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38 Die In Mental Hospital; Fire Investigation Underway

38 people died in a horrific fire at a mental hospital just outside Moscow on Thursday night, officials say. The cause is believed to be a short circuit in the wiring. Of the victims, 36 were patients and two were …

Check Out The First Gameplay From Hearthstone: Heroes Of Warcraft

At PAX East, Blizzard announced that it’s working on its first new, original Warcraft game in almost a decade. The game – Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft – is a collectible trading card game that pits players against each other using …

Beyond: Two Souls to be Screened at Tribeca

The Tribeca Film Festival is wrapping up this week, and Sony has a bit of a surprise for gamers who also love movies. The publisher has announced that it will be screening footage from the video game Beyond: Two Souls …

Anonymous Defaces NAMBLA Web Site As Part Of #OpAlice Anonymous Defaces NAMBLA Web Site As Part Of #OpAlice
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Anonymous has a history with child predators. The hacktivist group frequently targets them during its operations, but it’s now launching a massive attack on numerous Web sites as part of a new operation. Anonymous announced today that it has taken …

Amazon Sales Up 22% To $16.07 Billion For Q1, Profit Down Amazon Sales Up 22% To $16.07 Billion For Q1, Profit Down
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Amazon reported its Q1 earnings today with sales up 22% to $16.07 billion. Operating cash flow was up 39% year-over-year to $4.25 billion for the trailing twelve months. Free cash flow was down 85% to $177 million for the trailing …

Punky Brewster Backed By Google Ventures, Advised By Randi Zuckerberg Punky Brewster Backed By Google Ventures, Advised By Randi Zuckerberg

Soleil Moon Frye, commonly known as the girl who played Punky Brewster, has a startup called Moonfrye, and it has attracted $2.5 million in funding from GRP Partners, Greycroft, Daher Capital, and Google’s investment arm, Google Ventures. The company is …

HIV Vaccine Fails Clinical Trial, Vaccinations Stopped

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced that a clinical trial of an experimental HIV vaccine has been halted, following a report from a safety monitoring board. The independent data and safety monitoring board found during an interim …

Rayman Legends Brings Some Challenge To The Nintendo Download

Ubisoft revealed this morning that the highly anticipated Rayman Legends will launch across the Wii U, Xbox 360 and PS3 on September 3 in North America. Until then, Wii U owners can get their hands on a new “demo.” Nintendo …

Latest Google Enhanced Campaigns Webinar Focuses On Mobile Strategy Latest Google Enhanced Campaigns Webinar Focuses On Mobile Strategy

Since introducing Enhanced Campaigns earlier this year, Google has regularly been conducting webinars to help advertisers get acquainted with the changes, and to help them optimize their campaigns. Google has uploaded a new webinar specifically on optimizing mobile strategy: This …

Facebook Does More to Coax Pages to Promote Posts Facebook Does More to Coax Pages to Promote Posts
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If you operate a Facebook Page, you may have noticed a couple of subtle changes Facebook has made to the look of the pages for admins. These changes are a clear attempt to coax page owners into promoting their content, …

Carnival Ship Evacuated After Explosion

A Carnival cruise ship had to be evacuated after two fuel barges in Mobile, Alabama exploded late Wednesday night. Officials say three people were seriously injured in the blast and are in critical condition. Investigators are still trying to determine …

Bing Rebrands Bing Business Portal As Bing Places For Business Bing Rebrands Bing Business Portal As Bing Places For Business
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Bing announced the launch of Bing Places For Business today. Essentially this is just a rebranding of Bing Business Portal at a new destination: bing.com/places. Bing senior product manager Ginny Sandhu says, “We know time is in short supply when …

Sorority Girl Email Author Resigns

Last week Gawker published an email from an executive board member of the Delta Gamma sorority at the University of Maryland. The ‘deranged sorority letter,’ as it became known, was meant to whip chapter members into shape when it came …

CISPA Is Kind Of Dead, But Not Really CISPA Is Kind Of Dead, But Not Really
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Last week, a cry rang out from privacy advocates everywhere as the House overwhelmingly passed CISPA. Those same advocates soon gathered up their forces for a fight in the Senate, but it looks like the Senate got to killing CISPA …

Twitter for Mac Finally Gets an Update (Seriously!) Twitter for Mac Finally Gets an Update (Seriously!)
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If you thought Twitter had forgotten about the ol’ Twitter for Mac app, think again! Sure, it hadn’t had an update for over a year – but that’s all in the past. Today, Twitter launches a significant update to the …

Edward Norton Fight With Pap Could Go To Court
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Edward Norton should know that the first rule of Fight Club is, you don’t smack a photographer. They don’t like that. The 43-year old actor reportedly smacked the hand of a paparazzi on Tuesday as the man was trying to …

Bing Takes Another Swing At The Deals Space Bing Takes Another Swing At The Deals Space

Bing announced Bing Offers today. This is a searchable collection of local deals on the web, aggregated from a “broad” set of partners. Sound familiar? That’s probably because they launched Bing Deals two years ago, another deals aggregator. Apparently that …

Radiohead’s ‘Karma Police’ Like You’ve Never Heard It Before

YouTube is peppered with covers of the classic Radiohead song “Karma Police” off their masterpiece album OK Computer. And it should be – it’s an incredible song. But I guarantee you’ve never heard that song like this before. The amazing …

Eastwood Wife Rehab Not For Substance Abuse

Clint Eastwood hasn’t been in the headlines much since his much-maligned appearance at the RNC last year, but his wife and daughters are still plugging away at their reality show, “Mrs. Eastwood And Company”. However, it may all be too …

Eminem: New Album Rumored For This Year
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It’s been rumored for a while now that Eminem has been working on a studio album. Now, that rumor has been all but confirmed. Dr. Dre, a long-time collaborator and producer for Eminem, this week called in to a radio …

With ‘Hundreds’ of Paid Videos Uploaded, Vimeo Launches New On Demand Homepage With ‘Hundreds’ of Paid Videos Uploaded, Vimeo Launches New On Demand Homepage

Last month, Vimeo launched a full video on demand service that lets Vimeo PRO creators sell their work on the site. It’s pay-to-view, with much freedom (and profits) given to the creators. Creators get to set the price for their …

FairSearch Doesn’t Like The Way Google Does Thing Bing Does FairSearch Doesn’t Like The Way Google Does Thing Bing Does
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As previously reported, the EU has finally released documents clearly stating its concerns with Google’s competitive practices and listing, for the first time, Google’s actual proposals for settlement. Ahead of the release, the FairSearch Coalition (a group of Google competitors …

Draw Something 2 Now Available On iOS, Coming To Android Soon
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Zynga’s most high-profile acquisition of last year was OMGPOP and its game Draw Something. The game proved incredibly popular, but soon began to bleed users by the millions. Now Zynga is trying to win over those who left with a …

Skyrim: Legendary Edition Announced, Dated
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Both in and out of video games, it seems that patient gamers are always rewarded. While early adopters can often end up shelling out $60 for a new game and $30 to $60 more for a title’s DLC, those who …