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Microsoft Tried To Sell Bing To Facebook Microsoft Tried To Sell Bing To Facebook
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Late last month we brought you news that Facebook was working on its own search engine. The project reportedly has 24 Facebook engineers working on it, and is headed by none other than Lars Rasmussen, a former Google employee. Now, …

Google Self-Driving Car Makes a Trip to Lake Tahoe Google Self-Driving Car Makes a Trip to Lake Tahoe
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In case you misplaced the self-awareness that working at Google will always be cooler than your job, Sebastian Thrun, Google Fellow and Vice President, took a moment to remind you today and uploaded a photo to his Google+ account announcing …

Twitter Favorite Gets A 6-Figure Movie Deal

Funny-girl Kelly Oxford, who has garnered quite a Twitter following with her cheeky sense of humor and way with words, has just sold a script to Warner Brothers for a six-figure advance. The writer, whose collection of humorous essays Everything …

Google Webspam Algorithm Update Draws Mixed Reviews From Users Google Webspam Algorithm Update Draws Mixed Reviews From Users
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Google’s Matt Cutts has been talking about leveling the playing field for sites that don’t participate in “over-optimization”. Last month at SXSW, Cutts made something of a pre-announcement about such changes, and it looks like a major part of these …

Watch the First Two Seasons of Star Trek – All at Once
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For those of you who just can’t wait for the next Star Trek film, YouTube user twilight1138 has got a fix for you. The user posted a video of the first 56 episodes of the original Star Trek series, complete …

Guy Fieri, Take Your Child To Work Day, and Danny DeVito

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 …

Robot Chicken to Do ‘Super Friends’ Parody Special
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Robot Chicken will soon take on DC Super Heroes, TV Guide is reporting. The Comedy Central show is teaming up with DC Comics and Warner Brothers Animation to do a special resembling the Super Friends. The special, created by Seth …

Taunting Tweets Lands Texas Woman in Jail: Twitter Reacts

It never ceases to amaze me how emboldened people are when they’re posting junk on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. Users will spout off the dumbest, meanest, and most idiotic quips and comments known to mankind, all because …

Google Webspam Update: Where’s The Viagra? [Updated] Google Webspam Update: Where’s The Viagra? [Updated]
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Update: Viagra.com is back at number one. As you may know, Google launched a new algorithm update, dubbed the Webspam Update. According to Google, it’s designed to keep sites engaging in black hat SEO tactics from ranking. The update is …

Pinterest Enhances Group Boards Pinterest Enhances Group Boards

Despite of Pinterest’s meteoric launch and rise to popularity, recents reports have shown that the photo-sharing pinboard site might be losing steam – and users. Still, fluctuations in user base are likely just signs of growth, and Pinterest has been …

CISPA Pro-Privacy Amendments No Longer Being Considered CISPA Pro-Privacy Amendments No Longer Being Considered

Remember when I wrote about CISPA not being so bad just a few days ago? While I still believe that people are somewhat hypocritical when defending privacy while spilling their life story on Facebook, there were some reasons to be …

LinkedIn iPad App Officially Launches LinkedIn iPad App Officially Launches
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LinkedIn, the popular business and professional networking social network, has officially launched its new iPad app – and it’s surprisingly robust. The app is available for download in Apple’s App Store, and an announcement has been posted to the LinkedIn …

Google Webspam Update: “Make Money Online” Query Yields Less Than Quality Result Google Webspam Update: “Make Money Online” Query Yields Less Than Quality Result
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Update: It looks like the top result has been changed now. Google announced a big algorithm change called the Webspam update. It’s in the process of rolling out, and is designed to penalize sites engaging in black hat SEO – …

AmazonLocal Adds Deal Preferences AmazonLocal Adds Deal Preferences

Today AmazonLocal unveiled Deal Preferences, a way for users to customize their shopping experience, and facilitate a more targeted offering of various deals they receive. AmazonLocal is a daily deals platform similar to Groupon, which offers users up to 75% …

8thBridge CEO on New Tool for Social Shopping 8thBridge CEO on New Tool for Social Shopping
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Back in 2009, 8thBridge was the first company to enable “f-commerce” through the launch of the 1-800-Flowers Facebook store. There was a lot of excitement as many other brands came on board with their own Facebook storefront, but, unfortunately, the concept has yet to really take off.

Ancestry.Com Pays Archives.Com $100 Million Ancestry.Com Pays Archives.Com $100 Million

Ancestry.com has announced they plan to acquire Archives.com, and the desalt is going to cost them $100 million. Archives is owned by public record aggregator and data mining firm, Inflection. Since their launch in 2010, Archives has amassed over 375,000 …

Walmart’s New “Pay With Cash” Feature Lets You Shop Online Without Plastic Walmart’s New “Pay With Cash” Feature Lets You Shop Online Without Plastic

Walmart is looking to expand the reach of its online store by offering customers the chance to pay for their orders with cash. Of course, this new feature will allow shoppers without plastic to take advantage of the many items …

Google Ideas Backs Anti-Extremist Group with New Website Google Ideas Backs Anti-Extremist Group with New Website

In June 2011, Google Ideas hosted the Summit Against Violent Extremism that brought together a group of over 80 people who were former survivors and perpetrators of radical extremism ranging from gang members, right-wing extremists, 9/11 victims, and jihadists in …

Can Apple Survive In The Post-Jobs Era? Can Apple Survive In The Post-Jobs Era?

By pretty much any standard you care to use, Steve Jobs was absolutely crucial to Apple’s success in recent years. Products like the iPhone and iPad – which together account for a majority of Apple’s revenue – were created in …

Salton Sea: Plan To Transfer Water Could Cause Environmental Problems

A new plan proposed by the San Diego Water Authority to transfer water from California’s Salton Sea–the state’s largest lake–to San Diego county is facing harsh criticism by environmentalists, who say that such an enormous change would drain the lake …

Microtransaction Limitations for Minors Headed to Japan

I few years ago, I got hooked on a game called MapleStory, an oddly enjoyable multi-player side-scrolling platformer that involved fighting adorable cartoon monsters using equally-adorable cartoon avatars. As my addiction to the game began to grow, I started noticing …

Shinji Mikami, Creator Of Resident Evil, Announces New Title

Shinji Mikami is one of those people in the gaming industry that you just have to follow. After creating Resident Evil, he went on to make some of the most well-known, and not so well-known titles, of our generation. While …

Cat and Mouse Make Amends: Hug it Out

In a final resolution to the age old struggle between cats and mice. A mouse has recently cuddled up to a sleeping cat in an attempt to make amends for his existence. The cat, perhaps worn-out physically and emotionally from …

Angry Birds Space Drops 10 New Levels For Free!

Today, Angry Birds Developer, Rovio, has announced the release of 10 new levels for the increadibly popular “Angry Birds Space” in an expansion pack titled “Fry Me To The Moon.” The levels feature many pigs not only on the planets, …