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Cellphone Unlocking Bill Passes House, Heads to Obama’s Desk Cellphone Unlocking Bill Passes House, Heads to Obama’s Desk

The House has unanimously passed legislation, unanimously passed last week in the Senate, that will once again make it legal for consumers to unlock their cellphones. “With today’s House passage of the bipartisan Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, …

Google Update Hits Local Search Results Google Update Hits Local Search Results

Google has reportedly launched a significant algorithm update that’s shaken up local search results in the United States quite a bit. Following a tip from Brian May on Twitter, local search watcher Mike Blumenthal reported on the “turmoil” in local …

Are You Still Getting Significant StumbleUpon Traffic? Are You Still Getting Significant StumbleUpon Traffic?

StumbleUpon has been a major driver of web traffic for years, despite somehow flying almost completely under the radar in day to day media coverage and marketing discussion. There was a time when you heard about it a lot more …

Terrible Prognosticator Posts ‘Y’all Will Never Catch Me’ on Police Facebook Page Terrible Prognosticator Posts ‘Y’all Will Never Catch Me’ on Police Facebook Page

In Anne Arundel County Florida Maryland, police are celebrating the arrest of a man who overestimated his skills of evasion. Like many police units across the country, the Anne Arundel County Police have turned to social media to help raise …

Good News For Your Facebook Traffic Good News For Your Facebook Traffic

Changes to the Facebook News Feed made over recent months may have angered some brands and publishers. Such changes may have even pushed some to abandon their Facebook strategies in favor of competing social platforms like Twitter or Google+, but …

Facebook’s Oculus Ships DK2 Model, Partners With Samsung & Lets People Pilot A Jaeger Facebook’s Oculus Ships DK2 Model, Partners With Samsung & Lets People Pilot A Jaeger

Oculus has been quite busy since its acquisition by Facebook closed earlier this week. For one, the second pre-release version of the Oculus Rift – the DK2 – started shipping. They were supposed to start shipping earlier this month, but …

Lyft Launching in NYC After Making Concessions Lyft Launching in NYC After Making Concessions

The battle of Lyft vs. New York City – mainly its Taxi and Limo Commission – has finally produced a resolution. Lyft will launch in all five boroughs of NYC tonight, but only after making some pretty big concessions. “Tonight, …

Behati Prinsloo, Mrs. Adam Levine, Talks Victoria’s Secret Gig

Behati Prinsloo–the new Mrs. Adam Levine–spoke recently about her gig as a Victoria’s Secret Angel, and despite the confidence the sexy supermodel exudes, she admits to feeling some jitters. “I was so nervous in the beginning,” Behati said. “You’re in …

Florida Man Points Gun at Cat’s Face, Posts Pic to Facebook

Florida Man, the world’s worst superhero, is at it again! What kind of lovable hijinks is he getting into this time? Is he trying to “drive off” his drunk? Is he sending bomb threats to high schools via Facebook message? …

Amazon Fire Phone Fails To Impress Reviewers Amazon Fire Phone Fails To Impress Reviewers

Amazon’s Fire Phone is now officially available to consumers in the United States through AT&T. It’s time to see how much interest people really have in an Amazon phone. The device has been rumored for years, and the day has …

How the Web is Trying to Catch Global Discovery Vacations in the Connection Game

Some travel clubs and agencies are trying to better connect with their customers as the explosion of digital technology and social media have removed some of the personal interaction from the travel-planning experience. Even still, popular travel sites are trying …

Robin Thicke Lists His Home For $3 Million

It looks like Robin Thicke has given up on trying to salvage his marriage. Five months after Robin and his wife of nine years officially separated, the Blurred Lines singer has put his marital home with Paula Patton up for …

Richard Crenian Sees Foreign Interest in Canadian Real Estate as Valid

2014 has heralded a period of growing interest in Canadian real estate from foreign investors. In fact, this attention toward Canada’s market is said to be growing exponentially, mainly due to Canada’s relatively stable economy. While the rest of the …

Amazon’s First Live-Action Kids Show Now Available Amazon’s First Live-Action Kids Show Now Available

Amazon has just released the first seven episodes of their first ever live-action show for kids. It’s called Annedroids, and it’s aimed at introducing scientific concepts to kids aged four through seven. According to Amazon: Annedroids is a live-action adventure …

Google To Collect Genetic And Molecular Info From Thousands Google To Collect Genetic And Molecular Info From Thousands

Google is reportedly set to collect genetic and molecular information from thousands of people (it’s already done so with 175) to get a better picture of human health. This is according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, …

Pinterest: Beloved by Women, Run by Men Pinterest: Beloved by Women, Run by Men

Pinterest, by most every account, is a female-dominated social network. One recent report found that its user base is as much as 80 percent female. Not only that, but women are making 92 percent of the pins. 92 percent! It …

Watch People Fawn Over an Apple Smartwatch That’s Actually a $20 Casio with an Apple Sticker Slapped on It Watch People Fawn Over an Apple Smartwatch That’s Actually a $20 Casio with an Apple Sticker Slapped on It

Despite never mentioning or really even offhandedly referring to a ‘smartwatch’ in public discourse, Apple is totally coming out with a smartwatch, right? Right. It’s the iWatch and it’s going to launch this fall, before the mad dash of holiday …

Google Launches Dynamic Sitelinks For AdWords (With Free Clicks) Google Launches Dynamic Sitelinks For AdWords (With Free Clicks)

Google announced the launch of new dynamic sitelinks for AdWords ads aimed at presenting users with more relevant links to your website from your search ads. The links are automatically generated, and appear below your ad text. Relevancy of the …

Portia De Rossi Finds Herself In Another ‘Scandal’; Finally, Some Good News

After completing a thirty-day rehab program for drug and alcohol use, Portia de Rossi is now back in couple’s therapy with wife Ellen DeGeneres in an attempt to mend their relationship. The couple has been going through marital difficulties, with …

“The Sopranos” Star’s Ex Jailed For Scheme Similar To Show’s

“The Sopranos” featured quite a few illegal dealings; if there was a way to make big money, Tony and his crew were usually on it. But one of those schemes is actually reportedly very similar to one allegedly run by …

Kristin Cavallari Dropped 20 Pounds Two Months After Giving Birth

Kristin Cavallari has already lost 20 pounds of pregnancy weight a little over two months after giving birth to her second child. The 27-year-old reality television star and husband Jay Cutler, quarterback for the Chicago Bears, welcomed son Jaxon Wyatt …

Kayte Walsh, Kelsey Grammer Welcome New Baby Boy

Kayte Walsh and Kelsey Grammer welcomed their second child together–a baby boy named Gabriel–on Tuesday. Kelsey Gabriel Elias Grammer will follow in his dad’s tradition of going by his middle name. Kelsey Grammer’s given name is Allen Kelsey Grammer. Baby …

Google Reportedly Buys Twitch For $1 Billion Google Reportedly Buys Twitch For $1 Billion

Update: VentureBeat is reporting that Google has reached a deal to buy Twitch for $1 billion, and that the company is joining YouTube. Still, neither company is commenting. Original article (May 19): Google is reportedly in talks to acquire video …

Amazon Reports 23% Sales Increase, $126 Million Loss Amazon Reports 23% Sales Increase, $126 Million Loss

Amazon just released its earnings report for the second quarter. Net sales were up 23% year over year at $19.34 billion, which is in tune with analysts’ expectations, though earnings per share were – $0.27, which is a greater loss …