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Despite Protests, UK Will Feed Richard O’Dwyer to US Officials Anyways Despite Protests, UK Will Feed Richard O’Dwyer to US Officials Anyways
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In a paradigm switch of imperialism, the United Kingdom is apparently to now be considered the Far Eastern United States given the fate of TVShack webmaster Richard O’Dwyer. Despite having not committed any crime on U.S. soil and hosting no …

Malia Obama: Are Obama Kids Being Used For Votes? Malia Obama: Are Obama Kids Being Used For Votes?
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While President Obama and First Lady Michelle have famously said they prefer to keep their girls out of the public eye as much as possible–in an effort to give them as much normalcy as they can–the girls are now appearing …

Chris Hughes, Co-Founder of Facebook, Weds Boyfriend Chris Hughes, Co-Founder of Facebook, Weds Boyfriend
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Chris Hughes, one of the four guys credited with founding Facebook in a Harvard dorm room, married his longtime boyfriend Sean Eldridge in a ceremony attended by Mark Zuckerberg, Sean Parker, and a couple of U.S. Congresspeople including House Minority …

Blekko Gets New Crawl Technology, Adds Real Time SEO Updates Blekko Gets New Crawl Technology, Adds Real Time SEO Updates
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Alternative search engine blekko announced today that it has integrated new crawl technology to power its search index, and is now claiming to offer more comprehensive, real time updates to its SEO pages. This, a representative for the company tells …

Coming Off Proview, Apple Faces A New Lawsuit In China Coming Off Proview, Apple Faces A New Lawsuit In China
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After a lengthy legal battle, Apple and Proview finally settled over the rights to the iPad name for a cool $60 million. It was smart for Apple to settle because it looked like Proview wasn’t going to give up until …

VMware to Acquire DynamicOps, Inc. VMware to Acquire DynamicOps, Inc.

VMware out of PaloAlto, California just announced a definitive agreement to acquire DynamicOps, Inc., a provider of cloud automation solutions and management of IT services across diverse environments. While the terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed, the …

Stink Bug Crisis: Congress Sniffs Out a Solution Stink Bug Crisis: Congress Sniffs Out a Solution
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The stink bug crisis that’s ravaged orchards and vineyards has spread to 38 states, prompting the United States government to research ways to deal with the menace, according to the Washington Examiner. The brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) has …

Alan Poindexter Dies: Astronaut Killed In Tragic Accident Alan Poindexter Dies: Astronaut Killed In Tragic Accident
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Alan Poindexter, a former astronaut who worked with NASA, died on Sunday in a tragic accident on the water in Florida. He was 50-years old. Poindexter and his sons were riding water scooters near Pensacola Beach when suddenly Poindexter stopped …

Apple Supplier Elpida Bought By Micron Technology Apple Supplier Elpida Bought By Micron Technology

Micron Technology has announced that they have entered into a sponsor agreement to acquire Elpida Memory, Inc. for ¥60 billion ($750 million). Under the agreement Micron assumes all of Elpida’s assets, including its 65% stake in another chip manufacturer, Rexchip. …

More On Google’s Save To Wallet APIs More On Google’s Save To Wallet APIs

At Google I/O, Google demonstrated the new Save to Wallet Google Wallet APIs. We posted about it here, but here’s the video of the session again, in case you haven’t seen it: Google has put out a blog post about …

Samsung Smart TVs Will Use Windows Azure for Cloud Samsung Smart TVs Will Use Windows Azure for Cloud

Samsung announced today that it has chosen Windows Azure as the software on which its Smart TV cloud infrastructure will run. The company claims that the choice will reduce its operating costs and increase its scalability. Samsung said in an …

Giant Crocodile in Philippines Holds Guinness World Record Giant Crocodile in Philippines Holds Guinness World Record
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The giant crocodile captured in the Philippines last September now holds the Guinness World Record as the largest saltwater crocodile current in captivity. The beast, which weights nearly one ton, isn’t even the biggest croc in the area. According to …

MapQuest Offering Free & Unlimited APIs to Lure Developers from Google Maps MapQuest Offering Free & Unlimited APIs to Lure Developers from Google Maps

Now that MapQuest is stepping out with some sharp new threads thanks to the release of 3.0 for iPhone last month, it really wants developers to try their hand at building maps with its API. To entice developers, MapQuest is …

Fandango Mobile Movie Ticket Purchases Up 107% Fandango Mobile Movie Ticket Purchases Up 107%
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Fandango just had their biggest growth quarter in company history. After twelve years in the business, online movie tickets have really taken off. Driving a lot of those sales is an explosion in mobile purchases, which jumped 107% from last …

Sean Payton Divorce: No One Wants To Hear About It Sean Payton Divorce: No One Wants To Hear About It
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Sean Payton, coach for the New Orleans Saints, has gone through a bad patch lately. Not only was he suspended for a season for the role he allegedly played in the bounty scandal, it seems now he’s also going through …

GM Could Return To The Facebook Ad Fray [Report] GM Could Return To The Facebook Ad Fray [Report]

Just days before the big Facebook IPO, the company was hit with a rather embarrassing blow from another well-known American company. General Motors announced that they were yanking all of their paid ads from Facebook, saying that they weren’t sure …

Apple Announces Third Quarter Earnings Call Apple Announces Third Quarter Earnings Call

Apple has announced the details for their third quarter earnings call. According to a post on their Investor Relations website, Apple’s quarterly conference call will take place on July 24th at 2 PM Pacific Time, 5 PM Eastern. Apple’s past …

The Heat Is Getting To Everybody, Including Android The Heat Is Getting To Everybody, Including Android

If you’ve been outside within the past week, you probably realized that it’s really hot. The heat index for last week broke all kinds of records and it doesn’t look like it will be letting up anytime soon. Unfortunately, the …

Cab Vomit Fee: Blowing Chunks Could Cost You Big Bucks Cab Vomit Fee: Blowing Chunks Could Cost You Big Bucks
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A cab vomit fee doesn’t seem all that far-fetched to me. Given the amount of folks who probably spew copious amounts of puke all over the inside of taxis on a regular basis, I’m surprise more cities aren’t adopting some …

Buxom Bandit Displays Boobs, And Face, On Surveillance Camera Buxom Bandit Displays Boobs, And Face, On Surveillance Camera
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The so-called “Buxom Bandit“, a busty woman intent on scoring some extra cash, struck a gas station in Australia yesterday with her assets on full display. The woman may have made off with some dough, but she didn’t do much …

iCloud Web Portal Getting Notes, Reminders, Find My iPhone Upgrades iCloud Web Portal Getting Notes, Reminders, Find My iPhone Upgrades

You may recall that back in May Apple briefly put up a new beta version of the iCloud website. This beta version hinted at some of the features that would be coming to iCloud with the launch of iOS 6 …

iPhone Explodes On Camera In Nokia’s Backyard iPhone Explodes On Camera In Nokia’s Backyard
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As great as our gadgets can be, they also come with their own little inconveniences. Maybe the network signal cuts out just as you’re about to make an important call. Maybe the battery dies right before the good part of …

Google Places For iOS Gets Rebranded As Google+ Local Google Places For iOS Gets Rebranded As Google+ Local

Google Places for iOS got a significant makeover yesterday, complete with a name change. In keeping with their plan to foist Google+ upon as many of their users as possible, Google Places is now Google+ Local. The update, rolled out …

Facebook Working To Monetize The “Like” Button Facebook Working To Monetize The “Like” Button

With Facebook’s stock price making a slow recovery following the spectacular disaster that was the social network’s IPO, the company is reportedly looking to beef up its revenue. Facebook is reportedly in talks with TV executives on monetizing Facebook’s “Like” …