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Wasting Time and Money: The Biggest Offenders [Infographic] Wasting Time and Money: The Biggest Offenders [Infographic]

We all do it, but some of us do it more than others. Wasting time at work has become the subject of many movies, television shows and is even a central theme in some people’s lives. This most excellent infographic …

ICANN Closes gTLD Registration ICANN Closes gTLD Registration

You can no longer register for the new gTLDs with ICANN. Registration closed on Thursday, March 29. ICANN says there were only 839 registered users in the application system on March 25, though the number will be updated. The organization …

Spike Lee Pays After Tweeting George Zimmerman’s Address
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Iconic film director Spike Lee found himself with some legal troubles recently after he tweeted what he thought was the home address of George Zimmerman, the Florida man who shot and killed 17-year old Trayvon Martin in February. Turns out, …

Sega Streamlining Operations And Cutting Games Sega Streamlining Operations And Cutting Games

It looks as though SEGA might just be on it’s last leg as a developer with clout in the gaming industry. Today it was announced that Sega Sammy’s gaming division is posting an operating loss of approx. $86 million. To …

Google Using ReCAPTCHA to Crowdsource Street View Addresses Google Using ReCAPTCHA to Crowdsource Street View Addresses

Gizmodo is reporting that ReCAPTCHA is now using street view address images its spam filter as one of those words you have to put in to verify you’re human. Their article quotes Google as saying: We’re currently running an experiment …

Google Drive Spotted In The Wild With 5GB Free Storage Google Drive Spotted In The Wild With 5GB Free Storage

Google Drive, often rumored to be called GDrive, is Google’s long-awaited cloud storage service that’s been “just about ready to launch” for years now. In February, all of the Google Drive talk was renewed with a rumor that the launch …

Foxconn Promises More Wages, Less Hours Foxconn Promises More Wages, Less Hours
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Foxconn, the main manufacturer of electronics for Apple, has promised to reduce working hours and increase wages across its factories in China, the New York Times is reporting. The changes come after inspections from the Fair Labor Association discovered poor …

Yahoo To Launch Do Not Track Feature By Early Summer Yahoo To Launch Do Not Track Feature By Early Summer

Following the FTC’s final report on online consumer privacy earlier this week, which included support for companies to provide a Do Not Track feature so as to allow consumers to tell companies that they don’t want their browsing activity tracked, …

Steve Urkel Beat the Mother of his Child?
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Jaleel White’s career has been resuscitated with his participation in Dancing with the Stars but all that may end. White’s ex-girlfriend Bridget Hardy claims that he physically assaulted her in 2010. The dancing frontrunner claims that he never hit Hardy …

RIM Will Abandon The Consumer Market, Focus On Enterprise RIM Will Abandon The Consumer Market, Focus On Enterprise

As we told you yesterday, BlackBerry maker Research In Motion released its earnings report for the fourth quarter of the 2011 fiscal year, and the news was not good. The company, which stood unchallenged at the top of the smartphone …

MegaUpload Drops Lawsuit Against Universal Music MegaUpload Drops Lawsuit Against Universal Music

With all this hoopla over MegaUpload’s current battle against multiple counts of copyright infringement among other serious charges, it’s easy to forget that MegaUpload at one time was bringing a lawsuit of its own against Universal Music Group. If you …

Two-Thirds of Countries Worldwide Claim Media Freedom Two-Thirds of Countries Worldwide Claim Media Freedom

According to a recent poll, roughly two-thirds of adults surveyed from 133 countries and regions say that they enjoy a lot of media freedom. This median has gone essentially unchanged since a similar poll was conducted in 2010 – 67% …

401K Rollover Facts Revealed: Check Your Egg Basket 401K Rollover Facts Revealed: Check Your Egg Basket
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Understanding what to do with money you’ve invested for your retirement once you leave the organization you’ve invested through can be pretty complicated. Should you roll it over to another account, should you cash it in, or are there better …

Vint Cerf Questions European Internet Regulation Vint Cerf Questions European Internet Regulation

Google’s Internet Evangelist is out and about overseas, extolling the virtues of European Internet regulation, if, by “extolling,” I mean trashing it for being impractical. Cerf’s comments, while being applied to the EU’s proposed “right to be forgotten” proposal that’s …

Draw Something, By The Brain-Scribbling Numbers

So there’s this game you may have heard of, draw… something? Ah, right: Draw Something. To say it’s popular would be to egregiously undermine the game’s success. More accurately, it’s been charging through the world of game apps this past …

Rovio Expanding Into Sweden After New Acquisition Rovio Expanding Into Sweden After New Acquisition

Rovio has been busy as of late with their continuation towards world domination. Last week they released the first true sequel with “Angry Birds Space” wich sold a whopping 10 million copies in it’s first weekend. Then a few days …

Mega Millions Sets New Record, But Is It A Life Ruiner?

Mega Millions, the lottery game which is drawing insane amounts of attention lately because of record jackpots, has set a new one: $540 million, to be paid out over several years, or $389 million in cash (before taxes). The winning …

Massive Solar Tornado Spotted on the Sun

NASA’s Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) satellite has captured images and video of a tornado on the sun several times as large as the Earth. Last September the SDO satellite filmed this twirling mass of superheated gas, which ranges in temperature …

Marathons: Runners and Injuries [Infographic]
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When I first started seeing those 26.2 stickers on the backs of cars, I thought drivers were trying to brag about their gas mileage, and I judged them for it. No lie. I actually thought this. It wasn’t until I …

Best Buy Cuts 400 Jobs as they Restructure Best Buy Cuts 400 Jobs as they Restructure

Best Buy Co. Inc. announced on Thursday that it will close 50 big box stores and eliminate 400 positions. By the fall, Best Buy’s “big-box stores in the Twin Cities will either be closed — or shrunk and renovated.” The …

Twitter Ad Performance: How Big Can Twitter Get? Twitter Ad Performance: How Big Can Twitter Get?

Peter Fenton, a general partner at Benchmark Capital and member of the Twitter Inc. board speaks about social network platforms and their value to investors. He addresses specifically the potential of Twitter ads and how promoted tweets can have a …

LivingSocial President Resigns LivingSocial President Resigns

According to an email obtained by Nick O’Neill at StartUpStats from LivingSocial CEO Tim O’Shaunghnessy, LivingSocial president and co-founder Eddie Frederick has resigned from the board. Frederick had been with the company since its inception, and was the creator of …

Ice Cream Sandwich Now Available On Xperia Play Ice Cream Sandwich Now Available On Xperia Play

It sucks buying an old Android phone because you can’t get access to newer operating systems unless you root your phone and install a ROM of the newer version. Even then, it’s not guaranteed to work and it usually doesn’t …

Little Boy Discovers Shadow For The First Time: File Under Cute [Video]

From this Friday morning’s “Aww” department, we bring you a 19-month-old boy who didn’t know he had a shadow before Tuesday. According to sources, he was later seen catching his shadow, giving Wendy a thimble, and flying around the room …