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Manchester Police Use Social Media To Track Down Rioters Manchester Police Use Social Media To Track Down Rioters

While social media, especially Blackberry Messenger, was a communication tool of choice for rioters, the police department in Manchester, England has begun using a broad array of social media networks to track down rioters who were trying to copy their …

Warren Buffett Calls For Higher Taxes, Proves Twitter Has a Spelling Problem Warren Buffett Calls For Higher Taxes, Proves Twitter Has a Spelling Problem
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Billionaire Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett has made a splash on the internet with a piece published yesterday in the New York Times. In the op-ed, entitled “Stop Coddling the Super-Rich,” Buffett makes the case that taxes need to be …

Google Motorola Deal: What Samsung, Sony Ericsson, HTC & LG Think About It Google Motorola Deal: What Samsung, Sony Ericsson, HTC & LG Think About It

As you may know, Google announced its intent to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. The company has positioned the acquisition as a defensive strategy to “anti-competitive attacks” from companies like Apple and Microsoft. Google CEO Larry Page wrote on …

Does Everybody Own a Mobile Phone? Does Everybody Own a Mobile Phone?

If home computing ever does truly die, the culprit is an obvious choice. The mobile phone. While I’m one to believe that home computing hasn’t so much died, it’s just that most homes that want computers, be it Mac or …

The Terminator Hunts For Sarah Connor on Twitter The Terminator Hunts For Sarah Connor on Twitter
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Sometimes, when pop culture history meets Twitter, they fall in love. Since they love each other very much, they decide to show that love by making a novelty account. Some novelty accounts fail, and some succeed. This new novelty account …

Android Up to 150 Million Devices Activated Android Up to 150 Million Devices Activated

Google announced plans to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion, and discussing the acquisition on the Official Google Blog, Google CEO Larry Page also noted that over 150 million Android devices have been activated worldwide. Android must be doing quite …

Google Buys Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion Google Buys Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion
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Google announced this morning plans to acquire Motorola Mobility. The price: $12.5 billion – the company’s biggest-ever acquisition by far. CEO Larry Page made the announcement on the Official Google Blog: Motorola has a history of over 80 years of …

Cancer Survivors Build Network for Fighters, Survivors & Supporters Cancer Survivors Build Network for Fighters, Survivors & Supporters

Social media has been very helpful in unifying people around certain causes. It’s done a great job at it too, since relationships ranging from friendships to business partnerships have been created as a result. There is, however, a new social network that is striving to take this concept a little further.

Study Says Social Media Sucks at Driving Traffic Study Says Social Media Sucks at Driving Traffic
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Quite simply, when it comes to driving traffic to your website, social media sites like Twitter and Facebook kind of suck at it, at least according to a study done by a company called Outbrain. Once the study is taken …

Parents Spying on Their Kids on Facebook – An Infographic Parents Spying on Their Kids on Facebook – An Infographic
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What are your kids doing on Facebook? 55% of parents can answer that question, according to a study depicted in an infographic from OnlineSchools.com. The sources of the info in this graphic are a Bullguard Internet Security Survey and Parents, …

Teens Post Sexy Pics On Myspace, Judge Says It’s OK Teens Post Sexy Pics On Myspace, Judge Says It’s OK
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In the last year or so, we’ve seen multiple instances of minors being charged with crimes for sexting. Apparently, to some prosecutors, these racy pics constitute child pornography – even if the nude photos that the minors posses are photos …

Google+ Games. Now it’s On. Google+ Games. Now it’s On.
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Well, it was only a matter of time. Here comes Google+ games for better or for worse. Will games put Google+ in the mainstream? Will you play them? Comment here. As you may have guessed, I’m not a big Facebook …

Farm Aid Streaming Live Online Thanks to Brightcove Farm Aid Streaming Live Online Thanks to Brightcove

Brightcove announced that it’s providing live streaming for Farm Aid today. Headliners of the show include regulars Dave Matthews, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Willie Nelson. “Farm Aid joins a fast-growing list of organizations taking advantage of Brightcove’s live streaming …

Ron Paul Wins First Ever Online Iowa Straw Poll
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The big Ames straw poll is not until tomorrow, but another straw poll already has a winner. Texas Congressman Ron Paul has won the first ever Online Iowa Straw Poll, and won by a wide margin at that. Out of …

Who’s Using Google+ ? Who’s Using Google+ ?
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Experian Hitwise has put out a new look at the early adopters of Google+. The service has been out for about a month and a half now, and the invites are easier to come by. Each user has been allotted …

Google Still Dominates Search Google Still Dominates Search
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Water’s wet, sky’s blue, and Google is still king of the search engine industry. So much so, in fact, the amount of search queries conducted on Google more than double Yahoo and Bing (one and the same now?) their combined …

London Riot Victim Gets Social Media Help To Fix Destroyed Barbershop London Riot Victim Gets Social Media Help To Fix Destroyed Barbershop
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Social media has been an integral part of the riots in England, both for good and for bad. Though many blame quick, wide-scale communication for mobilizing and then prolonging the riots, social media has also been a tool for good. …

iPhone 5 Rumor: Release Date Not In September After All? iPhone 5 Rumor: Release Date Not In September After All?
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Earlier we wrote about a rumor that was making the rounds on the Internet that Apple would beholding a media event on September 7th. The initial thought was Apple would use this venue to launch the uber-hyped iPhone 5. It …

Google Analytics Update: Better Understanding of Site Interactions Google Analytics Update: Better Understanding of Site Interactions
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Google announced an update to sessions in Google Analytics. The company says it will lead to a “clearer understanding of website interactions.” As it stands now, GA ends a session when over 30 minutes have elapsed between pageviews for a …

Google Plus Games and Facebook Privacy Comparison
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For those of us eagerly awaiting brand pages, Google Plus has recently thrown us a bone in our wait by adding a new “Games” offering to its social network. These games are reminiscent of the current games that are available …

Warrant Star Jani Lane’s Death Spurs Twitter Debate Warrant Star Jani Lane’s Death Spurs Twitter Debate
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As you might have seen while perusing the internets this afternoon, Former Warrant frtonman Jani Lane was found dead last night in a motel room just outside of L.A. When we first told you about his death, we reported on …

Firefox 6 Next Tuesday? Firefox 6 Next Tuesday?
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If there aren’t a new batch of bugs discovered between this weekend and Tuesday, the 16th of August, Firefox fans and users alike can expect a new version of the browser to be available. As pointed out by Maximum PC, …

Rumor: iPhone 5 Releasing With Built-In Projector? Rumor: iPhone 5 Releasing With Built-In Projector?
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On August 11th Apple was granted a patent application by the US Patent & Trademark Office which hints at Apple’s upcoming plans to possibly incorporate projectors into future iOS devices. The rumor d’jour at the moment is that Apple might …

Google+ Makes Splash in Social Sector, But Will It Last? Google+ Makes Splash in Social Sector, But Will It Last?
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Google+ has been on quite a ride in its first 6 weeks of existence. It obtained 10 million users in just two weeks and is now said to have over 20 million users. The overall reaction has been positive, but since the platform is currently invitation-only, the early adopters have mostly been the tech savvy crowd.