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Is Facebook Becoming Less Viral? Is Facebook Becoming Less Viral?
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Facebook is constantly making changes. Users know this, and are often irritated. Do you think Facebook changes have made it less valuable as a channel for getting apps, content, and messages to go viral? Let us know in the comments. …

NBA Cancels Regular Season Games, NBA Players React on Twitter NBA Cancels Regular Season Games, NBA Players React on Twitter
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While there’s still hope that some of the upcoming NBA season can be salvaged, that prospect is looking less and less likely, especially after the recent announcement from NBA Commissioner David Stern concerning the cancellation of the first two weeks …

Twitter Will Finally Own The Word “Tweet” Twitter Will Finally Own The Word “Tweet”
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Did you know that as of right now, Twitter doesn’t have the trademark for the word “tweet?” That’s all about to change, however, as the social media service is about to secure the trademark from its current owner – Twittad. …

The Mythbusters on Steve Jobs: “iGenius” Documentary to Air October 16th The Mythbusters on Steve Jobs: “iGenius” Documentary to Air October 16th
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The men with some of the best jobs in the world, the Mythbusters guys, will host an hour-long documentary on the life of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Discovery Channel has announced that Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman will helm …

Steve Jobs Death Certificate Reportedly Names Specific Cause Steve Jobs Death Certificate Reportedly Names Specific Cause

Steve Jobs’ cancer has been widely known to have been the cause of his death, but now details have come out about the specific cause. Bloomberg, which has apparently seen the death certificate, is reporting that “respiratory arrest” was listed …

Facebook Provides a Look at Facebook Bootcamp Facebook Provides a Look at Facebook Bootcamp
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Facebook has released an interesting video about Facebook Bootcamp. This is what all Facebook engineers go through when they start at the company. It lasts for six weeks. “At Facebook, engineers don’t waste time before getting their hands dirty. Every …

Netflix Drops Qwikster: Here’s The Internet Reaction Netflix Drops Qwikster: Here’s The Internet Reaction
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Netflix might be waking up to the reality that no matter what they do nowadays, it’s going to piss off a large percentage of their customers. Remember that whole Qwikster idea? The DVD-only company that was announced last month as …

Facebook for iPad Launches Facebook for iPad Launches

Facebook has finally launched its much-anticipated iPad app. “Facebook for iPad not only includes popular features from the site like photos and games, but also optimizes them for the unique capabilities of the iPad,” a Facebook representative tells WebProNews. With …

Hank Williams Jr. Releases New Song Via Free Download Hank Williams Jr. Releases New Song Via Free Download
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Hank Williams Jr. has just released a new song called “Keep The Change,” that was written in response to his recent problems stemming from comments he made on Fox & Friends. Williams was yanked by ESPN’s Monday Night Football broadcast …

SocialGrapple Acquired by Google SocialGrapple Acquired by Google

Google has acquired the team behind SocialGrapple, a social analytics service. A message at SocialGrapple.com says: I am excited to announce that the SocialGrapple team is joining Google. SocialGrapple started a year ago, and launched only a couple of months …

The Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu Hold Google+ Hangout The Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu Hold Google+ Hangout

Last Friday, His Holiness the Dalai Lama joined Google+, and it didn’t take him much time to start interacting with one of the new social site’s flagship features. On the same day he joined the network, The Dalai Lama announced …

Friend.ly Acquired by Facebook Friend.ly Acquired by Facebook
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Facebook has acquired friend.ly. Terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed. So, what is friend.ly? Aside from having a .ly domain that actually makes sense when you say it out loud, it’s basically a social Q&A service. The official …

Twitter to Wrap All URLs in T.co Twitter to Wrap All URLs in T.co
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Twitter announced that it is about to start wrapping all tweeted URLs in its t.co. URL wrapper. “Tens of millions of links are tweeted on Twitter each day,” the company says. “Wrapping these shared links helps Twitter protect users from …

BlackBerry Services Down For Some Users BlackBerry Services Down For Some Users
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BlackBerry users throughout Europe, the Middle East and parts of Africa have been experiencing problems with their service since early this morning. It looks like the problems that people are having involve accessing the web, BlackBerry messenger and roaming in …

Google to Offer Google+-Based Blog Comments System? Google to Offer Google+-Based Blog Comments System?
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In a semi-related conversation with Shoemoney’s Jeremy Schoemaker, he tells WebProNews that he just talked to a Google engineer, who “alluded to the fact that Google might be developing a system with Google+ to allow people to comment.” Given that …

Steve Jobs Movie In The Works? Steve Jobs Movie In The Works?
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When you look at the huge success of the last major motion picture that focused on a tech personalty (the Oscar-nominated The Social Network) and couple that with the massive popularity of Apple’s Steve Jobs and his recent death (I’m …

Demand Media Shifts from “Content Farm” Approach, Writers Lose Income Source Demand Media Shifts from “Content Farm” Approach, Writers Lose Income Source
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Demand Media, with its site eHow, has essentially been the poster child for the term “content farm” – something the company has done much to distance itself from. CEO Richard Rosenblatt has said flat out that he doesn’t consider what …

Bing Shows Off New Windows Phone Search Features Bing Shows Off New Windows Phone Search Features

Bing is talking about some new features it has for Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango). This includes voice search, Shazam-like music search, and Google Goggles-like “Bing Vision”. Voice search is pretty self-explanatory. Music search lets you find whatever song is playing …

Like My Status or I Will Punch You in the Face Like My Status or I Will Punch You in the Face
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Sometimes, liking a particular status on Facebook can get you into trouble. For instance, let’s say your friend posts that she is having the worst day of her life. It might seem as though “liking” that status is kind of …

Who Will Acquire Hulu? Google, DISH & Amazon Reportedly Frontrunners Who Will Acquire Hulu? Google, DISH & Amazon Reportedly Frontrunners

Google has been mentioned as a possible suitor for a Hulu acquisition for a while now. In light of recent developments, it would still make sense. For example, recent reports indicate that Google is spending about $100 million to develop …

iPhone 4S Sold Out, Shipping Delayed From All Carriers iPhone 4S Sold Out, Shipping Delayed From All Carriers
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On Friday, Apple’s “most amazing iPhone yet” went up for pre-sale on apple.com as well as all three carriers’ sites – AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. And what do you know, it sold like hotcakes. Are you surprised? Some wondered how …

Netflix Dumps Qwikster Idea, Keeps DVDs Netflix Dumps Qwikster Idea, Keeps DVDs
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You may recall a couple weeks ago when Netflix announced it would be separating its DVD-by-mail service into a separate entity called Qwikster. Yeah, that’s not happening anymore. A post on the Netflix blog written by CEO Reed Hastings says: …

Westboro Baptist Church Continues Their Assault on Steve Jobs Westboro Baptist Church Continues Their Assault on Steve Jobs
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If you aren’t familiar with Westboro Baptist Church, they are a fringe organization from Topeka, Kansas that travel around the country protesting high profile funerals of fallen American soldiers and celebrities. The membership is small – 71 members as reported …

What If Terms of Service Were More Interesting? What If Terms of Service Were More Interesting?
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How often do you actually read Terms of Service agreements? Now, be honest. ☺ I have to admit that I don’t usually read them, for the sake of time, but I do sometimes wonder about what I’m agreeing to. It is a legal document, after all, and it should be taken with some seriousness.