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Ten Arrested On Child Porn Charges

An Italian-led, year-long international investigation has led to the arrest of ten people suspected of involvement in an online child pornography network. Arrests were made Thursday in Italy, France, Portugal and the United states. “The prosecutor’s office in Florence headed …

Ask PollRoll App Aims To Help Users Navigate Through SXSW Ask PollRoll App Aims To Help Users Navigate Through SXSW

Ask has debuted a new mobile app at SXSW, which a company spokesperson tells WebProNews “combines the instant gratification of a poll with the answer depth and social context of a Q&A service.” “The app will help users in Austin …

Research Shows America Hates Gov’t Regulation Research Shows America Hates Gov’t Regulation
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In case you weren’t sure, a new poll of Americans asserts the notion that we don’t need or want to have our search engines or internet searches regulated by the United States Government. The same poll also revealed that we …

Google Video Service One Step Closer To Happening In Kansas City Google Video Service One Step Closer To Happening In Kansas City

Google’s one step closer to bringing whatever secret television service they’ve been working on to fruition, according to the Kansas City Business Journal. The Missouri Public Service Commission granted permission to Google Fiber Missiouri, LCC, to build a video service …

New Chrome Extension Helps the Blind Participate in Google+ Chat Hangouts New Chrome Extension Helps the Blind Participate in Google+ Chat Hangouts

Software Engineer, Mohamed Mansour, developed a new Chrome extension called Accessible Hangouts for Google+ that makes chatting in hangouts more feasible for the blind. In the following video Mansour demonstrates his technology by holdong a chat in hangout with Ken …

Dollar Shave Club Is The New Old Spice
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Old Spice made a huge splash, and I would argue is still making a splash, in online advertising with their amazing Old Spice Guy ads. A new company is here with an even more ridiculous premise and an even more …

Lenovo Recalls Desktops Lenovo Recalls Desktops

Lenovo, cooperating with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, announced today a voluntary recall of ThinkCentre M70z and M90z desktop computers, due to a potential fire hazard. The CPSC has advised consumers to discontinue use of the recalled products as …

eBay, StubHub Acquire Peekspy, Fanvenues eBay, StubHub Acquire Peekspy, Fanvenues
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eBay’s StubHub has acquired Peekspy, makers of the Fanvenues 3D mapping service. On its site, FanVenues calls itself “The Google of seat views for sports and concert fans.” OK. I guess that means the place where people go to search …

American Idol Season 11 Album On Sale Tonight

To help celebrate American Idol‘s 400th episode tonight on FOX, an album will be released comprised of various hits by the well-known reality show’s top 13 artists from its 11th season; however, the album will not be available in stores, …

Power Of Light Transfers One Trillion Bits/Second Power Of Light Transfers One Trillion Bits/Second

Researchers at IBM have been busy perfecting a new technique which allows an optical chip to transfer one terabit (one trillion bits) of information per second. The technology will be useful in powering new supercomputers and helping data centers manage …

SiriusXM Offers Every Game Of The 2012 NCAA Tourney SiriusXM Offers Every Game Of The 2012 NCAA Tourney

Sirius XM Radio will broadcast every game of the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, offering subscribers nationwide uninterrupted access to play-by-play of every match-up through the Final Four and National Championship game in New Orleans on March 31 and April …

Justice Department Warns Apple And Publishers Justice Department Warns Apple And Publishers

Warnings have been given to Apple and five of the biggest United States publishers by the Justice Department. Lawsuits are pending for the alleged collusion of the companies named to raise the price of electronic books. The five publishers facing …

New YouTube Layout Now Universal: Users Not Pleased New YouTube Layout Now Universal: Users Not Pleased
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User reaction has been tepid, at best, to YouTube’s across-the-board implementation of its new page layout. In a blog post, the online video website announced that starting March 8 all YouTube homepage and channel pages will be converted to their …

Apple Uses OpenStreetMap In iPhoto For iPad Apple Uses OpenStreetMap In iPhoto For iPad

As part of yesterday’s iPad event Apple unveiled iPhoto for iOS. The new software, currently available in the iOS App Store, is a powerful photo editing tool for both iPad and iPhone users (provided they’re running iOS 5.1, also released …

SXSW 2012 Agenda For Electronic Frontier Foundation

The Electronic Frontier Foundation team will be at SXSW 2012, of course. They have announced the panels their members will be appearing on at the Austin festival this weekend. From the EFF blog: EFF Intellectual Property Director Corynne McSherry will …

iOS 5.1 Jailbreak Already Available For Non-A5 Devices iOS 5.1 Jailbreak Already Available For Non-A5 Devices
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That didn’t take long. In between brushing their teeth and washing their face last night, the iPhone Dev Team briefly paused their pre-bedtime ritual to jailbreak the just-released iOS 5.1. According to Cult of Mac, the team released a new …

Social Discovery is BIG (and Creepy?) at SXSW Social Discovery is BIG (and Creepy?) at SXSW
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There’s a new trend in social media and application development, and it’s called “social discovery”. If you haven’t already heard the term a lot, you will soon. SXSW is famously an event where a lot of startups get to make …

Google Play Store May Get Audiobooks Google Play Store May Get Audiobooks
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The help page for Google Play has recently included empty sections for “Audio Books” and “Magazines and Journals,” which leads to speculation that these items might be added to the Google Play Store soon. Google Play basically combines the present …

Interview: uberlife Launches to Turn Online Connections into Real World Friends Interview: uberlife Launches to Turn Online Connections into Real World Friends

With SXSW starting tomorrow, many startups are launching in hopes of becoming the next Twitter or Foursquare. One of the startups that shares this dream is UK-based uberlife. The company launched in the UK in January and launched its U.S. version earlier this week.

J-Lo, Darren Aronofsky Team Up For Non-Bizarre Kohl’s Ad J-Lo, Darren Aronofsky Team Up For Non-Bizarre Kohl’s Ad
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In 2010, Darren Aronofsky directed one of the best films of the year – Black Swan. It won Natalie Portman an Oscar and was itself nominated for best picture. And it was deserving of all its acclaim in book, even …

Amazon Plans To Launch Two Tablets In 2012 Amazon Plans To Launch Two Tablets In 2012

It’s still early in the year and already things are looking up for people interested in a new tablet before the end of 2012. Amazon has plans for the second half of the year to launch two new tablets. The …

Popcornflix Lauches Free Movie Apps for iPad and iPhone

Popcornflix, a digital movie platform that allows people to watch movies for free at all times, just announced the launch of its iPad and iPhone apps. The apps can be downloaded for free at the iTunes App store. The digital …

GDC 2012: Ubisoft Creates Engine Room, Blog For Developers By Developers GDC 2012: Ubisoft Creates Engine Room, Blog For Developers By Developers

GDC is a great place for developers to share insights and ideas with each other for one week a year. Ubisoft wants to create the GDC experience year round with a new blog directed at developers. The new blog is …

ACLU Sues School Over Facebook ACLU Sues School Over Facebook
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The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against Minnewaska, MN Area Schools and various Pope County officials Tuesday, citing that they violated a middle school student’s constitutional rights regarding two Facebook wall posts. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. …