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Twitter Creates @anywhere, Opens the Social Web

Twitter has been an open network for some time. Now, they are ready to expand beyond geekdom and attach a level of communication across the Web, using a simple system and a network of high-visibility websites. The impending release...

Sedo, Verisign Host .TV Domain Auction

Domain name marketplace Sedo has teamed with registry operator for the .tv domain VeriSign for an exclusive auction of a catalog of 115 premium .tv domain names at the standard registry renewal fee. Sedo will be auctioning .tv domains...

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Media Hosting Services at Rackspace

Hosting and cloud computing industry powerhouse Rackspace announced the launch of Rackspace Media Services at SXSW today. The solution provides an open source, direct-to-consumer (D2C) web infrastructure for music recording labels...

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Don't Forget the Forums

Forum community network CrowdGather announced its acquisition of FreeForums.org (one of the largest free forum community hosting platforms on the Web) for $1 million in a combination of cash and stock. This will bring CrowdGather’s...

Facebook Beats Google

Hitwise is reporting that Facebook surpassed Google in the U.S. to become the most visited website last week. This is big and very important news for Web professionals (and timely as our next issue is tentatively titled (SEO in a Social...

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Volusion Goes Mobile

Shopping cart software vendor Volusion took a step in the mobile direction at SXSW today with the launch of Volusion mCommerce . The beta release offers Volusion customers a way to optimize their online stores for consumers smartphone...

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A (Very Average) Consumer's Guide to E-Commerce

I am not a serial shopper. In fact, I’m quite the opposite. It’s an event when I go outside of my zone to purchase something online, which makes me an incredibly average consumer. I’m so average, in fact, that I am...

First-timers Comprise 80 Percent of Business Blog Traffic

Contrary to the widely held belief that the majority of business-related blog traffic is made up of loyal audiences, a recent study reveals just the opposite. Marketers must develop blog and social media content for first-time visitors...

MSN Jumps Aboard the Redesign Bandwagon

Several major media properties have undergone redesigns within the past year or so; including a handful of Tribune properties, CNN.com and ESPN.com. Now you can officially add MSN to the mix. And all of these redesigns share some commonalities;...

Adobe Revs Up Scene7 Cross-media Platform

Adobe Systems Inc. has expanded its leading hosted cross-media publishing platform to further automate the production, management and delivery of dynamic creative media for e-commerce and multi-channel marketing companies. The updates...

Marketing Actions Best Way to Monetize Social Gamers

According to data released at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, more than half of the social gamers responding to a survey said they would be “very likely” to complete a marketing action to earn virtual currency...

New Affiliate Marketing Service Maximizes Coverage, Minimizes Hassles

After suffering one too many headaches from trying to keep track of all of his affiliate marketing accounts, one fed-up website entrepreneur finally came up with a streamlining solution of his own. The end result is a new aggregation...

Hydra Fires 15,000 Affiliates

Performance based advertising platform Hydra just gave the boot to 15,000 affiliate marketers and publishers. The company decreased its base of active publishers from 17,000 to less than 2,000 of its best performing partners in a bid...

SEO for Google Social Search

Search engine optimization (SEO) campaigns have moved far beyond simply optimizing <title> tags, page content, and generating incoming links. Now that Google “universal” or “blended” search has become...

SugarCRM Announces New Open+ Partner Program

Open source customer relationship management (CRM) software SugarCRM announced its Open+ Partner Program today. According to the official release statement, “The Open+ Partner Program will expand SugarCRM’s market reach...

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