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Could Shopping Be the Next Big Phenomenon on Facebook? Could Shopping Be the Next Big Phenomenon on Facebook?

With Facebook’s latest changes, a lot of developers are rushing to get a piece of the company’s new focus on applications. Sneakpeeq is one app that is partnering with Facebook as part of this new initiative and is excited about the opportunities with the Open Graph.

A Google Sex Toy? A Google Sex Toy?
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Well, kind of anyway. Introducing the Googlher, perhaps the first sexual-related personal “device” that uses Google search to help the user, um, enjoy themselves — to put it in safe-for-work terms. While the Googlher sex toy is not a purchasable …

Raj Rajaratnam Sentenced To 11 Years In Historic Insider Trading Case Raj Rajaratnam Sentenced To 11 Years In Historic Insider Trading Case

The longest prison sentence ever dished out for the crime of insider trading has just been given this morning. Hedge fund billionaire Raj Rajaratnam was sentenced to 11 years in prison for insider trading practices that resulted in over $50 …

Google Gets Audited by the IRS Google Gets Audited by the IRS
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Government scrutiny is starting to go along with Google like grape jelly goes along with peanut butter. This time it’s not the DoJ or the FTC or the Senate, but the IRS – the United States Internal Revenue Service. A …

Report: AOL Continues to Push for Yahoo Deal Report: AOL Continues to Push for Yahoo Deal

Last month, we looked at some chatter that was going around that AOL wants to merge with Yahoo, but that Yahoo was not too interested. A Bloomberg piece, citing “people familiar with the matter,” indicated that AOL CEO Tim Armstrong …

Tweeting From Your Refrigerator? There’s an App For That. Tweeting From Your Refrigerator? There’s an App For That.
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How does a WiFi connected home appliance sound? One that would, theoretically, allow you tweet updates of your frequent trips to the fridge through the use of a computer touchscreen? Is so, Samsung has just application-powered refrigerator with your name …

iPhone 4S’ Siri: Now With More Easter Eggs iPhone 4S’ Siri: Now With More Easter Eggs
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From what we know about Siri, Apple’s new voice assistant program for the iPhone 4S, is that it looks like a rather interesting addition to iOS. We know that it will give users the ability to transcribe text messages, schedule …

DuckDuckGo Ready to Go to the Next Level, Gets New Funding DuckDuckGo Ready to Go to the Next Level, Gets New Funding

DuckDuckGo just announced that Union Square Ventues is leading the company’s first round of funding. Other investors include:  Scott Banister, Jim Young, Jeff Miller, Joshua Schachter, Kal Vapuri, Joshua Stylman and Peter Hershberg. In a Union Square Ventures blog post, …

Winklevoss Twins Continue Losing Streak Winklevoss Twins Continue Losing Streak
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In people crying warm, salty tears into piles of money news, it looks like Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss are going to have to hand over $13 million in legal fees to the law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan (QEUS). …

Mafia Wars Virus Infected Air Force Drones Mafia Wars Virus Infected Air Force Drones
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Recently, there were reports of a virus infecting the drone aircraft used by the United States Air Force, much like the one that leads this article. While the impact of the infection appears to be minimum, provided you take the …

BlackBerry Outage Persists But Is Improving, CEO Issues Apology BlackBerry Outage Persists But Is Improving, CEO Issues Apology
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BlackBerry Services are beginning to be restored in countries around the world following an outage that began in Europe and The Middle East and by Wednesday had spread to the Americas. BlackBerry users all around the world have had problems …

Eric Schmidt on Google+ Eric Schmidt on Google+
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Former Google CEO and current Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has finally appeared on Google+ after being mysteriously absent from the company’s new baby. He’s only got one photo on it so far, but it is awesome. And just in …

BlackBerry, Bacon, and Adobe Reader BlackBerry, Bacon, and Adobe Reader
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Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

Tower Heist VOD Effort Fails Tower Heist VOD Effort Fails

For those of you wondering when the Internet will put movie theaters out of business, continue holding your breath. Even though the technology for bringing new movie releases directly to the home, bypassing movie theaters and their overpriced concession stands …

Samuel L. Jackson Joins Twitter: Hold On To Your Butts Samuel L. Jackson Joins Twitter: Hold On To Your Butts

The much-loved and frequently quoted Samuel L. Jackson has officially brought his voice to Twitter, and we should all rejoice. Here’s a man who doesn’t just say the word motherf**ker, he owns the word. Samuel L. Jackson has graced some …

Google Jobs, Facebook Insights & Apple User Generosity Google Jobs, Facebook Insights & Apple User Generosity

Today we’re passing along a few infographics we came across looking at what it takes to get a job at Google, the evolution of Facebook Insights, and the generosity of users of different operating systems. See more daily infographic round-ups …

Leaping Bill Gates, Google Prediction API, and Jabba the Hutt Leaping Bill Gates, Google Prediction API, and Jabba the Hutt

When you see Bill Gates, a few things come to mind: billionaire, philanthropy, Windows, etc. One thing that probably doesn’t come to mind is athletic ability, which makes sense. For more daily video round-ups, go here. See Bill Gates leap …

Google’s Search Share Increases, Bing And Yahoo’s Don’t Google’s Search Share Increases, Bing And Yahoo’s Don’t
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The latest report from Hitwise concerning search volume shows Google still dominates search. Surprise, surprise. In other news, water is still wet and grass is still green. Flippancy aside, Google is dominating search with such a lead, it’s akin to …

Google+ Gets Real-Time Search, Improved Hashtag Support Google+ Gets Real-Time Search, Improved Hashtag Support
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It seems like just yesterday when we were talking about how Topsy was doing Google+ search better than Google, as the company announced realtime (and other) Google+ search results. As a matter of fact, it was yesterday. Now, Google has …

iOS 5 Released (Officially): 200+ New Features iOS 5 Released (Officially): 200+ New Features

Two days before the official launch of the iPhone 4S, Apple has made the brand new iOS 5 available for download. According to Apple, there are over 200 new features in the new OS. The feature that seems to be …

Tips for Diagnosing A Drop In Google Rankings, From Matt Cutts Tips for Diagnosing A Drop In Google Rankings, From Matt Cutts
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Google has posted a new Webmaster Help video. As usual, Head of Web Spam Matt Cutts has answered a user-submitted question. The question is: “When you notice a drastic drop in your rankings and traffic from Google, what process would …

Foursquare Joins The iOS 5 Release Party With “Radar” Foursquare Joins The iOS 5 Release Party With “Radar”
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Today, Apple released their highly-anticipated iOS 5 update. To a lesser degree of buzz, Foursquare released an update to their app, version 4.0. And it looks like Foursquare v4.0 is going to make good use of that iOS 5 update. …

Visualizing What Regions Don’t Use Facebook Visualizing What Regions Don’t Use Facebook
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There’s no doubting the popularity and Facebook, nor the incredible rate at which Facebook members consume their various status updates. However, Facebook’s dominance is not on a worldwide scale, as some regions of the globe — for instance, China’s territory …

Googler Calls Google+ a “Knee-Jerk Reaction” and “A Study in Short-term Thinking” Googler Calls Google+ a “Knee-Jerk Reaction” and “A Study in Short-term Thinking”
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Consider this a lesson in how not to use Google+. And to think, the Circles feature was designed to give you more control over who sees what… A Google software engineer, Steve Yegge, had some less than favorable things to …