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Pipeline Explosion Leaves Thousands in Brutal Cold

The TransCanada natural gas pipeline explosion near Winnipeg, Canada caused a fire that burned for 12 hours Saturday, but the most disconcerting effects have proven to be the resulting elimination of heat in close to 4,000 homes. In what could …

Courtney Love Wins ‘Twibel’ Case

Courtney Love won a Twitter libel case where she was accused of defaming an attorney in a tweet she posted back in 2010. Love’s case marks the first time ever that a court has heard a libel suit against someone …

Nightclub Death: 2nd Woman Arrested, Looking For 3rd

As earlier reported by us, an innocent night out on the town left recent graduate Kim Pham lifeless on the sidewalk suffering from brain damage that resulted in her later death with other women now being charged with murder. Vanesa …

StumbleUpon Traffic Referrals See Strong Growth [Report] StumbleUpon Traffic Referrals See Strong Growth [Report]
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Shareaholic has put out the latest edition of its quarterly Social Media Traffic Report. Its data shows that among Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Stumbleupon, Reddit, YouTube, LinkedIn and Google+, Facebook, StumbleUpon and Pinterest saw the strongest gains in terms of referrals. …

Cutts On How Much Facebook And Twitter Signals Matter In Google Ranking Cutts On How Much Facebook And Twitter Signals Matter In Google Ranking
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Google put out a pretty interesting Webmaster Help video today with Matt Cutts answering a question about a topic a lot of people would like to understand better – how Facebook and Twitter affect Google rankings. “Facebook and Twitter pages …

Can Search Improvements Make Pinterest More Valuable To Businesses? Can Search Improvements Make Pinterest More Valuable To Businesses?
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Pinterest is becoming a better search engine, and it’s likely only getting started. Have you ever used Pinterest specifically to search for something? Do you think it is capable of providing helpful results for certain types of queries? Share your …

Framily Plan- A Sprint Plan Frame-Up?
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Calling all family, friends, enemies, frienemies– CNet tells us that Sprint has introduced a new family plan that they refuse to call anything other than the Sprint Framily Plan. Likely more of an unfortunate scenario for the fine customer service …

Now That’s How A Brand Should Use Jelly Now That’s How A Brand Should Use Jelly
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Brands are already (unsurprisingly) looking for ways to take advantage of Jelly, the new mobile Q&A app from Twitter co-founder Biz Stone. Last week, after the app’s launch, we discussed how it might be useful for businesses out of pure …

George Takei: Utah, Boldly Change Your Gay Stance
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George Takei, widely known for his role as Mr. Sulu on the original Star Trek series, is currently dealing with another breed of species– politicians. While promoting his part in the 2014 Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience, gay activist Takei …

New Data Shows Just How Many Teens Facebook is Losing New Data Shows Just How Many Teens Facebook is Losing
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Though it may not mean the end of the world’s most popular social network, the demographic shift in Facebook members is leaving some analysts worried. Already reports are showing that Facebook is dead to teens, who are switching to more …

Report: About 1/4 Of Questions On Jelly Are Being Answered Report: About 1/4 Of Questions On Jelly Are Being Answered

Jelly, the new visual Q&A app from Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, has been out for a week now, and some early third-party data regarding the app’s usage has surfaced. RJMetrics’ Robert Moore says he’s been collecting data on all the …

Facebook Acquires Branch, Potluck Facebook Acquires Branch, Potluck

Facebook has acquired Branch, the company behind link-sharing service Branch and iPhone app Potluck. Branch CEO Josh Miller announced the news on Facebook, saying that the company will be continuing its mission at Facebook. “We will be forming Facebook’s Conversations …

Sam Berns: Inspirational Teen Battling Progeria Dies
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The Progeria Research Program tells us that Sam Berns, the well-loved boy who helped the world become more aware of Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome, has died this Friday at the age of 17. Sam Berns became an inspiration for many due …

Snapchat Updates App, Says It’s Sorry Snapchat Updates App, Says It’s Sorry

Snapchat announced that it has finally released an update for its Android and iOS apps, which enables users to opt out of linking their phone numbers with their user names. The news comes roughly a week after a massive security …

What Does Jelly Mean For Businesses? What Does Jelly Mean For Businesses?
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As you may know, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone launched a new app called Jelly this week after about a year in stealth mode. It’s billed as “a new way to search,” but is essentially a Q&A service that lets you …

Downton Abbey: Let’s Have a Bit of a Chin Wag*

Downton Abbey‘s fourth season has just premiered to the delight of faithful watchers and new fans alike. With Downton Abbey, it seems as if one either adores the show, or abhors it. If you’re of another group– the one wondering …

Facebook Lawsuit: Plaintiffs Say The Company Reads Users’ Private Messages Facebook Lawsuit: Plaintiffs Say The Company Reads Users’ Private Messages
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Are your private messages being read by Facebook? On Dec. 30. 2013 Michael Hurley and Matthew Campbell filed a class action lawsuit against Facebook. The plaintiffs claim that Facebook “has systematically violated consumers’ privacy by reading its users’ personal, private …

Snapchat Talks Breach, Updates App Snapchat Talks Breach, Updates App
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As you’re probably aware, Snapchat was the target of a massive security breach that compromised 4.6 million usernames and phone numbers. The company has since responded to the problem both with an interview for the Today show and a blog …

UFC: Silva Recovering From Injury; Return Unsure

UFC watchers were stunned last night as they watched Anderson Silva’s leg shatter while throwing a kick. The anticipated mixed martial arts rematch between former champion and record holder Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman got off to an exciting start, …

Facebook is “Dead and Buried” to Teens, Shows Study Facebook is “Dead and Buried” to Teens, Shows Study
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With decade-old MySpace now considered part of the ancient history of the internet, it’s little wonder that questions are now forming over whether Facebook has long-term staying power. As the internet (and especially mobile platforms) have grown, Facebook has become …

Kabul Bombing on Friday Raises U.S. Death Toll
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Reuters tells us that a suicide bomb attack has killed three NATO military personnel Friday on the eastern outskirts of Kabul. The car bomb struck a group of military cars traveling down a major highway destroying civilian cars and mangling …