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Google Not Only Misses Earnings, It Accidentally Releases Them Early, and Market Doesn't Like It

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Google’s third-quarter earnings were released today ahead of schedule, and they weren’t good. Analysts were expecting revenue of $11.86 billion and profit of $10.65 per share, but the company turned in $11.33 billion and $9.03 per share. Instead of at the end of the market day, the earnings release came...
Google Not Only Misses Earnings, It Accidentally Releases Them Early, and Market Doesn't Like It

Australian politician sorry for 'liking' Facebook photo of teenager's genitals

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Peter Collier admits to making silly mistake in 'liking' image of 16-year-old exposing himself in 'sneaky nuts' prankAn Australian politician says he has learned a valuable lesson in social networking after he "liked" a Facebook photo without realising that it showed a teenage prankster exposing himself.Western Australia's minister for education,...
Australian politician sorry for 'liking' Facebook photo of teenager's genitals

'Audacious' Hactivists Make Social Statement, Scholar Says

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Anonymous hackers straddle the roles of prankster and protester, pose little risk to national security but contribute to creativity and innovation online, a Harvard researcher writes....
'Audacious' Hactivists Make Social Statement, Scholar Says

Meet Jon Wiley, Google Search's Lead For User Experience, Humor, And Easter Eggs

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Want to understand your users? Take an acting class, says Wiley, who, among other important tasks, is responsible for hiding Blade Runner and Zork references in Google products. Jon Wiley leads the User Experience Team for Google Search. The fact that you're probably puzzled by that job description--isn't there...
Meet Jon Wiley, Google Search's Lead For User Experience, Humor, And Easter Eggs

This App Can Call Up To 100 Phone Numbers At Once

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James Gosling, the creator of programming language Java, has a new startup called CareZone. CareZone helps you manage a family member's medical information. It makes it a snap to keep track of medications, doctor appointments, and emergency contact information. It also has an interesting feature which is meant to help...
This App Can Call Up To 100 Phone Numbers At Once
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Five Reasons Why: What Groupon's Board Is Evaluating About Andrew Mason's Performance

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Andrew Mason is getting a crash course in what it means to run a publicly held company. Kara Swisher reported yesterday that several Groupon board members have been considering replacing Mason with a new CEO. Today, in an appearance at BusinessInsider’s Ignition conference, Mason admitted to the audience that his...
Five Reasons Why: What Groupon's Board Is Evaluating About Andrew Mason's Performance

Panic-Inducing Rumors Over Twitter During A Hurricane Should Be Illegal

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First Amendment protections are a solemn oath designed to preserve a functioning democracy; they in no way logically extend to protecting the capacity to inflict harm on vulnerable citizens for mere amusement. For good reason, New York City Councilman Peter Vallone is considering criminal charges against Hurricane Sandy prankster Shashank...
Panic-Inducing Rumors Over Twitter During A Hurricane Should Be Illegal

Politician Is Really Sorry for Liking a Facebook Photo of a Teenager's Balls

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Mr. Collier. (Photo: watoday.au.com) There’s really not a whole lot going down down under, so this is what’s making news: An Australian politician has apologized for accidentally liking a Facebook photo of a 16-year-old prankster exposing himself. It was part of a prank called "sneaky nuts," a time-honored tradition where teenaged boys sneakily...
Politician Is Really Sorry for Liking a Facebook Photo of a Teenager's Balls
Is This the Poll to Name Marissa Mayer's Baby?

Quora Asks: What Does It Feel Like To Create ‘Wiener Detection Technology’?

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Confession: lately, Betabeat has been on something on a Quora binge. In a fit of heat stroke yesterday afternoon, we found ourselves wishing we could just type “Quora” along with any question and have the answers magically appear. Quora: How many degrees will my apartment be when I get home?...
Quora Asks: What Does It Feel Like To Create ‘Wiener Detection Technology’?

Microsoft Isn't Laughing At Twitter Parody Of Windows Exec

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Microsoft demanded the takedown of a phony Twitter account purpoting to be that of Windows Division President Steven Sinofsky. Over the weekend, Microsoft used its @BuildWindows8 account to send a message to the account owner, saying "@StevenSinofsky please see guidelines on parody and impersonation. Your account is not following them...
Microsoft Isn't Laughing At Twitter Parody Of Windows Exec

Kyocera Hydro hitting Boost on August 3rd for $130, lets you get your Ice Cream Sandwich soggy

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It's summertime, time for absent-minded running through the sprinkers with your smartphone in your back pocket. Thankfully, if you can hold out for a few more weeks without having some prankster toss you in a pool at a party, you can pick up the new Kyocera Hydro on Boost...
Kyocera Hydro hitting Boost on August 3rd for $130, lets you get your Ice Cream Sandwich soggy

Simple Tips To Make Miracles Happen In Your PPC Campaigns

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Last week, millions of Americans flocked to buy a Mega Millions lottery ticket or ten, each hoping for their own personal miracle. This strategy worked for all of three people. Yesterday, in their annual homage to the April 1st prankster’s holiday, Google announced the miracle of a new ad... Please...
Simple Tips To Make Miracles Happen In Your PPC Campaigns

Top 15 Google Easter eggs of 2012

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Each year, the great tech prankster Google hides tons of Easter Eggs in its products--from its search engine and email service to its Android operating system and Google Maps. And each year we try to find them all. Here's this year's crop of Easter Eggs, pranks, interactive doodles, and...
Top 15 Google Easter eggs of 2012

10 Things We Learned From Steve Wozniak's Q&A At Gizmodo (AAPL)

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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak took some time to answer reader questions over at Gizmodo earlier today. As one of the most important people in the development of the personal computer, he has a lot of smart opinions and ideas. But it's not all serious with Wozniak -- he's a prankster...
10 Things We Learned From Steve Wozniak's Q&A At Gizmodo (AAPL)

Diller Drills Driller: Barry Diller Sues Not-a-Gay-Porn-Site BarryDriller.com

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(Photo: Barrydriller.com) We somehow doubt that Alki David, the irreverent prankster behind Aereo competitor (and hilariously named) website BarryDriller.com, didn’t see this one coming. Today, news broke that IAC chairman and Aereo board member Barry Diller is suing both Mr. David and BarryDriller.com for using his likeness to falsely advertise...
Diller Drills Driller: Barry Diller Sues Not-a-Gay-Porn-Site BarryDriller.com

Thanks @ComfortablySmug: Trolling Is Now So Mainstream It's "Over"

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Another week, another influential troll publicly shamed. This week's most famous troll is Twitter user @ComfortablySmug, the "villainous" spreader of fake news during the height of Hurricane Sandy. Unlike the unmasking of Violentacrez, which exposed a man anyone would guess was an Internet troll anyway, the big reveal of 29-year-old...
Thanks @ComfortablySmug: Trolling Is Now So Mainstream It's "Over"

Mysterious circles not just for cornfields anymore

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Yoji Ookata/NHK As he descended to the seafloor in one of his favorite dive spots, his eye was drawn to something off to the left. With a couple strong kicks, he closed the distance, causing the feature to fill his field of view. The gears in his brain turned,...
Mysterious circles not just for cornfields anymore

Man Defaces Rothko Painting; Defends Himself By Claiming He Improved It

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A few weeks ago, we wrote about how the octogenarian woman in Spain, who tried (and... failed...) to "restore" a 19th-century fresco, and then tried to claim copyright on her work and demanded a cut of the church's collection box, since the fresco was suddenly drawing many new visitors. Perhaps...
Man Defaces Rothko Painting; Defends Himself By Claiming He Improved It

Chamber Of Commerce Drops Lawsuit Against Parodists The Yes Men, Who Ask The Chamber To Reconsider

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Roughly four years ago, activist group/prankster demigods the Yes Men held a press conference where they presented themselves as spokesmen for the US Chamber of Commerce and announced the Chamber had done an about-face on climate change. Everything was going well until an actual representative of the CofC crashed the...
Chamber Of Commerce Drops Lawsuit Against Parodists The Yes Men, Who Ask The Chamber To Reconsider

People Searching for Footage of SeaWorld Tragedy Hit with Viruses, Rickroll [VIDEO]

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If you’re one of the many searching for footage of SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau (who was killed by Tilikum the whale during a show), be warned: You could be vulnerable to viral attack, or, at the very least, a Rickroll. Ever since the tragic incident at SeaWorld on Thursday,...
People Searching for Footage of SeaWorld Tragedy Hit with Viruses, Rickroll [VIDEO]

Hands-on with Atoms: a Kickstarter-funded 'modular robotic toy'

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Sitting apart from the abundance of health-tracking apps and gadgets on display here at the CES 2013 Bluetooth SIG event is a toy made for the creative-minded geek: Atoms. Fueled by a successful kickstarter campaign, these intelligent building blocks veer away from the intimidating halo surrounding other DIY entries...
Hands-on with Atoms: a Kickstarter-funded 'modular robotic toy'
Skyfail: UK government's official job site advertises fake 007 position

A Beaverton, OR middle school teacher recruits people to wear Nazi uniforms and carry racist signs at Thursday's tea party gatherings in order to "infiltrate them and push them farther from the mainstream." IOW, he want's to give the media more "Tea Part

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A Beaverton, OR middle school teacher recruits people to wear Nazi uniforms and carry racist signs at Thursday's tea party gatherings in order to "infiltrate them and push them farther from the mainstream." IOW, he want's to give the media more "Tea Part

Flaw allowing SMS spoofing still present in latest iOS 6 beta

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Thought you received a text from your beloved ex wanting to get back together? It could be one of your friends pranking you, at least if you use an iPhone. An iOS "hacker" going by pod2g is drawing fresh attention to a long-extant SMS spoofing flaw within iOS that allows...
Flaw allowing SMS spoofing still present in latest iOS 6 beta
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