Top News of the Day 04-22-10

What you should know about Facebook’s changes

“Facebook announced some changes on Wednesday that are intended to make the Internet more social. Essentially, Facebook is stretching out into the rest of the web.”

Hulu to Launch a Subscription Service in May?

“Hulu plans to start testing a subscription service for a monthly fee of $9.95, claims the L.A. Times, citing people familiar with the plans.”

Facebook Open Graph: What it Means for Privacy

Facebook’s move to become the center of the web.

Q.&A.: No Hiding on Facebook

A few quick tips to protect your privacy

New York Times Reports Q1 Profit, Digital Ad Revenues Now 26% Of Total

The New York Times Company this morning announced  upbeat Q1 2010 results

Top News of the Day 04-21-10

Google to expose government agencies censorship requests

Google will make public how often government agencies request removal of content or request for user information.

“We hope this tool will shine some light on the scale and scope of government requests for censorship and data around the globe,” he said. “


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Google updates Local business pages

The new product Google Places is designed for businesses. Google places offers a variety of tools business owners can leverage to make their products and services more available in a local search. There is also a paid ad component available in this new product. $25 a month will make your ad stand out.

LinkedIn Launches Many New Link-Sharing Features

I’m a big fan of linkedin. Linkedin brings me a lot of business. I can’t wait to test out the new features.

Check out this Mashable post for more info with pictures & Video:

Youtube Video explaining the new features:

88% of Content on Google Buzz is Automated

Is this good or bad? I have a Buzz account but I’ve done very little with it. I guess I just don’t see the value. I’m already balancing enough social connection tools. I’m I missing something?

Apple sells 8.75 Million iphones in Q2!

And dropped a bomb shell when they announced earnings were up 48% Year to Date.

Guys need a Date? Get an iphone

54% Of Women More Likely To Date Men With iPhones, Says iPhone Retailer

Phones 4u conducted the survey. You be the judge on this one…

Earnings Fall 21% at AT&T

“The company added fewer contract-signing wireless customers, an indication that the saturation of the market is even starting to catch up with the carrier of the iPhone.”

Nice spin.

Or maybe people waiting for the end of exclusivity agreement between Apple and AT&T. AT&T service is horrible.


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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.”


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.