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This Guy Wants 100,000 URL Tattoos, Will Ink Your Site For A Small Fee This Guy Wants 100,000 URL Tattoos, Will Ink Your Site For A Small Fee
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A 30-year-old Quebec native is already in the record books, but his goals are even more ambitious. Pat Vaillancourt wants to cover his body with URLs – 100,000 to be exact. He’s donating his entire body to be the canvas …

SOPA Update: Introducing OPEN and Twitter Reaction SOPA Update: Introducing OPEN and Twitter Reaction
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No, the SOPA battles have not gone away, in fact, in the houses of the United States government, they are still going strong, something the newly-launched OPEN Act counterpoint demonstrates quite clearly. Drafted by SOPA/PIPA opponents Senator Ron Wyden and …

Currents, Google’s Flipboard Competitor May Launch Friday Currents, Google’s Flipboard Competitor May Launch Friday
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UPDATE: Google went ahead and announced it. Details here. Remember back in September when there were reports coming out of Google working on a Flipboard competitor under the codename “Propeller”? Now, according to Kara Swisher at AllThingsD, the product may …

New iPhone/iPod Dock Promises Concert Quality Sound, for a Price New iPhone/iPod Dock Promises Concert Quality Sound, for a Price

Audio equipment company Behringer announced today that it will be introducing the iNuke Boom (yes, that really is its name) at next year’s Consumer Electronics Show. The company, which makes high-quality and affordable electronic equipment for professional musicians, said in …

Twitter Launches New Design Twitter Launches New Design
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Twitter announced a new version launch today that has a new simplified design as well as the addition of four new tabs to help users stay in touch with their interests more easily. Twitter’s blog details the changes users can …

Apple’s New Campus: Official Pictures Posted Apple’s New Campus: Official Pictures Posted

The Cupertino City Council has posted plans received from Apple for the company’s new “mothership” campus. The information posted by the council includes technical data such as floor plans, site layouts, and landscaping, as well as a collection of high-resolution …

Microsoft, GE Team To Change Healthcare Systems Microsoft, GE Team To Change Healthcare Systems

Microsoft announced yesterday that it will partner with General Electric to form a new company aimed at improving the accessibility of healthcare information. The two hope to optimize the treatment that healthcare providers can offer patients while minimizing the cost …

The Last of Us: The PS3 Exclusive Being Announced at VGAs The Last of Us: The PS3 Exclusive Being Announced at VGAs
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Uh, so it looks like PS3 owners will be playing through a post-apocalyptic world in the upcoming exclusive – The Last of Us. Will the apocalypse be caused by ants or plants? Maybe all of this is to simply throw …

Google+ Check-In Offers May Launch Next Week Google+ Check-In Offers May Launch Next Week

Google’s Marissa Mayer spoke at LeWeb in Paris, and reportedly said that Google+ will be launching check-in deals next week. Google+ has had check-ins for months. They’re easier to access on the iPhone app than the Android app (interestingly enough), …

Waze Brings Live Traffic Data to Local News Waze Brings Live Traffic Data to Local News

Free navigation app Waze is in the news today – literally – with an announcement that it has entered into a partnership with twelve TV stations across the country, including several in California, as well as in Texas and Pennsylvania, …

Cheerleader Mom Becomes A Viral Hit Cheerleader Mom Becomes A Viral Hit

Little league parents are something of a phenomenon in the United States, as thousands of adults live vicariously through their children’s athletic accomplishments. This is normally done in a very vocal, and sometimes, physical manner as the adults ensure no …

Facebook Reorganization Said To Have Privacy Implications Facebook Reorganization Said To Have Privacy Implications

Facebook reportedly sent an internal memo to employees today regarding a major reorganization within the company around “key products”. Liz Gannes at AllThingsD was able to get the exclusive on this with unnamed sources, and no readily available copy of …

iCloud “Scores,” Helps Pornstar Track Down Stolen iPhone iCloud “Scores,” Helps Pornstar Track Down Stolen iPhone

For anyone that still thinks pornstars are ditzy or easily taken advantage of, take note: they’re not. In fact, they will likely own you if you cross them. Digital Playground actress Jesse Jane had her purse stolen last night which …

Facebook Hits Back At Timelines.com Facebook Hits Back At Timelines.com

On Tuesday, Facebook began to roll out their Timeline feature to users. You remember the Timeline, right? The pretty new Profile interface that is supposed to “tell your life story” through Facebook? After announcing the reportedly groundbreaking new feature at …

Albert Pujols Signs With LA Angels, Causes Twitter Eruption Albert Pujols Signs With LA Angels, Causes Twitter Eruption

The particulars of Albert Pujols’ and his choice of destinations in relation to where he’ll be playing baseball for the foreseeable future aren’t what’s important here. Instead, the reaction such a decision causes, especially throughout the world of social media, …

Ad Space in Your Brain: Neurological Study Shows Why Ad Context Matters Ad Space in Your Brain: Neurological Study Shows Why Ad Context Matters

NeuroFocus, a neuromarketing company owned by The Nielsen Company, has released the results of a study they conducted recently about the effectiveness of advertising in various contexts. The study (PDF) was intended to examine a variety of so-called “premium web …

Google Tidies Up Their Image Google Tidies Up Their Image
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Does Google have an image problem? While any answer would hardly be conclusive, Google isn’t waiting around for the official verdict. Instead, they’ve launched an unprecedented marketing campaign, at least in terms of Google marketing, which up until the past …

Welfare Office Murder-Suicide Receives Live Facebook Updates From Young Victim Welfare Office Murder-Suicide Receives Live Facebook Updates From Young Victim

A little girl’s Facebook posts serve as the last dispatches from a stomach-turning tragedy that took place earlier this week in a Laredo, Texas welfare office. Monday night, 38-year old Rachelle Grimmer pulled a gun on a supervisor at the …

Top 10 Internet Memes of 2011 Top 10 Internet Memes of 2011
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What do you remember most about 2011? So far, we’ve looked at the most tweeted events, Facebook’s top status trends, celebrities who joined Twitter, Twitter’s top topics and hashtags, Yahoo’s most searched items, AOL/Ask’s most searched for items, and Bing’s most searched for items. So, that leaves the top Internet memes of the year.

Netflix Facebook Integration Clears Major Hurdle for US Launch Netflix Facebook Integration Clears Major Hurdle for US Launch

Video streaming service Netflix crossed a major hurdle to launching its planned Facebook app in the US yesterday. Yesterday afternoon the House of Representatives passed HR 2471, a bill that would allow the service to roll out its planned Facebook …

NBA Referee, AP Settle Twitter Beef NBA Referee, AP Settle Twitter Beef

Considering the open, instant nature of Twitter combined with people’s growing sensitivity to public reaction, it’s actually surprising this kind of thing isn’t more commonplace. What we have is an agreement between two entities concerning a potentially defaming tweet from …

Twitter Is A Tough Stump For Presidential Candidates

A new study from the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism has found that Twitter seems to have a lot to say – mostly negative – about Republican presidential primary candidates and President Obama. The study compares the …

YouTube Friends Merge with Google Address Book Contacts YouTube Friends Merge with Google Address Book Contacts
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Last week, Google began rolling out the new version of YouTube, and from the sound of it, everyone should have it by now. Immediately, some users have been wondering what’s going on with their friend activity on the site. “ …

Pawel Wolak Retires Via Twitter, Facebook Pawel Wolak Retires Via Twitter, Facebook
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Just a few days after losing to Delvin Rodriguez in a unanimous decision, middleweight Pawel Wolak announced his retirement exclusively via social media. The 5’9″ “Raging Bull” out of Poland retires at the age of 30 with a record of …