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Free Calls From Gmail To Continue Through 2012 Free Calls From Gmail To Continue Through 2012

Google announced that it is extending free phone calls from Gmail within the U.S. and Canada through next year. Last December, Google offered military families free $10 international call credits with the goal of helping soldiers stay in touch with …

See The Japan Earthquake / Tsunami Damage Through Before & After Street View See The Japan Earthquake / Tsunami Damage Through Before & After Street View

Back in March, a devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami caused massive damage to a large part of eastern Japan. A few months later, Google announced that they would be driving their Street View cars around, taking photos of the damage. …

Lamar Smith Introduces SOPA Amendments Lamar Smith Introduces SOPA Amendments

SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) hasn’t even been passed yet and already, one of the originators of the legislative piece, Texas representative Lamar Smith, has introduced some amendments designed to apparently clarify what SOPA will and won’t do. To put …

Bottlenose: New Social Media Dashboard Wants to Make Sense of the Noise Bottlenose: New Social Media Dashboard Wants to Make Sense of the Noise
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As social media becomes more prominent, it takes up an increasing amount of our time and attention. At the same time, the sheer number of social networks seems to be every expanding. Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Foursquare, and countless others all …

Facebook Tests Private Messages For Pages Facebook Tests Private Messages For Pages
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Facebook is in the process of testing private, direct messaging between users and pages. Identified by wearesocial as “Private Messages for Pages,” it looks like page admins will have the ability to switch the functionality on or off at any …

CERN Presents Status Of Search For The Higgs Boson CERN Presents Status Of Search For The Higgs Boson

The quiet moments of the day can typically permit deep, existential questions to steep in the mind and, allowed enough time, germinate into severe contemplations that can change the tone of your day. Questions arise like: What goals do I …

Tablet Owners Prefer Wifi to Cellular Data Tablet Owners Prefer Wifi to Cellular Data

A new study published yesterday by the NPD Group’s Connected Intelligence shows a strong preference among tablet users to connect their devices to the internet via wifi instead of cellular data connections. The study shows that close to 65% of …

People Ditching Print Media, Spending More Time On Phones, Internet People Ditching Print Media, Spending More Time On Phones, Internet
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According to research firm eMarketer, it has finally happened. U.S. Adults are officially spending more time on their smartphones than they are reading newspapers and magazines combined. This year’s figures show that the average adult is spending an hour and …

Carrier IQ: FBI Using Data for “Law Enforcement Purposes” Carrier IQ: FBI Using Data for “Law Enforcement Purposes”

The Carrier IQ scandal took an interesting turn yesterday on reports that the FBI had denied a Freedom of Information Act request for “manuals, documents or other written guidance used to access or analyze data gathered by programs developed or …

Bing Algorithm May Have Cost Businesses and Students Bing Algorithm May Have Cost Businesses and Students
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If you were running promotions for Black Friday or Cyber Monday, you’d probably want to be found in search engines as people scrambled for holiday deals. You might even be offended if you weren’t ranking reasonably well when not only …

Wikipedia Considering Blackout to Oppose SOPA Wikipedia Considering Blackout to Oppose SOPA
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While some members of the entertainment industry believe that without the help of SOPA, the future of content distribution is in doubt, other members of the tech industry have a different perspective. In fact, a number of tech giants are …

TwitVid Redesign Makes It More Of A YouTube Alternative TwitVid Redesign Makes It More Of A YouTube Alternative

A new version of Twitvid has been unveiled, and it has a familiar vibe about it. It’s got some similarities to the recently redesigned YouTube. One of the main differences between what TwitVid is doing and what YouTube is doing …

This Camera Tracks Photons At A Trillion Frames Per Second This Camera Tracks Photons At A Trillion Frames Per Second
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Researchers at the MIT Media Lab have developed an “imaging solution” that let’s you “visualize propagation of light at an effective rate of one trillion frames per second.” In other words, MIT researchers have developed a camera that captures at …

Syrian Blogger Charged With 3 Insanely Vague Crimes
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For all of the news that the rest of the world gets about Syria, one couldn’t be blamed for believing that the country has all of the activity of an abandoned amusement park; it’s a near-blackout. But then news like …

Is Marketing Ruining Social Media? Is Marketing Ruining Social Media?
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Is marketing ruining social media? I’m interested to see the responses we get on this one, considering that many of you are marketers to one extent or another. There’s no questions that social media presents a plethora of marketing opportunities, …

Are Bloggers Journalists? Are Bloggers Journalists?
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Oh, how many times will this whole blogger vs. journalist debate come up? Will there ever be consensus? Does the title even matter? Are bloggers journalists? Tell us what you think. Earlier this week, we looked at a U.S. court …

Exclusive: Ask Aims To Make Q&A More Social Exclusive: Ask Aims To Make Q&A More Social

Earlier this year Ask.com opened up its community portion of the site to its entire user base. This gave users the ability to ask questions and get answers from people. Since then, the company has been re-tooling its site looking …

What Do You Think of Gmail’s New Look? What Do You Think of Gmail’s New Look?
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It appears Gmail’s new look has been activated for all users. What do you think of Gmail’s new look? Let us know in the comments. Some new/updated features you’ll notice in Gmail are: New Conversation View The conversation view has …

Google Panda, Google+, and Other Search Events of 2011 Google Panda, Google+, and Other Search Events of 2011
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It’s hard to believe that 2011 is drawing to a close, but it is. That said, if you could sum up the search industry over the course of the year in one word, what would it be? According to search veteran Bruce Clay, that word is “turmoil.”

Lonely Planet’s iOS App Offering Free NYC Guide Through December 14th Lonely Planet’s iOS App Offering Free NYC Guide Through December 14th

If you are planning on visiting New York City this holiday season, or have any plans to visit New York City in the foreseeable future, you might want to jump on this deal and save yourself about $6 and probably …

EU Wants to Give Human Rights Groups Anti-Censorship Tools EU Wants to Give Human Rights Groups Anti-Censorship Tools

The European Commission announced today that it was launching the No Disconnect Strategy. The project aims to ensure the rights and freedoms of those who live in countries where the flow of information is stifled by protecting the use of …

Will Ferrell, Bill O’Reilly, and Pulp Fiction Will Ferrell, Bill O’Reilly, and Pulp Fiction

A viral video is one that becomes popular though 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 …

Android Games Used As Trojan Horse For Malicious Apps Android Games Used As Trojan Horse For Malicious Apps

Malware disguised as popular game apps were discovered in the Android Market yesterday by Google’s security team. Despite being removed earlier today by Google, over 10,000 downloads of the malicious apps had already been performed by unwitting Android users. About …

Blogger Gets New Google+ Sharing Feature Blogger Gets New Google+ Sharing Feature

Google announced that if you have your Blogger blog linked to your Google+ profile, you can start sharing your posts more easily on Google+. When you go to post, you will be presented with a box that is prefilled with …