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    YouTube rents movies online

    YouTube is making the first steps in the renting movies online business, by launching on January 22 a service that will initially make available five films. YouTube will initially provide for rental only five films, which participated in 2009 and 2010 at the Sundance festival. In the first...
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    Journalists test the information from Twitter and Facebook

    Five French radio journalists will be isolated in a farm from France, from where they will examine news, having access only to Twitter and Facebook, in order to test the value of the information from these platforms. Isolated in the period 1-5 February at a farm in Périgord (southwestern...
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    Help Me/Question Css Howto: Put An Image Exactly In The Center Of The Page

    I got this problem a couple of days ago, and I want to share the answer with you. I wanted to have a page with an image on it, and I wanted the image to be exactly in the center/middle of the page, no matter the screen resolution. First, here is how you do it for a image with size 600px/600px...
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    Puppy Tweets - or twitter for man's best friend

    The toy maker Mattel announced that it's on its way to launch a new product called "Puppy Tweets", that will connect dogs to their own Twitter account. Puppy Tweets is a plastic tag that has sound and motion sensor, and once attached to a dog collar and connected to a USB receiver, it will send...
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    Google remains the leader of global searches made

    Google remains the leader in the global search market, according to a study made by comScore. Over 131 billion searches were made in last year's December, representing a 46% increase comparing to 2008. This means over 4 billion searches/day, or 29 million searches/minute. The Google sites were...
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    Google search results are not influenced by W3C Validation

    Matt Cutts, Google engineer, officially said that Google doesn't care about the W3C Validation for their SERP. Thus, another SEO myth disappeared. He tried to explain that a valid code is welcomed, where possible, because bots (crawlers) will "digest" the information easier, but the end result...
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    HTML color codes

    Many times it happened to me that I needed a HTML color code, and of course I didn't have it all in my head. Of course, I knew the basic colors such as white #FFFFFF, #000000 black, #FF0000 red, #008000 Green, and so on, but I did not memorize all the HTML color table. Therefore, I will...
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    Submit your site to social bookmarking sites

    I have found a nice free websites that helps you submit your site or article to many social bookmarking sites. The site is called SocialMarker, and includes social bookmarking sites such as: Propeller Slashdot Digg Technorati Delicious Reddit Tagza Fark Newsvine swik You can select to submit...
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    Bill gates starts socializing

    After he opened an account on Twitter, the Microsoft founder announced that he also launched a blog. Bill Gates explained that he has more free time and is interested to learn new things. "Since I don't work at Microsoft anymore, many people have asked me what am I working on. Many times, I...
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    With YouTube you can take lessons regarding movie production and directing

    YouTube launched "Howcast" to facilitate the interaction between users and filmmakers. During the meeting will be discusses various issues regarding the production and creativity needed to make an interesting movie with a low budget. The initiative came after a film from Uruguay proved that it...
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    Half of Google News readers pay attention only to the titles

    Almost half of Google News users read only the titles, without accessing the link that redirects them on different pages where they can read newspapers and the rest of the contents. "Even though Google generates traffic on the online pages of newspapers, there are situations in which users...
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    Microsoft wants to launch its first mobile phone

    Microsoft will launch its first mobile phone in an attempt to promote it's Windows Mobile OS. This information was made public by an analyst from Jefferies & Co. investment banking group. The phone, which will have a HD video camera, could be presented in February, at the annual Mobile World...
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    BMW coupe&cabrio face-lift

    BMW has posted on their website images with the new 3series coupe and cabrio, with face-lift. The front is quite nice, but from behind for me it looks like Audi A4. What do you think about it?
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    The internet and mobile phones, more used to listening to music

    Young British people use multiple platforms, including web and mobile phones to access musical content, according to a study by the MTV television network, called "Back to Basics". The study was conducted on a sample of 600 people in the UK, aged between 15 and 34 years. According to the study...
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    Google's algorithm update: Codename "Caffeine"

    Last summer, Matt Cutts, software engineer at Google, introduced us to a preview of the new Google update, named "Caffeine". Since then, Google seriously got into real-time search, including real-time tweets, Facebook and MySpace streams into their search results. But beside that, under the hood...
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    My 2 Cents How Does Google Rank Tweets?

    A few months ago, both Microsoft and Google announced a deal with Twitter, through which they would get real-time access to tweets, in order to provide real-time results for their search engines. After waiting a while, Google started including real-time results into Google SERPs, not only for...
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    Help Me/Question How do you choose the platform for your new website ?

    Let's say you want to make a new website. The niche is not relevant, because the most popular CMS can be adapted to almost anything. For example I saw video blogs, company websites, online newspapers and ecommerce sites based on WordPress. So What CMS would you use for a new website, and why...
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    "Suicide" in your virtual life from social networks

    Anyone using an online social network should be able to stop when it wants. In theory, this is how things should work. In practice, however, is not quite so easy. For example, kit's almost impossible to completely erase your account from social networks like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or...
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    Find "near me now" feature available on Google mobile

    The "near me now" feature helps users to find easy and fast information about a place in their immediate vicinity. For example, you can easily find opinions from other customers regarding a nearby restaurant, before going inside, or menu suggestions. The feature is currently available only in...
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    Microsoft gets ban on selling some versions of Office

    Some versions of Microsoft Word and Office got "sale ban", after a patent dispute with the Canadian company i4i regarding some elements of the software. Microsoft officials said that they have complied with the U.S. court's ruling and will now offer "revised software" in the US. According to...
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