Should 'Write To Rank' Articles Be Punished by Google?

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Google has stated many times that content should be written for the reader of the content and not to rank in search engines. I assume this would go for YouTube videos as well. It is an excellent approach for search engines to take in my opinion because theoretically if every content producer follows this standard, search results would be filled …

Groupon Expansion is Epic

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Daily deal powerhouse Groupon announced that it has completed a $950 million round of financing (after its recent rebuff of a Google buyout).  Groupon will reportedly use the funds to invest in technology, provide liquidity for employuees and early investors, and continue to fuel its global expansion.  Groupon's expansion thus far… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my …

The WikiLeaks Story… So Far [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Besides Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg, Julian Assange is another ‘Person of the Year‘ frequently named by our readers. In fact, he is readers’ choice for Time’s magazine Person of the Year 2010. 2010 has been an exploding year for Assange and WikiLeaks. Almost every day we are hearing news about WikiLeaks. From whistleblowing, boycotts from Paypal […] Related posts: The …

Facebook in 2010 [INFOGRAPHIC]

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It has been an incredible year for Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook. The Facebook head was recently named as TIME’s Person of the Year and received admiration for his generous donations to good causes. His Facebook Empire has also grown at break neck speed. To celebrate a great year for Facebook, Flowtown has captured the social network’s […] Related posts: Facebook …

Acquisition Rumors Link Google, Groupon

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Daily deals site Groupon might soon become the property of another company whose name starts with "G" and contains a couple "o"s, according to a new report.  Supposedly Google (the company in question, if you couldn’t guess) is willing to write a pretty big check, too. Kara Swisher reported earlier this morning, "According to multiple sources close to the situation, …

Yelp Makes Big Changes in Effort to End Extortion Claims

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Local review powerhouse Yelp is rolling out a number of product changes on Tuesday in an effort to put to rest allegations that it hides negative reviews in exchange for money. Such allegations aren’t a new problem for Yelp, but came to a head in February when a class action lawsuit was filed against the company and included the headline-grabbing …

HTC EVO 4G: Sprint’s First WiMAX Phone

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Sprint let some hot news fly at CTIA today: The first commercially available phone that will support the WiMAX next-generation cell network will be the HTC EVO 4G. It’s a powerhouse of a phone, running a 1GHz processor even more powerful than what’s under the hood of the Nexus One. While AT&T and Verizon quibble over 3G coverage, a new …