Updates & Upgrades
- Gowalla integrates with Foursquare to deliver a better user experience around experiences.
- Google releases Chrome 8, a much more stable and bug free version
- Facebook is updating profile pages – check out some of the new features, and how to update yours
Merger & Acquisition Activity
- Groupon turns down Google’s $6 billion offer
- Daily deal site and Groupon competitor, LivingSocial gets $175 million from Amazon
- Defeated in court, and now peer-to-peer sharing service LimeWire prepares to close it’s doors
- As Brasil’s economy grows, so does the interest of outside Ad agencies on moving into the country – Why So Many Agencies Are Storming Road to Sao Paulo (Ad Age)
- Another blow to Wikileaks – PayPal announces it will no longer handle Wikileaks donations. Amazon announced that it booted Wikileaks from its hosting services under heavy political pressure earlier last week.
- From SNL to Digg and YouTube, TSA’s handling of security scans getting a strong play on the meme-networks — humor is keeping this meme alive and growing beyond the original reaction/news story.