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A Look at Google’s Location-Based Mobile Alerts Patent A Look at Google’s Location-Based Mobile Alerts Patent

As pointed out by Endgadet, Google owns the right to a patent that, according to its title, is a “Location-based mobile device alarm,” an idea that will surely please those of you who worry about the collection of location data …

Is It Google’s Fault You Got Hit By Penguin? Is It Google’s Fault You Got Hit By Penguin?
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Since Google unleashed the original Penguin update, there has been a lot of finger pointing at the search giant. That continues to this day, and will likely continue for the foreseeable future, not unlike we’ve seen with the Panda update. …

Amanda Bynes Asks Obama to Fire the Officer Who Arrested Her
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Amanda Bynes, star of such timeless cinematic gems as “She’s the Man” and “Sydney White”, was pulled over in April after clipping a police car while boldly attempting to pass it. To make matters worse, she tried to flee the …

“Cancer Bride” Had Help In Her Wedding Scam
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As someone who writes and reads about Facebook scams all the time, it’s not really a surprise to me when I hear a story about someone lying for personal gain, sometimes even keeping up several false identities at once to …

LinkedIn, Taco Bell, and Classic Rock Tech Support

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 …

Steve Jobs Biopic Gets a Villain

The indie biopic that is in the works starring Ashton Kutcher as Jobs and Josh Gad as Steve Wozniak (Book of Mormon) has officially cast a villain. We also now know that the film is currently being directed by a …

ComScore Reveals Facebook’s Positive Brand Influence ComScore Reveals Facebook’s Positive Brand Influence

ComScore is getting ready to release a new study on Facebook’s social marketing and they plan to do it at the upcoming ARF Audience Measurement 7.0 conference in New York, along with the release of their new white paper, The …

Mars Orbiting Satellite Catches Breathtaking Images

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter was launched on August 12, 2005 with the express mission of taking hi-resolution photos of the Martian surface. The first photos were returned on September 29 2006 of the Martian surface. The photos below are of …

LinkedIn Password Leak May Trigger Irish Investigation LinkedIn Password Leak May Trigger Irish Investigation

LinkedIn has already confirmed that more than 6.4 million of their members’ passwords were leaked to a hash-cracking forum earlier this week. And though the company has also taken reasonable steps to resolve the issue with its members, questions still …

Google Chrome Getting Metro Support In Next Dev Channel Update Google Chrome Getting Metro Support In Next Dev Channel Update
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Windows 8 recently entered into the Release Preview phase. That means that Microsoft is now getting down to the last few bugs and features that need to be added to Windows 8 before it can ship as a finished product. …

Naturally, The “Good Job, Good Effort” Kid Has Been Identified

Yesterday, we discussed the kid at the end of the Miami Heat/Boston Celtics Game 5 who offered his condolences to the losing Heat team as they walked off the court in the form of a “good job, good effort” chant. …

Cotton Owens, Award-Winning NASCAR Driver, Dead at 88

Everett “Cotton” Owens, also known amongst racing fans at “The King of the Modifieds”, died on Thursday. He was 88. Kimberly Meesters, Manager of External Relations of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, confirmed his passing with the Associated Press this …

The Facebook IPO and the Silicon Valley Real Estate Market [INFOGRAPHIC] The Facebook IPO and the Silicon Valley Real Estate Market [INFOGRAPHIC]

While we’re all well aware that Facebook’s IPO has gone less-than-swimmingly for most everyone involved, there could be one metric where the Facebook’s foray into the public has had a upward trending effect. Online real-estate company Zillow looked at the …

Bitly Makes Saving and Shortening Links Easier Bitly Makes Saving and Shortening Links Easier

Bitly wants you to know they’ve been listening to your comments and concerns. Yesterday, they announced they will be making some changes and that it will now be quicker to save and shorten links. In fact, it takes place in …

Google Integrates AdMob With AdWords, Previews New Interface Google Integrates AdMob With AdWords, Previews New Interface

Google announced today that it is integrating AdMob into AdWords, enabling its over a million AdWords advertisers to run campaigns across over 300,000 mobile apps running AdMob ads on over 350 million mobile devices. Of course, it can all be …

Artist Carves Portrait Of Mark Zuckerberg Into Books
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The creativity of some artists blows my mind; there are people who were simply built to make things, and some of them take a picture in their mind and turn it into something tangible so well that it makes one …

Identified Raises $21 Million in Series B Funding Identified Raises $21 Million in Series B Funding

Identified.com has managed to secure $21 million in series B funding after already raising a $1.5 million Series A financing. The site, which is the fastest growing career site for young professionals, had VantagePoint Capital Partners and Capricorn Investment Group …

eHarmony Passwords Leaked Along With LinkedIn eHarmony Passwords Leaked Along With LinkedIn

The story surrounding the LinkedIn password leak has focused on the professional networking social network because a majority of the more than 6.4 million passwords stolen were for LinkedIn. However, it has been discovered that a minority of the passwords …

Mayer Humiliated by Taylor Swift’s Song Dear John
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John Mayer, the singer/songwriter who once referred to his penis as a racist, has decided to publicly discuss former flame Taylor Swift’s song “Dear John”. The tune, which showed up on Swift’s 2010 album “Speak Now”, has been a staple …

Being a Booth Babe Can Be Tedious
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As many regular convention attendee will attest, booth babes are as common as winter colds, but for most males (and some females, undoubtedly) in the crowd, their presence makes the showroom floor a much more enjoyable experience. But sometimes, being …

Google Map Maker Arrives for South Africa, Egypt Google Map Maker Arrives for South Africa, Egypt

Google Maps unveiled many a fun product at yesterday’s “Next Dimension” conference that will be arriving for the company’s geo services. One new feature that Google Maps went into further detail today on its blog is the new availability of …

FTC Opposes Bans Over Standards Essential Patents FTC Opposes Bans Over Standards Essential Patents

Last week Tim Cook spent time on stage during the opening session of AllThingsD’s D10 Conference talking to Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher about a variety of topics. Among the issues discussed was Apple’s position on patent lawsuits. After from …

Exclusive: What Cloudee Really Means for Boxee Exclusive: What Cloudee Really Means for Boxee

Boxee, the company known for creating the software that lets users access online video through their TVs, introduced a new initiative this week that indicates it has big plans for the future. The new service is called Cloudee and is a mobile app that allows users to create, share, and store their own video content in the cloud.

Senator Chambliss Asks DOJ To Investigate SWAT-ting

A fairly disturbing trend called SWAT-ing has been becoming more and more of a problem and Congress is starting to pay attention. SWAT-ing is when you fool 911 operators into sending emergency teams to their homes. This “prank” is done …