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Microsoft Sues British Retailer Comet Over Recovery Discs Microsoft Sues British Retailer Comet Over Recovery Discs
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UPDATE: Microsoft attorney David Finn has responded to my request for comment. Click here for the full statement. Microsoft announced this morning that they have filed suit against Comet, a British retailer that specializes in electronics and appliances. The suit …

Google Demotes Chrome PageRank Following Paid Link Fiasco Google Demotes Chrome PageRank Following Paid Link Fiasco
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Following the previously reported upon controversy surrounding a marketing campaign for Google’s Chrome browser, Google has apparently decided to devalue its Chrome landing page (in terms of PageRank). At least temporarily. Danny Sullivan at Search Engine Land acquired a statement …

Android Marketplace Hits 400,00K Download Mark Android Marketplace Hits 400,00K Download Mark
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Following yesterday’s Flurry report that the last week of 2011 was the first time that the total amount of apps for iOS and Android devices crossed the 1 billion downloads milestone, Distimo has compiled data that shows the Google Android …

President Obama Joins Instagram, Brings Photo Filtering To The 2012 Campaign Trail President Obama Joins Instagram, Brings Photo Filtering To The 2012 Campaign Trail
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As the campaign season heats up, President Obama is taking one more step to connect with the iOS culture – by joining Instagram. The wildly popular photo filtering app is already on its way to becoming a consummate social network, …

Did Vizio Flash New Product? Did Vizio Flash New Product?

Has Vizio snuck one in again? Last year, during the Rose Bowl half-time break, Vizio ran what appeared to be a run-of-the-mill commercial for their products. Then, at the 16-second mark in a 30-second spot, Vizio Chief Sales Officer Randy …

Jailbreak For iPhone 4S Coming Soon Jailbreak For iPhone 4S Coming Soon
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Apple’s iOS 5 mobile operating system has proven to be something of a tough nut to crack for the iOS Jailbreak community, especially on the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S, which run on Apple’s A5 processor. Now it looks like …

Facebook: Abortion Instructions “Removed In Error” Facebook: Abortion Instructions “Removed In Error”
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Facebook found itself in a controversy last week over the deletion of an image on the page of the Dutch group Women on Waves that contained instructions on how to terminate a pregnancy. The image contained detailed instructions on how …

Obama, Romney, Paul Winning The Facebook Campaign

What can we learn about the 2012 Presidential Candidates from their Facebook presence? Although it’s probably not the most scientific way to predict an election, Facebook can give us some insight into how the candidates are reaching out to fans, …

SoundCloud and Kleiner Perkins: A Big Deal SoundCloud and Kleiner Perkins: A Big Deal
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SoundCloud is officially a big deal. A really big deal. And the big deal that took place cements their placement in the world of big deals. Perhaps you are asking, “What’s the big deal?”. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has …

Snoop Dogg Knows Prices, Legos Awesomeness, and Iowa Greatness Snoop Dogg Knows Prices, Legos Awesomeness, and Iowa Greatness

A viral video is one that becomes popular though the process of Internet sharing, via social media, sharing sites, or good ‘ole email. Everyday we highlight some of the best that are currently viral and some that are trending that …

Kindle Fire Now To Feature USA Today Kindle Fire Now To Feature USA Today

USA Today has launched its app for the Kindle Fire. The tablet sold like mad over the Christmas holiday and will now seamlessly feature media-rich content provided by USA Today. With the launch of its Kindle Fire app, USA Today …

Ryan Seacrest Owns The (NYE) Night Ryan Seacrest Owns The (NYE) Night

GetGlue is a service that lets you micromanage your activities with mind-numbing detail as you can “check in” to what shows your watching, what you’re reading, or even what song your listening to. It’s essentially a form of data collection …

iPhone 4S Audio Problem Angers Users iPhone 4S Audio Problem Angers Users
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On October 14, 2011 Apple released the iPhone 4S to, if not fanfare, at least to generally positive reviews. Critics and users alike praised the phone’s speed, its much improved camera, and several other features, including the remarkable Siri. All, …

New Year’s Resolutions Heavy Among Search Trends, According to Yahoo New Year’s Resolutions Heavy Among Search Trends, According to Yahoo
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New Year’s has come and gone, and it’s got to be close to time to stop talking about it, but Yahoo has put out some info about search trends related to the ever-popular resolution of losing weight, so allow me …

The Iowa Caucus, Rupert Murdoch, and PCP The Iowa Caucus, Rupert Murdoch, and PCP

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 …

Canadian Man Enters U.S. With Scanned Passport on iPad Canadian Man Enters U.S. With Scanned Passport on iPad
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This certainly isn’t going to sit well with the border hawks who want to fence off the borders of the United States: a man successfully crossed the Canadian/U.S. border without presenting his passport. It starts out sounding like a bad …

Google Correlate Expands to 50 Countries Google Correlate Expands to 50 Countries

Back in May, Google launched Google Correlate, which is sort of like Google Trends in reverse. It looks at search trends, and attempts to apply them to real-world situations. Google described it as an experimental tool enabling the user to …

Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus Looks Awfully Familiar Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus Looks Awfully Familiar
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Samsung announced this morning that they were launching a new smartphone, the Galaxy Ace Plus. The phone, which runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread, will release initially in Russia this month, and roll out to other countries in Europe, Latin America, Asia, …

Apple’s January Event To Deal With Textbooks, Self-Publishing Apple’s January Event To Deal With Textbooks, Self-Publishing

We’re getting more information about Apple’s rumored media event, set to take place later this month. Various sources are saying that the company’s January event will focus on publishing, like previously speculated. But what exactly in the world of publishing? …

Visa Uses Your Facebook Friends For New Ad Visa Uses Your Facebook Friends For New Ad
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Visa not only wants to send one lucky winner and 10 friends to Super Bowl XLVI, they want to tell that winner the 10 people they should take with them. That’s the rationale behind the new “You + Ten Facebook …

Twitter Killed Fidel Castro Last Night Twitter Killed Fidel Castro Last Night

This year is shaping up to be a stellar year for Twitter hoaxes. The latest addition happened last night when Fidel Castro became a trending topic on Twitter as reports of his death reverberated across the social media site. There …

Toolbox.com Acquired By Ziff Davis Toolbox.com Acquired By Ziff Davis
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Tech media publishing company Ziff Davis announced today that it has acquired Toolbox.com, a popular IT online community network. “We’ve added a critical piece to our puzzle with the acquisition of Toolbox.com,” said Ziff Davis CEO Vivek Shah. “The IT …

New York Times Price Rises 25% New York Times Price Rises 25%

The New York Times newsstand price for its Monday-Saturday paper just went from $2.00 a copy to $2.50. The news giant has steadily increased cover prices over the past few years as consumers have shifted to online sources for news. …

Microsoft Says Sayonara To Internet Explorer 6 Microsoft Says Sayonara To Internet Explorer 6
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In news that is sure to excite some, possibly upset others, and leave everyone else feeling an emotion that is somewhere between nostalgia and relief, Microsoft is officially saying goodbye to Internet Explorer 6. According to data from Net Applications, …