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SXSW – Google Saving Drivers Time and Fuel
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Google has already saved people a total of two years per day, and a whole lot of fuel, thanks to that traffic-based re-routing feature the company launched earlier this week. That is according to Google’s Marissa Mayer, who spoke today …

Jake Gyllenhaal Talks Source Code Mission at SXSW Jake Gyllenhaal Talks Source Code Mission at SXSW
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Here at SXSW Interactive in Austin, Summit Entertainment and Microsoft Tag launched a cross-media campaign to promote the film Source Code, called “The Source Code Mission”. WebProNews spoke with the film’s star, Jake Gyllenhaal, as well as co-star Michelle Monaghan and …

Zynga Set To Release English Countryside Expansion Pack for FarmVille
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Zynga has announced an expansion pack to it’s wildly successful FarmVille game, in hopes to lure back some users. The social gaming company is set to unleash FarmVille English Countryside sometime over the next few weeks. If all goes as …

Yahoo Sale Of Delicious For $5 Million Rumored
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Four months ago, an internal Yahoo document leaked, letting the world know that Yahoo intended to “sunset” Delicious.  Now, there’s a sign Yahoo might have sold the organization for $5 million instead. To be perfectly clear: this has not been …

5 Awesome Things To Do With Your IPad
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Whether you’re an early adopter or just hopping on board with the IPad 2, here are 5 really cool things you can do with it. Watch the NCAA Tournament for Free You may have caught Mike Sachoff’s article of March …

Twitter And FTC Reach Settlement

The Federal Trade Commission said today it has finalized a proposed settlement it announced last June with Twitter, which resolved charges that Twitter deceived users and put their privacy at risk by not protecting their personal information. The FTC alleged …

Google Targeted (Again) For Antitrust Oversight Hearings
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Google’s best lawyers may want to start packing their bags for Washington, D.C. Today, Senator Mike Lee called for the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Antitrust Subcommittee to conduct an oversight hearing, and Lee identified Google as the sole target. That means …

Google Celebrates DoubleClick Anniversary, Success

Sometimes, acquisitions don’t work out.  Sometimes, they do.  And the DoubleClick acquisition is definitely an example of the second scenario, as Google shared some numbers this afternoon that paint a picture of remarkable growth. Today marks the third anniversary of …

Online iPad 2 Orders Taking 2-3 Weeks To Ship

While brick-and-mortar sales won’t happen until 5 p.m (eastern time) , the iPad 2 was available to purchase online early this morning. However, it didn’t take long before all the orders available were placed. If you visit the iPad 2 …

Android App Launches For Monster.com
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The Android app joins Monster’s existing apps for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The Monster Android app can be downloaded for free on the company’s website and in the Android Market. The app offers access to jobs, allows user …

Man Pays $900 For First Spot In iPad 2 Line
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Apparently $900 was the going rate for first spot in the iPad 2 line at Apple’s flagship store in New York, as college student Amanda Foote found out. Foote began the line at the store on Wednesday around 5:00 PM. …

SXSW – Rackspace Startup Program, Cloud 2.0 iPad App Launched

Rackspace has kicked off SXSW Interactive with the announcement of the Rackspace Startup Program and Rackspace Cloud 2.0 an app for the iPhone, iPad, and iPad Touch (the timing of which also coincides with the release of the iPad 2). …

iPad 2 Gets Today.com App
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Today.com has released a new video-centric app for Apple’s iPad. The Today.com app coincides with the release of the iPad 2. The app allows users to watch clips from segments, interact with video transcripts and navigate to the part they …

Gmail Gets Click-To-Call Tech
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The next time someone emails you a phone number, calling them may – depending on what sort of software and hardware accessories your computer’s equipped with – become a little simpler.  Google’s integrated its click-to-call tech with Gmail in order …

Japan’s Earthquake Shows The Strength of Social Networking
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In the US, we can only imagine the devastation which occurred in Japan, and continues to occur as reports roll in concerning higher death tolls and more people missing. One of the scariest factors many don’t consider when an event …

Twitter & Paramount Pictures Partner for Super 8 Trailer Launch Twitter & Paramount Pictures Partner for Super 8 Trailer Launch

Today Paramount Pictures launched the full trailer for SUPER 8, the new film from director J.J. Abrams and producer Steven Spielberg. One interesting aspect of of the trailer is that it was debuted in partnership with Twitter, which is a …

Google Earth Maps Royal Wedding Route
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Google said today it has expanded its 3D imagery in Google Earth to include the entire procession route for the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in London on April 29. Google says the new 3D imagery covers …

iPad 2 Weekend Sales Of 600,000 Predicted

Everyone knows that the iPad 2 is going to be big.  Huge, even, depending on your definition of the word.  And now an analyst’s estimated that Apple will sell 600,000 of the devices this weekend, twice the number of first-generation …

Earthquake, Tsunami Talk Takes Over Web
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The 8.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Japan and caused a powerful tsunami has captured the Web’s full attention.  This morning, nine out of the ten trending topics on Twitter relate to the natural disasters, the top Google Trends look rather …

Google: I Want To Love You, But…
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I feel like every Friday I am spending time griping about Google in some way as it relates to the local search market. Well, it seems that way because I am actually doing that. The only reason I rant is …

Bing, Yahoo Increase Market Share Again In February
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Although the effect’s reminiscent of what dental tools would do to a gigantic block of marble, Bing and Yahoo continue to chip away at Google’s lead in the search market, according to new data from Experian Hitwise.  The two companies’ …

Google Search News You Should Know About
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Probably the biggest piece of search news today is Google’s launch of a domain-blocking feature. We discussed this more here, but essentially, Google has taken the functionality of the Chrome extension it recently released and turned it into part of …

Block Domains in Google Search Results
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Google just made a huge move that may have heavier ramifications on search quality than even the Panda Update. Google has basically taken the ability to block sites that it released in a Chrome extension recently, and simply added it …

YouTube Launches The Creator Institute
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YouTube said today it is launching the YouTube Creator Institute, a new initiative aimed at helping content creators improve their skills. YouTube has partnered with the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts and Columbia College Chicago’s Television Department. …