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Rihanna Cancels Concert Due to Laryngitis Rihanna Cancels Concert Due to Laryngitis

TMZ reported this weekend that pop star Rihanna cancelled her scheduled Sunday night concert in Boston. The singer blamed the cancellation on Laryngitis. Live nation stated that the no-show is doctor’s orders for Rihanna, and that the Boston show will …

Flu Scare Leads to Public Health Emergency in Boston Flu Scare Leads to Public Health Emergency in Boston
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Botson Mayor Thomas Menino this week declared a public health emergency in Boston due to what could become one of the worst flu seasons in nearly a decade. Earlier this week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned …

Zynga Laid Off Over 100 Employees During The Apple Event Zynga Laid Off Over 100 Employees During The Apple Event
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Apple took over the Internet news cycle today with the announcement of the iPad Mini. The news would obviously drown out anything else, including mass layoffs at one of the largest social game developers in the world. Nobody would be …

Audrina Patridge Gives You a Lot to Look At In Her Little Bikini Audrina Patridge Gives You a Lot to Look At In Her Little Bikini
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Audrina Patridge, otherwise known as that girl from “The Hills” and that one chick from “Honey 2″, decided she hadn’t given guys anything to drool over in recent months. So when she had the opportunity to show off her black-and-white …

Racist Hockey Remarks Land Students In Hot Water Racist Hockey Remarks Land Students In Hot Water
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In a follow up to a story I reported on last week, after the Bruins lost to the Capitals in a game 7 showdown, racist remarks flew in because the guy who scored the goal was black. Well, as it …

Bruins Fans Flood Twitter With Racist Remarks Bruins Fans Flood Twitter With Racist Remarks
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Hockey has a lot of great traditions like the handshake after a hard fought playoff series. Unfortunately another of hockey’s traditions is also racism. Several times in the past have racist remarks by players and fans, marred an otherwise awesome …

Fenway Park Turns 100, Trends On Twitter Fenway Park Turns 100, Trends On Twitter

By pretty much any standard, 1912 was a big year. China became the Republic of China, Piltdown Man, originally thought to be the missing link, was discovered (it was later revealed to be a hoax), and the Titanic struck an …

Facebook and YouTube Used To Catch Burglars In Boston [Video] Facebook and YouTube Used To Catch Burglars In Boston [Video]

A burrito joint in Boston was broken into a few nights ago. The thieves who broke into Boloco tried to disable the security video camera with a sledge hammer, pried the door open and made off with a safe. But, …

Carson Beach Gang Fights Spurred By Social Media Carson Beach Gang Fights Spurred By Social Media
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Over five agencies and 100 law enforcement officers responded to fights in South Boston yesterday around 5:30 pm. It took that many to contain a series of gang fights that involved and were witnessed by over 1,000 youths in the …

India’s Mobile Market Growing Stronger

The U.S. search market appears to be pretty much wrapped up.  Neither Yahoo nor Google is especially strong in mobile matters, though, and the fight becomes even more of a tossup in India, where mobile services are expected to assume “a high growth trajectory.”

Google May Get More Land In Boston

Boston is sometimes referred to as “the Hub of the Universe,” and as much as I like the city, that status seems improbable.  But Boston may at least become more of a hub within Google, as a local writer has indicated that the search giant could lease land in the area.

Going.com Receives $5 Million In Funding

If you haven’t heard of Going.com, don’t feel left out – the events-driven network is only targeted at young people in Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, and New York, so I’m betting a lot of folks remain unaware of it.  That may soon change, however, because Going.com just received $5 million in funding.

Google Lawyer Settles With SEC

David Drummond will pay the Securities and Exchange Commission almost $700,000 to settle their claims against him stemming from his work with a technology training firm.

Google To Grow In Boston, Chicago

Most Google-related products, services, and announcements come out of Mountain View, but Googlers in Boston and Chicago are now grabbing some headlines of their own; the company’s locations in both cities are primed for some serious growth.

The Coming Content Wars

A few days ago, a report showed that Internet advertising was up 35% last year, hitting almost $17 billion. It’s been almost a year since we reported, “Web Advertising Spending Too Low,” and it looks like advertisers are starting to close the gap.

Encyclopedia Of Life Is Born

The Encyclopedia of Life, which intends “to document all 1.8 million named species of animals, plants, and other forms of life on Earth,” was launched today.  And as fascinating as this story is from any standpoint, it may also lend some perspective on issues raised by sites like Wikipedia.

Boing Boing Goes Bye-Bye In Boston

Government censorship rarely makes people happy, and in Boston, residents got the chance to prove this when Boing Boing, the “directory of wonderful things,” appeared to be banned from the New England city’s free WiFi network.  Yet new evidence indicates that the city of Boston had little, if anything, to do with the ban.

Search Engines Build Blog Traffic, Not Popularity
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Optimizing your blog for search will certainly increase the amount of search engine referrals that will come through, which sounds great on the surface to anyone looking to monetize that traffic. When it comes to retaining users and garnering popularity, however, search becomes less important.

Inbound traffic is the most commonly employed metric in determining the value of a website property. In calculating market share, analytics firms almost exclusively base their figures on the volume of traffic a site receives.

Twitter – Uncommon Uses
In a continuation of my series Uncommon Uses (previously Podcasts, wikis and SMS text interfaces) I thought I’d look at Twitter, for such a new simple tool I’m thinking most of the uses are Uncommon Uses. One of the things that made Twitter take off was it’s simplicity and with that simplicity comes the ability for it’s users to mold it into what they want.

Tasty Chowdah: Google Moving Into Boston
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Job listings for the Boston area and a reputed search for suitable facilities in the city add up to a forthcoming Beantown presence for the search advertising company.

Google Maps Get Photos, Weekend Trip Advice

For some of us, there’s nothing better than a good map…well, there are some things better that decent, modest folks won’t mention…which is why we squeal (not me, I don’t squeal) with delight as we watch online mapping services get better over time.

Maybe that’s because maps are reminders that there is much, much more out there than what you’ve seen…

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