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Google Panda Update Data Refresh Is Rolling Out Google Panda Update Data Refresh Is Rolling Out
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Update: What do you know? They just formally announced it (and it’s just a data refresh, not an actual update): Follow @google A Googler @google Panda data refresh rolling out. ~1.1% of English queries noticeably affected. More context: http://t.co/QqlpqTmk  Reply …

Alec Baldwin: Push-Ups In The Street Get You Fit
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Alec Baldwin was spotted showing off his workout routine to passerby in L.A. recently, dropping to the ground and doing push-ups rather than waiting for the gym. Baldwin was in town to promote his latest film, “Rise Of The Guardians”, …

Jim Durham Dies: NBA Broadcaster Was 65
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Jim Durham, who broadcast games for ESPN since 1996 and was present during the height of Bulls madness, died on Sunday at his home in Texas. He was 65. Durham had quite a career in sports broadcasting, working for various …

Starbucks, the Election, and Some Sex Marriage
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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 …

Facebook for iOS Gets Some Chat-Related Updates (Gifts, Photo Uploading As Well) Facebook for iOS Gets Some Chat-Related Updates (Gifts, Photo Uploading As Well)

Facebook has just announced an update to their iOS app, the first major update since they launched version 5.0 back in August. Version 5.1 of Facebook for iOS brings multiple photo sharing and a bunch of chat-oriented updates. Now, users …

Killed For Eyeing Boy: Parents Kill Daughter With Acid
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It’s almost unimaginable here in the states that a young girl could be subjected to such a cruel and painful fate as being burned alive with acid, but in Pakistan, where just such a thing occurred late last month, it …

Android Fans Celebrate Five Years Of Google’s Mobile Operating System Android Fans Celebrate Five Years Of Google’s Mobile Operating System
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November 5 is a date that many people remember for different reasons. Most people on the Internet probably remember the date because of Guy Fawkes Day, the date that Anonymous has claimed as their own protest holiday. Others are remembering …

Beyonce: New Hairdo Has Web Talking
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Beyonce can really do no wrong, it seems, and every time she changes her hair or style, it is emulated to death. So get ready to see a whole lot of blunt bangs on the streets, because that’s what Mrs. …

Anonymous Celebrates Guy Fawkes Day With Defacements, Leaks And Protests Anonymous Celebrates Guy Fawkes Day With Defacements, Leaks And Protests

“Remember, remember the fifth of November.” It’s these words that mark the beginning of V for Vendetta, the 2006 film inspired by Alan Moore’s graphic novel of the same name. In it, an anarchist fights to bring down a fascist …

Twitter Now Shows You When It’s Yanked a Tweet for DMCA Twitter Now Shows You When It’s Yanked a Tweet for DMCA

Twitter has just made a significant change in their privacy policy that they say will increase transparency across the site. Now, instead of removing tweets flagged with a DMCA copyright notice, they are simply “withholding” them. Twitter will normally respond …

N.J. Earthquake Rattles Sandy Victims
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Several towns in New Jersey experienced a small-magnitude earthquake early this morning, causing panic in an area still trying to clean up in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The tremblor measured around a 2.0 on the Richter scale and struck …

Milt Campbell Dies at 78, First African-American Olympic Decathlon Winner

We mourn the loss of a historic figure in the life of sports (especially the Olympics) as we hear about the passing of Milt Campbell, who was the first African-American decathlon gold-metal recipient of the 1956 Summer Olympics held in …

November, the NYC Marathon, and Queen Latifah
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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 …

Amanda Bynes Says Tanning Salon Rumor Is A Lie

It was reported earlier this week that actress Amanda Bynes walked out of her tanning booth completely nude in order to grab some goggles, following it up with odd behavior which witnesses described by saying she appeared “out of it”. …

Twitter: Over 20 Million Hurricane Sandy Tweets, Uptick in “Red Cross” and “Donate Blood” Twitter: Over 20 Million Hurricane Sandy Tweets, Uptick in “Red Cross” and “Donate Blood”
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Twitter’s official Twitter account has tweeted out some interesting stats about October 27 through November 1st, or the Saturday through Thursday encompassing Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath. The big number: 20 million+. That’s the number of Sandy-related tweets that Twitter …

Navajo Code Talker George Smith Dies at 90
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Flags all around the country are positioned at half mast today to honor a brave and noble American Indian George Smith, who aided in the United States’ defeat against the Japanese forces during World War II by sending encrypted messages …

New York Marathon: Should The Show Go On?
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In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, many are wondering if the New York Marathon should still take place, especially considering that it’s not an event which can be held in one area, but would take runners through a winding path …

CMA Awards 2012: Taylor Swift Gets Snubbed
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The CMA Awards were full of tears and elation last night, with married couple Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert taking home several statues, including one for a song they co-wrote about Shelton’s brother, who died in a car accident when …

The Niantic Project: What Is Google Up To This Time? The Niantic Project: What Is Google Up To This Time?
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Google’s Niantic Labs recently launched the Field Trip App for Android. The company described it as “your guide to the cool, hidden, and unique things in the world around you.” Here’s a refresher: Basically, it shows you stuff that it …

Facebook Ads, No Shave November, and Glee

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 …

Gmail Is Now Bigger Than Hotmail Gmail Is Now Bigger Than Hotmail
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Google said in June that it had 425 million unique users a month (an increase of 75 million from the number the company reported in January). Google has reportedly claimed the top webmail spot based on its own internal numbers, …

Pascual Pérez Dies at 55, Major League Baseball Player
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The baseball world loses a great and talented player today as we learn about the death of Pascual Pérez, a baseball player from the Dominican Republic who played for various American-based major league teams. At the start of Pérez’s career, …

Twitter’s New Interactive Map Shows Where Political Tweets Mattered the Most Twitter’s New Interactive Map Shows Where Political Tweets Mattered the Most
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Back in August, Twitter launched their own Political Index (TPI) to track Twitter users’ general feelings about the Presidential candidates. The index is calculated using an algorithm that weighs the sentiment of tweets mentioning Obama or Romney as compared to …

Amazon Black Friday Deals Store Will Offer Discounts Every Day Leading Up To Black Friday Amazon Black Friday Deals Store Will Offer Discounts Every Day Leading Up To Black Friday

Amazon launched its Black Friday Deals Store today. It will feature a “Deal of the Day” as well as various other “doorbuster-style Lightning Deals”. Amazon previewed some of the items that it will be offering discounts on at various times …