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The Cash Value of Social Media Information [Infographic] The Cash Value of Social Media Information [Infographic]

Ever wonder how our social media platforms make enough money to continue to operate? What is the value of the information we send to our social media profiles? These are interesting questions and the folks at backupify.com have been wondering …

Facebook Owns Instagram: You Got A Problem With That? Facebook Owns Instagram: You Got A Problem With That?
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As previously reported, Facebook has purchased Instagram for $1 billion. The app is enormously popular, and being Facebook-owned will most likely make it even more so. Still, some users have a problem with the news, whether it be the expansion …

Netflix PAC Has Nothing to do With SOPA Netflix PAC Has Nothing to do With SOPA
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Yesterday I reported that Netflix had created a Political Action Committee (PAC) to throw some money around Washington D.C and further their business interests. Nowhere in the article did I mention that Netflix had been or would be supporting SOPA. …

Dragon’s Dogma Gets Two New Trailers From Capcom

I’m going to be upfront with all of you. I’m hopelessly in love with Capcom’s Dragon’s Dogma. The Japanese developers’s take on Western fantasy has me enthralled more so than I was with Skyrim last year. The expansive world full …

Transparent Devices On the Horizon Transparent Devices On the Horizon

Want a see-through cellphone you can wrap around your wrist? Such a thing may be possible before long, according to Rice University chemist James Tour, whose lab has developed transparent, flexible memories using silicon oxide as the active component. In …

Street Fighter x Tekken For Vita Features New Characters

A new trailer was just released for the upcoming Playstation Vita version of the fighting game Street Fighter X Tekken. A few weeks ago it was found out that there were previously thought to be Vita only characters already on …

How Lawyers Use Twitter, Facebook In Court Cases How Lawyers Use Twitter, Facebook In Court Cases
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Social media sites like Twitter and Facebook are more and more becoming implements for legal proceedings. Courts have found uses for the social media for everything ranging from divorce proceedings to serving legal claims. Given that many people broadcast the …

Will Camouflaj’s iOS Game ‘Republique’ Be Made?
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Former Halo 4 creative director turned gaming entrepreneur Ryan Payton is taking on a huge challenge with his upcoming project Republique. After leaving Microsoft, Payton created the development company Camouflaj, and is now turning to KickStarter to help fund his …

iPhone 5 Getting 4-Inch Screen, Unibody Frame [RUMOR] iPhone 5 Getting 4-Inch Screen, Unibody Frame [RUMOR]

There’s no doubt that the new iPhone (or iPhone 5, or iPhone 6, or whatever Apple winds up calling the thing) will be a big hit. With the latest iPad breaking sales records, there’s little doubt that the next iPhone …

Facebook Login Request Guidelines for Employers Facebook Login Request Guidelines for Employers

However despicable a practice I may believe it to be, many employers are still screening potential employees through a search of their social networking pages and increasing numbers have even gone as far as to ask for the passwords to …

Life-Sized Starship Enterprise in Las Vegas

A giant replica of the Starship Enterprise would have drawn Trekkies from all over the world to Las Vegas, but unfortunately, the concept never became a reality. Gary Goddard owns Goddard Entertainment and has made some of the world’s greatest …

MegaUpload Data Safe For The Time Being MegaUpload Data Safe For The Time Being

The MegaUpload saga has turned out to be one of the most fascinating legal cases of our time. There was some worry last week that MegaUpload’s data on Carpathia’s servers was going to be deleted. This would have made the …

Iran Still Planning To Launch A “Clean” Internet Iran Still Planning To Launch A “Clean” Internet
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We’ve been hearing for a while now that Iran’s government plans to shut down the Internet in general and, in its place, launch a national Internet that doesn’t include sites like Google or YouTube. For now, though, those plans seem …

Web-Based Autism Diagnosis Helps Patients

Researchers at Harvard Medical School have significantly reduced from hours to minutes the time it takes to accurately detect autism in young children. The process of diagnosing autism is complex, subjective, and often limited to only a segment of the …

Best Buy CEO Resigns, Interim CEO Named Best Buy CEO Resigns, Interim CEO Named

Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn, seen above shaking hands with Black Friday shoppers, has resigned from his position. The Best Buy Co., Inc. board of directors announced today that Dunn would be stepping down, saying there were no disagreements between …

OnLive Adjusts Service To Meet Microsoft Licensing Rules OnLive Adjusts Service To Meet Microsoft Licensing Rules
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OnLive has changed its popular OnLive Desktop service to bring it into compliance with Microsoft’s licensing rules. OnLive Desktop is now powered by Microsoft’s Windows Server 2008 instead of Windows 7. OnLive Desktop allows users to connect their iPad or …

Taiwanese Man Killed Wife’s Facebook Friend

Chou You-huang, a 34-year-old Taiwanese man, committed a crime of passion and killed a man after he found out his wife, Chen, was flirting with him on Facebook. Chen, in a Facebook status update, wrote, “I want to get McDonalds! …

Mega Millions Winners: Teachers Say They’ll Keep Working

The lotto game Mega Millions has seen a lot of press lately, mostly because of the outrageously high jackpots but partly because of the lack of winners to come forward. The idea that almost half a billion dollars was going …

Windows Vista Loses Mainstream Support Today Windows Vista Loses Mainstream Support Today
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Can you believe it’s been five years since Microsoft unleashed Windows Vista upon the general populace? Like with all operating systems released by Microsoft, it’s time for Vista to move on out to greener pastures. The greener pastures in this …

New Twitter-Bugs Tweet Less Often [Study] New Twitter-Bugs Tweet Less Often [Study]

A new study from aytm.com reveals that many new Twitter account holders aren’t taking advantage of the social media platform as much as they could. Their survey took into account 200 Twitter users and found that over one third of …

Kuwaiti Man’s Tweets Get 7-Year Sentence, $18,000 Fine Kuwaiti Man’s Tweets Get 7-Year Sentence, $18,000 Fine

If you’re a regular Twitter user, you’ve likely come across some inflammatory if not outright insulting tweets in your time. Some may be legitimate, some may be over the line – you may have even sent some of said tweets. …

Texting Helps People With Depression
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Text messaging often gets a bad rap for contributing to illiteracy and high-risk behavior such as reckless driving. But a social welfare professor at the University of California, Berkeley, has found an upside to texting, especially for people who feel …

Hasbro Signs Multi-Year Deal with Netflix Hasbro Signs Multi-Year Deal with Netflix
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It was announced today that toy maker Hasbro has signed a multi-year deal with Netflix to stream all of it’s huge 80′s hits such as Transformers and G.I. Joe. The monetary value of the deal was not immediately available, but …

Lost Planet 3 Announced, Trailer Released

A trailer for Lost Planet 3 is out and it promises a release for the game sometime next year. The Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 will both get releases, but there was no sign of a PC release in the …