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Foxconn: Workers Are Animals Foxconn: Workers Are Animals
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Foxconn thinks their workers are animals. No, really. Want China Times is reporting that the chairman of Hon Hai, parent company of Foxconn, invited the director of the Taipei Zoo, Chin Shih-chien, to talk about the management of animals. Foxconn, …

CES 2012: Celebrity Appearances Didn’t Actually Do Much Good CES 2012: Celebrity Appearances Didn’t Actually Do Much Good
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Using big name celebrities to push products is usually good marketing strategy. When people see an entertainer they know and like pushing a product, it makes the product more memorable, and makes them more inclined to buy it. Well, that’s …

SWTOR: The Old Republic Update 1.1 Breaks Ilum, Players Rage
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Ah, the continuing drama of a MMORPG. If you’ve ever played (or developed) a MMO game, then you know how it’s a continuing struggle to balance and fix critical problems involving the game. SWTOR isn’t immune to these struggles, showcased …

Craig Newmark: Could SOPA, PIPA Protest Prompt An “Internet Spring”? Craig Newmark: Could SOPA, PIPA Protest Prompt An “Internet Spring”?
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Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist.org and SOPA protester, may have christened yesterday’s massive protest against SOPA and PIPA with a tweet he posted earlier today: @craignewmarkcraignewmarkAre we seeing an Internet Awakening? http://t.co/CYbrXQBE (similar in sentiment to @jeffjarvis and @Mlsif) http://t.co/vwK1MgJO …

Delta Knows We Hate Delays and Love Twitter, Wi-Fi, & Facebook Delta Knows We Hate Delays and Love Twitter, Wi-Fi, & Facebook

I love to fly, but what I hate are the lines, the delays, and the impersonal service. To top it all off, on long flights, I feel like i’m in a time warp and out of touch with reality during …

SOPA: Anonymous Lists Their Demands SOPA: Anonymous Lists Their Demands
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The Internet is angry at SOPA and Anonymous is at, or at least near, the front of it all. On Wednesday, the “official” Anonymous twitter feed linked to the group’s list of demands. The document is titled, “Bright, and Clear: …

SOPA Tweets Top 2.4 Million On SOPA Blackout Day SOPA Tweets Top 2.4 Million On SOPA Blackout Day

Twitter didn’t go dark to protest SOPA / PIPA on Wednesday, although some thought they should. An argument against Twitter shutting off its service was that it would severely hamper the flow of information about the other SOPA Blackouts. Basically, …

Apple Announces iBooks 2, iBooks Author, iTunes U App Apple Announces iBooks 2, iBooks Author, iTunes U App

Apple announced the launch of iBooks 2 in New York City today. As expected, the update to Apple’s e-reader software is aimed squarely at textbooks. Textbooks in iBooks 2 include an amazing array of interactive features, including videos, interactive 3D …

Wikipedia’s SOPA / PIPA Blackout Seen By 162 Million People Wikipedia’s SOPA / PIPA Blackout Seen By 162 Million People

Everybody make it through yesterday’s Internet-wide protest? Everyone still in one piece? Good. Now, let’s take a moment to consider the aftermath of Wikipedia’s protest of SOPA/PIPA yesterday. While reports are coming in that 4.5 million people signed Google’s anti-SOPA …

Exclusive: Raditaz Music Service Launches As “Evolution of the Pandora Model” Exclusive: Raditaz Music Service Launches As “Evolution of the Pandora Model”

A new Internet radio startup launched today, called Raditaz, which thinks of itself as “an evolution of the Pandora model,” adding a location layer for discovering music based on what’s trending in various regions around the US (and later, around …

Google’s SOPA / PIPA Blackout Petition Generates 4.5 Million Signatures [UPDATE: 7 Million] Google’s SOPA / PIPA Blackout Petition Generates 4.5 Million Signatures [UPDATE: 7 Million]
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UPDATE: The figure is now well over 7 million, according to a Google+ post. Thank you to the more than 7 million of you in the U.S. that took the time yesterday to petition Congress to stop #SOPA and #PIPA, …

BioShock Infinite Parties Like It’s 1999

A common complaint of BioShock is that it wasn’t System Shock 2. Irrational Games is changing that with BioShock Infinite. Irrational Games revealed a new mode for BioShock Infinite today – the fittingly titled “1999 mode.” The new mode is …

Google Tops Fortune’s 100 Best Companies To Work For List Google Tops Fortune’s 100 Best Companies To Work For List

Google has jumped three spots to reclaim the title of “Best Company To Work For.” The list, published by Fortune, is in its 15th year of existence. In 2011, Google came in fourth place on the annual list. The company …

Disney Refused PIPA Talks With Silicon Valley Disney Refused PIPA Talks With Silicon Valley
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Compromise is important when it comes to bills like SOPA. Film studios and media moguls don’t seem very interested though. The Walt Disney Co. was reported to have refused calls made by Sen. Dianne Feinstein to join in a discussion …

Kodak Bankruptcy: Twitter-verse Says Cheese Kodak Bankruptcy: Twitter-verse Says Cheese

The Kodak corporation has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The industry dinosaur has struggled to remain relevant in a film-less world and seems to be going the way of the buggy whip. Twitter responds: @BBHLabsBBH LabsYour Kodak Moments. Exploration of …

Google Hits a Snag With Its Super-Speed Wires and Pays The Price Google Hits a Snag With Its Super-Speed Wires and Pays The Price

Back in early 2010 Google was still looking at different cities to test run their Super-Speed Broadband Internet. Google was basically taking applications from different areas and listening to the reasons why they thought they would be good fit for …

Apple About To Launch New Pages, iBooks Software? Apple About To Launch New Pages, iBooks Software?

All anyone knows for certain about the Apple event that starts in just a few minutes is that it is related to education. The rumor mill is generally agreed, though, that the announcement will involve textbooks and iBooks in some …

The World’s Largest Video Game Controller Delights Nerds, Puzzles Bystanders

When someone describes themselves as the biggest gamer, the typical connotation is that they are a gaming enthusiast who plays and knows a lot about video games. You hear similar descriptions all the time. “I’m the biggest football fan.” “I’m …

Post Directly From Google+ Search Results With New “Join The Discussion” Feature Post Directly From Google+ Search Results With New “Join The Discussion” Feature
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Google has added a new feature to Google+ that allows users to post directly from the Google+ search results. Yes, actually post – not simply comment on another user’s post or share another user’s post, but create your own post …

SOPA / PIPA: Danny Sullivan Gets Creative In Contacting His Senator SOPA / PIPA: Danny Sullivan Gets Creative In Contacting His Senator
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Yesterday’s SOPA Blackout prompted people to contact their Congressional representatives in unprecedented numbers. Phones rang nonstop, websites went down, and social media accounts were flooded. Some members of Congress, though, were a bit insulated from the flood simply because their …

SOPA and PIPA Are Bad For YOU – The Simple Reason Why
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Clay Shirky is an author and an adjunct professor in New York University’s graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program, where he teaches a course named “Social Weather.” Clay Shirky understands the Stop Internet Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act. He understands …

SOPA: The Pirate Bay Is An Old School Hollywood SOPA: The Pirate Bay Is An Old School Hollywood
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The Pirate Bay has always been an outspoken proponent of Internet freedom. Now they’re an outspoken opponent of Hollywood. Yesterday, The Pirate Bay issued a statement about SOPA that was to be issued to the “Internets.” In it, they take …

Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart Take On SOPA Blackouts Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart Take On SOPA Blackouts

Comedy Central’s late night duo took notice of yesterday’s SOPA Blackouts, as Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show and Stephen Colbert’s The Colbert Report both included SOPA-themed segments on Wednesday. Colbert takes the stance that anything you need on the internet, …

Google Ends The 24 Hour SOPA / PIPA Blackout Google Ends The 24 Hour SOPA / PIPA Blackout
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As previously reported, Google had gone with a blacked out logo for the much publicized SOPA / PIPA Blackout Day. Users who visited Google during the twenty-four hour protest were greeted with the following logo: Google didn’t just stop with …