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comScore Releases U.S. Online Video Rankings for October 2011 comScore Releases U.S. Online Video Rankings for October 2011

Data from the comScore Video Matrix were released today, showing that 184 million U.S. Internet users watched online video content in October for an average of 21.1 hours per viewer. The research company announced that the total U.S. Internet audience …

WordAds, New Ad Option Offered By WordPress Looks to Rival Adsense WordAds, New Ad Option Offered By WordPress Looks to Rival Adsense
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During the early hours of the morning, Jon Burke, of Automattic made an announcement which looks to help certain WordPress users monetize from their blogs. The program is called WordAds, and is being implemented through a partnership with Federated Media. …

Twitter’s Fail Whale Makes An Unceremonious Return Twitter’s Fail Whale Makes An Unceremonious Return

For those of you making you way to work or school this morning, you might be greeted with an old friend while checking your Twitter stream: The Fail Whale. What could be the most loathed mascot on the Internet, Twitter’s …

Facebook IPO Date Could Be April – June Facebook IPO Date Could Be April – June

A couple of weeks ago, rumors were circulating that Facebook was getting very close to filing for its IPO. A rumor reportedly going around among Facebook employees suggested that Facebook’s S1 filing could come as soon as December. According to …

iPhone Suddenly Smokes, Glows Devilishly Red On Australian Flight iPhone Suddenly Smokes, Glows Devilishly Red On Australian Flight
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After all these years of people telling us that planes are going to start dropping from the sky like dead birds if we don’t turn off our smartphones during takeoff, it looks like the real threat might actually be the …

British Woman Arrested After Racist Tirade British Woman Arrested After Racist Tirade
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A British woman has been arrested after a nearly two-and-a-half minute video in which she delivers a profanity-laden racist tirade on a British train car gathered nearly 125,000 views and well over 40,000 comments in less than a day on …

Elvis Costello Thinks His New Box Set Costs Too Much, Would Rather You Download It Elvis Costello Thinks His New Box Set Costs Too Much, Would Rather You Download It

The Return of the Spectacular Spinning Songbook is a limited edition, 3-disc box set that comes complete with autographed memorabilia, rare photos, posters and more. The content was recorded during a two-night show in 2011 and includes some of the …

Barney Frank Retires: Twitter Reactions

After representing the Fourth District of Massachusett for 31 years, Democrat Rep. Barney Frank has decided to retire. Despite maintaining that he would not retire until 2014, Frank cited recent Congressional redistricting as one reason for choosing to not seek …

Black Friday, Cyber Monday & The Math-Science Shortage Black Friday, Cyber Monday & The Math-Science Shortage

Today’s infographic round-up explores Black Friday spending, Cyber Monday, and “why America is failing to produce enough STEM graduates”. View more daily infographic round-ups here. Black Friday spending: Cyber Monday: © 2011 YouNeverLose.com The Math-Science shortage: Created by: Online Engineering …

Galaxy Nexus Release Date “Confirmed” December 8th, Pre-Order November 29th Galaxy Nexus Release Date “Confirmed” December 8th, Pre-Order November 29th
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Is the wait almost over for one of the most desired new smartphones of the holiday season? Today, we find more information that corroborates an early December U.S. release date for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. According to a source deemed …

Google Catalogs Launched on Android Tablets Google Catalogs Launched on Android Tablets

Google announced today that Google Catalogs is now available for Android tablets. Google Catalogs was originally launched in August as an iPad app. It launched with an impressive partner list that included: Neiman Marcus, Williams-Sonoma, Sephora, Urban Outfitters, Macy’s, Alloy, …

Cyber Monday, Eli Whitney, and Tabasco Cyber Monday, Eli Whitney, and Tabasco
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Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

Google, Internet Censorship & Pee Games

Today’s video round-up includes Google’s own look at the evolution of search (as well as where search is headed), some pee-controlled games in London, and Internet censorship in Turkey (among other things). View more daily video round-ups here. Google’s evolution …

Twitter Acquires WhisperSystems Twitter Acquires WhisperSystems

Whisper Systems, a company that provides mobile security products for Android, has been acquired by Twitter. The company’s products, which aim to enterprise-ify phones and tablets, include WhisperCore, WhisperMonitor, Flashback, RedPhone and TextSecure. WhisperCore integrates with Android to provide disk …

Thanksgiving Day Retail Traffic, Sales Increases Thanksgiving Day Retail Traffic, Sales Increases
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Shoppers appeared to get a head-start on the Black Friday shopping scramble by resorting to online retail on Thanksgiving Day to commence the holiday shopping season. Among the top 500 retail websites, Experian Hitwise reports that visits increased 9% this …

Cyber Monday Sales Set to Break Records Cyber Monday Sales Set to Break Records
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In the years since its inception, Cyber Monday has grown to rival Black Friday as one of the biggest shopping days of the year, with some speculating that, at least in terms of year-to-year growth, it may even surpass its …

Cyber Monday, Apple Style: Free Shipping On Everything Cyber Monday, Apple Style: Free Shipping On Everything

Apple is not offering any special deals today, on Cyber Monday – even though it’s one of the biggest shopping days of the year and definitely the biggest online shopping day of the year. Some estimates have suggested that Americans …

Google Talks About Its Evolution and Future Google Talks About Its Evolution and Future
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Google is no stranger to putting out videos about search. They put out webmaster help videos all the time, but earlier this year, we got a rare look into the inside of how Google shapes its algorithms. There wasn’t a …

Facebook Ad Targeting In Jeopardy in Europe Facebook Ad Targeting In Jeopardy in Europe
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It would appear that Facebook users may be getting more control over their privacy and how their personal information is used. Reports have indicated that the company is close to settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, which would keep Facebook …

Best Black Friday Chaos Videos 2011, There Will Be Towels and Blood Best Black Friday Chaos Videos 2011, There Will Be Towels and Blood
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To successfully attend a Black Friday sales sweepstake, a person must develop a certain set of skills. First is learning how to box out and use elbows to keep away all the competition going after that Twilight blu-ray on sale …

Amazon, Apple Had A Great Black Friday Amazon, Apple Had A Great Black Friday

By all early reports, this year’s Black Friday was a huge day for the retail community. And it was an enormous day for online sales. comScore’s report said that Black Friday online sales totaled a whopping $816 million – a …

Top Searches of 2011 (According to Bing) Top Searches of 2011 (According to Bing)
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Bing has revealed its top searched terms for 2011, and believe it or not, Justin Bieber takes top prize. Then, in the number two position, it’s Kim Kardashian of course. You know, the stuff people need information about. Bing is …

Syracuse Fires Bernie Fine, Jim Boeheim and SU Chancellor Issue Statements Syracuse Fires Bernie Fine, Jim Boeheim and SU Chancellor Issue Statements
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Syracuse associate head basketball coach, Bernie Fine, has been “terminated, effective immediately” according to a statement by the vice president for public affairs at Syracuse University, Kevin Quinn. @SyracuseUSyracuse UniversityBernie Fine’s employment with Syracuse University has been terminated, effective immediately …

Black Friday Online Sales Jumped 26 Percent Black Friday Online Sales Jumped 26 Percent
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Black Friday online sales jumped over 26 percent this year, according to a report from comScore. Led by Amazon.com, online sales reached $816 million, making it the biggest spending day online so far in 2011. Just to put it in …