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Web-Based Penske Media Buys Century-Old Publication Variety Web-Based Penske Media Buys Century-Old Publication Variety

The web claims a historic print publication. Penske Media Corporation, which owns publication/blog brands like BGR, Deadline, Hollywood Life, HollyBaby, ENTV, MovieLine, TVLine, and OnCars, has now acquired Variety, the entertainment news publication that has been around for over a …

Google Continues To Tinker With Freshness In Recent Algorithm Adjustments Google Continues To Tinker With Freshness In Recent Algorithm Adjustments
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Is Google getting close to where it wants to be in terms of how it handles freshness of content in search results? This has been one major area of focus for Google for the past year or so. Last November, …

Google Launches Google Wallet For Web Content Google Launches Google Wallet For Web Content
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Update: Google has officially launched this product now. You can check it out here. It looks like Google has again let some news slip a little earlier than intended. A blog post on Google’s Commerce blog came through the RSS …

We’ve Now Had Google News For An Entire Decade We’ve Now Had Google News For An Entire Decade
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Google announced over the weekend that it is celebrating the tenth anniversary of Google News’ launch. The product was unveiled on September 22, 2002, and has gone through quite a few changes in that time. According to Google, Google News …

Google News Gets A New Ranking Signal, And It’s A Keywords Meta Tag Google News Gets A New Ranking Signal, And It’s A Keywords Meta Tag
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Google announced the news_keywords metatag for publishers in Google News to help Google better identify and understand content that is related to things that are in the news. Do you think this is a good direction for Google News? Let …

What Does The New StumbleUpon Mean For Your Referrals? What Does The New StumbleUpon Mean For Your Referrals?
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This week, StumbleUpon launched a new iOS app with some big changes to the homepage and how users stumble through content, among other things (see our full review and interview with the company here). While the changes have only come …

Dice Holdings Buys Slashdot, SourceForge and Freecode For $20 Million Dice Holdings Buys Slashdot, SourceForge and Freecode For $20 Million

Dice Holdings has acquired the online media business of Geeknet. This includes such notable tech sites as Slashdot, SourceForge and Freecode. The acquisition price is $20 million, which the companies say is the same amount the properties generated in revenue …

Google Affiliate Ads For Blogger Launches In UK Google Affiliate Ads For Blogger Launches In UK

Google announced today that it has launched the Google Affiliate Ads For Blogger gadget in the UK. The offering was launched in the US earlier this year. “When people share words, thoughts and photos on their blogs, they’re sharing their …

Twitter Launches New Embeddable Timelines Twitter Launches New Embeddable Timelines

Twitter launched embeddable tweets (though we’re partial to our own SocialDitto) late last year, but now they’re taking things a step further. The company is launching a new way to embed interactive timelines of tweets on any website. “Whether it’s …

Google Adds Dynamic Views To Blogger Blogs On Mobile Google Adds Dynamic Views To Blogger Blogs On Mobile

Google announced that it is bringing the Dynamic Views feature of Blogger to the mobile version of the company’s blogging platform. This is the feature Google launched last year, which lets users view blogs in different format-styles. Here’s a refresher, …

Matt Cutts Has To Explain Paid Links To Newspaper Matt Cutts Has To Explain Paid Links To Newspaper
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Google’s Matt Cutts has a new blog post up about paid links. He says he was contacted by an unnamed newspaper who saw its Pagerank drop from a 7 to a 3, and wanted to know why. The reason, as …

Google Gives AdSense Interface An Update Google Gives AdSense Interface An Update

Google has revealed a new redesign for the AdSense interface, which it is rolling out this week. “Your account will still have the same general structure, but you’ll notice some gradual updates to introduce cleaner design elements,” says Arlene Lee …

Now, You Can Embed Quotes From Quora On Your Site Now, You Can Embed Quotes From Quora On Your Site

You can now embed quotes from Quora on your site, with a new feature from the Q&A destination appropriately called Embeddable Quotes. “Sites all around the web already quote content from Quora which extends the distribution and impact writers on …

Helen Gurley Brown Dies After 47 Years Of Editing At Cosmopolitan Helen Gurley Brown Dies After 47 Years Of Editing At Cosmopolitan

Helen Gurley Brown, the long-time editor-in-chief for Cosmopolitan magazine, has passed away at the age of 90. She took the editor-in-chief role in 1965, and held it for 32 years, before being replaced by Bonnie Fuller. Gurley Brown remained with …

“Text From Dog” Gets A Book Deal “Text From Dog” Gets A Book Deal
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In the same way that a popular book is almost assuredly going to find its way into the hands of a screenwriter, a popular blog will oftentimes find itself amid a publishing deal. Sometimes, you have the trifecta, as in …

Here Are The Top 50 Web Properties In The U.S. Here Are The Top 50 Web Properties In The U.S.

comScore has released its Media Metrix rankings for the top 50 web properties in the U.S. in June. And here they are: Google sites saw 189 million visitors, compared to Yahoo’s 167 million, Microsoft’s 166 million, and Facebook’s 160 million. …

Everyone Can Start Getting More Pageviews From The +1 Button Starting Today Everyone Can Start Getting More Pageviews From The +1 Button Starting Today
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We recently reported on a new feature Google unveiled for the +1 button: recommendations. When you hover over the button on a site, it will now recommend other content on that site based on +1′s, providing a way for users …

DailyMotion Looks To Give YouTube A Run For Its Money In The Distribution Department DailyMotion Looks To Give YouTube A Run For Its Money In The Distribution Department
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Yahoo and DailyMotion have reportedly struck a content syndication deal. Dailymotion VP of International Content, Daniel Adams said as much at Beet.TV’s Global Video Summit. Beet.TV shares video of Adams talking about the deals it has with publishers, and how …

Ask Looks To Spread Its Q&A To 30,000 Publishers With nRelate Acquisition Ask Looks To Spread Its Q&A To 30,000 Publishers With nRelate Acquisition

Ask.com has acquired content recommendation company nRelate for an undisclosed sum. nRelate is a service that serves up related article content on publishers’ pages in a box, similar to the one pictured. There is also an ad component, which enables …

New Compete Data: Top Business And Tech Sites New Compete Data: Top Business And Tech Sites
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Compete has released its new analytics numbers for May. Following is a list of some of the web’s popular destinations for tech, business, search and social media news, and what Compete lists as their unique monthly visitors (US Only). This …

GigaOm For Sale, According To Rumors GigaOm For Sale, According To Rumors

This is certainly only in rumor stage at this point, but Business Insider is reporting that popular tech blog network GigaOm may be for sale. Nicholas Carlson reports that a couple “insiders” have said GigaOm is “on the block,” with …