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So.cl Launched By Microsoft (And It’s Aimed At Students) So.cl Launched By Microsoft (And It’s Aimed At Students)
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The tech industry has been waiting for Microsoft’s So.cl to launch, after being various nuggets were leaked over the past several months. Much speculation has been going around about it (including from us). Previously leaked screenshots made it seem like …

YouTube For Schools Brings You Classroom 2.0 YouTube For Schools Brings You Classroom 2.0

In an effort to make sure that your children never have to use chalk erasers and a blackboard to practice their addition problems or, really, for anything ever again, YouTube has kicked off a new service for specifically available to …

Another Open Letter Concerning SOPA Disapproval Another Open Letter Concerning SOPA Disapproval
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Earlier today, Chris Crum wrote about an open letter discussing the potentially damaging rules set forth in the oft-discussed SOPA/PIPA bills. In the letter, members of Google, Yahoo, Flickr, LinkedIn, PayPal, the Huffington Post and many others detailed the issues …

Facebook Timelines Being Considered For Brands Facebook Timelines Being Considered For Brands
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Facebook made the timeline available to all Facebook users today. Naturally, businesses are already wondering when they can take advantage of the feature, and if they will in fact be able to do so, for that matter. From the sound …

FailDesk: The Fun Group Therapy Site For IT Pros FailDesk: The Fun Group Therapy Site For IT Pros

The mission to make sure that every single profession and area of expertise have a customized destination to post horrible/hilarious work stories and share pictures about general office hoopla is progressing smoothly and successfully. The latest addition into this pageant …

Facebook Sitting on a $3.5 Billion Pile Of Money Facebook Sitting on a $3.5 Billion Pile Of Money

Everyone knows Facebook is loaded. Apparently, though, the company is more loaded than most people realized. Citing an inside source with access to Facebook’s financials, Gawker is reporting today that Facebook is sitting on $3.5 billion in cash reserves, with …

Google Driverless Cars: Now Patented Google Driverless Cars: Now Patented

I’m sure you’ve heard about the driverless cars Google has by now. It’s just one of those interestingly wacky things Google does. Now, the company has actually got the patent on the technology. Specifically, the patent granted to Google this …

Could A Foursquare Acquisition By Google Be In the Cards? Could A Foursquare Acquisition By Google Be In the Cards?
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I write this with no intent of spreading any rumors or sensationalizing the situation. There is nothing indicating that the two companies are in talks about an acquisition, but from the sound of it, Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley is not …

Study: Internet Top Info Resource For Local Restaurants, Business Study: Internet Top Info Resource For Local Restaurants, Business
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A new Pew Study has found that people rely on the Internet more than any other resource to get information about local businesses and restaurants. The results come from data that was gathered earlier this year from a sample of …

Latest Google Zeitgeist Proves 2011 Belonged To Rebecca Black Latest Google Zeitgeist Proves 2011 Belonged To Rebecca Black
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Google year-end Zeitgeist for 2011 has gone live, and besides boasting a new look, complete with new, more interactive presentation of its findings; and while the new shine improves the look and feel, their findings are what we are really …

Piracy Uncovered At French President’s Palace Piracy Uncovered At French President’s Palace

A new Russian website continues to prove a source of embarrassment for high-level opponents of music and movie downloading. The site, YouHaveDownloaded.com, shows users their downloading history based on their IP address. It also allows users to put in IPs …

Google Authorship Clicks And Impressions Added To Webmaster Tools Google Authorship Clicks And Impressions Added To Webmaster Tools
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We know that who you are is more important in Google now. Google has been pushing authorship markup for months. This ties you, as an author of content, to your Google Profile, which is linked to from a picture of …

Sprint Spreading Christmas Cheer with Assurance Wireless Program Sprint Spreading Christmas Cheer with Assurance Wireless Program
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According to the Employment Situation Summary released earlier this month from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate is 8.6 percent, which means 13.3 million people are unemployed. In other words, a lot of people are clearly struggling.

Grand Theft Auto III Comes to iOS and Android Grand Theft Auto III Comes to iOS and Android

Ten years ago Grand Theft Auto III hit the video game world with a major splash. The controversial but critically acclaimed game allowed users to commit a wide array of petty crimes in an amazingly open environment. Users could travel …

Learning The Piano or Kung-Fu, Without Knowing How To Do Either Learning The Piano or Kung-Fu, Without Knowing How To Do Either

It’s finally here, science and technology used in both The Matrix and Total Recall is near reality. Say hello to Decoded Neurofeedback (DecNef), a study conducted by Boston University and ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories in Kyoto, Japan. What they’ve done …

Bill Gates Talks About Returning To Microsoft & Steve Jobs Bill Gates Talks About Returning To Microsoft & Steve Jobs

Although he’s technically on vacation with his family in Australia, Bill Gates took some time to sit down for an interview today with Tim Lester of Fairfax Media to discuss a few topics that have been swirling around the Microsoft …

Lamar Smith And SOPA: In His Own Words Lamar Smith And SOPA: In His Own Words
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If there’s a more polarizing topic than the SOPA/PIPA pieces of legislation going on in relation to the Internet, you’d be hard pressed to find it. Actually, that’s incorrect because the general public isn’t polarized with its reactions towards the …

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Now Available From Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus Now Available From Verizon
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Earlier this week we brought you a report that Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus might be coming to Verizon today. Those reports turned out to be accurate, as the phone became available on Verizon’s website early this morning. The new phone (which …

Facebook Timeline: Now You Can Put Your Whole Life On Facebook. Will You? Facebook Timeline: Now You Can Put Your Whole Life On Facebook. Will You?
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Facebook announced that starting today, the timeline is now available everywhere. This is the new profile design that encourages Facebook users to add as many events about their lives as they like. Essentially, Facebook wants you to put your entire …

Sergey Brin, Other Notable Founders Speak Out Against SOPA Sergey Brin, Other Notable Founders Speak Out Against SOPA
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A whole bunch of founders and co-founders of high profile web properties have banded together to sign an open letter to Washington in opposition to SOPA and Protect IP. The letter has been signed by Google co-founder Sergey Brin, Andressen …

Google & “Young Babysitters”: An Exercise In Pornified Phenomenology Google & “Young Babysitters”: An Exercise In Pornified Phenomenology
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Do you ever play that game where you Google random words or phrases like “ice cream” or “Kevin” or “filipino” just to see how far up in the results the first pornography page shows up? It’s a good holiday game. …

The Last Day For Holiday Shipping For Pre-Christmas Arrival (By Service) The Last Day For Holiday Shipping For Pre-Christmas Arrival (By Service)

Visual.ly has put out a pretty useful infographic looking at how long you have to get items shipped by various services to make sure the package gets to its destination in time for Christmas. I don’t think much more explanation …

Carrier IQ: FTC Investigates Company’s Software Carrier IQ: FTC Investigates Company’s Software

In a turn of events that should surprise no one, the government has gotten involved in the Carrier IQ scandal that broke two weeks ago. The Washington Post is reporting this afternoon that executives from the company travelled to Washington …

Google: No More Panda Updates This Year Google: No More Panda Updates This Year
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Google formally announced via Twitter that there will be no more Panda updates for the remainder of the year. Granted, there’s not that much left of the year. This might have been nice to know a little bit earlier, but …