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Google Search Appliance Connects To Cloud
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The odd-looking yellow box that Google markets as the Google Search Appliance is now better than ever.  Google’s announced several new features, including improved cloud connectivity and a people search option.

Cloud Connect is definitely the main attraction here.  It introduces the ability to search content stored within Google Docs and Google Sites, along with Twitter and other sites.

New Media: It’s Just People.
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Now that I’ve had time to regroup (a little bit anyway) after a long day of travel, I’d like to reflect a bit on the BlogWorld & New Media Expo that wrapped up over the weekend. If there was one thing to take away from the event, it is that creating good content and engaging with people are the ways to go if you want to succeed in blogging and new media. 

Facebook Accused Of User ID Privacy Breach
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On the heels of its big announcement with Bing, there’s bad news for Facebook.  The social network has been linked to an alleged "privacy breach," and plenty of people are concerned about it, although there’s reason to believe the matter isn’t a big deal.

Netflix Brings Disc-Free Streaming To The Wii

Netflix said today that its customers in the United States and Canada can now stream content through their Wii consoles with Netflix installed on their Wii Menu.

 The Netflix disc that was used for instant streaming on the Wii console will no longer be required. Netflix customers who have a plan starting at $8.99 a month ($7.99 Canada), a Wii and broadband Internet connection can now instantly watch movies and TV shows streamed directly to their TVs by downloading Netflix from the Wii Shop Channel.

Social Media: Power to the People?
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The keynote at BlogWorld this morning was an interesting one, looking at how new media has changed the landscape of politics. Mark Penn, former Chief Messaging Architect for President Clinton and Karen Hughes, former Chief Messaging Architect for President Bush discussed the power blogs and social media have had on shifting elections and public perception. 

Demand Media Adds Blog Syndication to its Content Arsenal
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Here at BlogWorld, Demand Media launched the Demand Media Blog Network, to syndicate bloggers’ content across Demand’s own properties like eHow and Livestrong.com, as well as the company’s Content Channels partner sites.

Reasons Why Making Money Blogging Isn’t That Easy
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Everyone wants to make money online, and a blog is one of the first things to which many turn to achieve this. There has been so much made of this concept over the years. 

There are entire businesses based on helping others learn about making money blogging. It’s entirely possible to do, but it’s also easier said than done. 

Search Marketing Isn’t Just SEO and PPC
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You can look at the tourism industry and get a feel for the problems companies of all kinds are facing in terms of social media engagement every day. I just sat in on  a session at BlogWorld aimed at such companies, but the themes were much broader – how to filter though all the noise of the web to find discussions about your brand, ways to harness the social media tools that are available to us to actually get some use out of them, how to use different kinds of search engines to engage with people, etc. 

MTV: Online Video Will Not Napsterize Broadcast Media

It’s become clear that the television industry is at the beginning of a revolution as connected TVs and devices that bring the web to TV are really starting to hit mainstream interest. There are plenty of reasons to speculate that the industry will go through a similar pattern as we’ve seen with print and music.

Watch BlogWorld Live: Keynotes and Interviews
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WebProNews is in Las Vegas covering BlogWorld & New Media Expo. You can watch (and come back to) the video player below to watch continuing coverage throughout the show. We are presenting the keynotes and exclusive interviews with speakers from the show. 

Who’s there? Check out the schedule here. You can also look at the banner at the top of WPN to see upcoming interviews. The show goes on through Saturday, so check back often. 

Marketing Lessons from a Guy in His Underwear
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As you might imagine, social media marketing is one of the most discussed topics throughout the BlogWorld & New Media Expo this week in Las Vegas. Thousands of people are gathered at the Mandalay Bay to get advice and ideas to take home with them to their companies and help their brands excel online. 

Writing Content That Will Drive Traffic for Years
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Evergreen content is probably the most valuable kind you can create. It has a long shelf life, and can continue to drive traffic to your site for years. How-to articles are perhaps the most logical choice when creating content that you want to work for your site for this kind of time frame. 

Google’s Stock Recaptures $600
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A whopping 277 days have passed since the last time Google’s stock closed above $600, a fact of which we’re sure at least a few shareholders were all too aware.  But fortunately for both investors and the company itself, Google’s now reset the clock, closing above $600 again today.

Yahoo Adds New Features To Its Finance And Sports Pages
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Yahoo has introduced some new features to its finance and sports search homepages.

When users enter tickers or company names in the search box on Yahoo Finance they will see a new “Related Tickers” module to the left of their search results for select queries. The Related Tickers feature displays up to 10 related tickers. In addition, the Yahoo Finance Search homepage now offers access to finance-specific Trending Now Terms.

 

Google Launches In-Page Analytics Feature
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The life of the average Google Analytics user is about to get rather less complicated.  Today, Google announced a beta feature called In-Page Analytics that should allow people to stop juggling tabs or dealing with older, less sophisticated tools.

In-Page Analytics works as an overlay (indeed, it replaces Site Overlay), allowing users to see data superimposed right over different products or design elements.  And as the video below explains, there are plenty of ways to fine-tune the readouts and view more details.

Google Issues Cloud Safety Advice
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In honor of National Cyber Security Awareness Month – and perhaps the holiday when millions of kids give adults 50-50 odds on being tricked – Google’s counseling users to play it safe.  The company highlighted guidelines for "protecting your data in the cloud" today.

Angry Birds Completes Flight To Android
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Don’t be surprised if a lot of Android users spend more than a few extra minutes toying with their phones today.  A free version of Angry Birds, the game that’s occupied the top spot in Apple’s App Store for months, has finally been released for Google’s mobile operating system.

Yahoo Partners With Ram Truck On Country Music Site
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Yahoo has partnered with Ram Truck on branded country music site called “Ram Country on Yahoo Music.”

 Its the first time Yahoo Music has launched a dedicated country music site. “Ram Country” is aimed at helping  Ram Tuck reach country music fans online and is the largest online marketing initiative for the brand.

The new site will feature a mix of music, blogs, news coverage, and original video programming produced by Yahoo. “Ram Country” will be promoted across the Yahoo network.

 

New York Times Launches Full Content For iPad App
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The New York Times today introduced its NYTimes App for iPad, which replaces its Editors’ Choice App.

The new app has more than 25 sections of Times content, including more videos and photos; breaking news alerts; and improved section and article navigation.

The NYTimes is free for now and available in the App Store, but that will change when the Times launches its pay model next year, requring an iPad app subscription.

Google Sky Ups Ante With Slooh Partnership

If Google’s earnings report hadn’t gone well yesterday afternoon, we’d perhaps raise an eyebrow over the company’s latest partnership.  Google posted some stellar financial results, however, making a deal involving Google Earth and a firm called Slooh look like just one more endearing quirk.

Slooh is, by the way, a company that deals in astronomy.  It describes itself as "an online Space Camera that streams live views from robotic telescopes stationed in the Canary Islands, Chile and Australia."

Newspaper Websites Attract More Than Half Of U.S. Internet Users
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Newspaper websites in the U.S. pulled in 102.8 million unique visitors in September, accounting for 61 percent of all adult Internet users, according to research from comScore for the Newspaper Association of America (NAA).

John-Sturm The report also found newspaper websites reach more than half (55%) of 25-to-34-year-olds and 73 percent of individuals in households earning more than $100,000 a year.

Are Social Signals the New PageRank?
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Microsoft  partners with Facebook to bring social relevance to its Bing search engine. This is a huge announcement  with deep implications for the future of search and whether Bing can make gains on Google. Microsoft is leveraging it’s ownership stake in Facebook to strike an exclusive relationship that can’t be matched by Google. In essence, Bing is betting that social signals are better than link signals in determining search relevance. 

Livestrong Aims to Beat #beatcancer Hashtag Record

LiveStrong CEO Doug Ulman spoke at the BlogWorld & New Media Expo today, where he announced an initiative to beat a record set last year for tweets with the #beatcancer hashtag. Last year’s record was 209,000 and change. This time PayPal and SWAGG will donate 5 cents for every hashtag. It starts at 9:00 AM on 10/15. 

Survivor Creator: What Kind of Idiot Changes a Successful Format?
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Mark Burnett, an executive television producer behind shows like Survivor, The Apprentice, The Shark Tank, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader, and many others (he was even behind the MTV Movie Awards where Bruno landed on Eminem), took the time today here at the BlogWorld & New Media Expo in Vegas to draw some parallels between his  experiences in television and searching for success in new media.