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‘Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls’ Expansion Announced

‘Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls’ Expansion Announced

By Sean Patterson August 21, 2013

It’s been over one year since Diablo III was released on PC. The game enjoyed massive sales, but upset early players with half-baked always-on DRM. Now, with the game is set for release on current-gen consoles in less than a …

Sprint Rolls Out 4G LTE in Four Markets Sprint Rolls Out 4G LTE in Four Markets
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Though Sprint is far behind other mobile carriers in their 4G LTE network implementation, the company has begun making strides. And with less expensive, truly unlimited data plans, customers are generally getting what they pay for. Today Sprint announced that …

World of Warcraft Expansion Beta To Begin Soon World of Warcraft Expansion Beta To Begin Soon
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I can’t believe that World of Warcraft is already almost 8-years-old and still going strong. I guess it speaks to the loyalty the fan base has displayed over the years. While other MMOs like The Old Republic may be taking …

The Blogosphere Is Expanding

Two weeks ago, I gave a class on blogging.

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.”

MySpace Still Has Committed User Base

The casual social networker has probably figured out that Facebook, or even LinkedIn, is the place to be.  A number of people remain committed to MySpace, however, and that number actually appears to be growing.

MySpace Plans Extraordinary Expansion

Chris DeWolfe, MySpace’s CEO, has said that the company intends to hire 1,600 people and expand to seven new countries within the next year.  It means to defeat Facebook, Google, and everything else you can imagine, too.

Europe Braces For Google Buildup

In an article for the Financial Times, Maija Palmer said it all, writing, “Google is planning to expand its staff by a third, with most of the new hirings in Europe . . .”  But to add my editorial voice to the mix: holy crap.

Nielsen Expansion To Track Online Video

The Nielsen Company said today that it will triple the size of its National People Meter television ratings panel by 2011 and provide more flexibility for measuring non-traditional television viewing including online video and mobile video.

ICANN To Address Domain Name Expansion

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) opened its 29th International Public Meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico yesterday.

During the week-long meeting ICANN will address issues like new generic top-level domains, international domain names and how the agency can become more transparent.

PPC Traffic; International YouTube; Safer Results

SERoundtable looks at a WebmasterWorld thread to find out What Type of Traffic Can You Expect from Yahoo Ads Compared to Google Ads.

Baidu Backs Out Of Expansion Plans?

Rumor had it that Baidu would expand into Europe.  Now the Chinese search engine company has announced that it will not, and this reversal has caught more than a few people by surprise.

YouTube Expands Partnership Program
Google’s YouTube has announced the expansion of their partnership program to include many popular video content creators. The move seeks to offer a way for popular videos to monetize their popularity, by sharing in some of the revenue YouTube collects from AdSense ads.

Tune In To Google TV Ads
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The official word from Google said they will run a trial of targeted video advertising with a couple of outlets: EchoStar, which operates the DISH Network, and Astound Cable, a small operation in Northern California.

Why Google’s Brand is Hurting its Offline Expansion Plans
When most people think of the Google brand, they get a warm fuzzy feeling. Indeed, Google is one of the top influential brands in the world, but not everyone feels butterflies in their tummy, when they think of Google.

In fact, when it comes to offline advertising channels, Google is finding that it’s brand is more of a hindrance, than help, when it comes to negotiating deals with radio, TV and newspaper markets. As the NYT highlights, many traditional ad channels are very cautious, if not fearful, that Google will enter their space and devalue the existing offering.

Google Playing Catch-up to Yahoo’s Mobile Efforts?

It’s not often you get to suggest that Google is playing “catch-up” to a competitor, so I’m sure the headline above will bring a wry smile to the folks at Yahoo.

Humor aside, it does appear that Google’s blog post, announcing their expansion of features for Google Mobile, is in reaction to Yahoo’s oneSearch initiative.

Niche SEO Conferences

Recently, in addition to the expansion of Elite Retreat, a couple more smaller niche SEO conferences have been announced. These conferences offer a great value because they allow you to be close to the facilitator. They are like buying under-priced consulting in the form of a conference.