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Political Ad Transparency: Should There Be More? Political Ad Transparency: Should There Be More?

With political ads in full swing during this election year, a debate is heating up in Washington over a proposal from the FCC that would impose regulation on TV stations. The Commission wants TV stations to put the “public inspection files,” which include the names, costs, and running dates of every political ad in recent years on a website that it would oversee.

Despite Ban, Pinterest Still Full Of “Self-Harming” Thinspo Content [UPDATED] Despite Ban, Pinterest Still Full Of “Self-Harming” Thinspo Content [UPDATED]
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There’s a lot of stuff on the internet. This might sound obvious, and it is – but just think about how many different ideas are expressed throughout all the little nooks and crannies of the interwebs. It’s inevitable that some …

Are You Surprised That Google Doesn’t Like Paid Blog Networks? Are You Surprised That Google Doesn’t Like Paid Blog Networks?
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Google has been cracking down on lesser quality content littering its search results a great deal over the past year – probably more than any other time in the search engine’s history. Obviously, to those who follow the search industry, …

Cat-Sized Rats on the Prowl in the Florida Keys
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Cat-Sized rats have been showing their whiskers in the Florida Keys. These gigantic rodents are called Gambian giant pouch rats and their rate of reproduction has allowed them to overcome efforts to eradicate the creatures for the past four years. …

Google May Be Preparing Their Own Third-Party Commenting Platform Google May Be Preparing Their Own Third-Party Commenting Platform
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Google may be launching their own third-party commenting platform to compete with the platform launched by Facebook last year. Comments made on websites using Google’s platform would be linked to users’ Google accounts, and the system would be tightly integrated …

Man Tricks Girlfriend on Facebook, Imprisoned Man Tricks Girlfriend on Facebook, Imprisoned
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In Great Britain, a man has been jailed for seven years for tricking his girlfriend into performing sex acts online through the use of false identities on Facebook. Darrell Bingham, 49, posed as an American football player and subjected his …

Work From Home: Green Economy, Better Attitudes Work From Home: Green Economy, Better Attitudes
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Forget about taking the day off, you have too much to get done, but wouldn’t it be nice to skip your morning rituals, forego the commute, and just get right down to brass tacks? What do I mean? Work from …

Flattr: The World’s Next Social Sharing Button? Flattr: The World’s Next Social Sharing Button?
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Today, social sharing buttons are, essentially, a core part of most web pages. Users “like” content for Facebook, retweet it for Twitter, +1 it for Google+, and even pin it for Pinterest.

Increase Your Twitter Followers With Fame Increase Your Twitter Followers With Fame
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Ever wanted as many Twitter followers as Lady Gaga? Fame can help you reach those goals. We are not talking about being famous, although that would help. We’re talking about Fame the game. Fame is a Twitter game designed to …

New Google Study Looks At Organic Ranking’s Impact On Ad Clicks New Google Study Looks At Organic Ranking’s Impact On Ad Clicks

Google Research has released a new study looking at how often ad impressions are accompanied by associated organic results and how the incrementality of ad clicks vary with the rank of those results. Google posts the following highlights on its …

Apple Puts New iPad Battery Problems To Rest Apple Puts New iPad Battery Problems To Rest
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Apple has been under quite a bit of scrutiny in the past few days over the way the new iPad’s battery charges. Shortly after the new iPad’s launch, it was discovered that when the tablet is plugged in, it continues …

Patent Dispute Threatens to Silence 3-Year-Old Patent Dispute Threatens to Silence 3-Year-Old
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Dana Nieder, a blogger and mother, wrote a touching blog post on her family’s blog this past weekend. It seems she finally found a tool to help her daughter, who has developmental delays, communicate. However, due to a patent dispute, …

Study: Americans Don’t Really Go To American Places
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A new study from Hotwire, the all-in-one travel planning site, reveals that most American travelers aren’t very good at traveling to America, especially when it comes to some of America’s most iconic landmarks. The website’s American Travel Behavior Survey, which …

Trayvon Martin’s Tweets Are Now Available
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Last month’s shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin has sparked a world of controversy in the public arena, especially over topics like racial profiling and “stand your ground” self-defense provisions. The case appears shrouded in mystery and confusion, with …

Jane Fonda’s Role in “The Butler” and her Crazy Life
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Jane Fonda has been selected to play the role of Nancy Reagan in the upcoming film “The Butler.” The movie is a biopic of Eugene Allen, who began working as a White House butler during the Truman administration and retired …

Windows Phone Challenge Winner Denied Prize Windows Phone Challenge Winner Denied Prize
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Saha Katta headed down to his local Microsoft Store this weekend to complete in Microsoft’s Windows Phone Challenge. He won the contest, but was denied his prize “just because.” Writing on the skatter tech blog, Katta recounts his story: “After …

Groupon To Hire 100 Engineers Groupon To Hire 100 Engineers

Groupon, the Chicago-based company that presently has about 200 employees at its Palo Alto office, seeks to expand its west coast operation with as many as 100 new hires. Groupon, who has already been buying billboards along the highways between …

Google Releases App Engine 1.6.4 Into The Wild Google Releases App Engine 1.6.4 Into The Wild

Google’s App Engine is one of the best services the company provides to developers. The constant updates to the core framework of the engine definitely helps that good will to go a long way. Good news then that only after …

Indian Railways To Get Google Maps Real-Time Info Indian Railways To Get Google Maps Real-Time Info

Several areas in the world have been gifted the trans-communication treat that is real-time information provided by Google Maps. The next country in line to get the travel info service may be India by way of Indian Railways. Fixing GPS …

Enormous Battlefield 3 Patch For PS3 Is Now Live!
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Today is the day that Beefers have been waiting for. The massive 1 GB patch that features over 227 fixes is now live and available for download. As it turns out there are a few new fixes that werent really …

YouTube Peru Launched, Expansion continues YouTube Peru Launched, Expansion continues

Google announced the launch of a new localized version of YouTube for Peru at YouTube.pe. “YouTube Peru will give more exposure to local talent, as well as make the experience of discovering, sharing and commenting on videos have a local …

Mudslide Buries Georgia Man Alive For Hours Before Help Comes

An Atlanta man apparently slipped and fell into a massive river of red clay at a construction site last week before getting stuck beneath its crushing weight. Firefighters on the scene say he was under long enough to have his …

First Look At James Cameron’s Mariana Trench Voyage [VIDEO]

“It was a very lunar, desolate place, very isolated. My feeling was one of complete isolation from all of humanity.” That’s how James Cameron described the bottom of the ocean. Today, the first video from his impressive expedition lands and …

Google’s Deep Shot: Take A Picture, Take It With You Google’s Deep Shot: Take A Picture, Take It With You
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Google has patented a remarkable new technology that has the potential to change the way our various electronic devices interact with each other. Deep Shot is a project currently in the works at Google Research and centers around the use …