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Content Discovery Trends Content Discovery Trends

Related link widget providers Outbrain have just released to their blog their first ever study of content discovery trends. How do people access content across the internet? While search still drives the majority of content discovery, social media is beginning …

Latest Google Doodle Celebrates Charlie Chaplin Latest Google Doodle Celebrates Charlie Chaplin
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Google’s latest celebration doodle is rolling out to countries that are a day ahead of the United States — in this case, Google’s latest celebratory logo/mash-up appears on Saturday, April 16th. The focus of Google’s doodle-based acknowledgment is silent film …

Twitter’s Biz Stone Calls Out Fortune Magazine Twitter’s Biz Stone Calls Out Fortune Magazine
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Fortune Magazine put out an article called Trouble@Twitter as its cover story, complete with the web-based counterpart to make sure people actually read it. The story talks about the “revolving doors” of leadership at Twitter and other issues. Specifically, the …

Groupon IPO May Involve Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley Groupon IPO May Involve Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley
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Groupon’s plan to go public appears to be moving forward yet again.  Although nothing’s been confirmed through official channels, new reports indicate the company’s picked Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley to underwrite its IPO, and there are new rumors about …

Water for Elephants, Color App Partner Up for Premiere Water for Elephants, Color App Partner Up for Premiere

The new film “Water for Elephants” releases wide next Friday, but excited fans will have the chance to experience the world premiere much sooner. @colorColorFox, Color App Partner for ‘Water for Elephants’ Premiere (Exclusive) – The Hollywood Reporter http://t.co/VnD0gaO 9 …

mSpot Movie Rental Prices Get Cheaper as Competition Escalates mSpot Movie Rental Prices Get Cheaper as Competition Escalates

When Amazon announced its Cloud Drive and music player services 5GB of storage for free, mSpot knew it had to act. The company quickly announced that it would also be giving users 5GB of free space. Now mSpot has lowered …

Google Falls Short With Q1 Earnings Report Google Falls Short With Q1 Earnings Report
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Search giant Google released its first quarter earnings report this afternoon, but unfortunately for new CEO Larry Page, the company didn’t quite repeat past performances.  Google failed to meet analysts’ estimates in at least one respect, and investors are now …

Coachella 2011 Streaming Live on YouTube Coachella 2011 Streaming Live on YouTube
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Coachella 2011 starts on Friday, and there are a lot of good musical acts there, but luckily for those of us who don’t get to attend, we can still watch it online. The popular music and arts festival is streaming …

Twitter, Stephen Colbert and Jon Kyl Twitter, Stephen Colbert and Jon Kyl
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Quite often the world of politics and comedy crash together and yield great results.  Both Bill Clinton and his indiscretions and George W. Bush and his inability to pronounce became classic fodder for anyone looking to generate laughs.  With technology …

Has Google’s Panda Update Hurt Demand Media Stock? Has Google’s Panda Update Hurt Demand Media Stock?
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As previously reported, Demand Media’s eHow, which escaped the wrath of the U.S. version of Google’s Panda update, to actually gain search visibility, appears to have been nailed as the update rolled out globally and Google made further updates in …

The ROI of Employees The ROI of Employees

Over at his blog yesterday, Chris Brogan wrote about his admiration for Gary Vaynerchuk. The post sparked quite the discussion in the comments, a lot of it about ROI (return on investment). This stemmed from a quip Gary had made …

Gmail Updates Themes, Recipient Suggestions Gmail Updates Themes, Recipient Suggestions
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Google announced two updates to Gmail today – background themes and email recipient suggestions. First up, your backgrounds.  For a while now, Google has given Gmail users the ability to change their backgrounds using pre-made themes like ninjas and space.  …

How to Make Your Website Look More Legitimate How to Make Your Website Look More Legitimate
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In the most recent 12 months, Google has taken steps to reward websites that are brands, or at least give signals that they algorithmically look like brands. If you’re not a national, regional, or local brand, here are some steps …

NBA Playoffs Twitter Style NBA Playoffs Twitter Style
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If you follow the NBA, you know that it’s almost playoff time. The playoffs start on Saturday at 1pm Eastern. In typical Twitter fashion (see last year’s NFL Playoffs), Twitter is encouraging basketball fans to follow their favorite players and …

April 16th Declared Foursquare Day April 16th Declared Foursquare Day

According to Wikipedia, this Saturday marks the shared birthday of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Belichick, Peter Billingsley, Jon Cryer, and Martin Lawrence.  Only now it will also, according to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, be Foursquare Day. Bloomberg issued an …

A Promising Future For Branded Entertainment A Promising Future For Branded Entertainment

If there is one sign of hope for the marketing industry as a whole, it is that no one really wants boring, one-way, shout-oriented interruptive marketing to survive. Social media is a natural ally in this fight, given its focus …

Netflix, Kinect Integrate Netflix, Kinect Integrate
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Xbox 360 owners who also own Kinect hardware and a Netflix subscription can now enjoy films without having to touch their 360 controllers.  Today, Kinect was partially integrated into the Xbox 360 Netflix app. Now, when you start up the …

iOS Update Comes to iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch iOS Update Comes to iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

Apple has launched iOS updates for its various devices. The main update is iOS 4.3.2, designed to fix bugs with the original 4.3 software. Among the bugs the update addresses are FaceTime display and WiFi +3G connectivity issues. The 4.3.2 …

Comcast Offering 105Mbps Broadband To Major Markets Comcast Offering 105Mbps Broadband To Major Markets
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Today, over 40 million homes which have Comcast internet service will be able to sign up for Extreme 105. This is the Comcast offering which will provide users a 105Mbps download speed and a 10Mbps upload speed. The service has …

GetGlue Hits 1 Million User Milestone GetGlue Hits 1 Million User Milestone

The entertainment check-in app GetGlue just hit a major milestone.  Since its release on the iPhone in June 2010, the app has seen solid growth, now totaling over 1 million users.  GetGlue allows users to check-in to activities, the way …

Google Panda Update Winners, Losers, and Future Considerations Google Panda Update Winners, Losers, and Future Considerations
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So the controversial Google Panda update is now live throughout the world (in the English language). Since Google’s announcement about this, data has come out looking at some of the winners and losers (in terms of search visibility) from both …

The State of the Location Industry The State of the Location Industry
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The location industry has seen a lot of growth over the last year or so. Not only have more location-based services emerged, but some of the early players have also matured as businesses. In the past year, we’ve seen Facebook enter the market with Places and Foursquare hitting 8 million users.

Google Funds AI Project to Implement “Regret” Google Funds AI Project to Implement “Regret”

Google recently announced that it will help fund groundbreaking research by computer scientists and economists at Tel Aviv University.  The Blavatnik School of Computer Science is attempting to help computers make better decisions using a term they dubbed “regret.” Head …

Newspaper Ads Driving Purchasing Decisions Newspaper Ads Driving Purchasing Decisions
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Newspaper advertising is the top source that consumers turn to for making shopping and purchasing decisions, according to a survey conducted for the Newspaper Association of America by Frank N. Magid Associates. The study titled “How America Shops and Spends …