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Messages Only For OS X Mountain Lion After Beta Messages Only For OS X Mountain Lion After Beta

When Apple unexpectedly announced OS X Mountain Lion yesterday, they offered Mac users a taste of things to come in the form of a beta version of the new Messages app. The app works just like Messages for iOS, in …

Nevada Developing Driverless Car Regulations Nevada Developing Driverless Car Regulations

Nevada has resumed putting laws into place that will allow companies to begin testing self-driving vehicles. Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles Director Bruce Breslow says the DMV is now developing new licensing procedures, and the state’s legislative commission approved moving …

Google+ Brand Pages Grow 1400% Since December Google+ Brand Pages Grow 1400% Since December
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One way to judge the popularity of Google+ is with total user growth, and some estimates put the network at over 100 million users. Those projections indicate that Google+ could have 400+ million by the end of 2012. Another metric …

Facebook Content Standards: Arty Nudity Okay; ‘Moose Knuckles’ Not So Much Facebook Content Standards: Arty Nudity Okay; ‘Moose Knuckles’ Not So Much
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The next time you feel like photoshopping a blown-apart head of one of your enemies and then uploading it to Facebook, the site moderators are perfectly fine with that – just make sure that the picture doesn’t actually depict any …

Facebook Open Graph Apps: A Bunch Of New Ones Facebook Open Graph Apps: A Bunch Of New Ones

Facebook announced a new round of Open Graph apps that will help users populate their timelines by sharing the content they’re consuming. The new round includes apps from Buzzfeed, CBS Local (LA and NY), CMT, The Daily Show, GetGlue, Huffington …

Proview Seeks $2 Billion From Apple In U.S. Courts

The legal drama between Apple and Proview just got more interesting. As we previously reported, Proview, a small Chinese company that makes monitors, claims to own the iPad trademark in China. Apple claims to have bought the trademark a few …

Anonymous Continues Anti-ACTA Attack On U.S. Government Anonymous Continues Anti-ACTA Attack On U.S. Government
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At some point, there’s going to be a massive, mainstream media-friendly bust where a bunch of 20-somethings are led away for the world to see, with FBI officials holding press conferences claiming the scourge of the Anonymous hacker group has …

Google Goggles Gets Currency Recognition Google Goggles Gets Currency Recognition

When Google launched Google Goggles in 2009 the service was cool, but still pretty limited. While there were lots of things you could search for just by taking a picture, there were lots more that the Google Goggles wouldn’t recognize. …

Pinterest Finally Speaks – The Latest Pinterest Finally Speaks – The Latest
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Pinterest has been maddeningly silent about some of the press items floated the past few weeks. The did speak up and calm the tempest in a teapot about how “sneaky” (or not) the monetizing of links on Pinterest had been. …

Rift Sets World Record For Most In-Game Marriages

Ever since the Guinness World Records committee began keeping track of video game records, there has been some really odd attempts at breaking records that nobody even thought about before. This is one of those records. Trion Worlds, publisher and …

Want To Cancel Your Cable In Favor Of The Web? How Cable Companies Aim To Stop You Want To Cancel Your Cable In Favor Of The Web? How Cable Companies Aim To Stop You
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The FCC has a fight on its hands between cable companies and Internet streaming set-top box companies such as Boxee. The cable companies are pushing the FCC to make a change to current regulation in order to allow them to encrypt basic cable programming.

Google Patents New Lockscreen Method Google Patents New Lockscreen Method

Google has just patented their new lockscreen method for Android, as an answer to Apple’s “slide to unlock” functionality. Google’s new unlock feature is unique in that the user can execute a separate command while simultaneously unlocking the phone. Basically, …

Twitter Self Serve Ads Available To 10,000 Businesses [Updated] Twitter Self Serve Ads Available To 10,000 Businesses [Updated]
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Update: Twitter just posted an official announcement about this, with a link to a sign-up form. The company says: Soon, small businesses based in the United States will have the chance to take their Twitter marketing efforts to a new …

Facebook “Suggested Guests” Feature Comes To Events Facebook “Suggested Guests” Feature Comes To Events
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Facebook is currently testing a new feature housed within the event pages. It’s called “Suggested Guests” and it does just that – provides a series of suggested guests that you can then invite in one click. The Suggested Guests box …

Mass Effect 3 Launching Into Space
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Mass Effect 3 is already shaping up to be one of the biggest releases this year. Electronic Arts, in what is perhaps one of the best marketing stunts ever, is taking Mass Effect into its natural element – outer space. …

Internet Gains 8 Users Per Second [Infographic] Internet Gains 8 Users Per Second [Infographic]

The nifty Pingdom infographic below will tell you that 7.9 people per second become new Internet users. That’s 2.3 Billion people, or 32.7% of the world’s population. So, what do we do on there? Let’s put that in perspective with …

Demand Media: eHow Hasn’t Been Affected By Panda Since July Demand Media: eHow Hasn’t Been Affected By Panda Since July
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I think it’s safe to say that Demand Media has survived the Panda update. The company put out its Q4/full-year 2011 earnings report today, including a 5% quarterly increase in revenue for its content/media business and a 15% year-over-year increase. …

Time Warner Cable Brings Streaming App To PCs And Macs Time Warner Cable Brings Streaming App To PCs And Macs
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In an attempt to stay relevant with the kids, Time Warner is bringing its streaming service to PCs and Macs. The service was originally only available for the iPad and iPhone. The software is currently in beta form and works …

Max Payne 3 Trailer Released
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A new trailer for Max Payne 3 has been released, and it sees Max hitting the streets of São Paulo, Brazil looking for Fabiana, the kidnapped wife of real estate mogul Rodrigo Branco. In true Max Payne fashion, he quickly …

Sarkozy Unveils His New Facebook Timeline Sarkozy Unveils His New Facebook Timeline
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy recently unveiled his new Facebook Timeline, and some of his opponents are thinking that Facebook might have helped with this directly, according to France 24. Sarkozy’s new Timeline contains roughly 700 pictures, dating back to his …

Mountain Lion, Jeremy Lin, and Hot Air Balloons Mountain Lion, Jeremy Lin, and Hot Air Balloons

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 …

Twitter Completes Rollout Of New Design Twitter Completes Rollout Of New Design
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In December Twitter announced that they were launching a simplified interface. The new design started out on Twitter’s mobile interface, both on the web and on Twitter’s official iOS and Android apps. At the same time it was rolled out …

Demand Media Earnings: Content/Media Revenue Up 15% YoY Demand Media Earnings: Content/Media Revenue Up 15% YoY

Demand Media just released its fourth quarter and fiscal 2011 financial results, beating analysts’ expectations, but posting a net loss for the year. The loss includes $5.9 million of “accelerated non-cash amortization expense associated with content intangible assets removed from …

Facebook Flash Sales Boost Fan Interest 368% Facebook Flash Sales Boost Fan Interest 368%

Flash sales may appear to be a fleeting trend in online commerce, but the recent success of the business model on Facebook might argue otherwise. If you don’t know, flash sales consist of sales featuring high discounts that are offered …