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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 …

Jotform.com Is Back In The Hands Of Its Rightful Owner Jotform.com Is Back In The Hands Of Its Rightful Owner
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The Jotform.com domain was returned today. The only problem is that the feds still aren’t saying what caused the suspension in the first place. You may remember yesterday when we reported that Jotform.com was suspended by the federal government for …

The Mystery of Paul McCartney Solved The Mystery of Paul McCartney Solved
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Well, folks, you asked. At least the future brain surgeons and rocket scientists of America did. It’s a question that burned in our collective conscious as we staggered about, trying to figure who the hell that was performing with during …

CBS Will Charge Fans For March Madness Online Access CBS Will Charge Fans For March Madness Online Access
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March Madness is looming o’er the heads of college basketball fans so it’s time to begin strategerizing how to watch as much of the NCAA tournament as possible. At least in the beginning of the Madness, many games will be …

Netflix Now Offering DVD-Only Plan Netflix Now Offering DVD-Only Plan
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Netflix is now offering a DVD-only subscription plan, starting at $7.99 per month. Santosh Hegde, Director of DVD Engineering at Netflix, states that beginning today, subscribers can have access to roughly 100,000 DVD and Blu-Ray titles directly, separate from a …

New Windows Logo Strikes Minimalistic Chord New Windows Logo Strikes Minimalistic Chord
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For most of my life, the word “Windows” has only called up one mental image: the Windows 98 loading screen, chugging away on my basement computer, a Packard Bell. Interesting home computing choices aside, the image of Microsoft’s Windows, that …

Prince of Persia Versus The Real World
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How many of you have dreamed of living in a video game world? Or, perhaps taking aspects from your video game and converting it to real life? Considering the current popularity of Skyrim, if that happened now, there’d be a …

Angry Birds Space Announced For March 22

One of the world’s most popular games is getting its first proper sequel. Rovio announced via its Web site, Angry Birds Space. Not much is known about the game yet besides that it takes place in outer space and it’s …

App Store Approaches 25 Billion Downloads, Apple Announces Contest App Store Approaches 25 Billion Downloads, Apple Announces Contest
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Apple’s iOS App Store is approaching its 25 billionth app download, the company announced today. In celebration of the milestone, they’ve announced a contest. The person who downloads the 25 billionth app will win a $10,000 gift card to the …