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eBay Earnings Up, Stock Down On Forecast eBay Earnings Up, Stock Down On Forecast

eBay released its Q1 earnings on Wednesday, with revenue increasing 14% to $3.7 billion year over year. Profit was $677 million. What the company considered to be a strong quarter wasn’t enough to please investors, as the forecast wasn’t quite …

Hawking: Big Bang Didn’t Need God’s Help
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Stephen Hawking knows a thing or two about the Big Bang. He spent his life researching it and other mysteries of the cosmos. After all this time, he’s more convinced than ever that a divine being had no part in …

Katherine Webb Quits Reality TV Show ‘Splash’
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Reality TV shows have been putting celebrities through their paces for years now, but perhaps no series has asked more of competitors than Splash. The new network show tasks celebrities (not all of whom are fit) with mastering the Olympic …

LinkedIn Updates Mobile Experience, Its Fastest Growing Area LinkedIn Updates Mobile Experience, Its Fastest Growing Area
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LinkedIn says that their mobile platform is the “fastest growing” aspect of their service. On average, 27% of their unique visitors comes through their mobile apps – up from 15% a year ago. In a year, their mobile pageviews have …

CISPA Amendment Stripped Of Its Pro-Privacy Provision CISPA Amendment Stripped Of Its Pro-Privacy Provision
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We reported yesterday that CISPA was finally shaping up. Rep. Mike McCaul introduced an amendment late into the game that would have forced companies to share customers’ private information only with the Department of Homeland Security. It sounded too good …

Beaver Actor Dies; Frank Bank Was 71
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Actor Frank Bank, who played Clarence “Lumpy” Rutherford on the TV show Leave it to Beaver, has died. He was 71. Though the cause of his death has not been reported, Bank died in Los Angeles on Saturday, April 13. …

Twitter Music Launches to the Masses Twitter Music Launches to the Masses

After a week or so spent as the plaything of a select famous few, Twitter is now releasing their standalone music discovery app Twitter Music to the masses. At launch, the app is available on the web and on iOS …

Google Kills Affiliate Network Google Kills Affiliate Network
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Google announced that it is shutting down the Google Affiliate Network. The news came in an email to users, as well as in a post on the Affiliate Network blog. “Our goal with Google Affiliate Network has been to help …

VAR Guy: VARs Can Make FOSS Better For Enterprises VAR Guy: VARs Can Make FOSS Better For Enterprises

Univa put out the results of a survey indicating that 75% of enterprises encounter problems when using open source software. The biggest gripe is a lack of enterprise-grade support , with 27% of respondents raising this as their top concern. …

Airbnb Forgoes SQL In Favor Of Memcached Airbnb Forgoes SQL In Favor Of Memcached

Airbnb recently shared an engineer Q&A talking about building its Airbnb Neighborhoods feature. Here’s a look at the feature if you’re unfamiliar: Introducing Airbnb Neighborhoods from Airbnb on Vimeo. Basically, it shows users pages about neighborhoods in cities, so they …

Altova Unveils RaptorXML Altova Unveils RaptorXML

At the XBRL26 Conference in Dublin, Altova unveiled RaptorXML, which it describes as “a ground-breaking new XML and XBRL validation and processing server”. It’s cross-platform compatible, and takes advantage of multi-core and multi-CPU computers and servers for fast XML and …

House Approves Pro-Privacy CISPA Amendment House Approves Pro-Privacy CISPA Amendment
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UPDATE: The amendment no longer contains pro-privacy language. The language requiring companies to share information only with the DHS was removed before being added to the bill. More on that here. Original story continues below: It seemed that CISPA couldn’t …

Sharon Osbourne 911 Tape Reevaluated in Light of Ozzy Confession

On Monday, Ozzy Osbourne took to Facebook to admit he had been drinking and doing drugs for the lat year and a half. He apologized to his family, saying, “I was an asshole to the people I love most.” Osbourne’s …

Download All Of Wikipedia Onto Your Android Device Download All Of Wikipedia Onto Your Android Device

Wikipedia suggests that you download the entirety of the website on your Android device using an app called Kiwix. The Wikimedia foundation posted to its blog today, recommending the app, which lets you download the millions of article contained within …

Did You Miss This Morning’s Nintendo 3DS Direct? Watch It Here

As has become tradition lately, the latest Nintendo Direct included a few huge announcements that made Nintendo fans go absolutely wild. Of course, you may have missed all the big announcements, like a sequel to The Legend of Zelda: A …

Zombieland Pilot Premieres on Amazon (and We Get a Trailer)

UPDATE: The pilot has not yet launched, Amazon informs me. And when it does, it will be available to all, not just Prime members. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: The pilot for Amazon’s new original comedy series Zombieland, based on the movie of …

Watch Politicians Struggle with Rap Lyrics [VIDEO]
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You can debate a politician’s motives, their efficacy, and their morals – but there’s one thing that you can’t debate: They really, truly suck at rapping. You can thank HuffPo for this wonderful compilation of politicians fumbling awkwardly through rap …

Etsy Launches Etsy Wholesale In Beta, New Digital Goods Delivery Process Etsy Launches Etsy Wholesale In Beta, New Digital Goods Delivery Process

Etsy announced that the launch of Etsy Wholesale beta. The previously announced product is now live. “For the past few months, we’ve been doing in-person usability tests, building the site features of what we hope will be the ultimate place …

Boston Suspect Id’d? Image of Suspect Could Lead to Arrest
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Conflicting reports today are indicating that a suspect may have been arrested in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings earlier this week. According to a report from the Boston Globe, a suspect in the attacks has been identified using a …

Doodle3D Brings Your Drawings To Life Via 3D Printers Doodle3D Brings Your Drawings To Life Via 3D Printers

3D printers are getting cheaper and cheaper all the time. Soon enough, we’ll start seeing more than just hobbyists and industrial designers working with the technology. Unfortunately, the CAD software designers use to make 3D models is still expensive and/or …

Google Now Automatically Mutes Loud Typers Inside Hangouts Google Now Automatically Mutes Loud Typers Inside Hangouts
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Google has just taken steps to eliminate a small, but annoying aspect of Google+ Hangouts: keyboard sounds. In an update launched today, Google will now mute your mic when you’re typing. Google’s Tim Haloun explains it as such: Does anyone …

Italian Prosecutor Appeals Google Execs’ Acquittal Italian Prosecutor Appeals Google Execs’ Acquittal

About seven years ago, a video was uploaded to YouTube featuring a group of school kids bullying an autistic child. This led to three Google executives – David Drummond, Peter Fleischer (pictured) and George Reyes – being convicted in 2010 …

Google Fiber’s Next Stop May Be In Provo, Utah [Update: It's Official] Google Fiber’s Next Stop May Be In Provo, Utah [Update: It's Official]

UPDATE: It’s official. Google just announced via its official Google Fiber blog that Provo, Utah will be the next city to get Google’s gigabit Internet service. As part of the expansion, Google will be purchasing iProvo, the network that currently …

John McAfee Talked About Ricin Attacks In January, Puts Out Statement John McAfee Talked About Ricin Attacks In January, Puts Out Statement
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As you may know, letters poisoned with ricin were sent to President Obama and Senator Roger Wicker, though both were intercepted before they could do any harm. Investigators, reportedly see no link from the letters to the explosions at the …