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Jack Dorsey-Twitter Reunion Rumored

Jack Dorsey, a cofounder of Twitter and the company’s first CEO, may soon return to it on a fulltime basis.  Multiple reports suggest Dorsey is in talks to become Twitter’s chief product officer, or even – though nothing’s been confirmed …

Twitter Tax Break Passes San Francisco Committee Twitter Tax Break Passes San Francisco Committee
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On Monday, we told you about a debate taking place in San Francisco on whether to extend payroll tax breaks for new employees to companies in certain maligned areas of the city.  The proposal was framed as a way to …

Color
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Wow that’s hot. Social networking, mobile, photo sharing. $41M raised before launch. Testing conventions, with damn good timing. But will this color fade to grey? Mobile social software application Color launched today. With more pre-launch funding by Sequoia et. al. …

Earth Hour Miranda Kerr Myspace Hijacking Earth Hour Miranda Kerr Myspace Hijacking
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It’s no secret that Myspace has lost the Internet status it once had, particularly as Facebook has risen to social network dominance. TechCrunch reported this week that Myspace’s decline is even accelerating with worldwide unique visitors decreasing by 14.4% from …

iPhone 5 Rumors: A Roundup
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Update 08/19: Since the article was originally pieced together in March, there have been many rumors flying around about the device. Many of them have simply been around the release date. As of right now, it looks like it’s going …

Iran Implicated In Attack Targeting Google, Yahoo, Skype
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Google, Yahoo, and Skype users in Iran should be extra cautious online from now on.  Evidence suggests that the Iranian government organized an attack focused on obtaining nine secure digital certificates related to major sites. Note that this episode hasn’t …

Howard Stern Sues Sirius XM for Millions Howard Stern Sues Sirius XM for Millions
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The self described “King of all Media” wants his royalties.  On Tuesday Stern’s production company One Twelve Inc. and agent Don Buchwald were named plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Stern’s employer, Sirius XM satellite radio.  The lawsuit claims breach of …

P2P Music Sharing on the Decline? P2P Music Sharing on the Decline?

The fight against digital music piracy seems to always be a step behind the current trends. When the doors were finally shut on Napster, some people * ahem* had already gotten more music via the service in a week than …

Amazon Reinstates Lendle’s API Access

Oh what a rollercoaster ride for little ol’ Lendle. Yesterday we told you that Amazon had revoked the book-lending app’s API access, shutting the service down completely. This news came merely 6 weeks after the service took flight. It didn’t …

Branding vs. Keyword Rich Domain Names – Which Does Google Prefer?
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When it comes to picking a domain name most webmasters are in a dilemma of whether to choose a keyword rich domain name that will get better rankings on Google or a branded domain name that is more likely to …

Bing Mobile Site Upgraded, Bing Maps Gets More Malls

Bing has launched a handful of new features for its mobile site at m.bing.com. These include updates to image search, transit/directions, shopping, weather, movies, and app search. Bing has added transit directions, along with the duration of the trip based …

The Panda Reaps – Is Article Marketing Still Viable?
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It was predictable and effective and we all knew it. Article Marketing was a reliable way to build quality links and drive significant traffic to web properties. It was a perfect way to augment most any SEO campaign, that is until the Google Farmer/Panda update.

Quora vs. eHow: Where’s the Better Quality?
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Ok, the title is a trick question. There’s no concrete answer to this. You’ll find a mix of quality across both Quora and eHow. Furthermore, these sites are two different animals, but there is some overlap. Both sites have more …

Apple Removes “Gay Cure” App Amidst Controversy
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It looks like the pressure was too much for Apple as they have officially pulled the controversial Exodus International app from the app store. On Monday we told you about the heat Apple was taking from the gay-rights group Truth …

iPhone And Android Apps Launch From Office Depot

Office Depot has expanded its mobile offerings and has launched an iPhone and Android app available for free download on iTunes and the Android Market. The new apps are part of the company’s broader “Office Depot Anywhere” strategy aimed at …

Firefox 4 Hits 9 Million Downloads a Day After Release Firefox 4 Hits 9 Million Downloads a Day After Release

A Day after Mozilla released Firefox 4 for download, the browser has been downloaded over 9 million times. Most downloads seem to be coming from North America and Europe. As a matter of fact, at the time of this writing, …

Has SEO Peaked? Has SEO Peaked?
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Richard J. Tofel at Nieman Lab posted an interesting article, saying that, “someday, the sun will set on SEO,” and that “the business of news will be better for it.” Will the sun set on SEO? Tell us what you …

Firefox 4 Review: Many Likes, Few Dislikes
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Disclaimer: I am already a usual Firefox user.  Internet Explorer and I had a nasty divorce a few years ago, and despite people telling me how much better it has gotten, I still can’t convince myself to go back.  I’ve …

Yahoo Search Direct Launched for Instant Results
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Yahoo announced something called Search Direct today. You might consider it Yahoo’s answer to Google Instant, though it works a little bit differently. “With today’s launch, direct answers – not the search results page – is the primary focus,” says …

Should SEO, Web Hosting Firm Be Held Responsible For Counterfeit Site?
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Precedence setting, or lone case? I’m sure SEO experts who have discovered this case are interested to see what becomes of it. A South Carolina judge has found the SEO Firm, Bright Builders Inc., responsible for damages done by a …

Decreasing Google Dependence: A Growing Trend
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John Citrone, editor at the online writing community Xomba.com, says Xomba saw Google’s Panda update coming, and started preparing last summer, when it started to draw up a plan to prepare for an “algorithmic shift” from Google. “Around the first …

Groupon Hiring 100 New Employees In Palo Alto

It must be an exciting – and confusing – time at Groupon.  Even as the company’s launching sites in foreign countries, preparing for an IPO, and watching its president and COO step down, a fresh report’s indicated it’s also looking …

ESPN Content To Launch On Slacker Radio

Online radio service Slacker said today it will begin offering users access to ESPN Audio content. Slacker users will have access to a dedicated station for sports entertainment, with the option to include ESPN SportsCenter headlines for hourly updates on …

AdWords Location Targeting Gets Improvements
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Google has launched some better location-targeting controls for AdWords advertisers. Now, you can target or exclude specific physical user locations. “By physical location, we mean the place where the user is actually located, such as ‘New York City,’ instead of …