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Should Social Media Censor Offensive Content? Should Social Media Censor Offensive Content?
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At what point does content on social media sites become too offensive? Does the social network have an obligation to protect its users from extreme topics of conversation? Or should a social network never pull controversial content, as it is …

Google Maps Fun: A School Shaped Like The Millennium Falcon Google Maps Fun: A School Shaped Like The Millennium Falcon
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The Force is strong with this school, apparently. It’s either that, or they are a trade school specializing in training intergalactic smugglers who can make the Kessel run in under 12 parsecs — even though a parsec is a measurement …

Apple iCloud Prices and Web Apps Revealed Apple iCloud Prices and Web Apps Revealed

iCloud will ship to consumers this Fall. It lets you store content in the cloud and access it on various devices. It works with iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac, and even PC, and is free with the upcoming iOS 5 …

Is Android The Dominant Device Worldwide? Is Android The Dominant Device Worldwide?

This Android/iOS war that threatens to dominate the mobile device industry for the foreseeable future is chock full of different kinds of data and metrics. One day, you’ll read about how iPhones are the most desired mobile device, and then …

Doom’s John Carmack: Violent Video Games Curtail Violence
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The early first-person shooter Doom, besides taking up a lot of my adolescent time, became one of the common examples of over-the-top video game violence back in the day. Today, the crown for ultra-violent games falls on titles like Call …

Skype for iPad Becomes Available Skype for iPad Becomes Available
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Skype has launched the much-anticipated Skype for iPad app, which presents the popular service in a format that has been optimized for the tablet – particularly the iPad – experience. . “It offers the best of both worlds for users …

Facebook’s “Expected Child” Option: Is It Really That Weird? Facebook’s “Expected Child” Option: Is It Really That Weird?
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Yesterday, the social media world found themselves in a tizzy over the revelation of Facebook’s brand new way to share even more personal information. If you are pregnant, you can now add your unborn baby to your list of family …

iPad Head Girl – The Next Step in Viral Marketing iPad Head Girl – The Next Step in Viral Marketing

When the video was viewed for the first time, my initial thought was is this one of Clive Barker’s new Cenobites? Is this who he’s selected to succeed the timeless Pinhead for a new generation of Hellraiser movies, or is …

Biz Stone: Here’s What’s Going On With Obvious Biz Stone: Here’s What’s Going On With Obvious
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In late June, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone announced that he was stepping back from Twitter to join colleague and fellow Twitter co-founder Evan Williams at Obvious. They’ve been pretty quiet on just what they’re doing over at Obvious, but a …

Reorder Google+ Circles with New Functionality Reorder Google+ Circles with New Functionality

Google has maintained since the launch of Google+ that it would listen to user feedback and continue to add features and make improvements to the new social network (still technically in field test mode). So far that has held true, …

Facebook Ads API Opened Up Facebook Ads API Opened Up

Facebook has made its Ads API available to application developers that can prove they are able to provide something of value. Until now, the company has been testing the API with select partners. “To gain access to our ad creation …

Google+ Users Are Young, Single, American Men of Technology Google+ Users Are Young, Single, American Men of Technology
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Earlier this month, when Google+ was just an infant (I’d say it’s becoming a toddler now), the answer to the question “Who’s on Google+?” was simple: Men. In fact, the shocking percentage reported then was 88% male. Some other reports …

Yahoo Microsoft Search Alliance To Launch in Europe This Week Yahoo Microsoft Search Alliance To Launch in Europe This Week
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Yahoo issued an update today indicating that its “Search Alliance” with Microsoft will get underway in Europe as soon as August 3rd. That goes for Yahoo UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy. It won’t be a full-on transition to the …

Randy Moss’ Retirement Spurs NFL Reaction, Doubt on Twitter Randy Moss’ Retirement Spurs NFL Reaction, Doubt on Twitter
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Today, NFL wide receiver Randy Moss said goodbye to a 13-year career that landed him in the top 10 of many all-time receiving categories. Based on stats alone, it was a Hall of Fame career. And today, it has come …

Main Street Fairness Act Draws Amazon Support, eBay Opposition Main Street Fairness Act Draws Amazon Support, eBay Opposition
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On Friday, Senate Democrats introduced the “Main Street Fairness Act” again. It was also introduced in in the House by Rep. William Delahunt (D-MA) during the last session of Congress. Essentially, the bill calls for a federal set of guidelines …

Words With Friends On Facebook Is Now A Reality Words With Friends On Facebook Is Now A Reality

Well, it looks like the war between Facebook and Google+ is officially over. Scrabble spinoff and cocaine-like word game Words With Friends will now be playable on the web via Facebook. Sorry, Google+, you tried. In all seriousness, a web-based …

Twitter Gets More Funding, Expands Into 2 More Languages Twitter Gets More Funding, Expands Into 2 More Languages

Twitter announced that it has secured a “significant,” but unspecified new round of funding led by DST Global, with additional participation from existing Twitter investors. Twitter says it will use the money to innovate, hire and invest in international expansion. …

TheDealMap Acquired By Google TheDealMap Acquired By Google
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Google has acquired deals aggregation service TheDealMap for an undisclosed sum. The company claims to have over 2 million users for its branded mobile, web, social and email products, a million Android/iPhone mobile installs, and 85 million monthly visitors to …

Is This The Face of Anonymous and LulzSec? Is This The Face of Anonymous and LulzSec?
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A British teenager, who prosecutors say is a top member of hacktivist groups Anonymous and LulzSec, was released today on bail. The 18-year-old Jake Davis has no criminal record. Davis, known as “Topiary” on the web, is being charged in …

Foursquare Wants To Be More Social Foursquare Wants To Be More Social

Is checking in and vying for control of your favorite locations losing its luster? Do you want more out of your Foursquare experience, other becoming a mayor? How about connecting with friends and business in a way that goes above …

Adobe Edge Launched in Preview – HTML5 Flash-Like Web Design Adobe Edge Launched in Preview – HTML5 Flash-Like Web Design

Adobe has unveiled a preview release of a new HTML5 animation tool that is designed to let web designers bring Flash-like content to sites using HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. It’s called Adobe Edge. The company says it’s adopting an open …

Small Business Facebook Pages Lacking Local Fans? Small Business Facebook Pages Lacking Local Fans?

A study from Roost finds that only 15% of fans on the average small business Facebook Page are actually local to the town where that business is located. If that’s accurate, that’s not great for brick and mortars. It does …

Apple Get’s iPods.com At No Cost Apple Get’s iPods.com At No Cost

It’s been common practice for Apple to fork over large sums of money to obtain desirable domain names. For example, back in 2007 Apple shelled out at least $1 million to get their hands on iPhone.com. More recently the company …

Android Abandonment When iPhone 5 Hits? Android Abandonment When iPhone 5 Hits?
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Quite a few Android owners are willing to ditch their device when the new iPhone 5 comes out, according to research from Piper Jaffray. Although reports concerning Android consumption of late are quite positive, existing owners are apparently ready to …