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  • It’s A Facebook And Google World On Apple’s App Store, Poke Hits #1 A Day After Its Release

    It’s A Facebook And Google World On Apple’s App Store, Poke Hits #1 A Day After Its Release

    Remember all of this hoopla over Facebook’s latest standalone app, Poke, yesterday? You aren’t the only one that is interested, apparently. As The Next Web reports, Poke by Facebook has hit the No. 1 free app spot on Apple’s App Store, just a day after being released. Read More

  • Hover For A Rec: Google Updates +1 Button To Show Related Content On Your Website

    Hover For A Rec: Google Updates +1 Button To Show Related Content On Your Website

    Well it looks like Google just can’t wait for the start of its Developer Conference tomorrow to begin sharing news. It’s been a while since we’ve seen any development of the company’s now ubiquitous “+1″ button, but beginning soon, your +1s are going to get a whole lot more useful (and creepy?). Tonight, Google announced via the Google+ Developers Blog that… Read More

  • Google: +1 Button Served 5 Billion Times A Day

    Google: +1 Button Served 5 Billion Times A Day

    As I reported earlier today, Google is launching a marketing campaign to tout and promote the use of enhanced search ads, which it says are now shown for roughly one-third of all search ads. I lifted some of the numbers that they’re boasting about on the dedicated marketing website, but I thought it’d be worth doing a separate post on the numbers they shared in relation to the… Read More

  • Like+1 Turns Facebook Likes Into Google +1s

    As what exactly the Google +1 Button does continues to mystify some users, security researcher Ashkan Soltani and Brian Kennish, former Googler and the mind behind Facebook Disconnect, have decided to kill two buttons with one browser extension, creating  Like +1. Unlike the +Like extension, which allowed you to Facebook Like Google search results, Like +1 turns all offsite Like Buttons… Read More

  • The +1 Button Is Like A Button You Push For A Treat — Without The Treat

    The +1 Button Is Like A Button You Push For A Treat — Without The Treat

    You people confuse me. Ten days ago we put Google’s +1 Button on TechCrunch — because why not? We try basically all these new buttons/counters/commenting systems much to the dismay of our precious page load speed (we know, we know, it sucks — fix coming). Some of these buttons are great and make a lot of sense. The Tweet Button, the Like Button, even Facebook’s new… Read More

  • OMG Someone Just Found An Embeddable Google +1 Button – And It Works!

    A day after Google unveiled its “+1″ product, someone has already taken a close enough look at the code to track down an embeddable +1 Button. Said button wasn’t supposed to be public yet – they essentially let people recommend any online content on Google search. Read More

  • With +1, Google Search Goes Truly Social — As Do Google Ads

    With +1, Google Search Goes Truly Social — As Do Google Ads

    Back in early December of last year, we first reported that Google was toying around with the name “+1″ for an upcoming social product. At the time, we were told it was sort of like Google’s version of the “like” or “retweet” button. Today it officially launches as a way to share Google Search results that you like with your friends and the broader web… Read More

  • +1 Incoming? Google's New Toolbar Is Rolling Out

    For months, we’ve been getting tips about a new toolbar that Google has been testing on google.com. In fact, we first posted about it back in November and the tips have been steadily coming in since then. But today something happened: we’ve started getting a massive wave of tips about the toolbar. And all of us are now seeing it too. Yes, it looks like Google is rolling out their… Read More

  • Devon Tread 1 Watch Hands-On

    Here it is, hands-on coverage with a close to final production ready prototype of the highly anticipated Devon Tread 1 watch. While it tells the time and is a luxury item, the Devon Tread 1 shares very little with the rest of the high-end watch world. Despite the fact that it has plenty of moving parts, this isn’t a mechanical watch in the traditional sense. It uses a… Read More

  • Japanese researchers work on 1,000-year memory device

    Hard disks and recording media to store data are great and all, but especially for sensitive information (such as corporate data) longevity and reliability are major problems. The usual recording media existing on the market last for a few decades max, but now Japan tries to develop a device that stores data for a thousand years. Read More