Author Archives: David Angotti

StatCounter Data: Google Chrome Gaining Market Share from Internet Explorer

According to the Irish analytics firm StatCounter, Google’s Chrome browser recently became the world’s most popular PC browser for one day. The StatCounter data, which is based on visitor information from 3 million websites and 15 billion p… Continue reading

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Skimlinks Launches New API Suite to Simplify Content Monetization

Skimlinks, a leading content monetization platform, attracted substantial media last month related to Pinterest’s use of their product. Now, the innovative affiliate company has launched a new API suite that will enable startups to quickly monetize w… Continue reading

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Algorithm Update: Google Focusing on Semantic Search Technology

According to a recent interview with Amit Singhal, a top executive at Google Search, Google is planning on making drastic algorithmic changes in the near future in order to provide end users better search results. Google is hopeful that the new changes… Continue reading

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Google Replaces PPC Ads with Google Plus Content for Selected Queries

Last evening, Danny Sullivan of Search Engine Land reported that Google is now highlighting “Latest Posts” from Google+ pages and profiles in the search results. Until this update went live, the Google+ Direct Connect feature had displayed … Continue reading

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Yahoo Patent Lawsuit: Unfortunate Pre-IPO Timing for Facebook

With Facebook on the verge of a record-setting technology IPO, Yahoo has filed a patent infringement lawsuit that argues the social network has inappropriately used technology in a way that infringes on ten of Yahoo’s patents. The lawsuit, which was … Continue reading

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Mashable Acquisition Rumor: CNN to Purchase Social Media News Site for $200 Million

The mainstream news giant CNN, which is owned by Time Warner Inc, is reportedly involved in advanced negotiations to purchase Mashable.  According to several recent reports, CNN is expected to reach a deal to purchase the popular social media news sit… Continue reading

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Gowalla Gone: Facebook Shuts Down Recent Acquisition

When Facebook acquired the location sharing app Gowalla, rumors began circulating that the popular service would be shut down in the near future. Now, only three months later, Facebook has permanently closed Gowalla and the service is no longer availab… Continue reading

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President Obama Uses Cyberattack Scenario to Promote New Security Legislation

On Wednesday evening, a group of senators gathered as New York City’s power grid was rendered useless by a cyberattack – thankfully the attack was only a scenario-based demonstration for politicians. The details of the faux attack scenario, whi… Continue reading

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Apple Lawsuit: US Justice Department Alleges Price Collusion

According to recent reports, the U.S. Justice Department is planning to sue Apple Inc. and five U.S. publishing companies for violating antitrust laws related to price collusion. The accusation and lawsuit is centered on the rising price of e-books and… Continue reading

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RIP: Android Market Renamed Google Play

When Google’s Android Market launched three and a half years ago, it was a standalone app store that did not sell e-books, music, or videos. However, over the past year, the Android Market has grown into much more than an app store – they are n… Continue reading

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