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Simple Unveils App for iPhone Simple Unveils App for iPhone
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Simple, formerly known as BankSimple, a startup co-founded by former Twitter engineer Alex Payne, has just announced its new app for iPhone. The app is free for Simple account holders. Much like with Pinterest, users can go to Simple’s site …

Calvin Johnson’s Madden 13 Cover Hits The Webs

I don’t whether to be happy for Detroit Lions fans or if I should start sending them sympathy. The reason for this confusion has to do with perhaps the most popular player on the “we no longer suck” football team …

Vidal Sassoon Dies: Iconic Hair Stylist Was 84
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A legend in the world of hairstyling, Vidal Sassoon, died Wednesday morning of natural causes in his Los Angeles home. He was 84 years old. Sassoon–who grew up in English orphanages–was massively influential in the ’60s and ’70s and is …

Padres Fan Catches Foul With Beer…Then Chugs It

The San Diego Padres are absolutely terrible. At 11-20 they are the second worst team in all of baseball. Two things happen when a team is really bad in baseball this early in the season. Number one is that the …

Obama Supports Same-Sex Marriage: Twitter Reactions Obama Supports Same-Sex Marriage: Twitter Reactions
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Much has been said and speculated about President Obama’s “evolving” – and yes, it’s a journalistic requisite to put that word in quotations – stance on gay marriage over the past two years. However, today in an interview with with …

Russell Brand Destroys Heckler During Stand-Up Show
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Russell Brand isn’t someone you’d want to mess with. Take, for instance, his over-the-top reaction to a paparazzo’s attempt to snap a pic of him using an iPhone. Instead of asking the guy to shove off, Brand snatched the phone …

Can Machines Produce Authoritative Search Results? Can Machines Produce Authoritative Search Results?
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If the future of journalism is machine-produced content, it may face one major obstacle – search engine visibility. We’ve written about Narrative Science, a company whose business just happens to be providing such content, several times. In fact, earlier today, …

Obama Supports Gay Marriage, Says It’s A Personal Decision

President Obama’s administration has been known to support the LGBT community, citing the repeal of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell law as a major victory; Vice President Joe Biden even said on “Meet The Press” over the weekend that he …

Sprint’s LTE Network To Be Slower But More Consistent Than Verizon, AT&T Sprint’s LTE Network To Be Slower But More Consistent Than Verizon, AT&T
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As you may have noticed, LTE is all the rage these days. Everyone, it seems, is in the process of building a 4G LTE cell phone network. Verizon already has a fairly sizable one up and running, and AT&T isn’t …

Facebook Starts Suicide Prevention For Veterans Facebook Starts Suicide Prevention For Veterans

Courtesy of good.is In the light of increasing suicides by veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, Facebook today announced new military crisis content, developed in partnership with Blue Star Families and the Department of Veterans Affairs. . Because Facebook is …

Zuckerberg Hoodie Debate Suggests Wall Street Has Nothing Better to Do Zuckerberg Hoodie Debate Suggests Wall Street Has Nothing Better to Do
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Zuckerberg’s hoodie and the arguments its spawned have amused me to no end. Now, I’m obviously not a Wall Street type of guy; one look at my bank account, not to mention my wardrobe (or lack thereof), suggests that I …

The Winklevii Are Looking For Programmers The Winklevii Are Looking For Programmers

Last week, we heard that the long-time Facebook litigators Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss had started their own venture capital company. In an interview on CNBC, the twins weren’t too forthcoming with the details, but did say that the company would …

Luxury Brands Have Highest Google+ Brand Engagement Luxury Brands Have Highest Google+ Brand Engagement
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Google+ users apparently have some champagne tastes. A new survey from Simply Measured, a social media analytics firm, reveals that luxury brands like Ferrari, GUCCI, and Burberry rank the among highest among the Interbrand Top 100 brands on Google+ when …

Etsy Announces Millions In Financing For Expansion Etsy Announces Millions In Financing For Expansion
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In an interesting move by DIY giant Etsy, the company announced today they will be raising cash via venture financing to the tune of $40 million. While this wouldn’t be considered huge news for most other companies, the fact that …

Browsing Kiddie Porn Now Legal in New York
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Considering the delicate nature of this subject and my propensity to use snark, this should be an interesting excursion. What we have is, thanks the New York Court of Appeals, the news that browsing for child pornography is no longer …

Facebook is Encouraging Users to Fill Out Their “Lists” Facebook is Encouraging Users to Fill Out Their “Lists”

It seems that Facebook wants users to use its “smart lists” feature a little more. Inside Facebook is reporting that some Facebook users are now seeing suggestions for people to add to their “close friends” list, right in their sidebar. …

‘Game of Thrones’ Draws Torrent Piracy ‘Game of Thrones’ Draws Torrent Piracy
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As Forbes’ Andy Greenberg is reporting, HBO’s Game of Thrones is a huge hit in the file-sharing community, and is on track to be the most downloaded show of 2012. Accorrding to BitTorrent-tracking and analysis firm Big Champagne, the second …

Facebook Now on 488 Million Mobile Devices Facebook Now on 488 Million Mobile Devices

Out of the 901 million Facebook users, 488 million of those log into the social network using a mobile device. A new infographic, courtesy of the kind folks at socialbakers has revealed some interesting demographic data regarding the word’s largest …

Rarest Gorilla Seen On Film For The First Time
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One of the most amazing things about life on our planet is the staggering diversity of its plants and animal species. The fact that there are tons of living organisms out there that most of us have never seen is …

‘Likejackers’ Settle Over Facebook Scam ‘Likejackers’ Settle Over Facebook Scam

**Note: A previous version of this article incorrectly spelled the company named in this settlement. This has been corrected. We apologize for the error. California-based online affiliate marketing company Adscend Media LLC has agreed to pay roughly $100K in court …

Google App Engine Gets Full Text Search Google App Engine Gets Full Text Search

Google claims that a feature that has been consistently requested for App Engine was the addition of full text search. Those requests have not gone unheeded as Google has announced the feature to now be available. Google and its newly …

Dancing With The Stars Honors American Bandstand

It was just a little over a month ago when the world lost the iconic entertainer of Dick Clark, who had suffered a heart attack on April 18th of 2012. Clark was well known for hosting the American Bandstand show …

Dentist Removes Ex-Boyfriend’s Teeth? Not Hardly
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Last week, yours truly penned a little article about a poor Polish chap who had all of his teeth surgically removed by his vengeful ex-girlfriend. The story proved to be quite popular, capturing the imagination of people all over the …

Google Search Results Pages May Soon Be Even More Cluttered Google Search Results Pages May Soon Be Even More Cluttered
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Google has been testing/experimenting with some richer search results pages for things like movies, actors, bands, books, people, etc. We wrote about it last month when a reddit user posted a screen cap, but from the sound of it, these …