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SOPA and PIPA Are Bad For YOU – The Simple Reason Why
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Clay Shirky is an author and an adjunct professor in New York University’s graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program, where he teaches a course named “Social Weather.” Clay Shirky understands the Stop Internet Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act. He understands …

SOPA: The Pirate Bay Is An Old School Hollywood SOPA: The Pirate Bay Is An Old School Hollywood
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The Pirate Bay has always been an outspoken proponent of Internet freedom. Now they’re an outspoken opponent of Hollywood. Yesterday, The Pirate Bay issued a statement about SOPA that was to be issued to the “Internets.” In it, they take …

Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart Take On SOPA Blackouts Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart Take On SOPA Blackouts

Comedy Central’s late night duo took notice of yesterday’s SOPA Blackouts, as Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show and Stephen Colbert’s The Colbert Report both included SOPA-themed segments on Wednesday. Colbert takes the stance that anything you need on the internet, …

Google Ends The 24 Hour SOPA / PIPA Blackout Google Ends The 24 Hour SOPA / PIPA Blackout
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As previously reported, Google had gone with a blacked out logo for the much publicized SOPA / PIPA Blackout Day. Users who visited Google during the twenty-four hour protest were greeted with the following logo: Google didn’t just stop with …

Facebook Open Graph Apps And Actions Finally Launch Facebook Open Graph Apps And Actions Finally Launch
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Facebook finally announced the full launch of its new Open Graph, initially announced at f8 last year. “The Open Graph has already had a significant impact on music, news, and video, but this was just the beginning,” explains Facebook’s Eddie …

Wikipedia Ends Their SOPA / PIPA Blackout Wikipedia Ends Their SOPA / PIPA Blackout
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It’s been a cold and lonely place on the Internet over the past 24 hours. Wikipedia was in full blackout mode as they protested both SOPA / PIPA. Well my friends, the blackout is over. The world is right again, …

SOPA, Mark Wahlberg, and Facts Without Wikipedia SOPA, Mark Wahlberg, and Facts Without Wikipedia
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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 …

Cats & Hitler Hate SOPA, Projection Mapping, and Rated-R Rugrats Cats & Hitler Hate SOPA, Projection Mapping, and Rated-R Rugrats

A viral video is one that becomes popular through the process of Internet sharing, via social media, sharing sites, or good ‘ole email. Everyday we highlight some of the best that are currently viral and some that are trending that …

Protests In NYC, San Francisco Bring SOPA/PIPA Strike To First Life Protests In NYC, San Francisco Bring SOPA/PIPA Strike To First Life

We’re approaching the last leg of today’s SOPA/PIPA protest that delivered shocks throughout the Internet to Senators and lazy college students alike. Wikipedia suspended itself and Google made a pretty pointed statement. Still, while all of this heavy activity was …

SOPA: An Open Letter To Washington From Content Creators SOPA: An Open Letter To Washington From Content Creators
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In all the debate that has raged over SOPA/PIPA, one group has been decidedly under-represented: the creators of the content that the two bills are designed to protect. Those lobbying loudest in support of SOPA and PIPA have insisted that …

BitTorrent Testing Peer-To-Peer Video Streaming BitTorrent Testing Peer-To-Peer Video Streaming
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BitTorrent changed the way we shared information. Now they’re changing the way we stream information. BitTorrent in association with Dean Guitars will be live streaming NAMM Jam this Friday night from 6:45 p.m. to midnight. The live stream will be …

Apple Settles Lawsuit Over Stolen MacBook, iPod Touch
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Whenever we buy something new there’s always a little bit of paranoia about it. What if your new car gets totalled on the way home from the lot? What if one of those new earrings falls down your bathroom drain? …

NASA To Host ‘Tweetup’ With Astronaut Ron Garan NASA To Host ‘Tweetup’ With Astronaut Ron Garan
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You will probably never go to outer space, so the next best thing is to get to know somebody who has been to outer space. That’s essentially what NASA is offering Twitter users next month when it will host a …

Motherlode of Material On Romney Hits Web

A 200-page file on Mitt Romney has been released online. The file is comprehensive in its coverage of Romney’s political positions – as of 2008 anyway – on a wide variety of topics. It is rumored to be materials compiled …

Verizon Expanding 4G LTE Network To Five New Markets Verizon Expanding 4G LTE Network To Five New Markets
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Verizon announced today that they are expanding their 4G LTE network. The network will be activated in five new markets tomorrow and expanded in three others. Tomorrow’s launches bring the total number of markets with access to the 4G network …

Twitter Activity At Work Up 700% In Past 14 Months Twitter Activity At Work Up 700% In Past 14 Months

Take one guess what you’re coworker next to you is doing right now. If you guessed that they’re putzing around on Twitter, you’re probably right. New research conducted by Palo Alto Networks, the network security company, reveals tremendous growth in …

YouTube Taps Tony Hawk, Adds New Sports Channels YouTube Taps Tony Hawk, Adds New Sports Channels

YouTube, in their current quest to make the site more channel-oriented, has announced a new set of channels that deal with an already-popular topic on YouTube – action sports. The four new channels are Alli Sports, Network A, Red Bull …

NASA’s Code Laid Bare NASA’s Code Laid Bare

NASA’s code has now gone open source – cue homebrew rocket ships. Open source development is a great thing. With NASA opening a new open source software-dedicated Web site, it allows street coders to access and improve the source code …

Huffington Post Streaming Network On The Way Huffington Post Streaming Network On The Way
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In a news world placing a greater emphasis on “premium video content,” the Huffington Post is set to launch an online streaming news channel with the hope of competing with entities like CNN and MSNBC. According to Forbes, the new …

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Speaks Out Against SOPA / PIPA Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Speaks Out Against SOPA / PIPA
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted a message about SOPA and PIPA on Facebook today. He said: The internet is the most powerful tool we have for creating a more open and connected world. We can’t let poorly thought out laws …

The Twitter Crowd Weighs in with Things Better Than SOPA The Twitter Crowd Weighs in with Things Better Than SOPA

Aside from the bouts of humor many Twitter users are providing, thanks, in large part to the @herpderpedia Twitter account’s work, it’s also becoming a water cooler of sorts, at least in relation to the anti-piracy act that’s ruling the …

General Electric and Apple General Electric and Apple
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General Electric is a company that has been around for 120 years and has a reputation synonomous with houshold appliances and lightbulbs. Executives at the company report that one of their largest challenges is convincing their workforce that they are …

Android Devices Projected To Surpass PC Sales Next Year Android Devices Projected To Surpass PC Sales Next Year

An analysis from Asymco suggests that, as soon as next year, the amount of Android-supported devices shipped will exceed the number of PC units. Horace Dediu, who compiled the data, asserts that given the quantity of respective units shipped today, …

Chegg Announces Web-Based eTextbook Reader Chegg Announces Web-Based eTextbook Reader
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Chegg, a website specializing in the sale and rental of textbooks, has announced a new way to study. Their new eTextbook Reader is a web-based e-reader allowing users to access their textbooks from any HTML5-compatible web browser. Chegg’s eTextbook Reader …