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Google Algorithm Update Fallout, eHow Response Google Algorithm Update Fallout, eHow Response
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Last week, Google launched its Panda update around the world in the English language, while also making some new adjustments to the U.S. algorithm, which the company said would impact 2% of queries (compared to the 12% impacted by the …

Poker World Tweets: Scared, Bored & Snarky Poker World Tweets: Scared, Bored & Snarky
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What a day last Friday was for the poker world!  As you probably already know, the online poker realm was rocked when the FBI suddenly seized popular .com sites PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker in a crackdown of …

Social Media Multitasking May Damage Attention Span Social Media Multitasking May Damage Attention Span
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It’s no secret that occasional breaks can serve the average worker well; focusing on a task for too long can cause an individual to lose perspective and interest.  Only research conducted by scientists at the University of California, San Francisco …

As Mobile Tagging Grows, So Do Business Opportunities As Mobile Tagging Grows, So Do Business Opportunities
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Have you noticed that the boxes filled with oddly shaped code are starting to appear more and more? These mobile tags create a digital experience in a physical world. The industry is growing rapidly as more industries embrace the space.

Google Music, MySpace Music Encounter Difficulties Google Music, MySpace Music Encounter Difficulties
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A music service that doesn’t yet exist and a music service anchored to a fading social network (may) have both hit rough patches this week.  Reports indicate that Google Music isn’t succeeding in talks with record companies, while MySpace Music’s …

Wii 2 Rumor Roundup Wii 2 Rumor Roundup
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Rumors began to circulate yesterday that Nintendo plans to reveal its brand new console this coming June at E3.  With sales of the original Wii console falling, the company is planning to announced a $50 price cut.  It might be …

Skype Android Vulnerability Puts Personal Info at Risk Skype Android Vulnerability Puts Personal Info at Risk

A vulnerability in Skype and Skype Video for Android has been discovered, which can leave sensitive information at the mercy of other, malicious apps. The detective work came from Justin Case at Android Police, who explains, “On April 11, a …

Oracle Turns OpenOffice Into A Community-Based Project Oracle Turns OpenOffice Into A Community-Based Project
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The longtime, free alternative to Microsoft Office will be changing hands in regards to development and supervision as Oracle announced their intentions to turn OpenOffice into a community-based, open source project. Not only that, but they also plan on discontinuing …

T. Rowe Price Invests In Facebook, Zynga T. Rowe Price Invests In Facebook, Zynga
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Respected mutual fund company T. Rowe Price is – at least to some degree – becoming a social media believer.  Filings released by the organization reveal that it recently invested an impressive-sounding $190.5 million in Facebook and another $72 million …

Google Tags Are No More Google Tags Are No More
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After about a year of testing, Google has decided to get rid of its Tag advertising program for Google Places. The program allowed advertisers to highlight their organic listings with yellow tags showing offers, photos, videos, menus, reservations, etc. for …

Cisco Acquires newScale, Cloud Service Catalog Provider

Update (04/15): Cisco announced today that it has closed the acquisition. Original Article (03/29): Cisco announced its intent to acquire newScale, a “self-service, service catalog, and lifecycle management software” provider for cloud-based IT. The above video does a pretty good …

Public Engagement Takes More Than One Media Platform Public Engagement Takes More Than One Media Platform
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There was a full house at the The Kenneth Owler-Smith Symposium at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at USC last night.  Steve Rubel of Edelman spoke about how PR and journalism are changing and the need for companies …

Huge Pac-Man Game Chomps at IE 9 Huge Pac-Man Game Chomps at IE 9
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It’s becoming quite common nowadays to show off when a discussing Internet browsers, especially when they launch. From Mozilla’s love of infographics and cool-looking maps, to Google’s use of “pop-up” reminders for visitors who show up sporting anything but Chrome, …

President Obama Laments White House Technology President Obama Laments White House Technology
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It has been reported that the city of Washington D.C. is Blackberry addicted.  Well, at least the government.  When the status of a government shutdown was looming last week, congressional staffers were freaking out at the proposition of having to …

Can Google Ignore Facebook And Stay On Top? Can Google Ignore Facebook And Stay On Top?
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Google has been doing a lot to make search more social, but the search giant continues to leave out your friends’ Facebook content from its results. Sure, you may find people from your social circle (as defined by Google) in …

Smartphones Grabbing Share in Portable Gaming Market Smartphones Grabbing Share in Portable Gaming Market
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People are using their smartphones as platforms for gaming at a fast growing rate, according to data published by Flurry Analytics. In 2009, iOS game sales accounted for 19% of the portable game revenue, according to Flurry.  In 2010, once …

Google Hit By Antitrust Complaints In South Korea Google Hit By Antitrust Complaints In South Korea
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Google’s antitrust lawyers – who were probably already working overtime to deal with threats in the U.S. and Europe – may soon need to brush up on South Korean law, as well.  Two large Korean Internet companies have filed a …

Living Social Offers Dollar Lunches in Washington D.C. Living Social Offers Dollar Lunches in Washington D.C.
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LivingSocial has a slew of dollar lunch deals today for people in Washington D.C. Beleive it or not, they’re selling out like hotcakes. The deals are incredibly popular, as you can imagine. The company is also living up to the …

Google: Android Apps Installed Tops 3 Billion Google: Android Apps Installed Tops 3 Billion
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Yesterday Google released its Q1 earning report, and to the disappointment of investors they did not blow it out of the water.  While reporting a boost in net revenue over the projected amount, Google reported an earnings per share of …

Opponents Say McCain-Kerry Bill Would Limit the Internet Opponents Say McCain-Kerry Bill Would Limit the Internet
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A new privacy bill introduced earlier this week has a lot of people talking. The bipartisan proposal introduced by Senators McCain and Kerry would create the nation’s first comprehensive privacy law.

Reservoir Birds Channels Tarantino, Angry Birds Reservoir Birds Channels Tarantino, Angry Birds

Here’s some Friday fun for you, the readers: The popularity of the award-winning game/application “Angry Birds” is undeniable. It’s already considered the best iPhone game for 2011 by one publication; meanwhile, the year has eight more months to go before …

Record Store Day Releases Hit eBay Early Record Store Day Releases Hit eBay Early
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Record Store Day is on Saturday, April 16. This is a day when record stores and music artists come together to celebrate music and the continued existence of albums that you can hold in your hand, in the digital age. …

Google Price Targets Cut After Q1 Earnings Report Google Price Targets Cut After Q1 Earnings Report
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After the markets closed yesterday afternoon, Google delivered its first quarter earnings report, and investors reacted with dismay.  Unfortunately for the company, that wasn’t close to the end of things, as Google’s stock continues to dive this morning and a …

Ndamukong Suh Tweetup Aims to Break Guinness World Record

Detroit Lions Defensive Tackle Ndamukong Suh announced via Twitter and TwitVid that he is setting out to lead the world’s largest tweetup this weekend, to break the current Guinness World Record. Suh calls upon fans to join him Saturday at …