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Obsessed With Google, Copyright Holders Ignore The Actual Pirated Content

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Entertainment industry groups, such as the RIAA, BPI, IFPI and MPAA, view BitTorrent sites as a major threat. Owners of BitTorrent sites, on the other hand, believe they do nothing wrong. All of the major torrent sites, The Pirate Bay excluded, have a takedown policy and remove links to infringing...
Obsessed With Google, Copyright Holders Ignore The Actual Pirated Content

Here's The Big Problem With Facebook's New E-Commerce Effort (FB)

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Yesterday, Facebook announced that it will sell gifts users can send to their friends. Chris Dixon, a successful serial investor and one of New York's most visible startup investors is skeptical it'll work. "Getting users to switch 'modes' from online to offline (& vice versa) has historically yielded very low...
Here's The Big Problem With Facebook's New E-Commerce Effort (FB)

Google to start lowering site search rankings based on valid copyright removal notices

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Google has announced a new update to its search algorithm, something that it does regularly. This update focuses on a new metric, or signal, that it will begin using to rank sites. If your site gets a lot of ‘valid’ copyright removal notices, it will begin to rank lower in...
Google to start lowering site search rankings based on valid copyright removal notices

Spammers abuse .gov URL shortener service in work-at-home scams

www.computerworld.com
Spammers have found a way to abuse a URL shortener service destined for U.S. government social media activities in order to craft rogue .gov URLs for work-at-home scams....
Spammers abuse .gov URL shortener service in work-at-home scams

Facebook is using the new crawlable-ajax style URLs (#! for the fragment): http://bit.ly/1gNwO4

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Facebook is using the new crawlable-ajax style URLs (#! for the fragment): http://bit.ly/1gNwO4

Links to Pirate Bay temporarily fall foul of Live Messenger's malware blocking

arstechnica.com
Over the weekend, users of Microsoft's Windows Live Messenger instant-messaging service found themselves unable to send and receive links to torrent site the Pirate Bay, as reported by TorrentFreak, leading to speculation that Microsoft had singled out the Pirate Bay as a target for censorship. Though the block now...
Links to Pirate Bay temporarily fall foul of Live Messenger's malware blocking

Prevent Twitter from Auto-Converting Words into Hyperlinks [Trick]

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If a tweet contains two words that are separated by a dot (or period), Twitter – and the various apps like Tweetdeck – may sometimes interpret that combination as a web address and will auto-convert the words into a clickable link wrapped inside a t.co URL. This is helpful is...
Prevent Twitter from Auto-Converting Words into Hyperlinks [Trick]

Meetupcall Launches As A Painless Way To Host A Conference Call

techcrunch.com
I consider myself a member of the ‘Skype-generation’: I’ve never had to organise a traditional conference call in my life, although like other TechCrunch writers, I’ve had to join a few. Hosting one is a pain, apparently, as you have to juggle things like participant and leader PINs, country-specific dial-in numbers,...
Meetupcall Launches As A Painless Way To Host A Conference Call

Removing URLs From The Index In Bulk

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Need to remove URLs from the index? For a small number of URLs, this can be a relatively straightforward process — when you are dealing with thousands or tens of thousands, it can be a lot more complex, especially if you feel a great deal of urgency about the matter....
Removing URLs From The Index In Bulk

Microsoft DMCA Notice 'Mistakenly' Targets BBC, Techcrunch, Wikipedia and U.S. Govt

torrentfreak.com
In recent months the number of DMCA takedown requests sent out by copyright holders has increased dramatically, and it’s starting to turn the Internet into a big mess. One of the problems is that many rightsholders use completely automated systems to inform Google and other sites of infringements. That these...
Microsoft DMCA Notice 'Mistakenly' Targets BBC, Techcrunch, Wikipedia and U.S. Govt

Google AdWords Can Now Track iOS App Downloads, In Addition To Android

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Google announced today that marketers and advertisers promoting iOS applications can now monitor conversions – meaning app downloads – using Google’s AdWords. The news follows Google’s earlier move this April to offer a similar tracking option for Android applications. With the added support for the iOS platform, businesses can track...
Google AdWords Can Now Track iOS App Downloads, In Addition To Android

Pinboard: A Social Bookmarking Tool That Literally Archives Your Web

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Imagine: You are working on something; suddenly you remember that some time back you stumbled across a piece of information that could save you hours of work.Wait, you saved the bookmark! A brief moment of exhilaration.You go to your bookmark service, find the bookmark, click on it. You wait… Wait...
Pinboard: A Social Bookmarking Tool That Literally Archives Your Web
Pirate Bay links blocked from Windows Live Messenger due to 'malicious' content

About those Google+ vanity URLs: Google has removed the "plus." from their promotion

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As we noted earlier, Google is playing around with the idea of vanity URLs on Google+, giving them out to select businesses and celebrities. Excuse me while I play Columbo for a second. The interesting thing about the URL structure shared by Google today is the fact that the “http://plus.”...
About those Google+ vanity URLs: Google has removed the "plus." from their promotion

HBO Wants Google to Censor.... HBO.com

torrentfreak.com
In common with many other websites on the Internet, Google has an obligation to remove infringing content upon receiving a valid DMCA request from copyright holders. Starting a few months ago copyright holders drastically increased the number of notices sent, totaling more than 50 million last year. While many of...
HBO Wants Google to Censor.... HBO.com

The Steam URL protocol can be abused to exploit vulnerabilities in games, researchers say

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Attackers can abuse the way browsers and other applications handle steam:// protocol URLs in order to exploit serious vulnerabilities in the Steam client or games installed through the platform, according to researchers from startup vulnerability research and consultancy firm ReVuln....
The Steam URL protocol can be abused to exploit vulnerabilities in games, researchers say

Huge Hole In Apple Security Found: Report

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The two-step verification process, by the way, will take three days to be activated users have said. A day after Apple announced its well received two-step verification process, The Verge is reporting that Apple has a huge security hole. For users who haven't activated the two-step process, the password...
Huge Hole In Apple Security Found: Report

A Relevant Tale: How Google Killed Inktomi

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On March 20th, 2000 Inktomi had a market capitalization of 25 billion dollars. As a relatively early employee, I was a multimillionaire on paper. Life was good. In the next year and a half the stock went down by 99.9%. In the end, Inktomi was acquired by Yahoo for...
A Relevant Tale: How Google Killed Inktomi

My crazy idea to piss off spammers

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The problem with spam is that it is so easy to send a lot of it, and you only need a few fools to buy your stuff to make a buck. The economics are in the spammers’ favor. For less than $10 you can spam 40 million email addresses. The...
My crazy idea to piss off spammers

The Science of Ranking Correlations: How Does PageRank Perform?

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Posted by randfishI've been an SEO for a long while - nearly 8 years. In all that time, I still haven't been able to wean myself off the intoxicating drug dealt out by the Google toolbar - that "little green fairy dust" called PageRank. Intellectually, I know it's flawed in a multitude...
The Science of Ranking Correlations: How Does PageRank Perform?

What URL Should You Emphasize? For Me, It's All About Relationships

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For the last four years I had two URLs on my business card - my employer's web site and my blog. But recently, when I went to order a refill, I changed the plan. I of course kept the link to EdelmanDigital.com. However, with space limited, rather than directing people...
What URL Should You Emphasize? For Me, It's All About Relationships

Bit.ly Releases Search API To Discover Hot Stories & Discussions

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Bit.ly announced a new set of APIs named Social Data APIs. The new APIs allow you to search for top stories in real time over the Bit.ly URL network. You can quickly see the top URLs and stories for any specific query right now, in real time. The three types...
Bit.ly Releases Search API To Discover Hot Stories & Discussions
Gilt Engineer: 'I Have A Serious Problem With Google' (GOOG)

New Citadel malware variant targets Payza online payment platform

www.pcworld.com
A new variant of the Citadel financial malware is targeting users of the Payza online payment platform by launching local in-browser attacks to steal their credentials, according to researchers from security firm Trusteer.Citadel is a Trojan program designed primarily to steal online banking credentials, but is also associated with...
New Citadel malware variant targets Payza online payment platform

Google Fixes Definition URLs, Makes Them Clickable Links

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When Google introduced a new format last month for the definitions it sometimes shows at the top of its search results, something was missing. The source URL wasn’t a clickable link. That’s now been fixed. Here’s an example, the definition box that Google shows for a “define... Please visit Search...
Google Fixes Definition URLs, Makes Them Clickable Links

Amazon Offers 'Amazon Pages' For Brands To Customize With Their Own URLs, And 'Amazon Posts' For Social Media Marketing

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Just in time for the holiday shopping blitz, it looks like Amazon is opening a new chapter in its role as an online marketplace for third-parties to sell their goods. The company is quietly pushing a service called Amazon Pages, which lets companies set up their own pages on Amazon.com...
Amazon Offers 'Amazon Pages' For Brands To Customize With Their Own URLs, And 'Amazon Posts' For Social Media Marketing

Google opens up about the future of search, serves 100 billion searches every month

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We’re in San Francisco at Google’s office to discuss the future of search. The question everyone asks Google is: “What’s the future of search?” Their answer: Everyone who asks that question, knows the answer deep inside their heart. They’ve actually dreamt the search engine of the future already. The way...
Google opens up about the future of search, serves 100 billion searches every month

Noticing more Twt.li links? Twitter’s got your back.

thenextweb.com
If you’ve been active on Twitter over the last 24 hours, you may have noticed a few more Twt.li URL’s popping up.In case you’re unaware, Twt.li is Twitter’s own URL shortener and has been used sparingly to combat phishing attacks and to protect its users. Today the company is renewing...
Noticing more Twt.li links? Twitter’s got your back.

PSA: URLs in tweets now eat a couple more characters

www.engadget.com
The dreaded day is upon us, as Twitter has followed through with its plan to increase the maximum length of t.co wrapped links. So, from now on, you've got a few less characters to play with if you want to share an URL with the world: links of the...
PSA: URLs in tweets now eat a couple more characters

Multilingual SEO: Things to Remember

www.searchenginejournal.com
Google has recently done a series on the usability of multilingual websites and it got me thinking about multilingual SEO. How do you, in fact, optimize the same website for keywords in multiple languages? But let’s start with the core basics. In simple terms, a multilingual website is a website that...
Multilingual SEO: Things to Remember
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