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AndroidLand, LinkedIn, Santa & Lions AndroidLand, LinkedIn, Santa & Lions
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Today’s video round-up looks at AndroidLand in Australia, LinkedIn company status updates, lion hugs, and last year’s Santa tracking (ahead of this year’s of course). View more daily video round-ups here. The greatest overreaction on YouTube since the double rainbow: …

Report Suggests Mozilla and Google Are Done Report Suggests Mozilla and Google Are Done
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Back in October, Mozilla introduced Firefox with Bing. This may have been a sign of things to come. Ed Bott at ZDnet has put out an interesting report indicating that Mozilla’s deal with Google ended in November, and questions Mozilla’s …

Herman Cain “Suspends” Presidential Bid, Twitter Reacts
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Social media plays an enormous role in the election race. It also, of course, plays a big role in giving people a platform to express their feelings about (and poke fun at) candidates. That includes when they decide to “suspend” …

Pew Study: Internet Is Fun, Most Adults Say Pew Study: Internet Is Fun, Most Adults Say

Internet junkies, sleep soundly tonight and know that are not alone: a new Pew Internet study shows that 58% of adults in the United States now turn to the Internet as a way to kill some time or simply get …

Google Algorithm Updates: The Latest Things To Consider Google Algorithm Updates: The Latest Things To Consider
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Google has been making a big deal about wanting to be more transparent about its search algorithm lately (without revealing the secret sauce too much of course). And so far, I have to say they’re making good on that promise …

Steve Jobs, Regret & Spying on Smartphones Steve Jobs, Regret & Spying on Smartphones
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Today’s video round-up looks at Steve Jobs’ vision, regretting regret, software that spies on smartphones, and some other cool stuff. View more daily video round-ups here. Sony’s “most insane immersive movie experience ever”: Google on GoMo – helping businesses create …

How To Delete Your Gowalla Account How To Delete Your Gowalla Account
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We recently told you about Facebook acquiring the location-based provider Gowalla. Citing “a source close to Gowalla”, CNN Money learned that the company had been purchased Facebook for an undisclosed sum. With that in mind, if you don’t want Facebook …

Gowalla Acquired By Facebook Gowalla Acquired By Facebook
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Facebook has acquired location-based provider Gowalla, according to a report. Citing “a source close to Gowalla”, CNN Money says Facebook has purchased the company for an undislosed amount. The Gowalla team, including founder Josh Williams, will move from their Austin, …

Internet Handles Predicted To Replace Phone Numbers, Email Addresses Internet Handles Predicted To Replace Phone Numbers, Email Addresses

That strange, somewhat vulnerable feeling of not having to commit your friends’ phone numbers to memory shouldn’t bother you for much longer, at least one analyst predicts. Adib Ghubril, an analyst with Gartner, has asserted that Internet handles will become …

Carrier IQ: Consumer Watchdog Asks Justice, FCC to Investigate Carrier IQ: Consumer Watchdog Asks Justice, FCC to Investigate

Advocacy group Consumer Watchdog announced this afternoon that it has sent letters to the Justice Department and the FCC calling on them to investigate not only Carrier IQ, but also operating system makers, as well as handset manufacturers and phone …

Galaxy S II Catches Fire In Guy’s Pants Galaxy S II Catches Fire In Guy’s Pants
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Talk about a close call. A really, really close call. Apparently, a Samsung Galaxy S II caught fire inside someone’s pocket. The incident was reported on the xda-developers forums, by a friend who seemed to be seeing at least a …

Free Text Messaging App From Yahoo: Hub Free Text Messaging App From Yahoo: Hub
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Were you just thinking to yourself: “I wish there were an easier way to have conversations from my phone?” If so, Yahoo claims to have the solution with its mobile app Hub, which comes with the tagline: “conversations made easy”. …

LSU, Georgia Fans Use YouTube To Prepare Us For SEC Championship LSU, Georgia Fans Use YouTube To Prepare Us For SEC Championship

The SEC Championship is this weekend, as Georgia and LSU get ready to battle for conference supremacy. The favored LSU Tigers are playing for a BCS Championship berth, while the Georgia Bulldogs are playing for legitimacy. No, the Bulldogs won’t …

Using Twitter to Track the Government Using Twitter to Track the Government
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Concerns over privacy and “Big Brother” type government surveillance have grown exponentially in the last few years, matching the growth of social media and the mobile internet. Most people are at least somewhat concerned by the idea that the government …

Urban Decay, Ass. Cream Cakes, & Iggy Pop Urban Decay, Ass. Cream Cakes, & Iggy Pop

It’s the end of the week and what better time take in the dazzling photos we found today on Google+. Move your mouse cursor over each image to read the caption (if the photographer gave one). Also, if you like …

Google AdWords Help Center Gets Makeover Google AdWords Help Center Gets Makeover
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Google has launched a new version of its AdWords Help Center, based on feedback from users. Presumably that means you. Changes include: simpler navigation (a new menu at the top of each page), visible contact options (“contact us” button at …

Preview Trent Reznor’s Score From The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Preview Trent Reznor’s Score From The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

The English-language version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is set to hit theaters on December 21st. People are generally looking forward to the movie for varying reasons: they were a fan of the original, the loved the books …

iPhone Games In Real Life? Australian Indie Video Is Viral Gold iPhone Games In Real Life? Australian Indie Video Is Viral Gold

A small band from Brisbane, Australia has a viral hit on their hands with their mobile gaming-themed video for their song “Why Don’t We Do Something.” Hey Geronimo (who used to call themselves Hey Ho Geronimo as their Facebook page …

Senator Al Franken Challenges Carrier IQ Senator Al Franken Challenges Carrier IQ
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Privacy in relation to mobile technology is a touchy subject. Whether it’s Apple’s location data blow up or the latest controversy involving Carrier IQ and its hidden mobile device rootkit, issues of security still loom over the entire industry. To …

Facebook Increases Mobile Presence with New Hire Facebook Increases Mobile Presence with New Hire
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Facebook has announced that they have hired James Pearce to be their new head of mobile developer relations. Pearce currently works for Sencha, a software company that specializes in HTML5 web apps. According to a post on his blog, Pearce …

Rolando McClain’s Epic Arrest Picture Blows Twitter Up Rolando McClain’s Epic Arrest Picture Blows Twitter Up

Rolando McClain, in case you’re unaware, is a professional athlete who plays for the NFL’s Oakland Raiders. McClain was very recently arrested for allegedly holding a gun to the side of someone’s head and discharging the weapon next to the …

Facebook’s New NYC Engineering Office Is Already Accepting Applications Facebook’s New NYC Engineering Office Is Already Accepting Applications

Looking to tap into some East Coast talent, Facebook has just announced that they will be opening a brand new engineering office in New York City. It will be their first engineering office outside the West Coast. “More than 800 …

Galaxy Nexus Speed Tests, Bing & Sharks Galaxy Nexus Speed Tests, Bing & Sharks

Today’s video round-up includes some Galaxy Nexus speed tests, Bing decisions that shaped 2011 (via Google’s YouTube), and an instant hit Lady Gaga video. And some great shark footage. View more video round-ups here. Verizon Wireless Galaxy Nexus Prime 4G …

Donald Trump, Wax Angelina Jolie, and Kenyans Donald Trump, Wax Angelina Jolie, and Kenyans

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 …