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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 …

Facebook Check-Ins Come to Events
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Facebook services are overlapping with those of major players in a lot of different industries. Even for the services Facebook doesn’t offer itself, third parties are offering them through various apps. Warner Bros, for example is starting go offer movie …

U.K. Leads Europe In Online Retail Visits

In January 2011, 270.6 million unique visitors in Europe visited sites in the retail category, representing a market reach of 74.5 percent of Internet users, an increase of 8.5 percent over the previous year, according to a new report from …

Google Blames China For Blocked Gmail Service

Chinese Gmail users – and Gmail itself – appear to be facing a sort of threat from the Chinese government once again.  Google’s gone on the record stating that fresh connection and usability problems have cropped up in the past …

YouTube Person Finder Introduced

Since the devastating earthquake and following tsunami in northern Japan, technology has played a huge role in helping people connect with family and friends involved in the disaster.  On the heels of Google Person Finder, the search tool that also …

Nexus S 4G and Google Voice Come to Sprint Nexus S 4G and Google Voice Come to Sprint

While perhaps not as big as the AT&T/T-Mobile news, Sprint also has some news – it’s getting the new Nexus S 4G “Google phone” as well as Google Voice integration. “Recently, we introduced Nexus S from Google, the first phone …

Snaptu Acquired by Facebook

Mobile app developer Snaptu is getting acquired by Facebook for an undisclosed amount of money (though rumors have it somewhere between 40 and 70 million). The company announced on its blog that the deal is expected to close within weeks. …

AT&T Buys T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom

AT&T is planning on buying T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom for  $39 billion in cash and stock. The deal must be approved by both the Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission first. “This transaction represents a major commitment …

Watchdog Argues Against Schmidt For Commerce Secretary
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Last week, rumors indicated that Google CEO Eric Schmidt might be in the running for the position of U.S. Commerce Secretary.  Now, the organization called Consumer Watchdog – which is perhaps Google’s most outspoken critic – has come out strongly …

House of Cards, Facebook: Coming Soon to Netflix House of Cards, Facebook: Coming Soon to Netflix

Earlier this year, Netflix announced that it was working on some new Facebook integration. In January, the company informed shareholders that it would connect with Facebook in order to develop personal Netflix accounts. “We’re working on an extensive Facebook integration, …

Social Networking Growth Set To Peak
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The double-digit growth of social networks in the U.S. are on track to reach their peak, according to a new report from eMarketer. eMarkter estimates nearly 150 million Internet users will be active on social networks at least monthly this …

YouTube and ESPN Want Your Original Sports Highlights YouTube and ESPN Want Your Original Sports Highlights

Parents of kids who play sports, their coaches and the players alike, pay attention: ESPN and YouTube have put a call out for your user-generated content. If you have any original sports highlights you’d like to share on YouTube, be …

Internet Explorer 9 Reaches 2.3 Million Downloads In 24 Hours Internet Explorer 9 Reaches 2.3 Million Downloads In 24 Hours
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Microsoft announced today their latest version of Internet Explorer reached 2.3 million downloads in 24 hours. Will IE9 be the catalyst to allow Microsoft to gain some ground back in market share? The past few years, IE has steadily lost …

Demand Media Looks to Expand Business Content

I came across a tweet from a Demand Media employee that simply said, “Looking for Business writers!” With the company’s content being such a hot topic of discussion these days, it seemed noteworthy – particularly since Demand Media’s eHow content …