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Heavy Mettle: Google Enters Browser Wars with Chrome

Since Firefox emerged as a viable competitor to Internet Explorer and Apple’s Safari, there have been a number of new browser competitors, such as Flock and AT&T’s Pogo, but none that have been real game changers yet. Google changed that instantly just by showing up, launching the Chrome browser. Much of the differences are technical […]

One Small Asterisk, One Leap For Digital Media

Here’s one of those moments when you realize how quickly media is changing: when registering with a content-sharing community, an email address is optional, but a mobile phone number is required. That’s what I found when signing up for Zannel. Not long ago, such sites wouldn’t even ask for your mobile number, but now it’s […]

Google Issues New AdWords Updates

This week, Google is rolling out new AdWords updates for advertisers. The changes are fourfold: Google is changing how it calculates quality scores. There will no longer be minimum bid requirements. Recommended first page bids replace minimum bids. Google will provide more transparency into quality scores. These are largely positive developments, though they may create […]

Dream Jobs for Social Media Junkies

Could it be commonplace someday to create a resume that shows how much time you spend using social media? Is that really a job skill? US News and World Report thinks “the Facebook future is now” and released “The Seven Best Jobs for Facebook Addicts” (though I only counted six ). The jobs include recruiters, […]

Pinning the Tail On The Googoliath Killer

What might a Google killer look like? Last week a lot of people were musing whether it would have search results in three columns with tabbed pages and irrelevant thumbnail images, with a black homepage background instead of a white one. That so-called killer,  in the form of Cuil, wound up not being a case […]