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UK Police Can Now Access Cell Data On The Fly UK Police Can Now Access Cell Data On The Fly

In what is another erosion of freedom for the people of the UK, the police now have the ability to access the information on your cell phones while out in the field with mobile device data extraction system called the …

Bitly Raises $20 Million Bitly Raises $20 Million

URL shortening platform bitly has just raised $20 million in a round of funding, roughly double it garnered last time around. Bitly had been the default URL shortener on Twitter since 2009, replacing TinyURL, until Twitter introduced its own shortener …

Facebook Tells Employees to Keep Working Facebook Tells Employees to Keep Working
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Facebook’s IPO is just around the corner. Imagine working for them right now. You are a young hacker who got in with a tech giant before its IPO. You probably have all kinds of stock options for the work you’ve …

Google I/O Event Schedule Shows Heavy Chrome & Android Focus Google I/O Event Schedule Shows Heavy Chrome & Android Focus

Developers for Google platforms treat Google’s yearly I/O conference like a rock concert. The tickets for this year’s event sold out in 20 minutes. At the conference, developers are treated to the best advice Google has to offer about programming …

James Lipton, On The Topic Of Mitt Romney’s Humanity

“I love being in Michigan,” said soon-to-be GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney at a stump speech in the Great Lakes state. “Everything seems right here. You know, I come back to Michigan; the trees are the right height. The grass …

Guild Wars 2 Delayed To Next Quarter According To GameStop
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Guild Wars 2 is shaping up to be a game changer in the tired MMO genre. It needs a kick in the pants and Guild Wars 2 looks to be the game to do it. Heck, I hate MMOs and …

New Insights into Yahoo! Small Business Advisor New Insights into Yahoo! Small Business Advisor
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Yahoo! Small Business Advisor vice president and GM Tom Byun spoke with WebProNews today, to relate some new features and share some insight regarding the platform. Most recently, a new press release generator was added to its business tools, in …

Spotify Might Raise $220 Million Spotify Might Raise $220 Million

According to a source knowledgable on the matter, music streaming service Spotify is on the process of raising hundreds of millions of dollars, with a potential valuation of $4 billion. According to the New York Times, Spotify may ultimately garner …

Weather Channel iPhone App Gets Facelift, Social Integration Weather Channel iPhone App Gets Facelift, Social Integration

Some apps in the iOS App Store are unique. There’s only one, maybe two apps that do just what that particular app does, and if you want to get that particular functionality, your choices are limited. Then there are weather …

UK Man Gets Prison Time For Hacking Facebook Account UK Man Gets Prison Time For Hacking Facebook Account

A 21 year old man from England was sentenced to 12 months in prison under the UK’s Computer Misuse Act 1990 for hacking into an American’s Facebook account on January 12, 2011. There doesn’t seem to be a relationship between …

Facebook Finally Sets Their IPO Stock Price at $38 Facebook Finally Sets Their IPO Stock Price at $38
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As you may recall, Facebook originally said they would price their stock somewhere between $28 and $34, but as investor interest seemed to outweigh available shares of the company, Facebook and their underwriters decided to add over 50 million more …

Microsoft, Google Working on Competing Cloud Storage Microsoft, Google Working on Competing Cloud Storage
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Will Amazon’s popular EC2 cloud soon be facing competition from Google and Microsoft? If reports are true, Amazon’s position as the preferred cloud storage facility for a number of web properties, including WebProNews, could be directly threatened. Thanks to a …

Brett Favre Auctioning Off His Time For Charity

For a very specific group of high schoolers, the chance to play catch with football legend Brett Favre was recently put up for grabs in a charity auction. The only catch is, you have to live in the Sumrall area …

Ring of Fire Eclipse: When and How to See It
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Ring of Fire eclipse — which occurs when the moon passes directly in front of the sun — will go down in the skies above the western US and eastern Asian on May 20th. National parks across the nation are …

Google’s Machine-Building Chrome Experiment is Lots of Fun Google’s Machine-Building Chrome Experiment is Lots of Fun

Google I/O is the biggest time of year for developers who use Google products. At the event, Google reveals many of the new products it has been working on, and Google has been known to give away some unreleased tech …

Tumblr Has This Facebook Thing Covered Tumblr Has This Facebook Thing Covered

Tumblr as you are all aware is a blogging platform, but could be considered a social media platform as well. They exemplify the spirit of the Web working together by integrating another social media service’s, in this case Facebook, technologies …

Smoothies, The Facebook IPO, and Strippers

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 …

Shopping Cart Abandonment Issues [Infographic] Shopping Cart Abandonment Issues [Infographic]

Those who are in the e-commerce business will tell you shopping cart abandonment is major issue. Online shoppers put items in their cart as they are shopping on a particular site, but don’t complete the sale more than 65% of …

Justice Department Defends Right To Record Police

I’m pretty sure everyone has seen a video

Twitter Experiments With Personalized User Suggestions Twitter Experiments With Personalized User Suggestions

Twitter announced that it is conducting some personalization experiments for users. Specifically, Twitter is trying to tailor user suggestions (suggestions for people to follow) to people’s specific interests. “These tailored suggestions are based on accounts followed by other Twitter users …

iHeartRadio Nets 10 Million Users in 8 Months iHeartRadio Nets 10 Million Users in 8 Months

Clear Channel announced today that its popular free digital radio app, iHeartRadio, has amassed 10 million registered users in a mere 8 months since it started inviting people to sign up for accounts. While that sounds like a meteoric gain …

The First Real Screenshots for Taken 2

I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don’t have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I …

Social Media Interaction Tips from Dell? Social Media Interaction Tips from Dell?

Interacting with social media can be something of a crapshoot, especially if you don’t have good privacy settings, and/or, sense enough not to post everything you come across. To address this amazing lack of self awareness, there have been a …

Comment Spammers: These Links Are Not Helping You Comment Spammers: These Links Are Not Helping You
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In light of Google’s Penguin update, it seems like a good time to suggest that you don’t spam blog comments. Even if you’re not technically spamming, and are leaving semi-thoughtful comments (but your ultimate goal is to get a link), …