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Why Foursquare Is the Leader in Location

Popular location-based service Foursquare was full of announcements at SXSW this year. According to Eric Friedman, the Director of Business Development for the startup, all of the announcements fit into the following categories: Discovery, Engagement, and Loyalty.

March Madness Breaks Records at ESPN

So, how many of you who filled out NCAA Tournament brackets are still alive after Thursday’s madness? Are you still confident in your Final Four picks? Did anyone pencil Morehead State into the Sweet 16? These are just some of …

Qik for iPhone Improved with Qik Video Connect App Launched at SXSW

This week at SXSW, Qik, which was recently acquired by Skype, launched Qik Video Connect for the iPhone. WebProNews spoke with co-founder Bhaskar Roy about the product at the event. “Whoever are my friends on Qik – I can watch …

Yahoo-Delicious Sale Rumors Swirl (Again)
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One way or another, it’s sounding increasingly likely that Delicious will wind up with a new owner.  After a rumor suggested last week that Yahoo had sold the property for $5 million, a report’s now claimed that Yahoo is about …

Smartphone Owners Who Access Facebook And Twitter Are More Satisfied

Social media use leads to higher satisfaction among owners of smartphones and traditional mobile phones, according to a new report from J.D. Power and Associates. Smartphone owners who use their device to access social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook …

Addicted to Angry Birds? Mike Tyson’s Got A Cure Addicted to Angry Birds? Mike Tyson’s Got A Cure

Noted pigeon racer, Mike Tyson, is offering a helping hand for those you having difficulty beating your addiction to Angry Birds on your tablet device, and it comes in three easy steps. Or fewer. Actually, one step is all it …

Verizon iPhone 4 Impressions 4.5% of U.S. iPhones in Two Weeks Verizon iPhone 4 Impressions 4.5% of U.S. iPhones in Two Weeks
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Millennial Media released its monthly Mobile Mix report this morning, finding (among other things) that Verizon’s iPhone represented 4.5% of U.S. iPhone Impressions in the two weeks following the launch. Verizon is about 3 years behind AT&T in terms of …

Big Growth In U.S. Retail Ecommerce Sales Predicted
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Companies that sell stuff online may have a rather profitable stretch of years ahead of them if a new forecast from eMarketer is to be believed.  eMarketer thinks U.S. retail ecommerce sales will climb at healthy rates through at least …

Outside Innovation Starts With Inside Innovation

Outside innovation is a systematic process for sourcing, evaluating, and driving ideas through to funding and measuring success but it starts with understanding your internal innovation process. Innovation is an important topic for most companies, it is the essential source …

Google Panda Update Still Encouraging Higher Quality
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We had a conversation recently with HubPages CEO Paul Edmondson about the Google Panda update and its affects no HubPages, as it was often reported to be one of the hardest-hit sites from the update. Edmondson had said in a …

U.S. Military to Manipulate Social Media
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The United States Military can now add Facebook trolling to its growing list of endeavors.  As ridiculous as that sounds, according to an exclusive at The Guardian, that’s exactly what is going on. They report that United States Central Command …

Microsoft Jumps Five Spots In Online Video Rankings

With respect to the online video industry, new data from comScore indicates that February was an eventful month.  Sites gained and lost millions of unique visitors, causing the top ten list of online video properties to change in significant ways …

Google Analytics Gets an Upgrade
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Google showed off a new version of Google Analytics at a conference in San Francisco today. While it’s not widely available yet, Google has made it available to a small group of users for testing. The company has posted a …

Spaces Between Keywords In AdWords Display URLs
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Seeing some strange Adwords tests this morning, with spaces between words in Adwords display urls when they contain a keyword in (or matched) to the query. Screenshot below for ‘theatre breaks’ as an example. Notice the spaces in the display …

Bing Attractions Pages Launched for Travel Planning

In keeping with its expansion of travel-related features, Bing has launched new Attractions Pages, and an Attractions Tab as a search option. The feature is designed to be a way to find out more information related to specific tourist attractions …

New York Times Rolls Out New Online Prices New York Times Rolls Out New Online Prices
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The New York Times is betting that there is a future in online subscription-based newspapers. Today, the venerable publication announces a subscription system that takes effect March 28th in the States and immediately in Canada. Here’s the rundown: Readers are …

Blogger Gets “Follow By Email” Feature
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Google’s Blogger has launched a new feature called “follow by email”. The feature is pretty self-explanatory really. It lets users follow blogs via email. It’s a great idea that should’ve been implemented years ago. “Fresh content is the fuel that …

Facebook App Developers Can’t Use Google AdSense

Google has not agreed to comply with Facebook’s Platform Terms of service, and therefore developers trying to monetize with its ad networks are required to find other means from a list of networks that have agreed. According to Inside Facebook, …

Google Announces Update to AdSense
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To everyone out there concerned that Google AdSense is causing your content to load slowly, the company has just announced a fix via Twitter. @AdSenseGoogle AdSenseExciting news! Faster load time for AdSense publishers worldwide:http://bit.ly/idvgmA 1 hour ago via web · powered by …

Internet Playing Bigger Role In American Politics
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Nearly three-quarters (73%) of American Internet users went online in 2010 for news or information about the midterm elections or to communicate with others about the campaigns, according to a new report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project. …

Yahoo Tracks St. Patrick’s Day Search Trends
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Today, people all over the world have donned green clothing, cued up Celtic music, and resolved to drink Guinness in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.  They’ve also conducted lots of searches related to the holiday, and Yahoo provided some interesting …

How to Get Hired as a Community Manager

Snagging a job as a community manager isn’t easy. First, realize that competition for these jobs is fierce.  I’ve been doing this since 1996, and there are alot of folks with 10+ years of experience that want the same jobs …

Facebook Helps McRunner Raise Money For Charity
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Call him the anti-Morgan Spurlock. Instead of gorging himself on fast food in order to destroy his health, prove a point and make a splash at Sundance, Joe D’Amico is using fast food to train for a marathon. An admitted …

Demand Media: Google Had No Direct Influence on eHow Redesign
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As we reported yesterday, Demand Media launched a new redesign for its eHow content property. Though Google’s recent Panda algorithm update didn’t really have any negative impact on eHow, we still wondered if any changes Google has made recently influenced …