All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘2011’

Intel Q4 Earnings Released

Intel, makers of fine processors and other delicious computing goods, announced a record year at their quarterly financial report. The corporation reported full-year revenue of $54 billion, operating income of $17.5 billion, net income of $12.9 billion and EPS of $2.39. The company generated approximately $21 in cash from operations, paid dividends of $4.1 billion and used $14.1 billion to …

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Record 1 Billion iOS, Android Apps Downloaded Last Week

People didn’t waste any time getting acquainted with their new iOS and Android devices that they received Christmas last month: following the largest amount of device activations for a single day on Christmas Day, people spent the following week filling up their new devices with tons of apps. Flurry reports that people didn’t just tip-toe into the mobile app waters, …

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Top Tech Trends of 2011 [Infographic]

Now that 2011 is officially behind us, here’s a look at the top tech trends of the year, courtesy of G+ (not Google+). What are your predictions for the top trends of 2012? Let us know in the comments.

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New Year’s Eve in Times Square: An Infographic History

CityPass.com has put together an interesting infographic looking at the history of New Year’s Even in Times Square, with a timeline dating back to 1900. While it doesn’t include info from every year, it has a nice assortment of facts for various years. For example, in 1904, the first celebration took place with 200,000 people. via Happy New Year!

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One Last, Brief Look At The Web Of 2011

I’m not going to rehash the entire year of events and web happenings. That would be a massive book, and there is just simply too much to recount. I’m not even going to focus on major events so much, but there have been so many year-end round-ups that I feel they yield their own round-up of sorts, allowing us to …

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Kindle Fire Tops Many Amazon Lists, But Not Most Loved

OK, here’ the last Amazon list of the day, as far as I’m concerned. You can peruse the other year-end and holiday lists they’ve put out here. They include the best-selling items of the holidays, the best-selling items of the year, the most wished for, the most gifted, etc. The company’s new Kindle Fire tablet topped many of these lists …

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What Amazon Users Bought Most For Each Other In 2011

We’re running through Amazon’s year-end lists. We’ve already looked at the top-selling holiday items, the top-selling items of the year, and the most wished-for items of the year. Now, it’s the most gifted products of 2011. These are the popular products ordered as gifts by Amazon.com customers over the year, based on total units sold. The Kindle Fire has dominated …

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Amazon’s Most Wished For Products of 2011

Yesterday was the big day for Amazon’s holiday lists. We got a glimpse at what people were buying for each other for the holidays. Today is the day for Amazon’s 2011 lists. We already looked at the top selling products for 22 categories here. Now, here is the list for the most wished for products from Amazon’s wish lists and …

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Amazon’s Best-Selling Products of 2011

Yesterday, Amazon released its list of best-selling items for the holidays. Today, the company has released its list of best-selling items of the year. Unsurprisingly, many of the items are the same, but the isn’t identical by any means. This time, Amazon has listed the top item for each of 22 categories. Enjoy: Electronics: Kindle Fire Toys: Rory’s Story Cubes …

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Amazon’s Best-Selling Products Of The Holidays

Amazon announced its best-selling products of the holiday season, providing the top three for each category. We already reported on how great the holidays have been to Amazon’s Kindle, and this is again reflected by the top-selling electronics – all variations of the Kindle. Here is the full list for each category: Electronics 1. Kindle Fire 2. Kindle Touch 3. …

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Spotify Year in Review Released

Each year, Spotify puts out its Year in Review, which includes its top tracks. Now, they’ve put out the 2011 edition. It’s not all about the tracks though. This year’s review includes Spotify launching in five new countries, including the US, Denmark, Switzerland, Austria and Belgium. The company also highlights a number of service improvements such as Spotify Apps, a …

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Lots More People Still Use Myspace Than Google+

In what is probably a surprise to nobody who uses the Internet with any kind of regularity, Google was the most visited U.S. web brand in 2011. As reported by Nielsen earlier today, the search engine juggernaut maintained an average of 153.4 million unique visitors per month in 2011 while Facebook, the second top-ranked web brand, attracted 137.6 million unique …

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YouTube’s Most Viewed Food Videos, 2011 Edition

Some people regard the end of a year as an opportunity to plot the changes they’d like to make in their lives in the upcoming new year. Some people feverishly plan to get wasted on New Year’s Eve. Some people don’t care about the transfer into another year. If you happen to work in the media, the impending end of …

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The Year In Gaming in Under Two Minutes

Once again, the gaming industry has proved itself to be most viable, especially with titles like Modern Warfare 3, Battlefield 3 and Skyrim making huge dividends in regards to sales. In fact, these titles did as much, if not more business than other arms of the entertainment industry, especially for popular titles. If you need an example of just how …

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StumbleUpon’s Most Stumbled Upon Content Of 2011

StumbleUpon has put together a year-end compilation, giving us a glimpse of what people have been stumbling upon throughout the year. This year, StumbleUpon introduced the “explore box,” which gives users a way to stumble through content based a topic keyword of their choosing. The top terms from that feature have so far been (and it’s unclear whether this is …

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New Year’s Eve Google+ Style

Singer songwriter Daria Musk is hosting a worldwide Google+ On Air Hangout to ring in the New Year. In a Google+ update, she pitched her idea as follows: 1. I host a Hangouts-On-Air broadcast ’round the clock on New Years Eve. 2. You join from around the world at midnight in your time zone!! 3. Add yourself to this Google …

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2011: Year Of The (Google) Panda

Perhaps the biggest story line in Internet search this year has been the ongoing saga of the Google Panda Update. Let’s recap, and look ahead to next year. Has Panda been the most significant thing to happen in search this year to you? If not, what was? Let us know in the comments. At the beginning of the year, there …

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Best Google Doodles of 2011

When you think about it, Google Doodles are some of the most-viewed artwork around. The basic formula is simple: Take a significant event for the date in question and spell “Google” in an artistic but (mostly) still recognizable fashion. But Google has a knack for these little Doodles, and people just eat them up. And there have been some pretty …

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How Can Google Help Your Website in 2012?

Google uses Google+ probably more than anyone else out there (except for maybe Robert Scoble), and regardless of whether or not you have added it to your daily social networking routine, it continues to provide a great channel for getting to know Google better. That doesn’t just go for helping your search rankings (which it can), but it provides a …

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Free Apps Bring The Gold In 2011

Every time I play a move on Words With Friends or tag a song with Shazam, I’m forever confronted with an ad somewhere in the process. I see an add, it gets tallied, and somewhere somebody earns a few more cents. Lately, it’s had me thinking a lot about the economics of this model and how free apps that display …

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YouTube’s Top 10 Ads Of 2011

So far, we’ve seen YouTube’s top videos of the year, and Nielsen’s top TV ads of the year. Now it’s time for YouTube’s top ads of the year. It shouldn’t come as any surprise, but the top TV ad of the year, according to Nielsen, happens to be the same ad as YouTube’s top ad of the year. That would, …

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Steve Jobs vs. Kim Jong-il: Ranking The Famous Deaths of 2011

While most of us come and leave this world with little fanfare, there are those among us whose passing, especially if untimely, captures hearts and headlines around the world. The death of a celebrity, or prominent public figure, just does something to people. A death can stir up fond memories, extreme hatred, or obsessive curiosity. Rank the famous deaths of …

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Android & iPhone Offer Time Square App For NYE

Watching television can be really tough sometimes. Watching television can be especially tough on New Year’s Eve. You gotta open your eyes, look in a direction and continue looking in that direction as you wait for the Times Square ball to drop at the stroke of midnight. Ushering in the infant year can be doubly exhausting if you’re sitting on …

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Top TV Ads of 2011 According to Nielsen

Nielsen has released a few top ten lists for the top TV ads of the year. The top most-liked new ad was from Volkswagen, and its Passat ad featuring a little boy dressed as Darth Vader. Here’s a look at the whole list: The top most-remembered branded integration with a drama/sitcom was Purell and The Big Bang Theory from October …

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According To Bing, 46% Of Men Plan To Dress Like George Clooney For New Year’s

Bing recently put out its list of top searches for 2011. Now, they’re sharing results from a survey about what people thought about 2011, as well as the year ahead. This is a survey of 1,000 U.S. adults. See if you can spot the silly results. – 65 percent of 18-24 year olds were positive about 2011 and are hoping …

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The Best Fails of 2011

Earlier, Josh detailed the most-watched YouTube videos of 2011, and while that list is indeed eye-opening, especially in regards to the music tastes of YouTube viewers, it was missing something crucial: A video featuring the best fails of 2011. While the video hasn’t acquired enough views to make the year-end list, if there was a “heat” meter for the video’s …

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Look Into The Future With IBM’s 5-in-5 Tech Predictions

Every year since 2006, IBM has released a “Five-In-Five” list that details their predictions for the future of technology. Basically, IBM picks five innovations that will impact the way we live in the next five years. This year, they look at things like mind-reading, spam, and sustainable energy. Let’s take a look into the future, according to IBM. People will …

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Green Scrapbook: The Year In Environment-Friendly Search Trends

Going green was a pretty sexy topic in 2011 and lots of people got down with the movement. Some people chose to raise chickens in their back yard. Some may have started taking recycling more seriously. Maybe there were even some folks that got ambitious and erected an entire football field’s worth of wind turbines so they could generate enough …

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Blog Services: The Good & The Bad Of 2011

One of the hallmarks of the Internet experience in 2011 is the towering amount of blogs that are out there, waiting to be read by any online flaneur with some time to kill. The nice thing about blogs is that it’s easier than ever start one thanks to a number of blogging services that will host your content – most …

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Latest Google Zeitgeist Proves 2011 Belonged To Rebecca Black

Google year-end Zeitgeist for 2011 has gone live, and besides boasting a new look, complete with new, more interactive presentation of its findings; and while the new shine improves the look and feel, their findings are what we are really after. After a quick glance, there’s one thing crystal clear about the year that was — it belonged, almost solely, …

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