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Siri Comes To Older iPhones Siri Comes To Older iPhones
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Siri, the killer app for Apple’s latest iPhone, has finally come to older iOS devices. Thanks to Grant Paul (aka chpwn), a developer in the iOS jailbreak community, a free (and legal!) port of Siri called Spire was released late …

GoDaddy Tries To Reverse The SOPA Exodus GoDaddy Tries To Reverse The SOPA Exodus
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After dealing with backlash of the worst kind — the kind that makes you lose customers, fast — GoDaddy withdrew their support for SOPA with press releases and Twitter announcements. But was that enough? Not for one ex-GoDaddy customer, who …

Rumor: Apple iTV To Begin Production Soon Rumor: Apple iTV To Begin Production Soon

Last week we ran a story about the possibility that Apple’s long-rumored iTV was in the works and being readied for a mid-2012 release. Those rumors sprang from apparent meetings between Apple and the representatives of various entertainment companies, who …

GoDaddy Experiences Massive SOPA Backlash GoDaddy Experiences Massive SOPA Backlash
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So, what’s worse? Bad PR due to the perhaps unnecessary killing of a wild elephant or a mass exodus due to supporting one of the most combative pieces of legislation to address the Internet, perhaps ever? News of GoDaddy’s support …

Google: When Giving Us Feedback, Don’t Be a Jerk Google: When Giving Us Feedback, Don’t Be a Jerk

We’ve written several times about how Google uses Google+ to communicate with users and gather feedback. Last week, for example, Google put up a post asking webmasters how it can make it easier for them to make “awesome websites, which …

Company Sues Former Employee Over Twitter Account Company Sues Former Employee Over Twitter Account
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In 2006 Noah Kravitz went to work for Phonedog, a news site specializing in mobile phone related news. During his four years as a writer for Phonedog, his Twitter profile, Phonedog_Noah, picked up 17,000 followers. When he left the company …

Google Flight Search Not Popular With Competitors Google Flight Search Not Popular With Competitors
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The holidays are obviously a big time of year for air travel, which means they’re also a big time of year for flight search. It seems only fitting that it is a good time for travel sites to complain about …

What Sites Are Made Of What Sites Are Made Of
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An interesting infographic has come out looking at what websites are made up of. More specifically, the most popular markup languages, servers and hosting on the web. Broadband Choices put out the following infographic. Sources for the data are listed …

We’re Not As Happy As We Used To Be, According To Our Tweets We’re Not As Happy As We Used To Be, According To Our Tweets
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According to our collective tweets, we are all unhappier than we used to be. If you follow the types of people that I follow, your response might be “Duh.” Cynicism, anger, and even depression are the lifeblood of Twitter, right? …

Google On Targeting Parts Of Your Site To Different Locations Google On Targeting Parts Of Your Site To Different Locations
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Google recently put out a new webmaster help video with Matt Cutts discussing how to target parts of a site to different locations. The exact question Matt addresses in the video is: “Webmaster tools allows site owners to specify a …

Study Shows Texting, Social Media Popular Worldwide Study Shows Texting, Social Media Popular Worldwide

Pew Research Center has released the results of a 21-country survey on mobile phone usage. The study cast a wide net, covering countries of widely varying economic status – from the United States and Japan to Indonesia and Kenya. In …

New Year’s Eve Google+ Style New Year’s Eve Google+ Style

Singer songwriter Daria Musk is hosting a worldwide Google+ On Air Hangout to ring in the New Year. In a Google+ update, she pitched her idea as follows: 1. I host a Hangouts-On-Air broadcast ’round the clock on New Years …

Online Poker Community Speaks Out Via Social Media, Hopes Lawmakers Will Hear Online Poker Community Speaks Out Via Social Media, Hopes Lawmakers Will Hear
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It’s an interesting time for the poker industry in the U.S. as multiple laws have been introduced to Congress regarding the legalization of the online game. The poker community has been pushing for such legislation for years and is optimistic that some type of action will happen soon.

The Psychology Behind Social Commerce [Infographic] The Psychology Behind Social Commerce [Infographic]

We’ve seen that social networks can play a big role in holiday shopping: But social media and e-commerce are getting closer together all year long. The following infographic from TabJuice looks at the psychology of social commerce:

iPhone’s Killer App? Siri Horror Trailer Hits the Web iPhone’s Killer App? Siri Horror Trailer Hits the Web

The advance of technology always brings with it a certain amount of trepidation. The smarter our machines get, the more convinced we are that some day they’ll decide they don’t need us anymore. Whether it’s Skynet, GLaDOS, the machines from …

Infographic Shows Importance of Wifi To College Students Infographic Shows Importance of Wifi To College Students
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A new study has been released by Online Colleges, a website that puts students in touch with colleges offering robust online education experiences. The survey deals with the use of technology by US college students and has some interesting, if …

Is Social Media Ruining Our Minds? Is Social Media Ruining Our Minds?
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Are the effects of multitasking, as well as constant distractions via whatever device of your choosing, causing your brain to rewire, and potentially impacting the length of our attention spa… Oh, look! A Facebook update! I think you get the …

Bloggers vs. Journalists As Told By Stock Photos Bloggers vs. Journalists As Told By Stock Photos
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The whole “what makes a journalist a journalist”/”are bloggers journalists?” discussion is one that won’t go away, and we’ve certainly weighed in on it a number of times. While preparing a recent piece on the subject, I was perusing our …

TextSecure App For Android Is Now Open Source TextSecure App For Android Is Now Open Source

Following the discovery of Carrier IQ, the devious app that stealthily collects data on smartphone users, putting a little more priority on security is worth considering. After all, you never know who is watching so you should probably assume that …

Watch A Robot And A Scanner Rock “Little Drummer Boy” Watch A Robot And A Scanner Rock “Little Drummer Boy”
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When you think of all the great versions of the Christmas classic “Little Drummer Boy,” what comes to mind? Bing Crosby and David Bowie? Bob Seger? What would you say if I told you one of the best versions to …

Bring Your Own Device Programs Make For Happy Workers Bring Your Own Device Programs Make For Happy Workers

For the first several years of the smartphone era, companies provided their employees with devices – the Blackberry, the Palm Treo, and the like were the go-to phones of the business world. Even before that, company-issued computers were standard operating …

2011: Year Of The (Google) Panda 2011: Year Of The (Google) Panda
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Perhaps the biggest story line in Internet search this year has been the ongoing saga of the Google Panda Update. Let’s recap, and look ahead to next year. Has Panda been the most significant thing to happen in search this …

Texting: The Preferred Communication Of Liars Texting: The Preferred Communication Of Liars

You can take two important things from a recent study on honesty in communications. One, you really are more likely to lie in a text and two, that person you lied to is going to be incredibly pissed that you …

Zagat On Holiday Tipping Zagat On Holiday Tipping

If you’re wondering how much tipping you should be doing this holiday season, Zagat has just the infographic for you (pictured below). The averages, Zagat (recently acquired by Google) says, are based on results from their 2011 holiday tipping survey, …