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Hooray! Freddie Prinze Jr. Finally Joins Twitter By Clip Syndicate Better late than never—right, Freddie Prinze Jr.? Nearly a year after his wife Sarah Michelle Gellar joined Twitter, the I Know What You Did Last Summer star set up his own account on the social networking site. The California-based actor kicked things off by tweeting, "Good morning from the west coast!! 1st tweet." Prinze also shared his first selfie Friday and captioned the photo "About to roll with the mastas!! #graciejiujitsu. ...Read More »
Facebook Search Now Lets Some Mobile Users Look Up Friends’ Old Posts By Keyword By Clip Syndicate Facebook is testing an expansion of its search product, introduced last year as “Graph Search,” on mobile devices, according to a report from Bloomberg. The change, which is currently only visible to a smaller subset of Facebook users, allows users to retrieve friends’ old posts via keyword, as well as content from pages they followed. This feature was previously introduced to desktop users a year ago, but without mobile support. ...Read More »
Google Launches Guest Mode For Chrome Beta By Clip Syndicate Google is launching a new feature in the Chrome beta channel for Windows, Mac and Linux today that will make it easier — and safer — to let others use your computer. Typically, when you give your laptop to somebody else, it’s pretty trivial for the other person to access your personal data, too. Now, the Chrome beta features a guest mode so you can keep your own data safe. ...Read More »
The Tiniest Mistake May Have Led To Nationwide Time Warner Cable Outage By Clip Syndicate An extra zero or maybe a misplaced period — that's how small the error could be that led to a new nationwide Internet outage for Time Warner Cable customers. TWC announced on Wednesday evening that its recent issues were due to a single mistake. The company's statement is full of jargon, but here's what we know: Time Warner Cable was performing maintenance on its system. ...Read More »
Two Very Different Nexus X Models Might Launch This Year By Clip Syndicate Unlike in previous years when it only released one Nexus smartphone at a time, Google might be changing its tune this year as the company may have plans to launch two different sized Nexus X models, both made by Motorola. Accidental Nexus X store listing reveals new details Phone Arena reports that Motorola is apparently testing 5.9-inch and 5.2-inch versions of the Moto S , and the one that will actually launch depends on the public’s reaction to the upcoming Moto X+1 flagship handset.

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Fund Managers Look To Make Room For Alibaba By Clip Syndicate Investors are looking over portfolios to make room for Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holdings Inc's market debut next month - and that means some less attractive stocks that funds are holding might be shown the door. The initial public offering, which could top $16 billion to become the largest-ever IPO by a technology company, is expected as early as next month after Alibaba management kicks off a two-week investor road show after the Labor Day weekend.

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Google Acquires Zync To Bring Visual Effects Rendering To Its Cloud Platform By Clip Syndicate Google today announced that it has acquired Zync Render , a service that makes it easier for movie studios to render their visual effects in the cloud. Google will use the technology to make it easier for studios to use its Cloud Platform infrastructure to render their creations. Currently, ZYNC is optimized for work on Amazon’s EC2 servce. Others, however, don’t have access to their own servers (or don’t want to deal with them), and for them, the cloud is the only way to render their effects.

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Google Wins Victory In Row With German Publishers By Clip Syndicate A German regulator handed Google a victory on Friday as it said it would not pursue a complaint brought against the internet search engine operator by a group of publishers for giving users access to their news articles. Several publishers including Axel Springer and Burda had banded together in a group called VG Media to demand Google pay them for making their online articles available to the public. Under German legislation that came into effect just over a year ago, publishers can prohibit search engines and similar services from using their news articles beyond very short excerpts.

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Chart Dumps Numbers On The Ice Bucket Challenge By Clip Syndicate It's the blockbuster Internet hit of the summer — the Ice Bucket Challenge . The viral act of charity has taken over every single social media feed, and people can't stop watching the videos — no matter how much you complain about it. As of Thursday, more than 28 million people had mentioned it on Facebook , and more than 2.4 million videos have been added to the platform since the trend started in mid-July.

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Report: Tumblr Is Growing, But Not Helping Yahoo's Bottom Line By Clip Syndicate Yahoo does not have a traffic problem. Neither does Tumblr . Yahoo does have an ad problem, though — and it's not clear whether Tumblr can do much to fix that. Those are the takeaways from a new report from eMarketer in its first forecast of Tumblr's users and advertising prospects. Martin Utreras, senior forecasting analyst at eMarketer, wrote in the press release, because Tumblr's user base is not directly correlated with ad views, slowing growth is not a bell tolling for Yahoo's demise.

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