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Yahoo May Buy Controlling Stake In Dailymotion [Report] Yahoo May Buy Controlling Stake In Dailymotion [Report]

According to the Wall Street Journal, Yahoo is in talks to buy a controlling stake in the popular video site Dailymotion, based on information from “people familiar with the talks.” The report says Yahoo’s in for as much as 75% …

Olathe, Kansas Is The Next City To Get Google Fiber Olathe, Kansas Is The Next City To Get Google Fiber

Earlier this year, Google CEO Larry Page hinted that Google Fiber would be coming to more cities in the future. The hint renewed cities’ efforts to attract Google Fiber to their communities, but only one city has emerged victorious in …

Nude Beach Shut Down on Weekdays in Mazomanie, Wis.

A popular nude beach located on a river in Wisconsin will now be closed to the public on weekdays. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) stated the new policy has been put in place to stop beachgoers from enjoying …

Twitter Finally Patents the Concept of Twitter Twitter Finally Patents the Concept of Twitter

Twitter – the actual concept of Twitter – is now patented. U.S. Patent 8,401,009 just went through, with Jack Dorsey and Biz Stone listed as inventors. It’s a vague and overarching concept of a “device independent message distribution platform,” first …

Facebook for Android Update Mimics Earlier iOS Update Facebook for Android Update Mimics Earlier iOS Update
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Facebook has just pushed an update for their Android app that mirrors changes pushed to their iOS app earlier this week. First off, the new version of Facebook for Android allows users to change their profile picture. This follows last …

Bing Tests Authorship-Looking Images In Search Results Bing Tests Authorship-Looking Images In Search Results

It appears that Bing is experimenting with showing pictures of people in search results similar to how Google does with its authorship feature, but for when results are about a person, rather than written by them. Danny Sullivan at Search …

Redbox Instant’s Xbox 360 App Is Now Live Redbox Instant’s Xbox 360 App Is Now Live

Another piece of the Redbox Instant puzzle has just fallen into place, as the Redbox Instant app for Xbox 360 is now available to download. Microsoft first announced the app back in February, saying that it would be coming in …

Dr. Oz Sued Over Insomnia Remedy

Unlike some daytime TV doctors, Dr. Mehmet Oz is an actual medical doctor. While that means his medical advice on The Dr. Oz Show may carry more weight than other TV doctors, it also means some viewers may put too …

Build Collaborative Apps With The Google Drive Realtime API Build Collaborative Apps With The Google Drive Realtime API

One of the cool things about Google Drive is that it allows users to collaborate on documents in real time. Now Google is bringing that same functionality to apps built with the Google Drive SDK. Google announced today that developers …

Metro Last Light Trailer Explores The Depravity Of Man

Metro 2033 is one of the best shooters of the past five years. It was a delight to learn last year that the game was getting a sequel. The uncertainty surrounding the game’s former publisher – THQ – was a …

Facebook Rolls Out ‘Lookalike Audiences’ Targeting Globally Facebook Rolls Out ‘Lookalike Audiences’ Targeting Globally
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Last month, Facebook began testing a new targeting feature for marketers called lookalike audiences. Today, the company announced the global launch. The feature enables marketers to target audience segments with similar common attributes (interests, demographics) to the customers a marketer …

A Simple Demonstration on Why You’ll Never Pick the Perfect NCAA Bracket

With the NCAA Tournament fast approaching, people are beginning to fill out their brackets with the hopes of stunning their office buddies with the perfect pick of all 63 games. Too bad it’s simply not going to happen for you. …

Shooter T.J. Lane Wears ‘Killer’ T-shirt to Court, Flips Off Victims’ Families

Note: This post contains strong language. Convicted murderer T.J. Lane was sentenced to life in prison for the 2012 murder of three high school students in the Ohio town of Chardon. According to an Associated Press report, the 17-year-old Lane, …

Is Email Your Business’ Answer To The Loss Of Google Reader? Is Email Your Business’ Answer To The Loss Of Google Reader?
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Businesses have had the idea that “content is king” pounded into their brains for years. If you want to thrive online, you have to have compelling content that people want to read. The other side of that coin, however, is …

Sen. Patrick Leahy Introduces ECPA Reform Bill In The Senate Sen. Patrick Leahy Introduces ECPA Reform Bill In The Senate

The House has been unusually proactive early this year in attempting to pass email privacy protections through an updated Electronic Communications Privacy Act. In fact, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing this morning to gather testimonies from Google, law …

Google: If We Mistakenly Penalize You For Paid Links, There Would Be A ‘Ton Of Collateral Damage’ Google: If We Mistakenly Penalize You For Paid Links, There Would Be A ‘Ton Of Collateral Damage’
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There has been a lot of talk about Google and paid links in the news lately, so it’s only fitting that they’re the topic of the latest Webmaster Help video from the company. In this one, Matt Cutts responds to …

Hulu Launches a Redesign of Its Apple TV App Hulu Launches a Redesign of Its Apple TV App
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Hulu has just announced a significant redesign of its Apple TV app – one that they say make finding and viewing things much easier. “Right away, you’ll notice we’ve added content categories across the top navigation bar to make it …

Demand Media: Etsy And Pinterest Will Feed Interest In Creativebug Demand Media: Etsy And Pinterest Will Feed Interest In Creativebug

As previously reported, Demand Media announced today that it has acquired arts and crafts e-learning site Creativebug as part of its push to expand into paid content offerings. During a recent earnings call, the company expressed such an initiative, leading …

Gonzaga Is LinkedIn’s Pick to Win the Tourney Based on ‘Dedication Score’ Gonzaga Is LinkedIn’s Pick to Win the Tourney Based on ‘Dedication Score’
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LinkedIn thinks that they know who will will this year’s NCAA Tournament, and they don’t even need to consider basketball. Well, they need to consider the word “basketball,” but that’s about it. In alternative method to fill out a bracket …

A.B.C. Whipple Dies; Author Was 94

Addison Beecher Colvin (A.B.C.) Whipple, author and journalist, has died. The Associated Press reports that Whipple died on Sunday, March 17 from Pneumonia. Whipple is, perhaps, best known for his work as a Pentagon correspondent for Life magazine during World …

Supreme Court Upholds First-Sale Doctrine On Items Bought Overseas Supreme Court Upholds First-Sale Doctrine On Items Bought Overseas

Does the first-sale doctrine apply to items bought overseas? That was the question before the Supreme Court in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. It was an extremely important case that bode poorly for the consumer if the Court …

Donald Rumsfeld Is Having a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day on Twitter

This week is the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, dubbed Operation Iraqi Freedom, which led to the nearly 9-year Iraq War. Beginning on March 20th, 2003 and lasting until December 18th, 2011 (when Secretary of Defense Leon …

Google Makes It Easier To Find Animated GIFs Google Makes It Easier To Find Animated GIFs

Google announced a new “Animated” search filter in “Search Tools” in Image Search, which will (obviously) allow you to quickly find animated GIFs based on your query. As Google points out, this image format has been around for a long …

Carnie Wilson: Disorder Revealed Via Twitter
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Last year, Carnie Wilson, the famous pop singer and actress, stated that she had lost significant weight after undergoing gastric bypass surgery. Now, Wilson has revealed another very personal condition to her Twitter followers. The singer told fans on March …