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WE’VE DONE THE DIRTY WORK FOR YOU, SCOURING THE WEB FOR OUR FAVORITE FINDS OF THE WEEK. HERE’S OUR QUICK ROUNDUP OF THE MOST IMPORTANT, INTERESTING AND INSPIRING THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE DIGITAL WORLD, COURTESY OF YOUR GDD INTERACTIVE TEAM.

 

What would have been the investment of a lifetime was revoked when Google took their domain name back. (Business Insider) – Daniel Loehr, Lead Paid Search Specialist

Facebook’s realizing still photos are so 2014 and getting even further onto the video wagon … now we’ll all be able to use looping video for our profile pics. (Fast Company) – Carolyn Haynes, Director of Content Marketing 

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There’s a new DDoS botnet capable of bringing down even large sites. Thankfully the majority of infected Linux servers and attacks are located in China. (The Hacker News) – Kyle Jordan, Senior Developer

Oh hey customer segmentation – Google releases the ability to user customer list targeting for Adwords, YouTube, and Gmail. While this function has been available on Facebook for awhile, Google’s targeting should have a higher match rate. (DigiDay) – Stephanie Bursa, Senior Director of Digital Media

As an advertiser, the opportunity to target to a audience that’s showering and segment messaging  is pretty nifty, but as a consumer… it’s a little creepy.  Read on to learn more about the new Symmons product and it’s capabilities. (Media Post) – Lauren Geary, Account Director

A**holes, beware. A new app called Peeple is being developed that will allow you to post Yelp-like reviews of your friends, colleagues and even your exes. (Washington Post– Kylie Paul, Social Media Manager 

I always did hate the Twitter app for some reason, the new Tweetbot app lets you view stats and activity in one place. (The Next Web) – Daniel Loehr, Lead Paid Search Specialist

Edward Snowden joined Twitter and only followed the NSA and then forgot to turn off notifications resulting in over 47GB of notifications. (RT) – Kyle Jordan, Senior Developer