All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘2012’

Here’s One of the Best 2012 Internet Video Compilations You’ll See

There are a lot of 2012 internet video compilations that have surfaced, and even though we’re already in February of 2013, I expect there will be plenty more. 2012 was the biggest year for internet video – bigger and more powerful than 2011, which was bigger and more powerful than 2010 and so on. Although there are a lot of …

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Etsy Had A Really Good Year In 2012

2012 was a good year for Etsy, to say the least. CEO Chad Dickerson took to the company blog this morning to share some stats about the year as Etsy’s growth continues to accelerate. “Growth of highly-personal shopping categories like wedding goods and home decor was strong in 2012,” an Etsy spokesperson tells WebProNews. “Jewelry, our #1 category, is still …

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Mobile Technology Had A Very Merry Christmas

According to research from Flurry Analytics, more iOS and Android devices were activated on Christmas Day than any other day of the year, and there were more activations of iPhones, iPads, Galaxy devices, Kindle Fires, and others, than any other day in history. The firm claims to detect over 90% of all new iOS and Android device activations on a …

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Here’s What People Were Stumbling On StumbleUpon In 2012

StumbleUpon recently put out an infographic reflecting on “what the internet was up to in 2012”. It certainly doesn’t feel like 2012 when you see Marilyn Manson near the top, but who am I to question the tastes of the StumbleUpon elite? “What was on Stumblers’ minds in 2012? We pulled data from our over 25 million members to see …

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LinkedIn’s Top 12 Stories Of The Year Unsurprisingly Very Business-Oriented

LinkedIn recently revealed its 12 most popular stories of the year, which included articles from Inc., Fast Company, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, and Entrepreneur, to name a few. Yep, it really is the professional network. The top 12 were: 1. The 8 Qualities of Remarkable Employees (Inc.) 2. What Successful People Do in the First Hour of Their Work Day (Fast Company) 3. Top Executive …

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Facebook Dominates U.S. Desktop Searches In 2012

Experian Marketing Services released some findings about search trends in the U.S. for the year. The firm finds that Facebook was the top search term for the fourth year, accounting for 4.13% of all searches (up 33% from 2011). The data is based on the top 1,000 unfiltered search terms in the U.S. across over 60 search engines. It does …

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Facebook Shares Its Favorite Hacks Of 2012

Facebook encourages its developers to work on side projects throughout the year. Some of those projects end up being cool ideas that manage to be integrated into the Facebook platform proper. Others are just awesome ideas that must be seen to be believed. The social network dubs these projects “hacks” and is now sharing the best hacks of 2012. Many …

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Video Looks At “What Brought Us Together” In 2012

People will never see eye to eye on every issue, but Jean-Louis Nguyen has attempted to showcase the events of the year that “brought us together”. Unfortunately, it involves a great deal of heartbreak. Still, it’s a pretty powerful video. Earlier, YouTube itself put out a year-end video reflecting on the site’s biggest hits of the year. It’s definitely a …

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News Was A Huge Draw For YouTube In 2012

2012 has proven to be a huge year for YouTube. The video sharing site has already looked back on a year of ads, and created a rather brilliant tribute to the biggest viral videos of the year. Now the site is looking back on the big news stories of the year, and the large role that YouTube played in getting …

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Hulu Posts Record Revenues In 2012, Hits 3 Million Subscribers

2012 is looking to be a stellar year for pretty much everybody who makes their livelihood on the Internet. The year has been especially kind to the folks at Hulu. The streaming service grew exponentially this year, and it looks like it’s going to keep growing. Hulu CEO Jason Kilar took to the company blog today to announce that Hulu …

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Here Are The Top 20 Ads Of 2012 According To YouTube

In the strange world that we live in, people have come to like advertisements. Heck, we even look forward to them when it comes to the Super Bowl. That’s because advertisers are increasingly seeking to entertain as well as push a product. This strange phenomenon has resulted in us ranking ads through various means. YouTube joins in this year with …

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Mozilla Looks Back On A Year Of Open Web Development

2012 has been a momentous year for the Internet despite the best efforts of lawmakers and International groups to knock it down a peg. Google and Facebook have already looked back over the year, and have shared some stats on what was trending over the last year. Now Mozilla, makers of the popular Firefox browser, has prepared its own retrospective …

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Google Shopping Gets Some Year-End Lists Too

Google updated its Zeitgeist site today, showing the top search trends of the year in a variety of countries and across a variety of different categories. Google also put out some year-end lists for Google Shopping, looking at “some of the most searched-for items on Google Shopping.” Granted, Google Shopping has only been in full swing in the U.S. since …

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Google Zeitgeist: Here Are The Top Searches Of 2012

It’s that time of year again. Google has updated its Zeitgeist site for 2012, looking at the most popular search trends of the year. The company has been doing this for 12 years. Google has added some bells and whistles to the site that weren’t available in previous years. There is an interactive map showing search spike locations and times, …

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These Were The 20 Most Shared Video Ads Of 2012

Unruly Media has put out its annual look at the top 20 video ads of the year, in terms of shares. While, it may not come across as an ad, exactly, the company has put Kony 2012 from the non-profit Invisible Children, at the top of the list. The video has generated over 10.1 million shares since launching in early …

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Elections, iPhone 5, and Kim Kardashian Top 2012 Yahoo Searches

As the month of December rolls along, you can expect more and more of these types of lists to pop up. It’s that time of the year for the year-in-review wrap-ups, and today it’s Yahoo that’s giving us some insight on top searches in 2012. The top three Yahoo searches in 2012 come from three different realms: politics, tech, and …

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The Apocalypse Isn’t Happening Anytime Soon [Infographic]

We got word today that a bunch of new agers are climbing a mountain in France. They’re doing this to communicate with aliens who will save them from extinction when the world ends on December 21, 2012. It turns out they’re not all that unique as we are obsessed with the end of the world. An awesome infographic from My …

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New Apocalypse Survival Strategy: Aliens Inside A Mountain

What is up with people being so obsessed with the end of the world? Harold Camping whipped Christian believers into a frenzy last year with his two predictions that the rapture was going to happen in May and then October when the first date passed us by. This just leaves us with one of the oldest end of the world …

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Earthquake Hits Mexico City, No Reports Of Serious Damage

A strong earthquake hit Mexico City today with a magnitude of 7.4, but no immediate reports of serious damage or injuries have come in. The quake is reported to have originated around the state of Guerrero and sent tremors to Acapulco and Oaxaca which varied in strength. Some minor damage was reported to buildings in Mexico City and some residents …

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Vernal Equinox: Egg Balancing, Warm Weather, And Longer Days

Today marks the first day of spring, otherwise known as the vernal equinox, when the length of day and night are nearly the same. Astronomers define an equinox as that moment when the sun arrives at one of two intersection points of the ecliptic (the sun’s path across the sky) and the celestial equator (Earth’s equator projected onto the sky). …

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Clark Kellogg’s Proud Parent Moment

Clark Kellogg’s son, Nick Kellogg , made it to the Sweet Sixteen over the weekend, with the underdog Ohio Bobcats. Clark was calling the Lehigh / Xavier game when the 13 seed pulled another upset against South Florida to make it to the Sweet Sixteen. Ohio is the first 13 seed to make it this far in the tournament. Kellogg …

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How Do Today’s Teens Compare To Their ’80s Counterparts? [Infographic]

I let nostalgia take over yesterday, when I posted some Encyclopedia Britannica commercials from the ’80s and ’90s. Those poor kids were always having to walk to the library, just to get information for school reports. One of my favorite lines from the commercials comes when the kid enumerates the many new devices his parents bought him: “They bought me …

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Amazon Plans To Launch Two Tablets In 2012

It’s still early in the year and already things are looking up for people interested in a new tablet before the end of 2012. Amazon has plans for the second half of the year to launch two new tablets. The tablets are planned to be 7″ and 10″ models. Amazon will still be sourcing the touch panels for these tablets …

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Samsung Releases Newest Version of Smart TV

Samsung just announced the release of their 2012 televisions and consumers are in for a treat. The new models represent the fifth version of the manufacturers Smart TV series and are the best ever. Joe Stinziano, senior vice president of Home Entertainment at Samsung Electronics America commented on the release: “Our goal with this year’s models was to truly redefine …

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Social Network uberlife Launches at SXSW

Uberlife, a real-world location-based social network that makes it easy to hang out with your online networks and new likeminded people in offline settings, will be launching their iPhone app in the U.S. at South by Southwest (SxSW). In uberlife, users sign-up with Facebook or Twitter and create real world “hangouts” around where they are or intend to be. Broadcasting …

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Happy Presidents Day 2012! : Twitter Reactions

Happy Presidents Day everyone! Today we honor all the men who have occupied the position of United States President. Originally, the holiday was enacted by congress to pay tribute to George Washington, the first president, and the first American citizen to be recognized with a civic holiday. In the past, most businesses and schools were closed on this day, but …

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The Avengers 3D Movie Features Custom Glasses Modeled After Your Favorite Characters

After the trailer was unveiled earlier in 2011, The Avengers has been a long awaited title. The trailer broke several records, including being a most downloaded clip at iTunes. Within all the hype of the trailer and the forthcoming title, the video game industry wanted to stick their two cents in with the release of an Avengers video game. Now …

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Social Media Sets Super Bowl Parking Ablaze

Just three days after it was announced that there would be a Super Bowl 42 rematch between The New York Giants and The New England Patriots, ParkWhiz.com declared a major increase in tailgating and Super Bowl parking sales; sales are up 60% from last year, reports the site. The website uses social media such as Twitter and Facebook to to …

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The End Of The World Is Now Scheduled On Facebook

We’re really going to have to hear about this whole Mayan calendar apocalypse all year, aren’t we? Sigh. Well, whether you’re of the can’t-beat’em-so-join’em group or if you actually expect/hope the world to end this year, some prophetic Facebook users have created an event page about the pending armageddon just for you. The concisely titled event, The End of the …

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Google Politics Show People Are Interested In This Jon Huntsman Fellow

The good citizens of New Hampshire descend upon the voting booths today and, ahead of whatever today’s results may yield (i.e., Mitt Romney wins), Google Elections & Politics has some encouraging news for oft-neglected Republican candidate Jon Huntsman. As you probably noticed (or, understandably, didn’t notice), Huntsman barely made a blip in last week’s Iowa caucuses as he had a …

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