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John Battelle Going Back To CEO Role At Federated Media John Battelle Going Back To CEO Role At Federated Media

Federated Media Publishing announced today that Deanna Brown is stepping down as CEO. Founder John Battelle ,who has been in an Executive Chairman role since handing over the CEO reins to Brown in early 2011, is reprising his role as …

Eve Online Hits Half a Million Subscribers

Today, Icelandic developer CCP Games announced that subscriptions for its Eve Online MMO have surpassed the 500,000 mark. Eve Online is the science fiction MMO that allows players to operate and own their own spaceships while participating in a player-created …

Butter or Margarine? Well, It Depends [VIDEO]

What is the difference between butter and margarine, and which one should I spread on my toast? Which one is healthier for me? Which one is better for sculpting giant busts of Paula Deen? Most of these questions, and more …

Court: Google Can’t Be Forced To Filter Every Uploaded Video Court: Google Can’t Be Forced To Filter Every Uploaded Video
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Back in 2006, a video was uploaded to YouTube featuring a group of school kids bullying an autistic child. Three Google executives – David Drummond, Peter Fleischer and George Reyes – were convicted in 2010 by a judge in Milan …

Barnes & Noble Took A Hit During The Holidays, Nook Suffered The Most Barnes & Noble Took A Hit During The Holidays, Nook Suffered The Most
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After the holidays, Barnes & Noble said that sales of its Nook hardware and eBook business were both starting to fall. In fact, Nook revenues reportedly dropped 12 percent in the time leading up to the holidays. Now the company’s …

Sketchers Controversy: “Daddy’$ Money” Design Offends
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Sketchers has come up with some new shoe designs aimed at teen girls, and parents aren’t happy with the way they’re being marketed. “Daddy’$ Money” is the name of the line, and the whole premise of the idea seems to …

Facebook Promotes Graph Search to the Less Than 0.1% of Users with Graph Search Facebook Promotes Graph Search to the Less Than 0.1% of Users with Graph Search
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Let’s just say that Facebook has 1 billion MAUs. Yes, they announced that milestone a little while back so they most definitely have a few more than that, but for the purposes of this calculation just indulge me. Ok, 1 …

Giant Planet Formation May Have Been Spotted
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Astronomers have found what could be the first-ever sighting of a planet forming while still in the midst of a dust cloud surrounding a star. The object, which orbits the star HD 100546, is only 335 light-years from Earth and …

CNIL: Google Will Be Called Upon In ‘Coming Weeks’ For Privacy Action CNIL: Google Will Be Called Upon In ‘Coming Weeks’ For Privacy Action

Earlier this month, French privacy watchdog CNIL was pressing Google on privacy changes again, putting out a statement saying it was determined to act and pursue investigations. At the time, Google shared the following statement (via TechCrunch): “Our privacy policy …

AOL’s MapQuest Launches Travel Blogging Feature AOL’s MapQuest Launches Travel Blogging Feature
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AOL has launched MapQuest Travel Blogs for the web and iOS (via a dedicated app). The feature lets users create blogs of their trips with photos, stories, reviews, etc. According to the company, the Travel Blogs will automatically map out …

“The Lion King” Inspires “American Idol” Contestant
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There are many factors that go into the success of a contestant on “American Idol”; not only does one have to find a way to let their personality shine amongst a sea of hopefuls, they also have to choose their …

Battlefield 3 End Game DLC Trailer Released

Back in December 2012, Dice and EA teased Battlefield 3 fans with a peek at the upcoming “End Game” DLC. That content still isn’t out, but its March release date is finally close. Today, EA released another trailer showing off …

YouTube For iOS Gets “Send To TV” Feature YouTube For iOS Gets “Send To TV” Feature

YouTube just pushed an update to its iOS app adding the “send to TV” feature, which lets users pair their mobile phones with connected TVs. The feature was launched on Android in November, and at CES, the company announced it …

Kinect Brings My Worst Nightmare To Life Kinect Brings My Worst Nightmare To Life

It’s been well established that I’m scared of a lot of things. Dolls, E.T. and the eventual robot uprising all leave me wide awake at night. The good news is that my greatest fear has yet to be brought to …

Matt Cutts Talks Location And ccTLDs Matt Cutts Talks Location And ccTLDs
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In Google’s latest Webmaster Help video, Matt Cutts discusses location and ccTLDs. Specifically, he responds to the following user-submitted question: We have a vanity domain (http://ran.ge) that unfortunately isn’t one of the generic TLDs, which means we can’t set our …

Bing Maps Gets A Big Imagery Upgrade Bing Maps Gets A Big Imagery Upgrade

Bing announced some big upgrades to its Bing Maps imagery today. This includes the addition of new “top of the world” imagery, which includes bathymetry data from Scripps Institution fo Oceanography, as well as over 13 million square kilometers of …

Miami Curfew Begins For Teens During Weekdays

Miami police this week began enforcing a curfew that affects teens living in the Miami-Dade area. An ordinance forbids children under the age of 17 to be out on the streets alone from 11 pm to 6 am, Sunday through …

Radiohead’s Thom Yorke Hates Apple & Google’s View of Music as ‘Content’ Radiohead’s Thom Yorke Hates Apple & Google’s View of Music as ‘Content’

Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, one of the first people to give the internet what it really wanted in terms of music distribution, has some concerns about what has happened to music in the last few years. The Guardian has a huge, …

Bing Fund Adds Sonar To Its Roster Bing Fund Adds Sonar To Its Roster

Bing announced today that it has added another company – Sonar – to its Bing Fund roster. Bing Fund was launched last year as an “angel investor with an incubator”. In August, Bing unveiled its initial startups. Now, after remaining …

Learn How To Make Web Apps With HTML5 And App Engine Learn How To Make Web Apps With HTML5 And App Engine

Building a modern Web app can be a daunting task for someone not familiar with HTML5. That’s where Google comes in with its newest tutorial. The folks at Google have a new talk up today on how to best utilize …

“Boardwalk Empire” To Be “Office Space” Reunion

“Boardwalk Empire” has announced they’ll be bringing on some fresh blood for the fourth season, and it’s none other than “Office Space” actor Ron Livingston. He’ll be joining co-star Stephen Root, who already plays a Department of Justice investigator on …

Will Google’s Navigation Interface Look Like This Soon? Will Google’s Navigation Interface Look Like This Soon?
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Google is testing yet another redesign of its navigation interface. It doesn’t seem like that long ago that Google launched the current navigation interface, but that doesn’t mean they’re not exploring other options. Alex Chitu at Google Operating System was …

Castlevania And BIT.TRIP Runner2 Headline This Week’s Nintendo Download

Wii U owners are still languishing in the drought of new games that has taken over the console’s early months. March is looking much better, but Wii U owners itching for a new game are at least getting a downloadable …

Sony Sells Tokyo Building For $1.2 Billion Sony Sells Tokyo Building For $1.2 Billion

Last month, Sony sold its Madison Avenue headquarters building in New York for $1.1 Billion. The sale netted the electronics manufacturer around $770 million in cash, which the company needs as it various divisions (electronics, motion pictures, music, video games) …