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Boing Boing Blackout: “SOPA Would Kill Us Forever” Boing Boing Blackout: “SOPA Would Kill Us Forever”

Popular blog boingboing.net joined the SOPA Blackout at Midnight on Wednesday with a 503 error that reads: Boing Boing is offline today, because the US Senate is considering legislation that would certainly kill us forever. The legislation is called the …

Google Protests SOPA With Blacked Out Logo Google Protests SOPA With Blacked Out Logo
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Although Google is not going to the lengths that Wikipedia is to show their opposition to SOPA and PIPA, they have nonetheless joined the effort with what could be called their most spartan Google Doodle ever. When you visit Google …

WordPress.org Blackout To Protest SOPA / PIPA Now Live WordPress.org Blackout To Protest SOPA / PIPA Now Live
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Joining in on the protest of SOPA / PIPA WordPress.org has blacked out their homepage for today. The site reads, “Many websites are blacked out today to protest proposed U.S. legislation that threatens internet freedom: the Stop Internet Piracy Act …

Wikipedia SOPA Blackout Goes Live Wikipedia SOPA Blackout Goes Live
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As announced by Jimmy Wales, via Twitter, the Wikipedia SOPA / PIPA blackout is now live. For the next 24 hours when you visit Wikipedia.com you’re greeted with the following image: The message that comes with the image states:“For over …

Wikipedia Blackout To Protest SOPA / PIPA Goes Live Wikipedia Blackout To Protest SOPA / PIPA Goes Live
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As expected, the biggest crowdsourced encyclopedia in the world has gone dark for English users. Wikipedia is probably the most prominent site that has decided to black itself out in order to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act and the …

SOPA Blackout Set For January 18th: Here’s All The Info SOPA Blackout Set For January 18th: Here’s All The Info
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Over the weekend, the Stop Online Piracy Act was dealt a major blow as the legislation was delayed until “outstanding concerns” have been addressed. SOPA will not move forward in the House as the official vote was been cancelled and …

Microsoft Announces New Atlas Search Desktop Tool Microsoft Announces New Atlas Search Desktop Tool

Microsoft announced the launch of the new Atlas Search desktop tool for Atlas clients. “You can traffic up to 1mm keywords within 24 hours by simply exporting your keywords from the search engines, and then dragging and dropping the file …

SHMEAT: The Lab-Grown Meat We May Get To Eat This Year SHMEAT: The Lab-Grown Meat We May Get To Eat This Year
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Finally, we will likely have the chance to eat test-tube meat. Soon! Wait, what? That grosses you out? Hah, really? C’mon! It’s only shmeat: lab-grown in vitro meat, and it’s not fake meat. It’s meatsie meat. Food Safety News describes: …

Windows and Intel Stay Stubborn Windows and Intel Stay Stubborn
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Apparently the soon to be arriving Windows 8 based Tablets are going to cost an arm and a leg for consumers. The steep cost is reportedly due to an inability for either Intel or Microsoft to flex on prices. A …

Twitter Wishes Muhammad Ali Happy Birthday Twitter Wishes Muhammad Ali Happy Birthday
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Muhammad Ali was undoubtedly one of the greatest boxers ever to step into the ring, and there was no doubt that he knew it. Born Cassius Marcellus Clay in 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky, Ali rose to fame in the 1960s. …

Jerry Yang Out At Yahoo Jerry Yang Out At Yahoo
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Yahoo just announced that co-founder and former CEO Jerry Yang has resigned from the company’s Board of Directors and all other positions with the company, effective today. That includes resignation from the Boards of Yahoo Japan and Alibaba. Yang wrote …

Social Media and Politics Come Together
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Social media is all the rage. And it’s here to stay. Facebook has its claws in 10% of the world’s population. Twitter is knocking on 500 million accounts. 18 million of those follow Lady Gaga. And politicians want a piece …

Star Trek Online Going Free-To-Play

After a bumpy start like all MMOs that aren’t World of Warcraft or The Old Republic, sitting in the captain’s chair is now free of charge. Perfect World Entertainment and the original developer Cryptic Studios announced today that the Star …

AdWords Mobile Advertisers Get WiFi, OS Version Targeting AdWords Mobile Advertisers Get WiFi, OS Version Targeting

Google announced a couple of new targeting options for mobile advertisers today: WiFi targeting, and targeting by mobile operating system version. “To reach users when you know they’ll have a high speed connection, you’ll now be able to target your …

SOPA Is Back: Lamar Smith Says Markup To Resume In February SOPA Is Back: Lamar Smith Says Markup To Resume In February
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If you needed any more proof that SOPA isn’t really dead, just delayed, look no further. Despite calls that SOPA, for all intents and purposes, had been killed in the House of Representatives, the truth was that the harmful legislation …

Detachment Trailer, Mr. Belding on WWE Raw, & McDonalds’ Mouse Detachment Trailer, Mr. Belding on WWE Raw, & McDonalds’ Mouse

A viral video is one that becomes popular through the process of Internet sharing, via social media, sharing sites, or good ‘ole email. Everyday we highlight some of the best that are currently viral and some that are trending that …

Carrier IQ To Be Removed From Sprint Phones This Month Carrier IQ To Be Removed From Sprint Phones This Month
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Carrier IQ is back in the news today with reports that Sprint and HTC are planning to remove the software from their phones. Firmware updates will begin rolling out this month that will remove the software from Sprint’s Android-based phones. …

Politico Celebrates Milestone Politico Celebrates Milestone

Politico, a fast growing political news organization is celebrating their successes by expanding their market into New York City. CEO, Fred Ryan is excited to expand into the market after a climb to success in the Washington, D.C. area. Currently …

Rupert Murdoch Calls Google Argument Nonsense Rupert Murdoch Calls Google Argument Nonsense

Rupert Murdoch and Google have been engaged in a public argument of sorts. Earlier this week, Murdoch tweeted: Piracy leader is Google who streams movies free, sells advts around them. No wonder pouring millions into lobbying. Then, CNET shared a …

IBM Fits A Bit Into Twelve Atoms IBM Fits A Bit Into Twelve Atoms
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Science can sometimes just blow my mind. This is one of those times. Researchers at IBM last week stored a bit, the smallest form of computer memory, into 12 atoms. They make the point of saying that this is significantly …

Paula Deen, SOPA, and NBA Jam Paula Deen, SOPA, and NBA Jam
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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 …

Gmail Gets New Business Features [Google Apps] Gmail Gets New Business Features [Google Apps]
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Google announced some new management features for Gmail in Google Apps. These include: improved email compliance footers, approved/blocked sender lists and file attachment policies. “These capabilities help our customers address compliance requirements and effectively manage email traffic,” says Gmail Product …

Young People Would Rather Shop In Stores Than Online Young People Would Rather Shop In Stores Than Online
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The youth of today might not be able to so much as get out into the shower or start cooking microwave popcorn without having a smartphone or iPod attached to their face, but when it comes to shopping? They’re still …

Are You Getting Throttled By Your Cellular Carrier? Are You Getting Throttled By Your Cellular Carrier?

If you’re in the top five percent of data users on your cellular providers network than the following news about throttling may be of interest to you. Carriers like AT&T and others are apparently implementing measures to limit data usage …