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Facebook Questions Revamped
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When the beta version of Facebook questions debuted in the summer of 2010, it was large and in charge – of your news feed that is.  Yes, the old Facebook Questions got to be sickeningly annoying to this writer.  Today, …

Google Media Ads Launched for AdWords Google Media Ads Launched for AdWords
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Google announced the launch of a new ad format for AdWords today – the Media Ad format. These ads allow advertisers to place emphasis on video from the search results page. The new format works a little differently than the …

Daniel Tosh: Viral Video Infamy
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Before the debut of his breakthrough television show, Daniel Tosh had been carving a name for himself like most stand-up comics; working the club circuits hoping to catch a break. After building some momentum as an up and coming comedian, …

TripAdvisor’s Email List Breached TripAdvisor’s Email List Breached
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TripAdvisor, one of the top travel review websites around, released a statement today that warns its members of a security breach that allowed the theft of a portion of their email list.  How large of a portion they don’t say, …

iPad WordPress Plugin Makes Sites Tablet-Friendly
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WordPress announced today that it has been working with Onswipe on a new WordPress plugin that makes sites more iPad-friendly or in their words, “reimagined for a touch experience”. OnSwipe is a platform that helps publishers make their content more …

Staples Launches Website For Tablets
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Staples said today it has launched a website focused on tablets to help people research and compare devices that fit their needs. Staples.com/tablets will offer side-by-side feature and price comparisons, photos, videos and business apps. Key features of the site …

Starbucks Digital Network Adds Content

Since October of 2010, Starbucks has not simply provided a place for people to sit and steal wi-fi, but has given those wi-fi users access to selective content via the Starbucks Digital Network. If you aren’t familiar with how it …

Google Accounts for All YouTube Users Starting Very Soon
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In May of 2009, Google started giving people signing up for YouTube accounts, Google accounts too. A little over a year later, the company announced that it would start requiring all YouTube users to have Google accounts. This occurred during …

RR Donnelly Buys Journalism Online

Printing company RR Donnelley said today it has acquired Journalism Online, a company aimed at helping news papers monetize their web content. Financial terms of the deal were not released. Three veteran media executives are behind Journalism Online including Steven …

Yahoo’s Share Of Search Ad Market Expected To Sink

Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz might want to (yet again) take cover.  A new report is sure to rile her critics and at least a few shareholders, as eMarketer suggested late yesterday that Yahoo’s share of the U.S. search ad market …

Public Broadband Networks On The Rise

The ILSR (Institute for Local Self-Reliance) states that their goal is to “provide innovative strategies, working models and timely information to support environmentally sound and equitable community development.”  One of their focal points is local internet access, and they have …

Steve Jobs Turns Down Radiation Monitoring App
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You really know your iPhone app is rejected when Steve Jobs personally emails you in response to an appeal made regarding app store approval. Tawkon, the name of both the app and developer can be added to the list of …

Huffington Post Draws the Line Between Journalists and Bloggers
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AOL has been a fascinating company to watch over the last several months as it moves further and further away from its legacy as a dial-up ISP to a content machine. There have been internal tiffs, mass layoffs and general …

When Will Web Analytics Catch Up With Mobile Usage?

A few months ago, I asked the musical question, “Is the mobile activity you are counting really mobile?” The musical answer was, “no.” No matter what you think you mean by mobile, I can wager that your analytics vendor is …

Firefox’s Progress Charted By Pingdom

By most accounts, Firefox 4 represents a big success. It’s received positive reviews and been downloaded a massive number of times. So to celebrate the Mozilla team’s achievement and provide a bit more perspective, a new infographic takes a look …

Lady Gaga Goes from Google to Twitter
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Lady Gaga seems to be making a habit out of visiting the headquarters of Internet giants. Earlier this week, she went to Google, where she was interviewed by Marissa Mayer. Now she’s followed that up with a visit to Twitter …

Facebook Targeted Ads in Real-Time? Facebook Targeted Ads in Real-Time?
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Over time, if you’re observant, you might have noticed a change in the ads you see when browsing Facebook.  (Unless you have been too engrossed in stalking an ex or browsing photos that show that your high-school friend was unable …

Mobile Banking Reaches 30 Million Americans
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The number of Americans who accessed financial accounts (bank, credit card, or brokerage) via mobile devices reached 29.8 million at the end of 2010, a 54 percent increase over 2009, according to a new report from comScore. “More people are …

Jack Dorsey-Twitter Reunion Rumored

Jack Dorsey, a cofounder of Twitter and the company’s first CEO, may soon return to it on a fulltime basis.  Multiple reports suggest Dorsey is in talks to become Twitter’s chief product officer, or even – though nothing’s been confirmed …

Twitter Tax Break Passes San Francisco Committee Twitter Tax Break Passes San Francisco Committee
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On Monday, we told you about a debate taking place in San Francisco on whether to extend payroll tax breaks for new employees to companies in certain maligned areas of the city.  The proposal was framed as a way to …

Color
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Wow that’s hot. Social networking, mobile, photo sharing. $41M raised before launch. Testing conventions, with damn good timing. But will this color fade to grey? Mobile social software application Color launched today. With more pre-launch funding by Sequoia et. al. …

Earth Hour Miranda Kerr Myspace Hijacking Earth Hour Miranda Kerr Myspace Hijacking
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It’s no secret that Myspace has lost the Internet status it once had, particularly as Facebook has risen to social network dominance. TechCrunch reported this week that Myspace’s decline is even accelerating with worldwide unique visitors decreasing by 14.4% from …

iPhone 5 Rumors: A Roundup
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Update 08/19: Since the article was originally pieced together in March, there have been many rumors flying around about the device. Many of them have simply been around the release date. As of right now, it looks like it’s going …

Iran Implicated In Attack Targeting Google, Yahoo, Skype
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Google, Yahoo, and Skype users in Iran should be extra cautious online from now on.  Evidence suggests that the Iranian government organized an attack focused on obtaining nine secure digital certificates related to major sites. Note that this episode hasn’t …