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StumbleUpon Explore Box Makes Randomness More Specific StumbleUpon Explore Box Makes Randomness More Specific

The merits of StumbleUpon are numerous – it’s a wonderful time-occupier and a great place to explore the far corners of the internet. Most of its appeal stems from the fact that it is a “discovery engine,” something related to …

“Justin Bieber Way” Existed, Thanks to a Tween and a Facebook Contest “Justin Bieber Way” Existed, Thanks to a Tween and a Facebook Contest

Move over Rick Perry, there’s a new controversial leader in Texas and she’s a giant Justin Bieber fan. The small town of Forney, Texas recently held a Facebook contest to elect one child, aged 8 to 13, “Mayor for a …

iPhone 5 Rumor: Pre-Orders on Sept. 30, Releasing Oct. 7 iPhone 5 Rumor: Pre-Orders on Sept. 30, Releasing Oct. 7

Hold on, we’ve got another iPhone 5 rumor for you. Several sites have independently reported that Apple is planning an October 7th release for their latest mobile device, the iPhone 5. Unlike the iPad 2 launch, Apple is rumored to …

Apple Store Down for Updates Apple Store Down for Updates

The Apple store at store.apple.com is down for updates. At first, there was no message appearing, but now Apple is saying: “We’ll be back soon. We are busy updating the store for you and will be back shortly.” Searching Twitter …

Pierre de Fermat’s Last Theorem Celebrated With A Google Doodle Pierre de Fermat’s Last Theorem Celebrated With A Google Doodle
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Google’s gone geeky for today’s Doodle. If you look closely at the Google Doodle for today, you can see the faint outline of the company’s name, appearing as recently erased markings on a chalkboard. What takes center stage is the …

Google’s Motorola Acquisition Gets Taiwanese Animation Treatment Google’s Motorola Acquisition Gets Taiwanese Animation Treatment

When it was announced that Google purchased Motorola you knew it was only a matter of time before Taiwanese Next Media Animation got their hands on it. The creators of very odd, yet hilarious, reenactments of current news events depicting …

ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom to Step Down At End of Term ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom to Step Down At End of Term

Rod Beckstrom, President and CEO of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced that he will leave at the end of his term. “I am incredibly proud of ICANN’s achievements throughout my tenure,” said Beckstrom. “In two …

Facebook Publishes Social Design Guidelines Facebook Publishes Social Design Guidelines

Facebook has published guidelines on “three elements of social design,” which it says are: community, conversation and identity. Social Design itself, according to the company, is “a way of thinking about product design that puts social experiences at the core. …

Tulsa Tower Guy Fascinates Twitter and Facebook Tulsa Tower Guy Fascinates Twitter and Facebook
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Right now, as of 5 pm EST, William Sturdivant II is currently 300 feet in the air, clinging to a Clear Channel Radio tower. Police are still unclear as to the young man’s motivations, all they know is that he …

Yahoo Traffic Data Comes to Bing Webmaster Tools Yahoo Traffic Data Comes to Bing Webmaster Tools
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Bing announced that it is now integrating Yahoo traffic data into Bing Webmaster Tools. It’s a little surprising that they’ve waited this long to do so, as the Search Alliance between Bing and Yahoo has been in place since last …

Grand Central Apple Store Renderings Released Grand Central Apple Store Renderings Released

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) released renderings of the Grand Central Apple Store as crews began work on the location Monday. Apple will be taking the spot of long-time tenant Metrazur on the east balcony, as well as the northeast …

Lady Gaga You and I Video Announced With Her 1000th Tweet Lady Gaga You and I Video Announced With Her 1000th Tweet

Lady Gaga – Mother Monster, Twitter commander, has made good on her word and announced the YouTube debut of her latest video via Twitter. Last week, we explored the viral takeoff of her stripped-down “Edge of Glory” performance on the …

Facebook Filtering Links in Friends’ News Feeds Facebook Filtering Links in Friends’ News Feeds
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We’ve discussed the topic of Facebook’s filtered news feeds in the past, and it seems that it may be having some impact on Google+ invites. Tech writer Mike Elgan shared a video on Google+ showing a user trying to post …

Adam Carolla Apologizes via Twitter For Anti-Gay Comments Adam Carolla Apologizes via Twitter For Anti-Gay Comments
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The latest comedian to get himself into trouble over comments about the LGBT community is Adam Carolla. The former co-host of The Man Show and current host of The Car Show made some remarks on his other show, The Adam …

Sitelinks in Google Search Results Get Some Updates Sitelinks in Google Search Results Get Some Updates
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Google announced today that it is launching an update to its sitelinks feature in search results. These are the links that appear under some search results that point users to different parts of that that site. Now, sitelinks are full-sized …

Google Points Users to Different Content While They’re on Your Site Google Points Users to Different Content While They’re on Your Site
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Google has launched a new Google Toolbar feature/browser extension called “Google Related,” which basically gives users access to a variety of different Google results that are related (at least in theory) to any site they visit, while they are on …

FCC Investigating Legality Of BART Celluar Service Shutdown FCC Investigating Legality Of BART Celluar Service Shutdown

Last week the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system shut off transmitters which make it possible to obtain cellphone reception in their underground stations. Their reasoning was to disrupt a potential protest that could materialize after a fatal police shooting …

XXX Porn Site On The Way For PETA? XXX Porn Site On The Way For PETA?
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In the upcoming months, you’re going to start seeing a much greater variety of domains names appear on your url bar. This year, Internet domain name overlords ICANN have made two important votes – first, they decided to lift almost …

Righthaven Loses Another Fair Use Case, Ordered to Pay $34K in Legal Fees Righthaven Loses Another Fair Use Case, Ordered to Pay $34K in Legal Fees

Righthaven was dealt another blow in a Nevada federal court, as it was ordered to pay over $34,000 to cover the legal fees of the defendant it had just sued (and lost). For some more background on Righthaven, you can …

LinkedIn Mobile Gets an Update LinkedIn Mobile Gets an Update

LinkedIn says its mobile page views have gone up by 400% year-over-year, making it the fastest-growing service it offers. With that, the company is making improvements to its mobile experience. “With our experience building apps that meet the needs of …

iPhone 5 Rumor: Telefónica Scaling Back Stock To Make Room For iPhone 5 iPhone 5 Rumor: Telefónica Scaling Back Stock To Make Room For iPhone 5

We may finally have some truth to some of the rumors that have been spread around for months now. Engadget reports that a tipster has alerted them that starting on August 22nd Telefónica, a Spanish broadband and telecommunications provider in …

Jim Thome Hits 600th Home Run, Trends on Twitter Jim Thome Hits 600th Home Run, Trends on Twitter

Considering the iron-clad grip Major League Baseball holds on its highlight footage–unreasonably so, truth be told–so there’s no telling how long the lead video will last. So enjoy it while you can. What it is is Jim Thome hitting his …

Elvis Presley Lives On, Thanks To The Internet Elvis Presley Lives On, Thanks To The Internet
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What is it about Elvis Presley that makes people flock to Graceland on the day of his death, year after year, to hold candlelight vigils? Why is his death celebrated, seemingly more than his birth? On this day 34 years …

Google Catalogs for iPad Google Catalogs for iPad

Google has announced the launch of a new iPad app called Google Catalogs, which brings users access to a variety of popular catalogs to one place, digitally. Businesses that offer catalogs can get their own added as well. “For years, …