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Should Google Display Click Counts on Ads? Should Google Display Click Counts on Ads?
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Google is testing an AdWords feature that displays how many clicks an ad has received for a particular advertiser. It’s unclear how widespread the testing is, and whether or not Google will actually turn this into an available feature on …

Happy Fathers Day From The Beastie Boys Happy Fathers Day From The Beastie Boys
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The Beastie Boys have sure embraced viral marketing in past few months. They made a splash back in April when their star studded “Fight For Your Right Revisited Trailer” blew up the interwebs. The video, which served as a promotion …

Google Adds HTTP Header Support to rel= “canonical” Google Adds HTTP Header Support to rel= “canonical”

Google is now supporting link rel=”canonical” relationships specified in HTTP headers. Evidently this was heavily requested, as the feature is in response to webmaster feedback. The syntax can be found in this document. Google Webmaster Trends analyst Pierre Far outlines …

Sony Tablet Ad Is Beautiful, Mysterious Sony Tablet Ad Is Beautiful, Mysterious
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Sony is gearing up for the release of their upcoming tablets, the S1 and S2. According to a private note acquired by Engadget, it looks like the S1 will most likely be available for pre-order in August and release sometime …

Facebook for iPad on the Way Facebook for iPad on the Way
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Facebook, while seemingly omnipresent across devices, and certainly accessible on an iPad, has never had a proper iPad app. It looks like it will soon, however. The New York Times is reporting, citing “people briefed on Facebook’s plans” that Facebook …

Google to Encourage Americans to Get Online Google to Encourage Americans to Get Online
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As you may or may not know, I usually monitor the domain name purchases of some of the major online retailers and web properties. Certain domain name purchases catch my eye, and I try to post about it when something …

Google Brings Organized Lists to Search Google Brings Organized Lists to Search
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Google has had a busy week of launching features. Today, the company announced that it is now showing collections of top referenced items for some topics that are searched. Product manager John Provine explains, “Sometimes when you’re searching, you’re not …

Rebecca Black’s Friday Gone From YouTube Rebecca Black’s Friday Gone From YouTube
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Say it ain’t so! It looks like, at least for right now, you are going to have to rely on parody videos to get your “Friday” fix, as the official video has been pulled from YouTube. The much loved, much …

Netflix Makes More Changes, More User Outrage Ensues Netflix Makes More Changes, More User Outrage Ensues
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Today, on the Official Netflix blog, Tom Willerer from the product team wrote, “We’re removing avatars, nicknames and bios associated with reviews, as very few Netflix members use them. We’re constantly working to improve the Netflix experience, and by removing …

JK Rowling’s New Harry Potter Site Pottermore Boasts Upcoming Announcement JK Rowling’s New Harry Potter Site Pottermore Boasts Upcoming Announcement
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Harry Potter-mania has to be the the most long-lived hysteria that I’ve ever lived through. Since the publication of the first book, through the movies, and up till now, fans of the series remain thrilled with any new development in …

The Internet is My Religion, One Man’s Speech on the Power of Connection The Internet is My Religion, One Man’s Speech on the Power of Connection
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Wow, this makes two feel good internet stories to come along today. First, Redditors help a man crowd-plan his derailed wedding and now we have this speech about the way the internet connects us all and helps us achieve great …

Facebook Launches Send Dialog Facebook Launches Send Dialog

Facebook has announced the launch of the Send Dialog, building off the momentum of the Send Button, which has been added to over 100,000 sites in the first 30 days of its launch, according to the company. “It resembles the …

Kinect Comes to Windows Kinect Comes to Windows
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Today, Microsoft released a software developer kit (SDK) in beta for its Kinect product for the Windows 7 operating system, effectively meaning that software developers will be able to harness the capabilities of Kinect for use with personal computers running …

Budweiser To Sponsor FA Cup, UK Twitter Users Clown Decision Budweiser To Sponsor FA Cup, UK Twitter Users Clown Decision
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There aren’t many brands that are more “American” than Budweiser. It’s synonymous with with everything to do with modern American culture, especially in sports. With that in mind, there aren’t many things more “British” than the FA Cup, a tournament …

Google Launches “Me on the Web” Google Launches “Me on the Web”
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Google has released a new feature called “Me on the Web.” It’s a reputation management tool accessible from the Google Dashboard, underneath the Account details. Google says the tool makes it easier to set up Google Alerts, and suggests search …

LulzSec Takes Down CIA.gov, Hacking Simply for Enjoyment LulzSec Takes Down CIA.gov, Hacking Simply for Enjoyment

The hacker group LulzSec, famous for their gaming community hacks, is moving on to bigger targets. While the group has claimed responsibility for hacks and data dumps against Sony, Bethesda, and Nintendo in the past, they recently went after the …

Panda Victim Xomba “Dances on the Bones of Content Farms” Panda Victim Xomba “Dances on the Bones of Content Farms”
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Earlier this year, we had a conversation with John Citrone, editor of the online writing community Xomba.com, which fell victim to Google’s Panda update. He gave us a preview of a redesign of the site, which had been in the …

Samuel L. Jackson, Werner Herzog Read Viral Hit Go The F*ck To Sleep Samuel L. Jackson, Werner Herzog Read Viral Hit Go The F*ck To Sleep
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NSFW Warning – If you’re offended by the f-bomb, I must warn you that this article will contain it, as it is part of the title and verses of the subject matter. A book that began as a viral PDF …

Apple Wants To Stop Concert Filming With iPhones Apple Wants To Stop Concert Filming With iPhones
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Cell phones are popular items at concerts as mobile users take pictures and videos of their favorite entertainers, or, well, whatever entertainer they happen to be watching at the time. The technology is also considered something of a menace by …

US Open Golf Tourney Underway, PGA Tour Players Go Viral For Charity US Open Golf Tourney Underway, PGA Tour Players Go Viral For Charity
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The second Major of the year and undoubtedly the toughest, The U.S. Open, kicked off today at the famed Blue Course at the Congressional Club in Bethesda, Maryland. As Tiger Woods news tends to be the star of any PGA …

Is Dave Chappelle Coming To Netflix? Is Dave Chappelle Coming To Netflix?

“Haters wanna hate, lovers wanna love. I don’t even want, none of the above. I wanna see Dave Chappelle back on my television screen by any means necessary.” Yes, I’ve altered the lyrics to Chappelle’s epic R Kelly spoof, “Piss …

Facebook Users Have More Intimate Friendships, Are More Trusting Facebook Users Have More Intimate Friendships, Are More Trusting

Remember that old line about Facebook allowing you to have a thousand friends that you’ve never met? Turns out that’s not really the case at all. According to a new Pew Internet study called “Social Networking Site and Our Lives,” …

How Will These New Developments Impact Facebook’s Dominance? How Will These New Developments Impact Facebook’s Dominance?
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Last week, we ran an article about the future of Facebook, discussing what we might be using Facebook for in five years, including things like search, e-commerce, travel, identity, payments, movies, music, etc. This week, we followed that up with …

How WhosHere Is Helping Users Connect and Law Enforcement Fight Crime How WhosHere Is Helping Users Connect and Law Enforcement Fight Crime
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With so many deals, coupons, and social activity revolving around location, it’s not really surprising that popular location-aware app WhosHere recently exceeded 3 million downloads. According to Stephen Smith, the co-founder of myRete, which is the maker of WhosHere, the downloads have increased 53 percent since the first of the year.