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Mobile Devices Driving Local News Consumption
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Nearly half of all American adults (47%) get at least some local news and information on their cellphone or tablet computer, according to a new report. These findings come from a survey of 2,251 conducted in January by the Pew …

Mike Tyson Appears at SXSW to Promote iPhone/iPad Game Mike Tyson Appears at SXSW to Promote iPhone/iPad Game
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One of the main attrations at SXSW Interactive has been boxing legend Mike Tyson. He appeared for two and a half hours or so today at the event’s Screenburn arcade, to help RockLive promote a new game based on his …

Robert Rodriguez Talks Sin City at SXSW Robert Rodriguez Talks Sin City at SXSW

This is a little off the beaten online business path (the usual subject area of WebProNews), but this is SXSW. This also happens to be one of my favorite filmmakers and a great film. Robert Rodriguez took time to speak …

Pee-Wee Herman Takes SXSW
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It’s hard to believe it has been so long, but in September of 2009, Pee-Wee Herman made his big comeback, and started actively using Twitter. Now, Paul Reubens (the actor who portrays Herman) has found his way to SXSW in …

Foursquare Talks Future of Locations at SXSW Foursquare Talks Future of Locations at SXSW

Everyone is trying to figure out the answer to getting location-based services to go mainstream. SCVNGR CEO Seth Priebatsch talked about this yesterday. He thinks this  will be the decade of the gamer layer, and that looking at game mechanics …

Google to Announce Google Circles Social Network at SXSW? No.
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Update: Chris Messina tells WebProNews that Google has “nothing to announce today” and would not comment on Google Cirlces. Update 2: This seems official enough: @googlesxswGoogle at SXSWWe’re not launching any products at #SXSW but we’re doing plenty else. Join …

SXSW: TED Opens API to Developers SXSW: TED Opens API to Developers

TED Media Executive Producer June Cohen says TED follows a concept of “radical openness,” which is the basis for opening up the TED API. “We’re going to allow developers around the world to build their own TED apps,” she said. …

SXSW – Ask Combines Q&A with the Location-Based Service

Ask announced a couple weeks ago that it would be debuting a new mobile app called Ask Around here at SXSW. WebProNews caught up with Ask.com Chief Product and Technology Officer Lisa Kavanaugh to talk about it a little. “We …

Engadget Editor-in-Chief Leaves

Engadget Editor-in-Chief Joshua Topolsky announced that he is leaving the publication. This comes after two other editors of the publication recently left, citing “the AOL way” as a catalyst. Here’s an exerpt from Topolsky’s post: After nearly four years at …

Zynga: 40-Year-Old Moms Are the New Hardcore Gamers [SXSW]
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Manny Anekal, Zynga’s Director of Brand Advertising spoke a little today at SXSW about storytelling through advertising, but emphasized just how big social gaming is. 1 in 5 Americans play lots of Zynga’s games, he says, noting that the company …

SXSW – SCVNGR CEO Aims to Solve Real Problems with Games

When you hear about location-based services, Foursquare is probably the first brand that comes to your mind. They’ve arguably made the biggest mark on the space sofar, but while Foursquare faces growing competition from big brands like Google and Facebook, …

SXSW – Friends are the Future of Shopping
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Willo O’Brien of WilloToons.com spoke to a packed ballroom at the Hilton in Austin at SXSW Interactive. The focus – social shopping and the future of selling stuff online. Creativity has a lot to do with it, and it doesn’t …

SXSW Campaign to Help Japan Earthquake Victims

SXSW Interactive attracts a plethora of bright minds, and more importantly (in some cases), a group that knows how to spread a message perhaps better than any other group on Earth. That’s because social media is a (if not THE) …

SXSW – Google Saving Drivers Time and Fuel
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Google has already saved people a total of two years per day, and a whole lot of fuel, thanks to that traffic-based re-routing feature the company launched earlier this week. That is according to Google’s Marissa Mayer, who spoke today …

Jake Gyllenhaal Talks Source Code Mission at SXSW Jake Gyllenhaal Talks Source Code Mission at SXSW
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Here at SXSW Interactive in Austin, Summit Entertainment and Microsoft Tag launched a cross-media campaign to promote the film Source Code, called “The Source Code Mission”. WebProNews spoke with the film’s star, Jake Gyllenhaal, as well as co-star Michelle Monaghan and …

Zynga Set To Release English Countryside Expansion Pack for FarmVille
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Zynga has announced an expansion pack to it’s wildly successful FarmVille game, in hopes to lure back some users. The social gaming company is set to unleash FarmVille English Countryside sometime over the next few weeks. If all goes as …

Yahoo Sale Of Delicious For $5 Million Rumored
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Four months ago, an internal Yahoo document leaked, letting the world know that Yahoo intended to “sunset” Delicious.  Now, there’s a sign Yahoo might have sold the organization for $5 million instead. To be perfectly clear: this has not been …

5 Awesome Things To Do With Your IPad
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Whether you’re an early adopter or just hopping on board with the IPad 2, here are 5 really cool things you can do with it. Watch the NCAA Tournament for Free You may have caught Mike Sachoff’s article of March …

Twitter And FTC Reach Settlement

The Federal Trade Commission said today it has finalized a proposed settlement it announced last June with Twitter, which resolved charges that Twitter deceived users and put their privacy at risk by not protecting their personal information. The FTC alleged …

Google Targeted (Again) For Antitrust Oversight Hearings
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Google’s best lawyers may want to start packing their bags for Washington, D.C. Today, Senator Mike Lee called for the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Antitrust Subcommittee to conduct an oversight hearing, and Lee identified Google as the sole target. That means …

Google Celebrates DoubleClick Anniversary, Success

Sometimes, acquisitions don’t work out.  Sometimes, they do.  And the DoubleClick acquisition is definitely an example of the second scenario, as Google shared some numbers this afternoon that paint a picture of remarkable growth. Today marks the third anniversary of …

Online iPad 2 Orders Taking 2-3 Weeks To Ship

While brick-and-mortar sales won’t happen until 5 p.m (eastern time) , the iPad 2 was available to purchase online early this morning. However, it didn’t take long before all the orders available were placed. If you visit the iPad 2 …

Android App Launches For Monster.com
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The Android app joins Monster’s existing apps for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The Monster Android app can be downloaded for free on the company’s website and in the Android Market. The app offers access to jobs, allows user …

Man Pays $900 For First Spot In iPad 2 Line
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Apparently $900 was the going rate for first spot in the iPad 2 line at Apple’s flagship store in New York, as college student Amanda Foote found out. Foote began the line at the store on Wednesday around 5:00 PM. …