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Google Doodle Contest Is Back For Fifth Year Google Doodle Contest Is Back For Fifth Year
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Google wants your kids to doodle a Google Doodle for their future education. Google announced this morning on the The Today Show that they are starting up the fifth annual U.S. Doodle 4 Google contest. They want K-12 students to …

Wrapp Through Facebook Expands Wrapp Through Facebook Expands

Wrapp, in case you haven’t heard of it, is a social gifting service that allows users of Facebook to effortlessly send gift cards to friends. After receiving 5.5 million in funding last November, Wrapp announced today that it has raised …

MPAA Finds Internet Blackouts To Be “Irresponsible” MPAA Finds Internet Blackouts To Be “Irresponsible”
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Today is the day where many popular sites are blacking out in an effort to protest the anti-piracy bills that certain members of the government are so blindly trying to force down the public’s throat. Granted, the uninformed public out …

SOPA Blackout: Reddit Co-Founder Discusses Blackout SOPA Blackout: Reddit Co-Founder Discusses Blackout

Reddit co-counder Alexis Ohanion dropped by CNN’s newsroom today to discuss his website’s blackout in opposition to SOPA/PIPA. In the discussion, Ohanion confirmed that all sides agree that piracy is a bad thing and should be stopped. But, the debate …

Tech Envy & The Object Of Your Coworkers’ Desire Tech Envy & The Object Of Your Coworkers’ Desire

If you feel like your coworkers have been a little icy towards you since you returned from the holiday break with that new tablet in tow, you’re not imagining things. A new study reveals that happily displaying or even using …

Google AdWords Gets A Handful of Updates Google AdWords Gets A Handful of Updates
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Google made a couple AdWords-related announcements advertisers will want to take note of. For one, they will soon offer ad group level impression share metrics for the search and display networks. Advertisers will be able to use this data to …

SOPA Blackout: TorrentFreak ******s Its ******* In Protest SOPA Blackout: TorrentFreak ******s Its ******* In Protest
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TorrentFreak is joining the, well, torrent of websites that are blacking out in protest of SOPA today. While some, like Wikipedia and Reddit, are blacking out completely, many are showing their support in other ways. TorrentFreak, a site that specializes …

SOPA: Google, Today Show Discuss Legislation SOPA: Google, Today Show Discuss Legislation

In a rare move for mainstream broadcast news, Google had a chance to talk about SOPA and their opinion on it. This morning on The Today Show, Marissa Mayer, VP of Product Management for Google, took to the show to …

Verizon Makes the RAZR More Attractive Verizon Makes the RAZR More Attractive

New Verizon customers will get a $100 price break on the current Droid RAZR by Motorola when they sign a two-year contract. The model features an 8 megapixel camera with 1080p HD, an HD video camera, 16GB built-in memory, 4G …

Porn Sites Black Out For SOPA Porn Sites Black Out For SOPA
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With so many sites down today to protest SOPA and PIPA, it’s safe to assume that many internet denizens will turn to other recreational sites to fill the void (I’m looking at you, redditors). But don’t think that just because …

SOPA Blackout: Individual Protests On Facebook and Twitter SOPA Blackout: Individual Protests On Facebook and Twitter

Since Facebook and Twitter have chosen to not blackout today in protest of SOPA/PIPA, individual users have started blacking out their own statuses and tweets (or parts thereof) to send the point themselves. How it looks on Facebook. (image) And …

The Day The LOLCats Died: A SOPA Lament The Day The LOLCats Died: A SOPA Lament
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I think even Don McLean would be proud of this remake/cover of his American Pie standard. Posted by the LaughPong, crew, The Day The LOLCats Died is playful ditty that shares that same sense of woe most, if not all …

SOPA Blackout: Twitter Shows Dangers Of A World Without Wikipedia SOPA Blackout: Twitter Shows Dangers Of A World Without Wikipedia

Did you know that Helen Keller was a military sniper and NASCAR driver? That reggae was invented in the 1880s by a drunken Irish bagpiper? That Abraham Lincoln used a magic whip to fight pirates and free the slaves in …

SOPA: Razer Gives A F**k SOPA: Razer Gives A F**k
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Razer, makers of fine PC gaming accessories, has joined the blackout to protest SOPA. In what may be the most blatant protest yet, Razer has posted an image with their staff standing in front of a projector screen with the …

Google Slows Down Crawling So SOPA-Protesting Sites Don’t Get Hurt Google Slows Down Crawling So SOPA-Protesting Sites Don’t Get Hurt
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A lot of sites have gone dark today in protest of SOPA, and many others are protesting in other ways, with banners, and whatnot. Google, protesting SOPA itself, is slowing down crawling for today to help out those protesting. “We …

SOPA Trends Taking Over Twitter SOPA Trends Taking Over Twitter

At least for today, anyway. Of course, that’s what happens when you take away one of the primary web resources in the world. First, people freak out and display their dismaying amount of ignorance, and then, the levelheaded folks step …

New iPad Scam Leaves Customers Without an Apple New iPad Scam Leaves Customers Without an Apple
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Some Canadian citizens are getting a surprise after purchasing their new iPads. Reports from a few consumers around the Vancouver area say that they have been scammed! Excited about their purchases, they tear into the neatly sealed packaging only to …

SOPA Blackout: MoveOn.Org Joins Protest SOPA Blackout: MoveOn.Org Joins Protest

Progressive political juggernaut, MoveOn.Org is blacked out in protest of the proposed SOPA/PIPA legislation. Their homepage now features this: (image)

Wikipedia Blackout: How To Access Wikipedia, If You Really Really Really Have To Wikipedia Blackout: How To Access Wikipedia, If You Really Really Really Have To
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So you wake up this morning with a hankerin’ for some knowledge about Vladimir Putin’s early life, only to find that Wikipedia is down for the count. And they will stay that way until 12 am Thursday, having blacked out …

Google’s Matt Cutts: It’s Time To Take Action On SOPA Google’s Matt Cutts: It’s Time To Take Action On SOPA

Google has blacked out its logo in protest of SOPA. The company has also put up a blog post calling for visitors to petition Congress. Google’s head of web spam, Matt Cutts, who has been a vocal opponent of SOPA …

SOPA Blackout: The Oatmeal Shuts Down In Protest SOPA Blackout: The Oatmeal Shuts Down In Protest

Joining today’s blackout protests against SOPA/PIPA, The Oatmeal has shut down. Instead of the usual home page, visitors are greeted with an animated gif containing a humorous message about SOPA. (image) The text below the gif reads: “For the next …

Fark.com Takes Humorous Approach To SOPA Blackout Fark.com Takes Humorous Approach To SOPA Blackout

While some of the clueless minions who populate Twitter try and figure out where their Wikipedia went, the rest of us who actually pay attention to trends that might fall outside of our interests have noticed that many popular websites …

iTV: Apple Patent Hints At DVR Functionality iTV: Apple Patent Hints At DVR Functionality

Much of the talk about Apple’s rumored iTV has centered on the kind of content that would be available on it. Recent reports have suggested that Apple wants to offer users a much greater degree of control over broadcast content …

SOPA: Anonymous Announces Operation Blackout SOPA: Anonymous Announces Operation Blackout
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Anonymous, everybody’s favorite decentralized hacktivist group, has announced Operation Blackout in protest of SOPA. The group released a YouTube video describing what is their “Most important operation in their history.” What makes this call to action unique is that it’s …