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Watch Gabe Newell Talk About The Business Of Video Games

Whenever you hear the name Gabe Newell, your mind presumably turns to Valve, Steam, Half-Life and Portal. Now’s your chance to hear one of the smartest men in gaming talk about the business of making games. Newell was recently invited …

Google Tests New Animated AdSense Ads [Videos] Google Tests New Animated AdSense Ads [Videos]
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Google is reportedly testing a new animated ad format for AdSense. Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Roundtable points to some forum discussion about the formats, where user IncrediBILL shared some videos of the ads in action, which Schwartz took the …

Bar Refaeli Shares an Awkward Kiss in Go Daddy Super Bowl Ad Bar Refaeli Shares an Awkward Kiss in Go Daddy Super Bowl Ad
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Go Daddy is world renowned for their somewhat racy advertisements, the most recent featuring Danica Patrick and Jillian Michaels. For this year’s Super Bowl, Go Daddy has tapped the Deutsch NY agency to create an ad that retains that “sexy” …

Bing To Launch Skype-Integrated Click-To-Call Mobile Ads This Year [Exclusive] Bing To Launch Skype-Integrated Click-To-Call Mobile Ads This Year [Exclusive]
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As previously reported, Microsoft has some new ad products for the Yahoo Bing Network on the way this year. Notably, we should be seeing Bing product listing ads (similar to Google’s) before the year’s over. Microsoft Search Network GM, David …

The First Moon Base May Be Constructed With 3D Printers The First Moon Base May Be Constructed With 3D Printers
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A moon base has always been the pipe dream of space agencies around the world, but the prohibitive cost always ensured that such a move would never happen anytime soon. That all may be changing sooner than later as the …

CD Projekt RED Announces “Next-Gen Ready” Game Engine

CD Projekt RED, the game studio behind The Witcher series and GOG, today announced its latest game engine, the REDengine 3. The developer claims the engine was created for “RPGs set in vast open-worlds with improved tools for spanning truly …

Ed Koch Dies: Former NYC Mayor Was 88

Ed Koch served three terms as mayor of New York City, and all of them were marked with controversy. He rose to power around the time when crack-cocaine, homelessness, and AIDS were running rampant in the city and made some …

God of War: Ascension Live Action Trailer Released

Though they rarely have anything worthwhile to reveal about their games, the live action video game trailers seen in the past few years have been memorable. Who can forget the celebrities battling it out in the Call of Duty trailers, …

HBO Go Coming to Apple TV [REPORT] HBO Go Coming to Apple TV [REPORT]

Starting some time this year, you may have another incentive to go out and grab an Apple TV box. According to Bloomberg, two people familiar with the plans say that Apple is in negotiations to add HBO Go, HBO’s streaming …

Handler, Morgan Fight: Real Or Jokey?

Talk show host Chelsea Handler isn’t known for being especially soft on her guests; the comedienne tends to dig right into the juicy stuff during interviews and doesn’t care much for glossing over anything. When you sit down with her, …

Kim Dotcom Offers Cash Reward To Anyone Who Breaks Mega’s Security Kim Dotcom Offers Cash Reward To Anyone Who Breaks Mega’s Security

Mega has been under a lot of scrutiny since it launched over a week ago, and not just from the copyright lobby. The Internet security community has been claiming that Mega isn’t as secure as Kim Dotcom claims. Now Dotcom …

Temple Run 2 Downloads Break Mobile Game Records
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Imangi Studios, the developer behind the popular Temple Run games, this week announced that Temple Run 2 has broken mobile download records. The title, released on January 17, has been downloaded over 50 million times in only 13 days on …

Google Submits European Antitrust Proposal, Leibowitz Resigns From FTC Google Submits European Antitrust Proposal, Leibowitz Resigns From FTC

Google has submitted its settlement proposal to the European Union Competition Commission, Commissioner Joaquin Almunia told reporters. The details of the proposal have yet to be made public, so it’s hard to speculate on what this might mean for Google …

‘House of Cards’ Is Now Available for Your Streaming Pleasure (All 13 Episodes) ‘House of Cards’ Is Now Available for Your Streaming Pleasure (All 13 Episodes)

The wait is finally over. Today, Netflix drops all 13 episodes of the David Fincher/Kevin Spacey political drama House of Cards. Although it’s not the first Netflix original series to premiere (think Lilyhammer), it’s definitely the biggest budget series to …

Olivia Wilde As A Showgirl And A Magician
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Olivia Wilde is amping up the sexy factor in two new photos that have just hit the web; one is for Vanity Fair’s “Hollywood Issue”, in which she’s depicted as a gorgeous, feather-clad showgirl, and the other is the promotional …

Sony To Reveal The PlayStation 4 On February 20

Well, this was unexpected. After numerous leaks and a suggestion that the reveal would happen in May, Sony is now teasing that the official unveiling of the next PlayStation will happen sooner than anybody thought. In a blog post simply …

Tim McGraw: Sobriety Helped Creativity, Energy
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Tim McGraw, whose country career is still going steady after nearly 20 years, says that when he made the decision five years ago to stop drinking, it was for his family; but the effects that decision have had on his …

Let’s Learn Some Stuff About Our Brains, Shall We? [VIDEO]

Today, our favorite YouTube science illustrators want to teach you about fast thinking and slow thinking with some cool brain tricks. I can see no reason why we shouldn’t oblige them. Long story short, your fast thinking mechanisms in your …

Bing About To Get Google-Like Product Listing Ads [Exclusive] Bing About To Get Google-Like Product Listing Ads [Exclusive]
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We spoke with David Pann, GM of Microsoft’s Search Network, and he tells us that we can expect Bing’s version of product listing ads sometime this year. This may raise a few eyebrows, considering Bing’s heavy campaigning against Google’s PLA-based …

Relive The Heavily Scripted Magic Of The BlackBerry 10 Launch Event Relive The Heavily Scripted Magic Of The BlackBerry 10 Launch Event

RIM BlackBerry revealed its new BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 handsets at a packed press conference Wednesday morning. The event was live streamed, but it also took place at 10 a.m. EST/7 a.m. PST so some of you on the West …

Facebook Suggests Starbucks Gifts Inside Birthday Reminders Facebook Suggests Starbucks Gifts Inside Birthday Reminders

Facebook may be getting a little more specific with their suggestions for how to properly celebrate your friend’s birthday. Soon after launching their new ecommerce platform Facebook Gifts, the social network began suggesting that you send friends a gift when …

Humans Wiped Out Tiger, Not Disease, Shows Study

A new study from the University of Adelaide has shown that humans, not diseases, were responsible for the extinction of the Tasmanian tiger. The Tasmanian tiger, also known as thylacine, was a marsupial carnivore found in Tasmania until the species …

Some Highlights For Marketers From Facebook’s Earnings Some Highlights For Marketers From Facebook’s Earnings

Facebook, as you may know, released its Q4 and full-year earnings on Wednesday. Between the release and the earnings call, the company provided plenty of info for us all to absorb, including various statements made by CEO Mark Zuckerberg. COO …

Google Play Is Making More Money, But iOS Still Makes More Google Play Is Making More Money, But iOS Still Makes More
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Google Play has always lagged behind Apple’s App Store in terms of pure revenue since its inception. That trend has not changed, but Google Play is at least starting to show signs of major growth after months of very little. …