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Someone Is Going to Pay Millions to Get Coffee with Tim Cook Someone Is Going to Pay Millions to Get Coffee with Tim Cook
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Unless the bidding cools down fast, someone is going to pay millions of dollars for a half-an-hour coffee date with Apple CEO Tim Cook. We first told you about the charity auction earlier this week. Tim Cook is auctioning off …

Online Sales Tax Bill Will Go Up For A Final Vote On May 6 Online Sales Tax Bill Will Go Up For A Final Vote On May 6
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The Senate really wants the public to know that it’s completely behind the Marketplace Fairness Act, a bill that would require online businesses to collect sales tax from every state regardless of its location. After two previous votes that saw …

Google Penalizes Mozilla For Web Spam [Updated] Google Penalizes Mozilla For Web Spam [Updated]
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Update: It turns out that Google only penalized a single page from Mozilla. Matt Cutts weighed in on the “penalty” in that same forum thread (hat tip: Search Engine Land). Google has penalized Mozilla.org, the nonprofit site of the organization …

Vermont ISP Offers Gigabit Internet For $35 A Month Vermont ISP Offers Gigabit Internet For $35 A Month
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National telecoms like AT&T have said they are going to compete with Google Fiber, but there’s not been much proof of that so far. Instead, startups and small phone companies are leading the charge in bringing fiber Internet to more …

Baby Sold On Facebook For Grandfather’s Drug Money Baby Sold On Facebook For Grandfather’s Drug Money
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A newborn baby in India was rescued at the last minute from being sold by his own grandfather in order to fund his drug problem. 47- year old Feroz Khan has been arrested for allegedly conspiring with two hospital employees …

Twitter May Help You Surface Tweets in Your Vicinity [REPORT] Twitter May Help You Surface Tweets in Your Vicinity [REPORT]
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Twitter is reportedly testing a new feature that would make it infinitely more useful for people who use the service to find out about things going on around them. I mean right around them. Like, you know, near them. Geographically. …

Facebook Talks Android Testing At Google Conference Facebook Talks Android Testing At Google Conference
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Google recently held its Test Automation Conference (GTAC), and Facebook was among the attending companies discussing developer strategies. Facebook’s Simon Stewart gave a 45-minute presentation on how Facebook tests Facebook for Android. He discussed how Facebook manages its code, its …

“Ponytail Stunt Death”: Man Dies On Zip Line

The “Ponytail Stunt Death”, as it’s being called, occurred over the weekend when a Guinness record holder attempted a dangerous stunt over the River Teesta in West Bengal, India. 48-year old Sailendra Nath Roy was performing his infamous stunt, which …

Netflix Shares Behind-The-Scenes Looks At Hemlock Grove

Netflix uploaded a trio of behind-the-scenes videos for its new show Hemlock Grove to YouTube. If you’re a fan of the show, check them out: Netflix said last week that Hemlock Grove attracted more debut weekend subscribers than even the …

Someone Stole a Credit Card and Used it to Bid on a Date with Tim Cook Someone Stole a Credit Card and Used it to Bid on a Date with Tim Cook
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Apparently, the idea of sitting down and grabbing a cup of coffee is so damn exciting that someone decided to use a stolen credit card to try and make it happen. I’m sure you’ve been following the escalation of a …

Samsung Galaxy S4 Ships With Over 7GB of Software Pre-Installed Samsung Galaxy S4 Ships With Over 7GB of Software Pre-Installed
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The U.S. launch of the Samsung Galaxy S4 is imminent and Android fans are clamoring to get their hands on the Korean manufacturer’s latest flagship Android device. Anyone hoping to use the phone to store pictures, audio, and video, however, …

Just So You Know, The Galaxy S4 Can’t Survive Being Shot Just So You Know, The Galaxy S4 Can’t Survive Being Shot
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Samsung’s latest flagship device – the Galaxy S4 – must have went through the same rigorous testing process that Samsung’s other devices go through. That being said, I’m pretty sure Samsung never tested to see if its lastest device was …

Google Talk Deals With Building The Virtual Brain Google Talk Deals With Building The Virtual Brain

Google Tech Talks always cover come interesting topics. This time, it’s the Virtual Brain – a project that involves the construction of a simulation of the human brain.

Diablo III For PS3 Goes Up For Preorder Today

At Sony’s PS4 event in February, Blizzard Entertainment announced that it was returning to console development after a long hiatus. It announced a Diablo III port for the PS3 and PS4 as its first project. Blizzard Entertainment announced today the …

Samsung Won’t Let Gangnam Style Rest in Peace
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Gangnam Style, as impressive as it was (in terms of sheer global reach), it pretty much over as a thing, a fad, and craze – whatever. As a culture, we’ve run it into the ground. Plus, Psy already has another …

If You’re Dumping A Ton Of Pages On The Web, Do It Gradually, Says Matt Cutts If You’re Dumping A Ton Of Pages On The Web, Do It Gradually, Says Matt Cutts
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Google posted a new Webmaster Help video today. This time, Matt Cutts addresses a question posed by fellow Googler John Mueller, who asks: A newspaper company wants to add an archive with 200,000 pages. Should they add it all at …

“Jersey Shore” Actor Hospitalized For Kidney Issues
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“Jersey Shore” star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro has been admitted to an Orlando hospital with a painful kidney stone, his rep says. Ronnie was in Florida to promote his new alcoholic beverage line, Smush Cocktails, and started feeling pain during a convention. …

Matt Cutts On The SEO Mistakes You’re Making Matt Cutts On The SEO Mistakes You’re Making
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In the latest Webmaster Help video from Google, Matt Cutts discusses the biggest mistakes that a lot of webmasters are making when it comes to SEO. The top mistake, he says, is not making your site crawlable, which includes not …

How Page Load Speed Impacts SEO And User Experience How Page Load Speed Impacts SEO And User Experience
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Since Spring 2010 Google has used page load times as a factor in its search ranking algorithms. Google’s position is that faster-loading pages should be ranked higher because they provide a better experience for users. In Google’s own words, “Faster …

Herschel Telescope Runs Out of Coolant, Ends Mission

The European Space Agency (ESA) today announced that the Herschel space observatory has run out of liquid helium coolant. The coolant is necessary to cool the telescope’s instruments to near absolute zero. Herschel’s ground station in Western Australia this afternoon …

Facebook Removes ‘Posts by Friends’ Option on Pages Facebook Removes ‘Posts by Friends’ Option on Pages

Facebook has removed an option on pages that allowed users to filter recent posts to show only the ones made by friends. As of now, the “Posts by friends” filtering option located on the clickdown menu at the top of …

Missed Facebook At GDC? Watch These Videos Missed Facebook At GDC? Watch These Videos

Do you develop games for Facebook? Were you unable to attend the Game Developers Conference in March? If you answered yes to both, Facebook has quite a treat for you today. On its developer blog, Facebook posted a recap of …

J.C. Penney: $1.75B Loan Taken From Goldman Sachs
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In early April, J.C. Penny CEO Ron Johnson stepped down following over one year of dismal financial results at the company. Johnson had attempted to turn the department store business on its head, eschewing sales and coupons in favor of …

Check Out This Shining-Inspired Film Ink Ad

Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece The Shining continues to influence pop culture on a regular basis, and an ad from Australian film magazine Film Ink is the latest example. The hype around the documentary Room 237 has no doubt played a role …