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SWTOR’s Google Video Search Thumbnail Isn’t A Jedi, Slave Leia Maybe? SWTOR’s Google Video Search Thumbnail Isn’t A Jedi, Slave Leia Maybe?
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Go ahead and place this story in the quirky, crazy little things that happen on the internet bin. Google isn’t perfect, they’d be the first to admit this, unfortunately their errors are readily apparent to millions upon millions of people …

Amazon Reportedly Acquires Quorus For Talent Amazon Reportedly Acquires Quorus For Talent

It’s looking like Amazon has acquired Quorus (not to be confused with Q&A site Quora). Quorus was responsible for social shopping software, so it’s not too hard to see where such an acquisition would fit into Amazon’s plan. On Twitter, …

China’s Great Firewall Begets Alternate Facebook, Twitter China’s Great Firewall Begets Alternate Facebook, Twitter

What’s a global superpower without a little home-grown social media sprinkled in the mix? In the United States and Western Europe, services like Facebook and Twitter are as common in household nomenclature as toilet paper and driveways. As China continues …

Phishing Email Targets Apple Customers Phishing Email Targets Apple Customers

Over the holiday weekend some Apple customers began receiving email messages claiming to be from Apple. The message informed customers that they needed to update their billing information or have their accounts shut down. The email included an apparent link …

Android Activations: 3.7 million Over Christmas And Christmas Eve Android Activations: 3.7 million Over Christmas And Christmas Eve
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The holidays have been good to Android. Google SVP, Mobile (and Android co-founder) Andy Rubin tweeted (and posted to Google+) that there were 3.7 million Android activations on 12/24 and 12/25 (Christmas and Christmas Eve) alone. @ArubinAndy RubinUPDATE: There were …

Sean Collins, Founder of Surfline.com Dies at 59 Sean Collins, Founder of Surfline.com Dies at 59
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Sean Collins, who was a famous surfer and the founder of the site Surfline.com, passed away in an Orange County hospital, after suffering a heart attack while playing Tennis. Surfline actually started as a phone hotline in the mid-eighties, that …

Ocean Marketing Feels The Wrath Of The Internet Ocean Marketing Feels The Wrath Of The Internet

Since this morning the internet has been abuzz with backlash against Ocean Marketing. The story broke just after midnight with a post on Penny Arcade that contained an email exchange between a customer named Dave and a representative of Ocean …

The Year In Gaming in Under Two Minutes

Once again, the gaming industry has proved itself to be most viable, especially with titles like Modern Warfare 3, Battlefield 3 and Skyrim making huge dividends in regards to sales. In fact, these titles did as much, if not more …

StumbleUpon’s Most Stumbled Upon Content Of 2011 StumbleUpon’s Most Stumbled Upon Content Of 2011

StumbleUpon has put together a year-end compilation, giving us a glimpse of what people have been stumbling upon throughout the year. This year, StumbleUpon introduced the “explore box,” which gives users a way to stumble through content based a topic …

For iOS And Android Christmas Really Is the Most Wonderful Time Of The Year For iOS And Android Christmas Really Is the Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

Christmas is always a good time for the gadget makers. Electronics of all kinds are consistently among the holiday season’s best-sellers. This is no less true for smartphones iPhones and Android phones always see higher-than-normal activation and app download rates. …

Righthaven Domain Now Being Auctioned Righthaven Domain Now Being Auctioned

Righthaven, which is commonly referred to as a “copyright troll,” is now having its domain name RightHaven.com auctioned off by domain auction site SnapNames, as pictured above. If you’re not familiar with the story, the irony here is that RightHaven …

A Comprehensive Look at Those For and Against SOPA A Comprehensive Look at Those For and Against SOPA
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There have been a number of lists discussing which entities support and oppose the oft-discussed protection acts making their way through the houses of the U.S. Government. While there are two, the most famous to the duo is H.R.3261, otherwise …

iPad 3 Redesign Rumors Pick Up Steam iPad 3 Redesign Rumors Pick Up Steam
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Rumors have already begun to swirl around the next generation of Apple’s iPad. Earlier this month came rumors that Apple would have the device ready to roll out in February, while other reports suggested a launch date closer to the …

YouTube Slam Launched To Pit Videos Against One Another YouTube Slam Launched To Pit Videos Against One Another

Google’s YouTube team and its Google Research team have teamed up to launch YouTube Slam, which is basically a way for you to rate YouTube videos against one another. They’re calling it an experiment, and a way for YouTube users …

Googler: Mozilla A Partner, Not A Competitor Googler: Mozilla A Partner, Not A Competitor
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Last week, Google and Mozilla renewed their deal, which makes Google the default search option in the Firefox browser. The deal is worth about a billion dollars, according to reports. Since the deal was announced, there has been a lot …

Android App Brings Apple AirPlay to Google TV Android App Brings Apple AirPlay to Google TV
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As the array of Apple devices has broadened, Apple has continually looked for ways to keep them connected to one another. One of the most recent examples of this trend is AirPlay, a feature that allows users to stream content …

Apple Bringing Fuel Cell Technology To iPhones? Apple Bringing Fuel Cell Technology To iPhones?

Late last week the US Patent Office released a patent application (PDF) filed by Apple in April of this year. The application deals with “a fuel cell system which is capable of both providing power to and receiving power from …

Delete All Of Your Tweets With TwitWipe Delete All Of Your Tweets With TwitWipe

Are you worried that your upcoming job interview might notice your Twitter account? You know, the one with all the drunk pics and sexist jokes on it? Yeah, that one. Not enough time to delete the offending tweets, but yet, …

Did Bing Win The 2011 Rivalry With Google Despite Market Share? Did Bing Win The 2011 Rivalry With Google Despite Market Share?
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According to recent numbers from comScore, Google sites controlled 65.4% of core search share in November in the U.S. Yahoo sites controlled 15.1%, and Microsoft sites controlled 15%. With Bing powering Yahoo search on the back-end, let’s call that about …

Siri Comes To Older iPhones Siri Comes To Older iPhones
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Siri, the killer app for Apple’s latest iPhone, has finally come to older iOS devices. Thanks to Grant Paul (aka chpwn), a developer in the iOS jailbreak community, a free (and legal!) port of Siri called Spire was released late …

GoDaddy Tries To Reverse The SOPA Exodus GoDaddy Tries To Reverse The SOPA Exodus
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After dealing with backlash of the worst kind — the kind that makes you lose customers, fast — GoDaddy withdrew their support for SOPA with press releases and Twitter announcements. But was that enough? Not for one ex-GoDaddy customer, who …

Rumor: Apple iTV To Begin Production Soon Rumor: Apple iTV To Begin Production Soon

Last week we ran a story about the possibility that Apple’s long-rumored iTV was in the works and being readied for a mid-2012 release. Those rumors sprang from apparent meetings between Apple and the representatives of various entertainment companies, who …

GoDaddy Experiences Massive SOPA Backlash GoDaddy Experiences Massive SOPA Backlash
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So, what’s worse? Bad PR due to the perhaps unnecessary killing of a wild elephant or a mass exodus due to supporting one of the most combative pieces of legislation to address the Internet, perhaps ever? News of GoDaddy’s support …

Google: When Giving Us Feedback, Don’t Be a Jerk Google: When Giving Us Feedback, Don’t Be a Jerk

We’ve written several times about how Google uses Google+ to communicate with users and gather feedback. Last week, for example, Google put up a post asking webmasters how it can make it easier for them to make “awesome websites, which …