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REPORT: Facebook Discussed Investment in Chinese Smartphone Maker Xiaomi - Posted January 12, 2015
When Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg visited ... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Google Slashes Facebook Login's Lead in 4Q - Posted January 9, 2015
Google took a small bite out of Facebook's social login dominance in t... [AllFacebook]

Take a Tour of The Colbert Report Studio in Google Maps - Posted December 18, 2014
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 December 18, 2014
What is the future of online privacy? ... [AllFacebook]

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]

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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

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]

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

CNBC Survey Respondents Trash Facebook - Posted November 4, 2014
Respondents to a recent survey conducted by ... [AllFacebook]

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 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, ... [FishbowlDC]

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

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

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... [AllFacebook]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Tech Giants Can Handle Their Own Mergers and Acquisitions Now - Posted August 18, 2014
A New York Times piece published over th... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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]

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]

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 ... [FishbowlDC]

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 ... [GalleyCat]

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 ... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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 ... [FishbowlDC]

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 ... [GalleyCat]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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 ... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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]

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... [GalleyCat]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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

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]

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 ... [GalleyCat]

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]

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. ... [FishbowlDC]

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. ... [GalleyCat]

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]

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]

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

REPORT: Facebook To Account For 21.7% Of Global Mobile Ad Market In 2014 - Posted March 19, 2014
Market-research outfit ... [AllFacebook]

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

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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

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... [FishbowlDC]

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... [PRNewser]

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]

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... [AgencySpy]

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: ... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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 ... [FishbowlDC]

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 ... [FishbowlDC]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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... [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 ... [FishbowlDC]

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

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

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.... [FishbowlDC]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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 ... [FishbowlDC]

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... [PRNewser]

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]

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 ... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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 ... [FishbowlDC]

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. ... [FishbowlDC]

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]

What Facebook, Seven Other Tech Giants Wrote To The U.S. Government On Surveillance Reform - Posted December 9, 2013
Facebook teamed up with ... [AllFacebook]

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 "... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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 ... [GalleyCat]

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 ... [FishbowlDC]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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... [GalleyCat]

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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... [PRNewser]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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

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]

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]

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 '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... [FishbowlDC]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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 ... [FishbowlDC]

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 ... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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... [GalleyCat]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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... [GalleyCat]

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. ... [FishbowlDC]

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. ... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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... [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... [GalleyCat]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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... [GalleyCat]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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]

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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

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 ... [GalleyCat]

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]

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]

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]

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 ... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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 ... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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]

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]

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

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]

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]

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

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]

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]

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]

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'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]

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]

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]

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 ... [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]

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 ... [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... [GalleyCat]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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]

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... [GalleyCat]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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]

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]

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... [AllFacebook]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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]

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 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 ... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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... [morningmedianewsfeed]

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... [FishbowlNY]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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+... [PRNewser]

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]

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" ... [FishbowlDC]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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 ... [FishbowlDC]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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 ... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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 -- ... [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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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

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]

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 ... [FishbowlDC]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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]

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 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... [FishbowlDC]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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 ... [FishbowlDC]

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)? ... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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]

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 ... [FishbowlDC]

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 ... [GalleyCat]

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 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... [PRNewser]

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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: 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... [FishbowlDC]

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 ... [FishbowlDC]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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]

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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]

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]

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... [PRNewser]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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 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]

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

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 ... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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 ... [FishbowlDC]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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

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]

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 ... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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 ... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Help Center Flooded With Spam - Posted August 29, 2012
Any confused, challenged or perplexed Facebook user who heads over to the ... [AllFacebook]

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... [GalleyCat]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

Google to Ad Agencies: Let's Kiss and Make Up - Posted August 8, 2012
According to the people at AdAge, Google (Don't Be ... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

Wildfire Interactive Examines Facebook Campaign Brand Advocates - Posted August 6, 2012
Social media marketing software provider Wildfire I... [AllFacebook]

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]

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 ... [FishbowlDC]

'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... [PRNewser]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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 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]

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]

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... [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... [FishbowlDC]

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... [GalleyCat]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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]

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]

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 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]

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]

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]

INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook IPO Vs. Other Tech IPOs - Posted May 10, 2012
Social media agency Banyan Branch compared the upcoming Faceb... [AllFacebook]

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]

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 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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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. ... [GalleyCat]

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. ... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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]

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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'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]

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]

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 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]

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]

'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... [GalleyCat]

'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... [FishbowlDC]

Liveblogging, Blackouts, and Protests! The Internet Takes On SOPA - Posted January 18, 2012
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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]

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]

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]

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

Tech Round Up: Google+ Photo Upgrade; Cision for Smartphones; and More - Posted December 19, 2011
Google+... [GalleyCat]

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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 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]

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+ ... [GalleyCat]

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]

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]

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]

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 ... [FishbowlDC]

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 ... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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 ... [FishbowlDC]

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 ... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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
... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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]

Former Google Marketing Head Joins SocialTwist as President - Posted August 11, 2011
SocialTwist has appointed former Google head of product marketing Sanjeev Agrawal... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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+ 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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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, ... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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 ... [FishbowlDC]

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 Now Supports Authorship Markup - Posted June 8, 2011
On Tuesday Google announced, "Today we're beginning to support authorship marku... [semanticweb.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 ... [FishbowlDC]

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 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]

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... [GalleyCat]

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

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]

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 ... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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]

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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]

'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... [FishbowlDC]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

'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... [PRNewser]

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]

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... [PRNewser]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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 ... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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: ... [FishbowlDC]

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 ... [FishbowlDC]

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
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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
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Google Snags Operator Of Social Search Service Aardvark - Wall Street Journal - Posted February 11, 2010
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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]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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 ... [FishbowlDC]

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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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... [FishbowlDC]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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... [FishbowlDC]

Google Adds Semantic Web, Facebook Support for Video Search - ReadWriteWeb - Posted September 14, 2009
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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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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]

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]

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]

Wolfram Alpha: The Next Google, Or the Next Cuil? - Mashable - Posted May 8, 2009
Wolfram Alpha: The... [semanticweb.com]

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]

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
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Startups will test Google in Dark Web' - News Observer - Posted April 1, 2009
Startups will test... [semanticweb.com]

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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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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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