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Samsung 'Teaser' Ad Which Says And Shows Nothing Has Been Seen Nearly 400,000 Times In 3 Days

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This is how crazy people are about new product news from Samsung right now: A "teaser" video the company released on Dec. 9 (see below), which says absolutely NOTHING, has already been viewed nearly 400,000 times. Since the company launched the big, flat Galaxy S III phone as a spoiler...
Samsung 'Teaser' Ad Which Says And Shows Nothing Has Been Seen Nearly 400,000 Times In 3 Days

Stephen Colbert teaching America about super PACs

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It’s hard to get people interested in the minutae that is campaign finance law. But Stephen Colbert appears to be making headway in his quest to make “super PAC” a household word. A 2006 Indiana Unversity study found “The Daily Show” to be as informative as network news. Colbert has...
Stephen Colbert teaching America about super PACs

Hello World

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Although our services extend beyond the Web, Twitter ranks as one of the most popular sites on the Internet. Over the years, we've resisted introducing a traditional Web advertising model because we wanted to optimize for value before profit. The open exchange of information creates opportunities for individuals, organizations, and...
Hello World
Forget Calories, New Gadgets Redefine How To Lose Weight And Be Athletic
Carr On Keen: Andrew Keen Talks About His New Book, Digital Vertigo
Reddit kicks off new gift exchange to boost troop morale
Watch this: Stephen Colbert learns just how much data politicians have about him

That Was Quick: Viacom Ends Web Ban For Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert

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Jon Stewart came back from a two-week vacation last night and was in excellent form: There was a great recap on Mitt Romney’s Bain problem, a very funny interview with Louis CK, and a scathing bit where he decried the stupidity of Viacom’s decision to pull its programming — including...
That Was Quick: Viacom Ends Web Ban For Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert

Don't You DARE Try to Name Pluto's Moons After Some Internet Nonsense

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Hi there! (NASA Photo: H. Weaver (JHU/APL), A. Stern (SwRI), and the HST Pluto Companion Search Team, Via Wikimedia Commons) Fun fact: Pluto was named in 1930 by an 11-year-old girl. In the spirit of her christening skills, Wired reports, astronomers at the SETI Institute is asking the Internet to...
Don't You DARE Try to Name Pluto's Moons After Some Internet Nonsense

Bureau of Trade Raises $1.2M From Foundation Capital & Others For New Men's Shopping Site

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Bureau of Trade, a new online marketplace for men’s shopping, is today launching into public beta and announcing a $1.2 million round of seed funding led by Foundation Capital, with contributions from Founder Collective, Founders Fund, and other angels. Offering a catalog filled with thousands of unique, primarily pre-owned items sourced...
Bureau of Trade Raises $1.2M From Foundation Capital & Others For New Men's Shopping Site

In online video, minorities find an audience

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Catch Kevin Wu’s latest comedy program on YouTube, and you may think he’s nothing more than a young Asian American talking to a camera in his bedroom. But almost each of his shows command at least 2 million views — rivaling the nightly TV audiences of Jon Stewart and Stephen...
In online video, minorities find an audience

Get Linsane with Alexis Ohanian: Donate to Win Two Tickets to the Knicks with Reddit’s Cofounder

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Finally, there's a feel-good reason to keep the Jeremy Lin puns coming. SeatGeek and Breadpig have teamed up to give away two tickets to the Knicks-Cavalier's game at Madison Square Garden next Wednesday, February 29th  . . . aaaaaand the chance to experience the Linsanity alongside Reddit cofounder and "all...
Get Linsane with Alexis Ohanian: Donate to Win Two Tickets to the Knicks with Reddit’s Cofounder
With Jon Stewart back from vacation, Viacom wisely lifts its web content ban

Bill Gates: Steve Jobs 'Was Always Cooler Than Me' (MSFT)

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Bill Gates just braved an interview with Stephen Colbert on the "Colbert Report" where he was forced to gracefully admit that he was never as cool as Steve Jobs. Here's how it went down: Colbert: People say "what a cool guy, what a cool guy Steve Jobs was." You are...
Bill Gates: Steve Jobs 'Was Always Cooler Than Me' (MSFT)

Draw Something reinvents Pictionary for the mobile

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Game app created six weeks ago creates download frenzy and $180m deal for firmHunched over their iPhones in a bar waiting for friends, fingers tracing patterns on the screen; laughing as they stare at their HTCs on the bus – have you noticed something strange going on with people and...
Draw Something reinvents Pictionary for the mobile
Markets: Steve Jobs Primed Apple to Wow Wall Street

Participation: The Trend That is Bigger than the Harlem Shake

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Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Mark Suster (@msuster), a 2x entrepreneur, now VC at GRP Partners. Read more about Suster on his Startup Advice blog: Both Sides of the Table By now many of you know the Harlem Shake. It is a YouTube phenomenon that in just two weeks has gone from...
Participation: The Trend That is Bigger than the Harlem Shake
Being cynical: Julian Assange, Eric Schmidt, and the year's weirdest book

President Barack Obama Joins Reddit, Does An AMA

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U.S. President Barack Obama is making an unscheduled appearance on Reddit today. Just a few minutes ago, Obama joined Reddit and is scheduled to host an AMA (Reddit slang for “ask me anything”) session starting at 4:30pm ET. Reddit’s moderators have confirmed that this is indeed legit and the questions...
President Barack Obama Joins Reddit, Does An AMA

Colbert strongarms Bill Clinton to join Twitter

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The former president admits to Stephen Colbert that he's afraid of being a friendless tweeter. Colbert takes care of his fears and creates @PrezBillyJeff. [Read more]...
Colbert strongarms Bill Clinton to join Twitter

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Best Buy and Taiwanese tablet vendor borrow marketing cues from Apple ahead of Super Bowl advertising craze

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The iPhone maker is many things to many people and it’s easy to overlook Apple’s powerful marketing amidst the popularity of its gadgets. Yet, the two are inseparably intertwined. No wonder well-known names in business are (again) taking cues from Apple’s marketing cookbook, including U.S. specialty retailer of consumer electronics Best...
Best Buy and Taiwanese tablet vendor borrow marketing cues from Apple ahead of Super Bowl advertising craze

MakerBot 'Levels Up' with the Replicator 2: a Sleeker 3D Printer with 'Brooklyn Swagger'

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(Photo: MakerBot) “We leveled up to bring you this today,” MakerBot CEO Bret Pettis told the crowd at the company’s press conference in Brooklyn this afternoon. The startup responsible for bringing 3D printing to the mainstream–with a nudge from Stephen Colbert, of course–announced a breakthrough: the four-generation of MarkerBot’s 3D...
MakerBot 'Levels Up' with the Replicator 2: a Sleeker 3D Printer with 'Brooklyn Swagger'
Bill Clinton and Stephen Colbert craft the ex-president's first tweet

What Do You Mean There Is No Dairy Queen On This Map?

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North Korea has been added to Google Maps, so you can now get biking, driving, or forced marching directions. –Stephen Colbert, via Twitter...
What Do You Mean There Is No Dairy Queen On This Map?

TIL Reddit Just Earned A Guinness World Record For RedditGifts

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Reddit AKA the front page of the internet for cat gifs and atheist rage comics just earned a Guinness World Record for largest online Secret Santa game. Over the last three years, RedditGifts facilitated anonymous gift exchanges between 30,025 participants (including Stephen Colbert) in 115 countries. Only the Reddit team...
TIL Reddit Just Earned A Guinness World Record For RedditGifts

10 Ways To Convince Your Boss To Buy You An iPad

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So, you really, really want an iPad -- but you don't want to shell out for it. Then you just need to convince your boss that you need one to be more awesome at your job... An iPad DOES give you portable access to powerful internet and great apps for...
10 Ways To Convince Your Boss To Buy You An iPad

Waiting in Line for the iPad [VIDEO]

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Today, the mythical iPad finally saw the light of day (for common folk — dudes like Stephen Colbert and Letterman have had one for a while now), and being the dutiful journos that we are, we were there, camera in hand. We talked to folks who had been on...
Waiting in Line for the iPad [VIDEO]

How to Make Your Own Google Glass

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Stephen Colbert asked Eric Schmidt to get him Google Glass. But so far no dice. So he made his own. Pretty sweet:...
How to Make Your Own Google Glass

Put Down the Phone and Learn to Be Alone (And to Listen), Says Sherry Turkle at TED

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We constantly text and social network so we don’t have to feel lonely, but while peering into our phones we’re ignoring the people and the world around us. That’s a serious problem, one that should be addressed by technologists, regulators and norms, according to psychologist Sherry Turkle. Speaking at the...
Put Down the Phone and Learn to Be Alone (And to Listen), Says Sherry Turkle at TED
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