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Thursday, October 04, 2012

Facebook Hits One Billion Active Users
7:17:19 AM
Facebook just officially reached one billion active users, Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has announced. "This morning, there are more than one billion people using Facebook actively each month. If you're reading this: thank you for...

Gucci Unveils 'Pinnable' Banner Ad
6:05:53 AM
First there were "save-able" banner ads -- now there are pinnable ones. Gucci unveiled this week a banner ad with a small "Pin it" button on the bottom left-hand corner. The ad is part of Gucci's Fall/Winter 2012 digital campaign, and will run on...

Presidential Debate Most-Tweeted Event in U.S. Political History
4:05:43 AM
Wednesday night's U.S. presidential debate in Denver, Co. was the most-tweeted-about event in American political history, dwarfing records set by this year's Democratic National Convention and Republican National Convention. Tonight's debate was...

Mitt Romney: Tesla Motors is a 'Loser'
1:55:59 AM
Mitt Romney labelled electric carmaker Tesla Motors a "loser" during Wednesday night's U.S. presidential debate. The Republican candidate took a jab at Tesla while discussing tax breaks to energy companies. He criticized U.S. President Barack...

5 Inspiring Ways Developers Are Building With Google Maps
1:05:42 AM
Google launched a new project Wednesday, More Than Maps, highlighting the work of developers around the globe, using Google Maps. One Googler, Carlos Cuesta, spent a whirlwind eight days travelling to five different continents, to document the...

Kitchen Aid Tweets Joke About Obama's Dead Grandma
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 10:35 PM
An insensitive tweet poking fun at President Obama's late grandmother -- posted on Kitchen Aid's official U.S. account -- caught the eye of many Twitter users Wednesday night during the presidential debate. "Obamas gma even knew it was going 2 b...

Romney vs. Big Bird: Internet Defends Scorned Muppet
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 10:25 PM
Don't mess with Big Bird, Mitt Romney. That's the message the Internet sent Wednesday night when the GOP presidential candidate confirmed that he "likes Big Bird," but would cut subsidies for PBS. The zing had amateur Photoshoppers working in...

5 Online Resources for Fact Checking the Presidential Debates
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 9:05 PM
Tonight marks the first of three presidential debates between President Barack Obama and GOP candidate Mitt Romney. It's the first time the two men will confront each other head-on about the rumors, issues and platforms from the campaign trail....

'TJ Elevator Fan' Takes Your Heart for a Ride [VIDEO]
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 7:35 PM
There are many things we take for granted in our lives. Sometimes it's big things like family, friends, love or good health. Sometimes it's the small things; things we don't notice and don't appreciate because we have what we like to call "busy"...

Watch the Presidential Debate Live Stream [VIDEO]
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 6:15 PM
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will meet in Denver, Colo., tonight for the first presidential debate of Election 2012, and through an exclusive partnership with Livestream, you'll be able to watch all 90 minutes live right here (starting at 9 p.m....

Facebook Is Rigged: Why Personal Promoted Posts Are Bad for Users
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 5:25 PM
"A rumor on the Internet caught our attention. We have no plans to charge for Facebook. It's free and always will be." That was Facebook's official response to a viral hoax spreading across the network in September 2011. It alleged that Facebook...

Love or Hate Facebook's New Personal Promoted Posts?
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 5:05 PM
Facebook announced on Wednesday U.S. users will now be able to promote their personal posts to friends for a fee, but the news is being met with mixed reactions. Although testing first started in New Zealand in May and has since rolled out to...

TV Anchor Called 'Fat' Has Famous Brother
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 3:55 PM
The TV anchor from LaCrosse, Wisc. who became a viral star after confronting a viewer that called her fat has a famous brother. Jennifer Livingston of WKBT-TV is the sister of actor Ron Livingston, known best for his work in Office Space,...

Curiosity Rover Makes First Foursquare Check-in on Mars
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 3:25 PM
Curiosity is NASA's most digitally savvy rover yet. She tweets regularly, posts her pictures and now she is the first Foursquare user to ever check in on Mars. Curiosity's first check-in was today at the Gale Crater, where she made her first...

Want to Highlight Your New Facebook Pictures? Pay to Promote Them
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 2:15 PM
Want to highlight your wedding pictures or the first snapshots of your newborn on Facebook to make sure friends don't miss the big news? The social network announced on Wednesday that users in the U.S. will be able to promote their personal posts...

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