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Elizabeth Smart Gets Married, Twitter Reaction, Photos Elizabeth Smart Gets Married, Twitter Reaction, Photos
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Elizabeth Smart, kidnapping and rape victim, was married to Matthew Gilmour today after pushing the ceremony forward. According to MSNBC, the marriage took place at Hawaii in the Laie Hawaii Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. …

Barcode Hero Makers Kima Labs Acquired By Groupon Barcode Hero Makers Kima Labs Acquired By Groupon

As previously reported, Groupon acquired Hyperpublic,which could help it compete with Google and Foursquare. The company has also acquired Kima Labs, creators of Barcode Hero. The following message appears on the Barcode Hero site (via TechCrunch): We’re excited to let …

Whitney Houston Funeral: Westboro Baptist Church Threatens Picketing, Tweets God’s Hate [Updated] Whitney Houston Funeral: Westboro Baptist Church Threatens Picketing, Tweets God’s Hate [Updated]
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Update: It sounds like this didn’t actually happen, and that WBC is using Twitter to manipulate the media. NJ.com reports: Star-Ledger reporters on the scene said access to that area had been restricted all day, and confirmed no active protests …

Whitney Houston Funeral: Live Twitter Reaction Whitney Houston Funeral: Live Twitter Reaction
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The funeral service of Whitney Houston, who was found dead a week ago, will begin at 12:00PM Eastern today (Saturday), and it is being streamed live online. If you wish to watch the service itself, go here. It’s also being …

Whitney Houston Funeral: Where To Watch It Whitney Houston Funeral: Where To Watch It

It’s hard to believe it’s already been a week since Whitney Houston was found dead, but it has, and today is her funeral, which is being streamed live online by the AP. Unfortunately, they haven’t made the player embeddable, but …

RIP Madonna Twitter Trend Appears, Lady Gaga Fans, Will Smith Get Blamed RIP Madonna Twitter Trend Appears, Lady Gaga Fans, Will Smith Get Blamed
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Oh, Twitterverse. Sigh. This morning, RIPMadonna was trending on Twitter. Because Madonna is dead? Of course not. She’s totally alive. But that doesn’t stop the Twitterverse from spreading rumors. Fake death rumors on Twitter are becoming about as common as …

Aereo Will Let You Stream Live TV To Your Phone, Tablet Or PC Aereo Will Let You Stream Live TV To Your Phone, Tablet Or PC

Aereo is a new service launching next month, that could be another step in the greater cord cutting trend. It lets you stream local broadcast channels to your mobile device, tablet or PC. It’s starting out in New York, but …

iPhone 4 Owner? Apple May Owe You $15.

When Apple released the iPhone 4, it was the company’s most successful product launch up until that date. A lot lot of consumers, however, were frustrated to find that there were major reception problems, in a scandal which became known …

Hyperpublic Could Help Groupon Compete With Google In Local Search Hyperpublic Could Help Groupon Compete With Google In Local Search

So Google wants to enter Groupon’s turf? Maybe Groupon will just enter Google’s. Groupon has acquired Hyperpublic, a company that builds local databases for developers. Glancing at some of the projects that Hyperpublic has been working on, there are some …

Eric Schmidt Reduces His Stake In Google Eric Schmidt Reduces His Stake In Google
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Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, who now goes by the title Executive Chairman, is reportedly reducing his stake in the company from 2.8% to 2.1% by selling $1.45 billion in stock as part of a trading plan adopted in November. …

Google Exploited Loophole To Track Safari Users’ Browsing Habits Google Exploited Loophole To Track Safari Users’ Browsing Habits
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Google has made plenty of news lately over concerns with how they handle user privacy. Now it looks like they may have been circumventing privacy settings in Apple’s Safari browser – on computers and iOS devices alike – in order …

Gamers Pave The Way For Cheap Cancer Research
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Gamers are somewhat reviled by the media and politicians as being violent psychopaths who use violent first-person shooters and other “murder simulators” to play out acts that may lead to real life consequences. Those extreme graphics causing all the violence, …

iPad 3 Definitely Getting A Retina Display iPad 3 Definitely Getting A Retina Display

Rumors that the iPad 3 would be getting would be getting a retina display appear to have been confirmed today. MacRumors appears to have actually gotten their hands on an iPad 3 display. The new display is the same size …

Top 50 Sites In the U.S. According to comScore Top 50 Sites In the U.S. According to comScore
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comScore released its Media Metrix Top 50 U.S. Web Properties report for January. Among the findings: a lot of people are spending a lot of time online. “In January, the average U.S. Internet user spent a record 36 hours online, …

Gorillas As Fascinated With iPhones As Humans Are [VIDEO] Gorillas As Fascinated With iPhones As Humans Are [VIDEO]
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We here at WebProNews are not much different from the readers of our fair site because, like you, we love all things gadgety. Flash us a new hand-held device and we’re like Yogi Bear drifting toward a freshly set picnic. …

iPads Improve Kindergarteners’ Literacy Scores iPads Improve Kindergarteners’ Literacy Scores

Nearly a year ago, in April 2011, we told you about a small town in Maine that was set to become the first town in America to give every kindergartener an iPad to be used in their education. Auburn, Maine, …

Amazon Sellers Complain Amazon Sellers Complain
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Amazon is encouraging their retailers to comply with new 24/7 buyer communication requirements, and is getting complaints from sellers, who say new policies are forcing them to stay open for business 7 days a week. One seller told Tamebay, “basically, …

The Anti-SOPA System Administrator’s Todo List The Anti-SOPA System Administrator’s Todo List
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Todo lists are a great way to plan ahead for the day’s events. It gives an idea of how to divvy up your time. What, however, would such a list look like for a systems administrator who is firmly against …

Payroll Tax Cut Bill Comes With Spectrum Auction Funding

Today, Washington passed the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act, extending the Payroll Tax Cut and unemployment benefits. Part of this was the authorization of the FCC to auction off wireless spectrum, which was proposed in the National …

Civilization V Expansion Announced

Civilization V was one of the best games of the year when it was released in 2010. There was some noticeable omissions, however, that kept the game from being the best it could be. Now it’s 2012 and 2K has …

Yelp Sets Share Price For March IPO Yelp Sets Share Price For March IPO
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In November we reported that Yelp had filed for its IPO. The original filing stated that Yelp intended to raise $100 million. Yesterday Yelp filed paperwork with the SEC to set its share rpice and the date of its IPO. …

Leaked Super Bowl Ads Didn’t Do Companies Any Favors Leaked Super Bowl Ads Didn’t Do Companies Any Favors
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Before the Super Bowl, many companies were eager for consumers to feast their eyes on the much-anticipated commercials set to debut during the game. Some literally couldn’t wait and “leaked” their commercials a few days early. This was likely done …

Michael Jordan, Angry Birds, and Quinoa Michael Jordan, Angry Birds, and Quinoa

Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

Siri For Android: Utter Is Another, More Impressive Clone Siri For Android: Utter Is Another, More Impressive Clone

We’ve covered some other Siri clones for Android. A new one called Utter does something different, as it taps into the various apps on your phone. “The difference being that it tends to use the default applications already installed on …