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Comcast Customers to Get HD Skype Video Calls From Their TVs Comcast Customers to Get HD Skype Video Calls From Their TVs

Comcast and Skype have joined forces to bring customers HD video calling on their TVs. The two companies have entered a strategic partnership, which will allow Comcast customers to communicate with their friends and family through their TV via HD …

NBA Finals: The Mavericks Are The Toast of Ohio NBA Finals: The Mavericks Are The Toast of Ohio
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In case you’re wondering about the connection here, social media and the Internet in general reacted in spectacular fashion to the NBA Finals, especially now that Dirk Nowitzki and Dallas Mavericks surprisingly defeated the LeBron James and the Miami Heat. …

Has Facebook Peaked? Has Facebook Peaked?
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To be clear, this isn’t an “Is Facebook dead?” piece. Obviously Facebook is far from dead, and has become integrated in many facets of our lives, and will likely become integrated in more. In fact, just a few days ago, …

Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney Win GOP Debate According to Likester Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney Win GOP Debate According to Likester
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The first Republican Presidential Debate to feature all of the candidates was held last night in New Hampshire. Two notable things happened last night – It was the debate premiere of early front-runner Mitt Romney and Congresswoman Michele Bachmann used …

Google Shines Solar Power On Homeowners Google Shines Solar Power On Homeowners
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Perhaps the “G” in “Google” should stand for “green” because it’s clear the company is a big supporter of the environmental movement. The Google Green site/FAQ is an obvious indicator of said support. More recently, news about one of Google’s …

The World of Reality TV Blogging with Reality Steve The World of Reality TV Blogging with Reality Steve

While many people really love reality TV, few can say that they write about it as a job. Steve Carbone, better known on the internet as “Reality Steve,” is one of the few. For a few years he’s been providing …

Google Adds Descriptive Phrases to Local Search Results Google Adds Descriptive Phrases to Local Search Results
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Google has launched a new feature for Google Maps in the US and Great Britain. The feature displays a few words or phrases that attempt to describe what a place is known for. The phrases that appear are those most …

Apple and Nokia Settle Ongoing Patent Dispute Apple and Nokia Settle Ongoing Patent Dispute

Apple and Nokia have been engaging in legal battles for a couple of years. In 2009, Nokia filed a patent infringement suit against Apple, and since then, both companies have been at each others throats with various suits and complaints. …

Calacanis Talks Panda Update and Expert Content, Bets on Video Calacanis Talks Panda Update and Expert Content, Bets on Video

After Google rolled out its Panda algorithm update earlier this year, Mahalo, run by Jason Calcanis, got hit hard, and the company had to reduce its staff by 10%. Calacanis told us, “All we can do is put our heads …

Father’s Day Gift Ideas From Bing Father’s Day Gift Ideas From Bing
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You now officially have less than a week the grab your pops something for Father’s Day. In my experience, at least, dads are much harder to buy for than moms. Plus, my mom will tell me she loves anything that …

AOL Launches Patch Deals…Yes, Another Deals Service AOL Launches Patch Deals…Yes, Another Deals Service
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Another week, another company “taking on Groupon”. This time it’s AOL – more specifically, AOL’s Patch. AOL is launching Patch Deals with a little help from American Express via its digital payment platform Serve, which will power the Patch Deals …

The Most Used iPhone Passcodes Are Depressingly Simple The Most Used iPhone Passcodes Are Depressingly Simple

In my mind, there are only three good reasons to use a passcode lock on your smartphone. The first is obviously security – you don’t want your dumb friends peeking at your private texts. The second is to prevent butt …

Can Pressing the “Like” Button Too Many Times Get You in Trouble with Facebook? Can Pressing the “Like” Button Too Many Times Get You in Trouble with Facebook?
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It would seem that you can “like” too many things for Facebook’s own liking. If a report and a claim from a mildly popular musician are accurate, then Facebook may revoke your “liking” privileges, and possibly even your account for …

Netflix: The “Vast, Vast Majority” of People Like the Redesign. We’re “Absolutely” Keeping It Netflix: The “Vast, Vast Majority” of People Like the Redesign. We’re “Absolutely” Keeping It
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If you’re a Netflix user, you’ve probably noticed that the site has been redesigned. There’s also a good chance, judging from the comments we’ve received (and the nearly 5,000 on Netflix’s own announcement), that you don’t like it. It would …

Apple iCloud Sued by iCloud Communications Apple iCloud Sued by iCloud Communications
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A week ago today Apple’s iCloud was unveiled at their Worldwide Developers Conference which, according to Steve Jobs, will serve as the “center of your digital life.” Before it was even revealed at WWDC, the cloud service had already drawn …

Infographic: Smartphone App Numbers Infographic: Smartphone App Numbers

[X]cube Labs has put together an interesting infogrpahic looking at Smarthpone apps across platforms, and how they perform in terms of number of apps, downloads per day, developer revenue share, submission fees, etc. The graphic should not only be of …

Google’s Matt Cutts on Why Amazon Often Ranks Well Google’s Matt Cutts on Why Amazon Often Ranks Well
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If you search for products a lot, using Google, there’s a fairly good chance you’ve seen Amazon at or near the top of the results pages quite a few times. Someone sent a question about this to Google, and Matt …

The Internet Wraps Up The NBA Finals in Style The Internet Wraps Up The NBA Finals in Style

If there’s a better mix of Internet content than social media and how it reacts to sports, I’m not sure what it is. Sure, message boards will always blow up if there’s a movie/television show worth discussing, but those “your …

Gay Girl in Damascus a Hoax, Actually A Straight Guy in Scotland Gay Girl in Damascus a Hoax, Actually A Straight Guy in Scotland

Well, I guess this is one way to cure your writer’s block. It turns out that the person behind the “Gay Girl in Damascus” blog is actually an aspiring fiction writer from Georgia. And by Georgia I mean the state. …

Google’s AdMeld Acquisition Made Official Google’s AdMeld Acquisition Made Official

Last week, a report came out that Google had acquired AdMeld for around $400 million. While the price has not been confirmed, Google did officially announce the acquisition today. Google’s VP of Display Advertising, Neal Mohan, wrote on the Official …

Add Bacon To Any Website (Mmmm, Bacon) Add Bacon To Any Website (Mmmm, Bacon)

There aren’t many food items that have received such a strong amount of Internet love as bacon. So much so, in fact, the tasty morsels of pig flesh have become a staple of Internet lore. Things like the Bacon Explosion, …

Gawker Redesign a Success? Gawker Redesign a Success?
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As you may recall, Gawker Media recently redesigned a number of its web properties in an interesting way that keeps users on the front page. For example, if you go to Gizmodo, and click on one of the headlines in …

Les Paul Google Doodle Now Forever Playable Les Paul Google Doodle Now Forever Playable
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Google has provided us with a permanent way to zap productivity, as it has announced the final resting place of its smash hit Les Paul Doodle. On Thursday, Google unveiled a playable doodle to honor guitar pioneer Les Paul on …

Could Botnets Inflate Search Engines’ Query Counts? Could Botnets Inflate Search Engines’ Query Counts?
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Gabriel Weinberg, the founder of the DuckDuckGo search engine had an interesting blog post over the weekend, talking about some weird traffic the site was getting. He points to a couple SERPs generated by what he deems to be queries …