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Microsoft Announces Windows Azure Media Services Microsoft Announces Windows Azure Media Services

Microsoft definitely needs to give its cloud network – Windows Azure – a kick in the pants. If it wants to compete with the likes of Google’s and other cloud businesses, it’s going to have to step up its game. …

Child Porn Sharing Discovered on Facebook User Page Child Porn Sharing Discovered on Facebook User Page

Not sure how much of it is truth and how much is just shock value, but WND is reporting that they have discovered a startling child pornography hub centered around a cluster of Facebook profile pages created for the purpose …

Tumblr Launches ‘Storyboard’ to Feature Creativity Tumblr Launches ‘Storyboard’ to Feature Creativity
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Tumblr, the popular blogging platform, today launched a blog called Storyboard that will feature content creators who use Tumblr blogs. The blog will feature interviews and a behind-the-scenes look at the people behind compelling Tumblr blog content. The announcement came …

Apple Trying To Seize iPhone5.com Domain Apple Trying To Seize iPhone5.com Domain
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Apple is taking steps to seize control of iPhone5.com. The company filed a complaint last week with the World Intellectual Property Organization over the domain, which currently hosts a small discussion forum centered on iPhone-related news and rumors. According to …

Arianna Huffington Free to Concentrate on the Post Arianna Huffington Free to Concentrate on the Post
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For over a year Arianna Huffington has served at AOL’s many media properties as the catch all editor. She is famous as a shrewd negotiator who isn’t afraid to ruffle a few feathers. Her length of influence extended over TechCrunch, …

Jayson Werth Breaks Wrist: Twitter Reacts
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Jayson Werth, right fielder for the Washington Nationals, broke his left wrist during the Philadelphia Phillies game on Sunday night. According to doctors, the break is severe enough that Werth may not return to the field for several months. To …

Living in Google’s World; or, Lessons from Street View Wi-Fi Spying Living in Google’s World; or, Lessons from Street View Wi-Fi Spying
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A friend of mine spotted the Google Street View car here in my city a couple of days ago. It’s always fun to hear about those sightings because it feels like catching a glimpse of a full-on double rainbow or …

Yahoo Selling Shares to Alibaba Yahoo Selling Shares to Alibaba

Alibaba, China’s largest online business-to-business trading platform, posted Q1 2012 profits of $53.8 million, though Yahoo Inc. is looking to sell a large portion of its shares with the company. Yahoo bought a 40% stake in the platform in 2005, …

Google Invests in Machinima YouTube Channel Google Invests in Machinima YouTube Channel

Google is putting more of it money into content and investing in the popular YouTube channel Machinima. AllThingsD is reporting that Google will invest in Machinima during its current fundraising round which is expected to raise more than $30 million. …

Reddit’s TestPAC Raises $9,000 Against SOPA Creator Lamar Smith Reddit’s TestPAC Raises $9,000 Against SOPA Creator Lamar Smith
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Texas Representative Lamar Smith, creator of nasty Internet legislation SOPA, has attracted the ire of the Internet for quite some time. It wasn’t until recently that the Internet decided to do something about it beyond just a blackout or creating …

Martha Stewart Guests On “Two Broke Girls”
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“Two Broke Girls”, a hit show on CBS about two twenty-somethings living in New York City, is set to have a crafty icon guest star tonight on their season finale. Martha Stewart, who embraces her legendary status as the craftiest …

Yahoos Still Stirring About Thompson’s False Credentials Yahoos Still Stirring About Thompson’s False Credentials
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Looking back to last week you’ll probably remember that shareholder activist, Dan Loeb and his investment firm Third Point was stirring the pot big time over at Yahoo. In fact, Loeb is darn right pissed off about the professional path …

Apple To Release $799 MacBook Air Next Quarter? Apple To Release $799 MacBook Air Next Quarter?
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Apple’s MacBook Air computer will be getting an update and a big price reduction in the third quarter to compete with the next generation of ultrabooks, according to a recent report. Citing “sources in the upstream supply chain,” DigiTimes is …

Holland Cokeley Finds Turtle With His Son’s Initials Carved In It
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Holland Cokeley, an 85 year-old Pennsylvania resident who enjoys wandering around the wooded area near his home with his neighbor’s dog, recently made a very interesting discovery: The turtle his son carved his initials into 47 years ago is still …

Barry Hay, Golden Earring (“Radar Love”) Front Man, Takes on Social Discovery Barry Hay, Golden Earring (“Radar Love”) Front Man, Takes on Social Discovery

Social discovery site 20blinks, co-founded by Sandra Hay, never fails to amaze. It’s an impulse as old as cave paintings – the desire to share images that interest us, things we find beautiful, inspiring, appalling or just plain weird. That’s …

The Avengers Hulk-Smashes Box Office Records, and My Expectations

I can’t stop thinking about The Avengers; every time I try, some scene will randomly pop up in my head which immediately leads to me smiling. Have you ever had that first date where everything about it completely exceeded expectations? …

Iran Angry Over Google Map Iran Angry Over Google Map
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Iran, the world’s worst oppressor of internet freedom, has ironically been complaining about Google’s omission of the Persian Gulf name in its map of the region. Iran accused Google of lacking credibility on Saturday after noticing that the word ‘Persian …

Kodak Announces Shutterfly Takeover Kodak Announces Shutterfly Takeover
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Last month, camera and film giant Kodak announced Shutterfly would be buying out their online gallery for $24 million, and today sent out a press release regarding the acquisition and what it will mean for users. The Kodak Gallery is …

Bug In OS X Lion Stores User Passwords In Clear Text Bug In OS X Lion Stores User Passwords In Clear Text

A recently discovered security flaw in OS X Lion causes users’ login passwords to be stored in unencrypted plain text files. The files are accessible to anyone with the computer’s admin password. What’s more, with a little effort, someone who …

Google+ Hangouts On Air Now Available To All Users Google+ Hangouts On Air Now Available To All Users

When Google+ introduced Hangouts, it was a major win for Google’s social networking service. It was the major defining feature for a lot of people and set Google+ apart from the competition. Google then introduced Hangouts On Air to a …

Groupon Addresses Stockholders: 170 Million Sold in 2011 Groupon Addresses Stockholders: 170 Million Sold in 2011

Groupon CEO, Andrew D. Mason sent out a letter to the stockholders today addressing what the company accomplished in 2011 and what they have planned for 2012 and beyond. To put it lightly, they plan on taking over commerce in …

LG is Launching a Google TV Set in May LG is Launching a Google TV Set in May

LG Electronics will begin selling TV sets running Google TV software by the end of the month. Reuters quoting Ro Seogho, LG’s executive vice president for TV business, as saying U.S. customers will be able to buy a Google TV …

Whitley County, Kentucky Reporters Bring Down Corrupt Sheriff
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Adam Sulfridge was a young journalist, fresh-faced and still in college, when he got the scoop of a lifetime: the local sheriff was involved in some shady dealings. Sulfridge was working for the Times-Tribune in his hometown of Whitley County, …

Google Penguin Update: Report Spam With Google Docs Google Penguin Update: Report Spam With Google Docs

You can learn a lot of little helpful tidbits by listening to what Googles head of webspam has to say, and lucky for webmasters, he’s always saying through various channels on the web. This includes YouTube videos, his blog, Google+, …