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Best Buy Cuts 400 Jobs as they Restructure Best Buy Cuts 400 Jobs as they Restructure

Best Buy Co. Inc. announced on Thursday that it will close 50 big box stores and eliminate 400 positions. By the fall, Best Buy’s “big-box stores in the Twin Cities will either be closed — or shrunk and renovated.” The …

Twitter Ad Performance: How Big Can Twitter Get? Twitter Ad Performance: How Big Can Twitter Get?

Peter Fenton, a general partner at Benchmark Capital and member of the Twitter Inc. board speaks about social network platforms and their value to investors. He addresses specifically the potential of Twitter ads and how promoted tweets can have a …

LivingSocial President Resigns LivingSocial President Resigns

According to an email obtained by Nick O’Neill at StartUpStats from LivingSocial CEO Tim O’Shaunghnessy, LivingSocial president and co-founder Eddie Frederick has resigned from the board. Frederick had been with the company since its inception, and was the creator of …

Ice Cream Sandwich Now Available On Xperia Play Ice Cream Sandwich Now Available On Xperia Play

It sucks buying an old Android phone because you can’t get access to newer operating systems unless you root your phone and install a ROM of the newer version. Even then, it’s not guaranteed to work and it usually doesn’t …

Little Boy Discovers Shadow For The First Time: File Under Cute [Video]

From this Friday morning’s “Aww” department, we bring you a 19-month-old boy who didn’t know he had a shadow before Tuesday. According to sources, he was later seen catching his shadow, giving Wendy a thimble, and flying around the room …

Texas Instruments Begins Work On iPhone 5 Chips Texas Instruments Begins Work On iPhone 5 Chips
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With a new iPad and a new Apple TV just released and the long-rumored iTV still taking its first steps out of the land of the hypothetical, the Apple rumor mill is turning its attention to the upcoming iPhone. While …

[EXCLUSIVE] Would Reaching 1 Million Gamerscore Be The “Greatest Gaming Goal Ever Accomplished?”
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To some, gaming is a casual hobby. To these people, it’s fun, but none of their life goals involve feats achieved with a controller in their hand. Ray Cox is not one of these gamers. Cox is a Guinness World …

Should Google Hide Its Search Options? Should Google Hide Its Search Options?
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It appears that Google is testing a new interface in which the search options on the left panel are hidden until the user clicks for the drop-down. Here’s a video of it courtesy of WebSonic (via Search Engine Land): It’s …

Verizon-Cable Deal Raises Major Concerns, According to Public Knowledge Verizon-Cable Deal Raises Major Concerns, According to Public Knowledge

The dispute over Verizon Wireless’s bid to buy spectrum from several cable companies is still going strong even after last week’s hearing that attempted to answer some of the questions about it. As WebProNews previously reported, Verizon Wireless, in December, …

Facebook Brand Timeline Deadline Approaches: Are You Being Rushed? Facebook Brand Timeline Deadline Approaches: Are You Being Rushed?
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Brands have had a month to prepare their Facebook Timelines, but on Friday, their Facebook Pages will be switched to the new Timeline format whether they like it or not. You will no longer have a choice, so I hope …

Developers Prefer Google Over Facebook … Do You? Developers Prefer Google Over Facebook … Do You?
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With Facebook’s nearly 900 million users and over 425 million mobile, it seems pretty clear that it would be the leader in social mobile development, right? Wrong. A new study from Appcelerator and the International Data Corporation (IDC) found that developers are more interested in Google than Facebook.

Apple Inspires Cult-Like Religious Reaction In People Apple Inspires Cult-Like Religious Reaction In People
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Apple is a company and brand that has a lot of fans. Those fans can sometimes make Trekkies look like well-balanced, normal members of society. This just begs the question: is there a line between fanaticism and outright religious devotion? …

More Laypersons Are Learning Programming Languages More Laypersons Are Learning Programming Languages
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I’m a borderline luddite. Yes, a borderline luddite tech news writer — I have made my peace with this. But despite the wary glance I cast toward new technological developments, their implications on personal privacy, and on overall quality of …

Playboy Radio Supports Rush Limbaugh’s Use of the Word Slut
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Playboy Radio’s morning show hosts on Sirius support Rush Limbaugh in his right to call Sandra Fluke a “slut”. Andrea Lowell and Kevin Klein often use politically incorrect speech themselves and seemed perplexed as to what is so wrong with …

High School Senior Expelled for Twitter F-bomb High School Senior Expelled for Twitter F-bomb
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An Indiana High School Student has been expelled for using the F-word multiple times on a twitter post. According to Austin Carroll’s tweet: “F*** is one of those F****** words you can F****** put anywhere in a F****** sentence and …

Romania’s Weird “Protect Children From The Internet” Ads Romania’s Weird “Protect Children From The Internet” Ads
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We all know the Internet is full of “dark alleys” featuring content that is clearly not suitable for children. In fact, an entire cross-section of software development is devoted to filtering the web, making it “safer” for the younger users …

Highlight CEO: We Have the Potential to Be the Next Twitter, Foursquare Highlight CEO: We Have the Potential to Be the Next Twitter, Foursquare
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Ambient social networking is taking the world by storm as startups such as Highlight are beginning to resonate with people. In case “ambient social networking” is new to you, it is a location phenomenon that runs silently in the background …

Asking For Facebook Passwords… Disturbing? Asking For Facebook Passwords… Disturbing?
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This week, the Washington Post ran a story on an example of a potentially disturbing trend in Human Resources practices. They told the tale of Justin Bassett. Bassett was interviewing for a new job. In the course of the interview, …

Is Cord Cutting Really Happening? Is Cord Cutting Really Happening?
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With consumers continuing to be unhappy with cable providers, a trend known as “cord-cutting” has quickly risen up. The concept has gained a lot of attention over the past couple of years especially since more Internet alternatives have become available.

Does Google Deserve To Be Labeled Evil? Does Google Deserve To Be Labeled Evil?
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Is it just me or does Google seem to be getting a lot of negative press lately? There seem to be an irregular amount of stories about Google and whether or not it’s “evil” making the rounds. There is even …

Google On How A Lot Of Your Links Don’t Count Google On How A Lot Of Your Links Don’t Count
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Google has over 200 signals it uses to rank results. Given Google’s legendary PageRank algorithm, based on links, it has led to a lot of people worrying about links way too much. That’s not to say quality links aren’t still …

Katie Couric’s Temporary Return to Morning News May End Today’s Reign
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Katie Couric will return to “Good Morning America” for one week while host Robin Roberts is on vacation. Couric also works as a Special Correspondent for ABC News, contributing to ABC World News, Nightline, 20/20, Good Morning America, This Week …

Stephen Colbert: Obamacare Is Dead (He’s Calling It!)

President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, better known as “Obamacare,” had a tough day in court Wednesday. The Supreme Court that is. It looks like the President’s brainchild, which would mandate health insurance for all U.S. citizens, is going to get …

Sharing Instagram Photos On Facebook May Get You Unfriended Sharing Instagram Photos On Facebook May Get You Unfriended

Facebook has an ongoing mission to convince all of us that sharing should be an unlimited, Borg-like activity we have no hesitations about. However, it turns out that over-sharing pictures you took using a photo app like Instagram or Hipstamatic …