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Amazon Strongly Defends Banned Ad That Uses The C-Word

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Amazon defended an ad's use of the c-word as "light hearted" after the UK's ban-happy Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) pulled it from the site.  The controversial online ad in question appeared on Amazon.co.uk  and featured a picture of a Christmas card by SmellYourMum.com that read "YOU'RE A C*** SORRY, I MEANT TO SAY...
Amazon Strongly Defends Banned Ad That Uses The C-Word

[GRAPHIC] Most Don't Feel Comfortable Sharing Credit Card Info On Social Networks

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Most of us still don't like giving our credit card information on social networking sites, according to a poll of 2,630 adults by Harris Interactive for Digitas. And that could mean trouble - at least for now - for Facebook and other social networks hoping to make good on predictions...
[GRAPHIC] Most Don't Feel Comfortable Sharing Credit Card Info On Social Networks

RP TheTMSway:90 percent of adults use at least one mobile device: Study http://bit.ly/aGJXWL

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RP TheTMSway:90 percent of adults use at least one mobile device: Study http://bit.ly/aGJXWL
Pinterest rolls out a redesign, but the biggest changes are yet to come

UK mobile users hoard their old phones to the tune of £6.86 billion

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A study out this morning says that the UK is a nation of phone hoarders. The numbers, based on research by One Poll and presented by the mobile and tablet recycling site SellMyMobile, calculate that £6.86 billion ($10.7m) worth of phones are unused around the UK and that the average mobile...
UK mobile users hoard their old phones to the tune of £6.86 billion

Skout Suspends Teen Service After Rape Allegations Emerge

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Skout, a mobile social dating start up based in San Francisco, suspended its sub-community for teens on Tuesday after allegations emerged that the app may have been used in connection with multiple rape cases over the past month. A number of adults have posed as teenagers on the app to...
Skout Suspends Teen Service After Rape Allegations Emerge

Amazon gets into hot water in UK over lewd Christmas card listing

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Welcome yet again to the collision between the virtual and real worlds. Amazon has been slapped down by the U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) over a listing on Amazon.co.uk for a rude Christmas card. Although Amazon tried to claim that listings aren’t ads and shouldn’t be covered by the regulator,...
Amazon gets into hot water in UK over lewd Christmas card listing

61% Of Adults Have Taken A Vacation From Facebook

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Among the top reasons cited were lack of time as well as being too annoyed with the gossip on the site. Sixty-one percent of adults who are on Facebook voluntarily took a break from the social networking site for a period of several weeks or more sometime in the...
61% Of Adults Have Taken A Vacation From Facebook

Shocking Study Finds Hackers Are 'Antisocial Man-Children Who Live In Their Parents' Basements'

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A typical hacker. (Photo: Tumblr) A new study published by the University of Montreal has yielded earth-shattering conclusions that are sure to rock the public’s fundamental understanding of computer hackers. Largely considered to be clean-shaven upstanding adults residing in beautifully-kept apartments and boasting impressively high emotional IQs, the study has revealed...
Shocking Study Finds Hackers Are 'Antisocial Man-Children Who Live In Their Parents' Basements'

Windows 8's Arbitrary App Certification Rules Could Block Skyrim And Other Huge Games

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We have already mentioned that some game developers were having a hard time accepting Windows 8 as a viable gaming platform. The primary concern is with Microsoft's insistence on walling off its Metro UI and accompanying Windows Store. When a distribution system is walled off, new restrictions come along that...
Windows 8's Arbitrary App Certification Rules Could Block Skyrim And Other Huge Games
When animals attract: Inside Anthrocon, the Furry utopia

Surprise! Consumers Dreaming of an Apple Christmas.

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Consumers are dreaming of a white Christmas this holiday season — one filled with shiny white Apple products. That’s according to new data from research firm Parks Associates, which recently surveyed 2,500 adults in the U.S. to measure consumer tech purchasing intent for the holidays. Fifty-three percent of consumers planning...
Surprise! Consumers Dreaming of an Apple Christmas.

A Very Makers Gift Guide

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It’s been a weird year for hardware: the biggest, most news-worthy launches haven’t come out of Cupertino or Tokyo but out of small Kickstarter campaigns that have, in the end, raised millions of dollars. Makers, in other words, are finally getting their due. In this short Gift Guide episode...
A Very Makers Gift Guide

Test Run: Facebook's Poke App Is a Head-Scratcher

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Facebook's Poke app, which came out last week, is a clone of Snapchat, an app popular among teenagers who use it for "sexting." It's a bit of a head-scratcher for adults who are more inclined to uploading photos of pets, babies and food....
Test Run: Facebook's Poke App Is a Head-Scratcher
Teens flock to YouTube for music consumption over iTunes and other mediums

DIY Weekend: Shining a new light on an old video game classic

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Bryan Duxbury and Adam Ellsworth loved playing Super Mario Bros. as kids. Now, as adults, they've turned the classic NES video game into a cool DIY project with help from membership-based workspace TechShop. [Read more]...
DIY Weekend: Shining a new light on an old video game classic

Facebook's Graph Search bars adults snooping for minors

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In an effort to quell privacy fears, the social network rolls out rules on how its search tool displays results for users under the age of 18. [Read more]...
Facebook's Graph Search bars adults snooping for minors

Slowly But Surely, Twitter Use Grows Among Adults

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More than 15 percent of online adults in the U.S. are active Twitter users, according to a recent Pew Research study, with as many as 8 percent of those users tweeting from the microblogging service on a daily basis. The study also included a less surprising fact: The Youngsters age...
Slowly But Surely, Twitter Use Grows Among Adults

People Who Have Actually Heard of the Supreme Court Don't Like It Very Much

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Cross-posted from In August, we lamented the fact that nearly two-thirds of Americans couldn't name a single member of the Supreme Court. At the time, we blamed it on the perceived stupidity of our nation's population, calling for televised oral arguments in the hopes that they'd someday compete in...
People Who Have Actually Heard of the Supreme Court Don't Like It Very Much

Seven million Brits 'never used net'

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More than seven million adults in the UK have never been online, official figures say, with the elderly remaining the least connected....
Seven million Brits 'never used net'
CHART: The Massive And Continued Rise Of Mobile Commerce

Study Suggests 50 Percent Local Search Happening In Apps

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Localeze, 15 Miles and comScore released findings from their 5th Local Search Study. The survey of 4,000 US adults (together with behavioral data) documents how consumers search for and find local business information across digital platforms. It’s a pretty comprehensive study and there are a... Please visit Search Engine Land...
Study Suggests 50 Percent Local Search Happening In Apps

Little, Brown Gets Print And Digital Rights For J.K. Rowling's New Novel

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J. K. Rowling is writing a new book, for adults, but she’s not keeping the digital rights for herself as she did with the Harry Potter books. Hachette’s Little, Brown in both the U.S. and UK and Hachette companies worldwide will publish Rowling’s yet-to-be-named-or-further-described book as both a print...
Little, Brown Gets Print And Digital Rights For J.K. Rowling's New Novel
Dora, meet Prime: Amazon snaps up Viacom shows after Netflix deal expires

Social media survey looks at race, gender and age of users

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Social media users who are white tend to flock to Pinterest, Twitter is popular among blacks and people who live in cities, more people on Facebook are women than men and Instagram attracts adults under 30, a newly released survey finds. The interesting data on the demographics of social...
Social media survey looks at race, gender and age of users

Adult app store and streaming service MiKandi reaches 1M registered users -- no ads required

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Mikandi, the Seattle-based adult app store and streaming video service, today announced that it has reached 1 million registered users, with installations on 3.8 million devices. The company, which launched its app store for Android in late 2009, says it has achieved this milestone without paying for advertising. The company...
Adult app store and streaming service MiKandi reaches 1M registered users -- no ads required

10 types of startup that had a breakthrough 2012

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As the year draws to a close, let’s take a look at the trends that have proven important in the world of tech startups. Don’t forget to take a look at our other lists as we tie 2012 up in a nice, neat bow. Social video startups The clamour to...
10 types of startup that had a breakthrough 2012
Giant squid! To catch a monster, bring patience and plenty of cash

Internet! Cats! Kids of 1995 Star in an Oddly Prophetic PSA

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In 1995, a group of fifth graders at the Ray Bjork school in Helena, Montana produced a PSA advocating the Internet -- ostensibly, to the adults who controlled their connection to it. The video that resulted was, oddly and frighteningly, prophetic. "By the time we're in college," the students...
Internet! Cats! Kids of 1995 Star in an Oddly Prophetic PSA

Meet the Kids--Now Adults--Behind 1995's 'Internet Prophecy' Video

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The group includes a TV reporter, a grad student, a data control specialist ... and a programmer....
Meet the Kids--Now Adults--Behind 1995's 'Internet Prophecy' Video
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