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Square Closes New Round Of Funding From Starbucks And Co. Square Closes New Round Of Funding From Starbucks And Co.

Square announced today that it has closed a Series D round of funding from Citi Ventures, Rizvi Traverse Management, and Starbucks Coffee Company. The company said in its announcement: One year ago, Square had approximately 150 employees and processed over …

Samsung Takes on the iPhone 5 in New Ad Samsung Takes on the iPhone 5 in New Ad

Samsung had been riding high all summer. After HTC stumbled on the U.S. release of their One X smartphone, Samsung’s Galaxy S III became the new must-have Android smartphone. Just last week the company announced that over 20 million of …

This Artist’s iPhone Oil Paintings Utilize Face Grease This Artist’s iPhone Oil Paintings Utilize Face Grease
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For smartphones users, keeping the touchscreen clean and free of fingerprints, debris, grease, and smears of inexplicable origin is one of the hardest battles. As a glasses-wearer with an iPhone, I always feel like I’m looking at everything on my …

Netflix Says Canada Has Third-World Internet Access Netflix Says Canada Has Third-World Internet Access
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It’s obvious that we in the U.S. have it pretty bad when it comes to Internet. Our ISPs charge too much while providing little service. We can, however, take refuge in the fact that our Internet isn’t quite as bad …

Google And Alibaba Have Android Beef Google And Alibaba Have Android Beef
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Acer was set to unveil a new smartphone last week, but the launch was reportedly postponed after Google expressed concerns with the operating system, developed by Alibaba, and apparently based upon Android. Google has always painted Android as an open …

Ellen DeGeneres Lands Comedy With NBC Ellen DeGeneres Lands Comedy With NBC
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Everyone knows Ellen DeGeneres as the bubbly, dancing talk-show host which has been her persona for years now. But before she built a highly successful career around sitting down with celebrities, she had her own sitcom–simply titled “Ellen”–and now, it …

Hitman: Absolution “Tools of the Trade” Trailer Released Hitman: Absolution “Tools of the Trade” Trailer Released

Square Enix has been releasing plenty of trailers for Hitman: Absolution, mostly ones detailing the various enemies in the game. Today’s new Hitman trailer, though, is about something a little more more important than good-old-boy weapons barons or sexy, leather-clad …

Microsoft Hints That Surface Won’t Be $199 Microsoft Hints That Surface Won’t Be $199
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Microsoft’s Surface tablet is a real work of art. I’m not one to get excited about mobile computing, but the Surface is the first tablet that made me want to get into mobile computing. The integrated cover/keyboard had a lot …

The iPhone 5 Is Extramazinarylutionary in This Fake Promo The iPhone 5 Is Extramazinarylutionary in This Fake Promo

You could almost argue that there’s an established genre for fake Apple promo videos. The “dude sitting on a stool in front of a white screen” setup that defines every Apple-made promo video of the last 5 years is so …

Amazon Takes Competition With Google Up A Notch Amazon Takes Competition With Google Up A Notch
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A few months back, Amazon acquired 3D-mapping startup UpNext, signaling its plans to enter mapping territory, and now Amazon is encouraging those developing apps for its new Kindle Fire devices to move away from Google Maps and go full on …

Samsung Galaxy S IV to be Revealed in February Samsung Galaxy S IV to be Revealed in February

It seems that Samsung is now doing well enough to be worthy of some rumors of the impending announcement of its next Galaxy S smartphone. Usually these types of rumors are reserved for Apple’s iPhones, but it appears that the …

Milla Jovovich: New Resident Evil Is “Incredible” Milla Jovovich: New Resident Evil Is “Incredible”
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If anyone knows about the “Resident Evil” films, it’s Milla Jovovich. She’s kicked zombie butt through five films now as Alice, a woman wronged by the evil Umbrella Corporation, and she says the latest installment is the “craziest yet”. “It …

Winklevoss Twins Pump $1 Million into Divya Narendra’s SumZero Winklevoss Twins Pump $1 Million into Divya Narendra’s SumZero

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have put their hands into another social network, but this one doesn’t involve likes, pokes, or any photos of obscure friends’ babies. The Winklevii, best known for the part they played in the creation of Facebook …

Borderlands 2 Launch Trailer Released on the Eve of Launch Borderlands 2 Launch Trailer Released on the Eve of Launch

The trailers for Borderlands 2 have so far been fantastic. Specifically, the launch date announcement trailer was fun for those who enjoy dubstep, and the later “Wimoweh” trailer calmed things down for those who enjoy the classics. Today, on the …

Amy Adams Not Intimidated By Margot Kidder’s Lois Lane Amy Adams Not Intimidated By Margot Kidder’s Lois Lane
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Amy Adams has always exuded a cheerful, bubbly confidence onscreen, but recently she spoke about being intimidated by Clint Eastwood during the filming of their upcoming film, “Trouble With The Curve”. “Yeah, it’s completely intimidating. I definitely wanted to please …

Wii U Pre-Orders Sell Out In Just A Few Days Wii U Pre-Orders Sell Out In Just A Few Days
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Apple set all kinds of sales records last week when the latest iPhone sold out in less than an hour. The Apple faithful are once again proving their power as some of the biggest consumer groups in the nation. While …

iPhone 5 Breaks First Day Pre-Order Record iPhone 5 Breaks First Day Pre-Order Record

In news that shouldn’t really be a shock to anyone, Apple has officially announced the the iPhone 5 is their fatest selling phone of all time. In its first 24 hours on the market, pre-orders topped 2 million. The previous …

Kim Kardashian Freezes Her Eggs, Gets New Kitten Kim Kardashian Freezes Her Eggs, Gets New Kitten
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Kim Kardashian has had a busy few months, between the highly publicized divorce, spending time with beau Kanye West, taking care of her retail stores, buying a new kitten, and freezing her eggs to preserve the Kardashian genes. Apparently Kim …

How Valuable Is Pinterest To Online Retail Sites? How Valuable Is Pinterest To Online Retail Sites?
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A new study finds that Pinterest is proving to be quite valuable for online retailers. While it trails Facebook in a variety of metrics, it’s gaining ground in those, and is leading in one very important metric. Plus, Facebook’s dominance …

Google Launched An Update This Week To Improve Domain Diversity Google Launched An Update This Week To Improve Domain Diversity
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Google launched an algorithm update that affects the diversity of search results. Google’s head of webspam and Distinguished Engineer, tweeted: Follow @mattcutts Matt Cutts @mattcutts Just fyi, we rolled out a small algo change this week that improves the diversity …

Kate Middleton Photo Scandal: Pics Are “Not Shocking” Kate Middleton Photo Scandal: Pics Are “Not Shocking”
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Kate Middleton is the object of fascination for millions, a princess who wed into one of the world’s most famous families with nary a hint of scandal, much to the dismay of the media. So when some photos of her …

Bacon Number Google Feature Gets Response From Kevin Bacon Bacon Number Google Feature Gets Response From Kevin Bacon
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As previously reported, Google has a search feature, as part of its Knowledge Graph, that lets you search for anybody’s “Bacon number,” in order to find out how close they are to actor Kevin Bacon in the Six Degrees of …

Kickstarter Has Given Birth To An Animation Renaissance Kickstarter Has Given Birth To An Animation Renaissance

Last week, Kickstarter said that 2012 was “The Year Of The Game.” They let it be known that gaming projects had raised over $50 million over the last eight months. It’s an impressive number, but Kickstarter has not just been …

iPhone 5 Shipping Dates Slip With U.S. Carriers iPhone 5 Shipping Dates Slip With U.S. Carriers

It didn’t take long (just a couple of hours) for the initial stock of iPhone 5s to sell out, as the Apple.com site slip their ship date from September 21st to September 28th in the wee hours of the morning. …