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Shawn Hess is a staff writer for WebProNews and an expert procrastinator. Follow Shawn on Twitter, on StumbleUpon, and .
Robots on the Rise: An Infographic Guide Robots on the Rise: An Infographic Guide

Beware, there’s a robot trend on the rise. This wonderful new infographic from Onlineschools.com explains how robots are invading almost every aspect of our lives, but most importantly, education. It’s true, kids seem to be obsessed with robots and robotic …

Ford Pilots the Motor City Innovation Exchange Program Ford Pilots the Motor City Innovation Exchange Program

Ford is working to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation in the business and design communities. It began with the creation of their cutting-edge Tech Shop, which gives Ford’s employees access to high-tech resources and material for design and creation. Next, they …

Israel Invents Weed Without The Stoner Effect

Israeli scientists have cultivated a Marijuana plant that doesn’t get people high when they smoke it. No, it is not some form of inhumane torture, it’s an effort to deliver the medicinal soothing effects of marijuana to patients struggling with …

Twitter Daily Use Surges to 8%, up from 2% in 2010 [Pew Internet Study] Twitter Daily Use Surges to 8%, up from 2% in 2010 [Pew Internet Study]

Pew Internet Research just released the findings of their study on Twitter, and how people are assimilating the social platform into their lives. Looking back at 2011, then at February of this year, Twitter’s adoption numbers remain similar, with 13% …

Facebook Stock Plummets Below $27.25 Facebook Stock Plummets Below $27.25
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Yes, it is finally here, Facebook stock has fallen below the $28 per share price many investors have been waiting for. Still, more pessimists are saying they’ll wait for it to fall to $10, but I suspect those days won’t …

NASA Celebrates Dream Chaser With Sierra Nevada Commercial Crew NASA Celebrates Dream Chaser With Sierra Nevada Commercial Crew

NASA’s new Commercial Crew Program has yielded a partnership with Sierra Nevada Space Systems and Tuesday the duo tested their full-scale Dream Chaser orbital crew vehicle with a “captive carry test”. The flight vehicle was carried beneath an Erickson Air-Crane …

Morgan Stanley Praised for Facebook IPO by COO Morgan Stanley Praised for Facebook IPO by COO

Morgan Stanley Chairman and Chief Executive, James Gorman is defending the work they did on the Facebook IPO, claiming they played it 100% by the book and that also, he isn’t aware of any dissent regarding Facebook share prices or …

Google Adds New Ways to Manage and Share Contacts Google Adds New Ways to Manage and Share Contacts
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You already know that Google is always looking for ways to enhance user experience and this time they are adding some new features that will

Facebook Shuts-Down Kayak’s Plans to Go Public Facebook Shuts-Down Kayak’s Plans to Go Public

Just weeks ago, right before Facebook’s much anticipated initial public offering, Kayak announced that they were ready to go public in a deal that would raise as much as $150 million. The plan was to let the mighty momentum from …

Facebook Opens New Office In Dubai Facebook Opens New Office In Dubai

Facebook is ready to begin expansion into the Middle East and North Africa and the first step is to open an office in Dubai. Facebook already has 45 million users in that region and they have already seen advertising interest …

Olympus to Slash Workforce and Sell Equity Stake Olympus to Slash Workforce and Sell Equity Stake

After the discovery of a huge financial scandal back in October, Olympus Corporation is planning on laying off almost 7% of their total workforce in the months to come. Aside from slashing over 2500 jobs, the troubled corporation is also …

Twitter and Pepsi Join Forces to Offer “Live for Now Music” Twitter and Pepsi Join Forces to Offer “Live for Now Music”

PepsiCo is joining forces with Twitter to extend the reach of their current “Live for Now” promotion. “Live for Now” is a musical platform that resides at Pepsi.Com and offers live music from some of today’s biggest pop performers. Launched …

iHigh Secures $12 Million Investment From Cox Media iHigh Secures $12 Million Investment From Cox Media

Lexington, Kentucky-based youth sports and entertainment broadcaster, iHigh has just secured $12 million in funding from Cox Media Group, a company broadly invested in television, radio, and newspaper. The investment will help iHigh expand into new markets and grow their …

RIM’s Business is in Trouble at BlackBerry 10 Launch RIM’s Business is in Trouble at BlackBerry 10 Launch

Research in Motion says their business is in trouble and they expect to incur big losses throughout the rest of 2012. This news comes just as they are about to release BlackBerry 10. On June 2nd, RIM will be revealing …

Eduardo Saverin Talks Facebook With Veja Eduardo Saverin Talks Facebook With Veja
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We’ve been covering Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin, and his plan to renounce his United States citizenship all throughout May. First, he was accused of trying to skirt taxes by renouncing his citizenship, but his representatives tried to explain that wasn’t …

McAfee CEO to Deliver Speech at White House McAfee CEO to Deliver Speech at White House

Co-president of McAfee Security Solutions, Michael DeCesare, will be delivering a speech at the White House tomorrow titled, “Building Cybersecurity Partnerships and Promoting Voluntary Action: Stopping Botnets”. The event, held in the Indian Treaty Room from 8:30 PM to 9:45 …

Dell Seeks to Develop More ARM-Based Solutions Dell Seeks to Develop More ARM-Based Solutions

Today Dell announced that they are starting a new program to enable the ARM-based server ecosystem and integrate more ARM-based application and solutions into their existing product line. The development will be made possible, in part, through a collaboration with …

iPhone Downloads Fall 5% As Competition Increases iPhone Downloads Fall 5% As Competition Increases

According to the Fiksu App Store Competitive Index, app downloads from America’s top 200 free iPhone app providers, have declined almost 5% from March through April. They also report that the average cost for securing a loyal customer is on …

IBM Completes Acquisition of Vivisimo IBM Completes Acquisition of Vivisimo

In late April, we reported on the intention of IBM to acquire Vivisimo, a software designer focused on data analytics and data management software. Although the financial terms still have not been revealed, IBM announced earlier this morning, the acquisition …

Facebook Stock Dips Below $30 Today Facebook Stock Dips Below $30 Today
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I’m sure the experts are happy to see Facebook shares dip to the $30 range today. In fact, shares hit an all time low of $29.57 earlier this afternoon, signifying that demand isn’t anywhere near what Facebook and its underwriters …

Yahoo Maktoob Gets Yamli, An Arabic Translation Tool Yahoo Maktoob Gets Yamli, An Arabic Translation Tool
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Yesterday, Yahoo announced they have acquired a license to arabic translation specialist, Yamli Technology. The idea is to integrate the translation technology into their Maktoob platform, an acquisition made to expand services into the Middle East and North Africa. The …

Google Works to Fight Bad Ads and False Advertising Google Works to Fight Bad Ads and False Advertising

On the 25th, Google released an interesting figure on just how effective they have been keeping malware, ad spam, and misleading claims off of their network. Since 2010, Google has decreased the number of bad ads that make it through …

Google Apps get ISO 27001 Certification Google Apps get ISO 27001 Certification
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Yesterday, Google announced that their technology, systems, and processes used at their data centers for servicing

Facebook IPO Pushes Investors off the Stock Market Facebook IPO Pushes Investors off the Stock Market
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Sometimes something is just a bad investment, and as time goes on, the shares you purchased in the company just lose more and more value. At other times, as with the Facebook IPO, it is clear that you were swindled. …