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ISPs Hijack Users’ Searches, Apparently to Monetize Them ISPs Hijack Users’ Searches, Apparently to Monetize Them

Internet Service Providers are hijacking their users’ search queries on major search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo, and directing them to third-party proxies. This news was revealed in an article by Jim Giles at New Scientist, who explains: “The …

Google+ Invites: Get Ready to See A Bunch in Your Facebook News Feed Google+ Invites: Get Ready to See A Bunch in Your Facebook News Feed
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Google software engineer Balaji Srinivasan announced in a Google+ post that the company will be rolling out a feature over the next few days that will make it easier for Google+ users to invite people to the service. The service …

Roseanne Barr, President of the United States? Roseanne Barr, President of the United States?
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Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaan! The race for the White House in 2012 might have gotten a little more crowded. Roseanne Barr has put her name in the mix, joining President Obama and a slew of Republican primary challengers. Although, it doesn’t look like …

Banksy’s Subtle Take on the News of the World Scandal Banksy’s Subtle Take on the News of the World Scandal
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World-renowned graffiti artist/social commentary guerrilla Banksy has thrown his hat into the Rupert Murdoch/News of the World mobile phone hacking mess with an impressive wall mural, and as usual, his work doesn’t disappoint. While it may not be as poignant …

Facebook Claims “Smoking Gun” Evidence Against Ceglia Facebook Claims “Smoking Gun” Evidence Against Ceglia

Things were already looking pretty bad for Paul Ceglia’s case against Facebook. He has been battling the company, claiming that he is entitled to a major stake in the company. A while back, Ceglia presented emails allegedly sent between himself …

Perfect 10 Fails Where Google Succeeds Perfect 10 Fails Where Google Succeeds
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Perfect10.com, a site that features incredibly attractive female models in various positions of nude repose has been long after Google because of the site’s content appearing in Google Image Searches. Their struggle has been going on for sometime now. In …

International Beer Day: The Internet Celebrates International Beer Day: The Internet Celebrates
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You’ve got to hand it to these beer enthusiasts – they really know how to work the social media angle. Today is the second straight day we celebrate a holiday popularized online – as well as the second straight day …

Gmail Gets New Preview Pane Feature Gmail Gets New Preview Pane Feature
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Google may have announced the impending shut-down of Google Labs, but Gmail Labs is still putting out new optional features for Gmail users. Google has released the “Preview Pane” as a Gmail Labs feature. This allows users to preview messages …

Casey Anthony’s Ohio State Viral Fun Casey Anthony’s Ohio State Viral Fun
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Mom of the year candidate, Casey Anthony, was spotted in Columbus, Ohio by someone armed with a camera phone and email addresses for the TMZ.com staff. Needless to say, when the images hit everybody’s favorite gossip site, Casey Anthony once …

Google’s Self Driving Car Involved in Accident Google’s Self Driving Car Involved in Accident
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Car blog Jalopnik broke a story about one of Google’s self-driving cars being involved in a fender bender with a Prius. Justin Hyde writes, “Sent in by a Jalopnik tipster, the photos were snapped earlier this week near Google’s Mountain …

iPhone vs. Android: The Geographic Battle iPhone vs. Android: The Geographic Battle
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Which platform dominates your state? For me, it’s iOS. But for most of my relatives it would be Android. Mobile advertising company Jumptap has released their Mobile STAT (Simple Targeting & Audience Trends) report for July. The report discusses mobile …

iPhone 5 Rumors: November Release Date in Russia? iPhone 5 Rumors: November Release Date in Russia?

Another day, another rumor – but this time with some international flair. Russian publication RBC daily is reporting that the much anticipated iPhone 5 could hit the shelves in their country in November. Apparently, the Russian handset retailers are in …

Iron Mic Viral Freestyler Eli Porter Gets A Documentary Iron Mic Viral Freestyler Eli Porter Gets A Documentary

Do you remember the viral video “Iron Mic: Eli Porter vs. Envy“? It’s been making it’s way around the Internet since late 2007, and has been seen over 5 million times. If you’re having a hard time placing the video… …

Netflix: Is It Worth the Price Increase? Netflix: Is It Worth the Price Increase?
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Before last month, Netflix was loved and praised. Although it wasn’t perfect, it was still considered a great service for a really great price. This dynamic, however, changed when the company announced some major changes to its pricing structure last month.

The Robot Uprising Has Begun The Robot Uprising Has Begun
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In “isn’t this depressing” news, Japanese engineers have created a new robot that is likely the prototype for the future robots that overtake and enslave the human race. Using what they call a Self Replicating Neural Network (SOINN), the robot …

Netflix Just Hitting A Million Members in Canada After Nearly a Year Netflix Just Hitting A Million Members in Canada After Nearly a Year
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After launching in Canada in September, Netflix has now announced that it has hit the million member mark in that country. Well, they’re just now announcing it anyway. It actually occurred in July, but still, that’s ten months. Netflix says …

Anne Hathaway as Catwoman: The Dark Knight Rises Viral Campaign Stays Hot Anne Hathaway as Catwoman: The Dark Knight Rises Viral Campaign Stays Hot
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The social media buzz machine behind the upcoming threequel The Dark Knight Rises seems to know what they are doing. Their campaign of unveiling little bits of information, piece by piece, and allowing the internet to explode with every new …

Web Apps to Get More Useful Web Apps to Get More Useful
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Google announced via the Chromium blog that it is working on the Web Intents framework, which will essentially manifest itself as an API that will allow web apps to communicate with one another, similar to how Android apps can. The …

Editors’ Picks Feature Lets Publishers Promote Certain Stories in Google News Editors’ Picks Feature Lets Publishers Promote Certain Stories in Google News

Over a year ago, a Google News experiment was revealed in which Google would let news publishers promote certain stories to an “Editors’ Picks” section. That was June 2010. Today, Google announced this as a feature of Google News. “Based …

LinkedIn Reports First Earnings as Public Company LinkedIn Reports First Earnings as Public Company
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LinkedIn released its first earnings report as a public company, and it wasn’t too shabby. They beat estimates and posted a 120% increase in revenue (YoY), and a new member increase of 61%. “In the second quarter, we saw record …

Google Should Treat Innovations Like Prized Assets Google Should Treat Innovations Like Prized Assets

Editor’s Note: This guest post is a reaction to a blog post from Google, which we covered here. Google’s Chief Legal Officer really has two complaints. The main complaint might be justified, but the other is essentially an attempt to …

Google Calls Microsoft, Apple Patent Strategy Anti-Competitive [Updated] Google Calls Microsoft, Apple Patent Strategy Anti-Competitive [Updated]
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Google ran an interesting post from its Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer David Drummond on the Official Google Blog today called “When Patents Attack Android.” It tells a tale of two tech giants teaming up to impede the …

Flickr Hits 6 Billion Photos Flickr Hits 6 Billion Photos
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Flickr, the photo sharing site owned by Yahoo, announced today that it has uploaded its 6 billionth photo. “Over the last 5 years uploads have been increasing 20% year-over-year and we love hitting a milestone like this,” says Flickr’s Kay …

iPhone 5 Rumor Fatigue?  Here, Hold My Hand iPhone 5 Rumor Fatigue? Here, Hold My Hand
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I’ve got to hand it to the Japanese. WTF, guys? In what might be the strangest way to house your beloved Apple smartphone, they have come up with this: A human hand case. It’s a perfect way to house your …