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Friday, October 05, 2012

Another Record Quarter for Samsung and Two Other Stories You Need to Know
6:36:12 AM
Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you in the know on what's happening in the digital world. Today, we're looking at three particularly interesting stories. Samsung Reports Record Quarter on Galaxy...

Chanel Wants You to Delve Into Its Archives
6:16:08 AM
Chanel has launched a dedicated microsite that invites visitors to explore the history of its founder and namesake, Coco Chanel, as well as its legacy products. The site is housed at and can be accessed from Chanel's flagship...

Surveillance Cameras Turning UK into Big Brother State [VIDEO]
5:45:52 AM
Because of the increasing use of surveillance cameras, modern day UK is turning into Orwell's 1984 UK, said the british first ever Surveillance Commissioner. In an interview with the newspaper The Independent, Andrew Rennison said the country is...

Tumblr Finally Gives Marketers Access to Analytics
4:35:57 AM
Tumblr has finally given brands and marketers what they've long been asking for: An analytics dashboard. During an Advertising Week event Thursday afternoon, the blogging network named Union Metrics a "preferred" third-party analytics provider....

Target Roles Out QR Codes for Holiday Shopping
3:55:45 AM
The anonymity of online shopping will soon be available in real time. Starting Oct. 14, Target will tag the top 20 toys of the season in its stores with QR Codes. Perfect, the company says, for secretive mobile shopping. All shoppers need to do...

10 Movies to Stream While You Wait for 'The Hobbit'
3:55:44 AM
This year has been a great one for fans of sci-fi and comic book films. But before 2012 comes to an end, fantasy lovers will finally have a reason to pack theaters for an epic of their own. It's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first of...

The Really Important Facebook Number: 140 Billion
12:55:58 AM
Facebook announced that it had hit a billion active users Thursday; an extraordinary milestone, celebrated with a rather odd ad. But that number, rather like that ad, is something of a sideshow. Another extraordinary stat got overlooked, and this...

Photo Challenge: What Are the Coolest Patterns You've Seen?
Thursday, October 04, 2012 11:55 PM
Patterns are everywhere - and not just because they're in style this season. Everything on Earth is composed of patterns, from the building blocks of our DNA to the city streets we live on. Our modern lifestyle is built on the patterns of data...

Watch Adele's Official 'Skyfall' Lyric Video
Thursday, October 04, 2012 11:15 PM
The studio version of Adele's theme song for the latest James Bond movie, Skyfall, arrived Thursday night, along with a lyric video and more details on how the haunting ballad came to fruition. "I was a little hesitant at first to be involved...

How KitchenAid Minimized Its Twitter Damage
Thursday, October 04, 2012 10:25 PM
An errant tweet by KitchenAid resulted in a short-term pr disaster, but the brand minimized the damage with a quick apology, according to one researcher. Simply Measured looked at @KitchenAidUSA interactions on Twitter at around 6:42 p.m. PST,...

This Show Wants You -- And Your Viral Videos -- on TV
Thursday, October 04, 2012 9:55 PM
RightThisMinute, a daily television broadcast that dissects viral videos, wants to create "the largest newsroom on Earth" -- starting with you and the videos you create or discover. "If you've got a good video, we may want to have you on air,"...

Zynga Takes a $95 Million Hit; Stock Falls to New Low
Thursday, October 04, 2012 9:25 PM
Zynga's stock price fell 19% in after-hours trading -- to a new low of $2.27 per share -- after the company announced some brutal preliminary financial results for Q3 2012. The company also updated its outlook for 2012, lowering its guidance for...

If the Presidential Debate Was Like 'The Voice' [VIDEO]
Thursday, October 04, 2012 8:55 PM
What would happen if voters treated presidential debates more like The Voice? This video pretty much sums it up. Obama has a "great voice", and Mitt Romney has "badass hair". SEE MORE: Carson Daly Tells All About 'The Voice,' Its Social Media...

Craigslist Rolls Out Maps for Apartment Hunters [VIDEO]
Thursday, October 04, 2012 8:16 PM
Craigslist introduced a new mapping feature on Wednesday that will allow its users to see what apartments are available in a particular area in a map view. As of now, it's still in its "rolling out" phase, and is only available in Los Angeles,...

Invest in Big Data, Industry Urges Government
Thursday, October 04, 2012 7:45 PM
Agencies should appoint a single official to explore how new methods of data mining could enhance their mission and save costs, perhaps following the Federal Communications Commission's model of a chief data officer, an industry group recommended...

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