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Walgreens spams foursquare users with ads via Twitter when they check in

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Walgreens has decided to partner with Local Response, a startup that “helps marketers respond to real-time consumer intent.” With the partnership, Walgreens now auto-sends foursquare users a Halls ad via Twitter when they check into participating stores. While the idea of location-relevant advertising sounds quite efficient, the resulting bot-like method of spamming users on...
Walgreens spams foursquare users with ads via Twitter when they check in

Yelp advertising is a rip-off for small advertisers

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Yelp! That word could be coming out of the mouths of small-business owners when they hear how much the online reviews site is overcharging them for advertising. At a time when much online advertising is being sold for 60 cents per thousand impressions (CPMs), Yelp is charging some local advertisers...
Yelp advertising is a rip-off for small advertisers

Yahoo Is No Longer Dead To Me

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A few months I threw a public hissy fit and declared on this blog that Yahoo is dead to me. And they were. But in four months since I wrote that post, they did some good things. 1) they asked the CEO who led them down the patent troll route...
Yahoo Is No Longer Dead To Me

The Darkness II: A short, entertaining, by-the-numbers horror shooter

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The Darkness II is one of the most unabashedly and gleefully gory games of this generation, reveling in its own torrents of blood and shredded viscera. While bullets exploding heads and tearing through flesh aren’t anything new in the video game world, the brutal Darkness executions take the virtual...
The Darkness II: A short, entertaining, by-the-numbers horror shooter

From TC50 Winners To A $7.4M Round And A Home Depot Acquisition, Redbeacon Tells All

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I’ve been on a journey through the past as Disrupt NYC (tickets here) draws closer, sifting through past Disrupt and TC50 startups with the hopes of getting a clear update on the accomplishments, the trials, and the milestones between then and now. The stories have been amazing, but one of...
From TC50 Winners To A $7.4M Round And A Home Depot Acquisition, Redbeacon Tells All

5 Ways Conversion Takes Market Share Like Candy From A Baby

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They are out there, and they are not nice. They seek to take food from the mouths of your children and to put your career at risk. They are your online competitors, and they won’t think twice about leaving you crying helplessly as they eat your ice cream cone. In...
5 Ways Conversion Takes Market Share Like Candy From A Baby

Apple's iPhone 5: Review Roundup

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A handful of news sites have spent some quality time with the iPhone 5 and the verdict is in: The iPhone 5 is -- to pull words from the mouths of reviewers -- "feather-light," "superior" and "every bit the device that people were asking for," but not without its flaws....
Apple's iPhone 5: Review Roundup

Windows Phone ‘Tango’ update may land in early June

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According to Mi Movil, sources are placing the landing date for the ‘Tango’ in early June. Tango is the long-expected update to the Windows Phone platform that will lower its minimum hardware specifications. Microsoft intends to use those lowered standards as an opportunity to bring Windows Phone hardware into local markets...
Windows Phone ‘Tango’ update may land in early June

SearchCap: The Day In Search, May 30, 2012

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Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: 5 Ways Conversion Takes Market Share Like Candy From A Baby They are out there, and they are not nice. They seek to take food from...
SearchCap: The Day In Search, May 30, 2012

Google Drive vs Dropbox, SkyDrive, Box and more – How does it stack up?

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With today’s release of Google Drive the obvious question to be asked is how it stacks up to the existing competition. Whether you choose to use Drive by itself, or in conjunction with something else, it’s best to move forward while educated so we’re here to help you out. We’ll...
Google Drive vs Dropbox, SkyDrive, Box and more – How does it stack up?

Hiring of Kevin Rose by Google sends all the wrong signals to Silicon Valley

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“Embrace failure” is the first thing anyone will tell you is the secret to Silicon Valley’s success. There are other things of course, but that’s likely the first thing that will pop out of people’s mouths. But as important that philosophy is, the news today that Google had “hired” or...
Hiring of Kevin Rose by Google sends all the wrong signals to Silicon Valley
Older worker termites become exploding, toxic defenders

The ethics of astro-turfing: sleazy or smart business?

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Taking money to plug a company is a cardinal sin of journalism and can even be against the law. Yet, astro-turfing — spinning paid opinion as popular sentiment — remains a thriving trade all the same. The phenomenon has been on display again during this week’s epic intellectual property trial...
The ethics of astro-turfing: sleazy or smart business?

True Story: What Happens When You Buy 70,000 Twitter Followers

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We've already reported that Twitter has a big problem with fake accounts--and that it's become big business to sell these fake accounts to people looking to boost their Twitter followers. So what happens if you violate Twitter's terms of service and buy followers? The answer: Not much, according to a guy...
True Story: What Happens When You Buy 70,000 Twitter Followers

Google Fiber to host Compute Midwest's hackathon, taking developers into hyperspace

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Compute Midwest (CMW), a 2.5 day conference happening at the Kauffman Center For Performing Arts on November 9th through 11th in Kansas City, has just announced that it will host the first ever hackathon powered by Google Fiber. That’s right developers, your mouths should be watering, as lighting fast speeds will surely come in handy during...
Google Fiber to host Compute Midwest's hackathon, taking developers into hyperspace
Peek Inside AT&T's New 10,000 Sq. Ft. Flagship Store In Chicago, Complete With "Vibe Of Exploration"

What Apple's Chomp Acquisition Means For the Future of the App Store

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Whenever somebody we know gets their first iPhone, it seems the first question out of their mouths is always the same. "What apps should I get?" It's seldom anything about how the phone's user interface works or how to do certain day-to-day tasks. That much tends to be obvious once...
What Apple's Chomp Acquisition Means For the Future of the App Store

Quora Debuts Embedded Quotes to Better Court Publishers

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Quora announced a new function on Monday that allows third-party publishers to more easily highlight Quora content on outside sites. With “Embedded Quotes,” publishers can now click an embed link from underneath Quora user entries and take a snippet of code to insert in their sites. It’s an easier, faster...
Quora Debuts Embedded Quotes to Better Court Publishers

Vevo to YouTube: Lower Your Fees or We're Leaving and Taking Justin Beiber with Us

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Vevo founder and Sony Music Entertainment executive Doug Morris has given Google an ultimatum: Lower your fees, or we're taking our business to one of your competitors.  Morris told the Los Angeles Times on July 11 that if Google doesn't reduce the cost of posting on YouTube, "there are at...
Vevo to YouTube: Lower Your Fees or We're Leaving and Taking Justin Beiber with Us

Chick-Fil-A's Brand Image Suffers In Wake Of Family Definition Controversy

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Consumer perception of Chick-Fil-A has dropped significantly in the wake of perceived anti-gay comments made earlier this month by the company’s president, a drop that highlights the risks of corporate entities dipping their feet — or mouths — into sensitive social/political... Please visit Marketing Land for the full article....
Chick-Fil-A's Brand Image Suffers In Wake Of Family Definition Controversy

WWE Raw SuperShow One Wrestler Short Due To SOPA Support

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Via Wrestling Inc, we learn that wrestler Val Venis will not be appearing in upcoming Raw SuperShow events due to the WWE's past support of SOPA and CISPA. According to a recent tweet, Val told one fan, "#WWE asked me to appear but I just cannot do anything with them...
WWE Raw SuperShow One Wrestler Short Due To SOPA Support

Just Say 'Pop' and this Gadget Lobs a Piece of Popcorn At Your Mouth

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(Photo: Popcorn Indiana) Popcorn is delicious. Sometimes it gets stuck in your teeth and sometimes it leaves your fingers salty and soaked in butter, but overall it is a delicious food and if you don’t think so the door is over there, GOOD DAY SIR. But that whole messy fingers...
Just Say 'Pop' and this Gadget Lobs a Piece of Popcorn At Your Mouth
Tumblr and Gnip partner to provide businesses access to public posts
AngelPad Doesn’t Make Many Mistakes, But Maybe They Should

Pets in your pocket with Mobbles

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Mobbles is a new iOS and Android virtual pet game from Mobbles Corp. The game bills itself as a “free location-based augmented reality app” that draws its inspiration from ’90s electronic virtual pet craze Tamagotchi and Nintendo’s popular Pokémon series. In Mobbles, players are tasked with collecting and caring for...
Pets in your pocket with Mobbles

Petition Objects to Etsy Profiting from Sale of Racist Dolls

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It is 2012, right? (Photo: Etsy) It’s tough being a platform, especially one that wants to be open but maintain a certain community identity. In the last six months or so, questions have started to bubble up about whether Etsy can balance its DIY ethos with the demands of scalability....
Petition Objects to Etsy Profiting from Sale of Racist Dolls

This week in Social Media: Tumblr introduces $25,000 ads, Facebook wants to save lives and more

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It’s that time of week again when we take a look at the latest social media news, and highlight some of the biggest and most interesting stories. Facebook: All your headlines are belong to us It’s been a busy week of Facebook headlines, with everything from new features, spam filter...
This week in Social Media: Tumblr introduces $25,000 ads, Facebook wants to save lives and more

A Responsible Citizen Not Only Shares Culture, But Destroys The Copyright Industries

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“Honest.” This word was used by the copyright industry, to try to get citizens to do their bidding. Honest. Could you believe that today? This industry dared take that word in their mouths? For some time, it may actually have worked. Not for us who worked with technology and knew...
A Responsible Citizen Not Only Shares Culture, But Destroys The Copyright Industries
Linux Mint 14 released, leaves fresh taste in our mouths

Why Do Copyright Industry Profits Get To Be The Yardstick For Civil Liberties?

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For a long time, the copyright industry has cried foul over technical progress, and demanded taxpayer compensation for how these new developments circumvent their existing privileges. It didn't start with the internet; they've done so for well over a century, starting with complaining about the gramophone and the self-playing piano....
Why Do Copyright Industry Profits Get To Be The Yardstick For Civil Liberties?
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