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Doritos Rejects The Best Ad Of Super Bowl XLVI Doritos Rejects The Best Ad Of Super Bowl XLVI

In 2007 Doritos decided to start crowd-sourcing their Super Bowl ads. Their Crash the Super Bowl contest allowed fans to make and submit their own Doritos commercials, with the winner airing during the Big Game. The result has been some …

Private Company Amassing Database of License Plate Data Private Company Amassing Database of License Plate Data

Back in November, Josh Wolford opened quite a discussion about the rising prevalence of license plate readers in law enforcement. These scanning devices read license plates quickly and compile data to help track movements, reveal stolen vehicles, etc. Some have …

Ron Paul’s Racist Search Result, Or How A Certain Google Feature Isn’t Always Helpful
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If you are a frequent user of Google News, you probably know that when you search for highly talked-about, newsworthy people within the News framework, Google provides you with a relevant quote from the person at the top of your …

PandoDaily: New Tech News Site From TechCrunch All Stars PandoDaily: New Tech News Site From TechCrunch All Stars
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The “four biggest voices” who left TechCrunch (Sarah Lacy’s words) have started PandoDaily, a new tech site aimed at covering start-ups that sounds, well, exactly like TechCrunch. Lacy is leading the charge, and the site will also feature writing from …

Media Sites In Slovenia Initiate Paywalls Today Media Sites In Slovenia Initiate Paywalls Today

The idyllic habit of reading a physical newspaper became more than a nostalgic pastime today in Slovenia as many media sites begin charging readers for online access to their content. In order to generate revenue, nearly every major Slovene newspaper …

Facebook, Google Challenge India Prosecution

Late last week we brought you news that the government of India had sanctioned prosecution of Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and others for their refusal to remove objectionable content from search and social networking sites. The High Court of India refused …

SAP To Acquire datango To Expand Education Offerings SAP To Acquire datango To Expand Education Offerings

SAP announced today its intent to acquire datango AG, which provides workforce performance support software. SAP intends to acquire both the software and the company’s assets. SAP aims to use the acquisition to bolster its education-related offerings. “The workforce performance …

Sweden Looks To Spark Curiosity With “Democratic” Twitter Account Sweden Looks To Spark Curiosity With “Democratic” Twitter Account

In what is being called the “world’s most democratic Twitter account,” Swedish citizens are given the opportunity to run the country’s PR for an entire week through @Sweden. The project is dubbed Curators of Sweden, and in just about a …

Bank of America ATM’s Turned Into ‘Automated Truth Machines’ Bank of America ATM’s Turned Into ‘Automated Truth Machines’

If you’re trying to build momentum for a cause you believe in, many times it takes something creative to cause a stir. Just look at a few of our SOPA related articles. You can add this bit of activist mischief …

ROAR Brings Affordable Mobile Apps to Churches And Nonprofits ROAR Brings Affordable Mobile Apps to Churches And Nonprofits

Ever since Apple launched their App Store alongside the iPhone 3G in 2008, mobile apps have been an increasingly important platform for brands of all kinds. With the addition of similar app marketplaces for Android, Nokia, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone, …

Despite SOPA Delay, Boing Boing & Raspberry Pi Join Blackout Protest

The White House may have denounced the current incarnation of SOPA and the Congressional goon squad who fathered SOPA may have delayed the bill’s passage in order to address “concerns,” but websites still wanted to remind everybody: they no likes …

Best Baby-Ride Ever Best Baby-Ride Ever

Keeping up with the Jones’s just got a little harder. First it was the mini van, then the SUV, and now, the stroller. Does your stroller say something about who you are? It sure does. The new 4moms Origami high …

China Loves Their Weibo China Loves Their Weibo

Twitter may be blocked in China, but that’s not stopping the citizens from sending 140 characters or less messages. Reuters is reporting that the use of microblogging (i.e. Twitter) has quadrupled in 2011 compared to 2010. A government Internet think …

Amazon’s LoveFilm Gets Yet Another Deal, This Time With ABC Amazon’s LoveFilm Gets Yet Another Deal, This Time With ABC

Amazon has been announcing a slew of streaming content deals for its UK Netflix-like property LoveFilm. This time it’s one with ABC TV. Thanks to a partnership with Disney UK, LoveFilm will offer on-demand streaming access to ABC Studios’ library …

Microsoft Windows Server Coming To Amazon Web Services Microsoft Windows Server Coming To Amazon Web Services
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Amazon has announced that customers taking advantage of the free usage tier of their Amazon Web Services can now run their Windows Server applications in their AWS cloud. Amazon Web Services is designed to make cloud computing easier for a …

Spartacus: Vengeance Is Coming To A Facebook Game Near You

Spartacus, Starz’ popular television series, is launching a new facebook social game. Starz Digital Media announced today a sneak preview of its upcoming Facebook social game, Spartacus: Vengeance The Game, launching on January 27. Viewers can watch a sneak preview …

Hacker “Yama Tough” To Release Norton Antivirus Source Code? Hacker “Yama Tough” To Release Norton Antivirus Source Code?

A Hacker that goes by “Yama Tough” has been tweeting bout Symantec and its Norton antivirus product. YamaTough said on Twitter that he (or she) plans to release the full source code of the product on Tuesday. @YamaToughYama ToughThis comming …

Waterproof iPhones? Waterproof iPhones?

Have you ever ran your cell phone through the washing machine? many of us have and the end result is not always pretty, but there is help on the way according to makers of microscopic technology. The new technology is …

IDrive Offers Universal Cloud Backup For Unlimited Number Of Devices IDrive Offers Universal Cloud Backup For Unlimited Number Of Devices
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IDrive announced today that they will be offering a single plan with which subscribers can back up an unlimited number of PCs, Macs, Smartphones and Tablets. The plans are branched into two categories: home/personal users and business users. For the …

Apple Is The 8th Most Valuable Brand Worldwide Apple Is The 8th Most Valuable Brand Worldwide

Interbrand has released their annual ranking of the top 100 brands in the world. While there aren’t a whole lot of changes on this year’s list, there are a few surprises. Nissan, John Deere, and HTC are new on this …

Facebook IPO Coming In May 2012? Facebook IPO Coming In May 2012?

It appears that the biggest tech IPO in history could be coming in just about four months. According to multiple sources, the highly-anticipated Facebook public offering is set for the third week of May. All Things D cites multiple sources, …

Minecraft Hits The 20 Million Mark

Minecraft users would weigh about 25 percent of the Great Pyramid in Giza. That’s what Minecraft creator Markus Persson (Notch) wanted his fans to know when he announced on Twitter that the game had hit 20 million users. If you’re …

Facebook Will Share Your Data – Including Private Messages – With Politico
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Facebook announced last week that they will be mining your posts and messages for your thoughts on the GOP presidential candidates, and they will share that info with Politico. From that announcement: “Facebook will compile mentions of the candidates in …

THQ Looking To Sell
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THQ, publisher behind the UFC and Saint’s Row games, may be looking for a buyer. Over the weekend, industry insider Kevin Dent, took to Twitter to lay a little rumor on us. He said that his sources claimed that THQ …