TweetUp Now Includes Updates From LinkedIn And Facebook; Changes Name To PostUp

Twitter search and advertising startup platform operator TweetUp has announced today that its search engine for Twitter will be expanding to include bios and updates posted to other social networks, including LinkedIn and Facebook. Because the company will no longer be solely based on Twitter, TweetUp is changing its name to PostUp.

In April, TweetUp, which was incubated by incubated by idealab, opened registration for its bidded marketplace for real-time search, and in May the company launched its search capabilities on a number of sites at the TechCrunch Disrupt event, including at TechCrunch, Topix.com, and Businessinsider.com.

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Twitter search and advertising startup platform operator TweetUp has announced today that its search engine for Twitter will be expanding to include bios and updates posted to other social networks, including LinkedIn and Facebook. Because the company will no longer be solely based on Twitter, TweetUp is changing its name to PostUp.

In April, TweetUp, which was incubated by incubated by idealab, opened registration for its bidded marketplace for real-time search, and in May the company launched its search capabilities on a number of sites at the TechCrunch Disrupt event, including at TechCrunch, Topix.com, and Businessinsider.com. Leer más “TweetUp Now Includes Updates From LinkedIn And Facebook; Changes Name To PostUp”

Cisco May Be Making A Run For Skype

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Cisco has made an offer to acquire Skype before they complete their IPO process, says one of our more reliable sources. We have not been able to confirm this rumor one way or another via other sources, which isn’t surprising. A company in lock down during the IPO process is usually even more tight lipped than normal.


Cisco has made an offer to acquire Skype before they complete their IPO process, says one of our more reliable sources. We have not been able to confirm this rumor one way or another via other sources, which isn’t surprising. A company in lock down during the IPO process is usually even more tight lipped than normal. Leer más “Cisco May Be Making A Run For Skype”

El porno aprovecha el avance de la TV 3D

En los últimos años, el panorama de la industria del entretenimiento adulto se vio beneficiado y perjudicado en partes iguales con la presencia del formato DVD o los contenidos en Internet. Piratería o los bajos costos en la Red son algunos de las causas que esgrimen desde las compañías del sector para explicar la baja en los ingresos de los formatos tradicionales. Sin embargo, nunca deja de estar al tanto de los avances tecnológicos.

Como ejemplo, el nuevo iPhone 4 fue visto como una buena opción de parte de algunos productores, que desean utilizar el servicio FaceTime para que las actrices del cine adulto realicen videoconferencias sexuales .

Con el objetivo de emular el éxito económico de Avatar con una proyección tridimensional, que envalentonó a la industria cinematográfica a crear más producciones similares, una productora de Hong Kong se encuentra embarcada en una costosa producción condicionada, llamada “El sexo y el Zen: éxtasis extremo”, que esperan estrenar en mayo de 2011.


El porno se hace 3D En la misma tendencia que sigue la industria cinematográfica de la mano de Avatar, una productora asiática de cine para adultos prepara una costosa producción de 3 millones de dólares

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En los últimos años, el panorama de la industria del entretenimiento adulto se vio beneficiado y perjudicado en partes iguales con la presencia del formato DVD o los contenidos en Internet. Piratería o los bajos costos en la Red son algunos de las causas que esgrimen desde las compañías del sector para explicar la baja en los ingresos de los formatos tradicionales. Sin embargo, nunca deja de estar al tanto de los avances tecnológicos.

Como ejemplo, el nuevo iPhone 4 fue visto como una buena opción de parte de algunos productores, que desean utilizar el servicio FaceTime para que las actrices del cine adulto realicen videoconferencias sexuales .

Con el objetivo de emular el éxito económico de Avatar con una proyección tridimensional, que envalentonó a la industria cinematográfica a crear más producciones similares, una productora de Hong Kong se encuentra embarcada en una costosa producción condicionada, llamada “El sexo y el Zen: éxtasis extremo”, que esperan estrenar en mayo de 2011. Leer más “El porno aprovecha el avance de la TV 3D”

Homepage Optimization: How your peers use keywords and communicate with visitors

we wanted to hear your thoughts about homepage optimization. So we asked marketers. Here are a few of our favorite answers…

Keyword early, keyword often

1. Keywords are very important. Find the best for you site/business/product. Is your homepage going to be a landing page for your product or service? If so, you can use the appropriate keywords. Otherwise find the keywords that more generally describe your industry/product and use them for the home page.

2. Content: the keywords will be used to develop relevant content. Try to use the keywords early and often (but not unnaturally so) on the page. Especially effective if you can use them in a title, or bold, etc.

3. Title tags: use keywords in title tag, plus the name of your company at the end.

4. Write a good descriptive meta tag – remember this is going to be part of what shows up in natural results on a search results page

5. Limit graphics. For the graphics that are there, use Alt formatting to see that the search engine can read them.

6. Try to build incoming links into your home page

– Brent Carnduff, Owner at EchelonSEO


house_d6629dd56a(…) We wanted to hear your thoughts about homepage optimization. So we asked marketers. Here are a few of our favorite answers…

Keyword early, keyword often

1. Keywords are very important. Find the best for you site/business/product. Is your homepage going to be a landing page for your product or service? If so, you can use the appropriate keywords. Otherwise find the keywords that more generally describe your industry/product and use them for the home page.

2. Content: the keywords will be used to develop relevant content. Try to use the keywords early and often (but not unnaturally so) on the page. Especially effective if you can use them in a title, or bold, etc.

3. Title tags: use keywords in title tag, plus the name of your company at the end.

4. Write a good descriptive meta tag – remember this is going to be part of what shows up in natural results on a search results page

5. Limit graphics. For the graphics that are there, use Alt formatting to see that the search engine can read them.

6. Try to build incoming links into your home page

Brent Carnduff, Owner at EchelonSEO

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Real Time Insights into Your I3 Value Prop

Gone are the days when companies would simply create a product or service, market it and hope for a successful, profitable outcome. Products and services are now deeply commoditized and consumers are increasingly fickle and hard to please. People don’t just want something to spend their money on; they want solutions. They want something that can satisfy a specific need in a specific way. It is a must for companies and marketers to understand this basic consumer reality.


Gone are the days when companies would simply create a product or service, market it and hope for a successful, profitable outcome. Products and services are now deeply commoditized and consumers are increasingly fickle and hard to please. People don’t just want something to spend their money on; they want solutions. They want something that can satisfy a specific need in a specific way. It is a must for companies and marketers to understand this basic consumer reality. Leer más “Real Time Insights into Your I3 Value Prop”

Embrace Constraints: How Limiting Yourself Won’t Limit Your Designs

If you’re a creative person it’s easy to believe you will be at your most creative without any constraints. In reality however, this isn’t the case. Your creativity needs a focus, which is found by setting limits. If you can do anything your creativity stalls – there are too many decisions and you get confused. Restrict yourself to just a few design elements and a set a deadline to give your creative brain a goal to focus on. This article looks at how designers can turn constraints into opportunities.

Embrace Constraints: How Limiting Yourself Won’t Limit Your Designs
The Myth of Creative Freedom

A man’s worst difficulties begin when he is able to do as he likes. – Thomas Huxley

There’s nothing better for a designer than being given creative freedom by your client. Equally, there’s probably nothing worse than a designer giving themselves creative freedom.


If you’re a creative person it’s easy to believe you will be at your most creative without any constraints. In reality however, this isn’t the case. Your creativity needs a focus, which is found by setting limits. If you can do anything your creativity stalls – there are too many decisions and you get confused. Restrict yourself to just a few design elements and a set a deadline to give your creative brain a goal to focus on. This article looks at how designers can turn constraints into opportunities.

Embrace Constraints: How Limiting Yourself Won’t Limit Your Designs

The Myth of Creative Freedom

A man’s worst difficulties begin when he is able to do as he likes. – Thomas Huxley

There’s nothing better for a designer than being given creative freedom by your client. Equally, there’s probably nothing worse than a designer giving themselves creative freedom. Leer más “Embrace Constraints: How Limiting Yourself Won’t Limit Your Designs”

A Collection of Mini Icon Sets

Icons can add a lot of meaning to a website or web app design.

Used appropriately, they can make it faster for your visitors or users to complete the tasks they need to complete. But not every website design has space for normal, full-size icons (often 32×32 to 48×48 or sometimes even larger).

That’s where mini icons can come in handy. With the smallest versions of these icons sometimes coming in as tiny as 8×8 pixels and the largest generally being 16×16 pixels (though sometimes they’re slightly larger than that), they can fit into virtually any design.

And there’s a huge variety out there that can fit with almost any aesthetic style. Here are more than 35 of the best sets of mini icons out there (most featured here are free, though we’ve included a few premium sets, too).


thumbIcons can add a lot of meaning to a website or web app design.

Used appropriately, they can make it faster for your visitors or users to complete the tasks they need to complete. But not every website design has space for normal, full-size icons (often 32×32 to 48×48 or sometimes even larger).

That’s where mini icons can come in handy. With the smallest versions of these icons sometimes coming in as tiny as 8×8 pixels and the largest generally being 16×16 pixels (though sometimes they’re slightly larger than that), they can fit into virtually any design.

And there’s a huge variety out there that can fit with almost any aesthetic style. Here are more than 35 of the best sets of mini icons out there (most featured here are free, though we’ve included a few premium sets, too).

IconDock Mini Pixel Icons

These icon sets from Icon Dock are split up into different categories, including file types, web design, blog & CMS, and Ecommerce.

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