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You Can Now Sign Up For Facebook Messenger With Just A Phone Number You Can Now Sign Up For Facebook Messenger With Just A Phone Number
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Do you have a limited texting plan? Do you distrust Facebook enough to not the use the social network or its mobile messenger application? If so, Facebook has introduced an easier sign-up method that may change your mind. Facebook announced …

Cancer Research Identifies New Potential Breast Cancer Driver

A new study has moved forward with a drug that could target a newly-identified breast cancer driver. Breast cancers are defined and treated according to their hormonal drivers, of which the most common are estrogen, progesterone, and HER2. Androgen receptors …

Google Creates Embeddable Typhoon Pablo Crisis Response Map Google Creates Embeddable Typhoon Pablo Crisis Response Map
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Google has been pretty good about getting out crisis response maps for major storms and other natural disasters, and Typhoon Pablo is no different. Google announced the map on its Google Maps blog, and encouraged people to share it or …

Facebook’s Sponsored Stories Lawsuit Is in Its Penultimate Hour Facebook’s Sponsored Stories Lawsuit Is in Its Penultimate Hour

A couple of weeks ago, we told you that Facebook’s long-running Sponsored Stories lawsuit was likely on its way to coming to a close. U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg, upon reviewing a new settlement proposal from the social network, was …

Disney Loses $319 Million Appeal In Game Show Suit

In a shocking ruling, the court has decided to uphold the verdict handed down in a suit between Disney and U.K.-based Celador–an entertainment company–in which Disney lost $319 million on the grounds that they improperly deducted several different fees and …

56 More Countries Get iTunes Store 56 More Countries Get iTunes Store

Apple announced today that it has launched the iTunes Store in 56 new countries, including Russia, Turkey, India, and South Africa. It is now available in a total of 119 countries. “The iTunes Store features local artists including Elka in …

Nintendo UK Sold 40,000 Wii U Units In Its Opening Weekend
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The Wii U launched in Europe and Australia on Friday, December 30. It’s been three days now, and analysts are already picking apart whatever data they can get a hold of. The latest numbers from the UK show the Wii …

Google Launches Some Text Ad Tweaks Google Launches Some Text Ad Tweaks
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Google announced some new enhancements for text ads on the Google Display Network today. “Text ads have proven to be a great way to help advertisers extend their Google search campaigns to sites in the Google Display Network, enabling publishers …

Eric Schmidt Has A Book Coming Out In April, Google Is More Powerful Than Most People Realize Eric Schmidt Has A Book Coming Out In April, Google Is More Powerful Than Most People Realize

Knopf Doubleday Publishing announced today that it will release a book called The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business, co-authored by Google Executive Chairman and Google Ideas Director Jared Cohen, on April 23rd. “Schmidt and …

Duck Hunt, Kid Rock, and the Pope

Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

Mars Rover Curiosity Has Fully Analyzed Martian Soil

Mars Rover Curiosity has now used each of its on-board instruments to analyze Martian soil. Though researchers have found a complex chemistry in the soil on Mars, they haven’t found what would be considered a major discovery: carbon-based organic compounds …

Bing’s “Bing It On” Challenge Gets A Holiday Touch Bing’s “Bing It On” Challenge Gets A Holiday Touch
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Last week, Bing got the Internet’s attention with its latest campaign against Google: the “Don’t Get Scroogled” campaign. This, of course, followed the Bing It On campaign launched earlier this year, which encourages people to engage in a blind taste …

Law Enforcement Now Wants Wireless Carriers To Store Your Text Messages As Evidence Law Enforcement Now Wants Wireless Carriers To Store Your Text Messages As Evidence
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Last week, the ECPA amendment that would greatly enhance Americans’ privacy has passed its first hurdle in the Senate. Now the bill will head for a proper vote in the Senate and House next year. If passed in its current …

Alibaba Hits Huge $157 Billion Annual Sales Milestone Alibaba Hits Huge $157 Billion Annual Sales Milestone
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Alibaba announced today that its sites Tmall and Taobao Marketplace have combined to surpass RMB one trillion in annual sales, which is roughly equal to $157 billion. It’s not as much as Walmart, but for e-commerce, it’s pretty huge. The …

John Travolta Sued By Man Claiming To Be Lover
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A man who worked as John Travolta’s pilot for six years and claims they had a steamy love affair is suing the actor after Travolta’s lawyers tried to hush him up by bringing up a confidentiality agreement that he allegedly …

Tumblr Invaded By Worm Affecting Thousands Of Blogs Tumblr Invaded By Worm Affecting Thousands Of Blogs
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Reports have been rampant today about a worm spreading on Tumblr, taking over thousands of accounts. Tumblr addressed the issue twice on Twitter: once to let everyone know they were aware of the issue, and a second time to say …

The Last of Us Trailer Teaser Released

Game trailers are teasers. They reveal a little about a game to get gamers interested in trying it out or pre-ordering it. So, what does it say that it’s becoming a trend for game companies to release a teaser trailer …

Facebook Opens Up Site Governance Vote on Voting Facebook Opens Up Site Governance Vote on Voting
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Starting today, you have a week to cast your vote in what will most likely be the last Facebook Site Governance vote ever. The company has announced the opening of the latest vote, which covers Facebook’s attempt to get rid …

Here’s What The Daily Is Telling Its Subscribers Here’s What The Daily Is Telling Its Subscribers
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As previously reported News Corp. is shutting down The Daily, its experimental news app, as a standalone publication. As part of a restructuring of its businesses, parts of The Daily (including some staff) will be rolled into The New York …

Rob Kardashian Split Due To Cheating?
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Rob Kardashian, who is perhaps the least famous of the infamous reality family, has reportedly split from girlfriend Rita Ora. Though speculation on the cause leans toward the fact that their schedules were too incompatible–she’s busy with a pop star …

Gmail For Android Gets Much Needed Improvements, Exclusive To Android 4.0 And Above Gmail For Android Gets Much Needed Improvements, Exclusive To Android 4.0 And Above

Gmail comes standard with almost every Android device, but it hasn’t seen much improvement for quite a while now. That all changes today with its latest update for Android 4.0-4.2 devices. The Gmail team announced a number of improvements today …

What To Expect When The Walking Dead Returns In February

Fans of AMC’s The Walking Dead have to wait a couple months before the show returns after Sunday’s mid-season finale. The network has uploaded a few new videos to its YouTube channels reflecting on the most recent episode and looking …

The Walking Dead Episode 308: Here’s What The Cast And Crew Have To Say About It
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AMC aired The Walking Dead episode 308 on Sunday. As you may know, it was the mid-season finale. The network has posted an inside look at the episode, including some interviews with cast and crew. It does contain spoilers, so …

DMX Singing Rudolph Is the Official Start of the Christmas Season

Nope, it wasn’t Black Friday. It wasn’t December 1st. It wasn’t even when they first aired It’s A Wonderful Life on TV. The Christmas season wasn’t truly in full swing until this happened. Back in September, rapper DMX stopped by …