[ATTACH=RIGHT]20608[/ATTACH]When Groupon turned down offers from Yahoo and Google last year it stirred a buzz that had people, myself included, wondering what they know that we don't. Founded in 2008, Groupon secures incredible deals on everything from pedicures to flight lessons by negotiating a "group" discount our their members' behalf. They target vendors of high-quality products or services and get them to commit to as much as 80% off in exchange for some new, potential customers. Last year Google made an offer that was valued at $6 billion but it could not snatch Groupon, even at a price that seems …

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Gettin’ Over by David Guetta featuring Chris Willis was the one billionth track unknown song identified by Shazam, the mobile music discovery app. Yep, that's right, one billion unknown songs have now been successfully identified by the thing, which is quite an impressive number. Almost as impressive as the climb from 50 million users just six months ago to a staggering 76 million users today, and a footprint in more than 200 countries across continents. How many mobile services can claim a 100 percent growth in membership in a year, especially when they are not a startup but a well …

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[URL="http://popacular.com/gigatweet/"]GigaTweet[/URL] has been counting the total number of messages posted to Twitter in real time, and the rolling count is almost hypnotic. Overnight the 5 billionth Tweet was posted. So what was it? Perhaps someone [URL="http://www.itwire.com/content/view/28479/53/"]speaking out[/URL] against corporates trying to gag freedom of the press again? Nope. Maybe another campaign kicking off against [URL="http://www.itpro.co.uk/blogs/daveyw/2009/10/18/twitter-finds-its-voice-and-roars/"]insensitive and homophobic ranting[/URL] in the Daily Mail newspaper? Nope. Must be an anarchist orchestrating a [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/news/story227590.html"]protest movement[/URL] then? Nope. Which surely only leaves the [URL="http://www.itpro.co.uk/blogs/daveyw/2009/07/24/the-great-twitter-willy-waving-massacre/"]willy waving celebrity[/URL] crowd, was it one of them letting us know they had eaten dinner with another celeb and were …

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