Tuesday 31 January 2012

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[LIVE NOW] Your Interview With President Obama. http://goo.gl/mV0kt

[LIVE NOW] Your Interview With President Obama. http://goo.gl/mV0ktLive From The White House: Your Interview With President ObamaSource: pub.vitrue.comYou asked, and today President Obama will answer a selection of your top-voted YouTube questions from the West Wing of the White House. For the first-time ever, the entire interview will be conducted virtually through a Google+ Hangout. read more..

Twitter Is Not a Media Company, CEO Says

"Twitter is not a media company," Twitter CEO Dick Costolo declared on stage at AllThingsD's media conference in Laguna Nigel, CA, Monday evening. The statement was surprising given that Twitter defines itself as a "microblogging service," one used largely for the distribution of news, entertainment and other communications. read more..

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Obama hears job concerns on Google+ Hangout

Besides some slight technical difficulties at the beginning, the Google+ "Hangout" with President Barack Obama was nearly flawless, as Americans asked him about their No. 1 concern: Jobs. read more..

You asked questions on YouTube and President Obama responded in a big way. Check...

You asked questions on YouTube and President Obama responded in a big way. Check out the recording from his live Google+ Hangout, where he answered questions from people across the country, along with several lucky participants who were able to speak to him live.Your Interview with the President - 2012Source: pub.vitrue.com read more..

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Lawyer sues ex-girlfriends over online relationship reviews

Take a lawyer, his ex-girlfriends, a website which allows people to post "reviews" of their failed relationships, and add a dash of drama. Mix 'em all up and you'll get the story we're about to tell you — a strange tale which reminds us that no one ever really wins when former lovers duke it out. read more..

Brit pair stopped from entering US over Twitter jokes

Two travelers from Britain were prevented from entering the US last week after Homeland Security officials feared one of the pair, 26-year-old Leigh Van Bryan, might follow through with one of his tweets. Prior to leaving the UK, Leigh had tweeted that he was going to “destroy America.” read more..

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Twitter censorship #outrage, now in cartoon form!

Twitter's recent announcement that it will censor specific tweets from some countries resulted in an anti-climatic "boycott" of the microblogging service on Saturday, and more importantly, a cartoon-ified interpretation by those clever kids at Taiwan's New Media Animation. read more..

UMass social media study highlights shift in how companies converse with consumers

The way consumers interact with their favorite brands may be shifting. According to a new report from the University of Massachusetts, a number of companies in the Inc. 500 fastest-growing private companies in the US have begun to drop the corporate blog in favor of micromedia mediums such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkdIn. read more..

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Pinterest: Where domestic divas hang out online

Pinterest, a slick-looking site with a homespun feel that lets you "pin" your info, links and photos of your favorite stuff — food, clothing, housework tips — onto a virtual bulletin board is quickly becoming the go-to social site for women between the ages of 25 and 44. read more..

Twitter index: NBA's Blake Griffin scores 'dunk of the year'

Basketball fans are calling Blake Griffin’s slam dunk the “dunk of the year.” During an NBA game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night, the Los Angeles Clippers player jumped up above Kendrick Perkins and slam-dunked the ball into the net. read more..

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Marz Lovejoy debuted her film 'LUV' at Sundance Music Festival on Monday, it fea...

Marz Lovejoy debuted her film 'LUV' at Sundance Music Festival on Monday, it features an all-star cast including Common, Danny Glover, Meagan Good, and Michael K. Williams. She also makes really awesome hip hop music. Did we mention that she's not even 21? You'll definitely be seeing more from this quickly rising LA hip hop artist.http://pub.vitrue.com/kF7kSource: pub.vitrue.com read more..

Facebook IPO could value it among top companies

When Facebook makes its long-expected debut as a public company this spring, the social-networking company will likely vault into the ranks of the largest public companies in the world, alongside McDonald's, Amazon.com and Bank of America. read more..

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Now on Google Music: Download songs to computer

As much as we like having access to our own music in the cloud, it's also nice to have it on our computers (especially for syncing with standalone MP3 players). read more..

Tweet this: NFL Pro Bowl players get to share thoughts real-time

As Super Bowl week kicks off Sunday with the Pro Bowl playoff in Hawaii, the NFL is hoping to kick up its ratings with the announcement that players will now be allowed to Tweet from the sidelines during the game. read more..

Monday 30 January 2012

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Paul Krugman Isn't Trying to Start a Twitter War with Tom Friedman

Twitter sort of exploded on Friday when a tweet purportedly from New York Times columnist Paul Krugman suggesting that his paper drop fellow columnist Thomas Friedman needed. It turned out to be a fake, and the real Krugman isn't happy about the Twitter shenanigans. Krugman told The Atlantic Wire in an email, "It's another fake. I don't use Twitter -- all I have is automatic notification of blog posts." He followed up a few minutes later, "Oh, just to say that I must be pretty effective if people think they have to invent stuff to discredit. ... read more..

10 Hysterical Political Parodies on Twitter

There are countless parody accounts on Twitter -- musicians, celebrities, cartoon characters and religious figures can all grace your feed with their presence. The most entertaining parodies, however, may be those of politicians around the world. read more..

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Beauty Goods

The pouring rain did little to dampen the mood on Wednesday night. Inside the Stephan Weiss Studio at ACRIA's 16th annual holiday dinner, festive spirits were running high. "Just a few more days of work and then I'm home for a while," Angela Lindvall said happily. The L.A.-based model had slid into her dinner seat just as the first course was served. She was in town for the 250-person event and then a quick trip down to Pennsylvania to appear on QVC. But it was something more karmic she was happiest about. "I'm getting my teaching certification in Kundalini yoga," Lindvall told Style.com. "Honestly, since I've discovered it, it's changed my whole energy and perspective." Speaking of feel-good vibes, earlier in the night, guests including Craig McDean, Bruce Weber, and Ross Bleckner had shopped their way through Donna Karan's Urban Zen and bid on fashion and art pieces. Auction and dinner proceeds, totaling a record $400,000, went to support ACRIA. After the main course was served, Karan took the stage to introduce the night's special guest, Estée Lauder Group president John Demsey, who was being honored for his work as the chairman of the MAC AIDS Fund. "If we don't sell lipstick, we can't give money away," he said of MAC Viva Glam's mantra from the stage. His straightforward altruism has won him admirers. "John is one of those guys who doesn't talk a lot," Prabal Gurung noted. "He doesn't go on and on about what he's doing like some people in fashion do," the designer added. "He just does it."—Bee-Shyuan Chang read more..

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Activists and bloggers fear Twitter censorship

Bloggers and activists from China, the Middle East and Latin America said Friday they were afraid that new Twitter policies could allow governments to censor messages, stifling free expression. read more..

It's National Curmudgeon Day folks, so gather up your nearest and dearest grumps...

It's National Curmudgeon Day folks, so gather up your nearest and dearest grumps and come sing along to this anthem. National Curmudgeon Day: "Nasty Dan"www.youtube.com read more..

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How to easily circumvent Twitter's censorship

On Thursday, Twitter announced plans to restrict tweets in certain countries. By Friday, some clever folks already figured out an incredibly simple way to circumvent the service's censorship. read more..

Jake Reilly's 'Amish Project:' 90 Days Without a Cell Phone, Email and Social Media

Could you live without daily electronic conveniences -- Twitter, Facebook, email, texting and more -- for 90 days? Jake P. Reilly, a 24-year-old college student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, did just that. read more..

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As social media hits TV, 2012 the year of 'must-tweet TV'

NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) - Forget about the age of must-see television, 2012 will be the year of must-tweet TV. Networks large and small are using social media to engage second-screen viewers like never before. A few of the most high-profile recent examples include: * Monday, Fox News used Twitter to measure viewer reaction to its GOP debate and encourage online interaction based on the candidates' answers. * NBC partnered with Facebook for its "Meet the Press" debate January 8. * VH1 offered a four-hour live stream of analysis during its Critics' Choice Movie Awards broadcast last week. ... read more..

Top 10 Twitter Pics of the Week [PICS]

Out of the millions of pictures posted on Twitter last week, 10 of them stood above the rest, and we have the Top 10 Twitter Pics gathered right here in a cozy, clickable group. read more..

Sunday 29 January 2012

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Going Hollywood

On what's shaping up to be one of awards season's busiest weekends, W partnered with Dom Pérignon last night to host a high-wattage party of its own at the Chateau Marmont. The event celebrated the magazine's Best Performances issue, and editor in chief Stefano Tonchi was eager to pay credit to his longtime collaborator, Lynn Hirschberg. "She sees hundreds of movies starting at Cannes, and she selects those performances that she thinks will define a career and the movies that she thinks will define this time of the year," he told Style.com. The February covers reveal her choices: Young Adult's Charlize Theron and Moneyball's Brad Pitt. Pitt's cover touts the superstar as "hotter than ever," and indeed he's so hot he wasn't in attendance, but the hotel's sixth-floor penthouse was packed with plenty of eye candy anyway. Theron, Jessica Biel, Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Olsen, and Miranda Kerr, for starters. Fresh from the AFI Awards earlier in the day, Emma Stone's first order of  business was introducing herself to the VS Angel's better half, Orlando Bloom—and wishing him a happy birthday. Elsewhere, a Louis Vuitton-clad Sofia Coppola waxed nostalgic about being at the hotel, where she filmed much of 2010's Somewhere. "It's always such fun coming back. A lot of people working here have worked here for many years and on my films, so I always like being here." The director also revealed her favorite films of the year: Shame and Drive.—Alexis Brunswick read more..


What's Scary and Not so Scary About Twitter Censorship

Twitter just announce a new policy that sounds scarier than it is, especially following all the talk about censorship these days. In a blog post titled "The Tweets Must Flow" twitter announced that it will now have the ability to restrict tweets to certain countries, instead of having to completely removing content individual governments consider illegal. "Starting today, we give ourselves the ability to reactively withhold content from users in a specific country — while keeping it available in the rest of the world," the post says. On the surface that sounds scary. ... read more..

Today is your last chance to question one of the most powerful men in the world....

Today is your last chance to question one of the most powerful men in the world. What will you ask President Obama? Submit your question now: http://goo.gl/4nyUiAsk President ObamaSource: pub.vitrue.com read more..

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Shall W.E. Dance?

Even the world's biggest stars aren't exempt from criticism—especially from their daughters. "This one time, she said to me, 'Mom, that [outfit] is totally inappropriate. No one will take you seriously as a director—you can't wear that,' " Madonna said last night at the Ziegfeld Theatre, where the Cinema Society was hosting its second New York screening of her Wallis-and-Windsor biopic W.E. If clothes make the director, they also make the star—and according to Andrea Riseborough, who plays Wallis Simpson, it was the fashion of the film that helped her bring to life the character she plays on screen. "There was one brooch that reminded me so much of the Duchess—it actually belonged to her," she told Style.com before the screening. "It was kind of evoking her spirit throughout the whole filming." Maybe it was a good luck charm, too: This morning, costume designer (and longtime Madonna stylist) Arianne Phillips was nominated for an Oscar for her work. Directing done, it's back to the day job for Madonna. She's currently preparing for her Super Bowl halftime performance. "I am really nervous," she admitted. But as one of her stars, actor James D'Arcy, reminded us, she's a pro—it's her partners who should be nervous. "Dancing for one of the most famous dancers in the world with very little dance experience—that was the sweatiest it got," he said of filming one of the movie's sequences. "At one point, I made myself dance with her for three seconds just to say I had danced with Madonna."—Kristin Studeman read more..

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Google doodle notes 'world's largest snowflake'

Google doodles often honor people, like Freddie Mercury or Mark Twain, but Saturday's doodle pays homage to the "world's largest snowflake." The snowflake was seen on Jan. 28, 1887. read more..

Electronic music pioneers, The Chemical Brothers "director Adam Smith share ins...

Electronic music pioneers, The Chemical Brothers & director Adam Smith share inspirations for their new film, "Don't Think."The Chemical Brothers & Adam Smith Present: - YouTubeSource: pub.vitrue.com read more..

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Twitter boycotted Saturday by some

How do you get the word out about a boycott of Twitter when it's Twitter that's needed to get the word out? It was tough, especially in the case of the hastily organized one for Saturday meant to protest the site's new policy of censoring certain tweets in some countries. read more..

Before IPO, Facebook Takes the Fight Against Clickjacking to the Courts

Facebook is turning to the courts to fight the "clickjacking" scourge which sometimes plagues the social networking site. The news comes as rumors are circulating that Facebook's initial public offering (IPO) could be happening as early as this week, with a possible offering of up to $10 billion in shares. read more..

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The face behind the 'Honey Badger' voice

The man who narrates the wildly popular video-gone-viral, "Honey Badger," has a few choice words about the creature itself, which pretty much destroys anything in its path and eats anything it wants (including, ugh, a cobra). read more..

Twitter's new censorship plan rouses global furor

Twitter, a tool of choice for dissidents and activists around the world, found itself the target of global outrage Friday after unveiling plans to allow country-specific censorship of tweets that might break local laws. read more..

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Twitter censorship policy leads to boycott

Anger over Twitter's new policy to censor messages on a country-by-country basis is resulting in protests by some Twitter users who say they will refuse to tweet on Saturday. read more..

Facebook to File IPO on Wednesday - Report

Facebook may file its initial public offering on Wednesday, Dow-Jones reported on Friday. It quoted a source as saying the social-networking company could be valued at anywhere between $75 billion and $100 billion, and said both Goldman-Sachs and Morgan Stanley looked positioned to play a role in the rollout. read more..

Saturday 28 January 2012

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Student receives free cocaine with Amazon textbook order

Any university student who has ever purchased a used textbook knows that there are sometimes strange surprises hiding between those pages. Usually they come in the form of messy scribbles, but in one student's case the unexpected gift-with-a-textbook-purchase was a bag of cocaine. read more..

Business, social media to prevent babies with HIV

Business and social media leaders teamed up Friday to tackle the transmission of HIV from mothers to Babies, saying the medicine and the money are largely in place, and with the right organizational skills they can eliminate HIV-infected births by 2015. read more..

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Jobs told Google to stop poaching workers

Apple's Steve Jobs directly asked former Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt in 2007 to stop trying to recruit an Apple engineer, according to a court filing. The email from Jobs to Schmidt was disclosed on Friday in the course of civil litigation against Apple, Google and five other tech companies. read more..

Twitter to Censor Tweets Country-by-Country

ABC News’ Kevin Dolak and Ned Potter Report: Twitter has announced a new plan that will allow it to censor users’ tweets on a country-by-country basis if governments object to them. It says the policy is an attempt to keep doing business in countries, such... read more..

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Facebook to file IPO documents as soon as Wednesday: report

(Reuters) - Facebook plans to file documents as early as Wednesday for a highly anticipated IPO that will value the world's largest social network at between $75 billion and $100 billion, the Wall Street Journal cited unidentified sources as saying on Friday. Morgan Stanley is a strong front-runner to be the lead underwriter on what would be one of the largest initial public offerings in U.S. history, the Journal cited its sources as saying. Goldman Sachs is expected to play a significant role in the deal too, the newspaper added. A Facebook spokesman declined to comment. ... read more..

Is Facebook Ready to Go Public?

COMMENTARY | Facebook could file IPO paperwork as early as next Wednesday, according to reports released today. The popular social media network has been talking about going public for some time now and they are currently looking at a deal that would value the site somewhere between $75 billion to $100 billion, says the Wall Street Journal. read more..

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'It's a New Mix'

Karl Lagerfeld understands decor as well as he knows fashion. The premises for his new signature collection Karl are an opulently minimal series of salons in an hôtel particulier on the Left Bank, so it made sense that the food for the dinner party he hosted on Wednesday night to launch the line should also focus on the bare opulent essentials: caviar, foie gras, and lobster, with a logo-fied iPad as a takeaway. One of the T-shirts in his Karl range features a fanciful self-portrait with the handwritten message "I Love Gossip." Plenty of that in a room full of fashion people, though I spent much of the night talking about obscure Eastern European films with the encyclopedically informed Anja Rubik. How often do you get the chance to have a real talk with anyone about Dusan Makavejev's scatological Sweet Movie? Especially while chunks of foie gras are drifting back and forth under your nose. Rubik stars in the commercial that Trey Laird made for the launch of Karl. It was pre-loaded on the iPad. Sui He is also in the ad. She spoke no English when she arrived in New York a year ago but now sounds as politely precise as an elocutionist. On the day of the shoot, Sui was intimidated by the ease of the more experienced models. "It was like a competition," she said. Everyone's a winner in the finished product, which premiered at the dinner, but Sui seemed a little taken aback at how persuasive she was as a minx. "It's a new mix," murmured Lagerfeld to the camera at the end of his film. Right on cue, Azealia Banks appeared to perform. The neighborhood is "nice," so she didn't get to play more than two songs, but a ruckus was duly raised, and the hair of the haute bourgeoisie peering down into the yard from their windows was surely curled (presuming they could understand her four-letter wordplay). From caviar to c-you-know-what…It may have been a new mix, but it was the same old polymath Karl.—Tim Blanks read more..

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Google+ now allows teens

Teens ages 13 and up in the U.S. can now join Google's social network, Google+, although the search giant said it is adding safety measures for younger users. While it didn't say so, it adds to Google's efforts to get more users on Google+. read more..

If you have an Australian in your life, show 'em this video and watch their face...

If you have an Australian in your life, show 'em this video and watch their face light-up with memories of Australia Day.[HD] Australia Day 2012: "Barbie Girl" (Justice Crew v Sam Kekovich v Melissa Tkautz)Source: pub.vitrue.com read more..

Friday 27 January 2012

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Twitter to restrict user content in some countries

Twitter announced Thursday that it would begin restricting Tweets in certain countries, marking a policy shift for the social media platform that helped propel the popular uprisings recently sweeping across the Middle East. read more..

Zynga Unveils Massive Bingo for Facebook

Game-maker Zynga is launching a new way to connect and play with your friends on Facebook, with a mass participation Bingo game. The game is being release on Thursday in beta to a small group and gradually rolled out to millions on Facebook in the next few weeks. read more..

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Israel sets sights on next-generation Internet

Israel is often referred to as "Startup Nation," thanks to its long history of high-tech breakthroughs produced by scrappy little companies. But in one critical area, the speed of Internet connections, Israel has fallen behind other tech-savvy countries. read more..

Super Bowl-Bound Ochocinco Calls Out Boehner on Twitter

Social media is lauded for its ability to foster unlikely connections. This week, Twitter helped join two of the most unlikely public figures in conversation: outspoken (and Super Bowl-bound) NFL wide receiver with the New England Patriots Chad Ochocinco and Speaker of the House John Boehner. read more..

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Twitter to restrict user content in some countries

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter announced Thursday that it would begin restricting Tweets in certain countries, marking a policy shift for the social media platform that helped propel the popular uprisings recently sweeping across the Middle East. "As we continue to grow internationally, we will enter countries that have different ideas about the contours of freedom of expression," Twitter wrote in a blog post published Thursday. It said even with the possibility of such restrictions, Twitter would not be able to coexist with some countries. ... read more..

How Brands Can Manage Facebook Comment Overload

Jason Keath is the CEO of Social Fresh, the leading social media education company for marketers. He works with industry leading brands, agencies and vendors to produce social media conferences and online social media training programs. Follow him on Twitter @jasonkeath. read more..

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Wish You Were Here

Starwood Hotel Group's Luxury Collection has done some significant booking of its own recently, enlisting Tilda Swinton and I Am Love director Luca Guadagnino to conceive and create a short film showcasing three of its upscale American properties. Here, which went live online and screened at midtown's Core Club last night, stars Agyness Deyn as a solitary traveler whose itinerary (the Equinox in Vermont, the Phoenician in Arizona, and the Royal Hawaiian in Honolulu) is delivered to her one mysterious handwritten note at a time. "You don't know what the romance is about, you don't know who the man is," Guadagnino explained post-screening. "Actually, it's Waris." As in Ahluwalia, who in his role as a so-called Global Explorer for the brand assembled the creative dream team (including costume designer Heidi Bivens and Jason Schwartzman, who co-wrote the score). Deyn, who channels Tippi Hedren for the film, found parts of the role familiar. "A lot of my traveling for my job over the past ten years has been solo traveling, I suppose, where I've not planned the hotel or anything, so in a way I just discover it." The concept came courtesy of Swinton (who stayed home in Scotland during filming) and fellow traveler Sandro Kopp, both of whom know the highs—and lows—of traveling alone. "The only issue with it, which is quite a funny moment, is when the systems crash and you realize you're in an airport, in a country, and somehow the booking didn't come through and there you are, stuck," the actress explained. But you won't find such snafus in Here. "That was all cut out of the film," she joked. "It's in the DVD extras."—Darrell Hartman read more..

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Facebook to stop honoring trades in shares for 3 days: source

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook, the social networking company poised to go public this year, will not honor trades of its shares in the secondary markets for a three-day period beginning on Wednesday, according to a person familiar with the matter. Lawyers representing Facebook sent a letter last week to at least one of the special markets where private company shares are traded informing them of the move, the source said. The letter, from the law firm Fenwick & West, did not provide a reason for temporarily halting private transactions of Facebook shares. ... read more..

Happy Chinese New Year! Click here to learn more about the Year of the Dragon. h...

Happy Chinese New Year! Click here to learn more about the Year of the Dragon. http://goo.gl/uclZs2012 The Year of the Dragon - YouTubegoo.gl2012 is the year of the Dragon. It takes place every twelve years in Chinese zodiac. The year of the dragon is said to be a very prosperous year for the peop... read more..

Thursday 26 January 2012

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24 h Party People

After the success of the Double Club in London, Paris was an obvious target for another of Prada's cultural interventions. The 24 h Museum was exactly that, an imposing exhibition space constructed inside the Palais d'Iéna for all of one day. Prada's collaborators this time were the art provocateur Francesco Vezzoli and Rem Koolhaas's design team AMO, who mimicked the traditional museum setup with a central gallery of classical "sculptures" (photographic images of ancient statues mounted on Perspex, with contemporary features superimposed). There was even a monumental techno-goddess in the grand stairway of the Palais, à la the Winged Victory at the Louvre. The 24 h Museum opened last night with a party that was a work of art in itself. First, there was a dinner for 120 or so, in the central gallery. As party guests began to arrive and the gallery's metal grill doors were briefly closed, it became clear that we were actually in a huge cage. That fit right in with the conceptual mind games Vezzoli and his patron Miuccia Prada play so well. Super-chef Alain Passard, who specializes in extraordinary vegetariana, did the menu. I tasted a hibiscus reduction for the first time in my life. Entertaining (on a grand scale) footnote: All the tableware, glasses, and cutlery apparently came from Miuccia's home. After dinner, there was a disco in the Salon des Refusés, the room where museums would traditionally store things that were rejected from exhibitions. Kate Moss directed the music—Dexys Midnight Runners, David Bowie, George Michael, the hits of your (or at least her) life. It's easy to imagine the Herculean effort that went into making the 24 h Museum happen. That's power. But it looks like power is Prada's theme this season. The shadow cast by Miuccia's star-injected men's show last week is a long one. She got another celebrity turnout last night, from Polanski and Deneuve to Salma Hayek and Diane Kruger, with a smattering of art world stars. Still, the ever-contrary Vezzoli said, "This is a night when romanticism trumps power." Mind you, it was romance with a twist. The artist also claimed inspiration from the Oedipus complex. It was his mother's eyes that were superimposed on every statue.—Tim Blanks read more..

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Netflix says Amazon to launch standalone video

Netflix  said on Wednesday that it expects Amazon.com to brand its video streaming offering as standalone service.  Netflix made the prediction in a letter to shareholders that was posted on its website Wednesday. read more..

Fun Fact of the Day: The world is now uploading more than 60 minutes worth of vi...

Fun Fact of the Day: The world is now uploading more than 60 minutes worth of video per second to YouTube. Visualize what it means http://goo.gl/1ylCj and hit “Like” to show your appreciation for everyone who uploads!Holy Nyans! 60 hours per minute and 4 billion views a dayyoutu.be read more..

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Reporters can now bring gadgets to House chamber

Tuesday's State of the Union address will be the first time reporters will be able to bring their electronic devices into the House gallery. Photography and video won't be allowed, but if all goes well, electronic reporting will be permitted going forward. read more..

Frictionless Sharing: 10 New Facebook Apps to Get You Started

Facebook announced more than 60 new partnerships last Thursday, all of which yielded apps that can be integrated into your Timeline. We've already seen the early results of select partnerships -- including Spotify, The Washington Post and Foursquare. Now, Facebook is taking the Open Graph and Gestures platforms a step further. read more..

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How to live with the Facebook Timeline

You can pout and you can shout, but there's no avoiding it: You'll soon be forced to use a new profile page design — better known as the Timeline — on Facebook. It'll be alright though, because we're here to (virtually) hold your hand through this big life change. read more..

Twitter Will Become Available in Right-to-Left Languages This Spring

Twitter announced languages read right to left would be coming to the Twitter Translation Center, beginning with Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew and Urdu. Twitter will become fully available in those four languages later this spring, once volunteer translators have completed their work. read more..

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More study of nanotechnology threat urged

Studying the potential health hazards of nanotechnology will require an additional $24 million a year to close the knowledge gap about the tiny particles used in a fast-growing array of consumer products, the National Research Council (NRC) said on Wednesday. read more..

Facebook Subscribe for Journalists: What Works and What Doesn't

"Thousands" of journalists have signed up for Facebook Subscribe since it launched last September, according to a report released by Facebook Wednesday. Subscribe is a feature that allows Facebook users to follow the public status updates of other users without sending a friend request. read more..

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Wikipedia traffic surged during SOPA blackout

Despite a self-imposed blackout yesterday to protest SOPA/PIPA, Wikipedia's English language website attracted more traffic on Wednesday than the previous day. read more..

Hacker takes control of Sen. Grassley’s Twitter to protest SOPA

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley’s Twitter account was commandeered Monday afternoon by a self-proclaimed follower of the hacker group Anonymous who used his newfound power to protest SOPA, endorse Herman Cain for President, and clean up the Senator’s grammar and sentence structure. read more..

Wednesday 25 January 2012


Twitter: More than 2.4 million SOPA tweets

If there's one thing that makes people tweet, it's a cause. Twitter reported that more than 2.4 million SOPA-related tweets flooded onto the microblogging site on Jan. 18. read more..

If Facebook won't bring filters to you, these apps will bring filters to Facebook

Last summer, Facebook was rumored to be eyeing Instagram. Obviously the acquisition speculation was merely that, and Instagram has gone on to quick and unparalleled photo-sharing success. And for its part, Facebook has been rumored to be developing a built-in filter application of its own. read more..

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Jon Stewart calls out congressional nerd bashing

"A series of tubes" is how then-Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) described the Internet in 2006 while defending his anti-neutrality position, and it seems not a whole lot has changed up on Capitol Hill since then. read more..

Twitter Celebrates Melissa McCarthy, Jonah Hill and Other Oscar Nominees

The 84th annual Academy Award nominations were unveiled in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Tuesday morning, and alongside some of the movie industry's usual Oscar nomination big hitters -- including Brad Pitt and Meryl Streep -- were a few surprise honorees that sent Twitter into a flurry of cheers. read more..

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Redbox, on-demand are how we like our movies

Redbox's kiosks are now the leading source of physical DVD rentals in the U.S., and video-on-demand accounts for one out of three paid movie rentals. read more..

'Don’t Be Evil' tool feeds Facebook "Twitter results into Google's social search

Facebook, Twitter and MySpace developers have teamed up to release a bookmarklet that infuses Google’s "Search plus Your World" social search results with more relevant social results from sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, MySpace, Quora, Tumblr, Foursquare, Crunchbase, FriendFeed, Stack Overflow and Github. read more..

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Apple vs. the textbook: Can education go paperless?

Apple says it is using the iPad to "reinvent the textbook." But does the company have the ability to effect real educational change? Or is Apple ignoring some serious obstacles? Content providers and education experts are torn. read more..

The mandatory Timeline update is upon us, says Facebook

We’ve been on our guard, waiting for the fully launched Facebook Timeline since September. Once it became clear that Facebook planned to replace the profile with this new format (which wasn’t made explicit initially), the panic set in. Nobody likes change, especially Facebook users, and anti-Timeline sentiment was strong. read more..

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Facebook's 'Like' button gets new friends

Facebook is working with third-party services and apps to add new verbs to the mix as part of an expansion of its "Open Graph" initiative, so you won't be limited to just "Like." read more..

A Sad Tale of Facebook Envy

COMMENTARY | It boggles me that there are actually studies being conducted on the psychology of Facebook, but apparently there are. And what those studies say about those of us who are social networking via the internet are quite interesting. read more..

Tuesday 24 January 2012

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'Abduction' hits Facebook, DVD, Blu-ray simultaneously

LOS ANGELES, Jan 17 (TheWrap.com) - Taylor Lautner is helping Facebook make history. His action movie "Abduction" has been released simultaneously through the social-networking site, DVD, Blu-Ray and digital download -- an industry first, Lionsgate announced Tuesday. For $3.99, Facebook users in the U.S. can watch "Abduction" on demand via the movie's page on the social-networking site. At the same time, they can interact with friends, tag clips, interact with poll questions and answer a trivia question that unlocks an exclusive interview with Lautner, via technology from the Milyoni company. ... read more..

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Global Influence

There were movie stars on the runway at Miuccia Prada’s menswear show in Milan tonight, but with apologies to Mrs. P, she had nothing on the red carpet at the 69th annual Golden Globes in Hollywood. And for sheer star power, no one came close to Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, the former in Atelier Versace and the latter in Salvatore Ferragamo. Angie went home empty-handed (her directoral debut, In The Land of Blood and Honey, was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film and lost), but she won the evening's best-dressed competiton, no contest. That’s not to say there weren’t plenty of knockout looks. We loved Best Actress winner Michelle Williams in her covered-up Jason Wu gown (long sleeves are a percolating trend: see Julianna Margulies in Naeem Khan and newly engaged Jessica Biel in Elie Saab). Tilda Swinton remained loyal to Paris designer Haider Ackermann and it paid off. And Claire Danes and Kate Winslet (who also accepted prizes) both looked great—not to mention occasion-appropriate—in their black and white columns; Danes' was J. Mendel and Winslet's was Jenny Packham. Some actresses, on the other hand, let their enthusiasm get the better of them. Mermaid dresses are better suited to the Oscars; and ball gowns are better left for prom night. And there were a few too many down-to-the-navel plunging numbers for comfort. We must have the legacy of Elizabeth Taylor, as well as plenty of double-sided tape, to thank for that.—Nicole Phelps read more..

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Google+ hits 90 million members: CEO

Google's social network has climbed from 40 million users as of last October to 90 million; the news was posted on Google+ by Larry Page, Google's CEO. read more..

Mideast youths to hold Facebook peace conference

A former Israeli peace negotiator says thousands of young Jewish and Arab activists from across the Middle East plan to hold an online peace conference this week on Facebook. read more..

Watch Japanese female idol group, AKB48, perform live at 1:00 a.m. PT / 6:00 p.m...

Watch Japanese female idol group, AKB48, perform live at 1:00 a.m. PT / 6:00 p.m. JST AKB48 Official Channel!www.youtube.comAKB48?YouTube????????????????????????????????AKB48??????????????????????????????????????????????! read more..

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Gang boasts on Twitter lead to 43 arrests

Authorities have arrested 43 alleged members of two feuding gangs in Brownsville, Brooklyn — some of whom police say boasted about their shootings on Twitter. read more..

Twitter index: fumble by 49ers player Kyle Williams results in Twitter hate mail

Microbloggers are bombarding the Twitter account of San Francisco 49ers player “Kyle Williams” with hostile and threatening tweets after the American football player fumbled the ball in the last play in a match against the New York Giants. read more..

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NYT: Why Apple won't make iPhones in the US

The New York Times: It isn’t just labor is cheaper abroad. Apple’s executives believe the vast scale of overseas factories as well as the flexibility, and skills of foreign workers have outpaced Americans. read more..

Ron Paul Winning Election Through Fox News Facebook 'Likes'?

COMMENTARY | An interesting picture of the 2012 election is painted when you look at the Fox News Candidate Tracker as it the numbers place Ron Paul well ahead of the competition. Readers can "Like" each page through Facebook and the number of "Likes" paints a varied picture from what we have seen thus far in the polls or other "official surveys." read more..

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Twitter is much more than social: co-founder Dorsey

Twitter is much more than a social network and has no time to waste worrying about newcomers like Google+ as it becomes more important as an information service and builds its advertising business, co-founder Jack Dorsey said on Sunday. read more..

Twitter Reacts to Death of Joe Paterno

Penn State football coach Joe Paterno died at age 85 Sunday after a bout with lung cancer, according to an announcement released by his family on Sunday morning. The longtime football coach, who won more games than any other coach in major college football, had resigned his position amid a child abuse scandal. read more..

Monday 23 January 2012

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New study by Facebook proves Facebook is awesome

Facebook has conducted a study to defend itself from old arguments. In 2010, the social network conducted research to see who people associate most with most on Facebook. Strangely, more than a year later, Facebook has chosen to publish results of the study, which proves that “Facebook isn’t the echo chamber that some might expect” and that users tend to view more information from “friends” they don’t interact with much in real life than those they do. In other words, Facebook has released a study to prove how awesome it is at social networking. read more..

Facebook Apps: Highlights of the 60 New Integrated Applications

If you enjoy using Spotify or Foursquare on Facebook, imagine having the same integration with a bevy of other apps. Now you can share more than just your location, music tastes and which story you enjoyed reading on the Washington Post that day using Social Reader. read more..

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Madonna at MoMA

"Madonna is coming, everyone; Madonna is here," Parker Posey yelled as she made her way down the red carpet last night at the Museum of Modern Art, where the Cinema Society and the Weinstein Company were hosting a screening of Madge's new film W.E. But Posey needn't have bothered. The barrage of camera flashes and screams of fans more than sufficed to announce the blonde one's delayed arrival. "I've been a huge fan ever since I was a little girl," Chloë Sevigny gushed. Patti Smith, Valentino, Donna Karan, and Julian Schnabel were also in the crowd. Before making her way into the screening room, a Roberto Cavalli-clad Madonna told Style.com how the idea for the melodrama, centered around the 1930's affair between Wallis Simpson (Andrea Riseborough) and King Edward VIII (James D'Arcy), came about: "It's a really long story, but it's something that was cooking in my brain for a long time," said the Material Girl, who confirmed she would continue doing films. "I was living in England and had an obsession with the royal family, starting with Queen Victoria, and also I was very interested in pre-war England." During his introduction, Harvey Weinstein said, "If Joe Smith had made the film it would still be heralded," to which Madonna politely replied, "Thank you, Harvey, but I would never want to be Joe Smith." Not hardly. The pop superstar has just been confirmed as the Super Bowl half-time act. Later, as MoMA PS1's Klaus Biesenbach walked into the Piaget-sponsored after-party at Crown, he asked Weinstein, "Are you happy?" Weinstein's response: "Yes, Patti Smith got up and gave her a standing ovation."—Kristin Studeman read more..

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Mark Zuckerberg speaks out against SOPA, rediscovers Twitter

Mentioned within a public Facebook status update on his personal account, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg spoke out against both the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) Internet piracy bills. Within the post, Zuckerberg states “The Internet is the most powerful tool we have for creating a more open and connected world. We can’t let poorly thought out laws get in the way of the Internet’s development. Facebook opposes SOPA and PIPA, and we will continue to oppose any laws that will hurt the Internet.” Zuckerberg went on to encourage his 10. ... read more..

Tablets, e-readers in 1 of every 4 hands now

Get an iPad, Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet over the holidays? You're not alone: Tablet and e-reader ownership increased by nearly double over the holidays, and more than 1 out of every 4 Americans now has one of the devices, according to a new study. read more..

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Star Turns

There are few actresses on the same playing field as Meryl Streep and Glenn Close, and coincidence or not, the two stars had dueling premieres in New York last night for their roles in The Iron Lady and Albert Nobbs, respectively. Streep fans including Anne Hathaway, Patricia Clarkson, and Ellen Barkin turned up at the Ziegfeld Theatre to catch the actress' portrayal of Margaret Thatcher. "When I first met Meryl, we went to see her in her New York apartment, and I think I held my breath for about three hours," the film's screenwriter, Abi Morgan, told Style.com at the Veuve Clicquot- and Salvatore Ferragamo-hosted screening. "Literally, it was to the point where I had to lie down in the elevator when we left, because it's just incredible being with an actress of that caliber—it's quite mind-blowing." After the Cinema Society and Giorgio Armani-hosted Albert Nobbs screening at MoMA, guests including Viola Davis, Patti Smith, and Lou Reed were saying the same thing about Close. "Her passion and dedication to her work is just incredible, and it was especially crazy to watch her wear three hats: screenwriter, producer, and actor, all at once," co-star Mia Wasikowska said. Close herself admitted the road to becoming the superstar she is today wasn't all that easy: "I was terrible at auditions," she said, referring to her original audition for the Albert Nobbs musical. "But then I went to an acting coach, worked hard, and got better at it." Indeed. Both actresses received SAG nods this morning for their performances.—Kristin Studeman read more..

Sunday 22 January 2012

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Feds shut down popular file-sharing website Megaupload

One of the world's most popular file-sharing sites was shut down, and its founder and several company officials were accused of facilitating millions of illegal downloads of films, music and other content. read more..

The best places to trade-in your electronics

If you're holding back on upgrading to a new cell phone, camera or laptop because of cost, you may be surprised how much your old device will bring at trade-in. read more..

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You can now circle the White House on Google+

Considering that President Obama is on just about every major social media service, it's should come as no surprise that there is now a Google+ account for the White House as well. read more..

3 Metrics that Will Change the Way You Market on Facebook

Amy Porterfield is the co-author of Facebook Marketing All-In-One for Dummies and creator of the Facebook marketing training program, FBinfluence. You can join her on Facebook at facebook.com/AmyPorterfield or read her blog at AmyPorterfield.com. read more..


Facebook Perfects the Rollout with Open Graph

After years of user complaints about site redesigns and new features, Facebook has figured out ways to minimize damage with its latest overhaul, Open Graph. Yesterday evening, Facebook introduced a feature that will change the way we Facebook, as we noted the other day. Adding new verbs to the mix, Facebook now asks users to (frictionlessly) share all of their actions, including cooking (Foodspotting), running (Nike+) and pinning (Pinterest), to name a few. This will get in the way of the News Feed and requires all users to have Timeline, another big change. ... read more..

Twitter users unknowingly take part in Anonymous DDOS attack

Several New Zealand governmental websites have been taken offline in the continued retaliation by self styled "hacktivist" group Anonymous as DDOS links are spread among unknowing Twitter users. read more..

Lingerie and Other Aphrodisiacs

Lingerie and Other Aphrodisiacs

Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, who's going on five months pregnant, has been enjoying the domestic turn her life has taken. "I just want to stay in with my boyfriend and watch TV and cook. It's amazing. It's like being at a spa retreat—eating healthy, not drinking, resting," she told Style.com last night. (Her new cravings, she added, are fresh-squeezed orange juice and smoked salmon.) On this night, though, Restoin-Roitfeld was out, launching her new capsule collection for Kiki de Montparnasse. A red corselet and red thong of her design were on prominent display in the brand's Soho store, which had set the mood with white orchids and candles ringed with rose petals. Models swished through in negligees, including a black lace kimono that Restoin-Roitfeld's mom, Carine, declared her favorite. "I think [lingerie] is one of the more difficult things to do, because it needs to be sexy and not vulgar—this is a fine line," offered the grandmother-to-be. Michelle Harper, circulating in a pearly slip from the collection, was feeling (in both senses of the word) a pair of red panties with a big, loopy bow in the back. Her take: "This is outerwear!" Richard Chai and Tom Sachs made the rounds, too, as did Alana Zimmer, who revealed she's shooting The Row's pre-fall lookbook later in the week. Leigh Lezark had installed herself near an attractive spread of figs, raw almonds, and chocolate truffles. "Delicious," Lezark reported—but, she said, not having the intended aphrodisiac effect. Oysters might do the trick, she mused. "But I also hear that oysters can give you hepatitis." On the topic of personal habits, Lezark added, "Ladies always need to wear underwear. We're in New York City. It grosses me out not to."—Darrell Hartman read more..

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“Dope Zebra” wants to get you pumped for the weekend. (YouTube props go out to t...

“Dope Zebra” wants to get you pumped for the weekend. (YouTube props go out to those who can call out the Chuck Testa reference). read more..

The best new Android tablets: Do they stand a chance?

We saw so many new Android tablets at this year's Consumer Electronics show that some of us started to become queasy each time yet another such device was announced. Was the revulsion justified? Or does this latest batch of Android devices stand a chance to succeed? read more..

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Pre-caffeine tech: Bad haircuts, big hacks!
How should we cord blood collected?
Our pre-caffeine roundup is a collection of the hottest, strangest, and most amusing stories of the morning. Here's everything that you need to know before taking that first sip of coffee today.Oh, it is so on that things have now become very much like Donkey Kong.

Our pre-caffeine roundup is a collection of the hottest, strangest, and most amusing stories of the morning. Here's everything that you need to know before taking that first sip of coffee today. Oh, it is so on that things have now become very much like Donkey Kong. read more..

Saturday 21 January 2012

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There's a nightclub called 'Facebook' ... in the Amazon

Those who appreciate word games — or simple silliness — should get a chuckle out of this one: There is a nightclub called "Facebook," and it happens to be located in the remote Brazillian Amazon. Facebook ... Amazon ... we'll leave most of the jokes to you. read more..

Facebook: Friends' Happy Pictures Make You Sad?

There are plenty of reasons to feel down in today’s fast-paced, hectic world, but you wouldn’t think that the world’s most popular social networking site would be one of them. But that’s exactly what a new study by Utah Valley University has found. According to... read more..

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Next time your baby sloth gets too dirty playing around in his jungle gym or wha...

Next time your baby sloth gets too dirty playing around in his jungle gym or whatever, consider dipping him in a pot of lukewarm tea and then hanging him outdoors to dry. read more..

Weekly Rewind: SOPA blackout raises awareness, Facebook launches Open Graph, Apple takes on textbooks with iBooks 2

Didn’t have time to keep up with every ripple in the technology pond this week? We’ve got you covered. Here are some of the most noteworthy stories from the last week.SOPA spurs Wikipedia and other sites to shut down for a day to raise awareness about Internet censorship read more..

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New Google account users forced to join Google+

I hope your torches and pitchforks aren't nearby, because Google — the Company That Claims It Does No Evil — is doing something that might make you want to reach for 'em. Apparently the search engine giant is now forcing new Google account users to join Google+ and Gmail. read more..

Do you have what it takes to look red carpet ready? Ever dream of becoming the n...

Do you have what it takes to look red carpet ready? Ever dream of becoming the next Lauren Luke (Panacea81) or Kandee Johnson? Enter for a chance to be the Next Beauty Guru at www.YouTube.com/DestinationBeauty. BE THE NEXT BEAUTY GURU!www.youtube.com read more..

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Top Senate Republican wants Web bill shelved

The top Senate Republican urged Democrats on Thursday to set aside a bill aimed at stopping online piracy of movies and music, dealing yet another blow to controversial legislation that has pitted Hollywood against tech companies. read more..

Casper Smart "Jennifer Lopez Defend Their Relationship On Twitter

Jennifer Lopez and dancer Casper Smart have faced criticism over their 18-year age difference since going public with their relationship in November, and now, they're defending their romance on Twitter. read more..

Friday 20 January 2012

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Microsoft's Windows battles slack PC sales

Microsoft Corp's fiscal second-quarter profit fell very slightly as lagging computer sales to cash-strapped consumers in the United States and Europe hurt its core Windows business. read more..

Indonesian atheist faces jail after Facebook post

An Indonesian civil servant who declared himself an atheist on Facebook was arrested and is now facing jail for blasphemy after being attacked by an angry mob, police said Friday. read more..

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[LIVE NOW] You may have seen it in the news … David Beckham recently signed a tw...

[LIVE NOW] You may have seen it in the news … David Beckham recently signed a two-year contract with the Los Angeles Galaxy team, and now he’s at Google headquarters for a Q&A to answer some of your questions! Watch his live stream chat on YouTube: http://goo.gl/bT03vDavid Beckham's LIVE Q&A!Source: pub.vitrue.com read more..

Hey Zuckerberg, Take Facebook Down for a Day

So now we know how Mark Zuckerberg feels about SOPA. The Facebook founder made his opposition to the "poorly thought out law" clear -- a little belatedly, perhaps, but plainly -- in a post on the social network Wednesday. The post is blowing up: it has 250,000 Likes at time of writing, and 100,000 of those were gained in the past hour. read more..

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Siri's role is about to get even more intelligent

Siri is going to become even more seriously useful in the future, including letting users order goods from online sites, and expand her presence from just the iPhone 4S to other Apple devices, including the iPad, its computers and even that much-rumored Apple iTV. read more..

We’re on a global search for the world's best storytellers.Think you have what...

We’re on a global search for the world's best storytellers. Think you have what it takes? Submit your story-driven video by February 2. The winner will pocket a cool half-million-dollar production grant to work with Ridley Scott's team! Want the deets? Go to http://goo.gl/AjwJ6Announcing: Your Film Festival!Source: pub.vitrue.com read more..

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In wake of Web blackout, SOPA support weakens

As websites from Wikipedia to Wired went dark Wednesday to protest anti-piracy bills, some co-sponsors of the legislation in Congress said they're withdrawing their support for the bills. read more..

Facebook's Big Announcement [LIVEBLOG]

The time has come for another Facebook launch event, and we're here to cover it live. Rumor has it that the social network will be launching more apps based on the Open Graph and Gestures -- that is, apps that let you "verb" any "noun" (read a book, hike a trail, ride a bike and so on.) read more..

Thursday 19 January 2012

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SOPA, PIPA protest held at senators' offices

As the Internet orchestrated a massive protest Wednesday against the SOPA and PIPA bills, with blackouts on Wikipedia and beyond, hundreds of tech enthusiasts took that protest to the streets in New York City. read more..

Morbid Facebook app 'If I die' let's friends know when you've kicked the bucket

We’re not really going out on a limb when we say that death can be a sensitive subject. While we all accept that death’s cold grasp is always within reach, some prefer to ignore the inevitability of our mortality until it’s too late. That’s where, “If I die”, a new Facebook app, steps in to help. read more..

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SOPA inspires Zuckerberg's first tweet since 2009

While Wikipedia, Reddit and other sites went dark on Wednesday to protest controversial Internet piracy bills, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sort of did the opposite. read more..

Should You 'Tweet' at Your Bank?

If you use a big bank, it's probably tweeting at you, even if you don't know it yet. Major financial institutions, including Bank of America, Citigroup, and Wells Fargo have set up Twitter accounts that alert customers to any announcements and respond to customer questions and comments. The problem? Their answers aren't all that helpful. read more..

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YouTube video is SOPA/PIPA protest hit

Set to the music of Don McLean's "American Pie" ("...the day the music died"), "The Day the LOLcats Died" is one hilarious but sobering howl of a video, especially on a day where websites from Wikipedia to Wired are blacked out. read more..

Facebook Announces Tight Integration of 60 Apps to Timeline, More on the Way

In a press event today at its Palo Alto headquarters, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced further extension of what he calls the Open Graph, which will now allow developers to build a variety of apps that let users add anything they want directly to their timelines. read more..

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What an Internet protest looks like

Individuals and organizations cranked up efforts to protest controversial anti-piracy measures on Wednesday. They took to the Internet and tried to raise awareness, provide educational materials, and put an end to the Protect IP Act (PIPA) and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). read more..

Pinterest Fans Rejoice: Facebook Adds That Plus 59 New Apps

Your Facebook news feed is about to become a bit more crowded. Facebook's big announcement on Wednesday evening was the unveiling of 60 new apps that will function with Facebook and let users share more of their lives on the social networking mega-site. read more..


Can you imagine a world without YouTube?YouTube community; we need your help!...

Can you imagine a world without YouTube? YouTube community; we need your help! Urge Congress to vote NO on PIPA and SOPA before it’s too late. Sign the petition here: http://goo.gl/dHNwG read more..

Keep Your Game Scores Off My Facebook Feed

COMMENTARY | As someone who works for an internet-based company, at home, I know better than to even get started on Facebook games. It is tempting enough at times to while away hours looking at photos and reading the status updates of friends and family without "going there" with the games. I may just be in the minority, though. read more..

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Space Lab finalists have been announced, so it’s time to VOTE. The winning teams...

Space Lab finalists have been announced, so it’s time to VOTE. The winning teams will have their experiments performed in space!YouTube Space Lab - The Finalists!Source: pub.vitrue.comThrough January 24, visit youtube.com/spacelab and decide which of their experiments are your faves. The winners will have their experiments performed aboard the International Space Station, 250 miles above the Earth, so vote now! read more..

Wikipedia goes dark on piracy bill protest day

The midnight oil was burning across the United States by students before the English version of Wikipedia went dark at midnight, a blackout to protest anti-piracy legislation making its way through Congress. read more..