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Google+ Hangout With President Obama Happening Today Google+ Hangout With President Obama Happening Today

Dad pants be damned because President Obama’s working to get his groove back with voters today as he will be participating in a live Google+ Hangout on YouTube this afternoon. The President will be answering questions (over 133,000 were submitted …

Apple Gives New Engineers Fake Projects Until It Trusts Them. Apple Gives New Engineers Fake Projects Until It Trusts Them.

Apple’s obsession with secrecy is well-known by this point. The company is borderline paranoid about keeping its forthcoming products under wraps until they can be unveiled on Apple’s terms. But surely that sort of secrecy is just with the public, …

Pinterest Funneling Traffic to Retailers (Infographic) Pinterest Funneling Traffic to Retailers (Infographic)
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Retailers are catching on to the popularity of Pinterest and its power to send visitors and potential buyers their way. Consumers are demanding, and getting, more choices in how they look at things online. Gone are the days of the …

Megaupload Data Could Be Erased By Thursday Megaupload Data Could Be Erased By Thursday

The Megaupload saga continues with the potential erasure of data on their servers. Data belonging to users of Megaupload could be deleted as soon as Thursday according to federal prosecutors. CBS is reporting that the company is defending itself by …

No More Donkey Semen: Twitter Reacts No More Donkey Semen: Twitter Reacts

As reported earlier by WebProNews.com, the television show Fear Factor was to air and feature a horrid stunt. On the episode contestants were to drink donkey semen, chased by a generous helping of donkey urine. Now, it seems this is …

Firefox May Soon Be More Like Chrome Firefox May Soon Be More Like Chrome
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Update: We received the following statement from Johnathan Nightingale, Senior Director of Firefox Engineering, regarding the rapid release process and what role Nightly (and experimental versions) play into the release cycle: Firefox Nightly builds are early, untested versions of Firefox …

WordPress.com Chrome Extension Launched WordPress.com Chrome Extension Launched

WordPress announced the launch of a new WordPress.com Chrome extension which gives you access to a number of WordPress.com features and notifications while you’re away from WordPress.com. This should prove to be pretty handy for a lot of bloggers. Users …

Kim Dotcom Not Cool With His Wikipedia Entry Kim Dotcom Not Cool With His Wikipedia Entry
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A week ago, MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom was arrested at his home, and was reportedly found near a firearm as authorities raided. According to Dotcom, however, most of what you read about him online isn’t even true though (according to …

Minecraft Menu Screen Calls Players N Word
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It appears that as Minecraft gains popularity, it also becomes more enticing for “pranksters” to mess with it. That includes real asshole pranksters. The other day, players were subjected to the main menu calling them the N word. The Escapist …

AdWords Email Capturing Feature: Aweber On How It’s Working For Them AdWords Email Capturing Feature: Aweber On How It’s Working For Them
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Late last month, we looked at a Google AdWords feature the company is testing, which allows advertisers to promote their email newsletters and actually get subscribers right from the ad. It has tremendous potential for email marketing, and illustrates a …

Google Privacy Changes: Notifications Now Appearing Upon Log-In Google Privacy Changes: Notifications Now Appearing Upon Log-In
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Google really wants to make sure you know about the new changes to its privacy policy. They’ve been sending emails to people with Google accounts. Earlier we reported on emails they’re sending to Google Apps admins. There’s a blurb about …

Beware The Fake Matt Cutts Beware The Fake Matt Cutts
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One or more people are going around impersonating Google’s head of web spam (and now “Distinguished Engineer”) Matt Cutts, leaving comments on various articles on the web. It’s been going on for a while. Usually, if you pay close enough …

QBO: Robot Learns To Recognize Itself And Others Of Its Kind [Video] QBO: Robot Learns To Recognize Itself And Others Of Its Kind [Video]

The nightmare robot world of countless sci-fi films and books appears to be getting closer and closer to reality. We’re seeing fascinating and startling advances in robotics all the time. One recent example would be the Nao, we looked at …

“World Record For Largest Observed Snowflake” Google Doodle Puzzles The Web “World Record For Largest Observed Snowflake” Google Doodle Puzzles The Web

Yesterday, Google ran an interesting, animated doodle for its logo, celebrating the 125th anniversary of the world record for largest observed snowflake. As I asked, in my article about it, where does Google come up with this stuff? A lot …

SOPA Was Only the Beginning: ACTA Gets International Push Back
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As we touched on earlier, as members of the European Union sign ACTA into something of an existence — it still requires ratification from the European Union parliament — various EU citizens have decided to fight back against ACTA. Unfortunately, …

Mozilla Pancake Aims To Rethink How We Use The Web Mozilla Pancake Aims To Rethink How We Use The Web

Mozilla Labs announced the launch of an ambitious new project called Pancake, which Mozilla says is “focused on exploring, evolving and expanding how we search, browse, navigate, organize and discover amazing things on the Web.” “The Web has evolved well …

Rupert Murdoch On Facebook IPO And MySpace “Screw-Up” Rupert Murdoch On Facebook IPO And MySpace “Screw-Up”

Rupert Murdoch has really taken to Twitter since joining the social microblogging service recently. He’s not one of those high profile execs that joins and tweets once every two months. He’s on there about every day speaking very candidly about …

Australian Open Breaks Time Record With Novak Djokovic Win, Twitter Ecstatic Australian Open Breaks Time Record With Novak Djokovic Win, Twitter Ecstatic

The Australian Open Final just ended, with a match won by Serbia’s Novak Djokovic. It was the longest in history. The match lasted 5 hours, 53 minutes. Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal 5-7, 6-4, 2-6, 6-7 (5), 7-5. Nadal lost his …

Occupy Oakland Occupies Social Media [Videos] Occupy Oakland Occupies Social Media [Videos]
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According to various reports, about 300 protesters were arrested on Saturday in the Occupy Oakland protests. As you might imagine, related content is flooding the social networks. There are lots of videos of police/protester clashing. Here are some of the …

Google Privacy Changes: Google Apps Admins, Users Get Notified Google Privacy Changes: Google Apps Admins, Users Get Notified

Google Apps users and admins have now been getting emails about Google’s highly publicized new privacy policy changes. Users are getting the same email that other Gmail users have been receiving throughout the past week. Admins are getting a different …

Exclusive: Google Page Layout Update: The Top Losers Exclusive: Google Page Layout Update: The Top Losers
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Update: With the Searchmetrics list, we encouraged you to take it with a grain of salt, but Matt Cutts said the following about it in a Tweet, implying that it’s fairly flawed: @mattcuttsMatt Cutts@CCrum237 thanks, I appreciate it. P.S. Liked …

Politics and the Internet: The Relationship Is Growing
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In 2008, politics changed in a big way. This change was driven by the impact that the Internet and social media had on the Presidential election. Since that time, this same influence has been evidenced all across the world such as with the protests in the Middle East.

DuckDuckGo Challenges Google With DontTrack.us DuckDuckGo Challenges Google With DontTrack.us
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Privacy in relation to Google is a big ticket item right now, as consolidation practices and other matters concerning personal identity and online advertising practices have become popular topics. It adds to the noticeable undercurrent of fear that, fueled largely …

Portal 2 Mashes Into The Nightmare Before Christmas

And the results are spectacular. Provided you can shake your gaze from the awesome Portal 2 socks leading this article, the upcoming video will be a great addition to your weekend. It also serves as another reason to be against …