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How Is Google’s Algorithm Update Determining “Ads Above The Fold”? How Is Google’s Algorithm Update Determining “Ads Above The Fold”?
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Less ads intruding on quality content, it’s a simple concept – right? When the majority of us visits a website, we’re visiting to get something we want. When an obstacle is in our way from the main goal, we tend …

iPhone 4S, iPad 2 Absinthe Jailbreak Finally Released iPhone 4S, iPad 2 Absinthe Jailbreak Finally Released
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The long-awaited jailbreak for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2, dubbed Absinthe, has finally been released today. Jailbreak developer Joshua Hill posted the following on his Twitter profile less than an hour ago: @p0sixninjaJoshua HillOSX version of A5 jailbreak posted …

SOPA: Twitter Weighs In On GOP Debate

As we reported earlier, all four candidates in last night’s GOP debate in South Carolina stated their opposition to SOPA. Ron Paul pointed out that he had always been against it and waiting for the others to catch up. Newt …

DOJ vs. Anonymous: Who’s Tricking Who? DOJ vs. Anonymous: Who’s Tricking Who?
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With Anonymous’ #OpMegaUpload in full swing, it’s time to ask ourselves an important question: Who actually has the upper hand in this “battle” – the U.S. Government or Anonymous? You’re probably aware that the DOJ delivered a blow on Thursday …

Apple Never Stops Expanding: New Products, New Markets! Apple Never Stops Expanding: New Products, New Markets!

Market capitalization is a term which speaks to the total value (dollar amount) of the tradable (number available) shares of a publicly traded company. Apple has experienced market caps as large as $400 billion. Right now that is bigger than …

Chris Dodd Talks SOPA/PIPA Shelving
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Everybody’s favorite former Senator and MPAA boss, Chris Dodd, must not be in a great mood these days after both SOPA and PIPA have been shelved for further debate. His update to the MPAA blog reflects that subdued anger: We …

Foobang! Is Instant Papa-Paparazzi For Your iPhone Foobang! Is Instant Papa-Paparazzi For Your iPhone

If keeping up with your favorite celebrities’ multiple social media accounts, latest news or rumors of what they happened to have eaten at Del Posto last night, guess what – say it with me – there’s an app for that …

Vancouver Newspapers Release Riot Photos To the Public Vancouver Newspapers Release Riot Photos To the Public

Remember those Vancouver riots from last summer? Remember how the police said they would make use of various social media platforms to track these ruffians down and punish them appropriately? Well, apparently, the social media sting didn’t net the kind …

iBooks Author Books Can Only Be Sold Through iBookstore iBooks Author Books Can Only Be Sold Through iBookstore
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Apple’s announcement yesterday of iBooks 2, iBooks Author, and iTunes U signaled the company’s desire to revolutionize both the textbook industry in particular and education in general. While reactions to the announcement have been largely positive, some controversy has sprung …

Anonymous: MegaUpload Take Down Could Be Trap Anonymous: MegaUpload Take Down Could Be Trap
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Did Anonymous play into the government’s hands? That’s the suggestion of Molly Wood at CNET who claims that the government planned the MegaUpload take down to happen right after the SOPA/PIPA protests on Wednesday. She claims that her sources told …

Clay Shirky Discusses The Bad Ideas That Are SOPA and PIPA Clay Shirky Discusses The Bad Ideas That Are SOPA and PIPA

It’s apparent that the SOPA/PIPA-inspired Internet blackouts raised the public’s conscious concerning the anti-piracy legislation Washington is trying to push on the very citizens it is supposed to be representing. Granted, a great deal of this awareness came from the …

Are Expectations For Google’s Success Too High For Its Own Good? Are Expectations For Google’s Success Too High For Its Own Good?

Google released their earnings for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2011 yesterday and it was good. There wasn’t much to be disappointed about: they’re still making mega-gobs of money and more and more people seem to be flocking to their …

iBooks 2 Hints At iPad 3 Retina Display iBooks 2 Hints At iPad 3 Retina Display

Amidst the swirl of rumors surrounding the iPad 3, one has remained nearly constant: retina display. When the iPhone 4 debuted with the high-res retina display in the summer of 2010, most assumed that Apple would immediately deploy the same …

Lamar Smith To Delay SOPA Until “Wider Agreement On Solution” Lamar Smith To Delay SOPA Until “Wider Agreement On Solution”
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It appears that both SOPA and PIPA are hitting the backburner today. Early Friday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced that he will postpone an upcoming procedural vote on the Protect IP Act “in light of recent events.” And now, …

Microsoft Supports Marriage Equality Microsoft Supports Marriage Equality

Microsoft is joining the fight for marriage equality. Yesterday, Microsoft posted a lengthy blog post on their support for marriage equality and the reasons they do. The company says that it prides itself on their products and services, but their …

The Hunger Games Final Poster Released Online The Hunger Games Final Poster Released Online

We’re looking at about nine weeks until the highly anticipated release of The Hunger Games hits your local cinema. With that in mind, Lionsgate has released the final poster for the film, thus ending this portion of the films marketing …

SOPA/PIPA Congressional Support Nosedives, OR The Internet’s Little Victories
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Back when we first covered SOPA Opera, the tool created by Dan Nguyen, the distribution of Congressional support and opposition for SOPA and PIPA painted a pretty grim picture. On January 6th, the tracking tool showed 81 members confirmed to …

“Father Of The Web” Tim Berners-Lee Comes Out Against SOPA / PIPA “Father Of The Web” Tim Berners-Lee Comes Out Against SOPA / PIPA
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The inventor of the World Wide Web has come out against SOPA and PIPA. British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee, who created the World Wide Web in 1989, called the legislation a violation of human rights and urged Americans to contact …

Did Google Ban Alex Jones’ Infowars ? Did Google Ban Alex Jones’ Infowars ?
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Is Google being hypocritical, especially in light if their robust SOPA protesting? Is there legitimate reason for blocking Infowars, and other sometimes controversial sites from appearing in their search results? Is this even happening? According Infowars.com, it is happening. While …

Twitter: Sarah Burke’s Legacy Lives On Twitter: Sarah Burke’s Legacy Lives On

Sarah Burke, famed skier and six-time X Games gold medalist, passed away Thursday due to injuries sustained during a skiing accident. Her obituary states that she was the first female freeskier and that she successfully lobbied the Winter X Games …

BREAKING: Harry Reid Delays PIPA Vote

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has decided to postpone action on the Protect IP Act. In a statement, Reid said “In light of recent events, I have decided to postpone Tuesday’s vote on the PROTECT IP Act.” From the Senator’s …

Iranian Court Upholds Death Sentence For Web Developer

The highest court in Iran has upheld a death sentence for a web developer for “being part of a ‘network of decadence on the Internet.’” Specifically, the Iran’s Supreme Court maintains, is that Saeed Malekpour, a Iranian-born 35-year-old who is …

Fake Megaupload Sites Set Up By Scammers Fake Megaupload Sites Set Up By Scammers

Scarcely had the dust settled from yesterday’s takedown of Megaupload by the federal government before scammers decided to start getting in on the action. Among the flood of reactions on Twitter and elsewhere to the Megaupload’s closure have been several …

SOPA: GOP Candidates All Agree

Last night’s CNN debate in South Carolina found all four remaining GOP candidates in harmony on one issue at least. They all feel that SOPA is overreaching and needs to be rethought. Newt Gingrich answered the SOPA question first, saying, …