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Yeah Yeah Yeahs Want You to Put Your Damn iPhone Away

Heading to a Yeah Yeah Yeahs concert in the near future? You better leave that smartphone in your pocket. “Please do not watch the show through a screen on your smart device/camera,” says the band. “Put that shit away!” SPIN …

‘Mastery’ Author Robert Greene Talks At Google

Google is always hosting authors for “At Google Talks” these days, and fortunately, it’s made for a great deal of interesting content for the rest of us. Goole regularly shares the talks on YouTube for all to enjoy. In one …

Sara Montiel Dies; Actress Was 85

Spanish actress Sara Montiel has died at the age of 85. According to an Associated Press report, the actress died at her home in Madrid. The cause of death was not revealed, though it was stated that Montiel passed out. …

Why Google Changes Your Rankings Over Time Why Google Changes Your Rankings Over Time
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There has probably been at least one time when you noticed that one of your pages used to rank for a certain search query, but then later dropped for some unexplained reason. Matt Cutts, in the latest Google Webmaster Help …

Former TechCrunch CEO on Michael Arrington: “I Simply Do Not Believe Any of the Allegations to Be True” Former TechCrunch CEO on Michael Arrington: “I Simply Do Not Believe Any of the Allegations to Be True”

At what we can imagine is only the beginning of the Michael Arrington abuse allegation saga, former TechCrunch CEO Heather Harde has publicly backed Arrington in a lengthy Facebook post. “I simply do not believe any of the allegations to …

‘Cookie Monster’ Arrested For Pushing a Two-Year-Old
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Cookie Monster is well-known to have an obsession (addiction?) to cookies, but it seems that the blue Sesame Street character can also become a bit belligerent when he doesn’t get paid. According to a New York Post report, a man …

Meryl Streep Shares Thoughts On ‘Iron Lady’ Margaret Thatcher

Meryl Streep issued a statement to the press today sharing her thoughts on the late Margaret Thatcher. Streep played Thatcher in the film “The Iron Lady,” directed by Phyllida Lloyd. Streep won an academy award for the role. Here’s what …

Google Fiber’s Next Stop Is Austin, Texas Google Fiber’s Next Stop Is Austin, Texas

The rumors are true. Residents of Austin, Texas can celebrate the imminent arrival of Google Fiber. The news doesn’t come from Google of the city of Austin (yet), but rather a press release by Gig.U, a coalition of 30+ universities …

Facebook Tests More Versions Of The Search Box Facebook Tests More Versions Of The Search Box
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Here is what Facebook Graph Search has looked like for me until today: Everybody else that has had Graph Search that I have seen has had the same design. That is until last week, when we spotted a new design …

Google Runs Afoul of Indian Agency over Mapping Contest Google Runs Afoul of Indian Agency over Mapping Contest
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Google, who is no stranger to international dustups over its maps and street view service, has run afoul of India’s federal mapping agency over a recent project to improve upon the country’s maps. Google first announced the Mapathon back in …

Annette Funicello Dies; Mouseketeer Was 70

Annette Funicello, actress and one of the original Mouseketeers, has died. She was 70 years old. According to a statement from The Official Disney Fan Club, Funicello died at Mercy Southwest Hospital in Bakersfield, California. Her death was cause by …

Facebook Continues To Make Timelines More Interesting Facebook Continues To Make Timelines More Interesting

Last month, Facebook launched the new Timeline look with more focus on interests, and let users showcase stories from apps in dedicated collections (this is all still in the process of rolling out). Today, the company announced that it is …

Dennis Rodman Fired From Celebrity Apprentice
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On last week’s Celebrity Apprentice, Donald Trump spared Dennis Rodman because of the redemption story forming around the athlete, and fired reality star Omarosa Manigault instead. This week, the basketball star was back in the boardroom, but didn’t fare quite …

Watch Mad Men Season Premiere Online For Free, Courtesy Of AMC
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Mad Men returned to AMC on Sunday night after much anticipation from die hard fans of the popular series. For those of you who haven’t gotten to see the episode yet, you don’t have to have cable or a satellite …

Microsoft Sells Mediaroom To Ericsson To Focus TV Efforts On Xbox Microsoft Sells Mediaroom To Ericsson To Focus TV Efforts On Xbox

Microsoft and Ericsson announced today that Ericsson will acquire Microsoft Mediaroom, its IPTV platform. It will be integrated into Ericsson’s existing Business Unit Support Solutions. Microsoft will now focus its TV-related efforts on the Xbox brand. In a post on …

Google Adds Latin American Spanish Option to Calendar Google Adds Latin American Spanish Option to Calendar
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Google has just announced that they are making Google Calendar much more friendly to Latin American Spanish speakers. Starting today, Google Calendar has a new Español (Latinoamérica) option. Spanish is spoken is much of the world, but the Spanish isn’t …

Trapped Kids Found Dead Under Dirt Wall in North Carolina

Tragedy struck in Denver, North Carolina this weekend, as two children died in an accident at a construction site. According to a report from Charlotte ABC affiliate WBTV, two children were playing in a dirt pit when a dirt wall …

Was This Facebook Home Ad Altered Because the Original Sounded Way Too Much Like an Eminem Song? Was This Facebook Home Ad Altered Because the Original Sounded Way Too Much Like an Eminem Song?
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Mildly funny conspiracy theory alert: This is not confirmed. I haven’t talked to anyone inside Facebook with knowledge on this topic. This is simply something that I observed, and I’m pretty sure I’m on to something. OK, so you probably …

Google Drive For iPhone Gets Landscape Editing Google Drive For iPhone Gets Landscape Editing

Google has launched an update (1.3.0) for its Google Drive iPhone app. It now includes the ability to edit documents and spreadsheets in landscape. In addition to that, the app now loads faster and has quicker editing support, according to …

Here’s Facebook’s Other, More Interesting Ad for Home Here’s Facebook’s Other, More Interesting Ad for Home
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Last week, Facebook unveiled Facebook Home, the company’s Android takeover “app family” that basically turns any phone that installs it into a Facebook Phone. Home turns your Android homescreen into a Facebook experience, with a scrolling news feed, integrated Facebook …

Miranda Lambert Wins Four ACM Awards For “Over You”

The 48th Academy of Country Music Awards were held this weekend in Las Vegas. While co-host of the ceremonies Luke Bryan walked away with the Entertainer of the Year award, singer Miranda Lambert won four different awards Sunday night, shutting …

Google Cracks Down On Short-Term Loan Ads Google Cracks Down On Short-Term Loan Ads
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Google has reportedly cracked down on payday loan services using AdWords, which are in violation of its policies and government regulations. TheDrum.com reports (via Search Engine Land) that Google has pulled all Moneysupermarket ads as part of the crackdown, which …

7 Die in Brewery Accident in Mexico City

Reuters is reporting that seven people have died in a brewery accident in Mexico City. Beer company Grupo Modelo stated that seven workers were killed in an accident involving a tank that was being cleaned and receiving maintenance. The details …

Roger Ebert’s Last Review Is Now Online

Just a few days after his death at the age of 70, the Chicago Sun Times has posted legendary film critic Roger Ebert’s final review. It’s now online and available at rogerebert.com. Ebert’s final review turns of to be To …