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Charlie Sheen: Crazy, Savvy, or Both? Charlie Sheen: Crazy, Savvy, or Both?
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So the consensus from everyone, including people in Hollywood and regular folks, is Charlie Sheen has gone around the bend. However, the more I take in the Charlie Sheen social media experience, I’m beginning to think there’s some savvy to go along with the insanity.

Facebook Partners With Suicide Prevention Group Samaritans

Depressed and suicidal people living in the UK and Ireland may now, thanks in part to Facebook, be more likely to receive some help.  Facebook’s partnered with a suicide prevention group called Samaritans so that users who see ominous content …

Embed Facebook Updates or Tweets in Your Content with SocialDitto

Last month, we introduced a tool called SocialDitto. The idea was to offer a tool that would do for Facebook posts what Blackbird Pie did for Tweets. It simply lets you embed posts into articles, blog posts, or any webpage. …

YouTube Hires Paramount EVP/GM

Less than a month ago, a rumor indicated that YouTube would begin paying celebrities big money in order to create custom content.  Now, a piece of the organization’s Hollywood-related plans seems to be falling into place, as YouTube’s hired a …

Google Aims to Help You Avoid Traffic
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Google has announced that Google Maps Navigation will now automatically route you around traffic. Google is pitching the feature as rending the traffic report obsolete. “Ever been stuck in traffic, only to find out you’d have been better off going …

Google Android Top Smartphone Platform In U.S.
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For the three month average period ending in January, 234 million Americans used mobile devices, according to a new report from comScore. Samsung was the top handset maker with 24.9 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers, up 0.7 percent from the …

iPad 2 at Best Buy Friday at 5pm
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Best Buy has posted an iPad 2 FAQ page that should help those looking to purchase the device at the retail giant complete their task. After all, not every town has an Apple store, and there are over 1,150 Best …

Google Buys UK Finance Site BeatThatQuote.com
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Google has purchased UK price comparison site for financial products BeatThatQuote.com for £37.7 million ($61.3 million). News of the deal was confirmed by BeatThat.Quote.com managing director John Paleomylites on the company’s website. “Our team is excited about becoming a part …

Facebook, Skype Rumored To Be In Talks Again
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Fair warning: not much came of earlier rumors about this same possibility, and an identical outcome is possible this time.  But there’s word that Facebook and Skype are (again) in talks about introducing a video chat feature on the social …

Site Search: Too Many Results and Not Enough
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I’ve been working with several clients recently in an area that gets very little love, yet is critical for your Web site: Your own site’s search function. We love to talk about Google and search engine optimization, but most of …

Mark Zuckerberg Beast Dog Gets Facebook Page Mark Zuckerberg Beast Dog Gets Facebook Page
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a new dog that he shares with his girlfriend Priscilla Chan, and now the dog has its own Facebook page with thousands of fans (the number is already growing rapidly – it’s currently at about …

Google Creates Big Picasa Storage Loophole

“It’s just a little bit; it doesn’t matter” is a common thought.  People say it to themselves all the time before purchasing or eating something.  And now Google’s said it with respect to Picasa storage space, giving members a lot …

Skype Introduces Advertising In Windows

Skype said today that for the first time advertising will appear in the “Home” tab of Skype for Windows starting this week. The first advertisers on Skype include Groupon, Nokia, Universal Pictures and Visa. Skype said ads would initially appear …

Will Google Fill In Its Own Search Gaps, Demand Media-Style? Will Google Fill In Its Own Search Gaps, Demand Media-Style?
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Last year, a Google patent application was released for “Identifying inadequate search content“.  This is described as, “systems and methods for identifying inadequate search content are provided. Inadequate search content, for example, can be identified based on statistics associated with …

iPhone App Shows Map Of Charging Stations

Drivers of electric cars can now access an app called PlugShare that shows a map of charging stations in their area. The PlugShare app was created by a Palo Alto-based start-up called Xatori which focuses on software for electric vehicles …

Twitter’s Suggested Value Hits $7.7 Billion In Share Auction
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The handful of investors who are able to get their hands on Twitter shares continue to have the utmost faith in the company. Another private market auction has taken place, and this time, eager supporters placed bids high enough to …

10 Local Search and Social Location Resources to Have Your Business Listed In
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You have a new business… perhaps a bar, a coffee shop, or maybe a GIS consulting firm! Regardless of the business type, if you have a brick and mortar presence then you need to get your business listed. This is …

Huffington Post Officially Part of AOL
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Things are moving very quickly at AOL these days. Just a month after its announcement, the company has closed its acquisition of The Huffington Post. Along with that announcement comes the addition of some more editorial staff,  including Senior Media Reporter …

Google Beefs Up Android Market Security

Google announced that it has taken several new steps to keep Android users out of harm’s way with regards to malicious applications. The announcement came a few days after a few such apps were discovered in the market. Google says …

Huffington Post Contributor Goes On Strike, Huffington Doesn’t Care
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Clearly AOL’s purchase of The Huffington Post has created some ripples within AOL. The company has lost several high profile execs and editors since the acquisition. It appears some ripples have been created within the Huffington Post’s ecosystem itself as …

Foursquare Partners with American Express
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Foursquare and American Express have entered into a partnership that will see card users getting discounts at stores, restaurants, etc. via Foursquare. WebProNews recently exchanged a few tweets with Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley, following an article we posted questioning how …

Suite101 CEO Writes Open Letter to Google’s Matt Cutts
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Google basically called out Suite101 as the poster child site of what its “Panda” algorithm update was aimed at. Reports have found the site to be one of the hardest hit, and while the site has often been mentioned in …

New Clip Compares Android, Human Growth Rates

Last week, the official Android Developer Channel published an impressive video showing the rate of Android device activations on a global scale.  Now, courtesy of a different source, there’s a clip giving a little more perspective, comparing the rise of …

Verizon Partners With StopBadWare To Protect Internet Users

Verizon said today it is partnering with the nonprofit organization StopBadWare to help protect Internet users from security threats like spyware, viruses and other malware. During the next three years, the organizations will work together on issues ranging from educating …