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Google Spent $213 Million On Ads in 2011 Google Spent $213 Million On Ads in 2011

According to data from Kantar Media, Google spent $213 million while advertising itself in 2011, $70 million of which went toward TV spots. The $213 million expenditure is almost 400% more than Google shelled out on advertising in 2010 – …

Google Chrome Gets Better Graphics Google Chrome Gets Better Graphics

In previous stories, we’ve reported on Chrome’s ability to render 3D objects using WebGL. The demos shown previously, like the water in a bathtub, show the browser rendering impressive 3D objects with collision and all the other perks of proper …

YouTube Launches Next Vlogger: 16 Vloggers, $15,000 Each In Equipment And Promotion YouTube Launches Next Vlogger: 16 Vloggers, $15,000 Each In Equipment And Promotion

In March, 2011, YouTube’s Next Creator series kicked off with NextUp, a program set up to help aspiring YouTube stars break free from the slog of content that is uploaded to the site daily. The Next Creator program later opened …

Facebook Notifications Less Irksome Than Email Lists Facebook Notifications Less Irksome Than Email Lists
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A new survey conducted by consumer research firms Chadwick Martin Bailey and Constant Contact reveals that people typically “Like” a business’ page on Facebook for the same reason they subscribe to emails from businesses: the promise of getting free stuff. …

Max Payne 3 Multiplayer Video Shows The Online Goods

We are getting our first look at the online gameplay feature from Max Payne 3. The game features online modes like “Gang Wars” and “Payne Killer.” they have also managed to bring Max Payne’s signature “bullet time” to the multiplayer …

The Effective Use of Video in Marketing Campaigns The Effective Use of Video in Marketing Campaigns

ComScore and EXPO have released a study indicating that professionally-produced video content and user-generated product videos, when used together, drive higher sales. Groups of consumers were asked to evaluate sales effectiveness on a professional how-to video, a user generated video …

‘Bully’ to be Released Using an Alternative Ratings System

Entertainment Weekly is reporting the The Weinstein Company will be using an alternative ratings system in the ads for its new documentary, ‘Bully‘. The movie will be displayed as having a ‘pause 13′ rating that the movie received from Common …

Australian Baby Racks Up $1 Million Hospital Bill

John Kan and Rachel Evans from Sydney, Australia, thought they had prepared themselves well for a holiday to Vancouver; they bought extra travel insurance and covered Rachel’s pregnancy even though she was several weeks from being full-term. What they didn’t …

Google Self-Driving Car Takes Blind Man To Taco Bell Google Self-Driving Car Takes Blind Man To Taco Bell
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Google uploaded a video of a self-driving car test, showing Steve Mahan, a legally blind man behind the wheel, and stopping at Taco Bell for a burrito. Google says in the video description, “We announced our self-driving car project in …

Star Wars: The Old Republic Live Action Fan Vid
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Is Star Wars the best movie trilogy ever, or is it the best movie trilogy ever?. I love Star Wars, have since I was a kid. It’s a shame George Lucas and company never made any more films after Return …

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Gets Release Date
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The follow up to the massively popular but flawed Transformers: War for Cybertron, finally has a release date. High Moon Studios has announced that the game will come out in the United States on August 28th, 2012. The game will …

Anne Hathaway’s Vegan Engagement Party
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Anne Hathaway and her fiance, Adam Shulman, are set to be married next year but decided to celebrate their engagement in advance. Their engagement party was held at a bookstore in New York City in February. According to US Weekly, …

Photoshop CS6 Beta Is Really Popular Photoshop CS6 Beta Is Really Popular

Beta testing periods are a common practice among many software manufacturers these days. It’s rare for these tests to be met with the kind of reaction that the Photoshop CS6 beta has met. Of course, Photoshop rarely gets beta releases, …

Solar Panel Demographic: Who Are They? [Infographic] Solar Panel Demographic: Who Are They? [Infographic]

Many people consider going solar to help offset the cost of electricity in their homes, but very few ever go out and buy the solar panels required to harness the suns rays. It’s a rare personality who takes the plunge, …

Twitter Has Patent Application For “Pull To Refresh” Twitter Has Patent Application For “Pull To Refresh”

In the last couple of years a lot of iOS and Android apps have begun implementing a very simple and intuitive method to refresh pages. You simply scroll up to the top, and then keep scrolling. In most cases an …

Slashdot Launches SlashdotTV Slashdot Launches SlashdotTV

Slashdot, the tech-related news site owned by Geeknet, Inc., announced today the launch of SlashdotTV, its first dedicated business-to-business technology video channel. SlashdotTV offers access to a wide library of video content surrounding its highly engaged community of IT influencers. …

Google Maps 6.5 For Android Looks So Fresh & So Clean Google Maps 6.5 For Android Looks So Fresh & So Clean

If you totalled up the distance of every set of directions that Google Maps has produced for Android users, you’d have about 50 billion kilometers’ worth of directions. According to a post on Google Mobile Blog, that’s on par with …

Geraldo Rivera Now Graces Wikipedia In A Hoodie
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Geraldo Rivera has been the brunt of a lot of jokes and strong criticism over remarks he made last week on the Fox News show Fox & Friends. If you’ve been living under a rock, here’s the gist: Paraphrased, Rivera …

Unreal Game Engine Licensed to Government Agencies

The same game engine used to develop games like Batman: Arkham City, and the Gears of War and Mass Effect Series is now being licensed to the FBI and other government agencies for the development of training programs, the BBC …

Nike Vs. Reebok: Lawsuit Filed Over Tebow Jerseys

Nike and Reebok have been rivals in the sportswear business for about as long as there has been a sportswear business. Usually the competition is fairly friendly, but it has, at times, gotten a bit nasty. Such is the case …

Magic Johnson, Ninja Turtles, and Museums

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 …

Rally Against Village Voice ‘Child Sex Trafficking’ Scheduled For Tomorrow Morning
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A change.org petition is scheduled to be presented at a rally outside the New York offices of The Village Voice tomorrow. The rally will start at 11:00 am on March 29 at the north end of Cooper Square in New …

Are You BI-Curious? [Business Intelligence Pun/Infographic] Are You BI-Curious? [Business Intelligence Pun/Infographic]

Do you employ elements of business intelligence in your company’s decision-making processes? Maybe you’re an analytics master. Or maybe you didn’t catch the pun until you read the brackets, and are still wondering what the heck business intelligence is. Well …

Google’s Go Project Gets Stable Release Google’s Go Project Gets Stable Release

Google has been toiling away on the Go Project since 2009. Besides having one of the most adorable mascots ever – Tux had better step up his game – Go is the company’s open source programming language. After three years …