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Wanda Buys AMC Entertainment for $2.6 Billion Wanda Buys AMC Entertainment for $2.6 Billion
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AMC Entertainment, the second largest movie theater chain in North America, is being acquired by Beijing-based Dalian Wanda Group Co. Ltd. for $2.6 billion, which will create the world’s largest cinema company. AMC Theaters (American Multi-Cinema) currently has about 5,325 …

Twitter Has Fun With Stan Van Gundy Firing
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Ending a relationship that had turned ugly, the Orlando Magic fired head coach Stan Van Gundy today, while relieving general manager Otis Smith from his duties. In other words, the Magic cleaned house in an effort to get Dwight Howard …

Samsung Galaxy S III Easily Rooted Samsung Galaxy S III Easily Rooted

It was never in doubt that Samsung’s new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S III, would be rooted, allowing consumers to remove Samsung’s TouchWiz interface and install custom ROMs. What was unexpected was that the root would happen more than a …

Facebook Daily Trading Ends At $34.03 Per Share Facebook Daily Trading Ends At $34.03 Per Share

Facebook ended their first day of trading without underwriters propping them up and stock prices closed at nearly 11% below their targeted $38 per share price. Prices have been fluctuating all day, but the general trend suggests a $30 to …

‘Breaking Bad’ Returns July 15th

The Last season of Breaking Bad is set to start July 15th, AMC announced today. Giggidy. The 16-episode season will be released in two parts, so the second half will be out next summer 2013. Sucks. The show from producer …

Angry Birds Land Coming To A China Near You

Rovio is not happy with the amount of world domination that it has enjoyed so far. It scoffs at the billion downloads of its various Angry birds games. It guffaws at the studios it has purchased. They crow at their …

Google AdWords, AdSense Ads Get Some Changes Google AdWords, AdSense Ads Get Some Changes
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Google is now showing text that says “Ads related to” (and then whatever the search query was) when it displays AdWords ads at the top of search results pages. For example, here, you see “Ads related to shoes”: This was …

Jeremy Lin May Not Re-Sign with the New York Knicks
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Jeremy Lin, the guy who brought “Linsanity” to the New York Knicks, is a restricted free agent this summer, which means that he can pretty much sign with whoever he wants. Assuming, of course, that they want him, as well. …

Our First Glimpse of the Walking Dead Season 3

Season 2 of the Walking Dead just ended a few months ago. Fans of the series are getting withdrawals. Lucky for us, AMC has eased the pain a little, with a clip on the making of season 3. For those …

Like Google Docs? You Better Get Used To Google Drive Then Like Google Docs? You Better Get Used To Google Drive Then
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Google Docs is pretty amazing. It’s a fully functional word processor on the Web and I, like many Web users, count ourselves among its users. If you find yourself liking Google Docs an awful lot, Google bets that you’ll like …

Artist Arrested While Working On Installation Piece

Art is often misinterpreted, and while that can be upsetting to the artist who labored over it, art is so subjective that misinterpretation is viewed as an occupational hazard. Those who don’t have creative minds don’t understand what it means …

Facebook IM App Passing Around Nasty Little Worm Facebook IM App Passing Around Nasty Little Worm

The security scouts at Trend Micro had identified an instant messaging worm that is being passed around via social networking sites, namely Facebook. The worm is said to present as a private message that includes a link to a site …

Dharun Ravi Sentenced To 30 Days In Jail Dharun Ravi Sentenced To 30 Days In Jail
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Former Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi, 20, was sentenced to 30 days in jail, along with 3 years probation, for his use of a webcam in spying on his former roommate, which resulted in his suicide. Ravi was found guilty …

IBM Wins Contract for Gov’t Smart Energy Solutions IBM Wins Contract for Gov’t Smart Energy Solutions

IBM has just won a contract with the United States Federal Government to develop and install smart energy-efficient building technology in 50 of the governments highest energy-consuming buildings. The US General Services Administration (GSA) contract with IBM will feature cloud-based …

Battlefield 3 DLC to be $30? [Rumor]
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A very disturbing thing popped up on the intranets today. A website called Gamefanshop.com has posted a pre order for the upcoming Battlefield 3 expansion pack titled “Close Quarters.” The problem? The list price is $30!!!! Either this is a …

Gingers, Memorial Day, and Travolta Time-Out
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Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

Study Claims 61% of URL Shorteners Are Dead Study Claims 61% of URL Shorteners Are Dead
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A study by new URL shortener yi.tl claims that out of the 1002 different URL shorteners created in the past decade, 614 of them no longer exist. The company cites spam as the main reason for sites closing, though I’m …

007 Legends’ First Mission Takes Us To Space In Moonraker

Remember when Activision announced 007 Legends last month? If not, just know that it’s a movie tie-in for the new Bond film, Skyfall, which incidentally just received its first trailer. It’s more than just a movie tie-in, however, as it …

The Netherlands Successfully Passes Net Neutrality The Netherlands Successfully Passes Net Neutrality

The Netherlands has historically been on the cutting edge in relation to certain concepts, especially in regards to personal freedom. While Amsterdam is famous for its approach to recreational drug use, other concepts like prostitution, which is legal and regulated, …

FTC Picks Internet Privacy Expert for Senior Adviser FTC Picks Internet Privacy Expert for Senior Adviser

The Federal Trade Commission has drafted Paul Ohm, a professor at the University of Colorado Law School and a well-regarded expert on internet privacy, as a senior advisor on mobile privacy and competition issues. Ohm is slated to assume his …

Maxim Hot 100: The Definitive List Of Hotness
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Every year, just as People Magazine announces their “Most Beautiful”, Maxim releases the 100 hottest people in the biz. This year’s list is full of what you’d expect; gorgeous models and actresses, the top faces and bodies in the competitive …

Macy’s to Introduce Digital Mannequins Macy’s to Introduce Digital Mannequins

Those darn millennials. When they’re not telling me how much they really enjoy that goofy Zooey Deschanel iPhone 4 commercial, they’re explaining just how old fashioned physical mannequins are in this day and age. This may explain why Macy’s is …

Gmail Gets Better At Autocomplete Search Gmail Gets Better At Autocomplete Search

Google announced today that it has made some improvements to autocomplete predictions in Gmail. Specifically, they will now take into account the actual content of your emails. “For example, you might now get lax reservation or lax united as predictions …

New James Bond Movie, “Skyfall,” Gets a Teaser Trailer
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James Bond fans are blessed. Since the mid 60′s they have never had to wait more than a handfull of years for the next Bond film. Despite what their opinions of each Bond are, they always line up to see …