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Social Media and Politics Come Together
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Social media is all the rage. And it’s here to stay. Facebook has its claws in 10% of the world’s population. Twitter is knocking on 500 million accounts. 18 million of those follow Lady Gaga. And politicians want a piece …

Star Trek Online Going Free-To-Play

After a bumpy start like all MMOs that aren’t World of Warcraft or The Old Republic, sitting in the captain’s chair is now free of charge. Perfect World Entertainment and the original developer Cryptic Studios announced today that the Star …

AdWords Mobile Advertisers Get WiFi, OS Version Targeting AdWords Mobile Advertisers Get WiFi, OS Version Targeting

Google announced a couple of new targeting options for mobile advertisers today: WiFi targeting, and targeting by mobile operating system version. “To reach users when you know they’ll have a high speed connection, you’ll now be able to target your …

SOPA Is Back: Lamar Smith Says Markup To Resume In February SOPA Is Back: Lamar Smith Says Markup To Resume In February
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If you needed any more proof that SOPA isn’t really dead, just delayed, look no further. Despite calls that SOPA, for all intents and purposes, had been killed in the House of Representatives, the truth was that the harmful legislation …

Detachment Trailer, Mr. Belding on WWE Raw, & McDonalds’ Mouse Detachment Trailer, Mr. Belding on WWE Raw, & McDonalds’ Mouse

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 …

Carrier IQ To Be Removed From Sprint Phones This Month Carrier IQ To Be Removed From Sprint Phones This Month
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Carrier IQ is back in the news today with reports that Sprint and HTC are planning to remove the software from their phones. Firmware updates will begin rolling out this month that will remove the software from Sprint’s Android-based phones. …

Politico Celebrates Milestone Politico Celebrates Milestone

Politico, a fast growing political news organization is celebrating their successes by expanding their market into New York City. CEO, Fred Ryan is excited to expand into the market after a climb to success in the Washington, D.C. area. Currently …

Rupert Murdoch Calls Google Argument Nonsense Rupert Murdoch Calls Google Argument Nonsense

Rupert Murdoch and Google have been engaged in a public argument of sorts. Earlier this week, Murdoch tweeted: Piracy leader is Google who streams movies free, sells advts around them. No wonder pouring millions into lobbying. Then, CNET shared a …

IBM Fits A Bit Into Twelve Atoms IBM Fits A Bit Into Twelve Atoms
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Science can sometimes just blow my mind. This is one of those times. Researchers at IBM last week stored a bit, the smallest form of computer memory, into 12 atoms. They make the point of saying that this is significantly …

Paula Deen, SOPA, and NBA Jam Paula Deen, SOPA, and NBA Jam
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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 …

Gmail Gets New Business Features [Google Apps] Gmail Gets New Business Features [Google Apps]
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Google announced some new management features for Gmail in Google Apps. These include: improved email compliance footers, approved/blocked sender lists and file attachment policies. “These capabilities help our customers address compliance requirements and effectively manage email traffic,” says Gmail Product …

Young People Would Rather Shop In Stores Than Online Young People Would Rather Shop In Stores Than Online
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The youth of today might not be able to so much as get out into the shower or start cooking microwave popcorn without having a smartphone or iPod attached to their face, but when it comes to shopping? They’re still …

Are You Getting Throttled By Your Cellular Carrier? Are You Getting Throttled By Your Cellular Carrier?

If you’re in the top five percent of data users on your cellular providers network than the following news about throttling may be of interest to you. Carriers like AT&T and others are apparently implementing measures to limit data usage …

RIM May Be Looking To Sell; Is Samsung Buying? RIM May Be Looking To Sell; Is Samsung Buying?
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To say that Research In Motion has been having a rough year would be putting it mildly. In fact, they’ve had several rough years in a row. BlackBerry’s market share has plummeted as the company has struggled and failed to …

Facebook Offers Film Same Day As DVD Facebook Offers Film Same Day As DVD

Facebook just scored a major win in the Internet’s relationship with Hollywood. The Financial Times is reporting that Abduction, the newest film from Lionsgate, will be available day-and-date on Facebook with the DVD release today. This is the first time …

Facebook No Longer Taking A Backseat To Orkut In Brazil Facebook No Longer Taking A Backseat To Orkut In Brazil

Facebook use gained a lot of momentum in Brazil last year, according to new data from comScore. Brazil has been known to be one market where Google’s social network Orkut has actually been successful. Now, Facebook is bigger there too. …

No Hands-Free Devices For Drivers Idea Fails To Win Public Support No Hands-Free Devices For Drivers Idea Fails To Win Public Support

There are plenty of things that a driver can do to distract him/herself to a dangerous degree – texting, disciplining children, drinking beer, eating a meatball sub, etc. And while most people can agree that first thing on that list, …

Twitter and YouTube Celebrate Betty White’s 90th Twitter and YouTube Celebrate Betty White’s 90th

My wife is a Golden Girls fanatic. She has seen every episode multiple times, but still sets the DVR to record marathons. A friend of mine once tweeted that she hated Rose Nylund with a passion. That show stopped running …

Good To Know: Google Advertises Offline To Attract People Online Good To Know: Google Advertises Offline To Attract People Online

If it starts to look like the things you typically see online are starting to spill over into Real Life, you’re not imagining things. For one reason or another, Google has decided to launch an in-print and outdoor ad campaign …

YouTube Bolsters Lineup YouTube Bolsters Lineup

In an initiative to invest heavily in original programming YouTube launched two new channels this past monday. YouTube is said to be sponsoring as many as 100 new channels. The two new channels debut less than a day after Hulu, …

GOOG Doing Alright Ahead of Q4 Earnings Report GOOG Doing Alright Ahead of Q4 Earnings Report

Google will release its Q4 earnings report on Thursday, and provide a live webcast of the conference call discussing the results. At the time of this writing, Google stock is up 2.80. I guess “Search Plus Your World” isn’t too …

One Brave Developer Puts Android First

It’s a tough market out there for social and mobile games, even tougher for Android-based games. One developer is aiming to bypass that and make Android development profitable. TechCrunch is reporting that Bionic Panda Games, a new Android-focused game developer, …

Audio Tech Company Audience Files For $75 Million IPO Audio Tech Company Audience Files For $75 Million IPO

Audience, the self described “leading provider of intelligent voice and audio solutions that improve voice quality and the user experience in mobile devices,” has filed its S-1 to raise $75 million in its IPO. Audience is backed by Microsoft cofounder …

Google: Here’s How To Get More Out Of Google+ Google: Here’s How To Get More Out Of Google+

In case you hadn’t noticed, Google is doing a lot to encourage people to use Google+. That includes TV ads (not something Google has done a lot historically) and new, deep integration into search results. They also recently launched a …