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Gulf States Persecuting Twitter Users for Politically and Religiously Offensive Messages Gulf States Persecuting Twitter Users for Politically and Religiously Offensive Messages

Activists in Bahrain and Kuwait are protesting governments move to crack down on Twitter users who take advantage of the platform to broadcast politically extreme and religiously offensive messages. Twitter has been adopted by many activists in the conservative Gulf …

Google Still Granting 93% of User Data Requests to U.S. Gov’t Google Still Granting 93% of User Data Requests to U.S. Gov’t
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Google released it’s semi-annual Transparency Report for July to December 2011 over the weekend and, as always, there are some revealing insights into how the company handles requests for both user data and content removal from different governments around the …

Whale Hits Boat: California Man Rescued After Bizarre Accident Whale Hits Boat: California Man Rescued After Bizarre Accident
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Whale hits boat, boat takes on water. Man is in the boat. Our man. Chances are, he’s going to need a bigger boat. All apologies to Steven Spielberg. That was an impossibly lame joke, I know, but it was the …

New iPad Gets A Retina-Themed TV Ad New iPad Gets A Retina-Themed TV Ad

Yesterday was a big day in the tablet world. In case you missed it, Microsoft unveiled the new Microsoft Surface, a 10-inch Windows 8 tablet that boasts a pretty impressive set of features (including a really nifty Touch Cover keyboard …

Hilary Duff: Cigarette “Belonged To A Friend” Hilary Duff: Cigarette “Belonged To A Friend”
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Hilary Duff swears the cigarette she was caught holding outside Rock & Reilly’s Irish Pub on Friday belonged to a friend, but most people aren’t buying it. For some reason, the idea that Duff might be a smoker is causing …

Duolingo Opens To The Public After 125,000 Users Translated 75 Million Sentences During Beta Duolingo Opens To The Public After 125,000 Users Translated 75 Million Sentences During Beta

Way back in November of 2011, Duolingo opened up their private beta and was hit with a flood of excitement in the form of invite requests. “People asking me for Duolingo invites: Patience, grasshoppers,” said creator Luis von Ahn. For …

OAuth 2.0 Playground Hits The Chrome Web Store OAuth 2.0 Playground Hits The Chrome Web Store

The OAuth 2.0 Playground is one of those tools that makes life easier for developers. Google made it so that they could play around with the OAuth 2.0 protocol and related APIs. There’s a new kid on the figurative block …

Chinese Telco Invests in Epic Games Chinese Telco Invests in Epic Games

Tencent Holdings Limited, a Chinese internet, mobile, and telecommunications provider, announced today that it has acquired a minority stake in Epic Games, Inc. Epic is the development studio behind the Unreal Engine and video game titles such as the Gears …

Roger Clemens Verdict: Twitter Is Divided Roger Clemens Verdict: Twitter Is Divided

Roger Clemens’ verdict had the whole country buzzing yesterday after it was announced that he was found not guilty on all six counts charged against him: one count of obstruction of Congress, three counts of making false statements and two …

Dharun Ravi Serves 20 Days, Scheduled for Release: Twitter Reacts Dharun Ravi Serves 20 Days, Scheduled for Release: Twitter Reacts
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Dharun Ravi, the former Rutgers student who was convicted of bias intimidation and invasion of privacy which lead to the suicide of Tyler Clementi, will be released from jail after serving only 20 days of his 30-day sentence. In accordance …

Facebook Unveils Studio Edge & Creative Council Facebook Unveils Studio Edge & Creative Council

Facebook has just announced two new programs that “underscore how vital the agency community is to what’s possible on Facebook.” First up, Facebook unveiled the first-ever Facebook Creative Council, which is kicking off this week at the Cannes Lions advertising …

Microsoft Surface Marches into the Tablet Market Microsoft Surface Marches into the Tablet Market
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So the “Surface” part of the rumor was right and Microsoft did in fact debut a pretty snazzy tablet today: Microsoft Surface, the company’s new tablet that seamlessly doubles as a PC thanks to Windows 8 integration. Surface will launch …

Microsoft Tablet: Company Unveils Surface, Twitter Responds Microsoft Tablet: Company Unveils Surface, Twitter Responds

The Microsoft tablet is now a reality. After several days of endless pundit speculation, Microsoft’s super-secret announcement has arrived in the form of Surface, a 10.6-inch, Windows 8-optimized tablet that comes complete with full HD, USB 3.0 support, a plethora …

Microsoft’s Top Secret Media Conference – Live! Microsoft’s Top Secret Media Conference – Live!

Update: And wouldn’t you know it, Microsoft quietly launched the official Surface website while we were all paying attention to this event. Update: And that’s a wrap! Update: BTW, Baller is the one on stage now. Update: Win8 makes Surface …

U.S. Open’s Jungle Bird Vows to Strike Again U.S. Open’s Jungle Bird Vows to Strike Again
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The man who snuck past security to bird call during the U.S. Open trophy ceremony has vowed to pull his bird calling stunt in public again. In an interview with TMZ, Jungle Bird (as he calls himself), explained that he …

Roger Clemens Acquitted Of Six Counts Of Perjury Roger Clemens Acquitted Of Six Counts Of Perjury

Roger Clemens has been acquitted today perjury by a federal court. Clemens was accused of lying to Congress during hearings concerning steroid use in Major League Baseball. Clemens was charged with two counts of perjury, three counts of making false …

Business Insider Hit 15 Million Uniques In May, Praises Aggregation Business Insider Hit 15 Million Uniques In May, Praises Aggregation
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In the publishing world, it’s no secret that Business Insider has seen tremendous growth in recent years. Today, co-founder, CEO and Editor-In Chief Henry Blodget announced that the site had 15 million unique monthly visitors in May, and he largely …

Erica Kennedy Dies: Young Writer Was 42 Erica Kennedy Dies: Young Writer Was 42

Erica Kennedy, an up-and-coming blogger and author of “Bling”–which was made into a film–has died. She was found dead in her apartment in Miami Beach last week after a “foul smell” was investigated. Authorities are looking into her death, as …

Good Old Games Lets Users Vote For Summer Sales Good Old Games Lets Users Vote For Summer Sales

Good Old Games (GOG), which claims to be the fastest-growing online distributor of DRM-free games, is having a summer sale, and it’s allowing players to vote on which games will receive the biggest discounts. In addition to the sale, GOG …

Android Gets Impressive Windows XP Mod Android Gets Impressive Windows XP Mod

There has never really been a “wow” app on Google Play as far as I’m concerned. Ports of iOS apps and little diversions don’t really cut it for me. That’s why I was overjoyed to learn about a new app …

Former AT&T Employee Pleads Guilty To Insider Trading Former AT&T Employee Pleads Guilty To Insider Trading
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A former employee of AT&T has confessed to participating in a network of experts who obtained corporate secrets and passed them along to investors. According to a report this afternoon from Reuters, Alnoor Ebrahim plead guilty to a single count …

Facebook Users Seeing Notifications For Declined Event Invites Facebook Users Seeing Notifications For Declined Event Invites

Facebook has always shied away from features that could possibly prompt a squabble – you know, things that highlight negative actions. That’s why, despite the vocal desire of some users, Facebook has never instituted a “dislike” button. I guess there …

Jailbreak App Display Recorder Comes to Apple Store Jailbreak App Display Recorder Comes to Apple Store

An app that was previously available only on jail-broken phones has made its way to the app store. The App is called “Display Recorder” and does just that — records video and audio of the phone’s screen in real time. …

Mark Cuban Admits He Was Wrong About Facebook Mark Cuban Admits He Was Wrong About Facebook
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Mark Cuban, who has been a steadfast supporter of Facebook throughout the IPO process, and an investor who purchased 150,000 shares of the company, is coming forward today to say he was wrong about the company. He has decided to …