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Daniel Von Bargen Of Seinfeld Attempts Suicide Daniel Von Bargen Of Seinfeld Attempts Suicide
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You might know him as Mr. Kruger, George’s boss on the hit TV show Seinfeld. Monday morning Daniel Von Bargen attempted suicide with a gunshot to the temple. After the attempt, he called 911 for help. He sounds unbelievably clam …

Bot or Not Lets You Test the Human Element in Any Twitter Account Bot or Not Lets You Test the Human Element in Any Twitter Account

If you’re active on Twitter, you’ve probably encountered plenty of bots – fake users that spam the hell out of you with links, free iPad offers, and other dubious things. These accounts are just a part of the Twitter experience, …

NASCAR Driver Honors Thousands Of Twitter Fans NASCAR Driver Honors Thousands Of Twitter Fans

NASCAR’s Brad Keselowski will be racing in the Daytona 500 this Sunday and again in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series race on Friday at Daytona. For the race on Sunday, Keselowski has found a new way to take thousands of …

Rumor: Nintendo Looking To Add Video Content For Wii U
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It’s no secret that Microsoft and Sony have both been immensely successful with their game consoles that also act as entertainment hubs that include features like Netflix and Hulu. It seems that Nintendo wants to get in on the game. …

Bing Linked Pages: Bing’s Answer To Google’s Profiles? Bing Linked Pages: Bing’s Answer To Google’s Profiles?

Bing has launched “Linked Pages,” which allow people to link sites related to themselves in search results for when people search for the person’s name. Pretty interesting, especially since Bing allows users to simply add links that they just like. …

More People Think Facebook, Twitter Negatively Affect News Quality More People Think Facebook, Twitter Negatively Affect News Quality

A new survey from Craig Newmark’s pro-philanthropy initiative, craigconnects, shows that social media isn’t really making any headway in changing how people get news about politics and elections. Furthermore, most who participated in the survey said that social media sites …

Samsung Shows Off Advanced Smartphone SDRAM Technology Samsung Shows Off Advanced Smartphone SDRAM Technology

Speaking at this year’s International Solid-State Circuits Conference, which ends today, Samsung unveiled their new LPDDR3 DRAM chips. The new chips decrease power consumption over the LPDDR2 chips, drawing 1.2V of power. The 4 Gigabit chips also enjoy a major …

Twitter: Sacha Baron Cohen Banned From Oscars? Twitter: Sacha Baron Cohen Banned From Oscars?

Update: The Academy is now saying that they have not “banned” Cohen yet, per se. Rather, they are waiting to determine his intentions about promoting The Dictator at the awards. Deadline reported that the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & …

YouTube Hires Bing General Manager To Be New VP Of Marketing YouTube Hires Bing General Manager To Be New VP Of Marketing

Google has hit Bing where it hurts by hiring away its general manager of marketing. AdAge is reporting that Google has hired Danielle Tiedt, former general manager of marketing for Bing. She led the recent “Bing is for Doing” ad …

Fancy Launches New Commerce Platform Fancy Launches New Commerce Platform

New York startup Fancy, an online catalog and high-end Pinterest competitor, today added a social commerce platform that allows brands and merchants to sell products directly on the site. Fancy has roughly 250,000 users, compared to Pinterest‘s over 10 million, …

Foxconn FLA Audit: Inside Apple Production Foxconn FLA Audit: Inside Apple Production

It costs Apple $250,000 to join the Fair Labor Association (FLA). ABC News’ Bill Weir was in China for the first ever FLA audit of Apple’s production floor inside Foxconn and it wasn’t surprising what he found. But, before I …

Google Agrees On “Do Not Track” Button For Chrome, Acts The Holy Fool Google Agrees On “Do Not Track” Button For Chrome, Acts The Holy Fool
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By at least one account, Google has withdrawn from the finger-pointing game of who’s responsible for making consumer privacy vulnerable and acknowledged the plea of consumers that say, “Hey, seriously, we really don’t want you following us everywhere we go …

YouPorn Hacked, Chat Service User Data Exposed YouPorn Hacked, Chat Service User Data Exposed
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Popular adult site (actually, just popular site will do) YouPorn is under fire after user data was lifted and exposed. In all, millions were said to have been affected, with thousands still currently exposed after much of the data was …

Post This To Facebook, Or Do 60 Days In Jail Post This To Facebook, Or Do 60 Days In Jail
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While it may not be surprising that something you post on your Facebook wall could get you in legal trouble, it may surprise you that a judge has ordered a man to post something on his wall or to face …

Girls Gone Wild Founder Loses Defamation Suit Girls Gone Wild Founder Loses Defamation Suit

Nevada district court judge Mark Denton awarded casino mogul Steve Wynn $7.5 million in a defamation suit against Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis Wednesday. The damages were awarded after Wynn testified in a ‘prove up hearing,’ to where a …

White House Announces Privacy Bill Of Rights

In response to the recent series of controversies regarding the personal privacy on the internet, the Obama administration has unveiled a new Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights. Intended to be a framework for both corporate codes of conduct and legislation, …

ResearchGate Receives Funding From PayPal Co-Founder ResearchGate Receives Funding From PayPal Co-Founder

It seems there’s a social network for everything and everybody these days. Not all of them take off, but I’m glad to see that ResearchGate has received funding to keep expanding. ResearchGate announced yesterday their completion of its Series B …

Spotify Update Includes Gapless Playback And Crossfade Spotify Update Includes Gapless Playback And Crossfade

Spotify announced the launch of some new features for “gapless playback” and crossfade. The features come with an update to its desktop version that is rolling out this week. Gapless playback enables songs to play right after one another without …

Storify Launches New App for iPad Storify Launches New App for iPad

Storify, the popular drag-and drop storytelling tool is now available for iPad. The brand new, free app makes Storify available for mobile devices for the first time. Like the Storify website, the app lets users curate content from Twitter, YouTube, …

T-Mobile Loses 800K Customers, Blames Lack of iPhone T-Mobile Loses 800K Customers, Blames Lack of iPhone

2011 was an interesting year for T-Mobile, mostly due to the AT&T merger drama whose slow death was finalized in December when AT&T officially pulled the plug on the deal. After the FCC and DOJ voiced their disapproval, the deal …

Chinese Court Rules In Favor Of Apple, Can Keep Selling iPads Chinese Court Rules In Favor Of Apple, Can Keep Selling iPads

It looks like Apple’s arguments yesterday in court worked as the Shanghai Pudong New Area People’s Court is going to allow the company to keep selling iPads in the city. Three out of the five Apple stores in China are …

AT&T Lightening Up On Data Throttling? AT&T Lightening Up On Data Throttling?
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Earlier this month we brought you news that AT&T had started throttling the data streams of certain smartphone users. Those who had managed to hang onto AT&T’s now-defunct unlimited data plans were reportedly having their connections throttled after 2.1 gigabytes …

Google Privacy Policy: State Attorneys General See Privacy Risk Google Privacy Policy: State Attorneys General See Privacy Risk

The continuing saga of Google’s new unified privacy policy has taken an interesting turn today as the attorneys general (or other ranking legal officials) from 36 US states and territories posted a letter to Google CEO Larry Page to express …

Google TV Service May Be On The Way For Kansas City Google TV Service May Be On The Way For Kansas City

Kansas City must be feeling like the prettiest girl at the Google Pageant these days. First the city gets chosen as the starting location for Google Fiber, the company’s project to broaden access to and increase the speed of the …