The lifting of sanctions imposed by the U.S. export controls and sanctions programs, which earlier prohibited software downloads has been welcomed with open arms by Iranians. In a country where the media is under strict government control, the internet provides a safe avenue for the dissemination an.... More »
Paolo Cirio and Alessandro Ludovico, founders of the Lovely Faces, a dating website has used an automated software to scrap the photos and profiles of Facebook users over a period of time and re-defined what violations of rights on the internet really mean to Facebook founder, Zuckerberg.
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Wishpond is a local shopping engine that has launched three widgets for publishers, brands and merchants that will allow the sites that embed them to offer local commerce.
The Wishpond Local Shopping widget is now available and can be embedded for free. It can be customized by color and size to fit.... More »
How much money can you make from selling domains? This is a business model that has generated a lot of controversy simply because there are those who deliberately infringe on an existing company’s trademark (domain name) with the hopes that they could eventually profit from the sale.
However, thi.... More »
Twitter is arguably one of the most powerful sites online today, but the microblogging platform’s search function has always left something to be desired. Never fear: Frost Li (a Twitter engineer) posted an announcement on the official Twitter blog that would effectively erase that problem for goo.... More »
Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley announced at the LeWeb conference in Paris that Foursquare had surpassed the 5 Million user mark. He was careful to distinguish between registered IDs and actual users and said that although the location based site had over 5 million registered IDs, they were very close to 5 million active users. This is a marked difference from the number of users at this period last year, which got to five hundred thousand users.
Foursquare is becoming increasingly popular with businesses, especially the brick and mortar ones who are using location based to encourage visits to their locations. But even online businesses are becoming creative in their use of location based networks to attract traffic to their sites. Do you use Foursquare or any other location based social network for your business?