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Facebook Movie Rental Advances with New Miramax App Facebook Movie Rental Advances with New Miramax App

Warner Bros. tested the movie rental waters on Facebook, then Paramount joined the party late last month offering the Jackass films. Now, Miramax has launched a new Facebook app called Miramax eXperience, which takes things a step or two further. …

Mohammed Gaddafi Captured While Speaking With Live TV Mohammed Gaddafi Captured While Speaking With Live TV
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The incredible video that’s coming up in this article comes courtesy of The Telegraph, and while it’s only in the audio format, it’s very clear what’s going on. Simply put, it’s the live feed of Libyan rebels capturing Mohammed Gaddafi, …

Tracking Hurricane Irene On Twitter Tracking Hurricane Irene On Twitter
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That Atlantic ocean side of the United States is in the middle of its hurricane season–June 1st through November 30th–and there’s a storm of interest heading towards the Floridan coast called Hurricane Irene. While she hasn’t hit landfall in the …

HP TouchPad Tablet: From Promising Future to $99 Firesale HP TouchPad Tablet: From Promising Future to $99 Firesale

HP introduced the TouchPad with much fanfare back in February and began selling the tablets in June. It’s crown jewel was the webOS system, which they obtained after acquiring Palm for $1.2 billion. It was rumored that HP had big …

Twitter Referrals Easier to Track in Analytics Now Twitter Referrals Easier to Track in Analytics Now
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A little over a month ago, we talked about how many websites might be getting a lot more traffic from Twitter than they realize. This is largely due to the way analytics programs handle links from the many available sources …

Mobile Patent Lawsuits: An Easier Way To Visualize The Quagmire Mobile Patent Lawsuits: An Easier Way To Visualize The Quagmire
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If you’re a mobile phone maker, hardware or software, at some point and time, you’ve probably been apart of the ongoing series of lawsuits that dominate the industry. While, when looking at an infographic provided by Thomson Reuters, it seems …

Notifications on Google Plus are Broken Notifications on Google Plus are Broken
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In the last few weeks, I’ve grown to really enjoy working with Google Plus, the search engine giant’s second attempt (third attempt?) at a social network to rival Facebook. Clean, elegant, responsive and fast for people to engage, I’m liking …

Google Panda Update – Winners and Losers in Europe Google Panda Update – Winners and Losers in Europe
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Over the past week or so, Searchmetrics has been sharing info on the winners and losers of Google’s Panda update in Europe. Today, they shared their data for Switzerland, Italy and Spain. Searchmetrics has also shared data on Austria, France …

Will iPads Lead to Better Customer Service? Will iPads Lead to Better Customer Service?

British Airways “revolutionises customer service using iPads,” says a BA press release on August 17 about a service trial that got quite a bit of attention this week. The airline says it’s trialling  iPads with 100 cabin crew to enable …

Apple’s Most Thoughtful iOS Feature Ever? Apple’s Most Thoughtful iOS Feature Ever?

When the iOS 5 update hits iPhones in Japan, it will include perhaps one of the more thoughtful and useful notification systems Apple’s ever included with their technology. Perhaps I’m just letting my surprise motivate the hyperbole, but the feature …

GroupMe To Be Acquired By Skype (Microsoft) GroupMe To Be Acquired By Skype (Microsoft)

GroupMe announced today that it has agreed to be acquired by Skype. GroupMe is a popular group messaging service. On its company blog, GroupMe writes: Over the last few months, we had been in talks with Skype that started with …

Google+ Users Self-Employed, Students, Still A Bunch Of Dudes Google+ Users Self-Employed, Students, Still A Bunch Of Dudes
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Earlier this month, we showed you a data visualization from the folks over at Bime concerning the demographics of Google+ early adopters. That analysis was based on a little over 4.4 million Google+ users, a little under a fifth of …

What Would You Invest in if You Were Google? What Would You Invest in if You Were Google?
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Earlier this month, it was revealed that Google Ventures is investing in coupon startup Whaleshark Media. Then reports came out about Google Ventures investing in Rocket Lawyer. Google has so many of its own projects going on at any given …

Google Starts Verifying Google+ Accounts Google Starts Verifying Google+ Accounts
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Google is rolling out verification badges to Google+ users who qualify as celebrities, public figures, or those who have simply been added to a lot of circles (though they do not specify how many circles this requires). But fret not. …

Snooze For Charity With This New iPhone App Snooze For Charity With This New iPhone App
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Call this the digital swear jar. The people over at the LetGive organization want to use technology to help people dontate to charity. One of their stated goals is to “empower users of mobile applications to do good simply by …

iPad Fantasy Football Courtesy of Yahoo iPad Fantasy Football Courtesy of Yahoo
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Yahoo announced this week that its Fantasy Football offerings will be available across four screens, including the tablet (iPad). The others would be: PC, TV and smartphone. Yahoo’s fantasy football platform attracted 5 million players in 2010, when mobile Fantasy …

Andy Levy Apologizes For Chris Brown “Punching” Tweet Andy Levy Apologizes For Chris Brown “Punching” Tweet
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TV’s Andy Levy is a commentator and comedian know for his appearances on Fox News’ Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld show. He’s also a pretty popular Twitter presence with over 48,000 followers and 16,000 tweets. And for the past couple …

Sexting, Retweet Now Included In The Oxford English Dictionary Sexting, Retweet Now Included In The Oxford English Dictionary
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Those little red lines that underline the words “retweet,” “sexting,” and “cyberbullying,” indicating a misspelled word in electronic documents, are no longer correct according to the Oxford English Dictionary. That’s right, according to the Dictionary’s blog–see, everyone has a blog–there …

Google Maps Adds Over 40 New Domains Google Maps Adds Over 40 New Domains
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Google announced today that it is adding over 40 new domains to Google Maps, bringing the total to 130 countries with customized maps domains and support of over 60 user interface languages. “A Maps domain is a customized entry point …

Christine O’Donnell Walkout Prompts Piers Morgan Keith Olbermann Twitter War Christine O’Donnell Walkout Prompts Piers Morgan Keith Olbermann Twitter War
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Twitter is a fun place for media feuds, as talking heads with big egos take to the internet to bash other talking heads – it’s all rather amusing. The latest fight to erupt on Twitter involves CNN’s Piers Morgan and …

Google Makes Google Apps Admins’ Jobs Easier Google Makes Google Apps Admins’ Jobs Easier
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Google announced today that all Google Apps admins can start taking advantage of some new features the company has introduced. These include delegated administration, multi-domain support and “fine-grained” user policy management. Delegated administration was revealed in May. The feature essentially …

Germany Dislikes Facebook’s Like Button Germany Dislikes Facebook’s Like Button
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Apparently, it will soon be illegal to like anything in Germany anymore, at least through Facebook. Thanks to a determination given by “the data protection centre of the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein” (ULD), the Facebook “Like” button violates Germany’s …

Google May Start Serving All Results On One Page: Good for SEO? Google May Start Serving All Results On One Page: Good for SEO?
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Last month we looked at video that Alex Chitu at Google Operating System shared, showing that Google was testing a new design concept for its search results page. In that concept, we saw Google keeping the top search box and …

West Memphis Three Freed, Twitter, Internet Erupts West Memphis Three Freed, Twitter, Internet Erupts
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The case of the West Memphis Three was made famous by the HBO documentary, Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills have been set free from the Arkansas prison system that had been holding them since 1993. The …