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Network Solutions Offering .IM Domain Extension

Domain name registration and Web services provider Network Solutions announced the availability of the .IM extension. The .IM domain extension is currently available from Network Solutions for $15 off the normal domain name registration...

WordPress 2.8 (Baker) Arrives

The latest version of WordPress (v2.8 - "Baker") is now available for download and features many major improvements. Users of 2.8 can browse the entire theme directory and install a theme with one click directly from the...

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Local Mobile Content Grows

comScore reports the number of people who sought local information on a mobile device grew 51 percent from March 2008 to March 2009. The mobile browser is the leading access method for seeking local information, with 20.7 million users...

Watch Out Affiliates; BrandVerity PoachMark Unveiled

BrandVerity announced the launch of PoachMark , a service to help identify and stop trademark abuse in paid search ads. PoachMark identifies the websites, keywords and affiliate IDs utilized by affiliates as they market through paid...

GoDaddy Adds MX Domains to the Mix

GoDaddy Adds MX Domains to TLD Offerings Web hosting and domain registrar GoDaddy announced yesterday it is adding Mexico's MX domains to its portfolio. You don't see too many .MX domains (the country code top-level domain...

Steve Rubel (and Edelman) on Search Engine Visibility

There are clearly some changes occurring in the search marketplace - namely, the process and the practice are evolving. Steve Rubel has co-authored a fascinating 13-page position paper on Search Engine Visibility and is making it public...

Facebook Usernames Coming

Facebook announced that it will now support the use of usernames. The change is expected to make it easier for people to find and connect on the social network. Starting at 12:01 a.m. EDT on Saturday, June 13, you'll be able to...

Google Apps Plugin for MS Outlook & Exchange

Google Apps users will now be able to sync-up their Microsoft Outlook with their premier or education editions. According to the official announcement : Many business users prefer Gmail's interface and features to products they've...

Twitter Reaches a Crossroads

Twitter is easily one of the most hyped platforms on the Web over the past year. And rightly so; it's astronomical growth rate is a rarity. But according to new data from Compete.com, Twitter's growth has hit a major wall....

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Baynote to Power E-Commerce Recommendations with Endeca

Baynote, a well-known recommendation and social search engine, has partnered with Endeca through Endeca Extend to provide a deeper user experience for e-commerce sites and publishers. Those participating in the Endeca Extend partner...

Twitter's First Steps to Paid Accounts?

In response to a lawsuit filed by St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa, Twitter has decided to verify some accounts. Although Twitter responded that, "Mr. La Russa’s lawsuit was an unnecessary waste of judicial resources...

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Google's Local Business Center

If you operate a local, brick-and-mortar business, you will want to check out Google's Local Business Center (LBC). No doubt, consumers have learned about your business through a Google search, or found directions to your location...

Targeting Social Networks for Sales

A recent report conducted by Sage Software and AMI-Partners shows that more than 260,000 small businesses in the US and Canada are using social networking tactics in some form or another - a surprisingly small number. Far and away...

Online Ad Revenue Down in Q1

It shouldn't be a big surprise, but online ad revenue dipped in Q1 2009 - five percent, to $5.5 billion, according to the IAB and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Just like every other economic environment, advertising has been hit by the...

Digg Shakes Up the Advertising Game

Digg just took online ads - particularly social advertising - to a whole new level. Advertisements will soon be integrated into regular Digg content (the 'river'), appearing similar to a regular submission. And, just like Digg...

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