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Carrier IQ: FTC Investigates Company’s Software Carrier IQ: FTC Investigates Company’s Software

In a turn of events that should surprise no one, the government has gotten involved in the Carrier IQ scandal that broke two weeks ago. The Washington Post is reporting this afternoon that executives from the company travelled to Washington …

Google: No More Panda Updates This Year Google: No More Panda Updates This Year
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Google formally announced via Twitter that there will be no more Panda updates for the remainder of the year. Granted, there’s not that much left of the year. This might have been nice to know a little bit earlier, but …

Google Affiliate Network API Launched Google Affiliate Network API Launched

Google just announced the release of the Google Affiliate Network API. This allows publishers and advertisers to automate various tasks related to the Google Affiliate Network. Publishers can use it to look up advertiser data or their own info. Advertisers …

Netflix iPad App Revamped With A New Look Netflix iPad App Revamped With A New Look

Netflix has announced the release of a new version of their iPad app today [iTunes link]. The latest version of the company’s free app is meant to be a significant improvement over the previous version, making it easier for users …

Nokia’s Limited Edition ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Phone Nokia’s Limited Edition ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Phone

As the viral campaigns for next summer’s Dark Knight Rises heats up — did you see the teaser poster? — perhaps the most desirable tie-in has been unveiled, although, by “most desirable,” I mean “hardest to acquire.” You see, Nokia’s …

Google Analytics Site Speed Metrics Expanded Google Analytics Site Speed Metrics Expanded
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Google announced the launch of some new metrics for the Site Speed report in Google Analytics. The metrics are aimed at giving webmaster a better understanding of how they can improve their website performance. Speed, we know, is a ranking …

Intel Jumps On The NFC Bandwagon With New Deal Intel Jumps On The NFC Bandwagon With New Deal

INSIDE Secure, a company that specializes in near-field communication technology, announced today that it had entered into a partnership with Intel to provide the company with NFC techology to include in its chipsets. The agreement grants Intel full access to …

Yahoo Interclick Acquisition Closes Yahoo Interclick Acquisition Closes
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At the beginning of November, Yahoo announced its intent to acquire Interclick for $270 million. Interclick is an ad technology firm. “This investment underscores our focus on enhancing the performance of both our guaranteed and non-guaranteed display business across Yahoo …

Google Gives Back. A Lot. Google Gives Back. A Lot.

Google took a moment today to update everybody with the fact that they are awesome. And by awesome, I mean they’re big-time philanthropy heroes that support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education; girls’ education in the developing world; empowerment …

Spielberg Face, Caught on Video Spielberg Face, Caught on Video
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Earlier this year, the UGO.com publication wrote a post about the the legacy of the Spielberg Face, which is an homage to the Spielberg style of moviemaking, especially when he is capturing an actor’s reaction of awe or surprise. In …

YouTube Comes to Xbox
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YouTube formally announced its Xbox 360 app today. With the app, users can check out trending videos, browse categories, and of course search for videos. Here are some videos they shared to accompany the announcement: I think it goes without …

Piracy May Actually Help Artists Piracy May Actually Help Artists
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With all the controversy over SOPA, there has been a lot of attention lately on the so-called “piracy” of music and movies. The practice of downloading copyrighted content illegally – i.e., without paying for it – is at the heart …

Gmail iOS App Gets New Features Gmail iOS App Gets New Features

Google announced that it has updated its iOS app, after the app faced a great amount of criticism following its initial launch. Google had gone without offering an iOS app until just last month. The concept was greeted rather warmly …

Google Cloud Print: 6 Million Printers Have Already Connected Google Cloud Print: 6 Million Printers Have Already Connected

It’s been a while since we’ve seen any updates about Google Cloud Print, but that changed today, as the company announced that over 6 million printers have already been connected to the service using Google Chrome. Google says dozens of …

Video Game Trailer Offers Exercise in Upcoming SOPA Futility Video Game Trailer Offers Exercise in Upcoming SOPA Futility

Apparently, if you want to promote your video game, or members of the company that developed it through the use of online video hubs like YouTube, you had better make sure Viacom didn’t, at any point, put their hands on …

Google + Hangouts Get More Accessible and Feature-Rich Google + Hangouts Get More Accessible and Feature-Rich

Google announced the launch of several new features for Google+ Hangouts. For one, you can launch a Hangout from any post on Google+. There is now a “Hangout” button underneath any post, and if others are already hanging out, you …

Facebook: #1 Tech Company To Work For in 2012 Facebook: #1 Tech Company To Work For in 2012

It probably won’t require any dexterous tricks of imagination to believe this statement: Facebook has been named the best tech company to work for in 2012, according to Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards. As if that glimpse into the Facebook …

Wikimedia Expands On Wikipedia’s Thoughts Concerning SOPA Wikimedia Expands On Wikipedia’s Thoughts Concerning SOPA

While the position of Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales concerning SOPA is now well known, his “Put SOPA on Blast” essay essentially spoke for himself, although, one would be inclined to believe Wales shares the thoughts of his co-workers. Now, however, …

Survey Finds Negative Reviews Influence 80% of Buyers Survey Finds Negative Reviews Influence 80% of Buyers

Marketing and PR agency Cone Communications has released the results of their 2011 Online Influence Trend Tracker (PDF). The survey looked at consumer buying behavior in 2011 and compared it to data from 2010. Overall, the survey found that consumers …

Gene Simmons Hacker Arrested, Linked To Anonymous Gene Simmons Hacker Arrested, Linked To Anonymous

The FBI has arrested a hacker linked to Anonymous for a DDoS attack last year against Gene Simmons’ website. The 24-year-old Kevin George Poe was apprehended in Connecticut. He has reportedly been ordered to appear before a Los Angeles court …

Time Person Of The Year 2011: Reactions Time Person Of The Year 2011: Reactions

Time Magazine revealed this morning its choice to be Person Of The Year, the honor they give to the person, whether literal or abstract, to be the most influence over the course of events in the past year. This year’s …

AOL Rumored To Be Looking For HuffPost President, ReadWriteWeb Acquired By Say Media AOL Rumored To Be Looking For HuffPost President, ReadWriteWeb Acquired By Say Media

It’s been quite a year for shake-up among prominent tech blogs. None have been more highly publicized than Michael Arrington leaving TechCrunch after it was acquired by AOL. A handful of others from TechCrunch also stepped away, or pulled back …

God Particle Not Found by CERN, Finds Comic-Sans Instead God Particle Not Found by CERN, Finds Comic-Sans Instead
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CERN is an organization which can be accredited for bringing us the internet via Tim Berners-Lee, along with other scientific and technological advancements. Lately, they’ve been utilizing their Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest particle accelerator to find the higgs …

Paul Allen Wants to Revolutionize Space Travel Paul Allen Wants to Revolutionize Space Travel

In 2004 SpaceShipOne made a historic flight when it entered suborbital space, becoming the first manned, privately funded spacecraft to do so. The flight earned the $10 million Ansari X prize for Mojave Aerospace Ventures, an aerospace company run by …