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Jon Stewart Isn’t Surprised About Vine and Porn

Twitter’s six-second video-sharing app Vine launched with a bit of a porn problem. Vine scurried around and quickly turned the porn problem into a much lesser porn problem by banning many porn-related searches and hiding NSFW material behind warning screens. …

Vine’s Age Rating Jumps to 17+ with Update Vine’s Age Rating Jumps to 17+ with Update

Twitter’s six-second video app that used to (and kind of still does) have a porn problem has just seen its age rating jump from 12+ to 17+. Now, iOS users must be at least 17 years old to download the …

Twitter Reportedly Buying Social TV Analytics Company Bluefin Labs [Updated With Confirmation From Twitter] Twitter Reportedly Buying Social TV Analytics Company Bluefin Labs [Updated With Confirmation From Twitter]

Update: Twitter has now officially announced the acquisition. The company says in a blog post: We believe that Bluefin’s data science capabilities and social TV expertise will help us create innovative new ad products and consumer experiences in the exciting …

Facebook Co-Founder’s Husband Set to Run for Congress Facebook Co-Founder’s Husband Set to Run for Congress

Democratic activist and same-sex marriage proponent Sean Eldridge has just filed forms with the Federal Elections Commission announcing his intent to run for Congress. Eldridge, who will run for the House of Representatives as a Democrat, has a major Facebook …

Capcom is Polling Fans on Their Favorite Street Fighter Characters

Capcom is serious about its fighting games. Not a week goes by that minor changes and tweaks aren’t made to its games to make them more (or less, in some cases) balanced. So, when the publisher asks fighter fans for …

Chris Brown Lied? New Report Doubts Community Service Claims
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Chris Brown, who is now famously back in a relationship with ex-girlfriend Rihanna after a violent altercation between them left her beaten and bloody in 2009, may not have actually completed his court-ordered community service after his arrest for the …

Bing Launches Video Results In Windows 8 App Bing Launches Video Results In Windows 8 App

Bing announced today that it has released an update to its Windows 8 app that includes touch-friendly video results, in addition to web and image results. The update is available in 12 countries. The video results, of course, feature infinite …

Zynga Announces Q4 And Year End Results, Will Bring More Games To Mobile In 2013 Zynga Announces Q4 And Year End Results, Will Bring More Games To Mobile In 2013
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After the beating Zynga took in 2012, nobody was really looking forward to its year end results. It was assumed that everything would be doom and gloom for the troubled social game developer. The good news is that revenue and …

Harvard Professor Says Google’s Ads Are Racially Discriminating Harvard Professor Says Google’s Ads Are Racially Discriminating

Harvard professor Latanya Sweeney has put together a report saying that Google is racially discriminating with some of its ads. Google, of course, says this is not the case. Still, it’s an interesting, if incomplete study. Here’s the abstract: A …

People Are Checking Your Facebook Page Before Dates, and Other Fun Facts on Single People and Tech People Are Checking Your Facebook Page Before Dates, and Other Fun Facts on Single People and Tech

Match.com has just put out their third-annual “Singles in America” study and it contains some pretty interesting information on how people are using social media and the internet in their dating/sex lives. Probably the most telling piece of data collected …

Eric Schmidt Ties Search Rankings To Verified Profiles In Upcoming Book Eric Schmidt Ties Search Rankings To Verified Profiles In Upcoming Book
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It’s become pretty obvious that Google is looking to put user identity at the forefront of a number of its products, and that includes search. Nothing new there. Eric Schmidt apparently talks about this in his upcoming book, and notes …

Cute Baby Cutely Awakens and Cutely Freaks out over Gangnam Style

Hey, it’s another video of a cute baby dancing cutely to Gangnam Style. Although the Gangnam Style craze has died down and we’re all hesitant to listen to the PSY hit (lest we get the wretched thing stuck in our …

Google Partners With Disney In New Chrome Experiment Google Partners With Disney In New Chrome Experiment

The last Google Chrome Experiment took us on a journey through the stars of our galaxy. Now Google is partnering with Disney to take users through the world of Sam Raimi’s upcoming film – Oz: The Great and Powerful. The …

Pingdom: Facebook Could Be Bigger Than Any Country On Earth By 2016 Pingdom: Facebook Could Be Bigger Than Any Country On Earth By 2016

Pingdom has put together some stats and charts today with the goal of proving that Facebook may be able to become the biggest “country” on the planet (in terms of population) by the year 2016. Noting that Facebook already overtook …

The Witcher 3 Will End the Witcher Series

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was unveiled today via an exclusive look in the latest issue of Game Informer. Now, though, CD Projekt RED (CDPR) has released even more details on the upcoming sequel to its acclaimed series. First, the …

Facebook Launches Lookalike Audiences Targeting For Advertisers Facebook Launches Lookalike Audiences Targeting For Advertisers

Facebook is now offering advertisers a new feature called Lookalike Audiences, which enables direct marketers to target audience segments with similar customer profiles to those they have uploaded themselves with Facebook’s Custom Audience feature. “With Lookalike Audiences, advertisers can expand …

Guard Pregnant By Cop Killer, Faces Jail Time
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A guard who worked for the Metropolitan Detention Center in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, was arrested this morning for having an inappropriate sexual relationship with an inmate while she was on duty. The woman, 29-year old Nancy Gonzalez, admitted to having …

NASA’s Cosmic Ray-Detecting Balloon Breaks Records

A NASA balloon has broken the record for longest flight. The balloon, which carries the Super Trans-Iron Galactic Element Recorder (Super-TIGER), spent 55 days, 1 hour, and 34 minutes circling the South Pole at 127,000 feet – over four times …

Pew: 1 In 4 Plan To Cut Back On Facebook Use In 2013 Pew: 1 In 4 Plan To Cut Back On Facebook Use In 2013

Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project has released some findings from a survey about American Facebook users. The data comes from just over 1,000 adults in the continental U.S. via telephone interviews, so that’s roughly a millionth of …

White House Invites Developers To We The People 2.0 Hackathon White House Invites Developers To We The People 2.0 Hackathon

To its credit, the Obama administration has been far more tech savvy than any before it. One of its defining moments in this area was the building of the We The People Web site and making the software behind it …

Metacritic Scores 2012′s Best Game Publishers

Metacritic, the popular video game review aggregator, has released its third yearly breakdown of the best gaming publishers. The rankings come as an aggregate of the critic Metacritic scores of each publisher’s titles released in 2012. Sales and user reviews …

128GB iPad Is Now Available In $799 And $929 Models 128GB iPad Is Now Available In $799 And $929 Models

It seems like only last week that rumors were going around about a possible 128GB iPad. Actually, it was only last week. Apple quickly put the rumors to bed and made the announcement. Now, here we are a week later, …

Redbox Instant Coming (Exclusively) to Xbox 360 in the “Very Near Future” Redbox Instant Coming (Exclusively) to Xbox 360 in the “Very Near Future”

Microsoft has just announced that Redbox Instant, the company’s streaming video venture with Verizon, will be coming to the Xbox 360 as as console exclusive. “Today we’re happy to reveal that Redbox Instant by Verizon will be coming to Xbox …

Rep. Greg Walden To Introduce Internet Freedom Bill Rep. Greg Walden To Introduce Internet Freedom Bill
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The Internet came under attack far too many times in 2012, but the biggest threat came from the United Nations and its ITU branch. If the group had its way, the Internet would have come under control of the U.N. …