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Harry Potter Goes Google Harry Potter Goes Google

Google announced today that it it is teaming up with Pottermore, JK Rowling’s new site, which will open up this fall to provide eBook services. The two are partnering to integrate Pottermore with various Google products and APIs. The Harry …

Twitter is Thinking About Commerce Twitter is Thinking About Commerce
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It appears that Twitter has some new money-making ideas in mind for the future. This is hardly surprising, given that its monetization strategies have been heavily questioned for years now. The company has been much more advertising focused in recent …

The Google Directory is No More The Google Directory is No More
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While I’m not sure of the viability of directory submissions as a way of search engine marketing, or optimization for that matter, when Google disbands its products, it’s news. Thanks to a heads up by Brent Csutoras, we now know …

How Many Users Does Google+ Have? About 18 Million By Latest Estimate How Many Users Does Google+ Have? About 18 Million By Latest Estimate
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Last week, Paul Allen (founder of Ancestry.com) put together some estimates claiming that Google+ was getting ready to pass 10 million users, and on pace to soon hit 20 million. Shortly thereafter, Google CEO Larry Page announced officially that the …

Google Doodle Has Us Counting Peas, Honors Gregor Mendel Google Doodle Has Us Counting Peas, Honors Gregor Mendel
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The latest Google Doodle goes with its inspiration like peas in a pod. Bad jokes aside, the most recent Google alteration focuses on Gregor Mendel, the “father of modern genetics,” hence the use of peas to spell out the ubiquitous …

Google Letting Users Know Their Computers are Infected Google Letting Users Know Their Computers are Infected

Google announced today that some users will see a message at the top of their search results telling them that their computer is infected, after the company discovered some unusual search activity. “As we work to protect our users and …

Google Launches In-App Payments Google Launches In-App Payments

At Google I/O, Google announced In-App payments for for web app developers (among other things). Now, Google has made them available. “Integration is simple with just a few lines of code. And pricing is set at just 5-percent,” says Product …

Mac OS X Lion Hits Mac App Store Mac OS X Lion Hits Mac App Store

During Apple’s earnings call yesterday, the company announced that Mac OS X Lion would become available today, and sure enough it has. The OS was demoed at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in early June, when the company said that Mac …

Japan/USA Final Brings Out Facebook’s Ugly Side Japan/USA Final Brings Out Facebook’s Ugly Side
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Social media, because of things like this, every time I think I can’t quit you, something like this shows up and I’m disgusted with myself for even being associated with the applicable platform. Now, I’m not talking about screw ups …

Yahoo Earnings Released Yahoo Earnings Released

Apple wasn’t the only big tech company to release its earnings report today. Yahoo released its report, though technically the company considers itself a media company. Either way, Yahoo revenue, excluding acquisition costs was $1,076 million for the second quarter, down …

Apple Earnings Released Apple Earnings Released

Apple has just released its earnings report for its fiscal year third quarter, beating most estimates. Apple posted revenue of $28.57 billion for the quarter with a net profit of $7.31 billion. For perspective, for the same quarter last year, …

Google Panda Update: HubPages Enables Subdomains to Help Content Recover Google Panda Update: HubPages Enables Subdomains to Help Content Recover
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Is subdomaining the answer to a recovery from the Google Panda update? After some testing, HubPages is convinced that it can play a significant role, at least for a site of its type, which includes numerous article from numerous authors. …

Celebrities on Google+ Celebrities on Google+
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Update: Here’s another list of celebrities on Google+. As reported, Google is courting celebrities, trying to get them on Google+. CNN discussed some Google emails revealing such plan. Celebrities have been key in driving Twitter use by fans, and there’s …

Rebecca Black: The Inevitable Return Rebecca Black: The Inevitable Return

She’s back!!! The girl with the most disliked video ever returns with her next rendition, and much like the “Friday,” it has a bunch of views and bunch of dislikes. Apparently, the new music generation likes to listen to stuff …

Google+ Courting Celebrities According to Report Google+ Courting Celebrities According to Report
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Celebrities have been huge for driving Twitter use. Remember the Oprah effect? Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, and Ashton Kutcher are a few others who have been heavy Twitter users and drawn massive amounts of followers. Watch out Twitter, because Google …

Facebook Seems Worried About Google+. Should it Be? Facebook Seems Worried About Google+. Should it Be?
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In a recent article, we looked at some obstacles Google+ would have to overcome. We also looked at how Google+ might maim (as opposed to kill) Twitter. I don’t think Twitter’s going to die anytime soon, but Google+ is already …

Twitter Still Reacting to Casey Anthony Twitter Still Reacting to Casey Anthony
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The Casey Anthony case has, no doubt, captivated the world both online and offline. It has even been said that the Casey Anthony case is to social media what the O.J. Simpson trial was to cable television. The big difference, however, is that social media gives people an opportunity to participate in a way that was never before thought possible.

Beastie Boys Debut New Video on Funny or Die Beastie Boys Debut New Video on Funny or Die

Although the Beastie Boys previously used MTV’s online arm to promote their return, they’ve turned to another, perhaps more popular outlet to promote their new music video for the song “Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win.” Instead of …

Google+ for iPhone Now Available Google+ for iPhone Now Available
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The Google+ iPhone app has hit the App Store. At 11:44 AM, Vic Gundotra, who has led the Google+ Project, posted an update on Google+ saying, “iPhone, meet Google+…Share just the right stuff, with just the right circles This app …

AAPL Doing Well Ahead of Earnings Report AAPL Doing Well Ahead of Earnings Report
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Apple will release its Fiscal Year Third Quarter earnings report and call this afternoon at 2:00 p.m. PDT/5:00 p.m. EDT. The company will be offering live audio streaming of its conference call, which will be available as a continuous rebroadcast …

A List of Facebook Employees on Google+ A List of Facebook Employees on Google+
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Is Google+ a clear and present danger to the success of Facebook, or is there, to quote Q-Tip from a Tribe Called Quest, “room for it all as we mingle at the ball?” If you follow all the blocking of …

Marc Tyler Experiences The Strength of Social Media Marc Tyler Experiences The Strength of Social Media

Evidently, there should be a rule for all athletes in the public eye — hell, even for those who aren’t — that social media is not your friend. There’s a smoldering battlefield littered with casualties. Names like Kenny Britt and …

Netflix Gives Members 3% Credit To Make Up for Downtime Netflix Gives Members 3% Credit To Make Up for Downtime

Sunday night, some Netflix users experienced an outage of the company’s streaming services. While this might happen from time to time, this particular time it sent many customers into a fury of outrage, because not only was it down for …

Google+ Humor: A Collection of Images Google+ Humor: A Collection of Images
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Reddit.com is a great place for web content, truth be told. One such area that especially rings true is for Google+. Whether its making fun of the upcoming Google+/Facebook war, or the lack of invites, or the lack of female …