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Clay Shirky Discusses The Bad Ideas That Are SOPA and PIPA Clay Shirky Discusses The Bad Ideas That Are SOPA and PIPA

It’s apparent that the SOPA/PIPA-inspired Internet blackouts raised the public’s conscious concerning the anti-piracy legislation Washington is trying to push on the very citizens it is supposed to be representing. Granted, a great deal of this awareness came from the …

Are Expectations For Google’s Success Too High For Its Own Good? Are Expectations For Google’s Success Too High For Its Own Good?

Google released their earnings for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2011 yesterday and it was good. There wasn’t much to be disappointed about: they’re still making mega-gobs of money and more and more people seem to be flocking to their …

iBooks 2 Hints At iPad 3 Retina Display iBooks 2 Hints At iPad 3 Retina Display

Amidst the swirl of rumors surrounding the iPad 3, one has remained nearly constant: retina display. When the iPhone 4 debuted with the high-res retina display in the summer of 2010, most assumed that Apple would immediately deploy the same …

Lamar Smith To Delay SOPA Until “Wider Agreement On Solution” Lamar Smith To Delay SOPA Until “Wider Agreement On Solution”
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It appears that both SOPA and PIPA are hitting the backburner today. Early Friday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced that he will postpone an upcoming procedural vote on the Protect IP Act “in light of recent events.” And now, …

Microsoft Supports Marriage Equality Microsoft Supports Marriage Equality

Microsoft is joining the fight for marriage equality. Yesterday, Microsoft posted a lengthy blog post on their support for marriage equality and the reasons they do. The company says that it prides itself on their products and services, but their …

The Hunger Games Final Poster Released Online The Hunger Games Final Poster Released Online

We’re looking at about nine weeks until the highly anticipated release of The Hunger Games hits your local cinema. With that in mind, Lionsgate has released the final poster for the film, thus ending this portion of the films marketing …

SOPA/PIPA Congressional Support Nosedives, OR The Internet’s Little Victories
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Back when we first covered SOPA Opera, the tool created by Dan Nguyen, the distribution of Congressional support and opposition for SOPA and PIPA painted a pretty grim picture. On January 6th, the tracking tool showed 81 members confirmed to …

“Father Of The Web” Tim Berners-Lee Comes Out Against SOPA / PIPA “Father Of The Web” Tim Berners-Lee Comes Out Against SOPA / PIPA
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The inventor of the World Wide Web has come out against SOPA and PIPA. British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee, who created the World Wide Web in 1989, called the legislation a violation of human rights and urged Americans to contact …

Did Google Ban Alex Jones’ Infowars ? Did Google Ban Alex Jones’ Infowars ?
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Is Google being hypocritical, especially in light if their robust SOPA protesting? Is there legitimate reason for blocking Infowars, and other sometimes controversial sites from appearing in their search results? Is this even happening? According Infowars.com, it is happening. While …

Twitter: Sarah Burke’s Legacy Lives On Twitter: Sarah Burke’s Legacy Lives On

Sarah Burke, famed skier and six-time X Games gold medalist, passed away Thursday due to injuries sustained during a skiing accident. Her obituary states that she was the first female freeskier and that she successfully lobbied the Winter X Games …

BREAKING: Harry Reid Delays PIPA Vote

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has decided to postpone action on the Protect IP Act. In a statement, Reid said “In light of recent events, I have decided to postpone Tuesday’s vote on the PROTECT IP Act.” From the Senator’s …

Iranian Court Upholds Death Sentence For Web Developer

The highest court in Iran has upheld a death sentence for a web developer for “being part of a ‘network of decadence on the Internet.’” Specifically, the Iran’s Supreme Court maintains, is that Saeed Malekpour, a Iranian-born 35-year-old who is …

Fake Megaupload Sites Set Up By Scammers Fake Megaupload Sites Set Up By Scammers

Scarcely had the dust settled from yesterday’s takedown of Megaupload by the federal government before scammers decided to start getting in on the action. Among the flood of reactions on Twitter and elsewhere to the Megaupload’s closure have been several …

SOPA: GOP Candidates All Agree

Last night’s CNN debate in South Carolina found all four remaining GOP candidates in harmony on one issue at least. They all feel that SOPA is overreaching and needs to be rethought. Newt Gingrich answered the SOPA question first, saying, …

Anonymous: OpMegaUpload Largest Attack In History Anonymous: OpMegaUpload Largest Attack In History
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Anonymous struck down government and industry Web sites yesterday in the biggest Anonymous operation in their history. After the take down of MegaUpload and arrest of those associated with the sharing Web site, Anonymous, as we reported, took down the …

Mitch McConnell On PIPA: Put It On Ice
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Wednesday’s internet-wide SOPA / PIPA protests, by many measures, were greatly successful. Google said that on that day alone, 4.5 million people signed their homepage petition against the legislation – and that number grew by millions on Thursday. The social …

Expedia Last Minute Deals : Give Away Your Work Expedia Last Minute Deals : Give Away Your Work

Planning a trip seams fun in theory but I just never seem to get around to doing it. Wouldn’t it be nice if someone else just took care of it? Yes, It’s called a travel agent and they’re too expensive …

Google: 90 Million Google+ Users, 11 BILLION Android Market Downloads Google: 90 Million Google+ Users, 11 BILLION Android Market Downloads
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It’s 2012 and at this point I’m certain we can retire the debate over whether social media is a good way for businesses to engage users on these sites. It just is and that’s that. In the midst of Google’s …

Exclusive: SOPA, From a Filmmaker’s Perspective

Jeff Day makes independent films. The budget for his 2010 production, “Unrequited” was just under $2 Million. Sure, those aren’t “Titanic” numbers. But, the producers got some star power bang for their buck. The movie featured Michael Welch from the …

Anonymous Downs RIAA & MPAA Sites Anonymous Downs RIAA & MPAA Sites
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Anonymous is continuing their takedown of sites in some way associated with the fact that the Department of Justice took down popular filesharing site MegaUpload earlier today. The latest victims? The Recording Industry Association of America and the Motion Picture …

Phillip Phillips: American Idol Season 11 Early Favorite [VIDEO] Phillip Phillips: American Idol Season 11 Early Favorite [VIDEO]
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American Idol just premiered it’s 11th season last night, but some have already declared Phillip Phillips the winner. No, that’s not a typo… that’s actually his name – Phillip Phillips. The Albany, GA native performed an over-the-top version of Stevie …

Apple’s Siri Patent Reveals Even Brighter Future Apple’s Siri Patent Reveals Even Brighter Future
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Very recently the United States Patent and Trademark Office published the patent from Apple’s Siri digital assistant service. The details of the patent reveal some interesting concepts about the design and theory of the interface. The information now has many …

Google Q4 2011 Earnings Report Released Google Q4 2011 Earnings Report Released

Google has released its earnings report for the fourth quarter of 2011. Google ended the fourth quarter of 2011 strong. Revenues were up 29% over the fourth quarter of last year. The company also passed the $10 billion mark for …

Intel Q4 Earnings Released Intel Q4 Earnings Released

Intel, makers of fine processors and other delicious computing goods, announced a record year at their quarterly financial report. The corporation reported full-year revenue of $54 billion, operating income of $17.5 billion, net income of $12.9 billion and EPS of …