Groupon Teams Up With SCORE On Small Business Resources

Groupon announced today that it has partnered with nonprofit SCORE, which has developed a series of online educational resources about customer acquisition, retention and marketing for small businesses. “Joining forces with SCORE is a great way for Groupon to help…

Google Rich Snippet Updates Announced, Author Stats Go Missing

Update: A Google spokesperson tells WebProNews, “We’ve currently disabled the experimental ‘Author stats’ feature in Webmaster Tools Labs as we work to fix a bug in the way stats are attributed.” Google announced that Product Rich Snippets are now supported…

Christchurch, New Zealand Earthquake – People Finder Tool Released by Google

Google has launched a people search tool to help people affected by the earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand. With the tool, users have to options:

– I’m looking for someone
– I have information about someone

The tool can be accessed here

Google allows people to embed the tool on their own sites as such:

Resources to Help You Migrate Away From Delicious

By now, you’ve probably heard the unfortunate news. Yahoo is sunsetting Delicious (and a few other platforms).

Folks are upset (or maybe disappointed is a better word). I’m one of them. I’ve come to rely on Delicious as my primary bookmarking system (not so much on the social side). And now I’m left looking for alternatives.

Twitter Revamps Its Business Resource Site

Twitter has launched a revamped version of business.twitter.com, which is a resource site aimed at helping businesses get the most out of Twitter.

Google Announces Tools and Resources to Help Businesses Go Global

Google made some announcements aimed at getting businesses to use Google to reach a global audience. These include a new resource site for doing just that, and a new tool called Global Market Finder, designed to help businesses identify markets with high demand for their products or services. 

MapQuest Makes Improvements to Route Planner

MapQuest announced that it has enhanced its Route Planner product with some new features. Route Planner is a tool that lets users plan trips that include up to 26 stops, giving the quickest route and most efficient order for those stops.

2 Billion Add-Ons Downloaded by Firefox Users

Mozilla has served its 2 billionth Firefox Add-on download. The download rate has been increasing each year, but Firefox also faces increasing competition in the open source browser market.

This week Google actually took efforts to make Chrome more accessible, and introduced a new category of featured extensions.

Mozilla’s milestone is certainly a significant one though, and there’s no question that Firefox has been revolutionary in the web browser space.

Google’s Blogger and Zemanta Team Up on Gadget for Blogger

Google’s Blogger has teamed up with Zemanta to create a Zemanta Gadget for Blogger.

Zemanta CEO Boštjan ‘Bos’ Špeti? has posted about the gadget on the Blogger Buzz Blog, saying, "Previously, Blogger users could install a Zemanta browser plugin to recommend content while you blog, enabling you to read news to learn more about the topic, link articles to improve the value of your post, [and] use pictures to make you post richer."

Submit Various Content Types to Google in One Sitemap File

Google now lets you submit various content types in one sitemap. For example, if you want to submit videos, images, mobile URLs, etc. in the same sitemap, you can do so.