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FCC Launches Redesigned Website FCC Launches Redesigned Website

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has launched a redesigned website, the first major update in ten years, that features more social media tools. Visitors to the new beta site can now easily connect with the FCC’s Facebook page, Twitter account …

Local Product Listings on Google Place Pages Local Product Listings on Google Place Pages

Google is now letting businesses list local product availability on Google Place Pages. This way, when customers search for local businesses and look at the pages, they can make better decisions before traveling to the business or even calling, to …

Teens Be iPhonein’ Teens Be iPhonein’
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While the grammatically-butchered title is indeed a play on a Dave Chapelle “Women be shoppin’” bit from the The Nutty Professor, the sentiment applies here. Simply put, teens love their iPhones. While this may not come as a surprise — …

BlogDash to Bring Businesses and Bloggers Together BlogDash to Bring Businesses and Bloggers Together

It’s no secret that there is an obvious disconnect between bloggers/journalists and PR professionals. Being in the media industry, we, here at WebProNews, have seen our share of bad pitches, as I’m sure many others can relate. However, I’m also sure that PR professionals detest when their requests go unanswered or when they get shot down.

Epsilon Breach – Phishing Likely the Main Threat for Customers Epsilon Breach – Phishing Likely the Main Threat for Customers

The Epsilon security breach continues to have people on edge and irritated. Meanwhile, the companies’ with email databases that were compromised continue to send out emails to customers alerting them of the situation. Some are going further, and providing advice …

Snack&Munch: The First Online Vending Machine Snack&Munch: The First Online Vending Machine
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For those who’ve maintained the idea ecommerce has it’s limits, meet Snack&Munch. This start-up company has been receiving a lot of hype, being featured on both NBC.com and Mashable. The site is quite simple: Choose 24 snacks from a selection …

iPad 2 Sales Of 2.4-2.6 Million Estimated For March iPad 2 Sales Of 2.4-2.6 Million Estimated For March
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At this point, everyone knows that the iPad 2 was a big sales success.  The task that remains is quantifying its success, and a new report may do just that.  Anonymous sources hint Apple sold somewhere between 2.4 million and …

Twitter Continues to Add Appeal for New Users Twitter Continues to Add Appeal for New Users

Some people are reportedly seeing a new Twitter homepage with some new user discovery elements. In fact, some people even reported seeing other people’s timelines in a hiccup in Twitter’s implementation. Hiccups are pretty commonplace for Twitter, so that’s not …

AT&T CEO Gets Blasted on USAToday AT&T CEO Gets Blasted on USAToday
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The first newspaper to introduce color into the world of black and white print media is still going strong, effectively transitioning to Internet-based content. This, of course, is not newsworthy. However, because USAToday.com allows comments, every so often, there are …

Netflix Reaches Deal To Stream “Mad Men” Netflix Reaches Deal To Stream “Mad Men”

Netflix has announced it has entered into a syndication agreement with Lionsgate to stream the first four seasons of the AMC series “Mad Men” starting July 27. Additional seasons of “Mad Men” will be available after they have aired on …

LinkedIn Matches Newspapers As Job Search Tool For Students LinkedIn Matches Newspapers As Job Search Tool For Students
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Newspapers have proven to be surprisingly resilient on many college campuses.  There’s almost always a school paper, for example, and different groups of students are drawn to other publications.  But in a real victory for LinkedIn, its professional network has …

Panda-Like Update In Android Market Search? Panda-Like Update In Android Market Search?
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It appears that Googele may have taken steps to boost search quality in the Anrdoid Market. Search quality has been a consistent theme among many of the company’s recent offerings. Last week, myYearbook acquired five new Android apps. The company …

Dish Network Buys Blockbuster Dish Network Buys Blockbuster
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Dish Network has agreed to acquire the assets of Blockbuster, after winning a bankruptcy court auction for them. The price tag – $320 million. After closing adjustments, Dish expects to pay about $228 million in cash. The closing is expected …

Amazon Earns Top Spot In Reputation Study Amazon Earns Top Spot In Reputation Study
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In an objective sense, Amazon’s an impressive company, and its stock’s performance (up 41 percent in the last year) means investors who value money should respect it.  But Amazon seems to have done a great job balancing financial acumen with …

Search Quality Should Trend Upward With Expert Content Search Quality Should Trend Upward With Expert Content
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We talk about search quality a lot these days, particularly since the rise of content farms, and Google’s efforts to improve in light of them. While the quality of a search result isn’t always life or death, results for certain …

How to Optimize Your Images For Search Engine Traffic How to Optimize Your Images For Search Engine Traffic
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The following is part of a multiple part series covering image optimization techniques. This article is intended for beginners through intermediate SEO’s; if this doesn’t pertain to you, you may want to skim as most of this will probably be …

James Franco Twitter Account Is No More James Franco Twitter Account Is No More
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James Franco has apparently decided that he’s done with Twitter and social media in general. This comes shortly after the academy award nominated actor hosted the Academy Awards, and tweeted from the show. In fact, social media itself is all …

Journalists on Facebook Page Launched Journalists on Facebook Page Launched
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Facebook is getting more and more serious about news. Today, the company announced the launch of some new journalist resources, including a Page called “Journalists on Facebook” and a new journalist workshop program that it says will span the globe. …

Facebook And Android Top Security Threats In Q1 Facebook And Android Top Security Threats In Q1
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In 2011, there has been an increase in the number of IT threats, in the first three months of the year, there was a daily average of 73,190 new samples of malware, the majority were Trojans, according to a new …

Google Search Quality To Get New Addition Google Search Quality To Get New Addition
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Google is looking to boost search quality in a variety of ways – through algorithm updates like Panda, through giving users the ability to block domains, and by unleashing the +1 button, to name a few. Another thing that might …

iPad 2 Gets High Marks from Consumer Reports iPad 2 Gets High Marks from Consumer Reports

Apple’s iPad 2 with Wi-Fi and 3G was rated the best tablet on the market by Consumer Reports. This is particularly interesting, given Consumer Reports’ recent history of not recommending Apple’s iOS products. Last summer, Consumer Reports gave the iPhone …

Google Antitrust Investigation May Be On FTC’s Agenda Google Antitrust Investigation May Be On FTC’s Agenda
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Google’s proposed acquisition of ITA Software, and whether or not the Department of Justice approves it, may have additional ramifications for Google and government regulations. According to a report from Bloomberg, the company is being considered for a “broad antitrust …

AOL PLAY Music App Reaches 250,000 Downloads AOL PLAY Music App Reaches 250,000 Downloads

AOL said today its social music app PLAY has been downloaded over 250,000 times since its launch three weeks ago at SXSW. “Music is a big part of what makes a smartphone a smartphone. But the future of portable music …

Google Announces Free Phone Support For AdWords Customers Google Announces Free Phone Support For AdWords Customers
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Today, a major change to the way Google deals with advertisers’ questions and problems is taking place.  AdWords users will no longer be limited to receiving support via email and various online resources; now they can call a toll-free number …