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Apple Refreshes iMac Desktops With Quad-Core Processors & Thunderbolt Apple Refreshes iMac Desktops With Quad-Core Processors & Thunderbolt

Earlier today the Apple Store was down for a bit. Upon its return some new iMacs had surfaced, which confirmed the rumors that a iMac refresh may be in the works. The new iMacs boast quad-core processors, up to 3x …

Will Bing Catch Google? Will Bing Catch Google?
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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced today that Bing will be the default search on all BlackBerry devices – not only for the web, but at the OS level. Can Bing catch Google in search market share? Tell us what you …

Mothers Day Gift?  Target Offers $150 Off on iPhone 4 Mothers Day Gift? Target Offers $150 Off on iPhone 4
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Target is sending out emails today encouraging customers to buy an iPhone 4 for their mothers for Mothers Day (this Sunday, in case you didn’t know). They’re calling it the gift “she’ll use every day.” If you’re on the frugal …

Google Panda Update – Webmasters Still Trying to Crack the Code Google Panda Update – Webmasters Still Trying to Crack the Code
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WebMasterWorld Founder Brett Tabke recently started an interesting thread in the forum looking at different user behavior elements, and a combination of factors that make up what he calls the “Panda Metric.” “In this socialized world, it just makes sense …

3 Good Reasons to Sharpen Your B2B Marketing Accountability Now 3 Good Reasons to Sharpen Your B2B Marketing Accountability Now
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It is fairly safe to say that most –if not all- B2B Marketers agree that it is important to measure and communicate the value marketing brings to their organizations. However from speaking with fellow B2B Marketers, many are looking to …

Rashard Mendenhall Tweets About Osama Bin Laden Death, Stirs Controversy Rashard Mendenhall Tweets About Osama Bin Laden Death, Stirs Controversy
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Steelers Running Back Rashard Mendenhall is causing quite a stink over remarks he made on Twitter about the death of Osama Bin Laden.  In the comments, he questions the events of 9/11 and suggests that people’s hatred of Bin Laden …

YouTube On Video Ban: Sometimes We Make the Wrong Call, Vimeo: It Violates Our Terms YouTube On Video Ban: Sometimes We Make the Wrong Call, Vimeo: It Violates Our Terms
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Last friday, we reported that YouTube had banned a video from the group Mercy for Animals, which featured hidden camera footage of workers for the E6 Cattle company, mistreating calves. The video was indeed quite brutal and disturbing. Mercy for …

Google Most Reputable in Harris’ Annual RQ Poll Google Most Reputable in Harris’ Annual RQ Poll

Harris Interactive has just released its annual Reputation Quotient Report, the survey that ranks top “visible” companies based on the U.S. general public’s impressions of the company’s reputation.  This year, we have a new most reputable company in America – …

This Just In … News No Longer Breaks, It Tweets This Just In … News No Longer Breaks, It Tweets

Following the news of Osama Bin Laden’s death, Twitter once again celebrated its CNN-moment. This isn’t its first however, which actually seems to be news to emerging media pundits. The new reality of a real-time world is that news no …

Twitter Buys TweetDeck, According to Reports Twitter Buys TweetDeck, According to Reports
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According to reports, Twitter has acquired third-party Twitter client TweetDeck. TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington says he’s heard from a source with “knowledge of the deal,” and that it will be officially announced in the next few days. He puts the …

Daily Deals Space Gets More Crowded as AT&T Enters the Ring Daily Deals Space Gets More Crowded as AT&T Enters the Ring
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Add another provider to the growing list of daily deal options for customers and businesses. Believe it or not, this one comes from another established, well-known brand (actually two well-known brands). A representative for AT&T tells WebProNews, “AT&T plans to …

PlayStation Network Not The Only Breach, Says Sony PlayStation Network Not The Only Breach, Says Sony
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Sony has just announced that the scope of their “external intrusion” is much greater than they had thought. Of course, the PlayStation Network and Qriocity services have been down since on or about April 19th.  Sony has confirmed that its …

Social Media Disasters: The Do’s and the Don’ts Social Media Disasters: The Do’s and the Don’ts
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There are numerous examples in which companies really messed up on social media. For instance, remember Apple’s Antennagate incident or BP’s response to the Gulf oil spill? Both of these incidents resulted in a negative outcry toward both companies on social media channels.

Osama Bin Laden Death News Sets Tweets Per Second Record Osama Bin Laden Death News Sets Tweets Per Second Record
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If you were on Twitter last night, you don’t need anyone to tell you that there was a lot of talk about Osama Bin Laden. In fact, in my personal experience, I only found about 5 or so tweets on …

Salesforce Acquisition of Radian6 Complete Salesforce Acquisition of Radian6 Complete
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In late March, Salesforce announced it was acquiring Radian6 for $276 million in cash and $50 million in stock with the founders also getting $10 million in stock and $4 million in cash. Today, the company announced that the acquisition …

eBay Acquires WHERE, MissionFish eBay Acquires WHERE, MissionFish
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Two bits of acquisition news coming out of eBay today. First, the company has completed its previously announced acquisition of location media company WHERE. Terms of the deal were still not revealed. “Local commerce companies like WHERE are blurring the …

Charlie Sheen Uses Twitter to Help Alabama Tornado Relief Effort Charlie Sheen Uses Twitter to Help Alabama Tornado Relief Effort
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Twitter phenomenon, fired television actor and tiger blood carrier Charlie Sheen may be using his recently acquired super-celebrity for a good cause.

Last night he tweeted that he was on his way to Alabama on a “recon mission.”

Google Facing More Competition-Related Scrutiny, This Time from the FTC Google Facing More Competition-Related Scrutiny, This Time from the FTC
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It seems like just yesterday that Google won the approval of the Justice Department to go forward with its acquisition of ITA Software, a deal Google’s competitors tried aggressively (but unsuccessfully) to see blocked. In fact, it was only last …

iPhone 5 to Release in Two Models This Fall? iPhone 5 to Release in Two Models This Fall?
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Multiple sources have reported that Apple will ship its highly buzzed about iPhone 5 in the fall, possibly September. Little by little, more rumors are surfacing about what the new phone will look like and today finds an interesting on …

Has YouTube Had a Change of Heart on This Animal Cruelty Video Ban? Has YouTube Had a Change of Heart on This Animal Cruelty Video Ban?
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Update 2: Vimeo gave us the following statement: Vimeo cares deeply about the issue of animal cruelty and has specifically banned content that contains “gratuitous animal cruelty.” We removed this particular video because of its depiction of excessive violence against …

Lara Logan Talks About Assault for First Time on 60 Minutes Lara Logan Talks About Assault for First Time on 60 Minutes

South African born 60 Minutes correspondent Lara Logan breaks her silence about the terrible sexual assault that she fell victim to in Egypt’s Tahrir Square following the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. On Feb 15th, CBS released a statement saying …

AT&T Data Limits Go Into Effect Today AT&T Data Limits Go Into Effect Today

AT&T’s infamous data caps go into effect today. You know, the ones where if you’re a paying customer, and you use too much data on the Internet, you get charged extra? Yeah, those caps. Congratulations, paying customers. DSL customers will …

Osama Bin Laden’s Compound: Video and Pictures From Inside Osama Bin Laden’s Compound: Video and Pictures From Inside
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Visual details are emerging about the Northern Pakistani compound where Osama Bin Laden was killed. ABC News has just released exclusive video from the kill site. As you might expect, the video is graphic due to the amount of blood …

Apple iOS 4.3.3 To Fix Tracking “Bug” Apple iOS 4.3.3 To Fix Tracking “Bug”
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It looks like Apple users won’t have too wait very long to (possibly) resolve some of their privacy concerns. BGR says that its Apple sources have confirmed the release of iOS 4.3.3 within the next two weeks.  Version 4.3.3 will …