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  1. Native Advertising for Small Business: The Missing Link?

    By using Facebook Promoted Posts, Meredith Manor, a West Virginia equestrian vocational college, was able to reach four times as many people and garner three-and-a-half times more engagement as compared to an unpromoted post.

  2. Yelp: Court Ruling on Anonymous Customer Reviews 'Could Have a Chilling Effect on Free Speech'

    The Virginia state Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the carpet cleaning company and insisted that Yelp must reveal the names of those users that otherwise would have remained anonymous. This ruling could have a chilling effect on free speech in...

  3. Dissecting Moz's 2013 Search Engine Ranking Factors

    In fact, I think it's quite likely that many aren't factors at all, but merely signals (Yes, Virginia, there's a difference). Imagine playing a team sport, where your team could be penalized at any time, but you and your teammates have only a...

  4. The 11 Most Popular Sports Teams in the World in Social Video [Report]

    Everyone has their favorite sports team, whether it's the Philadelphia Flyers, Hull City, or the Northern Virginia Majestics (U12). In the past on SEW we've taken a look at social media as it applies to specific sports such as the NFL, but we've...

  5. The United States of Google: Mapping Google Usage by State

    In the running for Google search engine use was Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Colorado, Minnesota, Virginia, New Jersey, Maryland and Connecticut. Online advertising company Chitika conducted research on which U.S.states had the highest use of Google...

  6. Google Pays $7 Million to Settle Street View Snooping Case

    The following states will split the cash evenly ($192,000): Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi...

  7. Google as Your Identity Provider: Where Are We Now?

    But it’s not only the Federal Government; there were six NSTIC pilot programs approved all in a variety of verticals including ecommerce, health, education, even the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.

  8. Google’s Rosetta Stone AdWords Woes Continue as Case Reopened

    Rosetta Stone’s trademark infringement lawsuit against Google, first filed in 2009 and dismissed by a Virginia court in August 2010, has been revived by a federal appeals court. At issue: whether the sale of trademarked search keywords to the...

  9. Google vs. the World: A Week of Conflicts, Disputes, and Lawsuits

    In its appeal, Rosetta Stone argues that the Virginia federal district court that found in Google's favor got it wrong on numerous counts. From squabbles with the travel industry, to suing the U.S.government, and various privacy disputes overseas...