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YouTube Comes to Xbox
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YouTube formally announced its Xbox 360 app today. With the app, users can check out trending videos, browse categories, and of course search for videos. Here are some videos they shared to accompany the announcement: I think it goes without …

Piracy May Actually Help Artists Piracy May Actually Help Artists
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With all the controversy over SOPA, there has been a lot of attention lately on the so-called “piracy” of music and movies. The practice of downloading copyrighted content illegally – i.e., without paying for it – is at the heart …

Gmail iOS App Gets New Features Gmail iOS App Gets New Features

Google announced that it has updated its iOS app, after the app faced a great amount of criticism following its initial launch. Google had gone without offering an iOS app until just last month. The concept was greeted rather warmly …

Google Cloud Print: 6 Million Printers Have Already Connected Google Cloud Print: 6 Million Printers Have Already Connected

It’s been a while since we’ve seen any updates about Google Cloud Print, but that changed today, as the company announced that over 6 million printers have already been connected to the service using Google Chrome. Google says dozens of …

Video Game Trailer Offers Exercise in Upcoming SOPA Futility Video Game Trailer Offers Exercise in Upcoming SOPA Futility

Apparently, if you want to promote your video game, or members of the company that developed it through the use of online video hubs like YouTube, you had better make sure Viacom didn’t, at any point, put their hands on …

Google + Hangouts Get More Accessible and Feature-Rich Google + Hangouts Get More Accessible and Feature-Rich

Google announced the launch of several new features for Google+ Hangouts. For one, you can launch a Hangout from any post on Google+. There is now a “Hangout” button underneath any post, and if others are already hanging out, you …

Facebook: #1 Tech Company To Work For in 2012 Facebook: #1 Tech Company To Work For in 2012

It probably won’t require any dexterous tricks of imagination to believe this statement: Facebook has been named the best tech company to work for in 2012, according to Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards. As if that glimpse into the Facebook …

Wikimedia Expands On Wikipedia’s Thoughts Concerning SOPA Wikimedia Expands On Wikipedia’s Thoughts Concerning SOPA

While the position of Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales concerning SOPA is now well known, his “Put SOPA on Blast” essay essentially spoke for himself, although, one would be inclined to believe Wales shares the thoughts of his co-workers. Now, however, …

Survey Finds Negative Reviews Influence 80% of Buyers Survey Finds Negative Reviews Influence 80% of Buyers

Marketing and PR agency Cone Communications has released the results of their 2011 Online Influence Trend Tracker (PDF). The survey looked at consumer buying behavior in 2011 and compared it to data from 2010. Overall, the survey found that consumers …

Gene Simmons Hacker Arrested, Linked To Anonymous Gene Simmons Hacker Arrested, Linked To Anonymous

The FBI has arrested a hacker linked to Anonymous for a DDoS attack last year against Gene Simmons’ website. The 24-year-old Kevin George Poe was apprehended in Connecticut. He has reportedly been ordered to appear before a Los Angeles court …

Time Person Of The Year 2011: Reactions Time Person Of The Year 2011: Reactions

Time Magazine revealed this morning its choice to be Person Of The Year, the honor they give to the person, whether literal or abstract, to be the most influence over the course of events in the past year. This year’s …

AOL Rumored To Be Looking For HuffPost President, ReadWriteWeb Acquired By Say Media AOL Rumored To Be Looking For HuffPost President, ReadWriteWeb Acquired By Say Media

It’s been quite a year for shake-up among prominent tech blogs. None have been more highly publicized than Michael Arrington leaving TechCrunch after it was acquired by AOL. A handful of others from TechCrunch also stepped away, or pulled back …

God Particle Not Found by CERN, Finds Comic-Sans Instead God Particle Not Found by CERN, Finds Comic-Sans Instead
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CERN is an organization which can be accredited for bringing us the internet via Tim Berners-Lee, along with other scientific and technological advancements. Lately, they’ve been utilizing their Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest particle accelerator to find the higgs …

Paul Allen Wants to Revolutionize Space Travel Paul Allen Wants to Revolutionize Space Travel

In 2004 SpaceShipOne made a historic flight when it entered suborbital space, becoming the first manned, privately funded spacecraft to do so. The flight earned the $10 million Ansari X prize for Mojave Aerospace Ventures, an aerospace company run by …

Microsoft, Novell Antitrust Suit Finally Nearing An End Microsoft, Novell Antitrust Suit Finally Nearing An End

After a little over seven years, the antitrust suit that Novell filed against Microsoft is finally nearing a close. Novell sued Microsoft and claimed that the software developer “unfairly used its monopoly on personal computer operating systems to suppress WordPerfect, …

Free Windows Phones: Complain About Android Malware On Twitter Free Windows Phones: Complain About Android Malware On Twitter

This week, we looked at comments from Nokia’s director of portfolio, product management and sales, Niels Munksgaard. He is quoted as saying: “What we see is that youth are pretty much fed up with iPhones. Everyone has the iPhone,” he …

Facebook, Google Step Up Suicide Prevention During Holidays Facebook, Google Step Up Suicide Prevention During Holidays

Depression is already a difficult monster to grapple with during any time of year, but holidays can exacerbate the intensity of that illness and, sadly, cause depressive individuals to contemplate suicide more seriously than usual. Blame the added stress of …

Louis C.K. Finds Success Distributing Comedy Special Sans-DRM Louis C.K. Finds Success Distributing Comedy Special Sans-DRM
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It used to be when you bought a product, it was yours to keep. There was a time you could buy a video game or movie and you could do whatever you wanted with it. You could let a friend …

Majel: Google’s Star Trek-Inspired Siri Competitor Reportedly Due Out Soon Majel: Google’s Star Trek-Inspired Siri Competitor Reportedly Due Out Soon
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In some cases, Google’s voice search is already far superior to Apple’s Siri. This became immediately clear with some internal testing we did surrounding the Siri abortion story. While it didn’t read us the answers aloud in a robot voice, …

1/8 Of U.S. Merchants Who Accept Credit Cards Are Using Square 1/8 Of U.S. Merchants Who Accept Credit Cards Are Using Square
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Square, the other company that Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey runs, which offers a device anyone can plug into their smartphones to accept credit cards, has announced that 1 million merchants are now using Square. According to Dorsey, only 8 million …

Apple Bringing Retina Display to MacBook Pro Next Year? Apple Bringing Retina Display to MacBook Pro Next Year?
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The Apple rumor mill is rumbling to life again this morning on reports that the company may be bringing its vaunted retina display, first introduced with the iPhone 4 last year, to it’s MacBook Pro line of computers. Citing sources …

Microsoft Rolls Out SkyDrive App for Windows Phone, iPhone Microsoft Rolls Out SkyDrive App for Windows Phone, iPhone

Microsoft debuted their SkyDrive app yesterday for iPhone and Windows Phone. For those not yet familiar with it, SkyDrive is Microsoft’s cloud service you can use to access your documents, notes, photos, etc. from any computer. SkyDrive is already integrated …

Local Merchants Want to Advertise with Facebook & Google Offers [Infographic] Local Merchants Want to Advertise with Facebook & Google Offers [Infographic]
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MerchantCircle has released the following infographic looking at where local merchants are spending their marketing dollars: As you can see, this is more evidence of the rise of Facebook ads. A report came out this week indicating that Facebook is …

You Can Now Brew Coffee With Your iPhone, iPad You Can Now Brew Coffee With Your iPhone, iPad
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In what can only be described as the apotheosis of living in the most industrialized and pampered era that has ever existed, now there is this: gourmet coffee shop-style beverages that you brew from a control panel on your iOS …