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FEATURED ARTICLE — May 27th, 2016

Bing Testing Tweets in SERPs

Some say Google is God. Others say Google is Satan. But if they think Google is too powerful, remember that with search engines, unlike other companies, all it takes is a single click to go to another search engine. – Sergey Brin, Google co-founder

A war began on June 1, 2009 and it has been raging ever since; this is the date that Bing was launched. All throughout the current decade, Bing has been struggling to cover ground and convert users from Google to the Microsoft-owned and operated platform. By and large, the company’s attempts have been futile — Google still holds nearly 64 percent of the marketshare. And while this number is slightly down from previous comScore reports, Bing still has a long way to go before it can become the dominant platform.

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BREAKING NEWS

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Facebook Ads Will Now Target Non-Members on Third-Party Sites

Facebook wants to dominate advertising on the Internet. The social network has revealed it will begin showing ads to non-members across the Web. Until now, only Facebook users could see advertising from the social network on third-party websites or apps… Read More
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Oracle Loses Its Copyright War With Google

Oracle has failed in its bid to make Google pay up for including Java in its Android operating system. Oracle, which was seeking $9.3 million in damages from the Internet giant, has lost the long, drawn-out legal battle after a jury sided with Google. Jurors… Read More
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Microsoft, Facebook Partner to Lay Trans-Atlantic Subsea Cable

Facebook and Microsoft are teaming up to lay a subsea cable across the Atlantic in the name of faster Internet speeds and better cloud technology for their customers. Dubbed ‘MAREA,’ the cable will apparently be the highest-capacity subsea cable… Read More

Technology News

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Intel Jumping on Autonomous Trend With Acquisition of Computer Vision Firm Itseez

Intel is placing its focus on a growing trend — autonomous vehicles. Doug Davis To that end, the company has acquired Itseez, a firm specializing in computer vision, a technology that is very helpful to self-driving vehicles and security systems. The… Read More
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3 Components of a Perfect Mobile App Spec

If you’ve been reading up on developing a mobile app, whether you’re planning to try to build it yourself or hire a developer to build it for you, the first step is always to write your idea down. Sure, easy enough, if you have an idea just write… Read More
Google Android

Google May Try to Humiliate Android Device Makers for Update Tardiness

Google might soon opt to shame Android device makers and carriers into pushing software updates in a more timely manner. According to a Bloomberg report, the tech titan is creating a template to rank Android manufacturers based on the speed (or slowness)… Read More

SEO News

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A Beginner’s Guide to SEO Writing

For people who are brand new to online marketing, the term SEO might seem mystical and hyper-advanced. Unlike many things in the marketing world, however, SEO writing in itself is actually quite simple. In addition to being simple, it’s used across… Read More
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Why You Don’t Have to Nofollow Good Links in Your Content

Nofollow is a tool that was introduced in 2005 by Google’s Matt Cutts and Blogger’s Jason Shellen. The idea was that the tag could be used for the purpose of decreasing spam on blogs by instructing search engines that a hyperlink would have no bearing… Read More
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SEO Forecast: How Google Will Alter Algorithms

“It is not the job of search engine optimization to make a pig fly. It is the job of the SEO to genetically re-engineer the website so that it becomes an eagle.” – Bruce Clay SEO is a never-ending battle. Some relish the ebb and flow and have… Read More

Social Media News

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How and Why B2B Brands are Making it on Social Media

B2B brands have accepted some truths, among them being that social media platforms – like Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest — don’t work for them. This is all complete hogwash, of course, given that B2B brands have a lot of deep and engaging content… Read More
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Twitter Offers Users More Flexibility on 140-Character Tweet Limit

Twitter announced today the ways it will make its 140-character tweets more flexible for users. Confirming reports last week of such a change, Twitter said it will no longer count media attachments such as photos, GIFS, videos, quote tweets and polls… Read More
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Trending Topics Investigation Reveals No Evidence of Bias: Facebook

An investigation into Facebook’s Trending Topics has revealed no bias in the selection of articles chosen for the feed, the social network claims. Despite the finding, however, Facebook has said it will change its Trending Topics processes to help eliminate… Read More

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Business & Marketing News

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The Bright Future of Big Data Analytics

Immense amounts of data are created, stored and shared every single day. This acceleration in the digital world has created a higher demand for big data analytics professionals. Students currently enrolled in programs dedicated to big data analytics degrees… Read More
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4 Apps to Keep Your Business Safe and Secure

“App stores and mobile apps are the greatest hostile code and malware delivery mechanism ever created.” – Winn Schwartau; CEO, The Security Awareness Company If you own a smartphone, you probably have an app, or 20, downloaded on your device.… Read More
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VC Funding in Robotics Companies Skyrocketed in 2015

With the exception of the fourth quarter, funding to robotics companies surged in 2015, as investors poured money into a variety of startups within the sector. Just by how much robotics funding was up in 2015 depends on whom you talk to. Venture capital… Read More

Other News

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PayPal Axing Apps for Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Android Fire

PayPal is doing away with its apps for Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Android Fire next month. PayPal image The change will come as the digital payment platform updates its iOS and Android apps June 30. Customers using older versions of the mobile app… Read More
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Google Setting Up Self-Driving Car Development Center Near Detroit

Google is establishing a 53,000-square-foot self-driving technology development center near Detroit, Mich., putting the company right smack dab in the U.S.’s major automotive manufacturing center. Google test car The company is “laying down roots”… Read More
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Republican Bill Would Halt Net Neutrality, FCC’s Set-Top Box Plan

The Republican Party is doing all it can to put a stop to Net neutrality. House Republicans have released a plan to cut tens of millions of dollars from the Federal Communications Commission’s budget, thwart the agency from enforcing Net neutrality… Read More

PRESS RELEASES

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WP Engine Sees Performance Intelligence Opportunity for Websites

AUSTIN, Texas — WP Engine, a company that powers amazing digital experiences for websites and applications built on WordPress, today announced the introduction of Page Performance, which will focus on delivering actionable insights for websites across… Read More
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GoDaddy Launches Professional Web Services in Canada

TORONTO, Ont. — GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY) the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, launched its Professional Web Services (PWS) in Canada today. GoDaddy’s PWS products include Website Services, Search Engine Optimization… Read More
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Brinno TLC200 PRO; World’s FIRST Instant, High Dynamic Range, Time Lapse Video Camera

Palm City, FL., – Capture breathtaking High Dynamic Range (HDR), time lapse video in any light with the brinnoUSA Time Lapse Camera 200 Pro (TLC200 Pro). This upgrade from the classic TLC200 is the world’s FIRST HDR time lapse video camera. The… Read More

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