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DoubleTap Sharing On the Android DoubleTap Sharing On the Android

Near Field Communications (NFC — not the football division, either) is an incredibly exploitable technology with mobile devices, whether it be for consumable transactions or creating a bridge between two devices in order to share data. Now, Android users will …

Virtual Russian Roulette for Your Facebook Life Virtual Russian Roulette for Your Facebook Life
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It always interested me just how much the term “Russian Roulette” has permeated out culture.  Anything that’s dangerous and involves chance is said to be “like russian roulette” for X.  People can only speculate that the game is named due …

Not Every Google Tweak Is Still Panda. Not Every Google Tweak Is Still Panda.
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There’s talk going around of a “Panda 3.0” or a “Panda 2.1” in reference to recent tweaks to the Google algorithm. The fact is that Google makes many adjustments to its algorithm on an ongoing basis, and generally only feels …

Star Wars Fail Whale As Cool As Google Doodles? Star Wars Fail Whale As Cool As Google Doodles?

Yes, most everyone is madly in love with the new Google Doodle, honoring Martha Graham — rightfully so — but there may be an honest-to-goodness competitor to today’s throne holder, the Star Wars Fail Whale. Debuting on the official Star …

Google Government Issues Galore! Google Government Issues Galore!
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With Google I/O currently going on, there is a ton of Google-related news coming out. We provided a round-up of announcements here (and here’s today’s Chrome announcements), but there is also a lot of non-I/O Google news circulating today. Google …

Google Chromebooks Get Release Date – June 15 (Acer and Samsung Models) Google Chromebooks Get Release Date – June 15 (Acer and Samsung Models)
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Yesterday was Android day at Google I/O, and today is Chrome day. The company announced today that Chrome is up from 70 million users at last year’s Google I/O to 160 million active users now. Google announced new Google “Chromebooks” …

Google Lobbies for Self-Driving Car Legality in Nevada Google Lobbies for Self-Driving Car Legality in Nevada

Google’s once secret automated vehicle research and testing is now looking towards the next step: legality.  Well, in one state at least. The New York Times is reporting that Google is “quietly lobbying” for proposed legislation in the great state …

Google Doodle Celebrates Martha Graham Google Doodle Celebrates Martha Graham
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Today is the birthday is Martha Graham, American dancer and choreographer who is thought of as one of the pioneering minds in the field. Born in Pittsburgh in 1894, she is often compared with Picasso, Einstein and Stravinsky because she …

Groupon Now Goes Live Groupon Now Goes Live
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Groupon is looking to expand beyond their current one-deal-per-day model by offering local deals throughout the day. Groupon Now has just launched in Chicago, and will come to more cities in time. Using either the website or a mobile app, …

3 Questions for Ask CEO Doug Leeds (And His Answers) 3 Questions for Ask CEO Doug Leeds (And His Answers)
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This week, Ask.com celebrated its 15-year anniversary. You may recall a time when Ask was one of the most-used and talked about search engines on the web, and now the company has basically abandoned search in favor of a focus …

GoDaddy CEO Calls Critic a Bully in Twitter Name Calling Session GoDaddy CEO Calls Critic a Bully in Twitter Name Calling Session
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GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons is still on the defensive about his controversial elephant killing, which made some big publicity waves for the company a couple months ago. The issue seemed to have died down for the most part, as far …

Social Media and the Republican Hopefuls Social Media and the Republican Hopefuls
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Newt Gingrich just announced via Facebook and Twitter that he will be making an announcement tonight on the Sean Hannity show on FOX news regarding his campaign to run for President. This announcement announcement is not the first we’ve seen …

What Would Google Search Quality Be Like Without AdSense? What Would Google Search Quality Be Like Without AdSense?
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I don’t think many people will argue that Google’s AdSense program has been a major catalyst in increasing the amount of content/search spam on the web. This may not have been Google’s intention for the service, but it has clearly …

Rick Santorum Trending on Google Thanks To Jon Stewart (NSFW) Rick Santorum Trending on Google Thanks To Jon Stewart (NSFW)

Today is Republican Presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s birthday. And what could be a better present than being a trending topic on Google? After being mentioned on last night’s Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Santorum is, as of this post, 12th …

Google Aims to Improve Estimates for Clicks, Costs, Positions in AdWords Google Aims to Improve Estimates for Clicks, Costs, Positions in AdWords
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Google just announced that it had made an adjustment to the algorithm it uses to provide traffic estimates in AdWords. The change, the company says, should improve stats for estimated clicks, cost, and ad position. This data can be seen …

Google App Engine Gets New Version, Will Leave Preview Status Soon Google App Engine Gets New Version, Will Leave Preview Status Soon

If you’ve been following tech news at all today, you’ll know that it’s obviously been a very big day for Google. The company kicked off its annual Google I/O developer conference, and has had no shortage of announcements, including an …

Mobile Device Security Threats at All Time High Mobile Device Security Threats at All Time High
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As smartphone and tablet use rises steadily, people may not be fully aware of the security risks for those devices. Enterprise and consumer devices are confronted with a record number of security threats, according to a new study by Juniper …

Google Lets Advertisers Target Tablets Beyond the iPad (Watch Out for Increased Costs) Google Lets Advertisers Target Tablets Beyond the iPad (Watch Out for Increased Costs)

As one of about a hundred announcements from the company today, Google said it is developing new targeting options for advertisers, including a way to target tablet users. In a post on Google’s InsideAdwords blog, Nathania Lozada writes, “In the …

Android @ Home and Open Accessory Projects Unveiled at Google I/O Android @ Home and Open Accessory Projects Unveiled at Google I/O

Google doesn’t just want you to have Android on your phone or on your tablet, or on your television, or just a combination of these. It wants you to have Android in your ligting, in your toaster, your washing machine, …

Google TV to Get Android Market, 3.1, More Devices Google TV to Get Android Market, 3.1, More Devices

Among numerous other things, Google announced at Google I/O today that Google TV will get Android 3.1 and Android Market soon (as in this summer). This would make total sense, as one of today’s announcements was the launch of movie …

Android 3.1 Launched as Honeycomb Upgrade, “Ice Cream Sandwich” on the Way Android 3.1 Launched as Honeycomb Upgrade, “Ice Cream Sandwich” on the Way

Among its many Android-related announcements today, Google announced at Google I/O that Android 3.1 is rolling out beginning today. Android 3.1 features enhancements to existing honeycomb features while also bringing some new things to the table. The features, as described …

Android Eats Apple Android Eats Apple
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Google I/O, the company’s developer event opened with a shot at Apple. The shots at Apple are certainly commonplace these days, but it’s rare for them to jump into it so quickly. During the intro to the opening keynote, Google’s …

PlayStation Network Back Up For Matchmaking Soon? PlayStation Network Back Up For Matchmaking Soon?
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UPDATE: This was just posted to the official PlayStation blog: I know you all want to know exactly when the services will be restored. At this time, I can’t give you an exact date, as it will likely be at …

Android Market Movie Rental Announced at Google I/O Android Market Movie Rental Announced at Google I/O

Google let the Android announcements fly at rapid fire pace today at Google I/O, and we’ll be looking at them individually. You can see the Google Music news here. One of the announcements is the launch of movie rentals via …