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Why Zagat Might Be a Smarter Purchase for Google Than Yelp Why Zagat Might Be a Smarter Purchase for Google Than Yelp
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By now you’ve heard the news that Google has purchased Zagat Reviews. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Zagat, it has a worldwide set of reviews that travelers have relied on for decades to choose the right restaurant. …

Likeapage: A Fun Way To Figure Out Your Favorite Things (And Share Them) Likeapage: A Fun Way To Figure Out Your Favorite Things (And Share Them)
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There’s a Facebook page for just about everything. There’s a new site called Likeapage, which taps into that to let you rate just about everything that has a Facebook page in a fun way: matchups. >>Visit Like a Page. It’s …

iPhone 5 Rumor: Release Date October 15th Says Telecom CEO iPhone 5 Rumor: Release Date October 15th Says Telecom CEO

That October release date speculation for the iPhone 5 has just received a bit more corroboration, and this new rumor even gives us a specific date. According to France Telecom CEO Stephane Richard, the iPhone 5 will launch on October …

Google Chrome And The Johnny Cash Project Google Chrome And The Johnny Cash Project
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If you were paying attention to the commercials during this past weekend’s football fun, you may have noticed a new commercial for Google Chrome, one that shows massive amounts of support for The Johnny Cash Project. Like most Google commercials, …

Microsoft, Yahoo, AOL Partner On Ads Microsoft, Yahoo, AOL Partner On Ads

Microsoft, Yahoo and AOL are teaming up to compete with Google in advertising, according to a report that the three Internet giants hosted a dinner last night to discuss their plans. Update: A Yahoo spokesperson tells WebProNews, “Choice in the …

Missoni For Target Crashes Website, Enrages Budget Fashionistas Missoni For Target Crashes Website, Enrages Budget Fashionistas

People everywhere are calling it “Target Tuesday” – the internet equivalent to the post-Thanksgiving madhouse of a shopping day known as Black Friday. Yesterday, Italian designer Missoni launched a 400-piece collection at Target. And yesterday, Target felt the full force …

Reasons Why Google Toolbar PageRank Would Drop, According to Google Reasons Why Google Toolbar PageRank Would Drop, According to Google
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Google’s Matt Cutts posted one of his webmaster help videos discussing Google Toolbar PageRank, why it’s only updated a few times a year, and why webmasters might see their PageRank drop. He also talks about how to get back in …

App Depicting Dark Side of Smartphone Production Banned From App Store App Depicting Dark Side of Smartphone Production Banned From App Store

Yesterday, an iOS app was pulled from the Apple App Store just days after its release and only hours after its official announcement. Phone Story, billed as an “educational game about the dark side of your favorite smartphone,” was banned …

Walmart Buys OneRiot Walmart Buys OneRiot

Walmart has acquired OneRiot. OneRiot’s tech team will move to Silicon Valley and become part of the @WalmartLabs team this month.” If you’re unfamiliar with OneRiot, it was an early entrant into the realtime search space, but inevitably folded that …

iPhone 5 Demand Hits “Unprecedented” High iPhone 5 Demand Hits “Unprecedented” High

The iPhone 5 hasn’t even been announced and already people are sure that they are going to buy it. That’s the takeaway from a survey reported by RBC Capital today. Of course, the next-gen Apple smartphone doesn’t have to be …

Tupac, Tyler Perry, and Nachos Tupac, Tyler Perry, and Nachos

Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

Americans Conducted Nearly 20 Billion Core Searches in August Americans Conducted Nearly 20 Billion Core Searches in August

Last week, we looked at the latest search market numbers from Experian Hitwise, which showed Google accounting for 65.09% of all U.S. searches, Bing-powered searches (Bing/Yahoo) accounting for 28.99%, Yahoo accounting for 15.890% and Bing accounting for 13.1. Today, comScore …

Google Affiliate Network Publishers Get Paid Faster Google Affiliate Network Publishers Get Paid Faster
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Starting next month, Google will pay publishers in the Google Affiliate Network more quickly – 30 days more quickly. The company announced that it is eliminating about a month’s time from its current payment schedule. “This enables publishers to be …

Twitter Launches New Web Analytics Tool Twitter Launches New Web Analytics Tool
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It’s been a point of contention for some time now: just how much traffic does Twitter actually drive to your site? The general thought is “probably more than you think,” as web analytics tools are apt to under-report your Twitter …

Verizon Does App Search on Android Phones, Taps Chomp Algorithm Verizon Does App Search on Android Phones, Taps Chomp Algorithm

Marni Walden, Verizon’s CMO, announced today that beginning this fall, all Verizon Android phones will ship with app search, courtesy of Chomp. “Verizon is the only carrier with an app store and the only carrier to make app discovery available …

Google Flight Search Launched Google Flight Search Launched

After battling the regulatory process and competitors trying to block the deal, Google was finally able to get DoJ approval of its ITA Software acquisition earlier this year, and now today, Google has finally announced flight search, based on the …

New Facebook Friend List Options Coming This Week New Facebook Friend List Options Coming This Week

We recently looked at some new friend list options Facebook was testing, and it appears that the testing period is now over, as Facebook has officially announced the new features. These include: smart lists, close friends and acquaintances lists and …

Windows 8 Developer Preview Unveiled Windows 8 Developer Preview Unveiled
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Microsoft previewed Windows 8 today at the BUILD conference. In his keynote, Steven Sinofsky, president of the Windows and Windows Live Division at Microsoft said, “We reimagined Windows. From the chipset to the user experience, Windows 8 brings a new …

Zombies as Workout Motivation with Zombies, Run App Zombies as Workout Motivation with Zombies, Run App
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I’m not sure anything could make me enjoy running. But if anything could, it would be this upcoming app. ZOMBIES, RUN is an awesome app concept, currently trying to raise the necessary dough through crowdsource funding site Kickstarter. As of …

Businesses on Facebook Need to Include Their Location Businesses on Facebook Need to Include Their Location
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If you have a physical location tied to your Facebook page, you have a much greater chance to build your “like” count, because Facebook recently implemented a feature that prompts users to recommend a Page when they “like” it. The …

Yammer Talks Salesforce Integration and “Friends with Benefits” Campaign Yammer Talks Salesforce Integration and “Friends with Benefits” Campaign

Although Yammer and Salesforce have had a bit of a rocky past, Yammer recently announced that it was integrating activity streams from Salesforce into its own service. This means that sales leads, marketing campaigns, and other content that is entered into Salesforce will appear in Yammer’s stream as well.

Winklevoss Twins’ Wonderful Pistachio Ad References Facebook, Idea Theft Winklevoss Twins’ Wonderful Pistachio Ad References Facebook, Idea Theft
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For the past couple of months, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have been trying to get various judges to believe that they deserve more than $65 million for their part in the creation of Facebook. You know the story – they …

Whole Foods, LivingSocial Team Up For 50% Off Deal Whole Foods, LivingSocial Team Up For 50% Off Deal
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In what many are considering the holy grail of daily deals, LivingSocial is offering a voucher today for 50% off groceries at Whole Foods Market. The voucher is good for $20 worth of merchandise for only $10. They say beauty …

Tom Brady Wears Uggs, Throws Well, Trends Tom Brady Wears Uggs, Throws Well, Trends

After blasting the Miami Dolphins defense with 517 yards passing and four touchdowns while leading his New England Patriots to a 38-24 win, the morning belongs to Tom Brady. All of the sports outlets, blogs and mainstream media, are buzzing, …