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McNamara Breaks Surfing World Record

Extreme surfer Garret McNamara has just grabbed the Guinness World Record for the largest wave ever surfed, after riding a 78-foot swell near Nazare, Portugal last November. Here’s a clip of the surfing feat: Experts representing the annual Billabong XXL …

Facebook’s IPO Follows Other Tech Companies’ IPO Facebook’s IPO Follows Other Tech Companies’ IPO

With Facebook’s IPO maaayy finally happen next week, buzz abounds that this will most likely be the tech industry’s biggest IPO to date. Still, by no means is it the first and it’s likely Facebook wouldn’t be projected to rocket …

Dark Knight Rises T-Shirt Contest Announces Winner
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Way back on March 20th it was announced that there was going to be a contest to see who could design the best t-shirt inspired by the upcoming summer blockbuster “The Dark Knight Rises”. The kicker? Christopher Nolan, the director …

Kwame Kilpatrick, Former Detroit Mayor, Charged with Federal Crimes Kwame Kilpatrick, Former Detroit Mayor, Charged with Federal Crimes

Kwame Kilpatrick, former Detroit Mayor, as well as former city Treasurer Jeffrey Beasley and MayfieldGentry Realty Advisors LLC, have been charged by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission with crimes linked to the mishandling of pension funds. Also included in …

Google Penguin Update And Affiliate Programs Google Penguin Update And Affiliate Programs
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In continuing our looks at Google’s quality guidelines, it’s time to talk about affiliate programs. Google, as you probably know, recently released the Penguin update, targeting sites that violate its quality guidelines. With that in mind, it seems wise to …

John Travolta, Gay Marriage, and the WNBA

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 …

Google+ App For iOS Gets A Facelift, Android Version Coming Soon Google+ App For iOS Gets A Facelift, Android Version Coming Soon

Google has rolled out an update to their Google+ app for iPhone. Google+ 2.0 gets a major overhaul for the user interface and a streamlined navigation experience. If you’ve used Google+ for iOS before, you know that the interface left …

Blu-ray and DVD Will Now Come with Unskippable Piracy Warnings Blu-ray and DVD Will Now Come with Unskippable Piracy Warnings
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Blu-Rays and DVD’s will now come with a mandatory FBI and Homeland Security warning, arstechnica is reporting. The US government came out with two new copyright notices that are intended to warn and educate people on the horrors of piracy. …

Google+ Games Need To Take Advantage Of The Platform’s Strengths

It’s pretty much a given these days that games are by far the most popular application on Facebook. The social gaming boom has been enormous and everybody wants a piece of the pie. Google saw that and started getting developers …

Simple Unveils App for iPhone Simple Unveils App for iPhone
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Simple, formerly known as BankSimple, a startup co-founded by former Twitter engineer Alex Payne, has just announced its new app for iPhone. The app is free for Simple account holders. Much like with Pinterest, users can go to Simple’s site …

Calvin Johnson’s Madden 13 Cover Hits The Webs

I don’t whether to be happy for Detroit Lions fans or if I should start sending them sympathy. The reason for this confusion has to do with perhaps the most popular player on the “we no longer suck” football team …

Vidal Sassoon Dies: Iconic Hair Stylist Was 84
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A legend in the world of hairstyling, Vidal Sassoon, died Wednesday morning of natural causes in his Los Angeles home. He was 84 years old. Sassoon–who grew up in English orphanages–was massively influential in the ’60s and ’70s and is …

Padres Fan Catches Foul With Beer…Then Chugs It

The San Diego Padres are absolutely terrible. At 11-20 they are the second worst team in all of baseball. Two things happen when a team is really bad in baseball this early in the season. Number one is that the …

Obama Supports Same-Sex Marriage: Twitter Reactions Obama Supports Same-Sex Marriage: Twitter Reactions
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Much has been said and speculated about President Obama’s “evolving” – and yes, it’s a journalistic requisite to put that word in quotations – stance on gay marriage over the past two years. However, today in an interview with with …

Russell Brand Destroys Heckler During Stand-Up Show
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Russell Brand isn’t someone you’d want to mess with. Take, for instance, his over-the-top reaction to a paparazzo’s attempt to snap a pic of him using an iPhone. Instead of asking the guy to shove off, Brand snatched the phone …

Can Machines Produce Authoritative Search Results? Can Machines Produce Authoritative Search Results?
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If the future of journalism is machine-produced content, it may face one major obstacle – search engine visibility. We’ve written about Narrative Science, a company whose business just happens to be providing such content, several times. In fact, earlier today, …

Obama Supports Gay Marriage, Says It’s A Personal Decision

President Obama’s administration has been known to support the LGBT community, citing the repeal of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell law as a major victory; Vice President Joe Biden even said on “Meet The Press” over the weekend that he …

Sprint’s LTE Network To Be Slower But More Consistent Than Verizon, AT&T Sprint’s LTE Network To Be Slower But More Consistent Than Verizon, AT&T
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As you may have noticed, LTE is all the rage these days. Everyone, it seems, is in the process of building a 4G LTE cell phone network. Verizon already has a fairly sizable one up and running, and AT&T isn’t …

Facebook Starts Suicide Prevention For Veterans Facebook Starts Suicide Prevention For Veterans

Courtesy of good.is In the light of increasing suicides by veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, Facebook today announced new military crisis content, developed in partnership with Blue Star Families and the Department of Veterans Affairs. . Because Facebook is …

Zuckerberg Hoodie Debate Suggests Wall Street Has Nothing Better to Do Zuckerberg Hoodie Debate Suggests Wall Street Has Nothing Better to Do
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Zuckerberg’s hoodie and the arguments its spawned have amused me to no end. Now, I’m obviously not a Wall Street type of guy; one look at my bank account, not to mention my wardrobe (or lack thereof), suggests that I …

The Winklevii Are Looking For Programmers The Winklevii Are Looking For Programmers

Last week, we heard that the long-time Facebook litigators Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss had started their own venture capital company. In an interview on CNBC, the twins weren’t too forthcoming with the details, but did say that the company would …

Luxury Brands Have Highest Google+ Brand Engagement Luxury Brands Have Highest Google+ Brand Engagement
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Google+ users apparently have some champagne tastes. A new survey from Simply Measured, a social media analytics firm, reveals that luxury brands like Ferrari, GUCCI, and Burberry rank the among highest among the Interbrand Top 100 brands on Google+ when …

Etsy Announces Millions In Financing For Expansion Etsy Announces Millions In Financing For Expansion
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In an interesting move by DIY giant Etsy, the company announced today they will be raising cash via venture financing to the tune of $40 million. While this wouldn’t be considered huge news for most other companies, the fact that …

Browsing Kiddie Porn Now Legal in New York
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Considering the delicate nature of this subject and my propensity to use snark, this should be an interesting excursion. What we have is, thanks the New York Court of Appeals, the news that browsing for child pornography is no longer …