard Stern Show, has been making the …

Netflix Reminder: Price Change in Two Days Netflix Reminder: Price Change in Two Days
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Here at WebProNews, keeping you abreast about the goings-on in the tech industry is job one, but we’re also here to inform and, in some cases, remind people of upcoming changes. With that in mind, here’s our public service announcement …

The Impact of Age on Online Banking Behavior The Impact of Age on Online Banking Behavior

How much influence does age have online banking behavior? According to a recent report from McAfee, age actually plays a large role in how consumers conduct their online banking. McAfee recognized three distinct age groups that had distinct online banking patterns as well.

Colorado State Party, Fueled By Facebook, Attracts Thousands Colorado State Party, Fueled By Facebook, Attracts Thousands
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The public nature (and lack of privacy considerations) of Facebook is sometimes problematic when it comes to parties. The good thing about Facebook is that it’s a wonderfully easy way to advertise and spread the word about your events. The …

Windows Explorer Improvements on the 8 Windows Explorer Improvements on the 8

Microsoft has been receiving a fair amount of love and attention for the upcoming Windows 8 OS, even with naming convention changes that were made to appeal to the mobile device generation. Some of the new inclusions for the upcoming …

Tropical Storm Katia Tracks in Irene’s Footsteps, Finds Disaster Fatigue on Twitter Tropical Storm Katia Tracks in Irene’s Footsteps, Finds Disaster Fatigue on Twitter
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Hurricane season is far from over, but it seems as though people are already feeling the effects – I’m talking about disaster fatigue. A complicated concept, it involves any of the following symptoms: General apathy, specific apathy toward any discussion …

Google Translate for Google+ Chrome Extension Launched Google Translate for Google+ Chrome Extension Launched

Google Translate engineer Josh Estelle announced via Google+ that there is a new Chrome Extension called Google Translate for Google+, which uses Google Translate to automatically translate any post or comment on Google’s new social network into over 50 languages. …

eBay One Cent  Auction Listings Today (August 30) eBay One Cent Auction Listings Today (August 30)

eBay announced that it is doing one cent auction-style listings for one day only – today. eBay Seller Experience Vice President Todd Lutwak says: On August 30, list Auction-style for just 1¢ Insertion Fees—even high-ticket items! This offer applies to …

Today’s Funniest Tweets Today’s Funniest Tweets
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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 …

The End of Social Media 1.0 The End of Social Media 1.0
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I would like to talk about an inflection point in social media that requires pause. I am not suggesting that there will be a social media 2.0 or 3.0 for that matter. Nor do I see the term social media …

iPhone 5 Rumor: Sub-4 Inch Screen, Metal Backing iPhone 5 Rumor: Sub-4 Inch Screen, Metal Backing
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Today’s second big iPhone 5 rumor deals with the device specs, instead of the still-debated release date. In reality, one of the new “rumors” regarding the upcoming device is a strike against a previous rumor about the size of the …

Super Poke Pets Users Not Impressed with Google’s Halloween Costume Comparison
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As you may or may not know, Google recently announced that it would be shutting down Slide and various applications and games that it created, including the popular Super Poke Pets. As reported earlier, users are less than thrilled with …

Dancing With The Stars Cast List Leaked via Tweet? Dancing With The Stars Cast List Leaked via Tweet?
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Dancing With The Stars has become a huge pop culture hit, with each new season seemingly arriving with more buzz than the previous one. Whether you watch it to see the celebrities get better with every week or whether you …

Facebook Gets More Secure By Paying Users Facebook Gets More Secure By Paying Users
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A month ago, Facebook announced its “Bug Bounty” Program, in which the company began offering users $500 for finding security holes. “The program is already making Facebook more secure,” a representative for Facebook tells WebProNews. “During the past three weeks, …

Slide, Super Poke Pets Fans Furious Over Google’s Planned Shut Down
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Last week, it was revealed that Google is shutting down Slide, the social game company it bought last summer. The move was quite surprising to the tech/social media industry, as the company had only just launched games for its new …

Hurricane Irene: An Internet Wrap-up Hurricane Irene: An Internet Wrap-up
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Hurricane (and later Tropical Storm) Irene has come and gone, leaving at least a few dozen people dead and causing major flooding and power outages for much of the east coast. The storm hit over the weekend, attacking the coast …

Facebook Shuts Down “Deals,” Keeps More Relevant Check-In Deals Facebook Shuts Down “Deals,” Keeps More Relevant Check-In Deals

Facebook has had a couple of “deals” products: “Deals” and “Check-in Deals.” Deals are going away, but Check-in Deals are staying. Facebook gave us the following statement: “After testing Deals for four months, we’ve decided to end our Deals product …

Nokia Developer Forum Hacked, User Records Breached Nokia Developer Forum Hacked, User Records Breached
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The AntiSec movement has just claimed another victim – mobile manufacturing giant Nokia was hit with an SQL Injection attack that exposed a “significant” number of user records. The Nokia Developer Forum site suffered the breach, the credit for which …

Social Media Sewage … And Hope Social Media Sewage … And Hope

Editor’s note: This post was written by WebProNews blog partner Mark Schaefer, originally for his blog {grow}, and there are references to that blog (as opposed to WebProNews) in the post. I’ve started and trashed this article at least six …

Did Google CEO Larry Page Just Avoid Criminal Prosecution? Did Google CEO Larry Page Just Avoid Criminal Prosecution?
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Last week, it was revealed that Google had to forfeit $500 million for allowing Canadian pharmacies to target US consumers. One such pharmacy tells WebProNews and Google that the U.S. government is taking a “morally wrong” approach with its fine. …

Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga Videos Pulled From YouTube [UPDATED] Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga Videos Pulled From YouTube [UPDATED]
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UPDATE: All of the Bieber Vevo videos, Miley Cyrus’ “Party In The USA” and Rhianna’s “What’s My Name” have been restored. Lady Gaga’s official video for “Bad Romance” still seems to be missing. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: If you’re browsing the Twittersphere …

Google+ is About Your Identity Google+ is About Your Identity
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Google+, while still young, can be a lot of different things to a lot of different people. As time goes on, it will no doubt serve many more purposes. We still have brand pages to look forward to after all, …