Top News of the Day 04-20-10

iPad 3G Available in U.S. on April 30

The official launch date is set.

Effective Facebook Ads Formula

Nielsen has boiled down effective facebook ads to the following three points:

* Start with engaging homepage impressions; these will drive more organic impressions and the engagement rate goes up as the organic impressions go up.

* Buy paid media on social networks; it’s the catalyst for more earned media.

* Balance reach and frequency across homepage, social, and organic impressions.

More from TechCrunch

Cyberattack on Google Said to Hit Password System

According to Google the hackers did not access passwords for millions of gmail and business apps users, but this attack does show weakness in Google defense. It’s a good rule to change your password often and make it somewhat difficult to guys. Using special characters, letters and numbers and capitalization. Anyone still using “12345” “password” or the like, is really asking for some problems in the near future.

Charter Fund Acquires DreamBox In Partnership With Netflix CEO Reed Hastings

What is DreamBox?

“Since the company’s launch in April 2008, DreamBox Learning has released a series of online math products for the school and home environments, targeting young students in kindergarten through third grade.” Source TechCrunch

As a parent, I look forward to learning more about DreamBox. Let’s hope this is a win for the kids!

No adult on the iphone

Steve Jobs takes a swing at the Android. Jobs said:

“You know, there’s a porn store for Android. You can download nothing but porn. You can download porn, your kids can download porn. That’s a place we don’t want to go – so we’re not going to go there.”


Dave McClure Talks Foursquare and other LBS [Video]

Introducing the facebook Fan Pag Like button

Today Facebook made a significant change in how we connect with fan pages. They have changed the model of being a fan to “Like” a page functionality.

FAQ from Facebook:

Why did “Become a Fan” change to “Like”?
To improve your experience and promote consistency across the site, we…
To improve your experience and promote consistency across the site, we’ve changed the language for Pages from “Fan” to “Like.” We believe this change offers you a more light-weight and standard way to connect with people, things and topics in which you are interested.

What does it mean to “Like” a Page?
When you click “Like” on a Page, you are making a connection to that P…
When you click “Like” on a Page, you are making a connection to that Page. The Page will be displayed in your profile, and in turn, you will be displayed on the Page as a person who likes that Page. The Page will also be able to post content into your News Feed.

You can read more Facebook policy details here.


The guys over at Inside Facebook have done a nice post about today’s changes. Check it out.

Daily Links 04-19-10

Mint adding more Banks

Mint, the online personal finance tool announced it will drastically increase the number of financial institutions it works with. Mint last year was acquired by Inuit for $170 million.

Pictures & Video of the Next Iphone Leaked

Credit to for breaking this… “You are looking at Apple’s next iPhone. It was found lost in a bar in Redwood City, camouflaged to look like an iPhone 3GS. We got it. We disassembled it. It’s the real thing, and here are all the details.”

Are you kidding me? Someone is going to get fired!! Wow Steve must be fuming… The pictures are awesome.

Here are some of the features:

  • Front-facing camera
  • Better back camera
  • Micro SIM card (like the upcoming iPad 3G)
  • Better display
  • Split volume buttons

Front facing camera! Video conferencing is right around the corner. What do you think?

Iphone andFacebook Hand in Hand

More iphone news… There is indication that Apple will integrate Facebook’s email and events calendar directly in to the iphone when 4.0 ships this summer.

Skinput turns hands, arms into buttons

This new technology allows you to expand your cell phone keyboard to your hand or arm. For people who can’t stand the ipone keyboard, this may be the answers to your prayers.

4 Things an Ethical Internet Marketer Can Learn from Spammers

Really great post by copy blogger.  I agree 100% with point 2, “the money is in the list”, but only if you create a valuable relationship with your list. Meaning, give your list great value, in exchange for their email or your conversion rates will be in the basement with the spammers.

Foursquare for BlackBerry Update On The Way

All you Crackberry fans, an updated version on Foursquare will be available “soon” for the blackberry. The new version will include “big” UI changes.

Top Links 04-16-10

Stop Programs From Running at Startup Windows 7

If you have too many programs running at start up, this can cause your computer to load very slowly. It can also tax your memory for programs not even being used.
Most often when adding new programs to your computer, the software publisher will try and set the software to auto start. This video will show […]

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