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“Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day” From Twitter “Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day” From Twitter

Ah, Twitter. The tool of revolutions. Did you know it today was Squirrel Appreciation Day? If not, you must not be on Twitter. If you were, you’d surely have noticed some tweets around this trending topic. That is if you …

Megaupload Drops Universal Suit, Details Emerge Around Founder’s Arrest Megaupload Drops Universal Suit, Details Emerge Around Founder’s Arrest

As we reported last month, popular file hosting site Megaupload filed a lawsuit against Universal Music Group over claims that UMG abused YouTube’s automated copyright infringement reporting system to take down a video posted and owned by Megaupload. Our own …

Google’s Algorithm Change: When Too Many Ads Attack Google’s Algorithm Change: When Too Many Ads Attack
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If your site looks like one of those “Post No Bills” wall that’s covered in assorted flyers, ads, and various forms of clutter, there’s a good chance Google’s new algorithm change will result in these ad-covered sites being punished, especially …

G+ LeapYear Aims To Capture A Day In The Life Of Google+ G+ LeapYear Aims To Capture A Day In The Life Of Google+

Last year, “Life in a Day” was released – an ambitious YouTube project that put together footage from numerous people about “what it was like to be alive on the 24th of July, 2010.” Now, on Google+, there’s a project …

iPhone 8: An Animated GIF Attempt At What It Might Look Like iPhone 8: An Animated GIF Attempt At What It Might Look Like
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Animated gifs are everywhere these days. It’s almost like it’s 1997. That’s ok though, because you get stuff like this. Funny or Die posted this animated gif of an “iPhone 8″ on Google+ last night: Funny Or Die’s post has …

Elizabeth Smart Engaged: Twitter Doesn’t Care. Elizabeth Smart Engaged: Twitter Doesn’t Care.
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Remember Elizabeth Smart? She’s getting married. When news like this breaks, you can expect it to be all over Twitter. The country is clamoring for news about the engagement, as is evidenced by Google Trends. And while Twitter may often …

Mertado Acquired By Groupon Mertado Acquired By Groupon
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Groupon has acquired social shopping company Mertado for an undisclosed sum. Mertado has posted the following message on its site: Our mission at Mertado has always been to expose a selection of high quality, unique, lifestyle-oriented products to consumers wherever …

Anonymous: #OpGlobalBlackout Targets Banks, Facebook Anonymous: #OpGlobalBlackout Targets Banks, Facebook
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Anonymous is back with their grandest threat yet. This past week, an innocuous YouTube video was posted titled, “Anonymous Message to Congress.” The video was made in response to the shutting down of MegaUpload on Thursday by the federal government. …

Obama Weekly Address Comes To Google+ Obama Weekly Address Comes To Google+
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This week, the White House started a Google+ page. Perhaps the Obama administration heard that Google+ is up to 90 million users. The administration has been posting a weekly address from the President to YouTube throughout his time in office. …

Obama Sings Al Green: Video Goes Viral Obama Sings Al Green: Video Goes Viral
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President Obama is no stranger to social media success. Obviously. Perhaps he had social media’s impact on his initial Presidential campaign in mind when he sang a few notes from an Al Green classic the other day. As you would …

Google Sign-Up Means Google+ Sign-Up Google Sign-Up Means Google+ Sign-Up
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Google announced this week that Google+ now has over 90 million users. That’s pretty impressive, considering it’s only been out about half a year. It may help, however, that it comes as part of just signing up for a Google …

Urchin Founder Reflects On The Impact Of Urchin And Google Analytics Urchin Founder Reflects On The Impact Of Urchin And Google Analytics
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Google acquired Urchin all the way back in 2005. It seems like an eternity ago. “In 2005 we acquired Urchin, whose online web analytics product became the foundation for Google Analytics, helping businesses of all sizes measure their websites and …

Google Sky Map Open Sourced Google Sky Map Open Sourced

Google put out a big announcement that it would be shutting down a handful of services, including Picnik, Urchin, Needlebase, Google Message Continuity and the Social Graph API. In that same announcement, the company announced that it was open sourcing …

Google Ends Picnik, Urchin, Needlebase, Social Graph API, Google Message Continuity Google Ends Picnik, Urchin, Needlebase, Social Graph API, Google Message Continuity
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“Take heed! The ants have invaded.” Picnik users will be familiar with all of those cute little picnic-related messages that appear while Picnik carries out various functions. Well, that’s the message that appears now, as Google prepares to shut down …

Tiesto YouTube Series “In The Booth” Launches Tiesto YouTube Series “In The Booth” Launches
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YouTube announced a new series from popular DJ Tiësto. In the first episode, he’s compared to Led Zeppelin, Bon Jovi and U2. Right… Here’s the episode: YouTube Content Partnerships Manager Adam Relis writes: Ever been among the thousands of screaming …

Chromebook Ad: You Can’t Protect Your Chromebook From Aliens Chromebook Ad: You Can’t Protect Your Chromebook From Aliens
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Google has put out a new ad for its Chromebooks – the Chrome OS-based computers, which essentially rely on Google’s cloud for all storage purposes. The ad highlights this point, claiming that you can’t keep anything safe from aliens, including …

SOPA and PIPA Bills Lack Common Sense
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Did you know that a majority of new laws passed on our books in this country get passed via the efforts of special interest groups and lobbyists? What does that mean? It means a small majority of people are making …

Streaming Movies Suck For New Releases Streaming Movies Suck For New Releases
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I’m not sure if the movie industry is purposely trying to collectively kill itself or if it thinks cutting out the middle man will increase home movie sales, but one thing’s pretty certain when it comes to the trend of …

Is Apple Finally Increasing The iPhone’s Screen Size? Is Apple Finally Increasing The iPhone’s Screen Size?

Many things have changed about the iPhone since the first one launched back in 2007. One thing that has remained constant, however, is the phone’s screen size. Retina display notwithstanding, Apple’s fifth iPhone – the iPhone 4S – sports the …

Bing Is For #Doing A New Ad Campaign Bing Is For #Doing A New Ad Campaign
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Earlier today, Microsoft took to Bing’s Twitter account to announce the next ad campaign for their search engine: @bingBingBing is for #doing. Catch @KevinPearce’s amazing story here & see why he embodies the true spirit of #doing: http://t.co/YI2kGCua ^dr 8 …

Twitter Responses To Anonymous Over Megaupload Shutdown Twitter Responses To Anonymous Over Megaupload Shutdown
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Yesterday, Zach Walton and Josh Wolford tag-teamed to follow the activities of Anomymous in real-time as soon as Megaupload went down. Their write-ups hit the Web within minutes of sites going down. As the news rolled out across the rest …

Anonymous: DDoS Trick “Reprehensible” Anonymous: DDoS Trick “Reprehensible”
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Anonymous doesn’t take too kindly to people messing with their image and they’re looking to find those responsible. If you remember earlier today, we wrote about a dirty tactic that would make hapless bystanders responsible for the DDoS attacks that …

The White House Joins Google+, Wants To Hangout With You The White House Joins Google+, Wants To Hangout With You

You now have one more way to follow the Obama administration’s day-to-day activities as The White House has officially joined Google+. According to their first post, you can expect to find news, behind the scenes photos, videos, and discussion topics …

iPad Textbook App For Algebra Boosts Student Math Scores 20% iPad Textbook App For Algebra Boosts Student Math Scores 20%

Apple may have re-invented the wheel this time, insofar you can consider the wheel as an algebra textbook. Over the past year, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, publisher of textbooks that you and me and everyone else we know have used since …