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Apple Tops Google and Amazon on “Most Admired Company” List

Apple Tops Google and Amazon on “Most Admired Company” List

In Fortune Magazine’s annual ranking of “most admired companies”, Apple has once again walked away with the top spot. Apple was voted #1 for the third year in a row in a poll of executives, industry analysts and company directors. This year, Apple actually took pole position by its widest margin ever.Other companies that ranked [...]

How Google Keeps Your Data Safe in the Cloud

How Google Keeps Your Data Safe in the Cloud

In a blog post today, Google essentially reminds its enterprise customers that Google Apps provides an alternative to expensive, complex solutions as far as data disaster recovery goes.Synchronous replication is a system that Google Apps uses to store customer’s info in two data centers at once, so that if one data center fails, Google says [...]

Suze Orman Advises Mark Zuckerberg Against Buying Twitter [SPOOF VIDEO]

Suze Orman Advises Mark Zuckerberg Against Buying Twitter [SPOOF VIDEO]

Twitter may be valued at $1.4 billion, but it’s definitely not a smart buy in Suze Orman’s opinion. Well, that is if you’re Mark Z., a 25 year-old degree-less professional with $300 million in liquid assets, $4 billion in Facebook stock, $2,500 in monthly expenses, and no debt.In her latest “Can I Afford It” segment, [...]

Yahoo Mail Makes Friends With Facebook

Yahoo Mail Makes Friends With Facebook

In December, Yahoo revealed a new strategy: lots and lots of Facebook. Today the company announced that they’re gradually rolling out the first feature to come from the partnership — Facebook Connect integration with Yahoo Mail.The new feature means that Yahoo Mail users can now connect their Facebook accounts and integrate their [...]

Omoby: Visual Search for the iPhone

Omoby: Visual Search for the iPhone

Omoby can essentially be summed up in four words: Google Goggles for iPhone. The visual search app allows you to snap a pic of any object and get back a list of convenient search results, retailer pricing, and information about that product.The technology behind the app is visual object search, so it doesn’t require a barcode to be scanned, [...]

HOW TO: Get Started With Spotify

HOW TO: Get Started With Spotify

Spotify is a free, legal, cloud-based streaming music service delivered via desktop software with a nice social twist. A Swedish start-up with offices in London, it launched back in 2008 in Europe and now boasts around five million users and around six million tracks from the major labels as well as a ton of independents.Currently only available [...]

American Idol Strips Contestants of Social Media Accounts

American Idol Strips Contestants of Social Media Accounts

This year American Idol made headlines for pushing out individual Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace accounts for each of its 24 finalists. However, the show made a drastic change in strategy last night by consolidating all of them under the AI9Contestants username across sites.Twitter followers of each of the individual contestants were sent the [...]

Boxee Adds “Funny or Die” to Its Lineup

Boxee Adds “Funny or Die” to Its Lineup

Boxee has added popular comedy site Funny or Die to the repository of video content offered on its cross-platform home theater software.Boxee is a software application for home theater PCs (Apple TV, Mac, Linux or Windows) that brings web-hosted content to the TV screen and has a BitTorrent client for downloading videos to watch in the living [...]

How Small Business Is Using Social Media [STATS]

How Small Business Is Using Social Media [STATS]

The University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business looked at the relationship between social media and small businesses and found that the technology adoption rates in the U.S. have doubled in the past year from 12% to 24%.The data comes straight from the university’s third installment to its Small Business Success Index report and [...]

YouTube Down for Many Users

YouTube Down for Many Users

The world’s most popular video destination is off to a shaky start today — many users are being greeted by a “Http/1.1 Service Unavailable” message upon arriving at the homepage.We’ve also noticed that many videos embedded on third-party sites like Mashable appear to be failing to load, though both problems seem to [...]

How Companies Are Using Your Social Media Data

How Companies Are Using Your Social Media Data

Companies are mining the social web to build dossiers on you. Information posted publicly on blogs, Facebook, Twitter, forums and other sites is fair game. It is yet another reminder that people need to be aware of what they are posting on social networking sites and to whom they’re connected.Jules Polonetsky, director and co-chair of the [...]

Apple Eyes HTC in Latest Patent Lawsuit

Apple Eyes HTC in Latest Patent Lawsuit

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, gather round for the latest round of: Patent Lawsuit Theater! The players in this round are Apple and HTC. Apple is alleging that HTC infringes on 20 of its patents related to the iPhone user interface. As in the Nokia/Apple skirmish, Apple filed its lawsuit concurrently in both the U.S. District Court in [...]

CoTweet Acquired By Email Marketing Firm ExactTarget

CoTweet Acquired By Email Marketing Firm ExactTarget

CoTweet, the Twitter CRM tool used by several massive brands including JetBlue and Ford, has been acquired by ExactTarget, an email marketing firm.In a statement, ExactTarget CEO Scott Dorsey said, ”By combining the power of ExactTarget and CoTweet, we can provide businesses a complete solution to tie together all forms of interactive [...]

Adobe Opens Up About Apple, HTML5 and Flash [VIDEO]

Adobe Opens Up About Apple, HTML5 and Flash [VIDEO]

Adobe Flash has been in the spotlight recently, and not for the right reasons. Now the company has opened up on the the iPad, iPhone and HTML5 debate in an exclusive interview with Mashable.Fewer than two months ago, Apple revealed the iPad to the world. And while the company’s highly anticipated device included a lot of features, Flash [...]

Who’s Dominating Oscar Buzz Online? [STATS]

Who’s Dominating Oscar Buzz Online? [STATS]

Avatar — the biggest movie ever — is also the most buzzed-about film online. It accounts for more than one quarter of all Oscar buzz, according to new data released by The Nielsen Company.Data encompasses online conversations related to the 82nd Academy Awards from a variety of social and news sites spanning a month-long period from [...]

Viral YouTube Video Gets Crying 3-Year-Old Fan a Justin Bieber Visit

Viral YouTube Video Gets Crying 3-Year-Old Fan a Justin Bieber Visit

A viral video of a 3-year-old crying fan caught the eye of pop star Justin Bieber (and/or Jimmy Kimmel producers), who paid the girl’s entire family a visit this past Friday. He also tweeted about the meet and greet and posted a photo to showcase the tear-free face-to-face gathering with his number one fan.Three-year-old Cody loves Justin [...]

Will the iPad Launch Be Delayed? [RUMOR]

Will the iPad Launch Be Delayed? [RUMOR]

An analyst has been speculating that manufacturing bottlenecks may reduce the number of iPads available at launch — or delay it entirely, according to AllThingsD. More than a month ago, Steve Jobs unveiled the iPad to the world, with an ambiguous “late March” shipping date for the Wi-Fi version of the device. In the ensuing [...]

Sony PlayStation Network Outage Could Last 24 Hours

Sony PlayStation Network Outage Could Last 24 Hours

It may be some time until Sony PlayStation 3 owners can resume their usual online activities, according to a new blog post from Sony revealing it could take 24 hours to fix the glitch, which hit numerous users yesterday.Sony has gone so far as to advise PS3 owners “do not use PS3 system” until a fix has been issued.News of the problem [...]

Google Chrome Continues to Grow at Other Browsers’ Expense

Google Chrome Continues to Grow at Other Browsers’ Expense

Remember how Google Chrome’s market share grew last month, but Firefox and Internet Explorer’s shares slipped downward ever-so-slightly? That trend continued in February, according to web analytics company Net Applications. This time, however, Chrome was the only browser to grow at all (Safari moved up a little bit in January, but not [...]

Movieclips Makes Legally Licensed Movie Clips Available Internationally

Movieclips Makes Legally Licensed Movie Clips Available Internationally

Today, video-sharing site Movieclips.com is opening itself up to the world and also offering developers access to its API. Back in December, we covered the launch of Movieclips.com — which is kind of like Hulu, but for movie clips. The site — which was originally only available in the U.S. and Canada — is unique in that it offers [...]

OK Go Allows Embeds With New Version of Their Music Video

OK Go Allows Embeds With New Version of Their Music Video

Last month, we spoke with pop rock band OK Go about the controversy that arose when EMI put the kibosh on embedding the video for their latest single, “This Too Shall Pass.” Today, a second video for the song will premiere on their website — this time sponsored by State Farm, and, consequently, it will be entirely shareable. OK [...]

10 Reasons You Should Attend or Watch a Global Ignite Week Event

10 Reasons You Should Attend or Watch a Global Ignite Week Event

What was once just a Seattle event — first started by Brady Forrest of O’Reilly Media and Bre Pettis of Etsy.com in 2006 — Ignite has grown to become an ongoing series of International geek gatherings where the brightest minds get five minutes of stage time to make their point.Today marks the start of Ignite’s most [...]

Upgrading to Windows Phone 7 May Not Be Possible

Upgrading to Windows Phone 7 May Not Be Possible

Yes, most of us want Windows Phone 7 to be very different from Windows Mobile. And Microsoft promised that it will, indeed, be different — closer to the latest generation of Zunes than to a Windows Mobile 6.x phone. But it comes with a price: Chances are owners of Windows Mobile 6.x devices won’t be able to upgrade to Windows Phone 7 [...]

Intuit Offers a New Look at the Economy and Employment Trends

Intuit Offers a New Look at the Economy and Employment Trends

Many economists (and the President) believe that small businesses will be what reignites job growth in the US. Today, Intuit is out with a new way to track that theory – a monthly small business employment index that leverages payroll data from tens of thousands of customers to track hiring trends.Specifically, the index measures hiring at [...]

We7 Gives UK Users Another Music Streaming Option on the iPhone

We7 Gives UK Users Another Music Streaming Option on the iPhone

Peter Gabriel-backed UK music streaming service we7 just launched an iPhone app which lets Premium+ users listen to music on their iPhone, ad-free.We7 gives several options to users: free service is ad-supported, and works worldwide, Premium option is UK-only and lets you stream music (without ads) from your PC, and the Premium+ option (also [...]

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