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Yahoo Shuffles Sales Force Leadership

Yesterday, LivingSocial announced that it had hired a high-ranking Yahoo sales exec (“Vice President of North American Field Sales”).  Now, although the timing has to be a coincidence, Yahoo’s made two personnel changes that should help strengthen its sales organization. …

Google Apps Marketplace Turns One
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Google said today its apps marketplace has turned one and during that time it has grown from 50 to over 300 apps. Over the last year Google said its has learned the following: *Web app adoption is accelerating across every …

Demand Media’s Pluck Teams Up with Buddy Media on Facebook Page Apps

Demand Media announced that it has entered a partnership with Buddy Media to extend Demand Media’s Pluck social applications into the Facebook ecosystem. Buddy Media has built a business out of creating Facebook tools for businesses, and it counts Target, …

Foursquare for Business – An Increasingly Attractive Option
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Yesterday, Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley announced the new version of Foursquare - Foursquare 3.0 - with new discovery features, and mentioned that businesses would be getting some new types of specials to offer customers this week. Foursquare is now talking about them …

Facebook And Yahoo Back Kenny Powers March Madness Contest
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Kenny Powers, the main character from HBO’s Eastbound and Down, has partnered with K-Swiss for a March Madness Yahoo Tourney contest. The contest is inviting users to join the Tournaggeddon Yahoo Tourney Pick ‘Em group. Users will be asked to …

Groupon-Enabled Cash Registers In Development

At retail stores, unusual payments often bring things to a halt.  Food stamps, tax exemptions, and even things like two-dollar bills can baffle cashiers (and computers) who aren’t used to dealing with them.  So to ease the burden Groupon puts …

NPR President and CEO Vivian Schiller Steps Down
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NPR President and CEO Vivian Schiller announced her resignation today. NPR sent us the following statement: The NPR Board of Directors announced today that it has accepted the resignation of Vivian Schiller as President and CEO of NPR, effective immediately. …

Barack and Michelle Obama Talk Bullying in Facebook Video Barack and Michelle Obama Talk Bullying in Facebook Video
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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have appeared in a video shot exclusively for Facebook, to discuss bullying prevention, and a summit that will take place on Thursday, addressing the topic. “During that event, the President, First Lady, …

Stack Overflow Becomes Stack Exchange

Stack Overflow announced that it is changing its company name to Stack Exchange Inc. (effective immediately). “There’s a method behind this madness, of course: we want to emphasize the importance of the 45 sites in our network, which has long …

Netflix Stock Dives Due To Facebook Movie Experiment
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Within Netflix, things look much the same today as yesterday.  The company hasn’t been hit by site outages, big resignations, or scandals of any sort.  But Facebook’s decision to let users rent The Dark Knight apparently spooked Netflix shareholders to …

Flash to HTML5 Converter from Adobe Flash to HTML5 Converter from Adobe
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Adobe Labs has released a tool for converting Flash FLA files to HTML5. The tool, called “Wallaby“, is simply a preview of an experimental technology that Adobe’s engineers have been working on for this purpose. “This allows you to reuse …

Google Faces $600,000 Fine In France
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Over the years, Google’s had to appear in French courts several times, and it now looks like a recent case didn’t go so well. Google’s been found guilty of breaching copyright laws, and unless something changes, the company faces a …

Foursquare 3.0 for Android and iPhone Coming Tonight

Foursquare announced that Foursquare 3.0 – the latest version of its app (for Android and iPhone) will be available tonight. One very significant new feature of this is a discovery tool called “Explore”. “The idea is pretty simple: tell us …

Yahoo Expands How Good Grows Campaign
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Yahoo is asking users to share what matters to them via its “How Good Grows” initiative. Yahoo says it will be posting questions over the next few months to give people the chance to share answers with the Yahoo community. …

Google Instant Previews for Mobile
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Google launched Instant Previews back in November. This is simply a feature that lets you see a preview thumbnail of a search result before you click through to view it. This gives you an idea of what it will look …

Facebook Insights Analytics Tool Gets New Features Facebook Insights Analytics Tool Gets New Features
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Facebook has launched a new version of its analytics tool Facebook Insights. The new version, we’re told, includes real-time reporting capabilities for social plugins. “The updated analytics tool helps website operators better understand what visitors are interacting with so they …

Craigslist Founder Announces New Site
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Craig Newmark, the founder of Craigslist, is trying something new – and substantial – today.  This morning, he launched Craigconnects, an initiative (and website) designed to encourage and trigger charitable acts all over the world. Craigconnects isn’t intended to be …

Google Makes Chrome Faster And Safer
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Google has released updates to its Chrome browser it says will make complex web apps run more quickly and be more responsive. Chrome has a new settings interface aimed at helping users get to the right settings quickly. A new …

LivingSocial Hires High-Ranking Yahoo Sales Exec

Yahoo’s ad sales in the U.S. (along with the rest of the continent) may be in for a rough patch.  LivingSocial, the group deals site that competes with Groupon, has managed to poach Mitch Spolan, whose title was “Vice President …

Facebook Photo Sharing More Popular With Women

Women who base their self worth on their appearance share more photos on Facebook and have a larger network of friends, according to new research from the University of Buffalo. Michael A. Stefanone, PhD, says the results suggest women identify …

Facebook Movie Rental: The Future Norm? Facebook Movie Rental: The Future Norm?
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You may find yourself doing a lot more than just “liking” a movie on Facebook in the near future. There’s a chance that Facebook could become your go-to movie rental destination. Here’s who should be worried about this: Netflix, Blockbuster, Redbox, …

Watch: The Today Show Streams Live Web-Only Show
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The Today Show is simultaneously broadcasting its regular show and an online version, which includes web-only content created specifically for online viewers. While they say it airs exclusively at Today.com, they did make the embed code available, so here it …

YouTube Buys Next New Networks, Launches YouTube Next
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YouTube announced that it has acquired Next New Networks. Rumors about the acquisition have been out there for a while, but Google has made it official. As our own Doug Caverly wrote about a month ago, “The acquisition would make …

Charlie Sheen: Crazy, Savvy, or Both? Charlie Sheen: Crazy, Savvy, or Both?
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So the consensus from everyone, including people in Hollywood and regular folks, is Charlie Sheen has gone around the bend. However, the more I take in the Charlie Sheen social media experience, I’m beginning to think there’s some savvy to go along with the insanity.