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Craig Silverstein, Google’s First Hire, Leaves For Khan Academy Craig Silverstein, Google’s First Hire, Leaves For Khan Academy

Craig Silverstein, the first employee Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin hired, has just now leaving the company to join Khan Academy. Khan Academy is a nonprofit education organization, which provides freely available online resources for teachers, students and …

Iran May Be Blocking Web Sites
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We’re one day away from the the anniversary of the 1979 Iranian revolution that ended with the collapse of the royal regime. Iran is reportedly blocking Web sites on the eve of the revolution in an assumed attempt to stifle …

Privacy Gets Easier With New Tools Privacy Gets Easier With New Tools

Thanks to a new free tool by Abine released yesterday, internet users can browse privately and deal with less hassles. ‘Do Not Track Plus’ works with Firefox, Internet explorer, Safari, and Google Chrome and features faster page load times. The …

Microsoft Releases MSN For iPad In The U.S. Microsoft Releases MSN For iPad In The U.S.

Microsoft has released their MSN iPad app in America following the successful launch of the app in France, Germany, Britain, and Canada last month. The app provides access to MSN’s news, photos, and videos. Users can also access Hotmail and …

Facebook Video: Dad Shoots Daughter’s Laptop Facebook Video: Dad Shoots Daughter’s Laptop
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Tommy Jordan of North Carolina had had enough. After finding (yet another) an expletive-filled Facebook post his daughter had made about her “unfair” parents, Jordan took to Facebook himself. In a video he posted to Youtube and Facebook, he set …

Alan Moore Discusses Guy Fawkes Masks, Protests
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If you’ve been following the anti-Internet regulation hubbub, as well as Anonymous’ hijinks, then you’ve undoubtedly noticed the masks many protesters have been wearing, exactly like the lead image suggests. While these masks have become incredibly popular because of these …

Greedo Has Always Shot First, According To George Lucas Greedo Has Always Shot First, According To George Lucas
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Coincidence, or a slyly timed response to one of the most argued changes in the updated version of the original Star Wars trilogy? Read on, and I’ll let you be the judge. Han shot first! Those three words have summed …

United Nations Web Site Hacked, Vulnerabilities Exposed United Nations Web Site Hacked, Vulnerabilities Exposed
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The Web site hacking and dumping of info will not stop – next up is the United Nations. A hacker going by the handle Casi dumped information from the United Nations Web site yesterday that contained many vulnerabilities that other …

Google Analytics Updates To Custom, Organic Reports Google Analytics Updates To Custom, Organic Reports

Google Analytics is getting some updates. For one, there’s a new “Customize” button in the action bar on all tabular standard reports. When you click this, it loads the custom report builder. Google suggests using this for the following cases: …

Unfriending On Facebook Leads To Murder Unfriending On Facebook Leads To Murder
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Billy Clay Payne, Jr. and Billie Jean Hayworth were murdered last month after deleting Jenelle Potter from their Facebook profile. Marvin Enoch Potter Jr. and Jamie Lynn Curd have been charged with the crimes. Mike Reece, a Johnson County Sheriff …

Zynga, Hasbro Partner To Make FarmVille Toys A Reality

The people behind FarmVille, Words With Friends, and Mafia Wars are teaming up with the people behind Transformers, Nerf, and My Little Pony to produce a line of real-life toys and games based on the popular social games. The two …

Is Pinterest “Spamming” Facebook? Is Pinterest “Spamming” Facebook?
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Pinterest, the virtual pinboard social site, is under light fire again today.

Anti-ACTA Protests Going Worldwide Tomorrow
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While there’s no way of knowing if the upcoming anti-ACTA protests will have the same chilling effect the Internet blackout did on SOPA/PIPA, citizens on a worldwide basis are preparing to speak out against the ACTA treaty. Loudly. Tomorrow (February …

EPIC Google Privacy Suit Gets Expedited

Yesterday we brought you news that the Electronic Privacy Information Center had filed suit against the Federal Trade Commission to force them to block Google’s controversial new privacy policy, set to roll out on March 1. EPIC claims that the …

Texas Jury Kills Patent Troll That Claimed To Own The Interactive Web

It’s a good day when patent trolls get what’s coming to them – a slap in the face by a federal jury. Eolas Technologies may be the biggest patent troll the Internet has ever seen. The company, alongside the University …

iPad 3 Mini Coming Late 2012 [RUMOR] iPad 3 Mini Coming Late 2012 [RUMOR]
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Call it the little rumor that could. If you’re someone who loves your iPad, but just hates how big it is, the following may excite you. Technology Buiness Research analyst Ezra Gottheil tells the Chicago Tribune that there will in …

Farmers Use Facebook To Plan Strategy Farmers Use Facebook To Plan Strategy

In January the turmeric farmers of Maharashtra’s Sangli district outside Kolkata were facing a huge dilemma. An oversupply of products had crashed prices in the local market and something needed to be done. Basically, there were thousands of farmers in …

Motorola Suit Against Apple Dismissed In Germany

Another chapter in Apple’s seemingly endless patent wars appears to be over as a German court has dismissed a suit brought against the company by Motorola. In December the court issued a ruling that several of Apple’s 3G-capable devices infringed …

Diablo III, New Call Of Duty Stars Of Activision’s 2012 Lineup

Activision Blizzard has big plans for 2012 – Diablo III and a new Call of Duty are the headliners. In the company’s quarterly report, Activision Blizzard announced strong numbers in both digital and retail alongside new product releases that should …

New iPhone 4S Ads Still Pushing Siri As Standout Feature New iPhone 4S Ads Still Pushing Siri As Standout Feature
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Are you guys still using Siri? As an iPhone 4S owner myself, I’ve noticed that I’ve been using Apple’s voice assistant less and less as time goes on. It’s not that Siri wasn’t useful on many occasions – because she …

Google Bar Update: Consistent Links, More Of Them Google Bar Update: Consistent Links, More Of Them
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Google announced a new update to the Google Bar, the recently announced navigation bar that runs across Google products which includes the Google menu, search box, and Google+ sharing functionality. The main change is that the links in the pull-down …

Amazon Commercial Takes Shots At iPad’s Price Amazon Commercial Takes Shots At iPad’s Price
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Amazon has released a new commercial for their Kindle line of e-readers and tablets. The first part of the commercial focuses on Amazon’s standard response in the Kindle vs. iPad debate: the Kindle is easier to read in the sun. …

Bing Retains #2 Rank Among Search Engines In January Bing Retains #2 Rank Among Search Engines In January
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comScore’s ranking of search engines for the month of January were released today and Microsoft’s Bing has held onto the title of second most-used search engine for the second month in a row. In December, Microsoft’s Bing unseated Yahoo! to …

Twitter SMS: Satellite Support Added Twitter SMS: Satellite Support Added
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Twitter announced today that it has partnered with Iridium and Thuraya, the two largest satellite operators, so that subscribers of these services have access to Twitter SMS. “Now, even if phone lines and the Internet are inaccessible — for example, …