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Steve Elkington Tweets Another Faux Pas

Some people need to realize the internet is not like Las Vegas. What happens on the internet stays on the internet whether you delete it or not. Apparently professional golfer Steve Elkington didn’t get that memo. On Tuesday the Australian …

Facebook Gives Users More From Pages They Haven’t Liked Facebook Gives Users More From Pages They Haven’t Liked

Facebook announced a new News Feed feature on Tuesday, which will show users more updates from Pages they don’t follow. This comes at a time when Facebook is already showing users less from the pages they’ve actually gone out of …

LinkedIn Infographic Looks At How Small Businesses Are Using Social Media LinkedIn Infographic Looks At How Small Businesses Are Using Social Media

LinkedIn recently put out a report based on a survey of small business owners, looking at how they use social media, and how it drives growth for SMBs. Now, the company has put together an infographic sharing some more findings. …

LinkedIn Tells You More About Who’s Viewing Your Profile LinkedIn Tells You More About Who’s Viewing Your Profile

LinkedIn announced that it’s providing users with a lot more information about who has been viewing their profiles. Apparently in preparation for the launch, the company announced last week that users can now block other members from viewing their profiles, …

LinkedIn Now Lets You Block People LinkedIn Now Lets You Block People

LinkedIn announced that users can now block other members. According to the company, this has unsurprisingly been a highly requested feature. “I come to you today to assure you that your concerns were heard loud and clear,” writes LinkedIn Trust …

WhatsApp Has A Button For Sending Traffic To Publishers WhatsApp Has A Button For Sending Traffic To Publishers

WhatsApp, which is being acquired by Facebook for $19 billion, has a share button for publishers that has the potential to drive traffic to websites. Here’s what it looks like: The company reportedly launched this late last year, and is …

LinkedIn Is Letting Everyone Use Its Publisher Platform LinkedIn Is Letting Everyone Use Its Publisher Platform

LinkedIn announced that it is opening up its publishing platform – previously only available to “Influencers” like Richard Branson and Conan O’Brien – to all members. Now, when you publish a post on LinkedIn, the content becomes part of your …

Facebook Sends Teen’s Emails to Stranger Facebook Sends Teen’s Emails to Stranger
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Facebook is sometimes a fickle friend, but what if your private messages and notifications were being sent to a complete stranger? That’s what happened between an American mom and a teenage girl in Mexico, according to Fox News. Kristal McKenzie …

After Major Overhaul, Klout To Be Acquired By Lithium Technologies [Report] After Major Overhaul, Klout To Be Acquired By Lithium Technologies [Report]

Update: A Klout spokesperson offers, “Klout doesn’t comment on rumor or speculation.” Klout is reportedly about to be acquired by Lithium Technologies for at least $100 million. This is according to Re/code’s Kara Swisher and Liz Gannes, both generally reliable …

Yahoo Acquires Wander And ‘Days’ App Yahoo Acquires Wander And ‘Days’ App

Yahoo is showing no signs of slowing down the acquisition train. In the fifth piece of company-being-acquired-by-Yahoo news of the year, Yahoo has acquired Wander, which operates the social photo app Days. The Wander team announced the news on the …

StumbleUpon Now Emails Users About Successful Stumbles StumbleUpon Now Emails Users About Successful Stumbles

StumbleUpon is sending emails to users letting them know when they’ve submitted something that got a lot of stumbles. I’m not sure how frequently the company is doing this, or what the threshold for a successful stumble is, but I …

Klout CEO Explains How The New Klout Is Its First Product To Help Users Klout CEO Explains How The New Klout Is Its First Product To Help Users
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On Thursday, Klout launched a big redesign with a focus on “creating content,” which I suggested was really more about sharing content that others have created, and basically seems like a social news reader. Klout CEO Joe Fernandez tells WebProNews, …

LinkedIn Releases Earnings, Announces Acquisition Of Bright LinkedIn Releases Earnings, Announces Acquisition Of Bright

LinkedIn just released its Q4 and full year 2013 earnings, and announced an agreement to acquire data insights provider Bright for $120 million – 73% stock and 27% cash. “What LinkedIn does best is connect talent with opportunity at massive …

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Lets You Pick His Next Opponent

The date is set and the arena is booked. Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. will fight at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas on May 3. Boxing fans were hoping that the rumors were true that Mayweather would announce his …

Join Zuckerberg In Reflecting On Your Time On Facebook As It Turns 10 Join Zuckerberg In Reflecting On Your Time On Facebook As It Turns 10
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Today marks Facebook’s tenth anniversary. Mark Zuckerberg has posted some thoughts on the last ten years, which began with going out for pizza with some friends, and sharing how excited he was about launching the product. There’s no mention of …

Quentin Tarantino And Prince Attack Linking Quentin Tarantino And Prince Attack Linking
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It’s been an odd week in Internet news as both Quentin Tarantino and Prince looked to sue people for linking to things. The former is suing Gawker for posting links to his recently leaked film script hosted elsewhere, while the …

Facebook Graph Search Coming To Mobile ‘Pretty Soon,’ Says Zuck Facebook Graph Search Coming To Mobile ‘Pretty Soon,’ Says Zuck

Facebook may finally be bringing Graph Search to mobile devices soon. In fact, Mark Zuckerberg said as much on the company’s earnings call during the Q&A portion on Wednesday. “Pretty soon, I think, you should expect us to roll out …

Casino Snakes Rumor Is Just Another Internet Hoax

How about this sequel title to Snakes On a Plane? Snakes In a Casino. One thing the internet is certainly good for is the ability to spread rumors and spread them fast. However, it’s not true, despite what you’ve read …

Imgur Analytics Let You Track The Viral Success Of Your Images Imgur Analytics Let You Track The Viral Success Of Your Images

Imgur just announced the launch of a new analytics platform that will enable brands and marketers to track the viral life of the images they upload. Given that Imgur sees upwards of 100 million unique monthly visitors, this is a …

New Pinterest Feature Shows You More Pins For Stuff You Like New Pinterest Feature Shows You More Pins For Stuff You Like

Pinterest is rolling out a preview of a new feature called Interests, which lets users look at pins based on specific things they’re interested in. Pinterest generates a personalized page based on your past behavior on the site. “For example, …

Pipeline Explosion Leaves Thousands in Brutal Cold

The TransCanada natural gas pipeline explosion near Winnipeg, Canada caused a fire that burned for 12 hours Saturday, but the most disconcerting effects have proven to be the resulting elimination of heat in close to 4,000 homes. In what could …