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Twitter May Actually Spur People into Making Political Donations Twitter May Actually Spur People into Making Political Donations

We already know that this year, social media is a bigger part of the election than ever before. During the Republican National Convention, 4 million tweets were generated about the event. That number more than doubled the amount of tweets …

Facebook Hopes To Make Apps Better By Making Open Graph Stricter Facebook Hopes To Make Apps Better By Making Open Graph Stricter
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One of Facebook’s main strategies moving forward is to increase the number of apps with Facebook integration. This will increase the number of users visiting Facebook, and in turn increase their own advertising potential. That’s why Facebook has been pushing …

Google Launches Google Apps Reseller API Google Launches Google Apps Reseller API

Google has launched a new Reseller API for IT service providers and channel tools developers who want to scale their businesses. It enables these businesses to integrate and automate components of the Google APps reseller tools into their own customer …

Facebook Tests New, More Interesting Homepages for Logged Out Users Facebook Tests New, More Interesting Homepages for Logged Out Users
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Earlier this year, Facebook began showing users ads when they logout on desktop. The ads replaced the old “connect with Facebook” landing page that was unremarkable, to say the least. Now, it looks like Facebook is testing a new batch …

iPad Mini Not Particularly Desired, Shows Survey iPad Mini Not Particularly Desired, Shows Survey
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New survey data released from TechBargains shows that the iPad Mini might not be as big of a hit as some analysts have predicted. According to the survey, only 18% of survey respondents planned to purchase the iPad Mini, which …

Twitter Launches A Redesign For TweetDeck Twitter Launches A Redesign For TweetDeck
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Twitter announced the launch of a new redesign to popular Twitter client TweetDeck, which it bought last year. The update applies to the TweetDeck app across all supported platforms, which include: web, Chrome, Mac and Windows. The background is now …

A Visual Tour Of Facebook’s One Billion Users A Visual Tour Of Facebook’s One Billion Users

Mark Zuckerberg took over my Facebook feed last week to announce that the social network had reached one billion users. It was a long time coming, but one in seven people on this planet are now connected via a single …

Britney Spears Ad: Star Takes On Duel Roles Britney Spears Ad: Star Takes On Duel Roles
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Britney Spears may have a solid gig on “X Factor”, but that doesn’t mean she’s content to just have the one job. She’s still creating scents, and her latest, “Fantasy Twist”, has a glamorous new ad that just dropped and …

Etsy Makes It Easier To Find Stuff Etsy Makes It Easier To Find Stuff
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Etsy has launched a new browsing experience for it shoppers with the addition of new “browse pages”. Etsy’s Hebo explains in a company blog post: A few months ago, we released a new way to browse items for Weddings. It’s …

Hormone Therapy Reduces Heart Risks, Study Finds

A new study has found that women who take hormone replacement therapy for 10 years following menopause have “significantly” reduced risk of heart failure, heart attack, and dying. In addition, those same women are not at any increased risk of …

Online Advertisers Are Just Going To Ignore Microsoft’s ‘Do Not Track’ Signal Online Advertisers Are Just Going To Ignore Microsoft’s ‘Do Not Track’ Signal

Microsoft became one of the good guys earlier this year when they said that Internet Explorer 10 would have the “Do Not Track” option set to on by default. In a perfect world, it would tell online advertisers that a …

Kickstarter Finally Opens Up to UK-Based Projects Kickstarter Finally Opens Up to UK-Based Projects

Today, crowdfunding site Kickstarter announced that they will finally open up to folks in the UK. Although we knew that this was coming since July, today’s announcement provides details and a specific date for project-creators to shoot for. On October …

Google Takes mod_pagespeed Out Of Beta For A Faster Web Google Takes mod_pagespeed Out Of Beta For A Faster Web

Nearly two years ago, Google unveiled mod_pagespeed, an open source Apache module tool for developers to help make the web faster. Today, Google announced that it has left beta status. It has gone through eighteen different releases to get here. …

Google Maps Hot-Button Political Search Terms Across the U.S. Google Maps Hot-Button Political Search Terms Across the U.S.
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If you weren’t aware, Google has info on our searches just sitting around. Since we, as a nation, make millions and millions of searches every week, you’d expect that Google has quite a bit of that information. Today, they’ve put …

Lindsay Lohan: Fight With Mom Dina Gets Serious
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Lindsay Lohan just can’t stay away from drama. TMZ reported this morning that Lindsay and her mom Dina were partying at a club in New York well into the early hours this morning, and when they left in Lindsay’s limo, …

Samsung Galaxy S III Mini Coming Tomorrow Samsung Galaxy S III Mini Coming Tomorrow
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It turns out the rumors (as they so often are when it comes to the smartphone market) were true: Samsung will release a smaller version of its flagship Galaxy Android smartphone, the Galaxy S III. The device will be announced …

Jennifer Love Hewitt: Injury Has Fans Worried
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Jennifer Love Hewitt, whose Lifetime show “The Client List” garnered good reviews in its first season, broke her wrist over the weekend while boxing. If it seems like an odd pastime for the petite star, keep in mind she was …

Prostate Cancer Blood Test Developed by Scientists

This week, scientists announced a study that demonstrates a blood test that can detect advanced-stage prostate cancer. The study, from researchers at the Spanish National Cancer research Centre (CNIO), Institute for Cancer Research, and the Royal marsden NHS Foundation Trust, …

Does Anybody Even Care About He-Man Anymore?

I was an on-and-off again He-Man fan growing up. I was born after the original series stopped airing, but reruns on Cartoon Network ensured that I was up to date on all the adventures. The show was definitely fun to …

Scientists Dash Jurassic Park Hopes with DNA Half-Life Study

Dinosaurs bit the dust around 65 million years ago, but pop-science has held that maybe, just maybe, some sort of DNA recovery could lead to a Jurassic Park-like scenario where dinos could once again roam the Earth. Whether or not …

Samantha Geimer Writing Tell-All About Polanski

Samantha Geimer was only 13 years old when director Roman Polanski sexually assaulted her during a private photo shoot, and now she says that being labeled as “sex victim girl” after coming out publicly with the story has affected her …

Leaked Windows 8 Ads Focus On Tablets And Apps Leaked Windows 8 Ads Focus On Tablets And Apps

The countdown to Windows 8 continues as the Microsoft faithful wait for the release of the new operating system on October 26. Microsoft has been playing it rather low key in the few weeks leading up to launch, but there …

eBay Launches Pinterest-Like Site Redesign to Accompany That New Logo eBay Launches Pinterest-Like Site Redesign to Accompany That New Logo
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According to eBay, the online marketplace logged over 4 million new users in the first half over 2012. We also know that eBay’s mobile apps just hit the 100 million download milestone. And as of today, eBay has over 350 …

SpaceX Dragon Capsule Docks With the International Space Station

The Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) Dragon spacecraft successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS) this morning. The docking represents another as-planned step in what is NASA’s first privatized cargo and resupply mission under its Commercial Resupply Services contract, after …