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eBay and StubHub Acquire Zvents eBay and StubHub Acquire Zvents
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eBay acquired StubHub back in early 2007. Now StubHub has acquired Zvents. So, essentially, eBay has acquired Zvents. Zvents has over 3 million events, generated from 140,000 local marketers in its catalog. It gets 14 million monthly unique visitors. eBay’s …

Stephen Colbert Fights War on Christmas, With Santa & Guns Stephen Colbert Fights War on Christmas, With Santa & Guns

The day is nearly upon us, when we all wake up early in the morning to exchange gifts and enjoy the company of loved ones. If you have kids, you might be waking up multiple times during the night because …

Megaupload: UMG Claims Right to Take Down Anything Megaupload: UMG Claims Right to Take Down Anything
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Earlier in the week we brought you news of a growing conflict between Megaupload and Universal Music Group. Late last week Megaupload posted a video that featured a wide array of celebrities singing the praises of the online data locker …

Rep. Steve King Is “Bored” At SOPA Hearings Rep. Steve King Is “Bored” At SOPA Hearings
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If you’ve been following the news about online piracy lately, you probably have heard about SOPA. You also probably know that it is a pretty big deal being debated by the United States government right now and lots of people …

Flash Player 11 Comes To Android Ice Cream Sandwich (Galaxy Nexus) Flash Player 11 Comes To Android Ice Cream Sandwich (Galaxy Nexus)
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Flash may be going away for mobile, but not just yet. Adobe just launched Flash Player 11 for Ice Cream Sandwich in the Android Market. This, of course, comes a day after the launch of the Galaxy Nexus, which runs …

Panda Bread: The Ultimate Treat For The Panda Enthusiast Panda Bread: The Ultimate Treat For The Panda Enthusiast

In light of the recent announcement that there will be no more Panda updates for the rest of 2011 (I know, a two week break!), where is the panda enthusiast going to get their panda fix? Well here’s one idea: …

comScore Video Rankings For November 2011 comScore Video Rankings For November 2011

Rankings of online videos for November 2011 were released yesterday by comScore. At first glance, a few rankings have shuffled around among the Top 10 Video Content Properties by Unique Viewers although Google sites, which is to really say (mostly) …

Apple iPad Mini Finally Coming in 2012? Apple iPad Mini Finally Coming in 2012?

Almost since the launch of the original iPad in 2010, rumors have been flying about that Apple would release a smaller version of the device – something that split the difference between the 10-inch screen of the iPad and the …

Zynga IPO Launches At $1 Billion
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Zynga, the company behind such social gaming hits as Farmville, Cityville, Mafia Wars and Words With Friends, launches its IPO today. That includes 100 million shares at $10 a piece. That values the company at over a billion, and is …

Google+ Search Results: Now You Can Filter By Location Google+ Search Results: Now You Can Filter By Location

Google just added a new search feature to Google+ that allows you to filter search results by location. And here’s how you do it: First, perform a search within Google+. It could be anything – from sunsets, to football, to …

Watch A Lizard Play, Totally Own ‘Ant Crusher’ Watch A Lizard Play, Totally Own ‘Ant Crusher’
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The most useful appliances and electronics are those that can consolidate multiple uses. Take XBox, where you can watch Netflix and play video games. Toaster ovens can cook your dinner or heat up yesterday’s leftovers. Some responsibilities, though, may seem …

iPhones In Higher Demand Than Expected iPhones In Higher Demand Than Expected

CNN Money reported this morning that demand for Apple’s iPhone has been higher than expected. According to proprietary survey data gathered by Alphawise and published by Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty in a note to clients. Various models for predicting …

Google Lets AdSense Publishers Block A Lot More Kinds Of Ads Google Lets AdSense Publishers Block A Lot More Kinds Of Ads
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Google announced today that it has added 88 new categories to its list of topics than AdSense publishers can block from their sites. New categories include apparel, business, family and sports. Publishers can block up to 50 categories. The choices …

Blog Services: The Good & The Bad Of 2011 Blog Services: The Good & The Bad Of 2011
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One of the hallmarks of the Internet experience in 2011 is the towering amount of blogs that are out there, waiting to be read by any online flaneur with some time to kill. The nice thing about blogs is that …

Nielsen Study: Teen Mobile Data Usage Up Over 250% Nielsen Study: Teen Mobile Data Usage Up Over 250%

Nielsen has released the results of a study into mobile phone usage by various age groups. While the study shows a rise in data usage across the board, the greatest increase was in the 13-17 age group. In the third …

Yowie Launches Skype, Google Hangouts Competitor Yowie Launches Skype, Google Hangouts Competitor

Yowie is looking to compete with Skype and Google Hangouts. The company, which is known for connecting celebrity chats from people like Colin Farrell, Amy Poehler and Interpol to other via online chat is expanding its offering to new enhanced …

Google Uses Galaxy Nexus To Promote Google+ Hangouts Google Uses Galaxy Nexus To Promote Google+ Hangouts
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It’s Galaxy Nexus day, and people have been lining up to purchase the new device. I came across a promotional video in Google’s YouTube uploads promoting Google Hangouts on the device, using a classic Queen song: Speaking of Hangouts, Google …

What Will Your Facebook Timeline Look Like On Paper? What Will Your Facebook Timeline Look Like On Paper?

Now that the much ballyhooed Facebook Timeline is live and available to everyone, people have already started adopting the new feature. The new profile design permits users to tell their entire life story by including or excluding as many events …

Google Gets Better At Crawling Smartphone Content Google Gets Better At Crawling Smartphone Content
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Google announced some improvements for how it indexes smartphone content in mobile search. Googlebot-Mobile will now crawl with a smartphone user-agent in addition to its previous feature phone user-agents. This, the company says, will allow it to increase its coverage …

Galaxy Nexus Already Getting a Software Update Galaxy Nexus Already Getting a Software Update
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The latest Android smartphone, the much-anticipated Samsung Galaxy Nexus, went on sale this morning on Verizon’s website. As we reported this morning, the phone is running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system. Remarkably, …

Android 10 Cent Apps: Last Day Android 10 Cent Apps: Last Day

Earlier this month, Google announced that it had surpassd 10 billion downloads from the Android Market. To celebrate this, they began 10 days of 10 cent apps. The company has been offering a number of premium apps that would normally …

New Google+ Feature: Specify Who Can Comment On Your Public Posts New Google+ Feature: Specify Who Can Comment On Your Public Posts

Google announced via a Google+ update that Google+ users can now control who can comment on their public posts. Google’s Natalie Villalobos writes: We’ve been hearing that you’ve wanted greater control over who can engage on your public posts. You …

Exclusive: iOS Will Get Facebook Timeline In Upcoming Update Exclusive: iOS Will Get Facebook Timeline In Upcoming Update
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Facebook made the timeline feature available to all today. It even launched on mobile for Android devices and for the mobile web at m.facebook.com. Interestingly, it did not immediately launch for iOS, which as I pointed out in previous coverage, …

Facebook Timeline On Mobile: What It Looks Like Facebook Timeline On Mobile: What It Looks Like

As you may know, Facebook finally made the Timeline feature available to anyone who wants it today. They also said they’ll consider providing a “consistent” experience for brands in the future (though the timing on that is unknown). As part …