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Facebook Surveying Ads Manager Users - Posted December 24, 2014
Facebook continues to conduct surveys of both users and ... [AllFacebook]

What Will Facebook Privacy Be Like in 2025? - Posted December 18, 2014
What is the future of online privacy? ... [AllFacebook]

China Cyberspace Administration Minister Lu Wei Visits Facebook, Apple, Amazon - Posted December 8, 2014
Facebook is still blocked in China, but that didn't stop Lu Wei, minister of the country's Cyberspace Administration, from including the social... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Amazon Dominates Black Friday, Cyber Monday on Facebook, Twitter - Posted December 2, 2014
The big winner in the 2014 editions of Black Friday and ... [AllFacebook]

SOCIAL LOGINS: Strong 3Q for Facebook - Posted October 8, 2014
Facebook's share of social logins rose 2 percent in the third quarter of 2014 from the second quarter, to 46 percent, driven largely by a 9 percent bump-up in the entertainment category, according ... [AllFacebook]

Amazon Not At All Desperate to Sell You a Fire Phone - Posted September 8, 2014
Today in Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? news, Amazon launched its first phone this summer to the great excitement of... Exactly. In fact, the only thing we remember about the launch is disbelief over the price of the exclusively AT&T phone. Now, in a move that a... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Adding View Counts to Videos - Posted September 8, 2014
Facebook announced that it has been averaging more than 1 billion video views per day sinc... [AllFacebook]

Amazon Goes 'Orwellian,' Fails Literature 101 - Posted August 11, 2014
In case you missed it, Amazon is currently going through something of a rough patch. The company recently started very public fights with Hachette, Disney and ... [FishbowlDC]

Comparing the Deep-Linking Strategies of Google, Apple and Facebook - Posted July 23, 2014
Better communication between applications will improve the mobile experience. In the past several months, Google, ... [AllFacebook]

Digital VOD Release Of Feature Film 'Affluenza' Promoted Via Slingshot Contest - Posted July 9, 2014
Slingshot, the photo- and video-sharing application ... [AllFacebook]

The 'Instagration': How 20B+ Instagram Photos Were Moved To Facebook's Servers - Posted June 27, 2014
How did Facebook move more than 20 billion photos from ... [AllFacebook]

Stephen Colbert Gives Amazon a Piece of His Mind - Posted June 5, 2014
Amazon has been receiving more than its share of bad publicity over its little war against publisher Hachette--and thanks to Stephen Colbert and author Sherman Alexie, the company got a bit more unflattering attention last night. ... [FishbowlDC]

Impulse Buying Reaches New Level: Now You Can Add Things to Your Amazon Cart from Twitter - Posted May 6, 2014
As if the "buy with one click" option wasn't dangerous enough, now Amazon is ... [FishbowlDC]

Twitter Launches #AmazonCart, Allows Users To Shop Amazon From Twitter - Posted May 5, 2014
Twitter and Amazon have partnered to bring users #AmazonCart - a hashtag that puts products you see on Twitter into your Amazon cart. Starting today, whenever a user sees a tweet containing an Amazon product, they can simply respond to the tw... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Launches #AmazonCart, Allows Users To Shop Amazon From Twitter - Posted May 5, 2014
Twitter and Amazon have partnered to bring users #AmazonCart - a hashtag that puts products you see on Twitter into your Amazon cart. Starting today, whenever a user sees a tweet containing an Amazon product, they can simply respond to the tw... [10,000 Words]

5 Social TV Stories You May Have Missed - Posted April 25, 2014
From HBO announcing an exclusive deal with Amazon to a Pulsar study showing that Tumblr is a more im... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Amazon Says No to Accepting Bitcoin, Maybe to Building an Amex or Visa Competitor - Posted April 15, 2014
(Re/code) Like bitcoin? Like Amazon? Want to use bitcoin to buy stuff from Amazon? I have some bad news for you. Not going to happen anytime soon. "Obviously it gets a lot of press, and we have considered it," Amazon payments head Tom Taylor told... [Bitcoins Insider]

Facebook Director Of Security Incident Response Ryan McGeehan Heading To Bitcoin Startup Coinbase - Posted March 20, 2014
Facebook Director of Security Incident Response Ryan McGeehan is taking his talents to ... [AllFacebook]

Pock.io Becomes First U.K. Retailer to Sell Gift Cards for Cryptocurrencies - Posted March 14, 2014
(CoinDesk) Consumers in the U.K. can now use their Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to buy gift cards for major online retailers like Amazon, Google Play Store, ASOS and Starbucks. Launched at the end of January, Pock.io has become the first British service to exchange retailer gift cards ... [Bitcoins Insider]

Amazon Launches Pilot Program to Sell 3D Printed Objects - Posted March 10, 2014
(WebProNews) Amazon is partnering with online retailer 3DLT to sell 3D printed objects. The products range from jewelry to smartphone cases with more items to be added in the coming weeks. 3DLT, a platform for 3D printing as-a-service, is one of five companies selected to participate in the program to sell... [Bitcoins Insider]

Amazon and NBC Teaming Up for 'Hannibal' Binge Watch - Posted February 19, 2014
Ahead of its season two premiere on February 28, NBC and Amazon Instant Video are partnering for a "Hannibal" binge-watching event, offering all 13 episodes from season one on Sunday, February 23 start... [Inside 3D Printing News]

'Washington Post' Anticipates Growth With Several New Hires - Posted January 30, 2014
We love hearing about good news and really cringe when we have to report about layoffs. With that spirit, we were excited to read about expansion of The Washington Post in The N... [MediaJobsDaily]

Amazon Gets All Nostradamus-Like With Its 'Anticipatory' Shipping - Posted January 21, 2014
When Amazon.com tells you it'll be there before you know it, they ain't screwing around! Amazon's latest move in the customer service one-upsmanship game comes right out of a George Orwell novel. ... [FishbowlDC]

Amazon Is America's 'Most Favored' Brand - Posted January 17, 2014
We probably shouldn't have been surprised by the findings of YouGov's 2013 Top Buzz ranking survey. Despite the negative news about labor struggles, ... [FishbowlDC]

Will Google's Robots Challenge Amazon's Delivery Drones? - Posted January 16, 2014
(Wired) Google is quietly buying up robotics startups for a project that appears to be more than just experimental. With Amazon talking of delivery by drones, the speculation is that Google might be planning to have one of the robots hop off an automated Google Car and race to the buyer's... [3D Maker Insider]

Ex-Facebook VP Tom Arrix Named To Advisory Board At SPMD Ampush - Posted January 16, 2014
Former Facebook Vice President of Global Marketing Solutions, U.S. Tom Arrix, who left the soc... [AllFacebook]

First Fully-Automated Structured-Light 3D Scanner on Amazon.com - Posted January 16, 2014
(Product Design & Development) Quality Tech Inc. has become the first company to offer fully automated structured-light 3D scanners on Amazon.com. Structured-light 3D scanning is a fast and accurate way to bring physical objects into a digital environment. It has ignited a revolution in the way products are de... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Solomon Highlights Conflict of Interest in Post Reporting of CIA - Posted January 15, 2014
Word on the street (like actually the street) is that journalist and media activist Norman Solomon is planning a presser outside The Washington Post... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Solomon Highlights Conflict of Interest in Post Reporting of CIA - Posted January 15, 2014
Word on the street (like actually the street) is that journalist and media activist Norman Solomon is planning a presser outside The Washington Post... [FishbowlNY]

Will Overstock Force IRS to Make Up its Mind About Bitcoin? - Posted January 15, 2014
(Forbes) Overstock raised eyebrows earlier this month when the retailer announced it would accept Bitcoin as payment. While Bitcoin has slowly been making inroads into the U.S. economy, Overstock is by far the largest, most mainstream company to tout the c... [Bitcoins Insider]

Analyst Wohlers Describes 'Frightening' Situations in 3D Printing - Posted January 3, 2014
(Forbes) 3D-printing analyst Terry Wohlers is reticent about the personal-manufacturing revolution. In this interview, Wohlers said he believes 3D printing's greatest utility is in manufacturing. According to his consultancy's research, 28 percent of all money spent on 3D printing last yea... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Sculpteo Opens Gallery in Amazon's Jewelry Section - Posted January 2, 2014
(3D Printing Industry) Sculpteo, one of the original Internet 3D-printing service providers, has opened a gallery within Amazon's jewelry section, offering dozens of designs from some of its best studios. Featuring designers like Nervous System, Monomer, Sweet Glucose Design, Dyvsign and Ricapuli, the pieces that are being sold on Amazon are... [3D Maker Insider]

7 predictions for social TV in 2014 - Posted December 31, 2013
[caption id="attachment_40212" align="alignright" width="304"] CNBC.com[/caption] Many of our social TV predictions for 2013... [Inside 3D Printing News]

With 'Betas', Amazon makes original programming splash - Posted December 30, 2013
When Amazon decided to make its foray into original programming it did so in a non-traditional, Amazon-like way. The company is known for its customer-centric ideology, and so in the spring, it r... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Our 26 Biggest Stories of 2013, Part One - Posted December 23, 2013
High fiving sunbeams and eating dolphins, bro They came. They saw. They made you click. They were our biggest stories of the year. These posts were alternately embarr... [GalleyCat]

Our 26 Biggest Stories of 2013, Part One - Posted December 23, 2013
High fiving sunbeams and eating dolphins, bro They came. They saw. They made you click. They were our biggest stories of the year. These posts were alternately embarr... [FishbowlDC]

Groupon Goes Medieval on Amazon's Drones - Posted December 13, 2013
Proving Groupon still has some of the old magic, check out their response to Amazon's buzzy announcement on the use of drones for rapid shipping. "Groupon is about great deals, great service, and Medieval catapults," said un-chyroned dude spokesperson. They may not win the game of thrones, but they play well. (h/t Gennady... [FishbowlDC]

Amazon Ordered a Sunday Night Drone Strike on the Retail World - Posted December 2, 2013
Why do bald men always make the best evil geniuses? You're probably still scrolling through emails from clients upset that Amazon trumped whatever Cyber Monday promo stunt they had planned with last night's drone delivery service "reveal." Get a sneak peek of #PrimeAir. Future deliveries in under 30 mins by unmanned aerial vehicles... [FishbowlDC]

How Facebook Helps Amazon Make Shopping Social - Posted November 13, 2013
Yet another large retailer boosted its Facebook integration just in time for the ... [AllFacebook]

How Toys "R" Us Enhanced Facebook Sharing On Its Ecommerce Sites - Posted November 12, 2013
The most important time of the year is rapidly approaching for toy retailing giant ... [AllFacebook]

It's the End of Mass-Market Retail with 3D Printing - Posted November 7, 2013
(Quartz) Walmart became the powerhouse retailer it is by building the largest, broadest, most efficient supply chain. Amazon mastered the strategy of advanced analytics which allowed companies to determine what products to suggest next to the product you were already buying, or to provide add-ons that any specific buyer might want. Now... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Brad Stone Responds to MacKenzie Bezos: Can an Amazon Review Double as Damage Control? - Posted November 5, 2013
Today in Shoot That Messenger Dead news: nobody likes unflattering articles written about their companies--much less unflattering books. As many hacks and flacks now know, Jeff Bezos' wife MacKenzie wrote ... [FishbowlDC]

Amazon Baits Top Reviewers With Free Crap (and Journalists Follow the Trail) - Posted November 4, 2013
We might just be naive, but this story destroyed everything we thought we knew about Amazon reviews. Most of the site's ... [FishbowlDC]

Semantic Web Jobs: Amazon - Posted October 22, 2013
Amazon.com is looking for a Principal Data Engineer in Seattle, WA. The post states, "Are you a data analysis ninja? can you seamlessly transition between OLAP/Relational, Graph/RDF and Hive/EMR without breaking a sweat? want to dive deep into the world's largest... [semanticweb.com]

REPORT: Amazon Is Next Up For Facebook Exchange - Posted October 21, 2013
Real-time ad-bidding platform Facebook Exchange is on ... [AllFacebook]

Nissan Fuels Up Facebook Marketing To Promote 2014 Nissan Versa Note - Posted October 18, 2013
Automaker Nissan continues to use Facebook and other social networks to drive sale... [AllFacebook]

Amazon Creates a Press Release in 14 Tweets - Posted September 26, 2013
In a cool variation on the press release delivered via Twitter, Amazon's PR team announced the product rollout campaign for its new Kindle reader in a series of 14 tweets*, each focused on a different element of the new product and bearing the hashtag #firehdx. Here they are: High performance--3x faster processor... [FishbowlDC]

Lurkers And Superfans: Why You Need Both In Your Facebook Communities - Posted September 26, 2013
Superfans are the most important people in Facebook brand communities, but getting them to engage is only... [AllFacebook]

Study: Nearly Half of Marketers Will Launch Holiday Campaigns Before Halloween. Ugh. - Posted September 25, 2013
As a true New England girl, I love all things Autumn with an almost maniacal passion -- the leaves, the hot cider, the apple picking, the pumpkin carving, and, most especially, Halloween. But over the course of my lifetime, I've noticed (as we all have) the ever-encroaching holiday shopping season infiltrating... [FishbowlDC]

The New World of Books: E-Reading Gets Robust - Posted September 19, 2013
Cast your vote yet for The Booksmash Challenge? If not, you've got a chance to pull the lever for semantic technology for the contest, which is sponsored by HarperCollins and asks developers to create proof-of-concept apps using its OpenBook API that includes full access to select a... [semanticweb.com]

How to Help Your Brand Connect to LGBT Audiences - Posted September 18, 2013
Now that the majority of Americans (if not the majority of American states) have accepted same-sex marriage and effectively welcomed the LGBT community into mainstream culture, brand strategists ... [FishbowlDC]

Study: Social Influencers Can Easily Manipulate Online Reviews - Posted September 17, 2013
We all know how important consumer reviews can be to clients, especially those in the publishing, service and retail fields. For that reason, we were taken aback ... [FishbowlDC]

Nuance's Voice Is Heard: Its Tech Featured In Samsung Galaxy Gear SmartWatch And Surfi AI Answer Engine - Posted September 6, 2013
Nuance Communications is high-profile this week. The company has announced that Samsung's new Galaxy Gear wearable smart watch and Galaxy Note 3 tablet will integrate its voice and language capabilities. Additionally, word comes from SpeechTrans that its new natural language processing ... [semanticweb.com]

TripAdvisor Offers to Scrub Negative Hotel Reviews in Exchange for a Little Renovation - Posted September 4, 2013
In what should be great news to anyone with clients in the hospitality industry, top travel blog Skift reports that TripAdvisor has announced plans... [FishbowlDC]

Digital Assets, Including Bitcoins, Could Remain in Limbo After Death Without Specific Instructions - Posted August 30, 2013
(Calgary Herald) How much are your digital assets worth, and what should be done with them upon death or incapacity? It's a question you should ask yourself as the popularity of online loyalty programs and virtual currencies like Bitco... [Bitcoins Insider]

Amazon Flack's Comment on How Often He Makes Comments: 'No Comment' - Posted August 19, 2013
Tucked away in this weekend's nth "What Will Amazon's Jeff Bezos Do with The Washington Post?" article lies a less-than-subtle hint at the company's media relations strategy: Wonderful bit in this NYT piece on Amazon: http://t.co/IpvlzJRuHm (via ... [FishbowlDC]

Amazon Gets An Emmy, But Semantic Discovery Wins Too - Posted August 19, 2013
Yosi Glick, co-Founder and CEO of semantic taste engine Jinni, recently wrote a post about the technology and engineering Emmy award that is to be given to Amazon's Instant Video for its personalized recommendation algorithms. The basis for awarding the honor, he writes, lies with Amazon's earl... [semanticweb.com]

Gullible Facebook Users + Photoshop = Social Media Memoir 'Fakebook' - Posted August 9, 2013
At the age of 27, Dave Cicirelli quit his job and walked across the U.S., experiencing adventures during the six-month journey including forbidden love in Amish country and dealing with doomsday cults in Arizona desert, while chronicling the entire saga on his Facebook page. His saga went viral, and thousands of... [AllFacebook]

FanTree Allows Athletes, Celebrities To Sell Gear Via Flash Sales, Recognize Top Fans Via Facebook - Posted August 7, 2013
U.S. Men's National Soccer Team and Sunderland... [AllFacebook]

Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos Buys Washington Post for $250 Million - Posted August 5, 2013
Blockbuster news broke late this afternoon that the Washington Post newspaper has been purchased by Amazon owner and founder Jeff Bezos. The Washington Post's online properties, such as Slate and TheRoot.com, are not part of the deal. The purchase also doesn't include the land, meaning it's a pure content buy by Bezos. Jeff... [AllFacebook]

Reputation Management at Amazon: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - Posted August 5, 2013
Last week, online retail behemoth Amazon received the kind of PR boost that any brand outside the Republican Party would kill for: President Obama visited its massive Chattanooga wareho... [FishbowlDC]

Next Stop: Kendall Square For Facebook's Boston-Area Engineers - Posted August 1, 2013
Facebook's software engineers in Boston will be on the move soon, as ... [AllFacebook]

BET Slapped With Lawsuit Over Demise Of Unofficial Facebook Fan Page For 'The Game' - Posted July 24, 2013
Page administrators of successful but unofficial fan pages may want to le... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Facebook's Outdated Web Encryption Technology May Have Enabled Prism - Posted June 28, 2013
Facebook still uses encryption keys with 1,024-bit lengths, while the industry standard used by Internet companies -- including App... [AllFacebook]

Amazon Friends & Family Gifting Adds Ability To Send Group Birthday Gift Cards To Facebook Friends - Posted June 18, 2013
Internet commerce giant Amazon integrated its Friends & Family Gifting feature with Facebook last December, and it added a new twist Tuesday in the ability to ... [AllFacebook]

Social Gaming Network's Acquisition Of Mob Science Continues Trend Away From Facebook-Only Social Games - Posted June 17, 2013
Take a close look at Social Gaming Network's story, and you will see how social games are evolving away from a focus on Facebook-only games. SGN is rising... [AllFacebook]

Are the cable TV walls about to crumble? - Posted June 13, 2013
In recent days media has been consumed by one Edward Snowden who revealed a Skynet-type infrastructure called Prism that the government is runnin... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Machine Learning May Be Online Marketplace Sales Magic - Posted June 12, 2013
When it comes to selling in online marketplaces, it's all too often a race to the bottom. There are plenty of rules-based tools out there to help sellers on Amazon or eBay beat competitors' lowest prices by the proverbial penny, but winning the deal in that way sacrifices flexibility and profits. That's... [semanticweb.com]

Amazon Launches New 3D Printers & Supplies Section - Posted June 10, 2013
(3Ders.org) Amazon has launched a new section for 3D Printers & Supplies under Industrial & Scientific > Additive Manufacturing Products category. The 3D printers included in the list are MakerBot Replicator 2, Afinia 3D Printer H-Series, 3D Systems' Cubify (not available), fabbster... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Amazon's Ad Business Outweighs Twitter's [STUDY] - Posted June 6, 2013
New research published by eMarketer this week reveals that Amazon's advertising business is bigger than Twitter's. Amazon has ramped up its advertising strategy in recent years, and now its seeing the ben... [AllTwitter]

Jeff Bezos: 3D Printing Will Not Change Product Distribution Anytime Soon - Posted May 28, 2013
(3Ders.org) Amazon shareholders met at Seattle Center May 23 with CEO Jeff Bezos giving an overview of the company's public business strategy. Once a year, Amazon shareholders have a chance to ask Bezos anything they wish. One of interesting questions was about 3D printing and its potential to change the... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Facebook Joins Fortune 500 - Posted May 6, 2013
Facebook is in some great company right now, with Amazon, eBay, and Yahoo, ... [AllFacebook]

Amazon Turns to Germany for Cloud & Machine Learning Engineers - Posted May 6, 2013
David Meyer of GigaOM reports, "Amazon has announced the launch of a new development center for cloud technologies in Germany, with locations in both Berlin and Dresden. According to a statement from the company, the 70-plus engineers tha... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook's 1Q Lobbying Tab: $2.45M - Posted May 3, 2013
You can't get to 1.11 billion friends without spending ... [AllFacebook]

Ecwid: Facebook Storefronts Stay The Course In 1Q - Posted May 1, 2013
Facebook commerce provider Ecwid reported continued momentum for small and midsized ret... [AllFacebook]

LivingSocial Hacked; 50 Million Users Affected - Posted April 26, 2013
The daily deals service LivingSocial has been hacked and will begin sending notifications out to users this afternoon. Fifty million of the company's 70 million users were affected. Only users in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines are free of risk, since the company uses different storage systems in those countries. "LivingSocial recently experienced... [AllFacebook]

Amazon Net Sales Hit $16B in Q1 2013, Up 22% - Posted April 25, 2013
Amazon's net sales were $16.07 billion in the first quarter of 2013 an increase of 22 percent, compared with $13.18 billion in first quarter of 2012, the company said today. During the quarter, Amazon acquired social reading platform Goodreads; made the Kindle Fire HD 8.9" available in more countries; and made Amazon... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Amazon Net Sales Hit $16B in Q1 2013, Up 22% - Posted April 25, 2013
Amazon's net sales were $16.07 billion in the first quarter of 2013 an increase of 22 percent, compared with $13.18 billion in first quarter of 2012, the company said today. During the quarter, Amazon acquired social reading platform Goodreads; made the Kindle Fire HD 8.9" available in more countries; and made Amazon... [FishbowlNY]

Facebook Wants to Know What You Had for Breakfast This Morning - Posted March 27, 2013
Facebook's latest plan to convince brands and advertisers that its services have some real-world value involves utilizing ... [FishbowlDC]

Social Media Podcast: Visualize It Now | Read It Later - Posted March 26, 2013
On today's social media edition of the Morning Media Menu, GalleyCat editor Jason Boog talked about two handy tools that have come out in the past week: Visual.ly's tool for making an infographic about your Google... [AllFacebook]

Retailers Fight 'Showrooming' by Charging Visitors to Browse - Posted March 26, 2013
"Showrooming" is a relatively new phenomenon in the retail world, but it appears to be growing. It's basically the act of visiting a physical store, checking out the prices on the items you want, then buying them online for less. (We assume celebrities hire people to do this sort of thing,... [FishbowlDC]

A Chat With Gartner About Semantic Tech Earning A Spot As Top Tech Trend In 2013 - Posted March 20, 2013
Earlier this month Gartner named semantic technologies to its top ten trends list (see our story here). Recently, we caught up with Gartner vp and distinguished analyst Debra Logan, the lead author on the semantic technologies section of the Top 10 Technology Trends Impacting Information Infrastructure, 2013, to learn more about... [AllTwitter]

A Chat With Gartner About Semantic Tech Earning A Spot As Top Tech Trend In 2013 - Posted March 20, 2013
Earlier this month Gartner named semantic technologies to its top ten trends list (see our story here). Recently, we caught up with Gartner vp and distinguished analyst Debra Logan, the lead author on the semantic technologies section of the Top 10 Technology Trends Impacting Information Infrastructure, 2013, to learn more about... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Tops Glassdoor's List Of 50 Highest-Rated CEOs - Posted March 15, 2013
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO ... [AllFacebook]

Can Your Facebook Likes Give Away Your Identity? - Posted March 12, 2013
Many Facebook users worry about their personal identities being compromised on the social network through unfortunate photos or tag... [AllFacebook]

10 Brands That Do Customer Service Right on Twitter - Posted March 7, 2013
Here's an interesting fact: 30% of top brands now have "dedicated customer service Twitter handles". This makes perfect sense, right? Customers value great service above all else, they love the instant gratification of social media and they real... [FishbowlDC]

PR Fail: Amazon Silent on 'Keep Calm and Rape a Lot' T-Shirt Scandal - Posted March 6, 2013
If there's one trend we'd like to kill deader than the Harlem Shake, it's "Keep Calm and Carry On". Now comes news that will hopefully mark the end of this meme: Amazon is in a big pot of extra-hot PR water after briefly carrying a series of T-shirts bearing charming slogans... [FishbowlDC]

'Fortune' Reveals World's Most Admired Companies; Facebook Makes List At No. 48 - Posted March 1, 2013
Facebook secured a spot on Fortune's 30th annual ... [AllFacebook]

How Brands Use Games to Develop Better Products and PR Campaigns - Posted February 28, 2013
Gamification: it's a relatively new buzzword, but you've probably been hearing a lot about it lately. Why? Because it's now clear that digital games go well beyond your XBox and Farmville accounts. All kinds of brands can use games to promote their products: here, for example, Edelman PR's Robert Phillips d... [FishbowlDC]

More Authors Hiring Firms to Buy Up Their Own 'Bestsellers' - Posted February 26, 2013
We can all agree that promoting books is a difficult and often thankless job complicated by the public's rapid move away from paper and toward the digital model (which is less profitable but more efficient and far more agreeable to spouses who really don't care for th... [FishbowlDC]

STUDY: Facebook Accounted For 8.48% Of All Web Searches During 4Q Of 2012 - Posted February 20, 2013
Five websites accounted for 20 percent of all search activity during the fourth quarter of 2012, and Facebook sat atop that list, as the subject of 8.48 percent of all searches during the period, according to t... [AllFacebook]

What Does The Facebook Card Mean For Brands? - Posted February 5, 2013
Last week, Facebook entered the gift card market with the Facebook Card -- a new addition to ... [AllFacebook]

Ads Before/After Shows Purchased Online: Necessary or Overkill? - Posted January 23, 2013
We understand that networks, cable companies, etc., are struggling to keep up with the rapidly evolving world of online video. Viewers are increasingly demanding that their favorite shows be available to watch whenever and wherever they want, redefining make-or-break factors like rati... [FishbowlDC]

Weinstein, Toy Company Recall Django Unchained Slave Action Figures - Posted January 18, 2013
Here's a controversy that isn't quite as blatant and ridiculous as the one surrounding Anthropologie's ... [FishbowlDC]

Twitter Slammed For Low-Paid 'Human Data Analysts' - But Are Critics MisInformed? - Posted January 10, 2013
Have you heard about how Twitter search works? They employee real-live people to analyze, categorize and just overall make sense of tweet data. And the folks who perform this "human data analysis" are found on a site ca... [10,000 Words]

Twitter Slammed For Low-Paid 'Human Data Analysts' - But Are Critics MisInformed? - Posted January 10, 2013
Have you heard about how Twitter search works? They employee real-live people to analyze, categorize and just overall make sense of tweet data. And the folks who perform this "human data analysis" are found on a site ca... [AllTwitter]

Facebook Wants To Speak With Poke Users - Posted January 10, 2013
Facebook is poking around into what users of its recently released ... [AllFacebook]

Google TV 3.0: Knowledge-Graph Smart Platform Debuts On New TV Devices - Posted January 8, 2013
In the fall Google updated its Google TV platform to Version 3.0, touting features like its new Voice Search. This week, expect to hear about a slew of new products with the technology onboard launching at the CES show in Las Vegas. Google recently reported on its ... [semanticweb.com]

INFOGRAPHIC: The Year In Facebook And Social Games - Posted January 3, 2013
2012 was a big year for games on Facebook, as hits such as Angry Birds, SongPop, and Dragon City were played by millions of users all over the world. Rebel Entertainment (makers of Dun... [AllFacebook]

Will the 'Social Sharing Bill' Keep Netflix On Top? - Posted January 3, 2013
2012 was a year of recovery for Netflix; the world's top streaming service lost a fair number of subscribers after the late-2011 Qwikster debacle and the pricing bump that came along with it. While Netflix made ... [FishbowlDC]

The World's Greatest Brands: 2013 Edition - Posted January 2, 2013
Welcome back, dear readers! We hope everyone had a great holiday and survived t... [FishbowlDC]

How to Submit Your Novel in the New Year - Posted December 31, 2012
Want to make a potentially life-changing New Year's resolution? Resolve to submit your novel to a writing contest or digital imprint this year. Here are three ways to get your book out there right now... ... [AllTwitter]

Semantic Web Jobs: Amazon - Posted December 18, 2012
Amazon is looking for a Data Scientist in Seattle, WA. The post states, "Are you a data analysis ninja? can you seamlessly transition between OLAP/Relational, Graph/RDF and Hive/EMR without breaking a sweat? want to dive deep into the world's largest financial/... [semanticweb.com]

Big Brands Placing Holiday Bets On Facebook Domain Sponsored Stories - Posted December 12, 2012
On Black Friday, I posted an update on Facebook with an affiliate link to Amazon.com's product page for Razor scooters. On December 6th, nearly two weeks later, this update was still showing up in the feeds of friends. Only the post had been changed slightly, with a sponsored designation. This is... [AllFacebook]

Social Gifting On Facebook Trending Toward Local Experiences - Posted December 12, 2012
As Facebook looks for ways to monetize its presence, the company rolled out Gifts earlier this year -- a program that is now available to all U.S. u... [AllFacebook]

Amazon Friends & Family Gifting Feature Taps Into Data On Facebook Friends - Posted December 12, 2012
Ecommerce giant ... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Walmart, IPhone, And The Hottest Holiday Tech Trends On Facebook - Posted December 10, 2012
Walmart was the most-talked-about brand on Facebook over Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and it appears that the major retailer has carried that momentum through the holiday season. According to an infographic from Compass Labs, Walmart is again one of the most popular Facebook brands, wi... [AllFacebook]

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace Is Currently $4 on Amazon, B&N and iTunes - Posted December 6, 2012
Amazon, ... [semanticweb.com]

Tagging the Visual Web: Visual Media Doesn't Have To Be Dumb Anymore - Posted December 5, 2012
Instagram. Tumblr. Pinterest. The web in 2012 is a tremendously visual place, and yet, "visual media still as dumb today as it was 20 years ago," says Todd Carter, founder and CEO of Tagasauris. It doesn't have to be that way, and Tagasauris has put its money on changing the state of... [semanticweb.com]

How To Submit to Amazon's 2013 Breakthrough Novel Award Contest - Posted December 4, 2012
Amazon has opened its sixth annual Breakthrough Novel Award contest, dropping Penguin as its traditional publishing partner and using Amazon Publishing instead. In addition, the contest now includes categories for five genres: general fiction, romance, mystery/thriller, science fiction/fantasy/horror and young adult fic... [semanticweb.com]

Best Price Comparison Apps & Twitter Unfollowers: Top Stories of the Week - Posted December 1, 2012
For your weekend reading pleasure, here are the most popular AppNewser headlines of the week, including how to tether your smartphone, Facebook ballots and how to convert your handwriting into digital text (video review embedded above). Click here to sign up for AppNewser's daily email ne... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Best Price Comparison Apps & Twitter Unfollowers: Top Stories of the Week - Posted December 1, 2012
For your weekend reading pleasure, here are the most popular AppNewser headlines of the week, including how to tether your smartphone, Facebook ballots and how to convert your handwriting into digital text (video review embedded above). Click here to sign up for AppNewser's daily email ne... [FishbowlNY]

Best Price Comparison Apps & Twitter Unfollowers: Top Stories of the Week - Posted December 1, 2012
For your weekend reading pleasure, here are the most popular AppNewser headlines of the week, including how to tether your smartphone, Facebook ballots and how to convert your handwriting into digital text (video review embedded above). Click here to sign up for AppNewser's daily email ne... [PRNewser]

Best Price Comparison Apps & Twitter Unfollowers: Top Stories of the Week - Posted December 1, 2012
For your weekend reading pleasure, here are the most popular AppNewser headlines of the week, including how to tether your smartphone, Facebook ballots and how to convert your handwriting into digital text (video review embedded above). Click here to sign up for AppNewser's daily email ne... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Walmart, Toys "R" Us Saw Biggest Facebook Gains On Black Friday, Cyber Monday - Posted November 30, 2012
As millions of people opened their wallets last weekend for Black Friday and ... [AllFacebook]

Black Friday Fever On Facebook: Retailers Make Up Entire Top 25 In Terms Of PTAT - Posted November 26, 2012
Facebook had Black Friday fever during the week o... [AllFacebook]

Semantic Tech Checks In As The Holiday Shopping Begins - Posted November 26, 2012
  [caption id="attachment_33612" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo credit: FlickR/crd![/caption]   With Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday and Small Business Saturday behind us, and Cyber-Monday right in front of us, it is clear the holiday season is in full force. Apparently, retailers - both online and real-world - are doi... [semanticweb.com]

Semantic Tech Checks In As The Holiday Shopping Begins - Posted November 26, 2012
  [caption id="attachment_33612" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo credit: FlickR/crd![/caption]   With Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday and Small Business Saturday behind us, and Cyber-Monday right in front of us, it is clear the holiday season is in full force. Apparently, retailers - both online and real-world - are doi... [AllTwitter]

10 Ways To Stalk A Facebook Profile For Holiday Gift Ideas - Posted November 22, 2012
It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is already here. Perhaps even more difficult to swallow is th... [AllFacebook]

Amazon Enters the Brand Pages Game - Posted November 21, 2012
Just in time for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and all that related insanity, Amazon has joined Facebook in giving marketers yet another reason to obsess over data with new brand pages and analytical tools. So... [FishbowlDC]

Amazon Wants Developers To Make Money Through In-App Purchases - Posted November 20, 2012
Amazon has added Unity plugins to its GameCircle APIs in a move that makes it easier for developers to add in-app purchasing to video game apps. "Unity is one of the most popular tools for building mobile games," explained ... [PRNewser]

Amazon Wants Developers To Make Money Through In-App Purchases - Posted November 20, 2012
Amazon has added Unity plugins to its GameCircle APIs in a move that makes it easier for developers to add in-app purchasing to video game apps. "Unity is one of the most popular tools for building mobile games," explained ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Facebook Data-Visualization Outfit SumAll Closes $6M Capital-Financing Round - Posted November 20, 2012
Data-focused software-as-a-service provider SumAll announced the completion of a $6 million series-A capital-financing round led by ... [AllFacebook]

Which Shopping Apps Want The Most Facebook Information? - Posted November 13, 2012
People looking to get a jump on their Christmas shopping (and be done before Black Friday) have probably noticed how several retailers offer simple connect to Facebook options. But which shops and applications require crucial information from your Facebook account? Social security firm ... [AllFacebook]

Nara Neural Networking Dining Personalization Service Goes Mobile, Adds Cities, And Targets New Categories With Partners - Posted November 13, 2012
Early in the summer, The Semantic Web Blog introduced readers to Nara, an advanced neural networking service to automate, personalize and curate web dining experiences for users. (See that story h... [semanticweb.com]

Mozilla Firefox Lets News Sites Add 'Send to Kindle' Button - Posted November 6, 2012
Mozilla Firefox has added a feature that lets web users send content that they would like to read to their Kindle. Online publishers can add the "Send to Kindle for Mozilla Firefox" button in order to help readers save news articles, blog posts and so forth, for... [PRNewser]

Mozilla Firefox Lets News Sites Add 'Send to Kindle' Button - Posted November 6, 2012
Mozilla Firefox has added a feature that lets web users send content that they would like to read to their Kindle. Online publishers can add the "Send to Kindle for Mozilla Firefox" button in order to help readers save news articles, blog posts and so forth, for... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Occupy Sandy Uses Amazon Wedding Registry To Collect Donations - Posted November 5, 2012
  Occupy Sandy Relief NYC, one of the various grass roots community organizations that has popped up in New York City to help hurricane victims in the area, is using... [semanticweb.com]

Party Affiliation Affects Brand Preference (Ugh) - Posted October 26, 2012
Today in Almost Certainly Meaningless News: Many Americans consider their political affiliations to be a private matter and prefer not to discuss related issues at family gatherings in order to avoid fistfights; most would almost certainly insist that party... [FishbowlDC]

Google's Eric Schmidt: 'It's Very Easy to Criticize a Company That You're Not In' - Posted October 11, 2012
Google's executive chairman expressed the headline's sentiment during a discussion with Walt Mossberg and Kar... [FishbowlDC]

Study: Brands On Facebook Fail To Take Advantage Of Consumers' Attraction To Promotions - Posted October 8, 2012
Retailers' Facebook ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Cracks Interbrand Top 100 Global Brands - Posted October 2, 2012
Facebook's ... [AllFacebook]

PR Stunt: Activists Sink Amazon Bestseller with Fake Reviews - Posted September 26, 2012
We've written a good bit about the use ... [FishbowlDC]

Jybe Takes Machine-Learning To Leisure And Entertainment Recommendations - Posted September 24, 2012
The recommendation problem is a machine-learning problem, says startup Jybe, and one that it aims to address with its iPhone app that now is in beta. Coming soon (though not immediately) to the iPhone 5, which will require some redesigning to maximize real estate, the mobile app supports earlier iPhones,... [semanticweb.com]

Jybe Takes Machine-Learning To Leisure And Entertainment Recommendations - Posted September 24, 2012
The recommendation problem is a machine-learning problem, says startup Jybe, and one that it aims to address with its iPhone app that now is in beta. Coming soon (though not immediately) to the iPhone 5, which will require some redesigning to maximize real estate, the mobile app supports earlier iPhones,... [AllTwitter]

Facebook Launches One-Click Mobile Payments Via Bango In U.S., U.K., Germany - Posted September 24, 2012
Mobile payment platform Bango announced that its integration with Facebook, first revealed... [AllFacebook]

Is Walmart Afraid of Kindle (and the Future)? - Posted September 21, 2012
The public understands why Walmart wants the Kindle off of its shelves. What kind of r... [GalleyCat]

Is Walmart Afraid of Kindle (and the Future)? - Posted September 21, 2012
The public understands why Walmart wants the Kindle off of its shelves. What kind of r... [FishbowlDC]

Lobbying Group The Internet Association Reveals Full Roster, Platform - Posted September 19, 2012
Initially ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Faces Another Patent Suit - Posted September 13, 2012
Facebook was hit with another patent-infringement suit, ... [AllFacebook]

Report: Coca-Cola Added Most Facebook Likes In August - Posted September 10, 2012
Users of Facebook and other social networks were thirsty for ... [AllFacebook]

Amazon's New Kindle Tablets Optimized For Facebook - Posted September 7, 2012
Amazon is la... [AllFacebook]

Marissa Mayer Pushes Forward with Yahoo Re-Branding - Posted August 28, 2012
Have you heard? New Yahoo CEO/former Google exec M... [FishbowlDC]

Are Fake 'User' Reviews an Acceptable PR Tool? - Posted August 27, 2012
Every marketing/PR pro knows (or should know) the value of user-generated content: They're real-life reviews of products, services and professional organizations (like, say, PR firms) written by real-life customers! In certain industries like elect... [FishbowlDC]

5 Things You Might Not Know About Amazon - Posted August 15, 2012
While you may be aware of the many details about Amazon's -- the company sells more eBooks than print books, they own Audible.com and they sell diapers -- the company is hard at work on many business ventures that may surprise you. For example, did you ... [PRNewser]

5 Things You Might Not Know About Amazon - Posted August 15, 2012
While you may be aware of the many details about Amazon's -- the company sells more eBooks than print books, they own Audible.com and they sell diapers -- the company is hard at work on many business ventures that may surprise you. For example, did you ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Amazon Enters World Of Facebook Gaming - Posted August 7, 2012
Online retailer Amazon announced Monday that it is expanding its offerings and ... [AllFacebook]

Report: Chick-Fil-A Facebook Engagement Skyrockets 1,572 Percent In July - Posted August 2, 2012
Even negative engagement ... [AllFacebook]

Semantic Web Jobs: Amazon - Posted August 1, 2012
Amazon.com is searching for a Software Development Engineer: Semantic Knowledge and Discovery in Seattle, WA. The post states, "The Amazon's Semantic Knowledge team is solving challenging practical problems. We use semantic knowledge to power next-generat... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook Rewards Provider Plink Closes $3M Funding Round - Posted August 1, 2012
Online-to-offline loyalty program Plink, which rewards its users w... [AllFacebook]

Apps for Journalists & Book Pirate Fight: Top Stories of the Week - Posted July 27, 2012
For your weekend reading pleasure, here are the most popular AppNewser headlines of the week, including our blog's expansion, apps for journalists, how to make your computer sound like a typewriter and yesterday shipping at Amazon (video embedded above). ... [PRNewser]

Apps for Journalists & Book Pirate Fight: Top Stories of the Week - Posted July 27, 2012
For your weekend reading pleasure, here are the most popular AppNewser headlines of the week, including our blog's expansion, apps for journalists, how to make your computer sound like a typewriter and yesterday shipping at Amazon (video embedded above). ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Facebook, Google, Amazon, EBay Form Internet Lobbying Group - Posted July 25, 2012
Earlier this week, we learned that Facebook really likes Washington, D.C. Now ... [AllFacebook]

Amazon Adds 900K+ Facebook Likes In Two Weeks - Posted July 18, 2012
Online retailer Amazon added more than 908,000 ... [AllFacebook]

Common Crawl Corpus Update Makes Web Crawl Data More Efficient, Approachable For Users To Explore - Posted July 16, 2012
Common Crawl now is providing its 2012 corpus of web crawl data not just as .ARC files, but also is releasing the metadata files (JSON-based metadata with all the links from every page crawled, metatags, headers and so on) as well as text output. Semantic web projects that use its corpus include... [AllTwitter]

Common Crawl Corpus Update Makes Web Crawl Data More Efficient, Approachable For Users To Explore - Posted July 16, 2012
Common Crawl now is providing its 2012 corpus of web crawl data not just as .ARC files, but also is releasing the metadata files (JSON-based metadata with all the links from every page crawled, metatags, headers and so on) as well as text output. Semantic web projects that use its corpus include... [semanticweb.com]

Rumor: Amazon Working On New Kindle Fires - Posted July 2, 2012
Amazon is rumored to be working on two new Kindle Fire tablets, a 10-inch version and a new 7-inch "Coyote" version. Boy Genius Report has more: "Earlier reports suggested that ... [PRNewser]

Rumor: Amazon Working On New Kindle Fires - Posted July 2, 2012
Amazon is rumored to be working on two new Kindle Fire tablets, a 10-inch version and a new 7-inch "Coyote" version. Boy Genius Report has more: "Earlier reports suggested that ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Amazon's Flow App Coming to Android - Posted July 2, 2012
Price comparison shopping in stores just got easier for Android users. A9.com, an Amazon subsidiary, is releasing its augmented reality search app ... [PRNewser]

Amazon's Flow App Coming to Android - Posted July 2, 2012
Price comparison shopping in stores just got easier for Android users. A9.com, an Amazon subsidiary, is releasing its augmented reality search app ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

3RoundStones Execs Discuss SemTech Start-Up Winner Callimachus Enterprise -- And The Drive To A Semantic Web Ecosystem - Posted June 27, 2012
? [caption id="attachment_30264" align="alignleft" width="290" caption="Ecosystem image via Shutterstock"]... [semanticweb.com]

Where To Eat? Let Neural Network Computing Help You Decide - Posted June 26, 2012
Dollars to donuts most folks haven't ever found a place to eat courtesy of neural networking technology before. Generally, Internet searches for spots to have a bite come courtesy of friends' Facebook recommendations, services like Yelp, and even some semantically-powered offerings such as BooRah, now an Intuit company. ... [semanticweb.com]

LG, Microsoft Seek To Give Siri Some More Competition - Posted June 21, 2012
Siri's got more company: LG Electronics Quick Voice is scheduled to make its appearance on the LG Optimus Vu Android smart phones at the end of the month. Now there are three voice-enabled mobile personal assistants, including the ... [semanticweb.com]

Plink Partners With Tango Card, Adds Rewards Options Besides Facebook Credits - Posted June 18, 2012
Online-to-offline loyalty program Plink... [AllFacebook]

One Facebook User's Tale Serves As A Warning About Sponsored Stories - Posted June 1, 2012
A Twitter retweet may not be an e... [AllFacebook]

Met Gala Pics Dominate the News - Posted May 8, 2012
As expected, coverage of the Met Gala, or, really, its red carpet, is dominating the news this morning. Stylist has narrowed down their picks for best and ... [FishbowlDC]

Volume, Emotion, Sponsorship: What Brands Have An Edge on Social Media Strategies? - Posted April 30, 2012
Market Strategies International recently released the first edition of what it says will be an annual Social Media Brand Index, a measure for brands both of consumer-generated soci... [semanticweb.com]

Amazon Announces Amazon CloudSearch - Posted April 13, 2012
Amazon Web Services is now offering CloudSearch as a paid service. The official AWS announcement states, "Continuing along in our quest to give you the tools that you need to build ridiculously powerful web sites and applications in no time... [semanticweb.com]

Yoke Brings Ontology Graph to Facebook Dating To Reveal Connections, And Make Them, Too - Posted March 27, 2012
A new matchmaking app from one of the founders of Adaptive Semantics hit Facebook yesterday. Adaptive Semantics, you may recall, developed the JuLiA semantic text-parsing technology that's now part of AOL's to... [AllTwitter]

Yoke Brings Ontology Graph to Facebook Dating To Reveal Connections, And Make Them, Too - Posted March 27, 2012
A new matchmaking app from one of the founders of Adaptive Semantics hit Facebook yesterday. Adaptive Semantics, you may recall, developed the JuLiA semantic text-parsing technology that's now part of AOL's to... [semanticweb.com]

The Open Semantic Framework and Amazon's EC2 Micro Instance - Posted January 2, 2012
Frederick Giasson recently shared his experiences running the Open Semantic Framework on a Micro Instance. ... [semanticweb.com]

Tech Round Up: Brands Missing Links on Google+, Twitter Buys Whisper - Posted December 1, 2011
-In news that suprises probably no one on the planet, brands are not as engaged on Google+ as they are on Facebook. SEO company BrightEdge found that within the first 10 days of availability, 61 percent of the top 100 brands around the globe had a presen... [FishbowlDC]

Kindle Fire a 'Service,' Not a Tablet - Posted September 28, 2011
[caption id="attachment_27930" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Photo: Emile Wamsteker/Bloomberg"][/caption] When Jeff Bezos announced Amazon's new Kindle products today he presented them ... [GalleyCat]

The Kindle Fire: Amazon's Answer to the iPad - Posted September 28, 2011
Looks like the tablet family just got a whole lot bigger. Today, Amazon announced three new e-reading products with impressively low price points... [10,000 Words]

Infolinks Introduces Self-Service Semantic Advertising - Posted August 22, 2011
Online advertising that leverages semantic technology is expanding to the do-it-yourself model. Infolinks today is launching its self-service in-text advertising marketplace. The company says the service is designed to speed advertisers' ability to create in-text ad campaigns, which work in the Infolin... [AllTwitter]

Upping the eBook Cool Factor - Posted August 17, 2011
[caption id="attachment_22382" align="alignleft" width="264" caption="Photo Courtesy: Flickr/ceslava.com"][/caption] eBooks are cool, but they could get even cooler with EPUB3, the next version of the widely adopted distribution and interchange format for digital books (well, except for A... [semanticweb.com]

Tabco Revealed as Grid 10 From Fusion Garage -- But What Exactly Is The Semantic Inspiration? - Posted August 15, 2011
  What does it mean for a tablet to have a Semantic Web inspired user interface (UI)? Following the launch of the Grid 10 from Fusion Garage - erstwhile known as Tabco i... [semanticweb.com]

Semantic Web Jobs: Amazon & Prosum - Posted June 13, 2011
Amazon is looking for Software Development Engineers, Semantic Web & Information Retrieval in Seattle, WA. According to the post, "Amazon.com's External Content Team is looking for exceptio... [semanticweb.com]

Lady Gaga Shares the PR Love - Posted May 27, 2011
... [FishbowlDC]

Apple Charges Ahead of Google on Brand Ranking Chart - Posted May 9, 2011
Apple leads the sixth annual BrandZ report put out by WPP research firm Millward Brown. The brand, valued at $153.3 billion, overtakes Google, which is valued at $111.5 milli... [FishbowlDC]

How Geographically Desirable Are You? (In the Semantic Jobs Market, That Is) - Posted March 4, 2011
In the market for a job where your semantic web skills will shine? For a fun Friday exercise, let's see how geographically desirable you are, based on information from tech job search engine Dice.com. As of yesterday, the site listed only a couple dozen "semantic web" jobs, but a ... [semanticweb.com]

Use Twitter Telepathy to Find Out What Your Friends Want for Christmas - Posted December 17, 2010
Pulled a secret Santa that you just don't know that well? tweeSP can help. It uses a super-secret method of telepathy (or, rather, an algorithm) to determine the top gifts for any Twitter user. I tested it out on myself below, for a mixed bag of results. ... [10,000 Words]

DoubleClick Founder's FindTheBest Comparison App Gets Investment From Social App Fund -- And Sees Open Graph In Its Future - Posted December 6, 2010
Comparison engine FindtheBest, the startup launched by DoubleClick co-founder Kevin O'Connor (see our story here), has found itself the recipient of some VC funding. The Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers sFund is parting with an undisclosed sum out of its ... [semanticweb.com]

Amazon Kindle Jumps 216 Spots on NBCU Index - Posted November 29, 2010
... [FishbowlDC]

Amazon Introduces Kindle Book Giving - Posted November 19, 2010
Just in time for the holidays, Amazon has launched the ability to digitally give Kindle Books as gifts to anyone with an e-mail address. Kobo announced a similar service yesterday, which begins in early December. To give a Kindle Book as a gift, customer... [PRNewser]

Amazon Introduces Kindle Book Giving - Posted November 19, 2010
Just in time for the holidays, Amazon has launched the ability to digitally give Kindle Books as gifts to anyone with an e-mail address. Kobo announced a similar service yesterday, which begins in early December. To give a Kindle Book as a gift, customer... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Everyone's Talking About Amazon's Book Controversy Except Amazon - Posted November 12, 2010
Amazon has removed The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure from its site, but not before experiencing a massive backlash, including ... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook, Amazon Back $250M Social Startup Fund - Posted October 25, 2010
In a bid to boost social media technology, Facebook and Amazon.com, along with other notable social media companies, have lined up behind notable Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Pe... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Amazon Extends 70% Royalty Rate To UK - Posted October 6, 2010
Amazon is extending its 70 percent royalty option for the Kindle Digital Text Platform (DTP) to the UK. The 70 percent royalty rate has been available for a few months for sales to US customers, but now author... [PRNewser]

Amazon Extends 70% Royalty Rate To UK - Posted October 6, 2010
Amazon is extending its 70 percent royalty option for the Kindle Digital Text Platform (DTP) to the UK. The 70 percent royalty rate has been available for a few months for sales to US customers, but now author... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Info About Google TV Available - Posted October 6, 2010
More detail about Google TV's offerings is now available, with standard services like content from Netflix and Amazon, ... [FishbowlDC]

Week In Review: Kobo, Amazon, The Book Futurists - Posted October 1, 2010
Happy weekend! Here is a roundup of this week's eBook news: BlackBerry-maker RIM announced its new PlayBook tablet. A social reading Kobo app ... [PRNewser]

Week In Review: Kobo, Amazon, The Book Futurists - Posted October 1, 2010
Happy weekend! Here is a roundup of this week's eBook news: BlackBerry-maker RIM announced its new PlayBook tablet. A social reading Kobo app ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Is Amazon Working On An iPad Competitor? - Posted September 28, 2010
TechCrunch is reporting on a rumor that Amazon may be working on a new tablet device that would take on the iPad. Here is more from the blog: "Okay, we know now that Amazon is on the verge of releasing an An... [PRNewser]

Is Amazon Working On An iPad Competitor? - Posted September 28, 2010
TechCrunch is reporting on a rumor that Amazon may be working on a new tablet device that would take on the iPad. Here is more from the blog: "Okay, we know now that Amazon is on the verge of releasing an An... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Amazon Patent Could Charge For Browsing A Book Online - Posted September 27, 2010
Amazon has a patent in the works that could charge customers for viewing content online. The new patent could change Amazon's "Search inside this book" tool, which lets customers browse specific pages of a book online before purchasing it, as you w... [PRNewser]

Amazon Patent Could Charge For Browsing A Book Online - Posted September 27, 2010
Amazon has a patent in the works that could charge customers for viewing content online. The new patent could change Amazon's "Search inside this book" tool, which lets customers browse specific pages of a book online before purchasing it, as you w... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Amazon challenges cloudy startups - Register - Posted August 18, 2010
... [semanticweb.com]

Amazon Earnings: The Big Loss You Won't See There - BNET - Posted April 23, 2010
  ... [semanticweb.com]

Put Your Desktop in the Cloud to Support the Open Government Directive and Data.gov/semantic - Posted April 19, 2010
Disclaimer:  This article does not reflect the views of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and does not constitute endorsement by the EPA of the standards or products mentioned. A Semantic Cloud Computing Desktop/Mobile Apps with Linked Open Data consists of the following: A database of "things" referenced by URL's (e.g. ... [semanticweb.com]

Orchestration on the Edge - Posted March 27, 2010
When people think about orchestration efforts, they tend to think about centralized, Enterprise Service Bus (ESB)-based efforts. The service elements are published into reusable components that can be stitched together into workflows. This vision of Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA) allows central metrics of use and stability, but it precludes a common use... [semanticweb.com]

Announcing Glue API - Posted June 16, 2009
Glue is a browser-based social network that connects friends around things they visit online. Glue appears on popular sites like Amazon, Last.fm, Netflix, Yahoo! Finance, Wine.com, Citysearch and many more, revealing friends and other Glue users interested in the same thing around the web. Today, we are announcing the public availability of... [semanticweb.com]

Jeff Bezos Talks About The Kindle's Surprising Success - Posted June 15, 2009
Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos spoke today at Wired magazine's Disruptive By Design business conference, revealing how successful the Kindle -- in all its forms -- has been during its 18 months on the market. According to Bezos, 35 percent of the sales of the 300,000 books available... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Amazon Exposes 1 Terrabyte of Public Data - ReadWriteWeb - Posted February 25, 2009
... [semanticweb.com]

Blockbuster Says 'Bring It On' To Netflix And Apple - Posted November 26, 2008
Blockbuster, which always seems poised to dive into bankruptcy, is taking arms against a sea of video troubles with Netflix, Amazon... [FishbowlLA]

Enterprise 3.0: Semweb Commercialization Options - Posted January 16, 2008
Back when I was an industry analyst (VP, E-Business Strategies at the META Group, since acquired by Gartner), I often had to critique emerging markets.  Unlike venture capitalists, industry analysts are privy to product roadmaps from publicly-traded companies, including the industry giants (Oracle, SAP, Microsoft, IBM).  And unlike i-bankers, they are... [semanticweb.com]

Building Effective Relationships in Software - Posted January 15, 2008
One of the many factors that led to the success of the Web was in how it defined links in a very simple manner, which encouraged cross-referencing. In the last two installments of this column, I've discussed the importance of the identifiers of the Web: URIs. The Web's native... [semanticweb.com]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted November 28, 2007
No Clue: Friends are puzzled by the death of Quiet Riot frontman Kevin DuBrow. Maybe we're going to hell for saying this, but the fact that a bunch of aging heavy metal heads are c... [FishbowlLA]

Regina Schrambling's Lukewarm Mess: Food Blogging Made Boring - Posted October 31, 2007
Regina Schrambling, the LA Times Food section's favorite freelancer, turns in another not-about-LA piece. Today's treat is how to be a food blogger, with no coding or cooking e... [FishbowlLA]

The Semantic Web as a Large, Searchable Catalogue: A Librarian s Perspective - Posted October 1, 2007
— DEAN GIUSTINI, ALLAN CHOSome information observers have suggested that Web 2.0's rise has been due to software applications, while it is becoming increasingly obvious to futurists that the Semantic Web will be defined by services. How those services will be developed and leveraged to bring order to the Web is central... [semanticweb.com]

LAT in 90 Seconds - Posted June 29, 2007
The Stars -- A Line: Cher, Madonna, even Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak will have to stand in line today (or hire someone to do it for them) to buy an iPhone. ... [FishbowlLA]

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