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Will Facebook Kill Google? Will Facebook Kill Google?
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I was asked this question in an interview the other day. It’s framed more provocatively than you or I might think about it, but interviews are like that. The answer was easy, because of the extreme nature of the question. …

Is Your iPhone Logging Your Every Move? Is Your iPhone Logging Your Every Move?
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By whom and for what reason is undetermined, but data scientists Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden have discovered a tracking file within devices that operate on iOS 4.  Allan and Warden revealed their findings yesterday at the Where 2.0 location …

Microsoft Nokia Deal Signed, Bing in More Hands Next Year Microsoft Nokia Deal Signed, Bing in More Hands Next Year

Back in February, Microsoft and Nokia announced a partnership, which would see the two companies working together to take on Apple and Google in the smartphone market. At the time, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop it’s now a “three-horse race.” The …

Amazon EC2 Server Issues Cause Web Havoc Amazon EC2 Server Issues Cause Web Havoc
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Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service has caused a bit of disarray around the web as servers have failed. Among the sites/services affected are Foursquare, Quora, Reddit, and Hootsuite (ht: The Next Web). The issues appear to be coming out …

The Top 10 Things to Consider When Searching for a Professional SEO Company The Top 10 Things to Consider When Searching for a Professional SEO Company
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Nowadays, it seems that everyone does search engine optimization, or at least make the claim. But it’s more than just developing good content and slapping on a few meta tags. True SEO takes a lot of research, implementation, monitoring, and …

Blekko Deepens Facebook Integration as Google Continues to Ignore It Blekko Deepens Facebook Integration as Google Continues to Ignore It
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Blekko is now including integration with Facebook Comments in its search results. Users who login with their Facebook accounts can communicate Based on the comments we received on a recent article about the potential Facebook data could have in Google …

iPhone Sales Drive Massive Revenue and Profit Growth for Apple iPhone Sales Drive Massive Revenue and Profit Growth for Apple
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Apple released its second-quarter financial results today. This includes a record March quarter driving 83% revenue growth, and 95% profit growth. Second quarter revenue came to $24.67 billion with profit at $5.99 billion ($6.40 per diluted share). For the same …

All My Children, One Life to Live Canceled – Zynga and Facebook to Blame? All My Children, One Life to Live Canceled – Zynga and Facebook to Blame?
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ABC has canceled the long-running soap operas All My Children and One Life to Live. TMZ has a statement from ABC saying, “Guided by extensive research into what today’s daytime viewers want and the changing viewing patterns of the audience, …

Blackberry Desktop Manager for Mac Doesn’t Support PlayBook Blackberry Desktop Manager for Mac Doesn’t Support PlayBook
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Since the BlackBerry PlayBook became available in stores yesterday, there have been a string of complaints and notable issues with the device. Many were frustrated by the device’s lack of native email and calendar apps, but those concerns were slightly …

TiVo Wins DISH Network Court Battle Over DVRs TiVo Wins DISH Network Court Battle Over DVRs
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A federal appeals court decision that would order DISH Network and parent company EchoStar to shut down DVRs due to their infringement upon TiVo patents, was upheld in a ruling today. DISH Network subscribers, before you freak out, you should …

Social Media Updates Too Taxing On Your Brain? Social Media Updates Too Taxing On Your Brain?
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It’s hard to be witty all day, every day.  Sometimes you just lack inspiration for that perfect Tweet, or that amazingly clever Facebook status update.  Are you craving a re-tweet or 50+ likes?  Two new web applications might be able …

Google Earth Builder Launched For Businesses Google Earth Builder Launched For Businesses

Google has launched Google Earth Builder, a tool to enable businesses to use Google’s cloud to manage geospatial data, create custom map layers, and share Google Earth/Maps layers. Organizations can scale services for traffic spikes, reduce server costs, and control …

New Twitter Homepage Launched New Twitter Homepage Launched
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Twitter launched a new home page today, for new users (and those who are not logged in). The new landing page places a great emphasis on “following your interests.” Since co-founder Jack Dorsey’s return to day-to-day operations at the company, …

Kindle Library Book Lending Coming Soon from Amazon Kindle Library Book Lending Coming Soon from Amazon

Amazon announced today that it will be launching a Kindle initiative later this year that will let users borrow Kindle books from libraries – 11,000 of them in the U.S. The project will even let users check out Kindle books, …

Poker Domains to be Restored for Money Returns Poker Domains to be Restored for Money Returns
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Well, this is good news. The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York has just released a statement detailing agreements reached between the U.S. government and embattled online poker sites PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker. The poker sites …

Philadelphia Phillies Sign Robot Pitcher? Philadelphia Phillies Sign Robot Pitcher?
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Apparently, having the best pitching rotation in Major League Baseball isn’t enough. In order to address that desire for more, the Philadelphia Phillies have signed a new member to their pitching staff, one that could change the balance of power …

Google Toolbar 7 Gives Internet Explorer Google Instant Google Toolbar 7 Gives Internet Explorer Google Instant
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Google launched a new version of the Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer. Google Toolbar 7 brings Google Instant and some new personalization features to the table. “If you’ve used Instant on google.com or in Chrome, you’ll be right at home …

A Multi-Vendor Approach to Handling Today’s Content Management Requirements A Multi-Vendor Approach to Handling Today’s Content Management Requirements
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Here is an interesting report I received from Forrester, Plan your ECM Strategy For Business, Persuasive, Transactional, And Foundational Needs by Stephen Powers and Alan Weintraub with Matthew Brown and Anjali Yakkundi. They note that enterprises are now struggling under …

uTorrent 3.0 Beta Now Available uTorrent 3.0 Beta Now Available

I <3 uTorrent.  I can say that with confidence now that “<3″ is officially in the OED.  Rejoice,  fellow uTorrent lovers, as they have just released version 3.0 beta, and it has a bunch of promising new features. Over on …

eBay Buys WHERE to Expand in Local and Mobile eBay Buys WHERE to Expand in Local and Mobile

eBay announced today that it has agreed to acquire location media company WHERE in an effort to better position eBay in the local and mobile commerce spaces. “Local commerce companies like WHERE are blurring the lines between in-store and online …

TMobile Brings VoIP To Facebook TMobile Brings VoIP To Facebook
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While the future of TMobile may still be undecided, at least in relation to the AT&T merger, that hasn’t prevented the company from moving forward on various projects. The latest involves bringing free Voice over IP services to Facebook, which …

&#8220;Poker Players Are Victims&#8221; Says Raymer “Poker Players Are Victims” Says Raymer
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The relationship between online poker players and bricks and mortar poker players is often times a complicated one.  While some professional players have embraced the online game in both advertising and by playing on the sites themselves, some have yet …

iPhone 5 Release Date Now Rumored to Be in September iPhone 5 Release Date Now Rumored to Be in September
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It had been rumored that the next version of Apple’s iPhone would begin production in September, making the release likely for late in the year or early next year. This was based on rumors from the supply chain. Now, Reuters …

Yahoo Earnings Report Released Yahoo Earnings Report Released
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Yahoo just posted its first-quarter results. Revenue excluding traffic acquisition costs was down 6% from the year-ago period at $1,064 million. This is primarily due to the revenue share related to Yahoo-Microsoft deal, the company says. Year-over-year revenue was otherwise …