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Gabby Giffords Steps Down From Congress, Announces in YouTube Video
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Gabby Giffords is trending on Twitter. That’s because she just announced that she is stepping down from her position in Congress, as she focuses on getting better. She announced it on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. (image)@GabbyGiffordsGabrielle GiffordsI have more work …

Google’s Social Q&A Search: Ask Google+ Friends From Google Results Google’s Social Q&A Search: Ask Google+ Friends From Google Results
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Update: A Google spokesperson tells WebProNews: “Our goal for search is to help you find the best answers to your questions, and sometimes the best answers come from your friends. To help you find those answers, we’re experimenting with a …

Twitter: Social Isn’t What Twitter Is Really About Twitter: Social Isn’t What Twitter Is Really About
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Twitter has historically tried to distance itself from the “social network” label. It hasn’t worked. People still think of Twitter as a social network. That’s not all that Twitter is considered, but if Twitter is not a social network, what …

NAO: Robots Are Getting Better At Everything NAO: Robots Are Getting Better At Everything
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We continue to see incredible advancements in robots. Thanks to the Internet, these are on display for the world to see in ways not possible in the past. Aldebaran Robotics has a new video out for its NAO robot showing …

Yoda Vodafone Ad Taps Jedi Power Yoda Vodafone Ad Taps Jedi Power

Vodafone has a new ad for its “Red Box” service, featuring a Windows Phone and Yoda from that movie about that guy with the 70’s haircut in a galaxy far, far away. It’s been out for at least a few …

Joe Paterno Dead (This Time It’s Real) Joe Paterno Dead (This Time It’s Real)
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Update 2: Penn State has put out the following statement: Legendary Penn State football Coach Joe Paterno passed away today (Jan. 22) after announcing a month ago that he was diagnosed with lung cancer. Paterno was 85. The following statement …

GoDaddy’s 2012 Super Bowl Commercial Involves Body Paint, Danica Patrick & Jillian Michaels GoDaddy’s 2012 Super Bowl Commercial Involves Body Paint, Danica Patrick & Jillian Michaels
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The Super Bowl is getting closer, and of course that means there will be new GoDaddy ads on the way. There will reportedly be two of them this year. At least one of them is on YouTube, but it is …

Google Homepage Redesign Still Rolling Out Google Homepage Redesign Still Rolling Out
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Google’s most recent homepage redesign (pictured above) has been rolling out for quite some time. Quite frankly, I had pretty much forgotten about it, until I was presented with it this morning. This tells me that there are still people …

Joe Paterno Death Reports Show Flaws in “Journalism” Joe Paterno Death Reports Show Flaws in “Journalism”
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Update: Now the AP is reporting (on Twitter, no less) that Paterno is dead. The Poynter Institute, whose mission it is to make sure “communities have access to excellent journalism,” has posted an interesting series of articles pointing out journalism’s …

How To Create An iPad App Using Adobe Captivate How To Create An iPad App Using Adobe Captivate
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Adobe is sharing a video demonstrating how to create an iPad app using Adobe Captivate, the company’s eLearning software. It shows how to publish the project to a Flash file, convert it to HTML5, then convert it into an iPad …

GotCast CEO on the Intersection of Technology and Hollywood GotCast CEO on the Intersection of Technology and Hollywood
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With celebrities quickly taking to Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, it’s clear that the entertainment industry is embracing technology and the digital space. What’s interesting is that some people in Hollywood are finding that they prefer the freedom technology and the Internet provide, as actor Kevin Pollak explained to us in this interview:

#McDStories: Social Marketing Gone Bad (And Dirty) #McDStories: Social Marketing Gone Bad (And Dirty)
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McDonald’s has tasted the dark side of Twitter, following the launch of a marketing strategy involving the hashtag: #McDStories. On 01/18, McDonald’s tweeted: @McDonaldsMcDonald’s“When u make something w/pride, people can taste it,” – McD potato supplier #McDStories http://t.co/HaPM5G9F 3 days …

“Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day” From Twitter “Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day” From Twitter

Ah, Twitter. The tool of revolutions. Did you know it today was Squirrel Appreciation Day? If not, you must not be on Twitter. If you were, you’d surely have noticed some tweets around this trending topic. That is if you …

Megaupload Drops Universal Suit, Details Emerge Around Founder’s Arrest Megaupload Drops Universal Suit, Details Emerge Around Founder’s Arrest

As we reported last month, popular file hosting site Megaupload filed a lawsuit against Universal Music Group over claims that UMG abused YouTube’s automated copyright infringement reporting system to take down a video posted and owned by Megaupload. Our own …

Google’s Algorithm Change: When Too Many Ads Attack Google’s Algorithm Change: When Too Many Ads Attack
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If your site looks like one of those “Post No Bills” wall that’s covered in assorted flyers, ads, and various forms of clutter, there’s a good chance Google’s new algorithm change will result in these ad-covered sites being punished, especially …

G+ LeapYear Aims To Capture A Day In The Life Of Google+ G+ LeapYear Aims To Capture A Day In The Life Of Google+

Last year, “Life in a Day” was released – an ambitious YouTube project that put together footage from numerous people about “what it was like to be alive on the 24th of July, 2010.” Now, on Google+, there’s a project …

iPhone 8: An Animated GIF Attempt At What It Might Look Like iPhone 8: An Animated GIF Attempt At What It Might Look Like
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Animated gifs are everywhere these days. It’s almost like it’s 1997. That’s ok though, because you get stuff like this. Funny or Die posted this animated gif of an “iPhone 8″ on Google+ last night: Funny Or Die’s post has …

Elizabeth Smart Engaged: Twitter Doesn’t Care. Elizabeth Smart Engaged: Twitter Doesn’t Care.
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Remember Elizabeth Smart? She’s getting married. When news like this breaks, you can expect it to be all over Twitter. The country is clamoring for news about the engagement, as is evidenced by Google Trends. And while Twitter may often …

Mertado Acquired By Groupon Mertado Acquired By Groupon
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Groupon has acquired social shopping company Mertado for an undisclosed sum. Mertado has posted the following message on its site: Our mission at Mertado has always been to expose a selection of high quality, unique, lifestyle-oriented products to consumers wherever …

Anonymous: #OpGlobalBlackout Targets Banks, Facebook Anonymous: #OpGlobalBlackout Targets Banks, Facebook
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Anonymous is back with their grandest threat yet. This past week, an innocuous YouTube video was posted titled, “Anonymous Message to Congress.” The video was made in response to the shutting down of MegaUpload on Thursday by the federal government. …

Obama Weekly Address Comes To Google+ Obama Weekly Address Comes To Google+
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This week, the White House started a Google+ page. Perhaps the Obama administration heard that Google+ is up to 90 million users. The administration has been posting a weekly address from the President to YouTube throughout his time in office. …

Obama Sings Al Green: Video Goes Viral Obama Sings Al Green: Video Goes Viral
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President Obama is no stranger to social media success. Obviously. Perhaps he had social media’s impact on his initial Presidential campaign in mind when he sang a few notes from an Al Green classic the other day. As you would …

Google Sign-Up Means Google+ Sign-Up Google Sign-Up Means Google+ Sign-Up
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Google announced this week that Google+ now has over 90 million users. That’s pretty impressive, considering it’s only been out about half a year. It may help, however, that it comes as part of just signing up for a Google …

Urchin Founder Reflects On The Impact Of Urchin And Google Analytics Urchin Founder Reflects On The Impact Of Urchin And Google Analytics
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Google acquired Urchin all the way back in 2005. It seems like an eternity ago. “In 2005 we acquired Urchin, whose online web analytics product became the foundation for Google Analytics, helping businesses of all sizes measure their websites and …