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Peter Falk Dies, Celebrities Take to Twitter Peter Falk Dies, Celebrities Take to Twitter
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An great actor with one of the most recognizable deliveries and some of the most unique mannerisms ever has died. Peter Falk “died peacefully” at his home in Beverly Hills late yesterday evening, according to a statement released by his …

Google Pulls Plug on Health, PowerMeter Google Pulls Plug on Health, PowerMeter
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Google announced that it’s retiring Google Health and Google PowerMeter on January 1 and September 16, respectively. “Both were based on the idea that with more and better information, people can make smarter choices, whether in regard to managing personal …

Virginity, A Small Price To Pay For An iPhone 4 Virginity, A Small Price To Pay For An iPhone 4
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Apple now has a new slogan for the iPhone. “So awesome, you’ll do anybody for one!” Of course, Apple already had a slogan similar to this for their iPad 2 – “So awesome, you’ll cut out your internal organs for …

Control is the Answer to the Filter Bubble Control is the Answer to the Filter Bubble

The “Filter Bubble” has been a hot topic of discussion this week. This is based on the concept recently discussed in a TED Talk by Eli Pariser, which is essentially about the information we’re consuming being filtered by the websites …

Google Lobbying Plus One: Nevada Legalizes Autonomous Cars Google Lobbying Plus One: Nevada Legalizes Autonomous Cars
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In case you’re still looking for futuristic flying cars, you may want to rest your gaze on the state of Nevada, thanks to some lobbying by Google. The state of Nevada has just passed legislation allowing the Nevada Department of …

Google to FTC: These 5 Principles Will Stand Up To Your Scrutiny Google to FTC: These 5 Principles Will Stand Up To Your Scrutiny
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“These are the principles that guide us, and we know they’ll stand up to scrutiny,” Google said today in a post to the Official Google Blog, in response to scrutiny from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. So it’s official now. …

Ron Artest Changes Name, Twitter Erupts Ron Artest Changes Name, Twitter Erupts
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Introducing Metta World Peace, or, the artist formerly known as Ron Artest. The story of Ron Artest is a long and winding one. A quick glance at a simple “Ron Artest” Google image search reveals as much. Some highlights include …

New Online Poker Legislation Introduced in the House of Representatives New Online Poker Legislation Introduced in the House of Representatives
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Are the wheels in motion for a federal overhaul of the online poker business? According to a release from the Safe and Secure Internet Gambling Initiative, some members of the house are looking to regulate the game. Today, “influential member …

GoDaddy May Get Purchased for $2.5 Billion GoDaddy May Get Purchased for $2.5 Billion
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GoDaddy might be transferring ownership soon. The Wall Street Journal is reporting, citing “people familiar with the matter,” that private equity firms KKR & Co. and Silver Lake Partners, along with Technology Crossover Ventures (as a minority investor) are looking …

First World Problems Rap: A Funny Take on One of the Internet’s Most Beloved Topics First World Problems Rap: A Funny Take on One of the Internet’s Most Beloved Topics
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I’m ready to make a declarative statement: One of my favorite things on the interwebs are First World Problems – few trends blend humor with social commentary so perfectly. Of course, you don’t need the internet to rip someone when …

What iCloud Is, and What It’s Not What iCloud Is, and What It’s Not
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In spite of all the hype around Apple’s iCloud, there has been some confusion about what it is and what it’s not. For starters, the iCloud stores user content on the cloud and pushes it to other devices, such as the iPad. While it’s great for storing and sharing documents and images between devices, or syncing information on your devices together, it is not a back up.

Mac OS X Update Provides Bridge to Lion Mac OS X Update Provides Bridge to Lion
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At Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference earlier this month, the company demoed Mac OS X Lion, the next version of its flagship Mac operating system. It’s set to become available in July, but Apple has released another update to Mac OS …

LinkedIn Profile Tip – 4 Key Privacy Control Settings To Manage Your Online Reputation LinkedIn Profile Tip – 4 Key Privacy Control Settings To Manage Your Online Reputation
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If you are using LinkedIn as part of your online networking and visibility plan, have you reviewed your privacy controls? Very often we join a social network and never take the time to review our online privacy – especially in …

Chris Brown Responds To Gay Slur Controversy on Twitter Chris Brown Responds To Gay Slur Controversy on Twitter
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Chris Brown, no stranger to controversy, finds himself amid another one today. Yesterday, TMZ caught Brown calling a TMZ cameraman “gay” after they caught him avoiding a parking ticket in Los Angeles. Brown obviously thought that TMZ had tattled on …

Senate Antitrust Subcommittee Wants to Question Larry Page or Eric Schmidt Senate Antitrust Subcommittee Wants to Question Larry Page or Eric Schmidt
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As earlier reported, the FTC is said to be planning a broad antitrust investigation into Google’s business practices, and according to the Wall Street Journal, they’re getting ready to serve Google with subpoenas, as well as requests for information from …

Facebook Adds Netflix CEO Reed Hastings to Board of Directors Facebook Adds Netflix CEO Reed Hastings to Board of Directors
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Today, Facebook announced the addition of Netflix Chairman and CEO Reed Hastings to its Board of Directors. The announcement is quite interesting, considering rumors of Facebook getting ready to launch a music product, movie studios renting movies through the social …

Churchill Downs Tornado Damages Stables, Frees Horses Churchill Downs Tornado Damages Stables, Frees Horses

Last night Louisville, Kentucky was the latest city to make tornado news, as a series of storms hit Kentucky Derby site Churchill Downs. Although the tornado damaged buildings and threw debris around the track, nobody was reported injured as a …

Twitter Mulling Entry Into Deals Space? Twitter Mulling Entry Into Deals Space?
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Twitter is reportedly looking into some new types of advertising. The Financial Times cites “people with direct knowledge of its plans” as saying that Twitter is looking at some bold new options. One option would be injecting Promoted Tweets into …

AT&T, Comcast Preparing For Stricter Anti-Piracy Measures AT&T, Comcast Preparing For Stricter Anti-Piracy Measures
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Top Internet Service Providers and media groups are very close to a deal that would amount to one of the most serious anti-piracy measures to date. According to multiple sources, CNET is reporting that a group of ISPs that includes …

Hulu Plus on Android Now a Reality Hulu Plus on Android Now a Reality

Hulu Plus has made its way to Android, which could be key in its competition with other players like Netflix, who also recently launched Android support. Like Netflix, however, Android support doesn’t mean availability for all Android devices. Only certain …

10000 Year Clock Gets Funding From Amazon’s Jeff Bezos 10000 Year Clock Gets Funding From Amazon’s Jeff Bezos
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is throwing some of his capital behind an ambitious project that has been decades in the making. $42 million to be exact. A team of scientists and engineers is currently working on giant clock that will …

Erin Andrews Is Still Pissed About That Leaked Internet Video Erin Andrews Is Still Pissed About That Leaked Internet Video
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Note to people trying to be funny and/or cute at someone else’s expense: Sometimes, the sensitivity of things never goes away. Just ask Erin Andrews. In case you aren’t aware, Erin Andrews is an ESPN personality who is very popular …

Report: FTC Ready to Serve Google Subpoenas Report: FTC Ready to Serve Google Subpoenas
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Mutterings of a a broad antitrust investigation of Google by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have been heard for a few months now, and there is still nothing official yet. Neither the FTC nor Google has commented on this. …

Football Cops: The Manning Brothers Fight Crime With Tight Spirals Football Cops: The Manning Brothers Fight Crime With Tight Spirals
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It looks like the NFL lockout has forced the Manning brothers to seek other employment. In an advertising campaign for DirecTV, Peyton and Eli Manning have teamed up to fight crime with nothing but their rocket arms and a couple …