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Foursquare and American Express Launch Specials for Cardholders Foursquare and American Express Launch Specials for Cardholders
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Back in March, just before SXSW, Foursquare announced a partnership with American Express that would see card users getting discounts, by checking in at stores, restaurants, etc. They began testing in Austin, where those who linked their AmEx and Foursquare …

Utah Man Posts Police Standoff Play-by-Play on Facebook Utah Man Posts Police Standoff Play-by-Play on Facebook
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Don’t let a pesky standoff with the police keep you from social media – Jason Valdez didn’t. The 36-year-old man from Salt Lake City, UT holed himself up in a motel room for 16 hours with what police call a …

LinkNotify for iPhone Lets You Control How Facebook Links Are Filtered LinkNotify for iPhone Lets You Control How Facebook Links Are Filtered

I posted about LinkNotify when it was first launched, earlier this year. Now, the iPhone app has launched (available in the App Store), making the experience even better for mobile consumption. LinkNotify is basically a content consumption/discovery tool that gives …

LSU Coach Les Miles Makes For Great Web Content LSU Coach Les Miles Makes For Great Web Content

Some sports figures transcend their chosen profession and become larger-than-life figures. While such elevations are normally saved for the athlete, every so often a coach joins the fraternity; although, in the case of Les Miles, it’s something different. Miles may …

Keywords and Content Marketing Keywords and Content Marketing
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I recently had an interesting discussion with Ron Jones who is writing a book specifically on using keywords for online marketing called “Keyword Intelligence“. He was researching for the content marketing portion of the book and we talked about where …

Tobey Maguire, Poker Star, Sued Over Illegal Game Tobey Maguire, Poker Star, Sued Over Illegal Game

It seems as though there may be two morals to this story: First, when you play for high stakes, make sure you know where your play-partners got their “stakes.” And secondly, just don’t play poker with Tobey Maguire – he’s …

Does Final Cut Pro X Satisfy? Does Final Cut Pro X Satisfy?

Apple released the updated Final Cut Pro yesterday, and like normal, whenever does anything of note, it’s big news. In case you’re unaware, Final Cut Pro is a movie-editing software suite, one that promises users the ability to make professional …

Amazon Tablet to Rival iPad? If Rumor is Accurate. Amazon Tablet to Rival iPad? If Rumor is Accurate.
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We’ve been covering the latest iPhone and iPad rumors, so it seems only fair we give mention to the latest rumors surrounding a possible foray into the tablet space by online retail giant Amazon. It’s not the first time we’ve …

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, …