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Annette Funicello Dies; Mouseketeer Was 70

Annette Funicello, actress and one of the original Mouseketeers, has died. She was 70 years old. According to a statement from The Official Disney Fan Club, Funicello died at Mercy Southwest Hospital in Bakersfield, California. Her death was cause by …

Facebook Continues To Make Timelines More Interesting Facebook Continues To Make Timelines More Interesting

Last month, Facebook launched the new Timeline look with more focus on interests, and let users showcase stories from apps in dedicated collections (this is all still in the process of rolling out). Today, the company announced that it is …

Dennis Rodman Fired From Celebrity Apprentice
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On last week’s Celebrity Apprentice, Donald Trump spared Dennis Rodman because of the redemption story forming around the athlete, and fired reality star Omarosa Manigault instead. This week, the basketball star was back in the boardroom, but didn’t fare quite …

Watch Mad Men Season Premiere Online For Free, Courtesy Of AMC
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Mad Men returned to AMC on Sunday night after much anticipation from die hard fans of the popular series. For those of you who haven’t gotten to see the episode yet, you don’t have to have cable or a satellite …

Microsoft Sells Mediaroom To Ericsson To Focus TV Efforts On Xbox Microsoft Sells Mediaroom To Ericsson To Focus TV Efforts On Xbox

Microsoft and Ericsson announced today that Ericsson will acquire Microsoft Mediaroom, its IPTV platform. It will be integrated into Ericsson’s existing Business Unit Support Solutions. Microsoft will now focus its TV-related efforts on the Xbox brand. In a post on …

Google Adds Latin American Spanish Option to Calendar Google Adds Latin American Spanish Option to Calendar
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Google has just announced that they are making Google Calendar much more friendly to Latin American Spanish speakers. Starting today, Google Calendar has a new Español (Latinoamérica) option. Spanish is spoken is much of the world, but the Spanish isn’t …

Trapped Kids Found Dead Under Dirt Wall in North Carolina

Tragedy struck in Denver, North Carolina this weekend, as two children died in an accident at a construction site. According to a report from Charlotte ABC affiliate WBTV, two children were playing in a dirt pit when a dirt wall …

Was This Facebook Home Ad Altered Because the Original Sounded Way Too Much Like an Eminem Song? Was This Facebook Home Ad Altered Because the Original Sounded Way Too Much Like an Eminem Song?
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Mildly funny conspiracy theory alert: This is not confirmed. I haven’t talked to anyone inside Facebook with knowledge on this topic. This is simply something that I observed, and I’m pretty sure I’m on to something. OK, so you probably …

Google Drive For iPhone Gets Landscape Editing Google Drive For iPhone Gets Landscape Editing

Google has launched an update (1.3.0) for its Google Drive iPhone app. It now includes the ability to edit documents and spreadsheets in landscape. In addition to that, the app now loads faster and has quicker editing support, according to …

Here’s Facebook’s Other, More Interesting Ad for Home Here’s Facebook’s Other, More Interesting Ad for Home
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Last week, Facebook unveiled Facebook Home, the company’s Android takeover “app family” that basically turns any phone that installs it into a Facebook Phone. Home turns your Android homescreen into a Facebook experience, with a scrolling news feed, integrated Facebook …

Miranda Lambert Wins Four ACM Awards For “Over You”

The 48th Academy of Country Music Awards were held this weekend in Las Vegas. While co-host of the ceremonies Luke Bryan walked away with the Entertainer of the Year award, singer Miranda Lambert won four different awards Sunday night, shutting …

Google Cracks Down On Short-Term Loan Ads Google Cracks Down On Short-Term Loan Ads
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Google has reportedly cracked down on payday loan services using AdWords, which are in violation of its policies and government regulations. TheDrum.com reports (via Search Engine Land) that Google has pulled all Moneysupermarket ads as part of the crackdown, which …

7 Die in Brewery Accident in Mexico City

Reuters is reporting that seven people have died in a brewery accident in Mexico City. Beer company Grupo Modelo stated that seven workers were killed in an accident involving a tank that was being cleaned and receiving maintenance. The details …

Roger Ebert’s Last Review Is Now Online

Just a few days after his death at the age of 70, the Chicago Sun Times has posted legendary film critic Roger Ebert’s final review. It’s now online and available at rogerebert.com. Ebert’s final review turns of to be To …

Les Blank Dies; Documentary Filmmaker Was 77

Documentary Filmmaker Les Blank has died at the age of 77. Blank’s son, Harrod, reported to the San Francisco Chronicle that his father died of bladder cancer on Sunday at his home in Berkeley, California. Harrod is also a documentary …

Google Posts Tech Talk About Saving Lives Google Posts Tech Talk About Saving Lives

Oxford University Fellow Toby Ord recently gave a Google Tech Talk called “How Many Lives Can You Save? — Taking Charity Seriously”. Google has now made the talk available for all to watch via YouTube. It’s about an hour long, …

John Cena Wins WWE Title at Wrestlemania 29
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John Cena has become the WWE Champion yet again. He won the title during this weekend’s Wrestlemania 29, where the wrestler faced off against The Rock. This is the 11th time Cena has held the WWE Championship belt. The main …

Facebook’s Paid Messages Test Continues to Expand Facebook’s Paid Messages Test Continues to Expand
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It appears that Facebook’s paid messaging test has crossed the pond, as users in the U.K. are reporting that they are being given the opportunity to pay upwards of £10 to send messages to some users’ inboxes. “The system of …

Margaret Thatcher Dies, Buckingham Palace Issues Statement

“Iron Lady” Margaret Thatcher has passed away at the age of 87. The news was announced by her daughter, Carol Thatcher, who said she died peacefully following a stroke on Monday morning. Buckingham Palace issued the following statement: “The Queen …

Condom Slingshot Gun Takes Applying Protection to the Extreme, Looks to Impress Bill Gates Condom Slingshot Gun Takes Applying Protection to the Extreme, Looks to Impress Bill Gates

Recently, the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation posted a $100,000 grant offering to anyone who can help build a better condom. Why do we need a better condom? Well, increasing condom use around the world is key in the fight …

Jenna Jameson Arrested on Battery Charges

Ex-Porn Star Jenna Jameson is back in the headlines, but not for her movies or book. According to a Los Angeles Times report, Jameson was arrested this weekend on charges of misdemeanor battery. According to police, Jameson is accused of …

Google Fiber Probably Getting Ready For Austin Launch Google Fiber Probably Getting Ready For Austin Launch

It looks like Google is getting ready to launch Google Fiber in Austin, Texas. The news was leaked prematurely, as reports came out that Google was readying what was thought to be a launch event. The invitations for the event …

Michael Arrington: Abuse Claims ‘Completely Untrue’ Michael Arrington: Abuse Claims ‘Completely Untrue’

TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington has finally responded to recent accusations from a former girlfriend and former friends and acquaintances he was physically abusive on numerous occasions. Last week, former girlfriend Jenn Allen made the claims on her Facebook page, alleging …

Who Has It Right On Enhanced Campaigns: Google Or Bing? Who Has It Right On Enhanced Campaigns: Google Or Bing?
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In early February, Google introduced Enhanced Campaigns, which it described as an “evolution” of AdWords. While embraced by some advertisers, others do not like the direction Google has elected to take. Microsoft, Google’s competitor in the space and a frequent …