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Facebook’s Big Day: The Highlights Facebook’s Big Day: The Highlights
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The Facebook IPO has been dominating the news today. Unless you were present at NASDAQ or Facebook’s Menlo Park, California headquarters, it’s probable that you may have missed some details of the drama. It’s also very likely that you had …

Tyrannosaurus Skeleton Goes On Auction Block
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A Tyrannosaurus skeleton is going up for auction in what is probably the coolest auction in the last 65 million years. Up for auction is a Tyrannosaurus Bataar, a smaller cousin to the legendary Tyrannosaurus Rex. According to the official …

Next Media Animation Takes On Facebook IPO Next Media Animation Takes On Facebook IPO
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Come for a childlike Mark Zuckerberg riding a bull down Wall Street and stay Goldman Sachs shaking people down–literally–for whatever’s in their pocket. Then there’s this pertinent question: “if Facebook is worth owning, then why did company insiders dump $9.2 …

Facebook IPO Leaves Winklevoss Twins Speechless (On Twitter) Facebook IPO Leaves Winklevoss Twins Speechless (On Twitter)

There’s been a whole lot of chatter about the Facebook IPO today. However, there’s not been much from the Winklevoss Twins, the Harvard duo that founded ConnectU, and made cinematic history in The Social Network with Armie Hammer’s portrayal of …

Activist Group Could Force Facebook Privacy Changes Activist Group Could Force Facebook Privacy Changes

According to TechCrunch, the European Activist Group Europe-v-Facebook.org, which is lead by students in Austria, has reached a comment threshold that could take Facebook’s privacy changes to a worldwide vote. The campaign began about a year ago, when the group …

Iran Might Sue Over Google Map Iran Might Sue Over Google Map

Iran, the world’s worst oppressor of internet freedom, has ironically been complaining about Google’s omission of the Persian Gulf name in its map of the region, and is now reportedly considering a lawsuit. For a bit of backstory, Iran accused …

Facebook Gets Huge Oregon Tax Break Facebook Gets Huge Oregon Tax Break

Facebook has had a huge day! Not only did they have their IPO, but they also dodged a huge bullet today when the Oregon Governor signed a bill today that assesses big data centers for taxes on their local value, …

Xbox 360 Comes Free With Windows PC Purchase
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I went to the University of Kentucky for five years. During that time, I learned that everybody had a MacBook. They seemed to have bought the computer for one reason – it’s totally the coolest, duh!. Jokes about stereotypical MacBook …

Zuckerberg’s Commemorative Hoodie from Nasdaq Zuckerberg’s Commemorative Hoodie from Nasdaq
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Just before this mornings Facebook IPO, CEO Mark Zuckerberg and a crowd of enthusiastic fans gathered outside Wall Street to ring the official bell. During the ceremony Nasdaq’s Bob Greifeld presented Mark with a gift to commemorate the event. Guess …

Twitter to Cover Billboard Music Awards Twitter to Cover Billboard Music Awards

Twitter just announced on its blog that it will present a special cast of live-tweeters to cover the Billboard Music Awards, airing Sunday live on ABC at 8pm ET / 7pm CT (8pm PT). A BBMA Live Tweet has been …

Jerry Brown Thinks Facebook Was Invented in California
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Far be it for me to criticize a guy for spouting off information that’s not entirely accurate. I’ve had my fair share of debacles over the years, as have we all. However, most of us aren’t governors, and all of …

MTV Turning 2012 Election into a Fantasy Game
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Who doesn’t love fantasy football? Everybody has a team these days, even my grandma. But imagine a fantasy game where instead of having a roster of Manning, Peterson and Fitzgerald you have one of Obama, Boehner and McConnell. That’s what …

Secretary Of Energy Uses Facebook To Review Avengers

Steven Chu is the Secretary of Energy for the United States, he is also a Nobel Prize winner for Physics. Now he can add movie reviewer to his resume. Today he went on Facebook to talk about the movie that …

GM’s Pulling of Ads from Facebook Wasn’t Personal After All GM’s Pulling of Ads from Facebook Wasn’t Personal After All
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Told ya! Following a Reuters report earlier today that revealed Facebook had actually encouraged General Motors to utilize the website’s free pages, thus lessening the import of GM’s announcement from earlier this week about no longer paying for Facebook ads. …

Facebook Dominating Android Says NPD Report Facebook Dominating Android Says NPD Report

Google, or at least Matt Cutts, may be congratulating Facebook on going public, but they are still rivals. They both want to connect the world in ways that allows them to service customers and sell ads. Google may think it …

Facebook IPO Finally Here, Is Facebook’s Version of AdSense On The Way? Facebook IPO Finally Here, Is Facebook’s Version of AdSense On The Way?
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Two years ago, we asked if Google’s AdSense could be in trouble because of Facebook. The premise of this article was essentially: What if Facebook launches its own AdSense-like ad network? Why wouldn’t it? It makes too much sense. Today, …

37 Years Of SNL In One Infographic, We Miss You Phil Hartman!

37 seasons of Saturday Night Live; it’s hard to imagine a show could stay successful for so long, while never fundamentally changing its structure. Sure, they’ve thrown a few loops here and there, but SNL has always been just about …

Will Smith Slaps A Reporter At MIB 3 Premiere
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While photographers, reporters, and various members of the paparazzi are always in the news for overstepping their bounds with celebrities, one Ukrainian reporter was on the receiving end of his own personal foul today when Will Smith smacked him in …

Randi Zuckerberg Present at NASDAQ Randi Zuckerberg Present at NASDAQ

Randi Zuckerberg, elder sister of Facebook CEO Mark, left the social media giant last year, to start her own company called RtoZMedia. This didn’t stop her for being present for the ringing of the NASDAQ opening bell this morning in …

Track Mark Zuckerberg’s IPO Reward in Real-Time Track Mark Zuckerberg’s IPO Reward in Real-Time

Considering how Friday’s world is revolving around Facebook’s IPO, is there anything more fitting than watching Mark Zuckerberg’s incredible worth fluctuate as Facebook’s stock prices raise and occasionally lower? Thanks to an embeddable widget from the Wall Street Journal, you …

Buying Facebook Stock: Shares Jump to $42, Twitter Weighs In Buying Facebook Stock: Shares Jump to $42, Twitter Weighs In
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Buying Facebook stock? Apparently you’re not the only one. Everywhere you turned today, people were either praising, cursing, or analyzing the Facebook IPO. The fantastic stable of writers at WebProNews have been covering the story non-stop today, as have many …

Want Dinner With The Woz From Apple? Want Dinner With The Woz From Apple?

It is not that that often that you get the opportunity to have dinner with a famous person, celebrity, or well-known tech geek. Now, with thanks to Crucial.com, you may have the chance to have a nice dinner with tech …

Bono: The World’s Richest Rock Star With Facebook IPO?

Bono could become the world’s richest rock musician once opening day of the Facebook IPO is closed. According to MTV News, the tech savvy rocker owns 2.3% of Facebook through his investment group, Elevation Partners. Bono bought the shares back …

Facebook Power Users Will Own the Future Facebook Power Users Will Own the Future
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Back in February, Pew Research published a study that there are some Facebook juggernauts out there doling out “likes,” comments, messages, pokes, and tagging people at a rate that outpaces the average Facebooker. These particularly vigorous Facebook users, otherwise known …