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Could A Foursquare Acquisition By Google Be In the Cards? Could A Foursquare Acquisition By Google Be In the Cards?
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I write this with no intent of spreading any rumors or sensationalizing the situation. There is nothing indicating that the two companies are in talks about an acquisition, but from the sound of it, Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley is not …

Study: Internet Top Info Resource For Local Restaurants, Business Study: Internet Top Info Resource For Local Restaurants, Business
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A new Pew Study has found that people rely on the Internet more than any other resource to get information about local businesses and restaurants. The results come from data that was gathered earlier this year from a sample of …

Latest Google Zeitgeist Proves 2011 Belonged To Rebecca Black Latest Google Zeitgeist Proves 2011 Belonged To Rebecca Black
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Google year-end Zeitgeist for 2011 has gone live, and besides boasting a new look, complete with new, more interactive presentation of its findings; and while the new shine improves the look and feel, their findings are what we are really …

Piracy Uncovered At French President’s Palace Piracy Uncovered At French President’s Palace

A new Russian website continues to prove a source of embarrassment for high-level opponents of music and movie downloading. The site, YouHaveDownloaded.com, shows users their downloading history based on their IP address. It also allows users to put in IPs …

Google Authorship Clicks And Impressions Added To Webmaster Tools Google Authorship Clicks And Impressions Added To Webmaster Tools
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We know that who you are is more important in Google now. Google has been pushing authorship markup for months. This ties you, as an author of content, to your Google Profile, which is linked to from a picture of …

Sprint Spreading Christmas Cheer with Assurance Wireless Program Sprint Spreading Christmas Cheer with Assurance Wireless Program
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According to the Employment Situation Summary released earlier this month from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate is 8.6 percent, which means 13.3 million people are unemployed. In other words, a lot of people are clearly struggling.

Grand Theft Auto III Comes to iOS and Android Grand Theft Auto III Comes to iOS and Android

Ten years ago Grand Theft Auto III hit the video game world with a major splash. The controversial but critically acclaimed game allowed users to commit a wide array of petty crimes in an amazingly open environment. Users could travel …

Learning The Piano or Kung-Fu, Without Knowing How To Do Either Learning The Piano or Kung-Fu, Without Knowing How To Do Either

It’s finally here, science and technology used in both The Matrix and Total Recall is near reality. Say hello to Decoded Neurofeedback (DecNef), a study conducted by Boston University and ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories in Kyoto, Japan. What they’ve done …

Bill Gates Talks About Returning To Microsoft & Steve Jobs Bill Gates Talks About Returning To Microsoft & Steve Jobs

Although he’s technically on vacation with his family in Australia, Bill Gates took some time to sit down for an interview today with Tim Lester of Fairfax Media to discuss a few topics that have been swirling around the Microsoft …

Lamar Smith And SOPA: In His Own Words Lamar Smith And SOPA: In His Own Words
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If there’s a more polarizing topic than the SOPA/PIPA pieces of legislation going on in relation to the Internet, you’d be hard pressed to find it. Actually, that’s incorrect because the general public isn’t polarized with its reactions towards the …

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Now Available From Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus Now Available From Verizon
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Earlier this week we brought you a report that Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus might be coming to Verizon today. Those reports turned out to be accurate, as the phone became available on Verizon’s website early this morning. The new phone (which …

Facebook Timeline: Now You Can Put Your Whole Life On Facebook. Will You? Facebook Timeline: Now You Can Put Your Whole Life On Facebook. Will You?
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Facebook announced that starting today, the timeline is now available everywhere. This is the new profile design that encourages Facebook users to add as many events about their lives as they like. Essentially, Facebook wants you to put your entire …

Sergey Brin, Other Notable Founders Speak Out Against SOPA Sergey Brin, Other Notable Founders Speak Out Against SOPA
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A whole bunch of founders and co-founders of high profile web properties have banded together to sign an open letter to Washington in opposition to SOPA and Protect IP. The letter has been signed by Google co-founder Sergey Brin, Andressen …

Google & “Young Babysitters”: An Exercise In Pornified Phenomenology Google & “Young Babysitters”: An Exercise In Pornified Phenomenology
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Do you ever play that game where you Google random words or phrases like “ice cream” or “Kevin” or “filipino” just to see how far up in the results the first pornography page shows up? It’s a good holiday game. …

The Last Day For Holiday Shipping For Pre-Christmas Arrival (By Service) The Last Day For Holiday Shipping For Pre-Christmas Arrival (By Service)

Visual.ly has put out a pretty useful infographic looking at how long you have to get items shipped by various services to make sure the package gets to its destination in time for Christmas. I don’t think much more explanation …

Carrier IQ: FTC Investigates Company’s Software Carrier IQ: FTC Investigates Company’s Software

In a turn of events that should surprise no one, the government has gotten involved in the Carrier IQ scandal that broke two weeks ago. The Washington Post is reporting this afternoon that executives from the company travelled to Washington …

Google: No More Panda Updates This Year Google: No More Panda Updates This Year
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Google formally announced via Twitter that there will be no more Panda updates for the remainder of the year. Granted, there’s not that much left of the year. This might have been nice to know a little bit earlier, but …

Google Affiliate Network API Launched Google Affiliate Network API Launched

Google just announced the release of the Google Affiliate Network API. This allows publishers and advertisers to automate various tasks related to the Google Affiliate Network. Publishers can use it to look up advertiser data or their own info. Advertisers …

Netflix iPad App Revamped With A New Look Netflix iPad App Revamped With A New Look

Netflix has announced the release of a new version of their iPad app today [iTunes link]. The latest version of the company’s free app is meant to be a significant improvement over the previous version, making it easier for users …

Nokia’s Limited Edition ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Phone Nokia’s Limited Edition ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Phone

As the viral campaigns for next summer’s Dark Knight Rises heats up — did you see the teaser poster? — perhaps the most desirable tie-in has been unveiled, although, by “most desirable,” I mean “hardest to acquire.” You see, Nokia’s …

Google Analytics Site Speed Metrics Expanded Google Analytics Site Speed Metrics Expanded
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Google announced the launch of some new metrics for the Site Speed report in Google Analytics. The metrics are aimed at giving webmaster a better understanding of how they can improve their website performance. Speed, we know, is a ranking …

Intel Jumps On The NFC Bandwagon With New Deal Intel Jumps On The NFC Bandwagon With New Deal

INSIDE Secure, a company that specializes in near-field communication technology, announced today that it had entered into a partnership with Intel to provide the company with NFC techology to include in its chipsets. The agreement grants Intel full access to …

Yahoo Interclick Acquisition Closes Yahoo Interclick Acquisition Closes
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At the beginning of November, Yahoo announced its intent to acquire Interclick for $270 million. Interclick is an ad technology firm. “This investment underscores our focus on enhancing the performance of both our guaranteed and non-guaranteed display business across Yahoo …

Google Gives Back. A Lot. Google Gives Back. A Lot.

Google took a moment today to update everybody with the fact that they are awesome. And by awesome, I mean they’re big-time philanthropy heroes that support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education; girls’ education in the developing world; empowerment …