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CISPA Advances: Do You Trust Congress With Your Privacy? CISPA Advances: Do You Trust Congress With Your Privacy?
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Well, that didn’t take long. The Hill reports that the House Intelligence Committee met in secret Wednesday to mark up CISPA and approve any last amendments before it made its way to the House floor. CISPA was approved on a …

Facebook Acquires Mobile Startup Osmeta Facebook Acquires Mobile Startup Osmeta

Facebook has quietly acquired mobile software startup Osmeta, according to TechCrunch, which claims to have confirmation from the company. Facebook isn’t talking about its plans for the acquisition, and Osmeta doesn’t actually have a product that’s available. Apparently it’s been …

Zuckerberg: U.S. Immigration Policy ‘Unfit for Today’s World’ Zuckerberg: U.S. Immigration Policy ‘Unfit for Today’s World’
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has pulled the cover off his immigration reform group, outlining its position and naming its advocates in a Washington Post op-ed. He starts off with an anecdote about a young, undocumented student that he teaches in …

Armstrong Sells Estate in Austin, Texas
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Lance Armstrong has had a rough couple of years. Once the most beloved athlete in the U.S. for his story of overcoming cancer to become a seven-time Tour de France winner, the cyclist has now fallen into disgrace. After years …

Foursquare Gets $41 Million in Funding to Help Build the ‘Location Layer for the Internet,’ Better Monetize Foursquare Gets $41 Million in Funding to Help Build the ‘Location Layer for the Internet,’ Better Monetize

Foursquare has announced that the company has secured $41 million in funding from private equity firm Silver Lake Waterman, as well as existing investors Andreessen Horowitz, O‚ÄôReilly AlphaTech Ventures, Spark Capital, and Union Square Ventures. CEO Dennis Crowley announced the …

Woman Wins $40M, Not $40K From Canadian Lotto
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A Canadian woman this week was overwhelmed this week after learning she had won money in the Ontario lottery. According to a report from Chicago’s ABC 7, 51-year-old Maria Carreiro of Toronto had originally thought she had won only $40,000. …

Google Glass Gets An ‘Investment Syndicate’ Google Glass Gets An ‘Investment Syndicate’

Google Ventures announced the launch of an “investment syndicate” aimed at funding entrepreneurs building interesting ideas for Google Glass. It’s called the Glass Collective, and includes partners at Google Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. In a …

Buying Your Wine from Amazon? Say Hello to Texas Buying Your Wine from Amazon? Say Hello to Texas

Back in November of last year, Amazon launched the Amazon Wine Marketplace. It would be wrong to say that they did so quietly – they announced it, and it received moderate coverage. But for some reason it just seemed like …

Watch Adorable Kids Read Author and Twitter Comedian Kelly Oxford’s Tweets
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Jimmy Kimmel has a thing where he makes people on the streets read the tweets of some of his guests, you know, when the guest is particularly prolific on Twitter. He did this a few weeks ago when he had …

LinkedIn Recruiter Gets A Homepage Update LinkedIn Recruiter Gets A Homepage Update

LinkedIn has announced the launch a new home page for LinkedIn Recruiter, which introduces some new tools for hiring. There’s a new navigation bar with the Notifications feature, accessible via the flag icon at the top right. This will alert …

Ares And Killer Frost Duke It Out In Injustice: Gods Among Us
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In a few weeks, we’ll finally be able to see who wins in a match up between Superman and Batman in the Injustice: Gods Among Us Battle Arena. Before that, however, the team at NetherRealm are still announcing characters for …

Sarah Palin, Tesla CEO Trade Social Media Jabs
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Sarah Palin, the political pundit who gave up on governing the state of Alaska, this week issued yet another political rant through her Facebook page. In it, she excoriated President Obama for attempting to “pick ‘winners and losers’ in the …

Gmail Turns 9: Google Takes Us Down Memory Lane, Makes Us Feel Old Gmail Turns 9: Google Takes Us Down Memory Lane, Makes Us Feel Old
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Can you believe that Gmail is 9 years old? I haven’t felt this old since last week, when Twitter informed me that it was the 19th anniversary of the death of Kurt Cobain. Yikes. Anyway, Google is now officially 9, …

Dark Souls II Looks Just As Brutal As Its Predecessors
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When Dark Souls II was announced during Spike TV’s VGAs, many fans thought this was an admission that the game would be dumbed down to appeal to a more casual audience. Those fears persisted well into the present day, but …

New iPad Leaked Photos Make The Rounds (Authenticity Unconfirmed) New iPad Leaked Photos Make The Rounds (Authenticity Unconfirmed)
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French tech blog NowhereElse.fr, known mostly for frequent Apple product-related leaks and rumors has posted a couple of new allegedly leaked iPad photos showing the bezel of the upcoming device. Obviously the authenticity of these is questionable. Either way, here’s …

Arrested Development Gets Some Great Minimalist Promotional Posters

By my count, we are less than 7 weeks away from the premiere of Arrested Development season 4 on Netflix. The season, which will become available on May 26th at 12:01 am PT, will be dropped all at once – …

Kevin Bacon: Apology Issued For Spoiler Post
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[Author's Note: This post contains the same spoilers Bacon has apologized for] Along with the instant, worldwide capabilities of the web has come the dreaded accidental spoiler. In the past, fans of a TV series would have to actively search …

Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs Stepping Down Later This Year Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs Stepping Down Later This Year
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In late 2010, Mozilla appointed Gary Kovacs as its CEO as the non-profit began development on Firefox OS. As the launch of Firefox OS nears, Mozilla is now once again on the lookout for a new CEO. Mozilla announced today …

Watch Mad Men Season 6 Premiere On Android, iPhone, Kindle Fire

Mad Men returned to AMC on Sunday night after much anticipation from die hard fans of the popular series. For those who didn’t get to enjoy the show when it first premiered, AMC made it available to wach online for …

Roku Hits 5 Million Players Sold, 8 Billion Streams Roku Hits 5 Million Players Sold, 8 Billion Streams
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Roku has just announced a pretty significant milestone: 5 million players sold. Roku first launched in 2008, and the device was called “the Netflix player,” basically because its only function was streaming Netflix. Over time, Roku broke out of the …

The IRS Doesn’t Think The Fourth Amendment Applies To Your Email The IRS Doesn’t Think The Fourth Amendment Applies To Your Email
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The IRS runs a number of tax audits each year, and as such, has to obtain information on private citizens. If the information is in a physical format, the agency must obtain a warrant to access it. If it’s stored …

Tumblr Gets Rid Of Storyboard, Team Tumblr Gets Rid Of Storyboard, Team

Tumblr announced that it is shutting down its Storyboard project. According to reports, the company has laid off the tour-person team behind it. Storyboard launched last May. Here’s an overview: Here’s what Tumblr had to say about its demise on …

Wrestlemania Burns: Dry Ice Was the Culprit, Says Triple H
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Anyone who watched Wrestlemania 29 this past weekend may have wondered what exactly was stuck to Triple H’s torso during his appearance at the event. It turns out that the stuff was dry ice, which burned the wrestler during his …

Facebook Rolling Out Action-Based Status Option That Links to Pages Facebook Rolling Out Action-Based Status Option That Links to Pages
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After testing the new feature back in January, Facebook has officially launched their new action-based statuses that let you share how you’re feeling or what you’re doing with a fun little emoticon. And and automatic link to the relevant Facebook …