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iPads to Kindergartners iPads to Kindergartners

When I was in Kindergarten, all I had were puzzles and watercolors. Kindergartners in Auburn, Maine will have access to thousands of apps in the App Store. Auburn Maine, a town of 24,000 is set to provide all of its …

Media Consumption Booming in America Media Consumption Booming in America
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Last week, we asked if you were addicted to social media.  A new report by Edison research suggests that we are all consuming social media, as well as traditional types of media at skyrocketing rates. Obviously, the proliferation of internet …

Tim Berners-Lee Believes Web Access is a Human Right Tim Berners-Lee Believes Web Access is a Human Right

Tim Berners-Lee, the man attributed to the creation of the internet, gave a speech at an MIT symposium and shared his two decades worth of internet knowledge with the crowd. He spoke about a wide variety of issues, from net …

Google ITA Software Acquisition A Done Deal Google ITA Software Acquisition A Done Deal

Last week, Google’s ITA Software acquisition got the greenlight from the Department of Justice, provided certain requirements were honored. Google has now quietly updated its blog post from when that happened with a simple sentence: “Our acquisition of ITA has …

IE10 Platform Preview Download Announced IE10 Platform Preview Download Announced
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Microsoft announced the availability of the IE10 Platform Preview for download today. The company calls it the “first step in delivering the next wave of progress in native HTML5 support.” “We built IE9 from the ground up for HTML5 and …

Facebook, Ceglia, Winklevii Get Animated Facebook, Ceglia, Winklevii Get Animated
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As you probably already know, there has been quite a bit of news this week surrounding Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg and the people claiming that he ripped them off. First, an appeals court judge ruled that enough is enough in the …

Users Don’t “Like” Latest Facebook for iPhone Update Users Don’t “Like” Latest Facebook for iPhone Update
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Earlier this week Facebook released version 3.4 of their iPhone app. Hidden amongst the “advertised” additions are a few smaller changes, bugs, and oddities that are leaving some users perplexed on why they upgraded. Some iPhone owners are starting too …

WordPress Hacked, Advice: Use a Strong Password WordPress Hacked, Advice: Use a Strong Password
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Automattic and WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg announced today that their servers have been hacked, and source code compromised. Specifically, Automattic had a “low-level (root) break-in” to several servers. He said that “potentially anything on those servers could have been revealed.” …

Is Apple Jumping Into The HDTV Market? Is Apple Jumping Into The HDTV Market?

It’s being rumored that Apple could be entering the Internet-connected high-definition television market, as soon as the end of this year. Would you purchase an Apple TV? Let us know. AppleInsider reports that Brian White, of Ticonderoga Securities, was in …

Facebook Online Indicator Added to Profile Facebook Online Indicator Added to Profile
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A minor update hit Facebook today as it added an indicator to your profile that alerts friends to your online status.  On the home page, friends available for chat still reside on the left side and you still have the …

Google Panda Update Winners: Video, News, Blogs, and Porn Google Panda Update Winners: Video, News, Blogs, and Porn
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As we reported earlier, the latest data from SearchMetrics shows Google properties like YouTube and Blogger making search visibility gains in the UK as a result of the global roll-out of Panda. Similar trends for these properties are most likely …

Bing Business Portal Affects Search Rankings Bing Business Portal Affects Search Rankings
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Bing has replaced the Bing Local Listing Center with the Bing Business Portal, which is in beta. This is a destination where businesses can claim, verify, and manage their local listings in Bing. “All existing listings on LLC have already …

Addicted to Social Media? Addicted to Social Media?
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I can’t remember the last time I went without my smartphone. Camping in the Blue Ridge Mountains, miles away from civilization, I still walked far enough out to get a signal and some edge service. Don’t judge, I really wanted …

iPhone 5 Release Date May Be in 2012 iPhone 5 Release Date May Be in 2012
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Add another log to the iPhone 5 rumors fire. Now it’s looking like consumers may not see the device until next year, or possibly very late this year. It was once expected in early summer. According to a report from …

The Most Important New Protocol Since RSS: AirPlay The Most Important New Protocol Since RSS: AirPlay

I still remember when Dave Winer showed me RSS and what it did. It changed my life and continues to, even after we switched much of our reading behavior to Twitter (a new iPad app is coming on Friday that …

Google Panda Update Victim Xomba Loses AdSense Ads Too Google Panda Update Victim Xomba Loses AdSense Ads Too
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New York-based Xomba.com took an 88.06% hit in search visibility according to Search Metrics numbers for the Google Panda update in the UK. With Panda now global, we assume there are similarities to the UK data in other countries. If …

GoDaddy Elephant Killing Video Mysteriously, But Heavily Edited GoDaddy Elephant Killing Video Mysteriously, But Heavily Edited
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Since the controversy blew up around a video of GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons killing an elephant, the video has been edited heavily. Should the video have been edited, removed, or left alone? Tell us what you think. Parsons is still …

Social Media Has Little Impact On Website Traffic Social Media Has Little Impact On Website Traffic
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Social media has little direct impact on most website traffic, according to a new report released today from ForeSee Results. Less than 1 percent of website visits, on average, come directly from a social media URL. The findings indicate that …

UberMedia to Launch Twitter Competitor? UberMedia to Launch Twitter Competitor?

Today, CNN reports that plans may be in the works for popular app makers UberMedia to form their own social network rival to Twitter that “could compete with that popular microblogging platform.” CNN cites three people who have been briefed …

Google Panda Update Officially Goes Global (In English) Google Panda Update Officially Goes Global (In English)
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Earlier, we reported that webmasters were finding signs indicating the Panda update may have been launched in more countries. Now, Google has addressed it in a post on the Webmaster Central Blog. They’ve rolled out the update globally to all …

New Platform to Help Brands Curate Social Content New Platform to Help Brands Curate Social Content

With all the content online, it is hard for businesses to sort through all the noise and find what they really want. As a result, many content curation services have risen up to help serve this need.

iPad App Offers Social Video With Showyou iPad App Offers Social Video With Showyou

Online video company Vodpod has introduced a social video app for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch called Showyou. The Showyou app allows users to see all the videos shared by their friends on Facebook and the people they follow …

Google Panda Update Launched in More Countries Google Panda Update Launched in More Countries
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If you’ve been following the search industry for the last month or two, I probably don’t have to tell you have big an impact Google’s Panda update has had on a lot of sites. Google had only rolled the update …

Nintendo Wii Price Cut On The Way? Nintendo Wii Price Cut On The Way?
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Now you won’t have any excuse not to grab a Wii, sports resort and play those love handles away. Engadget is reporting that a trusted source has informed them that Nintendo’s little white console will be dropping $50, from $200 …