01Aug

Facebook enables embedded posts

Facebook provided this example of an embedded post from tennis star Venus Williams. Facebook is rolling out a feature that lets you embed posts Users can share posts on their blogs and websites Embedding only works for public posts on the site Facebook is following Twitter, which already allowed embedding […]

01Aug

SIM card hack inspires quick fix by carriers

The personal data on SIM cards, which are found in every mobile phone, was considered unhackable until recently. Expert: Wireless carriers fix a bug that could have allowed criminals to hack into cell phones A German cryptographer who hacked into SIM cards says he discovered the bug SIM cards can […]

01Aug

Build your home from scratch for $35,000

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> Simon Dale built his own ‘Hobbit House’ for less than $5,000. Dale says the whole building was constructed with just a hammer, a one-inch chisel and a chainsaw, and was made largely of […]

01Aug

NSA chief defends snooping, faces hecklers

Gen. Keith Alexander, NSA director: “I promise you the truth — what we know, what we’re doing, and what I cannot tell you.” The NSA director says intel programs have stopped 54 terrorist attacks worldwide Gen. Keith Alexander spoke Wednesday at the Black Hat computer-security conference Alexander: Data-surveillance program does […]

31Jul

MIT report: We did not 'target' Aaron Swartz

Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz fought for Web freedoms but faced charges that he illegally downloaded online documents. NEW: Father of Internet activist says “MIT in fact played a central role in Aaron’s suicide” Internal report finds no wrongdoing by MIT in the case of Aaron Swartz Swartz committed suicide while […]

30Jul

Twitter faces new pressure to limit hate speech

This tweet was sent to Caroline Criado-Perez after her successful campaign to honor a woman on British currency. Social media sites are wrestling with how to police hateful speech A man in England was arrested after a feminist received rape threats on Twitter Sites have difficulty policing millions of users […]

30Jul

Twitter faces backlash over rape-threat tweets

Criado-Perez successfully campaigned to have women pictured on UK banknotes A 21-year-old man arrested in Manchester area on suspicion harassment against the campaigner Twitter’s UK General Manager Tony Wang urged users to report instances of abuse on the site (CNN) — A barrage of rape and death threats on Twitter […]

29Jul

Lyft cars get creative — and a little weird

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> Lyft driver Grant Gordon leaves a giant box of chalk on his chalkboard car when he parks in San Francisco. He returns to find the car covered in drawings and messages. Aspiring entrepreneur […]

27Jul

Influencing Social Awesomizers with Personalized Content

Posted by JonMorris This post was originally in YouMoz, and was promoted to the main blog because it provides great value and interest to our community. The author’s views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of Moz, Inc. Since the birth of social media, […]

27Jul

The SEO’s Guide to Building a Great Mobile Site

Posted by Kristina Kledzik If you’re a regular reader of the Moz blog, chances are you’ve heard about the importance of investing in mobile. You’ve already formed an opinion on whether or not you’d like your employers/clients to build a responsive site or keep a separate mobile site, and you’ve […]

27Jul

The Key to Empowering your Marketing Team – Whiteboard Friday

What holds marketing teams back from accomplishing great things? In today’s Whiteboard Friday, Rand tackles the big challenges many internal marketing teams face, and outlines a way to bring structure and empowerment back to your marketers. For reference, here’s a still of this week’s whiteboard. Howdy, Moz fans, and welcome […]

27Jul

Google’s "Multi-Week" Algorithm Update

Posted by Dr-Pete Back on June 21st, Matt Cutts replied to a tweet about payday loan spam with an unusual bit of information (reported on Search Engine Roundtable): The exact timeline was a bit unclear, but Matt seemed to suggest a prolonged algorithm update covering as many as three weeks. […]

27Jul

Competitive Link Analysis: Link Intersect in Excel

Posted by mihai.aperghis This post was originally in YouMoz, and was promoted to the main blog because it provides great value and interest to our community. The author’s views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of Moz, Inc. Without a doubt, one of the […]

27Jul

5 Steps for Creating Superhero Slides

Posted by Aleyda Solis Two weeks ago, I had the amazing opportunity to speak at MozCon, where I presented about how to develop an ROI positive International SEO process. A Q&A session followed my presentation, and to my surprise, the first question I was asked was something along the lines […]

26Jul

Gamers honor young colleague's memory

“Sarah’s Jenner” was designed with her parents’ help and includes images of a pony, teddy bear and peace symbol. Sarah Parries, 5, was avid “MechWarrior Online” player before her death in May The game’s developer created a “Mech” designed and named in her honor Proceeds from its sale go to […]

26Jul

Has technology ruined handwriting?

Blame keyboards? A 2012 study found that 33% of people had difficulty reading their own handwriting. One-third of participants in a study had trouble reading their own handwriting Core education standards in U.S. schools no longer include handwriting requirements Communicating via technology requires using different English from handwriting National Handwriting […]

25Jul

Chromecast: Google's TV game-changer?

Google’s $35 Web-streaming Chromecast is being offered with three months of Netflix, worth $24, for free. Google’s Chromecast could be a TV game changer, analysts say The Web streaming device costs $35 and plugs into TVs Its simplicity is the key, some say How Chromecast will affect the TV battle […]

24Jul

U.S. slips to 9th in Internet speed

Internet connection speeds in the United States rank behind those in countries like Latvia, Netherlands and Czech Republic. Report says United States has 9th-fastest Internet speed in the world That’s down from 8th last year, as the U.S. is leapfrogged by Sweden Geography, population, industry are factors South Korea has […]

24Jul

Google unveils $35 video-to-TV device

Mario Queiroz, vice president of product management at Google, holds up a new Google Chromecast SDK. Google introduces Chromecast, a USB stick that pushes Web video to your TV Chromecast costs $35 and is available immediately Google also unveiled an upgraded Nexus 7 tablet with a higher-res screen and 4G […]

24Jul

The 10 most controversial Wikipedia pages

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> Oxford University researchers took a look at Wikipedia’s most controversial pages, studying which ones saw the most instances where an editor changed something, then someone changed it back to its previous form. Here […]

23Jul

Should Facebook offer ad-free version?

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone has some ideas for improving Facebook. Twitter co-founder Biz Stone suggests Facebook launch a paid version without ads He thinks people would pay $10 a month for the service Stone also said he found Facebook’s settings to be too complicated (CNN) — Twitter co-founder Biz Stone […]

23Jul

World chuckles about #RoyalBaby

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, depart St. Mary’s Hospital with their newborn son on Tuesday, July 23, in London. The boy was born at 4:24 p.m. Monday, weighing […]

23Jul

Google handles 25% of North America's Web traffic

A central cooling plant at Google’s data center in Douglas County, Georgia, features the company’s iconic muli-colored design. Google accounts for 25% of all Internet traffic in North America, according to a new report That’s more than Facebook, Netflix and Twitter combined Analytics say that’s a big jump from 6% […]

22Jul

UK wants to restrict access to online porn

British Prime Minister David Cameron, in restricting access to porn, says, “I will do whatever it takes to keep our children safe.” British Prime Minister David Cameron is cracking down on Internet porn Cameron wants the UK’s Internet service providers to filter out porn by default To access pornography on […]