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Super Poke Pets Find a New Resting Place Super Poke Pets Find a New Resting Place
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Ever since Google announced that they were shutting down their recently acquired social game company Slide, users of one particular casualty of that decision have made their feelings quite clear. Super Poke Pet users are pretty upset that Google is …

Tweeting the NFL Tweeting the NFL

After the summer of discontent, the NFL saved its season, and is primed for it to start, which happens tomorrow night (Thursday) when the New Orleans Saints play the Green Bay Packers. The first game of the season features the …

Righthaven Stops Filing Suits (At Least for Now) Righthaven Stops Filing Suits (At Least for Now)

Righthaven, which has made a business out of suing people for alleged copyright infringement (see background stories here) has not filed a suit in two months according to a new report from Wired, which suggests that “the great experiment in …

eBay to Delete Users’ Emails, Provide Less Storage eBay to Delete Users’ Emails, Provide Less Storage
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eBay announced that it will be reducing the length of time that users are able to store emails in their Messages folders. Until now, users have been able to save a year’s worth of messages, but this is being reduced …

Erskine Bowles Added to Facebook Board Erskine Bowles Added to Facebook Board

Facebook announced the addition of a new member to its Board of Directors today. That would be Erskine Bowles, the president emeritus of the University of North Carolina’s 17-campus system. Bowles also chairs President Obama’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility …

Does Social Media Still Suck At Driving Traffic? Does Social Media Still Suck At Driving Traffic?
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About a month ago, a study came out discussing thle top drivers of traffic in relation to Internet traffic. While sites/companies like Google and Yahoo were about where you would expect, social media sites like Twitter and Facebook were lacking. …

iPhone 5 Rumor: First Photo From The New Device? iPhone 5 Rumor: First Photo From The New Device?
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A wild iPhone 5 photo appears! More specifically, a photo supposedly taken from an iPhone 5. If accurate, this would be the first pic ever taken from the upcoming device to make its way to the internet – as well …

WordPress Blogs Get New Comment Stats WordPress Blogs Get New Comment Stats
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Bloggers that operate WordPress.com blogs can now see who’s commenting the most on their blog and what posts they’re commenting on by looking at Site Stats. There’s a new comments panel that provides tabs for top commenters, most commented and …

Jimmy Kimmel’s Uncle Frank Tribute Remembers Wonderful Man, Terrible Singer Jimmy Kimmel’s Uncle Frank Tribute Remembers Wonderful Man, Terrible Singer

A couple of weeks ago, fans of Jimmy Kimmel Live were saddened by the news that Frank Potenza, the beloved “Uncle Frank,” had passed away. Uncle Frank, who played the loveable security guard on the show, participated in many of …

TechCrunch, AOL Drama Gets Taiwanese Animation TechCrunch, AOL Drama Gets Taiwanese Animation

Next Media Animation, the Taiwanese animators known for producing animated video clips about various news topics in tech and pop culture, have put out a video about the whole TechCrunch/AOL ordeal. “NMA is a news agency and therefore we choose …

Google Offers in Austin, Boston, D.C. Denver, Seattle Google Offers in Austin, Boston, D.C. Denver, Seattle
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Google announced that it has extended its Google Offers offering into five new markets: Austin, Boston, Washington D.C., Denver and Seattle. The news comes shortly after Facebook decided to pull its Deals product (though the company is keeping its Check-in …

Google Raided By Korean Fair Trade Commission Google Raided By Korean Fair Trade Commission

Google sure has its work cut out for itself in terms of regulatory defense these days. The latest is that the company’s offices in South Korea have been raided by that country’s version of the FTC – The Korean Fair …

Business Insider to Yahoo: Buy Us and Make Us the CEO Business Insider to Yahoo: Buy Us and Make Us the CEO
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Business Insider has announced an “offer” for Yahoo. CEO Henry Blodget has posted a bare-bones plan with more details promised for “when the time comes” for Yahoo to purchase Business Insider for $150 million then appoint BI acting CEO (he …

iPhone 5 Rumor: Is Sprint Preparing For Release? iPhone 5 Rumor: Is Sprint Preparing For Release?

When it comes to iPhone 5 rumors, they seem to fall into three categories. First, release date. The latest in that department put the launch in early October. Second, specifications. Recent rumors suggest the new device might be thinner and …

Twitter Renews Bing Deal, Not Google Deal Twitter Renews Bing Deal, Not Google Deal

Twitter and Bing have renewed their search partnership, and announced it in a pretty interesting way: via a staged Twitter exchange. If you can go to Bing and Twitter’s respective Twitter accounts, you can see the conversation between the two …

Netflix Cracks Down On Multiple Streams Per Account Netflix Cracks Down On Multiple Streams Per Account

UPDATE: According to Netflix, this error message is a glitch, not a representation of a policy change. Netflix VP of Communications Steve Swasey had this to say in an email to GigaOm – No Netflix member is limited to less …

Carol Bartz Fired From Yahoo Carol Bartz Fired From Yahoo
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Carol Bartz is out as CEO of Yahoo. Her leadership has been sharply criticized for quite some time, and now Yahoo’s board has thrown her out. The company put out a press release called “Yahoo! Announced Leadership Reorganization” in which …

Bieber, Deep Throat, and Fat Chicks Bieber, Deep Throat, and Fat Chicks

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 …

Groupon IPO Reportedly Delayed Groupon IPO Reportedly Delayed
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It appears that Groupon is delaying its IPO. A report from the Wall Street Journal, citing “a person familiar with the matter,” indicates that the company has canceled its IPO roadshow and is “reassessing the timing” of the IPO, which …

Chris Brown and Andy Levy Twitter Feuding Again Chris Brown and Andy Levy Twitter Feuding Again
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Back in August we reported on the unlikely Twitter feud between Andy Levy, and Chris Brown. If you’re not familiar with the situation it pretty much boiled down to Andy Levy bringing up one of Brown’s past transgressions, him assaulting …

Arrington to AOL: Sell TechCrunch Back Arrington to AOL: Sell TechCrunch Back
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The TechCrunch drama continues, interestingly enough with a TechCrunch post from founder Michael Arrington himself. More here and here for some background. A year ago when it was revealed that AOL would be acquiring TechCrunch, a big deal was made …

Reddit Becomes Independent of Condé Nast Reddit Becomes Independent of Condé Nast

Condé Nast has spun out Reddit as an independent company, though its parent company still owns it all. On the Reddit blog, Erik Martin writes, “This change is all about setting up reddit so that it can better handle future …

Justin Bieber Rumored to Be Investing in Tech Startup Justin Bieber Rumored to Be Investing in Tech Startup
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Justin Bieber is investing in at least one startup, according to a report from Business Insider. Alyson Shontell reports, “We’re not at liberty to announce which startup just yet.  All we can tell you is that the Bieber-backed startup will …

Location-Based Services Used by 28% of Adults Location-Based Services Used by 28% of Adults

Pew Internet has released new data about American adults who use location-based services. “We find that 28% of adults use at least one of the key location-service opportunities that exist in mobile and social media spaces and by far the …