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Social Media Promoting Transparency, Change Through Citizen Journalism, Activists Say

Social Media Promoting Transparency, Change Through Citizen Journalism, Activists Say

If you look at the past year in world events, one common theme seems to stretch across many of the common stories: revolution. And the spate of demonstrations across the world- in the Middle East, the US and Europe, among […]

YouTube For Schools Launches, Promises ‘World of Educational Content’

YouTube For Schools Launches, Promises ‘World of Educational Content’

YouTube has a wealth of content that is of interest to and useful for schoolkids, with enhanced tutorials, detailed explanations of math concepts, and visual information on about every single concept you can imagine under the sun. It also has […]

IsAnyoneUp, ‘Revenge Porn’ Site, Targeted by Facebook Cease and Desist

IsAnyoneUp, ‘Revenge Porn’ Site, Targeted by Facebook Cease and Desist

It’s often said that one should never exchange naked pictures with anyone lest the relationship turn sour and a jilted ex use them vengefully to cause their former lover shame and public embarrassment. However, until recently, this proved somewhat of […]

Does sales tax really affect online sales? Not so much apparently

Does sales tax really affect online sales? Not so much apparently

One of the really nice things about shopping online is not having to pay sales tax. It might not seem like a lot of money when buying small items but once you start getting into multiple items or big ticket […]

Instagram Coming to Android, Getting Video

Instagram Coming to Android, Getting Video

Get ready for a million more fake vintage pics of shoes, pets and sodas in your Facebook feed, people. Popular lomography-style iPhone image app Instagram is coming to Android. The app has, up until now, been exclusive to the iPhone […]

Regretsy PayPal Saga Continues- PayPal Donates $100 Per Affected Family

Regretsy PayPal Saga Continues- PayPal Donates $100 Per Affected Family

It seems that after a blogosphere storm of publicity (all negative) and mass reader outcry, the Regretsy Secret Santa debacle starring PayPal has reached a conclusion that is satisfactory for all parties involved- and cost the payment processing service about […]

Regretsy, PayPal Debacle Day Two: PayPal Backs Down?

Regretsy, PayPal Debacle Day Two: PayPal Backs Down?

One of the basic known ‘things’ about PayPal is that once they’ve frozen your cash, it’s kind of under a tundra of suck where you won’t see it for at least six months, if at all. Which is why everyone […]

XBox Live Update Returns Error Code 3524 0000 0080 0200 8015 1909 For Many Users

XBox Live Update Returns Error Code 3524 0000 0080 0200 8015 1909 For Many Users

If you follow the @majornelson Twitter account and are an XBox Live user, you probably know an update to the service was scheduled today. You also probably have had at least some issues if you’ve tried to access it. Users […]

Regretsy Takes on PayPal For Asinine Policies, Arbitrary Money Holding

Regretsy Takes on PayPal For Asinine Policies, Arbitrary Money Holding

Before we get into it, what you need to know is that this exchange is part of the brewing controversy surrounding Regretsy’s aborted initiative to purchase toys for needy kids. “You can use the donate button to raise money for […]

Facebook Eats Gowalla, Company to Shutter at the End of January

Facebook Eats Gowalla, Company to Shutter at the End of January

Facebook has checked in at Foursquare competitor Gowalla, consuming the location based app and rolling the Gowalla team into its own, both Facebook and Gowalla have confirmed. Although it sported a more complex and visually engaging user interface than Foursquare, […]

Groupon Investigated in the UK Over ‘Exaggerated’ Ad Practices

Groupon Investigated in the UK Over ‘Exaggerated’ Ad Practices

If you avidly use Groupon, there are probably some deals you’ve avoided because they just look way too good to be true. 82% off something not clearly defined. $25 for $50 worth of food at a restaurant notorious for add-ons. […]

Google Targeting Amazon Prime With 1-Day Delivery, Rumor Says

Google Targeting Amazon Prime With 1-Day Delivery, Rumor Says

As far as internet services go, Amazon Prime is up there when it comes to reasonably priced conveniences. Even when I was a struggling marketing assistant and single mom, I ponied up the $80 yearly fee to keep the Santa […]

Napster Disappears Forever Tomorrow After Rhapsody Buyout

Napster Disappears Forever Tomorrow After Rhapsody Buyout

Napster first hit the scene in 1999, almost immediately setting off a firestorm of controversy and pitting- for the first time on a large scale- intellectual property owners against every day web users in a battle over what cannot and […]

CarrierIQ Denies It Violated Wiretap Laws, Defends Product

CarrierIQ Denies It Violated Wiretap Laws, Defends Product

  When news of CarrierIQ’s possibly extensive data-collecting habits began to circulate, consumer reaction was swift- and legal experts opined that the actions could not possibly be in line with federal wiretapping laws. CarrierIQ initially attempted to remove 25-year-old Trevor Eckhart’s lengthy […]