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Here Are The Top 50 Desktop Sites In The U.S. Here Are The Top 50 Desktop Sites In The U.S.

comScore just released its Media Metrix monthly ranking of the top 50 web properties (desktop) in the United States. The top five consist of Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Facebook, and AOL, followed by Amazon, Turner Digital, MODE Media (formerly Glam Media), …

Yahoo Acquires Ad Security Company ClarityRay Yahoo Acquires Ad Security Company ClarityRay

Yahoo has acquired ClairtyRay, a company that has in the past dealt with getting around ad blockers, but has since been more about ad security and fraud detection. In a message on its homepage, ClarityRay says: Our vision has always …

Google Acquires Jetpac, Which Analyzes Image And Location Data Google Acquires Jetpac, Which Analyzes Image And Location Data

Google has acquired Jetpac, which analyzes image and location data, and could improve Google’s ability to search through it. “We can spot lipstick, blue sky views, hipster mustaches and more, through advanced image processing on billions of photos,” Jetpac claims. …

Bezos’ Washington Post Puts Amazon Affiliate Links In Articles Bezos’ Washington Post Puts Amazon Affiliate Links In Articles

Over the weekend, some observers noticed that the Washington Post, which was purchased by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos last year, was featuring Amazon “Buy it Now” buttons/affiliate links in certain articles. Paul Carr at PandoDaily points to an article called …

Ask.com Acquires Ask.fm For More Asking Ask.com Acquires Ask.fm For More Asking

Ask.com announced that it has acquired Ask.fm, a social Q&A service, which has over 180 million global monthly users, according to the company. Ask.fm is available on the web, and for Android and IOS. A post on the Ask blog …

Cisco Cuts 6,000 Jobs As It Reports Better Than Expected Earnings Cisco Cuts 6,000 Jobs As It Reports Better Than Expected Earnings

Cisco announced on Wednesday that it will cut about 6,000 jobs or 8% of its total workforce. The news came as the company reported its earnings for its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2014, beating Wall Street estimates. Chairman and …

Yelp Enters Chile, Its 28th Country Yelp Enters Chile, Its 28th Country

Yelp announced that it has now penetrated its 28th country – Chile. “The distance from Yelp’s office in Manhattan to our headquarters in San Francisco is 2,600 miles, which happens to be —from toe to tip — the same length …

Uber and Lyft Have Reached the Shenanigan-Calling Stage of Their Rivalry Uber and Lyft Have Reached the Shenanigan-Calling Stage of Their Rivalry

Rival on-demand car service companies Uber and lyft are in a real pissing match right now, as they continue to accuse each other of employing some under-the-table techniques to get ahead. On Tuesday Lyft took a shot at Uber, claiming …

Amazon Launches Local Register, A Card Reader & App For Local Businesses Amazon Launches Local Register, A Card Reader & App For Local Businesses

Last month, we heard that Amazon was readying its own card reader, which would compete with Square. Now, the company has officially unveiled it, and it’s called Amazon Local Register. Like Square, It enables local businesses to accept credit and …

Apple’s White, Male CEO Unsatisfied with Company’s White, Maleness Apple’s White, Male CEO Unsatisfied with Company’s White, Maleness

Tech’s diversity problem (both in terms of gender and ethnicity) has been well documented. But in the name of transparency Apple has decided to release its own numbers for scrutiny, following similar moves by other major players. To get straight …

Steve Ballmer Becomes Owner Of Clippers Steve Ballmer Becomes Owner Of Clippers

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is now the proud new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. The NBA released the following statement: The transaction in which Steve Ballmer purchased the Los Angeles Clippers closed today following the entry of an …

Comcast & Time Warner Cable Pass Time Awaiting Merger Approval by Helping Give Award to FCC Commissioner Comcast & Time Warner Cable Pass Time Awaiting Merger Approval by Helping Give Award to FCC Commissioner

Do you pay a lot for cable and internet? Neat, me too. Check this out. You’ve probably never heard of it, but The Walter Kaitz Foundation is a decades-old non-profit organization with the stated mission of promoting diversity in the …

Uber Is Playing Dirty, According to Lyft Uber Is Playing Dirty, According to Lyft

According to Lyft, rival on-demand car service Uber isn’t playing fair. CNNMoney is reporting that data obtained from Lyft suggests that Uber is strategically throwing wrenches into Lyft operations – mainly by requesting and then canceling rides. Obviously, this tactic …

Demand Media Appoints Sean Moriarty As New CEO, Acquires Saatchi Online Demand Media Appoints Sean Moriarty As New CEO, Acquires Saatchi Online

Demand Media just announced that it has appointed former CEO of Ticketmaster and Saatchi Art, Sean Moriarty, as its new CEO. The company has also acquired Saatchi Online, Inc. which operates online art gallery Saatchi Art. Co-founder and interim CEO …

BuzzFeed Is About To Get A Lot Bigger BuzzFeed Is About To Get A Lot Bigger

BuzzFeed, the publisher you either love or hate (or possibly some strange mixture of the two) announced a major expansion plan, propelled by a fresh injection of cash in the form of a $50 million series E round of funding …

Square Adds New Appointment Management Tool Square Adds New Appointment Management Tool

Square announced the launch of Square Appointments, a new offering for its register service that lets businesses manage their appointments and avoid missing out on sales. The product has been in pilot mode for a while. Square acquired appointment-booking software …

Google Commits $250 Million To Battle Drug Abuse (And Of Course Settle A Lawsuit) Google Commits $250 Million To Battle Drug Abuse (And Of Course Settle A Lawsuit)

Late on Friday, news came out that Google committed $250 million at $50 million per year over the next five years, to develop an internal program that will help the search engine spread awareness about drug abuse, and combat rogue …

Will Arnett Confirms Arrested Development Season 5 For Netflix Will Arnett Confirms Arrested Development Season 5 For Netflix

We’ve been hearing this week that Arrested Development Season 5 is definitely going to happen on Netflix. It’s still just a matter of time. Will Arnett, who of course plays George Oscar Bluth, appeared on the Tonight Show, and confirmed …

Eric Schmidt’s New Book Is More Loyal Than A Puppy Eric Schmidt’s New Book Is More Loyal Than A Puppy

Google Executive Chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt has a new book coming out called How Google Works. He co-wrote it with former Google SVP and current advisor to Larry Page, Jonathan Rosenberg and Google Director of Executive Communications Alan …

Facebook Announces Acquisition Of PrivateCore Facebook Announces Acquisition Of PrivateCore

Facebook is buying PrivateCore, a secure server technology company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Joe Sullivan, Facebook’s Chief Security Officer announced the news in a post today (via TechCrunch): I’ve seen how much people care about the …

Was Yelp Misleading About Its Reviews? Was Yelp Misleading About Its Reviews?

Yelp is no stranger to legal battles, nor is it a stranger to complaints about how it handles reviews. Now, the company faces a new class action suit from shareholders, accusing it of selling over $81 million in stock, while …