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Chuck Fairbanks Dies; Patriots Coach Was 79

Former New England Patriots head coach Chuck Fairbanks has died. He was 79. According to a statement by the Patriots organization, Fairbanks died in Scottsdale, Arizona after a prolonged battle with brain cancer. “As a Patriots season ticket holder, I …

Zynga Launches Real-Money Online Gambling In The UK
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Zynga Poker is one of the game developers’ most popular titles, but it still doesn’t provide players with the ability to play with real money. That won’t change for players in the U.S., as online gambling is illegal, but it …

Amanda Bynes Skips a Court Hearing, is Still Being Weird on Twitter

It seems that Amanda Bynes is dedicated to her strange new style and behavior. According to an E! News report, the former child star missed a court hearing this week, with the judge granting the actress a continuance. Bynes’ attorney …

Facebook Tests Pre-Graph Search Era White Search Box Facebook Tests Pre-Graph Search Era White Search Box
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Facebook appears to be testing a new look for the search bar that more closely resembles the old white search box of old, as opposed to the box-less blue bar of the new Graph Search. Those who have been switched …

Jelly Bean Is Now On A Quarter Of All Android Devices Jelly Bean Is Now On A Quarter Of All Android Devices

Over the past few months, Jelly Bean has been on a meteoric rise as it latches onto more and more Android devices. At the same time, Gingerbread use has been slowly declining. With a new way of reporting distribution numbers, …

Amazon’s AutoRip Service Now Includes Vinyl Purchases Amazon’s AutoRip Service Now Includes Vinyl Purchases

Back in January Amazon announced their new AutoRip service, which gives customers free digital copies of any and all physical music they buy on Amazon (at launch, that simply meant MP3s for CD purchases). Today, they’ve announced that AutoRip is …

Google On iTunes Pages Missing In Search Results: It Wasn’t Anything On Our Side Google On iTunes Pages Missing In Search Results: It Wasn’t Anything On Our Side

It has become harder to find iOS apps in Google results these days, as some have noticed. Is this Google being anti-competitive toward is rival? No, just an issue on Apple’s end that is out of Google’s hands, according to …

Hilary Duff, Ashton Kutcher to Hook Up on Two And a Half Men

Though former child star Hilary Duff has been out of the spotlight for a few years, she’s still a large enough presence in Hollywood that her appearance on the most popular current network TV sitcom can still make waves. It …

Google Places For Business Interface Gets Update Google Places For Business Interface Gets Update
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Google announced the launch of an update to Google Places for Business. With the update comes a simpler interface, more integration with other Google products, and quicker updates for edits. “The upgraded interface is simpler and more intuitive, so the …

Facebook Engineer Talks Android App, Dislike Button, and More in Reddit AMA Facebook Engineer Talks Android App, Dislike Button, and More in Reddit AMA

Reddit AMAs are fascinating in general, but when a Facebook product engineer submits to the free-form Q&A session, it’s right up our alley. Facebook product engineer Bob Baldwin, who has worked on products like Groups, Events, Photos, and more, took …

Nexus 7 Successor With Qualcomm CPU To Launch In July [Report] Nexus 7 Successor With Qualcomm CPU To Launch In July [Report]

It’s pretty much assumed at this point that Google will be showing off the new Nexus 7 at Google I/O next month. Now we just need to know its specs, and its launch date. Lucky enough, a new report out …

Jane Henson Dies; Muppeteer Was 78

Jane Henson, wife of Muppets creator Jim Henson, has died. She was 78. According to The Jim Henson Company, Henson died at her Connecticut home yesterday after a prolonged battle with cancer. The company has set up a tribute page …

Mark Cuban: Brittney Griner Draft A Possibility

Entrepreneur and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says he would be willing to draft Baylor women’s basketball star Brittney Griner if she’s the best available player at the Mavs’ spot. ESPN quotes Cuban: “If she is the best on the …

Companies Can Announce Important Info on Social Media, Rules SEC After Reed Hastings Investigation Companies Can Announce Important Info on Social Media, Rules SEC After Reed Hastings Investigation

The Securities and Exchange Commission has clarified its rules on Regulation Fair Disclosure, saying that public companies can use social media outlets like Facebook or Twitter to announce key company information – just so long as the investors are made …

Apple CEO Apologizes To Chinese Consumers Apple CEO Apologizes To Chinese Consumers
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Apple CEO Tim Cook apologized to China this week in a letter posted to the company’s Chinese site. The apology is for the company’s lack of communication with regards to its warranty policies for the iPhone 4 and 4S. The …

Google Launches Quickoffice For Android, iPhone Google Launches Quickoffice For Android, iPhone

Last June, Google acquired Quickoffice. In December, Google launched an iPad app. Google announced today that Quickoffice is now available for Android and iPhone. “One of the easiest ways to share old files and collaborate with others is to convert …

Samsung Galaxy S 4 Might Ship Earlier Than Expected Samsung Galaxy S 4 Might Ship Earlier Than Expected

It was revealed last week that the Galaxy S 4 would be available for pre-order with AT&T on April 16. It was assumed that the launch would come sometime in May, but a new leak suggests that we could be …

Finding Nemo Sequel Officially Announced

Finding Nemo is generally regarded as one of Pixar‘s finest animated films. With that in mind, the question naturally arises: why Cars got a sequel before Nemo? That question is now irrelevant, as Pixar has officially announced the sequel to …

Facebook Ads Manager Gets Some Tracking Updates Facebook Ads Manager Gets Some Tracking Updates
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Facebook announced some new updates to Ads Manager, which it says will make it easier for advertisers to see how they’re performing when it comes to specific goals and to calculate ROI. “We know that marketers on Facebook have various …

Check Out The Red Band Trailer For The Last Of Us

Red bands typically indicate that you’re about to watch something that’s intended for a “mature audience,” and the latest trailer for The Last of Us does not disappoint in that regard. The red band trailer for The Last of Us …

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg to Host Reddit AMA Next Week [UPDATED] Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg to Host Reddit AMA Next Week [UPDATED]

According to reddit’s AMA schedule, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg will be hosting one of reddit’s popular Q&A sessions next week. Sandberg will begin to take questions at 2:30 pm, EST on April 10th. Presumably, one of the main focuses of …

Matt Cutts Answers A Good Question About Paid Link Penalties Matt Cutts Answers A Good Question About Paid Link Penalties
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The latest Webmaster Help video is once again about the topic of paid links, but this time it’s about the effects of a paid link penalty on an innocent site that happened to be linked to by a site that …

Pakistan’s Mobiilink Offers Free Tweeting to Its Customers Pakistan’s Mobiilink Offers Free Tweeting to Its Customers

Whenever a country that has a history of internet censorship gains better access to one of the internet’s most important tools, it’s big news. And that’s exactly what has happened today. Starting today, Pakistan’s largest provider of cellular services has …

Magic Johnson’s Son Spotted With Boyfriend in LA

With politicians everywhere coming to grips with gay marriage and even Bill O’Reilly admitting that that gay marriage supporters have a “compelling argument,” there really has never been an easier time to come out of the closet in the U.S. …