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Google Caves, Will Block Contested YouTube Video in Brazil Google Caves, Will Block Contested YouTube Video in Brazil
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After running out of appeal options, Google’s Director in Brazil Fabio Coelho has announced that Google will in fact block access to certain disputed videos in the country. Coelho had a pretty personal stake in the drama that played out …

Dell Officially Acquires Quest Software Dell Officially Acquires Quest Software

Like HP and other PC manufacturers in the post-iPhone tech era, Dell is hedging its bets by investing in software and security services. Today Dell announced its acquisition of Quest Software has been completed. Quest is an IT management software …

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula Arrested, Held Without Bail Nakoula Basseley Nakoula Arrested, Held Without Bail

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula was arrested yesterday in California on the charge of a parole violation. Nakoula is the man behind the controversial anti-Muslim film “Innocence Of Muslims”, which has spurred violent protests in Pakistan and is currently banned from YouTube …

ISPs To Start Six-Strike Anti-Piracy Program Later This Year ISPs To Start Six-Strike Anti-Piracy Program Later This Year
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You may recall an effort on the part of the Center for Copyright Information to start a six-strike warning system for repeat copyright infringers. The plan called for tracking of Internet users and calling them out when they were found …

Apple iPad Accounts For 98% of Tablet Web Browsing, Report Says Apple iPad Accounts For 98% of Tablet Web Browsing, Report Says

As popular as Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablets are, it seems that customers who use the tablets are not often using them to browse the web. Onswipe, a company that specializes in creating touch-screen experiences for the web, today released the …

An Accurate Description of Every Infomercial You’ll Ever See [VIDEO] An Accurate Description of Every Infomercial You’ll Ever See [VIDEO]

Anyone who has ever been burdened by insomnia knows that most infomercials follow a certain script – no matter what the product is that they’re trying to sell. It’s a pretty basic routine: You’re going to want this product that …

Google Penalties Won’t Necessarily Kill Your Rankings Google Penalties Won’t Necessarily Kill Your Rankings
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According to Google, just because your site is manually penalized, it does not mean that your site will vanish from the rankings. In fact, it may not hurt it much at all in some cases. A lot of that depends …

Amazon Rumored To Be Working On Square-Like Service Amazon Rumored To Be Working On Square-Like Service
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Rumor has it that Amazon is working on a service that could compete directly with Square and others in the mobile payments space. Leena Rao at TechCrunch reports: “A tipster and an industry source both tell us that Amazon is …

Microsoft Updates The Windows Azure SQL Database Microsoft Updates The Windows Azure SQL Database

Microsoft has been very aggressive over the past year with its Windows Azure service. The cloud computing platform has been positioned as a worthy competitor to Google’s App Engine service, and Microsoft continually provides new updates to it. The latest …

Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn “Squad” Trailer Released Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn “Squad” Trailer Released

The last in a series of short previews for the upcoming Halo 4 webseries Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn was released today. The series is a prequel to the Halo video games, set in a time before the Human-Covenant war …

Facebook’s Retail Data Mining Already Being Questioned by Privacy Groups Facebook’s Retail Data Mining Already Being Questioned by Privacy Groups
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That was fast. Just a few days after multiple outlets reported on a new way Facebook is providing better analytics on ad campaigns to marketers, two electronic privacy groups have asked the Federal Trade Commission to look into whether or …

Olivia Munn To Work With Zooey Deschanel Olivia Munn To Work With Zooey Deschanel

Actress Olivia Munn will be the newest addition to the FOX hit “The New Girl”, which stars Zooey Deschanel. She’ll play the love interest of Jake Johnson’s character, Nick, and will undoubtedly cause problems for Deschanel’s character, Jess. Fans of …

Google Maps And Earth Get New High-Res Imagery Updates Google Maps And Earth Get New High-Res Imagery Updates

Google announced its latest imagery update for Google Maps and Google Earth today. “Our quest to create the most comprehensive and accurate map of the world is ongoing, but we’re happy to take a pause and share some impressive progress …

Amazon Mulling Over Online Wine Sales [REPORT] Amazon Mulling Over Online Wine Sales [REPORT]

Amazon.com may be the next big go-to place to buy booze on the web, as the company is looking to get (back) into the online wine sales business. The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon announced their plans at a …

Cancer Treatment for Colorectal Cancer Approved Cancer Treatment for Colorectal Cancer Approved
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week announced that it has approved a new drug for the treatment of colorectal cancer. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), colorectal cancer is the third most …

Kate Gosselin Tell-All Details Wooden Spoon Beatings Kate Gosselin Tell-All Details Wooden Spoon Beatings
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Kate Gosselin made quite a career out of being a reality show mom, earning millions from her appearances and book deals detailing life with eight children. Now, it seems there’s a tell-all book about to come out by a former …

Adobe Releases AIR And Flash Player Betas Adobe Releases AIR And Flash Player Betas
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Adobe is taking a two pronged approach to Web-based media going forward. The company has discontinued support for Flash on Android, but AIR is a more than worthy successor for the mobile Web. Flash is still going strong on desktop …

iPhone 5 Release Date Is Today For These Countries iPhone 5 Release Date Is Today For These Countries

The iPhone 5 launches in 22 more countries today, after a week of availability in the U.S. Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, and the U.K. Today, the device comes to the following countries: Austria Belgium Czech Republic …

Stolen Renoir Bought At Flea Market? Stolen Renoir Bought At Flea Market?
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When a West Virginia woman found a lovely old painting at a flea market, she bought it for just $7, thinking she could re-use the frame. As she was taking the picture apart, however, her mother advised her to have …

Instagram’s iOS App is Now iPhone 5 Ready Instagram’s iOS App is Now iPhone 5 Ready

Instagram becomes the next major app to ship an iPhone 5-specific update, as Instagram 3.1 is available to download now. According to a blog post, Instagram 3.1 is not only updated to be compatible with the iPhone 5 and iOS …

Mozilla Releases Persona To The Public Mozilla Releases Persona To The Public

Do you remember Mozilla’s ambitious plan to replace passwords? It’s called Persona, and it promised to be a single sign-in solution across the entire Internet. It’s been in the works for a while now, but Mozilla is ready to share …

Apple: We Fell Short On Maps, But You Can Still Use Google Or Something Else Apple: We Fell Short On Maps, But You Can Still Use Google Or Something Else
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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably either heard or experienced first hand how bad Apple’s Maps product is. Apple replaced Google Maps with its own offering in iOS 6 when it was released, and ever since, users …

Minecraft Dev Tells Microsoft to Stop “Trying to Ruin the PC” Minecraft Dev Tells Microsoft to Stop “Trying to Ruin the PC”
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Putting aside all the criticism Microsoft has been getting on its upcoming Windows 8 operating system regarding its new user interface (and also it not yet being ready for a release), a lot of the harsher criticism the company has …

Two Password Protection Bills Signed in California Two Password Protection Bills Signed in California

A few months ago, multiple reports surfaced of employers abusing their power to extract social media passwords from current of prospective employees – and the topic gained a lot of traction around the country. Bills were introduced in state legislatures …