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Does Recording Sex Acts Cross the Line for Stolen-Laptop-Tracking Companies? Does Recording Sex Acts Cross the Line for Stolen-Laptop-Tracking Companies?
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As many of you probably know, there are now plenty of companies out there that can help you retrieve your laptop, should it fall into the wrong hands. These companies do this by activating pre-installed software once your computer is …

DoJ Files To Block AT&T, T-Mobile Merger DoJ Files To Block AT&T, T-Mobile Merger

The United States Department of Justice announced today that it has filed an antitrust lawsuit to block AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile. “The combination of AT&T and T-Mobile would result in tens of millions of consumers all across the United …

The Angriest Reaction to Not Being Able to Play Super Poke Pets Yet? The Angriest Reaction to Not Being Able to Play Super Poke Pets Yet?
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As discussed previously, people are upset that Google is shutting down Slide, and Super Poke Pets in particular. We ran across the following video on YouTube depicting the “passion” some players have truly had about this game. The video below …

mSpot: We Have the “Holy Grail” of Mobile Movies mSpot: We Have the “Holy Grail” of Mobile Movies
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mSpot has announced what it is calling the “Holy Grail of Mobile Movies”. In other words: instant streaming and progressive downloads. It will first be offered on newly shipping Lenovo tablets. “While there is growing competition for streaming movies – …

Lanvin Dancing Models Ad Campaign Goes Viral Lanvin Dancing Models Ad Campaign Goes Viral

High fashion design company Lanvin is making a viral splash with a video for their 2011 Fall fashion campaign. The video, which has already amassed more than 150,000 views on YouTube in a matter of days, features dancing models. Part …

Google+ Business Profiles Suggested Under “Employer” in Google Profiles Google+ Business Profiles Suggested Under “Employer” in Google Profiles
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Chris Lang, CEO of Key Web Data, has spotted a feature of Google+ that appears to reveal the upcoming business profiles in testing. If you go to edit your Google profile and edit the employment section, you can go to …

iPhone 5 Rumor: New Remote Diagnostic Tool iPhone 5 Rumor: New Remote Diagnostic Tool
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When the iPhone 5 hits sometime in the next couple of months (hopefully, if release date rumors are correct, and by the grace of Jobs), it will drop with iOS 5. The next major upgrade to Apple’s operating system has …

Yahoo and Gannett Expand Local Ad Partnership Yahoo and Gannett Expand Local Ad Partnership

Yahoo and Gannett are expanding upon their already successful local advertising partnership. The expansion will be pushed to all 19 of Gannett Broadcasting Division markets by February. Local advertisers will have access to Yahoo inventory and targeting capabilities.  “The agreement …

Urbanspoon Adds Zagat Reviews Urbanspoon Adds Zagat Reviews

Urbanspoon has signed a deal with Zagat that will see over 25,000 Zagat reviews featured prominently on Urbanspoon. Urbanspoon tells WebProNews, “”We’re excited to be working with Zagat – the pinnacle of high end restaurant reviews. Providing diners with easy …

Yelp Cuts Back On Daily Deals, Great Timing for Groupon Yelp Cuts Back On Daily Deals, Great Timing for Groupon

It’s an interesting time for the daily deals space. As previously reported, Facebook, which may assumed would be a major player, has decided to fold its deals product, though the company is keeping around check-in deals. Yelp, another popular service …

Today’s Funniest Tweets Today’s Funniest Tweets
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Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

Google to Launch Trusted Stores Program Soon? Google to Launch Trusted Stores Program Soon?

It appears that Google accidentally let loose a glimpse of a forthcoming product called Google Trusted Stores today. There is a landing page and a video, but you can’t see either one right now, unfortunately. Spotted by Alex Chitu at …

WikiLeaks Slams The New York Times via Twitter WikiLeaks Slams The New York Times via Twitter

Yesterday, the New York Times published an article courtesy of Read Write Web that suggested that WikiLeaks was responsible for exposing the sources behind over 250,000 leaked classified cables from U.S. embassies around the world. And today, WikiLeaks has responded …

Photobucket CEO: Mobile Photo Tweets Will Scale Rapidly in Coming Months Photobucket CEO: Mobile Photo Tweets Will Scale Rapidly in Coming Months

Photobucket, which powers Twitter’s new photo uploading feature, released some survey results this week looking at mobile photo and video uploading trends. Though the Photobucket-powered Twitter feature is only available on Twitter.com at this point (as opposed to the mobile …

Google Beefs Up NFL Search Results Google Beefs Up NFL Search Results

It should be easier to find NFL scores on Google moving forward, which is a good thing because the season is quickly approaching. That’s not all though. Google has expanded its NFL-related search results to include even more information, thanks …

Rebecca Black, No, The Other Rebecca Black: A Facebook Identity Problem Rebecca Black, No, The Other Rebecca Black: A Facebook Identity Problem
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Rebecca Black wants you to know that she’s not Rebecca Black. In fact, the “about” information on her page reads in all caps: I AM NOT THE SINGER!!!! Rebecca Black’s Facebook page tells you that she is an “ACSM Certified …

AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile To Reportedly Put $100 Million More Into Isis AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile To Reportedly Put $100 Million More Into Isis

Back in November, we told you about a joint venture between AT&T and Verizon Wireless (it also includes T-Mobile, which AT&T is trying to acquire) on a mobile payments network. The offering, called Isis, allows users to pay for purchases …

CNN Acquires iPad News Reader App Zite CNN Acquires iPad News Reader App Zite
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CNN announced that it has acquired tech company Zite, which makes a news app of the same name for the iPad. CNN says it has already added Zite to its portfolio of digital products as a separate, stand-alone business. Zite …

Did Beyonce’s Recording Breaking Announcement Help With Ratings? Did Beyonce’s Recording Breaking Announcement Help With Ratings?

On Sunday, MTV hosted its annual Video Music Awards show, which is weird when you consider just how far removed MTV is from the music scene. Nevertheless, it’s something of a tradition, considering MTV has been doing the VMAs since …

iTunes Match Beta Becomes Available iTunes Match Beta Becomes Available

Apple has sent iTunes developers an email titled “iTunes Match beta now available.” This is a feature of the upcoming iOS 5, announced at Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference in June. It lets you sync the music you didn’t purchase …

Google +1 Button The New PageRank? Google +1 Button The New PageRank?
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Let me start off by being very clear. Google is not getting rid of PageRank in favor of the +1 button. Google is, however, looking at the data from the +1 button as a signal of content quality, and +1s …

Hurricane Irene Coverage Finds Some Levity From Howard Stern’s Captain Janks Hurricane Irene Coverage Finds Some Levity From Howard Stern’s Captain Janks

If you are feeling fatigued by all the Hurricane media coverage, this might be the antidote. Prankster and self described “phony phone call artist” Captain Janks, best known for his appearances on The Howard Stern Show, has been making the …

Netflix Reminder: Price Change in Two Days Netflix Reminder: Price Change in Two Days
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Here at WebProNews, keeping you abreast about the goings-on in the tech industry is job one, but we’re also here to inform and, in some cases, remind people of upcoming changes. With that in mind, here’s our public service announcement …

The Impact of Age on Online Banking Behavior The Impact of Age on Online Banking Behavior

How much influence does age have online banking behavior? According to a recent report from McAfee, age actually plays a large role in how consumers conduct their online banking. McAfee recognized three distinct age groups that had distinct online banking patterns as well.