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Google Counts 100 Million Maps For Mobile Users

Google Maps for mobile may not get a lot of headlines, but it’s quite the hit.  This afternoon, Google announced that the tool, which has been helping people find things (including themselves) for about five years, is currently attracting over 100 million unique users per month.

Apple to Close Quattro Wireless, RIM Looks for Its Own Ad Network
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Apple’s VP of iAd (formerly Quattro’s CEO) Andy Miller sent Apple employees a memo saying that the Quattro Wireless Network will be shut down at the end of September. Apple bought Quattro, which would lead to iAd, last year for $275. Silicon Alley Insider has a look at the memo

Facebook Moves Toward OAuth 2.0, IFrames, Drops App Tabs from Profiles
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Facebook posted an update for the Facebook Platform Roadmap today. Interestingly, Facebook Places isn’t mentioned once, though it will certainly be a significant part of the picture. 

Google Apps Gets Another Endorsement
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We’ll admit from the start: this development doesn’t rival Los Angeles’s embrace of Google Apps in terms of importance.  Or Orlando’s, for that matter.  But the City of Westerville, Ohio (which is home to about 37,000 people) has adopted Google Apps and is officially pleased with the result.

Google Launches Chrome Web Store Developer Preview
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In May at Google I/O, Google revealed the Chrome Web Store, a gallery for web apps. Earlier this week, the company demonstrated it again, focusing on HTML5 games.

Microsoft adCenter Expands Negative Keyword Limits
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Microsoft announced that it has expanded negative keyword limits in adCenter. This should be of particular interest now that Yahoo and adCenter are coming together.

If you’re not familiar with negative keywords, advertisers can prevent their ads from appearing in response to certain search queries using negative keywords (specific words or phrases that help prevent ads from being displayed to customers who are unlikely to click).

People In The UK Spend Nearly A Quarter Of Their Time Online
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Consumers in the UK are spending nearly half (45%) of their time watching TV, using mobiles or other communication devices, according to a new survey by government regulator Ofcom.

Peter-Phillips They are now sending four times as many texts per day than in 2004, spending nearly a quarter of their time on social networking site like Facebook and Twitter and spending 3 hours and 45 minutes watching TV per day.

How Will Intel’s McAfee Acquisition Affect the Security Industry?
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As reported, Intel announced that it is acquiring major information security vendor McAfee today for $7.68 billion at $48 a share in cash.

Pat Clawson, CEO of endpoint security provider Lumension reached out to us with some thoughts on the acquisition and its effect on the industry.

State Farm Launches Android Widget To Prevent Distracted Driving
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State Farm Insurance said today it will release an Android widget on Monday, August 23, aimed at reducing the problem of distracted driving.

The “On the Move” widget allows Android users to write and preload customized messages that can be sent as automated responses to incoming text messages. The service if free to anyone with an Android smartphone.

Google Gives Small Businesses a Forum to Discuss AdWords
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Google has launched a section in the AdWords Help Center aimed at helping small businesses improve their campaigns. It’s called Small Business Corner.

Report Names Motorola Priority Android Partner

Yesterday, a reliable-sounding report indicated that Google, HTC, and Verizon are working together to bring a Chrome OS tablet to market on Black Friday.  Now, although it’s hard to say whether the two stories complement or negate each other, word has it that Google wants Motorola to create an Android tablet for the Verizon network.

Google Analytics Gets New Management API
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Google has released a preview of the new Google Analytics Management API, which provides read-only access to Google Analytics configuration data.

YouTube Charts Show Performance of Popular Videos

YouTube has launched YouTube Charts, a destination for users to see how popular videos are performing.

"What’s the latest in the all-time most viewed video smackdown between Bieber and Gaga? Is David After Dentist pwning Charlie Bit My Finger? Who grabbed more subscribers this month, ShayCarl or Annoying Orange?" writes YouTube Product Manager Matt Darby.

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Cameron Diaz is now the most dangerous celebrity to search for online, replacing Jessica Biel, according to a new report from McAfee.

Cameron-Diaz McAfee says searching for the latest Cameron Diaz pictures and downloads leads to a ten percent chance of visiting a website that has threats, such as spyware, adware, spam, phishing, viruses and other malware.

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Cameron Diaz is now the most dangerous celebrity to search for online, replacing Jessica Biel, according to a new report from McAfee.

Cameron-Diaz McAfee says searching for the latest Cameron Diaz pictures and downloads leads to a ten percent chance of visiting a website that has threats, such as spyware, adware, spam, phishing, viruses and other malware.

Don

Cameron Diaz is now the most dangerous celebrity to search for online, replacing Jessica Biel, according to a new report from McAfee.

Cameron-Diaz McAfee says searching for the latest Cameron Diaz pictures and downloads leads to a ten percent chance of visiting a website that has threats, such as spyware, adware, spam, phishing, viruses and other malware.

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Cameron Diaz is now the most dangerous celebrity to search for online, replacing Jessica Biel, according to a new report from McAfee.

Cameron-Diaz McAfee says searching for the latest Cameron Diaz pictures and downloads leads to a ten percent chance of visiting a website that has threats, such as spyware, adware, spam, phishing, viruses and other malware.

Next Version Of Android Said To Be Called “Honeycomb”

First there was Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, and Froyo.  Next, we’re going to see Gingerbread.  And after that, according to a new report, the following version of Android will be called Honeycomb.

Gmail Gets “Stacked Card” Look on iPad

Google has released a new "stacked card" interface for Gmail on the iPad. What this does is allow for selecting and managing multiple conversations.

Intel Buys McAfee for $7.68 billion
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Intel has announced it is acquiring McAfee for about $7.68 billion at $48 per share in cash.

"With the rapid expansion of growth across a vast array of Internet-connected devices, more and more of the elements of our lives have moved online," said Paul Otellini, Intel president and CEO. "In the past, energy-efficient performance and connectivity have defined computing requirements. Looking forward, security will join those as a third pillar of what people demand from all computing experiences.

Checking In with Facebook Places
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If you watched Facebook’s news event, you know that the company unveiled Facebook Places, its much-anticipated location feature. This lets users "check in" to places from their mobile device and let their friends know where they’re at and who they’re with in real time.

YouTube Creates Age Restriction Feature For Advertisers

To some degree, age restrictions are often thrown out the window.  Lots of parents let their kids see R-rated movies, for example, and young teenagers are sometimes treated to parking lot driving lessons.  But corporations that are in the public eye can’t cut corners, and YouTube addressed this issue today by introducing a new age-related feature for advertisers.

Watch: Facebook News Event (Location Feature Announcement?) Live

Facebook will be hosting a live news event this evening at 8pm Eastern (5pm Pacific). While the company has yet to confirm the news, it is widely expected that Facebook will announce its location features.

Facebook has provided us with the embed code for the live video of the event for you viewing pleasure:

The G2 to Deliver “Tight Integration” with Google Services

A teaser page for G2 from T-Mobile was discovered. It says, "The T-Mobile G2 will deliver tight integration with Google services and break new ground as the first smartphone designed to run at 4G speeds on our new HSPA+ network. In the coming weeks, we’ll share more details about the G2 and offer exclusive first access to current T-Mobile customers."

The G1 was of course the first Android phone, which launched 2 years ago.