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ShareAndTell to Become New Sharing Button? ShareAndTell to Become New Sharing Button?
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With nearly every web page incorporating multiple social sharing capabilities, it is safe to say that peer-to-peer sharing has become extremely valuable. We also know that consumers, typically, prefer recommendations from peers as opposed to brands.

Angry Birds Magic Gets NFC Angry Birds Magic Gets NFC

I don’t know about you guys, but I feel like I’ve been neglecting Angry Birds.  I mean, our romance was so hot and heavy at first.  But after a while I had seen all that it could offer me and …

Facebook Safety and Security Tools and Resources Launched Facebook Safety and Security Tools and Resources Launched
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Facebook has introduced a set of new safety and security tools and resources. This starts with a newly redesigned Family Safety Center. At the Family Safety Center, users can find articles related to safety and privacy. It has sections on …

Google Map Maker Opens in US Google Map Maker Opens in US
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Google map maker is a community cartography service that allows users from all around the world to add and update locations from the more obscure corners, as well as those places simply untouched by the world of online cartography. According …

How To Save Your Butt When The Social Media Bubble Bursts How To Save Your Butt When The Social Media Bubble Bursts
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I am going to go on a rant. But first, while I still have my composure, allow me to tell you a short, yet relevant, story. I started my corporate career in the midst of an economic downturn for my …

Groupon Acquires Pelago, Makers of Whrrl Groupon Acquires Pelago, Makers of Whrrl
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Groupon has acquired Pelago, the makers of the Whrrl location-based service/check-in app. Pelago CEO and co-founder Jeff Holden took to the company blog to announce the news. He says: You might think at first that this is strange… But it …

The Pirate Bay Becomes The Research Bay The Pirate Bay Becomes The Research Bay
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Users that click on over to The Pirate Bay to satisfy their torrent needs will notice that the site has been renamed “The Research Bay.” This temporary change is an effort by the popular torrent site to help researchers learn …

Foursquare Day Success: 3 Million Check-ins Plus Foursquare Day Success: 3 Million Check-ins Plus

I told myself I would stop.  I really did.  I told myself that there was really no reason to check-in on Foursquare to every bar and restaurant that I visited.  Nobody really cares where I am, right?  Well, even if …

Google Responds to South Korean Antitrust Claims Related to Android Google Responds to South Korean Antitrust Claims Related to Android
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Google had to clear a few hurdles to close its acquisition of ITA Software, which it did last week. This was finally accomplished after numerous anti-competition cries from competitors, but provided Google made good on certain stipulations, the Department of …

Ndamukong Suh Breaks Record (For Tweetup) Ndamukong Suh Breaks Record (For Tweetup)
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Last week, Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh announced that he was setting out to break the Guinness World Record for most attendees at a tweetup on Saturday. Suh has revealed the number of attendees, and it does indeed break …

DropBox User-base up to 25 Million DropBox User-base up to 25 Million

DropBox announced some impressive numbers today. The service is claiming over 25 million users and 200 million files saved per day. If you’re unfamiliar wtih Dropbox, it’s a srevice that ltes you upload documents, photos, and videos, and share them …

Yahoo Extends Search Record Retention Yahoo Extends Search Record Retention
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Search company Yahoo has announced a change in their data retention policy that is sure to hit the radar of many privacy advocates. The company says that it will extend the amount of time it holds on to user search …

Kosmix Acquired by Walmart in Retail Giant’s Quest for Social Kosmix Acquired by Walmart in Retail Giant’s Quest for Social
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Walmart announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Kosmix, which has a social media platform for filtering and organizing social network content, called the Social Genome. The platform, currently runs on TweetBeat, Kosmix.com, and RightHealth. According to Kosmix …

PokerStars, Steve Wynn Cut Ties PokerStars, Steve Wynn Cut Ties
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On March 25th of this year, Vegas Billionaire Steve Wynn announced that he was entering into a partnership with the world’s largest online poker site, PokerStars. After Friday’s government seizure of Pokerstars.com and the subsequent indictment of it’s owners, the …

Google Announces Tax Day Visualization Winners Google Announces Tax Day Visualization Winners

Happy Tax Day! Or sad tax day, depending on the level of your refund or lack thereof.  Due to a Federal holiday, the deadline to file your 2010 taxes was extended to today, the 18th, as opposed to the traditional …

Google Algorithm Update Fallout, eHow Response Google Algorithm Update Fallout, eHow Response
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Last week, Google launched its Panda update around the world in the English language, while also making some new adjustments to the U.S. algorithm, which the company said would impact 2% of queries (compared to the 12% impacted by the …

Poker World Tweets: Scared, Bored & Snarky Poker World Tweets: Scared, Bored & Snarky
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What a day last Friday was for the poker world!  As you probably already know, the online poker realm was rocked when the FBI suddenly seized popular .com sites PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker in a crackdown of …

Social Media Multitasking May Damage Attention Span Social Media Multitasking May Damage Attention Span
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It’s no secret that occasional breaks can serve the average worker well; focusing on a task for too long can cause an individual to lose perspective and interest.  Only research conducted by scientists at the University of California, San Francisco …

As Mobile Tagging Grows, So Do Business Opportunities As Mobile Tagging Grows, So Do Business Opportunities
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Have you noticed that the boxes filled with oddly shaped code are starting to appear more and more? These mobile tags create a digital experience in a physical world. The industry is growing rapidly as more industries embrace the space.

Google Music, MySpace Music Encounter Difficulties Google Music, MySpace Music Encounter Difficulties
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A music service that doesn’t yet exist and a music service anchored to a fading social network (may) have both hit rough patches this week.  Reports indicate that Google Music isn’t succeeding in talks with record companies, while MySpace Music’s …

Wii 2 Rumor Roundup Wii 2 Rumor Roundup
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Rumors began to circulate yesterday that Nintendo plans to reveal its brand new console this coming June at E3.  With sales of the original Wii console falling, the company is planning to announced a $50 price cut.  It might be …

Skype Android Vulnerability Puts Personal Info at Risk Skype Android Vulnerability Puts Personal Info at Risk

A vulnerability in Skype and Skype Video for Android has been discovered, which can leave sensitive information at the mercy of other, malicious apps. The detective work came from Justin Case at Android Police, who explains, “On April 11, a …

Oracle Turns OpenOffice Into A Community-Based Project Oracle Turns OpenOffice Into A Community-Based Project
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The longtime, free alternative to Microsoft Office will be changing hands in regards to development and supervision as Oracle announced their intentions to turn OpenOffice into a community-based, open source project. Not only that, but they also plan on discontinuing …

T. Rowe Price Invests In Facebook, Zynga T. Rowe Price Invests In Facebook, Zynga
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Respected mutual fund company T. Rowe Price is – at least to some degree – becoming a social media believer.  Filings released by the organization reveal that it recently invested an impressive-sounding $190.5 million in Facebook and another $72 million …