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Should YouTube Have Gained Visibility From the Panda Update? Should YouTube Have Gained Visibility From the Panda Update?
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Google’s global roll-out (in English) of the Panda update seemed to leave some of Google’s own properties on the winners list, along with a handful of video sites. YouTube, which falls into both categories was a clear winner, based on …

Keepio to Threaten eBay and Craigslist? Keepio to Threaten eBay and Craigslist?
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We all know about eBay and Craigslist, but now there is new startup that hopes to shake up the commerce space. It is called Keepio, and it allows users to buy, sell, and trade while utilizing the social graph.

Google, Like Apple, Also Tracking Your Location Google, Like Apple, Also Tracking Your Location
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This week’s report that iOS devices contain a secret file storing users’ locations and movements for up to a year has raised a lot of eyebrows.  Reactions have ranged from sky-is-falling freakouts by privacy advocates to shrugs of the shoulders …

Google News Gets More Personalized Google News Gets More Personalized

Google has done a lot in the past to make Google News more personalized. With the flow of information not slowing down in the slightest, personalized news consumption vehicles are becoming more important to readers. People want the news that …

Beasties Boys Go Viral Beasties Boys Go Viral

We all know the Internet has fundamentally changed the way people are marketed to. Whether it’s a barrage of promotional tweets, online coupons, Facebook product pages, or the J.J. Abrams method of promoting a movie, without the Internet being such …

RIM Can Weather the Initial PlayBook Storm RIM Can Weather the Initial PlayBook Storm
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While RIM’s PlayBook is late to market, and is receiving a range of positive to negative reviews, RIM has the benefit of a large and loyal user base. Don’t underestimate PlayBook interest in you enterprise just yet. Apple extends iPads …

URL Shorteners and SEO, According to Google URL Shorteners and SEO, According to Google
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With Google looking more at social media these days, in terms of ranking signals, a lot of webmasters continue to wonder how Google treats URL-shorteners in terms of SEO. This isn’t completely new information, but it still seems to be …

Facebook’s Like Button Celebrates a Birthday Facebook’s Like Button Celebrates a Birthday
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One year ago, Facebook unleashed the Like Button to the internet community at the f8 conference.  The Like Button, of course, allows people to share third party content that they find interesting, funny or for which they have some sort …

Panda Reference in Google Earth Day Doodle Panda Reference in Google Earth Day Doodle
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One thing is clear, there are two Pandas in Google’s doodle for Earth Day today. Whether that is an intentional reference to the recent Panda algorithm update is debatable. There are two of them, and there have been two roll-outs …

Do Bloggers Need to be Active on Twitter to Win? Do Bloggers Need to be Active on Twitter to Win?
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Do bloggers really need to be active on Twitter to be successful in their blogging? It’s a question I posed on Twitter last week and it inspired some interesting conversation. First, I asked the following question: The only one anyone …

AT&T Files with FCC to Transfer T-Mobile Licenses AT&T Files with FCC to Transfer T-Mobile Licenses
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Today, AT&T began to make its case to the FCC regarding the proposed $39 acquisition of T-Mobile.  Along with the requests to transfer licenses from T-Mobile USA to AT&T, the nation’s largest mobile provider also filed a public interest statement …

Kindle For Android Upgraded for Honeycomb Tablets Kindle For Android Upgraded for Honeycomb Tablets

Amazon announced a new update to its Kindle for Android app to bring new features specifically designed for Honeycomb and the tablet experience (like the Motorola Xoom). “We’ve taken all the features customers love about Kindle for Android, and created …

PokerStars, Full Tilt, Absolute Poker Sites Seized by FBI [UPDATE] PokerStars, Full Tilt, Absolute Poker Sites Seized by FBI [UPDATE]
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UPDATE: Following Friday’s online poker crackdown, some dubbed it the “Black Friday” of poker. The poker world reacted on Twitter with all kinds of comments – serious, sarcastic and everything in between. Reuters and CNBC have just reported that top …

Epsilon and Other Data Breaches Prompt OTA Action Epsilon and Other Data Breaches Prompt OTA Action

The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) has announced what it is calling the “Security by design” framework and related guidelines in response to recent data breaches of email marketing firms Epsilon, Cheetah Mail, Silverpop, Return Path, and others who had customer …

BlackBerry PlayBook Launch Sales Respectable BlackBerry PlayBook Launch Sales Respectable

The BlackBerry PlayBook has received a lot of attention since its official release Tuesday. Much of this attention has been negative, and many felt that RIM’s foray into the tablet market was destined to flop. Initial analysis by the Royal …

Sorry, Folks. It’s Not Always About the SEO. Sorry, Folks. It’s Not Always About the SEO.
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Yesterday, Matt Cutts, Supreme Master of Google Space, Time, and SEO, posted his latest video response to a question that I thought was just priceless. If you don’t want to play the video, the question was, “When analyzing rankings for …

Google Offers Beta Goes Live Google Offers Beta Goes Live
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Google has announced via Twitter that its much anticipated deals service “Google Offers” has gone live.  Google Offers Beta is kicking off with deals in Portland, Oregon.  Google Offers was first announced a few months ago and people obviously predicted …

Google Panda Update Victim HubPages Tweaks Approach to Boost Search Visibility Google Panda Update Victim HubPages Tweaks Approach to Boost Search Visibility
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HubPages, one of the big victims of Google’s Panda update announced that it is making some changes aimed at getting back in Google’s good graces to bring its content back up to a better level of search visibility. “Enhancing readers’ …

Apple Stock Jumps, Following Impressive Earnings Report Apple Stock Jumps, Following Impressive Earnings Report

Apple’s stock is doing quite well today after the company released an impressive earnings report yesterday afternoon. The report for the record 2nd quarter included 83% revenue growth, and 95% profit growth. Revenue came to $24.67 billion with profit at …

Rough Launch, But Color-full Future Rough Launch, But Color-full Future
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iPhone mobile application Color recently had one of the most talked about startup product launches in a long time. A lot of that was due the fact that they raised $41M prelaunch, have a well-known team, and the mobile photo-sharing …

Foursquare’s Future: Predictive Check-Ins, Recommendations Foursquare’s Future: Predictive Check-Ins, Recommendations

Foursquare should be excited about its current success in the check-in sphere. Not only did they recently surpass 8 million users, but 4sq day on April 16th was an enormous hit, shattering records for check-ins on a single day and …

Google Earth Lets Users Browse Photos in New Way Google Earth Lets Users Browse Photos in New Way

Google has launched a new photo browsing experience in Google Earth, which includes a new photo cluster feature. This is designed to make the browsing process quicker and easier. When you’re looking at a location on Google Earth, you’ll see …

Will Facebook Kill Google? Will Facebook Kill Google?
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I was asked this question in an interview the other day. It’s framed more provocatively than you or I might think about it, but interviews are like that. The answer was easy, because of the extreme nature of the question. …

Is Your iPhone Logging Your Every Move? Is Your iPhone Logging Your Every Move?
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By whom and for what reason is undetermined, but data scientists Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden have discovered a tracking file within devices that operate on iOS 4.  Allan and Warden revealed their findings yesterday at the Where 2.0 location …