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Josh Wolford is a writer for WebProNews. He likes beer, Japanese food, and movies that make him feel weird afterward. Mostly beer. Follow him on Twitter: @joshgwolf Instagram: @joshgwolf Google+: Joshua Wolford StumbleUpon: joshgwolf
Amazon May Be Readying Its Own Card Reader Amazon May Be Readying Its Own Card Reader

Is Amazon preparing to unveil a Square competitor? According to reportedly leaked documents from office supplies retailer Staples, Amazon is about to put a card reader on the market. The documents reference an “Amazon Card Reader” alongside other established players …

Zillow Buys Trulia in $3.5 Billion Stock Deal Zillow Buys Trulia in $3.5 Billion Stock Deal

Zillow, the massive online real estate site, has agreed to acquire Trulia, the less-massive but still very large real estate site, for $3.5 billion. The deal is a stock-for-stock transaction. Trulia isn’t going away or anything – as the company …

Cellphone Unlocking Bill Passes House, Heads to Obama’s Desk Cellphone Unlocking Bill Passes House, Heads to Obama’s Desk

The House has unanimously passed legislation, unanimously passed last week in the Senate, that will once again make it legal for consumers to unlock their cellphones. “With today’s House passage of the bipartisan Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, …

Terrible Prognosticator Posts ‘Y’all Will Never Catch Me’ on Police Facebook Page Terrible Prognosticator Posts ‘Y’all Will Never Catch Me’ on Police Facebook Page

In Anne Arundel County Florida Maryland, police are celebrating the arrest of a man who overestimated his skills of evasion. Like many police units across the country, the Anne Arundel County Police have turned to social media to help raise …

Lyft Launching in NYC After Making Concessions Lyft Launching in NYC After Making Concessions

The battle of Lyft vs. New York City – mainly its Taxi and Limo Commission – has finally produced a resolution. Lyft will launch in all five boroughs of NYC tonight, but only after making some pretty big concessions. “Tonight, …

Florida Man Points Gun at Cat’s Face, Posts Pic to Facebook

Florida Man, the world’s worst superhero, is at it again! What kind of lovable hijinks is he getting into this time? Is he trying to “drive off” his drunk? Is he sending bomb threats to high schools via Facebook message? …

Amazon’s First Live-Action Kids Show Now Available Amazon’s First Live-Action Kids Show Now Available

Amazon has just released the first seven episodes of their first ever live-action show for kids. It’s called Annedroids, and it’s aimed at introducing scientific concepts to kids aged four through seven. According to Amazon: Annedroids is a live-action adventure …

Pinterest: Beloved by Women, Run by Men Pinterest: Beloved by Women, Run by Men

Pinterest, by most every account, is a female-dominated social network. One recent report found that its user base is as much as 80 percent female. Not only that, but women are making 92 percent of the pins. 92 percent! It …

Watch People Fawn Over an Apple Smartwatch That’s Actually a $20 Casio with an Apple Sticker Slapped on It Watch People Fawn Over an Apple Smartwatch That’s Actually a $20 Casio with an Apple Sticker Slapped on It

Despite never mentioning or really even offhandedly referring to a ‘smartwatch’ in public discourse, Apple is totally coming out with a smartwatch, right? Right. It’s the iWatch and it’s going to launch this fall, before the mad dash of holiday …

Seinfeld on Netflix? Jerry Seinfeld Says ‘Conversations Are Presently Taking Place’ Seinfeld on Netflix? Jerry Seinfeld Says ‘Conversations Are Presently Taking Place’

Could you one day be able to stream every episode of the ‘show about nothing’ on Netflix? Probably not. Well, who knows? Maybe? Jerry Seinfeld says it’s at least a remote possibility. “Jerry, any word on Seinfeld coming to Netflix?” …

Facebook and Uber Reportedly Talking Messenger Integration Facebook and Uber Reportedly Talking Messenger Integration

In the future, it’s possible that you’ll be able to coordinate a ride to pick up you and your drunk friends using Facebook Messenger. Recode quotes sources familiar with the matter who say that Mark Zuckerberg has held preliminary talks …

Foursquare Check-ins Are Dead, Users Now Prompted In-App to Download Swarm Foursquare Check-ins Are Dead, Users Now Prompted In-App to Download Swarm

As promised, it’s happened. Foursquare has eliminated the check-in functionality on their main app, ahead of a big redesign and refoucusing effort. If you try to check in using Foursquare, you’ll be prompted to download Swarm. As you might expect, …

Sony Makes $15M Settlement Over 2011 PSN Hack Sony Makes $15M Settlement Over 2011 PSN Hack

In April of 2011, Sony’s PlayStation Network was hit with an “external intrusion,” prompting a massive shutdown amid concerns that personal information – possibly even credit card info – had been compromised. Those fears were eventually confirmed, as Sony admitted …

Instagram Bolt? Leak Hints at New Photo Messaging App Instagram Bolt? Leak Hints at New Photo Messaging App

It looks like Instagram may have accidentally spilled the beans on a new photo messaging app, titled “Bolt.” A banner notification was spotted by a handful of Instagram for Android users that said “Introducing Bolt – one tap photo messaging.” …

Facebook Stock Opens at All Time High Facebook Stock Opens at All Time High

On the heels of a strong earnings report, Facebook stock soared in after hours trading and has carried that momentum into pre-market trading, hitting an all-time high. Wednesday afternoon, Facebook released its Q2 earnings, reporting revenue of $2.91 billion – …

Uber Returns to Windows Phone Uber Returns to Windows Phone

On-demand ride service Uber has just (re)launched on Windows Phone, meaning Windows Phone users won’t have to call rides via the mobile site anymore. Uber says the brand new app is “is optimized for the Windows Phone platform and reflects …

Twitter Is (Shockingly) White and Male Like the Rest Twitter Is (Shockingly) White and Male Like the Rest

In more tech companies are full of white guys news, Twitter says they have a lot of work to do when it comes to employee diversity. Twitter follows other major players in releasing their first ever diversity report, which shows …

Check-in Out: Foursquare Officially Kills Check-ins Check-in Out: Foursquare Officially Kills Check-ins

Just a few hours after touting Swarm’s success in becoming users’ go-to place for check-ins, Foursquare has announced that starting tomorrow, all check-ins will be moving to that app. For the first time since its launch in 2009, you won’t …

Comcast: Nightmare Rep ‘Did What We Paid Him to Do’ Comcast: Nightmare Rep ‘Did What We Paid Him to Do’

In an ideal world, canceling cable would go something like this… Hello, my name is Bob Willis and I’d like to cancel my cable services. / Ok, Bob. Have a nice day. / You too, completely helpful and non-confrontational customer …

Amazon Prime Music Adds Songs, Gets Betterish Amazon Prime Music Adds Songs, Gets Betterish

Amazon has just added “hundreds of thousands of songs and hundreds of prime playlists” to their nascent streaming service Prime Music, saying that the new tracks will consist of new material from entirely new-to-the-service artists, as well some additional stuff …

Foursquare: Swarm Is Handling the Majority of Check-ins Foursquare: Swarm Is Handling the Majority of Check-ins

Back in May, local recommendation and check-in app Foursquare decided that to survive and flourish, they were going to have to split apart. The company announced the launch of a new app called Swarm, one that would be tailored to …

Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’ Finds Its Female Lead in ‘True Blood’s Deborah Ann Woll Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’ Finds Its Female Lead in ‘True Blood’s Deborah Ann Woll

With True Blood ending after this season, its actors are looking for new gigs. Deborah Ann Woll, who plays vampire Jessica on the HBO show, has found hers over at Netflix. Variety reports that the actress has joined the Netflix …

The NSA Is Getting Off on Your Sexts, Says Snowden The NSA Is Getting Off on Your Sexts, Says Snowden

According to NSA leaker and current resident of Russia Edward Snowden, the lovely folks at the NSA are intercepting your naked selfies and passing them around the office like adolescent boys – you know, because of course they are. Snowden …

Facebook Wants You to Buy Things Directly from the News Feed Facebook Wants You to Buy Things Directly from the News Feed

As of now, if you happen to click on a news feed ad on Facebook, you’ll be taken to the business’ site – outside the realm of Facebook. But now the social network is testing a way for businesses to …