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Study Looks at Virtual Goods Purchasing By Ethnicity Study Looks at Virtual Goods Purchasing By Ethnicity

MocoSpace has put out an infographic looking at virtual goods purchases by ethnicity. This is based on the results of a study based on Americans by ethnicity, with data collected during June, looking at 40,000 mobile social gamers. The firm …

Righthaven May File for Bankruptcy: Report Righthaven May File for Bankruptcy: Report

Things don’t appear to be looking too great for Righthaven these days. After losing some key fair use cases, the company stopped filing suits altogether, and got rid of a lawyer that’s been involved in over 50 cases. For more …

Marty McFly, The Kardashians, and Starbursts Marty McFly, The Kardashians, and Starbursts

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 …

More Fun With The Back to the Future Nikes More Fun With The Back to the Future Nikes

Nike’s Back to the Future trip has been a big success. The topic is burning up the blogosphere, sports blogs, especially and, of course, Twitter. Furthermore, there are reports are coming in of astronomical prices being paid for Nike’s futuristic …

Groupon Reportedly Sued By Its Own Sales Staff Groupon Reportedly Sued By Its Own Sales Staff
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Things were going along so well for Groupon, but at some point things took a dramatic turn, and now it just seems to be negative story after negative story. Even CEO Andrew Mason’s internal staff memo aimed at boosting employee …

AOL Reportedly Interested in Deal with Yahoo, Yahoo Reportedly Not AOL Reportedly Interested in Deal with Yahoo, Yahoo Reportedly Not

It seems that AOL wants to merge with Yahoo, but that the feeling is not mutual. The chatter stems from a Bloomberg piece, which cites “two people familiar with the matter” as saying that AOL CEO Tim Armstrong is taking …

Windows 8 Promises Faster Boot Up Times Windows 8 Promises Faster Boot Up Times
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People often test how robust their computer is by seeing how long it takes to boot it up from an off postion. Now, it’s true the software being booted into has a huge impact on upload speeds, so that needs …

iPhone 5 Rumor: Releasing On Sprint With Unlimited Data Plan? iPhone 5 Rumor: Releasing On Sprint With Unlimited Data Plan?
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Today’s iPhone 5 rumor bypasses the “if” it’s going to launch on Sprint question and jumps right ahead to specifics of that launch. According to sources “familiar with the matter” as quoted in Bloomberg, the iPhone 5 will most definitely …

Marty McFly’s Nikes Available Through eBay Auction Marty McFly’s Nikes Available Through eBay Auction

Yesterday, we discussed Nike’s awesome Air Mag shoe, which is a recreation of the shoes worn by Marty McFly in Back to the Future Part II. The buzz these shoes received was tremendous. However, the information surrounding them was not. …

Contagion Gets Awesomely Gross Advertising Campaign Contagion Gets Awesomely Gross Advertising Campaign
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The new disaster flick Contagion sports an all-star cast including Matt Damon, Jude Law, Gweneth Paltrow and Kate Winslet. It sports an Academy Award-winning director in Steven Soderbergh. It also sports this truly spectacular viral ad campaign (I’m so sorry …

9/11 Attacks, Ground Zero As Captured From Space 9/11 Attacks, Ground Zero As Captured From Space
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On September 11th, 2001, Astronaut Frank Culbertson was the only American not on the planet Earth. He was aboard the International Space Station, the only American on the crew. He happened to be flying over the New York City area …

Facebook Smart Lists Kind of Google+-esque Facebook Smart Lists Kind of Google+-esque
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Facebook is apparently testing a feature called “Smart Lists” which appears to group your friends by people you work with, people you attend school with, and people who live within 50 miles of your current city. The feature appears to …

Adventure World is 40 Times Bigger Than Farmville Adventure World is 40 Times Bigger Than Farmville
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Zynga today announced the launch of a new Facebook game called Adventure World, which was unveiled last month. Zynga is of course responsible for some of the most popular games on Facebook, such as Farmville and Cityville (among others). The …

Anonymous Launches URGE, A Twitter Hijacking Tool Anonymous Launches URGE, A Twitter Hijacking Tool
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Apparently, Anonymous is sick of everyone on Twitter talking about Justin Bieber and Bernie Mac. More specifically, they seem to blame Twitter for choosing to trend those hashtags instead of other hashtags that the group feels are more important. Their …

US Search Market: Google Down, Bing and Yahoo Up US Search Market: Google Down, Bing and Yahoo Up
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Experian Hitwise released its search market share numbers for the four weeks ending August 27. Key findings are as follows: Google accounted for 65.09% of all U.S. searches conducted in the four weeks ending August 27, 2011. Bing-powered search comprised …

Lost iPhone 5 Prototype Gets The Conan Treatment Lost iPhone 5 Prototype Gets The Conan Treatment
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Earlier this month, we began hearing rumors that an Apple employee had misplaced an iPhone prototype in a San Francisco tequila bar back in July. The scenario seemed almost identical to what happened last year when another Apple employee lost …

CNET’s Scott Ard to Oversee the Most Visited Page in the U.S. CNET’s Scott Ard to Oversee the Most Visited Page in the U.S.

The search for a CEO may still be going on at Yahoo, but the company has acquired CNET editor-in-chief to become editor of its U.S. home page. This is pretty significant given that this is the most visited page on …

No Matter Your Politics, I Think We Can All Agree That Mormons Tan Well No Matter Your Politics, I Think We Can All Agree That Mormons Tan Well

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 …

Did Facebook Copy Twitter’s iOS App? Did Facebook Copy Twitter’s iOS App?
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Earlier this week, Facebook released an update for their iOS app. Version 3.5 now allows Facebook users to tag people in posts, add their location, and tool single-post privacy settings on the go. Along with those functionality changes, it also …

iGoogle Redesigned, More Updates on the Way iGoogle Redesigned, More Updates on the Way
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Google has redesigned iGoogle, its custom homepage product, so that it is more in line with other recent Google redesigns. That includes the navigation bar at the top and the left panel, as seen in the image. “In addition to …

Yahoo’s Brand Not Damaged, According to Report Yahoo’s Brand Not Damaged, According to Report

“Yahoo is not a damaged brand in the eyes of the public,” a spokesperson for YouGov BrandIndex tells WebProNews, pointing to some new research from the firm. As you may know, Yahoo just fired CEO Carol Bartz. She had some …

iOS Blogger App Launched iOS Blogger App Launched
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Google announced a new Blogger app for iOS, which lets bloggers write new blog posts and publish them from their iPhones or iPod Touches. “With the Blogger app, you can write a new blog post and publish it immediately or …

Tea Party Zombies Must Die Lets You Explode Conservative Icons With an AK47 Tea Party Zombies Must Die Lets You Explode Conservative Icons With an AK47
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File this under the “I’m conflicted” folder. A new online game is causing quite a stir, as its gameplay involves destroying the zombified versions of various conservative and Tea Party icons with a slew of different weaponry – from AKs …

Bartz Calls Yahoo Board Names Bartz Calls Yahoo Board Names
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Suffice it to say, Carol Bartz is a little bitter about how things went down at Yahoo. You’ve probably already seen the now famous email that Bartz sent to Yahoo employees from her iPad, which read, “I am very sad …