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Italian Money Launderer Tracked Down with Facebook

Italian officials used Facebook to track down a fugitive banker hiding out in Thailand. Roberto Palazzolo was implicated in the “Pizza Connection” drug and money laundering trial and received a prison sentence that was almost a decade long. The Pizza …

Local Police Are Tracking Your Cell Phone Location Local Police Are Tracking Your Cell Phone Location
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The Supreme Court decision United States v. Jones recently ruled unconstitutional the warrantless tracking of crime suspects via GPS tracking devices. Though the decision marks a clear victory for personal privacy and Fourth Amendment freedom from warrantless searches, it is …

Kate Upton Ad Creates Big Returns for Carl’s Jr.

(image) Carl’s Jr and Hardee’s have hit hit jackpot this time around with their commercial featuring Kate Upton eating a new “Southwest Patty Melt.” Media coverage and online views of the commercials and other related content have generated over a …

Student’s Science Project Shuts Down Dallas Airport
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Dallas Love Field was shut down after a Southwest Airlines plane to Amarillo was found to have a suspicious device on board. The device turned out to be a science project robot that was accidentally left on the plane. That …

Facebook Shoppers Mostly Women Facebook Shoppers Mostly Women

Facebook shopping is still in its infancy, with roughly 1.5 million out of 850 million members making a purchase directly through the site each month, and the overwhelming majority who do so are women. Christian Taylor, CEO and co-founder of …

Ubaldo Jimenez Nails Tulowitzki In Elbow, Starts Brawl

Yesterday’s game started off with a bang when Cleveland Indians pitcher Jimenez threw out the first pitch and hit the Rockies shortstop in the elbow, sparking a heated argument laced with profanities on the field. Teammates held both athletes back …

Lexington Fire Department Tweets Detailed Account of Student “Riots”

The Lexington “riots” were the talk of the town–and beyond–this past weekend as Kentucky fans students took the street to, as the lead image indicates, apparently break stuff to show how much they enjoyed beating the Louisville Cardinals. We’ve already …

EU Forces Apple To Offer Two Year Warranty EU Forces Apple To Offer Two Year Warranty

The European Union has ordered Apple to offer a two-year extended warranty, in accordance with EU consumer protection laws. In December the Italian government fined Apple $1.2 million for charging for their AppleCare warranty, which overlapped with the warranty protection …

Using AdWords Effectively For Small Businesses Using AdWords Effectively For Small Businesses
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Google hosted a hangout last week that aimed to help businesses get the most out of their AdWord use. The 55-minute talk discussed various AdWord strategies including keyword selection, clickthrough rate tracking and more. While you can watch the talk …

‘Girls Around Me’ Makers React to Stalking Claims ‘Girls Around Me’ Makers React to Stalking Claims

i-Free Innovations, the russian developer of an iPhone app named ‘Girls Around Me’, has responded to claims that the app could be used by stalkers to track women. In a statement to the Wall Street Journal, i-Free said: “We follow …

Car Rentals Via Smartphone: Hertz & Zipcar Compete Car Rentals Via Smartphone: Hertz & Zipcar Compete

If you live in a large city where public transportation is frequently available, you probably don’t need the added expense of owning and maintaining your own automobile. With the price of gas rising, and the cost of monthly parking space …

Do Not Track Supported By Yahoo Web Analytics Do Not Track Supported By Yahoo Web Analytics

Last week, Yahoo announced that it would be implementing a Do Not Track mechanism across its global network by early summertime. The company has also now made a special point of saying that Yahoo Web Analytics will support this as …

Facebook’s Play on China Facebook’s Play on China

With Facebook soon going public, and its founder Mark Zuckerberg in China once again, one might speculate how the social networking giant might traverse the largest internet market in the world, where its site is currently banned. William Moss at …

YouTube’s New Ad Model: Channel Sponsorships YouTube’s New Ad Model: Channel Sponsorships
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YouTube is rolling out a new ad model option for 96 YouTube Channels. Rather than selling television style ads to certain demographics, they will now sell full sponsorship for certain YouTube channels. The ads include display, overlay and pre-roll; so …

Ocean Robots Are More Cost Feasible Than Ships Ocean Robots Are More Cost Feasible Than Ships

NASA is developing robots that can navigate the sea for years. Bill Vass, CEO of Liquid Robotics, will present “Where The Cloud Meets the Ocean,” at 2 p.m. on April 3rd and discuss how “seven megatrends are converging to change …

Trailer for Aaron Sorkin’s New HBO Show “The Newsroom”

HBO has released a teaser for “The Newsroom”, which is from the mind of Aaron Sorkin, creator of “The West Wing” and screenwriter of “Moneyball” and “The Social Network”. If you’re unfamiliar with “The Newsroom”, the official synopsis is below: …

New iPad Tops Consumer Reports Tablet Rankings New iPad Tops Consumer Reports Tablet Rankings

There’s no doubt the new iPad is a hot item (literally, as well as figuratively). Despite problems with the temperature and controversy over the battery, the new iPad has proven immensely popular. Within days Apple had sold three million iPads, …

Aubrey O’Day Walks Off “Celebrity Apprentice”
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Her hair isn’t the only thing fiery about her. Aubrey O’Day, former Danity Kane singer and member of the “Celebrity Apprentice” group “Team Unanimous”, was so fed up with the way things went on last night’s 3-hour episode that she …

Facebook Fans Get Chance To See “The Avengers” Early Facebook Fans Get Chance To See “The Avengers” Early

It looks as though social media has really taken hold when a major studio has announced something like this! Disney’s Marvel Studios announced today that it will offer advance screenings around the world in cities where “The Avengers” has gained …

Kim Dotcom Granted Internet Use, Pool Access Kim Dotcom Granted Internet Use, Pool Access

Kim Dotcom, founder and operator of MegaUpload, hasn’t had much fun lately. He was arrested and denied bail twice. Things began to look up for Dotcom in February when he was finally granted bail. Today in court, Dotcom successfully petitioned …

The Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs Biopic is Happening

Last year, investor and Twitter elite Ashton Kutcher joined the cast of the hit show Two and a Half Men, replacing Charlie Sheen after Sheen had a well-publicized “episode” and disagreement with the show’s creator Chuck Lorre. He joined the …

Kentucky Fans Lose Their Collective Minds After Beating Louisville

Here’s a pop quiz for sports fans out there: What do you do after your team beats their rival in an important game? Do you: A. Celebrate with friends B. Sit back and reflect upon the hard-fought win while smiling …

Ice Cream Sandwich For Nexus S 4G Leaked Ice Cream Sandwich For Nexus S 4G Leaked
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A week ago we brought you news that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich had come to Samsung’s Galaxy S II Skyrocket thanks to a leak. The leak allowed Skyrocket owners to get their hands on the latest and greatest version …

Houston Cop a Little Too Taser Happy?
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Marty Anthony badge #5328419 of the Houston, TX Police Department was visibly stressed and angered after two black men were recording the outside of a Wal-Mart that he was guarding. According to the footage the men were not trying to …