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Contestants Angry Over “Biggest Loser”, Twitter Reaction Contestants Angry Over “Biggest Loser”, Twitter Reaction
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Recently NBC announced a secret twist on their hit show, ‘Biggest Loser’ where celebrities compete to see who can shed the most excess pounds. The show’s producers leaked word that it may allow previous contestants to return to the show …

Russian Web Ad Spending Overtakes Print Russian Web Ad Spending Overtakes Print

Online advertising expenditures were up 56% in Russia in 2011, overtaking print ads for the first time. The internet presently accounts for 16% of ad spending in Russia, still a far cry from TV ad dominance. Web ads in the …

Twitter Helps Man Sell Home For $135,000 Above Asking Price Twitter Helps Man Sell Home For $135,000 Above Asking Price
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A tech-savvy Melbourne homeowner used social media to go all out in selling his home and was rewarded with $135,000 above his asking price. Not bad for a little extra work around the house. Real Estate agents, neighbors and most …

Heinrich Hertz Doodle: Did Google Get It Wrong? Heinrich Hertz Doodle: Did Google Get It Wrong?
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I’m sure by now you’ve all seen today’s animated Google Doodle. The multi-colored never-ending wave pattern honors Heinrich Rudolf Hertz, who is best known for his studies on electromagnetic waves (and the fact that the unit of frequency, the Hertz, …

PlayStation Vita Gets Launch Day Apps, Games

The PlayStation Vita launched today in the U.S. and Sony already has a couple of nice apps out for the device. We already reported on the Vita having Netflix support right out of the gate. The functionality is nice and …

Whitney Houston’s Death Coverage Examined By Lewis Black Whitney Houston’s Death Coverage Examined By Lewis Black

Lewis Black isn’t happy. This fact is evident anytime he opens his mouth. Black, known for his angry rants, while simulating a mental breakdown, has a segment on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, where he examines various aspects of our …

Facebook, Google Support Program To Help Kids Connect Safely Facebook, Google Support Program To Help Kids Connect Safely

The Family Online Safety Institute has announced A Platform for Good. The program is designed to help kids, teenagers, parents, and teachers connect and share safely on the internet. The program has been endorsed by some of the biggest names …

iPad Mini Being Tested, Christmas Release Wouldn’t Affect iPad 3 iPad Mini Being Tested, Christmas Release Wouldn’t Affect iPad 3
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Although most iPad/iPhone rumors are met with a great deal of skepticism, rumors concerning a possible iPad Mini are met with even more skepticism. Between Steve Job’s famous proclamation about smaller tablets feeling like giant smartphones and the fact that …

T-Mobile, MetroPCS Want the FCC To Stop Verizon’s Spectrum Grab T-Mobile, MetroPCS Want the FCC To Stop Verizon’s Spectrum Grab

Verizon Wireless has ideas of securing a big chunk of the unused wireless spectrum by purchasing it from companies like Time Warner, Bright House Networks, and Cox Communications. Such an agreement would give Verizon Wireless increased access and control over …

UPDATE: Twitter Responds On Sarkozy Parody Account, Banned Political Accounts UPDATE: Twitter Responds On Sarkozy Parody Account, Banned Political Accounts

Yesterday I wrote about Twitter banning a parody account of French President Nicolas Sarkozy as well as three other accounts that were known to have been politically opposed to Sarkozy. On the day Sarkozy announced he will seek re-election, these …

iOS Games Get Backing From Major Players
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It looks like iOS devices may be getting some more star power from the games industry. The majority of the big hits on portable devices such as smartphones have come from independent or small developers like Rovio with Angry Birds. …

Microsoft Argues Motorola’s Policy On Patents Microsoft Argues Motorola’s Policy On Patents

Microsoft has filed formal complaints with European Union’s competition regulator regarding the price Motorola is charging for the use of patented technology. Microsoft is claiming the the 2.25% they are charging for a video patent is well over what other …

Spam Levels Down, Mobile Malware On The Rise Spam Levels Down, Mobile Malware On The Rise

McAfee has released their quarterly threat report for the fourth quarter of 2011, and some of the results may surprise you. The report examines the biggest threats to online security for both the fourth quarter and all of 2011. The …

Google Australia Introduces Student Ambassadors Google Australia Introduces Student Ambassadors

Google Australia’s official blog introduced it’s newly appointed student ambassadors Tuesday, at the inaugural Google Student Ambassador Summit at it’s Sydney office. Google selected 52 students from 23 universities across Australia and New Zealand, who will learn about Google products …

Will Sacha Baron Cohen’s Dictator Crash The Oscars? Will Sacha Baron Cohen’s Dictator Crash The Oscars?

UPDATE: Has Sacha Baron Cohen been banned from the Oscars? ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Sacha Baron Cohen’s new film, The Dictator, is “the heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country …

CM Punk Feuding With Chris Brown Via Twitter CM Punk Feuding With Chris Brown Via Twitter
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On Sunday, April 1, CM Punk will take part in quite possibly the biggest match of his professional wrestling career. He’ll be going up against Chris Jericho at WrestleMania 28 to defend his WWE Championship. It appears as though Punk …

Borderlands 2 Gets Its Launch Date Trailer
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The hyperbole is coming hard and fast from Gearbox Software has they are prepping to release the sequel to their fun hit, Borderlands. While the rumblings about the sequel picked up speed in 2011, thanks in large part to the …

Facebook Lawyers Strike Back Against Ceglia Facebook Lawyers Strike Back Against Ceglia
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More bad news for Facebook scammer Paul Ceglia. Shortly after the judge ordered him to reimburse Facebook almost $76,000 for legal fees in the false contract scam, an updated court filing shows new evidence that he knowingly fabricated the case …

MegaUpload’s Kim Dotcom Granted Bail MegaUpload’s Kim Dotcom Granted Bail
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Kim Dotcom has scored a win in his extradition case to the U.S. where he and his company, MegaUpload, face multiple charges including racketeering and criminal copyright infringement. Reuters is reporting that Dotcom’s effort to win bail have finally been …

Netflix on Playstation Vita at Launch

Netflix has reported on their blog that it’s streaming video content will be available for the Playstation Vita as it launches today in the U.S. Netflix has been available to subscribers across a range of consoles, including Microsoft Xbox 360, …

Google Street View Comes To Russia, Captures Period Actors At Peterhof Google Street View Comes To Russia, Captures Period Actors At Peterhof
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Здравствуйте, Google Street View! Yesterday Google announced the addition of two Russian cities, St. Petersburg and Moscow, to the Street View experience via their Lat Long Blog. As vast as Russia is, it’s my hope that Street View will continue …

Adobe Outlines Future Of Flash Player And AIR Adobe Outlines Future Of Flash Player And AIR
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Adobe has been a leading player in creating tools for Web content creation for the past decade with Flash Player. With the emergence of HTML5 and other similar technologies, Adobe has to refocus their strategy on what Flash will mean …

Foxconn Hid Underage Workers, Improved Conditions To Pull Wool On FLA Inspectors [REPORT] Foxconn Hid Underage Workers, Improved Conditions To Pull Wool On FLA Inspectors [REPORT]

You remember those audits of Foxconn facilities that took place last week? According to one labor rights activist, we should really take the initial reviews with a grain of salt. Of course, many were already skeptical of any report that …

ACTA Referred To European Court of Justice

Is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement treaty, otherwise known as ACTA, compatible with what is referred to as the EU’s “fundamental rights and freedoms?” Some EU officials are asking that very question, and to help determine the answer, EU trade chief …