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Google Tells French Media: No More Links For You

Google Tells French Media: No More Links For You

19 / October 18, 2012 9:47 pm

Google has told the French Media that it will stop providing links to its content if it is forced to pay for it. The threat came as the French Government is proposing to implement a law that will force search […]

Google’s 2011 Ad Revenues By The Numbers (Infographic)

Google’s 2011 Ad Revenues By The Numbers (Infographic)

3 / January 24, 2012 7:26 pm

A new infographic from search marketing software provider WordStream shows a clear breakdown of the industries that account Google’s revenue. 96% of Google’s revenue comes from keyword advertising, with the finance and insurance industry taking top spot at $4.0 billion […]

Reddit’s Got Another Super PAC, Devoted to Nebulous Political Interests of Reddit

Reddit’s Got Another Super PAC, Devoted to Nebulous Political Interests of Reddit

3 / January 24, 2012 8:53 am

Reddit has been emerging as a pretty powerful political influence ahead of election 2012, relatively, and the social aggregation site is getting in on the Super PAC party- as BetaBeat points out, yet another PAC has emerged from Reddit’s diverse […]

Swizz Beats NOT MegaUpload CEO, Forbes Reports

Swizz Beats NOT MegaUpload CEO, Forbes Reports

3 / January 20, 2012 8:54 am

This afternoon and evening brought a flurry of stories one on top of another about the shutdown of download site MegaUpload, the massive investigation into its owners, operators and practices and the subsequent Anonymous attacks on several government sites as […]

Wikipedia is Now Down, Google Censors Logo, Blackouts Begin Across Web

Wikipedia is Now Down, Google Censors Logo, Blackouts Begin Across Web

3 / January 18, 2012 1:15 am

As of 12 PM Eastern Standard Time, Wikipedia has taken its articles offline in protest of proposed SOPA and PIPA legislation, an eight-hour long Reddit outage is imminent, and Google has censored its logo to show support for opposition to […]

Wikipedia Issues Press Release on Anti-PIPA/SOPA Blackout

Wikipedia Issues Press Release on Anti-PIPA/SOPA Blackout

2 / January 16, 2012 11:10 pm

Earlier today, Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales told Twitter that Wikipedia would be backing up Reddit in a big way, going dark on Wednesday to drive home to users the significance of internet-killing anti-piracy bills. The news came as the Stop Online […]

Michelle Obama Becomes the First First Lady on Twitter

Michelle Obama Becomes the First First Lady on Twitter

1 / January 14, 2012 12:07 pm

In some ways, it seems the Obama presidency is really the first fully social media-enabled presidency, with the executive branch embracing the leverage it has on social networks like Twitter and Facebook more fully than any administration that preceded it. […]

Bing Surpasses Yahoo As No. 2 Search Engine

Bing Surpasses Yahoo As No. 2 Search Engine

3 / January 13, 2012 6:09 pm

It was a long time coming but Microsoft search engine Bing has surpassed Yahoo search to become the internet’s second most trafficked search property. When combined with other Microsoft owned properties users visited the site 2.75 billion times in December, […]

Facebook Gives Politico Access to Raw User Comments

Facebook Gives Politico Access to Raw User Comments

1 / January 13, 2012 8:36 am

Although your Facebook account may be locked to friends only, that doesn’t mean ostensibly anonymized comments you make won’t be provided to the blog Politico by the social network for analysis in the lead up to the 2012 election. Yes, […]

Reddit’s Open Call to The Community For Support in Killing SOPA

Reddit’s Open Call to The Community For Support in Killing SOPA

1 / January 10, 2012 11:54 pm

Today in Reddit news, the site’s official blog has been updated with an open call to its powerful community for help in defeating SOPA. Reddit has in the past affected some major action- arguably pulling off a massive march on […]

AOL Autos To Announce “Technology of the Year (TOY) Awards” At CES 2013

AOL Autos To Announce “Technology of the Year (TOY) Awards” At CES 2013

2 / January 10, 2012 8:26 pm

AOL Autos on Tuesday announced that the leading  automotive research and news site will feature a new Technology of the Year (TOY) Award at the 2013 CES event. According to AOL: The award is designed to give shoppers a clear grasp of […]

US House Invites Tech Experts to Speak to Congress About SOPA Risks

US House Invites Tech Experts to Speak to Congress About SOPA Risks

1 / January 9, 2012 11:36 pm

One of the overwhelmingly terrifying things about the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act legislation, better known as SOPA, is that the people who seem to be backing it on a legislative level don’t really seem to understand a lot about […]

Facebook Could Shill Insurance, Trend Predicting Company Forecasts

Facebook Could Shill Insurance, Trend Predicting Company Forecasts

1 / January 7, 2012 12:47 pm

  Well, this just sounds like a privacy nightmare waiting to happen. Could you imagine your health insurance premiums fluctuating based on how often you change your relationship status? Or perhaps your renter’s insurance or homeowner’s insurance going up after […]

Google Manually Demoting Chrome in Its Own Rankings After Violating Its Own Rules

Google Manually Demoting Chrome in Its Own Rankings After Violating Its Own Rules

0 / January 5, 2012 10:50 am

After a detailed and embarrassing expose by Search Engine Land revealing that Google ostensibly violated its own practices regarding paid links and weak content, the search engine is flagellating itself to atone for the mistakes. In an emailed statement addressing […]