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Facebook To Change Data Retention Policies Facebook To Change Data Retention Policies
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As you may recall, late last month, Facebook and the Federal Trade Commission announced that they had reached a settlement with regards to Facebook privacy. I won’t get into all of the details about that again, but it required Facebook …

Steve Jobs Statue Shows The Tech Giant Waving? Eating? Flashing Gang Signs? Steve Jobs Statue Shows The Tech Giant Waving? Eating? Flashing Gang Signs?
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It only took a couple months, but someone has already erected a statue of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. The bronze statue was apparently commissioned by Gabor Bojar, Founder and Chairman of GRAPHISOFT. It was sculpted by Hungarian artist Ermo …

Google Launches Search Cartoon Caption Challenge Google Launches Search Cartoon Caption Challenge
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Google announced the launch of a search caption challenge. The challenge is to come up with the most creative captions for a series of cartoons where characters are searching Google. It’s as simple as that. “Cartoon caption contests have a …

Breaking: Verizon Responds to Data Outage Breaking: Verizon Responds to Data Outage
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This morning we reported on a massive outage that was plaguing Verizon’s data network nationwide. Reports were flying on Twitter and on Verizon’s support forum that customers were getting no data connection on their Verizon Wireless phones. Most reports seemed …

Google ‘Gives Back’ To Some Dubious NGOs Google ‘Gives Back’ To Some Dubious NGOs
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Google’s been funneling a laudable amount of money ($11.5 million) into organizations that strive to end modern day slavery in developing parts of the world as a part of the Google Gives Back initiative.The decision to give money to a …

Obama Girl Songwriter Goes Anti-SOPA Obama Girl Songwriter Goes Anti-SOPA

Remember the “Crush on Obama” song? Sure, it made the hottie who starred in the video a popular item, but only because of her attractiveness. The creator of the song that catapulted “Obama Girl” to fame, Leah Kauffman, is back …

Kindle Fire Bug Solutions, Courtesy Of Conan Kindle Fire Bug Solutions, Courtesy Of Conan

It’s always fun with Conan O’Brien takes on technology and gadgets. We previously shared a few of his bits, such as one on the iPad 2: The lost iPhone 5: Siri: On his show last night, he took on the …

Callin’ Oates: Because Your Day Is Crappy Without Hall & Oates Callin’ Oates: Because Your Day Is Crappy Without Hall & Oates
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Think of this as your first option when the stress of the holidays has you in a headlock. Or perhaps you’ve forgotten your iPod and need some quality music on the go. Maybe you’re buckling under the pressures of everyday …

Nationwide Data Outage Plagues Verizon Customers Nationwide Data Outage Plagues Verizon Customers

Sometime in the middle of the night Verizon’s data network seems to have crashed. The first report hit Verizon’s support forum from San Francisco around midnight, Pacific time. Since then the thread has come alive with reports from all over …

The Hobbit Trailer Hits the Webs The Hobbit Trailer Hits the Webs

Peter Jackson is in the process of creating his revisitation to Middle Earth movies, in this case, a two-part movie concerning the telling of The Hobbit. To generate the appropriate buzz, even though the movie doesn’t hit the big screen …

Firefox For Android Tablets Launched Firefox For Android Tablets Launched

Firefox is all about some Google this week. Mozilla announced that it has renewed its deal with Google so that Google will be the default search provider for Firefox for the next 3 years. Now, they have announced a new …

Nielsen And comScore Settle Patent Dispute Nielsen And comScore Settle Patent Dispute

In March, Nielsen sued comScore, accusing the firm of infringing upon 5 patents related to measuring and displaying online content. Here’s a look at that complaint, courtesy of PaidContent: Nielsen v. ComScore [Complaint] Shortly thereafter, comScore countersued Nielsen and its …

SOPA Is Draconian, Anticonstitutional Says MythBuster Adam Savage SOPA Is Draconian, Anticonstitutional Says MythBuster Adam Savage
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Okay. So far, the proponents of the Stop Online Piracy Act (PROTECT IP) have heard opposition from big time tech names like Sergey Brin, security software companies and former members of the Business Software Alliance, Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales, the entire …

Latest Android Update May Have Battery Issues; Google Pauses Rollout Latest Android Update May Have Battery Issues; Google Pauses Rollout
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Google has paused the rollout of the latest update to their Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. Several users reported seeing that the Android 4.0.3 was available, but were unable to download it when they tried to update their …

The Comprehensive List of SOPA Supporters The Comprehensive List of SOPA Supporters
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Now that the SOPA vote in House of Representatives has been shelved until 2012, both sides are taking some time to regroup, and prepare their strategies for what’s sure to be one helluva a fight in the upcoming new year. …

YouTube’s Top 10 Ads Of 2011 YouTube’s Top 10 Ads Of 2011

So far, we’ve seen YouTube’s top videos of the year, and Nielsen’s top TV ads of the year. Now it’s time for YouTube’s top ads of the year. It shouldn’t come as any surprise, but the top TV ad of …

Google eBooks Offline Support Now Available for Chrome, Chrome OS Google eBooks Offline Support Now Available for Chrome, Chrome OS
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Google announced the launch of offline support for Google eBooks for those using Chrome or Chrome OS, so they can continue reading books even when they’re not actually connected to the Internet. “We’ve all been there: the Internet is suddenly …

700,000 Androids Activated Each Day, Reports Andy Rubin 700,000 Androids Activated Each Day, Reports Andy Rubin

With the recent release of the Galaxy Nexus and with everyone talking about Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and its future in other Android devices, it’s a good of a time as any to talk Android activation figures. And luckily …

T-Mobile Plans To Keep Doing What They’re Doing T-Mobile Plans To Keep Doing What They’re Doing

After the saga of the AT&T/T-Mobile merger worked out like a bowling ball in a wet paper bag, it’s been kind of easy to forget that AT&T wasn’t the only active participant in this ordeal. T-Mobile has thoughts and feelings, …

Kindle Fire Update Version 6.2.1 Launched Kindle Fire Update Version 6.2.1 Launched

Earlier this month, Amazon promised a forthcoming Kindle Fire update to fix some bugs amidst a plethora of complaints surrounding the user experience of the device. That update has now come. “We have a new, free over-the-air software update available …

Amazon Signs Multi-Year Agreement With Sony To Expand LoveFilm Catalog Amazon Signs Multi-Year Agreement With Sony To Expand LoveFilm Catalog

Earlier this year, Amazon acquired LoveFilm, a European Netflix-like company, which beat Netflix to this type of offering in Europe. Today, Amazon announced a new deal with Sony Pictures Television to expand the content for LoveFilm. “Our latest major content …

Google’s Charitable Side Shows Through In 2011 Google’s Charitable Side Shows Through In 2011

Helping those less fortunate than you is one of life’s simplest pleasures to accomplish. Acts of charity, thoughtfulness, and kindness — even if you aren’t a multi-billion dollar conglomerate — leave lasting impressions that resonate with both the giver and …

Verizon Runs Afoul With DoJ Verizon Runs Afoul With DoJ

Just as the AT&T/T-Mobile saga was waddling off into the sunset, Verizon has captured the briefly unoccupied attention of the U.S. Department of Justice due to their deal to purchase wireless spectrum from cable operators. Verizon has been a busy …

Sony PlayStation Vita Launches With Problems In Japan
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UPDATE: Sony PR is perturbed. They issued this statement to The Guardian: “The PS Vita has had a terrific launch and sold in large numbers. We’re annoyed with these stories, because we can’t find any evidence of widespread glitches. The …