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To Righthaven’s Dismay, Judge Rules Copying of Entire Article Fair Use To Righthaven’s Dismay, Judge Rules Copying of Entire Article Fair Use

Righthaven was dealt another blow in court this week when a judge ruled that one of the defendants it was suing over copyright infringement had fairly reposted an entire article from client/partner Las Vegas Review-Journal. If you’re unfamiliar with Righthaven, …

Roger Ebert’s Facebook Page Removed Following Ryan Dunn Death Remarks Roger Ebert’s Facebook Page Removed Following Ryan Dunn Death Remarks
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UPDATE: It appears that Ebert’s Facebook page is back up and running. Even though the page was only down for about an hour, it looks like the story here remains the relative ease at which upset parties can take down …

Lost’s Doug Hutchison, 51, Marries 16-Year-Old Aspiring Pop Singer Lost’s Doug Hutchison, 51, Marries 16-Year-Old Aspiring Pop Singer
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There are two sure things about the internet. First, it loves a good piece of gossip. And second, the community holds no punches. When a 51 year-old actor marries a 16-year-old with some questionable music on YouTube, you can be …

Business Insider Overtakes Mashable in U.S. Unique Visitors (Compete) Business Insider Overtakes Mashable in U.S. Unique Visitors (Compete)

Business Insider has overtaken Mashable in unique visitors according to Compete. It seemed noteworthy when competing blog Mashable overtook TechCrunch as the more popular tech blog, and now Business Insider (whose tech section is technically Silicon Alley Insider) appears to …

Potential Employers May Have Access to 7 Years of Your Status Updates Potential Employers May Have Access to 7 Years of Your Status Updates
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The Federal Trade Commission has decided to stop investigating the practices of Social Intelligence, which offers employers a service that does social media-related background checking. In other words, its methods have been approved. That doesn’t mean said methods won’t be …

Jackass’ Ryan Dunn Dies, Roger Ebert Slams Him On Twitter Jackass’ Ryan Dunn Dies, Roger Ebert Slams Him On Twitter
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Too soon, or a harsh dose of truth? Just hours after the news broke about the untimely death of Jackass star Ryan Dunn, legendary film critic Roger Ebert called him and his friends out for drunk driving. Dunn, who was …

The Voice: On The Cutting Edge of Social Media Engagement The Voice: On The Cutting Edge of Social Media Engagement
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For some, the argument can be made that NBC’s new hit The Voice is a little too much like American Idol to differentiate itself and remain a true primetime player. Sure, the rules are different. Contestants are broken down into …

Father’s Day Reminder Leads To Misguided Google Attacks Father’s Day Reminder Leads To Misguided Google Attacks
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Apparently, Google is now filling the void of punching bag, a place companies like Microsoft, most famously, has resided for some time. Now, it seems that label has fallen to Google. If Google does something that’s even remotely misconstrued, an …

Facebook To Make Music More Social Than Ever Facebook To Make Music More Social Than Ever

The rumors about Facebook partnering with music services have been swirling for a while now. Last month, the New York Times reported that the company was in talks with several services on the development of a tab/widget that would display …

Google Shows Gay Pride With Search Rainbow Google Shows Gay Pride With Search Rainbow
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If you didn’t know the history, you might think that Google was trying to be funny today. When you search the word “gay” or “lesbian,” your search results are adorned with a curved rainbow right around the search button. June …

Google Panda 2.2 Goes Live Google Panda 2.2 Goes Live
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Update: A Google spokesperson tells WebProNews, “We’re continuing to iterate on our Panda algorithm as part of our commitment to returning high-quality sites to Google users. This most recent update is one of the roughly 500 changes we make to …

User-Generated Video Creates Tension With Airport Administrators User-Generated Video Creates Tension With Airport Administrators

There aren’t very many actions more tedious than being stuck in an airport, waiting on a flight. Expensive food courts, generic newsstands and gift shops wear out their welcomes quickly, especially if you don’t want to increase your family’s debt …

Game of Thrones, The Killing Season Finales Battle it Out on Twitter Game of Thrones, The Killing Season Finales Battle it Out on Twitter

First off, here’s the obligatory Spoiler Alert – SPOILERS LIE AHEAD. Now having said that, if either one of the Game of Thrones or The Killing season finales are currently sitting on your DVR, get off the interwebs and go …

eBay and GSI Commerce Make it Official (For $2.4 Billion) eBay and GSI Commerce Make it Official (For $2.4 Billion)
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eBay announced today that it has completed its acquisition of GSI Commerce, which was announced back in March. The deal was approved by stockholders on the 17th. eBay acquired all outstanding shares of GSI at $29.25 pher share in cash, …

Google Acquires SageTV, a Media Center Software Firm Google Acquires SageTV, a Media Center Software Firm

Google has acquired SageTV for an undisclosed sum. SageTV is a company that builds media center software. It is expected that the company’s efforts (which include DVR technology) will find their way into Google TV. An announcement on the SageTV …

Skype Gets More Integrated with Facebook Skype Gets More Integrated with Facebook

Skype announced today that it is adding deeper Facebook integration with the new Skype 5.5 beta version for Windows. It will allow you to instant message Facebook friends directly through Skype, using the Facebook contacts tab within the service, which …

Rory McIlroy Dominates US Open, Celebrates on Twitter Rory McIlroy Dominates US Open, Celebrates on Twitter
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When someone dominates a major golf championship the way Rory McIlroy dominated the 2011 US Open, the world quickly becomes your oyster In today’s world, normally, the first place such ownership is acknowledged is via the social media circuit, with …

ICANN Votes to Open the Domain Name Floodgates ICANN Votes to Open the Domain Name Floodgates
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Internet domain name overlords ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) have voted on and approved today to open up the world of domain endings to include just about anything a person’s heart desires. The margin was 13-1 with …

Netflix User Woes Continue to Pile Up Netflix User Woes Continue to Pile Up
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The good times just keep rolling for Netflix users. The company recently launched a major redesign of its site, which has been met with an incredible amount of hostility from users, many of which have found little if any improvement, …

Android, iPhone Data Use Is Exploding Android, iPhone Data Use Is Exploding
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It’s no secret that Americans love their smartphones. In fact, most of them would probably be lost in a sea of boredom and confusion if they were separated from them for a day. One report suggested that 50% of people …

Consumers Bank on Daily Deals for Father’s Day Consumers Bank on Daily Deals for Father’s Day
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Daily deals provider PriceGrabber recently released a study regarding consumer spending in regards to this year’s Father’s Day. Interestingly, it found that consumers would be utilizing daily deals sites to compare and shop for their dads.

Loopt Sees iOS 5 Notifications As Huge for Daily Deals Space Loopt Sees iOS 5 Notifications As Huge for Daily Deals Space

Users of iOS devices are anticipating the release of iOS 5 later this year for a number of reasons. One of these reasons is the way it handles notifications. Rather than the screen takeover, notifications will be more subtle, appearing …

10 Steps to Becoming a Successful Blogger from Reality Steve 10 Steps to Becoming a Successful Blogger from Reality Steve
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WebProNews recently interviewed reality television blogger Reality Steve (Steve Carbone). The interview wasn’t entirely about how to launch a successful blog, but as he shared his story with us, there were plenty of nuggets of wisdom that naturally came out …

American Cities According to Twitter American Cities According to Twitter

Have you ever wondered what United States cities would actually be called if they let the internet name them? By analyzing tweets, Inbox Q has given us the answer. Did you know that Twitter users commonly refer to Milwaukee, Wisconsin …