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YouTube, Google+ and LinkedIn Drive The Most Engaged Social Referrals

The fact is, many of us spend an egregious amount of time using social media (sharing tweets, commenting on FB posts, etc.). We lose ourselves in our ever updating feeds. The more curious among us even try to quantify the hours and minutes spent on social networking each day. But I’ve often wondered: What is our behavior … Read more

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Google+ Rolls Out Vanity URLs to All Linked Pages?

          I received an email from Google+ today indicating that one of my pages was now eligible for a unique custom URL.       Upon further review of a number of pages I manage, I noticed all had the ability to now claim the custom URL, so long as they … Read more

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Google kicks AT&T out of Starbucks

Google will soon provide free Wi-Fi inside all 7,000 Starbucks locations in the United States, the company announced today. Until now, AT&T has provided the free Wi-Fi inside locations, but apparently Google has kicked it out with the promise of faster speeds. Google says most locations will get speeds up to 10 times faster than … Read more

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Google+ Update Makes It Easier to See What Your Friends Like

Google is making it easier for you to discover what your friends like on Google+. Starting Tuesday the company is going to start highlighting posts that have been +1’d by people in your circles on your stream, as well as highlighting some of your own well-received posts to your friends in their mainstream on Google+. The … Read more

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Did Google Just Try to Totally Change How Search Works?

Google might have just added a huge feature to Search. It’s trying to make it conversational. The first big search move that Google announced today at I/O was to make it more personal, so you can search for things like “my flight to london” and get information for your upcoming flight to London. Naturally. Like Google Now … Read more

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Google’s Inactive Account Manager secures your digital existence after you kick the bucket

If you’re worried about what will happen to your mounds of digital data when you pass away, Google has just announced a feature for keeping said libraries secure. The outfit’s Inactive Account Manager allows users to set time out periods of three, six, nine or 12 months for inactivity before deleting all of the stored files or … Read more

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Google+ Begins Rolling Out Vanity URLs

Google+ is introducing vanity URLs, allowing users to further customize their profile pages, the company announced Monday. The vanity URLs are short, easy-to-remember web addresses that link directly to a member’s profile or page on Google+, according to a blog post by employee Saurabh Sharma. The new addresses will be markedly different from their current format. Right now, … Read more

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Twitter Improves Realtime Search While Google Lacks It

Twitter continues to position itself over Google for breaking news Twitter announced some new improvements to its Discover tab.  It’s getting more personalized, and will begin surfacing content based on tweets that are popular among people you follow and who they follow. “The Discover tab’s new design shows who tweeted about particular stories,” explains Twitter VP of Product, … Read more

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Google Chrome Now the No. 1 Browser in the World

Google’s Chrome web browser just passed Microsoft’s Internet Explorer to become the most-used browser in the world, says the latest data from a digital analytics service. Although Chrome has edged out IE before for short periods, the last week marks the first time Chrome was the No. 1 browser for a sustained period of one week. Exactly 31.88% of the … Read more

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[BREAKING] Facebook Sets IPO at $28 to $35 A Share

Facebook announced the price for its initial public offering at $28 to $35 per share Thursday afternoon. The company will offer 337,415,352 shares of Class A common stock at a yet-unspecified date. A statement from Facebook reads: “Facebook, Inc. is offering 180,000,000 shares of its Class A common stock and the selling stockholders are offering 157,415,352 … Read more

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