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How Much Does Klout Score Matter? How Much Does Klout Score Matter?
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“While you may abhor the idea of a company like Klout judging or grading you on a daily basis, it’s already happening and companies are paying attention, so we shouldn’t just ignore this trend.” That’s a quote from the book …

Can Bing Now Lure More Searches Away From Google? Can Bing Now Lure More Searches Away From Google?
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October has been a huge month for Microsoft, and it’s going to be interesting to see how the company’s new products and implementations inspire Bing use. Is Bing poised to make a bigger dent in Google’s share of the search …

If You Don’t Dream, You’re Probably A Little Crazy If You Don’t Dream, You’re Probably A Little Crazy
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We all need sleep. Most of us love nothing more than sliding between soft sheets at the end of a long day, flipping the pillow over to the cool side, and heading to dreamland. But sleep is largely a mystery, …

Google Art Project Now Has 35,000 Works Of Art Google Art Project Now Has 35,000 Works Of Art

Google announced that it has added 29 new art organizations from 14 countries to its Google Art Project, which makes paintings, sculptures, street art, and photographs viewable online. These include the Istanbul Modern Art Museum, Art Gallery Of South Australia, …

Skinny Jeans, Star Wars, and Sandy Skinny Jeans, Star Wars, and Sandy
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Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

Presidential Polls: Hurricane Sandy Could Impact Election Presidential Polls: Hurricane Sandy Could Impact Election
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President Obama has consistently had at least a slight lead in most of the polls so far, but that could change with the effects of Hurricane Sandy charging down the Eastern seaboard, which holds several key states for him in …

Disney Buys Lucasfilm, Star Wars Episode 7 Coming in 2015 Disney Buys Lucasfilm, Star Wars Episode 7 Coming in 2015
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This is real. All the information that follows (except the speculative final paragraph) comes from a Disney statement released this afternoon. The Walt Disney Company today announced that it will acquire Lucasfilm Ltd. from George Lucas, who owns the entirety …

Microsoft Launches Windows Phone 8 Developer Platform Microsoft Launches Windows Phone 8 Developer Platform

Since early September, Microsoft has opened the Windows Phone 8 SDK to a small number of developers. Some indie developers, who had already signed up for MSDN, felt they were being snubbed when the SDK wasn’t made available to them. …

New App Makes Facebook Creeping for Bikini Pics a Hell of a lot Easier New App Makes Facebook Creeping for Bikini Pics a Hell of a lot Easier

Is it possible for an app to rest in a moral grey area and also be an incredibly effective time-saver? If that interesting combination exists, it exists inside a new app called Badabing! What Badabing promises is simple. “Have you …

iPhone, Android Embraced at Department of Defense iPhone, Android Embraced at Department of Defense

In yet another blow to RIM’s formerly solid hold on security-minded enterprise and government clients, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) will soon allow some employees to use iOS and Android devices in the course of their duties. The Washington …

Matt Cutts Talks Quality Raters’ Impact On Algorithms, Says Guidelines May Be Made Public Matt Cutts Talks Quality Raters’ Impact On Algorithms, Says Guidelines May Be Made Public
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While it has been known that Google’s “quality raters” (the people who judge sets of search results behind the scenes) don’t directly influence Google’s algorithms, there is still a misconception out there to the contrary. Nobody at Google (as far …

Four Million People Upgraded To Windows 8 Over The Weekend Four Million People Upgraded To Windows 8 Over The Weekend

Windows 8 launched last Friday, and there was some concern that it wouldn’t immediately sell. Some were content with Windows 7 while others didn’t even know Windows 8 existed. It seems that those fears may have been unfounded as Microsoft …

Yelp Adds Restaurant Menus With User-Uploaded Photos Yelp Adds Restaurant Menus With User-Uploaded Photos

Yelp is rolling out a new Menus feature, which compiles visual menus along with Yelp reviews and user-uploaded food pictures. These will be accessible from business pages, on the website and the Yelp app. You can find them under “Explore …

David Letterman Tells Jokes To Empty Theater David Letterman Tells Jokes To Empty Theater
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Hurricane Sandy has had far-reaching effects along the East Coast, sending snow storms as far away as Kentucky and causing massive flooding in New York, Maine, and Maryland, among other states. Airports have been shut down and several areas in …

“We Are Ok” Is Facebook’s Top Term Following Hurricane Sandy “We Are Ok” Is Facebook’s Top Term Following Hurricane Sandy

Yesterday, as the east coast was preparing for Hurricane Sandy’s landfall, FEMA sent out a few tweets suggesting that those affected by the storm refrain from making voice calls on their cellphones. Instead, FEMA suggested that people text or better …

iPhone Loyalty on the Decline, Says Report iPhone Loyalty on the Decline, Says Report
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A new report released today by Strategy Analytics shows that loyalty to the iPhone has fallen for the first time since 2007, most noticeably in Western Europe. The report, titled iPhone Owner Loyalty Declines: Is Apple Losing its Innovation Edge?, …

It’s Not Google Maps, But Google Has A New Search App For iOS (With Enhanced Voice Search) It’s Not Google Maps, But Google Has A New Search App For iOS (With Enhanced Voice Search)
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Google has launched a new Google Search app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, complete with enhanced voice search, leading many to draw comparisons to Apple’s own Siri. “When you have a question, finding the answer should be effortless—wherever you …

Ian Ziering Gears Up For Baby Number Two Ian Ziering Gears Up For Baby Number Two
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Ian Ziering, former star of “Beverly Hills, 90210″ and “Dancing With The Stars”, is expecting his second child with wife Erin. The couple already have a daughter, Mia, who was born last April. Ziering says they are already explaining the …

Is The Nexus 10 Better Than The Fourth Generation iPad? Is The Nexus 10 Better Than The Fourth Generation iPad?
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Apple fired a shot across Google’s bow last week with the reveal of the iPad Mini. The company even went as far as directly comparing its new mini-tablet to Google’s Nexus 7 tablet. Google fired right back on Monday with …

This Slow-Motion Pumpkin Smashing Video Ups the Ante, Considerably This Slow-Motion Pumpkin Smashing Video Ups the Ante, Considerably

Smashing pumpkins is fun. Smashing pumpkins in creative ways is more fun. Smashing pumpkins in creative ways in slow-motion is the most fun. This short comes just in time for Halloween, from director Ross Ching for The Thrash Lab. Earlier …

Gawker And BuzzFeed Turn To Tumblr After Being Taken Down By Hurricane Sandy Gawker And BuzzFeed Turn To Tumblr After Being Taken Down By Hurricane Sandy

Update: BuzzFeed Director of Communications Alice Suh tells WebProNews, “BuzzFeed is up and running after the hard work of our team who worked all night bring our servers back to life. We are no longer operating off the compromised data …

Native American Saint: Pope Makes History Native American Saint: Pope Makes History
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History has been made now that Pope Benedict XVI has named the first-ever Native American Saint. Kateri Tekakwitha, of the Mohawk tribe, is said to have devoted her life to God and is being recognized by the Catholic church with …

Grand Theft Auto V Announced For Spring 2013 Grand Theft Auto V Announced For Spring 2013
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The rumors had been swirling for days, and reports of pre-orders already being spotted in stores have turned out to be true. Today, Rockstar Games officially announced Grand Theft Auto V for a nebulous “spring 2013″ release. Unfortunately for PC …

This iPhone Pepper Spray Case Lets You Blind Attackers Mid-Tweet This iPhone Pepper Spray Case Lets You Blind Attackers Mid-Tweet

It looks like we’ve found former UC Davis Campus Police Lieutenant John Pike‘s new favorite iPhone case. As smartphones become even more ubiquitous in our society, it’s becoming more likely that you’ll be walking down the street with your mobile …