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FEATURED ARTICLE — July 11th, 2014

Is Facebook Guilty of Manipulating News Feeds?

Remember when your Facebook news feed just contained your friends’ status updates? Those were such innocent days. Then came ads dispersed here and there. And over time, those ads have looked more and more like actual status updates, luring you into thinking they’re from a trusted source. Now, however, we have Facebook itself on the loose.

It’s true advertisers have worked hard to create news feed ads that contain truly valuable content and information. Some folks even enjoy the occasional ad in their feeds, as they are extremely well targeted in many cases.

Facebook, however, just doesn’t know when to quit.

Recently, much ado has been triggered over an academic study co-released by the social media giant in conjunction with Cornell University and
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Cisco Acquires Tail-f Systems

Cisco has acquired privately held Tail-f Systems, a Swedish virtualization startup, for $175 million in a bid to give its cloud offerings a boost. Tail-f employees are to join Cisco’s Cloud and Virtualization Group led by Gee Rittenhouse, vice president […]
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The Internet of Everything Meets Water

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IBM Announces $3B Chip Initiative

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SEO News


Four Ways to Drive Local Links to Your Website

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The Next Generation of SEO: Emerging Trends

Search, like everything else in the world of technology, is constantly evolving. Google and Bing have become far more visual in their search abilities, categorizing results in buckets like news, shopping, images, and more. Searchers themselves have become […]
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The Future of Content Creation For Multiple Devices

The rules for Web content are clear; search engines demand unique, quality writing that engages the reader and contains valuable information. Furthermore, portable devices are challenging marketers to get creative. So what is the future for Web content? First […]

Social Media News

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The Social Media Pulse: Cracking the Mobile Code

For one week in February, 25,000 plugged-in people around the world paused from their tweeting, posting and pinning to rub elbows in the real world. The venue: Social Media Week, a sprawling twice-yearly conference that takes place in multiple cities […]

How to Integrate Pinterest With Your Facebook Page

If you have a Facebook business page and Pinterest business account – why not integrate both in a mutually beneficial strategy? If you have a following on one or both of the platforms, you can build on that — there’s no need to start from scratch, […]
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Twitter Can Bring Conflict to Your Romantic Relationship: Study

Twitter can wreak havoc on romantic relationships, a new study has concluded. Problems emerge when those who actively use Twitter argue with their significant others over the social network, the study published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social […]


Business & Marketing News


Social Media Speakers Can Help Increase Your Business Sales

A big chunk of the human populace is on the Internet, spending several hours each week on various social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Whether you’re selling tangible or intangible products and services online or just wish to […]
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A Beginner’s Guide to Successful Domaining

The buying and selling of domains is big business. You only need to Google ‘domaining’ to see a tsunami of information about the subject. So why is domaining so popular? You’ve probably heard stories about people selling domain names for big […]

10 Tips for Creating Share-Worthy Content

In the world of business, competition is fierce. Getting an edge in your industry or niche is tough. Not only do you need to stand out from the crowd, but you also have to find new and relevant ways to set yourself above the competition. How can this […]

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Six Keys to Successful Online Blogging

Are you a blogger? Sometimes, it is virtually impossible to find a niche that offers you the chance to get in touch with millions of potential buyers without being threatened by fierce competitors. Once you feel determined to penetrate the blogosphere, […]

Tech Companies Form Network to Protect Against Patent Trolls

Google is teaming up with some of its technology peers to stand against patent trolls and patent privateering. The technology titan, along with Canon, SAP, Dropbox, Newegg, Pure Storage and Asana have founded the License on Transfer (LOT) Network, a group […]
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Senator Asks FTC to Look Into Facebook’s 2012 Mood Study

A U.S. senator has joined the call for the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the legality of Facebook’s 2012 mood experiment involving 700,000 of its members without their permission. Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), in a letter to the FTC, asked the […]

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