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Google Maps Reflections Of 2011 Google Maps Reflections Of 2011
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I’m starting to believe that the people who work for Google’s Maps division are the busiest people at the Googleplex. Today’s evidence is in a post from Google’s Lat Long Blog that reflects on the changes made to Google Maps …

Amazon Boosts Payouts To Kindle Direct Publishing Authors Amazon Boosts Payouts To Kindle Direct Publishing Authors
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Amazon launched the Kindle Owners Lending Library back in November, 2011. Available to Amazon Prime members to borrow for free, the library is a huge boon for self-published authors, or as Amazon styles them, “Kindle Direct Publishing” (KDP) authors. Basically, …

Epic Poker League Launching On The Poker Channel
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Fans in Europe will soon be able to watch the best Poker players in the world duke it out. Epic Poker League, the new professional poker league that hosted its third Inaugural Season Main Event in Las Vegas last month, …

Facebook Users Click Ads Twice As Often As Twitter, Google+ Users [Report] Facebook Users Click Ads Twice As Often As Twitter, Google+ Users [Report]
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Update: As the study has generated some confusion, I’m going to repost the author’s explanation (which also appears in the comments) here: This study, which measures the CTR of different social network users, was conducted using a referrer based methodology. …

Jane-Ome, Marijuana iPad App Looks To Educate Users On Scientific Benefits Jane-Ome, Marijuana iPad App Looks To Educate Users On Scientific Benefits
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Everything is better with marijuana; this is the argument many users make and has been featured in a certain stoner comedy (hilariously played by Jon Stewart). However, many people are unaware of the true benefits marijuana has in the medical …

Foursquare Explore No Longer Mobile-Only Foursquare Explore No Longer Mobile-Only

Foursquare announced that it is expanding the “explore” feature that has been available for mobile, to include a web version at foursquare.com/explore. Essentially it’s a way to utilize Foursquare’s huge number of check-ins and personalization based on your own check-ins, …

EMI Sues Ireland For Not Blocking Pirates
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EMI, one of the three big music companies and a vocal supporter of SOPA, has filed suit against the Republic of Ireland for failing to bring itself into line with EU law regarding anti-piracy measures. EMI has been lobbying the …

CES 2012: Boxee Gets A Facebook App CES 2012: Boxee Gets A Facebook App

At CES today Boxee announced the launch of a new Facebook app that will allow users to post their viewing choices to their Facebook Timeline. After two minutes of viewing, Boxee publishes what you’re watching to Facebook, where it shows …

PowerTrekk: A Battery Charger That Runs On Water PowerTrekk: A Battery Charger That Runs On Water
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It’s my favorite time of day right now: that time when we learn about sock-knocking-off technology that sounds like it was born on the bright side of the future. To quote one of my favorite animators, “When the aliens come …

Meet The iPhone Case Made Out Of Space Shuttles Meet The iPhone Case Made Out Of Space Shuttles
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This new iPhone case is out of this world – literally. Divoti, makers of expensive magnetic health bracelets, revealed their new Case Titan for iPhone 4/4S at CES. The case is made out of the same titanium that is used …

CES 2012: Ebay Projects $8 Billion In 2012 CES 2012: Ebay Projects $8 Billion In 2012

Ebay CEO John Donahoe announced at CES 2012 yesterday that “eBay is projecting 2012 global mobile gross merchandise volume (GMV) to surpass $8 billion.” As Zach Walton reported yesterday, Paypal also projects that its payment volume will be $7 billion …

Google Vs. Twitter: Is “Search Plus Your World” Bad For The Internet? Google Vs. Twitter: Is “Search Plus Your World” Bad For The Internet?
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This week, Google launched Search Plus Your World (SPYW), a set of features to personalize search results for users, which also happen to give Google+ content a lot more play in search results. The whole thing has sparked a great …

Homeland Security Monitors Blogs, Twitter, Facebook
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Reuters announced yesterday that the Department of Homeland Security is monitoring a list of “publicly available online forums, blogs, public websites and message boards.” The list includes: * Facebook * Myspace (they note that Myspace is difficult to search – …

CES 2012: Samsung’s OLED TV Rakes In Awards CES 2012: Samsung’s OLED TV Rakes In Awards
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There has been no shortage of amazing things on display at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. The unofficial themes of the show this year have been TVs and thinner gadgets. Some of the biggest buzz, though, has come from Samsung’s …

CES 2012: Education, Innovation Key To Growth CES 2012: Education, Innovation Key To Growth
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In the midst of the technology gauntlet that is CES, some people still took time out to talk about education and innovation as it relates to the tech industry. A panel of CEOs from Xerox, Ford and Verizon spoke on …

Is SOPA’s Bipartisan Support Due To Legislators’ Ignorance?

SOPA (the Stop Online Piracy Act, H.R. 3261) is perhaps the biggest news on the Internet lately. It is certainly the biggest news about the internet. People have been neatly divided into two camps on the matter: For and Against. …

ePrognosis.org Can Predict Your Life Expectancy ePrognosis.org Can Predict Your Life Expectancy
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If you’re one of the many that has Googled information on disease and/or symptoms in search of explanation for what may be ailing you, you probably found out that you are dying of every horrific illness ever. Probably tomorrow. Necrotizing …

iPhone 4S, iPad 2 Jailbreak Imminent iPhone 4S, iPad 2 Jailbreak Imminent
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The jailbreak community has been waiting a long time for developers to crack iOS 5 on the iPhone 4S and iPad 2. While an untethered jailbreak has been avialable for awhile now on older devices, the iPhone 4S and iPad …

CollegeHumor To Release Theatrical Film ‘Coffee Town’ CollegeHumor To Release Theatrical Film ‘Coffee Town’
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For those whose high school and college online time was spent on CollegeHumor, it might be hard to wrap your head around the idea of the site releasing a theatrical motion picture. However, that’s exactly what is happening, announced by …

Microsoft And LG Sign Patent Licensing Agreement Microsoft And LG Sign Patent Licensing Agreement

Microsoft and LG have announced today that they have entered into a patent license agreement covering LG’s Android and Chrome OS devices. This agreement expands upon a previous agreement between the two companies, and is one of ten similar deals …

[Exclusive] Google: Our position on China remains unchanged [Exclusive] Google: Our position on China remains unchanged
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A Google spokesperson tells WebProNews, “Our position on China remains unchanged.” That’s just in case there was any confusion from the Wall Street Journal report “Google Softens Tone on China”. It’s hard to believe it’s been two years since Google …

EA’s Freemium Business Hits 25 Million Players

EA wants you to know that their Play4Free, or Freemium, titles are all the rage these days. EA took time out of its busy schedule today to announce that the community of players enjoying their free-to-play browser-based games has reached …

iPad 3 Displays To Be Supplied By Samsung And LG iPad 3 Displays To Be Supplied By Samsung And LG

Among the many swirling iPad 3 rumors, one thing has remained fairly constant: the (retina) displays for the new tablet will be manufactured by Sharp. Now, however, it looks as though that isn’t going to be the case after all. …

Google Science Fair Showcases The Future Einsteins & Curies Google Science Fair Showcases The Future Einsteins & Curies

Science fairs have come a long way from the days of those white cardboard tri-fold displays you had to decorate with construction paper letters and very messy Elmer’s glue. In my youth, we were tasked with menial experiments like investigating …