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Zynga Sued Over Patent Infringement By Small Tech Company
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Zynga is being taken to court, but not over their games – it’s over patents. Personalized Media Communications filed a patent suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas against Zynga. They claim that the social …

SMW12: Live Video Feed Lineup From Conference SMW12: Live Video Feed Lineup From Conference

The Social Media Week conference is happening in 12 cities around the world this week. We discussed the conference in general here earlier. And you can sneak a peek at the lineup for the week here. There is a wealth …

YouTube For Google TV Gets Some Improvements YouTube For Google TV Gets Some Improvements
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Google is launching updates to YouTube for Google TV with the goal of making it faster and easier to find good content. “First you’ll notice the app works faster with smoother navigation for a better experience,” says product manager Jurek …

SMW12: San Francisco Lineup for Monday SMW12: San Francisco Lineup for Monday

We gave you the Monday lineup of Social Media Week events for NYC in a previous article. There are tons of events in the San Francisco area, as well. For a complete listing, go to this page. Here are a …

Lego Prosthetic Arm Makes Robots Less Scary, More Kid-Approved Lego Prosthetic Arm Makes Robots Less Scary, More Kid-Approved

Could you really be afraid of a Rise of the Machine-esque future if your robot tormentors were made of Legos? Probably not. Nevertheless, giving you a glimpse of that possible future is this Lego model of a fully mobile prosthetic …

The Pirate Bay Switching To Magnet Links February 29 The Pirate Bay Switching To Magnet Links February 29
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The Pirate Bay is the torrent site that refuses to die. Their founders were sentenced to prison and they still keep on chugging. They are now changing the site in a fundamental way on February 29 that will keep them …

NASCAR Seeks Silicon Valley Sponsorship NASCAR Seeks Silicon Valley Sponsorship

Nascar has announced that it is seeking sponsorship from technology companies like Apple, Facebook, and Google. NASCAR has about 90 million fans and has been around for over 60 years. Recently they are hoping to incorporate more technology into the …

Jennifer Hudson’s Whitney Houston Tribute Wows Twitter Jennifer Hudson’s Whitney Houston Tribute Wows Twitter

At the 54th annual Grammy Awards, it was Adele who walked off carrying a lot of gold. But singer and Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Hudson stole at least a little bit of her thunder with a simple, but moving tribute …

SMW12: NYC Conference Lineup for Monday SMW12: NYC Conference Lineup for Monday

The Social Media Week conference takes place in 12 cities around the world. You can learn more about the conference in general here, including information on how to follow the conference on Twitter and blogs. If you are curious about …

S. Korea ISP Wants Cut Of Internet TV Profits From Google, Apple S. Korea ISP Wants Cut Of Internet TV Profits From Google, Apple

While Google, Apple, Samsung, and other technology leaders race to populate your living room with Internet-enabled televisions, an internet service provider in South Korea might be revealing itself to be a green-eyed monster for all that Internet TV action. KT …

SMW12: Early Tweets From Social Media Week SMW12: Early Tweets From Social Media Week

To give you an idea of the kinds of activity going on at the Social Media Week 2012 conference (SMW), let’s have a look at some of the tweets coming out of the conference. You can follow the Twitter feeds …

Twitter Algorithm Can Predict News Popularity Twitter Algorithm Can Predict News Popularity

News sites already know how to modify their stories to gain maximum search potential, but what if you could do the same with Twitter? Researchers at HP Labs were looking into the very matter with their new research, “The Pulse …

Whitney Houston Death Broken By Citizen Twitter Journalists 42 Minutes Before AP Whitney Houston Death Broken By Citizen Twitter Journalists 42 Minutes Before AP

We all know that information travels fast on Twitter. And with the emphasis put on Twitter recently (due in large part to the Arab Spring protests) as the new conduit for real-time news, many argue that the social network is …

Social Media Week 2012: What Is It About? Social Media Week 2012: What Is It About?
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Social Media Week (SMW) has taken on the theme for the 2012 conference of “Empowering Change Through Collaboration”. The worldwide event will look at how social media affects and is affected by global events including weather, political change, etc. The …

FLA And Apple Conduct Audits Of Final Assembly FLA And Apple Conduct Audits Of Final Assembly

Today, Apple announced that the Fair Labor Association will begin conducting a series of special audits at Foxconn’s Chinese final assembly plants. Per Apple’s request, the FLA will be inspecting plant safety, process documents, factory and dormitory conditions, working hours, …

MySpace Gains A Million New Sign-Ups: Good Sign MySpace Gains A Million New Sign-Ups: Good Sign

Make all the MySpace jokes you want, but it still has a lot of users. You may not want to count it out just yet. In fact, MySpace has gained over a million sign-ups since launching its new music player …

Apple iPad Beats Samsung Galaxy Tab In Its Own Country Apple iPad Beats Samsung Galaxy Tab In Its Own Country
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Samsung is a Korean company. Apple is an American company. Who does South Korea prefer? When it comes to tablet computers, it appears that Apple is the clear winner. The Korea Herald is reporting that the Apple iPad has sold …

Guild Wars 2: The Developers Love It, Will You? [Video]

When looking at the title of the video, your reaction might be – well, duh. What else would the developers of Guild Wars 2 say about the game they’ve created? When you start to watch the video, it becomes obvious …

Iran May Have Shut Off All Internet Access Now Iran May Have Shut Off All Internet Access Now
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Confirming what was reported on Friday, Google said today that Gmail and YouTube have been blocked in Iran since February 10. Reports began circulating at the end of last week leading into this the weekend’s anniversary of the Iranian Revolution. …

Reddit: No Sexual Content Featuring Minors Reddit: No Sexual Content Featuring Minors
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Reddit has made an announcement concerning a topic that has hounded the online community for some time now – as of Sunday, they are adding a new overarching rule concerning sexually suggestive content featuring young girls. “Today we are adding …

Social Media Week Conference Kicks Off Today Social Media Week Conference Kicks Off Today
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Social Media Week (SMW) kicks off today. The week-long conference spans 12 cities around the world and encompasses over 1000 events in places like Hamburg, Hong Kong, London, Miami, New York, San Francisco, Singapore, Sao Paulo, Tokyo, Toronto and Washington, …

Australia Content Industry Pushing For New Internet Laws

Australia content owners and ISP executives met last Wednesday in Sydney to hammer out potential laws and policies in response to content piracy. The meeting, led by Roger Wilkins, secretary of the Attorney-General’s office, sought to create a draft proposal …

NASA: Goodbye To Mainframe Computer NASA: Goodbye To Mainframe Computer

NASA is saying goodbye to their last mainframe computer. Marshall Space Flight Center powered down their IBM Z9 last week and ushered in a new era where advanced calculation would no longer rely on the supercomputer. NASA CIO Linda Cureton …

Groupon Gets More Personalized Groupon Gets More Personalized
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Everything on the web is getting more personalized these days, it seems. Take Yahoo’s new C.O.R.E. system as one of the latest examples. Another example would be a new system Groupon is reportedly testing, which would give users more control …