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Facebook Blamed For Thailand Pregnancies Facebook Blamed For Thailand Pregnancies
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According to Thaliand’s National Economic and Social Development Board, Facebook is at fault for rampant teen pregnancy in that country. Women under 20 years old accounted for 14% of all Thai moms in 2009-2010, putting Thailand on top of Unicef’s …

Google’s New Privacy Policy: Are You Freaked Out? Google’s New Privacy Policy: Are You Freaked Out?
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We’ve known for a while that Google was consolidating its privacy policies into one main one (with a few product exceptions), and today is the day that this goes into effect. What it all boils down to is that Google …

AOL Rumored to Plan Layoffs AOL Rumored to Plan Layoffs

AOL is rumored to be planning to lay off hundreds of its employees next week. According to Pando Daily, their source on the matter is legitimate. Allegedly, AOL might possibly be set to disappoint investors this quarter, and would like …

IPad 3 is the New Chuck Norris IPad 3 is the New Chuck Norris

Did you know?: iPad 3 is so high-def, it makes reality look pixelated! iPad 3 includes a night light, because the dark is afraid it. iPad 3 is so awesome, Chinese workers pay to assemble it. And my personal favorite: …

Facebook Page Insights Gives Business New Analytics Tool Facebook Page Insights Gives Business New Analytics Tool
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In addition to Facebook announcing yesterday at fMC that users will start seeing ads with the mobile app, another tool that Facebook will be offering to businesses looking to expand their presence on the site is Facebook Insights. In a …

“Irish SOPA” Signed Into Law By Minister Sherlock “Irish SOPA” Signed Into Law By Minister Sherlock
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You may recall that during the whole nasty business with our own SOPA and PIPA, there was a similar law going through the rounds in Ireland. This “Irish SOPA” faced heavy resistance from many within the Irish and global community …

Matt Drudge Shares His Grief on the Death of Andrew Breitbart
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Conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart passed away today. The AP reports that Breitbart collapsed while walking near his home in the Brentwood neighborhood. Someone called paramedics who tried to revive him, unsuccessfully. Breitbart was a protegé of blogger Matt Drudge before …

Websites Loading Too Slow For You? Websites Loading Too Slow For You?
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Are you an impatient person? I am. I hate waiting in lines, I hate long traffic lights, and most of all, I hate waiting for pages to load on my computer. But what is the consequence? According to Arvind Jain, …

Bank of America Considers Charging Fees For Checking Account, The 99% Flips Out Bank of America Considers Charging Fees For Checking Account, The 99% Flips Out

On the tails of the Bank of America/Fannie Mae feud, news comes out that Bank of America BAC (NYSE) is working on sweeping changes that would require many users of basic checking accounts to pay a monthly fee unless they …

Americans are More Likely to Use Tablets for Making Purchases Americans are More Likely to Use Tablets for Making Purchases

New research from Nielsen has found that smartphone and tablet owners from the United Kingdom, Italy, and Germany are more apt to make online purchases on their PCs after viewing ads on their mobile devices than Americans. Italians were the …

St. David’s Day Honored With UK Google Doodle St. David’s Day Honored With UK Google Doodle
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Today, Google is celebrating St. David’s Day with a fun little Google Doodle featuring a red dragon holding a daffodil. Both of these images are recognized as national emblems in Wales. St. David’s day is celebrated in Wales as the …

Affleck Announces Birth of Son on Facebook Affleck Announces Birth of Son on Facebook

Ben Affleck announced on his Facebook Timeline that he and Jennifer Garner welcomed a son, Samuel Garner Affleck, born Feb. 27 in Santa Monica. Affleck describes the baby as “healthy.’’ The couple have two daughters – Seraphina, 3, and Violet, …

Google To Indian Court: Objectionable Content Has Been Removed Google To Indian Court: Objectionable Content Has Been Removed
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Last month, a court in India ordered Google (among other web companies) to remove content from its search results that the court found to be objectionable on the grounds that it offended India’s religion and culture. Google complied with the …

Conservative Blogger Andrew Breitbart’s Death: Twitter Reacts
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Andrew Breitbart, controversial conservative blogger and journalist, died today at the age of 43. Many were shocked at the news today and took to Twitter to talk about it. A quick glance at tweets related to Breitbart’s untimely passing shows …

YouTube: Rob Reiner Presents ’8,’ Play About Marriage Equality YouTube: Rob Reiner Presents ’8,’ Play About Marriage Equality
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Google has previously shown their support for marriage equality with their lovely Valentine’s Day Google doodle. YouTube will now be broadcasting a stage production on equal rights. Rob Reiner, famous actor and director, took to the YouTube blog today to …

Microsoft Reveals Kinect 3D Desktop (Video) Microsoft Reveals Kinect 3D Desktop (Video)
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Microsoft has pushed the boundaries between physical and digital worlds with their popular gaming interface Kinect. Now they plan to test this technology in the desktop PC market, with a Kinect-intigrated 3D desktop. Microsoft Research reveals at their recent TechForum …

Judges Say No To “CrackBerry”! Judges Say No To “CrackBerry”!
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Some Good news for BlackBerry branded product makers Research in Motion (RIM), the Trademark and trial appeal board has ruled that a gadget site cannot trademark the name, “CrackBerry”. Apparently, RIM requested that the trademark not be granted after the …

Assassin’s Creed 3 Poster Leaked?

Earlier today on Kotaku, a reader emailed in 2 pictures. One of the release date and some pre-order bonuses. The other picture is the interesting one, it features the hero infront of the an American flag holding what appears to …

Interview: Tello Launches Customer Service Tool For Business & Raises $2.7 Million Interview: Tello Launches Customer Service Tool For Business & Raises $2.7 Million

A greater emphasis has been put on customer service as a growing number of consumers provide reviews and feedback to businesses on their mobile devices. In addition, companies such as Zappos have set the bar really high in terms of customer expectations.

BBC World Service Broadcasts Live BBC World Service Broadcasts Live

In commemoration of its 80th birthday, the BBC World Service broadcasted its daily morning editorial meeting live, for the first time on Wednesday. The 55-minute taping was narrated with all speakers being introduced, to better accomodate a public audience. The …

Google Alternatives: How To Pull Yourself Out Of That G-hole Google Alternatives: How To Pull Yourself Out Of That G-hole
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Today’s the day, Googlers: that dreaded and disputed Privacy Policy goes into effect as of today. If you’re one of the Google users wary of what the new policy is going to do to you and your privacy, it might …

Is Twitter’s Decision to Sell Tweets a Violation of Privacy? Is Twitter’s Decision to Sell Tweets a Violation of Privacy?
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Remember all those snarky tweets you sent to your friends about the latest box-office failure you wasted two hours of your life on? Well, marketing companies might have been analyzing that information because Twitter is selling past tweets to data …

Windows Azure Brought Down Leap Year Bug Windows Azure Brought Down Leap Year Bug

Windows Azure, Microsoft’s cloud platform for building and hosting web applications, suffered an outage yesterday that brought down several websites that rely on the service. The outage began sometime Tuesday, and ran until just before 3 am (Pacific time) yesterday. …

Unreleased Set Photos of Heath Ledger as Joker in The Dark Knight Unreleased Set Photos of Heath Ledger as Joker in The Dark Knight

There’s an aura surrounding Heath Ledger’s performance in The Dark Knight; his turn as The Joker has already become legendary. You talk to not only comic book fans, but film aficionados, and all of them will tell you his performance …