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Twitter Search Gets Speed Boost Twitter Search Gets Speed Boost

A company that’s frequently associated with poor performance and instability had a pleasant surprise for users today.  Twitter announced this afternoon that it’s managed to make Twitter Search three times faster. A post on the Twitter Engineering blog explained the …

GoDaddy Elephant Killing Sparks “NoDaddy” Promotion From Venovix GoDaddy Elephant Killing Sparks “NoDaddy” Promotion From Venovix
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GoDaddy’s PR misstep, otherwise known as CEO Bob Parsons killing an elephant, has led to its competitors stepping up to scoop up the angry customers who are leaving the domain registrar behind. NameCheap was able to get some great PR …

EzineArticles Tells Authors How to Get Accepted Post Panda EzineArticles Tells Authors How to Get Accepted Post Panda
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If you’ve been keeping up with the fallout from Google’s Panda algorithm update, you’ll know that EzineArticles has been reported to have been one of the hardest hit sites. Last week, CEO Christohper Knight gave an update about the site’s …

LinkedIn Plugins for Publishers Launched Along With New Platform LinkedIn Plugins for Publishers Launched Along With New Platform
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LinkedIn announced the launch of a new platform today that some are likening to Facebook’s huge rollout of the open graph (which included integration and social plugins all over the web). “With this release, we’re including a powerful set of …

Demand Media’s Pluck to Help Brands Spread iOS, Android Presence Demand Media’s Pluck to Help Brands Spread iOS, Android Presence
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Demand Media’s Pluck has launched new features to help brands go mobile – engaging in social experiences in mobile applications. Among the new tools are ways for software developers to provide native experiences and streamline the creation of community features, …

Google Spared UK Antitrust Inquiry (For Now) Google Spared UK Antitrust Inquiry (For Now)
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Lately, it’s seemed like just about everyone is interested in investigating and/or prosecuting Google.  French courts, Swiss courts, and (perhaps) America’s own FTC have all been offended by different practices.  Google may be spared an antitrust probe in the UK, …

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. …