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SXSW 2012: Pearson Showcasing iBooks And Digital Classroom SXSW 2012: Pearson Showcasing iBooks And Digital Classroom

South by Southwest has emerged as one of the top events to showcase new technologies and product announcements. Education will be a major topic this year and Pearson is leading the charge. Pearson announced today that it will be showcasing …

Key Lime Pie Likely Next On Android Dessert Menu Key Lime Pie Likely Next On Android Dessert Menu
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Now that the next major version of Android has (probably) been confirmed as Jelly Bean, speculation has begun on what name Google will give Android 6.0. Of course, Android 5.0 Jelly Bean is only just now in the early rumor …

Cyber Attack on Sony May have Resulted in Loss Of Michael Jackson Music Catalog Worth $250 Million Cyber Attack on Sony May have Resulted in Loss Of Michael Jackson Music Catalog Worth $250 Million

Sony Entertainment’s online businesses were shutdown by hackers in April of last year and may have lost their entire catalog of Michael Jackson’s unreleased tracks including a duet with Will.i.am and a track with dead Queen singer Freddie Mercury. One …

Yahoo! Premieres New Comedy Channel Shows

Yahoo! debuts some original comedy web shows today featuring some famous comedians and some up-and-comers in the web comedy world. The new shows include “First Dates With Toby Harris” featuring Seth Morris (Funny or Die); “Sketchy” (Electus/Principato-Young Entertainment), and “7 …

Microsoft Funds Lobby To Crap On Google Microsoft Funds Lobby To Crap On Google
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Rick Falkvinge blogged recently about a distasteful experience he had at a seminar that purported to educate about Internet privacy and online identities. Falkvinge is the founder of the Swedish Pirate Party, which works to reform laws about copyright, patents …

Lady Gaga Hits 20 Million Twitter Followers Lady Gaga Hits 20 Million Twitter Followers

Lady Gaga has just set another Twitter record, as Mother Monster is now the first Twitter user to ever crack the 20 million follower barrier. As of the writing of this article, Gaga has amassed 20.1 million followers. Gaga has …

Best Countries To Do Business 2012 Infographic Best Countries To Do Business 2012 Infographic
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Infographic Labs brings us this new infographic on where the best places to do business are in 2012. The study that yielded the information took into account overall ease of doing business, taxes, trade, permits, trademark registration, protecting investors, ease …

Deron Williams Goes 57 Kinds of Crazy, Twitter Rejoices
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Last night, Deron Williams of the New Jersey Nets went on an absolute scoring frenzy against the hapless Charlotte Bobcats, scoring 57 points, the most by an NBA player this season. Williams, a dynamic point guard who has already helped …

Artist Makes Facebook ID Cards Artist Makes Facebook ID Cards
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German artist Tobia Leingruber recently published a website called fbbureau, which offered Facebook ID cards to one day replace driver’s licenses and passports, in mocking protest of the high level of personal data the social networking site has on its …

iPad 3 Won’t Be Getting 4G After All? iPad 3 Won’t Be Getting 4G After All?

Earlier this morning we covered what appeared to be the first up-close look at an iPad 3. Well, most of an iPad 3, anyway. It seems that Chinese tech blog MIC gadget got their hands on the front and rear …

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax Tops Weekend Box Office Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax Tops Weekend Box Office
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The new CGI film Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax dethrone’s last weekends winner “Act of Valor.” “The Lorax” pulled in $70.7 million easily beating the second place film “Project X” which pulled in $20.75 million. Rounding out the top 5 is …

Yahoo Small Business Advisor Launches Yahoo Small Business Advisor Launches
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Yahoo has launched a new site called Yahoo Small Business Advisor with tools and information for entrepreneurs. It includes tips from celebrity entrepreneurs, such as chef Ming Tsai. The site was launched in beta late last year, but it’s apparently …

Air Force Awards Apple With $9 Million Order Air Force Awards Apple With $9 Million Order
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In one of the military’s largest orders of computer tablets, the United States Air Force awarded Apple a $9.36 million contract to buy 18,000 Apple IPad 2s. The award was given to Executive Technology Inc., a computer services company based …

Helvetica Use On Twitter Nearly Leads To Row Between U.S., Russia Helvetica Use On Twitter Nearly Leads To Row Between U.S., Russia

The comedic art of Twitter parody accounts is reliably known to have only a few rules: be funny, be crass, and – this according to Twitter – be obvious about being a parody. Regarding that last rule, the most one …

Internet Explorer 9 Ad Goes Artistic Internet Explorer 9 Ad Goes Artistic

I think that Microsoft is onto something with this latest ad for Internet Explorer 9. While some people will still gawk and laugh at Microsoft’s web browser, their latest ad sells it in a way that’s artistic and unique without …

Comedian and Impersonator Steve Bridges Dead
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Best known for his impersonations of President George W. Bush, Steve Bridges was found dead in his Los Angeles home on Saturday. He was 48 years old and had just returned from a comedic tour of China. Authorities say that …

Facebook and Twitter Sales Possible With Gumroad Facebook and Twitter Sales Possible With Gumroad

Former Pinterest iOS engineer Sahil Lavingia has launched Gumroad. In essence, Gumroad is a payment company. But, as with all great ideas online, it takes something that you think you know about and makes it simple, different. With Gumroad, you …

iPad Usage Quadruples Among Small Business Owners iPad Usage Quadruples Among Small Business Owners

According to The Business Journals, IPad is the fastest growing technology among Small business owners. A national study released by the company reveals how critical the new technology is among small to mid-sized business (SMB) owners. According to the findings, …

MegaUpload: Extradition Papers Filed In Kim Dotcom Case MegaUpload: Extradition Papers Filed In Kim Dotcom Case

Kim Dotcom is in for the fight of his life as his extradition hearing is now official. We reported a few weeks ago that Kim Dotcom was finally released on bail after being held in jail for almost a month …

Facebook Is Friend For Tornado Victims Facebook Is Friend For Tornado Victims
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Spawned by a chain of massive thunderstorms, a flurry of fast-moving tornados caused major destruction and disaster from the Gulf of Mexico to the Midwest on Friday. The wave of tornados killed 39 people and left many residents in it’s …

Restructuring, Layoffs Imminent At Yahoo Restructuring, Layoffs Imminent At Yahoo

At the beginning of the year we reported that Scott Thompson, former president of PayPal, had been chosen by Yahoo to replace former CEO Carol Bartz. Now that he’s had time to settle in, it looks like Thompson is getting …

Covering The Three Little Pigs In a Social Media Era Covering The Three Little Pigs In a Social Media Era

How would the modern world cover the conspiracy surrounding The Three Little Pigs? Would they blame the wolf? Would Twitter trends pop up in support of the Wolf’s plight? What about the Pigs? Would their hard scrabble life–having to move …

Sri Lankan Man Dies After Burying Himself Alive, Earns Darwin Award Nomination on Twitter
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Twenty-four year old Sri Lankan man, Janka Basnayake, perished on Saturday after trying to set a record for the longest time that anyone has been buried alive. Basnayake’s final attempt may have been up to 6 1/2 hours; he was …

App Store’s 25 Billionth Download: Chinese Man Snags Where’s My Water To Win Contest App Store’s 25 Billionth Download: Chinese Man Snags Where’s My Water To Win Contest

Back on February 24th, Apple announced that their App Store was about to hit 25 billion downloads and unveiled an incentive for iOS users to start some fast & furious app downloading. Apple said that whoever downloaded the 25 billionth …