All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Exclusive Videos’

Verizon’s $4 Billion Spectrum Deal: Public Knowledge On How It Hurts Consumers, Competition

Last year ,Verizon announced it would purchase mobile spectrum licenses from several cable companies for about $4 billion. Competitors think this will give Verizon too much power and hurt competition. Complaints from T-Mobile USA, Sprint Nextel, Public Knowledge, and the National Consumer Law Center have been filed with the FCC, trying to get Verizon’s efforts blocked. WebProNews interviewed Public Knowledge …

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Exclusive Interview With The Scientist Using PageRank For Chemistry

A couple weeks ago, we reported on Washington State University chemistry professor Aurora Clark, who is applying the Google PageRank concept to water molecules to determine molecular shapes and chemical reactions “without the expense, logistics and occasional danger of lab experiments.” When asked about the whole thing, Google Fellow Amit Singhal told WebProNews, “Our goal in search is to help …

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Interview: Skimlinks CEO on Pinterest Relationship and Affiliate Marketing

Just in case you haven’t heard, Pinterest is currently one of the hottest startups. In fact, based on data from ratings firm comScore, it is the third fastest growing site in the U.S. So, apparently if you haven’t jumped on board with it, you should. However, as with so many startups, Pinterest‘s blissful beginning was slightly interrupted earlier this month …

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Google’s New Privacy Policy: Danny Sullivan Provides Insight

In January, Google announced that it was overhauling its more than 60 privacy policies and replacing them with one. As Alma Whitten, Google’s Director of Privacy in Product and Engineering, wrote in the announcement, the idea is to create a “beautifully simple, intuitive user experience across Google.”

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Want To Cancel Your Cable In Favor Of The Web? How Cable Companies Aim To Stop You

The FCC has a fight on its hands between cable companies and Internet streaming set-top box companies such as Boxee. The cable companies are pushing the FCC to make a change to current regulation in order to allow them to encrypt basic cable programming.

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George Lucas: Lack Of Talent Insults Glenn Beck

I’m not familiar with who Glenn Beck is or what angles he takes, but apparently the re-released 3D version of Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace really pissed him off. In fact, it sounds like he really doesn’t like any of the Star Wars acting, production, or storyline. Beck is calling for Lucas to “go away”. He claims …

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NASCAR Seeks Silicon Valley Sponsorship

Nascar has announced that it is seeking sponsorship from technology companies like Apple, Facebook, and Google. NASCAR has about 90 million fans and has been around for over 60 years. Recently they are hoping to incorporate more technology into the sport and they believe it’s relevant to add more technology-based sponsorship to the competition. CEO Brian France explains that: “We …

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Interview: Here’s Why Open Auctions for 2G Spectrum Are the Best Option

The war in Washington over wireless spectrum is really beginning to heat up as policymakers and the FCC aren’t seeing eye to eye. The issue is commonly referred to as the “spectrum crunch” since wireless networks are quickly becoming overloaded.

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Cycle Man: The Film

What would it be like to live on your bike? One man is attempting to find out. Guillaume Blanchet spent 382 days around the Montreal area documenting exactly what it would be like. He cites his father, a cyclist as the inspiration for the project. Here’s what he came up with: THE MAN WHO LIVED ON HIS BIKE from Guillaume …

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CDC Warns About Thrombosis

The CDC has issued warnings to those of us who sit for long periods of time. The concern started as travelers on airplanes were reporting more and more instances of deep vain thrombosis, blood clots that form in the legs. But these medical emergencies are not unique to travel. Anytime we are sitting for extended periods of time our circulation …

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Dolphins Continue To Die On Cape Cod Shore

In the single largest case in two decades, dolphin stranding in the northeast on the Cape Cod coast continues. To date, 90 out of about 130 dolphins who have beached themselves on the hook-shaped coast, have died. New arrivals are still anticipated and their have been no clear answers as to why. Watch this video of the events below: Katie …

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Exclusive: Does Facebook’s IPO Make Good Business Sense?

Companies file for IPOs all the time, but the recent filing by social networking giant Facebook has seemed to connect with nearly everyone, and in a big way. On Wednesday, Facebook filed for its IPO in hopes to raise $5 billion or more, which would make it the largest initial public offering from an Internet or technology company.

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Antarctic Glacier Creates Mammoth Iceberg

NASA scientists on their way to Antarctica have discovered a crack in the Pine Island Glacier. This is the first evidence NASA has seen of the crack but say it will inevitably become an enormous iceberg. The section reaches out 30 miles into the Amundsen Sea and interlocks with the continental bedrock below. The pressure of the surrounding water will …

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Sacha Baron Cohen’s The Dictator Movie Teaser Trailer

From Borat to Bruno, Sacha Baron Cohen has been know as a lewd and crude dude. His crazy antics in movies and his many characters and personas have gained him a wild reputation in Hollywood and around the world alike. With the release of the full “The Dictator” movie trailer, it seems Cohen is at his shenanigans once again.

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NASA GRAIL: Far Side Of The Moon

The GRAIL mission consists of two spacecraft, GRAIL-A and GRAIL-B, which have been placed into orbit around the Moon. As the two GRAILs circle the moon, changes in topography (mountains and valleys) will create fluctuations in gravitational pull resulting in slight movements to and away from each other. The change in velocity created by the movements will be measured and …

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NASA Discovers Alien Interstellar Material

Star Trek fans will be excited to know that a spacecraft 200,000 miles above the Earth has discovered some material outside of our solar system. NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) observed what scientists are calling interstellar material. What was actually discovered is alien particles of helium, oxygen, hydrogen, and neon. Assistant vice president of the Space Science and Engineering Division …

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Implant Allows Woman to Hear After 29 Years

Sarah Churman of Texas has been severely hearing deficient since the day she was born. She couldn’t hear anything except maybe a chainsaw buzzing close to her ears. After 29 years of lip reading she was presented with another option. Sloan Churman, her husband, heard a radio ad for the Esteem Inner Ear Stimulator by Envoy Medical. The Esteem is …

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Sunday Crash Leaves Ten Dead In Florida

Early Sunday morning visibly on the Interstate 75 outside Gainesville, Florida was reduced to zero due to a brushfire and already foggy conditions. The result was at least ten deaths and over 18 more hospitalized with various injuries. Around 4 a.m., drivers on the interstate were blinded by patches of fog and smoke. The result was pileups on both sides …

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ANA on ICANN’s Expansion of Top-Level Domains: “Reckless and Premature”

On January 12, ICANN began carrying out its controversial new plan. As WebProNews previously reported, the organization made the historical decision last year to expand the number of generic top-level domain (gTLD) names to an unlimited number. What this means is that the 22 domain name endings, including .com, .org, and others that currently exist could turn into .brand going forward.

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Aaron Wall Interview: Google Paid Link Story Wrap-Up

The topic of paid links is in the headlines once again, and ironically, Google is the accused. As WebProNews previously reported, Google was recently caught up in a controversy after it violated its own Webmaster Guidelines as part of a marketing campaign for Google Chrome.

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Is It Journalism or Blogging? Or Neither?

According to the Free Online Dictionary, journalism is defined as: 1. The collecting, writing, editing, and presenting of news or news articles in newspapers and magazines and in radio and television broadcasts. 2. Material written for publication in a newspaper or magazine or for broadcast. 3. The style of writing characteristic of material in newspapers and magazines, consisting of direct …

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4 Video Platforms You Need To Start Thinking About

When you think of online video, more than likely you think of YouTube. That does make sense, seeing how they’re in the leadership position. But, have you ever wondered what the other platforms are that you need to be familiarizing yourself with? Is online video more than just YouTube? What do you think? WebProNews caught up with the CEO of …

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Cenk Uygur on Online Video: Irreverent, Wild, and Fun

More and more consumers are being pulled away from traditional television and are turning to online video for both news and entertainment. According to Cenk Uygur, the host of The Young Turks, this trend is largely because online video is “more irreverent, a little wilder, and little bit more fun.”

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SEOs Not Buying Google’s Privacy Motive for Encrypting Search

Google has caused quite a ruckus in the search marketing community after it announced some changes to search. Last week, the search giant said that it would begin encrypting logged-in searches that users do by default, when they are logged into Google.com. This further integration of a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) will prevent search marketers from receiving referral data from the websites consumers click on from Google search results.

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Why Is LinkedIn Underutilized?

Is LinkedIn one of the first sites that you visit each day? If you’re like me, it’s not. (That is, up until this report! ☺) The reason for this is not because LinkedIn isn’t valuable. Instead, it’s just hard to make time for it, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and all the other sites that demand so much time.

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Bing Explains Why Adaptive Search Improves User Experience

Last week, Bing unveiled a new feature in its continued effort to improve the search experience. The feature is called “Adaptive Search” and is designed to make search results more personally relevant to users.

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AT&T, T-Mobile Deal Is Necessary for U.S. Economy & Obama’s Broadband Plan, Says Former Congressman

As the hearing date for the AT&T/T-Mobile merger draws closer, it seems the controversies surrounding it are only getting more complex. From the initial announcement back in March, consumer groups have spoken out against the deal. But the opposition has gotten much more intense recently with both the U.S. Department of Justice and Sprint filing lawsuits to block AT&T’s $39 billion planned takeover of T-Mobile.

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Should ICANN Overturn “.brand” Domain Plans? Advertisers Think So.

In June, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) made a historic move to open domain name endings beyond the 20 or so that currently exist to an unlimited number. This means that the .com, .net, .org, and others that consumers are familiar with could turn into .brand in the near future.

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Going Viral – The Hottest But Most Challenging Form of Advertising

What makes content go viral? This is the question that many marketers and advertisers are currently wrestling with. They would love to create campaigns that promotes their product or service in a way that engages consumers on a large scale, but the problem is, it’s not an easy process.

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If Google+ Is a Major Player, Where Does It Leave Other Social Networks?

Google+ has made quite a splash in the social media space with recent reports crediting it with more than 20 million users. These numbers are quite impressive given that the site is not yet opened to the public and that it is just over a month old.

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