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  1. Social Media Monetization in a 'Mobile First' World

    As much as Silicon Valley's ethos is the constant pursuit of creating value, eventually the byproduct of this process (and the stakeholders involved) will also require the creation of revenue. In the past year, we have seen these dynamics play out...

  2. Rap Genius No SEO Genius: Lyric Site Fails to Recover Traffic After Google Penalty

    TechCrunch suggested it was likely due to the fact that rap genius is funded by Andreessen Horowitz, a high-profile venture capitalist firm in Silicon Valley. If you've ever searched for song lyrics online, you have probably noticed a wide range of...

  3. Weekly Rundown: Lost Google Image Search Traffic, Facebook Search Ads & More

    Chinese Google’ Opens Artificial-Intelligence Lab in Silicon Valley – WiredBaidu's new lab is researching "deep learning", described as "an emerging computer science field that seeks to mimic the human brain with hardware and software") not too...

  4. Google Spent $14.3 Million on U.S. Lobbying in 2012

    Nyhart said that as Silicon Valley has become more profitable, they've also become more influential in Washington. Google spent more on U.S.lobbying efforts than any other technology firm in America, according to statistics from the Center for...

  5. When Machines Start Writing Back: My Problem With DataPop & Automated Content Creation

    These ideas existed only peripherally (though they were probably coming to fruition in a few dark labs somewhere in Silicon Valley, even then) and didn’t seem a realistic threat. I had the opportunity to meet a few of the folks from DataPop at SES...

  6. Vince Vaughn & Owen Wilson Star as Google Interns in New Movie

    We’re sure they’ll have a humorous take on life in Silicon Valley and look forward to seeing the result," a Google spokesperson told Search Engine Watch. Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson and other Hollywood stars have been spotted on campus at Georgia...

  7. Google, Facebook & Amazon Quietly Forming Tech Lobbying Group?

    The Internet isn't just Silicon Valley anymore, the Internet has moved to Main Street. Technology giants – and often competitors – Google, Facebook, Amazon, and eBay are expected to join forces to form a lobbying group known as the Internet...

  8. How Search is Helping Quora Break Through to the Mass Market

    Through a “credits”-based Qs interesting, however, is that Quora’s growth doesn’t appear to be due to the fact it’s quickly becoming a household name – at least outside of Silicon Valley. Every day we have questions that need answers, and almost...

  9. RIAA President: Google ‘Misused Its Power’ by Protesting SOPA

    Get enough of them to espouse Silicon Valley’s perspective, and tens of millions of Americans will get a one-sided view of whatever the issue may be, drowning out the other side. Google abused its trust and misused its power when it blacked out its...