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Visa Uses Your Facebook Friends For New Ad Visa Uses Your Facebook Friends For New Ad
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Visa not only wants to send one lucky winner and 10 friends to Super Bowl XLVI, they want to tell that winner the 10 people they should take with them. That’s the rationale behind the new “You + Ten Facebook …

Twitter Killed Fidel Castro Last Night Twitter Killed Fidel Castro Last Night

This year is shaping up to be a stellar year for Twitter hoaxes. The latest addition happened last night when Fidel Castro became a trending topic on Twitter as reports of his death reverberated across the social media site. There …

Toolbox.com Acquired By Ziff Davis Toolbox.com Acquired By Ziff Davis
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Tech media publishing company Ziff Davis announced today that it has acquired Toolbox.com, a popular IT online community network. “We’ve added a critical piece to our puzzle with the acquisition of Toolbox.com,” said Ziff Davis CEO Vivek Shah. “The IT …

New York Times Price Rises 25% New York Times Price Rises 25%

The New York Times newsstand price for its Monday-Saturday paper just went from $2.00 a copy to $2.50. The news giant has steadily increased cover prices over the past few years as consumers have shifted to online sources for news. …

Microsoft Says Sayonara To Internet Explorer 6 Microsoft Says Sayonara To Internet Explorer 6
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In news that is sure to excite some, possibly upset others, and leave everyone else feeling an emotion that is somewhere between nostalgia and relief, Microsoft is officially saying goodbye to Internet Explorer 6. According to data from Net Applications, …

Google’s Larry Page Has Noteworthy First Year Back in CEO Chair Google’s Larry Page Has Noteworthy First Year Back in CEO Chair

Larry Page has been busy the past 8 months. Since he stepped in as Google’s CEO in April of last year, the co-founder has scrapped the dead weight in the product line, killing off about 20 less-than-stellar performers. And he …

Grand Theft Auto Mods May Be Coming to iOS, Android Grand Theft Auto Mods May Be Coming to iOS, Android

Last month we reported that the 2001’s controversial Grand Theft Auto III had come to iOS and Android phones and tablets. When the game launched in 2001 it generated a significant amount of controversy for ordinary gameplay. The game’s sequel, …

Urban Meyer Bans Twitter For Ohio State Football Players Urban Meyer Bans Twitter For Ohio State Football Players
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Apparently in an effort to snip anymore Terrelle Pryor/tattoo-gate debacle that sank the career of Jim Tressel, incoming Ohio State football coach, Urban Meyer, has decided to implement a Twitter ban for his players. Again, the surprise is this isn’t …

The Apple / Samsung Girl The Apple / Samsung Girl

The little girl is referred to as “Little Miss Tablet”, and although I can’t find her name, I am certain that she has made a significant mark in advertising history. I can’t recall anything like this having happened before. I …

100 Years Of Horrible Things Via YouTube 100 Years Of Horrible Things Via YouTube

A lot can happen in one hundred years. Lots of bad, lots of good, but lots of change nevertheless. A couple of days ago a YouTube user, derDon1234, uploaded a video compiled of some of the most notable moments in …

Vendalism.com Is The New Free Alternative To eBay Vendalism.com Is The New Free Alternative To eBay
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When one wants to buy or sell something online, the first things that tend to come to mind are eBay or Craigslist. Out of those two, only Craigslist is free to list items for sale and lacks the tools that …

Windows Phone Gets Siri Clone Windows Phone Gets Siri Clone
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It seems that Android users are not alone in wanting to bring Siri to their devices. While Windows Phone users have built-in voice search capabilities – Bing Voice – the platform does not have anything like the functionality Apple brought …

A Self-Sanitizing Keyboard? A Self-Sanitizing Keyboard?
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Do dirty keyboards make your skin crawl? Does the idea of using a keyboard after someone else has touched it leave you clammy? If so, Vioguard may have something you’d be interested, provided the idea of a self-sanitizing keyboard appeals …

Google Promotes Chrome At Cost Of Search Quality Google Promotes Chrome At Cost Of Search Quality
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Google is the subject of some controversy related to sponsored links. They involve posts promoting Google Chrome for small businesses. Are you OK with Google’s Chrome promotion strategy? Let us know in the comments. As you may know, Google has …

Fake Wendi Deng Twitter Account Not That Funny Fake Wendi Deng Twitter Account Not That Funny

On New Year’s Day (a couple of days ago for those of you still shaking off the residual effects of too much grape and grain), Wendi Deng, wife of News Corporation CEO Rupert Murdoch, decided to ring in the fresh …

SmokefreeTXT Helps You Quit Smoking With Encouraging Texts SmokefreeTXT Helps You Quit Smoking With Encouraging Texts
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If there is one simple truth that everyone who has ever picked up a cigarette knows, it’s this: quitting is a huge pain in the ass. Anyone who has ever attempted and failed can attest to that, and everyone who …

Guinness World Record 2012 Gamer’s Edition Goes Mobile and Casual

Guinness World Records don’t have the gravitas they once did; anyone reading this could theoretically go achieve a world record today and have it featured by Guinness. Nothing proves this more than the Guinness World Record 2012 Gamer’s Edition. The …

Father Uses Facebook To Sell His Son For $20 Million Father Uses Facebook To Sell His Son For $20 Million
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When a man loses everything, at least he still has family. One Saudi man decided to sell even that to make ends meet. Saud bin Nasser Al Shahry put an ad on Facebook looking to sell his son for $20 …

The Browser Trends Continue The Browser Trends Continue

Which browser is the most popular in terms of users? Well, that title remains in the Internet Explorer camp, but, continuing a trend that began when Firefox introduced tabbed browsing to the world, IE is continuing to fall, while Google …

“Siri For Android” Pulled From Android Market “Siri For Android” Pulled From Android Market

Last week we brought you news that a Siri clone, Speerit, had appeared in the Android App Market. Speerit is actually one of several apps promising users the same functionality as the iPhone 4S’s Siri on their Android devices. While …

Are iPhones Becoming Uncool? Are iPhones Becoming Uncool?
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Is the iPhone really becoming uncool? Or is it just incredibly popular these days to say that the iPhone is uncool? Investors Business Daily is now another member in a growing group predicting the imminent demise of the Apple smartphone. …

Record 1 Billion iOS, Android Apps Downloaded Last Week Record 1 Billion iOS, Android Apps Downloaded Last Week

People didn’t waste any time getting acquainted with their new iOS and Android devices that they received Christmas last month: following the largest amount of device activations for a single day on Christmas Day, people spent the following week filling …

Preparedness In a Post-SOPA World Preparedness In a Post-SOPA World
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Hopefully, the Louis Pasteur quote subtitling this article motivates you enough to prepare yourself for a post-SOPA world, one where the Internet, as we know it, is rendered into a smoldering ruin that’s overtly governed by the copyright gatekeepers. Hyperbole? …

Apple To Revamp iPad Pricing (Rumor) Apple To Revamp iPad Pricing (Rumor)

Rumors have been flying for several weeks about Apple’s next generation iPad. Most expect Apple to follow a similar pattern as with previous iPad launches, both in terms of device lineup and pricing. DigiTimes, however, has been insisting that Apple …