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Why Google Made BitTorrent a Success

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BitTorrent has emerged as the dominant filesharing protocol in recent years. Hundreds of millions of computers have a BitTorrent client installed and torrent sites are among the most frequently visited websites on the Internet. BitTorrent’s leading role can be partly attributed to its technical superiority, but there are other, perhaps...
Why Google Made BitTorrent a Success

UK Government Pressuring Search Engines To Censor Results In Favor Of Copyright Industries

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One of the most insidious aspects of recent Internet policy-making is that much of it is taking place behind closed doors, with little or no consultation -- think of SOPA, PIPA, ACTA and TPP. But there's another dangerous trend: the rise of "informal" agreements between the copyright industries and Internet...
UK Government Pressuring Search Engines To Censor Results In Favor Of Copyright Industries

livejamie on Dear Google/Bing, PLEASE allow us to delete domains that we don't like (spam blogs, spam sites etc) from the search engine results so we never see pages from them again!

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livejamie on Dear Google/Bing, PLEASE allow us to delete domains that we don't like (spam blogs, spam sites etc) from the search engine results so we never see pages from them again!

Announcing the New SEOmoz Toolbar - Plus 5 New Features

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Posted by adamfFirst, let me make a quick introduction. Normally, I spend my time focused on new products at SEOmoz, working with a great team of people that design and build our new tools and features. Today I am excited to use my first blog post to announce our new...
Announcing the New SEOmoz Toolbar - Plus 5 New Features
Microsoft's browser choice mishap could result in $7 billion fine from regulators
Microsoft's DMCA copyright infringement notices are out of control

PC security: Your essential software toolbox

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Mobile malware is getting lots of attention these days, but you can't forget about your PC's security--after all, you probably still use it to pay bills, shop online, and store sensitive documents. You should fully protect yourself to lessen the chance of cybercriminals infiltrating your computer and your online...
PC security: Your essential software toolbox
BloomReach pulls in $25M to bring 'big data' to search marketers

Google sidesteps France link-tax, reaching a €60m deal to help publishers move to the digital age instead

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After years of disputes around the digitization of out-of-print works with French book publishers and authors, Google recently announced that its legal battles in France were finally over. But now Google says it’s setting up a €60m Digital Publishing Innovation Fund to “support transformative French digital publishing initiatives,” in the...
Google sidesteps France link-tax, reaching a €60m deal to help publishers move to the digital age instead

Objective-C popularity driven upward by iOS development

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Apple's preferred language for iOS and OS X development, Objective-C, is now more popular than C++, according to the TIOBE index. The growth in the language's popularity points to the enormous rise in iOS programming in recent years. The TIOBE index is based on the number of skilled programers world-wide,...
Objective-C popularity driven upward by iOS development

Optimizing For Facebook Graph Search: SEO Meets Social

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As Facebook Graph Search evolves and marketers begin to come to grips with the opportunities provided from the social graph, it becomes clear that a combination of both search and social media tactics are required if brands aim to improve visibility in the graph search engine results. Today, I... Please...
Optimizing For Facebook Graph Search: SEO Meets Social

The Holy Grail of Internet Marketing: Owning the Whole SERP

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In many ways, taking charge of your search engine results page is like answering the age-old philosophical question, “Who am I” — but for your business. You may still be in the dark about what motivates some of your personal actions, but if you’re a business owner, I’m pretty certain...
The Holy Grail of Internet Marketing: Owning the Whole SERP

Why Is Vringo Spending $31 Million On Hundreds of Nokia Patents? Ask Underdog

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Vringo's patent shopping spree continues. First the Mark Cuban-backed mobile tech company went after Google for patent infringement. Now Vringo has acquired 507 patents and applications from Nokia for $31 million in what we'll call the Underdog strategy. More on that shortly. Take a moment to follow the bouncing patents....
Why Is Vringo Spending $31 Million On Hundreds of Nokia Patents? Ask Underdog

Real-time search startups blow away Google, Yahoo, and Bing at SMX West

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This week at Search Marketing Expo (SMX) West in Santa Clara, I sat in on two panels on realtime search: one with representatives from Google, Yahoo, and Bing, and the other with four real-time search startups: Collecta, CrowdEye, OneRiot, and Topsy. It was readily apparent that real-time search is a...
Real-time search startups blow away Google, Yahoo, and Bing at SMX West

Twitter phishing hack hits BBC, PCC, Guardian and cabinet minister

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An invitation to find out about better sex is spreading virally around Twitter – but only leads to identity theft and malware (updated x2, with video)Thousands of Twitter users have seen their accounts hijacked after a viral phishing attack which sends out messages saying "this you??" or "hey, i've been...
Twitter phishing hack hits BBC, PCC, Guardian and cabinet minister

Google ad clicks outnumber 'normal' search results by 2:1 for commercial keywords: study

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If you use Google to search the Web, you too may have noticed that sponsored results have been taking over more and more of the search engine results page. Don’t go looking too far if you want a reason for that: still, approximately 97% of Google’s revenues come from its...
Google ad clicks outnumber 'normal' search results by 2:1 for commercial keywords: study

Why Is Search Engine Results Personalization A Driver For Using Local Domains Internationally?

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Have you seen or read much about what steps we SEOs should take to manage our activities around a world where an increasing personalization of search engine results is an ever present feature? I’ve seen a few things about needing to take less note of rank positions and more of...
Why Is Search Engine Results Personalization A Driver For Using Local Domains Internationally?

Search engines have same speech rights as New York Times says Google report

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Just as the New York Times can decide “All the News That’s Fit to Print,” search engines have a free speech right to choose who or what to put in their search rankings. That’s the conclusion of a prominent First Amendment scholar commissioned by Google to make the case that...
Search engines have same speech rights as New York Times says Google report
Google Tests New Navigation: Lots Of Whitespace, No Sidebar Ads

Anatomy of a breaking news story: How Bing and Google performed when Steve Jobs resigned

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A new study out today from Seattle-based Optify attempts to get behind the scenes on how Bing and Google operate when big news breaks. Obviously, that’s an interesting topic for news hounds like us. And the results of the study show just how differently the two major search engines operate...
Anatomy of a breaking news story: How Bing and Google performed when Steve Jobs resigned
Bing’s new image search: the Pinteresting of the internet continues

Yandex gains ground with interactive snippets in search results

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Google is the undisputed king of search in most Western countries but, in Russia, home-grown Yandex still claims a 60 percent market share. In an attempt to maintain its advantage, Yandex has announced significant changes to its search engine results pages with the launch of interactive snippets, known as...
Yandex gains ground with interactive snippets in search results

Bev Stayart Loses Yet Another Battle Against Levitra, Cialis And Search Engine Results

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Bev Stayart, tireless bringer of lawsuits against various search engines for their supposed besmirchment of her good name by placing it next to words like "Levitra," "Cialis," and various porn-related ads, has batted a solid .000 thus far in her legal career. In 2009, she sued Yahoo! for violating...
Bev Stayart Loses Yet Another Battle Against Levitra, Cialis And Search Engine Results

In Big New Product Push, Facebook Set to Launch 6.5 Million New Community Pages

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Facebook is turning previously static information in user profiles into links for Pages. It’s also further clarifying the point of Pages, dividing out official ones for businesses, celebrities and other known entities from a new version of the feature called “Community Pages.” These move will help Facebook more clearly identify...
In Big New Product Push, Facebook Set to Launch 6.5 Million New Community Pages

Google says that harmful ads dropped by 50% in 2011, shares a video on ad safety

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We’re a Googling nation and along with getting our wonderful search results, we’re shown a bunch of context-relevant ads. It’s how Google makes its money and it’s not going to change anytime soon. In a post entitled “Making our ads better for everyone“, Google discusses the process that advertisers must...
Google says that harmful ads dropped by 50% in 2011, shares a video on ad safety

Google's Eric Schmidt announces €60M digital publishing fund to stimulate innovation for French publishers

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Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt just revealed that he and President Francois Hollande of France have introduced two initiatives to “stimulate innovation and increase revenues for French publishers.” The executive took to the official Google Blog on Friday to tout Google’s successes and reiterate how its products promote a vibrant news...
Google's Eric Schmidt announces €60M digital publishing fund to stimulate innovation for French publishers

How Election-Season Searches Can Become A Security Threat

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Guest author Tomer Teller is a security evangelist at Check Point Software Technologies. On November 6, the United States will complete the most digital Presidential election in our history. In the run up to the big day, millions Americans are flocking to the Web to inform their voting and follow...
How Election-Season Searches Can Become A Security Threat

Danny Sullivan asks the FTC to review Google’s new paid ads policies

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Search engine marketing guru Danny Sullivan has asked the FTC to review Google’s treatment of paid results within, next to, or near organic search results. Remember this? It’s from Google’s 2004 founders’ IPO letter: Our search results are the best we know how to produce. They are unbiased and objective,...
Danny Sullivan asks the FTC to review Google’s new paid ads policies

Cloaking Hack Puts Spam In Your WordPress Search Engine Results

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Since some days a rather nasty hack has been going round in the WordPress community. I actually noticed it myself not that long when I googled for ‘Chris Pearson‘ and what I saw in the results was… shall we say ‘interesting’? Prozac, Levitra, Lexapro? Had Chris sold the ‘Best Damn...
Cloaking Hack Puts Spam In Your WordPress Search Engine Results

CNET: You Can't Trust Our Reviews, But You Can Trust Our News! Honestly!

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The fallout from CBS's ridiculously short-sighted interference with CNET's editorial process, concerning staffers awarding Dish's new DVR "best of show" at CES, continues to cause problems. Whle one of CNET's best reporters quit in protest, and Dish has turned the whole thing into a marketing opportunity, now any news article...
CNET: You Can't Trust Our Reviews, But You Can Trust Our News! Honestly!
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