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Mobile Ads Could Rake in $11.4 Billion in 2013 Mobile Ads Could Rake in $11.4 Billion in 2013

A new Gartner report estimates that worldwide mobile advertising revenue could reach $11.4 billion in 2013. That would be greater than an 18% increase from 2012, which saw $9.6 billion in mobile ad revenue. The analyst also predicts that worldwide …

Dog Steals Food From Store, Caught On Camera
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An adorable 3-legged dog wandered into Alray Dairy in New Zealand recently and helped himself to some treats, and now the local animal shelter is looking for his owner. Oscar was apparently left with friends while his owners went on …

Some Notable Wii U Launch Window Games Have Been Delayed Into Spring

Back before the Wii U launched, Nintendo said that the console would enjoy 51 launch window titles. In short, there would be 51 games out for the console before the end of March. It seemed ridiculous at the time, and …

“Bucket List” Teen Dies Of Cancer

A U.K. teenager who gained worldwide attention after blogging about her battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and her desire to complete a “bucket list” has died. She was just 17. Alice Pyne earned a British Empire medal after setting up a …

HP Rebuffs Offers For Autonomy, EDS and Opens New Executive Center HP Rebuffs Offers For Autonomy, EDS and Opens New Executive Center

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that HP has received offers to buy both Autonomy and EDS. The companies have lost much of their value since being acquired by HP, forcing around 16 billion in write-downs during HP’s last two …

Kids Win Puppy from Stubborn Parents by Getting a Million Facebook Likes
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Most of the time you can be sure that your “like” or “share” on Facebook is about as useful as “hoping” it will come true. Share this photo 5 million times and this sick little boy gets a new kidney? …

Ellen Page Stalker Hit With 3-Year Restraining Order
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Ellen Page shot to stardom with a little film that became huge, “Juno”, in 2007. Since then she’s had quite a career, starring opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in “Inception” and becoming inspiration for a major video game endeavor. With that fame, …

BlackBerry 10 Browser Speeds Ahead Of Competition BlackBerry 10 Browser Speeds Ahead Of Competition
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BlackBerry 10 officially launches at the end of this month. As such, more details about RIM’s hardware and software are starting to leak out. We already got a good look at the Z10 on Tuesday, and now the phone’s browser …

Temple Run 2 Launches on iOS, Android Version Coming Soon

Run! Jump! Slide! Tilt! Temple Run 2, which we first told you arrived in the New Zealand App Store yesterday, has officially launched in the U.S. The sequel, like its predecessor, is free-to-play. The original Temple Run is one of …

IVF Pregnancies Linked to Higher Blood Clots, Artery Blockage Risks
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A new study has associated in vitro fertilization (IVF) with an increased risk for blood clots and pulmonary embolism (PE) in the first trimester of pregnancy. This is in addition to the already higher risk of blood clots seen during …

Rock Star’s “Dementia” Cured With Simple Surgery
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Rock star Dick Wagner, who played guitar throughout the ’70s with bands like KISS, Aerosmith, and Alice Cooper, was devastated when he began showing signs of dementia. In 2007, at the age of 65, he suffered both a stroke and …

Yelp Now Displays Health Inspection Scores for Restaurants in Participating Cities Yelp Now Displays Health Inspection Scores for Restaurants in Participating Cities
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Yelp has partnered with the local governments in San Francisco and New York to put health inspection scores on the pages of the cities’ restaurants. It’s part of a bigger open data initiative, however, that Yelp hopes will enable other …

Adobe: Google PLA Spend Nearly The Size Of Yahoo-Bing Spend (US) Adobe: Google PLA Spend Nearly The Size Of Yahoo-Bing Spend (US)

Kenshoo recently released some research about Google’s Product Listing Ads (PLAs), the ads that power Google Shopping. The report indicated that PLAs are more effective than text ads, with higher return on ad spend, clickthrough rates, and conversion rates and …

Facebook Details App Discovery In Graph Search Facebook Details App Discovery In Graph Search

Facebook became the center of attention this week with its Graph Search announcement. The new feature allows users to search for people, places and things within Facebook using a variety of parameters. It will no doubt benefit the end user, …

Sarah Jessica Parker’s Role Cut From “Lovelace”

Sarah Jessica Parker recently got the call every actor dreads: the one from a director saying he’s cut your scenes out of a film. Parker, who filled in for Demi Moore in the role of iconic feminist Gloria Steinem for …

StumbleUpon Cuts 30% Of Staff, All Company Areas Affected StumbleUpon Cuts 30% Of Staff, All Company Areas Affected
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StumbleUpon has laid off 30% of its staff, as reported earlier by TechCrunch, who interviewed CFO and interim CEO Mark Bartels. The company has been reduced to 75 employees (down from 110). StumbleUpon’s Mike Mayzel tells WebProNews, “StumbleUpon is restructuring …

Sex Offenders Win Right To Online Anonymity Sex Offenders Win Right To Online Anonymity
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A federal judge has blocked a California bill that would take away sex offenders’ ability to anonymously use email, social media, instant messaging and various other web sites and services. The bill, Proposition 35, was deemed by Judge Thelton Henderson, …

What Will Be Google’s Panda/Penguin For 2013? What Will Be Google’s Panda/Penguin For 2013?
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Well, here we are ten days into 2013, and Google has been rather quiet in the New Year, at least in terms of new changes to algorithms. Rest assured, however, Google will not slow down behind the scenes in working …

Would You Ever Pay To Link? Would You Ever Pay To Link?
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Money for links. What a concept. We’re not talking about paying someone to have them link to you. We all know Google’s stance on that. If you pay for a link that passes PageRank, and Google discovers it, you’ll find …

Shouldn’t Google Be Pushing Google+ On Its Users? Shouldn’t Google Be Pushing Google+ On Its Users?
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Google, who just officially came away from a major antitrust investigation unscathed, is now drawing some criticism in the press over its “requiring” of people to use Google+, or rather having a profile when they sign up for various services …

Awesome Timelapse Shows Construction of Backyard Ice Rink
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This is a timelapse video of a man constructing a giant backyard ice rink. So yeah, you want to watch it. Prepare to be jealous. “More than 28,000 individual photos combine to follow the construction of the ultimate backyard ice …

T-Mobile Nexus 7 Now Available On Google Play Store T-Mobile Nexus 7 Now Available On Google Play Store
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There was much rejoicing when Google finally offered a HSPA+ option for its popular Nexus 7 tablet. The only minor concern was that AT&T was the only carrier listed as the device came with an AT&T SIM card. There are …

iPad 5 to be “Significantly” Slimmer [RUMOR] iPad 5 to be “Significantly” Slimmer [RUMOR]

Apple news website Apple Insider reported today that the next version of the iPad – the fifth refresh of the device – will be thinner, lighter, and slimmer than the current version. Of course, that isn’t much of a rumor. …

eBay Earnings: Revenue Up 18% In Q4, 21% For The Year eBay Earnings: Revenue Up 18% In Q4, 21% For The Year

eBay just reported its earnings for Q4, with an 18% year-over-year increase in revenue, hitting $4 billion for the quarter. For the full year, eBay’s revenue increased 21% to $14.1 billion. CEO Joe Donahoe said, “We had a great finish …