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World Series Twitter Fun With Devon La Russa World Series Twitter Fun With Devon La Russa
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Normally, it’s the athletes that issue misguided Twitter posts that cause social media blowback, but this time, we get to thank Devon La Russa, daughter of St Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa, for providing yet another lesson on how …

Siri Gets The Conan Treatment Siri Gets The Conan Treatment

Apple’s personal voice assistant for their new iPhone 4S has received a lot of attention, both regarding its actual real-life merits as well as the inherent fun of being able to ask your phone to do anything. Curious Siri users …

AdWords Advertisers Get Bid-Per-Call AdWords Advertisers Get Bid-Per-Call
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Google is rolling out bid-per-call in AdWords to US and UK advertisers over the next few weeks. This means advertisers have the ability to bid for phone calls, as well as for clicks, when they run search ads on computers …

Blogger Finally Gets Google+ Integration Blogger Finally Gets Google+ Integration

Google has made no secret that it intends to integrate Google+ across all or most of its products. In fact, Blogger integration has been said to have been on the way since July. Now, the time has come. Google announced …

The Flaming Lips to Honor Steve Jobs with iPad Performance The Flaming Lips to Honor Steve Jobs with iPad Performance

Tablets are a bit of a rising star among musicians these days, as they are figuring out just how capable the devices are of handling various aspects of recording. Whether you’re talking about an entire album recorded with an iPad …

Should You Have to Pay to Link? Should You Have to Pay to Link?
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This isn’t about paid links in relation to search. This is about paying publications to link to their content as if you were paying to republish it. Do you think a publication should charge others to link to their content? …

Zaarly: The Next eBay? Zaarly: The Next eBay?
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Mobile commerce startup Zaarly announced today that it has closed a $14 million Series A round of funding led by Kleiner Perkins. They also announced that they’ve added Meg Whitman to their board. Whitman, of course, is the President and …

GTA 5 Officially Announced, Trailer Release Date Confirmed GTA 5 Officially Announced, Trailer Release Date Confirmed
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Rockstar Games, the developers for the Grand Theft Auto series have officially announced the existence of Grand Theft Auto 5. They completely covered their website with this Grand Theft Auto 5 logo, with a release date for the first trailer: …

Obama Joins Tumblr, Knows There Will Be Trolls

President Barack Obama, or more accurately the campaign of President Barack Obama, has jumped into another form of social media by joining popular blogging platform Tumblr on Monday afternoon. In the first post, the Obama 2012 team explains that they …

NewBay Officially Acquired by RIM NewBay Officially Acquired by RIM

Earlier this month, there were reports that Research in Motion, makers of BlackBerry smartphones and tablets, had acquired Irish Software firm NewBay for $100 million. RIM finally confirmed the acquisition (though terms weren’t officially disclosed) in a blog post this …

Netflix Posts Record Revenue, But Huge Subscriber Loss Netflix Posts Record Revenue, But Huge Subscriber Loss

Netflix reported a record $822 million in revenue for the third quarter, but the company’s Q3 earnings report was hardly a success, as it also reported losing 800,000 subscribers. Naturally, the loss in subscribers led to the company’s stock taking …

The McRib, Occupy Wall Street 2, and Caps Lock The McRib, Occupy Wall Street 2, and Caps Lock

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 …

Google’s “+” Search Operator is No More Google’s “+” Search Operator is No More
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Google has decided to shut down an old search operator: the “+” operator. Historically, it’s been used when you want to tell Google that you want to include specific words together in a query. Now, they’re taking a different approach. …

Is Anonymous Waging A War Against Child Pornography? Is Anonymous Waging A War Against Child Pornography?
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Tracking the actions of a group like Anonymous can be a tricky proposition, mainly because Anonymous is less like a “group” and more like a loose coalition of like-minded hackers. But according to the claims of some internet denizens identifying …

New Gaddafi Capture Video Hits The Web New Gaddafi Capture Video Hits The Web
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It’s been four days since the death of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, and a new video of his capture has hit the internet. It’s the clearest video yet of the moments after Libyan rebels took him under their control, …

This “Nightmare Before Christmas” Halloween Light Show Is Fantastic This “Nightmare Before Christmas” Halloween Light Show Is Fantastic
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It’s exactly one week from Halloween, and the great gods of the internet have served us up with an amazing Halloween light show, Jack Skellington-style. Home light shows have become pretty popular on YouTube, the most notable one being the …

Google Panda Update: Another Tweak Suspected Google Panda Update: Another Tweak Suspected
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It looks like webmasters recently felt the affects of another Google Panda Update tweak. Since what’s come to be known as version 2.5, Google has been making tweaks to it as promised, and these tweaks continue to help some sites …

Steve Jobs, A Balloon-Based Input Device & Cops With Laser Guns Steve Jobs, A Balloon-Based Input Device & Cops With Laser Guns
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As usual, we’ve rounded up some interesting videos that are being shared around the web. The Steve Jobs biography was released today, and clearly there’s a lot of interest in that, so first, you can check out the 60 Minutes …

RightNow Technologies to be Acquired by Oracle for $1.5 Billion RightNow Technologies to be Acquired by Oracle for $1.5 Billion

Oracle announced it will be acquiring RightNow Technologies, a company that provides cloud-based customer service. The deal is for about $1.5 billion. The transaction has already been unanimously approved by Oracle’s board, though still subject to regulatory approvals. It’s expected …

Google Music Store To Play Well With Google+ Google Music Store To Play Well With Google+
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It’s looking almost certain that sometime in the near future, Google will be throwing its hat into the ring of online music sales with the Google Music Store. And when they do, you can probably expect it to be highly …

An iPod Tree And The Android Story An iPod Tree And The Android Story

In today’s infographic round-up, we get a couple of evolutionary tales about rivals Apple and Google. One focuses on ten years of the iPod, and the other is about the Android Story. As an added bonus, we threw one in …

Tim Tebow Lights Up Twitter With Fourth Quarter Heroics Tim Tebow Lights Up Twitter With Fourth Quarter Heroics
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If you follow the NFL, you know that Sunday marked the true start of the Tim Tebow era in Denver, as he made his first 2011 start at Quarterback after replacing the struggling Kyle Orton. And in that game, against …

Google Research Scientist Chisels Facebook’s Tombstone Google Research Scientist Chisels Facebook’s Tombstone

Google Research Scientist Kevin McCurley was “just having fun!” as he explained, but he posted a picture of a grave with the word “Facebook” on it, and the years: 2004-2011. I don’t think this equates to Google saying that Facebook …

Walter Isaacson on Steve Jobs:  He’s Not Warm and Fuzzy Walter Isaacson on Steve Jobs: He’s Not Warm and Fuzzy

The much-anticipated biography of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs hits the shelves today, and 60 Minutes sat down with the author of the book for an exclusive interview, airing on Sunday evening. Walter Isaacson, a former TIME magazine editor, sat …