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Google Blames China For Blocked Gmail Service

Chinese Gmail users – and Gmail itself – appear to be facing a sort of threat from the Chinese government once again.  Google’s gone on the record stating that fresh connection and usability problems have cropped up in the past …

YouTube Person Finder Introduced

Since the devastating earthquake and following tsunami in northern Japan, technology has played a huge role in helping people connect with family and friends involved in the disaster.  On the heels of Google Person Finder, the search tool that also …

Nexus S 4G and Google Voice Come to Sprint Nexus S 4G and Google Voice Come to Sprint

While perhaps not as big as the AT&T/T-Mobile news, Sprint also has some news – it’s getting the new Nexus S 4G “Google phone” as well as Google Voice integration. “Recently, we introduced Nexus S from Google, the first phone …

Snaptu Acquired by Facebook

Mobile app developer Snaptu is getting acquired by Facebook for an undisclosed amount of money (though rumors have it somewhere between 40 and 70 million). The company announced on its blog that the deal is expected to close within weeks. …

AT&T Buys T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom

AT&T is planning on buying T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom for  $39 billion in cash and stock. The deal must be approved by both the Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission first. “This transaction represents a major commitment …

Watchdog Argues Against Schmidt For Commerce Secretary
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Last week, rumors indicated that Google CEO Eric Schmidt might be in the running for the position of U.S. Commerce Secretary.  Now, the organization called Consumer Watchdog – which is perhaps Google’s most outspoken critic – has come out strongly …

House of Cards, Facebook: Coming Soon to Netflix House of Cards, Facebook: Coming Soon to Netflix

Earlier this year, Netflix announced that it was working on some new Facebook integration. In January, the company informed shareholders that it would connect with Facebook in order to develop personal Netflix accounts. “We’re working on an extensive Facebook integration, …

Social Networking Growth Set To Peak
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The double-digit growth of social networks in the U.S. are on track to reach their peak, according to a new report from eMarketer. eMarkter estimates nearly 150 million Internet users will be active on social networks at least monthly this …

YouTube and ESPN Want Your Original Sports Highlights YouTube and ESPN Want Your Original Sports Highlights

Parents of kids who play sports, their coaches and the players alike, pay attention: ESPN and YouTube have put a call out for your user-generated content. If you have any original sports highlights you’d like to share on YouTube, be …

Internet Explorer 9 Reaches 2.3 Million Downloads In 24 Hours Internet Explorer 9 Reaches 2.3 Million Downloads In 24 Hours
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Microsoft announced today their latest version of Internet Explorer reached 2.3 million downloads in 24 hours. Will IE9 be the catalyst to allow Microsoft to gain some ground back in market share? The past few years, IE has steadily lost …

Demand Media Looks to Expand Business Content

I came across a tweet from a Demand Media employee that simply said, “Looking for Business writers!” With the company’s content being such a hot topic of discussion these days, it seemed noteworthy – particularly since Demand Media’s eHow content …

Facebook Places Launches In More Countries

A service that exists to let people broadcast their physical location has, fittingly enough, begun operating in a few more spots.  There’s word today that Facebook Places now works in Brazil, Bulgaria, Egypt, India, Israel, Malaysia, the Philippines, and South …

March Madness Search Trends According to Yahoo March Madness Search Trends According to Yahoo

Yahoo sent us some information on March Madness search trends, which seemed worth sharing, in the spirit of alll the current NCAA Tournament action. According to the company, 34% of searches this week on Yahoo for “March Madness” come from …

The PlayStation 3 Battles Are Continuing Quite Nicely
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The war between PlayStation 3 owners/hackers and Sony is moving along just fine, thanks. Hackers want the freedom to alter their consoles how they see fit, and Sony sees that as a declaration of the intention to pirate software and …

iPhone As Google TV Remote

Google announced the launch of an app for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod (those running iOS 3 or higher) that turns the device into a remote control for Google TV. This is a capability that has been available for Android, …

Twitter May Rent Facebook’s Old New York Offices
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People have compared Twitter in Facebook in many ways over the years, and now, it looks like one more similarity between the two companies might soon exist.  Rumor has it Twitter will take over some offices Facebook used to occupy …

Facebook Gets Deeper Integration With Delta Ticket App

Delta Airlines has updated its Ticket Counter app to allow users to check-in online and access their boarding pass on Facebook within 24-hours of their departure. The Delta Ticket Counter app also allows travelers to check their flight status, view …

Why Foursquare Is the Leader in Location

Popular location-based service Foursquare was full of announcements at SXSW this year. According to Eric Friedman, the Director of Business Development for the startup, all of the announcements fit into the following categories: Discovery, Engagement, and Loyalty.

March Madness Breaks Records at ESPN

So, how many of you who filled out NCAA Tournament brackets are still alive after Thursday’s madness? Are you still confident in your Final Four picks? Did anyone pencil Morehead State into the Sweet 16? These are just some of …

Qik for iPhone Improved with Qik Video Connect App Launched at SXSW

This week at SXSW, Qik, which was recently acquired by Skype, launched Qik Video Connect for the iPhone. WebProNews spoke with co-founder Bhaskar Roy about the product at the event. “Whoever are my friends on Qik – I can watch …

Yahoo-Delicious Sale Rumors Swirl (Again)
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One way or another, it’s sounding increasingly likely that Delicious will wind up with a new owner.  After a rumor suggested last week that Yahoo had sold the property for $5 million, a report’s now claimed that Yahoo is about …

Smartphone Owners Who Access Facebook And Twitter Are More Satisfied

Social media use leads to higher satisfaction among owners of smartphones and traditional mobile phones, according to a new report from J.D. Power and Associates. Smartphone owners who use their device to access social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook …

Addicted to Angry Birds? Mike Tyson’s Got A Cure Addicted to Angry Birds? Mike Tyson’s Got A Cure

Noted pigeon racer, Mike Tyson, is offering a helping hand for those you having difficulty beating your addiction to Angry Birds on your tablet device, and it comes in three easy steps. Or fewer. Actually, one step is all it …

Verizon iPhone 4 Impressions 4.5% of U.S. iPhones in Two Weeks Verizon iPhone 4 Impressions 4.5% of U.S. iPhones in Two Weeks
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Millennial Media released its monthly Mobile Mix report this morning, finding (among other things) that Verizon’s iPhone represented 4.5% of U.S. iPhone Impressions in the two weeks following the launch. Verizon is about 3 years behind AT&T in terms of …