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Megaupload Sues Universal Over Takedown of Viral Video Megaupload Sues Universal Over Takedown of Viral Video

Popular file hosting site Megaupload has filed suit against Universal Music Group today over claims that UMG abused YouTube’s automated copyright infringement reporting system to take down a video posted and owned by Megaupload On Friday we ran a story …

The Last of Us, Diablo III & More VGA Game Reveal Trailers The Last of Us, Diablo III & More VGA Game Reveal Trailers
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The VGA’s are seen as a pariah among many in the gaming community, rightfully so in many circumstances. There’s a lot of forced humor, and celebrity appearances from people who seem to really know nothing about the games they’re talking …

Apple Pulls Fake ID-making App From Store Apple Pulls Fake ID-making App From Store
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For a while there, becoming someone else was extraordinarily easier thanks to a new app available for iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touches. Unfortunately, that window of opportunity to experience the illicit joys of fraud and underage alcohol-buying is now gone …

The Most Popular Android Apps: Facebook Dominates Across Ages The Most Popular Android Apps: Facebook Dominates Across Ages

Nielsen has released the results of a survey looking at the most popular apps on Android. The survey is broken up into three age segments: 18-24, 25-34 and 35-44. It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that Facebook dominates. …

Skype Co-Founder Wants Free Broadband For All Americans Skype Co-Founder Wants Free Broadband For All Americans
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Operating under the mission statement of “the Internet is a right, not a privilege,” Niklas Zennstrom, one of the co-founders of Skype, has introduced an idea of bringing free broadband services to the United States, one that would be powered …

Steve Jobs Bio Is Amazon’s Overall Best-Seller of 2011 Steve Jobs Bio Is Amazon’s Overall Best-Seller of 2011
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Amazon has just released their list of the top 10 best-selling books of 2011, and it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that Walter Isaacson’s “Steve Jobs” is number one. It had previously been announced that the Steve …

Urbanspoon Update Includes New “Dineline” Feature Urbanspoon Update Includes New “Dineline” Feature

Urbanspoon, the popular mobile app for restaurant discovery is getting a new “personal dining timeline” feature called Dineline. “As you know, Urbanspoon has always been a great way for you to find your next favorite restaurant,” a spokesperson for Ubranspoon …

India Denies Pre-screening Censorship Allegations India Denies Pre-screening Censorship Allegations

Last week we brought you news that by Indian minister of telecommunications Kapil Sibal had been meeting with executives from Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Yahoo and asking them to pre-screen and remove content that his office regarded as offensive or …

Google Motorola Deal Review Suspended By European Commission Google Motorola Deal Review Suspended By European Commission

The European Commission has suspended the provisional deadline for its review of Google’s proposed acquisition of Motorola Mobility. Bloomberg obtained comment from both the Commission and from Google. A spokesperson for the Commission said the review will continue after it’s …

Is Google Making Daughters Cry? Is Google Making Daughters Cry?
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Age restrictions in relation to the Internet is an interesting beast in relation to enforcement. There is, of course, a great deal of adult-related content children need to be protected from, but is email one of them? How about blogging, …

Alec Baldwin Responds To Words With Friends/Twitter Controversy Alec Baldwin Responds To Words With Friends/Twitter Controversy
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“What harm would it do to let him keep playing his game, not any game mind you, but a word game for smart people.” Only a few days removed from Words With Friends-gate, Alec Baldwin has addressed the incident publicly …

Droid Xyboard Tablets Released By Verizon Droid Xyboard Tablets Released By Verizon

Verizon announced today that the Motorola Droid Xyboard tablets are available in stores today. The Droid Xyboard 10.1 will be available in three models: 16 GB for $529.99 and 32 GB for $629.99. The 64 GB model will be available …

On Twitter, The Most Influential Person Is… On Twitter, The Most Influential Person Is…

A new study from Hewlett-Packard Labs has analyzed trends and topics on Twitter in order to suss out how certain Tweeters influence the trending topics that fluctuate throughout any given day. Based on their data and findings, they’ve also been …

100 Million App Downloads And Counting For Mac App Store 100 Million App Downloads And Counting For Mac App Store

Apple’s Mac App Store has hit a significant and impressive milestone. The company announced today that the store has seen over 100 million app downloads – in less than one year. Of course, that sounds like a lot – and …

Apple’s New iPad: Supply Chain Ramping Up Production Apple’s New iPad: Supply Chain Ramping Up Production
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Last Thursday we brought you news that rumors of a release date for Apple’s next generation iPad had hit the web. In an email to clients, Citigroup analyst Richard Gardner said that he saw no obstacles to a February launch …

Amazon Kindle Fire Update Promised Amazon Kindle Fire Update Promised

Disappointed with Amazon’s Kindle Fire? You’re not alone. The complaints are rampant. Though at the price of $199, you might say there is a little breathing room for flaws, when you consider that the iPad 2 starts at $499 (though …

Robert Noyce Google Doodle Celebrates The Father Of The Microchip, Intel Robert Noyce Google Doodle Celebrates The Father Of The Microchip, Intel

Today, Google honors “The Mayor of Silicon Valley” with a Doodle that puts the Google logo right in the middle of a chip. That chip is there to celebrate Robert Noyce, the influential tech figure that is credited with the …

Facebook Cans App Profile Pages Facebook Cans App Profile Pages
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Facebook announced that it will be removing all app profile pages. Owners are being told to migrate likes and the vanity URL of the pages to existing pages with the same name in the Product/App category. You should see a …

Social Networks Playing Big Role in Holiday Shopping Social Networks Playing Big Role in Holiday Shopping

The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and this year, trends show that consumers are heading to social networks to shop. For the past several years, we’ve seen a growing shift to online shopping, so it’s not really surprising that social networks would be the next stop for gift ideas.

SOPA Alternative “OPEN” Act Draft Released SOPA Alternative “OPEN” Act Draft Released
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A draft of a new alternative to SOPA and Protect IP (PIPA) has been released by Congressman Darrell Issa and Senator Ron Wyden. It’s called the Online Protection & ENforcement of Digital Trade Act or “OPEN”. Clever, huh? The draft …

Google Apps Retail, Alfred & Will Ferrell Google Apps Retail, Alfred & Will Ferrell

Today’s video round-up features some Old Milwaukee ads with Will Ferrell and a webinar about retail using Google Apps. What more do you want? View more video round-ups here. Alfred: The app that Groupon is rumored to be in talks …

The MegaUpload Song: A Strange Gathering Of Celebrity Filesharing Advocates The MegaUpload Song: A Strange Gathering Of Celebrity Filesharing Advocates
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The RIAA and MPAA, in their push to rid the internet of what they dub rampant piracy, have set internet storage locker sites like MegaUpload firmly in their crosshairs as well. While saying that a site like MegaUpload is illegal …

SOPA: Chinese Internet Users See a Familiar Face SOPA: Chinese Internet Users See a Familiar Face

Free speech advocacy group Global Voices Online has posted a set of very unique reactions to the controversial SOPA/PIPA legislation currently heading toward a vote in the US Congress. The reactions come from China, where bloggers and users of China’s …

Twitter, Organic Links & The Elderly Twitter, Organic Links & The Elderly

Today’s infographic round-up features an ode to the organic link from SEOBook, a look at whether or not you should be using Twitter, and how we care for our disabled and elderly. View more daily infographic round-ups here. Should you …