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Ambient Dial-Up Modem Music Is Terrifying, Awesome Ambient Dial-Up Modem Music Is Terrifying, Awesome
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The internet loves to slow stuff down. Sure, people have been speeding up songs for years, and yes the chipmunked versions of songs are quite funny (for 30 seconds). But the real beauty of messing with a track’s length comes …

Google Adds +1 Button Data to Google Analytics, Webmaster Tools Google Adds +1 Button Data to Google Analytics, Webmaster Tools
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Google announced the addition of +1 button data to Google Analytics and Webmaster Tools. These new metrics can show you how the +1 button actually affects the traffic to your site. In WMT, there is a Search Impact report, which …

Gmail Shows Users More Info About Senders Gmail Shows Users More Info About Senders
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Google has decided to start showing more information to Gmail users about who email is actually coming from. It’s that you’re getting new information exactly, but more that it’s just more readily visible. When you get a message from someone …

Greenpeace Lampoons Volkswagen With YouTube Videos Greenpeace Lampoons Volkswagen With YouTube Videos

Remember the Star Wars/Volkswagen Super Bowl commercial? The one with the cute kid dressed as Darth Vader trying to Force-start the Passat? Sure you do, but if not, check out the lead video. The commercial was quite popular, so much …

Today in Alternative Search Engines (Blekko, Wolfram Alpha) Today in Alternative Search Engines (Blekko, Wolfram Alpha)
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Blekko announced today that it has teamed up with Foodily on recipe search. Foodily, a social recipe network, will curate Blekko’s search results for recipes, which the company calls “a cluttered and spam rich environment on most search engines”. “Search …

Yahoo Updates Search Trends Tool Yahoo Clues Yahoo Updates Search Trends Tool Yahoo Clues

Yahoo announced some updaters to its Yahoo Clues beta today. Yahoo Clues is its search trends service,w hich shows you how people are searching, popular terms, etc. The update includes a new key feature called Top Trends, which as Yahoo …

N.J. Sexting Bill Would Send Teens to Sexting School N.J. Sexting Bill Would Send Teens to Sexting School
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We all know that technology has made it so much easier these days for kids. I’m not even that old and I remember when I had to leave a message with my friend’s mom and wait for them to call …

Myspace Finds A Specific Buyer, Justin Timberlake Joins In Myspace Finds A Specific Buyer, Justin Timberlake Joins In
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Updated at 5:23 pm Someone should really put Myspace out of its misery. It’s almost sad watching it crumble apart, if, for nothing else, the memories of the era it provides. True, aside from the support for musicians, Myspace was …

Is Groupon Losing its Edge? Is Groupon Losing its Edge?
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It’s well known that the daily deals space is getting more and more competitive. It seems that nearly every other day a new service related to this industry is being announced. LivingSocial, who has been doing a whole lot of …

Facebook Redesigns The Developer Dashboard Facebook Redesigns The Developer Dashboard
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Today, Facebook announced “major updates” to the Developer App, which it says will help developers “easily access, edit, and manage” apps on the Developer site. The dashboard (pictured above) has been redesigned, with access to your most frequently viewed apps …

Get Ready To Like The Facebook Phone Get Ready To Like The Facebook Phone
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HTC and AT&T have announced their plans to introduce the first phone with a functioning Facebook button, which, like the name implies, will be the user’s one-touch connection to all things related to the social media giant. The device, called …

Google Takeout: Get Data Out of Multiple Google Products Google Takeout: Get Data Out of Multiple Google Products
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Google’s Data Liberation Front has announced the launch of Google Takeout, which it calls its “first revolutionary product”. Another way of putting it would be, a way to take your data out of more than one Google product at a …

Chinese Photoshop Gaffe Goes Viral Chinese Photoshop Gaffe Goes Viral
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To the scrutinizing eyes of the internet, no Photoshop disaster will go unnoticed. That doesn’t just apply to the Western web, but also to those in the East. Chinese internet users have taken a fairly egregious editing error and run …

Square Is Glowing As New $100 Million In Funding Rolls In Square Is Glowing As New $100 Million In Funding Rolls In
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“We now have lots of glowing @Squares,” tweeted Twitter co-founder and Square CEO Jack Dorsey this week, attaching the above image. Square does have plenty to be glowing about, as the company has secured a new $100 million round of …

TwitPic’s Noah Everett TwitPics His Own Arrest TwitPic’s Noah Everett TwitPics His Own Arrest

If you are the founder of the most popular Twitter photo sharing service TwitPic and you find yourself in the backseat of a police car and, most importantly, still in possession of your phone – what is the logical thing …

Google Talks Design Tweaks, and More to Come Google Talks Design Tweaks, and More to Come
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Google has of course announced the Google+ Project, the company’s new approach at a social network. You may have noticed that there are some subtle design changes to Google properties as well – most noticeably a black bar going across …

Pope Tweets for First Time, Uses iPad Pope Tweets for First Time, Uses iPad
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The Vatican is continuing to take steps to pull itself into the 21st century, as they have announced the launch of a brand new Vatican news site with a Tweet. Not just any Tweet, but the first official Tweet from …

Twitter Co-founders Reunite to Make Obvious Dreams Come True Twitter Co-founders Reunite to Make Obvious Dreams Come True

A few months ago, Twitter co-founder and former CEO Evan Williams announced that he was leaving Twitter. This came just after it was revealed that co-founder Jack Dorsey was returning to lead product, and six months after Williams handed the …

Facebook Ban Bot Like Google Panda Update for Facebook Facebook Ban Bot Like Google Panda Update for Facebook
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It seems as if Facebook has developed something of a shoot first ask questions later kind of mentality. You may recall last week when Roger Ebert’s Facebook page was removed after complaints about him (following controversial comments made about the …

Facebook Developer Shares Story Following App Ban Facebook Developer Shares Story Following App Ban
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Facebook has made an adjustment to its ban bot, which bans applications it deems too spammy. A lot of apps have been shut down in the process, including some legitimate ones. Naturally, developers are upset. For more background read this. …

Supreme Court Video Game Decision Gets Animated

Okay, let’s just say that Next Media Animation is a treasure of the interwebs. The Taiwanese animation company’s timely video enactments of America’s top news have become staples of YouTube. The breadth of what they choose to cover is impressive. …

Google+ Project: What People are Saying Google+ Project: What People are Saying
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When Google does anything social, there is often a mix of knee-jerk reaction about how revolutionary it is, and how Google can’t do social right. It comes as no surprise that there is good mix with the launch of Google+ …

Glenn Beck and Family Attacked in New York’s Bryant Park
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On his broadcast on GBTV this morning, a somber Glenn Beck tells the story of how his family was heckled in New York’s Bryant Park yesterday evening. They had gone to the park to watch the Alfred Hitchcock film The …

Report: MySpace About to Be Sold Report: MySpace About to Be Sold
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Google launched a new social network today with the Google+ Project, all but overshadowing news that the former king of the social network hill is about to be sold off to, as one report puts it, a “buyer you never …