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Facebook Now Grouping Your News Feed By Topic Facebook Now Grouping Your News Feed By Topic

If you are on Facebook today, you might see something different on your news feed. Now your friends’ posts will sometimes be grouped together based on the subject matter of those posts. For instance, you might see a post that …

Bagcheck Acquired by Twitter Bagcheck Acquired by Twitter
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Twitter has acquired Bagcheck for an undisclosed sum. Bagcheck engineer and co-founder Sam Pullara is also along for the ride, as he is joining Twitter’s engineer team as part of the acquisition. Bagcheck is a service that lets users make …

Online Retail Spending Up 14% From Last Year Online Retail Spending Up 14% From Last Year

comScore put out its Q2 e-commerce sales estimates, and reported that e-commerce retail spending in the U.S. increased by 14% for the quarter compared to last year. Spending reached $37.5 billion. That’s the seventh consecutive quarter of year-over-year growth. “The …

Chrome OS for Tablets Rears Its Head Chrome OS for Tablets Rears Its Head
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The oft-discussed Google Chrome operating system is being prepped for tablet devices, and now, thanks to a YouTube video posted by Francois Beaufort, we have an idea of how the operating system will look in the tablet environment. Beaufort posted …

Apple Sued for Patent Infringement Apple Sued for Patent Infringement

Apple is being sued by Operating Systems Solutions for patent infringement. OSS claims that Apple is selling computer systems “including but not limited to the MacBook Pro, that utilize the Mac OSX operating system that infringes,” on a claim in …

America’s Got Talent YouTube Winners To Perform Tuesday America’s Got Talent YouTube Winners To Perform Tuesday
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Back on May 4th, America’s Got Talent asked for your submissions on YouTube. This is the second year in a row that the popular contest has devoted a show to YouTube hopefuls. This year’s finalists will be performing Tuesday night …

Google Dictionary Is Now Undefined Google Dictionary Is Now Undefined
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Google has closed yet another property, this time, the Google Dictionary is the latest service to get the proverbial ax. The dictionary service is just another in a long line of abandoned Google properties, which include their web directory, Google …

Bing: Here Are the 4 Reasons You Want Links Bing: Here Are the 4 Reasons You Want Links
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Bing’s Duane Forrester has followed up his recent post about how Bing evaluates content quality with one about how Bing looks at links. He says you want links for a few reasons, and lists 4 of them: 1 – because …

Alton Brown’s Twitter Meltdown Alton Brown’s Twitter Meltdown
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Although you might find this hard to believe, Twitter is more than just fertile ground for Kanye West/Jay-Z discussions, athlete meltdowns, or “Rise & Grind” trends. We can forget the sycophantic appeal, that let’s folks like Kim Kardashian gain millions …

Mark Cuban: End All Software Patents Mark Cuban: End All Software Patents

Patent disputes are in the tech news all the time, but last week when Google and Microsoft got into a heated public debate, it drew a lot of attention and discussion around the nature of patents. Mark Cuban, (entrepreneur, VC, …

Yahoo Expands Local Ads with Belo Deal Yahoo Expands Local Ads with Belo Deal

Yahoo has announced an agreement with TV company Belo Corp. to deliver ads across Yahoo sites in Belo’s 15 local TV markets in the U.S. The two companies formed a partnership over local news video in early 2008, now they’re …

Watch the Throne: Kanye West and Jay-Z Take Over Twitter Watch the Throne: Kanye West and Jay-Z Take Over Twitter
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Fans rejoice, as you can now download the much-anticipated album “Watch The Throne,” the collaboration of Kanye West and Jay-Z. The digital copy was released at midnight and right now, it is available exclusively on iTunes. The physical release is …

Creative iPad Smuggling in China Creative iPad Smuggling in China

Trying to get your hands on some of Apple’s highly sought after iHardware in Hong Kong? There’s a zip line for that, courtesy of some creative Chinese smugglers. China has already had some crazy stories concerning Apple products–take the fake …

Google+ is Adding a Human Element to a Tech Giant Google+ is Adding a Human Element to a Tech Giant

If there is one thing that Google+ has been able to accomplish, it’s been letting the rest of the world get to know Google a little bit better. There has been plenty of discussion around whether or not Google+ will …

Facebook Is Turning Your Children Into Narcissistic Idiots Facebook Is Turning Your Children Into Narcissistic Idiots
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A new study presents some interesting theories on how the world’s most popular social network is affecting our youth – both for the better and for the worse. But do the beneficial and detrimental findings actually contradict each other? The …

Pinger Says Germany Is 1st Stop in Taking Free Texting Global Pinger Says Germany Is 1st Stop in Taking Free Texting Global

Since texting is one of the most common functions on mobile devices these days, it’s no wonder that free texting applications have become extremely popular. Those of us in the U.S. have become accustomed to these abilities, but unfortunately, people in other countries have not been so lucky, until now.

Does Google Need Twitter? Does Google Need Twitter?
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As previously reported, Google is talking about bringing back its Realtime Search feature. It’s been missing since last month because Google and Twitter couldn’t agree on terms to extend their partnership which gave Google access to the firehose – the …

If Who You Are Is Important to Google, Google Needs to Get it Right If Who You Are Is Important to Google, Google Needs to Get it Right
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It seems that Google is messing up a lot lately in terms of attaching the right names to their corresponding content in search results. This is not good, considering that Google seems to be placing a lot more emphasis on …

FBI Child ID App Aims To Help You Find Your Missing Kid FBI Child ID App Aims To Help You Find Your Missing Kid
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I’m not a parent, but I can imagine that one of the scariest things any parent can imagine is losing a child in a public place. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has just released an app that can help parents …

Facebook Issues That Could Cause Problems For Your Business Facebook Issues That Could Cause Problems For Your Business
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While Facebook may provide a great way to interact with fans and market your business, it’s not all sunshine and roses. Several issues have been discussed recently that business should take very seriously. What is the biggest problem you see …

Lollapalooza Streaming Live on YouTube: Today’s Schedule Lollapalooza Streaming Live on YouTube: Today’s Schedule
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As previously reported, YouTube streaming concerts from Lollapalooza all weekend, highlighting how YouTube has become just as good of a vehicle for live, high profile entertainment as it has for silly user generated cat videos. The streaming actually started yesterday, …

ISPs Hijack Users’ Searches, Apparently to Monetize Them ISPs Hijack Users’ Searches, Apparently to Monetize Them

Internet Service Providers are hijacking their users’ search queries on major search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo, and directing them to third-party proxies. This news was revealed in an article by Jim Giles at New Scientist, who explains: “The …

Google+ Invites: Get Ready to See A Bunch in Your Facebook News Feed Google+ Invites: Get Ready to See A Bunch in Your Facebook News Feed
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Google software engineer Balaji Srinivasan announced in a Google+ post that the company will be rolling out a feature over the next few days that will make it easier for Google+ users to invite people to the service. The service …

Roseanne Barr, President of the United States? Roseanne Barr, President of the United States?
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Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaan! The race for the White House in 2012 might have gotten a little more crowded. Roseanne Barr has put her name in the mix, joining President Obama and a slew of Republican primary challengers. Although, it doesn’t look like …