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Rick Perry Out. Twitter Piles On. Rick Perry Out. Twitter Piles On.

“We’re not quitting on America. We’re not quitting on this race.” – Rick Perry, January 8 “There is no viable path forward for me in this 2012 campaign, therefore I am suspending my campaign and endorsing Newt Gingrich.” – Rick …

Is That Minecraft In Your Pocket?

If you still had any doubts as to whether Minecraft was a big deal, just look at the mobile version’s success. Daniel Kaplan of Mojang took to Twitter today to announce that Minecraft – Pocket Edition. The mini-sized version of …

Payday Loans Reform : ZestCash by Ex CIO Merrill Helps Americans Payday Loans Reform : ZestCash by Ex CIO Merrill Helps Americans

Did you know that high interest loans, like payday loans are typically doing more harm than good for American Borrowers? Many of these loans have annual percentage rates equivalent to 350% ! Low income families who don’t meet requirements for …

Volkswagen’s Super Bowl Ad: Dogs Bark The Imperial March, Look To Out-Viral Little Vader Volkswagen’s Super Bowl Ad: Dogs Bark The Imperial March, Look To Out-Viral Little Vader

Volkswagen is trying to use the never-ending popularity of both dogs and Star Wars to strike viral gold again, as they have released the teaser trailer for their upcoming Super Bowl advert. Check out a preview of “The Bark Side,” …

Italian Cruise Ship Captain Becomes Internet Meme Italian Cruise Ship Captain Becomes Internet Meme

By now you are probably familiar with the story of the Costa Concordia, the Italian cruise ship that sank off the coast of the Isola del Giglio in Italy on Friday. The boat struck the rocks near the island after …

Twitter Snatches Up Summify Twitter Snatches Up Summify

Wanna know the best way to announce you’ve been acquired by Twitter? You tweet it! @summifySummifySummify Joins The Flock At Twitter! http://t.co/wGPAmEo5 33 minutes ago via HootSuite · powered by @socialditto Nothing like using the new boss’ wares to show that you’re …

ComScore Study : Viewers Aren’t Seeing What’s Up In Advertising ComScore Study : Viewers Aren’t Seeing What’s Up In Advertising

As we surf the net we are bombarded with advertisements. Some catch our eyes while others are just simply an annoyance. A lot of the products and services are right in line with what I like, but others have me …

Gary Glitter Is Back Gary Glitter Is Back
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Infamous glam rocker Gary Glitter has announced a comeback tour – via Twitter. Gary Glitter took to Twitter using the handle @OfficialGlitter to announce his comeback tour to the UK. He has already amassed over 7,000 followers and promises more …

SOPA / PIPA: Orrin Hatch Withdraws Support After Blackout SOPA / PIPA: Orrin Hatch Withdraws Support After Blackout

Yesterday’s SOPA blackout is turning out to be an amazingly effective protest. After angry internet users spent yesterday calling and emailing their Congressional representatives (and even sending telegrams), support for SOPA and PIPA is dropping in a big hurry. Yesterday …

US Advertisers Will Spend More On Online Ads Than Print Ads In 2012 US Advertisers Will Spend More On Online Ads Than Print Ads In 2012
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Just because Google is testing the waters of print adverts in the United States doesn’t necessarily mean there’s going to be a resurgence of print advertising in the future. In fact, total spending on print advertising is projected to continue …

NASA’s U.S. Tree Map: Woody Biomass Density Never Looked So Cool NASA’s U.S. Tree Map: Woody Biomass Density Never Looked So Cool
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NASA is awesome for a variety of reasons, most prominently their role in everything space related. But NASA is also a great source of wonders of the more terrestrial persuasion, as is demonstrated in this new project about trees. Key …

Pinterest and Technology: Not Just for Women Anymore Pinterest and Technology: Not Just for Women Anymore
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Pinterest: Estrogen’s Domain Name That’s how I jokingly described this thing to my wife. She had been on Pinterest for several weeks. She was as crazy for it as I was for Reddit. She kept showing me all these neat …

Foxconn: Workers Are Animals Foxconn: Workers Are Animals
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Foxconn thinks their workers are animals. No, really. Want China Times is reporting that the chairman of Hon Hai, parent company of Foxconn, invited the director of the Taipei Zoo, Chin Shih-chien, to talk about the management of animals. Foxconn, …

CES 2012: Celebrity Appearances Didn’t Actually Do Much Good CES 2012: Celebrity Appearances Didn’t Actually Do Much Good
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Using big name celebrities to push products is usually good marketing strategy. When people see an entertainer they know and like pushing a product, it makes the product more memorable, and makes them more inclined to buy it. Well, that’s …

SWTOR: The Old Republic Update 1.1 Breaks Ilum, Players Rage
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Ah, the continuing drama of a MMORPG. If you’ve ever played (or developed) a MMO game, then you know how it’s a continuing struggle to balance and fix critical problems involving the game. SWTOR isn’t immune to these struggles, showcased …

Craig Newmark: Could SOPA, PIPA Protest Prompt An “Internet Spring”? Craig Newmark: Could SOPA, PIPA Protest Prompt An “Internet Spring”?
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Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist.org and SOPA protester, may have christened yesterday’s massive protest against SOPA and PIPA with a tweet he posted earlier today: @craignewmarkcraignewmarkAre we seeing an Internet Awakening? http://t.co/CYbrXQBE (similar in sentiment to @jeffjarvis and @Mlsif) http://t.co/vwK1MgJO …

Delta Knows We Hate Delays and Love Twitter, Wi-Fi, & Facebook Delta Knows We Hate Delays and Love Twitter, Wi-Fi, & Facebook

I love to fly, but what I hate are the lines, the delays, and the impersonal service. To top it all off, on long flights, I feel like i’m in a time warp and out of touch with reality during …

SOPA: Anonymous Lists Their Demands SOPA: Anonymous Lists Their Demands
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The Internet is angry at SOPA and Anonymous is at, or at least near, the front of it all. On Wednesday, the “official” Anonymous twitter feed linked to the group’s list of demands. The document is titled, “Bright, and Clear: …

SOPA Tweets Top 2.4 Million On SOPA Blackout Day SOPA Tweets Top 2.4 Million On SOPA Blackout Day

Twitter didn’t go dark to protest SOPA / PIPA on Wednesday, although some thought they should. An argument against Twitter shutting off its service was that it would severely hamper the flow of information about the other SOPA Blackouts. Basically, …

Apple Announces iBooks 2, iBooks Author, iTunes U App Apple Announces iBooks 2, iBooks Author, iTunes U App

Apple announced the launch of iBooks 2 in New York City today. As expected, the update to Apple’s e-reader software is aimed squarely at textbooks. Textbooks in iBooks 2 include an amazing array of interactive features, including videos, interactive 3D …

Wikipedia’s SOPA / PIPA Blackout Seen By 162 Million People Wikipedia’s SOPA / PIPA Blackout Seen By 162 Million People

Everybody make it through yesterday’s Internet-wide protest? Everyone still in one piece? Good. Now, let’s take a moment to consider the aftermath of Wikipedia’s protest of SOPA/PIPA yesterday. While reports are coming in that 4.5 million people signed Google’s anti-SOPA …

Exclusive: Raditaz Music Service Launches As “Evolution of the Pandora Model” Exclusive: Raditaz Music Service Launches As “Evolution of the Pandora Model”

A new Internet radio startup launched today, called Raditaz, which thinks of itself as “an evolution of the Pandora model,” adding a location layer for discovering music based on what’s trending in various regions around the US (and later, around …

Google’s SOPA / PIPA Blackout Petition Generates 4.5 Million Signatures [UPDATE: 7 Million] Google’s SOPA / PIPA Blackout Petition Generates 4.5 Million Signatures [UPDATE: 7 Million]
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UPDATE: The figure is now well over 7 million, according to a Google+ post. Thank you to the more than 7 million of you in the U.S. that took the time yesterday to petition Congress to stop #SOPA and #PIPA, …

BioShock Infinite Parties Like It’s 1999

A common complaint of BioShock is that it wasn’t System Shock 2. Irrational Games is changing that with BioShock Infinite. Irrational Games revealed a new mode for BioShock Infinite today – the fittingly titled “1999 mode.” The new mode is …