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Spotify Removes 5-Play-Per-Track Limit for U.K. Users Spotify Removes 5-Play-Per-Track Limit for U.K. Users

Spotify is removing one of the barriers for users in the U.K. who choose to use the streaming service’s free option. Starting today, users in the U.K. are no longer limited to 5 plays – the cap has been removed. …

$22 Minimum Wage Matches U.S. Productivity, Says Senator
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Though the minimum wage in the U.S. has risen in recent years, the current $7.25 per hour minimum wage is still looking sparse when considered next to the rising cost of living in the U.S. Large hikes in the minimum …

Reddit’s First Original Web Series Involves Explaining Complex Topics to Five-Year-Olds Reddit’s First Original Web Series Involves Explaining Complex Topics to Five-Year-Olds
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Reddit, known for its uncanny ability to drudge up content from the depths of the internet and make it trend, is trying its hand at a little bit of original programming in the way of a new series based on …

Demand Media Expands Into Paid Content With Creativebug Demand Media Expands Into Paid Content With Creativebug

Demand Media just announced that it has acquired CreativeBug, a provider of online video workshops for arts and crafts. The property should fit right into the company’s content network, which it plans to split away from its domain registrar business. …

The BlackBerry Band Gets Back Together For One Final Performance The BlackBerry Band Gets Back Together For One Final Performance

Last year, the company formerly known as RIM put together a “band” of sorts to tell developers that it was going to keep on loving them. It was probably the most cringeworthy corporate promo released in 2012, and the company …

Are You More Or Less Worried About Google’s Panda Update Now? Are You More Or Less Worried About Google’s Panda Update Now?
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As previously reported, Google’s Matt Cutts revealed at SMX this week that Google would be pushing a refresh to its famous (or perhaps infamous) Panda update on either Friday or Monday. As of Friday, it appears that the refresh has …

Robert Rodriguez Teams Up With BlackBerry On New Short Film Robert Rodriguez Teams Up With BlackBerry On New Short Film
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Robert Rodriguez is an interesting filmmaker. He’s directing “Desperado” one year and then doing “Spy Kids” the next. His lastest film is another strange one as he’s making it in collaboration with BlackBerry. BlackBerry revealed Rodriguez’ newest film “Two Scoops” …

Twitter Unveils New Interest, Device, and Gender Targeting for Self-Service Advertisers Twitter Unveils New Interest, Device, and Gender Targeting for Self-Service Advertisers

Twitter has just announced some big improvements to its invitation-only self-service ad platform that make it easier for businesses to target the right kinds of users with their paid ads. Now, when deciding who to promote their accounts and tweets …

Gmail For Android Gets One-Tap Reply, Archiving From Notifications Gmail For Android Gets One-Tap Reply, Archiving From Notifications
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Google has launched an update for Gmail for Android, which includes the ability to reply to and archive messages from notifications with a single tap. Here’s what the feature looks like: “You can combine this with existing notification features like …

Jason Molina Dies of “Natural Causes”; Singer Was 39

The record label Secretly Canadian today confirmed that singer/songwriter Jason Molina has died. The 39-year-old is reported to have died at his Indianapolis home on Saturday March 16 of “natural causes.” Molina’s record label stated that he stopped touring in …

Photoshop CS6′s Creation Was Powered By 601 Cases Of Beer Photoshop CS6′s Creation Was Powered By 601 Cases Of Beer

Have you ever wondered what went into building a piece of proprietary software like Photoshop? I promise you it’s not black magic, but a lot of beer went into building everybody’s favorite photo editing software. To celebrate Photoshop reaching 5 …

Change.org: It’s Not Just Bloggers And Techies Who Will Miss Google Reader Change.org: It’s Not Just Bloggers And Techies Who Will Miss Google Reader

It didn’t take long after Google announced that it is killing off Google Reader to realize how much the product will be missed by quite a few people. Even the alternatives are having trouble keeping up with the demand from …

EA Offers A Free Game To Those Troubled By SimCity’s Launch Woes

There’s no denying it – SimCity‘s launch was a massive failure. EA didn’t anticipate the demand, and its always-online DRM scheme failed to compensate for the massive load on the servers. It prevented thousands of players who legitimately purchased the …

Facebook for iOS Update Lets Users Edit Cover Photos, Makes Messaging Easier Facebook for iOS Update Lets Users Edit Cover Photos, Makes Messaging Easier
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Today, Facebook has released version 5.6 of its iOS app. The update brings the ability to change cover photos, as well as some improvements to messaging. First up, the new Facebook for iOS finally allows users to change their cover …

And Here Are Etsy’s Stats For February And Here Are Etsy’s Stats For February

On Friday, Etsy released its “weather report” for January, showing that it had 1.67 billion page views on its site in January, compared to 1.53 billion page views in December. The site also saw $97.6 million worth of goods sold …

Blake Shelton Rumors Denied on Twitter
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This week, Life & Style Weekly published a cover story about rumors that Miranda Lambert had confronted the other woman that her husband, Blake Shelton, “got close” with. The rumors began to swirl through the celebrity press, and the country …

Google Enhanced Campaigns Get New ValueTrack Parameters Google Enhanced Campaigns Get New ValueTrack Parameters

Google announced today that it will be launching new ValueTrack features for advertisers using keyword level URLs, in the coming weeks. The company says these will help advertisers achieve specific conversion and ROI goals, and help ease the transition to …

Matt Cutts On Google’s Handling Of Single-Page Sites Matt Cutts On Google’s Handling Of Single-Page Sites
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Google has released its latest Webmaster Help video. This time, Matt Cutts discusses single-page sites, and how Google handles them. Specifically, he responds to the following user-submitted question: What does Google think of single-page websites? They are becoming more complex …

Vint Cerf Doesn’t Think The Internet Is In Any Danger Vint Cerf Doesn’t Think The Internet Is In Any Danger

Vint Cerf knows a thing or two about the Internet – he helped invent it. So, what does he think about all the doom and gloom that’s directed towards the future of the Internet? He’s not worried in the least. …

Elisabeth Hasselbeck View Firing Rumored Once Again
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Rumors are once again swirling that Elisabeth Hasselbeck may soon lose her seat at the table on the daytime talk show The View. Last week, rumors began to surface that the show’s token conservative would be let go to “freshen” …

The Washington Post Plans to Go Behind a Paywall This Summer The Washington Post Plans to Go Behind a Paywall This Summer

Today, The Washington Post announced that they will be the latest publication to put some content behind a paywall. The move will take place some time this summer, and the Post is still in the process of determining exactly how …

Internet Pioneer Danny Hillis Argues That The Web Needs A Plan B Internet Pioneer Danny Hillis Argues That The Web Needs A Plan B

In February of last year, Anonymous threatened to take down the Internet in “Operation Global Blackout.” Needless to say, it was an empty threat, but something similar could one day happen. We could all lose access to the Internet. If …

Funny or Die’s Steve Jobs Biopic Will Debut April 15th Funny or Die’s Steve Jobs Biopic Will Debut April 15th

That one starring Ashton Kutcher and that one written by Aaron Sorkin aren’t the only Steve Jobs biopics in the pipeline. If you want your Steve Jobs movie a little on the comedic and less-researched side, you’re in luck. Online …

Amazon Fee Hikes Could Spark More Interest In Google From Sellers Amazon Fee Hikes Could Spark More Interest In Google From Sellers
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Third-party merchants selling goods on Amazon aren’t thrilled with recent fee hikes from the company that have been happening over the course of the past year or so. Nothing new there, but Reuters has an interesting report out today about …