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Apple Promises A Crack Down On Those Who Manipulate App Store Rankings

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It took one allegation of download bots on a message board, very little in the way of actual confessions, and a whole lot of murmurs, but Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) is showing that it will respond swiftly if anyone starts messing with its App Store. But further investigation into the...
Apple Promises A Crack Down On Those Who Manipulate App Store Rankings
TC Labs Created Occupy.here To Give You An Internet All Your Own

Nintendo of America retiring several Wii online services on June 28th

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Earlier today, Nintendo announced that several of the original Wii's online services will fade to black in the console's homeland. Adding to the carnage, the company confirmed that us yankees are far from exempt. Starting on June 28th, the Forecast Channel, News Channel, Everybody Votes Channel, the Check Mii...
Nintendo of America retiring several Wii online services on June 28th

Georgia State Court Issues Censorship Order Blocking Free Speech On Anti-Copyright Troll Message Board

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The EFF has a blog post about a very troubling ruling in a Georgia state court that effectively orders the censoring of an anti-copyright trolling blog including user comments. The blog in question, ExtortionLetterInfo.com, is run by a guy named Matt Chan. He recently took up the cause of people...
Georgia State Court Issues Censorship Order Blocking Free Speech On Anti-Copyright Troll Message Board

Tesla Is Going To Raise The Price Of The Model S (TSLA)

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Tesla revealed plans to raise the price of the Model S through a message board on its website yesterday. The entry level price for a Model S is $49,900, and that's after a tax credit. We don't know how that's going to change, because Tesla didn't provide much in the...
Tesla Is Going To Raise The Price Of The Model S (TSLA)

Apple Won The Rights To 'iphone5.com' (AAPL)

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Apple has secured the rights to iphone5.com, according to TNW. The URL used to point to a wonky message board about iPhone news. Now the site is blank. Fusible reported a few weeks ago that Apple filed a complaint to take over the domain. It looks like Apple won. Click...
Apple Won The Rights To 'iphone5.com' (AAPL)

Check Out Branch, An Exclusive Message Board For Smarter Online Discussions

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We're not quite sure what to make of Branch, a new discussion board backed by some of the biggest names of Silicon Valley. Is it supposed to be like Twitter, but without the 140-character limit? Is it like Facebook, where you are only talking amongst your friends? Is it a...
Check Out Branch, An Exclusive Message Board For Smarter Online Discussions

Huge Labs Launches Honey, A Reddit-Like Message Board For Sharing News In Your Company

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Want a way to communicate with your team, and are tired of doing so over email? Honey is a new communications platform that allows employees to have an internal message board for sharing interesting news stories or conversations, and access them any time. Honey provides a SaaS-based tool for internal...
Huge Labs Launches Honey, A Reddit-Like Message Board For Sharing News In Your Company
Grumpy Cat gets movie deal, will reportedly star in 'big family comedy'

iDo: Would you accept a proposal delivered in an iPad box?

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It’s Christmastime and for some people, coming up with a creative way to exchange presents is an art form. But for one person in particular, he’s gone above and beyond — not because of the gift, but so that he can propose to his girlfriend. On Reddit last week, user...
iDo: Would you accept a proposal delivered in an iPad box?

Can You Guess the Super-Short Domain Name HP Just Registered for Gram?

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Yesterday we learned about the creation of Gram, the new brand name for the Hewlett-Packard subsidiary formerly known as Palm. The plan is to build a brand and a business around the open source operating system that is evolving from Palm’s old WebOS operating system. There’s not much to know...
Can You Guess the Super-Short Domain Name HP Just Registered for Gram?

Could Google Delete Copyrighted MP3s From Gmail? ‘Only In Extreme Cases’ It Says

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Some rather inflammatory news has been making its way around the web today: a user posting on the Pirateweb message board has accused Google of removing copyrighted MP3 music files from a Gmail account — possibly using the scanning services that Google employs to block illegal content on YouTube, possibly...
Could Google Delete Copyrighted MP3s From Gmail? ‘Only In Extreme Cases’ It Says

Rickroll Meme Destroyed By Copyright Takedown

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Anyone who has spent much time online, especially on Internet message boards of any kind, will be aware of Rickrolling. It’s an incredibly simple concept. The meme is based on a bait and switch, whereby someone posts a hyperlink which allegedly provides content relevant to the current discussion, but in...
Rickroll Meme Destroyed By Copyright Takedown

Twitter Location API to Support Places

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I know what you may be thinking: Twitter location API already supports places; that’s why they call it the location API, right? Well, yes and no. Currently, it supports latitude and longitude, which tells the world where, exactly, you were located when you tweeted.But now Twitter’s Raffi Krikorian promises...
Twitter Location API to Support Places
Someone Posted These Mockups Of A Samsung Smartwatch On A Korean Message Board (SSNFL, AAPL)

Online Now: Quora's new real-time answer service that matches users with experts for its 250k topics

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Quora is ramping up its efforts to help answer people’s questions. On the heels of its “Top Writers” news, the service has launched a faster way for users to get answers to their questions from an expert in real-time. Called Online Now, this new feature will enable users to contact...
Online Now: Quora's new real-time answer service that matches users with experts for its 250k topics

The Best Hackers In The World All Come From One Country

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Facebook, Zynga, and other hot companies use Interview Street to recruit programmers. Interview Street posts programming challenges and invites contenders to solve as many as they can. According to their message board, nine of Interview Street's top ten hackers are all from China. One is from an unknown country. A...
The Best Hackers In The World All Come From One Country

Uncertain future for Yahoo’s location-based service Koprol as entire developer team is laid off

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The fall-out from Yahoo’s decision to lay-off 2,000 employees has hit Asia and, most notably, Koprol, the location-based social network that it acquired in 2010. The company has made redundancies within its developer pool in Indonesia, which sees the entire team behind location-based social network Koprol now forced to find...
Uncertain future for Yahoo’s location-based service Koprol as entire developer team is laid off

Screenshots from alleged Samsung Galaxy smartwatch leak

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At first glance, the alleged Samsung Galaxy Altius looks like something pushed out by Microsoft. But this Windows Phone esque device is said to be one of a kind. The Galaxy Altius is a rumored smartwatch from Samsung presumed to be a direct competitor to the rumored Apple iWatch...
Screenshots from alleged Samsung Galaxy smartwatch leak

FIRST LOOKS: Lady Gaga Opens Her Own Social Network To The Public

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The much-anticipated social network just for Lady Gaga fans, Littlemonsters.com, has finally come out private beta. Anyone who wants to see all the latest Gaga buzz and socialize with other Gaga fans is welcome to join. Littlemonsters.com is the first of what will likely be a whole bunch of personal...
FIRST LOOKS: Lady Gaga Opens Her Own Social Network To The Public

EA backpedals on SimCity refunds

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SimCity’s server disaster is starting to get out of hand. A chorus of furious gamers began demanding that the publisher provide refunds for SimCity over the last few days. The city-building title is suffering from widespread problems that prevent players from enjoying it as intended. While a spokesperson for...
EA backpedals on SimCity refunds

This Is What IMDb.com Looked Like in 1990

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IMDb.com, the 57th most trafficked site in the world, was born in the late 1980s on a Usenet board called rec.arts.movies where movie buffs swapped lists of actors, casts, directors and other trivia. But lists are only so useful.  In October 1990, someone asked the board, "Does anyone out there have...
This Is What IMDb.com Looked Like in 1990

Facebook files dispute over facebook.info domain name

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On the eve of its blockbuster IPO, social networking giant Facebook has found the time to file a formal complaint with the World Intellectual Piracy Organization (WIPO) in an effort to get the domain name facebook.info transfered over to them. Facebook.info was originally secured back in 2004, and is currently...
Facebook files dispute over facebook.info domain name

Yahoo Fantasy Sports Gets Its Marissa Mayer Update, And It's 'Snappier And Faster' (YHOO)

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The first step in Marissa Mayer's Yahoo turnaround was fixing the company's culture. She made the food free and banned working from home. Stage two is actually re-working Yahoo's products. First came Flickr, then Yahoo Mail on mobile, then the Yahoo homepage, and then a new Weather app. The latest...
Yahoo Fantasy Sports Gets Its Marissa Mayer Update, And It's 'Snappier And Faster' (YHOO)
Disaster Message Board lets Facebook users mark themselves safe during emergencies

WeTransfer makes file transfers not just painless... but kind of enjoyable

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Filed under: Internet, Utilities, Productivity, Web servicesEmail attachments may still be the best way to move small files around the Internet, but it's extremely limiting when it comes to file size. Until recently, the quickest and easiest options for transferring large files have been services like RapidShare or MegaUpload, but...
WeTransfer makes file transfers not just painless... but kind of enjoyable
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