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Android and iOS Download 88% of all Apps [Nielsen Study] Android and iOS Download 88% of all Apps [Nielsen Study]

Only about a year ago the number of cellular subscribers who owned smartphones was about 40%. Now the number has reached 50% and it is quickly growing larger. With that trend comes a growing popularity of applications for these mobile …

Kayak Shark Attack: California Man Bullied by Great White

Kayak shark attacks are apparently frequent enough to prompt someone to write an exceptionally helpful article about what you’re supposed to do should the situation present itself. I’m sure Joey Nocchi wished he had a copy handy when a 14-foot …

Google’s Knowledge Graph Comes With Mobile-Specific Capabilities Google’s Knowledge Graph Comes With Mobile-Specific Capabilities

Google announced the launch of the Knowledge Graph today. To make a long story short, Google will show boxes in search results pages with info it thinks there’s a good chance you’re looking for, for certain queries: andmarks, celebrities, cities, …

Unboxing Video of the Samsung Galaxy S III Unboxing Video of the Samsung Galaxy S III

Thanks to the guys over at the HD Blog TV YouTube channel, there are some new videos of the highly-anticipated Samsung Galaxy S III in circulation. However, unless you are fluent in Italian, you may not get much out of …

TBS invests in Funny or Die:  TV show in the works? TBS invests in Funny or Die: TV show in the works?

The 2007 startup co-founded by Will Ferrell, Funny Or Die, sees 6 million unique viewers and 60+ million video views a month. Not bad for a user-video comedy service. It was enough for Turner Broadcasting to take notice and make …

Movie Posters Inspired By Board Games
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So pretty much the very first thing that people thought of when they heard that there was a movie being made about the famous bard game Battleship was WTF?! What are they going to think of next? Candyland the game? …

Tyra Banks: Too Fat To Be A Young Model Now, She Says
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In the wake of Vogue Magazine’s recent announcement that they would no longer allow models who appear to have an eating disorder to grace their pages, Tyra Banks has written an open letter to The Daily Beast, urging women–especially mothers–to …

Apple Sued Over Rotating Windows On iOS Devices Apple Sued Over Rotating Windows On iOS Devices
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A company called Rotatable Technologies has filed suit in U.S. District Court in Texas against Apple and several other defendants for patent infringement. The suit seeks injunctions against the infringing technologies (mostly apps, it seems), and unspecified damages. The patent …

Sketchers Settlement: Company to Pay FTC $40 Million Over Ads Sketchers Settlement: Company to Pay FTC $40 Million Over Ads
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Sketchers settlement is going to cost the company an impressive $40 million dollars. I suppose that’s what you get when you attempt to trick consumers into thinking they can get a round rump like the one found on Kim Kardashian’s …

Microsoft Charges $99 To Remove Bloatware Microsoft Charges $99 To Remove Bloatware
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For those of you who still buy PCs–the store-bought models that come with Windows already installed–what are your thoughts about all of that trial software that comes preinstalled on your not-inexpensive machine? If you’re like most conscientious computer users, you …

The Power of the Video Press Release The Power of the Video Press Release
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What’s the status of the traditional press release? Looking at other content marketing, it’s going video – which means there’s potential for enormous exposure online. You can imagine that reporters and bloggers are more apt to view an engaging video …

Samsung Galaxy S3 Unboxing: Leaked SIII Unfurling Samsung Galaxy S3 Unboxing: Leaked SIII Unfurling
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The much anticipated Android phone, Samsung Galaxy SIII, sees its first unboxing in this video from Italy. Right now the phone is scheduled for release in the UK at the end of May. For those that pre-ordered the divice anyway. …

Google Will Meet With French Regulators Next Week Google Will Meet With French Regulators Next Week

France is heading up an investigation of Google’s new privacy policy and they represent all of Europe’s 27 union states with their inquiry. Google has agreed to meet with them next week to answer questions about the newly implemented policy. …

Samsung Market Value Drops $10 Billion On Apple News Samsung Market Value Drops $10 Billion On Apple News
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News about Apple ordering DRAM chips sent Samsung’s stock price tumbling today, erasing a staggering $10 billion of the electronics giant’s market cap. The report stated that Apple had placed a large order for the chips from Elpida, a Samsung …

The Pirate Bay Goes Down After DDoS Attack The Pirate Bay Goes Down After DDoS Attack
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Now this is odd. The Pirate Bay is a priority target to almost every government and media corporation on the planet, but none of them have ever been successful in truly taking down the Web site. It would appear that …

Wolfram Finance Platform Brings Mathematica to Finance Wolfram Finance Platform Brings Mathematica to Finance
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Wolfram Research has just released a computational finance tool it calls the Wolfram Finance Platform. The platform will bring the computational power of Wolfram’s Mathematica software and apply it to finance to deliver greater computational integrity, automated workflows, faster speeds, …

Facebook Risks Losing Social Gaming Innovators Facebook Risks Losing Social Gaming Innovators
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Facebook is on the verge of a $100 billion IPO and it seems lately that more and more info is coming out about how they do business practices and how well their advertising actually works. Now we are getting reports …

Google Docs Releases New Research Tools Google Docs Releases New Research Tools

Google is always looking for ways to enhance user experience and they are particularly good at integrating more tools into their existing products. This time they are offering some useful refinements to Google Docs. If you’re a researcher you’re gonna …

Gas Prices Worldwide [Infographic] Gas Prices Worldwide [Infographic]
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Financial planning firm Credit Sesame has just released a new infographic which describes gasoline prices and usage rates around the world. First off, a gallon of gas is 6 cents in oil-rich Venezuela. The lowest price I can recall in …

The Social Network’s Aaron Sorkin to Adapt Steve Jobs Biopic The Social Network’s Aaron Sorkin to Adapt Steve Jobs Biopic

Aaron Sorkin will be writing a screenplay for a Sony Picture’s biopic about Steve Jobs based on Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs. The studio made the announcement Tuesday. This is not the indie film we have been talking about on webpronews, …

Joanna Johnson: Soap Opera Star Reveals She’s Gay

In the world of daytime soaps, romance is what keeps viewers tuned in. Day after day, millions of fans watch their favorite shows (or “stories”, as my grandmother called them) to see who the stars are sleeping with and to …

Wii U Details And Launch Titles Emerge From Amazon
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I love retail outlets. They always get information before the press when it comes to new console launches. One of the more mysterious consoles has been the Wii U with Nintendo remaining tight-lipped regarding their next console’s launch later this …

Google to Expand Its Android Nexus Lineup Google to Expand Its Android Nexus Lineup

Until now, Google has chosen one manufacturer to collaborate with and create a spec phone for new versions of Android. In 2010, HTC and Google created the first of these smartphones, the Nexus One. For the next two years Samsung …

Zodiac Killer and His True Identity Explored in New Book
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Zodiac Killer has captured the imagination of many individuals over the years, particularly since nobody seems to know who, exactly, was behind this string of extremely heinous murders. The murderer, who stalked Northern Californian residents back in the late 60’s …