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Why Did Facebook Disable Mark Zuckerberg’s Account? Why Did Facebook Disable Mark Zuckerberg’s Account?
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Is Facebook in the process of eating its own? Is some kind of mutiny against Zuckerberg occurring, or is this just a case of mistaken identity? If you answered “yes” to the last option, you nailed it because the Mark …

Blekko Privacy Features Announced, 48-Hour Data Retention Blekko Privacy Features Announced, 48-Hour Data Retention

Blekko announced some new privacy settings this morning. Personal info (like IP addresses) will now be retained for a maximum of 48 hours. That compares to the 18-month policy employed by Google (and Yahoo), and the 6-month policy employed by …

PlayStation Network Downtime Prompting Massive Trade-Ins in the UK PlayStation Network Downtime Prompting Massive Trade-Ins in the UK
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One of the big questions surrounding this whole PSN outage cluster-you-know-what has been brand loyalty.  At what point will PS3 owners jump ship and swim on over to Xbox 360 island? Over the course of the outage, I have asked …

Comcast Blocking Pirate Bay? (No, According to Comcast) Comcast Blocking Pirate Bay? (No, According to Comcast)
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Someone might want to let ISPs know that, no matter how much they want the opposite, net neutrality rules are still in effect. Of course, considering their success the last time Comcast went against the FCC, perhaps the ISPs just …

Twitter Announces Web App Redesign Twitter Announces Web App Redesign
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Twitter has just announced on their blog that they are in the process of rolling out the new web interface for mobile devices. For those who access the service through twitter.com on their mobile browsers instead of through an iPhone …

Foursquare Check-in Nets Cheaper Gas at Murphy USA Foursquare Check-in Nets Cheaper Gas at Murphy USA
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As gas prices have continued to climb, topping $4 in many parts of the U.S., one fuel retailer is harnessing to power of social media to bring in customers. Murphy USA, a gas station chain located adjacent to Walmarts and …

Flash Users Double HTML5 Users Flash Users Double HTML5 Users
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Infographics are an “in” thing right now, because, let’s face it, it’s hard not love visually-appealing graphics that offer a clean presentation of the information in question. In this case, the subject under scrutiny has to do with web file …

Google Announcements You May Have Missed – Google I/O [Updated] Google Announcements You May Have Missed – Google I/O [Updated]

Google is currently holding its annual Google I/O developer event. The company has made a slew of announcements. There is a lot to keep track of, so here is a compilation of some things Google has announced since the event …

Facebook Rolls Out Page Tagging in Photos Facebook Rolls Out Page Tagging in Photos
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Starting Today, Facebook users can tag pages in their photos. Previously, only friends were able to be tagged and linked to within photos. A certain page can now be tagged by anyone on Facebook, not simply those who have liked …

Android Market Gets New Features Android Market Gets New Features

While today was largely Chrome day at Google I/O and yesterday was largely Android day, Google is still making Android-related announcements. Today, Google revealed five new features for the Android Market. That’s in addition to the recently announced movie rentals. …

100,000 Apps Enable Leakage of Facebook Profile Info, According to Symantec 100,000 Apps Enable Leakage of Facebook Profile Info, According to Symantec
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Security firm Symantec released a report indicating that there are about 100,000 Facebook apps that accidentally enable the leakage of Facebook user info to third-parties like advertisers and analytics platforms. The firm has confirmed the issue with Facebook, which it …

DoubleTap Sharing On the Android DoubleTap Sharing On the Android

Near Field Communications (NFC — not the football division, either) is an incredibly exploitable technology with mobile devices, whether it be for consumable transactions or creating a bridge between two devices in order to share data. Now, Android users will …

Virtual Russian Roulette for Your Facebook Life Virtual Russian Roulette for Your Facebook Life
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It always interested me just how much the term “Russian Roulette” has permeated out culture.  Anything that’s dangerous and involves chance is said to be “like russian roulette” for X.  People can only speculate that the game is named due …

Not Every Google Tweak Is Still Panda. Not Every Google Tweak Is Still Panda.
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There’s talk going around of a “Panda 3.0” or a “Panda 2.1” in reference to recent tweaks to the Google algorithm. The fact is that Google makes many adjustments to its algorithm on an ongoing basis, and generally only feels …

Star Wars Fail Whale As Cool As Google Doodles? Star Wars Fail Whale As Cool As Google Doodles?

Yes, most everyone is madly in love with the new Google Doodle, honoring Martha Graham — rightfully so — but there may be an honest-to-goodness competitor to today’s throne holder, the Star Wars Fail Whale. Debuting on the official Star …

Google Government Issues Galore! Google Government Issues Galore!
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With Google I/O currently going on, there is a ton of Google-related news coming out. We provided a round-up of announcements here (and here’s today’s Chrome announcements), but there is also a lot of non-I/O Google news circulating today. Google …

Google Chromebooks Get Release Date – June 15 (Acer and Samsung Models) Google Chromebooks Get Release Date – June 15 (Acer and Samsung Models)
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Yesterday was Android day at Google I/O, and today is Chrome day. The company announced today that Chrome is up from 70 million users at last year’s Google I/O to 160 million active users now. Google announced new Google “Chromebooks” …

Google Lobbies for Self-Driving Car Legality in Nevada Google Lobbies for Self-Driving Car Legality in Nevada

Google’s once secret automated vehicle research and testing is now looking towards the next step: legality.  Well, in one state at least. The New York Times is reporting that Google is “quietly lobbying” for proposed legislation in the great state …

Google Doodle Celebrates Martha Graham Google Doodle Celebrates Martha Graham
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Today is the birthday is Martha Graham, American dancer and choreographer who is thought of as one of the pioneering minds in the field. Born in Pittsburgh in 1894, she is often compared with Picasso, Einstein and Stravinsky because she …

Groupon Now Goes Live Groupon Now Goes Live
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Groupon is looking to expand beyond their current one-deal-per-day model by offering local deals throughout the day. Groupon Now has just launched in Chicago, and will come to more cities in time. Using either the website or a mobile app, …

3 Questions for Ask CEO Doug Leeds (And His Answers) 3 Questions for Ask CEO Doug Leeds (And His Answers)
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This week, Ask.com celebrated its 15-year anniversary. You may recall a time when Ask was one of the most-used and talked about search engines on the web, and now the company has basically abandoned search in favor of a focus …

GoDaddy CEO Calls Critic a Bully in Twitter Name Calling Session GoDaddy CEO Calls Critic a Bully in Twitter Name Calling Session
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GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons is still on the defensive about his controversial elephant killing, which made some big publicity waves for the company a couple months ago. The issue seemed to have died down for the most part, as far …

Social Media and the Republican Hopefuls Social Media and the Republican Hopefuls
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Newt Gingrich just announced via Facebook and Twitter that he will be making an announcement tonight on the Sean Hannity show on FOX news regarding his campaign to run for President. This announcement announcement is not the first we’ve seen …

What Would Google Search Quality Be Like Without AdSense? What Would Google Search Quality Be Like Without AdSense?
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I don’t think many people will argue that Google’s AdSense program has been a major catalyst in increasing the amount of content/search spam on the web. This may not have been Google’s intention for the service, but it has clearly …