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Vine Goes To a Desktop Near You

The popular 6 seconds video mobile app is now available on your desktop. Users are now able to go to Vine.co and watch their favorite 6 seconds videos on their large desktop screen and you are no longer constrained to a mobile device. The first thing you will see when you go to their new website […]

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Xbox One Gets Web Search By Bing

Microsoft announced a new update to Xbox One, which support Bing web search and full online results. When searching with Xbox Bing, you will see results from Xbox market place, as well as items from the web. And when using Internet Explorer, you can now highlight text on the web page then press the menu button […]

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Google Takes Its Street Team to The Tundra

In celebration of the International Polar Bear Day, which happens to be today, people around the world will be able to view these bear in their national habitat. Google took its street view team to Churchill last October 2013 to capture the a 360 degree view of the polar bears in their natural habitat before it disappear. […]

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Guest Blogging Is Not Dead, or Is it?

Matt Cutts, Google’s head of search spam yesterday posted a blog post titled “The decay and fall of guest blogging for SEO“.  In the post, he goes on to explain how guest blogging became very spammy and used by many SEO “experts” to build link and increase a website’s page rank.  According to Matt Cutts, […]

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Companies Are Loosing Faith In Social Media Marketing

According to a recent survey by Next Stage, 21% say they are dissatisfied with the impact of social media marketing in general. And about only 8% say they’re satisfied with the impact they’re having. Next Stage surveyed about 1700 companies ranging from mom and pop shops to F100 companies: 6 percent of marketers said they’re new to […]

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Spill Launches iOS and Android Apps

Spill is bringing its “empathy” social service to a mobile device near you. Spill is an “empathy engine” where students can anonymously share their problems with others and receive advice. The website is still in beta and released its first mobile iOS and Android application yesterday.  They are also expanding their “empathy” service beyond college […]

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Is Apple Developing a User-Generated “Street View” Feature In Maps?

According to a recent patent that was awarded to Apple last week for a concept that could allow Apple to crowd-source street-level, three-dimensional mapping data by simply using photos taken by users on their iPhones according to Inside Apple. The U.S. Patent No. 8,624,974 B2 was awarded to Apple last Tuesday, entitled “Generating a Three-Dimensional Model Using a […]

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Google Takes Street View Features Into Hotels

Google is expanding its hotel business by taking its street view technology inside hotels in North America. The first noticeable feature is high-resolution photos when searching for hotels. The photos are taken by photographers trained and certified by Google. The photographs are stitched together into 360-degree views using panoramic camera technology. Travelers can see the photos […]

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