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Americans spend over 2 billion hours on social media per month

Americans spend over 2 billion hours on social media per month

It's really not a surprise when you're told that people spend a lot of time on social media. We all know that Facebook has over a billion users, and that all these statistics that get thrown around of how many photos users share on social networking sites are just a fancy way of saying, "people are using social media." However, it turns out that Americans are collectively spending over two billion hours on social media, every month.

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Twitter Surveys introduced as paid promoted service

Twitter Surveys introduced as paid promoted service

There's another paid service in the works this week with Twitter expanding their Promoted Products portfolio with Surveys. This service will have users working with Twitter's advertising partners as well as Nielsen Wire to provide surveys to the public for voting on subjects of all kinds. These brand-surveys will be appearing in your Twitter feed just like a Promoted Tweet would - you'll be seeing them very, very soon.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 10, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 10, 2012

Welcome back to Monday, folks. We're in the final stretch before Apple's big event kicks off, and with just a couple of days left before everything goes down, the iPhone 5 is making a splash in a big way. The (hopefully) incoming handset was given the title of "biggest upgrade in consumer electronics history" by one enthusiastic analyst today. T-Mobile is offering an "Unlocked and Unlimited" deal for the iPhone even though it doesn't carry the device itself, and we got word today that Apple suppliers have started shipping new 13.3-inch MacBook Pros with Retina Display and a new line of all-in-one iMacs.

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AMC supports A. Zombie for president

AMC supports A. Zombie for president

Some of my favorite TV shows are on AMC and if DirecTV was to drop the network, I'd be looking for a new TV provider. I'm sure there a lot of people on Dish Network that are still angry that Dish dropped AMC leaving them unable to watch The Walking Dead and other shows AMC offers. AMC is still trying to get Dish to pick its network back up allowing customers to watch the programming they want.

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Netflix users watch more TV, less movies

Netflix users watch more TV, less movies

It's a sign that the average attention span might be dwindling even more than it already has. The latest metrics into user activity on video streaming giant Netflix's platform reveal that TV content is quickly becoming a favorite among a fast-growing segment of the company's users. Movies are still on top, but the gap is closing.

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Intel viewer-tracking smart TV in 2012 say media execs

Intel viewer-tracking smart TV in 2012 say media execs

Intel is planning a smart TV platform to rival cable and satellite providers, it's claimed, hoping to lure subscribers with cheaper content while using viewer-identification tech to better target advertising. The project has been mired in negotiations for months, according to Reuters' sources, with the promise of set-top boxes that can track the age group and gender of the people watching - thus allowing demographically-suited adverts to be shown - apparently not yet sufficient to persuade content owners to free up channels from traditional providers.

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SlashGear Weekly Wrap-Up: May 19, 2012

SlashGear Weekly Wrap-Up: May 19, 2012

Happy Saturday, everyone. If you're curious about what made news in the tech world this week, you've come to the right place. One of the biggest things of course is Facebook’s IPO, and lucky for you we have a very concise Facebook IPO wrap-up. Moving on to the world of gaming, Diablo III real-money auction house second launch date set. Unfortunately, one of the most notable stories was not a very positive one for consumers – Verizon CFO kills unlimited data for LTE upgrades.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: May 16, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: May 16, 2012

Happy Wednesday, everyone. As we march on into the latter half of the week, let's pause for a moment and check out what made news today. Unfortunately, one of the most notable stories was not a very positive one for consumers - Verizon CFO kills unlimited data for LTE upgrades. Here's something much cooler, though - Toyota using Nintendo DS as GPS remote control. And in the world of social media, Pinterest valuation hits $1 billion.

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Report shows 85% of tablet owners use it while watching TV

Report shows 85% of tablet owners use it while watching TV

For a long time many people have predicted that eventually the tablet will significantly cannibalize sales of PCs. More and more people are choosing to use a tablet, such as the iPad, rather than the traditional notebook computer. Over time as battery and mobile processor technology improves, tablets will draw closer to computers in performance. Some have predicted that tablets will eventually cannibalize TV sales too, but a new report seems to show that's not the case.

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