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Google Lets Advertisers Target Tablets Beyond the iPad (Watch Out for Increased Costs) Google Lets Advertisers Target Tablets Beyond the iPad (Watch Out for Increased Costs)

As one of about a hundred announcements from the company today, Google said it is developing new targeting options for advertisers, including a way to target tablet users. In a post on Google’s InsideAdwords blog, Nathania Lozada writes, “In the …

Android @ Home and Open Accessory Projects Unveiled at Google I/O Android @ Home and Open Accessory Projects Unveiled at Google I/O

Google doesn’t just want you to have Android on your phone or on your tablet, or on your television, or just a combination of these. It wants you to have Android in your ligting, in your toaster, your washing machine, …

Google TV to Get Android Market, 3.1, More Devices Google TV to Get Android Market, 3.1, More Devices

Among numerous other things, Google announced at Google I/O today that Google TV will get Android 3.1 and Android Market soon (as in this summer). This would make total sense, as one of today’s announcements was the launch of movie …

Android 3.1 Launched as Honeycomb Upgrade, “Ice Cream Sandwich” on the Way Android 3.1 Launched as Honeycomb Upgrade, “Ice Cream Sandwich” on the Way

Among its many Android-related announcements today, Google announced at Google I/O that Android 3.1 is rolling out beginning today. Android 3.1 features enhancements to existing honeycomb features while also bringing some new things to the table. The features, as described …

Android Eats Apple Android Eats Apple
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Google I/O, the company’s developer event opened with a shot at Apple. The shots at Apple are certainly commonplace these days, but it’s rare for them to jump into it so quickly. During the intro to the opening keynote, Google’s …

PlayStation Network Back Up For Matchmaking Soon? PlayStation Network Back Up For Matchmaking Soon?
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UPDATE: This was just posted to the official PlayStation blog: I know you all want to know exactly when the services will be restored. At this time, I can’t give you an exact date, as it will likely be at …

Android Market Movie Rental Announced at Google I/O Android Market Movie Rental Announced at Google I/O

Google let the Android announcements fly at rapid fire pace today at Google I/O, and we’ll be looking at them individually. You can see the Google Music news here. One of the announcements is the launch of movie rentals via …

Google Music Beta Like Pandora for Your Collection Google Music Beta Like Pandora for Your Collection
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Google just announced Google Music beta at Google I/O. A Google Music service has been long-anticipated, but now it’s finally come, though it may not be exactly what you were expecting. As you may know, Google has had some licensing …

Sitting Down All Day Is Killing You Sitting Down All Day Is Killing You
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As I type this, I am seated in my comfy leather chair. I’m sure that many of you who are reading this are also situated in some kind of seat. How long have you been sitting there? When is the …

Senator Al Franken Champions Location Privacy Senator Al Franken Champions Location Privacy

While location privacy in relation to mobile devices has been an issue worth observing for some time now, the explosion of the iPhone tracking software brought the subject to the forefront. What happens with these reams and reams of geodata …

Can Skype Help Microsoft Beat Google? Can Skype Help Microsoft Beat Google?
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You’ve probably heard by now that Microsoft is buying Skype (pending regulatory approval). This is Microsoft’s biggest acquisition to date at $8.5 billion, and Skype’s second acquisition (it’s already been bought and sold by eBay). Since Skype’s release from eBay, …

Google Patent Reveals Clues about its Social Strategy Google Patent Reveals Clues about its Social Strategy
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With as much success as Google has had, it is somewhat surprising that it has not been very fortunate in the social media area. It has had many attempts that have either been shut down or consolidated into other efforts, but the company has made it clear that it is not giving up on social media.

Huge BitTorrent Lawsuit Targets 23,000 “Expendables” Downloaders Huge BitTorrent Lawsuit Targets 23,000 “Expendables” Downloaders
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United States Federal Judges are sending mixed messages when it comes to the legality of forcing ISPs to fork over customer information. Days after one District Court Judge rules against the right to subpoena ISPs, another has granted a motion …

PayPal Service Coming To Xbox Live PayPal Service Coming To Xbox Live
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For those of you who would like an additional method of purchasing on your Xbox Live account, Microsoft has apparently heard your calling, and will address your needs when the next XBL update occurs. Currently, the next update is scheduled …

Foursquare Experiments With NFC at Google I/O Foursquare Experiments With NFC at Google I/O

Today begins the 2011 Google I/O conference, which will bring thousands of developers to San Francisco to immerse themselves in the world of next gen applications.  Foursquare has teamed up with Google at this year’s conference to offer a look …

Microsoft Buys Skype for $8.5 Billion Microsoft Buys Skype for $8.5 Billion
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Microsoft and Skype just announced that Microsoft is buying Skype for $8.5 billion in cash, and that the deal has already been approved by both boards of directors. Skype is being sold by an investment group led by Silver Lake …

Website Siloing: An SEO Strategy For Optimal Results Website Siloing: An SEO Strategy For Optimal Results
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Relevancy in Google’s eyes begins with strong content. Furthermore, that same content needs to be well structured. One of the best ways to inject positive results into your organic campaign, is to structure your website into a symmetrical organization – …

GoDaddy Brings Up the Elephant Ordeal in Press Release About Haiti Donations GoDaddy Brings Up the Elephant Ordeal in Press Release About Haiti Donations
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As reported a few weeks ago, GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons tweeted that the company was donating $500,000 to the charity Hope for Haiti, the second such donation it had made since the earthquake in Haiti in early 2010. Despite numerous …

Charging Your Devices With Sound? Charging Your Devices With Sound?

Hey, you guys wanna get blinded with some science? South Korean engineers have found a novel way to charge your mobile phone – noise. Basically what Dr. Sang-Woo Kim and his team has found is a way to convert sound …

YouTube Movie Rental Details YouTube Movie Rental Details
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If YouTube wasn’t serious about movie rentals before, it is now. Today, the company announced that it was expanding its movie offerings by about 3,000 new titles. While YouTube dropped the news a little while ago, they’ve now made more …

Google Doodle Honors Roger Hargreaves Google Doodle Honors Roger Hargreaves

Today is late author and illustrator Roger Hargreaves’ birthday, and in honor of that fact Google has unveiled 16 new doodles, all of which are running today on the homepage. British-born Hargreaves is of course the beloved author of over …

YouTube Adding 3,000 Movie Titles, Increasing Investment in Partner Content YouTube Adding 3,000 Movie Titles, Increasing Investment in Partner Content
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YouTube announced today that it is adding about 3,000 new movie titles for rent in the U.S. as well as some new original content from partners as part of the “future of video”. The movie titles, the company says, will …

Blogger’s Announcement of His Own Death Goes Viral Blogger’s Announcement of His Own Death Goes Viral
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Ready to drop all that pessimism about the impact of the internet on relationships and communication? Penmachine.com is the blog of Derek Miller, a canadian renaissance man of sorts that began blogging about his battle with colorectal cancer in 2007. …

Drudge Report Sends More Traffic Than Facebook or Twitter to Some News Sites Drudge Report Sends More Traffic Than Facebook or Twitter to Some News Sites

Clearly, there’s a great deal to be said for news curation. The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism is sharing some fascinating findings about web news consumption, through a study of audience stats provided by Nielsen. The study …