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Anobit To Be Bought By Apple? Anobit To Be Bought By Apple?

A report from Calcalist, in Hebrew, apparently says that Apple is acquiring Anobit, a provider of flash memory technology. I don’t read Hebrew, but TechCrunch’s Robin Wauters has evidently translated, and says the Israel-based company is being purchased by Apple …

Nokia: Kids Don’t Want iPhone or Android Anymore Nokia: Kids Don’t Want iPhone or Android Anymore
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If I’m reading this correctly, at least one person at Nokia believes that the Windows Phone platform is perfect for Hipsters and technologically impaired ducks. In an interview with Pocket-lint, Nokia’s Director of Portfolio, Product Management & Sales Niels Munksgaard …

Four Rules of Effective Video Four Rules of Effective Video
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Online video. It’s the biggest news in marketing since the web first arrived on the scene in the mid-90s. According to Cisco, video currently accounts for 51 percent of internet traffic—and it’s on its way to 90 percent by 2014. …

Google Acquires Clever Sense (Groupon Doesn’t) Google Acquires Clever Sense (Groupon Doesn’t)
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Last week, there were reports that Groupon was in talks to acquire Clever Sense, makers of the Yelp-like app Alfred. Well, it turns out that the company that tried to acquire Groupon for $6 billion last year has acquired it …

Google Wallet Not Secure Enough, Says Digital Forensics Firm Google Wallet Not Secure Enough, Says Digital Forensics Firm
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In September Google released their new Google Wallet, an Android app designed to take advantage of the near-field communication technology that is present in an increasing number of Android-based smartphones. The app stores usernames, passwords, and credit card data in …

Miyazaki Fans In Japan Set New Tweets Per Second Record Miyazaki Fans In Japan Set New Tweets Per Second Record
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Japan, Japan, Japan. You rock. In case any of you didn’t already agree, Japan offered up another example of their awesomeness by blowing away the record for tweets per second over this past weekend. The previous record had been established …

A List of SOPA-Supporting Companies A List of SOPA-Supporting Companies
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As we get closer and closer to learning SOPA’s fate — with Lamar Smith’s amendments salve the wounds? — the lines of support and discontent concerning the bill have been clearly drawn. On the opposition side, we have a consortium …

Free Calls From Gmail To Continue Through 2012 Free Calls From Gmail To Continue Through 2012

Google announced that it is extending free phone calls from Gmail within the U.S. and Canada through next year. Last December, Google offered military families free $10 international call credits with the goal of helping soldiers stay in touch with …

See The Japan Earthquake / Tsunami Damage Through Before & After Street View See The Japan Earthquake / Tsunami Damage Through Before & After Street View

Back in March, a devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami caused massive damage to a large part of eastern Japan. A few months later, Google announced that they would be driving their Street View cars around, taking photos of the damage. …

Lamar Smith Introduces SOPA Amendments Lamar Smith Introduces SOPA Amendments

SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) hasn’t even been passed yet and already, one of the originators of the legislative piece, Texas representative Lamar Smith, has introduced some amendments designed to apparently clarify what SOPA will and won’t do. To put …

Bottlenose: New Social Media Dashboard Wants to Make Sense of the Noise Bottlenose: New Social Media Dashboard Wants to Make Sense of the Noise
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As social media becomes more prominent, it takes up an increasing amount of our time and attention. At the same time, the sheer number of social networks seems to be every expanding. Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Foursquare, and countless others all …

Facebook Tests Private Messages For Pages Facebook Tests Private Messages For Pages
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Facebook is in the process of testing private, direct messaging between users and pages. Identified by wearesocial as “Private Messages for Pages,” it looks like page admins will have the ability to switch the functionality on or off at any …

CERN Presents Status Of Search For The Higgs Boson CERN Presents Status Of Search For The Higgs Boson

The quiet moments of the day can typically permit deep, existential questions to steep in the mind and, allowed enough time, germinate into severe contemplations that can change the tone of your day. Questions arise like: What goals do I …

Tablet Owners Prefer Wifi to Cellular Data Tablet Owners Prefer Wifi to Cellular Data

A new study published yesterday by the NPD Group’s Connected Intelligence shows a strong preference among tablet users to connect their devices to the internet via wifi instead of cellular data connections. The study shows that close to 65% of …

People Ditching Print Media, Spending More Time On Phones, Internet People Ditching Print Media, Spending More Time On Phones, Internet
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According to research firm eMarketer, it has finally happened. U.S. Adults are officially spending more time on their smartphones than they are reading newspapers and magazines combined. This year’s figures show that the average adult is spending an hour and …

Carrier IQ: FBI Using Data for “Law Enforcement Purposes” Carrier IQ: FBI Using Data for “Law Enforcement Purposes”

The Carrier IQ scandal took an interesting turn yesterday on reports that the FBI had denied a Freedom of Information Act request for “manuals, documents or other written guidance used to access or analyze data gathered by programs developed or …

Bing Algorithm May Have Cost Businesses and Students Bing Algorithm May Have Cost Businesses and Students
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If you were running promotions for Black Friday or Cyber Monday, you’d probably want to be found in search engines as people scrambled for holiday deals. You might even be offended if you weren’t ranking reasonably well when not only …

Wikipedia Considering Blackout to Oppose SOPA Wikipedia Considering Blackout to Oppose SOPA
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While some members of the entertainment industry believe that without the help of SOPA, the future of content distribution is in doubt, other members of the tech industry have a different perspective. In fact, a number of tech giants are …

TwitVid Redesign Makes It More Of A YouTube Alternative TwitVid Redesign Makes It More Of A YouTube Alternative

A new version of Twitvid has been unveiled, and it has a familiar vibe about it. It’s got some similarities to the recently redesigned YouTube. One of the main differences between what TwitVid is doing and what YouTube is doing …

This Camera Tracks Photons At A Trillion Frames Per Second This Camera Tracks Photons At A Trillion Frames Per Second
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Researchers at the MIT Media Lab have developed an “imaging solution” that let’s you “visualize propagation of light at an effective rate of one trillion frames per second.” In other words, MIT researchers have developed a camera that captures at …

Syrian Blogger Charged With 3 Insanely Vague Crimes
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For all of the news that the rest of the world gets about Syria, one couldn’t be blamed for believing that the country has all of the activity of an abandoned amusement park; it’s a near-blackout. But then news like …

Is Marketing Ruining Social Media? Is Marketing Ruining Social Media?
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Is marketing ruining social media? I’m interested to see the responses we get on this one, considering that many of you are marketers to one extent or another. There’s no questions that social media presents a plethora of marketing opportunities, …

Are Bloggers Journalists? Are Bloggers Journalists?
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Oh, how many times will this whole blogger vs. journalist debate come up? Will there ever be consensus? Does the title even matter? Are bloggers journalists? Tell us what you think. Earlier this week, we looked at a U.S. court …

Exclusive: Ask Aims To Make Q&A More Social Exclusive: Ask Aims To Make Q&A More Social

Earlier this year Ask.com opened up its community portion of the site to its entire user base. This gave users the ability to ask questions and get answers from people. Since then, the company has been re-tooling its site looking …