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Facebook is not the singularity – darn!

Last week I briefly chatted with Social Media Week founder Toby Daniels about the technological singularity , which he sees as being inevitable. Simply said, the singularity will be the upcoming phase of evolution where we humans will join forces with artificial intelligence to jointly adapt to become a higher form of consciousness. This will […]

How Google+ might affect Google search results

For some, the question lurking in the background is this: Will Google’s switch to the “+1” system change the way Google ranks and if it does, how? Google’s direct response, according to Google spokesperson Rob Shilkin, is this: Google will study the clicks on +1 buttons as a signal that influences the ranking and appearance […]

How local merchants can self-serve daily deals

Local brick and mortar businesses can find an affordable alternative to Groupon and Living Social in self-serve daily deals. Firms providing this service include North Social, Public Deals, Pageable, and Buckaroo. Groupon itself is offering a self-serve deal named Groupon Stores, but it’s had problems getting started. Here’s an interesting conversation about local merchant self-serve […]