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Technology in Google Last Week

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Facebook + Craigslist= Sulekha

Social media is a fantastic resource for keeping up with friends, scoring great deals on a range of products and uncovering otherwise hard-to-find classified ads. Of course, with so many social media outlets populating the Internet, it can be tough to keep up with all the latest content. That’s where Sulekha enters the picture. In […]

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Infographic: Are Teens Leaving Facebook?

New research supports claims that teens are leaving Facebook. Why are they leaving and where are they going? They may be leaving because of you. Especially if you are a parent of a teen or if your brand has a game or app. The number of teens with smartphones has increased 61% since 2011. This […]

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Boston Bombing: Social Media’s Impact

Tragedy struck Boston today during the marathon. 2 bombs were detonated killing at least 2 as of this post. Dozens of people were injured and chaos ensued as more and more evidence pointed to this being a deliberate attack. The bombs were detonated close to the finish line and set to explode while many runners were crossing. We […]

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SEC Says Yes to Social Media for Big Business

Social media has been deemed a legal outlet for cooperate announcements, but only if company investors are informed beforehand. On April 2nd, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) redefined the way that big business can use social media. The newer, relaxed stance on social media disclosure comes after a dispute with Netflix in December of […]

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SXSW Day 2: Lining up to line up

Day two of SXSW Interactive. I had 12 events on my calendar. I got into one of them. The first event I headed to was called Brand Fans, the New Brand Marketers. The panelists were impressive members of Pepsi, Frito-Lay and Facebook. Full. The volunteer in front of the door said he turned away over 1,000 […]

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SXSW Day 1: First Impressions

I am two free t-shirts and two blistered ankles into SXSW. I’ve not gotten in to any events. The first event I was hoping to see was full 2 minutes after it started. The line that stretched around the block was told they had a “chance” to get into the next event in 90 minutes. […]

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Google Glass Preview

Google Glass is finally here, at least for early adopters willing to shell out $1,500 for the prototype shades and agree to serve as test subjects for the next few months. Through a series of processors, sensors and communication devices, Google Glass connects users with others in their social circles, provides instant information, augments reality […]

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Best and Worst Superbowl Ads

Everyone knows that the Baltimore Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers. Yet, there was another match that came down to the wire – 2013 Super Bowl ads. With millions of dollars invested in one ad, Super Bowl ads are in their own league. Oreo The Oreo whisper Super Bowl ad scored the winning touchdown. The […]

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Employees Win Right to Complain on Social Media

If your business regularly scours Facebook, Twitter and other social media for negative comments from employees, you may want to think twice before firing them. Thanks to a National Labor Relations Board ruling handed down in late December 2012, a national law passed in 1935 that protects workers’ rights to strike or picket in front […]

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