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App Store Approaches 25 Billion Downloads, Apple Announces Contest App Store Approaches 25 Billion Downloads, Apple Announces Contest
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Apple’s iOS App Store is approaching its 25 billionth app download, the company announced today. In celebration of the milestone, they’ve announced a contest. The person who downloads the 25 billionth app will win a $10,000 gift card to the …

Yahoo! Data Picks “War Horse” For Best Picture Academy Award Yahoo! Data Picks “War Horse” For Best Picture Academy Award
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Yahoo! thinks they’ve decoded the mysterious voting process for the Academy Awards and it’s all based on the strength of search trends related to nominees. The search data is a pretty good measure of what the public favors the most, …

Foxconn Raises Worker Pay By Up To 25% Foxconn Raises Worker Pay By Up To 25%
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Apple’s manufacturing arm in China is making a PR push, saying on Friday that they have raised the wages of their workers by 16-25% this month. “As a top manufacturing company in China, the basic salary of junior workers in …

American Women Hold Most of the Money American Women Hold Most of the Money
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A new infographic released by Marketing Zeus outlines some revealing details about how money is distributed among the sexes in America. According to a Virginia Tech study, 60% of all personal wealth and 51% of all stocks in America are …

The Pirate Bay: RIAA Is Kid Screaming For Candy The Pirate Bay: RIAA Is Kid Screaming For Candy
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The RIAA and The Pirate Bay are at it again. Both groups have fired at each other over blogs that paint each other in a negative light. Let’s watch the fireworks, shall we? Mitch Glazier, Senior Executive VP of the …

Sony Playstation Vita £199.99 on eBay Sony Playstation Vita £199.99 on eBay
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Sony is releasing it’s Playstation Vita in the U.S. and Canada on Febuary 22nd, and eBay is teaming up with Zavvi to offer a pre-order deal of £199.99. The Vita is region-free, so one can get it a little early …

Pat Buchanan Out: People Respond Online Pat Buchanan Out: People Respond Online
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After he served ten years as an analyst, MSNBC has shown Pat Buchanan the door. Protests have gone on for years about Buchanan’s statements and perceived racism. Buchanan maintains that this is all a conspiracy by the left to have …

Pat Buchanan Canned Over Book at MSNBC Pat Buchanan Canned Over Book at MSNBC
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After an uproar about his publication of a book in October called “Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025??”, MSNBC has finally bowed to the pressure from various groups and fired Pat Buchanan. Some have viewed Buchanan’s book …

KFI Radio Hosts John & Ken Suspended After Whitney Houston Remarks KFI Radio Hosts John & Ken Suspended After Whitney Houston Remarks
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The United States Constitution might guarantee freedom of speech, but it doesn’t protect people from the repercussions that result from acting like a jerk while you’re on the job. That second point is even more salient when you work in …

Google Translate Saves The Day And A Life Google Translate Saves The Day And A Life
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Google Translate, Google’s free online language translation tool can help identify languages and instantly translate words, phrases and web pages. Two Oregon State Police troopers recently put this new tool to the test using the app to communicate with an …

Google Stops Indexing Blogger Blogs On Custom Domains Google Stops Indexing Blogger Blogs On Custom Domains
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Google’s Blogger has had some issues where new posts on custom domains aren’t being indexed by Google. Bloggers have been complaining about it, understandably, on Google’s Webmaster Help forum (via Barry Schwartz). Apparently, Google initially thought it was happening as …

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance – Worst Comic Book Movie Ever? Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance – Worst Comic Book Movie Ever?
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Batman & Robin, Superman IV: Quest for Peace, Catwoman – will Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance go down as being worse than these films? The movie comes out this weekend, so we’ll just have to wait and see how the …

U.S. Calls for Ban on Mobile Devices While Driving
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The U.S. Department of Transportation has encouraged automakers to design devices that would block the use of mobile devices while a vehicle is moving. The plan extends to texting, the dialing of 10-digit phone numbers, the keying in of address …

Asthma Attack Kills Pulitzer Winner Asthma Attack Kills Pulitzer Winner
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Foreign correspondent Anthony Shadid has died in Syria. Mr. Shadid had won two Pulitzer Prizes for his coverage of the war in Iraq. His assignments had taken him into danger many times. Once he was shot in the shoulder. He …

HBO Go Comes To Samsung’s Smart TVs HBO Go Comes To Samsung’s Smart TVs
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Samsung’s line of Smart TVs are about to receive an influx of content, provided you are an HBO subscriber and your television is compatible with the HBO Go application. This means not only will applicable Samsung Smart TV owners be …

iPhone Losing Market Share In China iPhone Losing Market Share In China
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While Apple enjoys considerable success in the sale of its iPhone around the world, the Chinese market has proven a particularly tough nut to crack. Overall, Apple has had an amazing year: they sold more iOS devices in 2011 than …

Sony Ericsson Drops The Ericsson Sony Ericsson Drops The Ericsson
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Sony Ericsson has been an established name in the cellphone market for years. All of that changes now. Sony announced that the transaction to acquire Ericsson’s 50 percent stake in Sony Ericsson was completed on February 15. This now makes …

Google Drive Spotted, Logo Appears Rather Googley Google Drive Spotted, Logo Appears Rather Googley

Is Google preparing for an imminent launch of their rumored cloud storage service Google Drive? Last week, we reported that Google was prepping their launch of Google Drive, a cloud service that would compete with existing services like Dropbox and …

Twitter, Wikipedia ‘Squatter’ Sites Fined For Posing As Twitter, Wikipedia
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Typos happen. They’re inescapable if you use a computer. This is why keyboards come with a Delete key. Given then that typos are expected, it was inevitable that someone out in the internet would find a way to profit from …

Apple Sells More iOS Devices Than Macs Apple Sells More iOS Devices Than Macs
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Apple has been making Macintosh computers for the past 28 years. The company’s newer iOS devices, while only being on the market for a relatively short time, have already outpaced the Mac business. Speaking to Fortune Magazine, Apple CEO Tim …

John Cleese Answers YouTube Comments via YouTube Video John Cleese Answers YouTube Comments via YouTube Video
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One of the best aspects of social media is its world-shrinking capabilities. It, in many ways, allows regular folks to reach out and touch the people/entertainers they admire. Granted, you won’t always get a response to these contact attempts, but …

YouTube Aims To Help Nonprofit Orgs YouTube Aims To Help Nonprofit Orgs
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YouTube announced a big initiative on their blog today, structured to help nonprofits. Next Cause is aimed at using online video to help organizations involved in charitable projects around the world. From Youtube: We’re excited to share the latest addition …

Man Finds 26K in Safe Bought on eBay Man Finds 26K in Safe Bought on eBay
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Canoga Park, California eBay seller James Labrecque always states in his auctions that “WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET,” all-caps. Well, in one of his recent auctions, $26,000 was included in what the buyer got. A Bartlett, TN eBay …

Google’s New Privacy Policy: Danny Sullivan Provides Insight Google’s New Privacy Policy: Danny Sullivan Provides Insight
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In January, Google announced that it was overhauling its more than 60 privacy policies and replacing them with one. As Alma Whitten, Google’s Director of Privacy in Product and Engineering, wrote in the announcement, the idea is to create a “beautifully simple, intuitive user experience across Google.”