Bye Bye Bin Laden – News Broken on Twitter First

The news of Osama Bin Ladens execution was broken first in a tweet by Keith Urbahn. Keith Urbahn, chief of staff for the office of the former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, appears to be the first to have broken the news that Osama bin Laden, 54, the man responsible for the attacks of September […]

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New Money Rubbing Noses with Old Money

Who would have thought that coupon deals would make billionaires online? Just goes to show how desperate local business are to get paying customers in the door. Got to admire the guys at Groupon though; plus the 1200+ other billionaires!   Groupon co-founder Eric Lefkofsky is the newest Chicagoan to make Forbes magazine’s list of […]

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Facebook & User Privacy

No doubt this will be an ongoing issue for years but with the popularity of Facebook and the number of developers creating applications it's going to be hard to police and control! The Wall Street Journal said applications were providing access to Facebook members' names and, in some cases, their friends' names, to companies that […]

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Internet ad revenue tops $12 billion in first half of 2010

Despite the ailing economy a new record has been set for Internet advertising revenue in the first half of 2010 – $12,000,000,000, that's 12 billion! Search advertising produced the most revenue, pulling more than $5.7 billion of advertising spending in the first half, an 11.6% improvement over last year. Display advertising—which includes banners, digital video […]

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