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Internet Explorer 9 Is the Most Popular Browser for Windows 7 Internet Explorer 9 Is the Most Popular Browser for Windows 7
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Earlier today, we wrote an article about Google Chrome overtaking Firefox on a worldwide basis in terms of use. During the article, StatCounter’s graph showed a steady decline of Internet Explorer users, and while that may be the case, the …

Apple, Google, Facebook Partner With EU To Make Internet Safer for Kids Apple, Google, Facebook Partner With EU To Make Internet Safer for Kids

The European Commission issued a press release today announcing that 28 tech companies had partnered with them in an effort to make the internet a safer place for Europe’s children. The Coalition of tech companies will focus on a set …

Amazon’s Santa App Launched for Kindle Fire, iPad (and maybe Android) Amazon’s Santa App Launched for Kindle Fire, iPad (and maybe Android)
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When I was a kid, before I went to bed on Christmas Eve I would leave my wishlist of presents near the fireplace along with the awesome bribe of milk and cookies so that, hopefully, Santa Claus would leave me …

“Can You Crack It” Recruits British Spies With Codebreaking Game “Can You Crack It” Recruits British Spies With Codebreaking Game
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Want to work for one of the arms of the UK’s intelligence services? Are you adept at cracking codes? Well, free up a chunk of your day – there’s a puzzle that requires your expertise. GCHQ, the intelligence agency that …

LeBron’s Plaxico Imitation Gets ESPN Riled Up; Twitter Responds to ESPN LeBron’s Plaxico Imitation Gets ESPN Riled Up; Twitter Responds to ESPN

Some background: Plaxico Burress, for those who don’t know, is a wide receiver for the New York Jets. It’s Burress’ first year with the Jets following a stint in prison, which he received for shooting himself in the leg at …

Facebook Privacy Questioned By European Commission – Facebook Reacts Facebook Privacy Questioned By European Commission – Facebook Reacts
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It appears that the European Commission is preparing to crack down on Facebook. According to a report from the Telegraph earlier this week, the EC is planning to introduce a new directive that would actually ban targeted advertising on the site.

Helium Account Balances Appear Negative for Writers Helium Account Balances Appear Negative for Writers
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Writing community Helium is apparently having some issues in the writers’ payments department. If you’re not familiar with Helium otherwise, WebProNews readers may remember the site being discussed in the wake of Google’s Panda update. It’s a user generated content …

Living Social Offers 5 Big Macs & Fries For $13, Twitter Doesn’t Approve Living Social Offers 5 Big Macs & Fries For $13, Twitter Doesn’t Approve
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Most of you are probably familiar with Living Social, they offer a new deal each day to their members. Well today they’ve put out the largest national fast food daily deal – ever. The deal is a $13 voucher booklet, …

Google Chrome Overtakes Firefox Google Chrome Overtakes Firefox
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Something occurred to me when reading about this subject: what does the winner of the browser wars get? Dominance over the Internet with king-of-the-hill bragging rights? Money? Women? Power? Well, actually, that third one is pretty accurate because there is …

Shopycat: Walmart’s Facebook App Helps You Find Better Christmas Gifts Shopycat: Walmart’s Facebook App Helps You Find Better Christmas Gifts
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Searching for just the right gift for each person on your Christmas shopping list can feel like a swift kick to the jingle bells if you’re buying for someone that would be commonly described as “hard to shop for.” Second …

NORAD’s Santa Tracker Site Goes Live NORAD’s Santa Tracker Site Goes Live

Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. And he’s about to be under high-tech surveillance. It’s only a few weeks until Santa Claus comes to town, and for years the North American Aerospace Defense Command has been helping anxious kids …

Twitter Beats Facebook Among Webmasters Twitter Beats Facebook Among Webmasters

A study conducted by a new social outreach company called Outreachr has found that nearly a third of webmasters include links to their company’s Twitter page than to their Facebook profile. Outreachr, which launches this week, is aimed at webmasters …

Google+ Pages to Get Multi-Admin Functionality This Month Google+ Pages to Get Multi-Admin Functionality This Month

Google held a live Q&A about Google+ for businesses. The biggest thing to come of this, that most businesses are probably interested in, is the coming functionality for multiple page admins. It should be here in December, and then you …

Method Man and Sour Patch Kids Form a World Gone Sour Method Man and Sour Patch Kids Form a World Gone Sour

If you’ve been wondering what Method Man has been up to recently, all you need to do is watch the video below. Apparently, he’s been creating a music video for Capcom’s upcoming game World Gone Sour. Capcom isn’t developing the …

Facebook Status Update Character Limit Now Much Higher Facebook Status Update Character Limit Now Much Higher
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Facebook announced that it is increasing the character limit on status updates. In a status update on the Facebook + Journalists page, the company wrote: “In September, we increased the character limit on status updates to 5,000 characters. Today, we’re …

ABC To Advertise In NYC Taxies ABC To Advertise In NYC Taxies

Starting on January 1, 2012 a new agreement will take effect, which will allow ABC to begin selling ads and providing clips of entertainment to Creative Mobile Technologies (CMT) infused New York City cabs. At the moment, that’s about 6,600 …

Apple: Siri Abortion Answers “Not Intentional Omissions” Apple: Siri Abortion Answers “Not Intentional Omissions”
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Earlier this week, we told you about the growing number of people who were discovering that Apple’s iPhone 4S voice assistant Siri might not be the best place to turn if you’re looking for help with pregnancy issues. Specifically, Siri …

Email Shows Your Hierarchy of Friends Email Shows Your Hierarchy of Friends

Following the recent news that Facebook reveals about four degrees of separation among networks of friends, new research has come out demonstrating a similar phenomenon at work within a person’s email. Northwestern University researchers Stefan Wuchty and Brian Uzzi have …

Carrier IQ Collects Data on Millions of Phones Carrier IQ Collects Data on Millions of Phones

Android app developer Trevor Eckhart posted a video to his YouTube account on Monday in which he claims to have discovered a hidden app in the handsets of several carriers. Eckhart claims that the app, Carrier IQ, collects a wide …

Spanish Kindle Store Launches with 22,000+ Titles Spanish Kindle Store Launches with 22,000+ Titles
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Amazon has just launched their Spanish language Kindle Store today, and it’s starting with over 22,000 titles. Over 1,000 of these titles are free e-books, as they are part of the public domain. The Spanish Kindle Store contains most of …

iPhone Tops Yahoo’s 2011 Most Searched List iPhone Tops Yahoo’s 2011 Most Searched List

First we looked at Bing’s 2011 round-up of top searches. Then it was Ask and AOL. Now it’s Yahoo’s turn. It was the iPhone that apparently captured the hearts of most Yahoo searchers. Even more so than Kim Kardashian. “For …

Olive: First Feature Film Shot With A Cellphone Olive: First Feature Film Shot With A Cellphone

It’s crazy how far cellphone camera technology has advanced. Just a few years ago they were more of a novelty feature; fast forward a bit, and you can record full HD video. With that in mind, a film crew has …

Dalai Lama, Toyota’s New Ride, & Mrs. Darth Vader Dalai Lama, Toyota’s New Ride, & Mrs. Darth Vader

Welcome to the maiden voyage of a new daily cruise hosted by WebProNews: Top Photos from Google+. We’ll be posting some of the more intriguing, weirdest, captivating, or stirring photos we can find to share with you each day. Check …

Duolingo Wants To Translate The Internet By Helping You Learn Another Language Duolingo Wants To Translate The Internet By Helping You Learn Another Language
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Duolingo’s premise is quite simple. How do you get people to translate the web for free? Their answer is to turn it into an experience that is part game, part language instruction, and all ambitious crowdsourcing. Duolingo is the brainchild …