Microdata Wins – Schema.org Brings Richer Web

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Google, Bing and Yahoo jointly announced a new initiative today at Schema.org to create and support a common vocabulary for structured data markup on web pages in Microdata. For many years search engines have worked independently of one another to establish some standards in structured markup. Essentially, through Schema.org, the search… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my …

Justin Bieber, Facebook and MTV Partner on Cyberbullying Initiative

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Pop superstar (and Grammy nominated) Justin Bieber is partnering with Facebook and MTV’s A Thin Line to help stop digital abuse – things like cyberbullying, online stalking, and "textual harassment." If anyone has the power to do so, it would be Bieber, who has a ridiculous amount of influence over the young’ns. Facebook and MTV are pretty big too.  "Bieber …

Groupon HK’s Local Strategy: Now partners with China’s Foursquare, Jiepang

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This is when group buying fusions with location-based service (LBS) in Asia: Groupon Hong Kong has made the initiative to partner with Chinese location-based service, Jiepang (loosely translated as street side). For those who don’t know, Jiepang is a location-based service founded by David Liu. Liu tried Foursquare in the U.S and felt that this […] Related posts: Groupon, Tencent, …

Google Offers on the Way, Should Groupon Have Sold?

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Google has a new project in the works that appears to be a direct competitor to Groupon. It’s called Google Offers. According to an official fact sheet about the product, obtained by Mashable, Google Offers is "a new product to help potential customers and clientele find great deals in their area through a daily email." Should Groupon have sold to …

The Rise of Facebook Commerce

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Facebook is looking to turn its army of business pages into e-commerce sites (F-commerce to be more exact). David Fisch, who runs a newly formed commerce partnerships group at Facebook told Businessweek that the group aims to help retailers set up shop on its pages that allows users to interact while they shop. To kick-start the initiative, […] Related posts: …

Google Unveils New Tool For Faster Web

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Somewhere within Google, there’s an organization known as the "Make the Web Faster" initiative, and today, a representative presented the world with a gift.  Something new named mod_pagespeed is supposed to make streamlining a site a quick, easy process. A Google representative explained in an email to WebProNews, "We just launched a new open-source Apache module called mod_pagespeed that any …

Walmart Follows Groupon Model On Facebook

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Walmart recently introduced a new feature on its Facebook fanpage, called the Crowdsaver. This new Walmart’s Facebook initiative basically follows Groupon’s model. For example, Walmart will slash the price of its Plasma TV by 18 percent if there were more than 5,000 fans ‘liking’ the deal. So far, the idea seems to be working well. All […] Related posts: Walmart …

Facebook Launches New Mobile Site with No Data Fees

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Facebook has just launched a fast new mobile version in order to expand its international reach. The new site, 0.Facebook.com, will be available in 45 countries through 50+ mobile and wireless network operators. It is a trimmed-down version of Facebook with most of the features of m.Facebook.com, including status updates, a newsfeed, Likes, wall posts and comments. 0.Facebook.com has a …

Facebook’s New Social Plugins: 50,000+ Websites in One Week

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Phase one of Facebook’s strategy for world domination: complete. Facebook has announced that over 50,000 websites have integrated Facebook’s new social plugins in just one week. The plugins are a core component of the company’s new Open Graph initiative. Last week, Facebook launched the Open Graph API and social plugins during its F8 conference in San Francisco. The complex protocol …