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Apple Store Helps Japanese In Need
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We are constantly being inundated with reports on how technology is making the world a cold, desolate place. That is why it is so nice when a story comes along about tech and social media that shows its true connective …

Making a Jumbotron Out of Mobile Devices
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Hacks, mash ups and other alterations clearly rule the world of technology. So much so, in fact, that improving upon on third party creations and finding new levels of usability is commonplace and expected. That being said, every so often, …

Google Toughens Stance On Counterfeit Goods
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Counterfeit goods tend not to make anyone happy in the long run.  Buyers are frustrated when logos rub off and products fall apart.  Manufacturers don’t like the cheap competition.  And organizations that help connect the two come under fire from …

eBay Makes Listings Free For Up To 50 Items
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eBay said today, for the first time, it is making it free to list up to 50 items per month in auctions at any start price, and free to add the “Buy it Now” option to those listings. Starting on …

Netflix Crushing the Competition Netflix Crushing the Competition
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Watching movies at home is getting easier and easier, but that doesn’t mean consumers are spreading around their sources. In a press release earlier today, global retail market researcher NPD Group reports that the lion’s share of downloaded and streamed …

Google Mobile Payment Service Tests Rumored
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The idea of waving your phone around to pay for something may come one step closer to widespread, in-the-U.S. reality this summer thanks to Google. Rumors indicate the search giant intends to test a mobile payment service in New York …

Zynga Entices Gamers With RewardVille
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Zynga, the social game developer behind the popular FarmVille, has launched an online rewards program called RewardVille. RewardVille offers players the ability to earn Zynga-level points and coins, and access exclusive limited edition virtual goods from multiple games. “With RewardVille, …

NBA Referee Calls Foul On Reporter Tweet NBA Referee Calls Foul On Reporter Tweet
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The relationship between sports referees and fans/followers of sport has been, at best, a contentious one filled with unending amounts of distrust, at least from the perspective of those doing the sports-watching. Every bad call, every missed call and every …

FIRED: Gilbert Gotfried No Longer Voice of Aflac Duck
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Comedian Gilbert Gotfried is known for his censor-less humor when it comes to delicate subject matters, we all remember his infamous 9/11 joke, right? Now his crass sense of humor, this time via Twitter, has gotten him fired from Aflac, …

Flickr’s Head Of Product Set To Leave
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One of Yahoo’s strongest properties will soon lose its head of product. Late yesterday, Matthew Rothenberg announced that he’s leaving Flickr after working at the organization for about five years. To head off speculation, this move doesn’t necessarily relate to …

Google Announces Street View Update
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Late last night, Google announced via Twitter an update to their popular Street View site. @googleA GooglerWe’ve updated our Street View site http://maps.google.com/streetview – enjoy exploring places around the world (via @googlemaps) 15 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto The …

iPad App From Time Warner Features Live TV
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Time Warner Cable has launched an iPad app that will allow its subscribers to watch live TV on the device in any room in their house. The TWCable TV app for iPad is a free download and is available to …

Angry Birds Developer Calls For Death Of Console Gaming
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The television was supposed to kill radio. The internet is supposed to stab television in the back. Email is supposedly going to be dead in a few years due to social media. I wonder if Twitter will commit harikari in …

Google and Bing Give Advice to Webmasters at SXSW Google and Bing Give Advice to Webmasters at SXSW
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Danny Sullivan spoke with Google’s Matt Cutts and Bing’s Duane Forrester on a panel today at SXSW Intertactive. Google and Bing sharing a stage usually makes for some search engine-related entertainment. You might recall Cutts and Bing’s Harry Shum bickering …

Twitter Cracks Down on Third-Party Clients

In a message on a Twitter development forum, Twitter development team member Ryan Sarver gave a civil but stern response to third-party developers who wish to build upon the official Twitter client: “Developers ask us if they should build client …

Twitter: One Billion Tweets Per Week Typical

Five years and one week ago, Twitter cofounder Jack Dorsey sent the first ever tweet: “inviting coworkers.”  Now, to celebrate the occasion, Twitter has shared some stats about what’s occurred since then, and the growth rate is extremely impressive in …

Google Helps Fans Manage March Madness

Google is marking the start of the NCAA Tournament by allowing fans to take a virtual 3D tour In Google Earth of all 14 arenas were the games will be played. The company has created a special page to help …

Google Introduces OAuth 2.0 Support

Today, Google made available the spec for OAuth 2.0, an update on their original OAuth for Google APIs. OAuth, which debuted in 2007, was described as a “valet key” by Eran Hammer-Lahav. The way a valet key gives only limited …

Foursquare: Google Would Be Great Partner Foursquare: Google Would Be Great Partner

Foursquare announced the expansion of its Venues API today, as part of its Venues Project. This allows developers to tap into information about places so they can see what’s popular in real time, tag photos, drinks, and other data, and …

Google Makes Whitelist Admission
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Google’s often made a big deal about using automated solutions to handle problems.  The search giant hasn’t tried to address every single Google bomb individually, for example; it’s preferred to make algorithm changes that can tackle lots of weaknesses at …

Barry Diller Talks Net Neutrality at SXSW

Barry Diller spoke about the various aspects of the media today. We looked at what he had to say about the The Daily Beast/Newsweek deal, The Daily, and the iPad here. Diller also spoke for a bit about net neutrality. …

Barry Diller Talks Daily Beast/Newsweek, The Daily, and the iPad at SXSW Barry Diller Talks Daily Beast/Newsweek, The Daily, and the iPad at SXSW
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Barry Diller, Chairman and Senior Executive of IAC/InterActiveCorp (and Expedia) spoke at SXSW Interactive today here in Austin about a variety of media-related topics. In response to all of the big valuations we’ve seen lately (Twitter, Groupon, etc.), he said, …

Google Corporate Development Director Goes To Facebook

Google’s famous for the rate at which it gobbles up smaller companies, and soon enough, Facebook may adopt similar habits.  Facebook now has an excellent deal broker onboard, anyway, as it’s hired Amin Zoufonoun, Google’s (former) director of corporate development. …

iPad 2 Jailbroken…Remotely
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To the delight of those waiting to get Angry Birds HD for free, Apple hacker Comex has successfully jailbroken the brand new iPad 2. Comex, part of iPhone Dev Team, announced his accomplishment via Twitter with this picture, showing the …