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Online Holiday Spending Up 15% In The U.S. Online Holiday Spending Up 15% In The U.S.

Prior to Christmas, comScore put out a report indicating that online shopping reached a new record in the U.S. Now that Christmas is over, they’ve put out a new report putting online holiday spending up to $35.3 billion in the …

VIDEO: Little Girl Rants About Toy Marketing VIDEO: Little Girl Rants About Toy Marketing
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Once, the only aisle in the toy store that was mostly pink was the Barbie aisle. In the last few years, however, the pink has spread. Toy makers are increasingly marketing their products to girls and boys separately. Moreover, in …

Google, Virgin America Gives Fliers Free Chromebooks Google, Virgin America Gives Fliers Free Chromebooks
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The lustre of traveling via airplane has been lost in the past few years. Paying to check bags is a pain, you’re lucky if you even get those generic salty peanuts during the flight (and if you do, I’m sure …

Another SOPA Casualty: Imgur To Leave GoDaddy Another SOPA Casualty: Imgur To Leave GoDaddy
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Yesterday, we discussed the mass exodus domain registrar GoDaddy has been dealing with due to their SOPA support, something GoDaddy backed off of, but only after the damage had been done. While Wikipedia represents perhaps the most famous of the …

50,000 Apps Now In Windows Phone Marketplace 50,000 Apps Now In Windows Phone Marketplace
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Once upon a time, Windows-based phones were a solid participant in the smartphone market, back in the days when Blackberry reigned supreme and Apple made Macs and iPods. Since the launch of the iPhone, however, Microsoft’s smartphone market share has …

Android Marketplace Is Tebow Country Android Marketplace Is Tebow Country

In case you haven’t heard or perhaps if you’re just not an NFL fan, there’s a guy named Tim Tebow that has a negligible amount of footballing talent. He is a quarterback, which is the guy that throws a football …

Facebook Post Results in Hostage Rescue Facebook Post Results in Hostage Rescue

While there are millions of Facebook users around the world, it’s doubtful any of them feel as thankful for the platform’s existence than a Utah mother who used the service to escape a hostage situation. The woman in question, who’s …

VIDEO: WTF?! I Wanted An iPhone!!! VIDEO: WTF?! I Wanted An iPhone!!!

Everyone who’s ever had kids knows that sometimes a child’s disappointment over not getting the gift they want can be an ugly thing. Children’s Christmas morning frustrations have provided many parents with the opportunity to try and teach their kids …

Dept. of Homeland Security Is Watching You Twitter & Tweet Dept. of Homeland Security Is Watching You Twitter & Tweet
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If you have a Twitter account, you may have “people” that follow you with what are suspiciously fake accounts. The tell-tale signs are standard: thousands of followers with barely any (if even one) tweets, tweets that contain lots of links …

Why Google Is Picky About Profile Pictures Why Google Is Picky About Profile Pictures
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Google is kind of anal about profile pictures. We already knew this, but it has been confirmed with a new post from MG Siegler on his personal blog. He tells the story about how Google deleted his profile photo, which …

Amazon Wins at Online Customer Service, Everyone Piles On Netflix Amazon Wins at Online Customer Service, Everyone Piles On Netflix

Which company has the best online customer service? What about the worst? While the names will not surprise you, the level of satisfaction provided may very well. Findings from a recent study conducted by ForeSee, a “customer experience analytics firm,” …

Rumor: iPhone Getting Major Redesign Rumor: iPhone Getting Major Redesign
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As the 2012 Apple product cycle draws nearer, the rumors about what we can expect from the newest collection of iDevices are beginning to pick up steam. Most recently, BGR is reporting that they have learned several details of the …

SWTOR’s Google Video Search Thumbnail Isn’t A Jedi, Slave Leia Maybe? SWTOR’s Google Video Search Thumbnail Isn’t A Jedi, Slave Leia Maybe?
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Go ahead and place this story in the quirky, crazy little things that happen on the internet bin. Google isn’t perfect, they’d be the first to admit this, unfortunately their errors are readily apparent to millions upon millions of people …

Amazon Reportedly Acquires Quorus For Talent Amazon Reportedly Acquires Quorus For Talent

It’s looking like Amazon has acquired Quorus (not to be confused with Q&A site Quora). Quorus was responsible for social shopping software, so it’s not too hard to see where such an acquisition would fit into Amazon’s plan. On Twitter, …

China’s Great Firewall Begets Alternate Facebook, Twitter China’s Great Firewall Begets Alternate Facebook, Twitter

What’s a global superpower without a little home-grown social media sprinkled in the mix? In the United States and Western Europe, services like Facebook and Twitter are as common in household nomenclature as toilet paper and driveways. As China continues …

Phishing Email Targets Apple Customers Phishing Email Targets Apple Customers

Over the holiday weekend some Apple customers began receiving email messages claiming to be from Apple. The message informed customers that they needed to update their billing information or have their accounts shut down. The email included an apparent link …

Android Activations: 3.7 million Over Christmas And Christmas Eve Android Activations: 3.7 million Over Christmas And Christmas Eve
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The holidays have been good to Android. Google SVP, Mobile (and Android co-founder) Andy Rubin tweeted (and posted to Google+) that there were 3.7 million Android activations on 12/24 and 12/25 (Christmas and Christmas Eve) alone. @ArubinAndy RubinUPDATE: There were …

Sean Collins, Founder of Surfline.com Dies at 59 Sean Collins, Founder of Surfline.com Dies at 59
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Sean Collins, who was a famous surfer and the founder of the site Surfline.com, passed away in an Orange County hospital, after suffering a heart attack while playing Tennis. Surfline actually started as a phone hotline in the mid-eighties, that …

Ocean Marketing Feels The Wrath Of The Internet Ocean Marketing Feels The Wrath Of The Internet

Since this morning the internet has been abuzz with backlash against Ocean Marketing. The story broke just after midnight with a post on Penny Arcade that contained an email exchange between a customer named Dave and a representative of Ocean …

The Year In Gaming in Under Two Minutes

Once again, the gaming industry has proved itself to be most viable, especially with titles like Modern Warfare 3, Battlefield 3 and Skyrim making huge dividends in regards to sales. In fact, these titles did as much, if not more …

StumbleUpon’s Most Stumbled Upon Content Of 2011 StumbleUpon’s Most Stumbled Upon Content Of 2011

StumbleUpon has put together a year-end compilation, giving us a glimpse of what people have been stumbling upon throughout the year. This year, StumbleUpon introduced the “explore box,” which gives users a way to stumble through content based a topic …

For iOS And Android Christmas Really Is the Most Wonderful Time Of The Year For iOS And Android Christmas Really Is the Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

Christmas is always a good time for the gadget makers. Electronics of all kinds are consistently among the holiday season’s best-sellers. This is no less true for smartphones iPhones and Android phones always see higher-than-normal activation and app download rates. …

Righthaven Domain Now Being Auctioned Righthaven Domain Now Being Auctioned

Righthaven, which is commonly referred to as a “copyright troll,” is now having its domain name RightHaven.com auctioned off by domain auction site SnapNames, as pictured above. If you’re not familiar with the story, the irony here is that RightHaven …

A Comprehensive Look at Those For and Against SOPA A Comprehensive Look at Those For and Against SOPA
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There have been a number of lists discussing which entities support and oppose the oft-discussed protection acts making their way through the houses of the U.S. Government. While there are two, the most famous to the duo is H.R.3261, otherwise …