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Web News Round Up – March 16th

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In this week's web news round up we see Path partnering with Nike to make running more social, all the flexibilities and functions of PayPal's new Digital Wallet, Amazon creeping into Google territory and revenue and Facebook's 6 Point Plan for building your social brand.

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Path and Nike Team Up to Make Running More Social

Path, or Facebook for only your real close friends, has launched its latest version of the app today, including a new integration which features the company’s first partnership ever. The collaboration with Nike will allow users to log their running paths on a map and share your route with friends. Read the article.

PayPal’s New Digital Wallet Will Offer Deals, Flexible Payments & More

The new version of PayPal will allow you to create personal lists of items you want among many other features. Via PayPal, you can search for items, compare prices, pay by multiple methods and create lists of things you want to buy for a variety of situations. PayPal will then find deals and coupons for these items on your list whether you are in the store or online. View the video and Read the article.

Amazon Is Already Doing More Than $1 Billion In Ad Revenue - Should Google Worry?

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Friday Shorts 21st December

How to Rob a Snowman

How to Rob a Snowman

  • Top 10 Reasons Why Large Companies Lose Their Top Talent: Why large, established and often innovative companies have golden opportunities to keep their top talent but don't.
  • GoDaddy's Spammy Link Building Techniques: The great WordPress SEO expert, Yoast, investigates some of GoDaddy's questionable tactics for ranking for many of their keyword targets, often at the expense of their customers.
  • Watch Out Santa

    Watch Out Santa

  • LoveFilm Signs Streaming Deal with Sony Pictures Television: New deal allows Amazon's LoveFilm to stream titles such as the Social Network and Salt as it increases it's battle with key rival Netflix.
  • Viktor E Frankl: Why To Believe In Others: Holocaust survivor, psychologist and best-selling author of Man's Search for Meaning, Frankl delivers a powerful message of why we should start from an optimistic perspective. Human at its core, its a very appropriate message of goodwill toward man for this time of year!
  • Happy Christmas & Good Will toward you and yours! From Alistair and Alastair at SelfAssemblySites

     

     

     

     

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    Friday Shorts 16th December

    Desert Island

    Desert Island Copyright of Xkcd.com

      • What The World's Biggest Websites Looked Like At Launch: It’s hard to imagine but the world beating websites we all love or loath today were once just scribbles on a piece of paper, or the brainchild of a 19-year-old college student. With the help of the Wayback Machine, which provides screenshots of any website imaginable from its inception until now, we can view the original designs and content of the most visited websites in the U.S.
    Sample Screenshot of Path

    Screenshot of Path Copyright of VentureBeat.com

    • The Path to Make You Want to Delete Facebook: Many now see Facebook as a glorified phone book, chances are you have more than 300-500 'friends'. But Path, a lightweight social networking app, caps the number of friends you can have to a more natural and manageable 150. It's the Dunbar Number — a theoretical limit to the number of connections you can meaningfully track at any time.
    • YouTube Buys Company That Processes Music Royalties: In an effort to streamline its often complex relations with music publishers, YouTube has acquired RightsFlow, an upstart company in New York that processes royalties for the music industry. This move could mean a little or a lot more money for musicians.
    • Paid Search Drives $6 is Local Sales for Every $1 in Online Sales: Paid search has 6:1 impact on offline sales over e-commerce. Only now with the rise of smartphones and other methodologies is online-to-offline tracking becoming more widely available. Approximately 9% of clicks on a paid search ad generated an offline sale, with some reporting up to 26%. It's a fascinating insight into consumer behaviour and a warning to online only retailers, that we haven't all moved away from real world stores just yet.
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    Friday Shorts 9th December

    A few interesting bits and pieces we've come across this week:

    Dilbert on asking for feedback on your site

    10 Billionth Android App download

    • This week, the Android Marketplace had it's 10 Billionth app download! Google created this beautiful infographic to tell us more.
    • Amazon $6M fund for ebook authors: Amazon have announced a $6 million fund for ebook authors. To get a share you need to commit to sell your ebook exclusively through the Kindle Store and agree to your book being shared within Kindle Prime.
    • Good Sight for All: Josh Silver delivers his brilliantly simple solution for correcting vision at the lowest cost possible - adjustable, liquid-filled lenses. At TEDGlobal 2009, he demos his affordable eyeglasses and reveals his global plan to distribute them to a billion people in need by 2020.
    • Minority Report is Here: Xbox & Microsoft reveal interface updates centred around Kinect and Bing. Motion and voice commands will be key.
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