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Twitter Caught Storing Users’ Phone Contacts For 18 Months (Or More) Twitter Caught Storing Users’ Phone Contacts For 18 Months (Or More)
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Is it even surprising anymore to find out that social media companies have been covertly plumbing personal information from users? Maybe it’s because I’ve become so acclimated to having a minimum level of privacy in this age of the social …

Windows Media Center Gets Kinect Support Windows Media Center Gets Kinect Support
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Windows Media Center was always one of the coolest pieces of software that Microsoft put out. Kinect support makes it 20 percent cooler. Thanks to the release of Kinect for Windows, a developer has added in support for the hardware …

Google+ Is Still A Bunch Of Dudes Google+ Is Still A Bunch Of Dudes

Google+ isn’t quite walking yet, but its motor skills are progressing quite nicely and its probably eating some sort of solid food by now. In its growth from newborn to 7-moth-old baby, one of the most talked about demographics of …

Brazilian Developer Vostu Lays Off Staff After Zynga Lawsuit

Zynga has been accused of being a copycat, but there are copycats of Zynga as well. Zynga doesn’t take too kindly to being copied. TechCruch is reporting that Brazilian social games developer, Vostu, has laid off a portion of its …

Schools Discuss New Student/Teacher Policies for Facebook and Twitter Schools Discuss New Student/Teacher Policies for Facebook and Twitter

In the classroom, it’s a good thing when students follow along with their teachers, and it’s even better if the class likes the instructor. Still, new considerations have arisen, as some see a connection on a social network being not …

Apple Cuts iAd Pricing, Boosts Developers’ Cut Apple Cuts iAd Pricing, Boosts Developers’ Cut
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It looks like Apple is taking some steps to revitalize their iAd mobile advertising platform. The company has lowered the starting price of an iAd advertising campaign to $100,000 – a mere 10% of the original price. They have also …

Pinterest Juggernaut At A Glance [Infographic] Pinterest Juggernaut At A Glance [Infographic]

Pinterest. It’s the latest and greatest. funneling traffic to retail sites like mad. It’s releasing an API. We’ve talked about it a lot already, but there’s plenty more to come. But, for now, here’s a neat little infographic brought to …

Jeremy Lin’s Game-Winner Keeps Linsanity Going Strong Jeremy Lin’s Game-Winner Keeps Linsanity Going Strong

Apparently, last night was supposed to be the beginning of the end of Linsanity as New York Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni reintroduced Amare Stoudemire to the starting lineup. The thinking is once these established players made their way back to …

Oprah’s Self-Promoting Tweet Draws Ire Of Nielsen, Fans Oprah’s Self-Promoting Tweet Draws Ire Of Nielsen, Fans
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Oprah surely wants her brand new show “Oprah’s Next Chapter” (airing on her OWN network) to become a big hit like her previous TV offering, but her methods of promotion have landed the global icon in hot water. Grammy night …

R18+ Games Bill Heading To Australian Parliament
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There has finally been progress in the fight for Australian gamers’ right to determine for themselves what they can play. GameSpot AU is reporting that the Australian Federal Minister for Home Affairs Jason Clare has introduced R18+ legislation to parliament. …

Googles Sites, Encrypted Search Return To Iran (For Now)

For now, it appears, Google has returned to the people of Iran. Last week the government blocked sites like Gmail, YouTube, and encrypted search before the weekend, which maybe-not-so coincidentally also marked the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. It’s a …

Google’s Street View Goes Beyond The Streets Of Japan Google’s Street View Goes Beyond The Streets Of Japan
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Google Street View in Japan took a new angle on its service last week and chose to feature extensive footage of several outdoor wonders from the Japanese landscape. The project features 360-degree tours of Okubo-mabu mineshaft and the Akiyoshi-do limestone …

Amazon Prime Might Not Be As Popular As You Think Amazon Prime Might Not Be As Popular As You Think
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Apparently, Amazon Prime isn’t as popular as many would like to think. Current estimates from analysts have put the amount of Amazon Prime subscribers at 10 million or even more, a figure that would make the program a giant success …

People Powered Stories Ad Product Introduced By Microsoft People Powered Stories Ad Product Introduced By Microsoft
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Microsoft and Bazaarvoice have entered an advertising partnership resulting in the introduction of a new social advertising solution called People Powered Stories. This was revealed in a presentation from Jenn Creegan, General Manager for Display Advertising Experiences at Microsoft Advertising …

Laser Scanner Foils Terrorists, Lets Travelers Enjoy Bottled Drinks On Planes Laser Scanner Foils Terrorists, Lets Travelers Enjoy Bottled Drinks On Planes

If you’re a light traveler, you’ve no doubt dealt the vexing fluid restriction that comes with traveling via airplane. It’s always a devil’s gambit of whether or not the particular TSA agent you’re dealing with will permit you to hold …

Google Enhanced Ad Sitelinks Launched For AdWords Google Enhanced Ad Sitelinks Launched For AdWords
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Google announced the launch of enhanced ad sitelinks, which the company calls its “strongest performing experiments.” Google says that on average, clickthrough rates are 30% higher for ads with sitelinks, compared to ads without. On the Inside AdWords blog, Google …

Spray-On Antennas Unveiled at Google’s Solve For X Event Spray-On Antennas Unveiled at Google’s Solve For X Event
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At Google’s Solve for X fest, Chamtech Operations unvelied thier new nanotech-based spray-on antenna kit, for use on existing antennas, as well as relatively antenna-shaped, upright builds. The science is basically nano-capacitors in a can, that can be sprayed onto …

UK Shuts Down Popular Music Blog
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RnBXclusive.com was one of the most popular blogs dedicated to R&B/hip-hop music. It even had over 250,000 fans on Facebook. The site is now dead thanks to the Serious Organised Crime Agency. TorrentFreak is reporting that SOCA not only took …

Computer Programs That Think Like Humans Computer Programs That Think Like Humans

In the 1800s, “intelligence” meant that you were good at memorizing things. Today “intelligence” is measured through IQ tests where the average score for humans is 100. Researchers at the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science at the …

Viral Videos: V-Day…Ugh, Puppy Flava Flav, & Puppet Requiem For A Dream Viral Videos: V-Day…Ugh, Puppy Flava Flav, & Puppet Requiem For A Dream

A viral video is one that becomes popular through the process of Internet sharing, via social media, sharing sites, or good ‘ole email. Everyday we highlight some of the best that are currently viral and some that are trending that …

Zynga Earnings: Revenue Up 91% in 2011 Zynga Earnings: Revenue Up 91% in 2011

Zynga just released its Q4 and full-year earnings report. Revenue was up 91% year-over-year to $1.14 billion in 2011. Online game revenue was $1.07 billion, an increase of 85% year-over-year. Ad revenue was $74.5 million, an increase of 226% year-over-year. …

Canadian Anti-Privacy Bill Is Just Like H.R. 1981
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Canadian Conservatives are trying to push through a new network monitoring bill and anybody who opposes such a blatant attack on privacy are said to be supporters of child pornography. The Globe and Mail reports that Public Safety Minister Vic …

Kate Upton, Valentine’s Day, and Candy Heart Rejects Kate Upton, Valentine’s Day, and Candy Heart Rejects

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 PageRank Applied To The Molecular World Google PageRank Applied To The Molecular World

Washington State University chemistry professor Aurora Clark claims to have adapted Google’s PageRank algorithm for use in moleculaRnetworks, which is designed to enable scientists to determine molecular shapes and chemical reactions “without the expense, logistics and occasional danger of lab …