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Will You Miss Google Reader? Clearly, Many Will. Will You Miss Google Reader? Clearly, Many Will.
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I was out on leave when the news came out: Google is killing Google Reader. No! Why? No! Should Google kill Google Reader? Will you miss it? Let us know what you think or if you care in the comments. …

Court: Google Can’t Be Forced To Filter Every Uploaded Video Court: Google Can’t Be Forced To Filter Every Uploaded Video
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Back in 2006, a video was uploaded to YouTube featuring a group of school kids bullying an autistic child. Three Google executives – David Drummond, Peter Fleischer and George Reyes – were convicted in 2010 by a judge in Milan …

Facebook Obliterates Other Social Sites in Battle for Your Eyes Facebook Obliterates Other Social Sites in Battle for Your Eyes
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We know the Facebook is the most popular social network in the U.S., and even in the world in terms of total active users. In fact, it dominates. But just how big of a lead does Facebook have on other …

Taco Bell’s Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos Coming March 7th, Announced with a Vine Taco Bell’s Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos Coming March 7th, Announced with a Vine

Taco Bell, one of the best companies around in terms of social media presence, has just announced the official launch date of their new Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos on Twitter, with a Vine video. We already knew that the …

StumbleUpon Makes Email Notification Changes StumbleUpon Makes Email Notification Changes
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Update: There are reports of some phishing scam emails going around based on the email described in this article, though I currently have an email in my inbox, which appears legit. I’m reaching out to StumbleUpon for additional info. Either …

Google+ Update Aims To Help You ‘Find People’ Google+ Update Aims To Help You ‘Find People’

Google has made an adjustment to Google+ with the goal of making it easier for users to find friends and colleagues on Google+, which is ultimately Google’s biggest obstacle in growing user adoption of its social network. Most users seem …

Developing Social Strategies For Clients: Thinking Beyond Facebook Developing Social Strategies For Clients: Thinking Beyond Facebook
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Developing a solid social media strategy for a client of your firm isn’t easy. Unfortunately, when the term “social media” comes up in a meeting with a prospect, the reaction is all too often “yes – we tried Facebook, spent …

Oreo Outage Tweet Is Social Marketing Done Right Oreo Outage Tweet Is Social Marketing Done Right
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Oreo seems to have the social media marketing thing down. During the infamous power outage during last night’s Super Bowl, the beloved cookie brand quickly thought on its feet and tweeted this: Power out? No problem. twitter.com/Oreo/status/29… — Oreo Cookie …

Path Settles With FTC Over Privacy Issues Path Settles With FTC Over Privacy Issues

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced today that Path has agreed to settle FTC charges that it deceived users by collecting personal info from mobile device address books without users’ knowledge and consent and violated COPPA . Path is now …

Facebook And Google Aren’t Talking Much Facebook And Google Aren’t Talking Much
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Just because Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said he would love to work with Google, don’t expect the two to be cozying up anytime soon. When Facebook unveiled Graph Search earlier this month, Zuck was quoted as saying he would …

StumbleUpon Subreddit Is Banned, But It Doesn’t Have To Be StumbleUpon Subreddit Is Banned, But It Doesn’t Have To Be

Apparently there’s not a lot of interest in StumbleUpon community on reddit, but perhaps that’s because the Stumbleupon subreddit, at /r/stumblupon has been banned. It’s nothing new. The subreddit has actually been banned for quite some time, and if anyone …

French Government Ditches ‘Hashtag’ for ‘mot-dièse’ French Government Ditches ‘Hashtag’ for ‘mot-dièse’
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In an attempt to “encourage the presence of the French language on social media networks” against the influx of English language domination of the web, as well as to just be plain difficult, the French government is suggesting that people …

It’s My Food and I’ll Instagram It If I Want to: A Defense of Amateur Food Photography It’s My Food and I’ll Instagram It If I Want to: A Defense of Amateur Food Photography
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Apart from posting a copious amount of baby photos on Facebook (nobody cares and your kid isn’t even that cute anyway), and going overboard with the politically-charged rhetoric (nobody cares and your opinion is stupid anyway), there’s not really a …

Is The Future Of Marketing In Genetics? Is The Future Of Marketing In Genetics?
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At risk of sounding like a total nutjob, I want to explore some interesting technologies that are developing that could one day have an impact on how marketers target their audiences, and how consumers are fed information by those who …

StumbleUpon Cuts 30% Of Staff, All Company Areas Affected StumbleUpon Cuts 30% Of Staff, All Company Areas Affected
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StumbleUpon has laid off 30% of its staff, as reported earlier by TechCrunch, who interviewed CFO and interim CEO Mark Bartels. The company has been reduced to 75 employees (down from 110). StumbleUpon’s Mike Mayzel tells WebProNews, “StumbleUpon is restructuring …

Sex Offenders Win Right To Online Anonymity Sex Offenders Win Right To Online Anonymity
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A federal judge has blocked a California bill that would take away sex offenders’ ability to anonymously use email, social media, instant messaging and various other web sites and services. The bill, Proposition 35, was deemed by Judge Thelton Henderson, …

Shouldn’t Google Be Pushing Google+ On Its Users? Shouldn’t Google Be Pushing Google+ On Its Users?
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Google, who just officially came away from a major antitrust investigation unscathed, is now drawing some criticism in the press over its “requiring” of people to use Google+, or rather having a profile when they sign up for various services …

Bing Starts Funding Matchmaking Startup LikeBright Bing Starts Funding Matchmaking Startup LikeBright
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Bing announced today that it has added LikeBright to the Bing Fund, its “angel investor with an incubator”. Bing Fund launched in July, and then unveiled its first startups the following month. These were Buddy and Pinion. LikeBright is the …

GetGlue And Viggle Decide Not To Merge After All GetGlue And Viggle Decide Not To Merge After All

Back in November, Viggle announced a merger with GetGlue, saying that it would acquire GetGlue for $25 million in cash and 48.3 million shares of stock. The companies announced on Sunday that the merger is off. GetGlue said in a …

Digg Says It Has Doubled Its Users Since It Changed Hands Digg Says It Has Doubled Its Users Since It Changed Hands

Last summer, Betaworks bought Digg for a rather underwhelming price (though there was a little more to it than that). The company put out a new blog post today to let everyone know how well the site is doing since …

StumbleUpon Finally Updates Its Android App StumbleUpon Finally Updates Its Android App

Last year, StumbleUpon launched huge updates to its desktop site and its iOS app, but Android-using Stumblers have been waiting for an Android update for months. The company even launched a Windows 8 app with some of the new bells …