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Email Spam: CAN-SPAM & What constitutes spam?

I recently attended two business events where e-mail and spamming was brought up. There were brief discussions on what constitutes spam, but no resources for finding out more about the CAN-SPAM Laws were presented. Most attendees were small businesses new to the web, who understandably may not be aware of these laws, or know all

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The Fisticuffs Are Out: Facebook v Google & Microsoft v Apple

Tech companies are coming out swinging at each other today starting with Facebook being discovered paying advertising firm Burston-Marsteller to place anti-Google stories out in the wild. (Facebook Loses Much Face In Secret Smear On Google) The fights continue with a lawsuit being brought against Apple in the issue of whether App Store can be trademarked

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Neer or Nay?

Read more here: A Private, Anti-Foursquare To Geo-Fence Those Neer To You

If you are going to launch a new location app, creating an anti-Foursquare is probably not a bad idea. About a week ago, a Qualcomm-incubated project called Neer quietly launched on the Android market, and has been downloaded more than 10,000 times since

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CHART OF THE DAY: Here's The Most Popular Apps On Android, iPhone, And BlackBerry

Here’s an interesting set of charts from Nielsen analyzing the most popular apps on each smartphone platform.

As you can see, app usage is pretty uniform across the board. Smartphone users love Facebook, Maps, Pandora and the Weather Channel.

There’s only one really glaring exception across the platforms. Apple’s iPod and iTunes are huge on

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CHART OF THE DAY: iPad Browser Share Already Beating Android, BlackBerry

There’s only 2 million iPads in the market, but the iPad’s share of the global browser market is already bigger than Android, BlackBerry, and the iPod touch, according to this chart cited in a recent Morgan Stanley research report.

Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty says iPad usage is closer to a PC than a smartphone,

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