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10 Big Brand Lessons From The Corporate Social Media Summit 10 Big Brand Lessons From The Corporate Social Media Summit
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Yesterday I spent the day at the Corporate Social Media Summit, a big gathering of some of the best minds in leading social media efforts on behalf of large corporate brands. The event was put on by the team at …

Ryan Dunn Drunk at Time of Crash, Say Police Ryan Dunn Drunk at Time of Crash, Say Police

It looks like the speculation is over surrounding whether or not alcohol played a major part in the Monday morning death of Jackass star Ryan Dunn. The answer, according to West Goshen Police Chief Michael Carroll is a resounding “yes.” …

Google Goggles Gets Copy/Paste, Map View for Search History Google Goggles Gets Copy/Paste, Map View for Search History
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Today, Google announced some new features for its Google Goggles product, the mobile search app, which lets you search by snapping a picture. There is a new map view of your search history, the ability to copy contact and text …

LulzSec Versus TeaMp0isoN: When Hackers Attack Hackers LulzSec Versus TeaMp0isoN: When Hackers Attack Hackers
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Not everyone in the hacker community smiles upon the shenanigans of LulzSec, the hacker group du-jour of the moment. Seriously, just check out Google News. Right now, LulzSec is a mainstay, and while this publication is adding to it, we …

Google Tops A Billion Unique Monthly Visitors Google Tops A Billion Unique Monthly Visitors
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I think it’s safe to say that Google’s an Internet giant now. Google sites have surpassed 1 billion unique monthly visitors, based on comScore data for May. Take that, Facebook. Actually, take that, Microsoft. They’re number 2, followed by Facebook, …

Is Your Business Antisocial? Is Your Business Antisocial?

I ask with sincerity, is your business antisocial? Take a moment before you respond. I understand you may have Facebook and Twitter presences. Your business may broadcast on YouTube. Perhaps your executives are blogging. If you’re among the more sophisticated …

Britney Spears’ New Video “I Wanna Go” Pays Homage to Half Baked Britney Spears’ New Video “I Wanna Go” Pays Homage to Half Baked
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It’s Britney, bitch. And she’s tired of your f*cking questions. At least that’s the message in her brand her video for the song “I Wanna Go” from her Femme Fatale album. The video begins with Britney at a press conference …

Keanu Reeves Pens Melancholy Picture Book, Denies Sad Keanu Meme Influence Keanu Reeves Pens Melancholy Picture Book, Denies Sad Keanu Meme Influence

A new “grown-up’s picture book” authored by Keanu Reeves seems to take inspiration from or at least capitalize on one of the most enduring internet memes of all time, Sad Keanu (Keanu is Sad for purists). But according to The …

Loopt u-Deals Lets You Create Your Own Deals for Local Businesses Loopt u-Deals Lets You Create Your Own Deals for Local Businesses

Loopt has an interesting new spin on the hot deals space. The company has announced a product called U-Deals, which essentially gets the consumer (You, or “U” – get it?) to create the deal, including the discount, and then use …

Blekko CEO Rich Skrenta Discusses Search Quality, Filtering, Zorro Update Blekko CEO Rich Skrenta Discusses Search Quality, Filtering, Zorro Update
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Blekko, the alternative search engine that aims to challenge Google and Bing by reducing spam and low quality content in search results via human curation, has refreshed its index and results pages in an update it refers to as “Zorro”. …

NY State Senator Asks Twitter About Gay Marriage Vote NY State Senator Asks Twitter About Gay Marriage Vote
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In a move of open communication and transparency (whether genuine of feigned), New York State Senator Greg Ball has asked his social media followers how they feel about the issue of marriage equality. Why has he asked them how they …

iPad 3 Rumors: Higher Resolution Screen iPad 3 Rumors: Higher Resolution Screen
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Much of the focus on Apple-related rumors is on the iPhone 5 (even the name of which itself is still a rumor). Other rumors have popped up suggesting that Apple is looking at getting into the TV business. Yes, they …

Amazon Attempts Sales Tax Workaround in Texas Amazon Attempts Sales Tax Workaround in Texas
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The debate regarding the way Amazon.com does its online business has been going on for some time now. The major point of contention has been the fact that for years, Amazon has been able to sell and ship goods across …

iPhone 5 Release Date in September … No, August … No, September iPhone 5 Release Date in September … No, August … No, September
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Update 08/19: There has been a whole lot of back and forth in this release date game. Since this article was originally written speculation has been all over the place. The latest at this point is that it will be …

HBO’s True Blood ‘Bites’ into Social Media HBO’s True Blood ‘Bites’ into Social Media

Finally, the television and entertainment industries are starting to get it – their audiences are online, and that’s where they need to be, too. While studios and networks may groan about fans skipping out on live airings of their programs …

Breaking Bad Season 4 Trailer Hits The Interwebs Breaking Bad Season 4 Trailer Hits The Interwebs
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Here’s the antidote to the venomous post-Game of Thrones sadness. A panacea, if you will, for the anger you have following the season finale of The Killing and the knowledge that The Walking Dead season 2 premiere is so very, …

Blekko Refreshes Itself, Challenges Users to a Game of 3 Engine Monte Blekko Refreshes Itself, Challenges Users to a Game of 3 Engine Monte

Alternative search engine Blekko has launched a major update, called “Zorro,” which includes an expanded search index with integration of the slashtags, which have been the staple of the site. On the new results pages, users will see sites that …

Weird Al Channels Lady Gaga in Perform This Way Weird Al Channels Lady Gaga in Perform This Way
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The video that was almost never released has hit the interwebs. In Weird Al Yankovic’s latest parody, he transforms Lady Gaga’s personal expression anthem “Born This Way” into a funny and highly creepy send-up of the absurdities of her fame. …

Roger Ebert Finds Support In The Twitterverse Roger Ebert Finds Support In The Twitterverse
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By now I’m sure you’ve heard about Jackass star Ryan Dunn’s untimely death early yesterday morning. The car crash that took his life also took the life of his friend and Jackass producer Zachary Hartwell. It is confirmed that high …

Should Google and Facebook Be Filtering Our Content For Us? Should Google and Facebook Be Filtering Our Content For Us?
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Is the personalization of the Internet a step backwards? Is the wealth of information that is accessible to us being reduced because the products we use are filtering it all so heavily? This is a discussion that has been gaining …

Google on Duplicate Content Concerns Regarding Blog Posts on the Home Page Google on Duplicate Content Concerns Regarding Blog Posts on the Home Page
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As you may know, Google’s Matt Cutts often posts videos on the company’s Webmaster Help YouTube channel, answering user questions. He linked to one today about duplicate content concerns and having blog posts on your home page. The question was, …

Google Looks to the Crowd to Take On Microsoft and Skype Google Looks to the Crowd to Take On Microsoft and Skype

Google was already starting to compete with Skype a little, by releasing things like video chat within Gmail, but Gmail is only a small segment of people in the broader landscape of web users. Now Google is thinking bigger, and …

Lindsay Lohan Lands Her First Acting Job Since House Arrest Lindsay Lohan Lands Her First Acting Job Since House Arrest
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Who said a little court-ordered downtime would stop Lindsay Lohan from acting? Today she unveiled to the world her new role – as a spokesperson for online penny auction site Beezid.com. Lohan (or, LiLo as the kids call her) has …

iPhone 5 Rumors: Coming in August, New Design iPhone 5 Rumors: Coming in August, New Design
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Oh, the iPhone 5 rumors. How they capture the hearts and minds of us all. Rumor has it now that the device, which is supposedly back to being an actual new device, as opposed to an upgraded iPhone 4, will …