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iPhone 5 Rumor: Release Date Should Not Be Discussed Says Sprint iPhone 5 Rumor: Release Date Should Not Be Discussed Says Sprint
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The first rule of working for a company who’s getting the iPhone 5 is don’t talk about the iPhone 5. Sprint employees are being told to keep their mouths shut when it comes to the speculated release of the iPhone …

Going Viral – The Hottest But Most Challenging Form of Advertising Going Viral – The Hottest But Most Challenging Form of Advertising
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What makes content go viral? This is the question that many marketers and advertisers are currently wrestling with. They would love to create campaigns that promotes their product or service in a way that engages consumers on a large scale, but the problem is, it’s not an easy process.

Google Algorithm Testing – Search Giant Calls for Help Detecting Scrapers Google Algorithm Testing – Search Giant Calls for Help Detecting Scrapers
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Google announced that it is testing algorithmic changes for scraper sites – blog scrapers in particular. The company is calling on users to help them. “We are asking for examples, and may use data you submit to test and improve …

Man Brings Cooking School to Google+ Man Brings Cooking School to Google+
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Attention foodies – there’s a new cooking show on Google+. Lee Allison, who is a technology consultant by trade, had the great idea of utilizing the Google Hangouts feature on the platform to host a cooking show. The show is called Google+ Cooking School and has already included delicious-looking dishes like Hand-rolled Portobello Ravioli, Citrus Salmon with Mango Chutney and Oriental Green Beans, and Savory Crepes.

Facebook Is Turning Your Kids Into Drunken Stoners Facebook Is Turning Your Kids Into Drunken Stoners
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Consider this a follow-up piece to my previous “warning” that Facebook is turning your children into narcissistic idiots. With that article, I told you about a psychological study that warned of the effects that social media sites like Facebook can …

Taylor Swift Will Answer Your Questions on YouTube Taylor Swift Will Answer Your Questions on YouTube
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YouTube has come a long way from its earlier days of being a good place to watch funny cat videos and bootleg video of concerts and old music videos. Sure, you can still watch all of that stuff on YouTube, …

Google Introduces List Snippets in Search Results Google Introduces List Snippets in Search Results
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Google announced a new kind of snippets it will be showing on search results pages now. These snippets will appear on results for sites that are list pages. “Snippets—the few lines of text that appear under every search result—are designed …

Hurricane Irene: How Verizon Wireless is Prepared From Florida to Maine Hurricane Irene: How Verizon Wireless is Prepared From Florida to Maine

Verizon Wireless says it is prepared for Hurricane Irene, and is offering customers tips to be prepared as well, as the storm approaches the East Coast of the U.S. The company says its wireless and wireline operations teams from Florida …

RealNetworks Plays The Role Of Internet Bully RealNetworks Plays The Role Of Internet Bully
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While researching this topic, something occurred to me: who uses RealPlayer anymore to begin with? And so, after a quick jaunt over to RealNetworks Twitter page, I noticed they only have about 3700 followers. By comparison, Winamp, a RealPlayer competitor …

Email is Part of the Internet’s Backbone Email is Part of the Internet’s Backbone
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Earlier, we looked at some research from Pew Research Center’s American Life Project about social network usage. The main finding was that half of all U.S. adults use social networks, with 65% of adult Internet users. We exchanged some dialog …

Hurricane Irene Prompts NYC Evacuations, Twitter Outbursts Hurricane Irene Prompts NYC Evacuations, Twitter Outbursts
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As she grows in size, Hurricane Irene gets closer and closer to the United States’ eastern seaboard. While Florida looks like it will escape much of Irene’s fury, other states may not be so lucky, and when you take a …

Half of All U.S. Adults Use Social Networks, according to Report Half of All U.S. Adults Use Social Networks, according to Report
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Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project has put out a new report looking at stats on social networking usage. “For the first time in our surveys, social networking use has reached 50% for all adults and 65% for …

Common Sense Prevails On Social Disorder And Social Networks Common Sense Prevails On Social Disorder And Social Networks
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Yesterday, Home Secretary  Theresa May met with representatives of Facebook, Twitter and  BlackBerry Messenger and the police in a widely-reported get-together to discuss the rights and responsibilities of the users of social networks, and the rights and responsibilities of the …

McAfee Defends Its Position on Operation Shady RAT McAfee Defends Its Position on Operation Shady RAT

Earlier this month, tech security firm McAfee issued a report, in which it revealed an attack that has been compromising organizations since 2006. The report is called Operation Shady RAT and is said to have infected at least 72 organizations across 14 different countries.

Dutch Tourist Guus Van Hove, Director of 013, Dead at Joshua Tree National Park Dutch Tourist Guus Van Hove, Director of 013, Dead at Joshua Tree National Park

It appears that the bodies of two people found dead in the California desert belong to Dutch music promoter Guus Van Hove and his girlfriend Helena Nuellet. Van Hove, 44, is best known in the music world as the director …

Twitter Helps NYPD Shut Down Gang Meeting Twitter Helps NYPD Shut Down Gang Meeting
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Attention criminals, would-be criminals, rioters, gang members and all who are of interest to local police departments: Social media is public – really really public. And while services like Facebook and Twitter are wonderful platforms for fast, large-scale communication and …

Yahoo: These Steve Jobs-Related Searches are “Off the Charts” Yahoo: These Steve Jobs-Related Searches are “Off the Charts”
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Earlier, we looked at some searches Yahoo expects to see big spikes in based on its search data. Now, the company has provided us with more data about Steve Jobs-related search activity that it’s already seen. “Searches for ‘steve jobs’ …

Google+ Now Lets You See Who You’ve Been Tagged With On One Page Google+ Now Lets You See Who You’ve Been Tagged With On One Page

Google announced a new feature of Google+ that lets users view all of the people they’ve been tagged with in photos on a single page. “Seeing photos that you and your friends are tagged in together is a great way …

Google+ Makes Social Media More Like Real Life, Introduces Ignore Option Google+ Makes Social Media More Like Real Life, Introduces Ignore Option
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Google has introduced some more controls for users that allow you to ignore or block people. “Ignore means you’ll see less of what a person is sharing (i.e., you’re just not interested),” says google’s Olga Wichrowska. “Block additionally limits the …

Steve Jobs’ Career: The Law of Gravity, LSD and Lightsabers Steve Jobs’ Career: The Law of Gravity, LSD and Lightsabers

First of all, you probably haven’t seen a retrospective of Steve Jobs’ career quite like this. Taiwanese animation company Next Media Animation is internet-renowned for putting their enjoyably strange spin on current events. Here at WebProNews, we are very big …

Yahoo Talks Expected Steve Jobs-Related Search Trends Yahoo Talks Expected Steve Jobs-Related Search Trends

Not that it’s any surprise, but lots of people have been looking for Steve Jobs-related info since he announced his resignation as the CEO of Apple. Key phrases were all over Google Trends, and Yahoo has reached out to WebProNews …

Google Shuts Down Social Game Acquisition Slide Google Shuts Down Social Game Acquisition Slide
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Just over a year ago, Google bought Slide, a social game company mostly known for games like SuperPoke Pets, SPP Ranch, Top Fish, etc. It didn’t seem to be outside of the realm of possibility that this would heavily factor …

Hurricane Irene: The View From Space Hurricane Irene: The View From Space
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It’s always interesting how natural disasters like hurricanes and tornadoes that bring such devastation and destruction can also have a type of amazing, terrible beauty. And there’s nothing like a view from space to make us all aware of the …

Google News Now Using Googlebot for Crawling Google News Now Using Googlebot for Crawling

Google announced today that it will no longer be using a separate crawler for Google News, and will now start using Googlebot. “Google News recently updated our infrastructure to crawl with Google’s primary user-agent,Googlebot. What does this mean? Very little …