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Google Antitrust Hearing Takes Place Today Google Antitrust Hearing Takes Place Today

Google’s big antitrust hearing with the Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust is today at 2:00PM. The witness list includes: Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, Nextag CEO Jeff Katz, Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman, Covington & Burling LLP partner …

Surprise, People Loathe The New Facebook Changes Surprise, People Loathe The New Facebook Changes
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If Facebook rolled out a new feature that spit gold coins out of your USB port every time you liked a status, people would bitch about it. Many of the changes Facebook has made over the years that initially drew …

New Pandora Launched For All Users New Pandora Launched For All Users
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Pandora announced today that it is making its new site available for everybody. It’s been in the making for over a year, and has been available in limited beta for a while, but now everybody who uses Pandora can check …

Full Tilt Poker: A Massive Ponzi Scheme Says U.S. Attorney Full Tilt Poker: A Massive Ponzi Scheme Says U.S. Attorney
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U.S. Attorney in Manhattan Preet Bharara didn’t mince words yesterday when he called out former online poker giant Full Tilt Poker. In a statement, Bharara said that “Full Tilt was not a legitimate poker company, but a global Ponzi scheme. …

Google Plugs Google+ On Google Homepage While Facebook Users Complain Google Plugs Google+ On Google Homepage While Facebook Users Complain
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As talk about how well (or unwell) Google+ is doing permeated the blogsopohere, Google launched a bunch of new features for its social network yesterday. Google also took Google+ out of invite-only mode, so anybody can sign up. Today, Google …

Facebook Changes How The News Feed Works Facebook Changes How The News Feed Works
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Facebook is expected to make a lot of big announcements this week at f8. More on those here. The company is hardly waiting, however, to go ahead and get other changes to the user experience out there ahead of time. …

True Blood, Long Distance Relationships & Page 1 Search Rankings True Blood, Long Distance Relationships & Page 1 Search Rankings

One of the reasons we thought it would be nice to do a daily roundup of infographics is that it is a quick way to take in a lot of information in a very visual way. Doesn’t it make learning …

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, Charlie Sheen, and Pierced Ears Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, Charlie Sheen, and Pierced Ears

Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

Netflix, Qwikster Controversy As Explained By Sandwiches Netflix, Qwikster Controversy As Explained By Sandwiches
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Do you ever get so perplexed by something that you start to think of strange ways to apply the same logic? You know, real word examples of philosophical issues? I wouldn’t go so far as to call the current Netflix …

Forums Fit Where Facebook and Other Social Media Fall Short Forums Fit Where Facebook and Other Social Media Fall Short
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Last week, Demand Media announced Pluck 5, the latest version of its social platform, which is used by brands including the NFL, Kraft, NPR, Target and USA Today. Steve Semelsberger, SVP and GM of Social Solutions at Demand Media told …

Robot iPad Testing, Face Swapping, Pandora & New Mastodon Robot iPad Testing, Face Swapping, Pandora & New Mastodon

There are some pretty interesting clips in today’s round-up. I think the face-swapping program takes the cake though. Imagine how good this technology could be in another year. Get ready for impostors to infiltrate your video chats and “hangouts”. View …

Instagram 2.0 Adds Live Filtering, Higher Resolution Photos Instagram 2.0 Adds Live Filtering, Higher Resolution Photos

Last month, photo sharing app Instagram hit an impressive milestone: 150 million photos shared by over 7 million users. To put this into context, at the same point in their early life, both Twitter and Facebook had yet to reach …

Pandora CTO: “Pandora is the future of radio” Pandora CTO: “Pandora is the future of radio”

What’s not to love about radio? It’s keeps you updated on news and information, it’s entertaining, and it enables users to discover new artists and songs. According to Tom Conrad, the CTO and Head of Product at Pandora, almost 70 percent of all music listening happens on the radio.

Google+ Gets Search & New Hangouts Features, Invitations No Longer Required Google+ Gets Search & New Hangouts Features, Invitations No Longer Required
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Just as we were discussing how dead or not dead Google+ is, Google has gone and announced new features and opened the service up so you no longer need an invitation. Among the new features is a search feature, which …

iPhone 5 Rumor: Not This Year, Says T-Mobile CMO iPhone 5 Rumor: Not This Year, Says T-Mobile CMO
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This rumor is close to bypassing “rumor” status and jumping straight to confirmed, if the leaked document is correct. TmoNews has obtained a release from a T-Mobile employee town hall meeting held on September 15th. The release provides a summary …

Reddit Helped Make Imgur Into a Big Deal Reddit Helped Make Imgur Into a Big Deal

By now, you’ve heard about Facebook having the largest photo library on the web, or at least, you’ve seen the graphic, but have you heard how powerful and viable Reddit has made the Imgur.com image hosting site? If not, you …

Charlie Sheen Roast Dredges Up Ryan Dunn Twitter Controversy Charlie Sheen Roast Dredges Up Ryan Dunn Twitter Controversy
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From a night filled with off-color jokes about drug use, domestic violence, prostitution, mental retardation, and child custody, one particular joke is commanding the most internet chatter. On last night’s Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen, roaster Amy Schumer used …

Google Panda Update Strikes Again? Google Panda Update Strikes Again?
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Webmasters suspect that Google has pushed out another iteration of the Panda update. There is a discussion about this going on in WebmasterWorld. Member tedster kicked off the conversation (via Search Engine Roundtable): I’m hearing some reports of site-wide ranking …

PETA Discusses Upcoming Porn Site PETA Discusses Upcoming Porn Site

Who knew the “P” in PETA doesn’t stand for people? Apparently, it stand for “pornography,” which is always a winning combination in regards to Internet dwellers, but in this case, will PETA’s upcoming pornography site, one that aims to use …

Google+ Proclaimed Dead. Is This a Fair Assessment? Google+ Proclaimed Dead. Is This a Fair Assessment?
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“Google+ is dead,” proclaims Dan Reimold, writing for PBS MediaShift. “At worst, in the coming months, it will literally fade away to nothing or exist as Internet plankton. At best, it will be to social networking what Microsoft’s Bing is …

Foursquare Now Keeps Your Home Off The Grid Foursquare Now Keeps Your Home Off The Grid

If you’re a user of Foursquare, it’s highly likely that you’ve created an entry for your home on the service’s network. I mean, most people are at their home more than they are at any other location, and if you …

Girls Don’t Pirate? Girls Don’t Pirate?
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A survey was conducted over at the Pirate Bay, perhaps the most well-known of the bit torrent search engines, and besides the expected finds–downloaders have moved on from Napster-like mp3 downloads and are targeting movies–there’s an interesting tidbit about the …

Qwikster to Netflix: Show Me The Money Qwikster to Netflix: Show Me The Money
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Before you pour your derision on me for the Jerry Maguire title reference, let me explain: I simply thought that a mid-90s mod-techie company name like Qwikster deserved a mid-90s cultural reference. And here’s another one: @Qwikster had me at …

Facebook About to Get Major Redesign, New Buttons Facebook About to Get Major Redesign, New Buttons
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Facebook users should prepare for some major announcements this week as f8, the company’s developer event, approaches on Thursday. A new music-related offering has long been expected, but also expected are more media-related announcements around movies and TV shows, as …