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SOPA Opera Shows Where Congress Members Stand On SOPA / PIPA SOPA Opera Shows Where Congress Members Stand On SOPA / PIPA

Journalist Dan Nguyen has produced a site that helps users identify where legislators stand on SOPA/PIPA and organize them in several different ways. SOPA Opera divides members of Congress broadly into supporters and opponents. From there they can be further …

SOPA: GoDaddy Kind of Blacks Out SOPA: GoDaddy Kind of Blacks Out
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GoDaddy used to be in support of SOPA, now they’re not. You wouldn’t think that if you went to their site today. GoDaddy, on and off again supporter of SOPA, joined the other sites participating in the blackout today. The …

eBay & Amazon Tussle Over Online Sales Tax – Again
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The 7th Annual State of the Net Conference commenced today featuring leading Internet policy gurus and discussion panels focusing on privacy/security issues, telecommunications regulation and similar topics. One episode of head-butting occurred between representatives of eBay and Amazon over the …

Google Has Given SOPA Author Lamar Smith $17K Since 2006 Google Has Given SOPA Author Lamar Smith $17K Since 2006
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Google is protesting SOPA, but apparently the company has given the bill’s author a total of $17,000 since 2006. Google site reliability engineer Liz Fong-Jones writes on Google+: “Surprising thing I noticed: Google’s NetPAC has given Rep. Lamar Smith (the …

Ron Paul May Have a Troll
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A video, supposedly about Jon Huntsman, has been making the rounds. Posted on YouTube by someone with the user name “NHLiberty4Paul” on January 4, 2012, the amateurish compilation of footage aims to paint Jon Huntsman as pro-Chinese, and thus untrustworthy …

Another Republican Senator Backs Away From PIPA Sponsorship

When all of this anti-SOPA smoke clears, it appears as if the only government official who will be left standing on the side of the stop piracy acts will be Lamar “SOPA Will Never Die” Smith. While there’s plenty of …

Apple To Sell 48 Million iPads In 2012, Maybe More Apple To Sell 48 Million iPads In 2012, Maybe More

There’s no doubt that 2012 is going to be a big year for the tablet. As people from both inside and outside the professional world begin to rely on tablet computing more and more, we will see the wars heat …

Wikipedia’s SOPA Blackout: Solidarity Beyond The English-Langage Page Wikipedia’s SOPA Blackout: Solidarity Beyond The English-Langage Page

So SOPA news will be bursting from your Internets today what with Wikipedia (and others) disappearing till tomorrow. It’s a pretty bold message but it only directly affects the English-language page. But how might users of Wikipedia’s non-English pages be …

Jerry Yang: What Yahoo Employees Have Said About Him Jerry Yang: What Yahoo Employees Have Said About Him

As you may know, Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang has resigned from all positions at the company. Glassdoor has taken the opportunity to share what some Yahoo employees have said in reviews on the site (dating back to 2008). “Jerry Yang …

aTV Flash Brings New Features To Jailbroken Apple TVs aTV Flash Brings New Features To Jailbroken Apple TVs

Firecore has announced an update to their popular aTV Flash (black) software for jailbroken Apple TVs. The software packs an impressive array of features that allow users to vastly expand what they can do with their Apple TVs. Users willing …

SOPA: Vimeo Vid Explains SOPA/PIPA Simply

Online video sharing site Vimeo has created a very simple walk-through of SOPA/PIPA and the real story of how they work and what dangers they contain. When you first arrive at the Vimeo site today, you are greeted by this …

Orkut Gets New iPhone/iPod Touch App As It’s Surpassed By Facebook In Brazil Orkut Gets New iPhone/iPod Touch App As It’s Surpassed By Facebook In Brazil

Yesterday, comScore put out a report on Facebook growth in Brazil, as the king of social networks finally surpassed Google’s Orkut in Brazil. Interestingly enough, Google just announced a new iPhone (and iPod Touch) app for Orkut. On the Orkut …

Paula Deen’s Diabetes: More Fodder For Anthony Bourdain On Twitter Paula Deen’s Diabetes: More Fodder For Anthony Bourdain On Twitter
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No Reservations star and frequent Food Network castigator Anthony Bourdain is back at it again, slamming southern cook Paula Deen on Twitter. In light of Paula Deen’s recent announcement that she has type 2 diabetes and subsequent endorsement deal with …

Google Doodle Contest Is Back For Fifth Year Google Doodle Contest Is Back For Fifth Year
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Google wants your kids to doodle a Google Doodle for their future education. Google announced this morning on the The Today Show that they are starting up the fifth annual U.S. Doodle 4 Google contest. They want K-12 students to …

Wrapp Through Facebook Expands Wrapp Through Facebook Expands

Wrapp, in case you haven’t heard of it, is a social gifting service that allows users of Facebook to effortlessly send gift cards to friends. After receiving 5.5 million in funding last November, Wrapp announced today that it has raised …

MPAA Finds Internet Blackouts To Be “Irresponsible”
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Today is the day where many popular sites are blacking out in an effort to protest the anti-piracy bills that certain members of the government are so blindly trying to force down the public’s throat. Granted, the uninformed public out …

SOPA Blackout: Reddit Co-Founder Discusses Blackout

Reddit co-counder Alexis Ohanion dropped by CNN’s newsroom today to discuss his website’s blackout in opposition to SOPA/PIPA. In the discussion, Ohanion confirmed that all sides agree that piracy is a bad thing and should be stopped. But, the debate …

Tech Envy & The Object Of Your Coworkers’ Desire Tech Envy & The Object Of Your Coworkers’ Desire

If you feel like your coworkers have been a little icy towards you since you returned from the holiday break with that new tablet in tow, you’re not imagining things. A new study reveals that happily displaying or even using …

Google AdWords Gets A Handful of Updates Google AdWords Gets A Handful of Updates
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Google made a couple AdWords-related announcements advertisers will want to take note of. For one, they will soon offer ad group level impression share metrics for the search and display networks. Advertisers will be able to use this data to …

SOPA Blackout: TorrentFreak ******s Its ******* In Protest SOPA Blackout: TorrentFreak ******s Its ******* In Protest
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TorrentFreak is joining the, well, torrent of websites that are blacking out in protest of SOPA today. While some, like Wikipedia and Reddit, are blacking out completely, many are showing their support in other ways. TorrentFreak, a site that specializes …

SOPA: Google, Today Show Discuss Legislation SOPA: Google, Today Show Discuss Legislation

In a rare move for mainstream broadcast news, Google had a chance to talk about SOPA and their opinion on it. This morning on The Today Show, Marissa Mayer, VP of Product Management for Google, took to the show to …

Verizon Makes the RAZR More Attractive Verizon Makes the RAZR More Attractive

New Verizon customers will get a $100 price break on the current Droid RAZR by Motorola when they sign a two-year contract. The model features an 8 megapixel camera with 1080p HD, an HD video camera, 16GB built-in memory, 4G …

Porn Sites Black Out For SOPA Porn Sites Black Out For SOPA
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With so many sites down today to protest SOPA and PIPA, it’s safe to assume that many internet denizens will turn to other recreational sites to fill the void (I’m looking at you, redditors). But don’t think that just because …

SOPA Blackout: Individual Protests On Facebook and Twitter

Since Facebook and Twitter have chosen to not blackout today in protest of SOPA/PIPA, individual users have started blacking out their own statuses and tweets (or parts thereof) to send the point themselves. How it looks on Facebook. (image) And …