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Introducing Kobon.ME the RetailMeNot of the Middle East

Kobon ME or موقع كوبون, the Arabic version of RetailMeNot, was established to aggregate coupon codes and deals from all around the Middle East and make them available to online shoppers. It provides... Read more »

Reppler: The New Social Media Monitoring Service

Reppler: The New Social Media Monitoring Service

Simply put, Reppler is a social media monitoring service designed to keep your social reputation clean and safe. It addresses three critical pillars of your social reputation — content, privacy and security. Read more »

HOW TO: Create an Untouchable Market, the Google Way!

I blank out when it comes to writing intros, so I’m diving into my thoughts straight ahead. Everyone talks about Google’s “far into the future” vision and how it’s one of the most brilliantly run companies ever. Reading the latest news about Google Goggles, Favorite Places, image search advancements and so on, got me thinking: I am imaging that a few Google employees sat down one afternoon, just before Christmas 2004 and one of them said:

“We’re Google. Let’s create a new market that no one can follow us into!”

And that’s what they’ve been doing for the past 5 years; creating a new market share that no one can compete with them at. Think about the timeline:

Facebook’s Zuckerberg Gets Bitten by His Own Creation: 596 Pictures Revealed!

The day of retribution has arrived! Facebook’s creator, Mark Zuckerberg, had a taste of his own medicine. The highly criticized Facebook privacy roll-over turned the table on poor Mark and his guarded photos. After having only 1 picture for public viewing, the privacy changes allowed Facebook users access to 596 pictures of him. The photos are ‘colorful’, from photos of him playing with light sabers to looking drunk and shirtless.

It seems the whole thing was an accident. If that’s the case, then maybe he didn’t understand his own privacy settings. Well, at least he doesn’t have to worry about losing his job because his boss saw pictures of him partying and acting stupid.

Update: It seems it was an accident, even though he said otherwise, because the pics are private again.

Mozilla Firefox and The Single-Sign-On Holy Grail

Ever since Microsoft introduced the idea with CardSpace, the holy grail of single login has been sought after by many. OpenID has been a player in the field of single login but the idea never really picked up mainstream adoption.

Seven Things We Now Know From 2009’s Search Results

Although 2009 is almost one month short of being over, Google has already published its yearly Zeitgeist, charting the year’s most popular searches, and subsequently charting the mindset of the world, as reflected digitally. Naturally, Yahoo and Bing followed suite.

Facebook New Privacy Settings… Better Now?!

Facebook New Privacy Settings… Better Now?!

Is that all I get to control?

Finally! Facebook has caved in and revamped their privacy system and settings in hopes of resolving some of its privacy woes. Hopefully this new system will save some hapless chaps and gals from loosing their jobs because they can't help themselves when it comes to over sharing.

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Ikea’s Social Marketing Genius

Watch that movie and weep. It’s not sappy of course, but its so simply brilliant it’s almost hard to bare. Ikea practically invents Facebook tag marketing. How? They use the photo tagging function where users were able to tag objects in photos of Ikea showrooms with their own names to win these very products. What […]

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Google Dashboard: Google’s Answer To Privacy Concerns?

Google Dashboard: Google’s Answer To Privacy Concerns?

What Were They Thinking?

To Counteract this seasonal hailstorm of concerns, this time, Google has introduced the Google Dashboard. The Dashboard will include all the information they have regarding your Google account and offer a one central location for you to manage the settings of all your Google services and accounts. Or is that what it really does?

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Mashable Open Web Awards: Free Advertising by Thousands of People

Mashable's yearly cycle of Open Web Awards have gain big momentum through the web this year providing them with free advertising from thousands of social media experts!

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Google wants to Speed up the Web! Is your site optimized? [video]

Google is re-writing their search rank algorithm to include load time as a factor. They hope that this move will improve users' experience of the web at large.

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Apple is on the Move: Verizon Should Watch Out! [videos]

“Healthy competition is the fuel for growth and development”. Big names in the technology arena are bumping each other’s heads in a war dedicated to grab customer attention and further create loyalty! One of those names must be Apple! Not only does Apple lead a variety of creative, well-studied and effective small...

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