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Report: Verizon to sell iPhone from early 2011

Apple Inc plans to begin making a new iPhone by the end of the year, and Verizon Wireless will begin selling them in early 2011, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

AT&T is the sole U.S. carrier for the popular smartphone, and investors and consumers alike have long speculated over when Apple will expand distribution.

Verizon Wireless and Apple representatives were not immediately available for comment on the report.

A recent study by Deloitte found that close to half of Apple iPhone users would be interested in switching over to Verizon Wireless, owned by Verizon Communications Inc and Vodafone, if that option were available.

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Walmart to Install Thin Film Solar Panels

Prominent corporations are paying special attention to go green and create a conducive environment for clean and green energy. Walmart too is taking appreciative steps in the field of alternative energy. In the year 2007, Walmart entered into a partnership with Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to provide a thrust to the photovoltaic technologies. It was related with thin-film solar. They aimed for taking it out from labs to the real world.

In the practical world, products should be commercially viable, consistent, and cost effective. Walmart is already installing the solar panels in its stores in southern California, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Now they made it public to install more solar panels to another 20 to 30 outlets in California and Arizona. With this step they are moving towards their pledge of going 100% green in future.

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Google: 55% of Search Queries Are 3+ Words, 70% Have No Exact Match

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Danny Sullivan, Editor of Search Engine Land is tweeting live from the SMX East search marketing expo in New York that just got underway today.

In one very interesting update (shown below), Danny quoted Baris Gultekin, a representative of Google who detailed that 55% of all search queries contain three words or more.

says @barisg of @google 55% of queries 3+ words, 70% have no exact match, 20% never seen before in past 90 days #smx #1d2less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPad

Of these billions of searches, 70% of search queries have no exact match, meaning they are not represented on any website at all.

New search queries are continually being created. Baris Gultekin goes on to say that 20% of searches have not been seen in the past 90 days. So, these queries may not be receiving a high volume of searches, but even a handful per day can provide good value to any website owner by growing overall traffic.

Rise of the Three-word Domains

I have been thinking about what the domain industry might look like a few years from now. There are a few things I believe will change drastically. Firstly, the introduction of new gTLDs will accommodate the exponential growth of the internet. Small businesses will adopt new TLDs for one and two-word brand names.

The other major change will be an abundance of three-word names as viable .Com domain options. There are millions more combinations of words and phrases that can be created. Three-word domains provide the opportunity to create a more detailed description of a business or target a specific niche audience.

Domain investors have been acquiring the best phrases and keyword terms for many years. Thousands of businesses are using three-word domains as brands and more will continue to follow suit.

With the introduction of Google Instant, people are using more keywords.

There is a lot of opportunity to find and acquire three-word domains to develop relevant content. This will provide an extremely competitive edge for ranking highly on Google for your domain keywords. Offer the world what they’re looking for and you will be repaid with significant advertising revenue and leads.

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Google Explains Sudden Drop in Global and Local Monthly Search Volume Data

In a recent announcement about the AdWords Keyword Tool coming out of beta, Google has finally revealed information which explains the significant decrease in search volume data.

Domainers like to review Global and Local monthly search volume data for expired domain research, aftermarket valuations and more. It’s an excellent resource for getting a first impression of keyword popularity.

Many have been in a state of confusion as to why global monthly and local monthly search volume data rapidly dropped by tens of thousands or more in some cases.

The Google AdWords team explained:

Statistics in these columns are now based on Google.com search traffic only. Previously, they also included traffic from search partners.

Now, it’s not clear whether their search partners were powered by other engines or if they are referring to Google Custom Search implementations which display results on external websites.

It seems a shame to me to lose that extra search data. If it was indeed data from Google Custom Search setup on niche websites that was removed, they could now be significantly undervaluing keyword search volume.

This change is reported to come at the request of advertisers. Big AdWords bidders were likely not seeing the return expected from such high volume numbers. The new data should now accurately represent a potential for traffic from Google.com.

This article is from DotSauce Magazine.



Google Explains Sudden Drop in Global and Local Monthly Search Volume Data

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iPad Light Painting: Making Future Magic

The digital and mobile landscape has certainly been changing rapidly, in certain part by the Apple iPad. While the iPad is certainly practical for some, for others it is solely a device used to bring entertainment, and as some may succumb, to waste time. However, in all the creative things we’ve seen come out of the iPad, the iPad Light Painting by BERG is surely one of the most creative.



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BoxCar No Reserve Auction: 14 Great .Com Domains at Reseller Pricing

The industry leaders behind DomainConsultant.com have just launched what looks to be a very promising domain marketplace. BoxCar.com allows sellers to list multiple domains in a featured auction and has several other unique features for sellers.

Look out for a more comprehensive review of this new auction house soon, but first I have to let you know about a time-sensitive promotion and some amazing domain deals.

Today only (until midnight EST) you can sign up for membership at BoxCar for just $1 if you agree to place a bid on a domain in the next 24 hours.

After today, membership fees will return to $39.95 per year.

I am now featuring some of the domains found on AQDN at BoxCar auctions.

Now is your chance to take advantage of the promotional $1 membership fee and bid to win some great .com domains.

AQDN Domain Clearance at BoxCar

You’re not going to believe the low reseller prices!

These 14 domains have huge potential for branding and web development and could potentially be re-sold for much more than your initial bid.

Visit the auction now to see for yourself and view details on each name.

Again, today until midnight EST you can join BoxCar for $1 and bid on one or more of my affordable quality domain names.

If you have a minute please let me know what you think of BoxCar and if you will be signing up to bid or sell. I’m anxious to see how it works out. Hopefully a lot of people in the industry and interested end-users start to get involved.

Thanks in advance for visiting my auction! You can follow @AQDN on Twitter for updates and new listings.

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BoxCar No Reserve Auction: 14 Great .Com Domains at Reseller Pricing

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Mobile Device Boom Sparks U.S. Net Address Shortage

The United States could run out of unique Internet addresses to assign to new devices by the end of next year, a telecommunications official said on Tuesday.

Internet Protocol version 4, known as IPv4, provides the dominant architecture for the Internet. It requires devices to have unique identifiers, known as an IP address, but it only has space for 4.3 billion of those addresses.

The recent profusion of mobile devices like Research in Motion’s BlackBerry and Apple’s iPad, and the expansion of Internet services to more homes have quickly depleted available addresses.

An upgrade to the Internet’s main communications protocol with more space, called IPv6, is available, but adoption in the United States has lagged behind Europe, China and other countries.

“We now face an exhaustion of IPv4 addresses,” Lawrence Strickling, administrator of the U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration, said at a meeting of government and industry stakeholders.

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Facebook IPO likely after late 2012: board member

Facebook, the world’s largest online social network, is likely to go public sometime after late 2012, a board member said, satisfying investors’ appetite for a slice of one of the Internet’s biggest growth stories.

A stock market debut by a company valued in the tens of billions of dollars would be one of the most highly anticipated initial public offerings of the decade.

But Facebook board member, venture capitalist and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel stressed on Monday that will not happen until after late 2012, and would depend on the company hitting certain revenue targets and how its business model develops.

“It probably will IPO at some point. The lesson from Google seems to be that you don’t go public until very late,” Thiel told Reuters on the sidelines of the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco on Monday.

Palo Alto, California-based Facebook, the booming social networking site dreamed up by Mark Zuckerberg and his buddies in a Harvard dorm room in 2004, is privately held and has released only nuggets of financial information.

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