Monthly Archives: May 2010

Twitter Bans Third Party Apps

In a recent blog post, Twitter has announced that they will not allow any third party to inject paid tweets into a timeline or any service that leverages the Twitter API. Read more →

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Huge Gap In New Vs Old Media News Channels

The growing popularity of the Internet, in general, and blogs and social media, in particular, has resulted in new sources from which people now collect their news. Read more →

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User Generated Advertising Not A Hit

User generated advertising has become one of the latest fads in the online advertising industry. An article on Advertising Age warns brands that “in more and more cases, fan-generated ads trend toward uninspired, cynical and just downright bad.” Read more →

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Google-AdMob Deal Gets Federal Approval

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has recently given the green signal to Google for its planned acquisition of AdMob. Google will pay $750 million for this deal. Read more →

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Google TV, Chrome Web Store, Storage Announced At I/O

Google’s annual developer conference was held last week, from the 19th to 20th of May. Google used the event to brief developers about upcoming product and feature launches, and as expected, the event featured some exciting new services. Read more →

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StumbleUpon Crosses 10 Million User Mark

Social discovery network, StumbleUpon, recently crossed the 10 million registered user mark. TechCrunch discovered this via a review posted by one of the site’s employees. Read more →

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Free Facebook Mobile Access In Developing Nations

Facebook has just launched a new service through which users can access the social network from their mobile handsets for free. The service is available only on some operators in certain developing countries. Read more →

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Mobile Local Search To Reach 1.5 Billion Users By 2014

Juniper Research predicts that mobile local search will be used by almost 1.5 billion people by 2014. Read more →

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Bing For Business Launches In U.K.

Bing is finally trying to catch up with Google Maps and the Google Local Business Centre by making it slightly easier for businesses in the U.K. to secure placement on Bing Maps. Read more →

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Google Caught Snooping Wi-Fi Data

User privacy advocates will have a bonfire to roast Google on when this piece of news becomes generally known…

Google has admitted to German and Irish authorities that they have been “mistakenly” collecting information transmitted over unencrypted wi-fi networks over the last three years. Read more →

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Google Partners With Verizon To Build iPad Rival

Google and Verizon Wireless have revealed that they have joined forces to design a tablet computer that will rival the iPad. This new tablet will run on the Android operating system. Read more →

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Facebook Top U.S. Display Ad Publisher

Data released by comScore, reveals that Facebook has outdone Microsoft, AOL and Yahoo! to become the top display advertisement publisher in the first quarter of 2010. Read more →

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Twitter Launching Business Center

Twitter has confirmed that they have started testing their new services aimed at businesses. The first, known as the Twitter Business Center, is already live and is being tested by a handful of companies. Read more →

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Google To Sell eBooks

The Wall Street Journal has reported that Google is going ahead with their plans to start selling books online and the service is expected to start by the end of June or July. Read more →

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Bing Socialises Shopping Search

After having made it possible for users to share their opinions on search results relating to news and entertainment, Bing is now encouraging users to make the online shopping process more social. Read more →

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Yahoo! Reports Changes In Search Behaviour

A white paper released by scientists from Yahoo! Labs sheds light on the changes in search user behaviour. Read more →

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Google Mobile Updates Search, Latitude

Following the updates made to the Google Web search results interface, Google has also updated the mobile search results pages. Read more →

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Embedding Tweets Instead Of Pasting Them

A Twitter employee has built a bit of code that makes it easy for users to embed tweets on a blog. Twitter has announced this development on their media blog. Read more →

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Google About To Launch TV Software

According to the Wall Street Journal, sources have revealed that Google is likely to soon introduce developers to their new Android-based software for TV. Read more →

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