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23 Must-Have Chrome Extensions for Web Professionals

As I was running some analytics reports early this week, I checked in on the number of visitors with the Chrome browser. Much to my surprise, the percentage has nearly tripled year over year to nearly 10% of all unique visits. That's...

Google Acquires Aardvark, Beefs up Social Search?

Google is on a social roll. After announcing social sharing feature Buzz in Gmail, they now have announced the acquisition of Aardvark , a social media search startup. Aardvark is a sort of mashup between services like KGB and Yahoo...

New “Social” APIs Worth a Look

There is an unprecedented amount of information flowing around social media sites, and if you have the skills to tap into it, your Web enterprise will be better off for it. Let’s look at three new social APIs that can be used...

100 Million Users Access Facebook via Mobile

A recent entry on Facebook's official blog states that more than 100 million people are "actively using Facebook from their mobile devices every month." This figure is growing fast, and it's not just limited to those...

Slideshow Messages in Email

Email marketing and online survey provider Constant Contact and GoldMail, Inc., a provider of audio and visual messaging services, today announced a partnership to deliver multimedia email functionality to Constant Contact clients...

Ping Identity Delivers Universal Login via Salesforce

Ping Identity has integrated its Internet Single Sign-On products with Salesforce, delivering a universal login feature that will connect different SaaS and Internet-based application environments by managing user access and authentication...

Fraud Score Service at Volusion

Ecommerce software and solution provider Volusion announced Fraud Score today, a new credit card fraud protection service that helps merchants detect fraudulent orders before payments are processed. Fraud Score identifies traits, patterns...

Back Office Admin API from 2Checkout

Payments solutions provider 2Checkout has added an application programming interface (API) to its e-commerce system for online retailers. The back office admin API is a publicly accessible set of routines designed to allow existing...

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The Olympics Go to Lyris

Email service provider Lyris has been selected to provide real-time alert capabilities to NBC during the network’s coverage of the Vancouver Winter Games. Lyris will enable the NBC Olympics team to provide real-time updates on...

Bing Gaining Search Share; Long Tail Booming

An announcement from HitWise this morning indicated that Google accounted for 71.49 percent of all U.S. searches for the four weeks ending Jan. 31, 2010 - a one percent decrease month-over-month. This would normally be nothing more...

Distributed News Releases Now in Zemanta

News distribution service PRWeb announced a rather interesting partnership today with blogging application Zemanta, which recommends content to bloggers. If a PRWeb customer’s news release is considered relevant by Zemanta’s...

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2009's Digital Landscape

2009 was a tough year for everyone but things are looking up. Comscore today released its 2009 U.S. Digital Year in Review, a recap of key trends in the U.S. digital media landscape (including e-commerce, search, online video, online...

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SEO Research: Website Size Study

Much of what the SEO industry as a whole has proven true (or at least partly true) over time is that content is king. The verdict is still out on the degree that search engines currently rely on manipulate-able elements such as meta...

Referral Source Messages on WordPress

Personalization comes in many forms on the Web these days. While you may not know everything about the user(s) visiting your WordPress weblog, you might be surprised to learn that you actually have a lot more data than you think about...

bit.ly Pro Going Self-Service (Open Beta)

URL shortening service bit.ly announced last week that since the launch of its Pro-level service, the demand has been so high that they will soon be releasing a self-service website for companies interesting in setting up their own...

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