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Google Business Photos: Street View For Small Businesses Google Business Photos: Street View For Small Businesses
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If you’re a small business owner looking for a creative way to attract potential customers inside your store, Google wants you to think outside of the box: let them visit your store without even traveling to your store. It sounds …

More Backlash From Google’s New Privacy Policy More Backlash From Google’s New Privacy Policy
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More concern over Google’s announcement of new privacy policies, this time from prominent lawmaker Edward Markey. He’s demanding a probe into Google’s management of consumer data. This comes after yesterday’s issuance of a letter to Google from a group of …

Microsoft’s Weird Stance on Windows 8 Personalization Microsoft’s Weird Stance on Windows 8 Personalization
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How does it make you feel when a company tries to sell you something, but then, try and tell how to use it after you’ve paid for it? If you’re a PS3 fanboy, you might approve of this tactic, but …

Pinterest Top Five Most Repinned Items Pinterest Top Five Most Repinned Items
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Every day brings something new on Pinterest. But, some things take on a life of their own and just keep on keeping on. Telling what is popular on Pinterest is not an easy task. There are no publicly available statistics …

Jimmy Kimmel’s Facebook Police Make Sure You Accept Your Mom’s Friend Request Jimmy Kimmel’s Facebook Police Make Sure You Accept Your Mom’s Friend Request

If a Facebook Police unit existed, what crimes would they arrest you for? Excessive posting of dog photos? Second degree posting of political status updates? Jimmy Kimmel imagines a Facebook Police unit that makes sure you respond to that girl …

GoDaddy Super Bowl Ad #2 With Danica Patrick And Pussycat Dolls “Leaked” GoDaddy Super Bowl Ad #2 With Danica Patrick And Pussycat Dolls “Leaked”

Last weekend, the first of two GoDaddy Super Bowl ads was “leaked” (because I’m sure GoDaddy doesn’t want them to be seen yet). It involved Danica Patrick and Jillian Michaels painting a naked lady. Standard GoDaddy ad fare. This one …

More Voters Worry About Censorship Than Piracy

In the midst of the ongoing controversy surrounding SOPA and PIPA, it may be wise to take a step back and see what the average voter thinks about issues like piracy and internet censorship. That’s exactly what Rasmussen Reports has …

Putting Your Mobile App On Sale Boosts Revenue, Study Finds Putting Your Mobile App On Sale Boosts Revenue, Study Finds
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If you’re a developer who doesn’t want to shell out money for ads, there’s one reliable tactic you can employ that will not only boost your notoriety but also improve your revenue: put your app on sale. Despite the concept …

RateBeer Announces Best Beers of 2012, Over 3.5 Million Reviews RateBeer Announces Best Beers of 2012, Over 3.5 Million Reviews

Online beer mecca RateBeer has just announced their Best of 2012 Awards, and a Belgian Quadrupel takes the blue ribbon. Westvleteren 12, a product of Westvleteren Abdij St. Sixtus, topped the list of 50 best beers. The beer, a RateBeer …

Apple And Foxconn Face Accusations By Foreign Workers Apple And Foxconn Face Accusations By Foreign Workers

Last year in May Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior issued a warning against abuses to workers. The abuses cited in the warning include not being paid for hours worked, mandatory extended overtime without breaks, failure to advise workers about …

Google’s Privacy Approach With Danny Sullivan and NPR Google’s Privacy Approach With Danny Sullivan and NPR
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Google’s new privacy policy has been the topic of some discussion — although, perhaps not as much as expected — as their new multi-platform approach resulted in the creation of one privacy policy to rule them all, much like Sauron’s …

Google / Twitter Beef Reportedly Results In Cancellation Of Android Meeting Google / Twitter Beef Reportedly Results In Cancellation Of Android Meeting

Remember that Twitter Google deal that the companies couldn’t get renewed? The one for real-time search, which made Google a lot better for real-time information? It doesn’t look like they’re going to come to an agreement anytime soon. Google and …

Australian Open: Twitter Buzz Australian Open: Twitter Buzz

With the finals of the Australian Open quickly approaching, Twitter is buzzing with emotion. From the happy to the irate, Tweets are being posted by the minute. . @RafaelNadal beats #Federer 67(5) 62 76(5) 64 for a place in the …

Censored Twitter? No Worries, There’s A Workaround Censored Twitter? No Worries, There’s A Workaround

Are you worried about Twitter’s news that they are going to begin censoring tweets in certain countries? Worry not as there is an easy workaround. Twitter posted a handy FAQ about their new “country withheld content” guidelines. In it, it …

MacWorld iWorld: Intoxicase Puts A Bottle Opener On Your iPhone MacWorld iWorld: Intoxicase Puts A Bottle Opener On Your iPhone

Spicebox has been showing off their new Intoxicase iPhone cases at MacWorld | iWorld this week. The two cases – Intoxicase and Intoxicase Plus – have built-in bottle openers. There is also an app that allows users to track how …

Android Tablets Grab 10% Market Share From Apple’s iPad Android Tablets Grab 10% Market Share From Apple’s iPad
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The past year has been pretty good for Android OS, according to tablet figures released by Strategy Analytics. Global shipments of tablets hit an all-time high at 26.8 million units in Q4 2011, and Android snagged a substantial piece of …

Fear Factor To Feature Donkey Semen Stunt: Twitter Reacts Fear Factor To Feature Donkey Semen Stunt: Twitter Reacts
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NBC executives are furious after the show Fear Factor recently revealed they would have contestants drink an entire beer mug of donkey semen with the addition of a hefty glass of donkey urine to finish. NBC was so upset, they …

Hawaii Lawmaker Backing Down On Privacy Law
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We reported yesterday on an idiotic bill proposed in Hawaii that would required ISPs to record every Web site customers visit. One of the main backers of the bill is retreading her stance on the controversial legislation. Representative Kymberly Pine, …

Facebook, AG File Clickjacking Suits Against Adscend Media Facebook, AG File Clickjacking Suits Against Adscend Media

Facebook and Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna announced the filing of dual lawsuits against Adscend Media, an ad network, which has allegedly developed and encouraged the “spread of spam through misleading and deceptive tactics,” including clickjacking. Facebook defines clickjacking …

Google’s Policy For Government Contracts Unchanged Google’s Policy For Government Contracts Unchanged

For those who are concerned about Google’s new privacy policy, there has been yet another clarification. Essentially Google would like to make clear that the new blanket policy for the consumer space doesn’t spill over into the Enterprise and Government …

As ACTA Gets Signed, Europeans Protest
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At a ceremony in Tokyo, Japan, more members of the European Union signed ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement), ratifying the treaty for the countries that signed it. However, because the European Union parliament as yet to weigh in, ACTA is not …

Facebook & Twitter For Seniors For Dummies Facebook & Twitter For Seniors For Dummies

All the hip, young teens out there who like pieces of the internet all to themselves and want to keep the older folks out; you’re in for a losing battle. Many of the seniors are already using social networking, for …

MacWorld iWorld: Creston Lets You Control Your House From Your iPhone MacWorld iWorld: Creston Lets You Control Your House From Your iPhone

Creston has been showing off their new home/business automation system at MacWorld | iWorld. Creston’s system allows users to control lights, entertainment systems, electronic window blinds, and more, all from their iOS (or Android) devices. Of course, the system doesn’t …

Ferris Bueller Sequel? Nope, Just A Honda Ad Ferris Bueller Sequel? Nope, Just A Honda Ad

On Thursday, a mysterious clip starring a gray-haired Matthew Broderick appeared on YouTube. In the clip, Broderick opens the shades and says “How can I handle work on a day like today?” It’s immediately followed by a date, which happens …