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Wikimedia Expands On Wikipedia’s Thoughts Concerning SOPA Wikimedia Expands On Wikipedia’s Thoughts Concerning SOPA

While the position of Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales concerning SOPA is now well known, his “Put SOPA on Blast” essay essentially spoke for himself, although, one would be inclined to believe Wales shares the thoughts of his co-workers. Now, however, …

Survey Finds Negative Reviews Influence 80% of Buyers Survey Finds Negative Reviews Influence 80% of Buyers

Marketing and PR agency Cone Communications has released the results of their 2011 Online Influence Trend Tracker (PDF). The survey looked at consumer buying behavior in 2011 and compared it to data from 2010. Overall, the survey found that consumers …

Gene Simmons Hacker Arrested, Linked To Anonymous Gene Simmons Hacker Arrested, Linked To Anonymous

The FBI has arrested a hacker linked to Anonymous for a DDoS attack last year against Gene Simmons’ website. The 24-year-old Kevin George Poe was apprehended in Connecticut. He has reportedly been ordered to appear before a Los Angeles court …

Time Person Of The Year 2011: Reactions Time Person Of The Year 2011: Reactions

Time Magazine revealed this morning its choice to be Person Of The Year, the honor they give to the person, whether literal or abstract, to be the most influence over the course of events in the past year. This year’s …

AOL Rumored To Be Looking For HuffPost President, ReadWriteWeb Acquired By Say Media AOL Rumored To Be Looking For HuffPost President, ReadWriteWeb Acquired By Say Media

It’s been quite a year for shake-up among prominent tech blogs. None have been more highly publicized than Michael Arrington leaving TechCrunch after it was acquired by AOL. A handful of others from TechCrunch also stepped away, or pulled back …

God Particle Not Found by CERN, Finds Comic-Sans Instead God Particle Not Found by CERN, Finds Comic-Sans Instead
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CERN is an organization which can be accredited for bringing us the internet via Tim Berners-Lee, along with other scientific and technological advancements. Lately, they’ve been utilizing their Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest particle accelerator to find the higgs …

Paul Allen Wants to Revolutionize Space Travel Paul Allen Wants to Revolutionize Space Travel

In 2004 SpaceShipOne made a historic flight when it entered suborbital space, becoming the first manned, privately funded spacecraft to do so. The flight earned the $10 million Ansari X prize for Mojave Aerospace Ventures, an aerospace company run by …

Microsoft, Novell Antitrust Suit Finally Nearing An End Microsoft, Novell Antitrust Suit Finally Nearing An End

After a little over seven years, the antitrust suit that Novell filed against Microsoft is finally nearing a close. Novell sued Microsoft and claimed that the software developer “unfairly used its monopoly on personal computer operating systems to suppress WordPerfect, …

Free Windows Phones: Complain About Android Malware On Twitter Free Windows Phones: Complain About Android Malware On Twitter

This week, we looked at comments from Nokia’s director of portfolio, product management and sales, Niels Munksgaard. He is quoted as saying: “What we see is that youth are pretty much fed up with iPhones. Everyone has the iPhone,” he …

Facebook, Google Step Up Suicide Prevention During Holidays Facebook, Google Step Up Suicide Prevention During Holidays

Depression is already a difficult monster to grapple with during any time of year, but holidays can exacerbate the intensity of that illness and, sadly, cause depressive individuals to contemplate suicide more seriously than usual. Blame the added stress of …

Louis C.K. Finds Success Distributing Comedy Special Sans-DRM Louis C.K. Finds Success Distributing Comedy Special Sans-DRM
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It used to be when you bought a product, it was yours to keep. There was a time you could buy a video game or movie and you could do whatever you wanted with it. You could let a friend …

Majel: Google’s Star Trek-Inspired Siri Competitor Reportedly Due Out Soon Majel: Google’s Star Trek-Inspired Siri Competitor Reportedly Due Out Soon
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In some cases, Google’s voice search is already far superior to Apple’s Siri. This became immediately clear with some internal testing we did surrounding the Siri abortion story. While it didn’t read us the answers aloud in a robot voice, …

1/8 Of U.S. Merchants Who Accept Credit Cards Are Using Square 1/8 Of U.S. Merchants Who Accept Credit Cards Are Using Square
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Square, the other company that Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey runs, which offers a device anyone can plug into their smartphones to accept credit cards, has announced that 1 million merchants are now using Square. According to Dorsey, only 8 million …

Apple Bringing Retina Display to MacBook Pro Next Year? Apple Bringing Retina Display to MacBook Pro Next Year?
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The Apple rumor mill is rumbling to life again this morning on reports that the company may be bringing its vaunted retina display, first introduced with the iPhone 4 last year, to it’s MacBook Pro line of computers. Citing sources …

Microsoft Rolls Out SkyDrive App for Windows Phone, iPhone Microsoft Rolls Out SkyDrive App for Windows Phone, iPhone

Microsoft debuted their SkyDrive app yesterday for iPhone and Windows Phone. For those not yet familiar with it, SkyDrive is Microsoft’s cloud service you can use to access your documents, notes, photos, etc. from any computer. SkyDrive is already integrated …

Local Merchants Want to Advertise with Facebook & Google Offers [Infographic] Local Merchants Want to Advertise with Facebook & Google Offers [Infographic]
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MerchantCircle has released the following infographic looking at where local merchants are spending their marketing dollars: As you can see, this is more evidence of the rise of Facebook ads. A report came out this week indicating that Facebook is …

You Can Now Brew Coffee With Your iPhone, iPad You Can Now Brew Coffee With Your iPhone, iPad
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In what can only be described as the apotheosis of living in the most industrialized and pampered era that has ever existed, now there is this: gourmet coffee shop-style beverages that you brew from a control panel on your iOS …

Apple Sued By Cequint For Patent Infringement Apple Sued By Cequint For Patent Infringement

Apple’s legal troubles are once again making news today as the company has been sued by Cequint, a mobile communications company specializing in the technology related to caller ID. The suit, filed in US District Court in Delaware, alleges that …

All Facebook Employees Required To Have Facebook Accounts All Facebook Employees Required To Have Facebook Accounts
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This may seem obvious, but all Facebook employees are required to have Facebook accounts. Facebook Director of Engineering Andrew “Boz” Bosworth confirmed as much on Quora. In response to the question: “Are there people at Facebook that do not have …

Chrome Sync Comes Out Of Beta, Becomes Sign in to Chrome Chrome Sync Comes Out Of Beta, Becomes Sign in to Chrome

Google has introduced an update to its Google Chrome browser that will allow multiple users to sign into one browser, allowing them to synchronize their user experience with their Chrome-powered devices. Over at the Google Chrome Blog, the stable release …

Microsoft Releases Kinectimals for iOS Microsoft Releases Kinectimals for iOS

Microsoft software on Apple devices is hardly anything new. Office for Mac is one of the best-selling Apple software packages available. Neither is Microsoft software in the Apple App Store anything particularly new. The company has a number of apps …

Nationwide Ban On Cellphone Use While Driving Proposed By NTSB Nationwide Ban On Cellphone Use While Driving Proposed By NTSB

According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), “distracted driving is becoming the new DUI; it’s becoming an epidemic.” And in order to combat this, they are recommending a nationwide ban on cellphone use while driving. This would include text …

WordPress 3.3 Launched With Some UI Improvements WordPress 3.3 Launched With Some UI Improvements

WordPress has launched a new version of the WordPress software – version 3.3. Its nickname is “Sonny,” named after the jazz saxophonist Sonny Stitt (not entirely sure why). WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg says WordPress has had over 65 million downloads …

Maker of Maligned ID-making App Fires Back At Apple Maker of Maligned ID-making App Fires Back At Apple

Yesterday, we reported about a drivers license-making app that was yanked from Apple’s App Store due to a stern letter written by Senator Bob Casey (D-PA). Casey echoed the concerns previously stated by D. Brian Zimmer, president of Coalition for …