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Blinkx To Acquire Burst Media For $30 Million Blinkx To Acquire Burst Media For $30 Million

Video search engine Blinkx said today it is purchasing online advertising company Burst Media for $30 million. The combination of the two companies will bring Blink’x 35 million hours of online video and TV to Burst’s audience of over 130 …

Larry Page Appoints Six New SVPs Larry Page Appoints Six New SVPs
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Whoever’s responsible for printing Googlers’ business cards now has a lot more work to do.  Larry Page, exercising his newfound power as CEO in a big way, promoted five employees to the level of “senior vice president” yesterday. In case …

Google Latitude Check-In Offers Take On Foursquare Google Latitude Check-In Offers Take On Foursquare
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Back in February, Google added check-ins to Google Latitude, the company’s social location-based service. The feature found its way to the iPhone a couple weeks ago. During SXSW, Google rolled out check-in offers for 60 places around Austin, Texas, and …

Build for Android or iOS? Why choose? Build for Android or iOS? Why choose?
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A high profile VC and a well-known mobile application developer were recently involved in a debate about whether to build for Android or Apple mobile platforms. The answer it turns out is, it depends, or both, or simply build for …

Expedia and TripAdvisor to Break Up Expedia and TripAdvisor to Break Up

Expedia announced that it’s separating from TripAdvisor to form two seaprate companies. This has already been approved by the Board of Directors. Both companies will be publicly traded. TripAdvisor will include domestic and international operations associated with the TripAdvisor Media …

Rumor: Google Bonuses Now Tied To Social Success Rumor: Google Bonuses Now Tied To Social Success
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Got friends at Google who like pick up checks and let you play with their toys?  If so, consider embracing Google’s +1 initiative and whatever other social products the company rolls out, because a fresh report claims all employees’ bonuses …

Piers Morgan’s Twitter Impact Piers Morgan’s Twitter Impact
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When CNN replaced the aging Larry King with the younger, decidedly more British Piers Morgan, it seemed to be a gamble that payed off.  Piers was an early success, garnering nearly 2.1 million viewers for his debut episode.  By February, …

Terror Alerts on Facebook and Twitter? Terror Alerts on Facebook and Twitter?
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Ever worried about missing a terrorist threat alert? Your problems may be over soon – that is unless the threat is real. The AP reports that it’s obtained a Homeland Security document, which (among other things) says that Facebook and …

Chrome OS Tablets On the Way? Chrome OS Tablets On the Way?

Does Google’s true future in tablets rely on Android or Chrome OS? Both? Right now, it’s easy to say Android. It’s been around longer (Chrome OS isn’t even in the market yet, beyond the pilot program). A report from CNET …

(Another) Yahoo Mergers And Acquisitions Head Leaves (Another) Yahoo Mergers And Acquisitions Head Leaves

We’re not too sure what to say here, except maybe “uh-oh” or “whoops.”  Less than six months after Yahoo’s previous mergers and acquisitions head left, it seems the new guy – Taylor Barada – has also decided to quit, joining …

iPhone Sales Estimates: How Many Actually Sold in Q2? iPhone Sales Estimates: How Many Actually Sold in Q2?

There is some debate between analysts concerning how well the iPhone has been selling this year.  Apple’s second fiscal quarter ended on March 26th, and the sales projections are all over the map. Fortune has compiled a list of 43 …

FCC: AT&T, Verizon Must Offer Roaming Deals to Competitors FCC: AT&T, Verizon Must Offer Roaming Deals to Competitors
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As AT&T’s acquisition of T-Mobile looms, the mobile giant was hit with a new regulation, along with other wireless leader Verizon. Today, the Federal Communications Commission ruled that AT&T and Verizon must make data roaming deals that allow smaller carriers …

GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons Could Have Been A Zoologist GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons Could Have Been A Zoologist
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As you may have heard by now, GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons has been taking some heat for his little vacation to Africa where he killed an elephant, video taped it, and tweeted it out to all of his followers. Parsons …

Open Compute Project Announced By Facebook Open Compute Project Announced By Facebook

At a press event at Facebook’s headquarters today, the company announced what it calls the Open Compute Project, which is essentially an initiative to make computing more efficient. CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced the event, mentioning various products launched within the …

Google I/O Content Will Stream Live On Web Google I/O Content Will Stream Live On Web

Google announced it will be providing a great deal of Google I/O content live, streaming on the web this year. They will provide keynotes, sessions, and Developer Sandbox content. You can find this stuff at Google I/O Live. Here’s exactly …

Bing for iPad App Launched Bing for iPad App Launched

Bing has released a new iPad app. The main theme, Bing appears to be looking to get across with it is that of more content from the homepage – or at least easier access to it. “Since launching, Bing has …

WatchESPN App Launched for iOS WatchESPN App Launched for iOS

Oh Boy! Oh Boy!  It’s Christmas morning, and some people just got a new puppy.  Some people, however, didn’t get anything.  ESPN has just unveiled its WatchESPN app that allows users to stream live content to their iPhones and iPads.  …

Google To Lease Beverly Hills Office Space Google To Lease Beverly Hills Office Space
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A California city associated with rich, beautiful, and not always brilliant people will now also act as home to some of Google’s certified geniuses. The company intends to open an office in Beverly Hills as it continues to establish relationships …

Crying YouTube Star Has His Wish Granted To Be Governor [VIDEO]
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Go ahead and file this story in the “feel good news” category. Jesse Koczon, who came into fame when crying about being too young to be governor, has had his wish fulfilled. Governor Christie, signed a proclamation on Wednesday which …

Yahoo Search Boss V2 Launched Yahoo Search Boss V2 Launched

Yahoo has launched a new version of Yahoo Search BOSS – v2. Yahoo says its been working hard for months to keep BOSS “alive and affordable,” and that it will continue to make it more useful through new features and …

Masters Golf Tournament App Brings Live Action On-The-Go Masters Golf Tournament App Brings Live Action On-The-Go
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This morning, the world’s most elite golfers are beginning their quest for the green jacket at the 2011 Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia.  The first major of the year always has its share of storylines, this year being no exception.  …

Is Location as Effective as Social Media? Is Location as Effective as Social Media?
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Geolocation has had a tremendous impact on the way we currently live. Many consumers utilize geolocation applications on a daily basis to interact with their friends and associates. Businesses have also found value in geolocation and have used it in marketing efforts to reach their customers.

Examiner’s Approach to Content Quality Post Panda Update Examiner’s Approach to Content Quality Post Panda Update
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Google’s recent Panda update has forced sites all over the web to step up and re-evaluate their content, and the policies by which their contributors must abide in order to keep said content looked upon in a positive light by …

Google Invests $5 Million In German Solar Plant Google Invests $5 Million In German Solar Plant
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So long as German competition authorities prove agreeable, it seems that Google will soon be in part responsible for powering the lights (and computers) at a number of German homes.  Google announced this morning that it intends to invest about …