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Facebook Bans 20,000 Kids Per Day
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Anecdotal evidence suggests that it’s not unusual for children to have Facebook accounts.  You even hear of parents setting up the occasional account for an infant.  But it seems Facebook does try to enforce its terms of service and keep …

Social Networks Leave Americans Open To ID Theft

Nearly 13 million Americans who are on social networking sites will accept any request from a member of the opposite sex, even if they don’t know that person, according to a new survey released by ID Analytics and conducted by …

Verizon Sprint Merger Not Looking Likely
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As you probably know, AT&T and T-Mobile USA announced plans for the former to acquire the latter from Deutsche Telekom for $39 billion in cash and stock. While the deal, expected to close in a year, has to go over …

Large Screen Phones Preferred by More Consumers Large Screen Phones Preferred by More Consumers

It doesn’t seem like too long ago when tiny phones were all the rage.  They were all touted as lightweight and super thin – and the closer to the size of a Zippo, the better.  Well, according to a new …

Amazon Appstore for Android Opens Amazon Appstore for Android Opens
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Amazon announced the launch of the Amazon Appstore for Android today. It’s been open to developers since January, and now it’s open for business. You don’t actually have to be on an Android device to shop in the store (though …

LinkedIn Arrives At 100 Million Members
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Although it’s rather early for champagne, the people behind professional networking site LinkedIn have reason to celebrate this morning.  LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner announced today that the site’s reached a major milestone, having converted 100 million professionals into members. That’s …

iPad 2 Launches In 25 More Countries
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Apple said today its iPad 2 will go on sale in 25 more countries this Friday, March 25. iPad 2 will be available at Apple retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers at 5 p.m. local time and online at the …

Google Latitude App Updated

Over at the Mobile Blog, Google announced updates to two different iPhone apps, Google Latitude and Google Places. Google Latitude, the app that lets you see your friend’s locations on a Google map and share where you are, has added …

Kevin Rose Still at Digg, Diggs up 20%
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There has been a lot of talk about the “death” of Digg and how Kevin Rose has distanced himself from the site, while he works on a different startup. According to Digg, Rose is still sticking around, and they’re not …

Google Street View Okayed By German Court
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German citizens may soon have the opportunity to wave at (or dodge) many more cars sporting 15 camera lenses.  In a big win for Google, a Berlin court has ruled that the Street View program doesn’t break any of Germany’s …

Microsoft Sues Barnes & Noble, Foxconn and Inventec for Patent Infringement

Today, Microsoft filed suit against Barnes & Noble and the makers of its Nook e-reader and tablet, Foxconn International Holdings and Inventec Corporation. The claim was filed by corporate VP and deputy general counsel Horacio Gutierrez. Microsoft claims patent infringement …

Firefox 4 Available a Day Prior To Official Release
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Hot on the heels of the Internet Explorer 9 release, Firefox 4 is officially releasing tomorrow (March 22nd). However, for those who can’t wait another minute, the unofficial download is available. As with things of this nature, WebProNews doesn’t condone …

Google Gets Strong Endorsement From Citi

People who are supposed to receive big tax refunds might do well to consider investing the money in Google, judging by a new note from Citi.  An analyst representing the firm believes the company’s future is bright in more than …

AP Stylebook Updates Tech Words

If you were devastated when you found out the Associated Press frowns upon the Oxford Comma, you might agree with some of their later decisions. Some notable tech items have been changed by the venerable manual. On Friday, the AP …

Review: Time Warner Cable TV iPad App
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Being a Time Warner Cable TV subscriber, I naturally snagged the new TWC iPad app to try out immediately on release. As someone considering cutting the cord at some point, I wanted to see what my cable company might have …

T-Mobile iPhone Not in the Cards Just Yet T-Mobile iPhone Not in the Cards Just Yet
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When the AT&T/T-Mobile deal was announced, one of the first things that came to many people’s minds was something along the lines of, ‘Well, I guess T-Mobile’s getting the iPhone too.” That may or may not be the case, but …

More Than Half Of U.S. Internet Connections Below FCC Standards
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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has released two new reports on Internet access and telephone subscribership in the U.S. The reports are based on data submitted by carriers to the FCC every six months. They track changes at the state …

Twitter Promotes New Site for 5th Birthday
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As you probably know by now, Twitter is celebrating its 5th birthday.  With the service now averaging about a billion tweets per week, one could say that growth is not a problem.  But for those not yet bound in the …

Apple Takes Heat for Gay Cure App
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Ok, now there really is an app for everything.  An organization’s new app is making waves and prompted a non-profit organization to start an online petition demanding its removal. The app is called Exodus International and is produced by the …

France Fines Google $142,000 Over Street View Data
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When Google admitted that its Street View cars had recorded sensitive data sent over WiFi networks, there were many different reactions.  UK authorities more or less brushed off the incident, for example, while Korean police raided Google’s offices.  And now …

Browser War to Heat up with New Products from Opera
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With big news from Google Chrome and Firefox, the browser war has been anything but quiet lately. Norwegian browser Opera has also positioned its place in the war with several recent announcements. At SXSW, WebProNews caught up with Charles McCathieNevile, Opera’s Chief Standards Officer, to talk about the company’s recent efforts.

LG Thrill 4G, HTC HD7S Announced by AT&T LG Thrill 4G, HTC HD7S Announced by AT&T

AT&T announced two new smartphones today – the LG Thrill 4G and the HTC HD7S. The news comes just after the announcement that the company is acquiring T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom for $39 billion in cash and stock (subject …

Twitter Tax Break Debated in San Francisco
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As Twitter celebrates five years of breaking news, trends and Kanye West musings, it looks as though the San Francisco based company is the focal point of a political battle in its own backyard.  The fight is over proposed tax …

Local Online Ad Revenue To Top $42 Billion
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Online/interactive advertising revenue is forecast to reach $42.5 billion by 2015, nearly double 2010′s $21.7 billion, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.4 percent, according to a new report from BIA/Kelsey. This growth is tied to anticipated improvement …