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Ann Curry “Begs” NBC To Release Her From Contract
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Rumors are flying that Ann Curry is asking her employers at NBC to release her from her contract in order to be eligible for a job with CNN, amid allegations that NBC breached the contract anyway. Curry, who was famously …

Fireworks Are Beautiful, Especially in Reverse [VIDEO]
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Happy New Year, everyone. Still feeling the effects of a long night of partying? Already broken a resolution? Have you accidentally written “2012″ on a check yet? Are you still writing checks? Forget all of that. Here’s some simple beauty …

Samsung to Reveal Smart TV Upgrade Kits at CES Samsung to Reveal Smart TV Upgrade Kits at CES
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One of the problems with trying to re-invent the TV in the same way phones and tablets have been in the past few years is that consumers can’t and won’t buy a new TV every year. As a big-ticket item, …

$1 Million Apple Heist Takes Place On New Years In Paris $1 Million Apple Heist Takes Place On New Years In Paris
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A $1 million Apple heist seems like a terrible plot out of the next Ocean’s 11 imitator, but such a theft actually did occur over the New Years holiday. In fact, the heist shared a number of similarities with Hollywood …

Woman Falls On Subway Tracks, Dies On New Year’s
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In the third NYC subway-related death since early December, a woman has fallen to her demise after stumbling around on the platform near Times Square. The victim–who hasn’t been identified–was in her early 20′s and died from her injuries after …

Gotye Claims Spotify’s Top Track of 2012

Another day, another year-in-review from a popular site or app. This time it’s Spotify’s turn to unveil the top tracks, artists, and albums of the year, according to their streaming and sharing stats. Congratulations Gotye, your song “Somebody That I …

Matt Cutts Gives Webmasters Extended Dinosaur Impersonation For Christmas Matt Cutts Gives Webmasters Extended Dinosaur Impersonation For Christmas
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In case you have been enjoying the holidays, and not worrying about Google and Matt Cutts for a week or two, you may have missed the latest “Webmaster Help” video, which the company posted to YouTube on Christmas. If you …

HP Could Sell Off Divisions to Shore-Up Revenue HP Could Sell Off Divisions to Shore-Up Revenue

2012 was certainly a bad year for HP. The company saw its revenues fall and its stock price followed. Tens of thousands of planned layoffs have been announced, and ts last two quarterly reports have included write-downs of more than …

Netflix Outage Sparks Commitment To Improvement By Company Netflix Outage Sparks Commitment To Improvement By Company
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On Christmas Eve, Netflix experienced a widespread outage of its streaming services due to issues with Amazon Web Services. If you tried using Netflix that day, you may have noticed, though not everyone was affected (trust me, I did plenty …

Reddit Sees 37 Billion Pageviews in 2012 Reddit Sees 37 Billion Pageviews in 2012

I think it’s safe to say that 2012 was a landmark year for reddit. Of course, the user-generated content community has been growing exponentially for a few years, but 2012 saw the site become a true cultural powerhouse. There’s the …

LG To Announce New Phones And Tablet At CES 2013 [Rumor] LG To Announce New Phones And Tablet At CES 2013 [Rumor]

CES 2013 is next week, and as such, the rumors are starting to pour in. The first major rumor of the new year is that LG has some impressive hardware on the horizon. The company is riding high on the …

Kris Allen Injured In Serious Head-On Collision

Kris Allen, the season 8 winner of “American Idol”, was involved in a serious car accident on New Year’s Day which left him pretty banged up. Allen and his wife Katy–who is pregnant–were the victims of a head-on collision which …

Here’s What People Were Stumbling On StumbleUpon In 2012 Here’s What People Were Stumbling On StumbleUpon In 2012
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StumbleUpon recently put out an infographic reflecting on “what the internet was up to in 2012″. It certainly doesn’t feel like 2012 when you see Marilyn Manson near the top, but who am I to question the tastes of the …

Here’s How Your Brand Can Get More Out Of Google+ Here’s How Your Brand Can Get More Out Of Google+
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Google recently posted a webinar to YouTube to help brands make more of their Google+ experiences. Here’s the video description: We’ve seen many brands engage with Google+ users, in fact, brands created over 1 million pages in just a few …

Will Facebook’s Privacy Woes Grow in 2013? Will Facebook’s Privacy Woes Grow in 2013?
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Facebook cannot win the privacy issue. The company thrives on allowing advertisers to target their potential customers with pinpoint accuracy, and that takes highly personal data. Even if Facebook were to magically be able to provide the privacy settings that …

Kim Kardashian: Pregnant At Last!
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Yes, Kardashian fans, Kim is indeed preggers with Kanye’s baby. Though she’s still battling her ex-husband, Kris Humphries, over their much-publicized divorce, Kim says she is “blessed” to be with child. “It’s true!!” she wrote on her blog. “Kanye and …

The FISA Debate Proves That Congress Doesn’t Care About Your Privacy The FISA Debate Proves That Congress Doesn’t Care About Your Privacy
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Online privacy was a big ticket item in 2012. More and more people are becoming concerned with just how much of their personal lives are available online for everyone to see. In fact, there’s been a push to adopt certain …

Watch This Webinar About Remarketing With Google Analytics Watch This Webinar About Remarketing With Google Analytics
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Google recently posted an hour-long webinar about Remarketing with Google Analytics. Google launched the feature earlier this year in beta, to help users create remarketing lists based on specific audiences who visit their sites and show interest in products. Google …

Climber Kevin Jorgeson Talks @ Google

Free climber Kevin Jorgeson recently participated in an @Google Talk, to discuss “The Fun Scale”. From the YouTube description: Kevin Jorgeson started climbing at age 12. He hasn’t stopped since. Kevin is known for high level boulder problems and free …

Can HP Survive the Post-PC Revolution? Can HP Survive the Post-PC Revolution?
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On November 20, 2012, Hewlett-Packard (HP) announced its second quarterly write-down of over $8 billion dollars in a row. That in itself is cause for alarm, but the fact that HP blamed the write-downs on two of its largest recent …

The Free Internet Survived 2012, But Will It Be That Lucky Next Year? The Free Internet Survived 2012, But Will It Be That Lucky Next Year?
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2012 was a dangerous year for the free Internet. Lawmakers and global stakeholders all took a shot at policing and regulating the Internet over the past year to no avail. That doesn’t mean they’ve given up, and 2013 could prove …

Strokes That are “Silent” Linked to Parkinson’s Disease

A new study has found that small strokes, also known as “silent” strokes, can lead to Parkinson’s disease. While the symptoms of a severe stroke are immediate and apparent, a silent stroke can often show no outward symptoms. The link …

MMA Fighter Stops Crime At Grocery Store
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MMA fighters are pretty tough dudes. I wouldn’t want to go up against one, but the shoplifter that Jesse Finney took down on Dec. 21 probably didn’t know who he was dealing with. Patch reports that Finney was on his …

Dick Clark to be Celebrated on “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve”
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ABC announced today that its yearly New Year’s Rockin’ Eve countdown will this year feature a tribute to Dick Clark, who died in April of this year at age 82. A two-hour special will air at 8 pm EST before …