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Facebook Graph Search Gets Its First Wave of Ads Facebook Graph Search Gets Its First Wave of Ads

A small percentage of Graph Search users are now seeing some ads in their search results, marking the first time that Facebook has put any sort of advertising in their new product. Josh Constine at TechCrunch has a shot of …

Fox Pulls Family Guy Episode Over Boston Marathon Joke

The network TV show Family Guy is known for its satirical and sometimes insensitive humor, but when jokes, in hindsight, hit too close to reality, even Fox won’t stand behind its hit show. According to a Reuters report, Fox this …

Rep. Mike Rogers Blocks Pro-Privacy Amendments From Being Added To CISPA Rep. Mike Rogers Blocks Pro-Privacy Amendments From Being Added To CISPA
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The House will vote on CISPA this week. This vote will decide whether or not the House majority thinks companies should be able to share your private online information with the government while enjoying total legal immunity. The second debate …

Yahoo Ad Revenue Disappoints, But Paid Search Clicks Are Up Yahoo Ad Revenue Disappoints, But Paid Search Clicks Are Up

Yahoo reported its Q1 earnings on Tuesday, with GAAP revenue at $1,140 million for the quarter. Revenue ex-TAC was $1,074 million. The company posted GAAP income from operations at $186 million and Non-GAAP income from operations at $224 million. In …

Star Wars Actor Dies; Richard LeParmentier Was 66

Richard LeParmentier, the actor most famous for playing Admiral Motti in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, has died at the age of 66. The actor, who lived in the U.K., was reportedly visiting relatives in Austin, Texas at …

Amazon’s Announces Major Android Appstore Expansion Amazon’s Announces Major Android Appstore Expansion

Amazon has just announced that they are making another international expansion of the Android Appstore. They’ve notified developers that they can now submit their apps for distribution in a bunch of new countries including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, India, South …

iSteve, Funny or Die’s Steve Jobs Biopic, Is Now Available iSteve, Funny or Die’s Steve Jobs Biopic, Is Now Available
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Here it is, your first official Steve Jobs biopic in what is sure to be a long line of Steve Jobs biopics released after his death in October of 2011. And it’s Funny or Die’s iSteve. After being delayed a …

‘Captain Underpants’ Complaints Beat ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ in 2012
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A constant in history since the invention of the printing press is that censorship is always a threat to publishers and authors. In more recent times, the fear of U.S. parents that children might be exposed to written descriptions of …

‘Ship My Pants’ Ad Seems To Be Working For Kmart ‘Ship My Pants’ Ad Seems To Be Working For Kmart
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Earlier this week, we looked at a new Kmart ad entitled, “Ship My Pants”. It pretty much came out of left-field. I don’t think anyone would’ve expected an ad like this from Kmart, and perhaps that’s the point. If you …

White House Threatens To Veto CISPA, Recommends Fixes To Bill’s Language White House Threatens To Veto CISPA, Recommends Fixes To Bill’s Language
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Last week, the White House said that CISPA still had some problems that weren’t addressed by the amendments added during its markup period. Unfortunately, the administration didn’t issue a veto threat at that time, but now it has. In a …

Chrome For Business Gets Legacy Browser Support, Cloud-Based Management Chrome For Business Gets Legacy Browser Support, Cloud-Based Management

Google announced a couple of new Chrome for Business features including Legacy Browser Support and cloud-based management of Chrome for Google Apps for Business and Education customers. With Legacy Browser Support, businesses that have custom web apps that were built …

Japanese ISP Now Offers 2Gbps Internet, Twice The Speed Of Google Fiber Japanese ISP Now Offers 2Gbps Internet, Twice The Speed Of Google Fiber
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The Internet infrastructure in the U.S. is pathetic. It’s slow, expensive and run by companies that care more about their bottom line than what their customers actually want. There is one bright spot though – Google Fiber and its record-breaking …

Kat Von D Wedding to Have Underwater Theme [RUMOR]
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Kat Von D is engaged (again) and the reality TV star is serious this time. The tattoo artist has revealed her plans for her marriage to DJ Deadmau5, which include a very non-traditional ceremony. Von D told People magazine this …

Bethesda Teases New Game Via Vine, It’s Not Fallout 4
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Just yesterday, Bethesda Game Studios announced that it’s officially done with Skyrim. The studio is moving all of its team to full time development on its next title, and a recent teaser may point to what that game is. Bethesda …

Alison Brie Cements Internet Sweetheart Status by Imitating Popular Memes

Not only is Alison Brie a great comedic actress (Community) and a great dramatic actress (Mad Men), but it appears that she can also do a really good Grumpy Cat. Watch Brie imitate more popular internet memes below, and accept …

Google Mobile Results Get Expandable Sitelinks, ‘Quick View’ Badges Google Mobile Results Get Expandable Sitelinks, ‘Quick View’ Badges

Google announced a couple of updates to its mobile search results today. One is for expandable site links like these: “When you’re searching for information on the go, speed matters,” write software engineers Hiroshi Mizuno and Alex Fischer on Google’s …

Google Fiber Gets HBO and Cinemax Google Fiber Gets HBO and Cinemax

In what is pretty big news for Google Fiber customers, future Google Fiber customers, and, most importantly, competing cable companies, Google has just patched a glaring hole in their cable offerings by adding HBO to the mix. “Jon Snow. Hannah …

New N. Korea Threats Issued Following Celebration
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On Monday, the citizens of North Korea celebrated the 101st birthday of Kim Il-Sung, the first leader of the country and the grandfather of its current leader, Kim Jong-un. Today, North Korea has issued more threats, continuing the rhetoric that …

IRS Tells Congress That It Obtains Warrants Before Searching Emails IRS Tells Congress That It Obtains Warrants Before Searching Emails

Late last week, the ACLU reported that the IRS probably obtained emails without a warrant. The group came to this conclusion after an agency handbook from 2009 said that Internet users “do not have a reasonable expectation of privacy.” Now …

BlueGlass USA Is Low On Cash, High On Debt BlueGlass USA Is Low On Cash, High On Debt

Digital marketing agency BlueGlass has apparently happened upon some troublesome times. Patrick Price, managing director of BlueGlass EMEA, tweeted out this YouTube video addressing the situation: Follow @Idealizer Patrick C. Price @Idealizer #BlueGlass Update 1: This is where we stand …

Foursquare Day Celebrated with Cool Visualization of Your Year of Check-ins Foursquare Day Celebrated with Cool Visualization of Your Year of Check-ins

Well guys, it’s 4/16, April 16th, which means its officially Foursquare Day (four, squared). It’s the fourth annual celebration of Foursquare, an event that was first begun as a grassroots effort and has morphed into a much larger-scale app-holiday that …

Bob Perry Dies; Republican Donor Was 80

Texas homebuilder and noted political donor Bob Perry has died at the age of 80. According to a report from The Dallas Morning News, Perry died in his sleep on Saturday night or Sunday morning at his home in Houston. …

Here’s Some Survival Tips For Metro: Last Light

Metro 2033 taught me one thing – post-apocalyptic Moscow is a dangerous place. Aside from mutated monsters and neo-nazis, players also had to contend with malicious spirits of the dead and those weird ooze blobs that killed framerates the world …

Facebook for iOS Gets Chat Heads, News Feed Updates Facebook for iOS Gets Chat Heads, News Feed Updates
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Later today, Facebook will unveil an update for their iOS app that brings chat heads, stickers, and news feed improvements. First up, iOS users will be able to use chat heads – one of the main features of Facebook Home …