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European Union Caught With Its Hand In The Cookie Jar European Union Caught With Its Hand In The Cookie Jar
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Don’t you just hate cookies? Not the delicious sweets, but the kind that follow you around on the Web tracking your behavior. It seems that the European Union hates them too hence why the “Cookie Law” went into effect this …

Django Unchained: New Stills From Film Emerge Online Django Unchained: New Stills From Film Emerge Online

Quentin Tarantino is moving right along with his new film “Django Unchained“, which is done in the spirit of old-school spaghetti westerns and chronicles the journey of a freed slave who becomes a deadly bounty hunter, despite several setbacks and …

50 Shades of Grey Returns to Florida Libraries 50 Shades of Grey Returns to Florida Libraries
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50 Shades of Grey, author E. L. James’ erotic novel which began its life on a Twilight fanfiction website, was unceremoniously yanked from Florida’s Brevard County libraries after it was labeled by some as erotica. Don Walker, a spokesman for …

Google Seeks Greater Freedom in France Google Seeks Greater Freedom in France

Back in 2008, French TV network TF1 sued YouTube for copyright infringement, for hosting clips of some of its shows, including La Môme and Halloween. A judge in Paris finally dismissed the case on Tuesday, and Google is calling for …

Worldwide Mobile Payments to Hit $171 Billion in 2012 Worldwide Mobile Payments to Hit $171 Billion in 2012

The IT analysts at Gartner, Inc. have announced that worldwide mobile payment transaction values will reach $171.5 billion this year. That is a 61.9% increase over 2011. The number of mobile payment users will also significantly increase this year, hitting …

Google Report Shows Popularity Of Different Ad Units Google Report Shows Popularity Of Different Ad Units

Google released a new report called “Display Business Trends: Publisher Edition,” which looks at aggregated global data across its display ad solutions, including: the DoubleClick Ad Exchange, DoubleClick for Publishers, and the AdSense network. “The goal is not to give …

iPhone 5 Rumor: Back Panel Image Leaked iPhone 5 Rumor: Back Panel Image Leaked

A leaked image may confirm some of the rumors we’ve been hearing about the upcoming iPhone. The image shows the rear panel of the new iPhone (probably not the “iPhone 5″). The image comes from Chinese part supplier iFixyouri, who …

Facebook Idiot Photographs a Pile of Cash, Gets Robbed Facebook Idiot Photographs a Pile of Cash, Gets Robbed

You’ve probably seen him before. Some guy, who probably looks like Scumbag Steve, flashes a wad of cash on Facebook to show everyone what an idiot he is. At webpronews we love it when people act stupid on Facebook. Mostly …

NASA Asks Future Moon Explorers To Respect History NASA Asks Future Moon Explorers To Respect History

The destiny of the human race lies beyond our planet, but before we can search the stars, we need to colonize the moon. Many countries including China, India, and Japan have expressed serious interest in either putting people or rovers …

Yahoo Maktoob Gets Yamli, An Arabic Translation Tool Yahoo Maktoob Gets Yamli, An Arabic Translation Tool
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Yesterday, Yahoo announced they have acquired a license to arabic translation specialist, Yamli Technology. The idea is to integrate the translation technology into their Maktoob platform, an acquisition made to expand services into the Middle East and North Africa. The …

Google Street View Faces Probe in Australia Google Street View Faces Probe in Australia
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The Google Street View wi-fi spying scandal may have been quelled in the United States, but the fun’s just getting started in other parts of the world. Over the weekend, an independent privacy watchdog in United Kingdom launched an investigation …

Guild Wars 2 Second Weekend Beta Coming June 8 Guild Wars 2 Second Weekend Beta Coming June 8

Guild Wars 2 is probably the most anticipated MMO coming out this year. With that anticipation comes a lot of pressure on the ArenaNet to create the best game they possibly can. That’s why there’s no actual release date beyond …

Basketball Wives Star Sued by Ex-Husband for Spousal Support Basketball Wives Star Sued by Ex-Husband for Spousal Support
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Basketball Wives, the weirdly popular VH1 program that chronicles the lives of women who have been romantically linked to professional basketball players, seems to be a catalyst for all sorts of juicy televised drama. Newcomer Kenya Bell is starting to …

Marina Keegan: Yale Sets Up Virtual Mourning Site Marina Keegan: Yale Sets Up Virtual Mourning Site

Nothing hits a community harder than the loss of a young life, and it is only made more tragic when that life held so much hope and promise for the future. Talent and charisma were two things Marina Keegan had …

Facebook Adds Trending Videos to News Feeds Facebook Adds Trending Videos to News Feeds

It was reported last month that Facebook had been testing out “trending articles” in its news feeds, which embeds content from social reader apps amongst status updates and likes. Facebook has been retooling all sorts of aspects of its platform, …

iOS 6: New Maps App Shown In Leaked Images iOS 6: New Maps App Shown In Leaked Images

A couple weeks ago we brought you news that Apple was finally preparing to drop Google Maps from iOS in favor of their own in-house 3D maps app. While the app itself would stay largely the same, the backend map …

Facebook Smartphone Could Be Released By Next Year Facebook Smartphone Could Be Released By Next Year

Nick Bilton over at The New York Times technology blog is reporting that Facebook is getting serious about designing and releasing a smartphone. He quotes several anonymous Facebook employees and other Silicon Valley engineers in his report, stating that Facebook …

Elvis Presley Crypt to Be Auctioned Off This Summer Elvis Presley Crypt to Be Auctioned Off This Summer

Elvis Presley crypt inside Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis, Tennessee will soon be tossed upon the auction block, allowing fans of the legendary singer to own a piece of the man’s history. Those hoping to get their weird little hands …

Misty May-Treanor Starts DWTS Campaign On Facebook Misty May-Treanor Starts DWTS Campaign On Facebook

Olympic volleyball star and two-time gold medalist Misty May-Treanor wants to add a disco-ball trophy to her mantle, and she’s taken to Facebook to make it happen. May-Treanor appeared on “Dancing With The Stars” during season seven in 2008 but …

The World’s Greatest Bartender (Viral Video) The World’s Greatest Bartender (Viral Video)
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America’s Got Talent has seen some steady viewership since its debut back in 2006. Since it first aired it has gone from a season average of 10 million viewers per episode to around 12 million last year. It as been …

Google Works to Fight Bad Ads and False Advertising Google Works to Fight Bad Ads and False Advertising

On the 25th, Google released an interesting figure on just how effective they have been keeping malware, ad spam, and misleading claims off of their network. Since 2010, Google has decreased the number of bad ads that make it through …

Facebook May Buy (Part of) Face.com [RUMOR] Facebook May Buy (Part of) Face.com [RUMOR]

UPDATE: TechCrunch is now saying that this acquisition is a done deal. The rumor gears are getting warm in regard to Facebook. Of course, rumors are only fun because there’s an innate uncertainty about them that excites people into believing …

The Pirate Bay Fighting Censorship One IP Address At A Time The Pirate Bay Fighting Censorship One IP Address At A Time
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Remember when The Pirate Bay was blocked in the UK on the grounds that it enabled copyright on a massive scale? That may have been only the most recent attempt at censoring the site, but various other European countries have …

Apple Board Member Uses a Blackberry Apple Board Member Uses a Blackberry
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In a new CNBC documentary, J.Crew CEO and Apple Board member Mickey Drexler was filmed using a Blackberry instead of an iPhone. In the scandalous clip below, one can see said Blackberry, a Bold 9900 model, at roughly 21 seconds …