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Microsoft Still Trying To Find A Place For Skype Microsoft Still Trying To Find A Place For Skype

When Microsoft shelled out $8.5 billion for Skype last year, they promised that the video calling service would be integrated into a variety of Microsoft’s products. Seven and a half months later, however, that hasn’t happened. While there are, of …

Radioactive Tuna from Japan Make Their Way to California
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Radioactive tuna, which are thought to have been contaminated by the severely damaged Fukushima power plant, have started quickly working their way to the California coast. Levels of radioactive cesium have been much higher in specimens than recent years, leading …

Google Maps’ 45° Imagery Update Pleases Historians, Monkees Fans Alike Google Maps’ 45° Imagery Update Pleases Historians, Monkees Fans Alike

Google Maps has waved its Wand o’ 45° Imagery again, this time bestowing another 26 cities with fully rotatable views. As I’ve said before in these update pieces, the 45° angles give users a superior vantage of a building’s architecture, …

Samsung Galaxy S III Officially Released Samsung Galaxy S III Officially Released

Today marks the official release date of Samsung’s new flagship Android smartphone, the Galaxy S III. In some countries, at least. The phone is now available in 28 countries around the world, but mostly just in Western Europe. Because the …

Bethenny Frankel: Season Finale Of Show Doesn’t Quell Rumors
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New York socialite and entrepreneur Bethenny Frankel, who appeared on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives Of New York” before moving on to her own spinoff shows “Bethenny Getting Married” and “Bethenny Ever After”, has been shooting down rumors for weeks now …

Patent Analyst: This May Be Google’s Panda Patent Patent Analyst: This May Be Google’s Panda Patent

Google was granted a patent today for something called “Feature selection for large scale models”. It sounds pretty vague. The patent’s abstract says: Disclosed are a method and system for receiving a plurality of potential features to be added to …

Facebook Stock Dips Below $30 Today Facebook Stock Dips Below $30 Today
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I’m sure the experts are happy to see Facebook shares dip to the $30 range today. In fact, shares hit an all time low of $29.57 earlier this afternoon, signifying that demand isn’t anywhere near what Facebook and its underwriters …

PSN Launches Ultimate Editions Today

The future of video games is going to be full same day release downloadable versions of every game. So for a while now, Playstation has been increasing their full game library. It is almost a year or more after these …

European Union Caught With Its Hand In The Cookie Jar European Union Caught With Its Hand In The Cookie Jar
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Don’t you just hate cookies? Not the delicious sweets, but the kind that follow you around on the Web tracking your behavior. It seems that the European Union hates them too hence why the “Cookie Law” went into effect this …

Django Unchained: New Stills From Film Emerge Online

Quentin Tarantino is moving right along with his new film “Django Unchained“, which is done in the spirit of old-school spaghetti westerns and chronicles the journey of a freed slave who becomes a deadly bounty hunter, despite several setbacks and …

50 Shades of Grey Returns to Florida Libraries
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50 Shades of Grey, author E. L. James’ erotic novel which began its life on a Twilight fanfiction website, was unceremoniously yanked from Florida’s Brevard County libraries after it was labeled by some as erotica. Don Walker, a spokesman for …

Google Seeks Greater Freedom in France Google Seeks Greater Freedom in France

Back in 2008, French TV network TF1 sued YouTube for copyright infringement, for hosting clips of some of its shows, including La Môme and Halloween. A judge in Paris finally dismissed the case on Tuesday, and Google is calling for …

Worldwide Mobile Payments to Hit $171 Billion in 2012 Worldwide Mobile Payments to Hit $171 Billion in 2012

The IT analysts at Gartner, Inc. have announced that worldwide mobile payment transaction values will reach $171.5 billion this year. That is a 61.9% increase over 2011. The number of mobile payment users will also significantly increase this year, hitting …

Google Report Shows Popularity Of Different Ad Units Google Report Shows Popularity Of Different Ad Units

Google released a new report called “Display Business Trends: Publisher Edition,” which looks at aggregated global data across its display ad solutions, including: the DoubleClick Ad Exchange, DoubleClick for Publishers, and the AdSense network. “The goal is not to give …

iPhone 5 Rumor: Back Panel Image Leaked iPhone 5 Rumor: Back Panel Image Leaked

A leaked image may confirm some of the rumors we’ve been hearing about the upcoming iPhone. The image shows the rear panel of the new iPhone (probably not the “iPhone 5″). The image comes from Chinese part supplier iFixyouri, who …

Facebook Idiot Photographs a Pile of Cash, Gets Robbed

You’ve probably seen him before. Some guy, who probably looks like Scumbag Steve, flashes a wad of cash on Facebook to show everyone what an idiot he is. At webpronews we love it when people act stupid on Facebook. Mostly …

NASA Asks Future Moon Explorers To Respect History NASA Asks Future Moon Explorers To Respect History

The destiny of the human race lies beyond our planet, but before we can search the stars, we need to colonize the moon. Many countries including China, India, and Japan have expressed serious interest in either putting people or rovers …

Yahoo Maktoob Gets Yamli, An Arabic Translation Tool Yahoo Maktoob Gets Yamli, An Arabic Translation Tool
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Yesterday, Yahoo announced they have acquired a license to arabic translation specialist, Yamli Technology. The idea is to integrate the translation technology into their Maktoob platform, an acquisition made to expand services into the Middle East and North Africa. The …

Google Street View Faces Probe in Australia Google Street View Faces Probe in Australia
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The Google Street View wi-fi spying scandal may have been quelled in the United States, but the fun’s just getting started in other parts of the world. Over the weekend, an independent privacy watchdog in United Kingdom launched an investigation …

Guild Wars 2 Second Weekend Beta Coming June 8

Guild Wars 2 is probably the most anticipated MMO coming out this year. With that anticipation comes a lot of pressure on the ArenaNet to create the best game they possibly can. That’s why there’s no actual release date beyond …

Basketball Wives Star Sued by Ex-Husband for Spousal Support
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Basketball Wives, the weirdly popular VH1 program that chronicles the lives of women who have been romantically linked to professional basketball players, seems to be a catalyst for all sorts of juicy televised drama. Newcomer Kenya Bell is starting to …

Marina Keegan: Yale Sets Up Virtual Mourning Site

Nothing hits a community harder than the loss of a young life, and it is only made more tragic when that life held so much hope and promise for the future. Talent and charisma were two things Marina Keegan had …

Facebook Adds Trending Videos to News Feeds Facebook Adds Trending Videos to News Feeds

It was reported last month that Facebook had been testing out “trending articles” in its news feeds, which embeds content from social reader apps amongst status updates and likes. Facebook has been retooling all sorts of aspects of its platform, …

iOS 6: New Maps App Shown In Leaked Images iOS 6: New Maps App Shown In Leaked Images

A couple weeks ago we brought you news that Apple was finally preparing to drop Google Maps from iOS in favor of their own in-house 3D maps app. While the app itself would stay largely the same, the backend map …