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Facebook Updates Promoted Posts With Better Country Targeting Facebook Updates Promoted Posts With Better Country Targeting
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Facebook has launched an update for Promoted Posts, so advertisers can better target countries where the majority of their fans are. “We heard your feedback that using Promoted Posts in certain instances caused an unexpected increase in out-of-country engagement,” says …

Astronomers Spot Massive Comet Belts in Nearby Systems

Astronomers using the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Herschel space observatory have discovered massive comet belts orbiting two nearby planetary systems. The systems, named GJ 581 and 61 Vir, are known to host planets that range in mass from Earth-sized to …

Facebook Restores That Nipple/Elbow Photo Facebook Restores That Nipple/Elbow Photo
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Yesterday we told you about Facebook’s latest act of severe breast phobia, as the social network removed a photo that only appeared to depict bare breasts, but instead featured a woman’s elbow. The Facebook page that posted the photo, Theories …

Mozilla Launches Firefox With MSN Mozilla Launches Firefox With MSN

Mozilla announced the release of a new version of Firefox for MSN fans called, appropriately, Firefox with MSN. It’s described as a customized version of the browser for MSN users, which sets Bing as the default search engine in the …

Microsoft Sold 750,000 Xbox 360 Consoles On Black Friday
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The holiday shopping season began over the weekend with Black Friday, and retailers are already reporting record sales. Amazon and Etsy have both come forward with announcements of record sales, and now Microsoft is joining in. Microsoft announced today that …

Microsoft: Gmail Users Prefer Outlook.com Microsoft: Gmail Users Prefer Outlook.com

There’s no cool blind taste test site or video with some guy walking up to random people and shoving such an offering in their faces, but Microsoft is once again saying that most users prefer its product to Google’s. This …

Blood-Red Beach Freaks Out Australians

Sydney’s Bondi Beach startled many swimmers earlier today when the water turned bright, arterial red, making it look like something from a “Jaws” movie. The frightening color change may look like a hard-fought battle has just taken place, but it’s …

YouTube Presents Hosts First Ever Chinese-Speaking Band, Mayday
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YouTube Presents, the site’s exclusive concert series, has been around for just under a year and half. In that time, they’ve hosted performances from Taylor Swift, Florence + The Machine, Common, The Shins, Justin bieber, and Blondie. Today, YouTube is …

Autonomy Founder Issues Open Letter to HP, HP Responds Autonomy Founder Issues Open Letter to HP, HP Responds

Ever since HP’s announcement that it will take an $8.8 billion impairment charge, mostly due to what it calls “serious accounting improprieties, misrepresentations, and disclosure failures” at Autonomy prior to its 2011 acquisition by HP, Autonomy founder Mike Lynch has …

Powerball Jackpot Up To $500 Million
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The Powerball Jackpot is now up to $500 million, which is the largest it has ever been. The next drawing is scheduled for Wednesday night. As you may know, drawings are held each Wednesday and Saturday. Last Saturday’s winning numbers …

“Girl Meets World”: Topanga Promises It Won’t Suck
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Yes, BMW fans, “Girl Meets World” is really happening, and Cory and Topanga have signed on to play adult versions of themselves. Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel have confirmed on Twitter that they will be returning to the roles that …

Rep. Darrell Issa Seeks Input On New Bill From Reddit Rep. Darrell Issa Seeks Input On New Bill From Reddit

Rep. Darell Issa has been one of the few guys in government that Internet freedom fighters actually like. He’s been very outspoken in regards to SOPA, and co-sponsored its alternative – the OPEN Act. He now has a new bill …

Lisa Robin Kelly Arrested For Assaulting 61-Year Old
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Lisa Robin Kelly, the actress perhaps best known for her role as Eric’s sister on “That ’70s Show”, has had a rocky couple of years when it comes to run-ins with the law. Her latest arrest comes after an alleged …

Would The Walking Dead Be Better With Lightsabers?

You can take my word for it. The answer is no. The Walking Dead would not be better with lightsabers. What’s wrong with you? Or, if you need proof, go ahead and watch the video: See? Pretty stupid. If you …

Twitter Fiction Festival Selects Participants, Starts Tomorrow Twitter Fiction Festival Selects Participants, Starts Tomorrow
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Twitter has just announced its official selections for the first ever Twitter Fiction Festival, the social media site’s foray into the world of experimental fiction. Earlier this month, they selected a panel of judges to review submissions which included authors, …

New Far Cry 3 Trailer Previews Co-op Campaign

It’s another day, and another Far Cry 3 trailer has been released. The release of the game in Europe and Australia is only two days away, and Ubisoft is determined to have released a trailer covering every aspect of the …

Google Explains Basics Of Paid Links In New Video Google Explains Basics Of Paid Links In New Video
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Google put out a new Webmaster Help video today about paid links. There’s no new information, and most of our readers can probably skip this one, but essentially, Cutts is just explaining to the uninitiated the difference between a paid …

Facebook Warning Hoax Addressed By Facebook’s “Fact Check” Section Facebook Warning Hoax Addressed By Facebook’s “Fact Check” Section
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As previously reported, there has been a viral status going around on Facebook promising to protect your privacy by guaranteeing your right to copyright what you publish on the site. In case it was not obvious enough, Facebook has officially …

Apple Reportedly Fires The Guy Responsible For Maps Apple Reportedly Fires The Guy Responsible For Maps

Remember when Apple released iOS 6 and the iPhone 5, and everybody was complaining about the maps? Bloomberg is now reporting that the manager responsible for the software has been fired by the company. Bloomberg’s Adam Satariano cites “people familiar …

Marvin Miller Dies; Baseball Union Leader Was 95

Even if you have never heard of Marvin Miller, you probably know all about the things he fought for over most of his career. He was a union leader for baseball players during a time when salaries were on the …

Two Shot At Funeral For Alleged Gang Member
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Residents of a Chicago neighborhood are shocked and grieving today after shots rang out during a funeral for a young man who allegedly had ties to a gang. James Holman, 32, was shot and killed last week during what police …

If You Posted That Stupid Facebook Copyright Status, You Deserve This Sarcastic Remonstration

By now, you’re probably aware that you can’t copyright your content with a Facebook status and you probably think that everyone who thinks so is the dumbest person you’ve ever known. But if you happen to have a friend who …

New SimCity Trailer Shows Creativity and Consequences

The new SimCity is on the way, and multiplayer or not, the game promises to capture the old-school feeling of creating a city and fending off natural disasters. Mix that with the quirky style Maxis has developed over years of …

Google Improves Google Drive Integration In Gmail Google Improves Google Drive Integration In Gmail

Google announced a new integration of Google Drive into Gmail today, enabling users to easily add files from Google Drive to email messages. From the compose box, you will find a button with a Google Drive icon, which will enable …