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Who Are Google’s Biggest Advertisers? Who Are Google’s Biggest Advertisers?

What’s popping up as we use our Google search? Business Insider ranked the top spenders by category. I’ll share the top five and we’ll see what’s been washed into our brains over the past year. Well not shocking for us …

Should Your Mobile Phone Activity Affect Your Credit Score? Should Your Mobile Phone Activity Affect Your Credit Score?

The Boston Globe ran a story a few days ago about a company called Cignifi who has developed a way to calculate a person’s credit report in the absence of any previous credit history. The claim is counter-intuitive to how …

Anonymous Creates MegaUpload Replacement Anonymous Creates MegaUpload Replacement
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After the MegaUpload shut down and every other file sharing service backing down, surely nobody would be trying to start up a new file hosting service, right? Anonymous couldn’t care less and threw caution to the wind by announcing Anonyupload …

When AdSense Goes Down When AdSense Goes Down

When AdSense goes down, publishers lose money. Google doesn’t really talk about the money part so much. AdSense had some issues on Friday, where ads were not loading. People took to Google’s AdSense Help Forum to complain. One thread began …

H.R. 1981 Is A Turd Wrapped In Cotton Candy
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Sometimes it feels like we’re all just playing a big game of electronic privacy whack-a-mole. And if we hold true to that analogy, the next mole that needs to be whacked might look cute on the outside – but it …

Wikipedia Is More Important Than You Think Wikipedia Is More Important Than You Think

Are you one of those people who freaked out over Wikipedia blacking out? Even if you weren’t and knew exactly what was going on, you most likely realize the impact Wikipedia has had on the Internet and society as a …

Apple Sells 350,000 Textbooks In Three Days Apple Sells 350,000 Textbooks In Three Days

Apple’s announcement on Thursday that they were entering into the textbook market was generally met with enthusiasm, despite controversy over the EULA for their new iBooks Author tool. The program promised to deliver textbooks as interactive ebooks for $14.99 or …

European Union Proposes New Data Privacy Laws European Union Proposes New Data Privacy Laws

If you could erase all your personal data on the Internet, would you? The BBC is reporting that a new law is going to be proposed to the EU on Wednesday. It would include the provision for a “right to …

Twitter Responses To Newt’s GOP South Carolina Upset Twitter Responses To Newt’s GOP South Carolina Upset

Newt Gingrich won over South Carolina’s conservative voters this past weekend. Mitt Romney had performed strongly in the past two match-ups – Iowa and New Hampshire – but just couldn’t shake the Newt in the Palmetto State. Twitter lit up …

Focus On The User: Facebook, Twitter & Myspace’s Version Of Google Focus On The User: Facebook, Twitter & Myspace’s Version Of Google
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Facebook Director of Product Blake Ross has created a bookmarklet that people can add to their web browsers to take the “Search Plus Your World” out of their Google search results. Granted, Google has its own toggle to turn the …

Tablet Ownership Surges Over This Past Holiday! Tablet Ownership Surges Over This Past Holiday!

What to buy? It’s always hard to figure out what to buy your family and friends for the holiday. I detest going to the stores and waiting through long lines only to find out they’re out of what I came …

iOS Beats BlackBerry Among IT Professionals iOS Beats BlackBerry Among IT Professionals

A recent survey of IT professionals shows that Apple’s iOS mobile operating system is more popular in the workplace than BlackBerry or Android. The survey polled 768 IT professionals in five countries – the US, the UK, Canada, Germany, and …

Rand Paul Held By TSA For Refusing Pat-Down
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U.S. Senator Rand Paul is currently being held by the TSA in Nashville, Tennessee, after he reportedly refused a full-body patdown after setting off the scanners. Moira Bagley, the junior Kentucky Senator’s Communications Director, just tweeted this: (image)@moirabagleyMoira BagleyJust got …

Guild Wars 2 Beta Details Revealed – More Events Coming Soon

For those, like me, who have been actively anticipating the release of Guild Wars 2 and have been hanging onto every detail Arenanet has released, this is the ultimate tease. We now have beta details. “Welcome to the Year of …

Stuckup Stickers iPhone App Allows Users To Tag, Share Info On Sticker Art Stuckup Stickers iPhone App Allows Users To Tag, Share Info On Sticker Art

Whether you’re just a curious admirer of the street stickers you’ve seen stuck to signs or telephone poles in your city or if you are an artist who wants to keep up with your wares, having an iPhone could now …

MegaUpload Take Down Affecting Other File Lockers MegaUpload Take Down Affecting Other File Lockers
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The MegaUpload take down and resulting all out Internet war with Anonymous has other file lockers running scared. TorrentFreak is reporting that many popular file hosting services are drastically limiting the services they offer or are just shutting down. Filesonic, …

SoundCloud Hits 10 Million Users SoundCloud Hits 10 Million Users

SoundCloud announced that it has hit the 10 million user milestone. That’s registered users, by the way. You don’t have to be registered to listen to sounds. Over 7 million of those users have come over the past year. It …

RIM Names Thorsten Heins New President And CEO RIM Names Thorsten Heins New President And CEO

Research In Motion, makers of BlackBerry, have announced that Thorsten Heins has been appointed the company’s new President and CEO. Heins replaces Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie, who have served as co-chairs and co-CEOs for several years now. According to …

Sina Weibo Destroys Twitter’s Record Sina Weibo Destroys Twitter’s Record

Weibo is a big deal in China. It’s even bigger than Twitter. Sina Weibo broke records with the ringing in of the Chinese New Year this weekend which saw more than 32,312 messages sent per second according to The Next …

Patriots/Giants Super Bowl Matchup Blows Up Twitter Patriots/Giants Super Bowl Matchup Blows Up Twitter

It’s official, everyone – Super Bowl 2012 will be a rematch of 2007′s Super Bowl XLII. And as you all probably remember, that was a pretty interesting game. A little bit has changed since 2007: Eli Manning won’t be throwing …

Facebook Prison Escape! Facebook Prison Escape!

This is 19 year-old Kyle Leslie Lynch, of Hobart, Tasmania. That photo is his Facebook profile picture. On January 5, Kyle Lynch’s relationship status changed from “single” to “in a relationship”. He added dozens of friends. And, finally, his Facebook …

Facebook, Teachers & Students: What Not To Do Facebook, Teachers & Students: What Not To Do
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If you’re a teacher and you have a Facebook account, which is probably most teachers, you are likely to receive friend requests from your students. Students don’t know anything, which is why they need teachers to educate them, and so …

Consumer Watchdog Calls On European Commission To Block Google Motorola Deal Consumer Watchdog Calls On European Commission To Block Google Motorola Deal
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Consumer Watchdog is pushing to get the European Commission to block Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility and to issue a formal complaint against Google’s business practices. The group’s Privacy Project Director John M. Simpson wrote a letter to Competition Commissioner …

Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom Doesn’t Make Bail

Seven of Megaupload’s employees and the company itself are accused of providing copyrighted material online without paying royalties. The company’s staff and Founder Kim Dotcom has been arrested and incarcerated. Dotcom himself made over $41 million just last year. Claiming …