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Facebook Hosting 2012 Hacker Cup Facebook Hosting 2012 Hacker Cup

Hackathons give birth to potential new products such as Facebook’s Timeline. Now it’s time for Facebook’s second annual Hacker Cup to put a new wave of hackers to the test. Facebook is hosting the second annual Hacker Cup starting on …

Google News Adds Election Section To Homepage Google News Adds Election Section To Homepage

Just a couple days after announcing their new Politics & Elections hub, Google is making another attempt to keep you apprised of all the breaking news surrounding the 2012 campaign. Google News now features an Elections section on its homepage …

SOPA Loses Steam With Hollywood Union Members SOPA Loses Steam With Hollywood Union Members
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Obviously, some of the most voracious supporters of the oft-maligned protection acts working their way through the houses of government are members of the entertainment industry. You may know at least two of these associations better by their choice of …

Apple Threatens Lawsuit Over Jobs Action Figure Apple Threatens Lawsuit Over Jobs Action Figure

In a move that should surprise no one, Apple has threatened legal action against Chinese manufacturer In Icons, makers of the 12-inch Steve Jobs action figure. Apple apparently sent a letter to In Icons claiming to own the rights to …

Malaysian Police Monitor Protesters Via Social Media Malaysian Police Monitor Protesters Via Social Media

Social media taketh and now social media taketh away. Sorta. While social media sites like Twitter and Facebook have become integral for protesters to organize events, government officials in Malaysia have taken a page out of this playbook and used …

Panasonic’s New Bluetooth Hearing Aid Panasonic’s New Bluetooth Hearing Aid
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Panasonic launches a new Bluetooth hearing aid, making life easier than ever on the hearing impaired. Panasonic’s Healthcare Group introduces the R1-W available to the public today. What makes the R1-W so unique is that it appeals to the image-conscious …

iPhone 4S Launching In China January 13th iPhone 4S Launching In China January 13th
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Just a few weeks after the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology gave the iPhone 4S their approval early last month, the newest Apple handset is set to arrive in China late next week. Apple has announced that the …

iPad Downloads Top Three Billion iPad Downloads Top Three Billion

If there was any doubt about the popularity of Apple’s iPad, doubt no more. ABI Research estimates that iPad users have cumulatively downloaded three billion applications since the launch of the iPad in 2010. The iPhone took almost two years …

Walmart Labs Buys Small Society Walmart Labs Buys Small Society

Walmart Labs, the wing of the consumerist Goliath responsible for capturing more market share via social media and mobile applications, acquired iOS app developers Small Society this week. Small Society has worked with other big names in the past, such …

[Exclusive] Can Hackers Create a SOPA-Proof Internet? [Exclusive] Can Hackers Create a SOPA-Proof Internet?
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What’s the shortest distance between two points? If you said a straight line, then you just earned a self-high five. We here at WebProNews we have already given you a guide on how to navigate the post-SOPA Internet, but suppose …

iTV Aimed At A Market Ripe For Revolution iTV Aimed At A Market Ripe For Revolution

Online gadget shopping and review site Retrovo have released the results of a study into the HDTV market in advance of the Consumer Electronics Show later this month. Though the newest, fanciest HDTVs are expected to feature prominently at the …

11th Annual No Pants Subway Ride Poised To Go Viral January 8th 11th Annual No Pants Subway Ride Poised To Go Viral January 8th

It’s almost that time of the year, folks. The time when people take to subways across the globe in the middle of winter sans trousers. But why? According to the stagers of the annual No Pants Subway Ride event, long-time …

What Steve Jobs Tribute Would You Like To See Next? What Steve Jobs Tribute Would You Like To See Next?

In the shadow of his death, more and more it’s looking like this is a Steve Jobs world – we just live in it. If you don’t believe me, just be alive and conscious in the past year (or even …

Todd Tweedy, CEO Of Audience Machine, Missing After Suicidal Facebook Post [updated] Todd Tweedy, CEO Of Audience Machine, Missing After Suicidal Facebook Post [updated]
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Update: Tweedy has reportedly been found alive. Todd Tweedy, CEO of Audience Machine and author of an upcoming Wiley book Facebook Marketing Secrets is missing. The last known communication from him is a status update on Facebook on Tuesday, which …

Apple and Google Come Out On Top In 2012 Predictions Apple and Google Come Out On Top In 2012 Predictions

With every new year comes predictions for what will come with it. Some may predict global politics or trends, while the fine people at Chetan Sharma Consulting conducted a survey with the movers and shakers of the mobile industry to …

The Republican Candidates, Hootie, and the iTunes User Agreement The Republican Candidates, Hootie, and the iTunes User Agreement

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 …

Quantum Levitation WipeOut, Emotion Mimicking Robot, and Turtle High Five Quantum Levitation WipeOut, Emotion Mimicking Robot, and Turtle High Five

A viral video is one that becomes popular though the process of Internet sharing, via social media, sharing sites, or good ‘ole email. Everyday we highlight some of the best that are currently viral and some that are trending that …

New Facebook Mobile Features Discovered New Facebook Mobile Features Discovered
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Facebook has over 800 million users, so they say. 300 million of them are using Facebook on mobile devices, and that number will only continue to grow, as long as Facebook remains the kind of social networks. Brittany Darwell at …

Gatewood Galbraith: Kentucky Legend Death Sparks Twitter Remembrance
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If importance were measured by victories, one could say Gatewood Galbraith was simply a footnote in the history of the state of Kentucky. However, for those who followed Galbraith or met the man knows his legacy is bigger than the …

iPad Gets Canadian Man Through U.S. Customs iPad Gets Canadian Man Through U.S. Customs

The iPad has been used for all sorts of interesting and crazy things, but this one stretches credulity. According to the Winnipeg Free Press, Martin Reisch was driving into the US from Canada. About half an hour from the border, …

Roku Shrinks the World To a Keychain Roku Shrinks the World To a Keychain
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Roku announced today that they are packing everything they have done heretofore into a device the size of a pack of gum. Well, almost. The Roku Streaming Stick is about the size of a regular thumb drive. It will feature …

This Cat-Brushing Robot Won’t Make You Fear The Robot Apocalypse This Cat-Brushing Robot Won’t Make You Fear The Robot Apocalypse

Guys, they’ve done it. Somebody has created a robot that I don’t want to smash with a bat. The only thing this cute little guy has the chance to enslave is the cat he’s been trained to brush. Let’s back …

Online Sales Were Record-Breaking Throughout The Holidays Online Sales Were Record-Breaking Throughout The Holidays

comScore has a new report out indicating that retail e-commerce spending for November/December reached $37.2 billion. That’s a whopping 15% higher than the same period last year, and an all-time record. There were actually 10 separate days that surpassed $1 …

iPad To The Face: How Apple Revolutionizes Sibling Rivalry iPad To The Face: How Apple Revolutionizes Sibling Rivalry
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The iPad has revolutionized the way we do a lot of things: watch movies, read books, shop online, and more. Now it looks like we can add sibling rivalry to that list. In the video below, we see a two …