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Katherine Jackson Still Hasn’t Made Contact with Her Grandchildren
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Katherine Jackson, mother of pop music legend Michael Jackson and legal guardian of his three children, is still hiding out somewhere in Arizona. According to reports, she still hadn’t made contact with Prince, Blanket, and Paris, the latter of whom …

Pandas Invade World Of Warcraft On September 25

I seriously thought the folks at Blizzard had gone insane when they announced the latest expansion to World of Warcraft. The idea of an ancient China landscape littered with anthropomorphic pandas seemed like a joke at first. For better or …

Galaxy Tab 7.7 Banned From Being Sold In 27 European Countries Galaxy Tab 7.7 Banned From Being Sold In 27 European Countries
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The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 has been banned from being sold in Europe, following a ruling in a German court. That’s certainly not good news for Samsung, nor is it good news for Google, who is trying to gain ground …

Sherman Hemsley: Five Obscure Movies You May Have Missed
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Sherman’s Hemsley’s death has saddened me, and I’m usually not one to get overly emotional when a celebrity passes away. However, I spent a large portion of my childhood watching television sitcoms, including “The Jeffersons”. Although a lot of the …

Mountain Lion Is Available Today: Here’s What To Expect Mountain Lion Is Available Today: Here’s What To Expect
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Apple surprised everyone by announcing the launch date of their new operating system, Mountain Lion, during their earnings call yesterday. Even more surprising was that the launch date was today, July 24. Most Apple fans have probably already downloaded Mountain …

YouTube Reminds Us That There Are Over 4 Million Creative Commons Videos At Our Disposal YouTube Reminds Us That There Are Over 4 Million Creative Commons Videos At Our Disposal

A little over a year ago, YouTube launched Creative Commons on YouTube, and officially allowed uploaders to ad a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY) to their videos. At the launch, the CC library consisted of just over 10,000 videos …

iPhone 5 Rumors Mean Lower iPhone Sales For Apple iPhone 5 Rumors Mean Lower iPhone Sales For Apple

Apple released its quarterly earnings report on Tuesday, and included in that were slower than usual iPhone sales. The latest rumor is that the iPhone 5 (and possibly the iPad Mini) will be released in September. This piece of rumorformation …

Rebekah Brooks Charged in UK Phone Hacking Scandal Rebekah Brooks Charged in UK Phone Hacking Scandal
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Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive of News International and the ex-editor for News of the World, will be brought up on charges in the phone-hacking case, along with seven other individuals. If she’s found guilty of the crimes, which …

Foursquare’s New Promoted Updates Amount To The First-Ever Ads On The App Foursquare’s New Promoted Updates Amount To The First-Ever Ads On The App

In the same way that a business can pay to promote one of their tweets to the top of a user’s stream on Twitter, they’ll soon be able to promote their location within Foursquare as well. Check-in king Foursquare has …

Apple’s Q3 Results Reveal That They Are Dominating In China Apple’s Q3 Results Reveal That They Are Dominating In China

Apple confirmed that they still make a lot of money during their Q3 earnings results yesterday. One point of interest in said earnings, however, was that over half of its revenue was coming from overseas markets. It would appear that …

Jason Alexander Takes Time Out From Twitter Gun Debate To Plug Franklin And Bash Jason Alexander Takes Time Out From Twitter Gun Debate To Plug Franklin And Bash

Twitter can be quite the marketing vehicle, and actor (and apparently director) Jason Alexander knows this. He took the time to plug an episode of the quirky TNT lawyer series that he directed with a few tweets right at a …

USA vs. Spain: American Team Walks Away with an Exhibition Victory

USA vs. Spain: Although both basketball teams are considered to be the best in the world at the moment, Team USA walked away with the victory during an exhibition game on Tuesday. The final score: 100-78. However, the real showdown …

That HBO/Netflix Partnership Probably Isn’t Coming Anytime Soon That HBO/Netflix Partnership Probably Isn’t Coming Anytime Soon
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Netflix released their Q2 earnings report yesterday, and it showed a return to profitability for the company. Both domestic and international streaming revenues were up, $26 million and $22 million, respectively. In his letter to shareholders, CEO Reed Hastings made …

AOL Slows Its Revenue Decline To Lowest Rate In As Much As 7 Years AOL Slows Its Revenue Decline To Lowest Rate In As Much As 7 Years

AOL released its quarterly earnings report this morning for Q2. The company’s revenue declined by 2%, which AOL points out is the lowest rate of decline in 7 years. The company managed to beat Wall Street expectations. Ad revenue grew …

The World’s Most Powerful Android Tablet Will Set You Back $1,300 The World’s Most Powerful Android Tablet Will Set You Back $1,300
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I’ve been hesitant to jump on the tablet hype train since Apple popularized them with the iPad. I’m a power PC user and the limited resources of tablets didn’t appeal to me. The good news is that tablets are getting …

Google Panda Update: New Data Refresh Rolls Out Google Panda Update: New Data Refresh Rolls Out
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Google tweeted late last night that it has begun rolling out a new data refresh of the Panda update. The refresh affects about 1% of search results in a noticeable way, according to the company. Follow @google A Googler @google …

Jennifer Hudson: Man Who Murdered Her Family Receives Three Life Sentences
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Jennifer Hudson experienced a loss I hope none of us ever have to face during our lifetimes. In October of 2008, Hudson’s mother, brother, and nephew were murdered by William Balfour, her sister’s estranged ex-husband. Balfour, who spent seven years …

Facebook Building New Engineering Team In London Facebook Building New Engineering Team In London

If you’re anywhere near London (or have the inclination to make a move) and fancy yourself a talented engineer, you could land a job with Facebook. That’s because the company has just announced that they are hiring a new engineering …

For A Ghost Town, Google+ Sure Grew A Lot Last Month For A Ghost Town, Google+ Sure Grew A Lot Last Month
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The words “Google+” and “ghost town” are often found in the same sentence, but new data from Compete appears to indicate that, at least in the U.S., Google’s social destination is growing nicely in unique monthly visitors. In June, the …

Sherman Hemsley, Jeffersons’ Actor, Dies at 74
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If you are a fan of 1970s and 1980s sitcom TV series, I am sure you are aware of who Sherman Hemsley was. Hemsley had a unique and bubbly personality that showcased his talents on the well-known TV shows of …

This Ferris Wheel Uses Tweets To Lighten Up The Mood Of The Olympics This Ferris Wheel Uses Tweets To Lighten Up The Mood Of The Olympics

EDF Engergy and Sosolimited are working together to put on what EDF calls the world’s first social media-powered light show. It uses tweets, and turns them into a real-time light show using the London Eye, a famous Ferris Wheel in …

Mountain Lion Comes Out Wednesday, Apple Says Mountain Lion Comes Out Wednesday, Apple Says

Apple released its quarterly earnings report today. More on that here, but within that report, CEO Tim Cook just happened to mention that Mountain Lion will be released tomorrow. “We’re thrilled with record sales of 17 million iPads in the …

Apple Announces That They Still Make More Money Than Anybody Else Apple Announces That They Still Make More Money Than Anybody Else
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We knew for a while that Apple was going to reveal that they made a lot of money today. We just didn’t know to what extent. Thanks to Apple releasing their third quarter results, we can confirm that the company …

Dept. of Treasury Mobile App Contest Taps Facebook, Google Employees To Judge Dept. of Treasury Mobile App Contest Taps Facebook, Google Employees To Judge
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The U.S. Department of Treasury is sponsoring a mobile app contest, all in the hopes that some citizen ideas will “allow consumers to search for and access financial products on demand, manage their finances, and set and stick to financial …