Are you ready for a Facebook browser that integrates the social networking behemoth into your online life more than ever? That’s exactly what could be on the way soon, according to one report.
A Friday Pocket-lint report cites a “trusted source” that Facebook wants to buy Opera Software — manufacturers of the Opera web browser, which claims more than 200 million users worldwide. The Facebook browser would include default menu bar plugins, further permeating Facebook into users’ general web experience, according to the report.
A Facebook spokesperson declined Mashable‘s request for
Rachael Gerson gave this talk at the SEOmoz Meetup at the Search Church on 5/10/12. She talks about common pitfalls and misconceptions such as not measuring the right actions, not assigning dollar values to non-eCommerce conversions, not using the e-Commerce GA code, creating KPIs that can’t be measured without custom code, and not auditing your GA code.
Google is hard at work on a cloud computing offering that will compete directly with the popular Amazon EC2 cloud, according to a source familiar with Google’s plans. Not to be outdone, other sources have confirmed Microsoft is also building an Infrastructure as a Service platform, and that the Redmond cloud will be ready — or at least announced — before Google’s. According to my sources, Google should roll out its service for renting virtual server instances by the end of the year, while Microsoft is slating its big announcement for a June 7 event in San Francisco.
Small businesses on the West Coast of the U.S. are far more social-media savvy than those on the East Coast — with companies in San Francisco and Los Angeles leading the pack, according to a new study.
Small business analytics accompany has released an infographic that looks at the top 85 U.S. cities and ranks them by social media presence and daily deal activity.
San Francisco topped the list of the most social small business cities in the U.S., followed by (in order) Los Angeles; Washington, D.C.; Seattle; San Diego; Chicago; New York; Dallas/Fort Worth; Phoenix; and Tampa, Fla.