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PageRank, Stephen Hawking & Pizza PageRank, Stephen Hawking & Pizza

Today’s video round-up features some PageRank eduction from Matt Cutts, NMA’s take on the Ndamukong Suh situation, Stephen Hawking dicussing YouTube Space Lab, and much more. View more daily video round-ups here. Matt Cutts talks PageRank split possibilities: NMA does …

Google Has “Exciting” Scraper Related Stuff in the Pipeline Google Has “Exciting” Scraper Related Stuff in the Pipeline
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Google Webmaster Central tweeted out a new Matt Cutts video today, discussing the Panda update and scrapers. The specific question addressed is: “I understand that the recent farmer update (Panda) gives a penalty for poor content. Given the penalty scrapers …

Google Maps The Indoors Google Maps The Indoors

Remember paper maps? The kind that required olympic dexterity to hold and read competently and that never folded up as neatly as it was when it was brand new? Better yet, do you remember the last time you even used …

Pro-Life Siri Really Hates Abortion Pro-Life Siri Really Hates Abortion
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Apple’s talk-of-the-town voice assistant software Siri can help you do a lot of things. I use Siri to text my friends while I’m driving, so I don’t become one of those statistics you hear on commercials. Folks use Siri to …

Follow-Up: Gerloff Chimes in on YaCy Follow-Up: Gerloff Chimes in on YaCy

This morning we ran a story on a new free search engine, YaCy. YaCy has no web portal like that of traditional search engines, instead it relies on users to download a peer-to-peer software client, which crawls the web from …

Washington Post Facebook App Nears 4 Million Users Washington Post Facebook App Nears 4 Million Users
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The era of Facebook’s “frictionless sharing” is in full swing, and while some are still expressing privacy concerns and lamenting that Facebook is killing the essence of sharing, it appears that some folks are happy to hop on the wave …

Patrice O’Neal Dead at 41: Comedians, Other Celebs React Patrice O’Neal Dead at 41: Comedians, Other Celebs React

Patrice O’Neal, the comedian who caught flak at the Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen, has passed away at the age of 41. O’Neal, a diabetic, suffered a stroke back in October and died from complications. The news came today …

The Sith Who Stole Christmas: Star Wars Holiday Mash-Up The Sith Who Stole Christmas: Star Wars Holiday Mash-Up

I never really thought about it until seeing this video, but Darth Vader’s story really does mirror the Grinch in Dr. Seuss’ ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas‘. A mean, ornery Sith, who’s whole bag is to just ruin everyone else’s …

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show: Models, Celebs Prepare On Twitter Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show: Models, Celebs Prepare On Twitter

In more than 90 countries this evening, TV sets will be tuned to a program that has become not only one of the top fashion shows of the year, but a stage for big musical talent as well. That, and …

Facebook Privacy Settlement Announced by FTC Facebook Privacy Settlement Announced by FTC

The Federal Trade Commission announced today that Facebook has settled charges that it deceived consumers by failing to keep privacy promises. Under the proposed settlement, Facebook is required to give consumers clear and prominent notice and obtain consent before information …

Movember Keeps On Moving Movember Keeps On Moving

In the penultimate day of Movember‘s month-long mission against prostate cancer, Google has released a new video to highlight the success of the movement. The video has enlisted a cast of international supporters offering testimonials (as well as several impressive …

UPDATE: Apple Axes iTether UPDATE: Apple Axes iTether
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In a move that should suprise no one, iTether, an app that allowed people to tether their phones to their computers without purchasing a carrier tethering plan, has been pulled from the Apple App Store. The app became available early …

Conrad Murray Sentenced to 4 Years Conrad Murray Sentenced to 4 Years
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Weeks after a jury found Dr. Conrad Murray guilty of involuntary manslaughter, in the death of Michael Jackson, he was sentenced to 4 years. During the sentencing you could tell Judge Michael Pastor knew he was on live television, as …

AT&T Still Vying for T-Mobile AT&T Still Vying for T-Mobile

Despite setbacks dealt from the Department of Justice and injunction requests from competitors to halt the merger, AT&T hasn’t given up on its mission to acquire T-Mobile. Although AT&T announced last week that it was withdrawing the merger application, The …

Mobile Device Shopping Increases During Thanksgiving Sales Mobile Device Shopping Increases During Thanksgiving Sales

Now that we’ve entered the holiday shopping season, having just finished with the Thanksgiving rushes of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the early results are starting to trickle in, and the reports are good, especially for online retailers. According to …

Meet The Little Printer Meet The Little Printer
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Coming sometime in 2012, the Little Printer essentially prints mini-newspapers you set up via subscriptions from your smartphone. Gathering news, puzzles, daily pics, to-do lists and gossip from friends and putting them together in a personalized packaged, and printed at …

Google Candy Bars From Cadbury Google Candy Bars From Cadbury
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On its UK Google+ page, candy maker Cadbury shared a photo of a couple of custom candy bars it created in honor of Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Why? Why not? Cadbury says, “Remember our 1kg Dairy Milk+ …

Tethering App Sneaks into the Apple App Store Tethering App Sneaks into the Apple App Store

UPDATE: The app has now been pulled from the App Store. See here for more details. The App Store approval process is notoriously finicky. Though improvements to the process have been made in the last year, it remains common for …

IT Company To Ban Employees From Using Email IT Company To Ban Employees From Using Email

Has email become the new fax machine? Thierry Breton, Atos Origin CEO and Chairman, would have you believe so. Following through with a promise made earlier this year to eliminate email use among company employees, Breton plans to move beyond …

British Library Makes 300 Years of Newspapers Searchable Online British Library Makes 300 Years of Newspapers Searchable Online

The British Library and BrightSolid Online Publishing have teamed up to digitize up to 40 million newspaper pages from the British Library’s collection over the next 10 years. There is also a searchable online newspaper archive that consists of three …

A Google Alternative? YaCy May Offer a Challenge A Google Alternative? YaCy May Offer a Challenge
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Google has long held near-undisputed hegemony in the lucrative arena of web search. Repeated challenges from Yahoo!, Bing, and others have met with limited success at best. So successful has Google been, in fact, that they have broadened the scope …

Obama Campaign Recruits Volunteers With Two New Ads Obama Campaign Recruits Volunteers With Two New Ads

In what campaign officials are calling a “tiny” ad buy, President Barack Obama is launching the first television ads of his reelection bid. The ads are a test to see if television is a good way to find volunteers for …

Why Is Your Website Lagging? Why Is Your Website Lagging?
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How fast does your site load when visitors access it? Does it make users — and potential customers — wait or does it pop right up? If so, are simply blaming the hosting service, and/or the ISP and ignoring the …

iPhone 5 Rumor: iPhone 5,1 Spotted In iOS 5.1 Beta iPhone 5 Rumor: iPhone 5,1 Spotted In iOS 5.1 Beta
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As iOS 5.1 beta is being seeded to developers, everyone has already carefully picked through it in order to find the tiny hints that signal upcoming Apple devices. And iOS 5.1 beta is full of those indicators – the most …