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Take a Tour of The Colbert Report Studio in Google Maps - Posted 1 day ago
With (sadly) one more episode of The Colbert Report set to air, Google has added a tour of the show's Manhattan studios to Google Maps. ... [AllFacebook]

What Will Facebook Privacy Be Like in 2025? - Posted 1 day, 6 hours ago
What is the future of online privacy? ... [AllFacebook]

Google's 'Year in Search' Provides Insight Into Big Trends of 2014 - Posted 2 days, 3 hours ago
'Tis the season for retrospection. To wit, Google took a look at the "Year in Search," which examines search trends and what was important during 2014. The disappearance of the Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 was one of the biggest headlines, with more than 200 million searches. Interestingly, the searches ske... [SocialTimes.com]

Sony Hacks Reveal an Anti-Competition Conspiracy - Posted 3 days, 4 hours ago
Trade secrets and industry insider information reached the public after the Sony hack released terabytes of company information. Buried in the mass of data was apparently a plan among media companies to fight against "Goliath" in an attempt to sta... [SocialTimes.com]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Google News Axed in Spain | Sony Execs Apologize for Emails - Posted December 12, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Google News Axed in Spain | Sony Execs Apologize for Emails - Posted December 12, 2014
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Infographic: Google's Year in Entertainment - Posted December 11, 2014
As 2014 comes to a close, Google is taking note of what you were watching, reading, listening to and talking about all year. Turns out we like sappy teen dramas, zombies and Candy Crush. Now, if only there was an app to get "Fancy" out of our heads. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Gawker Shakes Up Leadership | Guardian EIC to Step Down - Posted December 11, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Gawker Shakes Up Leadership | Guardian EIC to Step Down - Posted December 11, 2014
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Media Companies Land on Glassdoor's 'Best Places to Work' List in 2015 - Posted December 10, 2014
Three cheers for all things media! Glassdoor released their list of the best places to work in the U.S. and U.K., also known as the Employees' Choice Awards 2015. Whether it's traditional or social media or PR, six companies in our ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Want Happy Employees? Give Them Free Food and Hot Yoga - Posted December 10, 2014
Glassdoor released it's list of the Best Places to Work in 2015 and social media and digital companies top the list. Google, it should come as no surprise, ranks first among the fifty large companies. Facebook comes in at lucky 13, ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Drops to No. 13 on '50 Best Places to Work' List from Glassdoor - Posted December 10, 2014
The number 13 is not very lucky for Facebook with 2015 about to start. Social jobs and career community G... [AllFacebook]

More SMBs Use LinkedIn Than Facebook or Twitter [Infographic] - Posted December 5, 2014
Social media is increasingly important for marketing and customer service. The low barrier to entry on social media make it a particularly good medium for small to medium business looking to attract and engage with potential customers. But how do SMBs feel about social networks? Inc. polled CEOs of companies that... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Eric Garner Decision Twitter Reaction| Toyota's #BuckleUpForLife Campaign - Posted December 4, 2014
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Former Google+ Designer: 'We F*cked Up!' - Posted December 2, 2014
Meet Chris Messina. He's a guy whose palatial estate may be large enough to contain his ego: he was a lead designer at this start-up called Google. In fact, he was one of the user experience masterminds behind... [PRNewser]

European Parliament Goes After Google for Antitrust - Posted December 2, 2014
Google has faced a number of claims that it is monopolizing the Internet. It has also faced claims of unfair competition in relation to Android, and for several years there have been ... [SocialTimes.com]

No Google Doodle For World AIDS Day? - Posted December 1, 2014
Social media is abuzz with #WORLDAIDSDAY. News organizations are covering the disease and telling the stories of those affected. Memorials for those who have died from AIDS are being passed around. Health organizations are tweeting great infographics about HIV prevention and medications and urging people to go out and get tested.... [SocialTimes.com]

THANKSGIVING: What Are U.S. Facebook Users Thankful for? - Posted November 27, 2014
The Facebook Data Science Team marked ... [AllFacebook]

Morning Media Newsfeed: 16 Million Watch Ferguson Grand Jury | Orman to Leave CNBC - Posted November 26, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: 16 Million Watch Ferguson Grand Jury | Orman to Leave CNBC - Posted November 26, 2014
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Max Schrems, Europe Versus Facebook Take Aim at Safe Harbor Agreement Between U.S., EU - Posted November 21, 2014
Austrian law student Max Schrems and his ... [AllFacebook]

Bing Searches Have Increased Nearly 50% in Europe - Posted November 20, 2014
[caption id="attachment_207219" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Who uses Bing? Europeans, apparently...[/caption] As consumers spend more time online, digital advertising grows as well. With the increases in search engine and social network use comes increased revenue and a number of other benefits. According to a ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Shuttle Bus Drivers Vote to Join Teamsters Local 853 - Posted November 20, 2014
Look for the union label: The drivers of Fac... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's HHVM Helps WP Engine's New Mercury Platform Run 5.6X Faster - Posted November 20, 2014
Facebook's HipHop Virtual Machine continues to help software and platforms outside of the social network drastically increase their speeds, as ... [AllFacebook]

VIDEOS: Data @Scale Boston - Posted November 17, 2014
Facebook hosted Data @Scale Boston... [AllFacebook]

Pinterest Doubles Its Male User Base - Posted November 13, 2014
Pinterest, the social network that skews heavily female, has doubled its male user base in the past year, reports GigaOm. Earlier this year, the social image-sharing platform ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter's Future | Taylor Swift on Instagram - Posted November 13, 2014
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YouTube Music Streaming Service Launches in Beta - Posted November 12, 2014
YouTube music has faced some challenges lately; the company lost its product manager over the summer and had disagreements with indie music labels. While news of the product ... [SocialTimes.com]

2015 Breakthrough Prizes Winners Announced - Posted November 12, 2014
The winners of the 2015 Breakthroug... [AllFacebook]

Veteran & Pinterest Executive Don Faul Talks Leadership at 'Got Your 6' - Posted November 11, 2014
What better way to celebrate veterans during today's holiday than hear their stories and salute their bravery? Last week we attended an empowering Got Your 6 event at HBO's office in midtown Manhattan. In the military, "Got your six" means "I've got your back." The initiative helps squash negative misconceptions and myths... [MediaJobsDaily]

Why Facebook Needs to Focus on the Phone Call - Posted November 10, 2014
Facebook is now a mobile company, but it's neglecting the most valuable part of mobile marketing: the inbound phone call. In its ... [AllFacebook]

Eric Schmidt Finally Explains How Google Works - Posted November 6, 2014
The animated video that Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt shared on (of course) Google+ this morning is really a piece of content marketing promoting his new book How Google Works, written with the help of advisor/former SVP of Products Jonathan Rosenberg and Director of Executive Communi... [PRNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: TV News Covers Republican Sweep | Time Inc. Revenue Up - Posted November 5, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: TV News Covers Republican Sweep | Time Inc. Revenue Up - Posted November 5, 2014
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CNBC Survey Respondents Trash Facebook - Posted November 4, 2014
Respondents to a recent survey conducted by ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Accounts for Nearly 60% of Social Logins [Infographic] - Posted October 31, 2014
Gigya, a provider of social identity management tools, released it's Q3 2014 social logins report this week and the results weren't all that surprising. Facebook is still dominating social logins, Yahoo is still declining and Google actually dropped a few points for the first time in over a year. Facebook is still... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Drives 25% of All Social Referral Traffic Online - Posted October 30, 2014
Shareaholic released its Q3 2014 social traffic report this week, demonstrating the staying power of Facebook and how much Pinterest is gaining on the industry leader. Indeed, Facebook deli... [SocialTimes.com]

Ebola Content Added to Internet.org App - Posted October 28, 2014
Content related to the Ebola virus has been added to the ... [AllFacebook]

Acting on Facebook Referral, FTC Gets Federal Court to Shut Down Scam Support Outfit Pairsys - Posted October 27, 2014
Acting on a referral from Facebook, the Federal Trade Commission announced Friday that at the commission's requ... [AllFacebook]

Google Introduces USB Encryption Device - Posted October 24, 2014
Privacy has become paramount in the minds of users, as well as tech companies. Last year, Google chairman Eric Schmidt noted that encryption was the only real way to keep user data out of the hands of governments. With the ... [SocialTimes.com]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Ben Bradlee Dies at 93 | Pew Finds Partisan News Consumption - Posted October 22, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Ben Bradlee Dies at 93 | Pew Finds Partisan News Consumption - Posted October 22, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: CBS Launches Web Service | Guardian Accuses Whisper of Tracking - Posted October 17, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: CBS Launches Web Service | Guardian Accuses Whisper of Tracking - Posted October 17, 2014
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Social Media Newsfeed: Apple Announcement | Whisper Controversy - Posted October 17, 2014
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Social Media Newsfeed: Tech Firms Offer Egg Freezing | Google Takes on Amazon - Posted October 15, 2014
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Google Helpouts: The Virtual Future of Healthcare - Posted October 14, 2014
The healthcare industry has started to attract the focus of technology and new media companies. New startups are entering the industry, and ... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Receives More than 1,000 'Right to Be Forgotten' Requests Every Day - Posted October 14, 2014
There you are (not)! Update on Google's forced European "Right to Be Forgotten" experiment: it's going strong with no signs of slowing down. Since the law became official in May, ... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Snapchat Leak | YouTube in New York - Posted October 14, 2014
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How Facebook Maintains Its Security-Aware Culture - Posted October 13, 2014
As part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Facebook se... [AllFacebook]

How Facebook Maintains Its Security-Aware Culture - Posted October 13, 2014
As part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Facebook se... [Lost Remote]

Social Media Newsfeed: Edward Snowden on Social Media | Twitter ISIS Threats - Posted October 13, 2014
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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]

VIDEOS: Facebook's @Scale 2014, Web Track - Posted October 7, 2014
Facebook held its @Scale 2014 conference in San Francisco Sept. 15, and software engineer Tom Occhino shared ... [Lost Remote]

VIDEOS: Facebook's @Scale 2014, Web Track - Posted October 7, 2014
Facebook held its @Scale 2014 conference in San Francisco Sept. 15, and software engineer Tom Occhino shared ... [AllFacebook]

How Google+ Communities Helped Neila Rey Find Her Inner Super Hero - Posted October 7, 2014
Neila Rey (pictured above) was in free-flow, wondering what to do with her life. After spending 10 years as a web developer and a graphic designer, she grew tired of seeing her ideas picked apart to the point of being unrecognizable. When she heard that Google was starting a social network, she... [SocialTimes.com]

How Google+ Communities Helped Neila Rey Find Her Inner Super Hero - Posted October 7, 2014
Neila Rey (pictured above) was in free-flow, wondering what to do with her life. After spending 10 years as a web developer and a graphic designer, she grew tired of seeing her ideas picked apart to the point of being unrecognizable. When she heard that Google was starting a social network, she... [AllFacebook]

What Does The Death Of Google Authorship Mean For Your Brand? - Posted October 7, 2014
Peter LaMotte is a senior vice president at LEVICK and chair of the firm's Digital Communications Practice. He is also a contributing author to LEVICK Daily, where he routinely writes about social media marketing and online reputation management.... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook WhatsApp Acquisition | LinkedIn Profile Views - Posted October 7, 2014
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Google Europe De-Activates Handful of New York Times Articles - Posted October 6, 2014
In the summer of 1998, the New York Times introduced something called "Roar of the Crowd." The goal, the paper explained, was to describe cultural events "through their audiences' experiences." Perhaps someone from the audience quoted in Peter Appl... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Google Europe De-Activates Handful of New York Times Articles - Posted October 6, 2014
In the summer of 1998, the New York Times introduced something called "Roar of the Crowd." The goal, the paper explained, was to describe cultural events "through their audiences' experiences." Perhaps someone from the audience quoted in Peter Appl... [FishbowlNY]

Kung Fu Panda: Google Quietly Released Another Content Killer Update - Posted October 3, 2014
PR professionals that belong to integrated agencies, listen up! You hear that? It was a big Google update that whizzed right by you. Less than four months after we spo... [PRNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: NBC Freelancer Diagnosed With Ebola | Disney Re-Ups Iger - Posted October 3, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: NBC Freelancer Diagnosed With Ebola | Disney Re-Ups Iger - Posted October 3, 2014
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Social Media Newsfeed: Reddit Funding | LinkedIn Pulse - Posted October 1, 2014
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Google+ is the Social Underpinning for All Things Google - Posted September 30, 2014
Over the past couple months, Google has made lots of changes, which has resulted in lots of speculation about the future of Google+. The popular opinion is that Google+ is a ghost town and that the recent changes will lead to the shuttering of the ... [AllFacebook]

Google+ is the Social Underpinning for All Things Google - Posted September 30, 2014
Over the past couple months, Google has made lots of changes, which has resulted in lots of speculation about the future of Google+. The popular opinion is that Google+ is a ghost town and that the recent changes will lead to the shuttering of the ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Netflix's First Movie | Hong Kong Protests - Posted September 30, 2014
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Social Media Newsfeed: Ello Outage | Facebook Ads - Posted September 29, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Shareholders OK DirecTV Sale | FAA Allows Drones for Film - Posted September 26, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Shareholders OK DirecTV Sale | FAA Allows Drones for Film - Posted September 26, 2014
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Will Facebook Announce New Atlas Advertising Platform at Advertising Week 2014? - Posted September 23, 2014
After Ad Age broke the ... [AllFacebook]

Will Facebook Announce New Atlas Advertising Platform at Advertising Week 2014? - Posted September 23, 2014
After Ad Age broke the ... [Lost Remote]

Top Google Comms Exec Heads to Snapchat - Posted September 22, 2014
Seems Snapchat was well aware of its own shortcomings on the messaging front: the not-quite-disappearing message app company has hired Jill Hazelbaker, former senior director of corporate comms an... [PRNewser]

A B2B Marketer's Guide to Using Google+ [Infographic] - Posted September 19, 2014
Megan M. Ritter is an online journalist and entrepreneur who loves helping put together infographics. In addition to covering B2B marketing trends, her writing also covers business communications, globalization, virtual technology and social media. It can seem like Facebook and Twitter have everything wrapped up when it comes to social media.... [SocialTimes.com]

Morning Media Newsfeed: ISIS Holds Another Journalist | Glasser Named Politico Editor - Posted September 19, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: ISIS Holds Another Journalist | Glasser Named Politico Editor - Posted September 19, 2014
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Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Unveils Media Page | Measuring ROI - Posted September 17, 2014
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Social Media Newsfeed: Google User Data | Sidewalk for People on Smartphones - Posted September 16, 2014
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TODO: Facebook Spearheads Launch of Open-Source Collaboration - Posted September 15, 2014
Facebook announced at its @Scale 2014 conference in San Francisco Monday that it teamed up with companies including ... [AllFacebook]

Senator Blasts Zuckerberg, FWD.us in Speech - Posted September 12, 2014
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, had some strong words for Facebo... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Ads | No Social Media on 9/11 - Posted September 12, 2014
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How To Get Your Business Started on Google Plus - A Detailed Guide - Posted September 10, 2014
Jawad Khan is a digital marketing consultant, a certified inbound marketer and a professional freelance blogger. Follow him on his blog, Writing My Destiny, Google+ a... [SocialTimes.com]

The Problem With Privacy Is How We Define It - Posted September 5, 2014
More than half of Internet users in the U.S. are on social media. And while many people are concerned about their privacy, sharing our information on platforms like Facebook is the price we pay for being connected to our friends and family around the globe. According to Jean Dobey, CEO of Virtual... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Networking Has Officially Gone Mainstream - Posted September 2, 2014
It's official: Social networking is mainstream. What used to be the realm of teens and college students has matured, and is now a part of even the lives of senior citizens. While millennials still lead in social network use, more than half of those over 65 use social media, according to... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Removes Authorship From Search Results - Posted August 29, 2014
Yesterday, Google announced that it would stop showing authorship information in the search results. This news may be a bit of a surprise for those who did the work to implement authorship over the years. But it turns out, this particular tool from Google simpl... [SocialTimes.com]

Is the Government More Trustworthy than Facebook? - Posted August 27, 2014
Why the mistrust? Yet another survey... [Lost Remote]

Is the Government More Trustworthy than Facebook? - Posted August 27, 2014
Why the mistrust? Yet another survey... [AllFacebook]

Three Things Employers Want to See When They Google You - Posted August 26, 2014
Have you Googled yourself lately? Seriously. Employers are certainly doing it during the recruiting process and while they're looking for various red flags (keg stands, anyone?), they're also looking for a few key things to show you're a stellar candidate. Here are a few of them, courtesy of a post from ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Amazon Acquires Twitch for $970 Million - Posted August 26, 2014
Amazon has acquired Twitch, ending months of speculation about Google courting the video streaming company. The purchase is for a... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Reveals Agenda for @Scale 2014 - Posted August 25, 2014
Facebook released the agenda for its @Scale 2014 conferenc... [AllFacebook]

Update to Facebook Messenger for iOS Prevents Scammers from Forcing iPhones to Place Calls - Posted August 25, 2014
Facebook is rolling out an update to its Messenger application for iOS to protect us... [AllFacebook]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Journalist Freed in Syria | WaPo Editorials Stop Using 'Redskins' - Posted August 25, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Journalist Freed in Syria | WaPo Editorials Stop Using 'Redskins' - Posted August 25, 2014
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Pinterest Goes Beyond Digital Scrapbooking to Enabling Aspirations - Posted August 22, 2014
Pinterest has become a social media darling of late, with a host of new features and a $5 billion valuation. For a long time though, the startup was dismissed as a digital scrapbook. More recently, the site has been pegged as a visual search e... [SocialTimes.com]

The Social and Tech Firms With the Best Company Culture - Posted August 22, 2014
Glassdoor has released its top 25 companies for culture and values, and social media and tech companies made a good showing on the list. Twitter topped the list for 2014, with a 4.5 culture and values rating. The ranking relies on employee ratings from the past year. Eighty-two percent of Twitter employees... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Is No. 5 on Glassdoor's Top 25 Companies for Culture & Values - Posted August 22, 2014
Facebook placed fifth on the 2014 list of Top 25 Compani... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Photos of Deceased on Twitter | Organic Post Engagement - Posted August 20, 2014
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Tech Giants Can Handle Their Own Mergers and Acquisitions Now - Posted August 18, 2014
A New York Times piece published over th... [PRNewser]

Twitch Silences Archived Video - Posted August 8, 2014
Twitch, the online video streaming service, has been growing rapidly in recent years. And now amid rumors of a takeover by YouTube, Twitch has made some odd choices for how the site is going to deal with ... [SocialTimes.com]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Bloomberg Cancels Hunt | CNN Politics Makes Cuts - Posted August 8, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Bloomberg Cancels Hunt | CNN Politics Makes Cuts - Posted August 8, 2014
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New Google Font Noto Aims to Represent All Languages - Posted August 7, 2014
Google transformed online search to build its brand, prioritizing digital access for consumers across the globe. Then came Google Glass, which acc... [SocialTimes.com]

Former BlackBerry Messenger Lead Andrew Bocking Named Internet.org App Product Manager - Posted August 7, 2014
Andrew Bocking, who led the BlackBerry Messenger effort for BlackBerry before leaving that company in February, joined Facebook as produ... [AllFacebook]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Fox, Time Warner Issue Earnings | Coulson Charged With Perjury - Posted August 7, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Fox, Time Warner Issue Earnings | Coulson Charged With Perjury - Posted August 7, 2014
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The Rumor Mill Targets Google - Posted August 5, 2014
With Google's prestige often comes a lot of criticism -- and conjecture. Everyone wants to know what the company's next move is and what the latest move means. But without confirmation, how much validity is there to reports that YouTube is acquiring Twitch, or that Google is dismantling the Google+ integration? ... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Removes 'Bomb Gaza' Game from App Store After Backlash - Posted August 5, 2014
What could possibly be offensive about a mobile game that makes light of the bloody and ongoing Israeli/Palestinian conflict by encouraging bored Android and tablet users to drop animated explosives on Gaza, where over 1,800 real, human Palestinians have been kil... [PRNewser]

Roy Sekoff of HuffPost Live: 'We Set Out to Expand the Definition of Social TV' - Posted August 5, 2014
"I wake up most mornings simultaneously terrified and inspired," Roy Sekoff, President and co-creator of HuffPost Live, told Lost Remote. Why? Because the TV and digital ... [Lost Remote]

Social Media Newsfeed: $6M LinkedIn Settlement | Facebook for Windows Phone Updated - Posted August 5, 2014
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Gmail Image Scanner Helps Apprehend Sex Offender - Posted August 4, 2014
A Houston man was arrested for possession of child pornography, after Google Mail detected images of child porn in his personal email correspondence. After Google notified Houston police, a search warrant was obtained in order to find more alarming evidence. The user was a registered sex offender with a collection of... [SocialTimes.com]

What Happens in a Google Minute? [Infographic] - Posted August 1, 2014
Google is deeply embedded into the Web. So much so that when the search servers were down for five minutes last April, Internet traffic dropped 40 percent. That's power -- the kind that can make or break a business. We've explored what happens in a minute on the Internet and what happens... [SocialTimes.com]

Internet.org App to Debut in Zambia - Posted July 31, 2014
Zambia may seem like an odd choice for the site of an application's launch, but it makes p... [AllFacebook]

You Can Now Google 'America's Got Talent' to Save Your Favorite Contestants - Posted July 30, 2014
Last night, NBC's hit show 'America's Got Talent,' began to incorporate voting and instant save in a new way: Google Search. The show is partnering with Google ... [Lost Remote]

Facebook Stomps the Competition as a Driver of Referral Traffic - Posted July 25, 2014
Despite the panic over Facebook's supposed impending demise and the decline in organic reach, the social network still drives the most traffic of all the top social networks. According to the ... [SocialTimes.com]

Morning Media Newsfeed: WaPo Reporter Detained in Iran | Bloomberg Hires Topolsky - Posted July 25, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: WaPo Reporter Detained in Iran | Bloomberg Hires Topolsky - Posted July 25, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Major Changes Hit Conde Nast | MTP May Oust Gregory - Posted July 24, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Major Changes Hit Conde Nast | MTP May Oust Gregory - Posted July 24, 2014
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Italy Gives Google 18 Months to Change Data Protocols - Posted July 23, 2014
Regulators in Italy say Google failed to adequately disclose its treatment of data to Italian citizens, and have given the company 18 months to comply with a series of new measures. The new rules include users' prior consent when their data is being used for commercial purposes and a two-month deadline... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Analysts Say Google is Best Placed for Mobile Growth - Posted July 22, 2014
After Google Inc. posted its 18th straight quarter of 20 percent-plus revenue growth, analysts said the company was best placed for growth from mobile, wearables, increased local advertising and the "Internet of things." Google's second-quarter revenue rose 22 percent to $15.96 billion, higher than the $15.61 billion expected by analy... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Rolls Back Controversial 'Real Name' Requirement - Posted July 17, 2014
Since Google+ went live three years ago, Google has pursued aggressive integration. However, the "real name" requirement didn't go over well, and when it reached YouTube, it had some pretty disastrous results. Google recently ... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Navigates a Euro-Regulation Minefield - Posted July 16, 2014
Google is the most dominant search engine in the market. Given this lofty position, the company frequently comes under fire from regulators and ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: LinkedIn Acquires Newsle | Colbert Books NYC Mayor Over Twitter - Posted July 15, 2014
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Babak Parviz, Creator of Google Glass, Leaves Google for Amazon - Posted July 14, 2014
Babak Parviz, the Googler who led the Google Glass project, has left the company to join Amazon. His last day at the search giant was Friday. Parviz was pr... [SocialTimes.com]

Morning Media Newsfeed: SI Scores LeBron James Scoop | The View Considers Cupp - Posted July 14, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: SI Scores LeBron James Scoop | The View Considers Cupp - Posted July 14, 2014
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Social Media Newsfeed: Aereo Forging Ahead | BBC Turns to Facebook in Thailand - Posted July 10, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Coulson Gets 18 Months | SiriusXM Fires Opie & Anthony's Cumia - Posted July 7, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Coulson Gets 18 Months | SiriusXM Fires Opie & Anthony's Cumia - Posted July 7, 2014
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Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Removes Image | YouTube Shaming Internet Providers - Posted July 7, 2014
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REPORT: 2Q Rebound For Facebook In Social Logins - Posted July 3, 2014
Facebook reversed a trend of six consecutive quarters of declining market share in social logins, posting a 1.5 percent gain in the second quarter of 2014, according to customer-profile-management technology provider ... [AllFacebook]

Morning Media Newsfeed: USA Loss Draws 22 Million | WSJ Cuts Newsroom Staff - Posted July 3, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: USA Loss Draws 22 Million | WSJ Cuts Newsroom Staff - Posted July 3, 2014
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REPORT: Facebook, Google To Represent 15% Of Total Ad Market In 2016 - Posted July 2, 2014
Facebook and Google combined w... [AllFacebook]

Mindy Kaling Helps Google Teach Girls to Code - Posted July 2, 2014
Pic via Taylor Hill/Filmmagic for Google We're all aware that the tech world faces a gender balance issue that is much more than just a simple "public relations problem". We recently posted on a coming documentary ... [PRNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Google Buys Songza | MSNBC Holds Second Place - Posted July 2, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Google Buys Songza | MSNBC Holds Second Place - Posted July 2, 2014
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PR Newswire Will No Longer Tolerate Your Spam - Posted June 30, 2014
While The Associated Press announced its plans to use robots to create financial press releases today, PR Newswire went in the (sort of) opposite direction last week with ... [AgencySpy]

PR Newswire Will No Longer Tolerate Your Spam - Posted June 30, 2014
While The Associated Press announced its plans to use robots to create financial press releases today, PR Newswire went in the (sort of) opposite direction last week with ... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: New YouTube Features | Facebook Ads - Posted June 27, 2014
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Three Years of Google+: Deep Integration and SEO Signal Boosting [Infographic] - Posted June 26, 2014
Facebook turned 10 in February, Twitter turned eight in May, and on June 28th Google+... [AllFacebook]

Three Years of Google+: Deep Integration and SEO Signal Boosting [Infographic] - Posted June 26, 2014
Facebook turned 10 in February, Twitter turned eight in May, and on June 28th Google+... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook World Cup Check-Ins | Google+ Evolution - Posted June 26, 2014
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Google Employees May Need Children to Get Parents a Day Off - Posted June 25, 2014
Just when you thought this was the best place on Earth to work... Google has become the perennial best place to work on the planet. Sure, Disney has perks with that six-foot-tall rat walking around in a field of tinsel and ma... [PRNewser]

Google Rules the Lobbying Roost in D.C. - Posted June 23, 2014
We all know that Google is powerful--but a new Politico story goes into a bit more detail about how powerful. As for the why behind the company... [PRNewser]

Google and Shapeways Collaborate to Encourage Girls to Code - Posted June 23, 2014
(TechInsider) Google has now partnered with 3D printing company Shapeways to encourage girls to code and learn about 3D printing technology. Pete Weijmarshausen, CEO of Shapeways, says the main objective of 'Made with Code' is to encourage girls to code and ultimately print a product they've created with a Shapeways 3d... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Google's Project Loon to Bring Balloon-Powered Internet to the Entire World - Posted June 23, 2014
Last year, Google introduced Project Loon, a program that aims to provide Internet access to the rural and remote areas that make up two-thirds of the world's population. The project uses balloons... [SocialTimes.com]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Handler to Host Netflix Show | NYT, WaPo, Mozilla Team Up - Posted June 20, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Handler to Host Netflix Show | NYT, WaPo, Mozilla Team Up - Posted June 20, 2014
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Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Shakeup | New LinkedIn App - Posted June 20, 2014
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INFOGRAPHIC: R.I.P., Facebook User ... Now What? - Posted June 19, 2014
Facebook may have more than 1.28 billion monthly active users, but ... [AllFacebook]

Ogilvy Cannes Study: Behold the Power of Word of Mouth - Posted June 19, 2014
Can you hear my brand now? A new study by Ogilvy, Google and ... [PRNewser]

Ogilvy Cannes Study: Behold the Power of Word of Mouth - Posted June 19, 2014
Can you hear my brand now? A new study by Ogilvy, Google and ... [AgencySpy]

REPORT: Facebook's Focus On Direct-Response Advertising, And Its Impact On Revenue - Posted June 19, 2014
How will Facebook's announcement last Thursday that it will ... [AllFacebook]

Google Now Ready to Begin 'Forgetting' Europeans - Posted June 19, 2014
Last month, several of our favorite PR experts weighed in on a European Union court's decision to force Google to consider "forgetting" individual Europeans when their search re... [PRNewser]

Apps Poised to Overtake Search for Mobile Ads - Posted June 18, 2014
eMarketer is predicting that Google's mobile search advertising shares will drop from 68.5 percent in 2013 to 65.7 percent (following a drop from 82.8 percent in 2012). As more specialized and alternative sources of information present themselves to m... [SocialTimes.com]

How 'Exposed' Are You? Social Media-Powered Statement Dress Grows Transparent - Posted June 18, 2014
A common topic of conversation in the political, PR, and marketing spheres is the increasingly-delicate balance between "sharing" on social media and beco... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Releases Slingshot | Snapchat Adds Our Story - Posted June 18, 2014
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Which Apps Are Accessing Your Facebook Account? MyPermissions Updates Android App - Posted June 16, 2014
Security outfit MyPermissions released ... [AllFacebook]

Abine Helps Users Tell Facebook, 'DoNotTrackMe' - Posted June 16, 2014
Privacy software provider Abine is targeting Facebook users who were upset by its ... [AllFacebook]

What You Need to Know About Panda 4.0 - Posted June 13, 2014
When Google released its Panda 4.0 algorithm update in May, the company claimed that it was all about improving search results and eliminating "thin" content from top rankings. Yet some sensibly asked whether the move was all about ... [PRNewser]

Cloud Computing: Google Says Docker Shares its Vision - Posted June 13, 2014
The future of personalization is cloud computing, with the Linux open-source operating system underpinning the servers that drive the Internet. Docker, an open-source software project, repackages Linux technology and server operating systems like Sun Microsystems' Solaris into open-source software that moves product seamlessly from machine to mac... [SocialTimes.com]

3D Systems On Track to Develop High-Speed Printing Platform for Google - Posted June 12, 2014
(Investors.com) 3D Systems told analysts it is on track in developing a high-speed printing platform for Google's Project Ara, a modular smartphone expected to be launched in 2015. Google unveiled Project Ara, aimed at manu... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Social Media Newsfeed: Pinterest Guided Search for Web | TweetDeck Restored - Posted June 12, 2014
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Google Announces Winner of Doodle 4 Google Competition - Posted June 9, 2014
Today, Google announced the winner of its 7th annual Doodle 4 Google competition, which asks kids K-12 to draw a Google doodle of their own inventions to make the world a better place. This year's national winner is 11-year-old Audrey Zhang of New York, who invented a "transformative water purifier." "I... [SocialTimes.com]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Pakistan Suspends News Channel | Watterson Returns - Posted June 9, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Pakistan Suspends News Channel | Watterson Returns - Posted June 9, 2014
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Social Media Newsfeed: Tony Awards and Social Media | Facebook Event for Sociologists - Posted June 9, 2014
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Facebook Content With Hashtags Added To Google Search Results? - Posted June 6, 2014
Google appears to have incorporated Facebook ... [AllFacebook]

No Logging Into Flickr Via Facebook After June 30 - Posted June 6, 2014
Yahoo is continuing its ... [AllFacebook]

How to Increase Engagement on Google+ [Infographic] - Posted June 5, 2014
With more than 300 million active users, Google+ has become the second largest social network with some analysts predicting Google+ overtaking Facebook in 2016. Google+ already generates nearly as much engagement per follower as Facebook, and twice as much as Twitter. And Google+ refers the most "quality" traffic. Thus, moving beyond simple shares... [SocialTimes.com]

Fark Drives 10 Times More Traffic Than Google+ - Posted June 4, 2014
It can be tricky to nail down what the top social networks are. Companies use different metrics, and the truth doesn't always appear readily. So how big is Pinterest? What's Twitter's growth rate? A... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Creates 'Right to be Forgotten' Application for Europeans - Posted May 30, 2014
In compliance with a recent ... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Tops Apple On 'Most Valuable Brand' List - Posted May 27, 2014
The 2014 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brand analysis has declared Google the most valuable brand in the world... [PRNewser]

ANNUAL MEETING: Facebook's Community Initiatives - Posted May 23, 2014
Facebook described its efforts to help improve the San Francisco Bay area and Silicon Valley in response to a question at its ... [Lost Remote]

ANNUAL MEETING: Jesse Jackson Urges Facebook To Add Minorities To Board, C-Suite - Posted May 23, 2014
The Rev. Jesse Jackson urged Facebook to include minorities on its board of directors in a brief speech prior to the question-and-an... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Is No. 3 On Glassdoor's Top 25 Companies For Compensation & Benefits - Posted May 23, 2014
Facebook finished at No. 3 overall and No. 2 among the 12 tech companies included in the list of Top 25 Compani... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Mike Hudack On The State Of The Media: 'Someone Should Fix This Shit' - Posted May 22, 2014
Facebook has launched several initiatives aimed at boosting media companies' presence on the social network thus far in 2014 -- ... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Engagement Optimization 'Isn't The Best Bet' For Facebook Advertisers - Posted May 22, 2014
How important is engagement with Facebook ... [Lost Remote]

Google+ Enables Auto Awesome Stories and Movies - Posted May 20, 2014
[caption id="attachment_148969" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Director of product management at Google Anil Sabharwal shares his family's vacation via a Google+ Story.[/caption] Collecting photos and videos online ... [SocialTimes.com]

Google+ Enables Auto Awesome Stories and Movies - Posted May 20, 2014
[caption id="attachment_148969" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Director of product management at Google Anil Sabharwal shares his family's vacation via a Google+ Story.[/caption] Collecting photos and videos online ... [AllFacebook]

EFF Report: Facebook Has Your Back - Posted May 20, 2014
The Electronic Frontier Foundation released its 2014 ... [AllFacebook]

Morning Media Newsfeed: YouTube to Acquire Twitch | Abramson Speaks | Pilhofer to Guardian - Posted May 20, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: YouTube to Acquire Twitch | Abramson Speaks | Pilhofer to Guardian - Posted May 20, 2014
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Does the EU's 'Right to Be Forgotten' Go Too Far? - Posted May 19, 2014
Last week, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that a 36-word article from 1998 describing Spanish man Mario Costeja Gonz lez' social-security debts and subsequent repossession of his home ... [SocialTimes.com]

App Links: Facebook's Proposal For Routing Traffic Between Apps Explained - Posted May 16, 2014
Two weeks ago, Facebook announced App Links, a propos... [AllFacebook]

7 PR Experts Weigh in on Google/EU Reputation Ruling - Posted May 15, 2014
You might be forgiven for dismissing the EU's "right to be forgotten" judgment against Google as "a European thing", but it has widespread imp... [AgencySpy]

7 PR Experts Weigh in on Google/EU Reputation Ruling - Posted May 15, 2014
You might be forgiven for dismissing the EU's "right to be forgotten" judgment against Google as "a European thing", but it has widespread imp... [PRNewser]

Adobe Debuts Updated Media Optimizer, New Analytics Features, Experience Manager Communities - Posted May 14, 2014
Adobe added to its already-robust social marketing offerings with several announcem... [AllFacebook]

Morning Media Newsfeed: ECJ Tackles Web Records | ABC Pitches Brands | FCC Faces Protests - Posted May 14, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: ECJ Tackles Web Records | ABC Pitches Brands | FCC Faces Protests - Posted May 14, 2014
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Social Media Newsfeed: Yelp Reservations | New Outlook.com Features - Posted May 14, 2014
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Sheryl Sandberg, Husband Dave Goldberg Join The Giving Pledge, To Donate At Least One-Half Of Their Fortunes - Posted May 13, 2014
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and her husband, ... [AllFacebook]

Sheryl Sandberg, Husband Dave Goldberg Join The Giving Pledge, To Donate At Least One-Half Of Their Fortunes - Posted May 13, 2014
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and her husband, ... [Lost Remote]

YouTube: How to Amplify Your Content With Social - Posted May 13, 2014
YouTube's Creator Playbook for Brands is a guide to best practices for developing ads that will resonate with 21st-century consumers. Based on a research study of YouTube's top performing content creators, the guide is broken down into... [SocialTimes.com]

Twitter, Facebook, Google, AOL Team Up To Create TrustInAds.org - Posted May 12, 2014
Twitter wants you to be safe from deceptive and malicious online ads - so much so that they've partnered with competitors and big names in tech to bring you TrustInAds.org. Along with Facebook, Google and AOL... [AllTwitter]

3D Systems Entering Mass Production with Project Ara - Posted May 12, 2014
(3DPrintingStocks) Project Ara is Google's mission to "reinvent the smartphone." In essence, Google is launching a completely modular phone, allowing consumers full customization of features for their individualized phone. The project has obvious potential for sales of millions of these phones and 3D Systems will be manufacturing the modules for Google... [Inside 3D Printing News]

10 Fundamentals of Creative Strategy on YouTube - Posted May 12, 2014
In the Creator Playbook for Brands, Google translates the "tools and know-how developed by a generation of YouTube content creators to help brands develop ads that will resonate with 21st century consumers." The guide is comprehe... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook in Court | Snapchat Settlement - Posted May 9, 2014
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The Future of Google+ Is Social Reputation Management - Posted May 8, 2014
When Google+ creator Vic Gundotra announced his exit from Google, there was lots of speculation about the future of Google+. It's unlikely that Google is ... [SocialTimes.com]

Chris O'Neill Joins Google X - Posted May 7, 2014
[caption id="attachment_148156" align="alignright" width="132"] Chris O'Neill[/caption] Chris O'Neill, managing director of Google Canada, is heading back to the search giant's Mountain View ... [SocialTimes.com]

INFOGRAPHIC: Where Should Facebook Page Admins Turn With Google Winding Down Wildfire? - Posted May 7, 2014
Where should Facebook page administrators who had been relying on a... [AllFacebook]

Google Drive Outage Sends Students Into Panic - Posted May 6, 2014
Google Docs experienced a service disruption yesterday. I use Docs as my primary word processing program; it just makes collaborating easier than having to send ema... [SocialTimes.com]

3D Systems Using Conductive Ink for Project Ara Antennas - Posted May 5, 2014
(HotHardWare) 3D Systems is embedded with Google's Project Ara team and both groups are working together to develop the 3D printing technology for the project. 3D Systems is apparently experimenting with printing using conductive ink. That would enable the team to print items such as antennas, which is something the Project... [Inside 3D Printing News]

How Bloggers Can Avoid Google's PageRank Penalites - Posted May 2, 2014
Blogger Lisa Buben of Inspire to Thrive woke up one morning recently and found that she'd been penalized by Google and, as a result, her PageRank went from 3 to 0 overnight. "I did not have any links for sale or link schemes. So what else would cause a Google Penalty... [SocialTimes.com]

F8: Mark Zuckerberg Stresses Platform Stability, Users' Control Of Data, Gap Between Mobile Platforms - Posted April 30, 2014
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg kicked off the so... [AllFacebook]

SEO Tips from Google's Webmaster and Mythbuster Matt Cutts - Posted April 30, 2014
In this video, head of Google's Webspam team Matt Cutts offers insight into some of the most repeated SEO myths. One of the biggest? If you buy ads, you'll rank higher on Google. "There's an opposing conspiracy theory which is if you don't buy ads, you'll rank better on Google," says Cutts. Cutts... [SocialTimes.com]

The Future of Social Networks - Posted April 30, 2014
Social networks are "breaking up into multiple sites and apps that do in a scattered way what used to happen centrally," writes Mike Elgan at InfoWorld. According to Elgan, the new social model is simply... [SocialTimes.com]

REPORT: Facebook Accounts For 24% Of Mobile Referrals To News, Entertainment Sites - Posted April 29, 2014
Still not convinced that Facebook is a mobile company? According to a new ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Earnings | Facebook Business Manager - Posted April 29, 2014
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Is Google Giving Up on G+? - Posted April 28, 2014
Several recent announcements have cast doubts on the future of Google+. Google's social czar and head of G+ Vic Gundotra announced that he was stepping down on the 24th, and now there are reports that Google may be ... [SocialTimes.com]

Gundotra's Departure Raises Questions About the Future of Google+ - Posted April 28, 2014
Head of social at Google and Google+ creator Vic Gundotra has announced that it's "time for a new journey" and that he is leaving the company. Gundotra has been with Google for nearly eight years and has driven the company's social network, Google+, since i... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Pinterest Search | Facebook Newswire - Posted April 25, 2014
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1Q EARNINGS: Mark Zuckerberg Says 'Timing Matters' On HTML5 - Posted April 24, 2014
Despite Facebook's move away from HTML5 and toward building its own native applications, Co-Founder and CEO ... [AllFacebook]

Google's +Post Ads Amplify Content and Expand Reach - Posted April 23, 2014
After several months of pre-release brand testing, Google made +Post ads available to the public last week. Google says +Post ads "amplify your content and create conversations across the Web" with comments, shares and +1s driving engagement. Shared posts are completely interactive, meaning users can engage with content from third-party sites. A... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Reigns Supreme for Social Media Referral Traffic - Posted April 21, 2014
Shareaholic released its Q1 report on social media referral traffic, naming Facebook as the reigning king. Pinterest and StumbleUpon also made big gains, while Google+, Reddit, YouTube and LinkedIn traffic referrals remained relatively flat. According to the report, Facebook drove more than 20 percent of over... [SocialTimes.com]

REPORT: Facebook To Announce Mobile Ad Network Plans At F8 - Posted April 21, 2014
Facebook initially began testing a mobile ad network in September 2012, and it began performing a ... [AllFacebook]

When Democracy Falls From The Sky Thanks To Google And Facebook - Posted April 21, 2014
The Internet is the ideal channel through which to publish and circulate photos and videos of atrocities, and it is a place where citizens can organize to better resist and overthrow their oppressors -- that is, provided they can gain access ... [AllFacebook]

Pinterest Thrives With Rich Media and Content in Context - Posted April 18, 2014
Pinterest has been releasing and refining a slew of features, from Interests to Place Pins. All of this d... [SocialTimes.com]

Morning Media Newsfeed: ABC News, CPI Spar | FNC to Debut Daytime Ensemble | Discovery Drops U.K. Bid - Posted April 17, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: ABC News, CPI Spar | FNC to Debut Daytime Ensemble | Discovery Drops U.K. Bid - Posted April 17, 2014
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Esquire Network Facebook Fans Are 'Lucky Bastards,' As They Viewed Show's Debut Episode Early - Posted April 16, 2014
New Esquire Network series "Lucky Bastards" debuts at 10 p.m. Wednesday, but Facebook users didn't have to wait to see the first episode of the new original series, as the network posted in in three segments on its ... [Lost Remote]

YouTube Turns to Traditional Advertising to Promote Content - Posted April 16, 2014
YouTube is falling back on traditional advertising like print, television, billboards and subway wraps to promote its most popular content creators. YouTube "stars" attract a highly sought-after demographic of young viewers. But as ... [SocialTimes.com]

Why Facebook Dropped HasOffers, And Why The Mobile App-Tracking Landscape Must Be Disrupted - Posted April 16, 2014
On April 15, HasOffers and ... [AllFacebook]

Google Considers Rewarding Websites that Use Encryption - Posted April 15, 2014
Following its use of encryption in search and Gmail to counter Internet censorship and NSA snooping, Google recently stepped up its encryption efforts in China to counter the censorship system known as the Great Fir... [SocialTimes.com]

5 Things to Know About Choosing the Right Keywords - Posted April 15, 2014
The phrase is content strategy. And, whether you feel confident about it or not, my fellow flacks, this is slowly becoming your bag in PR. SEO is an ever-evolving thing. It's like watching a child actor grow up -- you know the brick wall is comi... [PRNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Pulitzers Announced | Google Buys Drone Maker | Relativity Eyes Maker Studios - Posted April 15, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Pulitzers Announced | Google Buys Drone Maker | Relativity Eyes Maker Studios - Posted April 15, 2014
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Social Media Newsfeed: Google Glass Available Today | Twitter Expands - Posted April 15, 2014
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Titan Aerospace: Targeted By Facebook, Acquired By Google - Posted April 14, 2014
Those may have been the drones Facebook was looking for, but they now belong to Google. ... [AllFacebook]

The Science of Post Length Online [Infographic] - Posted April 11, 2014
There's a magic number for the performance of social media posts, right down to the length of the URL. The key is to understand this formula, use it to boost engagement and captivate your audience, for just the right a... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Gets Green Thumbs Up From Greenpeace - Posted April 10, 2014
Facebook scored high marks in a recent repor... [AllFacebook]

Best Practices For Using Google+ as a Business [Infographic] - Posted April 9, 2014
Google+ is a ghost town isn't it? Not by a long shot. With 540 million members and 359 monthly active users, it would be foolish not to take advantage of the suite of tools that will help you connect with consumers. The folks at digital marketing agency, Milestone Internet, have put... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Pressured On Political Disclosures - Posted April 8, 2014
NorthStar Asset Management issued a rebuttal to Facebook's guidance in its Schedule 14A filing with the... [AllFacebook]

The Nature of Online Privacy is Changing - Posted April 8, 2014
With Facebook tracking the things we don't post, Google knowing what you think before you do a search and th... [SocialTimes.com]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Walters' Retirement Set | Vox.com Goes Live | Megaupload Sued - Posted April 8, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Walters' Retirement Set | Vox.com Goes Live | Megaupload Sued - Posted April 8, 2014
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72andSunny Speaks French, Explores Marseille for Google Stories - Posted April 4, 2014
How's your Google experience? You know, the immersive multimedia one. If you've ever had an uncontrollable urge to wander the streets of Marseille after dark without leaving the comfort of your own couch/balance ball/bean bag chair, then you're in luck: 72andSunny Amsterdam collaborated with the "don't be evil" guys for this ... [AgencySpy]

SURVEY: IRS, NSA, Google More Trusted With Personal Information Than Facebook - Posted April 3, 2014
The results should be taken with a grain of salt, as the survey size was only 1,003 people, but a poll conducted by ... [Lost Remote]

DataPoint: Fake YouTube App Has 53M MAUs ... And Growing - Posted April 2, 2014
When it comes to the top developers on Facebook, there are a handful that are consistently topping AppData's developer leaderboard: King.com, Zynga, ... [AllFacebook]

Shift Taps Former AOL Europe CEO Kate Burns As Managing Director, U.K. And Europe - Posted April 2, 2014
Former AOL Europe CEO Kate Burns joined social marketing platform ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: April Fool's Jokes | Instagram Likes - Posted April 2, 2014
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Mobile Users Spend 86% of Their Time in Apps, 32% Gaming, 17% in Facebook - Posted April 2, 2014
The average U.S. consumer spends two hours and 42 minutes a day on mobile devices; 86 percent of that time is spent in apps and 14 percent is spent browsing the Web. The latest stats come from Flurry, an apps analytics and ad tools marketplace for developers. Only small increases were seen... [SocialTimes.com]

No One Is Impressed by Your April Fools' Stunt - Posted April 1, 2014
Of all the groans you heard in the office today, approximately 40% were inspired by Google, which went all-out to develop a different April Fools' campaign for every single person with a wi-fi connection. Here's the best one on a subject close to our hearts: the future of marketing measurement. ... [PRNewser]

No One Is Impressed by Your April Fools' Stunt - Posted April 1, 2014
Of all the groans you heard in the office today, approximately 40% were inspired by Google, which went all-out to develop a different April Fools' campaign for every single person with a wi-fi connection. Here's the best one on a subject close to our hearts: the future of marketing measurement. ... [AgencySpy]

YouTube Offers Audience Guarantees to Lure Advertisers From TV Networks - Posted April 1, 2014
YouTube is agreeing to concessions sought by advertisers in its efforts to increase ad dollars and compete with television networks that reimburse marketers with extra ad time when viewership falls below target expectations. People familiar with the matter ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Zuckerberg's Salary | LinkedIn NSA Requests - Posted April 1, 2014
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60+ Content and Branding Strategies for Google+ [Infographic] - Posted March 31, 2014
Did you know that how-to content with multiple links receives higher engagement by way of comments and shares on Google+? Or that the recently added Explore feature acts as a social reader and makes content with hashtags more readily accessible and search friendly? In the infographic below, Copyblogger ... [SocialTimes.com]

Deirdre Davi Joins Facebook As Director Of Marketing, U.S. And Canada - Posted March 28, 2014
Facebook has a new director of marketing for the U.S. and Canada: Deirdre Davi, formerly executi... [AllFacebook]

Google Continues to Fight Back Against Government Requests - Posted March 28, 2014
Google holds a lot of our data. From extensive email records and YouTube viewing histories, to G+ social network posts and expansive search histories -- all of this data could possibly be incriminating. The company is tightening the safeguards when it comes to government data requests, and those requests are tra... [SocialTimes.com]

Can Privacy Software Keep You Safe On Facebook? - Posted March 28, 2014
Every time Facebook updates its privacy settings, more people get left behind. It's bad enou... [Lost Remote]

Social Media Newsfeed: Turkey YouTube Ban | Facebook Drones - Posted March 28, 2014
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Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Twitter Team Up On WebScaleSQL To Tackle MySQL Challenges - Posted March 27, 2014
Facebook, Google, ... [AllFacebook]

Consumer Group To Facebook, Twitter, Google: Speak French - Posted March 25, 2014
Facebook may soon be looking for some French translators, as ... [AllFacebook]

Mobile Apps and Music Piracy - Posted March 25, 2014
The music industry's global trade group, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) issued a warning about the widening scope of piracy in its annual report issued on March 18. "Mobile applications have eclipsed file-sharing services, online storage sites known as 'digital lockers' and stream-ripping software as the most wid... [SocialTimes.com]

Sheryl Sandberg: No 2008 Agreement With Google To Limit Recruiting Of Its Employees - Posted March 24, 2014
When Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg left ... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Facebook Working On Mobile Analytics - Posted March 24, 2014
Facebook's transformation into... [AllFacebook]

Mark Zuckerberg Not Pacified By White House Meeting On Government Surveillance - Posted March 24, 2014
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and five other technology executives me... [AllFacebook]

Apple Considers On-Demand Music Streaming, iTunes App for Android - Posted March 22, 2014
As download music sales deteriorate and revenue from streaming services grow, Apple is considering an on-demand streaming service that would rival Spotify and Beats Music. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Privacy Groups Respond To WhatsApp Founder/CEO Jan Koum's Blog Post With Updated FTC Filing - Posted March 21, 2014
The Electronic Privacy Information Center and the Center for Digital Democracy -- which filed a ... [AllFacebook]

New Gmail Extension Allows You to Be Even More OCD Over Pitches - Posted March 21, 2014
So last month while we were sleeping, Google released a new Chrome/Gmail extension called Streak that allows you to see when recipients read your outgoing email... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Mobile Ad Share Up | Flappy Bird to Fly Again - Posted March 20, 2014
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REPORT: Facebook To Account For 21.7% Of Global Mobile Ad Market In 2014 - Posted March 19, 2014
Market-research outfit ... [AllFacebook]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Viacom, Google Settle | KOMO Helicopter Crash | CNN Ratings Surge - Posted March 19, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Viacom, Google Settle | KOMO Helicopter Crash | CNN Ratings Surge - Posted March 19, 2014
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Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook DeepFace Software | Pandora Ups Premium Price - Posted March 19, 2014
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Lawsuit Alleges Google Violates Anti-Wiretapping Law, Data-Mines Gmail Users - Posted March 19, 2014
Students who use Google's Apps for Education are accusing the company of violating the Wiretap Act, ... [SocialTimes.com]

Google, Viacom Settle Copyright Infringement Case - Posted March 18, 2014
Google and Viacom have settled their seven-year legal battle. The terms of the settlement are undisclosed. The case was brought by Viacom, which alleged that YouTube was engaged in "brazen" copyright infringement by allowing users to upload content ... [SocialTimes.com]

Wildfire's Google Integration Shows Shift in Social Media Marketing - Posted March 17, 2014
When Google acquired social media marketing platform Wildfire in 2012, the stated goal was to improve Google's social media marketing capabilities. Wildfire recently announced that it was focusing on full Google integration. While originally... [SocialTimes.com]

Chronicle Pair Offer Visiting Journalists a Ten-Step Article Template - Posted March 11, 2014
New York magazine recently wondered - "Is San Francisco New York?" From that west coast city, San Francisco Chronicle pop culture critic Peter Hartlaub and staff writer Joe Garofoli today offer up the cheekiest of commentary-r... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Chronicle Pair Offer Visiting Journalists a Ten-Step Article Template - Posted March 11, 2014
New York magazine recently wondered - "Is San Francisco New York?" From that west coast city, San Francisco Chronicle pop culture critic Peter Hartlaub and staff writer Joe Garofoli today offer up the cheekiest of commentary-r... [FishbowlNY]

In the Deep Link Ad Game, Google Scrambles to Keep Up with Facebook - Posted March 10, 2014
Indexing AppURL links within mobile apps lets people search for content on mobile apps in ways similar to Web searches. Google, for example, is suggesting that companies use deep... [SocialTimes.com]

Are We Certain Facebook Is Doomed, Vivek Wadhwa? - Posted March 7, 2014
Vivek Wadhwa, a research professor at ... [Lost Remote]

Are We Certain Facebook Is Doomed, Vivek Wadhwa? - Posted March 7, 2014
Vivek Wadhwa, a research professor at ... [AllFacebook]

Yahoo Wants to Be a Serious Player In Social Logins - Posted March 6, 2014
Social logins have become increasingly important as a way for consumers to easily identify themselves on the Web. While Facebook has long been the dominant player, Google has seen some significant gains recently. According to data from Gigya, a provider of social identity management solut... [SocialTimes.com]

UPDATED: Facebook, Instagram Take Aim At Transactions Involving Guns, Other Regulated Items - Posted March 5, 2014
Facebook and Instagram reacted swiftly to ... [AllFacebook]

YouTube Designer Says He Wants to Make the Site More Beautiful -- But at What Cost? - Posted March 5, 2014
There's been an increasing drive at tech companies to develop software that doesn't just solve a problem, but looks good too. Apple was one of the first companies to focus on "beautiful design," and since then, the most slick and intuitive the user interface, the better. The problem is that users... [AllFacebook]

YouTube Designer Says He Wants to Make the Site More Beautiful -- But at What Cost? - Posted March 5, 2014
There's been an increasing drive at tech companies to develop software that doesn't just solve a problem, but looks good too. Apple was one of the first companies to focus on "beautiful design," and since then, the most slick and intuitive the user interface, the better. The problem is that users... [SocialTimes.com]

Yahoo To Facebook, Google Users: Login With Yahoo - Posted March 5, 2014
Facebook and Google users will soon no longer be able to use credenti... [AllFacebook]

Microsoft Sticks with Former Clinton Flack for Top Strategic Role - Posted March 3, 2014
Microsoft isn't listening to our advice. Last week we learned that the company's new CEO Satya Nadella was supposedly close to dropping former Clin... [PRNewser]

Google and 3D Systems Developing 3D Printer for Smartphones - Posted March 3, 2014
(Engineering.com) Industry giants Google and 3D Systems have joined forces to develop a high-speed 3D printer designed specifically to print smartphones. Named project Ara, the joint venture is an ambitious plan to create an open hardware platform that will serve as the base for modular m... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Court Orders Video Down | Former Editor Stabbed | TiVo Posts Profit - Posted February 27, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Court Orders Video Down | Former Editor Stabbed | TiVo Posts Profit - Posted February 27, 2014
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Social Media Newsfeed: YouTube Anti-Muslim Film | Facebook Ad Campaigns - Posted February 27, 2014
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Demystifying The Most-Overlooked Social Network: Google+ - Posted February 26, 2014
Social Media Today recently debunked the myths surrounding Google+, which is not just another social network; rather, it re... [SocialTimes.com]

Are 'Connected Appliances' the Next Big Thing, or What? - Posted February 26, 2014
One way to bring attention to your client's burgeoning industry: sell it to Google. The company's $3.2 billion purchase of "smart home" startup Nest was the best possible PR for the push to synchronize appliances, which has yet to catch on despite all the press because it sounds a little weird. This... [PRNewser]

Google Steps Up the Fight Against Online Ad Fraud - Posted February 24, 2014
No advertiser wants to hear that their ads aren't being seen. What's even worse is to hear that your ads are being clicked and viewed by bots. Not only are you not re... [SocialTimes.com]

Killer Facebook Advertising And Marketing Strategies From Franco Puetz - Posted February 22, 2014
In our own version of ... [AllFacebook]

Killer Facebook Advertising And Marketing Strategies From Franco Puetz - Posted February 22, 2014
In our own version of ... [Lost Remote]

AddShoppers Rolls Out Facebook Retargeting Tool - Posted February 21, 2014
A new tool enabling advertisers to easily take advantage of Facebook's ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Five-Star Ratings For Places Appearing In Google Search Results? - Posted February 19, 2014
Have results from Facebook's ... [AllFacebook]

Google's Latest Press Release Tells Us How Not to Be 'Glassholes' - Posted February 19, 2014
Google feels your pain...if you include yourself among the many "normals" who find themselves annoyed or freaked out by what the Internet has decided to call "Glassholes." In order to address the fact that the few "Glass Explorers" who've been picked to ease the product into the public sphere often com... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Netflix-Time Warner Talks Stall | Syrian Girl Killed for Opening Facebook Account - Posted February 19, 2014
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How to Effectively Leverage Google+ [Infographic] - Posted February 18, 2014
Neil Patel for Quicksprout.com shared an infographic on how to gain more traffic on Google+. If the time you can spend on Google's social network is limited, Patel suggests focusing your efforts on the following: Authorship - by following these steps, you can add an image next to your search listings. Videos -... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Mobile Measurement Partner Kochava Releases Version 2.0 Of Its Platform - Posted February 18, 2014
One of Facebook's mobile measure... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Facebook Rated No. 1 By Interns - Posted February 13, 2014
Interns rated Facebook as the best company to intern with, according to the latest report from social jobs and career community ... [AllFacebook]

Christoph Niemann, RISD's Rosanne Somerson Among 'Doodle 4 Google' Contest Judges - Posted February 11, 2014
The 2013 national Doodle 4 Google winner was 17-year-old Sabrina Brady from Wisconsin. Put on your inventor... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Christoph Niemann, RISD's Rosanne Somerson Among 'Doodle 4 Google' Contest Judges - Posted February 11, 2014
The 2013 national Doodle 4 Google winner was 17-year-old Sabrina Brady from Wisconsin. Put on your inventor... [UnBeige]

WWD Keeps It Glassy for New York Fashion Week - Posted February 7, 2014
You know, we really doubted Google Glass there for a minute. Somehow, the world's nerdiest eyewear continues to score media wins: the latest is the news, announced this morning, that WWD will include a "Glass Menagerie" in its New York Fashion Week coverage. What does that mean? Here's your answer: ... [PRNewser]

Susan Wojcicki Named CEO of YouTube - Posted February 5, 2014
Susan Wojcicki, SVP of ads and commerce at Google, is taking the top spot at YouTube, reports Recode. She replaces Salar Kamangar, who will continue to work at the search giant on some yet-unnamed projects.... [AllFacebook]

Susan Wojcicki Named CEO of YouTube - Posted February 5, 2014
Susan Wojcicki, SVP of ads and commerce at Google, is taking the top spot at YouTube, reports Recode. She replaces Salar Kamangar, who will continue to work at the search giant on some yet-unnamed projects.... [SocialTimes.com]

YouTube Takes Another Step to Ensure an Authentic Audience - Posted February 5, 2014
Inflating social media statistics is a big business online. Whether it's hiring a Twitter bot army or boosting Facebook likes with click scams, the goal is the same: to appear more popular. When it comes to YouTube, artificially high ... [SocialTimes.com]

California to Google Barge: 'Get off My Lawn!' - Posted February 4, 2014
Let no one accuse Google of being humorless. In November the company responded to rumors about the mysterious barge now floating in the San Francisco bay with the following statement: "Goog... [PRNewser]

FiftyThree, Developer Of Established Paper App, Urges Facebook To Change Name Of Its New App - Posted February 3, 2014
On the same day that Facebook released Paper, its new ... [AllFacebook]

3D Systems & Google's Android Team Will Develop Project Ara Smartphone - Posted February 3, 2014
(Daily Finance) Google will sell most of its Motorola division to Lenovo for $2.91 billion. However, Google will keep the best parts of Motorola for itself, including the "vast majority" of its patent portfolio, as well as the group that houses the Project Ara smartphone. Project Ara, housed within Motorola's advanced... [Bitcoins Insider]

3D Systems & Google's Android Team Will Develop Project Ara Smartphone - Posted February 3, 2014
(Daily Finance) Google will sell most of its Motorola division to Lenovo for $2.91 billion. However, Google will keep the best parts of Motorola for itself, including the "vast majority" of its patent portfolio, as well as the group that houses the Project Ara smartphone. Project Ara, housed within Motorola's advanced... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Best and Worst Times to Post on Social Media [Infographic] - Posted February 3, 2014
All social media are not created equal. Each social network has different kinds of users and their daily activities vary. Determining when to post on social media requires that you consider your product or service and the kinds of messages relevant to your customers. A local business, for example, may find... [SocialTimes.com]

Spin the Agencies of Record - Posted January 30, 2014
Now guess which is which... Madame Tussauds Las Vegas signed local strategic consulting/PR/social firm Vox Solid Communications as its AOR. Vox wi... [PRNewser]

Why Would Google Want to Kill the Web? - Posted January 30, 2014
Is Google "killing the Web?" Medium contributor Roy Pessis seems to thinks so. His theory is that by allowing Google to dominate our Internet usage through its search features -- the Chrome browser in particular -- we're allowing Google to ... [SocialTimes.com]

Still Making Summer Plans? Deadline Nears For Google's Journalism Fellowship - Posted January 29, 2014
It's the time of year when young journalists start hearing back about their internship applications or perhaps getting worried if they haven't heard back yet. If you haven't already received and accepted an offer and made your summer plans, you still have some time to apply for one of the coolest opportunities... [TVSpy]

INFOGRAPHIC: Social Login Competition Creeping Up On Login With Facebook - Posted January 29, 2014
Much like the ... [AllFacebook]

Google Glass Almost Looks Normal Now - Posted January 28, 2014
We figured Google had to have plans to make Glass a little more palatable. When The Simpsons makes you look bad you know it's time to move, because someone wrote Sunday's jokes months ago and they still felt fresh (especially after the ... [PRNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Ezra Klein Joins Vox | Gmail Goes Down | Vargas Comes Clean - Posted January 27, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Ezra Klein Joins Vox | Gmail Goes Down | Vargas Comes Clean - Posted January 27, 2014
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14 Dos and Don'ts for Guest Blogs - Posted January 24, 2014
In the midst of all this talk of Google's "crackdown" on blog spammers, it's the perfect time for us to feature a guest post from ... [PRNewser]

PR Win: Basketball Teams Are Hyping Google Glass Now - Posted January 24, 2014
Google Glass struggled to get off the ground in 2013, and there's no doubt that the Wired "this product will never appeal to the general public" article was terrible PR. Google's still going to push it, though--and this month Glass officially entered the sports world. We're not sure who's behind PR at... [PRNewser]

Quintly Looks Back At 2013 Facebook Predictions; Offers Six For 2014 - Posted January 23, 2014
Social analytics firm Quintly looked back at its Facebook and social media predictions f... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Mobile Ad Network | Tech Firms Lobbying - Posted January 23, 2014
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Former Facebook VP Grady Burnett Added To Kenshoo's Board - Posted January 22, 2014
Former Facebook Vice President of Global Marketing Solutions Grady Burnett, w... [AllFacebook]

The Billionaires Club Welcomes Sheryl Sandberg - Posted January 21, 2014
The billionaires club welcomed a new member at the close of trading Tuesday, as Facebook Chief Operating Officer Shery... [AllFacebook]

STUDY: Facebook May Lose 80% Of User Base Between 2015 And 2017 - Posted January 21, 2014
Facebook is already experiencing some erosion in us... [Lost Remote]

STUDY: Facebook May Lose 80% Of User Base Between 2015 And 2017 - Posted January 21, 2014
Facebook is already experiencing some erosion in us... [AllFacebook]

Yahoo Still Gets Way More Traffic Than Any Other Comparable Site - Posted January 21, 2014
Go ahead and make fun of Yahoo for its many desperate attempts to stay relevant: Ask why Tumblr's traffic isn't growing ... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Martin Luther King Day Social Media Fails | Twitter Demographics - Posted January 21, 2014
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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, ... [PRNewser]

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]

Five SEO 'Secrets' for 2014 - Posted January 14, 2014
Whelp, if ever there was a secret to decipher the labyrinth of search engine optimization, that's it. There are no secrets to SEO -- only best practices. I applaud Google for one thing: The Web juggernaut is forcing PR pros, copywriters and Webheads to become better writers.... [PRNewser]

Google Deepens G+ Integration Into Gmail - Posted January 10, 2014
Google announced yet another integration between Gmail and Google+, enabling users to send emails from Gmail to anyone with a G+ account, even if you don't have their email address. This change may seem reminisc... [SocialTimes.com]

Google PR Responds 'Ugh' to San Francisco Bus Protests - Posted January 10, 2014
When you are the ubiquitous king of the mountain, you can pretty much to do whatever you want to the minions, serfs and peons trying climb up each side. Watch them, wave at them, ignore them or kick them, it doesn't really matter -- that's free enterprise. That monarch of modern-day commer... [PRNewser]

You Can Now Message Any Gmail User with Google+ - Posted January 10, 2014
Here's a mildly intriguing development: Google has been trying to set up Google+ and Gmail for some time, and now it looks like ... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Nixing Sponsored Stories | Vine App Changes - Posted January 10, 2014
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Update Lets Google+ Members Email Anyone on Gmail - Posted January 10, 2014
Google is rolling out a switch to Gmail that will let Google+ members -- so, basically anyone with Gmail -- to email each other without knowing the address. The twitterverse immediately erupted in debate at the possible privacy breach this could lead to, and I have to admit, my first thought went... [Inside Mobile Apps]

As Unemployment Levels Rise, So Do Searches For ... Facebook? - Posted January 9, 2014
When unemployment rates spike, conventional wisdom would dictate that terms... [AllFacebook]

Contributoria Unveils Brave New World of Collaborative Journalism - Posted January 6, 2014
The credentials of those behind this new platform are impressive. Editor Sarah Hartely worked for more than a decade at Guardian Media Group; developer Dan... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Contributoria Unveils Brave New World of Collaborative Journalism - Posted January 6, 2014
The credentials of those behind this new platform are impressive. Editor Sarah Hartely worked for more than a decade at Guardian Media Group; developer Dan... [FishbowlNY]

The Year In Social Media, A 2013 Recap [Infographic] - Posted January 6, 2014
Social media has become a cornerstone of effective marketing strategy. Within five years, social media is expected to comprise, on average, 22% of overall marketing budgets. This year Youtube reached more 18-34 year olds than any cable network, vine sharing dropped on Twitter by almost 40% the day Instagram video launched,... [SocialTimes.com]

The 10 Biggest PR Losers of 2013 - Posted January 2, 2014
Sure, he's happy now. Just wait 'til he wakes up tomorrow. Now that 2014 has granted us nearly 48 hours' worth of hard-earned hindsight, we'd like to pull out our overgeneralizing caps and name the ten biggest losers of the past ... [PRNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Journo Beaten in Ukraine | Snowden's Xmas | Rap Genius Demoted - Posted December 26, 2013
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Journo Beaten in Ukraine | Snowden's Xmas | Rap Genius Demoted - Posted December 26, 2013
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How Much Mobile Ad Spending Did Facebook Account For In 2013? - Posted December 19, 2013
U.S. mobile ad spending is projected to reach nearly $9.6 billion in 2013, accounting for 22.5 percent of digital ad investments, up from 11.9 percent in 2012 and less than 3 percent in 2010, and Facebook was one of ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Page Insights | Twitter TV Series - Posted December 19, 2013
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Who Is Facebook's New Executive Creative Director? - Posted December 18, 2013
Facebook's new executive creative director brings a hint of Apple, as Scott Trattner, who held the same title at TBWA/Media Arts Lab, which focused on advertising for Apple, is now on board at the social network. Trattner will manage Faceboo... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Announces Suicide-Prevention Initiatives - Posted December 18, 2013
Facebook continues to forge ahead with suicide-prevention efforts... [AllFacebook]

'Most Viewed News Stories of 2013' Survey Contains Some Surprises - Posted December 17, 2013
Now that you've watched Google's slick 2013 'zeitgeist' vid, a couple of questions: Ever get the feeling that your earned media placements aren't reaching the right people? Ever wonder what, exactly, we spend all our time reading? This survey on the year's most ... [PRNewser]

CNN is 2013's Most Searched for News Source - Posted December 17, 2013
Google has released its annual Zeitgeist report, and taking home the prize of "most searched for news source" is none other than CNN. The cable channel beat out Fox News, Time and -- ironically enough -- Google News, for the honor. One interesting thing to note from this list? Not a single... [morningmedianewsfeed]

CNN is 2013's Most Searched for News Source - Posted December 17, 2013
Google has released its annual Zeitgeist report, and taking home the prize of "most searched for news source" is none other than CNN. The cable channel beat out Fox News, Time and -- ironically enough -- Google News, for the honor. One interesting thing to note from this list? Not a single... [FishbowlNY]

Glassdoor Announces Best Places to Work in 2014: Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook & Google Land in Top 10 - Posted December 13, 2013
As 2013 quickly comes to a close, there's nothing quite like looking to the future, right? Glassdoor released its Employees' Choice Awards by announcing the 50 best places to work in the new year. Considering winners were determined by their own... [TVNewser]

Google's Autocomplete Feature Leads to Serious Federal Harassment for This Guy - Posted December 12, 2013
Meet former defense contractor Jeffrey Kantor. He was having another normal day until he logged on to Google looking for advice on how to build a radio-controlled airplane. ... [PRNewser]

Google Cookies Linked to Government Hacking Initiative in New Snowden Leak - Posted December 11, 2013
In an ironic--or not so ironic--twist to this week's news of Google's founding role in the newly created "Reform Government Surveillance" coalition, another revelation by whistleblower ... [SocialTimes.com]

How Are Facebook's Redesigned Like, Share Buttons Impacting Referral Traffic? - Posted December 10, 2013
Facebook's redesigned like and share buttons... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Names Head Of Artificial-Intelligence Lab - Posted December 10, 2013
Facebook turned to New York University for real intelligence to lead its ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Tech Companies Want Surveillance Reform | Twitter Shares - Posted December 10, 2013
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What Facebook, Seven Other Tech Giants Wrote To The U.S. Government On Surveillance Reform - Posted December 9, 2013
Facebook teamed up with ... [AllFacebook]

Web Designer Turned CEO: 'I've Held Every Position In The Company' - Posted December 9, 2013
Gabriel Shaoolian is the CEO of Blue Fountain Media, which started out as a small digital agency with just 17 people. Now, the company boasts over 200 employees, with clients like AOL and AT&T. In the latest installment of Mediab... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Social Media Data Breach | Twitter Retargeted Ads - Posted December 5, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Gets Into the #GivingTuesday Spirit - Posted December 3, 2013
Google knows charity. Today the search masters have taken an extra step to promote the Giving Tuesday event, hosting a 12 hour "... [PRNewser]

How Facebook Targeted Gmail's Primary Tab - Posted December 3, 2013
Facebook is looking to carve its niche in the new tabbed design introduced by ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Black Friday Social Media Disappointing | Walmart Tops Social Media on Black Friday - Posted December 2, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

You Can 'Tour' Middle Earth on Google Maps Now - Posted November 26, 2013
You read that right. Google and Warner Brothers have paired up to promote The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug by empowering superfans to "tour" certain areas of Middle Earth via Google Maps. Here's the site. Of course, Google also encourages users to download Chrome for the optimized 3D ... [AgencySpy]

You Can 'Tour' Middle Earth on Google Maps Now - Posted November 26, 2013
You read that right. Google and Warner Brothers have paired up to promote The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug by empowering superfans to "tour" certain areas of Middle Earth via Google Maps. Here's the site. Of course, Google also encourages users to download Chrome for the optimized 3D ... [PRNewser]

Microsoft Scroogling You, Exploiting Privacy Fears - Posted November 21, 2013
If you have concerns about Google's respect for your privacy, you can now buy anti-Google merchandise to prove it. From Microsoft. Yeah, you read that right. Just in time for Christmas, Microsoft has launched a new range of items in their... [SocialTimes.com]

Who Do You Trust: Facebook, Twitter, Or Google? Facebook's Feedback Panel Returns - Posted November 19, 2013
Last month, we told you about Facebook's new Feedback Panel and how its eerie data gathering ... [AllFacebook]

How Warby Parker Created a One-of-a-Kind Customer Experience - Posted November 18, 2013
The panel at last week's Lippincott "Experience Innovation" event was packed with more talent than a Dancing with the Stars finale: rep... [PRNewser]

How Warby Parker Created a One-of-a-Kind Customer Experience - Posted November 18, 2013
The panel at last week's Lippincott "Experience Innovation" event was packed with more talent than a Dancing with the Stars finale: rep... [AgencySpy]

[Infographic] Google Pulls Back the Curtain on Secret Government Information Requests - Posted November 18, 2013
Google's Director for information security and law enforcement matters, Richard Salgado, recently laid bare the extent of government requests for information from the company. Google has been sharing data about governments requesting th... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Adds New Vertical Lead, Auto, U.S. - Posted November 18, 2013
Michelle Morris joined Facebook as vertical lead, auto, U.S., and she will be based in the social network's ... [AllFacebook]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Google Wins Fair Use Case | John Oliver Joins HBO | Baldwin's Outburst - Posted November 15, 2013
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Google Wins Fair Use Case | John Oliver Joins HBO | Baldwin's Outburst - Posted November 15, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

The Top 5 Ways to Get More Out of Google Search for PR - Posted November 14, 2013
Whelp, thanks to our fearless editor, it's Google day. Here's another in that line of topical opining: The Int... [PRNewser]

Got Search Ranking Problems? Google Serves Up Some Damage Control - Posted November 14, 2013
Just replace the word "alcohol" with the word "Google" in this scene and you'll get an idea about how webmasters, marketers and all sorts of content creators view the "Don't Be Evil" dudes. Today, however, Everything PR reports that Googl... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Russia Olympics Social Media | Bing Music Videos - Posted November 12, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Russia Olympics Social Media | Bing Music Videos - Posted November 12, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [AllFacebook]

How Can Facebook Enhance Wearable Technology? - Posted November 11, 2013
Facebook recently held a hackathon at its ... [AllFacebook]

How Can Facebook Enhance Wearable Technology? - Posted November 11, 2013
Facebook recently held a hackathon at its ... [Lost Remote]

Google Launches 'Person Finder' for Philippines - Posted November 11, 2013
The storm that slammed into the Philippines last Friday has left thousands dead and missing. As families and authorities scramble to track down the survivors, including children, Google launched several tools to help people find their loved ones. The "Google Person Finder" allows people to post m... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Unlocking the Benefits of Semantic Search: Barbara Starr's 5 Ways - Posted November 8, 2013
Barbara Starr of Search Engine Land reports, "Search is changing. It is now more personal, more engaging, more interactive and more predictive. SERPs no longer display just 10 blue links -- they have become more us... [semanticweb.com]

Google Wants to Get Your Experts on Camera, Like, Yesterday - Posted November 7, 2013
Got some experts in your pocket but don't know where to pitch 'em? Google might just have the solution with its new "Helpouts" feature. Here's the promo clip, complete with uplifting background music: The point? Google realizes that sear... [PRNewser]

How Your Google+ Profile Can Help Your Articles Links Stand Out - Posted November 6, 2013
By now, you've probably noticed that when you search on Google, sometimes the articles in the results pop up with a person's headshot and link to their Google+ page. Case in point: How did I make that happen? I dusted off Google Plus... [TVSpy]

What Really Happens To Your SEO Rankings When You Change Your Name (Graph) - Posted November 2, 2013
Three months ago, I married my best friend. There was no doubt I'd personally take his last name, but as I blogged about this summer, I was less sure about changing my byline to take his name professionally as well. For a myriad of reasons, I did in fact change over my... [TVSpy]

What Really Happens To Your SEO Rankings When You Change Your Name (Graph) - Posted November 2, 2013
Three months ago, I married my best friend. There was no doubt I'd personally take his last name, but as I blogged about this summer, I was less sure about changing my byline to take his name professionally as well. For a myriad of reasons, I did in fact change over my... [AllFacebook]

The Battle for Dominance in Web 3.0 - Posted October 31, 2013
Charles Silver of Wired recently wrote, "A new battle among the tech titans has begun. What are Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Oracle, IBM and a handful of others fighting over, using vast amounts of money, hardware and top talent as weapons? This batt... [semanticweb.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Earnings Call | Lawsuit Against Twitter - Posted October 31, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

[Infographic] Facebook Dominates Social Logins; Google Makes Big Gains - Posted October 29, 2013
It used to be that for every different website or social network, you had to remember a different log in. There was OpenID and other ID providers but when Facebook created a social login API allowing people to log into websites using their Facebook credentials, it was quickly adopted. The social... [SocialTimes.com]

Google This: Yahoo Is Number One Among Search Engines - Posted October 29, 2013
Check your monitor. Reboot the computer. Pick it up and shake it like an Etch-a-Sketch. You read that headline correctly. According to comScore Media Metrix, online shopping -- from ba... [PRNewser]

UN 'Auto-Complete Truth' Campaign Uncovers Sexism Around the World - Posted October 28, 2013
You didn't really even need to see this terrible TRUECar clip to know that some companies still think it's cool to hawk their products with totally sexist spots on American TV. But Google's auto-complete feature offers an even more disturbing look at trends in misogyny around the world--and it led to... [PRNewser]

New SEO: It's About Meaning, Not Just Keywords - Posted October 28, 2013
Trond Lyngbo of Search Engine Land recently wrote, "There are two ways to try and understand the future. One is to gaze into the misty depths of a magic crystal ball and guess what might happen. The other is to view facts from a coldly logical standpoint and d... [semanticweb.com]

How Mount Sinai Health System Uses Social Media - Posted October 26, 2013
Hospitals have a unique opportunity when it comes to social media marketing - they have so many inspiring stories to tell, but they must also make sure they receive the necessary patient approval. John Ambrose, social media director for Mount Sinai Health System in New York who also happens to be a... [SocialTimes.com]

SURVEY: 33 Percent Of Millennials Prefer Identity Theft To Revealing Facebook Histories - Posted October 25, 2013
From the "Take this with a grain of salt" department: According to a survey (of just 250 adults) conducted by Google for virtual-private-network application provider Tunn... [AllFacebook]

Mediabistro Launches GPlusData Pro For Google Plus Analytics - Posted October 25, 2013
Mediabistro announced that its GPlusData.com website, the leading provider of Google Plus analytics data to thousands of users, has launched a paid subscription service offering even more comprehensive statistics on Google Plus profiles. ... [TVSpy]

Content Forecast: Partly Sunny Skies, Some Clouds and Fog, High Revenue Pressure Front - Posted October 25, 2013
As the lines around content continue to blur, the media industry assessment and outlook has been mixed. The AM2C / American Magazine Media Conference in New York this week convened a wide range of media, ad and tech industry leaders. They off... [PRNewser]

Job Seekers, Listen Up! New Site Cleans Up Your Digital Dirt - Posted October 23, 2013
Have you ever Googled yourself? Come on, 'fess up. We all should do it to see what recruiters find when they search our names. Plus, it's a way to scan anything questionable and monitor your online presence. Similar to auditing photos on Facebook when you get tagged, it's always wise to manage... [TVNewser]

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

[Viral Video] Al Capone Squares Off Against Black Beard The Pirate In An Epic Rap Battle (Of History) - Posted October 21, 2013
  I'm a big fan of the Epic Rap Battles of History guys. So after a long layoff between seasons, and then a break between this episode and the last one, I figure I'd post this here to show you they're still alive and kicking. Although ... I have some questions... [SocialTimes.com]

Don't Have An Android Device? Don't Worry, Google Hangouts Now Keeps You In The Google Family - Posted October 18, 2013
A lot of people will tell you that Android devices are superior to iOS products. They're probably right, but since I own an iPhone and a Macbook Pro, I couldn't tell you. Here's what I can tell you: It really doesn't matter what operating system your mobile device uses. This is... [SocialTimes.com]

Don't Have An Android Device? Don't Worry, Google Hangouts Now Keeps You In The Google Family - Posted October 18, 2013
A lot of people will tell you that Android devices are superior to iOS products. They're probably right, but since I own an iPhone and a Macbook Pro, I couldn't tell you. Here's what I can tell you: It really doesn't matter what operating system your mobile device uses. This is... [AllFacebook]

SURPRISE: Google's DoubleClick Bid Manager To Be Part Of Facebook Exchange - Posted October 18, 2013
The frost that has long coated the relationship between Facebook and Google appears to have thawed a bit, as Google annou... [AllFacebook]

A Short Rant About Lazy People And Their Inability To Send Email Correctly - Posted October 18, 2013
Hey, do me a favor: If you're using Gmail, go and get Rapportive right now. Go ahead. I'll sit here and wait. Well, this article will sit here and wait. I'll probably go back to browsing OK Cupid until something comes up in my RSS reader that I think is worth... [SocialTimes.com]

REPORT: Facebook No. 9 In Annual Average Software Engineer Base Salary - Posted October 18, 2013
Facebook came in at No. 9 on the 201... [AllFacebook]

Facebook To Host Out For Undergrad Technology Conference This Weekend - Posted October 17, 2013
Facebook will host the Out for Undergrad Technology Conference at its campus in ... [AllFacebook]

You Need To Stop Writing Bad Guest Posts - Posted October 17, 2013
Earlier today, I was trying to figure out when and for whom I wrote my first guest post. I know I was blogging on and off before blogging was even a word. I know my first regular post as a staff writer came back in 2004 for (the very Not Safe... [SocialTimes.com]

Google's New Site Is A One-Stop-Shop for Journalists, Newsrooms - Posted October 17, 2013
Google Media Tools, a new site from the search giant, is a resource for everyone in the newsroom: journalists, researchers, social media managers, publishers and developers. The site combines all of Google's tools that could be of use to a news organization, providing a central hub for media outlets. The site... [10,000 Words]

Google's New Site Is A One-Stop-Shop for Journalists, Newsrooms - Posted October 17, 2013
Google Media Tools, a new site from the search giant, is a resource for everyone in the newsroom: journalists, researchers, social media managers, publishers and developers. The site combines all of Google's tools that could be of use to a news organization, providing a central hub for media outlets. The site... [TVSpy]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Privacy for Teens | LinkedIn for Recruiters - Posted October 17, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Google's New 'Shared Endorsements' Will Be a Hard Sell - Posted October 16, 2013
Last Friday, Google made headlines with its plans to literally sell existing user generated content to businesses. It seems like a perfec... [PRNewser]

The Struggle Over Google+'s Relevance Continues - Posted October 15, 2013
I'm on the record as not being a fan of Google+. Google employees that I know are not fans of Google+. SEO Practitioners are not fans of Google+. Want to know why? Because none of us were ever given a choice about our involvement with Google+. If you use Gmail or... [SocialTimes.com]

How the Semantic Web is Changing the Role of the Journalist - Posted October 15, 2013
David Amerland of Journalism.co.uk recently wrote, "The true effect of any change is measured by the depth of its impact rather than its scale. When it comes to ... [semanticweb.com]

At Least Google and NASA Still Make Good Promo Videos - Posted October 14, 2013
If you like scientists explaining difficult "are we alone in the universe" and "what does it mean to be human" concepts with heavy European accents, you're in luck. A couple of days ago everyone's favorite hairless sage Seth Godin took to his blog to ask whether Google was in the process of... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Google Ads | Costolo Briefly Fired from Twitter - Posted October 14, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Google Changes Terms to Ad... [SocialTimes.com]

A Question for PR Pros: To Kill a Hummingbird? - Posted October 11, 2013
In a concentrated effort to keep hackers, black-hat dudes from Anonymous and other ne'er-do-wells living in their mother's attic on their collective toes, Google decided to add another savage beast to its algorithmic zoo. First, it was ... [PRNewser]

Facebook and Google Seem Serious About 'Cheap Internet for All' CSR Projects - Posted October 11, 2013
When Mark Zuckerberg first announced his plans to create a free wi-fi program for the third world, quite a few responded skeptically. Was this simply a stunt designed to ... [PRNewser]

42% Of The World's Internet Users Don't Live Where You Think They Do - Posted October 10, 2013
When I give my Social Media Is Bullshit presentations, I always start out with ... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Secure Search: What's Next for SEO? - Posted October 10, 2013
Last week Google announced its plans to stop tracking keyword referral data, moving all searches to encrypted search. Secure search limits the ability of third parties to collect data and build audience prof... [SocialTimes.com]

Semantic Web Jobs: Google - Posted October 8, 2013
Google is looking for a Business Systems Analyst, Data Services in New York, NY. According to the post, "At Google, we work at lightning speed. So when things get in the way of progress, the Business Systems Integration, Master Data Services team steps in to remov... [semanticweb.com]

Entity Search: The Future of Search - Posted October 8, 2013
Paul Bruemmer of Search Engine Land recently wrote, "On September 26, Google took another step toward becoming that answer engine with its Hummingbird update. In Danny Sullivan's live blog about the ... [AllTwitter]

Entity Search: The Future of Search - Posted October 8, 2013
Paul Bruemmer of Search Engine Land recently wrote, "On September 26, Google took another step toward becoming that answer engine with its Hummingbird update. In Danny Sullivan's live blog about the ... [semanticweb.com]

HootSuite's Hootlet Chrome Extension Offers Easy Access To Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn - Posted October 8, 2013
Social media management system HootSuite released an upgraded version of its ... [AllFacebook]

HootSuite's Hootlet Chrome Extension Offers Easy Access To Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn - Posted October 8, 2013
Social media management system HootSuite released an upgraded version of its ... [Lost Remote]

Why Google's Hummingbird is a Big Deal - Posted October 7, 2013
Gerry Brown of Business Insider recently wrote, "Last week, Google announced a brand new algorithm for its search engine, called Hummingbird. Although Google often produces update... [semanticweb.com]

Online Reputation Scrubbing Isn't Getting Any Easier - Posted October 7, 2013
Confession: we were recently Googling someone we knew in high school after one of those random "I wonder what he's been doing for the past ten years?" moments. The answer to our question was "breaking the law all over the place", and it came in the form of ten different images... [PRNewser]

The Internet and Employee Productivity - Posted October 7, 2013
New research from Deloitte and Google found that flexible approaches to technology contributed to staff satisfaction, retention an... [SocialTimes.com]

The Future of SEO: Panelists At SemTechBiz Weigh In - Posted October 4, 2013
Where is SEO going? A panel hosted by Aaron Bradley, Internet marketing manager at InfoMine, Inc. at this week's Semantic Technology & Business Conference... [semanticweb.com]

DOJ Rejects Request For More Transparency By Facebook, Others - Posted October 3, 2013
The Department of Justice rejected motions made by Faceb... [AllFacebook]

U.S. Rejects Tech Firms' Request to Release Surveillance Data - Posted October 3, 2013
Silicon Valley asked for more transparency and the government has responded...With a resounding "no." The U.S. Department of Justice, in a filing with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Court this week, said it would not allow companies to ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook, Cisco Partner on Free Wi-Fi | Google Analytics Academy - Posted October 3, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Hello, Good-Bye at Wikidata - Posted October 1, 2013
Last week saw Denny Vrandecic leave Wikidata as director of the project that as of last week passed a milestone of 20 million statements and as of this Monday saw the creation of its fifteen-millionth item, about a Wikipedia category related to beetles. This week also sees Lydia P... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook VP/Global Marketing Solutions Grady Burnett Joins Flurry As COO - Posted September 30, 2013
Another top-level executive is out the door at Facebook, as Vice President of Global Marketing Solutions ... [AllFacebook]

Sponsored Post: Mediabistro Webcast 'Use Social Media to Find Your Next Job' Set for Oct. 2 - Posted September 30, 2013
Mediabistro will host a one-hour webcast, "Use Social Media to Find Your Next Job," on Oct. 2 from 4-5 p.m. ET. The online-only event will focus on social networks Twitter, ... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Changes Search Algorithm to Handle More Complex Queries - Posted September 27, 2013
Claire Cain Miller of The New York Times reports, "Go... [semanticweb.com]

YouTube Spearheads 'Clean Up the Comments' Movement - Posted September 25, 2013
Internet comment threads: can't live with 'em, can't kill 'em...or can you? If you work in digital marketing or PR then you've almost certainly had some experience scrolling through comment sections to answer poorly spelled, logically unsound criticisms of your client or firm. And if you read our sister blog... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: YouTube Comments Changes | Twitter Mobile Apps Update - Posted September 25, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Where Does PR Fit Into Content Marketing? - Posted September 24, 2013
A recent study answered the question "How often does content marketing really work?" with "almost never". We were intrigued bec... [AgencySpy]

Facebook VP Of Engineering And Products Greg Badros Leaving - Posted September 23, 2013
Facebook Vice President of Engineering and Products Greg Badros will become the next high-level employee to leave the social network, as both Ba... [AllFacebook]

New Google Company Calico Will Address Problems of Ageing - Posted September 20, 2013
Jane Wakefield of the BBC reports, "Google has a history of left-field projects, from self-drive ca... [semanticweb.com]

Mark Zuckerberg Climbs Capitol Hill - Posted September 18, 2013
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuc... [AllFacebook]

Jim Cramer Bullish On Facebook - Posted September 17, 2013
Jim Cramer of CNBC and The Street enthusiastically clicked the like button when it came to Fac... [AllFacebook]

Food-Delivery Service Proudly Advertises on Porn Sites, Calls them the 'Unicorns' of Web Marketing - Posted September 17, 2013
Its traffic figures are huge, buying ad space on its sites is relatively cheap, and it's a pretty safe bet that your ads would stand out, as your competitors likely aren't placing their marketing there. With such a description, one might wonder what great untapped marketing resource could possibly be so... [PRNewser]

What fans can expect for the upcoming 'American Horror Story: Coven' - Posted September 16, 2013
[caption id="attachment_38801" align="alignright" width="304"] Google Images[/caption] (Guest post by Brooke Brown, an entrepreneur/internet marketing specialist with a love for sports, music, and pop culture.) ... [Lost Remote]

What fans can expect for the upcoming 'American Horror Story: Coven' - Posted September 16, 2013
[caption id="attachment_38801" align="alignright" width="304"] Google Images[/caption] (Guest post by Brooke Brown, an entrepreneur with a love for sports, music, and pop culture.) For two seasons, FX's "American Horror ... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Facebook To Expand Into London's King's Cross Tech Cluster - Posted September 16, 2013
Facebook will set up shop in London'... [AllFacebook]

POLL: NSA, IRS More Trusted With Privacy, Personal Data Than Facebook, Google - Posted September 13, 2013
The National Security Agency is ... [AllFacebook]

Google, EdX Partner to Expand Free Online Learning - Posted September 12, 2013
Google and EdX, a nonprofit organization created by MIT and Harvard to provide free online courses (MOOCs), are partnering to launch MOOC.org... [SocialTimes.com]

Yahoo! and Facebook CEOs Break Silence Over NSA Leaks - Posted September 12, 2013
First, Yahoo! and Facebook went to court in a bid to share more details with customers about the PRISM program. Now their top executives are speaking out about the surveillance... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Social Media Reaction to Obama Syria Speech | New iPhones - Posted September 11, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook CMO David Fischer Is Thinking Global - Posted September 10, 2013
Facebook Chief Marketing Officer David Fischer is thinking glo... [AllFacebook]

Google, Facebook, Yahoo! Take Transparency Fight to Federal Court - Posted September 9, 2013
Google, Facebook, Yahoo! are fighting back against the U.S government with separate motions filed [caption id="attachment_123105" align="alignright" width="304"] 1000 Words / Shutterstock.com[/caption] with the ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Files Motion With Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Seeking Greater Transparency - Posted September 9, 2013
Facebook continued its efforts to provide its users with information on government requests for dat... [AllFacebook]

PANEL: The Semantic Web Has Killed SEO. Long Live SEO. - Posted September 6, 2013
On October 3 at the New York Semantic Technology & Business Conference (#SemTechBiz), a pa... [AllTwitter]

PANEL: The Semantic Web Has Killed SEO. Long Live SEO. - Posted September 6, 2013
On October 3 at the New York Semantic Technology & Business Conference (#SemTechBiz), a pa... [semanticweb.com]

What You Need to Know About Google Authorship & Semantic Search - Posted September 6, 2013
Brian Jensen of Business2Community reports, "In the summer of 2011, Google announced the support of authorship markup as a way for aut... [semanticweb.com]

More on Vocus' New PRWeb Social/Search 'Enhancements' - Posted September 6, 2013
This week Vocus announced new updates to its PRWeb service, so we'll take a minute to review. After adding security measures to prevent fraudulent press releases, the company made some tweaks to its product in the interest of m... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: MWW, AOL, INTEGRATE and More - Posted September 6, 2013
MWW announced that Ryan Wallace has joined the firm's technology industry practice as vice president, enterprise and technology. Wallace, who will be based in New York, brings more than a decade of B2B technology experience. He comes to MWW from Bite Global, where he led the New York office and oversaw... [PRNewser]

A Chat With David Amerland: Opening Up SEO In The Age Of Semantic Search - Posted September 5, 2013
Marketers, SEO experts and businesses not yet on-board with retooling their approaches to the new world of semantic technology and semantic search need to seriously rethink their positions. Why? Check out the Q&A below with write... [AllTwitter]

A Chat With David Amerland: Opening Up SEO In The Age Of Semantic Search - Posted September 5, 2013
Marketers, SEO experts and businesses not yet on-board with retooling their approaches to the new world of semantic technology and semantic search need to seriously rethink their positions. Why? Check out the Q&A below with write... [semanticweb.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Topsy Twitter Archive | Facebook Hashtags - Posted September 5, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

First Kit Kat Android Video Subtly Snarks on Apple - Posted September 4, 2013
Kit Kat and Google Android picked the best possible time to reveal their new partnership: right after Labor Day when news organizations need big stories to turn their content trickles into floods. The Android upgrade's first video spot is brilliant too, as it subtly but unmistakably snarks on Apple's reputation as... [PRNewser]

Why No One Is Surprised By Facebook, Twitter And Google Spying - Posted September 4, 2013
The news that the top social networks have been spying on their users is . . . well, it's not really news, is it? Out of the fifty social networks tested in a recent experiment by High-Tech Bridge, six... [SocialTimes.com]

An inside look at Starz's social TV strategy for 'The White Queen' - Posted September 4, 2013
We've been tracking the growth of Starz as both a premium cable network and social TV trendsetter for almost two years. The network f... [Lost Remote]

Social Media Newsfeed: LinkedIn $1B Stock Offering | Facebook Hashtags - Posted September 4, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Topsy Takes You Back To 2006 And Up To 426 Billion Tweets In Its Social Data Index - Posted September 4, 2013
426 billion tweets, dating back to the very first one in 2006. The entire history of Twitter - as well as tools to analyze in real-time tweets' influence, relevance, sentiment and geo-inference -- are to be contained in Topsy's social data index as of 11 AM EST today. It's... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook Head Of International Growth Ed Baker Joins Uber As Head Of Growth - Posted September 3, 2013
If a Facebook executive calls an Uber car, is it a one-way trip? Following in the footstep... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Head Of International Growth Ed Baker Joins Uber As Head Of Growth - Posted September 3, 2013
If a Facebook executive calls an Uber car, is it a one-way trip? Following in the footstep... [Lost Remote]

How Chromecast fundamentally changed how my family watches TV - Posted September 3, 2013
As soon as Google unveiled Chromecast, I was lucky enough to scoop up a couple of the $35 devices to connect the two TVs in our home. After a few weeks, it's fundamenta... [Lost Remote]

Google Gave Kit Kat the World's Best Free Marketing Campaign - Posted September 3, 2013
This afternoon brings news that Google's latest Android operating system will indeed be known as Kit Kat--a name borrowed, with enthusiastic permission, from the familiar Hershey's candy. In other words, it's a great day for anyone doing PR or marketing for Kit Kat (which we always found to be a little on... [PRNewser]

Google Gave Kit Kat the World's Best Free Marketing Campaign - Posted September 3, 2013
This afternoon brings news that Google's latest Android operating system will indeed be known as Kit Kat--a name borrowed, with enthusiastic permission, from the familiar Hershey's candy. In other words, it's a great day for anyone doing PR or marketing for Kit Kat (which we always found to be a little on... [AgencySpy]

The M&M Project: Is Google Coming after Us Next? - Posted September 2, 2013
Most of the public has that one sage family member who knows that leading a happy life means never getting too high on the highs and never getting too low on the lows. Maintaining a balanced and respectful approach to life and its capricious power over our existences is healthy. ... [TVNewser]

The M&M Project: Is Google Coming After Us Next? - Posted September 2, 2013
Most of the public has that one sage family member who knows that leading a happy life means never getting too high on the highs and never getting too low on the lows. Maintaining a balanced and respectful approach to life and its capricious power over our existences is healthy. ... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Mobile Ad Market | Twitter Abuse Button - Posted August 29, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

REPORT: Facebook Spammers Raking In $200M/Year - Posted August 28, 2013
Despite continuous efforts by Facebook to curb spam, it still repre... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Facebook To Nearly Triple Share Of Global Mobile Ad Market in 2013; Google Still Dominant - Posted August 28, 2013
Facebook's share of the worldwide mobile ad market is expected to nearly triple in 2013, reaching 15.8 percent, after coming in at 5.35 percent in 2012, according to the latest projections from market research outfit ... [AllFacebook]

WARNING: Malware Attack Targets Facebook Users With Google Chrome, And Possibly Firefox - Posted August 27, 2013
Another case of malware via video is rapidly spreading via Facebook to ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook, Other Tech Brands Respond to Latest NSA Surveillance Revelations - Posted August 26, 2013
The newest bombshell headlines from The Guardian's slow-drip reporting on our own National Security Agency's data collection/surveillance practices have created some unwanted headaches for the biggest names in tech. ... [PRNewser]

Zuckerberg: Internet.org Not About Making Money - Posted August 26, 2013
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg participated in a lengthy question-and-answer session with Steven L... [AllFacebook]

Not So Fast: Yahoo May NOT Have Surpassed Google in July - Posted August 26, 2013
Ad Age's Tim Peterson dug a little deeper in the wake of all that yodeling about Yahoo having surpassed Google for the first time in two years in monthly U.S. unique visitor traffic. The reporter explains that only Yahoo has c... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Not So Fast: Yahoo May NOT Have Surpassed Google in July - Posted August 26, 2013
Ad Age's Tim Peterson dug a little deeper in the wake of all that yodeling about Yahoo having surpassed Google for the first time in two years in monthly U.S. unique visitor traffic. The reporter explains that only Yahoo has c... [FishbowlNY]

Tech Companies Paid Millions by U.S. to Cover Surveillance Costs - Posted August 24, 2013
New documents from Edward Snowden's cache reveals that the U.S. government paid tech companies, such as Google, Yahoo!, Facebook and Microsoft, millions of doll... [AllFacebook]

Tech Companies Paid Millions by U.S. to Cover Surveillance Costs - Posted August 24, 2013
New documents from Edward Snowden's cache reveals that the U.S. government paid tech companies, such as Google, Yahoo!, Facebook and Microsoft, millions of doll... [Lost Remote]

Tech Companies Paid Millions by U.S. to Cover Surveillance Costs - Posted August 24, 2013
New documents from Edward Snowden's cache reveals that the U.S. government paid tech companies, such as Google, Yahoo!, Facebook and Microsoft, milli... [SocialTimes.com]

Analysis of Brand-Related Knowledge Graph Search - Posted August 23, 2013
In a recent post on the Moz.com blog, Dr. Peter J. Myers wrote about an apparent change that took place on the morning of July 19th that appears to be related to how Google processes Knowledge Graph entitie... [semanticweb.com]

How to Get Your Client's Content Into Google's New 'In-Depth Articles' - Posted August 21, 2013
You probably heard about Google's early August introduction of a new "in-depth articles" feature. Its purpose is to facilitate meaningful research by helping direct web surfers toward the most thorough reporting on a given search topic. Of course everyone would love for their clients' w... [PRNewser]

Say Hello to the "Mood Graph" - Posted August 21, 2013
Evan Selinger, a Fellow at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technology, has posted an article for Wired... [semanticweb.com]

Can Google Glass Revolutionize Health Care? - Posted August 21, 2013
Keith Speights of Daily Finance reports, "Jacob Friedman's tweet from February might be prophetic. Earlier this year, Google invited people to a... [semanticweb.com]

Local TV facing increasing competition in weather and traffic - Posted August 20, 2013
The most popular mapping and navigational tool on the planet, Google Maps, is expanding its traffic coverage. This week the app added traffic accidents and other incidents cou... [Lost Remote]

Local TV facing increasing competition in weather and traffic - Posted August 20, 2013
The most popular mapping and navigational tool on the planet, Google Maps, is expanding its traffic coverage. This week the app added traffic accidents and other incidents cou... [Bitcoins Insider]

Can Vogue Make Google Glass Fashionable? - Posted August 19, 2013
Google Glass started appearing on models in runway shows nearly a year ago, so Google has known for some time that the "wearability" aspect of its newest product might prove...problematic. Several of the interviewees in the New York Times Bits blog's recent take on this fashion conundrum even used the word... [AgencySpy]

Ray Kurzweil Predicts Computers will Match Human Intelligence by 2029 - Posted August 16, 2013
Dan Farber of Cnet recently wrote, "Ray Kurzweil, Google's director of engineering, calls ... [semanticweb.com]

Google Now Comes To Google Search - Posted August 16, 2013
The next few days will see Google upping the search ante again, whether you're looking for information in Gmail, Google Calendar or Google+. In Google Search, users will be able to ask questions like what is their flight status or when an expected package will arrive, without having to troll through... [semanticweb.com]

Google Reader Is Dead! Long Live Google Alerts! - Posted August 15, 2013
Still mourning Google Reader? The service's early demise was a sad, sad thing, because it also killed our ability to receive Google Alerts via RSS feeds. As we all know, these feeds were one of PR pros' favorite tools for keeping tabs on media mentions of clients, competitors, and topics of... [PRNewser]

Be a Boss at Building an Online Reputation - Posted August 12, 2013
We all know by now that filtering the content you share on social media sites is crucial to maintaining a professional reputation online. For media pros though, building a reputable online presence goes beyond basic filtering; censorship is good and necessary, but it can only get you so far. If you want... [TVNewser]

Google Doesn't Really Want to Kill Your Press Release - Posted August 12, 2013
In case you missed it, the PR world agrees to disagree with ZDNet's click bait freakout headline "Did Google just kill PR agencies?" OK, so what did the big guys' changes to webmaster rules on links and keywords do? They forced PR pr... [AgencySpy]

Google Doesn't Really Want to Kill Your Press Release - Posted August 12, 2013
In case you missed it, the PR world agrees to disagree with ZDNet's click bait freakout headline "Did Google just kill PR agencies?" OK, so what did the big guys' changes to webmaster rules on links and keywords do? They forced PR pr... [PRNewser]

4 Ways to Rank Higher in Google Search - Posted August 12, 2013
Oh, Google: the search engine of our life. How many times have you answered our most embarrassing and inane questions -- without a second of hesitation (literally)? Google, in all of its infinite glory, can also be an invaluable tool for building your personal brand online. In the latest Mediabistro feature, we... [10,000 Words]

4 Ways to Rank Higher in Google Search - Posted August 12, 2013
Oh, Google: the search engine of our life. How many times have you answered our most embarrassing and inane questions -- without a second of hesitation (literally)? Google, in all of its infinite glory, can also be an invaluable tool for building your personal brand online. In the latest Mediabistro feature, we... [TVSpy]

Microsoft, Google, Yahoo! Talk Privacy with President Obama - Posted August 12, 2013
President Obama held a clandestine tech summit at the White House Thursday night as the industry sits at the center of the privacy debate following the Prism r... [SocialTimes.com]

The Semantic Spin On YouTube's GeekWeek - Posted August 6, 2013
As you surely know by now, it's GeekWeek on YouTube. But in case you haven't been keeping up with every theme, today is Brainiac Tuesday, its focus on science, education and knowledge - a particularly relevant topic for readers of this blog, we think. We didn't see any particularly semantic videos pointed... [AllTwitter]

Social Media Newsfeed: Social Media Reaction to Washington Post Sale | Facebook Chief Marketing Officer - Posted August 6, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Taps First Chief Marketing Officer: Google's Gary Briggs - Posted August 5, 2013
Facebook filled out its C-level executive branch recently, as the company named Gary Briggs as Chief Marketing Officer, according to AdAge... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Abuse | Hashtag Creator - Posted August 5, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

What Does the Publicis/Omnicom Merger Mean? (Part 2) - Posted August 1, 2013
Yesterday we shared some of the many third-party predictions and analyses of the Publicis... [PRNewser]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Embedded Posts | Twitter Data Requests - Posted August 1, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

What Does the Publicis/Omnicom Merger Mean? - Posted July 31, 2013
We've all heard enough about this weekend's Publicis/Omnicom merger to know that it's too big for our limited minds to even fathom, much less evaluate. So many questions followed: will it lead to mass layoffs or protracted battles over antitrust laws? Will it doom boutique agencies that ... [AgencySpy]

Ex-Facebook CTO Bret Taylor Announces Launch Of Quip Word Processor - Posted July 31, 2013
When Chief Technology Officer Bret Taylor left Facebook last year to launch a startup with Kevin Gibbs, his friend, the founder and tech lead of the Googl... [AllFacebook]

Google To Bring Faster Wi-Fi to Starbucks - Posted July 31, 2013
If your office headquarters are at Starbucks, your internet service is about to get a free refill. Starbucks has partnered with Google to upgrade its Wi-Fi connection, as well as the Starbucks Digital Network homepage, in 7,000 Starbucks locations across the United States. Google won the partnership with the Seattle-based company by offeri... [AllFacebook]

Google To Bring Faster Wi-Fi to Starbucks - Posted July 31, 2013
If your office headquarters are at Starbucks, your internet service is about to get a free refill. Starbucks has partnered with Google to upgrade its Wi-Fi connection, as well as the Starbucks Digital Network homepage, in 7,000 Starbucks locations across the United States. Google won the partnership with the Seattle-based company by offeri... [SocialTimes.com]

Zagat NYC and the Rest of the Service is Now Free - Posted July 30, 2013
Can Internet behemoth Yelp be dinged? Google certainly hopes so. After purchasing restaurant review service Zagat in 2011, the company has unveiled a redesigned website and mobile Apps. The biggest difference is there is no longer a paid login required. Zaga... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Zagat NYC and the Rest of the Service is Now Free - Posted July 30, 2013
Can Internet behemoth Yelp be dinged? Google certainly hopes so. After purchasing restaurant review service Zagat in 2011, the company has unveiled a redesigned website and mobile Apps. The biggest difference is there is no longer a paid login required. Zaga... [FishbowlNY]

Quandl Brings Intelligent Search To Numerical Data - Posted July 29, 2013
Quandl is a relatively recent service that essentially functions as an intelligent search engine for numerical data, having indexed close to seven million time-series datasets from over 400 sources. You may have heard of the numerical data search engine service under its previous name, Wikiposit. In that inc... [AllTwitter]

Forget Google TV, 'Chromecast' connects every device (and Netflix) straight to TV - Posted July 24, 2013
Google just took a big step to usher in a new era of increasingly "remote-less" homes, bridging mobile and laptop devices with your TV. In a surprise announcement, Google unveiled $35 device called Chrom... [Lost Remote]

New On The Speech Recognition Scene: Droids With NLP Processors And More - Posted July 24, 2013
There are new Motorola Droid devices in town: The three Verizon Android 4.2 smartphones unveiled at a press event yesterday include the Motorola Droid Mini, Ultra and Maxx. The line includes what the company touts as the longest-lasting 4G LTE smartphone in the Maxx, with the vendor claiming 48 hours on... [semanticweb.com]

Internet Giants Adopting New Technology To Eradicate Child Abuse Images Online - Posted July 23, 2013
Facebook, Twitter and Google+ are all in agreement: there's no room on the web for images of child abuse. And they're working to (or already have) implement technology to not only remove it, but to report the sick twists uploading or sharing it. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Executive Chef Josef Desimone Killed In Motorcycle Accident - Posted July 22, 2013
Tragedy struck Facebook Monday morning, as Executive Chef Josef Desimone was killed in a motorcycle accident. Facebook Co-Founder and CEO ... [AllFacebook]

Leveraging Search Algorithms for Smarter E-Commerce - Posted July 22, 2013
Barbara Starr of Search Engine Land recently wrote, "Innovation velocity in the search world is causing knowledge graphs to become increasingly sophisticated and ubiquitous. In light of that, it is imperative that semantic... [semanticweb.com]

Upcoming Webcast: How to Get Your Press Release Read - Posted July 22, 2013
Want to increase the visibility of your press release? Once you hit "publish," your news release is searchable on the Web. Boosting your Google search ranking and getting journalists to write about your news is a crucial skill for PR professionals. Join ... [PRNewser]

Facebook Signs Letter Seeking More Transparency From Federal Government On National Security Data Requests - Posted July 19, 2013
Facebook was among the more than 60 companies, investors, civil-liberties groups, and trade groups to sign a letter to top federal gover... [AllFacebook]

Major Internet Companies Ask Feds to Let Them Report National Security Requests - Posted July 17, 2013
[caption id="attachment_132308" align="alignleft" width="300"] Edel Puntonet / Shutterstock.com[/caption] Tomorrow, more than five dozen Internet companies, including the major Silicon Valley players, will ask the government to allow them to release information to users about the national security reques... [SocialTimes.com]

The Semantic Web Benefits Local Business - Posted July 17, 2013
David Amerland of Business2Community reports, "The web may be global but its effects are felt most acutely at a local level. While there have always been businesses that targeted a global market the bulk of business today a... [semanticweb.com]

Nearly 800 Million Documents Served With Freebase Concept Annotations - Posted July 17, 2013
ClueWeb 09 and ClueWeb 12. They may sound like secret project names, but in fact they're two datasets, both created by The Lemur Project to support research on information retrieval and related human-language technologies (ClueWeb12 is the successor to ClueWeb 09). Today, news comes from ... [semanticweb.com]

Google Will Retire Latitude on August 9, Focus Location-Sharing on Google+ - Posted July 10, 2013
[caption id="attachment_128755" align="alignleft" width="304"] Ahmad Faizal Yahya / Shutterstock.com[/caption] After excluding Latitude from the latest version of Google Maps for Android and (soon) iOS, Google announced today that it will retire the location-sharing and check-in service, gently nudging users to share t... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook EMEA Director Christian Hernandez Joins White Star Capital As Managing Partner - Posted July 10, 2013
Facebook lost another key overseas executive, as EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) Director ... [AllFacebook]

Google Awards $1.2M in Natural Language Research Grants - Posted July 9, 2013
Alex Armstrong of I Programmer reports, "Google has awarded over $1.2 million to support research in several areas of natural language understanding that relate to Google's concept of the Knowledge Graph. Goo... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook Hopes To Be A 'Thorn' In The Side Of Child Pornography, Abuse - Posted July 9, 2013
Facebook is among the major Internet companies involved in talks with Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children, a Los Angeles-based organization started by ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Rolls Out Graph Search to US Users - Posted July 9, 2013
Joanna Stern of ABC News reports, "Get ready for your Facebook search bar to start looking a little different. Starting Monday, Facebook will begin... [semanticweb.com]

AdBlock Plus Takes Money From Google, Others Not to Filter Their Ads - Posted July 8, 2013
AdBlock Plus, a popular browser extension, blocks most pop-up, video and banner ads. But according to a ... [SocialTimes.com]

The Impending Arrival of Emotionally Intelligent Machines - Posted July 8, 2013
Meghan Neal of Motherboard reports, "Scientists continue to make advancements in emotional ... [semanticweb.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: News Site Apologizes Over 'Highly Insensitive Tweet' | Instagram Video Patents - Posted July 8, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Samsung Speculation: Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg Visits South Korea - Posted July 5, 2013
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg is in ... [AllFacebook]

Google Taking Heat from State AGs over YouTube Ads for Illicit Products and Practices - Posted July 3, 2013
Google is being criticized by the attorneys general of Oklahoma and Nebraska for allegedly profiting from ads associated with YouTube videos that promote illicit activities. Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt ... [PRNewser]

AlchemyAPI Improves Service Using Deep Neural Networks - Posted July 3, 2013
While Google, Microsoft and Apple have been making significant product breakthroughs using deep neural networks (DNN), the question remains: Is using DNN a practical approach for companies that are not web giants? For some, the answer is a resounding "yes." ... [semanticweb.com]

Email Continues To Smarten Up - Posted July 1, 2013
The trend is underway for email to get smart. Gmail can leverage JSON-LD and schema.org to markup information in emails to support interactions with recipients: an ... [AllTwitter]

Email Continues To Smarten Up - Posted July 1, 2013
The trend is underway for email to get smart. Gmail can leverage JSON-LD and schema.org to markup information in emails to support interactions with recipients: an ... [semanticweb.com]

HuffPost Names Head of Business Development - Posted July 1, 2013
Yaosh Ho is joining The Huffington Post as its new head of business development. Ho comes to the site from Google, where he created deals involving YouTube, Google Wallet and more. Ho's duties at HuffPost will be similar to those he perfo... [morningmedianewsfeed]

HuffPost Names Head of Business Development - Posted July 1, 2013
Yaosh Ho is joining The Huffington Post as its new head of business development. Ho comes to the site from Google, where he created deals involving YouTube, Google Wallet and more. Ho's duties at HuffPost will be similar to those he perfo... [FishbowlNY]

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]

Google+ Rolls Out New Cohort of Widgets - Posted June 28, 2013
Google today rolled out a new set of widgets for Google+ that include a stand-alone "follow" button and larger "badges" for pages, profiles and communities. The ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Fires Up Android Beta-Testing Program - Posted June 27, 2013
One of the oft-expressed complaints about Facebook involves its traditional process of staggering the rollouts of new products, such as ... [AllFacebook]

DuckDuckGo, Riding Privacy Trend, Releases Anonymous Mobile Search Apps - Posted June 27, 2013
DuckDuckGo, the search engine that does not profile its users or personalize their results, released its search app today for iPhone and iPod, riding a wave of increasing interest in its products since it was revealed in early June that competi... [SocialTimes.com]

Europe Versus Facebook Files Prism Complaints - Posted June 26, 2013
Student group Europe Versus Facebook has tangled with the social network bef... [AllFacebook]

FTC: Search Engines Aren't Doing Enough to Differentiate Ads From Organic Results - Posted June 25, 2013
The FTC published a letter today that it sent yesterday to search engine companies, warning them that they were not adequately complying with its rules on differentiating paid search advertisements and organic search results. ... [SocialTimes.com]

FluidOps Gets Together With Google Glass For Mobile Conference Assistant App - Posted June 24, 2013
Semantic-based cloud and data management vendor fluidOps has an interesting project underway with Google Glass, which would bring its technology to the wearable computer to help conference attendees explore information about the event they're at and their fellow participants. With funding from Ger... [AllTwitter]

FluidOps Gets Together With Google Glass For Mobile Conference Assistant App - Posted June 24, 2013
Semantic-based cloud and data management vendor fluidOps has an interesting project underway with Google Glass, which would bring its technology to the wearable computer to help conference attendees explore information about the event they're at and their fellow participants. With funding from Ger... [semanticweb.com]

MyPermissions Debuts Real-Time App-Permissions Scanners - Posted June 20, 2013
Application security provider MyPermissions Thursday launched real-time application-permissions scanners in the form of apps for iOS and ... [AllFacebook]

AdSense Turns 10, Looks to Future of Advertising - Posted June 20, 2013
Megan Garber of The Atlantic reports, "On June 18, 2003, Google made an announcement. Following the success... [semanticweb.com]

INFOGRAPHIC: Do Google Interns Or Facebook Interns Have It Better? - Posted June 20, 2013
Interning at Google is the subject of a current the... [AllFacebook]

Seoul Man: Mark Zuckerberg Meets With South Korean President Park Geun Hye, Samsung - Posted June 18, 2013
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook: 9,000-10,000 Requests For User Data From U.S. Local, State, Federal Governments In Six Months Ending Dec. 31 - Posted June 17, 2013
For the six months ending Dec. 31, 2012, Facebook received between 9,000 and 10,000 requests for user data from U.S. government entities at all levels, local and national, related to between 18,000 and 19,000 accounts, outgoing Facebook General Counsel ... [AllFacebook]

Who's Listening to You Online? [Cartoon] - Posted June 14, 2013
First marketers began listening to our online communications and then the government. Can't a guy buy a gallon of milk in peace? ... [SocialTimes.com]

Mobile Marketing Commands a Third of Total Digital Spend, and Google Takes the Lion's Share - Posted June 13, 2013
[caption id="attachment_129548" align="alignleft" width="300"] iQoncept / Shutterstock.com[/caption] Mobile marketing is now a $16 billion industry worldwide, of which Google commands more than 55 percent, according to eMarketer's first ever global ... [SocialTimes.com]

What The NSA Can Do With All That Data - Posted June 13, 2013
Sean Gallagher of Ars Technica writes, "Most of us are okay with what Google does with its vast supply of '... [semanticweb.com]

REPORT: Facebook To Account For 12.9 Percent Of Mobile Internet Ad Revenues In 2013 - Posted June 13, 2013
According to the latest report from ... [AllFacebook]

Google, Waze, and the Growing Semantic Web - Posted June 13, 2013
David Amerland of Imassera recently wrote, "Intelligence, at one significant level, relies on semantics. To occur it needs the ability of data nodes that are separate from each other to connect in ways that unleash fresh meaning in the information each c... [semanticweb.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Annual Meeting | Pandora Buys Radio Station - Posted June 12, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Mark Zuckerberg Continues To Deny Involvement In Prism; Facebook, Google Ask Attorney General To Allow Them To Disclose Number Of Secret Data Requests - Posted June 11, 2013
Facebook continued to take steps to deny any involvement in the National Security Agency's Prism initiative, in which the g... [AllFacebook]

Google Research Shows Potential of Social Marketing at Movie Studios - Posted June 11, 2013
YouTube movie trailers, social engagement campaigns and search engine marketing are increasingly critical to movie studios marketing new film releases, according to Google's newly released white paper, which shows how ... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Confirms Waze Acquisition - Posted June 11, 2013
Google confirmed reports earlier this week that it has acquired Israel-based satellite-navigation startup ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Apple Announcements | Hillary Clinton Joins Twitter - Posted June 11, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Why You Should Target Customers Through Facebook Ads - Posted June 10, 2013
Everybody markets their businesses through various mediums and, after careful research, in order to reach their goals. Marketers start with Web optimization, Google ads (pay-per-click), sponsor ads, Facebook ads, etc., depending on their needs and budgets. But how effective is advertising through Facebook? According to a recent study by ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Restores Access To Tumblr Page Obama Is Checking Your Email, Blames Automated Response - Posted June 10, 2013
With the uproar over the National Security Agency's Prism initiative, in which the NSA allegedly obtained direct access to the servers of Internet companies including Facebook, Google... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Google Beats Out Facebook For Waze In Deal Valued At $1.3B - Posted June 10, 2013
Reports out of Israel indicate that satellite-navigation startup Waze, which ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: NSA Whistleblower | Google to Buy Waze for $1.3B? - Posted June 10, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Mark Zuckerberg: 'We Hadn't Even Heard Of Prism' Before Thursday - Posted June 7, 2013
Facebook CEO and Co-Founder Mark Zuckerberg responded Friday to claims that the site had granted the U.S. government access to its servers. ... [AllFacebook]

Google, Native Ads and What It Means For Publications - Posted June 7, 2013
Earlier this week, Google solidified their take on so-called "native advertising," one that they have been slowly crafting due to the rise of these advertisements in places like BuzzFeed and the Atlantic. To put it simply: Google has created resources for publications to build native ad... [TVSpy]

Yandex' New Interactive Snippets: Now Users Can Book, Buy And Pay Bills Right From Its Search Page - Posted June 7, 2013
Rich snippets - yep, they were a nice start, but Russian search engine Yandex thinks it's time for something more powerful. Something it's calling interactive snippets and a feature it's branding as Islands for its search results pages. Yandex says the new feature evolves from rich snippets, which CTO Ilya Segalovich refers... [AllTwitter]

Facebook: No Government Organization Was Provided With Direct Access To Our Servers - Posted June 7, 2013
Facebook responded to the ... [AllFacebook]

At SemTechBiz, Knowledge Graphs Are Everywhere - Posted June 7, 2013
Sing along with me to this classic hit from 1980: "Knowledge graphs are everywhere; They're everywhere; My mind describes them to me." Alright, so that's a bit of rewriting of new-wave band Our Daughter's Wedding's song Lawn Chairs. But it's a good description of some of the activity at the Semantic Technology... [AllTwitter]

At SemTechBiz, Knowledge Graphs Are Everywhere - Posted June 7, 2013
Sing along with me to this classic hit from 1980: "Knowledge graphs are everywhere; They're everywhere; My mind describes them to me." Alright, so that's a bit of rewriting of new-wave band Our Daughter's Wedding's song Lawn Chairs. But it's a good description of some of the activity at the Semantic Technology... [semanticweb.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Android Update & Advertising | Audioboo and Twitter - Posted June 7, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Consumer Watchdog Calls Google Execs 'Hypocrites' for Banning Recording Devices from Stockholders Meeting - Posted June 6, 2013
Consumer Watchdog, a nonprofit and nonpartisan consumer protection organization, is turning a critical eye on Google for banning recording devices from today's annual stockholders meeting. After all, the technology company has just c... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Users Seeing Polls About Home In Sponsored Stories - Posted June 5, 2013
In the past, Facebook has used polls i... [AllFacebook]

POLL: Google More Popular Than Apple, Facebook - Posted June 5, 2013
The Washington Post and ABC News conducted a poll for the second consecutive year to find out which of three... [AllFacebook]

Google Talks Structured Data At SemTechBiz - Posted June 5, 2013
An audience hungry for more knowledge about what Google is doing with structured data got its fill late in the day Tuesday at the Semantic Technology & Business Conference. Jason Douglas, Group Product Manager, Knowledge Graph, presented to the SRO crowd the link between semantic technology and structured data to the... [semanticweb.com]

Creating a Knowledgeable Search Engine - Posted June 4, 2013
Ahmed Gabr of Wamda.com reports, "'In order to achieve true Artificial Intelligence (AI), we have to make machines that are able to acquire knowledge in a scalable way, without human interaction, then use this knowledge to understand, answer ques... [semanticweb.com]

Libraries: Time To Take Your Place On The Web Of Data - Posted June 4, 2013
At The Semantic Technology and Business conference in San Francisco Monday, OCLC technology evangelist Richard Wallis broke the news that Content-negotiation was implemented for the publication of Linked Data for WorldCat resources. Last June, WorldCat.org began publishing Li... [AllTwitter]

Libraries: Time To Take Your Place On The Web Of Data - Posted June 4, 2013
At The Semantic Technology and Business conference in San Francisco Monday, OCLC technology evangelist Richard Wallis broke the news that Content-negotiation was implemented for the publication of Linked Data for WorldCat resources. Last June, WorldCat.org began publish... [semanticweb.com]

Google is Largest Media Owner - Posted May 31, 2013
Google -- with media revenues of $37.9 billion -- is the world's largest media owner, according to ZenithOptimedia's "Top 30 Global Media Owners Report." DirecTV Group, the runner-up, wasn't even close. It only had revenues of $27.2 billion. Pathetic. News Corporation came in at third, with ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Google is Largest Media Owner - Posted May 31, 2013
Google -- with media revenues of $37.9 billion -- is the world's largest media owner, according to ZenithOptimedia's "Top 30 Global Media Owners Report." DirecTV Group, the runner-up, wasn't even close. It only had revenues of $27.2 billion. Pathetic. News Corporation came in at third, with ... [FishbowlNY]

Google's Next Steps To Build Structured Data Buy-In - Posted May 31, 2013
Google's Data Highlighter, its take at making it easier to let the search engine know about the structured data behind web pages, is adding more highlights. Data Highlighter (which The Semantic Web Blog originally covered here) now c... [semanticweb.com]

10 Influential People, 6 Hot Topics, and More Highlights From IWNY 2013 - Posted May 31, 2013
All throughout Internet Week in New York City, conference attendees had their cell phones out and their Twitter accounts open, hoping to record the highlights and, in the process, gain more followers and influence in their fields. Social media monitoring firm Synthesio reported this week that there were 10 sponsors, brands... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Search Wants to Help You Eat Better - Posted May 30, 2013
Google has introduced a new set of Knowledge Graph entries to search today: nutrition. "Figuring out how to make smart choices about some of our favorite foods can often be a cumbersome and daunting... [SocialTimes.com]

Americans No Longer the Center of the Online Universe, and Other Surprises From Mary Meeker's Epic Slide Deck - Posted May 29, 2013
Four-fifths of the largest Internet properties in the world are owned by American companies, but the same proportion of their users are outside the United States, Kleiner Perkins venture investor Mary Meeker said... [SocialTimes.com]

Late-Breaking Program Additions for Semantic Technology & Business Conference - Posted May 29, 2013
The Semantic Technology & Business Conference begins in a few short days. If you haven't registered yet, it's not too late, and if you haven't looked at the program recently, be sure to check out some of these exciting late-breaking additions... ... [semanticweb.com]

REPORT: Facebook-Waze Talks Are Off - Posted May 29, 2013
Facebook is no longer in talks to acquire Israel-based satellite-navigation startup Waze, according to a report in ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Lawsuit | Rand Paul to Visit Facebook - Posted May 29, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Using Machine Learning to Add Personal Photos to Search - Posted May 28, 2013
Casey Newton of The Verge reports, "Google wants to blur the lines between its newly revamped Google+ social network and the rest of its services. To that end, the co... [semanticweb.com]

Rand Paul Set To Launch Silicon Valley Fundraising Tour At Facebook HQ - Posted May 28, 2013
Facebook is becoming an important fundraisin... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Google Battling Facebook For Waze - Posted May 24, 2013
Facebook's talks to potentially acquire satellite na... [AllFacebook]

Will Google and the FTC Go In for a Rematch? - Posted May 23, 2013
The FTC is reportedly investigating Google for anti-competitive actions in the $9.64-billion U.S. display advertising market. An inquiry in display advertising might look initially like more of a ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Joins Global Network Initiative - Posted May 23, 2013
Human-rights group the Global Network Initiative welcome a new member W... [AllFacebook]

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg Is No. 6 On 'Forbes' World's 100 Most Powerful Women List - Posted May 22, 2013
Facebook Chief Operating Officer ... [AllFacebook]

Drive, She Said: AI's Car Trip - Posted May 21, 2013
The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair has a winner: Ionut Budisteanu of Romania received the Gordon E. Moore Award. He gets to take home the $75,000 prize package as the first-place champ for creating a model of a low-cost, self-driving car that uses artificial intelligence. Ionut used a low-res 3-D radar... [semanticweb.com]

Square Follows Google With Pay-by-Email Service - Posted May 20, 2013
Less than a week after Google launched a service that allows private individuals to transfer money by email, Square has launched a similar product in a private beta. If a user cc's Square in an email promising ... [SocialTimes.com]

Square Follows Google With Pay-by-Email Service - Posted May 20, 2013
Less than a week after Google launched a service that allows private individuals to transfer money by email, Square has launched a similar product in a private beta. If a user cc's Square in an email promising ... [AllFacebook]

Automatic Hashtags & Machine Learning: The New Google+ - Posted May 17, 2013
Our own Jenny Zaino recently discussed some of the interesting developments that Google announced at the Google I/O event yesterday. ... [semanticweb.com]

Gmail, Meet JSON-LD - Posted May 17, 2013
Another announcement by Google this week - one that didn't get quite as much play as the launch at I/O of Google Play Music All Access and improvements to its search, map and Google + services - was this: Support for JSON-LD markup in Gmail. The W3C in April pub... [AllTwitter]

Yahoo/Twitter Partnership Should Worry Google - Posted May 16, 2013
You'll remember, once upon a time, tweets were top dog in Google search. And then ... [AllTwitter]

UPDATED: Introducing Facebook For Google Glass - Posted May 16, 2013
While there have been two unofficial Facebook applications for Google Glass, Google announced Thursday at its I/O conference that an ... [AllFacebook]

Google Gets Into Quantum Computing; Advancing Machine Learning Is A Goal - Posted May 16, 2013
Google, in the midst of its I/O conference (see our story here), also has teamed up with NASA to form the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab at the agency's Ames Research Center. ... [semanticweb.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Google Announcements | Amy's Baking Co. - Posted May 16, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Talking the Talk -- And Walking The Walk -- About The Beauty Of Search At Google I/O - Posted May 15, 2013
"With more features in the Knowledge Graph and more languages, with conversational voice search and hot-wording coming to Chrome on desktops and laptops, and with new Now functionality like reminders....search is becoming a really beautiful and ubiquitous experience that intelli... [semanticweb.com]

Talking the Talk -- And Walking The Walk -- About The Beauty Of Search At Google I/O - Posted May 15, 2013
"With more features in the Knowledge Graph and more languages, with conversational voice search and hot-wording coming to Chrome on desktops and laptops, and with new Now functionality like reminders....search is becoming a really beautiful and ubiquitous experience that intelli... [AllTwitter]

Google Reportedly to Launch Music Streaming at I/O Conference Tomorrow - Posted May 14, 2013
[caption id="attachment_126937" align="alignleft" width="300"] Lightspring / Shutterstock.com[/caption] Google will launch music streaming through YouTube and Google Play, according to reports in ... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Reportedly to Launch Music Streaming at I/O Conference Tomorrow - Posted May 14, 2013
[caption id="attachment_126937" align="alignleft" width="300"] Lightspring / Shutterstock.com[/caption] Google will launch music streaming through YouTube and Google Play, according to reports in ... [AllFacebook]

Google Honors Atari Breakout with Easter Egg - Posted May 14, 2013
Happy 37th birthday, Breakout. You've come a long way. You helped develop the first generation of kids with the best hand-eye coordination the world had seen (up until that point). You were the biggest deal in childhood until Star Wars was released a year later and changed the world forever. You... [AgencySpy]

Google Honors Atari Breakout with Easter Egg - Posted May 14, 2013
Happy 37th birthday, Breakout. You've come a long way. You helped develop the first generation of kids with the best hand-eye coordination the world had seen (up until that point). You were the biggest deal in childhood until Star Wars was released a year later and changed the world forever. You... [PRNewser]

STUDY: Facebook Reigns Supreme In South Asia - Posted May 14, 2013
Facebook is handily winning the battle of social networks in south Asia. According to a new study by Jana, Facebook is the social ne... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Google Storage | Twitter Big Data Buy - Posted May 14, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

REPORT: Fate Of Israel Development Center, Employees Holding Up Facebook-Waze Talks - Posted May 13, 2013
Facebook's efforts to acquire satellite navigation startup Waze in a deal potentially valued at as high as $1 billion ha... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Fate Of Israel Development Center, Employees Holding Up Facebook-Waze Talks - Posted May 13, 2013
Facebook's efforts to acquire satellite navigation startup Waze in a deal potentially valued at as high as $1 billion ha... [Lost Remote]

Google to Win the Semantic Search Race? - Posted May 13, 2013
David Amerland of Imassera recently shared his opinion on why he thinks Google will win the ... [semanticweb.com]

Public Relations and Mother's Day - Posted May 10, 2013
It's Mother's Day on Sunday, but you already know that. We know that you know because you, like us, realize how important moms are to everything that is good in life. In fact, Mother's Day is so respected by our society that it's one of the few holidays we haven't savagely and... [AgencySpy]

Social Media Newsfeed: YouTube Paid Subscriptions | Facebook Home - Posted May 10, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook To Mozilla: Add WebP Support To Firefox - Posted May 9, 2013
Facebook announced last month that it was experimenting with the use of ... [AllFacebook]

Google Celebrates 93rd Birthday of Saul Bass with Doodle - Posted May 8, 2013
Public relations is a wonderful industry because it encompasses so many compelling aspects of human beings. One of those, of course, is our appreciation for aesthetics, and legendary American graphic designer and filmmaker Saul Bass brought plenty of beauty into our lives. From logos to movie posters to films... [PRNewser]

Facebook (Unofficially) Lands On Google Glass - Posted May 7, 2013
Although it's only available to a super-select few, Facebook already has a home on Google Glass. It's not the official Facebook application, but ... [AllFacebook]

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

Gmail Introduces Tighter Integration With Calendar - Posted May 2, 2013
Gmail will now automatically underline dates and times mentioned in emails, allowing users to use the information to schedule events in Google Calendar without leaving the Gmail interface. "If you do a lot of scheduling over email, it's now a little bit easier to create events directly from your Gmail," Gmail product... [SocialTimes.com]

iOS Gets a Dose of Google Now - Posted April 30, 2013
Stuart Dredge of The Guardian writes, "Google has launched its ... [semanticweb.com]

Lead Android Designer On Facebook Home: 'They Did A Nice Job' - Posted April 29, 2013
One of the first questions after Facebook announced Home, which takes over the home screen from Android, was what Google thought of the product. Google's direct... [AllFacebook]

Free Google Tools Webcast Next Monday, 5/6 - Posted April 29, 2013
Mark your calendars, SocialTimes readers. We've got a free webcast happening next Monday, May 6 from 3:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET on Google Tools for Social Media Marketing Success. Monica Morse, the social media lead for SMB Solutions at Google, will be sharing best practices on how to use Advanced Search, Tre... [SocialTimes.com]

Schema.org, Learning Resource Metadata Initiative Join Hands In Boost To Educational Content Searches - Posted April 29, 2013
[caption id="attachment_36805" align="alignleft" width="320"] Courtesy: Flickr/ Sean MacEntee[/caption] Earlier this month word came of a revision to schema.org: Version 1.0a additions, according to this posting from Dan Brickley, incl... [AllTwitter]

Schema.org, Learning Resource Metadata Initiative Join Hands In Boost To Educational Content Searches - Posted April 29, 2013
[caption id="attachment_36805" align="alignleft" width="320"] Courtesy: Flickr/ Sean MacEntee[/caption] Earlier this month word came of a revision to schema.org: Version 1.0a additions, according to this posting from Dan Brickley, incl... [semanticweb.com]

The Future of Search - Posted April 26, 2013
Barbara Starr of Search Engine Land reports, "In a June 2010 Semantic Web Meetup in San Diego, Peter Mika of Yahoo!'s research division gave a presentation entitled, 'The future face of Search is Semantic for Facebook, Google and Yahoo!' As the ti... [semanticweb.com]

Mark Zuckerberg-Led FWD.us Adds Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer, Brad Smith, Sean Parker - Posted April 26, 2013
FWD.us, the political advocacy group spearheaded by Face... [AllFacebook]

Semantic Matchmaking with Loveflutter - Posted April 25, 2013
Steve O'Hear of TechCrunch reports, "The idea of matching prospective dates based on shared interests is about as old as dating itself. But understanding how one set of interests relate to another, certainly at scale, is arguably something that machines can do a lot more efficiently than h... [AllTwitter]

Deep Learning - Posted April 24, 2013
Robert D. Hof of the MIT Technology Review recently discussed "deep learning" as one of the ten breakthrough technologies of 2013. He writes, "When Ray Kurzweil met with ... [semanticweb.com]

Improving PLAs with Semantic Optimization - Posted April 22, 2013
Dave Ragals of Search Engine Watch reports, "Ever since last year's rollout of the new product listing ad (PLA) system from Google, there's been an ongoing debate about whether PLAs steal from paid search. ... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook Testing Google WebP Image Format - Posted April 22, 2013
Facebook is running a limited test of a possible solution to the staggering amount of ... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Facebook To Build $1.5B Data Center In Altoona, Iowa - Posted April 22, 2013
Facebook plans to build a $1.5 billion data center in Altoona, Iowa, joini... [AllFacebook]

Google Reports Solid First Quarter, But Motorola Continues to Bleed - Posted April 18, 2013
Google reported consolidated revenue of $14 billion in the first quarter of 2013, up 31 percent over its first-quarter earnings last year. The company reported a profit of $3.35 billion, up 16 percent over the same quarter in 2012. Minus Motorola... [SocialTimes.com]

INFOGRAPHIC: How Much Personal Information Are You Sharing On Facebook? - Posted April 17, 2013
As a former con man once pointed out, the more personal information you have publicly on Facebook, the easier it is for an identity thief to strike. NextAdvisor.com compiled an infographic showing how often identity thieves use social media, and what kind of information Facebook users share. ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Partner Category Targeting: Is Your Head Spinning Yet? - Posted April 16, 2013
Recently, Facebook announced something called partner category targeting, which lets us run ads based on a user's retail shopping behavior and other offline information. ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Partners With Rovi For Entertainment Metadata To Enhance User, Developer Experience - Posted April 16, 2013
Facebook is integrating into its platform Rovi Video's descriptive information on millions of TV shows, movies, celebrities, sports events and more. The partnership should help users flesh out more details in their entertainment likes and status updates that tag their movi... [semanticweb.com]

Will Facebook Home Find A Home On IPhone, Windows Phone? - Posted April 16, 2013
Facebook Home still has that new-home smell, bu... [AllFacebook]

Google Sets Up Person Finder to Help Locate Victims of Boston Marathon Explosions - Posted April 15, 2013
Google has employed its Person Finder tool to help people locate family and friends who may have been hurt in the explosions that occurred t... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Sets Up Person Finder to Help Locate Victims of Boston Marathon Explosions - Posted April 15, 2013
Google has employed its Person Finder tool to help people locate family and friends who may have been hurt in the explosions that occurred t... [AllFacebook]

Google to Label Search Results Under Reported Settlement with European Commission - Posted April 15, 2013
Google has reportedly reached an agreement with the European Commission to change its search practices after a two-year investigation on whether the search engine giant favors its own properties in the search results. Unnamed sources ... [SocialTimes.com]

Nick Denton Explains Google, Probably Hates This Headline Because It's Too Long - Posted April 11, 2013
Nick Denton, the man behind the Gawker Media empire, schooled some people today. Pay attention now, students. The First Lesson: Headlines 101, Bitch. Denton sent a memo (as... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Nick Denton Explains Google, Probably Hates This Headline Because It's Too Long - Posted April 11, 2013
Nick Denton, the man behind the Gawker Media empire, schooled some people today. Pay attention now, students. The First Lesson: Headlines 101, Bitch. Denton sent a memo (as... [FishbowlNY]

What Happens to Your Gmail Account When You Die? - Posted April 11, 2013
It's hard enough to manage multiple social accounts from a desktop, let alone from beyond the grave. Today, Google announced the launch of its Inactive Account Manager, a new setting that tells Google what to do with Gmail,... [SocialTimes.com]

Why Pay-Per-Click Tool Vendors Are Struggling On Facebook - Posted April 11, 2013
Three years ago, you could drastically reduce your cost per click by just running a ton of ads. The mainstream pay-per-click vendors, experienced with Google, applied their same techniques to Fac... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Facebook Acquires Mobile Software Startup Osmeta - Posted April 11, 2013
Mobile software startup Osmeta became the latest Facebook ... [AllFacebook]

Mark Zuckerberg Featured In 'Fortune' Cover Story - Posted April 11, 2013
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is all ov... [AllFacebook]

Mark Zuckerberg Officially Announces FWD.us Political Advocacy Group In 'Washington Post' Op-Ed - Posted April 11, 2013
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg officially announced the laun... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Has A Nigerian Problem With Targeting - Posted April 10, 2013
No, I didn't receive an email from Princess Zuckerberg asking me to save her family fortune from the hands of the rebel forces. This is not the typical Nigerian 419 scam... [AllFacebook]

Are Rising Semantic Search Companies Closing in on Google? - Posted April 9, 2013
  Claire Cain Miller of The New York Times recently wrote, "Say you need a latt . You might pull out your phone, open the Yelp app and search for a nearby cafe. If instead you want to ... [semanticweb.com]

5 Tips For Mastering Mobile Facebook Advertising - Posted April 9, 2013
Recently, eMarketer announced that mobile Facebook advertising now receives more mobile display advertising dollars than... [AllFacebook]

Will Microsoft's Anti-Google 'Scroogled' Campaign Backfire? - Posted April 9, 2013
In case you missed it, those dumb "Bing challenge" ads aren't the only front in Microsoft's ongoing war with Google. Over the holiday season the company started the "Scroogled" campaign taking its big competitor to task for...we don't know, failing to protect customers' privacy or off... [PRNewser]

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg Trying To Get Civil Suit Subpoena Quashed - Posted April 8, 2013
Facebook Chief Operating Officer ... [AllFacebook]

Tech Companies Ramp Up Fight Against Patent Trolls - Posted April 5, 2013
Google, BlackBerry, Earthlink and Red Hat today petitioned the Federal Trade Commission to crack down on companies whose chief business is enforcing patents. The move came one day after cloud host Rackspace announced that it was suing one such pa... [SocialTimes.com]

What Others Are Saying About Facebook Home - Posted April 5, 2013
Facebook Thursday unveiled the closest thing to a Facebook phone, with Home. Select Android devices will have access to Home starting April 12, and it will later beco... [AllFacebook]

What Was Google's Reaction To Facebook Home? - Posted April 5, 2013
Despite being the creator of the Android mobile operating system that w... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Facebook Accounts For $3 Of Every $10 Spent On Mobile Display Ads - Posted April 3, 2013
Revised forecasts by ... [AllFacebook]

Social Behavior: It's About Time [Infographic] - Posted April 3, 2013
Internet users spent 30 billion more minutes on social media in 2012 than they did in 2011, according to a recent study. That's an increase of 37 percent. Where are they spending their time? Digital marketing agency iAcquire partnered with SurveyMonkey to measure the social behavior of internet users. The researchers learned that... [SocialTimes.com]

Mark Zuckerberg Takes Beating On Wall Street, Other NYC Streets - Posted April 3, 2013
It's been a rough week thus far for Facebook Co-Founder and CEO ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Director Of Mobile Partnerships Emily White Moves To Instagram - Posted April 3, 2013
Facebook Director of Mobile Partnerships Emily Whi... [AllFacebook]

Google News Doesn't Much Care for Your 'Sponsored Content' - Posted April 2, 2013
Google has long discouraged the inclusion of paid links and advertorials in publishers' "news" sections. In the past they've done so by threatening to punish those who post and promote such content without calling it by its proper name by pushing them lower down in the Google search rankings. Certain i... [PRNewser]

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg May Testify In Tech Recruiting Lawsuit - Posted April 2, 2013
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg ... [AllFacebook]

Sprint Manages to Run a Decent April Fools' Campaign - Posted April 1, 2013
So we're not really into this whole April Fools' thing. On the one hand, we are amused by the American Eagle "spray-on jeans" and the number of users who took to Twitter in an attempt to be the 1000th person to ask "Is this Google nose thing for real? I've been... [PRNewser]

Is Android Building The Unthinkable Facebook Phone? - Posted April 1, 2013
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has constantly laughed off the thought of a ... [AllFacebook]

Smelling Is Believing These April Fool's Day Pranks - Posted April 1, 2013
This year's crop of April Fool's Day pranks on social media will test your sense of humor and your sense of smell. 1. Google launched Google Nose. Now you can search Google's database of more than 15 million scentibytes for smells. For instance, here's "Wet Dog:" ... [SocialTimes.com]

Throwing Some Semantic Fun Into the April Fool's Web Mix - Posted April 1, 2013
[caption id="attachment_36256" align="alignleft" width="240"] Image Courtesy Flickr/ Sean MacEntee[/caption] It's April Fool's Day on the Web, and we're sensing some semantic allusions and downright sentiment analytics assertions in today's pranks. Have a look: Head over to your Google search engine and you'll be teased to find out what that s... [semanticweb.com]

5 Must-Have Chrome Extensions for Journalists - Posted March 29, 2013
It's no secret that one of the keys to being a successful journalist these days is mastering the art of combing the Internet. And, a large portion of finding great stuff on the Internet relies on properly and efficiently utilizing clever tools that elevates your online skills from "great" to "practically... [TVSpy]

Facebook To Press: 'Come See Our New Home On Android' - Posted March 29, 2013
Droid does it: Facebook announced a ... [AllFacebook]

ACM - Infosys Foundation Award to be Given to Jeff Dean & Sanjay Ghemawat - Posted March 28, 2013
The ACM - Infosys Foundation Award will be presented to Jeff Dean and Sanjay Ghemawat. The pair "led the conception, design, and implementation of much of Google's revolutionary software infrastructure, which has transformed the practice and understanding of Internet-scal... [semanticweb.com]

Google Offers Same-Day Delivery Services to Bay Area Residents - Posted March 28, 2013
Ding, dong! It's the Google lady -- or lad. Google is testing a same-day delivery service for items bought from participating retailers, the company announced today. The move is Google's response to the popularity of Amazon Prime. The program will initially be limited to the San Franci... [SocialTimes.com]

Android Users Can Look Actors Up Without Leaving Movies - Posted March 27, 2013
Google knows that you look up actors' names and previous roles after -- and while -- you watch movies. Now if you have an Android tablet, you don't have to conduct a separate search. The company has begun delivering its Knowledge Graph cards on actors if the user simply pauses th... [SocialTimes.com]

Google and Yelp Launch Mobile ROI Calculators. Why Do We Care? - Posted March 26, 2013
No matter who your clients are and what kind of content you use to promote them, a growing number of people will read it on mobile. That's why Google's ... [PRNewser]

Media Beat Rewind: Before Marissa Mayer Became CEO of Yahoo - Posted March 26, 2013
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is having a good week. Her company's stock reached a 52-week high just as she was sealing the deal on mobile reading app Summly, her sixth acquisition since she left Google for Y... [SocialTimes.com]

Evernote Hits Back at Google With Deutsche Telekom Deal and App Update - Posted March 25, 2013
Just a week after Google launched its Evernote competitor, Keep, the note-taking app has launched an ... [SocialTimes.com]

Report: Mark Zuckerberg Leads Formation Of Issues-Advocacy Organization - Posted March 25, 2013
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is reportedly rampin... [AllFacebook]

The 10 Biggest Fibs By Facebook Tool Providers - Posted March 21, 2013
Software is the new snake oil. At the click of a button, you have 1 million fans, incredible engagement, sales coming out of your ears, and your car parked for you. Only that last one is ... [AllFacebook]

YouTube Reaches 1B Unique Monthly Users - Posted March 21, 2013
Facebook has company in the ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Google Note-Taking App | Facebook Posts - Posted March 21, 2013
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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 Actually Does Help Deliver News - Posted March 18, 2013
Maybe Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg's comparison of News Feed to a personalized newsp... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Names Mike Schroepfer As New CTO - Posted March 15, 2013
Facebook has made an internal hire to fill the chief technical officer position vacant since ... [AllFacebook]

Job Seekers: Your Facebook Friends Could Affect Your Career Opportunities - Posted March 15, 2013
Hey students and recent grads, here's something that could have an influence on job opportunities: your Facebook profile. More specifically, we're talking about your close and not-so-close friends--and the way you interact with them. This seems like a no-brainer, b... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Hashtags? | Foursquare Android App - Posted March 15, 2013
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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

5 Tools To Use When Google Reader Dies - Posted March 14, 2013
Google has decided to shutter its Google Reader service this summer, killing an RSS reader tool used by thousands of bloggers (including this AppNewser editor). If you need a new RSS reader, we've collected five alternatives t... [FishbowlDC]

Social Media Newsfeed: LinkedIn SlideShare Ads | Social Ad Disclosures - Posted March 13, 2013
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook VP Talks Ads, News Feed, Graph Search, Algorithm At SMX West Conference - Posted March 12, 2013
At the SMX West 2013 conference in San Jose, Calif., Marketing Land Founding Editor Danny Sullivan ... [AllFacebook]

PR Fail: Google to Pay $7 Million for Creeping Out America - Posted March 12, 2013
Every neighborhood in America has one: that creepy guy who slowly drives around our streets in that weird car during the middle of day, downloading information as our kids play stick ball in the cul-de-sac. What's the name of that guy, again? Oh, yeah: Google... [PRNewser]

Pinterest Introduces Free Analytics Tools - Posted March 12, 2013
We're going to take a wild guess here: many of our readers have felt some pressure to more fully utilize Pinterest as a PR tool but hesitate due to a lack of the quantifiable ROI stats tha... [PRNewser]

Do The Research Before Posting A Photo From The Web On Facebook - Posted March 11, 2013
Photos are the among the most engaging content on Facebook and the major motivator behind the site's ... [AllFacebook]

Early Investor Yuri Milner: Facebook Will Last 100 Years - Posted March 11, 2013
Facebook will last 100 years, as will Google and ... [AllFacebook]

Proposed German Copyright Law Is Just a 'Snippet' of What's Ahead for Search Engines - Posted March 11, 2013
While many European news publishers have fought search engines and news aggregators over copyrights, Germany's proposed "ancillary copyright law" may actually allow them to charge companies like Google for reproducing their content. The modified version of the law introduced by Chancellor Angela Merkel... [SocialTimes.com]

Wikilinks Corpus: What Will You Do With 40 Million Disambiguated Entity Mentions Across 10 Million-Plus Web Pages? - Posted March 11, 2013
Last Friday saw the release of the Wikilinks Corpus from Research at Google, 40 million entities in context strong. As explained in a blog post by Dave Orr, Amar Subramanya, and Fernando Pereira at Google Research, the Big Data set "involves 40 ... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook Apps Among The Most Popular On Android, IOS - Posted March 7, 2013
Facebook is growing as a mobile company, with roughly 618 million people checking Facebook from their phones and tablets. According to new figures released Thursday by App Annie, Facebook Messenger is the No. 1 iOS social networking application, in terms of monthly downloads. The Facebook native app is No. 3. Both... [AllFacebook]

Google+ Rolls Out Profile and Page Improvements - Posted March 6, 2013
Google+ has improved the look and functionality of its personal profiles and business pages based on user feedback, the company announced today. Here's what's new: Cover Photos The cover section will be able to accommodate pictures up to 2120 px by 1192 px (they will show up 16... [SocialTimes.com]

How Much Time Do You Spend On Facebook? TimeRabbit Knows - Posted March 5, 2013
Facebook users: Do you really want to know how much time ... [AllFacebook]

Why Premium Youtube and News Don't Mix - Posted March 5, 2013
On the surface, it's been a huge year for Youtube and its string of premium content providers. The website is becoming bigger, and has recently acquired startup Epoxy to help developers and distributors ge... [10,000 Words]

Why Premium Youtube and News Don't Mix - Posted March 5, 2013
On the surface, it's been a huge year for Youtube and its string of premium content providers. The website is becoming bigger, and has recently acquired startup Epoxy to help developers and distributors ge... [TVSpy]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter's Dorsey Worth $1B | Facebook News Feed - Posted March 5, 2013
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

UPDATED: Facebook, Google Team Up To Solve Android Gingerbread Dilemma - Posted March 4, 2013
The relationship between Facebook and Google continu... [AllFacebook]

Hitwise Mobile Debuts; Facebook Places Third In Market Share, Average Time Spent - Posted March 4, 2013
Facebook was the No. 3 mobile website both in terms of market share of visits and average time spent during the week ending Feb. 23, in the debut of Hitwise Mobile from Experian Marketing Services... [AllFacebook]

Ontology Systems Helps Companies In Search of Data Agility - Posted March 4, 2013
The Semantic Web Blog earlier this month covered the news that Ontology Systems is updating its Ontology semantic search platform to Version 4.0, which was previewed last week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Fo... [semanticweb.com]

'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]

Facebook Officially Announces Acquisition Of Atlas Solutions From Microsoft - Posted February 28, 2013
Ending weeks of speculation, Facebook Thursday confirmed its acquisition of the ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Gay Marriage Support | Groupon Earnings - Posted February 28, 2013
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email.   Facebook Backs Same-Sex Marriage in Supreme Court Filing... [SocialTimes.com]

In Google's New Game, Your Phone is the Controller, Your Computer is the TV - Posted February 27, 2013
Google's latest Chrome Experiment aims to make playing a computer game more like playing on a console in front of the TV. The company announced the Chrome Super Sync Sports game this morning. Once you ... [SocialTimes.com]

Like Facebook Connect, Google+ Sign-In Now Available For Apps - Posted February 26, 2013
In a move to make social connecting easier for Google users, Google has introduced Google+ Sign-In, which is essentially Facebook Connect for Google. Developers can add the tool to their apps, to make it easy for a user to register without having to fill out a form. By signing in with Google+... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Google Plus Takes Aim At Facebook Connect With Launch Of Google Plus Sign-In - Posted February 26, 2013
The Facebook Connect button that appears... [AllFacebook]

DataPop Launches Semantic Ad Platform for Google Product Listing Ads - Posted February 26, 2013
Based on its flagship creative optimization technology, DataPop has officially launched today the industry's first Product Listing Ads (PLA) platform that drives significant performance based upon semantic technology. DataPop's... [semanticweb.com]

Google Powers Up Google+ Social Sign-in - Posted February 26, 2013
Google will now allow users to sign in to third-party apps using their Google+ log-in, the company said today. Once logged in this way, users will be prompted to specify with which Google+ circles they want to share content. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Bribes, Blockades and Blackmail: Inside China's 'Black PR' Industry - Posted February 22, 2013
We all know that public relations can get a little...insane at times. Bad behavior, lawsuits, internal leaks...we've got it all, right? Sure we do--but when it comes to crazy we can't even compete with China. A "shocking expose" ... [PRNewser]

Toxic Chemical Vapors Detected in Buildings at Google Headquarters - Posted February 22, 2013
Elevated levels of the chemical TCE were found in recent Environmental Protection Agency tests in two Mountain View, Cal., Google buildings that sit where tech companies had manufacturing operations. TCE, or ... [SocialTimes.com]

VIDEO: Bloomberg Goes Inside Facebook's Boot Camp For New Engineers - Posted February 22, 2013
Before engineers at Facebook touch a single line of code, they go through boot camp, and Jon Erlichman of Bloomberg West got an ... [AllFacebook]

Will Mark Zuckerberg Propose A Toast To Google's Project Glass? - Posted February 21, 2013
The sometimes-frosty relationship between Facebook and Google may... [AllFacebook]

Google Fans Must Apply to Buy and Promote New 'SmartGlasses' - Posted February 20, 2013
Other than sex, nothing connects with the public better than exclusivity. What better way to engage the masses than to create a product that's out of reach? We all want what we can't have, especially if someone else can have it. It's not just a PR strategy--it's a quirk of human... [PRNewser]

Mark Zuckerberg Helps Launch The Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation - Posted February 20, 2013
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO ... [AllFacebook]

Meet the New Yahoo! - Posted February 20, 2013
Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer continued her overhaul of the world's least hip content/email provider today by introducing a new look for the site: T... [PRNewser]

PR Firm's Copy and Paste Job Gets Client's Site Blacklisted - Posted February 19, 2013
Thanks to our friends at Arment Dietrich's Spin Sucks blog (follow them on Twitter!) and Andy Crestodina's book ... [PRNewser]

Facebook Innovation Lessons For Your Business - Posted February 18, 2013
Facebook is the big bang in the universe of social networking. Sure, MySpace and ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Director Of Engineering Talks Zuckerberg, Graph Search On Reddit - Posted February 15, 2013
Reddit has a feature called Ask Me Anything (AMA), where notable people allow readers to, well, ask them anything. Facebook has loved this recently. Wednesday, Facebook employees answered questions about the ... [AllFacebook]

10 Great Apps for PR Professionals - Posted February 15, 2013
Today we bring you a guest post from Kelsey Libert reviewing ten top smartphone apps that can help PR pros. Kelsey is a speaker, entrepreneur, and Internet enthusiast. She's a chief development officer for a diverse website portfolio, where she runs the content development strategy and execution for several websites. Thinking on... [PRNewser]

What Are America's 10 'Most Trusted' Brands? And Why? - Posted February 14, 2013
A few weeks ago we gave you a list of the 10 brands Americans hate most and tried to figure out why. Today we're taking the opposite approach with ... [PRNewser]

New Contest: Visualize Open Data & Win $2K - Posted February 14, 2013
The Guardian, Google, and the Open Knowledge Foundation have launched a new competition to find the best open government data visualization. The announcement states: "Governments around the world are releasing a tidal wave of ... [semanticweb.com]

Google's Eric Schmidt to Unload 42 Percent of Shares - Posted February 8, 2013
Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt plans to sell off approximately 42 percent of his shares in the company in 2013, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Google's stock was at an all-time high of $785.37 as of closing time on Friday, making it a good opportunity f... [SocialTimes.com]

Watch Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, and Conan O'Brien in a Google+ Hangout - Posted February 8, 2013
Laid off from their jobs, two forty-something salesmen start new careers at Google in "The Internship," a new comedy directed by Shawn Levy that stars Vince Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson. To promote the film, both actors will appear in a ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: LinkedIn Sponsored Posts | Google+ Audio - Posted February 8, 2013
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Report: Facebook To Acquire Microsoft Atlas Ad-Serving Business - Posted February 7, 2013
Facebook and Microsoft are expected to announce a deal, possibly by next week, for the social network to acquire the softw... [AllFacebook]

LoudDoor's Brand Satisfaction Gives Companies A Clearer Picture Of Facebook Fans - Posted February 7, 2013
One of the most powerful questions in business is, "Would you recommend our company to a friend?" That's what LoudDoor's new product -- ... [Lost Remote]

LoudDoor's Brand Satisfaction Gives Companies A Clearer Picture Of Facebook Fans - Posted February 7, 2013
One of the most powerful questions in business is, "Would you recommend our company to a friend?" That's what LoudDoor's new product -- ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg Almost Became LinkedIn's CEO - Posted February 6, 2013
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg has one of the most impressive resum s in the tech world, including a stint as chief of staff in the U.S. Treasury Department, and working... [AllFacebook]

How to Protect Your Social Networks from Identity theft, Scams, and Internet Fraud - Posted February 5, 2013
Today marks the tenth anniversary of Safer Internet Day, a not-so-fun, but very important holiday for reminding ourselves to check our privacy controls and use the internet more responsibly. It's called "safer" rather than "safe" because the only true ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Reportedly Building Mobile Location-Tracking App - Posted February 4, 2013
Facebook has been growing in the way of location tracking, but according to Bloomberg, the company may soon ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram's Kevin Systrom Among Crunchies Awards Winners - Posted February 1, 2013
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark ... [AllFacebook]

The AllFacebook Guide To Super Bowl XLVII - Posted January 31, 2013
On Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens will meet in New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII -- a topic already hugely popular on Facebook. The 49ers, led by quarterback Colin Kaepernick, are the most-talked-about team on the social network by far. However, the two fan bases ha... [AllFacebook]

Zuckerberg Enthusiastic About Graph Search During 4Q Earnings Call, But Few Details Emerge - Posted January 31, 2013
Facebook's new graph search feature was touched upon at sev... [AllFacebook]

Google Announces New 'Hangouts on Air' Series About Science - Posted January 30, 2013
The Science Fair team at Google is giving kids a window into the world of technology with the debut of a new web series devoted to science. As part of a world-wide science fair where kids tackle the world's problems and compete for scholarships, the company will c... [SocialTimes.com]

Ark Finds Social Search Niche Between Facebook, Google - Posted January 30, 2013
Google and Facebook are at war over search. Can multi-graph provider Ark help you from becoming collateral damage? Neither Google nor Facebook are neutral providers of social search information. Bot... [SocialTimes.com]

How Facebook's Graph Search Could Beat Google, Yelp in Local Search - Posted January 28, 2013
By Chris Warden In the days before Facebook announced Graph Search, widespread speculation that we could be in for a huge announcement - such as "The Facebook Phone" - sent investors into a frenzy and drove the price of FB stock to its 52-week high. Once the announcement was made, it seems... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Valuation | Square Resignation - Posted January 28, 2013
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

The Woman Behind News Feed: Facebook Director Of Engineering Jocelyn Goldfein - Posted January 25, 2013
When Facebook users howl in protest over changes to its news feed, thos... [AllFacebook]

Triposo Scans Facebook Events To Find Local Hotspots - Posted January 24, 2013
Looking for the most popular dive bar in Boston or the hottest nightclub event in Paris? Unless you know someone there, it can be hard to find what you're looking for when travel... [AllFacebook]

Swipp Social Intelligence Platform Merges Social And Knowledge Streams - Posted January 24, 2013
When Don Thorson and Charlie Constantini looked at the social graph - some 1 billlion connected people all sharing information at an incredibly fast pace - they saw a problem, and an opportunity. Data extraction wasn't playing as big a role in the picture as it could, so the possibility that... [semanticweb.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Quora Blogs | Google Image Search - Posted January 24, 2013
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Facebook Ramped Up Lobbying By 314 Percent In 4Q - Posted January 23, 2013
Facebook is increasingly becoming a player in Washington, D.C., and not just because of social media's influence on politics. ... [AllFacebook]

VP Joe Biden To Address Gun Control In Google Hangout Tomorrow - Posted January 23, 2013
Following the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the issue of gun control has been on everyone's minds. Tomorrow Vice President Joe Biden will address the gun control issue head-on on YouTube and Google+. Biden will host a "Fireside Hangout"--a modern day take on FDR's famous radio "Fireside Chats,"... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Is The Most Popular Mobile App In The U.S. - Posted January 23, 2013
We know that more and more users around the world are accessing Facebook through their phones, but new statistics ... [AllFacebook]

YouTube Advertisers Spent 50 Percent More In 2012 - Posted January 23, 2013
Yesterday during Google's fourth-quarter earnings call, Nikesh Arora, Google's Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer, revealed that 2012 was a massively successful year for YouTube on multi... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Sales Director Bill Masterson Joins SocialCode As Chief Revenue Officer - Posted January 23, 2013
Social marketing solutions provider ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Workers' Social Media Rights | Google's Cost-Per-Clicks - Posted January 23, 2013
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Google Punts Questions About Mobile Ads, Touts Now, Driverless Cars - Posted January 22, 2013
[caption id="attachment_116918" align="alignleft" width="300"] Palto / Shutterstock.com[/caption] Wall Street analysts were predictably concerned about Google's falling cost-per-click as users shift to mobile devices after the company released its ... [SocialTimes.com]

Quora Users Debate Facebook Search's Impact on Search and Recommendation Services - Posted January 22, 2013
As social search and recommendations company share prices fell due to concerns that ... [SocialTimes.com]

Google's Structured Data Take Over - Posted January 22, 2013
Barbara Starr of Search Engine Land recently posed the question, is Google hijacking semantic markup and structured data? She writes, "In 2012, I started a series, ... [semanticweb.com]

How to Use Your Google+ Profile to Get a Job at Google - Posted January 22, 2013
Google has quietly rolled out a new feature for that lets you connect your Google+ profile to its job board to search for a job at the company. First released in December 2012, the writers at ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Social Inauguration | French Taxes for Facebook? - Posted January 22, 2013
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Google+ Expands Its Mobile Presence as Facebook and Bing Take On Search - Posted January 18, 2013
Google+ is now accessible in 48 more countries and territories, thanks to an update to its iPad and iPhone app. In the last week, Facebook and Bing have edged into Google's territory with new options for social search. Bing ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Bing-Facebook Integration | Foursquare Map - Posted January 18, 2013
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook's Graph Search Will Both Challenge And Help Brands - Posted January 17, 2013
Facebook's newest addition -- graph search -- can change the way brands not only market on the site, but find potential customers through the... [AllFacebook]

Will Facebook's 'Graph Search' Affect PR Campaigns? - Posted January 16, 2013
Excuse us for being a little skeptical about the relevance of Facebook's new "Graph Search" function, presented to reporters yesterday by the company's ... [PRNewser]

The 100 Most Social-Savvy MBA Schools in 2013 - Posted January 16, 2013
To show how different MBA programs use social media to attract new students, the business organization Online MBA Page.com has published a list of the ... [SocialTimes.com]

'It's Not Complicated': AT&T's ads top the social tv commercial chart - Posted January 15, 2013
For last week's edition of Bluefin Labs' most talked about commercials, we see that AT&T, Pepsi and Progressive are at the top of the chart. With a 191% gain week-over-week, AT&T has launched into the number... [Lost Remote]

Facebook Fires Back At Yelp, Google With Graph Search - Posted January 15, 2013
Ever since Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed the topic of search at TechCrunch Disrupt in September, industry expert... [Lost Remote]

Facebook Fires Back At Yelp, Google With Graph Search - Posted January 15, 2013
Ever since Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed the topic of search at TechCrunch Disrupt in September, industry expert... [AllFacebook]

BOOK REVIEW: 'Facebook Nation: Total Information Awareness' Is A Must - Posted January 15, 2013
Newton Lee's book, Facebook ... [AllFacebook]

The New Social Networks: Which Ones Will Be Useful for PR Pros? - Posted January 14, 2013
As Instagram continues to lose members, Twitter decides whether to go public, Google+ screams "Notice Me!" and Facebook tries to resist th... [PRNewser]

Freebase Catch-Up: Recent Developments On The Entity Graph Of People, Places, And Things - Posted January 11, 2013
What's new with Freebase? Well, aside from its data now being used by Bing to provide information about entities in a similar way to Google's Knowledge Graph, a new design of its web client is being tested here. Its post about th... [semanticweb.com]

Infographic: Who Is Using Google+? - Posted January 10, 2013
Although Google+ is shrouded in mystery, recent changes to the service might push Google's social layer into the light. Google+ has half the population of Facebook, with 500 million users and counting. Using our analytics tool GPlusData, we examined the demographic makeup of the site to see who exactly is using... [SocialTimes.com]

Android: Facebook's Springboard To The World - Posted January 10, 2013
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has always said that his goal for the company is to connect the world. ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Marketing Firm Ampush Adds CTO, CRO - Posted January 10, 2013
Another Facebook advertising and marketing company bolstered its executive ranks, as... [AllFacebook]

UPDATED: Facebook Pages Manager For Android Launches In All Google Play Supported Countries - Posted January 9, 2013
Recently, Facebook finally introduced Pages Manager for Android -- but only to users in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. On Wednesday, Facebook rolled it out to users in the U.S. and... [AllFacebook]

Internet Users Don't Fully Grasp How Social and Search Sites Make Money - Posted January 9, 2013
[caption id="attachment_115579" align="alignleft" width="300"] auremar / Shutterstock.com[/caption] The majority of Americans know how to use search engines and at least one social network, but many don't understand how the sites they use make money, according to a study from Harr... [SocialTimes.com]

Google, Search, and Competition - Posted January 9, 2013
Gregory Ferenstein recently shared his opinion on Google, semantic search, and the future of competition on the internet. He writes, "In a 2005 interview,... [semanticweb.com]

Hearsay Social Adds Two Veterans of Google, Microsoft to its Executive Team - Posted January 8, 2013
[caption id="attachment_115468" align="alignleft" width="200"] Hearsay Social CEO Clara Shih[/caption] Hearsay Social has added two enterprise experts from Google and Microsoft to its executive team, the company announced today. Michael Lock, a founding executive of G... [SocialTimes.com]

Hearsay Social Adds COO, VP Of Product - Posted January 8, 2013
Social sales and marketing software provider ... [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]

6 SEO Content Tips You May Have Missed - Posted January 7, 2013
Every PR pro has heard the news: The future of public relations is all about "brand journalism", which is all about content, content, content. Of cours... [PRNewser]

Weird PR: North Korea's Kim Jong-un Gives Free Candy to Babies - Posted January 7, 2013
Today brings an interesting answer to that age-old question: How do murderous dictators endear themselves to members of their adoring/oppressed public (beyond the usual death threats, endless propaganda reels, and incredible displays of nation... [PRNewser]

New Year, New Skills: Get Ready For The Future With MOOCs - Posted January 7, 2013
[caption id="attachment_34454" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo courtesy: Flickr/CollegeDegrees360[/caption] Was one of your New Year's resolutions to build up your knowledge, skills and talents for the new digital world? If so, there are plenty of online options to help you achieve your goals, and at no cost to you, from the crop of MOOC... [semanticweb.com]

As Facebook Partners With Chango, Ads Can Be Bought Using Google Search Data - Posted January 4, 2013
Facebook and brands that market on the social network are constantly trying to figure out what users want to buy, but the data users pre... [AllFacebook]

Infographic: How Social Media Users Rang in the New Year - Posted January 3, 2013
Where were you on New Year's Eve: Facebook or Twitter? Celebrations were a popular topic that night, according to analysts at Viralheat. When the clock struck midnight, there were 25,855 mentions of fireworks alone. This visualization of New Year's Eve trends combines statistics from Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, video, blogs, and the... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Foursquare Privacy | 'Tumblr' Tops 'Blog' - Posted January 3, 2013
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

How Old Is the Internet? - Posted January 2, 2013
New Year's Day marked the 30th anniversary of the internet. To celebrate, Google handed over the keys to the official Google blog to Vint Cerf, who is one of the founding fathers of the internet, to explain how it all went down. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Cookie Monster Tries to Stick to Resolutions in New Google Ad - Posted January 2, 2013
It's that time of year again -- the time when TV, print, radio, and online ads remind us at every turn that we resolved to lose weight, get healthier or otherwise improve ourselves in the new year. While we, like you, are already sick of hearing about discounted gym memberships and the... [PRNewser]

Semantic Tech Outlook: 2013 - Posted January 2, 2013
[caption id="attachment_34376" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Lars Plougmann[/caption] In recent blogs we've discussed where semantic technologies have gone in 2012, and a bit about where they will go this year (see ... [semanticweb.com]

Social Marketing and Why Traditional Measurement Doesn't Work - Posted December 28, 2012
By Peter Heffring, president and CEO of Expion Brands have jumped in whole-heartedly to social marketing in 2012, with active Facebook Pages and sponsored ads, Google+ pages, YouTube channels - you name it. And while headcount and budgets have been growing for this direct marketing channel, the effectiveness is s... [AllFacebook]

Social Marketing and Why Traditional Measurement Doesn't Work - Posted December 28, 2012
By Peter Heffring, president and CEO of Expion Brands have jumped in whole-heartedly to social marketing in 2012, with active Facebook Pages and sponsored ads, Google+ pages, YouTube channels - you name it. And while headcount and budgets have been growing for this direct marketing channel, the effectiveness is s... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Tablet Reading Up | Mars Curiosity Badge - Posted December 28, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Microsoft VS. Google in Santa Tracker Battle - Posted December 27, 2012
To the joy and excitement of children everywhere, Google began developing a Santa Tracker in 2004. For anyone who hasn't had to pause Christmas Eve festivities to virtually stalk Santa Claus, Santa Tracker allows kids (and adults) to look up what part of the world St. Nick is vis... [PRNewser]

The Rise of the Subject Matter Expert: How Google+ Influences Google's Search Rankings - Posted December 27, 2012
In the past year, major updates to Google's search quality algorithm have discouraged Search Engine Optimization (SEO) professionals from cutting corners, forcing less reputable companies out of business. The new landscape set forth by Google requires businesses and content curators to produce genuine, relevant subject matter that people want to read and... [SocialTimes.com]

Good-Bye to 2012: Continuing Our Look Back At The Year In Semantic Tech - Posted December 27, 2012
[caption id="attachment_34313" align="alignleft" width="149"] Courtesy: Flickr/LadyDragonflyCC <3[/caption] Yesterday we began our look back at the year in semantic technology here. Today we continue with more expert co... [semanticweb.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Social Netflix | Yelp Reaction - Posted December 27, 2012
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People Are Still Using Google to Find their Social Accounts, Study Reveals - Posted December 26, 2012
Americans still use Google to find their favorite social networks, according to a report by Exp... [SocialTimes.com]

Good-Bye to 2012: A Look Back At The Year In Semantic Tech, Part 1 - Posted December 26, 2012
[caption id="attachment_34317" align="alignleft" width="133"] Courtesy: Flickr/zoetnet[/caption] As we close out 2012, we've asked some semantic tech experts to give us their take on the year that was. Was Big Data a boon for the semantic web, or is the opportunity to capitalize on the connection still pending? Is structured data on the... [AllTwitter]

Good-Bye to 2012: A Look Back At The Year In Semantic Tech, Part 1 - Posted December 26, 2012
[caption id="attachment_34317" align="alignleft" width="133"] Courtesy: Flickr/zoetnet[/caption] As we close out 2012, we've asked some semantic tech experts to give us their take on the year that was. Was Big Data a boon for the semantic web, or is the opportunity to capitalize on the connection still pending? Is structured data on the... [semanticweb.com]

Dear Santa, Please Bring Me Better Facebook Features - Posted December 24, 2012
Dear Santa, My name is Heather. You don't know me. I'm Jewish, so growing up I once spent the entire ye... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Quora's Future | Google Phone - Posted December 24, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Execs Acquitted in Autism Bullying Video Case - Posted December 21, 2012
Three Google executives were facing six months in jail for a YouTube video, uploaded in 2006, that showed four students bullying an autistic boy. Reuters reports that Google's senior vice-president and chief lega... [SocialTimes.com]

Free Stories by the Brothers Grimm - Posted December 20, 2012
Google has created an interactive Google Doodle to honor the 200th anniversary of Grimm's Fairy Tales. Click on the image embedded above for a visual exploration of the "Little Red Riding Hood" story. ... [GalleyCat]

Are Corporate Social Responsibility Projects Worth the Money? - Posted December 19, 2012
Yesterday's Q&A concerned Teneshia Jackson-Warner's vision of a PR/marketing industry focused on "serving" rather than "selling"--or providing work that truly im... [PRNewser]

Livestream: Not Yet Mainstream But Clearly a Game Changer - Posted December 19, 2012
Streaming events in real-time alters the dynamics for event organizers, impacting the scope of the audience, press coverage and sponsorships. Livestream is a key provider of real-time event coverage servi... [PRNewser]

Arielle Zuckerberg Likes Instagram Photo Ripping Photo-Sharing App's New Terms Of Service - Posted December 18, 2012
Reaction to ... [Lost Remote]

Blekko Data Donation Is A Big Benefit To Common Crawl - Posted December 18, 2012
Common Crawl, the non-profit organization creating a repository of openly and freely accessible web crawl data, i... [semanticweb.com]

Google Offers Journalism Fellowship - Posted December 17, 2012
Though Google may have contributed to the ailing journalism industry, the search giant will now be offering journalism students 10-week long fellowships. The first of these fellowships will start in the summer of 2013, and are open to both undergrads and graduate students. The fellowshi... [TVSpy]

Microsoft 'Comms Guy' Challenges Google Rep to a Twitter Duel - Posted December 17, 2012
Frank X. Shaw is Microsoft's "top comms guy". He doesn't think too much of rival Google's attempts to go highbrow in the PR sphere--and he let thousands of people know about it on Twitter this weekend. Let's unravel the roots of this little ... [PRNewser]

Infographic: The Social Profiles of Inc. 500 CEOs vs. Fortune 500 CEOs - Posted December 14, 2012
This infographic explores the social lives of nationally ranked businesses' chief executives -- and by social, we mean how willing they are to participate on social media sites. It turns out that Inc. 500 leaders are the most social of the two groups: 79 percent of Inc. 500 CEOs have a social... [SocialTimes.com]

Search Engine Yandex Gets More Personal, And More Semantic, Too - Posted December 14, 2012
[caption id="attachment_34100" align="alignleft" width="300"] Image courtesy of Pixomar / FreeDigitalPhotos.net[/caption] Search engine Yandex this week added personalization capabilities for Eastern European users' search results. It analyses their online behavior including their search history, clicks on search results, and language prefere... [semanticweb.com]

Should PR Pros Join Google+ Communities? - Posted December 12, 2012
We have to admit that we haven't really kept up with Google+ (who has?), but the service made another attempt to encroach upon Facebook's turf last week by introducing Google+ Communities. Now we know what you're wondering: How does this affect me (if at all)? ... [PRNewser]

Google Debuts Data Highlighter: An Easy Way Into Structured Data - Posted December 12, 2012
Structured data makes the Web go around. Search engines love it when webmasters mark up page content. Google's rich snippets, for instance, leverages sites' use of microdata (preferred format), or RDFa or microformats: It makes it possible to highlight in a few lines specific types of content in sea... [semanticweb.com]

Google's Zeitgeist Year-In-Review Reveals Top Search Trends Of 2012 - Posted December 12, 2012
2012 has seen over 1.3 trillion Google searches in 146 languages. So what has the world been searching for? Google's 12th annual Zeitgeist Year-In-Review is out and it reveals the biggest search trends of 2012. The Zeitgeist compiles the ... [SocialTimes.com]

Why A Little Weird Thinking Is Key To Facebook Success - Posted December 11, 2012
For Rosetta Stone, at first, we first targeted people who wanted to learn how to speak Spanish, were Spanish teachers, o... [AllFacebook]

Singly "App Fabric" Platform Helps Developers Deeply Connect To Other Apps So Users Can Connect With All Their Data - Posted December 11, 2012
Singly, which has as its mission connecting people more closely with their data everywhere it lives, now is opening up the beta of its development platform to help developers create the apps that can make that happen. As co-founder and CEO J... [semanticweb.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Filters | Bing Changes - Posted December 11, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

6 Brands Taking Social Media Strategy Beyond Facebook - Posted December 10, 2012
We found ourselves intrigued by last week's Forbes post on "Why Facebook Can't Be the Center of Your Social ... [PRNewser]

6 Brands Taking Social Media Strategy Beyond Facebook - Posted December 10, 2012
We found ourselves intrigued by last week's Forbes post on "Why Facebook Can't Be the Center of Your Social ... [AgencySpy]

Facebook Part Of Amicus Brief Against Patents For Abstract Ideas - Posted December 10, 2012
Facebook and seven other companies filed an amicus brief with the U.S. State Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Friday, contending that ... [AllFacebook]

Google Opens New Start-up Community Center in Israel - Posted December 10, 2012
Google has opened a new community center in Israel where entrepreneurs and developers can meet to work on new projects. The Campus is located in the heart of the entrepreneurial community in downtown Tel Aviv. Here's a summary of what's inside: We offer a space for dev... [SocialTimes.com]

Google to Charge $50 Per User, Per Year for Business Apps - Posted December 7, 2012
Google has decided to start charging $50 per user, per year for companies that use Google Apps for businesses. Existing customers will not be charged this new fee and individuals can still open a free personal account. I... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Social Media Newsfeed: Spotify Updates | Foursquare Events - Posted December 7, 2012
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How To Connect Your Google+ Account to Your Online Writings - Posted December 6, 2012
Perfect Market chief revenue officer Tim Ruder has helped writers at media companies around the country create a stronger online footprint. At the AllFacebook Marketing Conference this week, ... [GalleyCat]

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]

Men's Fashion Finesse on the Event Stage - Posted December 4, 2012
Awards shows aren't the only venues where one can make a fashion statement. While conferences don't feature red carpet entrances, the corporate event stage still represents a prime occasion for speakers to display their sense of style. With more attention being paid to female executiv... [PRNewser]

Google Knowledge Graph Picks Up A Few New Languages, And Shows Some Medical Smarts - Posted December 4, 2012
What links someone searching the web for information about Prince Henry the Navigator in Portuguese and someone trolling for details about the medication synthroid? The answer: Google's Knowledge Graph, which now covers 570 million entities, 18 billion facts and connections, an... [semanticweb.com]

Social Network Usage Continues to Grow, But Facebook Draws Fewer Visitors - Posted December 3, 2012
[caption id="attachment_112265" align="alignleft" width="300"] venimo / Shutterstock.com[/caption]Time spent on social networks nearly doubled on tablets over the past year and time spent overall also grew, but Facebook drew 4 percent fewer unique visitors, according to a ... [SocialTimes.com]

While WCIT Commences in Dubai, Google Appeals to Users for an Open Internet - Posted December 3, 2012
Vint Cerf, who is the VP and chief internet evangelist at Google and one of the founding "fathers of the internet," is using social media to raise awareness about the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12) in Dubai -- a meeting that will shape internet policies around the world. Wrote Cerf on... [SocialTimes.com]

Imagining The Possibilities Of Facebook's External Ad Network - Posted November 29, 2012
Facebook has been sitting on a gold mine: users' information. Up until now, the company has used this to target ads within the site. But now, Facebook could soon... [AllFacebook]

Infographic: The Top 9 Googlers on Google+ - Posted November 29, 2012
Who's on Google+? Google, of course. There's a Google+ page for every Google product you can think of, from the video-sharing site YouTube to the Chrome web browser. Google executives also use the forum to make announcements and share pictures and videos with the public. Which ones have the most followers?... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: #My2K | Google+ vs. Facebook - Posted November 29, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Microsoft Hopes to Sour Holiday Shoppers on Google's Paid Product Listings - Posted November 28, 2012
Microsoft, hoping to gain traction for its Bing search engine by souring holiday shoppers against Google's new paid listings in that company's Shopping search, launched an aggressive 'Don't Get Scroogled' campaign today. The campaign features its own website, ... [SocialTimes.com]

INFOGRAPHIC: How Much Time Do You Spend On Facebook? - Posted November 28, 2012
For many people, Facebook is the first site they log into every morning and the last thing they check before going to bed. All of that time can really add up. Law firm Morrison Foerster, through its Socially Aware blog, found out that people spend ... [AllFacebook]

Ask NASA About the End of the World This Afternoon - Posted November 28, 2012
Even if you do happen to be one of those fortunate few who live under a large rock, we have no doubt that you've still heard some of the eschatological nonsense about The Mayans and December 21, 2012, aka "122112": the cosmic forces of good and evil will throw down, the... [PRNewser]

App Reviewers on Google Play Must Link to Google+ Account - Posted November 27, 2012
Google has begun requiring that users who write app reviews on Google Play publicly link the reviews to their Google+ accounts, Google has confirmed for SocialTimes. Google+ accounts are, in turn, linked to users' Gmail accounts, making false identities more difficult to maneuver than on other social ... [SocialTimes.com]

Is PRWeb Just Spamming the Whole Internet Now? - Posted November 27, 2012
Yesterday we ran a cautionary tale about how some shady stock trader fooled almost everyone on the Internet (and made a bunch of easy money) by penning a ... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Privacy | Tumblr Grows - Posted November 27, 2012
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Google Explains Advertising in a Pop-Up Book - Posted November 26, 2012
Google has reduced its entire suite of advertising options on Search, YouTube, Hangouts, Google+ and other products to a digital pop-up book with color illustrations. We'd be insulted, but we were too busy clapping our hands and chanting, "again!" Google's Digital Creativity Guidebook lets advertisers flip through a virtual village in which... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Taps Google's William Easton To Lead Operations In Australia, New Zealand - Posted November 26, 2012
Facebook filled a post that has been open since February, tapping Google Asia-Pacific Head of Mobile and Social William Easton to lead its operations in ... [AllFacebook]

Everyone Fooled by Fake Google Press Release - Posted November 26, 2012
In an almost comic case of pretty much everybody getting it wrong, a score of major publishers ran with a big-news press release that turned out t... [PRNewser]

Facebook To Employees: Start 'Droidfooding' - Posted November 26, 2012
Facebook continues to ramp up its support for the Android platform, putting its own ta... [AllFacebook]

Gobbling Up With The Semantic Web - Posted November 21, 2012
It's time to get semantic with your Thanksgiving meal - or what's left of it. To that end, we toured some semantically-powered foodie services to get some ideas about what to serve up for the big day. Maybe you'll even find some things you just may never have considered without some... [semanticweb.com]

Why You'll Want To Link Your Google+ Page To Your YouTube Channel - Posted November 20, 2012
Back in July, YouTube started letting users connect their Google+ profiles, creating a single identity across platforms. The problem was, when users connected their YouTube channels to Google+, their YouTube user na... [SocialTimes.com]

How Google Will Make Chrome, Android, and Even Cars Accessible to the Blind - Posted November 19, 2012
Google has reported back from a meeting earlier this month with 63 executives from the Vision Serve Alliance at Google's office in San Francisco,... [SocialTimes.com]

Urbanopoly: Gamers' Way To Smarten Up Cities - Posted November 19, 2012
What makes a city smart is having the right information at the right moment for the right stakeholder. Opening up city government data is the first step to that, and some cities are actively doing so right now - New York City, San Francisco, ... [semanticweb.com]

Urbanopoly: Gamers' Way To Smarten Up Cities - Posted November 19, 2012
What makes a city smart is having the right information at the right moment for the right stakeholder. Opening up city government data is the first step to that, and some cities are actively doing so right now - New York City, San Francisco, ... [AllTwitter]

Yandex Takes To The iPad - Posted November 15, 2012
Search engine Yandex, which like Google, Bing and Yahoo takes advantage of sites using schema.org markup to improve the display of search results, today released a search app for the iPad. The other major search providers have already accounted for the iPad in their search portfolios. According... [semanticweb.com]

Does the GOP Really Think Google Was the Top Social Network of the 2012 Election? - Posted November 13, 2012
Are Democrats more tech-savvy than Republicans? One GOP digital strategist thinks the answer may be yes, and shares what he thinks the party needs to learn from the Obama ... [SocialTimes.com]

Google to Include Friend Reviews in Shopping Search Results - Posted November 12, 2012
Google will now let shoppers review products and see their friends' reviews in the search results in Google Shopping, the company announced today. Reviews from people in your contacts list will turn up al... [SocialTimes.com]

Google+ Blocked by the Great Firewall of China - Posted November 9, 2012
The Chinese government has blocked Google+ and other Google products while the Communist Party holds its 18th Party Congress in Beijing. In addition to users in China receiving an error message when they attempt to access Google-owned sites, foreign website owners will not be able to track Chinese visitors through Go... [SocialTimes.com]

Celebrate International Take A Picture Under Your Desk Day - Posted November 9, 2012
Hey folks! Do you know what today is? Yes, it's November 9. Yes, it's Friday. Yes, it's three days after the Presidential election. But it's also...wait for it...International Take a Picture Under Your Desk Day! Haven't heard of International Take a Picture Under Your Desk Day? ... [SocialTimes.com]

GoodRelations Fully Integrated with Schema.org - Posted November 9, 2012
Schema.org has announced that GoodRel... [semanticweb.com]

GoodRelations Fully Integrated with Schema.org - Posted November 9, 2012
Schema.org has announced that GoodRel... [AllTwitter]

Basic Tech Tips For Journalists: Reverse Image Search - Posted November 7, 2012
In a world with Photoshop or photo editing software at nearly everyone's fingertips, it can be hard to know if that stunning image making the rounds is real or even recent. Also, it can be hard to track down the original source of photos or images when they pop up on... [TVSpy]

Social Media Newsfeed: Obama Tweet | Facebook Gifts | Google Search - Posted November 7, 2012
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Which Tech Giant Ran the Best Election 'Campaign?' - Posted November 6, 2012
We'd like to follow up on a question posed by multiple blogs today: which big tech/social media/search... [PRNewser]

Facebook Engineer Attempts To Ease Concerns About Email Loophole - Posted November 5, 2012
Facebook Software Engineer Matt Jones responded... [AllFacebook]

Google Drive Turns On Sharing Directly to Google+ - Posted October 31, 2012
Google Drive users are now be able to share their files in their Google+ streams, and their social contacts can read the files without leaving Google's social network, the company said today... [SocialTimes.com]

The Star Trek Computer: Now Available from Google - Posted October 31, 2012
Ever wish you could have the computer from Star Trek? Now you can. Jon Mitchell of ReadWriteWeb reports, "The new version of Google's Search app for iOS is available in the App Store, and it's a good t... [semanticweb.com]

Google Launches iOS Search App That Talks Back - Posted October 30, 2012
Voice commands for your phone aren't exactly social, unless you count socializing with a robot. But SocialTimes readers might be interested to learn that Google has dived into Siri territory with an iOS voice search app that sometimes responds with spoken information. The voice command feature works primar... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Unveils its 'Truly Shareable' Nexus 10 Tablet - Posted October 29, 2012
Google today announced the release of the new Nexus 10 tablet, which runs on Android 4.2 and is the largest of the three available tablet sizes. The company is calling it "the first truly shareable tablet." From the official Google blo... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Bulgarian Blogger | Hurricane Sandy | Social Campaiging - Posted October 29, 2012
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SocialSafe Allows Users, Pages To Store Their Facebook Lives - Posted October 26, 2012
There's a treasure trove of information on Facebook -- years of messages, wall posts, and photos. SocialSafe, which rec... [AllFacebook]

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... [PRNewser]

Study: LinkedIn Leads in B2B Marketing for the First Time - Posted October 24, 2012
LinkedIn is now the most commonly used social network among B2B content marketers, according to a report from the Content Marketing Institute. According to the report, 83 percent of B2B content marketers used LinkedIn to dist... [AllFacebook]

Study: LinkedIn Leads in B2B Marketing for the First Time - Posted October 24, 2012
LinkedIn is now the most commonly used social network among B2B content marketers, according to a report from the Content Marketing Institute. According to the report, 83 percent of B2B content marketers used LinkedIn to dist... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Dashboard HootSuite Hits 4 Million-User Mark [Infographic] - Posted October 23, 2012
HootSuite, a Web-based social dashboard, has 4 million users, the company said today. HootSuite netted its first million users over a two-year period and its final million in just four months. The fastest growth occurred in the U.S. and Europe. HootSuite supports Twitter, Facebook, Google+ pages but not profiles,... [SocialTimes.com]

How Is IBM America's 'Greenest Company?' - Posted October 23, 2012
After reading The New York Times expose about the incredible amounts of energy wasted in the data centers of "enviro... [PRNewser]

Facebook's Custom Audiences Advertising Options: The Next Big Thing? - Posted October 23, 2012
Facebook took its biggest leap yet to connect brands with their ideal customers with its new ... [AllFacebook]

The 9 Most Engaging People on Google+ This Week [Chart] - Posted October 22, 2012
Google+, the social extension of Google, has circled its way into our hearts (and our other Google accounts) to become one of the world's top social networks. But who's on it right now and, more importantly, which profiles are exploding with activity? Starting this week, SocialTimes will bring you the week's 9... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Violentacrez Interview | Facebook Gifts | Skype Swells - Posted October 19, 2012
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Google Stock Drops With 3Q Report, Takes Facebook Down With It - Posted October 18, 2012
The stock value of Google plummeted after its preliminary third-quarter report showed that income dipped 20 percent while costs rose. This news sent a ripple effect throughout other Web giants on Wall Street, as the share prices of Facebook and Yahoo fell Thursday... [AllFacebook]

Google Stock Drops With 3Q Report, Takes Facebook Down With It - Posted October 18, 2012
The stock value of Google plummeted after its preliminary third-quarter report showed that income dipped 20 percent while costs rose. This news sent a ripple effect throughout other Web giants on Wall Street, as the share prices of Facebook and Yahoo fell Thursday... [Lost Remote]

Google Stock Tanks, Trading Halted - Posted October 18, 2012
Google inadvertently released its third quarter earnings information before the close of trading on Thursday, and the news wasn't good: The company's profit was down... [SocialTimes.com]

Report: Base Pay For Facebook Software Engineers Second Behind Google - Posted October 17, 2012
Facebook finished second behind Google on another list, but at least the social networ... [AllFacebook]

UPDATED: Facebook PAC Donates More To Republicans; Employees Favor Democrats - Posted October 16, 2012
Facebook's political-action committee, fbPAC, continued to hit its like ... [AllFacebook]

Throw A Virtual Debate Party Tonight With Google+ Hangouts - Posted October 16, 2012
The second Presidential Debate goes live tonight and, as usual, it will be streaming live from the YouTube Elections Hub. However, if you've just been watching at home alone and joining in the conversation on Twitter, tonight you may w... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Glitch | Foursquare Search | Etsy Accusations - Posted October 16, 2012
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Google+ Update Allows Post Editing and Page Administration - Posted October 15, 2012
Google released updated Google+ apps for iOS and Android apps last week. Both updates allow users to manage their Pages from mobile devices. The Android update replaces ... [SocialTimes.com]

Mark Zuckerberg No. 2 On 'Fortune' 40 Under 40 - Posted October 11, 2012
Facebook finished second to ... [AllFacebook]

Google Now Releasing Android 4.1.2 to the Nexus 7 - Posted October 11, 2012
Got a Nexus 7? I have a treat for you. Google has been rolling out updates for the 7" tablet, with the first reports coming yesterday. They haven't released all the details on what the update contains, but there have been reports of performance improvements, bug fixes, and increased stability. The one obvious... [Inside Mobile Apps]

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... [PRNewser]

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Remains On Facebook Board After Leaving Google's - Posted October 10, 2012
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings announced that he would leave the board of directors at ... [AllFacebook]

Seeking EU Antitrust Deal, Google Offers to Brand Its Search Results - Posted October 10, 2012
In its ongoing battle with the European Union over whether it unfairly prioritizes its own non-search products in search results, Google has offered to identify the results that relate to its own products, according to a Financial Times ... [SocialTimes.com]

How Much More Can Facebook Grow? - Posted October 8, 2012
As you've likely heard, Facebook now has 1 billion users. Now the countdown to 2 billion can begin, but when could the social netw... [Lost Remote]

Facebook Teams Up With Google, Microsoft, Others To Create WebPlatform.org, A Developer Support Hub - Posted October 8, 2012
Facebook may have a tricky relationship with HTML5, but it still wants developers all over the Web to learn how to use it efficiently. The social network recently partne... [AllFacebook]

Questionable Facebook Content Hurting Chances At College Admission - Posted October 4, 2012
Embarrassing and naughty Facebook posts aren't just hurting job applicants, they're also making it harder for prospective ... [AllFacebook]

Mobile App Mila Uses Semantics To Match Micro-Entrepreneurs To Social Media Customer Leads - Posted October 4, 2012
A mobile app released this week aims to give micro-entrepreneurs a hand-up when it comes to financial interactions with customers, as well as sussing prospects out to start with. The app, called Mila, is a blend of two companies' technologies: One of them is Core Syst... [semanticweb.com]

Breaking: Facebook Clicks Are Worthless - Posted October 3, 2012
Well, clicks aren't completely worthless--but their importance is vastly overstated. That's the verdict rendered by Facebook's own Brad Smallwood in a report beamed in from this week's IAB MIXX Expo--and it's something of a revelation for those who use data to dr... [PRNewser]

Will Facebook Be Worth $1 Trillion? - Posted October 3, 2012
Are you tired of debating about Facebook's stock pric... [AllFacebook]

Can Facebook Balance Privacy With Profit? - Posted October 3, 2012
Facebook's most valuable property is also the thing it can't afford to sell: personal information. As Chief Operating Officer Sheryl San... [AllFacebook]

Google Now vs. Siri - Posted October 1, 2012
Dan Ritter reports, "Google has grown in the spotlight recently. The company pushed against record highs on September 25 and is looking particularly good in the wake of Apple's iOS 6 maps fiasco. The two tech giants have been exchanging bl... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook, YouTube Blocked In Kashmir? - Posted October 1, 2012
Facebook and ... [AllFacebook]

3 Reasons Why The Updated Google Trends Tool Will Benefit Journalists - Posted September 29, 2012
This week, Google announced that it is merging its Google Trends and Insights for Search into one Google Trends tool. From Google's blog post announcing the move: Now we are merging Insights for Search into Google Trends, wrapping it all up in a clean new interface to give you a clearer view of... [TVSpy]

3 Reasons the Updated Google Trends Tool Will Benefit Journalists - Posted September 29, 2012
This week, Google announced that it is merging its Google Trends and Insights for Search into one Google Trends tool. From Google's blog post announcing the move: Now we are merging Insights for Search into Google Trends, wrapping it all up in a clean new interface to give you a clearer view of... [10,000 Words]

Virtual Scuba Diving? Google Maps Street View Now Lets You Explore The Ocean - Posted September 28, 2012
Google Maps Street View just got a lot more awesome (if that's possible!) with the addition of new imagery that lets you explore six of the world's most incredible underwater spots. Head over to maps.google.com/ocean to take a breathtaking virtual underwa... [SocialTimes.com]

Semantic Search: Trends, Uses, and the Future - Posted September 28, 2012
Barbara Starr recently discussed on Sea... [semanticweb.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Gifts | YouTube Video | Twitter in Search - Posted September 28, 2012
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Twitter Decides To Play Nice With Search Engines - Posted September 27, 2012
Remember when tweets used to come up in search results on Google? And then they suddenly didn't and there was a silly bit of back and forth finger-pointing between the two platforms? Well, it seems Tw... [AllTwitter]

Instagram Beats Twitter in Mobile Engagement - Posted September 27, 2012
[caption id="attachment_46184" align="alignleft" width="222"] Hey, it made our apple look pretty cool.[/caption] Today's social media engagement analysis by ... [PRNewser]

Facebook Marketing Firm Betapond Acquires App Developer IPlatform - Posted September 27, 2012
Consolidation of Facebook-related companies made its way across the pond, as ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: New Nooks | Facebook Purge | Twitter Feed Insert - Posted September 27, 2012
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Social Media Newsfeed: Google Arrest Order | Facebook SDK | Twitter Contacts - Posted September 26, 2012
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Can MySpace Rise Again? - Posted September 25, 2012
Today brings the return of a familiar face to our computer screens. No, we're not talking about Justin Timberlake, though he is a wise choice to play the role of public representative for the brand new MySpace. This new video dropped on Twitter yesterday, and we have to say that we are... [PRNewser]

For Foreign Diplomats, Social Media's Benefits Outweigh Its Risks - Posted September 24, 2012
"Social media is about taking smart risks," observed Victoria Esser, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Digital Strategy at the ... [PRNewser]

Consumer Group Stages Protest at Google HQ to Get Company Out of U.S. Chamber of Commerce - Posted September 24, 2012
On Monday, September 24 at noon, members of the SumOfUs.org community will head over to Google's headquarters in Mountain View, CA to deliver a petition signed by 270,000 people asking Google to quit the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The activist group is using Google+ to gameify the process of getting Google's support... [SocialTimes.com]

The Top 11 Colleges on 6 Social Media Sites [Infographics] - Posted September 24, 2012
Did you know that Harvard has 281 times as many Facebook likes as it does students? Schools are getting social and the latest statistics prove that administrators are branching out beyond Facebook and Twitter to do it. TopCollegesOnline.org tallied up the number of followers, likes, views, and scores for each school on... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Emmys Prank | Hostage Taker Posts | Downloadable Tweets - Posted September 24, 2012
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Is "Micro-targeting" the Key to Success in Politics and PR? - Posted September 21, 2012
In this week's The New Yorker, financial columnist James Surowiecki has a fascinating piece (thankfully... [PRNewser]

Google's Rich Snippet Testing Tool Revised and Renamed Structured Data Testing Tool - Posted September 21, 2012
Google has released the structured data testing tool, a new and renamed version of its rich snippet testing tool. According to a ... [AllTwitter]

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg Is No. 8 On 'Fortune' 50 Most Powerful Women In Business - Posted September 20, 2012
Fortune announced its ... [AllFacebook]

Yelp Officially Joins Apple Maps - Posted September 19, 2012
Local business review site Yelp has marked a pin in Apple's answer to Google Maps. Now that Apple's latest operating system, iOS 6, is ready for download, iPad and iPhone users will be able to check out Yelp reviews on Apple maps in 17 of the countries that use Yelp. ... [SocialTimes.com]

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

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Ad Network | iOS 6 Debut | Teacher Bullying - Posted September 19, 2012
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Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Changes | Facebook Ruling | iPhone 5 - Posted September 18, 2012
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If Google Acquired Nik Software for Snapseed, What Will Happen to the Other Products? - Posted September 17, 2012
Photographers were up in arms following the announcement that Google had acquired Nik Software, th... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Snaps Up Snapseed Parent Nik Software; Seeking Instagram Of Its Own? - Posted September 17, 2012
Perhaps seeking an answer to Facebook's acquisition of photo-sharing application Instagram... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: YouTube Video | Occupy Tweets | 'Fancy' Gifting - Posted September 17, 2012
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Report: Facebook Search Engine Would Immediately Capture 25 Percent Of Market - Posted September 14, 2012
If Facebook were to launch its own sea... [AllFacebook]

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

Facebook Touts Launch Of A Platform For Good - Posted September 12, 2012
A Platform for Good, a new online resource from the ... [AllFacebook]

Big Data and the Semantic Web: Their Paths Will Cross - Posted September 12, 2012
Big Data and the Semantic Web are on a track to intersect. And businesses that want to be on track to profit from the explosion in data should start looking a little more closely at that intersection, and soon. "We've got more data now than ever before coming at us, and it... [AllTwitter]

Big Data and the Semantic Web: Their Paths Will Cross - Posted September 12, 2012
Big Data and the Semantic Web are on a track to intersect. And businesses that want to be on track to profit from the explosion in data should start looking a little more closely at that intersection, and soon. "We've got more data now than ever before coming at us, and it... [semanticweb.com]

How Facebook Propelled U.S. Senate Candidate Ted Cruz To Primary Win - Posted September 11, 2012
Facebook and social media played a pivotal role in the outcomes of several U.S. Senate primaries this summer. A new case study broke down just how the social network propel... [AllFacebook]

Linking XBRL to RDF: The Road To Extracting Financial Data For Business Value - Posted September 10, 2012
Dr. Graham G. Rong, founder of IKA LLC, and senior industrial liaison officer at the MIT Corporate Relations Office, leading collaboration between the institute and industry, has been working on a semantic web approach to social and financial analysis based on digital financial data and other information related to companies that... [AllTwitter]

Linking XBRL to RDF: The Road To Extracting Financial Data For Business Value - Posted September 10, 2012
Dr. Graham G. Rong, founder of IKA LLC, and senior industrial liaison officer at the MIT Corporate Relations Office, leading collaboration between the institute and industry, has been working on a semantic web approach to social and financial analysis based on digital financial data and other information related to companies that... [semanticweb.com]

Why Did the Prez Pick Steve Jobs over Google? - Posted September 7, 2012
The President did what he had to do in his speech last night: rallied the troops, laid out his general campaign themes and gave a few shout-outs to key constituencies. But one particular last-minute editorial change has ... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Kindle Updates | Instagram Buy | Twitter Self-Serve Ads - Posted September 7, 2012
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Want To Host A Video Chat? Check Out Spreecast - Posted September 6, 2012
If you've ever wanted to (or plan to) host a video chat, you've likely considered using Skype. You may have even considered using a Google+ hangout, a la Hollywood - but there's another alternative you need to explore: Spreecast. Combining the best of... [AllFacebook]

So Long, and Thanks for All The Triples - OKG Shuts Down - Posted September 6, 2012
I take no pleasure in being right. Earlier this week, I speculated that the Open Knowledge Graph might be scaled back or shut down. This morning, I awoke to a post by the project's creators, Th... [semanticweb.com]

Marissa Mayer Reviews Resumes of Serious Candidates at Yahoo - Posted September 5, 2012
Now that Marissa Mayer's in charge of Yahoo as the new CEO, similar to Google's co-founders, she's reviewing every new hire before they walk in the door. According to ... [TVNewser]

OKG - Growing Quickly and Where To From Here? - Posted September 4, 2012
Recently, we reported about the Open Knowledge Graph project, an effort to crowd-source a Google Knowledge Graph API. The project seems to have taken off quickly, with over 2,500,000 triples collected as of this writing (and climbing quickly). We spotted this ... [semanticweb.com]

OKG - Growing Quickly and Where To From Here? - Posted September 4, 2012
Recently, we reported about the Open Knowledge Graph project, an effort to crowd-source a Google Knowledge Graph API. The project seems to have taken off quickly, with over 2,500,000 triples collected as of this writing (and climbing quickly). We spotted this ... [AllTwitter]

Whoa, There: Spanish Mag Depicts First Lady as a Slave - Posted August 30, 2012
A Spanish magazine recently made one of the most baffling art choices in memory by running a cover that clearly depicts First Lady ... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Instagram Deal | Obama on Reddit | Twitter Certified - Posted August 30, 2012
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Facebook Help Center Flooded With Spam - Posted August 29, 2012
Any confused, challenged or perplexed Facebook user who heads over to the ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: GOP Convention | Facebook Scam | Twitter on TV - Posted August 29, 2012
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Apple's Win: Beginning of the End for PC's? - Posted August 28, 2012
You've probably heard that Apple won their big copyright infringement suit against Samsung. Their victory was, in fact, overwhelming--but how did it c... [AgencySpy]

Apple's Win: Beginning of the End for PC's? - Posted August 28, 2012
You've probably heard that Apple won their big copyright infringement suit against Samsung. Their victory was, in fact, overwhelming--but how did it c... [PRNewser]

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

Facebook Users Worldwide: 3.2 Billion Likes And Comments Per Day - Posted August 27, 2012
The Facebook Marketing page released an infographic to show ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Instagram Probe | Tumblr Friend-Finder | Donkey Wi-Fi - Posted August 23, 2012
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email.   FTC Ends Investigation on ... [SocialTimes.com]

Wisdom of the Crowds: Bing's Social Sidebar Now Includes Quora Answers - Posted August 22, 2012
Crowdsourcing is gaining credibility as a means of finding answers on the Internet. First Google added Wikipedia definitions to its search results. Now Bing is adding answers from Quora. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Wisdom of the Crowds: Bing's Social Sidebar Now Includes Quora Answers - Posted August 22, 2012
Crowdsourcing is gaining credibility as a means of finding answers on the Internet. First Google added Wikipedia definitions to its search results. Now Bing is adding answers from Quora. ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Tweets Before Death | Facebook Save | College Athletes - Posted August 22, 2012
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Google Now Headed To Galaxy S3 As Samsung And Apple Lock Horns Over Siri In Court - Posted August 22, 2012
The Google Now intelligent personal assistant service was introduced mid-summer with the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system for the Nexus 7 tablet and a variety of Nexus devices. Originally it was not available for the Samsung Galaxy S3, which offers its voice-enabled mobile personal assistant, S Voice (see story ... [semanticweb.com]

Likeable Media Named Wildfire Interactive Preferred Channel Partner - Posted August 21, 2012
Social media marketing software provider Wildfire Interactive, which wa... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Deleting Inflammatory Content In India - Posted August 21, 2012
Facebook has been complying with a request by the government of Ind... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: No Facebook Deal | AT&T and FaceTime | Zynga Stock - Posted August 20, 2012
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Facebook Now The Web's Second-Most-Popular Video Site - Posted August 17, 2012
Facebook users love video. So much so that the social network recently trumped Yahoo ... [AllFacebook]

Semantic Search: Getting Hyper-Local - Posted August 17, 2012
Damian Rollison has written an article discussing the application of semantics to local search. He writes, "Most U.S. residents live in suburbs and travel infrequently. Our habits ... [semanticweb.com]

Google Incorporating Gmail into Search - Posted August 17, 2012
Marcela De Vivo reports that Google is experimenting with incorporating Gmail into ... [semanticweb.com]

5 Ways to Introduce Google+ to Curious Friends - Posted August 17, 2012
It's a Wednesday, and I've just met a few friends for beers on a buzzing rooftop patio in Manhattan. I'm only in town for a day and my sunshine dreams are being smothered by the patter on the covered terrace - apparently I got into town for the rainiest week this... [SocialTimes.com]

Top 25 Most Popular Apps For Freelancers - Posted August 15, 2012
When it comes to software and apps to help them work, it's no surprise freelancers like free apps. But here's another non-surprise from a recent survey of about 100 freelancers conducted by Best Vendor: They also love cloud computing. Most of the top 25 most popular apps from that survey were... [TVSpy]

Google Uses Print Newspaper Ad To Advertise Search Ad Effectiveness - Posted August 15, 2012
Google searches frequently help drive traffic to news stories at newspaper websites. But here's a different twist on the relationship between the search giant and newspapers: Using a newspaper to drive advertisers to the search giant. That's what Google apparently hopes to achieve in its new ad, which Globe and Mail media reporter... [10,000 Words]

Social Media Newsfeed: Medium Launch | Klout Revamp | Facebook Data Center - Posted August 15, 2012
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Travel Reviews on Google, a More Social Salesforce, and the Worst Sentence of the Year [Podcast] - Posted August 14, 2012
On today's edition of mediabistro's daily podcast, Morning Media Menu, GalleyCat editor Jason Boog discussed a social network that's all business, travel reviews on Google Maps, and the worst sentence of the year. In the podcast, we speculated what would happen to the folks at ... [SocialTimes.com]

Get In On CrowdSourcing An Open Knowledge Graph API - Posted August 14, 2012
Last week The Semantic Web Blog continued its coverage of Google's Knowledge Graph with the news of its worldwide launch for English-language users. This week we've learned about a paper submitted to the 1st International... [semanticweb.com]

Google+ Reveals Vanity URLs: Coming Soon to the General Public - Posted August 14, 2012
When Google+ was launched, Larry Page mentioned that the plan was to release one feature update per day. Ambitious stuff, and while other parts of the Google+ plan could not possibly be going totally according to plan, they've been pretty consistent with the upgrades. The latest is the introduction of vanity... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Google+ URLs | Facebook Babies | Salesforce Buys Buddy - Posted August 14, 2012
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Google to Acquire Frommer's - Posted August 13, 2012
Google is buying Frommer's, the travel brand, from John Wiley & Sons, which has been trying to sell the brand since March. The Wall Street Journal reports that Google hasn't yet decided ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Google to Acquire Frommer's - Posted August 13, 2012
Google is buying Frommer's, the travel brand, from John Wiley & Sons, which has been trying to sell the brand since March. The Wall Street Journal reports that Google hasn't yet decided ... [FishbowlNY]

The Ticker: Britain's Olympic Glory; Paul Ryan; Brazil Prepares; Nook Tablet; Motorola Job Cuts - Posted August 13, 2012
The Washington Post: London Olympic Games Close with Music and Global Applause Advertising Age: GOP VEEP Pick Paul Ryan... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Paul Ryan Announcement | Olympics on Twitter | Facebook Accusation - Posted August 13, 2012
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FTC: Privacy Settlement With Facebook Finalized - Posted August 10, 2012
The privacy settlement between Facebook and the Federal Trade Commission, announced... [AllFacebook]

Google Knowledge Graph Launches Worldwide for English-Language Users - Posted August 10, 2012
Dieter Bohn reports, "At a small event [yesterday] at Google's San Francisco offices, the company announced that its ... [semanticweb.com]

Is Google+ a Ghost Town? [Infographic] - Posted August 9, 2012
No matter how many product updates, Hangout innovations or sharing tweaks that Google lays on to its new Google+ social network, detractors still push ahead claiming you can't put lipstick on a pig, or in this case, you can't hide a ghost town with a population sign. But is Google+ really... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Fastest Texter | Zynga COO Quits | Pinterest Drops Invites - Posted August 9, 2012
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Google to Ad Agencies: Let's Kiss and Make Up - Posted August 8, 2012
According to the people at AdAge, Google (Don't Be ... [PRNewser]

Should You Be Using Google+? eBay Says Yes - Posted August 8, 2012
A post this weekend by the eBay Partner Network ruminated on whether you should be using Google+ to help your online strategy. This is the type of question that's been floating around the web (and passed along in impromptu games of ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Are Likes Free Speech? | LinkedIn Developer Tools | Twitter Subpoena - Posted August 8, 2012
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Three Ways to Use Google+ to Bolster Your Career - Posted August 7, 2012
Got Google+? While it may feel like there's an abundance of social media sites to check out on a daily basis, according to a piece on U.S. News & World Report, ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Social Media Newsfeed: Apple Drops YouTube | Twitter Languages | Amazon Games - Posted August 7, 2012
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Google Shutting Down Some of Its Collaboration Tools - Posted August 6, 2012
Google has announced the demise of Google Apps for Teams, Google Listen, and Google Video for Business, which have all been replaced (or are in the process of being replaced) with new products. To ease the transition, the company has posted instructions on when and where to send old files. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Computer History 101 Off California's Highway 101 - Posted August 6, 2012
Visitors won't find advance prototypes of the next model of Apple's iPhone or iPad at Mountain View, California's Computer History Museum. Instead, its Revolution exhibit takes a look back at the first two t... [PRNewser]

Computer History 101 Off California's Highway 101 - Posted August 6, 2012
Visitors won't find advance prototypes of the next model of Apple's iPhone or iPad at Mountain View, California's Computer History Museum. Instead, its Revolution exhibit takes a look back at the first two t... [TVNewser]

Wildfire Interactive Examines Facebook Campaign Brand Advocates - Posted August 6, 2012
Social media marketing software provider Wildfire I... [AllFacebook]

If Social Media Sites Were Dinosaurs [Infographic] - Posted August 3, 2012
What if all your favorite social networks were dinosaurs? Here's what Reddit, StumbleUpon, Google+, MySpace, and Facebook would look like if they roamed the earth as prehistoric animals. When designer Najeeb Khan created this infographic for Uvavi, Inc., he wasn't prematurely declaring these sites extinct; it's more like the size, unique features,... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Introduces Structured Data Dashboard - Posted August 1, 2012
Google has announced the addition of a "Structured Data Dashboard" as a new feature in its ... [AllTwitter]

Google Introduces Structured Data Dashboard - Posted August 1, 2012
Google has announced the addition of a "Structured Data Dashboard" as a new feature in its ... [semanticweb.com]

Hello Outlook, Goodbye Hotmail - Posted August 1, 2012
One million people and counting have switched to Outlook since Microsoft announced that it was retiring its Hotmail brand. This could be the most disruptive thing to happen to email since Gmail offered a roomier inbox. A preview of the service launched on Tuesday... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Fallout | New Digg | Tumblr 'Holmies' - Posted August 1, 2012
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Microsoft Rebrands Hotmail As Outlook, Adds Facebook Integration - Posted July 31, 2012
Microsoft's latest attempt to beef up its ... [AllFacebook]

Google Purchases Wildfire, A Facebook Marketing Software Provider - Posted July 31, 2012
Google may struggle to keep up with Facebook in the social media world, but the search engine is working to change that. Google has purchased ... [AllFacebook]

Ross Levinsohn Leaves Yahoo - Posted July 31, 2012
Ross Levinsohn has left Yahoo. Earlier this month, Yahoo named former Google executive ... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Apple Rumors | Facebook Photos | Goofy Olympics - Posted July 31, 2012
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'Explore More' with Knowledge Graph - Posted July 30, 2012
Miranda Miller reports, "Google is reportedly testing a new feature in the ... [semanticweb.com]

Taking Search To The Enterprise Streets - Posted July 30, 2012
What can semantic search do for your enterprise? One example comes from the recently launched Searchbox online semantic search engine by the company of the same name (which formerly was known as salsaDev). One of the vendor's biggest customers is the ... [AllTwitter]

Taking Search To The Enterprise Streets - Posted July 30, 2012
What can semantic search do for your enterprise? One example comes from the recently launched Searchbox online semantic search engine by the company of the same name (which formerly was known as salsaDev). One of the vendor's biggest customers is the ... [semanticweb.com]

An Inside Look at Knowledge Graph - Posted July 30, 2012
Jon Mitchell recently interviewed Emily Moxley, the lead product manager of Google's Knowledge Graph. Asked about the goal of Knowledge Graph, Moxley responded, "It's about mapping the real world into some... [semanticweb.com]

The Dark Side of Google Glass - Posted July 27, 2012
Google Glass has been hyped, lampooned and heckled, but one comment that I've heard the most is that the abilities shown off in the video were rather limited. The following video takes the same idea and goes several steps further, and in at least one creepy direction. The concept device in... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Facebook's Second-Quarter Report: What Others Are Saying - Posted July 26, 2012
Today is the most anticipated day for Facebook since the company went public May 18. The social network will release its second-quarter financial report ... [AllFacebook]

Google Talk Experiencing Technical Difficulties - Posted July 26, 2012
Google users have reported seeing error messages or experiencing unusual behavior when logging in to Google Talk. The company responded to complaints earlier this morning, but doesn't have an explanation just yet. The issues were upgraded from a service disruption to a full service outage at ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Testing 'Search The Web' Link In Typeahead Results? - Posted July 25, 2012
Facebook continues to experiment with its typeahead search results, following last week's ... [AllFacebook]

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]

Social Media Newsfeed: Mountain Lion | Facebook Resignation | Foursquare Ads - Posted July 25, 2012
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Bottlenose Wants To Own The "Now" In Social Network Discovery - Posted July 24, 2012
Bottlenose is entering its next phase of helping people discover trends in the social networking world in real-time, and in a smarter way. As co-founder Nova Spivack describes it, "Bottlenose shows what is important on social networks, the next generation of the Internet. It's not about the web ... [semanticweb.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Bus Monitor | Facebook Lobbying | Tumblr Book - Posted July 24, 2012
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UPDATED: Facebook Lobbying Continues Record-Breaking Pace Following IPO - Posted July 23, 2012
In Facebook's first lobbying disclosure filing with the U.S. Senate since ... [AllFacebook]

Google Really Wants You To Start Using Your Real Identity On YouTube...But Will You? - Posted July 23, 2012
Back in June, YouTube started giving users the ability to change how they are seen on YouTube, using their Google+ profile on their YouTube channels, displaying their real identities. To get the word out, they're now making ... [SocialTimes.com]

Changes Ahead for Gmail -- Google Acquires Sparrow - Posted July 20, 2012
Google has acquired the social email startup Sparrow to put its team to work on improving Google's own email solution, Gmail. Sparrow announced the deal to its users on Friday. Wrote Sparrow co-founder and CEO Dom Leca in a blog post: We care a lot about how people communi... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: YouTube Partners | Facebook-Walmart Meeting | Tweet Archives - Posted July 20, 2012
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You Can Now Manage Twitter, Facebook AND Google+ Pages From HootSuite - Posted July 19, 2012
Ever feel overwhelmed popping around from platform to platform to post content and interact with followers? Sure you do. Well, HootSuite just made your life easier by adding the ability to manage Google+ pages to its Twitteriffic dashboard. Check. ... [AllTwitter]

Social Media Newsfeed: Google+ Liked | LivingSocial | HootSuite Autoschedule - Posted July 18, 2012
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Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Murder Video | New Yahoo CEO | Romney Storify - Posted July 17, 2012
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Marissa Mayer Leaves Google to Become Yahoo's New CEO - Posted July 16, 2012
Google executive Marissa Mayer is moving on to become the new CEO of Yahoo, the New York Times reports. Mayer was Google's 20th employee and first female engineer. During her 13-year career at Google, she served as product manager, director of consumer web services, VP of search products and user experience, and... [AllFacebook]

Marissa Mayer Leaves Google to Become Yahoo's New CEO - Posted July 16, 2012
Google executive Marissa Mayer is moving on to become the new CEO of Yahoo, the New York Times reports. Mayer was Google's 20th employee and first female engineer. During her 13-year career at Google, she served as product manager, director of consumer web services, VP of search products and user experience, and... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Releases Tool to Fuse Multiple Google+ Accounts - Posted July 16, 2012
Not unlike Agent Smith from the Matrix, there are some users of social networks who pride themselves on developing multiple accounts - multiple versions of their own persona each with their own social connections and friend lists. In some cases, as time passes, the burden of the multi-faced ... [SocialTimes.com]

How To: (Possibly) Restore Your Contacts After The Switch To Facebook.com Email Addresses - Posted July 13, 2012
Still having issues with lost contacts following F... [AllFacebook]

No Fortune 500 CEOs Are On Pinterest, Study Finds [Video] - Posted July 13, 2012
It's expected that social media CEOs like Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter's Jack Dorsey would use their own networks, but what about other corporate leaders? It turns out that 70 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs have no presence on social media sites, and none of the 30 percent who do are... [SocialTimes.com]

WDBJ Urges Viewers to Look Up Porn Online - Posted July 13, 2012
For a story about a former porn star who is now volunteering as a local EMT, Roanoke CBS-affiliate WDBJ urged viewers to check out her adult films online. "The Cave Spring Rescue Squad has been around for more than 60 years. In that time, it's... [TVSpy]

WDBJ Urges Viewers to Look Up Porn Online - Posted July 13, 2012
For a story about a former porn star who is now volunteering as a local EMT, Roanoke CBS-affiliate WDBJ urged viewers to check out her adult films online. "The Cave Spring Rescue Squad has been around for more than 60 years. In that time, it's... [SocialTimes.com]

Pinterest Users More Likely to Vote for Mitt Romney [Infographic] - Posted July 12, 2012
If you find yourself on Pinterest more often than Etsy, you might be a Romney supporter, according to this infographic. See where you fall on the political spectrum based on the social media sites you use -- the results may surprise you. In what is easily the most shocking analysis of social... [SocialTimes.com]

Top 10 Celebrities on Social Media [Infographic] - Posted July 11, 2012
They're talented, they're famous, and now they have Twitter accounts. Celebrities have discovered social media as a way to reach out to their fans and to express themselves outside the stage and screen. This infographic ranks the top 10 celebrities on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Google+. GO-Globe.com took a look at each... [AllFacebook]

Top 10 Celebrities on Social Media [Infographic] - Posted July 11, 2012
They're talented, they're famous, and now they have Twitter accounts. Celebrities have discovered social media as a way to reach out to their fans and to express themselves outside the stage and screen. This infographic ranks the top 10 celebrities on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Google+. GO-Globe.com took a look at each... [SocialTimes.com]

New York Times Hosting Google Hangout with Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Olympic Athletes - Posted July 11, 2012
The New York Times is launching a series of video chats on its Google+ page titled "Hangouts On Air," starting tonight at 6 pm. Kicking things off is Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and the Times' deputy sports editor, ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

New York Times Hosting Google Hangout with Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Olympic Athletes - Posted July 11, 2012
The New York Times is launching a series of video chats on its Google+ page titled "Hangouts On Air," starting tonight at 6 pm. Kicking things off is Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and the Times' deputy sports editor, ... [FishbowlNY]

Who Are The Most Popular Celebs On Social Media? [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted July 11, 2012
Can you guess who's winning the social media fame game? The usual suspects - Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber - make their appearance, but you might be surprised by some of the other names on the list. This infographic comes to us from ... [AllTwitter]

Social Media Newsfeed: New Twitter Apps | NBC-Facebook Partnership | Dropbox Ups Storage - Posted July 11, 2012
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Come Together: Schema.Org and Web Intents Make For Win-Win Opportunities - Posted July 10, 2012
[caption id="attachment_30603" align="alignleft" width="276" caption="Hands Together Image via Shutterstock"]... [semanticweb.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook-CNN Partnership | Twitter App | Free Google Class - Posted July 10, 2012
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3 Google+ Features That You Should Try - Posted July 9, 2012
You've got Facebook for your personal life, LinkedIn for your professional life, and you may have been cajoled into a tryst with Twitter. There's no room for another social network. That said, I've often said that if Facebook drops the ball with security or another critical feature, there may be an... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Search | Yahoo, Facebook Settle | Web Outage? - Posted July 9, 2012
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4 Tips to Help Format Text on Google+ [Infographic] - Posted July 6, 2012
Alright, so maybe this isn't the kind of guide that will change your life, but power Google+ users should definitely know there are a few tips and tricks that can help add some character to your posts. Generally good person Simon Heyes put this infographic together that can help you figure... [SocialTimes.com]

Google+ Hangouts Introduce Live Captions Service - Posted July 6, 2012
Google is really pushing video chat into its next phase with Google+ Hangouts. A really cool new feature surfaced Friday morning that allows Google+ Hangout hosts to display subtitles/captions of their talk either using a live transcriptionist or by typing the subtitles as the person speaks. It's an early look at... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Internet Outage | Trojan App Axed | Webinar Record - Posted July 6, 2012
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Facebook Employees Enjoy Tasty Perks - Posted July 5, 2012
As a group of high school students is currently discovering, it doesn't suck to work at Facebook. USA Today recently ... [AllFacebook]

Ireland President Michael Higgins To Rely On Facebook, Google To Stay In Touch With Youth - Posted July 5, 2012
Facebook got off to somewhat of a rocky start in Ireland, with its privacy issues running afoul of the country's ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: iPad Rumors | GM and Facebook | The Censorship Effect - Posted July 5, 2012
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Twitter Joins Google, Herdict in the Fight for Internet Transparency - Posted July 3, 2012
Inspired by Google, Twitter has partnered with Web accessibility startup Herdict to fight censorship and ensure privacy on the Internet. On Monday, the company released a Transparency Report that lists every copyright complaint or government request for information and whether content had to be removed as a result. ... [AllFacebook]

Google Contributed $80 Billion to U.S. Economy in 2011 - Posted July 2, 2012
Google is good for the economy, according to a study posted on the company's blog. In 2011, Google's search and advertising tools brought in $80 billion for 1.8 million advertisers, website publishers, and nonprofits in the U.S. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: LinkedIn Nixes Tweets | Cloud Outage | NY Flash Mob - Posted July 2, 2012
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Google Suffers a Google Events Problem - Posted June 29, 2012
Google rolled out their Google+ Events feature at this week's Google I/O, and not everyone is happy about the change. Several celebrities have taken to the social network to complain that the new feature is bombarding them with random invites to events they've never heard of. The Google+ team did not... [SocialTimes.com]

Google+ Reveals Statistics and New Features at Google I/O - Posted June 28, 2012
Google held their annual tech conference, Google I/O, yesterday and used the opportunity to announce some interesting statistics and launch a few features. Google+ has 250 million total accounts and 150 million monthly active users, and apparently more than 50% of Google+ users sign in daily. These are bigger numbers than... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Working on Simulating the Human Brain - Posted June 27, 2012
John Markoff of the New York Times reports, "Inside Google's secretive X laboratory, known for inventing self-driving cars and augmented reality glasses, a small group of researcher... [AllTwitter]

Google Working on Simulating the Human Brain - Posted June 27, 2012
John Markoff of the New York Times reports, "Inside Google's secretive X laboratory, known for inventing self-driving cars and augmented reality glasses, a small group of researcher... [semanticweb.com]

Newest Member Of Facebook's Board Needs No Introduction: COO Sheryl Sandberg - Posted June 25, 2012
Facebook made a move to silence cri... [AllFacebook]

Another RIM Sale Rumor | Larry Page Loses Voice | Facebook's 'Find Friends Nearby' - Posted June 25, 2012
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What Would it Take for Google+ to Take the Lead? - Posted June 21, 2012
News flash - new media and traditional media alike enjoy nothing better than doomsday predictions and premature eulogies. As such, Google+ has been suffering a tremendous lashing by most professional critics for the last few months, as underwhelming (and vague) engagement numbers have mixed with independent reports of inacti... [SocialTimes.com]

Financial Times Has Over 1 Million Followers on Google+ - Posted June 21, 2012
The fact that Google+ flopped came as little surprise to anyone who has ever heard of the boutique site called Facebook. For the most part, the site remains a ghost land, with little action and a trickle of traffic. Despite this, ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Financial Times Has Over 1 Million Followers on Google+ - Posted June 21, 2012
The fact that Google+ flopped came as little surprise to anyone who has ever heard of the boutique site called Facebook. For the most part, the site remains a ghost land, with little action and a trickle of traffic. Despite this, ... [FishbowlNY]

The Semantic Link - The SemTechBiz Recap - June, 2012 - Posted June 19, 2012
On Friday, June 15, a group of Semantic thought leaders from around the globe met with their host and colleague, Paul Mil... [semanticweb.com]

Google Threatens Legal Action Against YouTube-MP3 Conversion Sites - Posted June 19, 2012
There are a whole slew of sites out there that let users download YouTube videos and convert them to MP3s or other formats. One of the largest of these sites is YouTube-MP3... [SocialTimes.com]

Panelists Say Social Apps Can Lead to Rape | Microsoft Unveils Tablets | Group to Facebook: Don't Target Ads to Kids - Posted June 19, 2012
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Nearly One-Quarter Of Top 10,000 Websites Have Facebook Integration - Posted June 18, 2012
You've seen those Facebook like buttons pretty... [AllFacebook]

Should Your Brand Page Be on Facebook or Google+? [Infographic] - Posted June 18, 2012
Google+ may have been slow to catch on in the wake of the larger and more popular Facebook, but don't write the social network off just yet. This infographic shows a side-by-side comparison of the two networks, each of which caters to a slightly different audience. Which one is... [SocialTimes.com]

Should Your Brand Page Be on Facebook or Google+? [Infographic] - Posted June 18, 2012
Google+ may have been slow to catch on in the wake of the larger and more popular Facebook, but don't write the social network off just yet. This infographic shows a side-by-side comparison of the two networks, each of which caters to a slightly different audience. Which one is... [AllFacebook]

Could News Feed Optimization Take Off Soon? - Posted June 18, 2012
Using keywords to climb to the top of Google's searches is nothing new for business... [AllFacebook]

Why Apple and Google Need to Focus on Privacy - Posted June 18, 2012
Apple and Google enjoy legions of brand advocates who are willing to wait in line fo... [PRNewser]

Why Apple and Google Need to Focus on Privacy - Posted June 18, 2012
Apple and Google enjoy legions of brand advocates who are willing to wait in line fo... [AgencySpy]

Facebook CTO Leaving | Tumblr to Release iOS App | Social Media and Athletes - Posted June 18, 2012
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As Facebook Rolls Out Ad Options, Retailers Pass - Posted June 15, 2012
Facebook has been unveiling more options for companies to advertise through the social media site. However, Reuters reports today that many b... [AllFacebook]

Wooga and Popcap Pull Games from Google+ - Posted June 15, 2012
Some bad news for Google's emerging social network. Two major publishers of online games, Electronic Arts' Popcap division and Germany's Wooga, have announced that they are going to pull their games from Google+. The games have only been live on the network for less than a year but have been under-performing.... [SocialTimes.com]

Twitter, Facebook, Google Join Forces To Fight Malicious Ads - Posted June 15, 2012
Twitter, Facebook, Google, AOL and the Interactive Advertising Bureau have come together to battle bad ads that download malware, send users to scammy sites and try to sell counterfeit goods. The new initiative is called the ... [AllTwitter]

Is YouTube Redesigning Their Homepage Yet Again? - Posted June 15, 2012
YouTube seems to be at it again. Months after their massive site overhaul it looks like they're redesigning things once again. Last night Engadget published a sc... [SocialTimes.com]

New Google+ Hangouts YouTube App Lets You Get The YouTube Party Started - Posted June 15, 2012
If you're anything like me, then no party is complete without you taking out your iPhone or finding the host's computer to show your friends the latest hilarious YouTube videos. Google+ just made it a whole lot easier to share your favorite videos with your friends in a virtual YouTube... [SocialTimes.com]

YouTube Weighs Paid Subscriptions | Sources: Microsoft Considers $1.2B Yammer Buy | Facebook to Respond to Lawsuits - Posted June 15, 2012
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Facebook Joins The Fight Against 'Bad Ads' - Posted June 14, 2012
Facebook has entered into an alliance with fellow Web giants Google, Twitter, and... [AllFacebook]

Facebook: The End Of The Beginning - Posted June 13, 2012
Facebook's initial public offering is a milestone in the evolutio... [AllFacebook]

Google Makes It Easier to Link Your Website to Your Google+ Page - Posted June 13, 2012
Let's say you have a new business called Bigger Bowling Shoes. You've got a website, a Twitter account, a Facebook page and a Google+ page (although you lament the lack of engagement on said G+ page). Most people find you through a Google search, and their experience is searching for your... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Releasing Wordpress Plugin | Apple Kills Ping | Sweden Twitter Experiment Out of Control - Posted June 13, 2012
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Schema.org, Wikidata, Google Knowledge Graph – Two Great Causes and a Symptom - Posted June 12, 2012
I was toying with another title for this post - Yet Another Perfect Storm, but I think that particular metaphor (although appropriate here) has been somewhat over done. So what sparked this one then? I am on the long flight back from the Semantic Tech & Business Conference in San Francisco... [semanticweb.com]

After Google Acquisition, Meebo Discontinuing Four of Five Products - Posted June 12, 2012
Meebo, who were recently acquired by Google, have confirmed the speculation that their team will be strictly focused on Google+ by announcing the discontinuation of four of their suite of five products. Meebo specialize in social web software, and while most users knew them primarily for their work with the Meebo... [SocialTimes.com]

Apple Announces Facebook Integration | Twitter Opens New Headquarters in Style | Americans Skeptical of Social Media - Posted June 12, 2012
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Top 5 Television Ads for Social Media Sites - Posted June 11, 2012
On Sunday, Twitter aired its first-ever television commercial during the 2012 Pocono 400 NASCAR race. It was a first for Twitter, but not a first for social media. Other sites, including Groupon, LivingSocial, and Google+ have also put their money on big-ticket ads during major television events. 5. Twitter's commercial features professional... [SocialTimes.com]

Google+ Battles Facebook for Social Login Dominance [Infographic] - Posted June 11, 2012
Google+ might not have the numbers to topple the leading social network yet, but don't underestimate its potential for growth. This infographic shows how Google has used its social login feature to beat out Twitter, LinkedIn, Yahoo! and Windows Live. "Social login" refers to the way people use their login credentials from... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook, Others Summoned To Appear Before Indian Trial Court Sept. 22 - Posted June 11, 2012
A criminal case in India involving Facebook and several other Internet companies moved one step f... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Opens App Center | The New Foursquare Launches | Bitly Listens to its Users - Posted June 8, 2012
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SemTech's Schema.org Panelists Talk Openness, Adoption, Interoperability - Posted June 6, 2012
[caption id="attachment_29683" align="alignnone" width="475" caption="Panelists: Ivan Herman (Moderator), Dan Brickley, R.V. Guha, Peter Mika, Steve Macbeth, Jeffrey Preston, Alexandre Shubin, Evan Sandhaus"]... [semanticweb.com]

SemTech's Schema.org Panelists Talk Openness, Adoption, Interoperability - Posted June 6, 2012
[caption id="attachment_29683" align="alignnone" width="475" caption="Panelists: Ivan Herman (Moderator), Dan Brickley, R.V. Guha, Peter Mika, Steve Macbeth, Jeffrey Preston, Alexandre Shubin, Evan Sandhaus"]... [AllTwitter]

Rumor: iOS 6 Includes Facebook Sharing | Airtime Launch Faces Glitches | Google Purchasing Meebo - Posted June 6, 2012
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Google Acquires Quickoffice Mobile File-Sharing Service - Posted June 5, 2012
Google has acquired the makers of an office productivity suite called Quickoffice, according to a statement posted on Google's blog on Tuesday. Quickoffice does for mobile devices what Google Docs did for the Web by allowing people to share and edit documents and spreadsheets remotely from their smartphones and tablets. ... [AllFacebook]

What Really Happens After You Submit Your Resume - Posted June 5, 2012
More and more employers are asking applicants to submit resumes to their online systems, but do you really know where your information is going, or even if it will get to human hands? In this Mediabistro Career Breakfast, our panel explains what happens after you apply and how you can stand... [MediaJobsDaily]

Google Acquires Meebo - Posted June 5, 2012
In a blog post, Meebo announced that they are being acquired by Google. Meebo has been working for seven years to provide social chat services to any publisher that was interested in it. It was definitely a sign of an earlier version of the social web, where companies were... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Eyes Former 'New York Times' Building - Posted June 5, 2012
Facebook is reportedly perusing space options at The New... [AllFacebook]

Smartphone & Tablet Games Summit Is Three Weeks Away -- June 26 In San Francisco - Posted June 4, 2012
Smartphone & Tablet Games Summit is only three weeks away! Save more than $200 on full... [AllFacebook]

Facebook for Kids? | Twitter Heading Toward $1B in Revenue | Instagram Competitor Closes - Posted June 4, 2012
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Google Faces Antitrust Issues in Europe - Posted June 1, 2012
Google faces the possibility of an antitrust lawsuit in Europe, where the company has a 90 percent monopoly on search. On behalf of the European commission, head of competition policy Joaquin Almunia sent a letter to Google asking them to change their search results and advertising rules or else be taken... [SocialTimes.com]

Search Surges After Google Revamp - Posted June 1, 2012
Amir Efrati of the Wall Street Journal reports that Google has seen a surge in search activity since launching the ... [semanticweb.com]

Search Engine Referrals To Facebook Pages Halved - Posted May 31, 2012
In January, Google released its ... [AllFacebook]

Tech Roundup: Bitly Rage, Hitch up Your 'Sidecar' - Posted May 30, 2012
Twitter page loading is getting snappier, thanks to an engineering change that reworks hashbangs, or those tags that look like this: !#. The pages are said to load five times fast... [PRNewser]

Goodbye Google Places, Hello Google+ Local - Posted May 30, 2012
I, unlike anybody else I know, was one of those guinea pigs that got addicted to the test stuff, and have been using Google Places here and there for local recommendations for a year. I'm not going to say it had the best selection or leveraged my social graph --... [SocialTimes.com]

Shareholders Sue Facebook | Disqus Adds New Features | Oracle Acquires Vitrue - Posted May 24, 2012
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Picture This: Photo Features Could Boost Google Plus In Battle Vs. Facebook - Posted May 23, 2012
Google Plus appears to be working on closing the gap that exis... [AllFacebook]

4 Reasons Your Stuff Should Be In The Cloud - Posted May 23, 2012
Cloud services are getting bigger and bigger, with media heavyweights like Amazon and Google throwing their versions into the competition. Although Google's entry isn't necessarily indicative of the next big thing -- Buzz, anyone? -- the cloud appears to be here to stay, mostly because of the safety it provides. "The cloud... [SocialTimes.com]

How YouTube, Google+ and Social Media Affected the Arab Spring [Video] - Posted May 23, 2012
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin, a host and producer for the Huffington Post, talks about his experience with various social media feeds as he tried to cover the Arab Spring for the Huffington Post. What's notable about the video is that he identifies the new journalistic experience and it is remarkably fast and... [SocialTimes.com]

In Facebook IPO Probe, Morgan Stanley Subpoenaed | Google+ Photographers Conference | NY Weighs Anonymous Commenting Ban - Posted May 23, 2012
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Four Reasons Why Google Doesn't Care If Facebook Wins The Social Media Wars - Posted May 22, 2012
Facebook is winning the social media wars. But ... [AllFacebook]

Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook Take Home Webbys | Social Media and Elections | FaceTime for 3G? - Posted May 22, 2012
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's 2013 Salary: $1 - Posted May 21, 2012
Facebook Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer ... [AllFacebook]

Expert Schema.org Panel Finalized for #SemTechBiz San Francisco Program - Posted May 21, 2012
Q: What do Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Yandex, the New York Times, and The Walt Disney Company have in common? A: schema.org On June 2, 2011, schema.org was launched with little fanfare, but it quickly received a lot of attention. Now, almost exactly one year later, we have assembled a ... [semanticweb.com]

Expert Schema.org Panel Finalized for #SemTechBiz San Francisco Program - Posted May 21, 2012
Q: What do Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Yandex, the New York Times, and The Walt Disney Company have in common? A: schema.org On June 2, 2011, schema.org was launched with little fanfare, but it quickly received a lot of attention. Now, almost exactly one year later, we have assembled a ... [AllTwitter]

20 Reasons to Switch to Google+ [Infographic] - Posted May 21, 2012
Love it or hate it, or well, ignore it, but Google+ seems to be an important part of Google's strategy to connect with the web. The service has caught some traction with its Hangouts feature, but other than that there seems to be a few reports that attempt to explain... [SocialTimes.com]

Microsoft Launches Social Search Network - Posted May 21, 2012
If Google+ had been around when Mark Zuckerberg was still at Harvard, the resulting network might have looked something like So.Cl, a project by the FUSE Labs in Microsoft Research that combines social networking with video chatrooms and search. Launched in beta in 2011, the site opened to the public over... [SocialTimes.com]

Surprise! Mark Zuckerberg Gets Married | Pakistan Blocks Twitter Over Cartoon Contest | Microsoft Launches Academic Social Network - Posted May 21, 2012
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Google Just Hi-jacked the Semantic Web Vocabulary - Posted May 18, 2012
[Editor's Note: This guest editorial is provided by Sean Golliher. He can be found on Twitter at @seangolliher] ... [AllTwitter]

Google Just Hi-jacked the Semantic Web Vocabulary - Posted May 18, 2012
[Editor's Note: This guest editorial is provided by Sean Golliher. He can be found on Twitter at @seangolliher] ... [semanticweb.com]

Google Knowledge Graph Interview - Posted May 18, 2012
Google's Knowledge Graph has been the subject of lots of attention over the past few days since the announcement. And the focus of a lot of que... [semanticweb.com]

Google's New Knowledge Graph Is More Informative Than Social - Posted May 17, 2012
When Google added a social layer to its search bar, it seemed that the company might have gone too far in using social media to enhance its other products. But the search engine's newest feature, the Knowledge Graph, will use the connections between particular people, places, and things - not friend... [AllFacebook]

Google's New Knowledge Graph Is More Informative Than Social - Posted May 17, 2012
When Google added a social layer to its search bar, it seemed that the company might have gone too far in using social media to enhance its other products. But the search engine's newest feature, the Knowledge Graph, will use the connections between particular people, places, and things - not friend... [SocialTimes.com]

Hang Out with Nick Kristof - Posted May 17, 2012
If you're not busy this afternoon, The New York Times' Nick Kristof is hosting a Google+ Hangout at 2:30. He'll chat with UN Ambassador Susan Rice about social medi... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Hang Out with Nick Kristof - Posted May 17, 2012
If you're not busy this afternoon, The New York Times' Nick Kristof is hosting a Google+ Hangout at 2:30. He'll chat with UN Ambassador Susan Rice about social medi... [FishbowlNY]

Google's Knowledge Graph Is No Ugly Duckling - Posted May 17, 2012
I'm a fan of the waterfowl model of semantic technology. Clever semantics -- as well as 'advanced' search boxes, arcane query syntax, and con... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook to Set Final IPO Price | Pinterest Raises $120 Million | States Weigh Social Media Gambling - Posted May 17, 2012
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Potential Post-IPO Issues For Facebook: Mobile Revenue, Overvaluation, Google AdSense - Posted May 16, 2012
The road ahead may be rough for Facebook, post-initial public offering. At least that is the specula... [AllFacebook]

Google Launches Knowledge Graph - Posted May 16, 2012
This morning Google announced the Knowledge Graph, which "enables you to search for things, people or places that ... [semanticweb.com]

Google Launches Knowledge Graph - Posted May 16, 2012
This morning Google announced the Knowledge Graph, which "enables you to search for things, people or places that ... [AllTwitter]

Roundtable: The Future of the App Economy - Posted May 16, 2012
NEW YORK - Sustainable revenue was on everyone's mind at the APPNATION NYC Mobile + TV 3.0 Summit in SoHo this morning. In a keynote roundtable moderated by APPNATION president and event chairman Drew Ianni, leading executives discussed the future of the mobile app economy. Panelists included Tim Chang, managing director of the... [SocialTimes.com]

Is Google+ Suffering from Weak Engagement? - Posted May 16, 2012
When talking about Google+, the number to quote is usually 100 million users. That's what was announced as part of Google's latest announcement and also seems to check out with web pundits based on the fact that Gmail has an estimated 60 million users and many of those are grandfathered... [SocialTimes.com]

Study: Google Ads More Effective Than Facebook | Social Media-Sex Connection? | Flickr Rolls Out New Photo Layout - Posted May 16, 2012
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Schema.org Now Supports External Lists - Posted May 14, 2012
The schema.org official blog has announced support for enumerated lists. Adding this support allows developers using schema.org to use selected externally maintained vocabularies in their schema.org markup.... [AllTwitter]

Schema.org Now Supports External Lists - Posted May 14, 2012
The schema.org official blog has announced support for enumerated lists. Adding this support allows developers using schema.org to use selected externally maintained vocabularies in their schema.org markup.... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook IPO Expected Friday | New Jersey City Bans Texting and Walking | Yahoo Interim CEO Oversaw Myspace Acquisition - Posted May 14, 2012
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Bing Goes Social | Facebook-Instagram Probe | Twitter Followers Stop Almost-Suicide - Posted May 11, 2012
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INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook IPO Vs. Other Tech IPOs - Posted May 10, 2012
Social media agency Banyan Branch compared the upcoming Faceb... [AllFacebook]

Conan O'Brien Does His First Google+ Hangout [Video] - Posted May 10, 2012
Conan O'Brien, the late night comedian with the shock of red hair, hosted his first Google+ Hangout on Monday, and apparently not everybody knows about it yet, as the recording only has 11,500 video views on YouTube. That said, Google hasn't published any other stats to let us know how... [SocialTimes.com]

Google+ for iPhone Gets a Fresh Update - Posted May 10, 2012
The Google+ application for iPhone got an update yesterday, according to a Google+ blog post by Vic Gundotra, Senior Vice President at Google. The new version of the application includes several user experience enhancements such as larger profile images, easier browsing of photos and videos and visual cues that make... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Starting to Hint at Its Semantic Search Future - Posted May 10, 2012
Sharif Sakr of Engadget reports that Google has started to peek-a-boo it's evolving semantic search capa... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook App Center Coming | Brain Surgery Live-Tweeted | iPhone App for Google+ Redesigned - Posted May 10, 2012
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Google+ Improves Email and Mobile Notifications - Posted May 9, 2012
When you find a good thread in Google+ and want to keep abreast of what people are saying, you need to have your email notifications set to "on". That way, whenever someone replies to the post, you'll get an email keeping you up to date on what people are saying... [SocialTimes.com]

Google To Drop Millions On Investment In Machinima - Posted May 8, 2012
Machinima is in the process of raising a new found of funding and Peter Kafka of All Things D reports that Google will be one of the investors. YouTube has been giving out millions of dollars to profess... [AllFacebook]

Google To Drop Millions On Investment In Machinima - Posted May 8, 2012
Machinima is in the process of raising a new round of funding and Peter Kafka of All Things D reports that Google will be one of the investors. YouTube has been giving out millions of dollars to profess... [SocialTimes.com]

Google News Remodel to Include Google+ Conversations - Posted May 8, 2012
Google reports that the company's news service, Google News "is undergoing a makeover and will now include content from the firm's new social network. Google News, which has only gone live in the U.S. to date, will see ... [semanticweb.com]

Feds Urge Social Media Wills | Facebook's Next Stop: Boston | 'Hangouts on Air' Rolling Out - Posted May 8, 2012
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Wavii At Work: CEO Adrian Aoun Explains How Service Conceptually Organizes The Web Around Events - Posted May 7, 2012
Wavii made waves when it launched its automated, algorithm-driven news aggregation service in April, which has been billed as making Facebook out of Google. But what makes Wavii work? When The Semantic Web Blog found a picture in Wavii.com's Flickr photostream featuring the word "predicates" on a white board, it... [AllTwitter]

Wavii At Work: CEO Adrian Aoun Explains How Service Conceptually Organizes The Web Around Events - Posted May 7, 2012
Wavii made waves when it launched its automated, algorithm-driven news aggregation service in April, which has been billed as making Facebook out of Google. But what makes Wavii work? When The Semantic Web Blog found a picture in Wavii.com's Flickr photostream featuring the word "predicates" on a white board, it... [semanticweb.com]

Google+ Expands Hangouts on Air to Everyone [Video] - Posted May 7, 2012
The Google+ Hangout feature is one of the main selling points for the burgeoning social network. By easily allowing people to start a multi-person video chat from any thread within Google+, users are able to finally realize a convenient way to quickly get on a chat with a certain group... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook IPO Video | FBI Social Surveillance | Supermoon Goes Viral - Posted May 7, 2012
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LinkedIn to Acquire SlideShare | Facebook Sets IPO Range | Future Bright for Social Media Ads - Posted May 4, 2012
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Facebook, Google Caught Up In Indian Courts - Posted May 3, 2012
A criminal case in India involving Facebook and Google is tangled up in that country's court syst... [AllFacebook]

Facebook IPO Nears | Tumblr Offers Advertising | Social Game Connecting Georgia Communities - Posted May 3, 2012
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Video Chat with a Venture Capitalist at Google+ VC Office Hours - Posted May 2, 2012
Google+ has introduced a new series called VC Office Hours, where prominent venture capitalists and angel investors will participate in live Google+ Hangouts and answer questions about starting new businesses and arranging investments. It's still a small program,... [SocialTimes.com]

Twitter's New Discover Tab | NYC Teacher Social Media Policy | Flickr-Pinterest Integration - Posted May 2, 2012
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Have You Tried the New Google Maps Cube Game? - Posted May 1, 2012
Remember that old game, labyrinth, where you guided a marble through a wooden maze by tilting the game itself? How about the old Marble Madness Nintendo game? I was a big fan of both, and that's why it's a treat to see Google releasing a cool new web game... [SocialTimes.com]

How Does Social Media Affect Website Search Rankings? [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted April 30, 2012
If you run a website, you know how important search engine rankings can be. Getting your site on the first page of Google can bring in advertising dollars, an influx of new customers, or widespread awareness of your cause. However, there is much more to ranking high on Google than just optimizing... [SocialTimes.com]

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]

Facebook Video Views Drop 8 Percent In March - Posted April 27, 2012
Fewer people now log time watching videos on Facebook compared with this time last y... [AllFacebook]

Semantic Commerce: Structuring Your Retail Website for the Next Generation Web - Posted April 27, 2012
Are you wondering why your product pages don't stand out in search results like those from Amazon (shown below) or other competing e-commerce websites? These expanded results are commonly known as Rich Snippets (as named by Google) and are the result of having your HTML structured correctly with semantic markup.... [semanticweb.com]

Google's Sebastian Thrun Uses Google Glasses on Charlie Rose [Video] - Posted April 27, 2012
Sebastian Thrun, founder and head of Google X, uses the connected Google Glasses while talking with Charlie Rose. It's pretty impressive to see him use the glasses, take a photo of Charlie Rose, then nod to upload the photo to "G Plus" as he calls Google+. That must be... [SocialTimes.com]

Leverage Yourself As An Expert by Using Social Media [Infographic] - Posted April 26, 2012
Things are moving fast in the world of social networks. Someone has opened the flood gates and users are streaming in. With each passing week the character and demographic of each network changes. That said, it can be really difficult for someone who wants to make their voice... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Releases the Orange Google+ Share Button - Posted April 25, 2012
It was only a matter of time before Google+ improved their current share button offering. While the company did make the +1 button available for use, there was not an easy, stylish way to include a Google+ share button on your blog. Google has fixed that as they announced... [SocialTimes.com]

HTC Facebook Smartphone Rumors Return - Posted April 25, 2012
Here come the Facebook smartphone rumors again, with the lat... [AllFacebook]

Catching Up With Yandex: What Russia's Leading Search Engine Has To Say About Schema.org - Posted April 25, 2012
Update: Yandex today (April 26th) reported that net income in the first three months of 2012 rose 53 percent from the same period last year to 1.26 billion rubles ($43 million) as text-based advertising revenue rose, according to ... [semanticweb.com]

Catching Up With Yandex: What Russia's Leading Search Engine Has To Say About Schema.org - Posted April 25, 2012
In November Russian search engine Yandex joined Google, Microsoft Bing, and Yahoo! to collaborate on schema.org. The Semantic Web Blog recently caught up by email with Alexander Shubin, Yandex product... [AllTwitter]

Google Drive Unveiled | Facebook May Delay IPO | Groupon Seeks Directors - Posted April 25, 2012
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Facebook and Microsoft's AOL Patents | YouTube and Twitter's New Ads - Posted April 24, 2012
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Facebook's IPv6 Preparation | Skype For Xbox | YouTube's Copyright Case - Posted April 23, 2012
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Are You Protecting Your Privacy on Google+? [Infographic] - Posted April 20, 2012
Google has made an effort to be more transparent with its privacy policy, first by condensing the policy into one page, and then by putting ads in public places like trains to make sure people know how to use their privacy controls. A new infographic from Backgroundcheck.org shows how... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Surpasses All Google Properties In Brazil - Posted April 17, 2012
Facebook overtook Orkut to became Brazil's top social network in January, but has only overtaken all of Google's properties in that nation just this month. Experian Hitwise data shows that Brazil's web traffic to headed to Facebook has dramatically increased over the past year, while t... [AllFacebook]

The Mixed Bag of Recent Google Media Coverage - Posted April 17, 2012
We were looking around the Internet a little bit today and noticed a gaggle o... [PRNewser]

Google Announces Updates to Rich Snippets - Posted April 17, 2012
Google has announced two updates to rich snippets, the enhanced format that they announced in 2009 for displaying content in search resul... [semanticweb.com]

The Semantic Link with Guest, Daniel Tunkelang - April, 2012 - Posted April 16, 2012
On Friday, April 13, a group of Semantic thought leaders from around the globe met with their host and colleague, Paul Mi... [semanticweb.com]

The Semantic Link with Guest, Daniel Tunkelang - April, 2012 - Posted April 16, 2012
On Friday, April 13, a group of Semantic thought leaders from around the globe met with their host and colleague, Paul Mi... [AllTwitter]

Today: Google's Take Action Initiative Hosts a Google+ Hangout - Posted April 16, 2012
Google's "Take Action" site is a fledgling activist empowerment site that helps people connect with one another to support or start movements. Specifically, the Take Action site asks users to "start something" by telling the story of how the Internet empowers you to achieve your goals. The site doesn't... [SocialTimes.com]

Google's Stephanie Tilenius Outlines the Future of Mobile Payments - Posted April 16, 2012
CAMBRIDGE, MA - Roughly 75 MIT students, alumni, and other technology professionals gathered at the inaugural MIT Sloan Hi-Tech conference on Friday to discuss emerging trends in mobile technology. In an afternoon keynote, Google VP of commerce and payments Stephanie Tilenius said that her company will be changi... [SocialTimes.com]

How to Compete with Google Search - Posted April 13, 2012
Paul Miller recently discussed why many semantic search startups are failing to compet... [semanticweb.com]

Downloading Facebook Info | Tumblr's Business Savvy | Stumbling Gets Social - Posted April 13, 2012
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Ads Have 35 Times The Reach Of Google - Posted April 12, 2012
Every Franklin spent on Facebook advertising has 35 times the reach of comparable spending on Google. Social media guru Brian Carter fleshes this out in a cool infographic we've reproduced below. Readers, what do you think of these numbers? ... [AllFacebook]

The Biggest Loser In Facebook Versus Google Is You - Posted April 12, 2012
Google is strong-arming users by forcing them to have a social search experience built around one service provider, Google. Not only is this anti-competitive, but it goes against users' best interest. T... [AllFacebook]

TechRaking 2012: Three Questions To Ask Before Building A News App - Posted April 12, 2012
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF. -- Today at the Googleplex, a group of roughly 200 journalists and technologists are talking about how to create a more perfect union between muckrakers and technologists at CIR's TechRaking conference. The Chicago Tribune's Brian Boyer gave a seven-minute ignite talk directed toward "the pe... [10,000 Words]

TechRaking 2012: Three Questions To Ask Before Building A News App - Posted April 12, 2012
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF. -- Today at the Googleplex, a group of roughly 200 journalists and technologists are talking about how to create a more perfect union between muckrakers and technologists at CIR's TechRaking conference. The Chicago Tribune's Brian Boyer gave a seven-minute ignite talk directed toward "the pe... [TVSpy]

The Google+ Redesign is Simple, Functional and Very Social [Video] - Posted April 11, 2012
Google+ has undergone a makeover, and it's cleaner, more functional and the best competitor to Facebook the web has ever seen. There are some awesome new integrations with other Google services like YouTube and they've better emphasized photos and video Hangouts. I've been a long time fan of Google+... [SocialTimes.com]

While Google Graphs in 3D, WolframAlpha Takes Shakespeare to Heart - Posted April 11, 2012
Last week speculation reigned about whether Google had set its sites on computational knowledge engine WolframAlpha, with the announcement that the search engine now is using WebGL technology for enhancing users' ability to interact with complex, compound math functions. The search giant in December added 2-D graphing to its delivery... [semanticweb.com]

While Google Graphs in 3D, WolframAlpha Takes Shakespeare to Heart - Posted April 11, 2012
Last week speculation reigned about whether Google had set its sites on computational knowledge engine WolframAlpha, with the announcement that the search engine now is using WebGL technology for enhancing users' ability to interact with complex, compound math functions. The search giant in December added 2-D graphing to its delivery... [AllTwitter]

Adapting SEO for a Semantic Search Future - Posted April 11, 2012
Ryan DeShazer of Search Insider recently shared his insights on how SEO needs to adapt or in order to stay current with Google's planned ... [semanticweb.com]

Today: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Hosts a Google+ Hangout - Posted April 10, 2012
At 3:30pm EST on Tuesday, six people will participate in a Google+ Hangout with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Google has been actively recruiting celebrities and Presidents to use Google Hangouts to connect with people, and they are definitely a great way of getting the word out about Google+. The event will... [SocialTimes.com]

POLL: Twitter Is The Least Popular Tech Brand, After Google, Apple And Facebook - Posted April 10, 2012
We love Twitter here at AllTwitter. We'd do a pretty poor job of writing about it all day if we didn't. But it looks like we're not among the majority when it comes to our obsession with 140 character soundbites - according to a new po... [AllTwitter]

OpenMenu Serves Up Structured Data Standards For the Restaurant Industry - Posted April 9, 2012
What's on the markup menu for the restaurant industry? Among the schema.org tags for marking up web pages is one for restaurants, which includes item properties for priceRange, servesCuisine, place, and menu, among others. Restaurants that use the markup language to structure their data are promi... [AllTwitter]

OpenMenu Serves Up Structured Data Standards For the Restaurant Industry - Posted April 9, 2012
What's on the markup menu for the restaurant industry? Among the schema.org tags for marking up web pages is one for restaurants, which includes item properties for priceRange, servesCuisine, place, and menu, among others. Restaurants that use the markup language to structure their data are promi... [semanticweb.com]

Google's Project Glass Unveiled | Reality Tech TV | Introducing Aviary - Posted April 5, 2012
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Should You Use Google+ Or 3D Technology In Your Campaign? - Posted April 4, 2012
Timothy Jordan's keynote to start yesterday's day two of the PRSA Digital Impact Conference was basically a pitch to the room, explaining why Google+ is a must-have for any campaign that wants to interact with people. ... [AgencySpy]

Should You Use Google+ Or 3D Technology In Your Campaign? - Posted April 4, 2012
Timothy Jordan's keynote to start yesterday's day two of the PRSA Digital Impact Conference was basically a pitch to the room, explaining why Google+ is a must-have for any campaign that wants to interact with people. ... [PRNewser]

Facebook Versus Yahoo | Instagram for Android | Twitter's European Jobs - Posted April 4, 2012
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Welcome to the Morning Social Media Newsfeed! Here, we... [SocialTimes.com]

Will Facebook Search Improvements Turn The Tables, Disrupt Relationships? - Posted April 3, 2012
Late last week Bloomberg Businessweek reported that Facebook is working on an improved search engine with 20 developers under the direction of former Google engineer Lars Rasmussen, who joined the socia... [semanticweb.com]

How To Make Your Own YouTube Slam Video Duels - Posted April 2, 2012
At the end of last year, YouTube announced YouTube Slam--a video discovery experiment that pins videos head-to-head and asks viewers to vote on which they like best. YouTube Slam offers contests on a variety of ... [SocialTimes.com]

10 Awesome April Fools' Day 2012 Videos, In Case You Missed Them - Posted April 2, 2012
It's a bummer when April Fools' Day falls on the weekend because if you haven't been online then you missed out on all the fun pranks. That's why this morning we are bringing you ten of the funniest April Fools' 2012 prank videos. Check them all out below and... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Search | From Reddit to Wedding | TweetDeck Back to Normal - Posted April 2, 2012
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Welcome to the Morning Social Media Newsfeed! Here, we... [SocialTimes.com]

Generation Y: Brands Must Be Honest, Engaging - Posted March 30, 2012
Anyone struggling to understand Generation Y, a.k.a. the millennials, and their relationship to brands has a lot of work ahead of him. This generation is not defined by technology; it is very open, but distrustful; and it is at the center of a cultural shift. That info is among the findings in... [PRNewser]

Facebook May Challenge Google+ with Enhancements to Search - Posted March 30, 2012
Competition between Facebook and Google+ is heating up. According to Bloomberg Businessweek's sources, Facebook has hired a former Google engineer named Lars Rasmussen to lead a team of two dozen engineers in an effort to improve Facebook's search functionality. The company is not allowed to discuss the details during... [SocialTimes.com]

Wikidata: Funding and a Three Phase Plan - Posted March 30, 2012
Wikimedia Deutschland's latest project, Wikidata, has made some exciting announcements regarding funding and the project's planned development. According to ... [semanticweb.com]

Semantics at the Core - Interview with Sanjiva Nath - Posted March 29, 2012
Eric Knorr recently interviewed Sanjiva Nath about the rise of semantic technology. Knorr writes, "In an interview with the... [semanticweb.com]

How 3 Small Businesses Succeeded on Google+ - Posted March 29, 2012
Whether Google+ is right for most businesses has yet to be seen. A former Googler has even questioned Google's focus on making Google+ a success. Nevertheless, some businesses have made outstanding progress using Google+, and here we present three small businesses who've done themselves well on the network. Learn what... [SocialTimes.com]

Twitter's Unfollowing Bug | Tumblr's 20 Billion | Gingrich on Pinterest - Posted March 29, 2012
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Why Google Should Keep Looking Over Its Shoulder - Posted March 28, 2012
Brad Reed of PCWorld recently shared his insight into why Google is wise to integrate more semantics into their search algorithm. Reed writes, "Google is still master of the search domain, bu... [semanticweb.com]

Google Will Roll Out Social Media Reports - Posted March 21, 2012
Google will attempt to answer a question on every marketer's mind: How much is is social media helping my sales? Google announced at the SES C... [PRNewser]

Google Analytics Now Captures Social Media - Posted March 21, 2012
Google has released a new set of Social reports within Google Analytics that help a publisher measure the value of social media traffic. The tool focuses on measuring whether visitors that come to a given site actually engage in a specific action -- it's not just about measuring whether people... [SocialTimes.com]

Linked Data: Moving Towards Consumption - Posted March 21, 2012
Earlier this month 16 out of 42 papers were accepted for the upcoming Linked Data on the Web (LDOW) 2012 Workshop in Lyon, France in April. What might be discerned from the tenor of the submissions is something of a shift in focus in the Linked Data space, according to workshop chair... [semanticweb.com]

Social vs Search: The Showdown [Infographic] - Posted March 20, 2012
Two of the ascendant methods of driving traffic to your business are social media and search marketing. While search was once the clear winner, social media has come a long way and is just about as big as search, and that's why it's apt that MDGadvertising has created an infographic... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Bans "Reddit is Fun" Android App for Sexually Explicit Content - Posted March 20, 2012
The cool Reddit is Fun Android app, which we covered recently, was banned from the Google Play store today due to a "violatio... [SocialTimes.com]

Google's Spam-Fighting Algorithm: Then and Now [Infographic] - Posted March 19, 2012
Google is making changes to its algorithm that will penalize websites for "over optimization." It's not the first time that Google has tried to cut through the spammers and content farms to bring better content to the top of the search results. This infographic has the details. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Tech RoundUp: New iPads Sell Like Crazy, Stringfly Offers Rewards - Posted March 19, 2012
Apple has tons of cash. That's the big takeaway from these stories, which go into detail about the co... [PRNewser]

Time to Get On With Schema.Org? - Posted March 19, 2012
Need another reason for bringing semantic smarts to your web site? Maybe you can find it in a post at Search Engine Land, which includes a piece of a podcast from an SXSW session, and a transcription of it, featuring Google's head of webspam team Matt Cutts (over ... [semanticweb.com]

How Google's Semantic Search Will Affect the Web - Posted March 19, 2012
Jon Mitchell recently looked into the implications of Google's decision to start incorporating semantic search int... [AllTwitter]

How Google's Semantic Search Will Affect the Web - Posted March 19, 2012
Jon Mitchell recently looked into the implications of Google's decision to start incorporating semantic search int... [semanticweb.com]

Google Plans to Incorporate Semantic Search - Posted March 15, 2012
The Wall Street Journal reports on Google's incorporation of semantic search into its keyword-search system. The article states, "Google Inc. is giving its tried-and-true Web-search formula a makeov... [semanticweb.com]

Create A New YouTube Channel With Your Google+ Profile - Posted March 15, 2012
If you like to keep your social persona consistent with the same user names a profile pictures across the board, YouTube and Google have just made things a whole lot easier for you. Yesterday they added a new YouTube feature that allows users to sign up for a new YouTube... [SocialTimes.com]

Google+ Adds Features to Photo Albums - Posted March 15, 2012
Google+ Photos Engineer Isaac Sparrow announced an update to the Google+ photos service which allows you to better organize your photos into albums. It's a key addition that lets the once sparse Google+ photos section tell a better story of your life. Now that Google+ has the essential infrastructure... [SocialTimes.com]

Write Together: Google Docs Is Now Available for All Google+ Hangouts - Posted March 14, 2012
Google+ Hangouts get better every day. From cool new facial masks to appearances by the President, the Google+ Hangouts team is dedicated to bringing us new surprises and improving the way we video chat with one another. The latest addition is the introduction of Google Docs into the Hangout... [SocialTimes.com]

TwooglePlus Automatically Cross Posts your Tweets to Google+ - Posted March 13, 2012
Twitter has definitely shaken off its growing pains in the last few years. We all have the friend who was a staunch critic of Twitter when it first got popular - "How can you say anything meaningful in 140 charaters" - who has now taken to it because it's... [AllTwitter]

TwooglePlus Automatically Cross Posts your Tweets to Google+ - Posted March 13, 2012
Twitter has definitely shaken off its growing pains in the last few years. We all have the friend who was a staunch critic of Twitter when it first got popular - "How can you say anything meaningful in 140 charaters" - who has now taken to it because it's... [10,000 Words]

TwooglePlus Automatically Cross Posts your Tweets to Google+ - Posted March 13, 2012
Twitter has definitely shaken off its growing pains in the last few years. We all have the friend who was a staunch critic of Twitter when it first got popular - "How can you say anything meaningful in 140 charaters" - who has now taken to it because it's a... [SocialTimes.com]

Google+ Gets Mobile Web Facelift - Posted March 13, 2012
In a post from Google's Tom Charytoniuk, Google announced a new design for Google+ on the mobile web as well as translations into over 60 locales. The new design loads quickly and is easy to read -- the home stream uses a more vertical spacing that allows you to easily... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Gives Rare Peek Into Its Meetings - Posted March 12, 2012
At times, it seems like an outright mystery what will make the Google gods happy. What keywords are really going to make your article jump to the top of a search page? How much does spelling matter? What elements make up the secret sauce? That is all about to ch... [10,000 Words]

New Feature Lets You Say Thank You on Google+ - Posted March 8, 2012
There's a theory that labeling Google+ a social network is missing the point because it's actually a tool to integrate social into search. If that's the case, we can expect to see more "your friends have shared this link" tags in our Google search results in the near future. ... [SocialTimes.com]

How Journalists Can Celebrate Women's Day - Posted March 8, 2012
Recently there has been much discussion of the underrepresentation of women in the media industry. It can be easy to lament about the situation, difficult to understand the reasons, and even more difficult to actually... [10,000 Words]

Google Privacy Policy Making Info Less Private? - Posted March 1, 2012
Google launched a new privacy policy today that pulls 60 of the company's services under one roof so that information about user activity can now be shared across platforms, from Gmail to YouTube, for example. And the policy states plainly... [PRNewser]

Google Doodle Team Video Promotes Student Contest - Posted March 1, 2012
Who doesn't love a good Google Doodle? Any day that one of those creative ill... [PRNewser]

Google Puts New Privacy Policy Into Effect, And Stage Is Set For More Personalized Products Even As Google Plus Pickup Is Slow - Posted March 1, 2012
ComScore this week issued a report that wasn't particularly flattering to Google Plus. It noted that users spent just 3.3 minutes on the social network in January compared to 7.5 hours for Facebook. Much discussion revolved around the fact that Google last month touted that the service had grown to 90... [semanticweb.com]

What W3C's R2RML and Direct Mapping Mean to Enterprise Data - Posted March 1, 2012
I'm very happy to announce that the World Wide Web Consortium's RDB2RDF Working Group, in which I participate as an Invited Expert, has published two Candidate Recommendations: R2RML: ... [semanticweb.com]

Key Statistics Of The Top 5 Social Media Sites [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted February 29, 2012
In less than a decade, social media has grown from fairly humble beginnings to an integral and increasingly important part of the everyday lives of hundreds of millions of users around the world, as well as playing a vital role in the marketing and branding aspirations of businesses of all shapes... [SocialTimes.com]

Chinese Flood Obama's Google+ Page with Humorous Comments - Posted February 27, 2012
China's dammed Internet wall is common knowledge -- Chinese users are blockaded from looking at Facebook, Google+, Twitter and other sites that their government doesn't allow. With all that pressure building up, though, the dam seems to have had a small crack, and it led to Obama's Google+ page. Some meddl... [SocialTimes.com]

Google+ Circles Added to Google Voice - Posted February 24, 2012
Google Voice is a cool product that gives you a centralized phone number and service. Imagine having one phone number that rings every phone you own? That's Google Voice. In addition to that killer feature, the service lets you manage voice mail, control which of your phones ring... [SocialTimes.com]

The Flap of a Butterfly Wing - Posted February 24, 2012
Yes you are right, one of the prime reasons for this post is an excuse to show some stunning pictures from nature. However, there is also good reason to explore a Linked Data... [semanticweb.com]

Twitter Brings On Two Ex-Googlers To Bolster Revenue Generation - Posted February 23, 2012
Twitter has just made two significant hires in an effort to focus on its revenue generation. Twitter's president of global revenue, Adam Bain, today announced the two newest members of Twitter's revenue team (on Twitter, of course): ... [10,000 Words]

Yandex Partners with Twitter - Posted February 23, 2012
Yandex, the up-and-coming Russian search engine has struck a deal with Twitter allowing Yandex to post new tweets in search results in real-time. According to the article, "Twitter will give ... [semanticweb.com]

Google Launches Video Support for Schema.org - Posted February 23, 2012
Yesterday word came from Google that it's launching video support for schema.org. From the Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: Schema.org is a joint effort between Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! and is now the recommended way to describe vide... [semanticweb.com]

Google Glasses: Augmented Reality or Dystopian Horror? - Posted February 23, 2012
Google is expected to start selling glasses by the end of the year. No, they are not foraying into optometry, but rather finding a new way to stream the contents of your smartphone straight at your eyeballs. The glasses, which reportedly resemble a pair of Oakley Thump... [10,000 Words]

Google+ Threatens Foursquare with New Check-In Leaderboard - Posted February 22, 2012
One of the first things that people usually ask Foursquare users is 'why do you care?' In fact, this is what people usually ask people that play FarmVille or CityVille, or even Tweet. We live in a digital world where people usually have to eat their own snap judgments... [SocialTimes.com]

Microsoft's Clash With Google Over Privacy Settings May Be Part of a Larger Problem - Posted February 21, 2012
Google's policies are once again under scrutiny as Microsoft and others have caught the company circumventing users' privacy settings to track them with cookies. But Google representatives have pointed out that they are not alone. It all started with Apple's Safari Web browser. According to the ... [SocialTimes.com]

YouTube Updates Annotations & Adds New Social Features - Posted February 17, 2012
YouTube has been busy fine-tuning the site, adding new features and responding to user feedback ever since they launched their major site redesign at the end of 2011. Last month they rolled out ... [SocialTimes.com]

Google+ Exclusive Game: Have You Tried Gangs of Boomtown? - Posted February 17, 2012
A few days ago, mobile/social gaming crew Digital Chocolate (headed by the original founder of EA Trip Hawkins) released Gangs of Boomtown exclusively to Google+. According to our sister sites Inside Social Games, the game is "a blend of quests, multiplayer quickdraw co... [SocialTimes.com]

Google's Knowledge Graph to Change Search Forever - Posted February 16, 2012
Manu Sporny writes, "Google is building a gigantic Knowledge Graph that will change search forever. The purpose of the graph is to understand the conceptual "things" on a web page and produce better search results for the world. Clearly, the people and compa... [semanticweb.com]

A Complete Ranking of the Most Popular Profiles on Google+ and 5 Other Social Networks - Posted February 16, 2012
Social ranking sites like Klout have made a person's influence online very valuable to both brands and consumers. But the next wave of influence tracking systems might look more like ZoomSphere, a site for ranking brand and profile pages on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Youtube, LinkedIn, and... [SocialTimes.com]

There's Plenty of Fish on Google+ -- 42% of Users are Single [Infographic] - Posted February 15, 2012
An overwhelming majority of Google+ users are men according to research by Website-Monitoring -- 67%, in fact. In addition, most G+ users live in Bangalore, most G+ users are students and the Google +1 Button is served more than 5 billion times a day. For anybody who's suspecting that... [SocialTimes.com]

Google+ for iPhone Update Adds "Instant Upload" and "What's Hot" - Posted February 15, 2012
Google+ has launched a new version of the Google+ iOS application, and the main attraction here is "Instant Upload". This feature will make it so that every photo and video you take on your iPhone or iPad will automatically be uploaded to your Google+ profile. There are a couple... [SocialTimes.com]

How Are the Airlines Using Google+? [Infographic] - Posted February 10, 2012
At a recent Socialize event in Toronto, a few panelists pointed out that people may be looking at Google+ the wrong way. While most are trying to categorize it as a social network, the speaker felt that Google+ couldn't miss because it was just a way of strengthening social SEO,... [SocialTimes.com]

39% Of Marketers Will Use Twitter For Their Campaigns In 2012 - Posted February 6, 2012
Facebook might still be the juggernaut of social media advertising, but Twitter takes the second-place silver medal. More advertisers will be turning to Twitter this year than YouTube, LinkedIn or Google+ to get at their customers' eyeballs - and their ... [AllTwitter]

Watch Obama's Complete Google+ Hangout with America [Video] - Posted January 31, 2012
President Obama completed his first live Google Hangout on Monday, and the results were pretty good. Google has put up the video, and you can see that whether you agree with the answers or not, the overall effect of having Americans from all over the country asking live questions to... [SocialTimes.com]

International Data Journalism Awards debut - Posted January 31, 2012
There's no dearth of ways for journalists to congratulate and recognize themselves with awards. Whether you're a small local newspaper or the most-watched national news show, there exists a seemingly endless list of contests and prizes to celebrate everything from the best public service journalism (Pulitzer anyone?) down to the most-specific... [10,000 Words]

Google+ Extends to Teens -- Will It Be the Cool New Hangout? - Posted January 30, 2012
Google+ is opening up its network to allow teenagers to use social networks. In a post on the Google+ blog, Google VP Bradley Horowitz explains the ways that teenagers can protect themselves using the various services on G+. Googl... [SocialTimes.com]

Socialize: Google+ May Be More of a Social Layer Than a Social Network - Posted January 27, 2012
At today's Socialize conference here at the beautiful St. Andrew's Club onthe 27th floor of the Sun Life Financial Tower there was a great session discussing Google+ and its role within the greater Google suite. The most interesting idea was that Google+ shouldn't be looked at as a social network,... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Plans to Discontinue Needlebase.com - Posted January 25, 2012
Google has decided to discontinue Needlebase.com, "a service Google acquired in April 2011. Needlebase will run until 1 June 2012, to allow c... [AllTwitter]

Google Plans to Discontinue Needlebase.com - Posted January 25, 2012
Google has decided to discontinue Needlebase.com, "a service Google acquired in April 2011 [read about that acquisition here]... [semanticweb.com]

Are You Going To Add a Nickname to Your Google+? - Posted January 24, 2012
When the flocks began migrating from MySpace to Facebook around five years ago, one of the common positives ascribed to FB was the fact that it ensured real names -- that would help you know who the heck you were talking to. In my opinion, it was a series of... [SocialTimes.com]

Parse.ly Brings A Dash of Semantics To Online Publishers - Posted January 24, 2012
Online publishers and other content providers have a new analytics tool to help them understand what their readers care about and use that information to better connect them to their sites' relevant and compelling content. Launching today is Dash, based on the predictive content analytics platform ... [semanticweb.com]

Google Stacks Their Search with Google+ Results -- Is It Unfair or Just a Bad Idea? - Posted January 24, 2012
Google Search plus Your World is the latest incarnation of Google's search, and was released last week to a lukewarm reception. The new service includes Google's Google+ search results into any query, and supposedly kept things equal for existing social networks. However, some sleuthi... [SocialTimes.com]

'Hangout' With President Obama Next Monday - Posted January 23, 2012
The President is on the Internets again. This time, he's doing a Google+ Hang... [AgencySpy]

'Hangout' With President Obama Next Monday - Posted January 23, 2012
The President is on the Internets again. This time, he's doing a Google+ Hang... [PRNewser]

Google+ Starts Asking You To Ask Questions -- Is Quora Threatened? - Posted January 23, 2012
Late last week Google quietly rolled out a feature where Google asks you if you want to ask a question related to your current search query, and it then posts the question on Google+. It doesn't look like they're providing any special interface for the question, but it does make... [SocialTimes.com]

Obama to Answer Your Questions on State of the Union Interview on Google+ - Posted January 23, 2012
Following tomorrow's crucial State of the Union address, President Barack Obama will participate in a Google Plus Hangout next week to ostensibly field questions about his speech. He'll be addressing questions from users who will have until January 28th to submit their questions via video. I'm curious to see... [SocialTimes.com]

Larry Page: Google+ Has 90M Users and 80% Sign In Weekly - Posted January 20, 2012
Google's CEO Larry Page has gone on record to state that Google Plus now has 90 million users, and 80% of those users sign in weekly. He was a bit vague with the definition of 'sign in' and would not specify whether the 90m represented monthly active users, but at... [SocialTimes.com]

What Are People Saying About SOPA on Google+, Facebook and Twitter? - Posted January 19, 2012
Unless you've been hiding in your IP-hidden digital cave for the last few weeks, you're probably aware that the Internet is currently rife with protests for SOPA, the Stop Online Privacy Act. Critics from Silicon Valley and various technology companies around the world blacked out their sites to protest the... [SocialTimes.com]

Liveblogging, Blackouts, and Protests! The Internet Takes On SOPA - Posted January 18, 2012
... [PRNewser]

The Sharing Avalanche [Infographic] - Posted January 18, 2012
What does 60 seconds of social media look like? How many people are actually on Facebook, Twitter and Google+? How often do people use Foursquare as opposed to Tumblr? A new exclusive infographic examines the numbers and may surprise you -- social is still growing rapidly. Thanks to ... [SocialTimes.com]

Stop SOPA Protest Gets Underway With DBpedia.org On Board - Posted January 18, 2012
Editor's Update Jan. 19: DBpedia, Wikipedia and company are all back online, while some lawmakers have taken their support for SOPA and PIPA offline. Republican Senators Roy Blunt and Marco Rubio have withdrawn their support for the Protect IP Act, and Representative Lee Terry (R-Neb.), an original co-sponsor of SOPA, also... [semanticweb.com]

Big Data For Lean Startups, Or, A Poor Man's Watson - Posted January 18, 2012
What do big companies have that most emerging businesses don't have to help them get value from Big Data? Well, to start with, there's lots of money and a ton of technology resources. Never fear. At the upcoming Semantic Tech & Business conference in Berlin, Christopher Testa... [semanticweb.com]

Big Name Websites Protest SOPA - Posted January 17, 2012
Some of the sites U.S. Internet users rely on most plan to take part in an online protest Wednesday, Jan. 17, against SOPA -- the Stop Online Piracy Act -- and related bill PIPA -- PROTECT IP Act -- currently under consideration. We here at 10,000 Words have cov... [TVSpy]

Google's New Search plus Your World - Posted January 17, 2012
Google has introduced a new feature to their search engine: Search, plus Your World. The official announcement states, "We're transforming Google into a search engine that understands not only content, but also people and relationship... [semanticweb.com]

Google's New Search plus Your World - Posted January 17, 2012
Google has introduced a new feature to their search engine: Search, plus Your World. The official announcement states, "We're transforming Google into a search engine that understands not only content, but also people and relationship... [AllTwitter]

Twitter, Google Exchange Angry Words Over Google's New Personalised Search (Which Favors Google+) - Posted January 11, 2012
Twitter has come out publicly against Google's recent changes to its search algorithm, which favors Google+ and Picasa results mixed in to regular search results. ... [AllTwitter]

Google Is Serious About Social -- Introducing "Search plus Your World" - Posted January 10, 2012
Google yesterday launched "Search, plus your World," as it's tentatively called. It takes the best features of Google Plus and integrates them with Google search. It mainly includes results from your friends in a miniature row right at the top of your search results. With such powerful placement,... [SocialTimes.com]

Meet Your Virtual Friends: Google, LinkedIn, Twitter And Facebook [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted January 9, 2012
She's smart and unique, with a big mouth and lots of connections. She's Twitter, and she's one of four that this infographic from LinkingR details a... [AllTwitter]

Map My Circles for Google+ Lets You See Where Your Friends Are - Posted January 9, 2012
Have you ever wondered where all your friends are, at once? Alright, it may not be something that comes up all the time, but it doesn't mean it wouldn't be fun to take a look. A new extension for the Google Chrome web browser (my personal favorite) adds a... [SocialTimes.com]

The Power Is In The Link - Posted January 6, 2012
[caption id="attachment_25767" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Courtesy: Flickr/ RambergMediaImages"][/caption] Attendees at the fast-approaching Semantic Tech & Business Conference in Berlin will find one of the opening conference sessions, ... [semanticweb.com]

Google Purchases 217 IBM Patents - Posted January 5, 2012
Google has purchased over two hundred IBM patents including one patent for a semantic social network. Peter Pachal reports, "While the patents cover a variety of topics, one in particul... [semanticweb.com]

Google Launches Election Page - Posted January 3, 2012
Ahead of tonight's Iowa Caucus, Google has released a new portal site to find everything someone would ever want to know about this year's presidential election. The site, google.com/elections, is a dashboard for many of Google's products that could come in handy for following the elections. When you go to the site,... [TVSpy]

Google+ Traffic Up 55% -- Hits 49M Visits in December - Posted January 3, 2012
Experian Hitwise tweeted last night about Google+'s latest coup -- a 55% traffic increase in December over November. We recently reported on a study about Google having up to 62 million users (the report was based on a surname average estimat... [SocialTimes.com]

Get Social and Keep Your New Year's Resolutions - Posted December 29, 2011
New Year's is a time for revelry, reflection, and making resolutions, both personal and work-related. PsychCentral blog says about forty to forty-five percent of American adults make at least one New Year's resolut... [PRNewser]

WATCH: The Muppets Cover David Bowie for Google Plus Commercial - Posted December 29, 2011
It's no secret that we at Social Times are big fans of Google Plus' Hangout feature, with it's ability to easily have tens of people video chatting and sharing YouTube videos with just a few clicks. Their latest addition, allowing people to start ... [SocialTimes.com]

StreamGlider iPad News-Reader App Touts Mixed Media and Multi-View Modes - Posted December 22, 2011
StreamGlider, which we first covered here, made its debut yesterday. The iPad news and social reader application in its initial version debuts sans the location-aware and some of the more... [semanticweb.com]

What Are the Fastest Growing Google+ Pages? New Service Lets You Find Out - Posted December 21, 2011
Sure, Google+ is its infancy. It doesn't have a lot of million follower count profiles yet, and it is definitely the go-to gag of the social world right now. But I'm not one to count out Google's slow, meticulous approach to the network. They've been adding updates every... [SocialTimes.com]

Tech Round Up: Google+ Photo Upgrade; Cision for Smartphones; and More - Posted December 19, 2011
Google+... [AgencySpy]

Google Plus Updates Notifications, Pages and Photos - Posted December 19, 2011
In the run up to the holidays, Google has been doing a lot of work to improve their Google Plus social network. Just a week ago we had a slew of Google Plus Hangout improvements, and now we've got updates for the notifications and pages features. A lot of... [SocialTimes.com]

Publishing Your News Content to Google Currents - Posted December 15, 2011
Here on 10,000 Words, we've shown you a few tips on how to define your newsroom's mobile presence, as well as some ... [TVSpy]

Twitter Tops Social Media Buzz List - Posted December 15, 2011
Zeta Interactive, a digital marketing agency, recently released its annual rankings of social networks. They are categorized by "buzz," a ranking calculated by volume and tone (percent positive ranking) of all the sites. This year, T... [10,000 Words]

Google+ Rolls Out "Find My Face" -- Will You Opt In? - Posted December 12, 2011
After announcing details of the program last week, Google Plus is slowly rolling out their new "Find My Face" feature to G+ users. The new service will automatically send a Google robot to your front door to determine whether your face is still on your head -- just kidding. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Google+ Updates Android Application - Posted December 8, 2011
Google has updated their Google+ Android app including -- wait, it wasn't there before? -- Search. Other features added are giving "+1s" to photos and comments and better photo and video upload support. I've found the Google+ Android application to be an easy-to-use app, with the big clear icons... [SocialTimes.com]

Tool of the Day: Google Correlate - Posted December 8, 2011
When it comes to search, Google reigns supreme. Millions of searches are conducted on a daily basis, and that sort of data is valuable to marketers, business people, and journalists as well. We've all seen the annual Google Zeitgeist data visualizations which show lists like the most used search queries and... [10,000 Words]

Indian Government Asks Social Networks To Prescreen User Content Before It is Posted. All Of It. - Posted December 7, 2011
The New York Times is reporting a rather archaic-sounding move by the Indian government: asking other bi... [AllTwitter]

Everyone's Getting Connected with the Boob Tube - Posted December 7, 2011
If Fred is the future of connected TV, please allow me to disconnect. It is a time when TVs that are aligned with and act like our computers -- smart TVs -- are the ones on... [PRNewser]

The Wit and Wisdom of Sheryl Sandberg: 10 Insights from IGNITION - Posted December 5, 2011
The Business Insider IGNITION conference just wrapped up this week. The height of the event, of course, came on the second morning, at 9 am, when ... [SocialTimes.com]

The Evolution of Search At Google - Posted December 2, 2011
Google this week posted a video about its evolution of search that's worth the watch. All six minutes of it. The highlight for semantic web aficionados will be at the end - or should I say, the future. As Google Fellow Amit Singhal explains, his dream has always been to build the... [AllTwitter]

Revisiting Using a QR Code & SlideShare to Share Presentations on Smartphones - Posted December 2, 2011
I provided a tip here in August that drew a fair bit of attention and commentary. The tip provided a solution to a problem I had to solve myself: How do I share a slide presentation with an audience when a projector is not available? My solution was to upload the... [SocialTimes.com]

Participate in a Google+ Hangout Without an Android or iPhone - Posted December 2, 2011
Google+'s greatest feature is Hangouts. It lets you have a multi-person video chat with up to 10 people. It is also very easy to use and, best of all, is free to use. But, what if do not have a iPhone, iPad or Android phone with a front facing camera?... [SocialTimes.com]

Get Ready For The Inaugural Data Journalism Awards - Posted December 1, 2011
The Global Editors Network, along with search engine titan Google, recently announced the creation of the ... [10,000 Words]

Google Says Tablet Users Multitasking While Watching TV & Expect Interactive Ads - Posted December 1, 2011
How are people using their tablets to multitask? What two activities are going on right on the tablet and nearby? Where are people using their tablets? These are the questions Google asked and claim to have answers for. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Director of Research on Search Algorithms & AI - Posted November 30, 2011
Google Director of Research Peter Norvig recently answered questions about Google's search algorithms. Norvig stated, "We test tens of thousands of hypotheses each year, and make maybe ... [semanticweb.com]

It's About The Google Experience - Posted November 25, 2011
In a piece titled "How Amazon Is Making A Sucker Out Of Google" writer Mike Elgan suggests that Amazon is taking advantage of Google's open policy towards Android and in the process could be destroying the Android ecosystem. Google prov... [SocialTimes.com]

Tech Round Up: Klout Explains, Vitrue Reaches a Billion, and More - Posted November 23, 2011
Google has cut a number of services including Wave, Knol, and Friend Connect. (Does anyone even know what these things are?) But, Google+ ... [AgencySpy]

Google Waves Goodbye To Wave... And 6 Other Services - Posted November 23, 2011
Back in September Google announced that they were on the verge of "shutting down a number of products and merging others into existing products as features." They said goodbye to Aardvark, Fast Flip, the Google Maps API for Flash, Notebook and o... [SocialTimes.com]

Google+ Now Affects Your Klout Score - Posted November 22, 2011
The big players on Google+ might have noticed a rather pleasant bump in their Klout score today. That's because Klout has officially integrated the new network into its influence calculations. Klout is the "standard of influence" on the social web. Altho... [AllTwitter]

Google+ Now Affects Your Klout Score - Posted November 22, 2011
The big players on Google+ might have noticed a rather pleasant bump in their Klout score today. That's because Klout has officially integrated the new network into its influence calculations. Klout is the "standard of influence" on the social web. Altho... [10,000 Words]

Google Search App for iPad Gets Visual Enhancements - Posted November 22, 2011
Google released a new version of its iOS search app that includes significant enhancements for iPad users. Enhancements includes the Google Instant feature that displays results as you type. Google web apps are also easy to find and use from the updated search app. You can see what the first of... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Plus Adds Trending Topics and More [Video] - Posted November 21, 2011
  Google Plus, the search giant's social network, has added a new feature called Trending Topics within the social network's search feature. Mashable reported that the Trending Topics feature was quietly introduced to users Thursday night. Similar to Twitter's T... [SocialTimes.com]

What Brands Can Learn From Bank Of America's Failure To Protect Its Own Image On Google+ - Posted November 18, 2011
As most of you may know, Bank of America had a rather interesting brand image related problem on Google+ this week. According to one source, Bank of America was at fault f... [SocialTimes.com]

Google vs. Facebook on Privacy and Security [Infographic] - Posted November 17, 2011
No matter what services you use within social media -- be it games, video or photos -- you should be knowledgeable of how your Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is protected. Veracode designed this infographic that details different ways Google and Facebook handle Privacy and Security. ... [SocialTimes.com]

61 Percent Of The World's Top Brands Already Have Google+ Pages - Posted November 17, 2011
It's been just over a week since Google launched business pages and already a whopping 61 percent of the world's top brands have created Google+ pages. However, site, search and social management platform ... [SocialTimes.com]

Gmail for iOS Fixed Now. Missing Ability to Manage Multiple Email Addresses - Posted November 17, 2011
Google is a believer in the saying, "If at first you don't succeed, try try again." Google released the first Gmail for iOS app a little over two weeks ago. It was pulled within hours of its release because of a major bug. As Frank McPherson noted here: ... [SocialTimes.com]

The State Of Social Media In The UK [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted November 16, 2011
How do companies in the UK perceive social media? And Twitter specifically? That's the question that Big Mouth Media asked when they put together this infographic visualizing the current state of social media in the UK. Twitter takes front and center stage among UK... [AllTwitter]

Google Voice for Android Gains Offline Voicemail, Group Texting & a Bigger Footprint - Posted November 16, 2011
Google Voice for Android added two new features in its 0.4.2.38 update. The ability to send text messages to multiple recipients brings it up to par with Apple's iOS Messages app and service. It also brings it up to the same level of functionality as the Google Voice desktop web interface... [SocialTimes.com]

Why Your Company Doesn't Need a Google+ Page... Yet - Posted November 15, 2011
It's a tale of two social networks: Once Upon a Time, there was Facebook, the big blue social network, and its little brother, Google+. Four months after its launch, Google announced earlier this month that its network is now open for business. Business pages, that is. Last week, the Twitterverse ... [SocialTimes.com]

New Website Tools Translate Veteran Skills into 500,000 Private-Sector Jobs - Posted November 11, 2011
Just in time for Veterans Day and with the troops coming home, the Federal government introduced new website tools designed to help veterans use the skills they learned from military service to find a job in the civilian sector. My N... [SocialTimes.com]

BREAKING: Schema.org announces intent to support RDFa Lite! - Posted November 11, 2011
Last month, we reported on the new RDFa 1.1 Lite proposal by Ben Adida. In our recent podcast... [AllTwitter]

7 Social Times Stories You May Have Missed This Week - Posted November 11, 2011
If you are an avid reader of our daily content, you may remember reading a lot of articles that were vital to your title as a social media intellect this week. Whether we were discussing slavery of the 21st century or providing you with ... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Acquires Two More Startups: Katango and Apture - Posted November 11, 2011
Google has bought two additional startups to help the company upgrade some of its services. The purchases were announced yesterday and are Katango, a service that helps users manage their online social networks, and Apture, a service that makes tools in order to conduct searches about the topics contained in a Web... [SocialTimes.com]

Searches Powered by Microsoft Bing Increasing at an Impressive Rate [Infographic] - Posted November 11, 2011
Without a doubt Google owns a majority of U.S. search traffic on the Internet. But, according to Experian's Hitwise report Microsoft's Bing might be coming up the ranks as it continues month after month gradually wearing down Google's control over search traffic. With that said, if your current SEO strategy has... [SocialTimes.com]

BlackBerry Gets No Respect from Google: Gmail App Disappearing on Nov. 22 - Posted November 10, 2011
As the late great Rodney Dangerfield might have said, "The BlacKBerry don't get no respect." Falling market share, an aging mobile platform and a recent multi-nation three-day outage is not helping RIM win friends for the BlackBerry. The latest blow? Google announced that the Gmail App for BlackBerry will take a... [SocialTimes.com]

Link Building with YouTube, StumbleUpon, Google+, LinkedIn [Infographic] - Posted November 9, 2011
In part, link building is very important for internet marketing efforts because search engines are finding superior ways to determine the quality of each link. It's important for businesses who leverage search to maintain their quality links, and the following infographics give you a few tips. It starts with building a network... [SocialTimes.com]

YouTube Hops On The Google Plus Bandwagon With +YouTube - Posted November 8, 2011
As you may have heard, yesterday Google+ launched business pages to open up a new channel for businesses to connect with their fans, and one of the first brands to jump on the pages bandwagon was YouTube. Yesterday on the ... [SocialTimes.com]

Google+ Pages for Business Are Here. Now What? - Posted November 8, 2011
Now that Google+ Pages for Business is here, everyone is collectively trying to wrap their brains around what comes next. The ... [PRNewser]

Google+ Introduces Brand Pages, News Organizations Join Quickly - Posted November 8, 2011
Months after kicking brands off of Google+, Google on Monday welcomed brands back onto their social network. A land grab ensued, and within an hour or two of Google pushing out the new brand pages, almost all major news organizations (and many, many smaller ones) had created brand pages. Being... [10,000 Words]

Google+ Pages for Brands Are Here - Posted November 7, 2011
Google's SVP of engineering Vic Gundotra has announced on the Google blog that Google+ pages for business and brands are "rolling out worldwide." The post offers a few examples of brand pages that are already live (The Muppets brand page will feature a live ... [PRNewser]

Google Launches Business Pages - Posted November 7, 2011
The search giant announced the launch of Google+ Pages today that will let businesses connect with fans in a manner similar to Facebook Pages. These businesses will receive corporate accounts to start sharing information about themselves and invite others to join in on the conversation. More after the jump. To date Google... [SocialTimes.com]

News Organizations Launch on Something Called 'Google+' - Posted November 7, 2011
Poynter reports that The New York Times, Fox News, NBC News and "Good ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

News Organizations Launch on Something Called 'Google+' - Posted November 7, 2011
Poynter reports that The New York Times, Fox News, NBC News and "Good ... [FishbowlNY]

Russian Search Engine Yandex to Collaborate on schema.org - Posted November 2, 2011
Yandex, Russia's leading search engine has announced that it is joining forces with Google, Bing, and Yahoo! to collaborate on schema.org. One article reports, "Now the pages tagged with Schema.org tags will be pick... [semanticweb.com]

Google+ 1.0.6 for iPhone Gains Messenger Presence & +1 for Photos - Posted November 2, 2011
The update for Google+ for Android got out of the door first. But, iPhone users have a Google+ app update of their own to install. Google+ version 1.0.6.2591 was just released and brings performance improvements and a pair of new f... [SocialTimes.com]

Mobile Apps Affected by Possible Google Maps Access Fee Starting in 2012? - Posted November 2, 2011
A lot of mobile apps depend on Google Maps for displaying maps with all kinds of different information. The screenshot here, for example, is WeatherBug for Android's weather map. For the most part, most of these commercial and non-commercial uses of Google Maps by third parties fell under Google's free ... [SocialTimes.com]

YouTube All Set To Launch Original Programming with Major Partners - Posted October 31, 2011
The Google-owned YouTube has set forth its effort to compete with satellite and cable TV programmers. The platform announced late Friday it has teamed up with industry's best and will roll out high quality television-style channels. YouTube plans to produce professional shows that will stand out against its all to... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Propeller & Yahoo! Livestand News Aggregation Apps on Their Way? - Posted October 31, 2011
[caption id="attachment_82644" align="alignleft" width="420" caption="Yahoo! Livestand for iPad."][/caption]Google's rumored iPad mobile aggregation app has been discussed since September while ... [SocialTimes.com]

Should We Give Google+ Another Chance? - Posted October 27, 2011
Maybe the shine has worn off Google+ or perhaps not enough people I know use it -- seems hard to believe with a reported ... [10,000 Words]

Should We Give Google+ Another Chance? - Posted October 27, 2011
Maybe the shine has worn off Google+ or perhaps not enough people I know use it -- seems hard to believe with a reported ... [TVSpy]

History of StumbleUpon's Influence on the Internet [Infographic] - Posted October 27, 2011
In 2007, StumbleUpon was created by the two friends, Garret Camp and Geoff Smith, who were in their early twenties and just finishing off post-graduate studies in Calgary, Canada. Camp told BBC the development of StumbleUpon started with a general idea of "how to discover really interesting information without searching... [SocialTimes.com]

Nicki Minaj Among Top Halloween Costume Searches - Posted October 25, 2011
Halloween cometh and the mad dash for the perfect costume has begun. Among the top searches on Google this year is Nicki Minaj, the Queens-born rapper known for her wacky and colorful styles. Video tutorials have popped up on YouTube, teaching l... [PRNewser]

Google & Microsoft Jealous of Siri? - Posted October 25, 2011
Apple's Siri interface has been attracting derision from higher-ups at Google and M... [semanticweb.com]

Twitter Hires Ex-Google Communication Manager For Editorial Director Role - Posted October 25, 2011
Karen Wickre, the former blog strategist and global communications manager for Google, has taken a job at Twitter as its editorial director. Wickre will be charged with developing a consistent Twitter "voice" across its various public platforms. Wickre left Google earlier this month, after 9 years on the ... [AllTwitter]

Don't Expect A Google-Twitter Reconciliation Any Time Soon - Posted October 18, 2011
Google's Realtime Twitter search results went offline in July 2011, and, according to Twitter's CEO Dick Costolo, we shouldn't expect the two companies to come to an agreement to renew the service any time soon. Google and Twitter partnered ... [AllTwitter]

Google Burying its Unpopular Buzz Social Network - Posted October 18, 2011
Google ended the unpopular Buzz social network, which was criticized last year for quite a few privacy breaches. According to nzherald.co.nz... [SocialTimes.com]

Hulu is No Longer for Sale - Posted October 17, 2011
[caption id="attachment_81329" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Glee: One of Hulu's most popular shows"][/caption] In a short and to the point statement released mid-week, equity owners and Hulu senior management team announced that Hulu was no longer for sale: ''Since Hulu holds a unique and compelling strategic v... [SocialTimes.com]

Android Signs Up For Twitter - Posted October 17, 2011
Android users, your time has come: your favorite smartphone operating system now has a Twitter account. The Android account (@Android) is just a few days old, and has tweeted three times, one of which includes a ... [AllTwitter]

The Semantic Link - Episode 11, October 2011 - Posted October 17, 2011
On Friday, October 14, a group of Semantic thought leaders from around the globe met with their host and colleague, Paul Miller, for the... [semanticweb.com]

Google Quietly Kills Off 'Twitter Killer' Google Buzz - What Price Google+ Next? - Posted October 17, 2011
Over on their official blog, Google has announced the shutdown of a number of Google products, including Jaiku, Google Labs and, unsurprisingly, Google Buzz. Google Buzz? Oh, you... [AllTwitter]

Google Pulled Google Voice for iPhone Out of the App Store - Posted October 17, 2011
If you took home a shiny new iPhone 4S in the past few days, you might have looked for the Google Voice app in the App Store and come up empty handed. The bad news is that the app was pulled over the weekend. The good news is that it will... [SocialTimes.com]

When it Comes to Data Management on the Semantic Web, HBase has the Edge - Posted October 14, 2011
Researchers at the University of Texas - Pan American have found that HBase "has the edge in data management for next generation Internet and cloud computing users." The article states, "An open-source, non-re... [semanticweb.com]

Google Translate for Android Adds 12 Languages to Conversation Mode Translation Feature - Posted October 14, 2011
The Google Translate for Android app's experimental conversation translation mode can now work with a dozen additional languages: French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Dutch Russian, Czech, Turkish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Polish. This conversation mode lets two people speak to each other in their own languages with G... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Crowdsources Election Trend Spotting, But Be Careful About This - Posted October 11, 2011
With the first caucuses and primaries just months away, Google is turning to the crowd to find neat election trends using the Internet giant's myriad of tools. In a post yesterday on the company's Politics & Elections blog, Jake Parrillo sent out a call for help. Search trends could help explain poll fluctu... [TVSpy]

"Is My Son Gay?" Android App Pulled After Pressure from AllOut.Org - Posted October 7, 2011
[caption id="attachment_80597" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="sligo"][/caption] Google Developers pulled controversial app after AllOut.org launched twitter campaign: "Demand that @Google & #Android dump homophobic "Is My Son #Gay?" app NOW, no excuses! #LGBT." At the beginning of the week, Google developers pu... [SocialTimes.com]

Google OurMobilePlanet.com: A Great Data Trove About Smartphones - Posted October 6, 2011
Google launched a new site to help find data for to all kinds of questions about smartphone. The site is named OurMobilePlanet.com. The data used came from surveys conducted by Google who has made it free available to everyone. The site's data analysis is wizard driven and starts off by providing... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Docs for Android Update Makes it More Tablet Friendly - Posted October 6, 2011
Google Docs has not been particularly friendly to smartphones and tablets. However, Google has been making steady progress in removing that reputation. Unlike other recent mobile announcements which were web based, this Google Docs enhancement is an update for an Android app that takes advantage of the larger d... [SocialTimes.com]

How Long Are International Users Spending Per Session on Facebook? - Posted October 5, 2011
An average Facebook user spends just about eight hours on the site during any given month. That is just about four times as long as the average use of Google's websites. But, don't let that number fool you because Google is the only platform to outperform Facebook in terms of unique... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Dynamic HTML5 Mobile Banners Ads Turned On. Get Ready to Interact with Mobile Ads - Posted October 5, 2011
Mobile advertisements might become a lot more interesting now that Google has turned on the ability to deliver dynamic HTML5 banners. These HTML5 banners are available for all ad sizes through the AdMob network for tablets and smartphones based on iOS (Apple) and Android. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Which Social Media Company Has the Smartest People? - Posted October 3, 2011
Facebook, right? It's always Facebook! And, to a certain extent, this is true. When you look at the war for talent currently being waged in Silicon Valley, Facebook is one of... [SocialTimes.com]

Nuance's Dragon Go! Gets an Upgrade - Posted October 3, 2011
Dragon Go!, the free speech recognition app that lets you talk to your Apple devices, ... [semanticweb.com]

Google+ Vs. Facebook Privacy [Exclusive Infographic] - Posted September 29, 2011
These days most of us spend a lot of time on social sites like Facebook and Google+, but how often do we stop to think about privacy? Unfortunately, not as often as we probably should. In a new infographic shared exclusively with Social Times, PEER 1 Hosting ex... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Announces AdWords For Video With An Emphasis On Getting Your Video Watched - Posted September 28, 2011
Today Google announced some pretty huge news for advertisers--they have launched a new AdWords feature to select users called AdWords for Video that lets advertisers easily place and manage ads on YouTube videos and the Google Display Network. AdWord... [SocialTimes.com]

Google+ Service Continues to Grow Since Opening to the Public - Posted September 28, 2011
[caption id="attachment_79619" align="aligncenter" width="318" caption="A happy Googler"][/caption] Google+, which we all know is Google's new social-networking service, experienced a boom in visits this last week after the service opened up to the public at large, according to New York research firm Experian ... [SocialTimes.com]

Schema.org: First, The Good News - Posted September 27, 2011
When it comes to schema.org, there's some good news - and some 'eh' news. Let's start with the positive stuff. Today at the schema blog, the news was released that schema.org has added to its NewsArticle and related types such as CreativeWork new properties for mar... [semanticweb.com]

Schema.org Workshop - A Path Forward - Posted September 22, 2011
[caption id="attachment_23388" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="schema.org Leadership Panel; L-to-R: Michael O'Connor (Microsoft), John Giannandrea (Google), Charlie Jiang (Microsoft), Kavi Goel (Google), R.V. Guha (Google), Steve MacBeth (Microsoft), Gaurav Mishra (Yahoo), Peter Mika (Yahoo) "]... [semanticweb.com]

Public Welcomes Google+ While Facebook Stumbles - Posted September 22, 2011
Google+ is now open to the public. The company has announced an open invitation for anyone who wants to join. Some users may think it took Google a long time to remove the invitation policy. But it was a smart move to do it now while Facebook stumbles with its upgrades. Over... [SocialTimes.com]

Klout Expands its Influence to Google+ - Posted September 22, 2011
A recent article reports that Klout, "a startup that measures influence on Twitter, Facebook, Link... [semanticweb.com]

How Google Affects Memory and Learning [Infographic] - Posted September 22, 2011
Online colleges put together this nifty infographic that shows us how Google helps us find information on the Internet, so we can keep our minds clear and fresh. But, perhaps we rely too much on Google. The information is insightful because it illustrates how Google helps us keep our daily lives... [SocialTimes.com]

Google+ Opens Social Network to the Public - Posted September 22, 2011
Have you been dying to get on Google+? Well, today is your lucky day. Google's social networking site opens to the public. Over the summer, Google+ - Google's addition to the social networking landscape - generated a great deal of buzz: Is it good? Does it improve on other social networking sites?... [SocialTimes.com]

Gmail for Mobile Web Adds Multiple Account, Signature & Vacation Responder Support - Posted September 22, 2011
Apps? Who needs apps? This appears to be Google's motto as they add more features to mobile web pages for services like Gmail. The latest feature addition is the ability to be simulatenously logged in to multiple Gmail accounts and then switch between them. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Limits Mobile Ads Pointing to Flash Heavy Landing Pages - Posted September 22, 2011
Google says, unsurprisingly, The best consumer experiences on mobile devices happen on websites that are designed for mobile. Google suggests using their own Google Sites mobile option as well as a pointer to a recorded Mobile Ads webinar (see the embedded video below). The most interesting informat... [SocialTimes.com]

Vote: Game Developers, What's the Future of Google+ Games? - Posted September 21, 2011
Game developers, please take this very short survey on the future of Google+ games, which we'll be using for Social Times' next report on the subject... [SocialTimes.com]

Newly Debuted Google Flight Search Faces Scrutiny - Posted September 21, 2011
Since Google's purchase of ITA Software a few months ago for $700 million, there's been interest in what the new flight path will be for leveraging any semantic technology included in the acquired vendor's ... [semanticweb.com]

Google+ for Android Gains Hangouts Video Chat - Posted September 21, 2011
Google announced a number of important changes to the Google+ social network service. The most important is that Google+ is now open to everyone. An invitation is not necessary to join the service. There were also two big changes for the Google+ mobile experience. ... [SocialTimes.com]

PRNewser Poll Results: Half Think The Google/Zagat Press Release Alternatives Were 'Great' - Posted September 16, 2011
The results are in and 50.6 percent of respondents to our PRNewser Poll think that creative alternatives that Google and Zagat used to announce their acquisition news were "great." We saw lots of people giving the creative "review" and haiku ... [PRNewser]

Nielsen Wire: Not Much Google+ Reach on Android & Task Killer App Used More Than Angry Birds! - Posted September 14, 2011
Nielsen Wire has really been looking hard at the mobile world. The latest report used on-device meters to determine which apps were used in a 30-day period. Their measurement techniques provided insight into overall use as well as separating app use by men and women. ... [SocialTimes.com]

HOWTO: Find Your Favorite Twitter Users On Google+ - Posted September 13, 2011
If you're having trouble finding interesting people on Google+, why not look to the network you have already built - namely, your Twitter friends? It's easy to look up which of your followers and friends are on Twitter, so you can hear more from them than 140 characters allows. If you... [AllTwitter]

PRNewser Poll: What Do You Think of The Google/Zagat Press Release Alternatives? - Posted September 12, 2011
Google made headlines last week when it announced it ... [PRNewser]

Google Buys Zagat, Ups Ante for Yelp and Foursquare - Posted September 9, 2011
Yelp , the popular city-guides website fleshed out with user-generated reviews of local business, including restaurants, bars and shops, is about to get a run for its money. The ever-powerful search engine Goog... [SocialTimes.com]

Play Google Music On Your iOS Device - Posted September 8, 2011
In June Google launched the beta of their long rumored music service called appropriately enough "Music Beta by Google." At launch Google provided a desktop web app and ... [SocialTimes.com]

No App Needed for Google+ Reshare on Android or iPhone - Posted September 8, 2011
Google continues to attempt to move people away from native platform mobile and desktop apps. The latest is an enhancement to the Google+ mobile web site. Visiting plus.google.com using the Android or iPhone (also iPad) mobile browser now provides the ability to reshare a post writ... [SocialTimes.com]

Early Bird Pricing For Social Media Marketing Boot Camp Ends September 8 - Posted September 6, 2011
Mediabistro's Social Media Marketing Boot Camp is only 21 days away, and you still have two days to get in at the early bird pricing. Save yourself a cool $100 and join other social media professionals and busine... [AllTwitter]

Early Bird Pricing For Social Media Marketing Boot Camp Ends September 8 - Posted September 6, 2011
Mediabistro's Social Media Marketing Boot Camp is only 21 days away, and you still have two days to get in at the early bird pricing. Save yourself a cool $100 and join other social media professionals and busine... [10,000 Words]

CRE Files FTC Petition Regarding Facebook, Twitter, Google - Posted September 6, 2011
Regulatory watchdog the Center for Regulatory Effectiveness is picking up the scent of Facebook, Twitter, and Google, filing a ... [SocialTimes.com]

A Mother Decides Facebook Isn't Private Enough, Starts UmeNow - Posted September 6, 2011
UmeNow.com is positioning itself as the bold new player set to destroy Facebook's lead in the social networking universe. It's the first and only ad-free social communication service in the world that is totally focused on privacy. Founded by a Latina entrepreneur mom based in South Florida, UmeNow.com officially begins its... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Shuts Down Slide: Photovine & PoolParty for iPhone Gone Just Weeks After Their Release [UPDATED] - Posted August 26, 2011
Technology moves fast. But, Google has been moving a lot faster than usual to shut down projects. Let's take a look at the recent history of Google's media sharing subsidiary Slide. Google bought Slide for $182 million a year ago (August 2010). Slide went public with two photo sharing mobile apps... [SocialTimes.com]

Tools Round Up: No More Facebook Places, More Facebook Privacy - Posted August 24, 2011
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Tools Round Up: No More Facebook Places, More Facebook Privacy - Posted August 24, 2011
... [PRNewser]

RDFa Fading Away in EPUB3 Standard - Posted August 22, 2011
To follow up our story last week about the upcoming EPUB3 standard, for which International Digital Publishing Forum membership comments were due in by today, it appears that the updates "are moving the spec even further from any apparent support/use of RDFa." That's according to ... [semanticweb.com]

Has Facebook Blocked Google+? - Posted August 19, 2011
Google and Facebook are at it again. This time one of Google's executives posted a video implying that Facebook is blocking friend links on the rival network. But, Facebook countered quickly claiming the implication is preposterous. "We are getting reports of Google+ invite links not showing up on Facebook ... [SocialTimes.com]

What Does Google+ Mean For Marketers? - Posted August 17, 2011
Who would have predicted, just two months ago, how quickly Google+ would take off? Its features and execution are compelling. Many in social media are very actively engaged on the platform and there are no shortages of either suggestions or predictions on future functions and features. 22s... [SocialTimes.com]

Google's 6 Mobile Ads Recommendations for Retailers & How Their Tablet Focus Differs from Apple's - Posted August 16, 2011
The Google Mobile Ads Blog provides six mobile advertising trends and recommendations to retailers in their latest blog entry. Mobile Insights: Retailers, are you reaching one of yo... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Catalogs for iPad: Possibly Interesting. But, All I See Are Network Error Messages - Posted August 16, 2011
Google released a new free iPad app that sounded very interesting. It provides mobile versions of well-known retailers' catalogs. These retailers include Anthropologie, Bare Escentuals, Bergdorf Goodman, Crate and Barrel, L.L. Bean, Lands' End, Macy's, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Pottery Barn, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sepho... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Buying Motorola Mobility: Reactions & Two Oddities in Google's Announcement - Posted August 15, 2011
[caption id="attachment_74216" align="alignleft" width="420" caption="Image courtesy of Wikipedia"][/caption]Google's Android strategy has looked more like Microsoft's original Windows CE/Windows Mobile plan than Apple's iPhone plan u... [SocialTimes.com]

Google and AP Announce New Scholarships for Aspiring Digital Journalists - Posted August 15, 2011
Here's another headline to add to the almost never-ending news stories about Google and the Associated Press. But this time, instead of bickering over licensing agreements and the like, the two companies have decided to team up and help student digital journalists. They just announced the ... [10,000 Words]

Google Will Own Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion - Posted August 15, 2011
Google has decided to buy phone hardware maker Motorola Mobility Holdings for $12.5 billion in cash to reinforce its intellectual property and placing itself directly into the handset business of its Android mobile software. Google is set to pay $40 per share, a 63 percent premium to Motorola Mobility's Friday closing p... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Releases Videos App - Posted August 11, 2011
A while back Google released a new version of the Android Market web site that added the ability to rent movies and buy books. At that time you could only play movies with a web browser on a PC, or on the Motorola XOOM, which had the Google Videos app, but... [SocialTimes.com]

Former Google Marketing Head Joins SocialTwist as President - Posted August 11, 2011
SocialTwist has appointed former Google head of product marketing Sanjeev Agrawal... [PRNewser]

Taking Concept-Based Advertising To Mobile Platforms - Posted August 10, 2011
If the future of web content is mobile, so too then goes the future of advertising. Mobile ad network Mobile Theory and ad technology company NetSeer want to be there for that future. The two have teamed up with the goal of mobilizing NetSeer's concept-based ad... [semanticweb.com]

Google+ for iPhone App Update Lets it Install & Run on iPad & iPod touch - Posted August 8, 2011
Google+ for iPhone saw a minor point update that has major implications for iPad and iPod touch users. The initial Google+ releases would not even install on an iPad or iPod touch. And, while the 1.0.2.1966 release is not a universal release, it does all the Google+ to install and work... [SocialTimes.com]

Android Users Should Sign Up For Google+ - Posted August 4, 2011
I've been using Google+ for a while now, and while I find it to be a good social network, I don't know how popular it will become given the significant number of people who use Facebook. The truth is that most of the people who are on Facebook will have to... [SocialTimes.com]

Should Google Hire The 'Google Please Hire Me' Guy? [Video] - Posted August 4, 2011
Matthew Epstein is a product marketer and digital strategist with big dreams of working for Google. To make his dreams come true, Epstein has launched his own personal marketing campaign at GooglePleaseHire.me, complete with a video resume like none you've ... [SocialTimes.com]

PoolParty Releases Linked Data Plugin for Wordpress - Posted August 2, 2011
PoolParty, a sponsor of the upcoming SemTechBiz UK conference, has released a free linked data ... [semanticweb.com]

Google's Five Step Mobile Strategy for Businesses - Posted August 2, 2011
The Google Mobile Ads Blog provides interesting mobile statistics on their way to listing: Five mobile trends to watch and how you can get started today - 85% of mobile devices will be web enabled by 2012 - Mobile search ... [SocialTimes.com]

Gmail Update Breaks Some Third Party Apps - Posted August 1, 2011
Last week Google released an update to the Gmail app for Android that added new functions to control how much data synchronizes with Android phones. Unfortunately, it appears that the update removes some API functions that third pa... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Releases Update To Gmail Android App - Posted July 29, 2011
Google has released an update to the Gmail app for Android that provides more ways to control how much data it transfers and notifications for when you receive new mail. The update is available now in the Android... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Improves Tablet Search - Posted July 29, 2011
Google has made changes to the layout of the search results pages when running Google searches on an iPad or Android 3.x tablet. The layout changes include more whitespace, larger fonts, and larger buttons to make the content easier to read and manipulate on a touchscreen. The search button now provides quick... [SocialTimes.com]

Google+ Must Find Its Niche - Posted July 29, 2011
Traffic on the new social network Google+ is down 3 percent this month, which has some people spe... [PRNewser]

Whatever Happened To ... And What's That About a Semantic UI-Inspired Tablet? - Posted July 28, 2011
Will some semantic web mysteries soon be solved? There's been some chatter in the last few weeks about how some semantic technologies acquired by some giants in the IT space will at last see the light of day in their respective platforms. At the same time, the publicity engine has been... [semanticweb.com]

Whatever Happened To ... And What's That About a Semantic UI-Inspired Tablet? - Posted July 28, 2011
Will some semantic web mysteries soon be solved? There's been some chatter in the last few weeks about how some semantic technologies acquired by some giants in the IT space will at last see the light of day in their respective platforms. At the same time, the publicity engine has been... [AllTwitter]

Google+ App for Windows Phone 7 Still On Its Way - Posted July 28, 2011
Windows Phone 7's Internet Explorer 6 based browser is not quite up to specs to render Google+'s HTML5 web pages. So, Windows Phone 7 users currently get a degraded web view of Google+. However, the "Unofficial Google+ Blog" notes that a Google+ app for Windows Phone 7 will be available next... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Maps 5.8 for Android Gains My Places Check-in Richness. Disconnect with Google+? - Posted July 27, 2011
Google Maps for Android got an update earlier today. Google Maps 5.8 for Android adds photo uploads, My Places, and more Google is moving further and further into territory owned by Foursquare, Gowalla and (to a lesser extent) Facebo... [SocialTimes.com]

Tip: Configure Google+ to Limit Who can Huddle (group message) With You - Posted July 27, 2011
Huddle is a Google+ feature unique to its Android and iPhone apps. It is not available on the desktop web interface. Huddle is Google+'s group messaging feature that can work with SMS (text messaging) but does not require it. Here's a quick tip on how to control who can include you... [SocialTimes.com]

Bookmark Google+ Notifications on an iPhone - Posted July 26, 2011
If you want to check Google+ notifications on your iPhone quickly, here's a handy technique. Google's search site tunes itself for the platform it sees. On an iPhone tapping the "more" link in the upper right hand corener (see above). ... [SocialTimes.com]

Doug Edwards: Exposure Through Earned Media Was Better for Google Than Placing Ads - Posted July 26, 2011
In Part 2 of our Media Beat interview with Doug Edwards, Google's first director of consumer marketing and brand management and author of the book I'm Feeling Lucky: The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59, he talks about his job as publicity and marketing lead for the former startup company. As time... [PRNewser]

Google Photovine for iPhone Gets a 1.1 Update. Has Anyone Received an Invitation to Actually Use It? - Posted July 25, 2011
Google's quasi-stealth (compared to Google+) Photovine for iPhone app was released in the first half-of June. I applied for an invitation on June 12 and never heard back. There has not been much of an uproar of people wanting invitations. But, it is odd that I don't really hear (read) about... [SocialTimes.com]

Doug Edwards: 'Google Looks At Failure Like a Data Point' - Posted July 25, 2011
Today, Google is a tech giant seeing remarkable success with its latest attempt at social networking, Google+. Back in 1999, Google was a startup company with assorted successes and failures in its future. In Part I of this week's Media Beat interview, ... [PRNewser]

Google Plus Apps Roadmap: Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Symbian - Posted July 25, 2011
The official Google Plus Blog (which is actually a Google+ account) published a brief roadmap for Google+ mobile apps yesterday. Google+ mobile update roadmap Here's what we can expect: - Google+ for Android updated today (Monday,... [SocialTimes.com]

Google mobile Web App Searches by Platform - Posted July 25, 2011
Frank McPherson noted here a year ago that: Android And iPhone Apps Appear In Google Mobile Search Results This mobile app search required the word "download" to precede an app name to increase the change... [SocialTimes.com]

Google+ Buys Fridge to Attract Groups - Posted July 21, 2011
Google+ made an interesting turn last night. The ever growing social media platform nabbed Fridge, a group social networking site. Some could say it is an out of the ordinary move for Google+ or others could say it makes sense. I find it rather interesting considering Google+'s best feature is its Circles,... [SocialTimes.com]

Bing Brings It On (RDFa, That Is) - Posted July 21, 2011
The Twittersphere is buzzing about the Semantic Web at last grabbing onto the hearts and minds of the whole web community. It started off with a tweet from Juan Sequeda - a contributor to The Semantic Web Blog and a well-known figure in our area - that reads:         A follow-up message explains: ... [semanticweb.com]

Windows Phone & Feature Phone Users Can Now Join the Google+ Circle Without an App (screenshot tour) - Posted July 21, 2011
[caption id="attachment_71257" align="alignnone" width="180" caption="Windows Phone: Google+ stream"][/caption] The Google+ for Windows Phone app is not available yet. However, Google added a new Basic Mobile view to Google+ that lets it work with Windows Phone's Internet Explorer 6 based mobile web browser. Previously, Googl... [SocialTimes.com]

Do iPhone Users Like Google+ More Than Android Users? - Posted July 21, 2011
TechCrunch noted that the Google+ app for iPhone became the number 1 downloaded free app within 24 hours of its release. Google+ Now The Top Free App In The Apple App Store But, what about Google's o... [SocialTimes.com]

The Semantic Link - Episode 8, July 2011 - Posted July 19, 2011
On Monday, July 18, a group of Semantic thought leaders from around the globe met with their host and colleague, Paul Miller, for the ei... [AllTwitter]

Infographic: The Growing Internet of Things - Posted July 19, 2011
A new infographic demonstrates how the internet of things has overtaken the internet of people. The article notes, "While we were asleep at the switch learning to 'plus one' on Google, the ... [semanticweb.com]

Google+ App for iPhone Available (screenshot tour). Will NOT Install on iPad! - Posted July 19, 2011
[caption id="attachment_71026" align="alignnone" width="240" caption="Google+ main screen"][/caption] Google announced the availability of the Google+ for iPhone app this mornning. Here's a couple of pieces of pertinent information about the app followed by a screenshot tour. Phone, meet Google+ (Googl... [SocialTimes.com]

Would Twitter Lose Some Of Its Cachet If Google+ Implemented Hashtags? - Posted July 19, 2011
The hashtag is an integral part of Twitter. They made up 40 percent of the trending topics in 2010, they have been used to organize ... [AllTwitter]

Will Twitter Ditch Google For Bing? - Posted July 18, 2011
Two weeks ago, Google let its deal with Twitter expire, effectively eliminating its Realtime Search results and the prominence given to tweets when users searched for news items. Now, rumors have it t... [AllTwitter]

How To Use Google+ For Breaking News - Posted July 18, 2011
Google+ is the newest social media network on the block and, as we chronicled last week, there's a lot of innovative ways it can help a reporter with their individual beat. But what about when it comes to breaking news... [10,000 Words]

Show Us Your Google News Badges - Posted July 18, 2011
Web surfers can earn badges for checking in at various locations, as well as for their entertainment selections. Add reading the news to that list, thanks to Google News. The search-engine giant debuted badges for the U.S. edition of Googl... [SocialTimes.com]

Google+ "Nearby" Feature Unique to Mobile View - Posted July 14, 2011
The Google+ mobile web view on the iPhone and iPad has a feature that is not available in the desktop view. If you are in the stream view, there is a link under the Home button labeled Nearby. Tapping that link displays a stream of public posts on Google+ from people... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Photovine Video Teaser. Invitation Request Available - Posted July 13, 2011
Google is providing a bit more information about its Photovine iPhone app and service. It placed a video up on YouTube that shows people contributing photos from their iPhone that more-or-less fits the theme of "warm and fuzzy." Photovine You can also "Request and invite" to the ser... [SocialTimes.com]

Android Market App Update Will Permit eBook Buying & Movie Rentals From the Phone - Posted July 13, 2011
Google's revving up for a full assuault on Apple's iTunes. They announced that the Android Market app will be updated "in the coming weeks" for phones running Android OS 2.2 or newer. The, which currently only supports app purchases, will also permit renting movies and buying ebooks. Movies can be downloaded... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Adwords Now Provides Tablet Specific Campaigns (except for RIM's PlayBook) - Posted July 12, 2011
Tablets, or least the iPad, are hot. So hot, in fact, that Google just turned on the ability for advertisers using Google AdWords to specifically target tablets for their campaigns. Tablet targeting options now avai... [SocialTimes.com]

What is Google's Photovine & How is it Related to Spotlife? Instagram Competitor? - Posted July 12, 2011
What is Phonevine? Here's what we can learn by browsing all three pages that make up the web site. Main page - Photovine is a native iPhone app and not a web app based on the look of what is seen on an iPhone 4 image - The site has something to do with... [SocialTimes.com]

How Journalists, Community Can Connect With Google+ - Posted July 12, 2011
Chances are if you read 10,000 Words, you're a journalist of some stripe and you're also familiar with -- and likely already belong to -- the latest social network: Google Plus. I'm no longer a news beat reporter, but I immediately saw an awesome opportunity for a specific journalist or even... [10,000 Words]

How Journalists, Community Can Connect With Google+ - Posted July 12, 2011
Chances are if you read 10,000 Words, you're a journalist of some stripe and you're also familiar with -- and likely already belong to -- the latest social network: Google Plus. I'm no longer a news beat reporter, but I immediately saw an awesome opportunity for a specific journalist or even... [TVSpy]

Google+ Hangouts To Add Sign Language Support - Posted July 12, 2011
Google+ just launched and they're already talking about new updates and features. One such update will be especially appreciated by deaf Google+ users. According to GigaOM's NewTeeVee, Google will be launching a field test with a set of users th... [SocialTimes.com]

The Complete Video Guide To Google+ - Posted July 12, 2011
Everyone is talking about Google+ right now and since more and more people are signing up and adding us to their circles each and every day, we thought there was no better time than now to put together a guide about all the features of Google's new social network. Google has released... [SocialTimes.com]

New Media Index: Twitter Users Captivated by Google+ - Posted July 8, 2011
Twitter users were fascinated by the launch of another social network, Google+, while the declaration by Rep. Michele Bachmann... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Docs for Mobile (browsers) Gains Ability to Share. But, Does it Work? - Posted July 8, 2011
Google refreshed the Google Docs for mobile web feature set this week. Share your docs on the go with the improved Google Docs for mobile Here's what's new: - Sort: Sort list of documents in the mobile br... [SocialTimes.com]

Google+ Works on the iPhone & iPad. No App Necessary - Posted July 7, 2011
The Google+ Android app works fine. Screenshot Tour of Google+ for Android But, the lack of a Google+ iOS app doesn't mean that you can't work with Google+ on an iPhone or iPad. Assuming you have a Google+ account, just point the Safari mo... [SocialTimes.com]

Google+ Hopes to Rival Facebook - Posted July 7, 2011
Google is developing a new alternative to Facebook, a project currently in a limited field trial called Google+. According to ... [semanticweb.com]

Screenshot Tour of Google+ for Android - Posted July 7, 2011
[caption id="attachment_69641" align="alignnone" width="240" caption="Google+ for Android home screen"][/caption] I was finally able to sign-in to Google+ yesterday. Here's a set of screenshots from main components of Google+ for Android running on a Nexus One phone. [caption id="attachment_69650" align="alignnone" width="240" captio... [SocialTimes.com]

Add Facebook Events To Google Calendar - Posted July 6, 2011
Last month I wrote about Best Wishes, which is an Android app that notifies you when one of your Facebook friends is celebrating a birthday and provides an easy way to post a birthday w... [SocialTimes.com]

Google World Domination Starts with... Rebranding? Bye Bye Blogger & Picasa - Posted July 5, 2011
It looks like Google's plan for world domination is comin together this summer. Google+ launched last week with an app for Android. The Google+ app for iPhone was submitted yesterday (the 4th of July). Today we learned that Google is dropping the Blogger and Picasa branding. Those names came with the... [SocialTimes.com]

How Will Google+ Be Integrated With Android? - Posted July 5, 2011
By now you most likely have heard about Google's new social networking app, Google+. While much of the talk about Google+ has been about how it affects other sites like Facebook and Twitter, I think another vali... [SocialTimes.com]

Google+'s First Privacy Error for the Social Network Platform - Posted July 5, 2011
Barely out of the incubator, Google+ has experienced its first major privacy complaint. The Financial Times are the ones who discovered the error and reported it. There is a slight bug where users "reshare" any content with anyone. Even if the Circle is private, users can still "reshare" anyone's content. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Groupon's Indian Partner Accidentally Publishes User Database to Google - Posted July 5, 2011
[caption id="attachment_69284" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="thetechjump"][/caption] "A few hours and tweaks later, this database came up," Australian security consultant Daniel Grzelak told Risky.Biz. "I started scrolling and scrolling and I couldn't get to the... [SocialTimes.com]

Play: Google Promotes Nexus S With Addictive YouTube Game - Posted July 5, 2011
Back in February, Google took to YouTube to promote Chrome with 'Think Fast', an interactive YouTube game. They are following in the tradition of using YouTube interactivity for promotions with a brand new interactive game, designed to promote ... [SocialTimes.com]

Google+ for iPhone App Waiting for Apple's Approval - Posted July 5, 2011
Google shut down the invitation queue for its new social network service Google+ hours after it became available for public beta testing. It launched with an Android app available but nothing for the iP... [SocialTimes.com]

YouTube Coming To Televisions In Saudi Arabia - Posted June 30, 2011
Saudi Arabians will soon be able to watch YouTube videos directly from their televisions, thanks to a new partnership between Saudi Telecom Company (STC) and Google Saudi Arabia. The partnership will bring an interactive television service called Invision, to customers, letting users search for and watch YouTube videos directly from... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Goggles for Android Can Copy & Paste OCRed Text, Map Searches, Translate Russian! - Posted June 22, 2011
Google Goggles for Android 1.5 was just updated and gained a couple of interesting new abilities. Google Goggles learns Russian and gets a new view The first is the ability to recognize and translate (optic... [SocialTimes.com]

SemTech2011 Coverage: SemWebbers, LODers: What PubSubHubbub Can Do For You - Posted June 21, 2011
I sat down with Dr. Alexandre Passant, of DERI NUI Galway, to discuss his recent research projects entitled "sparqlPuSh" and "SMOB." SparqlPuSh combines Google's PubSu... [semanticweb.com]

YouTube, Facebook and Netflix Leaders in Web Video - Posted June 21, 2011
Based on a survey of a number of Web users during the last week, Citigroup analyst Mark Mahaney reports that Apple's iTunes Store has more or less 10% of market share for online video. In the survey, the most common video platforms were mentioned by users and here are the findings: 1.... [SocialTimes.com]

'Photovine' is Google's Latest Trademark for Photo Sharing? - Posted June 21, 2011
Recent reports seem to indicate that Google is aiming to launch a new photo sharing platform called "Photovine". The reports surfaced from The San Francisco Chro... [SocialTimes.com]

The Semantic Link - Episode 7, June 2011 - Posted June 20, 2011
On Monday, June 20, a group of Semantic thought leaders from around the globe met with their host and colleague, Paul Miller, for the se... [semanticweb.com]

Q About Google Smartphone Use Data: Ave. Apps Installed = 28, 22 or 14? - Posted June 20, 2011
Google shared their findings about smartphone users at the MMA (Mobile Marketing Association) Forum last week. Global mobile research on the smartphone user and the mobile marketer from the MMA and Google The en... [SocialTimes.com]

Does Pandora IPO Mark the End of the New Tech Bubble? - Posted June 17, 2011
[caption id="attachment_22863" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Photo: Richard Drew, AP"][/caption] By late Thursday Pandora became the latest in a series of Internet companies to ... [PRNewser]

Sindice Puts The Web of Data At Your Disposal - Posted June 16, 2011
Sindice Ltd. launched as a startup company this week, complete with a publicly available beta SPARQL endpoint to its indexed and live-updated dataset of some 12 billion triples. Next week will see Sindice --which began as a joint academic research project among ... [semanticweb.com]

Sindice Puts The Web of Data At Your Disposal - Posted June 16, 2011
Sindice Ltd. launched as a startup company this week, complete with a publicly available beta SPARQL endpoint to its indexed and live-updated dataset of some 12 billion triples. Next week will see Sindice --which began as a joint academic research project among ... [AllTwitter]

Google Chromebooks Available for Pre-order From Amazon & Best Buy - Posted June 10, 2011
What would you say if I offered to sell you something that looks like an ordinary notebook with an 11.6-inch display, an unspecified amount of flash storage that you can't directly use and the only piece of software that runs on it is Google's Chrome browser. Let's also say this product... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Now Supports Authorship Markup - Posted June 8, 2011
On Tuesday Google announced, "Today we're beginning to support authorship marku... [semanticweb.com]

Google Releases Authorship Markup To Help Connect Authors With Their Content - Posted June 8, 2011
Yesterday on their search blog, Google announced the release of Authorship Markup, an attribute which publishers can tack onto link tags to help Google's algorithm better connect authors and their conte... [TVSpy]

Verizon/Google Team to Block 3rd Party Android Tethering Apps - Posted June 8, 2011
You've probably seen Verizon Wireless' commercial of three people downloading media to 4G tablets while a rocket speeds to destory a 4G MiFi hotspot. If you have a 4G capable Android phone running OS 2.2 (Froyo) or newer, you don't need a MiFi hotspot since the phone can become a hotspot... [SocialTimes.com]

Tools Round Up: Private Jets, Groupon Going Public, and An App to Avoid - Posted June 2, 2011
Tired of sharing flights with tons of people you don't know? Load ... [PRNewser]

Google, Yahoo! and Bing Announce Schema.org - Posted June 2, 2011
[Revised and re-posted at 4:03pm EST] In a collaborative effort reminiscent of sitemaps.org, Google, Yahoo! and Bing have announced the launch of schema.org. Perhaps the most significant aspect of this a... [AllTwitter]

Google & Gilt Teamed to Offer Early Limited Edition Chromebooks - Posted June 1, 2011
Were you one of the many people who received an email from Google's Chrome Team that, in part, said: Our good friends over at Gilt, the premier invitation-only shopping site, have agreed to put these Chromebooks up for sale -- but only for a very limited time. This early availability Chromebook is a... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Rolls Out +1 Button To Publishers - Posted June 1, 2011
Despite its reputation as a search giant, it's no secret that Google has fallen behind in the social media game; even the company's former CEO and current Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has ... [TVSpy]

Google Maps 5.5 for Android Lets You Check-in & Rate Places - Posted May 25, 2011
Google updated Maps for Android by adding the ability to check-in and rate a place from Maps itself. Check-ins and rating places get easier with Google Maps 5.5 for Android This update also lets you adjust ... [SocialTimes.com]

Google News Gets Local - Posted May 25, 2011
Google recently announced a few changes to its news search feature. According to the article, "Android and iPhone smartphone users now have the option to see ... [semanticweb.com]

Is Google Readying to Buy Sprint? Voicemail, Long Distance & Mobile Payment - Posted May 25, 2011
Google and Sprint have become very chummy recently. In March, The pair announced that Google Voice would eventually provide voice mail service for all Sprint cell phones. Google Said to Plan Mobile-Payment Service Unveiling ... [SocialTimes.com]

YouTube Adds VP/Sales and Marketing, YouTube TV Hire - Posted May 24, 2011
YouTube is beefing up its staff, as the Google-owned video site added Lucas Watson (pictured) as vice president of sales and marketing (for both YouTube and Google Video), as well as ... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Abandons Plan to Archive the World's Newspapers - Posted May 20, 2011
This could have been amazing: Google has had a five-year-old News Archive project that was basically its newspaper version of Google Books. As part of the project, Google promised to scan, index, and host digital files from numerous newspapers, and it eventually had 60 mil... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Google Abandons Plan to Archive the World's Newspapers - Posted May 20, 2011
This could have been amazing: Google has had a five-year-old News Archive project that was basically its newspaper version of Google Books. As part of the project, Google promised to scan, index, and host digital files from numerous newspapers, and it eventually had 60 mil... [FishbowlNY]

Facebook Smear Campaign Against Google Backfires - Posted May 12, 2011
A true-to-life drama better than anything Aaron Sorkin could pen for Hollywood. Dan Lyon's The Daily Beast reported today that Facebook hired "Burson-Marsteller, a top public-relations firm, to pit... [SocialTimes.com]

Angry Birds Fly Into Your Browser - Posted May 12, 2011
Angry Birds, the highly addictive mobile game, has made its way to the web. Rovio, the developer of Angry Birds, has released a browser version of the game for ... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Announces Movie Rentals And Music Service - Posted May 10, 2011
If Apple has set the standard for mobile technology, then Google crossed off two more items on their list of what they need to implement with their movie rental and music announcements made at the 2011 Google I/O conference. Movie rental is available now via the Android market, while ... [SocialTimes.com]

B-M Pitch on Behalf of Unnamed Client Raises Ethical Questions - Posted May 10, 2011
USA Today reported this morning on a "whisper campaign" launched by Burson-Marsteller on behalf of an unnamed client that targeted Google's Social Circle feature for Gmail. (The USA Today article and this one from Bus... [AgencySpy]

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... [PRNewser]

Renren -- The Facebook of China -- Raises $743 Million - Posted May 9, 2011
Shares of the Chinese social networking site Renren surged on their trading debut in New York on Wednesday. The company raised $743 million from the offering. Renren has been called China's answer to Facebook and is one of the few publicly traded social networking sites and the latest symbol of China's soaring... [SocialTimes.com]

Legislative Update: 'Do Not Track' Advances from California to Capitol Hill - Posted May 9, 2011
Legislation that would dramatically change the way online advertising and Web companies are allowed to collect and retain consumers' personal data is moving forward in the U.S., from sea to shining sea. California moved one step closer to enacting the first 'Do Not Track' legislation in the nation that would give... [SocialTimes.com]

Demand Media Raises the Bar for its Content - Posted May 6, 2011
Demand Media is shutting down the program that lets anyone publish to its eHow website, Reuters reports, and it plans to raise the quality of... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Demand Media Raises the Bar for its Content - Posted May 6, 2011
Demand Media is shutting down the program that lets anyone publish to its eHow website, Reuters reports, and it plans to raise the quality of... [FishbowlNY]

South Korean Police Raid Google's Office -- What Does It Mean to the U.S? - Posted May 6, 2011
How do consumers and the feds respond to potential privacy breaches on mobile phones? Depends on where you are. In the United States, lawmakers call for hearings, while ... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Is Crowdsourcing Improvements To Maps - Posted May 5, 2011
Google has released version 5.4 of Maps for Android that includes three new features, storage of Map searches in the Google Web History associated with your account, inclusion of more details in the Pla... [SocialTimes.com]

How Are iPhone and Android Users Fighting Back Over Location-Sharing? - Posted May 2, 2011
Forget emails to Steve Jobs and blog ranting, iPhone and Android users are taking their privacy complaints straight to the courtroom. Two Michigan women have sued Google over location data collected by Android devices, just one week after fellow iPhone-maker Apple was named in a lawsuit citing privacy violations with... [SocialTimes.com]

Best Buy: Next Steps Into the Semantic Web - Posted May 2, 2011
Just a few months ago Jay Myers, lead web development engineer at Best Buy, talked to The Semantic Web Blog about using RDFa to mark up the retailer's product detail pages and more semantic things he'd like to do, including mashing up its online catalog data with some other data sources. ... [semanticweb.com]

Google Docs for Android: Limited Functionality. Big App Size - Posted April 28, 2011
Google released a free Android app that accesses files stored in Google Docs. Introducing the new Google Docs app for Android When you search for "Google Docs" in the Andoid Market, it is, ironically, the second result hit. The first h... [SocialTimes.com]

Is The Dogfighting App Acceptable? Michael Vick and Humane Society Say No - Posted April 26, 2011
A new app for the Android is stirring up controversy, and a once unlikely alliance is leading the cause to have the game removed. Dog Wars, a mobile app that is just what it sounds like, in which users fight dogs, has come under heated resistance led by reformed Philadelphia Eagles... [SocialTimes.com]

How To Move Google Video Videos To YouTube In One Easy Step - Posted April 25, 2011
Last week Google announced that Google Video is history, and that starting Friday, April 29, 2011, the site would no longer be hosting videos. Google Video users are being advised to transfer all of their Google Video files... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Puts The Kibosh On Roku YouTube Channel - Posted April 22, 2011
Roku users looking to watch YouTube videos from their TVs are out of luck. You can still use Roku to watch everything from Netflix to Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video and more, but Roku users can no longer access YouTube after Google requested that the Roku YouTube cha... [SocialTimes.com]

PRNewser Poll: Will QR Codes Follow in the Flip Cam's Footsteps? - Posted April 21, 2011
As we've noted recently, QR codes are popping up in a lot of places, and they're becoming a popular marketing tool for a variety of industries. However, it has been mentioned by tweeters and ... [PRNewser]

Twitter's Effect on Search Engine Rankings: Not as Big as You'd Expect - Posted April 20, 2011
In December 2010, Google and Bing confirmed that Facebook and Twitter affected search rankings. And although marketers suspected as much for some time, the confirmation seemed to signal the ushering in of a new, more s... [AllTwitter]

More Semantics For Google: ITA Software Acquisition Comes With Needlebase, Too - Posted April 20, 2011
A couple of weeks ago The Semantic Web Blog asked our audience whether we thought Larry Page picking up as Google's CEO might result in semantic search efforts gaining more traction at Google. The results of that poll, which you can find ... [semanticweb.com]

Use Search Operators To Find Stories, Sources and Documents Online - Posted April 19, 2011
There are billions of websites on the Internet. But finding the one you need or want isn't always easy. Thanks to the glut of content farms and spam blogs, the legitimate, useful and smaller sites are often pushed down further in the results, meaning you have to wade through hundreds or... [TVSpy]

New Media Index: Google's YouTube Plans Top Twitter - Posted April 15, 2011
Google's announcement that it would spend $100 million to create original programming for its YouTube video site was the subject of 10 percent of news links shared via Twitter, topping th... [SocialTimes.com]

Photo and Video Sharing Site Multiply 5.0 Evolves towards Social Shopping - Posted April 13, 2011
Social media platforms tend to evolve by the whims of the owners who decide what is best for their users. We have certainly witnessed that with Facebook, Google as well as YouTube. In Indonesia, a social networking platform for photo and video sharing has evolved into a social shopping site... [SocialTimes.com]

Twitter Feeds Worth $11 Billion A Year To Search Giants, Says Study - Posted April 13, 2011
Search giants such as Google and Microsoft could generate revenues of $30 million per day by selling advertisements that point directly to tweets and Facebook status updates, says new research from Penn University. The researchers looked at the value of displaying ads along th... [AllTwitter]

Google Puts In Place Another Piece Of Their Music Puzzle - Posted April 11, 2011
For the past year we have seen brief glimpses of Google's efforts to add a music service to Android which most likely will also have a web app for playing music on personal computers. During last year's Google I/O conference we saw a Music section of the Android Market that frankly... [SocialTimes.com]

'A Google a Day' Encourages Googling for Trivia Answers - Posted April 11, 2011
Using Google to look up answers in trivia games is generally frowned upon, but not when Google is the creator of the trivia game. User-experience researcher Dan Russell announced the launch of ... [SocialTimes.com]

The New York Times Partners with Google for Trivia Game - Posted April 11, 2011
The New York Times has partnered with Google to launch A Google A Day, a trivia game that actually encourages you to use the search engine to solve one question per day. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The New York Times Partners with Google for Trivia Game - Posted April 11, 2011
The New York Times has partnered with Google to launch A Google A Day, a trivia game that actually encourages you to use the search engine to solve one question per day. ... [FishbowlNY]

Google Ensures That Messages for Japan Aren't Lost in Translation - Posted April 11, 2011
Google aims to eliminate the language barrier faced by users who wish to share messages of support for earthquake- and tsunami-ravaged Japan with its launch of Messages for Japan, which serves the dual purpose of automatically translating posts into Japanese and ... [SocialTimes.com]

Exploring the Semantics of Yahoo Search Direct - Posted April 11, 2011
A couple of weeks ago Yahoo debuted a beta version of its Search Direct technology, which was seen as a competitor to Google Instant in that it shows search options as users begin typing in a query. There were also questions raised among those in the industry about h... [semanticweb.com]

Google Hotpot Folded into Google Places - Posted April 11, 2011
Do you remember Google Wave? It was, um, well, that's the problem. Most of us never quite figured out what it was and what it was supposed to do for us. Google pulled its plug less than a year after it became widely available. It is now an Apache Open Source... [SocialTimes.com]

Click Google +1, Get a Google Employee a Bonus - Posted April 8, 2011
If you just clicked the +1 button to share a Google Search result with a friend, you just made the day of every Google employee behind the walls of the Googleplex. And they'll be thanking you all the way to the bank. The size of annual bonuses of Google employees will... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Found: Tablet Users Say it is Displacing TV, PC & Smartphone Use - Posted April 8, 2011
Early in Microsoft's history (1977), co-founder Bill Gates said that his goal was to have a computer on every desk. Flash forward to today and Google's goal appears to be to have Google advertisements on every display of every kind. Apple's iPad reinvigorated the tablet computer market (s... [SocialTimes.com]

Larry Page Steps Up as Google's New CEO. Will Semantic Search Gain Traction? - Posted April 5, 2011
Yesterday Google co-founder Larry Page took over as CEO of the company: "Eric Schmidt, who was 'adult supervision,' and ... [semanticweb.com]

PRNewser Poll: Many Would Take A Pass on April Fools Day - Posted April 4, 2011
The Internet was lit up with all sorts of April Fools Day hijinks on Friday. But the holiday isn't too popular with those who responded to our PRNewser poll. About 38 percent of respondents said April Fools sucks, while 23 percent voted Google's gags to be the best. Pranks pulled by a... [PRNewser]

Are Privacy Concerns Behind Google's Denial of Facial Recognition App? - Posted April 4, 2011
Google wasted no time denying a CNN report published Thursday morning that the company was close to releasing a facial recognition app that would share users' personal information with the click of a camera. What was behind the company's quick and forceful response? ... [SocialTimes.com]

Tracking the Trail From Silicon Valley to Washington D.C., and Back - Posted March 28, 2011
President Barack Obama's claim as the first "Web 2.0 president," along with his ties to the tech industry, may be getting a little deeper with rumors of two impending personnel moves between his presidency and Silicon Valley. Obama, of course, was not the first politician to use Web 2.0 technologies to r... [SocialTimes.com]

Color 101: Where Did It Come From? Do We Want It? - Posted March 28, 2011
Forget the fact that I just asked whether we want this new photo app called "Color." We have no choice. It has to work. That's what $41 million in funding from a few different firms inclu... [PRNewser]

Google Guru Calls for "New Social Order" for Online Privacy - Posted March 28, 2011
The man widely known as one of "The Fathers of the Internet" has spoken out about online privacy. He's called for new "social rules of order," so what does that mean for you? Vinton Cerf, Google's vice president and chief Internet evangelist, says people should be abl... [SocialTimes.com]

GoogleArt - Semantic Data Wrapper (Technical Update) - Posted March 25, 2011
[EDITOR'S NOTE: Recently, we reported on the creation of a semantic data wrapper for the GoogleArt project. At the tim... [AllTwitter]

Google Quietly Launches Quarterly Online Magazine In The U.K. - Posted March 23, 2011
What's this, hmm? Newsgrange is reporting that Google has quietly launched an online magazine in the UK called Think Quarterly. The first edition is 62 pag... [GalleyCat]

Google Quietly Launches Quarterly Online Magazine In The U.K. - Posted March 23, 2011
What's this, hmm? Newsgrange is reporting that Google has quietly launched an online magazine in the UK called Think Quarterly. The first edition is 62 pag... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Google Quietly Launches Quarterly Online Magazine In The U.K. - Posted March 23, 2011
What's this, hmm? Newsgrange is reporting that Google has quietly launched an online magazine in the UK called Think Quarterly. The first edition is 62 pag... [FishbowlNY]

Semantic Image Search: Next Up For a Major Search Engine? - Posted March 23, 2011
We've seen the big three players in the search engine space honing their semantic edge, and we may soon see one of them deploying semantic technology to sharpen image searches, too. nachofoto says it is in discussions with one of the giants (which it declines to name for now) that could... [semanticweb.com]

NYC SeedStart Media 2011 to Provide Mentoring, Funding for Media Startups - Posted March 22, 2011
A new opportunity has ju... [morningmedianewsfeed]

NYC SeedStart Media 2011 to Provide Mentoring, Funding for Media Startups - Posted March 22, 2011
A new opportunity has ju... [FishbowlNY]

'Time' Tracks the Path of the Corporate Logo - Posted March 22, 2011
[caption id="attachment_17778" align="alignnone" width="466" caption="The evolution of the KFC logo from 'Time' magazine's slideshow."][/caption] Time magazine's J... [PRNewser]

The New York Times Accuses Google of Being A Media Company - Posted March 21, 2011
In the new digital media world, traditional lines dividing companies are blurring everywhere. David Carr at the New York Times makes the argument that even Google, which has adamantly denied be... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The New York Times Accuses Google of Being A Media Company - Posted March 21, 2011
In the new digital media world, traditional lines dividing companies are blurring everywhere. David Carr at the New York Times makes the argument that even Google, which has adamantly denied be... [FishbowlNY]

YouTube Goes Gaga - Posted March 16, 2011
YouTube wants to offer something for everyone: If Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu isn't your cup of tea, perhaps ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

March Madness, Google-Style - Posted March 14, 2011
The 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship is set to tip off Tuesday night, and while Google Earth may not be able to bring users 3D images from inside the arenas -- CBS and its cable partners might be slightly miffed -- the outside of the 14 tournament arenas is... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Google Mines for Management Excellence - Posted March 14, 2011
[caption id="attachment_17194" align="alignnone" width="468" caption="The Google logo from March 6, Ghana's independence day."][/caption] From the sublime to the bizarre and from the bizarre to the ridiculous Google mines it. So it's all the more i... [PRNewser]

Google Crisis Response Page for Japan Earthquake Goes Live - Posted March 11, 2011
Google set up a Google Crisis Response page for Friday morning's massive earthquake in Japan and res... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

University of Southampton Takes Practical Approach to Open Data Services - Posted March 11, 2011
A whole lot of open data made its way onto the web this week, thanks to work undertaken at the University of Southampton, where Semantic Web thought leader Professor Nigel Shadbolt is professor of Artificial Intelligence and Deputy Head of the school of Electronics and Computer Science. ... [AllTwitter]

Google Changes How Twitter Appears in Search Results - Posted March 8, 2011
It looks like Google is experimenting with changing the way Twitter appears in its search results. Rather than linking to the account and including a generic blurb about someone being on Twitter, Google now displays the most recent tweets from that user right in its... [AllTwitter]

Google Refine + RDF Extension = Step To Enterprise Data Space - Posted March 7, 2011
Time to reflect on Google Refine in so far as it relates to the RDF extension produced by DERI Researcher/ Linked Data Technologist Ri... [semanticweb.com]

Google Adds Twitter Functionality to Google Maps for Android - Posted March 3, 2011
Google is embracing Twitter for its Google Places reviews made via the Android Maps app. Now, whenever someone reviews a restaurant, retail store or cafe from Google Places, they can share their review directly with their Twitter followers. ... [AllTwitter]

SEO Terms to Know for Web 3.0 - Posted March 1, 2011
A recent article directed at SEO (search engine optimization) professionals gives insight into some emerging terms that are coinciding with the development of Web 3.0. Accord... [semanticweb.com]

Search by Ingredients, Prep Time, or Calories with Google's Recipe View - Posted February 28, 2011
Last week we reported on Google's new Recipe View. The new search feature on Google allows users to search for recipes by ingredient, calorie count, and preparation time. Currently ... [semanticweb.com]

RDFa is Sweeping the Web - Posted February 23, 2011
A new article by Peter Mika looks at the growing reach of RDFa and microformats on the web. The ar... [AllTwitter]

Google Continues to Tweak Social Search Results - Posted February 17, 2011
Google is testing a way to make social results a more prominent part in its search results, moving content that previously appeared at the bottom of its results page toward the top and adding friends' names, where applicable, ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Time Inc. and Sports Illustrated Unveil Digital Subscription Model - Posted February 11, 2011
Yesterday we told you about this, and now it's official: Sports Illustrated has launched a digital subscription plan on Google's Android platform, called All Access. Launching today, All Access provides magazine apps and website access to any Android smartph... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Time Inc. and Sports Illustrated Unveil Digital Subscription Model - Posted February 11, 2011
Yesterday we told you about this, and now it's official: Sports Illustrated has launched a digital subscription plan on Google's Android platform, called All Access. Launching today, All Access provides magazine apps and website access to any Android smartph... [FishbowlNY]

'People Familiar' With a Bajillion Exaggerations Bloat Valuations by the Billions - Posted February 10, 2011
A Wall Street Journal story addressing, ironically enough, tech industry hyperbole, starts with the statement that certain people "familiar with the matter" have said Twitter has had low-level acquisition talks with executives at both Facebook and Google. Then it shuts the door on that notion by stating the talks have gone... [AllTwitter]

Google CEO Eric Schmidt Invests in Twitter Payment Technology Twitpay - Posted February 4, 2011
Twitpay, the Twitter-based payments service, has received some funding from Eric Schmidt's TomorrowVentures investment firm, as well as CompuCredit Holdings Corporation. It looks like Twitter payment systems might be the big thing next to F... [AllTwitter]

GoogleArt Gets a Semantic Touch-up - Posted February 4, 2011
On Tuesday in London, the Google Art Project was announced. The project includes artworks from 17 of the world's leading institutions including New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art and the Frick Collection; the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art in Washington DC; London's Tate Museum, and museums... [AllTwitter]

GoogleArt Gets a Semantic Touch-up - Posted February 4, 2011
On Tuesday in London, the Google Art Project was announced. The project includes artworks from 17 of the world's leading institutions including New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art and the Frick Collection; the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art in Washington DC; London's Tate Museum, and... [semanticweb.com]

CNN Readying App for Android Tablets - Posted February 2, 2011
Lost among the hoopla over that other news app that launched Wednesday, CNN announced that it will launch a CNN App for Android-powered tablets. The announcement was made at Google's press event Wednesday at its headquarters in Mountain Vi... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Twitter, Google, SayNow: Tweet from Egypt, Even Without Internet Access - Posted January 31, 2011
The embattled Egyptian government may have shut down Internet access, but engineers from Twitter, Google, and voice-application provider SayNow teamed up on Speak2Tweet, which allows people in Egypt to leave voice mails at international phone numbers +16504194196, +390662207294, or +97316199855, which will then be converted to Tweets with the #egypt hashtag. The... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Firefox, Chrome Take On Tracking; Maybe Now It's Time To Look To Semantic Web Advertising Platforms - Posted January 27, 2011
Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers this week unveiled responses to the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) call for a Do Not Track browser option. What's the impact on the online advertising community? Andy Ellenthal, CEO of semantic web advertising company Peer39... [AllTwitter]

Firefox, Chrome Take On Tracking; Maybe Now It's Time To Look To Semantic Web Advertising Platforms - Posted January 27, 2011
Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers this week unveiled responses to the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) call for a Do Not Track browser option. What's the impact on the online advertising community? Andy Ellenthal, CEO of semantic web advertising company Peer39... [semanticweb.com]

Why You Can't Wait Another Day to Launch Your Twitter Startup - Posted January 25, 2011
2011 is going to be the year of Twitter startups: if you've been playing with an idea for one, now's the time to get the ball rolling. Today marked a huge acquisition of a small Twitter startup that could signal good things to come for early Twitter... [AllTwitter]

Garlik's Angel Online Data Protection Service Flies Into Google's Chrome Store - Posted January 25, 2011
Garli... [AllTwitter]

Epik Has Epic Semantic Web Plans For Its Domains and Domainers - Posted January 24, 2011
Are you a domainer? More specifically, are you a domainer who's sitting on a lot of parking sites that aren't turning the profit they once used to, and for whom the cost proposition of building out each one individually to generate revenue is just plain prohibitive? Well, ... [AllTwitter]

Down on the Farms: Google Outlines Plan to Curb Search Spam - Posted January 21, 2011
Finally, some Google news: Principal engineer Matt Cutts wrote a post on the ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Hakia Semantic Search Engine Powers New Stock Intelligence Service - Posted January 19, 2011
Pssst...want a hot stock tip? Perhaps you might want to check out Hakia-search powered SENSENews, while you still can. The new service aggregates information from news and social media and filters it so as to produce a score to characterize the performance of a company. Individual subscriptions to the semantic-enabled service... [semanticweb.com]

Google buys Ebook Startup - Posted January 13, 2011
Google gave its newly launched ebook business a big boost with the purchase of eBook Technologies Inc., the startup-gobbling giant's first acquisition of 2011. The Internet giant o... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Top Startup Trends of 2010 - Posted December 28, 2010
... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Google Employee Gets Local High School Student Out Of Jail & Home For Xmas - Posted December 24, 2010
This past May, high school student Jeremy Marks filmed a female campus cop wrestle with an uncooperative student while a crowd of rowdy youths looked on. Marks allegedly called out "Kick her ass!" during the incident. Shortly afterwords, he was arrested for "attempted lynching" and he's been stuck in jail ever... [FishbowlLA]

Ex Googler Tells Gawker, Facebook Has Better Social Skills - Posted December 22, 2010
Former ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Hey Google: It's Not Your Sentiment Analytics! - Posted December 22, 2010
This week a press release came out from General Sentiment that said that an official Google blog implied that the search engine giant itself owned the start-up's sentiment analysis system - which it doesn't. No hard feelings, though - Genera... [AllTwitter]

News design trends in Google's Chrome apps - Posted December 20, 2010
As a proud recent pilot tester for the Google Chrome Notebook, I've switched over to the device as my primary laptop and have thus been consuming more and more news through the web apps in the Google Chrome Web app store. Because Chrome web apps have yet to be adopted at a... [TVSpy]

Myspace, Google Announce Multiyear Extension - Posted December 16, 2010
Google will continue to power search and search advertising on Myspace, and the search giant will add display-advertising services, under terms of a multiyear extension between the two companies, announced Thursday. Google will provide Web search, search... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

YouTube in Talks to Buy Video Producer - Posted December 16, 2010
Google's YouTube has traditionally left the production of content to its users and network partners. But that may soon change if buyout talks with a New York-based conten... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

First Update to Google TV Begins Rolling Out - Posted December 15, 2010
Google TV released its first software update, which added an app for Netflix; added a dual-view feature that allows users to watch a show and surf the Web at the same time; added support for the Google TV Remote app in Android Market; included a movie results page; and fixed some... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Google Buys Mobile Payments Startup - Posted December 15, 2010
Google has given its payments system a boost with the acquisition of a startup that will let vendors take payments at the wave of a hand. The search giant has purchased a Zetawire, a little kno... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Top 10 Twitter Trends of 2010: BP Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Was No. 1 - Posted December 13, 2010
Twitter analyzed the approximately 25 billion Tweets sent so far in 2010 and found that BP's Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was the top trend for the year. The complete list, from the ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Lisp Bot Wins Google AI Challenge -- Will Lisp Win in the Semantic Web, Too? - Posted December 10, 2010
The prize for Google's AI challenge - creating a bot to play the game Planet Wars as intelligently as possible - has been taken by a developer from semantic web vendor Franz Inc. G bor Melis, who works on the company's Lisp-based AI database, claimed the win for his Lisp-built... [semanticweb.com]

Amazon May Demo 'Kindle For The Web' Today - Posted December 7, 2010
Computerworld is reporting that Amazon will demonstrate a new version of Kindle... [Inside Mobile Apps]

The Once and Future Groupon - Posted December 7, 2010
Another day, an... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

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]

Google Considering Startup Incubator to Retain Talent - Posted November 30, 2010
The 12-year-old Google is tired of losing talented employees to younger rivals, and is considering starting an internal startup incubator to keep them in-house, according to a ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Promoted Tweets Appear in Google US; Soon to be in UK - Posted November 23, 2010
Earlier this month, US citizens might've noticed Promoted Tweets appearing in their Google searches. Tweets themselves have been popping up for relevant searches for some time, but Promoted Tweets appear to have been made visible on Google search in the b... [AllTwitter]

Google Exploring Groupon Buyout - Posted November 19, 2010
Google is in negotiations with group shopping startup Groupon over a possible buyout, according to a report Friday. The asking price is well above the $2-3 billion rumored to have been offe... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Kayak Files for $50M IPO, Claims Google Threat - Posted November 17, 2010
The high-flying travel search startup Kayak Software Corp. intends to go public with shares worth up to $50 million, according to an ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Facebook or Gmail? Analysts are Watching - Posted November 16, 2010
Facebook's new messaging system doesn't seem to scare Google CEO Eric Schmidt. While some woul... [PRNewser]

WEBCAST: Maximizing your Google SEO Effect with Semantic Web Technology - Posted November 12, 2010
NOTE: This Webcast is in three parts. Part I Part II Part III DESCRIPTION: If own or manage a web sit... [semanticweb.com]

Next Issue Media to Debut in Early 2011, But Only for Android - Posted November 11, 2010
"Hulu for Magazines" is coming in early 2011, b... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

What a Difference a Year Makes: Foursquare Hires PR Firm; Grows Up? - Posted November 5, 2010
Last October, Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley ... [PRNewser]

Google Buzz Class-Action Privacy Suit Settled; No Money to Users, But $8.5M Fund Established - Posted November 3, 2010
Google announced via a mass email on its Gmail service that it reached a settlement in a class-action suit over privacy concerns with its Google Buzz social component to Gmail. Users of its email service will not receive compensation, but the search-engine giant wi... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Google Recommends Using RDFa and the GoodRelations Vocabulary - Posted November 2, 2010
Martin Hepp, of Hepp Research, GmbH, announced today that Google now recommends using the GoodRelations vocabulary for product and price information in Web pages. This is significant news for broader adoption of the Semantic Web and Linked Data. Why is this significant? ... [semanticweb.com]

CBS News to Stream Election Results on Its YouTube Channel - Posted November 2, 2010
CBS News will begin live-streaming results from Tuesday's midterm elections on its ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Apple, Google Face Off Over Mobile Payments Startup - Posted November 2, 2010
Apple and Google are headed for a showdown over mobile payments startup BOKU, according to reports. The two tech giants are both in private talks with the San Francisco-based company about ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Google TV to Give Away 10K Devices to Developers - Posted October 26, 2010
Google TV announced that it will give away 10,000 devices to developers so that they can optimize their content for its system. ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Knight Foundation Gets $2M Grant from Google - Posted October 26, 2010
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has 2 million reasons to be happy Tuesday courtesy of Google, which provided it with a $... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Freemium Summit East: Lessons from Leaders at Scale - Posted October 25, 2010
Google Apps partner lead Scott McMullan used a panel titled "Lessons from Leaders ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Google's Marissa Mayer to Sit Down for Digg Dialogg - Posted October 21, 2010
Google vice president, location and local services Marissa Mayer will take part in the next Digg Dialogg, Digg community manager ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Jay-Z Unveiling His Book One Page at a Time - Posted October 21, 2010
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The Dead Sea Scrolls? Google It! - Posted October 20, 2010
The ancient and the modern will go hand-in-hand, as the Israel Antiquities Authority is teaming up with Google to upload digitized images of the Dead Sea scroll... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Google TV to Include YouTube Leanback - Posted October 19, 2010
YouTube Leanback is officially a part of Google TV, and as devices for the latter become availa... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

More Chilean Miner Stats for News Sites, Social Media, Search Engines - Posted October 19, 2010
The rescue of the formerly trapped miners from the northern Atacama desert in Chile generated strong numbers for ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Google Android Chief Andy Rubin Tweets Tweak at Apple CEO Steve Jobs - Posted October 19, 2010
What better way to break in a cobweb-covered Twitter account then to take a poke at your biggest rival. As reported by ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Oscar Wilde & Ahmad Shawqi Honored by Google Doodle - Posted October 18, 2010
The Google Doodle team honored two writers in select countries last Friday. ... [GalleyCat]

Social Media Search & Data Mining Primed To Out-Google Google - Inventorspot - Posted October 17, 2010
... [semanticweb.com]

Google, NBC Universal End Ad Partnership Early - Posted October 14, 2010
The advertising partnership between Google and NBC Universal came to an early end, with the two parties announcing that they had terminated it nearly one year prior to its original expiration date, ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Tech, Media Dominate Landor Associates' 2010 Breakaway Brands Study - Posted October 11, 2010
Clif Bar and Kraft Foods have something else in common besides edible products: They were the only two companies to crack the top-10 list in the 2010 Breakaway Brands Study from strategic brand consulting and design firm ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Crowdflower Teams with Arcade Fire, Google on Artsy Crowdsourcing Project - Posted October 11, 2010
In a special project tailor-made for the Web, Google teamed with the band Arcade Fire and writer and director ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Google TV Offers More Details on Apps, Partnerships - Posted October 4, 2010
For those who have been wondering what's going on with Google TV, wonder no more: Developer and product manager Ambarish Kenghe offered a progress update on the Google Blog, and the new Google TV site offers descrip... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Google on Positive PR - Posted September 30, 2010
Google turned 12 on Monday, giving Business Insider and others a great r... [PRNewser]

MySpace Rolls Out Sync with YouTube - Posted September 23, 2010
Following an integration with Google, MySpace announced the rollout of Sync with YouTube, which enables users of the social-networking site to add videos from Google-owned YouT... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Google Puts More than 500 Midterm Races on the Map - Posted September 21, 2010
Followers of the midterm elections who are having trouble telling their blue from their red can rest easy: Google teamed up with political analysts The Cook Political Report, ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

The Ticker: Google Instant; Measurement; Foursquare's 'Like' Button; Univision - Posted September 21, 2010
Softpedia: Google Instant Was a Huge PR Win the cube: The social media strategy series: Metrics and Measurement Business Insider: ... [PRNewser]

YouTube Adds Dean Gilbert, Robert Kyncl to Leadership Team - Posted September 20, 2010
Google-owned video site YouTube added two new executives to its leadership team, including one from its parent company. New global head of content Dean Gilbert had worked with Goo... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Google Data, Statistics, and the Semantics of the Web - Intelligent Enterprise (blog) - Posted September 20, 2010
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Have Semantic Technologies Crossed the Chasm Yet? - Posted September 17, 2010
  This article kicks off a series of interviews on Semantic Technologies in the MIT Entrepreneurship Review with industry thought leaders including Thomas Tague (Thomson Reuters), Chris Messina (Google), David Recordon (Facebook), Will Hunsinger (Evri) and Jamie Taylor (Metaweb). At first sight, the answer is yes. I recently attended the Semantic Technology Conference... [semanticweb.com]

BP Falls Off List of Best Global Brands - Posted September 16, 2010
To no one's surprise, BP has fallen off the list of Interbrand's ... [PRNewser]

Interview with Rob Torres, managing director for Travel, Google - m-Travel.com - Posted September 16, 2010
... [semanticweb.com]

Webiplex Announces DocuPeak Meta Server for Semantic Web and Google Base ... - PR Web (press release) - Posted September 16, 2010
... [semanticweb.com]

Primal Makes Content Automation Almost Too Easy - Posted September 15, 2010
With tools such as WordPress, Tumblr and Posterous, you might think there are already enough ways to publish content online quickly and easily. Primal, which is launching at the DEMO conference this week, thinks that it has something extra to offer. The company’s semantic tools allow publishers to create an entire... [semanticweb.com]

Semantifi Debuts First Search App Marketplace for the 'Deep Web' - Posted September 14, 2010
Startup Reveals the 'Invisible Web' with Semantic Search Apps that Tap the Power of Community   SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- DEMOfall 2010 -- Semantifi, Inc., a pioneer in Web Data Search, today publicly launched ... [semanticweb.com]

The semantic web and the move towards an interconnected world - Posted September 14, 2010
Media Update The semantic web is a relatively new concept, initially proposed some ten-plus years ago as a component of Web 3.0, and is creating quite a bit of buzz in ... ... [semanticweb.com]

Google Instant Might Change the Face of the Internet - Bluhalo (blog) - Posted September 10, 2010
... [semanticweb.com]

Google Instant: Search at The Speed of Thought - Fresh Egg (blog) - Posted September 9, 2010
Fresh ... [semanticweb.com]

Social Media App Helps Users Find Best Content - Bluhalo (blog) - Posted September 8, 2010
... [semanticweb.com]

Last Night: Bumbershoot - PubliCola (blog) - Posted September 6, 2010
... [semanticweb.com]

Bridging the gap: How Semantic Web can move into the mainstream through SXSW - Posted August 17, 2010
Personally, I believe that the Semantic Web will become mainstream in the next few years (I actually have a bet on this with some college friends). I know that this is a strong statement, but I am confident that it will happen. Mainstream is defined in Wikipedia as “the common current of... [semanticweb.com]

Google Expected to Purchase Major Ecommerce Website - Bluhalo (blog) - Posted August 17, 2010
... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook and Google Build Semantic Web - Big Think - Posted August 3, 2010
  ... [semanticweb.com]

Metaweb joins Google - The Freebase Blog - Posted July 16, 2010
As of today, we’re very pleased to announce that Metaweb is now a part of Google... ... [semanticweb.com]

SemTech 2010 Hosts Web Day 3.0 at the Annual Semantic Technology Conference, Thursday, June 24th - Limited Seating Still Available - Posted June 23, 2010
David Recordon, Senior Open Programs Manager of Facebook and best-selling Author, David Siegel will keynote the conference. San Francisco, CA (June 24, 2010) -- SemTech 2010 is currently taking place at the San Francisco Hilton in Union Square. Web Day 3.0 will be held Thursday, June 24, and will include a number... [semanticweb.com]

Atigeo to Speak on Semantic Reasoning, Personal Data Lockers, and Leveraging Unstructured Enterprise Data at the Semantic Technology Conference in San Francisco - Posted June 21, 2010
June 21, 2010, Bellevue, WA -- Atigeo (www.atigeo.com), a compassionate technology company delivering revolutionary semantic software, will host three panel sessions at the Semantic Technology Conference in San Francisco, June 23rd and 24th, highlighting technologies that enable a holistic view of the consumer for enterprises, semantic understanding, and consumer privacy and... [semanticweb.com]

Atigeo: Interview with Chief Scientist Dr. Oliver "Olly" Downs - Posted June 17, 2010
— TONY SHAW, OLIVER (OLLY) DOWNS Tony Shaw: Hi Olly, so to get us started, could you give me a high-level overview of what Atigeo does? Olly Downs: Absolutely. Atigeo’s platform, xPatterns, enables enterprises to derive insights from large, disparate sources of unstructured data. In doing so, we’ve taken two approaches toward how our... [semanticweb.com]

Dassault Systems Acquires Exaled - - Posted June 10, 2010
Tnooz (blog)... [semanticweb.com]

Marketing and the Semantic Web: Sneak Peeks and Big Ideas - Posted May 28, 2010
Date: May 28, 2010, 11:00AM (1 hour)Register: View the Recorded Webcast How will the semantic web change advertising and marketing? At this year's Semantic Technology Conference in San Francisco, we'll have 15 sessions that explore the state-of-the-art of semantic web and linked data technologies in the realm of digital marketing. In this... [semanticweb.com]

Understanding Semantic Search and SEO - Search Engine Journal - Posted May 27, 2010
Regardless of what I ve said about the whole LSI and Google crap in the past, one things worth bearing in mind is that all modern search engines do semantic analysis to one extent or another... ... [semanticweb.com]

A Semantic-based Essay as the Result for a Web Search - Posted May 10, 2010
Introduction This article discusses ways of semantic processing in a search engine. Major search engines have one main type of result – a list of links to matching Web sources. There are many enhancements on top of it, but the core premise remains the same: a search result consists of a set... [semanticweb.com]

Why They Can't See It - The Pew Survey - Posted May 5, 2010
Today the Pew Center released a survey regarding the future of the Semantic Web. More than half of those responded didn’t think that the vision associated with the Semantic Web would be realized – that’s a startling conclusion, really. It’s even more remarkable given the fact that those who responded negatively... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook's Like button ages Google overnight - Bizcommunity.com - Posted May 4, 2010
... [semanticweb.com]

Grouply Connects People Through Shared Interests - EContent (press release) - Posted May 4, 2010
... [semanticweb.com]

The RDFa initiative in Drupal 7, and how it will impact the Semantic Web - Posted April 28, 2010
Date: April 30, 2010, 11:00AM (1 hour)Register: View the Recorded WebcastQ&A: Q&A Session for "The RDFa initiative in Drupal 7, and how it will impact the Semantic Web"Attachment: ... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook Open Graph: The Definitive Guide For Publishers, Users and Competitors - ReadWriteWeb (blog) - Posted April 23, 2010
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A Giant Whooshing Sound - Posted April 21, 2010
Did you hear that sound this week? The giant whooshing sound? There was a great disturbance in the Force, as if thousands of Semantic Web academics, implementors and enthusiasts sighed in unison and their critics were silenced. I believe something wonderful has happened. With apologies to Mr. Lucas, I don't think that... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook Seeks To Build The Semantic Search Engine - Posted April 21, 2010
Facebook Seeks To Build The Semantic Search Engine If HTML is the way developers get information into Google’s search engine, meta data is the way developers will get data into Facebook’s semantic search engine which will be based on the company’s “Open Graph”. Through the use of easy to implement plugins,... [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]

Could Google Become the Semantic Web? - Posted February 21, 2010
"Describing the Semantic Web as a “Web of data” is not too helpful for most people, I have learned."  There’s a lot of talk about it, but for most Web users, the idea described in 1981 by Tim Berners-Lee means little. A number of experts and forward thinking companies do care though,... [semanticweb.com]

Yahoo! looks beyond Google's data cruncher - Register - Posted February 16, 2010
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Why Google and Other Humans Don't Read Your Book Reviews - ReadWriteWeb (blog) - Posted February 14, 2010
... [semanticweb.com]

Google Snags Operator Of Social Search Service Aardvark - Wall Street Journal - Posted February 11, 2010
... [semanticweb.com]

Google Buzz Is A Twitter Killer? Don't Make Me Laugh - Posted February 11, 2010
I've finally been granted access to Google Buzz today, and after playing around with it for an hour or so, I have to say I really don't like it. It's not all bad, but it's bad enough that unless Google makes some significant changes I'm... [AllTwitter]

Peer39: Interview with CEO Amiad Solomon on Semantic Advertising Issues and Opportunities - Posted February 8, 2010
Peer39: Interview with Amiad Solomon Founded in 2006 by an innovative group of scientists and engineers, Peer39 was voted by MIT’s Technology Review as one of the Top Ten Web Startups to Watch in 2008.  Semantic Universe editor Tony Shaw recently spoke with Founder and CEO Amiad Solomon about the company’s innovations,... [semanticweb.com]

Online Retail: Getting the Right Product in Front of Your Customers - Inc.com - Posted February 4, 2010
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Wow, Google Is Awfully Clueless About My Social Life - GigaOm (blog) - Posted January 27, 2010
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Five Quick Tips For Success On Google's Content Network - Search Engine Land (blog) - Posted January 25, 2010
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Building Competency in Semantic Web Technology " Part II - Posted December 22, 2009
In the final installment of this two-part series, Dean Allemang and Scott Henninger look into how the insights about semantic web education have an impact on the adoption of semantic web technologies. When we speak of 'technology adoption', we are referring to the uptake of a new technology by a large group... [semanticweb.com]

AdWeek Celebrates The Best Of The Aughts - Posted December 14, 2009
We're only a couple of weeks away from 2010, and that means it's time for every publication still in existence to start doing a "Best Of The Decade" list like its VH1's entire programming line-up. Lists are great because they are fun, subjective, and get people talking. We've seen Time... [morningmedianewsfeed]

AdWeek Celebrates The Best Of The Aughts - Posted December 14, 2009
We're only a couple of weeks away from 2010, and that means it's time for every publication still in existence to start doing a "Best Of The Decade" list like its VH1's entire programming line-up. Lists are great because they are fun, subjective, and get people talking. We've seen Time... [FishbowlNY]

Google News Chief Swears Platform Will Not Steal Your Content - Posted December 9, 2009
For the past month, Rupert Murdoch's little kerfuffle with Google has been the center of a heated debate about how content should be aggregated. First, the ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Google News Chief Swears Platform Will Not Steal Your Content - Posted December 9, 2009
For the past month, Rupert Murdoch's little kerfuffle with Google has been the center of a heated debate about how content should be aggregated. First, the ... [FishbowlNY]

Google CEO Eric Schmidt Offers Rebuttal to Murdochian Complaints via oped in WSJ - mediabistro.com (blog) - Posted December 3, 2009
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Google CEO Takes To WSJ To Defend Google News - Posted December 3, 2009
What do you to when one of media's most recognizable executives -- News Corporation CEO Rupert Murdoch -- accuses your company of stealing its content? You take to one of... [PRNewser]

Microsoft Finds A Chink in Google's Armor Named News Corp. - Posted November 23, 2009
Two weeks ago, Rupert Murdoch announced that he would be taking content from his News Corp entities like The Wall ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Microsoft Finds A Chink in Google's Armor Named News Corp. - Posted November 23, 2009
Two weeks ago, Rupert Murdoch announced that he would be taking content from his News Corp entities like The Wall ... [FishbowlNY]

Google Founder to PR Department: You Have Eight Hours of My Time This Year - Posted November 17, 2009
New Yorker columnist and author Ken Auletta released his latest book, "Googled: The End of the World As We Know It" earlier this month. The book, as the title implies, is a deep dive into the ... [PRNewser]

Marissa Mayer's Take On Search - Mediapost.com - Posted November 12, 2009
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Google VP Mayer Describes the Perfect Search Engine - PC World - Posted November 10, 2009
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Fired Post Editor Comes Forwards With Allegations - Posted November 10, 2009
Rupert Murdoch just can't catch a break these days: He's waging war against Google... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Fired Post Editor Comes Forwards With Allegations - Posted November 10, 2009
Rupert Murdoch just can't catch a break these days: He's waging war against Google... [FishbowlNY]

Google Responds To Murdoch's Threats: Bring It - Posted November 10, 2009
Yesterday, Australian media mogul Rupert Murdoch complained that News Corp.'s content was being "stolen" by search... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Google Responds To Murdoch's Threats: Bring It - Posted November 10, 2009
Yesterday, Australian media mogul Rupert Murdoch complained that News Corp.'s content was being "stolen" by search... [FishbowlNY]

Who At Google PR Booked Marissa Mayer on Local AM Radio? - Posted November 5, 2009
It seems someone at Google PR thought it would be a good idea to book Vice President of Search Product and User Experience Marissa Mayer on a local morning drive AM radio show. The first quest... [PRNewser]

Google's New D.C. PR: As A Kid, I Watched White House Press Briefings Over 'Saved By The Bell' - Posted October 13, 2009
"I've always been interested in politics and [its] intersection with [the] press...kids would come home from school and have their snack and watch Saved by the Bell or whatever, but I used to come home and watch the White House press briefings." -Mistique Cano, Google's new manager of global commun... [PRNewser]

How Google Can Make Money With Google Wave (GOOG) - The Business Insider - Posted September 30, 2009
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Google's First Press Release - Posted September 28, 2009
Google celebrated its 11th birthday over the weekend, and to honor the occasion, the folks at The Next Web dug up their first press release. The headline of the release, from June 7, 1999, reads: "Google Receives $25 Million in Equity Funding." The release included a statement from Google CEO and co-founder... [PRNewser]

Caroline Campbell To Join AOL as VP of Corporate Communications - Posted September 24, 2009
PRNewser has learned that Caroline Campbell will join AOL as VP of Corporate Communications. Campbell previously was a VP at Porter Novelli. Prior to Porter Novelli, Campbell served as Senior Manager, Global Communications & Public Affairs at Google. A... [PRNewser]

Google Adds Semantic Web, Facebook Support for Video Search - ReadWriteWeb - Posted September 14, 2009
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Google Reveals What Happened To Gmail - Posted September 2, 2009
Yesterday, a Gmail outage slowed down the media industry for over an hour and generally just annoyed everyone who relies on the free email service for personal or business communications. In a ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Google Reveals What Happened To Gmail - Posted September 2, 2009
Yesterday, a Gmail outage slowed down the media industry for over an hour and generally just annoyed everyone who relies on the free email service for personal or business communications. In a ... [FishbowlNY]

oeGOV: Open Government through Semantic Web Technologies - Posted September 1, 2009
Enabling Data Independence for Government Transparency by Ralph Hodgson, CTO, TopQuadrant, Inc. Open Government has become a popular theme, both in the U.S. and other countries.  With “Transparency” gaining momentum, increasing categories and amounts of government data are becoming available on the web.  In the U.S., an impetus for this was Barrack... [semanticweb.com]

Semantic Technology and Search - SES San Jose 2009 Coverage - Search Engine Journal - Posted August 18, 2009
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Twitter Outage: What Happened - Posted August 7, 2009
Okay, the Twitter outage yesterday wasn't the end of the world. But it did put a crimp in our usual routine and made gathering breaking news and information that much more challenging for a good part of the day. Yesterday, Twitter said its technical difficulties were ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Twitter Outage: What Happened - Posted August 7, 2009
Okay, the Twitter outage yesterday wasn't the end of the world. But it did put a crimp in our usual routine and made gathering breaking news and information that much more challenging for a good part of the day. Yesterday, Twitter said its technical difficulties were ... [FishbowlNY]

What will it take to topple Google? - Media Week - Posted July 14, 2009
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Semantics at Google: RDFa, Microformats, and More - SemTech 2009 Audio - Posted July 6, 2009
Othar Hansson, Google, Inc. Kavi Goel, Google, Inc. In this "Late-Breaking News" session, representatives from Google, Inc. discuss the company's recent announcements about semantic web technologies and ongoing initiatives.Attachment: Semantics at Google - RFDa, Microformats, and More.mp3 (38.55 MB)Presenters: ... [semanticweb.com]

KEYNOTE: Executive Round Table: Semantic Search - SemTech 2009 Video - Posted July 6, 2009
This Keynote is presented in six parts. Moderated by: Carla Thompson, Guidewire Group Speakers: Andrew Tomkins, Yahoo! Search Peter Norvig, Google Riza Berkan, hakia Scott Prevost, Powerset division of bing Tomasz Imielinski, Ask.com William Tunstall-Pedoe, True Knowledge Semantic technology changes the rules of the search marketspace, but exactly how, an... [semanticweb.com]

Thoughts on the Semantic Technology 2009 Conference - and the Semantic Web - Kurt Cagle - Posted June 19, 2009
There comes a point in most programmers careers where they make a startling realization. Computer programming has nothing to do with mathematics, and everything to do, ultimately, with language. It's a sobering thought. The art of computer programming largely involves the creation of and manipulation of text at the level of... [semanticweb.com]

Expert System Adds Semantic Search for Twitter Users - PR-USA.net (press release) - Posted June 18, 2009
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Search leaders debate semantics - CNET News - Posted June 17, 2009
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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]

TopQuadrant Offers Free Semantic Web Modeling Tool - Posted June 16, 2009
First Free Semantic Web Editing and Querying Tool with Object-oriented Rule Modeling and RDFa Import SEMANTIC TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE 2009, SAN JOSE, Calif. - June 16, 2009 - TopQuadrant(tm), the global leader in Semantic Web application development technology, today announced TopBraid Composer(tm) Free Edition... [semanticweb.com]

Expert System Releases Live Semantic Index of Obama ... - Market Wire (press release) - Posted June 16, 2009
Expert System... [semanticweb.com]

Expert System Develops Automated Support for Google's Rich ... - Market Wire (press release) - Posted June 16, 2009
Expert System D... [semanticweb.com]

Who Knew? NYT Has A Sense Of Humor - Posted June 11, 2009
The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Who Knew? NYT Has A Sense Of Humor - Posted June 11, 2009
The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c... [FishbowlNY]

Google's Schmidt dings Bing - CNET News - Posted June 9, 2009
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Google Launches "Squared" Semantic Search Tool - Internet Search Engine Database - Posted June 4, 2009
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The Next Big Thing for the Data Management Community - David Wood - Posted June 1, 2009
The next big thing for the data management community is to give up central control and planning in order to gain scalability and robustness. Relational database systems have been the backbone of enterprise information management since the 1970s. The increase in enterprise information to levels beyond what traditional relational systems can effectively... [semanticweb.com]

WolframAlpha: Loaded with Potential, Short on Meaning - Posted June 1, 2009
I haven’t been formally trained on WolframAlpha nor have I thoroughly investigated it. In fact, I’ve spent more time reading the hype about it than I have actually kicking the tires. But from the time I’ve spent, some things are already obvious. First and prominently, WolframAlpha does not rely on semantic... [semanticweb.com]

Siri: The Virtual Assistant That Will Make Everyone Love The ... - TechCrunch - Posted May 27, 2009
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Wolfram Alpha's Place in the Ecosystem - David Wood - Posted May 27, 2009
 Wolfram Alpha has been launched and is available for the public to try. I sat down to play with it. FIrstly (using the rare American adverb here - don't be confused), you can't expect Wolfram Alpha to act like Google. It is a new kind of search engine, as one should expect... [semanticweb.com]

Connect Your Thoughts To The Mindex With Imindi (Private Beta Invites) - TechCrunch - Posted May 25, 2009
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May 2009: The Semantic Web Gang discuss Wolfram Alpha and Google s RDFa - Posted May 22, 2009
Podcast LinkIn the latest episode of the Semantic Web Gang, we discuss the recent launch of Wolfram Alpha and consider the implications of Google’s support for RDFa. June’s episode of the Semantic Web Gang comes live from the Semantic Technology Conference in San Jose. If you’re there, why not come along and... [semanticweb.com]

Abrams Talks PR v. Journalism|Kitfield Wins Third Defense Reporting Prize|Google Won't Buy A Paper|AP Offers Buyouts|A Thrillist.com Party In Pictures - Posted May 21, 2009
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Abrams Talks PR v. Journalism|Kitfield Wins Third Defense Reporting Prize|Google Won't Buy A Paper|AP Offers Buyouts|A Thrillist.com Party In Pictures - Posted May 21, 2009
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Wolfram Alpha: How does it work? - ComputerWeekly.com - Posted May 21, 2009
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Google, Semantic Web ... - InternetNews.com - Posted May 20, 2009
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Microsoft's Next-Gen Search Engine Kumo Expected Next Week - PC World - Posted May 20, 2009
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Wolfram|Alpha has arrived. Now what's it good for? - Scientific American - Posted May 18, 2009
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Putting Wolfram Alpha To The Test: Not Super-Impressed (But Here ... - TechCrunch - Posted May 15, 2009
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Google embraces exercise in Semantics - CNET News - Posted May 12, 2009
Google embraces exercise in Sema... [semanticweb.com]

Google "Rich Snippets" Supports Microformats and RDFa - Posted May 12, 2009
At their Searchology event today, Google announced a new feature set called "Rich Snippets" that includes microformats and RDFa.  Numerous commentators have provided analysis of this announcement, so we at Semantic Universe have selected a handful of the best, which are linked below: Google Search Now Supports Microformats and Adds “R... [semanticweb.com]

Online Women's Mag Double X Launches - Posted May 12, 2009
Way back in November, Slate chairman and editor-in-chief Jacob Weisberg told us about the three ladies that would be helming his newest spin-off venture... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Online Women's Mag Double X Launches - Posted May 12, 2009
Way back in November, Slate chairman and editor-in-chief Jacob Weisberg told us about the three ladies that would be helming his newest spin-off venture... [FishbowlNY]

Brian Williams Gets Indie Music Cred|Google's Mysterious Meetings With Post And Times|Newspapers Should Fail|OK!'s Luxury Update Conspiracy|WSJ.com's Micro-Payment Plan - Posted May 11, 2009
WebNewser: Today, ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Brian Williams Gets Indie Music Cred|Google's Mysterious Meetings With Post And Times|Newspapers Should Fail|OK!'s Luxury Update Conspiracy|WSJ.com's Micro-Payment Plan - Posted May 11, 2009
WebNewser: Today, ... [FishbowlNY]

San Francisco, We've Got You Covered - Posted May 11, 2009
Our Fishbowl blogs have New York, DC and LA covered, but until now we have neglected that important city by the bay. But, never fear San Francisco, BayNewser... [morningmedianewsfeed]

San Francisco, We've Got You Covered - Posted May 11, 2009
Our Fishbowl blogs have New York, DC and LA covered, but until now we have neglected that important city by the bay. But, never fear San Francisco, BayNewser... [FishbowlNY]

Layoffs At Papers In San Francisco and San Diego|Recession Chic At WHCD|Times May Still End Up In Ch. 11|Boston Globe Union Debates Concessions|Google Advertises Chrome - Posted May 8, 2009
MediaJobsDaily: Layoffs at the ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Layoffs At Papers In San Francisco and San Diego|Recession Chic At WHCD|Times May Still End Up In Ch. 11|Boston Globe Union Debates Concessions|Google Advertises Chrome - Posted May 8, 2009
MediaJobsDaily: Layoffs at the ... [FishbowlNY]

Wolfram Alpha: The Next Google, Or the Next Cuil? - Mashable - Posted May 8, 2009
Wolfram Alpha: The... [semanticweb.com]

Dr. Nancy Snyderman To Host MSNBC Show|HarperCollins' Revenue Declines|Google Could Save Journalism|CNBC Host Mad Over Kindle DX|Toby Young Hit By Car - Posted May 7, 2009
TVNewser: NBC News chief medical editor, an... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Dr. Nancy Snyderman To Host MSNBC Show|HarperCollins' Revenue Declines|Google Could Save Journalism|CNBC Host Mad Over Kindle DX|Toby Young Hit By Car - Posted May 7, 2009
TVNewser: NBC News chief medical editor, an... [FishbowlNY]

Five Percent of New Yorkers Support Higher Taxes to Save the NYT - Posted April 10, 2009
One way to save The New York Times would be to raise taxes. But would New Yorkers support that plan? Not according to 100 people polled by ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Five Percent of New Yorkers Support Higher Taxes to Save the NYT - Posted April 10, 2009
One way to save The New York Times would be to raise taxes. But would New Yorkers support that plan? Not according to 100 people polled by ... [FishbowlNY]

Battle of the Twitter Titans? Microsoft and Google Both Express Interest - Posted April 10, 2009
Regardless of the fact Twitter makes no money, and thus far no one has figured out a way to make money from the microblogging service that has saturated the media landscape in the past few months, everyone wants a piece (including ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Battle of the Twitter Titans? Microsoft and Google Both Express Interest - Posted April 10, 2009
Regardless of the fact Twitter makes no money, and thus far no one has figured out a way to make money from the microblogging service that has saturated the media landscape in the past few months, everyone wants a piece (including ... [FishbowlNY]

Newspapers Screwed Up, Says Jeff Jarvis - Posted April 9, 2009
Newspapers are really, really sorry that they have to now undergo all these layoffs. At least that's what they say in every press release, but Jeff Jarvis tells the Huffington Post today that it's actually all they're fault that their in this crisis right now. You've had 20 years since... [MediaJobsDaily]

Google CEO to AP: Why All the Fuss? - Posted April 7, 2009
Google CEO Eric Schmidt participated in a short Q&A following speech at the Newspaper Association of America convention during which he addressed the ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Google CEO to AP: Why All the Fuss? - Posted April 7, 2009
Google CEO Eric Schmidt participated in a short Q&A following speech at the Newspaper Association of America convention during which he addressed the ... [FishbowlNY]

AP Is Not Going To Indulge Taking Anymore - Posted April 7, 2009
Say it with me folks, "We are mad as hell, and we are not going to take it any more." Sound familiar? Like a quote from an Academy Award winning movie about the demise of news? Yeah, well Associated Press chairman Dean Singleton is spouting the same sentiments... [MediaJobsDaily]

Could quantum mathematics shake up Google? - New Scientist - Posted April 6, 2009
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Michael Daconta | The next wave of semantic applications - GCN.com - Posted April 3, 2009
Michael Dacon... [semanticweb.com]

Startups will test Google in Dark Web' - News Observer - Posted April 1, 2009
Startups will test... [semanticweb.com]

Autopilot Email! Or, April Fools From Google - Posted April 1, 2009
April Fools is to Google what Halloween is to The Simpsons. The thing about this year's joke -- a autopilot feature which promises to mirror your own writing style so you never have to answer emails again! -- is that it's not hard to imagine this becoming a reality in... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Autopilot Email! Or, April Fools From Google - Posted April 1, 2009
April Fools is to Google what Halloween is to The Simpsons. The thing about this year's joke -- a autopilot feature which promises to mirror your own writing style so you never have to answer emails again! -- is that it's not hard to imagine this becoming a reality in... [FishbowlNY]

Google Cuts 200 In Sales - Posted March 27, 2009
After cutting nearly 100 recruiters in January and 40 more employees when it folded up it's radio division, the news that Google is laying off workers is hardly, well, news at all. What is interesting right now is that Google just laid off 200 employees in sales and marketin... [MediaJobsDaily]

More Changes At AOL - Posted March 26, 2009
Since he was hired two weeks ago at AOL, everyone has been wondering what Tim Armstrong&#151 former head of advertising at ... [MediaJobsDaily]

NASA Ames CIO Blog: Why Make A Universe of Data Available To The ... - Space Ref (press release) - Posted March 25, 2009
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Google Keeps Tweaking Search Results, Leaving Little Room for Rivals - BusinessWeek - Posted March 24, 2009
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Google Rolls out Semantic Search Capabilities - PC World - Posted March 24, 2009
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MSM Wants Google Recognition/Results - Posted March 23, 2009
Perhaps those newspaper folks currently directing their ire at Arianna Huffington may want to reconsider their target in the hopes that she will divulge her company's "mostly secret" ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

MSM Wants Google Recognition/Results - Posted March 23, 2009
Perhaps those newspaper folks currently directing their ire at Arianna Huffington may want to reconsider their target in the hopes that she will divulge her company's "mostly secret" ... [FishbowlNY]

Myths of the Semantic Web - Jeff Pollock - Posted March 23, 2009
Over the years there have been a lot of persistent myths about the Semantic Web. Really, I can’t blame people too much. The ‘new’ Web has a pretty cryptic name, it’s been a long time coming, and the benefits of this 3rd generation Web infrastructure take some pretty serious geek-cred to... [semanticweb.com]

Cliqset public beta launched - Web User - Posted March 12, 2009
Cliqset public beta launched... [semanticweb.com]

Doug Lenat - I was positively impressed with Wolfram Alpha - Posted March 10, 2009
Stephen Wolfram generously gave me a two-hour demo of Wolfram Alpha last evening, and I was quite positively impressed.  As he said, it's not AI, and not aiming to be, so it shouldn't be measured by contrasting it with HAL or Cyc but with Google or Yahoo.  At its heart is a... [semanticweb.com]

Wolfram Alpha...Brilliant tool, Google killer, or lots of hype? - ZDNet - Posted March 9, 2009
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Wolfram Alpha: The next major search breakthrough? - CNET News - Posted March 8, 2009
Nova Spivack, CEO of Radar Networks, which developed Twine, an ambitious "interest network" Web application based on semantic Web technologies, , said that Wolfram Alpha may be as "important for the Web (and the world) as Google, but for a different ...... [semanticweb.com]

Google CEO: Search Market ... - InternetNews.com - Posted March 4, 2009
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Web Publishing Roll Up: Tools, Tricks and Clicks - CMSWire - Posted February 26, 2009
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Exploring a Deep Web That Google Can t Grasp - Posted February 23, 2009
One day last summer, Google’s search engine trundled quietly past a milestone. It added the one trillionth address to the list of Web pages it knows about. But as impossibly big as that number may seem, it represents only a fraction of the entire Web.... [semanticweb.com]

Worio Delivers Web Discovery by Broadening Its Index to 100 ... - Market Wire (press release) - Posted February 18, 2009
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Perfect Search Opens Access to Google Patent Repository - PR Web (press release) - Posted February 10, 2009
Perfect Search Opens Acce... [semanticweb.com]

Applying Ontology, NLP and Semantic Search To Enterprise Collaboration - Posted February 3, 2009
This paper describes how advanced semantic web and natural language techniques can be used within the context of enterprise collaboration to solve concrete user problems. Introduction At GroupSwim.com our mission is to significantly improve enterprise collaboration. In the last few years, enterprise collaboration has advanced significantly with the introduction of wikis, discuss... [semanticweb.com]

Ontology based mining of digital text - Internet monitoring for Investor Relations - Posted January 22, 2009
The evolution of the semantic web brings new possibilities to handle the information overload. This paper focuses on the motivation to integrate two applications and the usage of semantic content for information managers. Analysts and executives need to understand today the value of semantic technologies in relation to business intelligence and... [semanticweb.com]

Implementing Commercial Applications With Semantic Search - Posted January 21, 2009
Executive Summary A common challenge facing today’s enterprise, its employees, and customers, is the ability to easily and effectively access corporate data and product/services-related information.  To obtain the accurate and specific information needed from a vast corporate network is a daunting task, especially as data grows more complex and the workforce becomes... [semanticweb.com]

Agent Based Semantic Web - Posted January 21, 2009
— GEORGE RZEVSKI, PETR SKOBELEVThe Internet is a vast digital network of computers spreading around the globe. In 2008 the number of people connected to the Internet via servers, desktops and various mobile devices reached 1,463,632,361, which represents 21.9% of population of the world. One could argue that a quarter of all... [semanticweb.com]

Dublin Core and OWL - Posted January 20, 2009
We've known about the Dublin Core (www.dublincore.org ) pretty much forever. We know it has a following in Library Science and content management systems, and Adobe uses their tags as the basis for the XMP (www.adobe.com/products/xmp/). And we knew that at least one of the original architects for the Dublin Core, Eric... [semanticweb.com]

Dublin Core and OWL - Posted January 20, 2009
We’ve known about the Dublin Core (www.dublincore.org ) pretty much forever. We know it has a following in Library Science, and content management systems, and Adobe uses their tags as the basis for the XMP (www.adobe.com/products/xmp/). And we knew that at least one of the original architects for the Dublin Core, Eric Miller (www.w3.org/Peopl... [semanticweb.com]

Top 2008 News Stories that Don't Begin With 'O' - Posted December 23, 2008
Barack Obama is not the only top story of 2008! Over at The Morning Delivery Bill Lucey... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Top 2008 News Stories that Don't Begin With 'O' - Posted December 23, 2008
Barack Obama is not the only top story of 2008! Over at The Morning Delivery Bill Lucey... [FishbowlNY]

Yahoo's Jerry Yang Steps Down as CEO - Posted November 18, 2008
Looks like at least one chapter of the long Yahoo soap opera has drawn to a close. Jerry Yang, who co-founded Yahoo back in 1995 announced yeste... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Yahoo's Jerry Yang Steps Down as CEO - Posted November 18, 2008
Looks like at least one chapter of the long Yahoo soap opera has drawn to a close. Jerry Yang, who co-founded Yahoo back in 1995 announced yeste... [FishbowlNY]

Is Google Recession Proof? - Posted October 20, 2008
While everyone and his editor is getting canned, it looks as though search engine Google is doing just fine. According to ... [FishbowlLA]

Does Gawker Have Screen Grabs of Sarah Palin's Personal Email Acct? - Posted September 17, 2008
It looks like John McCain's aversion to the Google may be a good thing after all, or at least something to be envied if you're Sarah... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Does Gawker Have Screen Grabs of Sarah Palin's Personal Email Acct? - Posted September 17, 2008
It looks like John McCain's aversion to the Google may be a good thing after all, or at least something to be envied if you're Sarah... [FishbowlNY]

The Rest of the World Not So Thrilled at the Empire of the Google - Posted September 16, 2008
Looks like the rest of the world isn't so thrilled at Google's "ever-tightening grip on internet traffic" and "its unbridled use of online content." Especially when it comes to the proposed Google-Yah... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Rest of the World Not So Thrilled at the Empire of the Google - Posted September 16, 2008
Looks like the rest of the world isn't so thrilled at Google's "ever-tightening grip on internet traffic" and "its unbridled use of online content." Especially when it comes to the proposed Google-Yah... [FishbowlNY]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted September 16, 2008
Driven: Bob Pool is surprised to learn that there are cab drivers in Burbank with hybrid cars. We are surprised to learn that there are cab drivers in Burbank. ... [FishbowlLA]

Tribune and UAL: When in Doubt Blame the Google - Posted September 11, 2008
You will recall how earlier this week due to some sort of time/date glitch that resulted in an old bankruptcy story getting picked up by Bloomberg News... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Tribune and UAL: When in Doubt Blame the Google - Posted September 11, 2008
You will recall how earlier this week due to some sort of time/date glitch that resulted in an old bankruptcy story getting picked up by Bloomberg News... [FishbowlNY]

A Date by Any Other Name Could Spell Financial Doom - Posted September 9, 2008
If a false story is reported and Google picks it up, does that make it true? Could be. Case in point yesterday the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reprinted a six year old story about United Airlines going bankrupt. The sto... [morningmedianewsfeed]

A Date by Any Other Name Could Spell Financial Doom - Posted September 9, 2008
If a false story is reported and Google picks it up, does that make it true? Could be. Case in point yesterday the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reprinted a six year old story about United Airlines going bankrupt. The sto... [FishbowlNY]

The Future of Newspapers: Is the Snake Eating its Own Tail? - Posted August 1, 2008
Here's an interesting little dilemma, in a circle of newspaper life sort of way. Where will Google get its news if there is no more news being reported because the rise of Google News has resulted in the shuttering of all the newspapers that gather the news in the fir... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Future of Newspapers: Is the Snake Eating its Own Tail? - Posted August 1, 2008
Here's an interesting little dilemma, in a circle of newspaper life sort of way. Where will Google get its news if there is no more news being reported because the rise of Google News has resulted in the shuttering of all the newspapers that gather the news in the fir... [FishbowlNY]

Cuil Runnings: Day Two of the Biggest Search Engine Ever! - Posted July 29, 2008
Yesterday we told you about a new search engine that had just launched, which was being heralded as the best thing since Google. Better actually. And created by a former Google empl... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Cuil Runnings: Day Two of the Biggest Search Engine Ever! - Posted July 29, 2008
Yesterday we told you about a new search engine that had just launched, which was being heralded as the best thing since Google. Better actually. And created by a former Google empl... [FishbowlNY]

Android, Symbian Merger in the Wings? - Posted July 28, 2008
Market analyst firm J. Gold Associates is predicting that Google's Android and Nokia's Symbian open mobile platforms will announce ... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

Sprint Gets Serious about Web Access - Posted July 28, 2008
Doing its part to push mobile Internet usage, Sprint launched Sprint Web, something it describes as a "next-generation mobile Web browsing experience." The new e... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

Too Cuil for Google's School - Posted July 28, 2008
There was an article in the recent much-talked about New Yorker that mentioned it was not unusual in the science community for a person to leave his ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Too Cuil for Google's School - Posted July 28, 2008
There was an article in the recent much-talked about New Yorker that mentioned it was not unusual in the science community for a person to leave his ... [FishbowlNY]

Breaking into the Semantic Web, Part II - Posted July 23, 2008
This interview with Eric Miller, President of Zepheira was conducted by Golda Velez. http://zepheira.com SR: Eric, let me ask your advice. The Semantic Web is interesting, exciting, promising. So say I'm a developer, how do I get involved with it? Or suppose I have a tech company,... [semanticweb.com]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted July 16, 2008
50 Cent: Not the rapper, the price tag. In the face of cuts and other awful things, Steve Lopez reminds readers what they're getting for 50 cents: "Although that money doesn't buy you ... [FishbowlLA]

Yahoo, Microsoft and Google Take it to the Judge - Posted July 16, 2008
If only we could all take our bad relationship complaints directly to a congressional hearing. At an anti-trust hearing yesterday an exec for Microsoft — whose ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Yahoo, Microsoft and Google Take it to the Judge - Posted July 16, 2008
If only we could all take our bad relationship complaints directly to a congressional hearing. At an anti-trust hearing yesterday an exec for Microsoft — whose ... [FishbowlNY]

Microsoft buying into Semantics - part 1 - Posted June 28, 2008
The news yesterday that Microsoft is likely buying semantic search provider Powerset had those of us in the community buzzing.  Besides the valuation per se this event provides several thoughts about the maturity of our technology, its value and its future.  What will Google do now?  This is the first question that... [semanticweb.com]

Lee Abrams Has Us Pretty Well Pissed Off - Posted June 2, 2008
We're used to making jokes about the outside people who come into newsrooms and mess them all up with their complete lack of understanding about what makes a newspaper a newspaper. But we're having a hard time laughing at the latest lunatic musings from ... [FishbowlLA]

How Yahoo! is defining the Semantic Web - Posted June 2, 2008
Yahoo! has entered the Semantic Web with the announcement of RDF support in SearchMonkey . And leave it to a semantic web veteran like Peter Mika to be the one to make it happen. SearchMonkey has become the inspiration for my latest cocktail-party answer to the question, "What is the... [semanticweb.com]

Jack Smith Retrospective - Posted April 2, 2008
Veronique de Turenne reminds us that the Huntington is hosting a Jack Smith retrospective, Smith on Wry, featuring the papers of L.A.'s beloved colum... [FishbowlLA]

GMail Custom Time Fools Dozens - Posted April 1, 2008
Oh those wacky guys at Google-- Gmail custom time stamps. How does it work? Gmail utilizes an e-flux capacitor to resolve issues of causality But they did get a ... [FishbowlLA]

Mother and baby doing well - Posted March 14, 2008
You know something is up when RDF and the Semantic Web are mentioned on TechCrunch . That's not one of the 'new company raises $6m to enable Semantic Web search, but is never heard of again' kind of mentions. It's a simple, straightforward, 'Yahoo! is now starting to index the metadata... [semanticweb.com]

Connecting the Dots - Posted March 10, 2008
What is commonly understood about the Semantic Web is not what I care to write about. I have a long professional history of looking to the future of business and how things come together in unique and challenging ways. In other words how stuff turns out that most people... [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]

A Wiki for Business Knowledge in Executable English - Posted January 3, 2008
The problem of business-IT alignment is of widespread economic concern, and is largely caused by a semantic disconnect between business people and technologists. The business people speak English, and the techies have to translate that English into something a computer can understand -- often a low-level, step-by-step way to complete... [semanticweb.com]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted December 4, 2007
Hot Network Mess: Reporter Greg Braxton describes how far BET has to go to undo its image as a bad-taste maker in the black community. ... [FishbowlLA]

Moving the Internet Inside with Semantic Technologies - Posted November 13, 2007
The vast majority of today’s enterprise applications owe their genesis to a period very different from today. Even the most apparently innovative share perhaps unnecessary heritage with their ancestors, preventing them from fully exploiting the potential of an ever-more connected world. The increased ubiquity of high speed access to the Internet... [semanticweb.com]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted October 25, 2007
Fighting Fire With Fire: Police shoot and kill an arson suspect near Cal State San Bernardino. Another suspect was arrested. ... [FishbowlLA]

Mark Jen Getting Hitched, Rather Than Separated, Which is Nice, Considering His History - Posted October 9, 2007
Mark Jen, the most famous ex-Googlite, ex-Plaxo as of a few months ago, is getting married to Rose Kwok. Mark is part of the Lunch 2.0 conspiracy. (The next LA one is... [FishbowlLA]

Using Microformats to Get Started with the Semantic Web - Posted October 4, 2007
Web developers use microformats to get out of the Semantic Web starting gate. True technological paradigm shifts don't happen easily. There's always the challenge of getting from here to there. The IT industry has typically referred to this as the "installed base" problem, and it represents as thorny an issue for... [semanticweb.com]

Attributor Asks Google--Where's Claim Your Content? - Posted October 2, 2007
Attributor, the Silicon Valley content-identification service, reminds us that Google promised Claim Your Content back in April, and t... [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]

The Next, Still Pessimistic Chapter for E-Books - Posted September 6, 2007
The New York Times' Brad Stone doesn't really add much more about the next generation e-book readers like Amazon Kindle and the Sony Reader, but since people reading the NYT aren't necessarily reading GalleyCat (or tech-related websites and blogs, for that matter... [GalleyCat]

Technology Review - OwlSight - Posted August 13, 2007
Most of us are familiar with the Protege-OWL editor as a widely-used visualization tool for ontologies.  Recently, a new tool called OwlSight was released from the consulting firm of Clark & Parsia , a small cadre of engineers and researchers with ties to the Universities of Maryla... [semanticweb.com]

Google Launches Newsmaker Comments - Posted August 9, 2007
Google, when not aiding and abetting stalkers, will provide a forum for those ... [FishbowlLA]

Amazon Offers Early Galleys, Online Payments - Posted August 6, 2007
Though Amazon tried this idea once before without much success, the company has decided that sending out ARCs to hand-picked customer reviewers is a good thing, Ergo, Amazon Vine, which will "help our vendors generate awareness for new and pre-release products by connecting them with the voice of the Amazon community:... [GalleyCat]

Authors At the Workplace to Read, Not Work - Posted July 23, 2007
The SF Chronicle's Tamara Straus looks at the recent trend of publishers sending authors not to the bookstores, but to the workplace to tour. Since the fall of 2005, for example, Google has joined several large West Coast companies such as Microsoft, Starbucks and Yahoo in hosting authors for weekly, sometimes... [GalleyCat]

Sundown on Sunset: Tell Us All About It - Posted June 29, 2007
Paris Hilton's interview on Larry King Live brought in 3.2 million viewers; 1.4 million in the adults 25-54 demo, three times King's regular average. And some disapprove. Television Without Pity goes head-first into Rescue Me. Jack McGee... [FishbowlLA]

LAT in 90 Seconds - Posted June 14, 2007
Meee-ow EBay and Google are fighting like sorority sisters. Girls Gone Goree:... [FishbowlLA]

Giving Google a Taste of its Medicine - Posted June 8, 2007
The UK publishing world is abuzz with Macmillan CEO Richard Charkin's actions at BEA last weekend. Charkin and a colleague went to Google's booth, took a couple of its laptops and waited in close proximity until someone at the company no... [GalleyCat]

LAT in 90 Seconds - Posted March 15, 2007
Dinner and a Show: Here's an alternative to all those summer evenings you won't be spending at the movies. ... [FishbowlLA]

Google Gets Attacked on Several Fronts - Posted March 6, 2007
With the Association of American Publishers' annual meeting in full swing today, the prevailing theme is what to do about Google's plan to digitize all books ASAP. Which is why, as the Financial Times' John Gapper reports, Microsoft plans to launch a fierce attack on Google over its "cavalier" approach to... [GalleyCat]

More Evidence That Google Has Lost Its Cool - Posted February 9, 2007
Two brothers have quit a company that they founded and sold to Google "amid reports of growing tension" between them and the online behemoth, Online Media Daily reports. Chad and ... [FishbowlLA]

Publishing Unbound, Google-Style - Posted January 19, 2007
A crowd more than 300-strong gathered at the New York Public Library's Celeste Bartos Room for Google's all-day Unbound conference to be told, in no uncertain terms by an array of speakers, that if you're not moving with the digital times, you're just not a 21st century publish... [GalleyCat]

AMS To Sell Off PGW? - Posted January 8, 2007
So says PW Daily, reporting that it appears increasingly likely that Publishers Group West will be sold off in a deal that could close relatively quickly. Sources said that "well funded" companies have been in discussions about acquiring the company in a transaction separate from any AMS deal. But before anyone starts... [GalleyCat]

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