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Site Announcement - February 19, 2010

InventorSpot.com is pleased to announce that a new writer is joining our team.

 

Kim Patterson is joining our writing team as a featured blogger, covering innovations in the health, beauty and kids areas.  She has a bachelor’s degree with a major in English and has always loved to write.   Kim is finally pursuing a freelance writing career to fulfill her dreams of writing for a living and enable her to stay at home with her young daughter.

 

You can read her blog here

 

 

 

'Old School' SEO Can Address Google's 'New School' Real-Time Search

Seems odd to call SEO (search engine optimization) 'old school,' but given the fact it's been around for over tens years, that's considered dog years online for "ancient." Now how does that 'old school' religion work with today's real-time tweets?  Will the old axiom apply - if it ain't broke, it don't need to be fixed?

Top Five 'Pants On The Ground' Song Renditions

If you can't get that crazy song out of your head since 62-yr old 'General' Larry Platt first sang it on American idol mocking the contemporary street fashion of wearing your pants at half-(m)ass(t) - you are not alone!

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Government's 'Love' Stimulus Plan For Valentines!

Hey, if the economy can receive bail-outs, why can't the LOVE department? Since Valentine's Day is right around the corner, the nation's number sex therapist and octogenarian love ambassador, Dr Ruth Westheimer thinks "stimulus" is the operative word for her new campaign to promoted a 28-day romance stimulus plan for the US capital.

Google Search Goes 'Local' With Androids & iPhones

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OneForty Stocks Store With Twitter Apps, Save 'Location'

Back in September, I predicted that Twitter would acquire oneforty.com, "the Twitter Store of Apps," where one could shop to his or her heart's content for any app under the Twitter sun. Not only did that prediction come to past, but today, oneforty is juggling the launch of its Premium Twitter App marketplace with a $1.85 million dollar round of funding.

Google Is No Secretary Of State When It Comes To Diplomacy In China

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Lady Gaga Shocks The Polaroid Brand Back To Life!

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Augmented Reality Could Transform Legacy Newspapers Into Video Media

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Google Toilet Paper Rolls Out Real-Time Wipes

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Google vs Apple Smackdown - Fighting Out Of Their Element, The Gloves Are Off

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MyFord Technology Allows Social Networking To Really Go Mobile

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Google Could Become Obama's Next Secretary Of Energy

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Is "Mashable" Cashable?

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2010 CES Introduces 3-D TV, Microsoft Tablet, Rejects GPS & MP3s

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Kindle, Sony, Nook vs Apple, Google, Microsoft - One Trick Ponies vs Multimedia Devices

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Top Kindle, Nook & Sony eReaders' Product Comparison Reports

With the heightened popularity of hand-held devices in 2009, eReaders took the number one spot as  the top gift item this past holiday season. And it appears even with the soon-to-be released Apple iSlate and the proposed Google Netbook nothing is going to stop Amazon's Kindle, Barnes and Noble's Nook and Sony's Readers from continuing to battle it out for market share.

Footprint's Real-Time Web Stats Outdoes Google Analytics

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Are Mayors & Freebies Enough For Foursquare To Square Off With Twitter & Facebook?

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