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FarmVille TV Show on the Way from Producer Brett Ratner

FarmVille is coming to the small screen. Director Brett Ratner has signed on to produce a half-hour animated TV series based on the hit Facebook-based virtual farming game. According to reports, he’s signed on to work with a Canadian production …

Accused Witch Burned Alive After Boy’s Death
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A 20-year old woman in Papua New Guinea was burned alive this week after being accused of killing a neighbor boy with witchcraft. Kepari Leniata was reportedly dragged from her home, stripped nude, and tortured with hot iron rods before …

AOL Posts Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth For First Time In 8 Years AOL Posts Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth For First Time In 8 Years
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AOL released its Q4 earnings on Friday, and reported revenue growth for the first time in 8 years. AOL posted revenue of $599 million, significantly higher than Street’s $574 million estimate. Adjusted OIBDA was $123 MM ($8 MM higher than …

LinkedIn Nails its Fourth Quarter, Yearly Earnings LinkedIn Nails its Fourth Quarter, Yearly Earnings

If there’s one thing LinkedIn is, it’s consistent. The company has slowly built its brand and membership numbers in the crowded social media space where other companies are getting bloodied. LinkedIn today announced its fourth quarter 2012 and year-end 2012 …

Watch Industry Figures Talk About The Future Of Gaming At D.I.C.E.

D.I.C.E. 2013 is well underway. It’s opening keynote was delivered by none other than Gabe Newell of Valve, but other industry figures are on hand to talk about the future of gaming and interactive entertainment. If you fancy yourself a …

Apple Addresses Return Of Cash To Shareholders Apple Addresses Return Of Cash To Shareholders

One of the big stories in tech today was that Greenlight Capital sued Apple to block a move that would eliminate preferred shares. Greenlight’s David Einhorn wrote a letter to shareholders calling Apple’s plan to discard preferred stock “an unprecedented …

Walking Dead: Survival Instinct Gets a Real Trailer

Back near the beginning of the year, gameplay footage from Activision’s upcoming Walking Dead: Survival Instinct video game hit the web. The footage was so dreadful that fans speculated it must be from an unfinished version of the game, and …

Jim Carrey’s History of Gun Control Tweets
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Jim Carrey went and pissed off the gun-loving right over the weekend with a couple of tweets referencing assault rifles, the Newton massacre, and soulless gun owners. Many anti-gun control activists have voiced their displeasure with the actor – and …

Defense Distributed Reveals 3D Printed High Capacity Magazine Defense Distributed Reveals 3D Printed High Capacity Magazine
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Despite what some may say, we’re still far away from a completely 3D printed gun. That being said, the team at Defense Distributed is making more progress towards its goal of making the first fully 3D printed gun. This week’s …

Facebook May Buy Atlas From Microsoft By Next Week [Report] Facebook May Buy Atlas From Microsoft By Next Week [Report]

A couple months ago, rumors were heavily circulating that Facebook was preparing to buy the Atlas ad platform from Microsoft, which picked it up in its acquisition of aQuantive in 2007. Today, Ad Age is reporting that such a deal …

Mom/Son Drug Kiss Gets Convict Some Pills

A “mom/son drug kiss” has gotten the mother of a convict in some serious trouble after she used the pretense of a liplock to deliver pills to her son. 54-year old Kimberly Margeson allegedly placed two Oxycodones in her mouth …

“Strobe Light” Star Spotted by NASA Telescopes

NASA this week revealed that astronomers have discovered a mysterious object that acts like a strobe light. The object, named LRLL 54361, releases a flash of light every 25.34 days. Though other objects in the universe have been observed with …

Freshly Funded ChaCha Thinks It Has Q&A Right This Time Freshly Funded ChaCha Thinks It Has Q&A Right This Time

Last week, Q&A vet ChaCha closed a new $14 million round of funding showing that there are still believers in the Q&A space. We had the opportunity to speak with founder and CEO Scott Jones about what ChaCha has in …

The Ubuntu Smartphone Launches In October The Ubuntu Smartphone Launches In October
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2013 is the year of the truly open smartphone. Android kind of fits the bill, but some OEMs lock down their devices. Instead, this year will see the launch of two truly open mobile platforms – Firefox OS and Ubuntu. …

If You Get an Unsolicited Email from the FBI, It’s Not the FBI If You Get an Unsolicited Email from the FBI, It’s Not the FBI

The FBI does not send unsolicited email. That’s the simple message behind a press release just issued by the government agency. They were forced to put out this release because many residents in the state of Mississippi have received a …

Airball Three Shots in Less Than a Minute, Then You Can Say You Had a Bad Day at Work

I know you hate you job, but at least you’re probably doing it better than Mirza Teletović did his on Wednesday night. The Bosnian Brooklyn Nets player had a pretty rough 40-or-so seconds in last night’s game against the Detroit …

Watch Gabe Newell Talk About The Future Of Valve

Gabe Newell is pretty busy these days. Just last week, he was at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs talking about the business of video games. Now he’s at the annual D.I.C.E. Summit where he gave two separate …

Bing Does Another, Slightly Different Blind Search Test Bing Does Another, Slightly Different Blind Search Test
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As you may have read, Microsoft is attacking Google again. This time, they’ve extended the “Scroogled” campaign to call out Google over ad targeting in Gmail, based on a feature that Google has openly implemented since Gmail came out. But …

New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Video Games Announced
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Activision and Nickelodeon today announced that they have teamed up to create new video games based on the rebooted Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV series that began airing last year. The deal encompasses three video games, the first of which …

Netflix To Debut Pablo Escobar Drama ‘Narcos’ in 2014 [REPORT] Netflix To Debut Pablo Escobar Drama ‘Narcos’ in 2014 [REPORT]

Fresh off the instant success of their first big-budget series House of Cards, Netflix may already be lining up another series to expand upon their position as a true content provider and alternative to traditional cable. According to Deadline, Netflix …

Vikram Kumar Is The New CEO Of Mega Vikram Kumar Is The New CEO Of Mega
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With all the theatrics surrounding the life of Kim Dotcom and the launch of Mega, it’s easy to forget that the startup is a legitimate file sharing business. As such, the company was in need of a permanent CEO as …

Robin Roberts Will Return to Good Morning America on February 20

Late last year, Robin Roberts stepped down from her job anchoring Good Morning America to undergo a bone marrow transplant. Roberts had been diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a blood disease disorder of bone marrow stem cells. Since that time, …

Eric Schmidt In 2010: I’m Not Sure You Want To Walk Around With These ‘Odd Glasses’ On Eric Schmidt In 2010: I’m Not Sure You Want To Walk Around With These ‘Odd Glasses’ On
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Since Google first unveiled Google Glass, many have wondered if people will buy into the device, simply from the fashion perspective. In other words, will people be worried about looking ridiculous in order to use these hi-tech smart devices that …

Marco Rubio Tweets That He Is Not the Savior You’re Looking for
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Is Florida Senator Marco Rubio the savior of the Republican party? That’s debatable. But according to Rubio, he is not the savior of anything. That title belongs to Jesus – at least that’s what a recent tweet suggests. “There is …