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MediaPost Publications The Fall of Orkut: A Cautionary Tale 03/25/2013

The Fall of Orkut: A Cautionary Tale - 03/25/2013
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The fall of the Brazilian giant, Orkut, a subsidiary of Google, proves that no Internet "giant" is immune, including Facebook...

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Antivirus Better at Detecting Email Malware Than Web Threats

Antivirus Better at Detecting Email Malware Than Web Threats | Technology and Internet | Scoop.it
While email continues to be a top source of malware, the overwhelming majority of unknown malware are pushed via Web applications, Palo Alto Networks found in its Modern Malware Review report released Monday.
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Surprise, surprise... most malware is web based, not email based.  How well are you protected?

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Massive bot network is draining $6 million a month from online ad industry, says report

Massive bot network is draining $6 million a month from online ad industry, says report | Technology and Internet | Scoop.it
An analytics firm has uncovered a network of more than 200 sites that appears aimed at defrauding the online ad industry. The network tricks marketers into serving billions of “targeted” ads to bots every month.
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Fraud of a massive scale targeting online advertisers.  No bots @Adlandpro !

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Pinterest Launches New Web Analytics Tool For Businesses | Social Media Today

Pinterest Launches New Web Analytics Tool For Businesses | Social Media Today | Technology and Internet | Scoop.it
Online bookmarking tool Pinterest is rolling out a new Web Analytics Tool that will allow businesses to track the number of visitors delivered to their website, see what people are pinning from their site and other useful information.
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This will possibly be the biggest announcement for online business of 2013.  With almost exponential growth, Pinterest is a must have tool in the world of online branding, traffic and product exposure.

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Google Admits Street View Project Violated Privacy

Google Admits Street View Project Violated Privacy | Technology and Internet | Scoop.it
In agreeing to settle a case brought by 38 states over the Street View mapping project, the company for the first time is required to aggressively police its own workers on privacy issues.
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Google Tuesday admitted to state officials it violated people’s privacy via its Street View mapping project when it serreptitiously grabbed passwords, e-mail and other personal information from unsuspecting computer users.

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Are You Ready For Another Facebook Redesign?

Are You Ready For Another Facebook Redesign? | Technology and Internet | Scoop.it
Facebook is expected to make a major announcement Thursday as it pertains to the design of its newsfeed. Based on rumors and rumblings coming out of Menlo

Via Stan Smith
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If it ain't broke... it must need fixing... Facebook, the most famous of the famous for hacking, rather than good programming, whether they've earned that rep or not, are at it again with another "upgrade..."

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MediaPost Publications W3C Faces New Challenge On Do-Not-Track 03/05/2013

W3C Faces New Challenge On Do-Not-Track - 03/05/2013
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Privacy issues in the news.  #wetcoastdaily #adlandpro

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MediaPost Publications Mobile Payment Platforms on the March 02/26/2013

Mobile Payment Platforms on the March - 02/26/2013
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...and next, you can get a chip embedded in your finger that does all this and more...

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Plagiarism Checker

Check For Plagiarism To use this plagiarism checker, please copy and paste your content in the box below, and then click on the big green button that says “Check for plagiarism!” (currently says “Check Unique”, I recommend changing that!
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What an interesting idea, and actually a pretty good one, too.  If you read as much as I do, it is always possible that you could be writing something for publishing that  you think is your own, but is actually something your subconscious is regurgitating into your conscious mind.

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fresh | Technology and Internet | Scoop.it
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What a terrific way to get your new products out and into the hands of consumers!

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Top 3 Valentine's Day Scams

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The internet is a great place to meet people and interact, but never let your guard done on any occasion.

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Responsive Design: Not So Simple - 'Net Features - Website Magazine

Responsive Design: Not So Simple - 'Net Features - Website Magazine | Technology and Internet | Scoop.it
By Mike DiMarco, Director of Media for FiddleFly , Inc. Sometimes, a good idea on paper can blossom into a great idea in practice.
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This is something to seriously think about when designing or redesigning your website.  Can you use a "one size fits all," approach, or should you design one for mobile and one for desktop?  Perhaps the latter will save you a great deal of time and expense AND be much more effective...

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Vine, Twitter's New Video-Sharing App, Already Has A Porn Problem

Vine, Twitter's New Video-Sharing App, Already Has A Porn Problem | Technology and Internet | Scoop.it
Users are posting graphic content that's very easy to find. Apple has a record of removing such apps from the App Store.
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Porn on Twitter via Vine... it was bound to happen... #trending_now #classifiedadland 

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MediaPost Publications LinkedIn Unveils Revamped Search 03/26/2013

MediaPost Publications LinkedIn Unveils Revamped Search 03/26/2013 | Technology and Internet | Scoop.it
LinkedIn Unveils Revamped Search - 03/26/2013
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LinkedIn moves into the 21st century with their revamped search application

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How a toothbrush news site can get more visits than the Economist: More on the botnet scam

How a toothbrush news site can get more visits than the Economist: More on the botnet scam | Technology and Internet | Scoop.it
An investigation this week revealed that major brands are paying at least $6 million a month to serve ads to bots on 202 websites. Here are some more names and details.
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Non human traffic - criminal and death for advertising dollars...

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MediaPost Publications Twitter Plans Music Service; Everyone Else Does Too 03/13/2013

Twitter Plans Music Service; Everyone Else Does Too - 03/13/2013
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So, if everybody is doing the music service, who are they all listening to?

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Google Glass Already Has A Competitor With A Sleeker Design

Google Glass Already Has A Competitor With A Sleeker Design | Technology and Internet | Scoop.it
It will also be more affordable than Glass.
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IMO, these are a way more attractive design than Glass.   Talk about it on @adlandpro

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Google's Gmail-reading ad service faces Russian privacy probe — RT News

Google's Gmail-reading ad service faces Russian privacy probe — RT News | Technology and Internet | Scoop.it
Russian antimonopoly officials have launched an inquiry into Google for allegedly violating correspondence privacy in their advertising, Russian media reported.
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Did they or didn't they?  #adlandpro

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MediaPost Publications Report: Google To Settle Street-View Spying Probe 03/08/2013

Report: Google To Settle Street-View Spying Probe - 03/08/2013
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Does Google know how to access your online banking account?  How about your income tax records?  Do they know where you go when you surf?  They might know a whole lot more than you think and a whole lot more than they are admitting...

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MediaPost Publications 93% of Recruiters Use LinkedIn 02/26/2013

93% of Recruiters Use LinkedIn - 02/26/2013
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93% of recruiters say they have used professional social network, LinkedIn, to successfully fill positions in 2012.  That's according to a study done by recruitment software company Bullhorn. 

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Time Warner using eye tracking devices to study how second screen devices impact TV viewing

Time Warner using eye tracking devices to study how second screen devices impact TV viewing | Technology and Internet | Scoop.it
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Don't look now, but Big Brother, AKA, Time Warner, is watching you... if you participate...

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This Guy's Car Got Stuck at 125mph—for an Hour

This Guy's Car Got Stuck at 125mph—for an Hour | Technology and Internet | Scoop.it
A real-world Speed ended with a small miracle of communal coordination.
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Technology... aint it grand?  Well, when it's working properly, it is.  But what happens when your technologically advanced car decides it's going to go 125 mph and nothing will stop it?

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Why mobile will not be just mobile much longer - Mobile Marketer - Columns

Why mobile will not be just mobile much longer - Mobile Marketer - Columns | Technology and Internet | Scoop.it
By Li-at Karpel GurwiczWhile the year ahead offers many economic uncertainties, given the astounding speed of mobile adoption we can say with complete confidence that the mobile market is quite strong.
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"Mobile communication happens when we are immobile: sprawled on the couch, relaxing in the kitchen, dealing with the indignity of the three-hour layover.  

In fact, according to research unveiled by AOL and BBDO in October 2012, 68 percent of mobile Internet access actually takes place in the home.  "

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Open ID Is A Nightmare

Open ID Is A Nightmare | Technology and Internet | Scoop.it
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One man's experience... how about you?  I have found Open ID to be pretty handy at times...

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I guess CloudFlare works

I guess CloudFlare works | Technology and Internet | Scoop.it
My apologies for any emails over the weekend from my blog. It appears someone somehow got into my blog. This may shock you but, I can say that CloudFlare works. Because, little secret, Friday I tur...
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Be especially careful of malware and any potential holes any time you use free plugins and other software.

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