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Bubonic Plague Case: Fleas Almost Kill 7-Year Old
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It sounds like something from a movie, but the story of a young girl contracting the plague from a flea bite is all too true, and she’s incredibly lucky to be alive. 7-year old Sierra Downing of Colorado was on …

Bing Says Most People Prefer Bing To Google Bing Says Most People Prefer Bing To Google
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Bing has launched a new campaign to try and steal away some of Google’s users, by offering a “blind comparison test,” for users to pick the results they like better – those from Bing or those from Google. You can …

FCC Needs Your Help In Testing Mobile Broadband Speeds FCC Needs Your Help In Testing Mobile Broadband Speeds

The FCC, love ‘em or hate ‘em, has been instrumental in increasing broadband speeds across America. The National Broadband Plan has encouraged ISPs to increase their speeds and spread the Internet to more communities across the U.S. Their latest report …

LivingSocial’s Starbucks Deal is the Best-Selling Daily Deal of All Time LivingSocial’s Starbucks Deal is the Best-Selling Daily Deal of All Time
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I didn’t buy LivingSocial’s Starbucks deal yesterday. That makes me a weirdo because apparently, everyone else did. According to daily deals aggregator Yipit, we have a new king of the daily deals. Wednesday’s $5 for $10 worth of Starbucks offer …

Ubisoft Ditches Aggressive, Always-On DRM
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With two of the most anticipated titles of 2012, Assassin’s Creed III and Far Cry 3, just over the horizon, Ubisoft has no reason to question the way it conducts business. For years now, gamers have complained loudly about Ubisoft’s …

Gamers Are On The Decline In The U.S.
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It seems like everybody is a gamer these days. The rise of mobile and social gaming has turned even the most unlikely of people into gamers. All of the new gamers have even eclipsed what was traditionally the largest gamer …

Yandex Opens Its Cloud Storage Service To Everyone Yandex Opens Its Cloud Storage Service To Everyone
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Back in April Russian search giant Yandex unveiled Yandex.Disk, their brand new cloud storage service. At the time, it was invitation only and only available in Russian. Today, they’ve dropped the invite requirement and opened up the service to everyone. …

Natalie Portman: Five Things You Didn’t Know
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Natalie Portman is one of those actresses you might have a love/hate relationship with. She’s talented, gorgeous, funny, and she has an affinity for nerds, which has won her favor in the past few years. It’s hard to like someone …

Google Penguin Update Refresh Suspected Google Penguin Update Refresh Suspected
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Last month, Google’s Matt Cutts made some comments at the Search Engine Strategies conference, reportedly indicating that the next Penguin update would be “jarring”. Since then, webmasters have been waiting for the big day when Google drops the hammer. Last …

Mark Cuban Admits He Lost Money on Facebook Mark Cuban Admits He Lost Money on Facebook

On the eve of Facebook’s big IPO, Mark Cuban predicted that the public offering could be the “most important” in history – but not for the reasons you might think. Cuban thought brand excitement would bring in retail investors who …

This Robot Runs Faster than Usain Bolt, Severs All Hope for Humanity This Robot Runs Faster than Usain Bolt, Severs All Hope for Humanity

Tonight, I will be chased by this galloping robot in my nightmares. Let me introduce you to the new and improved Cheetah robot, a four-legged machine that used to run a terrifying 18 mph. Now, it’s tacked on some extra …

ACTA Ratified In Japan, Citizens Plan Protests ACTA Ratified In Japan, Citizens Plan Protests

The key to a democratic government’s continued strength is that all its dealings are made in the open with input from its citizens. That has not been the case with ACTA. Citizens of the European Union force the discussion out …

Zuckerberg Pledge Helps Facebook Stock Zuckerberg Pledge Helps Facebook Stock
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Yesterday, news came out that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has pledged not to sell any Facebook shares for at least a year. In addition to that, Board members Marc Andreessen and Don Graham will not sell any shares, other than …

Sandra Fluke: Future Under Romney Humiliating To Women
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Sandra Fluke, the former Georgetown Law student who found herself in the national spotlight when Rush Limbaugh called her a “slut” for her stance on birth control coverage under health care laws, took the stage last night at the Democratic …

Google Expands Knowledge Graph Carousel Google Expands Knowledge Graph Carousel
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About a month ago, Google expanded the Knowledge Graph into all English-speaking countries, and introduced the Knowledge Graph Carousel placing more visual Knowledge Graph content directly underneath the search box: Today, Google announced that it is taking the initial steps …

Reddit Hit 3.4 Billion Pageviews in August Reddit Hit 3.4 Billion Pageviews in August
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If you need any more proof that reddit is not to be disregarded (and really, why would you), they’re happy to provide you cold, hard stats. The coldest and hardest of stats – pageview stats. Let’s not beat around the …

Facebook Improves Their Android SDK Facebook Improves Their Android SDK

Facebook has recently updated their iOS app and the iOS SDK to improve the performance of both. By all accounts, it seems to be working fine now. Now it’s time for Facebook to fix their Android app and that starts …

HootSuite Acquires Social Management Startup Seesmic HootSuite Acquires Social Management Startup Seesmic
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HootSuite announced today that it has acquired Seesmic, a competitor in the social marketing management software space. Both companies develop platforms that allow people and businesses to coordinate and monitor their marketing across multiple social network platforms. “We’ve always been …

Sonic And Shell Team Up For Tater Tots And Gasoline

Sonic and Shell have teamed up to bring customers an easy way to save time: order your food while you’re pumping your gas. In a world where everyone is in a hurry and almost anything can be accessed at our …

Adobe Social Is Now Available, And Here’s What It Does Adobe Social Is Now Available, And Here’s What It Does
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Adobe has announced the general availability of Adobe Social, its social marketing solution, which utilizes the Adobe Digital Marketing Suite, and includes extensive analytics into social engagement, as well as ad and app creation, and engagementn and social listening tools …

Bill Clinton Impresses, But First Lady Still Tops in Twitter Buzz [DNC] Bill Clinton Impresses, But First Lady Still Tops in Twitter Buzz [DNC]
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At the bottom of the 10 o’clock hour last night, former president Bill Clinton began what was supposed to be around a half-hour speech. What he ended up giving was a 48 minute masterclass in politicking, a speech that was …

Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman To Follow Foo Fighters At DNC?
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Despite a whole lot of people clamoring for Betty White to make an appearance at the Democratic National Convention, rumor has it that three very different actresses will be taking the job instead. According to CNN, Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, …

This German Guy Really Loves Breaking Bad

There are so many reasons to love Breaking Bad, one of them being the simple fact that it can generate this much enthusiasm. Like this German guy explaining exactly why the show is so great. Or something like that. If …

Google AdWords Scripts Launch Worldwide Google AdWords Scripts Launch Worldwide
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Google announced that AdWords scripts are now to all advertisers around the world. Google has also added the ability to run more complex scripts, use real-time data to manage campaigns and automate scripts with scheduling. Google first announced AdWords scripts …