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Adam Yakish is the Director of Technology at Myriad-Core, an Erie based Web Technology Company. Adam is Google Analytics, Google AdWords, and Yahoo search certified. He is a member of the Search Engine Marketers Professional Organization (SEMPO), under which he sits on the Emerging Technologies Committee (ETC), and the National Mobile Task Force. He has spoken at the annual Hampton Roads Business Summit, and The Internet Marketing Foundations Conference, in Pennsylvania.

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Posted: April 9th, 2012

Facebook Buys Instagram for $1 Billion

Facebook announced on their blog today that they are acquiring Instagram for approximately $1 billion.  Instagram currently has around 30 million users, although it’s likely that the majority of those users are also Facebook users.  The move is plainly an attempt by Facebook to maintain its dominance in the photo sharing space – their most [...]

Posted: April 5th, 2012

Google Tech ‘All Up In Your Face’

Today Google unveiled “Project Glass: hybrid glasses that act as a miniaturized smartphone wired with hands-free access to a micro display, cameras, microphone, Web browser, and speech recognition.” Led by Googlers Babak Parviz, Steve Lee, and Sebastian Thrun, all from Google[x], the project seeks to continue the evolution of intermingling man and machine. “A group of [...]

Posted: February 6th, 2012

Sexy “.co” Go Daddy Commercial – But What’s The Truth?

Many of you saw the Go Daddy commercial endorsing the new top level domain (TLD) “.co” during yesterday’s Super Bowl. If you missed it, here you go: Watch this video on YouTube Embedded with WP YouTube Lyte. The truth is that .co began as Columbia’s identifying TLD. However, since they’ve began selling it, Google has [...]

Posted: November 18th, 2011

First of Its Kind Flight Look Up Tool Rolled Out | WolframAlpha

What do Microsoft’s Bing, Apple’s Siri, and and the baddest flight search application on the planet have in common? They’re all in some capacity supported by Champaign, Illinois’ Wolfram Research via their answer-engine, Wolfram Alpha. WolframAlpha is “an online service that answers factual queries directly by computing the answer from structured data, rather than providing [...]

Posted: September 21st, 2011

+Everyone – Google+ Now Publicly Available

After twelve weeks of field trials, Google+ announced early yesterday that it is now [publicly] available. The news came at 9:00 AM PST on Tuesday in a blog post on Google’s official blog. Open signups were among the nine new Google+ features that were unveiled: “For the past 12 weeks we’ve been in field trial, [...]

Posted: September 15th, 2011

The Life of Your Content on the Web: Link Decay and Distribution Strategy

I read an interesting study published by bitly recently that I both wanted to share and examine. The study considered the length of time that internet users remain interested in links that are shared across various vehicles, e.g., Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and the rate which that interested declines. Appropriately, the term dedicated to the phenomenon [...]

Posted: June 8th, 2011

Facebook Facial Recognition Technology: What is it and how do I Turn it OFF

Facebook is now using facial recognition technology to suggest that other users tag a photo of a friend once they are identified, essentially creating the largest database of identifiable photos on the planet. Facebook quietly launched the program in the US and it is quickly becoming available everywhere. “We should have been more clear with [...]

Posted: May 20th, 2011

Keeping Your Quick Response Codes ‘Fitting’

A Quick Response Code (QR) is a type of barcode that can be read by smart phones and other dedicated devices. The code captures information, such as a website URL, and directs the device scanning the code to, in this case, the URL’s location on the internet. QR’s are used in a variety of ways. [...]

Posted: May 18th, 2011

Netflix Throws Light on Broadband Pricing Structure

Sandvine, a broadband networks analytics company, released their report “Global Internet Phenomena” yesterday. The report offers a deep view of broadband behavior via “a representative cross-section of Sandvine’s customer base, which includes more than 220 Internet providers serving hundreds of millions of subscribers in more than 85 countries” (Sandvine). Netflix stole the show, accounting for [...]

Posted: May 17th, 2011

Google Releases Feature to Mitigate Blogs & Press Releases in SERP’s

Google has implemented a setting that allows users to choose the frequency that blogs and press releases appear in their search engine results pages. Regarding news worthy blogs, you may want to ask Google to consider reclassifying your blog as a news source. The settings for this feature can be found on the Google News [...]