Category Archive: apps

Nov 04

BlackBerry Abandons Bid to Sell Itself, Thorsten Heins, CEO out.

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BlackBerry abandoned its bid to sell itself on Monday, and announced it will replace its chief executive. Fairfax Financial, BlackBerry’s largest shareholder with a 10 percent stake, said it won’t buy the struggling smartphone company and take it private but said that Fairfax and other investors will inject $1 billion as part of a revised …

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Jan 08

Quick Tips: What’s an SSL certificate, and do I need one for my website?

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SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a cryptographic protocol that secures data sent across networks, including the Internet. SSL uses an authenticated key issued by a third-party certificate authority to validate a website’s legitimacy. Most web users experience SSL certificates in the form of https (as opposed to http) prefixes in a URL. Plainly put, an …

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Nov 14

Papa John’s Faces $250 Million Lawsuit Over SMS Spam.

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Papa John’s has clearly been a little over-eager with its digital promotion. Now, it’s facing a $250 million class-action lawsuit over all the spammy text messages it’s been sending you and everybody else around the US. It’s alleged that Papa John’s sent 500,000 unwanted messages in early 2010, CNN Money reports. It gets worse: at …

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Nov 13

Insights into the New Google Trends by Gina Pasqua SEO Coordinator

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Google offers a variety of research and analytic tools for webmasters and search marketing professionals. Recently, Google announced that two of these popular tools, Google Insights and Google Trends, were merging into one all encompassing new interface. Online users are now able to use the new Google Trends to follow trending online interest and compare …

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Aug 15

MundoFox Goes Live: New Network Launches for Latino Audiences Across the U.S.

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Fox International Channels and RCN Television Group premiere Spanish-language TV network that brings innovative drama, comedy, news and game shows to millions of Hispanic viewers MundoFox, the new Spanish-language broadcast network from Fox International Channels and RCN Television Group of Colombia launches today with an impressive line-up of scripted dramas, news, sports, game shows and …

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May 03

Apple Q2 2012: 35.1M iPhones, 11.8M iPads, 4M Macs, and 7.7M iPods By Matt Burns, Writer for TechCrunch

Apple just released its second quarter financial numbers. Overall hardware sales decreased from its record previous quarter but with the notable exception of the iPods: they’re up from the same quarter a year ago. Apple sold 88% more iPhones in the quarter than it did during the same time last year. In addition to huge …

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May 02

Parents Find Use In Smartphones By Aaron Baar, MediaPost News

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As if we needed more evidence that smartphones aren’t just for corporate types any more, LG has come out with a survey noting that the devices have become an important part of parental life. According to a survey of more than 2,200 adults by Harris Interactive on behalf of LG, more than half (57%) of …

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Apr 26

Why Google & Facebook Fail At Mobile By Nick Bilton, The New York Times

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Like countless industry leaders before them, are Google and Facebook growing fat, happy, and complacent? Citing their lack of mobile focus as evidence, so suggests Nick Bilton. “This month, when Google showcased a new design for Google Plus, the company’s social network, it was as if mobile phones and tablets were still a glimmer in …

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Apr 25

Emails We Love: Clever Copy Round-Up By Beth Negus Viveiros, The Big Fat Marketing Blog

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Several messages crossed our inbox this week that had outstanding subject lines, copy or promotional themes. Here’s a round-up of the best. Subject Lines of the Week “We’ve added a new topping: Smartphones” To celebrate the release of their new app for Android, Domino’s Pizza is offering free Android smartphones. The promotion, not surprisingly, is …

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Apr 24

Facebook to buy 650 of Microsoft’s AOL patents By Associated Press

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AP) – Microsoft, which just bought patents from AOL for $1 billion, is now turning around and selling most of them to Facebook for $550 million. Facebook is buying about 650 of the 925 AOL patents and patent applications that Microsoft bought, Microsoft and Facebook said Monday. Facebook will also get a license to use …

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