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How Will Advertising Work on Google TV?
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During the keynote at Google I/O last week, in which Google introduced both Google TV and the latest version of Android (Froyo), VP of Engineering Vic Gundotra talked about advertising with regards to mobile (and this was before the AdMob acquisition got the green light from the FTC).

Google: Voters Want Gov’t To Consider Google Apps

Polls are tricky things under the best of circumstances, and extra caution is necessary when the results of a poll appear to favor the same company that sponsored it.  However, Google seems to have demonstrated that a significant majority of Americans are interested in seeing their state and local governments adopt Google Apps.

Google Unveils Analytics-Blocking Add-On
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People who are interested in evading Google Analytics can now easily do so thanks to Google itself.  This afternoon, the company released a beta version of the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on, and there’s a new option for site owners who feel protective of their visitors, too.

Publish2 Wants to Make the AP Obsolete

An interesting product for publishers was launched this week, and it’s goal is to take out the Associated Press. This may be easier said than done, but the concept is intriguing and is bound to get people talking.

TripAdvisor Launches New iPhone App

Online travel website TripAdvisor has launched a new TripAdvisor iPhone application, available on Apple’s App Store.

The free applications allow users to search for popular hotels, restaurants, attractions and cheap airfares. The application is available in 13 languages, giving users a localized experience on TripAdvisor.

"Our iPhone app gives people in 20 countries and 13 languages a new way to access the more than 35 million traveler reviews and opinions available on TripAdvisor," said Steve Kaufer, founder and CEO of TripAdvisor.

The New Chrome is Now Available for Windows, Mac, Linux

Google has launched new stable versions of its Chrome browser for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

"Since last December, we’ve been chipping away at bugs and building in new features to get the Mac and Linux versions caught up with the Windows version, and now we can finally announce that the Mac and Linux versions are ready for prime time," says Chrome product manager Brian Rakowski.

New York Times Paywall Loophole – Access Through Links
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Back in January, the New York Times announced that it would be gravitating to a metered paywall system at the beginning of 2011. This would let readers access an as-of-yet unspecified number of articles for free each month, until requiring payment for further access. Meanwhile, print subscribers would have full access to content online.

Match.com Partners With Yahoo On New Dating Service
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Dating website Match.com, owned by Internet company IAC/InterActiveCorp, has reached a deal to become the exclusive online dating site on Yahoo.

Match.com will replace Yahoo Personals, allowing existing users to switch over to the new service "Match.com on Yahoo." The two companies say they are working together to help users make a smooth transition to Match.com on Yahoo.

Yahoo Buys Location-Based Social Network

As many people predicted it would, Yahoo’s acquired a location-based social network, announcing the deal this morning.  But rather than buy Foursquare, which was the subject of numerous acquisition rumors, Yahoo picked up Koprol, an organization based in Indonesia.

Competition Analysis Basics for SEO
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In my last article titled, “Keyword Research Basics for SEO” I discussed keyword research and the basics of keyword selection. Of course – you can’t solidify your targets until you understand what you’re up against. All the keyword research in the world won’t help you rank for the keyword phrase “windows” in 6 months with a brand new site.

Facebook Privacy Issues Getting Worse

Privacy is always a concern when you are spending time on the internet. Facebook is one company who has landed itself in some hot water over privacy of late and it has just gotten worse.

Google Generated $54b for Businesses, Publishers, Non-profits in ’09
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Google has released a report that details its economic impact in each of the 50 states in the U.S. In the report, Google says it generated $54 billion of economic activity for American businesses, website publishers, and non-profits in 2009.

"In a time of tighter budgets and a slow economic recovery, we’re glad to support so many small businesses and entrepreneurs across the country by helping them find new customers more efficiently and monetize their websites through targeted advertising," says Claire Hughes Johnson, Vice President, Global Online Sales.

MSN Homepage Gets Bing Prominence Tweak
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Update 2:  Microsoft has decided to give Bing a little bit more prominence on the recently redesigned MSN homepage. Probably not a bad idea, considering MSN.com had nearly 90 million unique visitors in March, according to Compete. Bing had 52 million.

$100 Android Tablets To Arrive This Year

A Taiwanese processor supplier has some exciting news for people who think they’d like the iPad, but would prefer not to shell out $500 to $830.  A Via Technologies executive indicated late yesterday that Android tablets starting at $100 should be released in the U.S. later this year.

Facebook to Give Users Way to Turn Off Third-Party Services

Update: Facebook announced today that it will be rolling out simplified privacy settings starting tomorrow.

Facebook Users Consider Leaving Over Privacy Worries
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Facebook’s privacy issues have 60 percent of its members considering leaving the social network, according to a new survey by IT security firm, Sophos.

The survey of 1,588 Facebook users found that 16 percent of those polled have already stopped using the social network due to inadequate control over their data.

Sophos says the survey revealed that the majority of users are frustrated with the lack of control that Facebook gives them over their own data. Most don’t know how to set their Facebook privacy options safely, and find the process confusing.

Android Chief Hints At “Mindblowing” Next Version

Late last week, we learned that the next version of Android is codenamed "Gingerbread," and that it should be released in the fourth quarter of this year.  Now, the Googler in charge of Android has started to narrow down the timeframe and talk up the product.

Google Partners With Biggest Energy Monitor Manufacturer

The Google PowerMeter energy monitoring tool may be ready to go from interesting experiment to omnipresent product.  Google announced today that it’s entered a partnership with Current Cost, the largest global supplier of real-time displays that monitor energy usage.

Amazon Launches New WebStore E-Commerce Product
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Today Amazon launched a new WebStore product, which lets retailers build sites around Amazon’s e-commerce platform. Those who use the product can give customers an Amazon-like online shopping experience, with minimal, actual Amazon branding.

Twitter Decides it Will Be the Only One Offering Ads in the Timeline

Update: Sarah Perez at ReadWriteWeb has a helpful piece up, detailing some of the widespread confusion around this issue, and why things may not be as bad for ad networks as they initially seemed.

Original Article: Twitter announced today that it will not allow any advertising from third parties in its timeline or any service that leverages the Twitter API. The company is updating its terms of service to reflect its new policy.

Major Facebook Backer Hints At Further Investments
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Digital Sky Technologies, the Russian investment firm that’s poured hundreds of millions of dollars into Facebook, is preparing to go on the hunt again.  Its founding partner and CEO, Yuri Milner, talked this weekend about making additional investments, and also said a little about Facebook’s worth.

Google’s Stock Gets More “Buy” Recommendations
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There’s good news for Google’s CFO (and the company’s shareholders) this morning: two different financial firms have declared now a great time to purchase Google’s stock.  MKM Partners declared Google a "buy" this morning, while Citi added Google to its "Top Picks" list.

Yahoo and Nokia Team Up on Mobile Messaging, Maps
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Yahoo and Nokia officially announced a partnership, which has been expected for several days.

The two companies, which have collaborated for five years,  will provide consumers with e-mail, instant messaging and maps and navigation services. Specifically under the partnership:

Yahoo: You Know, We’ve Got Web TV Offerings Too

A few days ago Google unleashed Google TV upon the world, and got a lot of people talking. Not everyone has been impressed initially, as Google is certainly not the first company to blend television and the web. However, having been present during the keynote presentation in which Google TV was introduced, I can tell you, there was a lot of excitement in the room (despite Google’s connectivity problems during the demonstration).