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YouTube Video Responses to be Phase Out.

YouTube has decided to retire the Video Response feature from its commenting option. According to YouTube video responses have a click through rate of .0004% or 4 out of every million users. YouTube, with their official announcement, said the following: …

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Broadband penetration in the US

New results from research by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, reveals the access the Internet at home via a high-speed broadband connection in the US. Based on the report, 7 in 10 Americans aged 18 and …

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Social sharing leads video discovery for mobile

According to a report by Telly and conducted by Harris Interactive, 35% of mobile device users watch videos on their device. Interestingly, with this group of mobile users, 67% find the video content by way of social sharing and recommendations–including social networking applications, mobile …

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Mozilla to help developers with an open-source, security-testing framework

Mozilla is building an open-source security tool that is designed to aid developers build more secure applications and websites. Security has always been a top priority for Mozilla, but they are now expanding their practice with a direct, security tool. …

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Medications now part of Google’s search Knowledge Graph

Google’s Knowledge Graph presents factual information to searchers in the right side column on it’s traditional search results page. The graph is designed to be immediately helpful to users curious about specific pieces of information. Information contained within the Knowledge Graph …

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Tablets and iPads gain popularity with upper middle income households

According to research from Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, 47% of Americans living in households with annual income of $75,000 or more now own tablets or iPads. Within the household income bracket of $50,000-$74,999, that figure dropped sharply to 32%. …

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Nightmare on Godaddy Street

It was GoDaddy’s worst nightmare come true…. A massive DNS outage left GoDaddy’s DNS servers unresponsive and customer websites completely offline. Originally, it was thought that this massive outage was the handiwork of a hacker collective, but GoDaddy reported that …

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Fifty percent of web spam knocked out

A large, coordinated attack by web firms, Internet security companies and ISPs against the “the Grum botnet” may have resulted in an amazing victory. The Grum botnet was one of the leading email spam sources in the world–generating around 18 billion …

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Web economy in G20 countries will nearly double by 2016

According to a report and article by the Boston Consulting Group, G20 countries will see the value of the web economy rapidly grow in the next few years. Currently, the web economy is valued roughly at $2.3 trillion. By 2016, the …

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Top 10% of mobile users are using 90% of the bandwidth

The NYTimes explored a recent study by a mobile advisement company, Arieso, and explained that the “mobile airwaves are being divided in a lopsided manner.” According the the studies by Arieso, ten percent of the world’s mobile users are consuming about …

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Web designers most hated browser is almost a thing of the past

For years, Internet Explorer 6 has been the butt of many jokes. To Econsultancy, a UK-based marketing association, “IE6 may be the worst web browser ever created.” The browser has been chided by web designers and developers for it’s complete …

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Bing and Yahoo are tied for two in search

It has been about two and a half years since Microsoft launched it’s new search engine, Bing. Now that search engine has caught up with Google’s previously only competitor, Yahoo. Since, Bing’s launch, it has only seen growth. According to …

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Cyber Monday gives eCommerce websites their own sales holiday

Cyber Monday is an artificial shopping holiday designed to give the eCommerce market a boost in sales similar to that of Black Friday. Last year was the first time that Cyber Monday was the largest shopping day for online sales. …

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Mobile tablet market, get ready to rock

The tablet market has been dominated by Apple. No other company has been able to get close to the iPad’s numbers. Amazon may be able to put a scratch in Apple’s armor with the new Kindle Fire. We are not …

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XML encryption may have weakness exposing API data

Researchers have recently proven that a vulnerability in XML Encryption provides a chance for attackers to gain access to sensitive information in API applications. XML Encryption is used in securing data shared between Web services by many businesses and web applications.  Researchers …

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Paid Discovery campaigns become nimble and smart for advertisers

Paid Discovery campaigns on StumbleUpon just became a whole lot smarter. The social bookmarking application just introduced a new feature called “interest optimization” to help advertisers target the right audience with their paid advertising campaigns. Until now, advertisers on StumbleUpon had …

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How popular will QR codes be for malware developers?

QR codes are being popularized by companies all around the world, yet studies suggest that consumer usage isn’t so hot. According to a study by Toluna Quick, only 31% of UK users and consumers knew what QR codes were. Also in that …

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New ad formats power mobile web marketing for search

New ad formats can be found in Google’s Adwords arsenal. Mobile is increasingly becoming a greater platform for marketing with clear ROI. The new advertising formats through Adwords will only further the cause of mobile. The new ad formats in …

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Microsoft reassures after buying Skype

Microsoft finally got it’s deal done–purchasing Skype for $8.5 billion. The announcement stretched back to May, but it took a while for approval. Antitrust regulators in the U.S. and the European Union have approved the deal. Skype will operate as a …

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Can social, internet video build brands? Youtube thinks so

Businesses still spend quite a bit of money promoting their brands on traditional television, despite the fact that the medium is losing viewers for new technology choices that are internet-based. It’s still common for approximately 38 percent of a large …

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