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YouTube Gets Fans Closer To Lady Gaga
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As the desire for user-generated content continues to climb, we are going to see more and more of this kind of thing: Celebrities using social media services like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, allowing their fans to get closer to them, …

The Future of Broadcast is More Than Integrating Tweets into Programming

The living room is the epicenter of family, the hub of the household. Perhaps more so than the dining table, the living room hosts hours upon hours of family attention and interaction every week. Whether we were gripped by the …

Google For Nonprofits Program Launches
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Nonprofit organizations that are open to the idea of adopting new software and IT solutions may want to get in touch with Google.  This afternoon, the search giant announced a program called Google for Nonprofits, and it’s designed to help …

TomTom Launches Traffic Site
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TomTom, the Dutch personal navigation company with the fun to say name, has announced today via press release a new site with live traffic data for the masses to access – for free. Possibly feeling their market encroached upon by …

Social Media Beats Entertainment Category In UK
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One month before The Social Network lost to The King’s Speech at the Oscars, it seems that a category of sites led by Facebook pulled off a big (and arguably related) victory in the UK.  Experian Hitwise indicated today that …

Twitter Down For Some Users Twitter Down For Some Users
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Twitter users are having some problems accessing the site. What else is new right? We’re not seeing the usual fail whale, but the robot pictured above this time. Various Twitter apps appear to be working (we tested iPhone/Android/Mac), but Twitter.com …

AOL’s TechCrunch and Moviefone Engage in War of Words
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Things are getting very interesting at AOL. Last fall, before the massive news of the Huffington Post acquisition, AOL made another significant content acquisition when it acquired popular Tech blog Tech Crunch. Both parties made it abundantly clear that nothing would …

Gmail for iPhone Gets Connection Bar

Honestly, most people will do anything to avoid running apps through Safari.  If there is a way to launch directly from the home screen, it will be found.  I am most definitely one of those people.  There is one exception …

YouTube’s NextUp Initiative Launches
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Are you a fledgling video star with thoughts of Internet stardom dancing in your head, and unfortunately, the Ark Music Factory won’t give you the Rebecca Black treatment, bridging the gap between “fledgling” and “wildly popular even though we aren’t …

iPad 2 Scalped in New York City iPad 2 Scalped in New York City
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Just how badly do you want the new iPad 2? Some New Yorkers are having to ask themselves that question as Asian scalpers have taken up residence outside the flagship Apple store on 5th Avenue at 59th.  With demand thoroughly …

Do Not Track Becoming A Reality
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The Federal Trade Commission testified today before the Senate Committee on Commerce about its efforts to protect consumer privacy through enforcement, education, and policy initiatives like its recent preliminary privacy report. The report proposes a framework to balance consumer privacy …

Google Antitrust Review By Senate Commended By FairSearch Coalition
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Last week, Senator Mike Lee called for the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Antitrust Subcommittee to conduct a hearing, with Google identified as the target. In a statement, Lee said, “Google’s position as the preeminent search engine may be abused so as …

Company Settles with FTC for $250,000 Over Misleading Online Reviews
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A company that sells guitar-lesson DVDs online has settled with the Federal Trade Commission for a whopping $250,000 over charges that the company “deceptively advertised its products through online affiliate marketers who falsely posed as ordinary consumers or independent reviewers”. …

Domino’s Pizza Gets In On March Madness

What is your favorite kind of pizza? Are you a pepperoni person or just cheese? Do you like a lot of vegetables on your pizza or are you more of a meat lovers fan? Would your favorite style of pizza …

Facebook Axes Comment Button
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Goodbye little blue comment button! A few users had noticed something different for quite some time now, but it seems today everyone is now operating with the new procedure for commenting on friends’ posts.  So long to the time when …

Firefox 4 Launch Date Of March 22nd Likely
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Internet Explorer 9, the newest (finalized) Web browser around, may not have much time left in which to enjoy that title.  Damon Sicore, Senior Director of Platform Engineering at Mozilla, has indicated that Firefox 4 will launch on March 22nd …

Hotels .com Adds Facebook Comments Plug-In
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Hotels.com said today it has launched a Facebook comments plug-in on its U.S. and U.K. websites. The plug-in allows Facebook users to leave comments directly on the hotels.com site, which will then appear on their friends’ Facebook news feed. Comments …

Demand Media Redesigns eHow with Quality Control Feature
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Demand Media has launched a redesign of eHow.com. The company says it’s putting more focus on better quality content. A Demand Media representative tells WebPoNews, “With the site overhaul, eHow.com is growing to be more than just a ‘how-to’ site …

Even Negativity Brings Fame On YouTube and Twitter
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If you know the story of Justin Bieber, he gained his fame due to a talent scout discovering him on YouTube. Could Rebecca Black be the next sensation to follow in Bieber’s footsteps?

Google Docs Upgrades Commenting

Google announced today that it has updated commenting on Google Docs to include features that will supposedly encourage feedback and smoother discussions. First up, all comments will now contain a timestamp and picture.  Single comments will also be able to …

Ebert: Thumbs Down To Facebook’s Movie Streaming
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The announcement concerning Facebook’s content partnership with Warner Brothers not only caused a dip in the Netflix stock as investors panicked at the idea of competition, it’s also caught the notice of perhaps the most famous movie critic ever, and …

Netflix Upping the Ante

Netflix is no stranger to making big deals that shake up the television and home movie landscape, and in a report we told you about yesterday, most of their moves seem to be working.  After grabbing 61% of the digital …

Twitter Adds “Always Use HTTPS” Setting

The likelihood of a Twitter user losing control of his or her account should soon decrease by quite a bit.  Late yesterday, the company announced a new “Always use HTTPS” setting that’s designed to give everyone an obvious way of …

iPhone Gets New Search App From Google
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Google has released an updated version of its Google Mobile App for iPhone aimed at making it faster and easier to find apps. The app has been redesigned and renamed and is now known as the Google Search app for …