Twitter to promote content from brands, promises not to show more ads
Promoted content, sponsored posts, and other forms of advertisements are nothing new on social media websites, but services like Facebook and Twitter are constantly finding new ways to bring advertisements to their sites. Case in point: Twitter announced today that it will begin experimenting with ways to post promoted content from brands without showing more ads than there already are. Specifically, Twitter says that they will be “experimenting with a way to make ads on Twitter more us...
RIAA Changes Certification Rules, Thanks To Jay-Z
Jay-Z‘s obsession with rules — old like the Magna Carta itself, new like his distribution deal with Samsung — has inspired the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) to change its own. Beginning July 1, digital sales will be counted immediately toward an album’s gold or platinum status, so that when Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail drops July 4 on Samsung phones, it immediately goes platinum. The RIAA previously waited 30 days to certify an album gold ...
Bill Gates to keynote Microsoft event, take questions
Microsoft chairman Bill Gates will deliver the keynote address at a Microsoft research event later this month, the first time he has done so in eight years, Microsoft said. Gates will speak at the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit, and is scheduled to address “the role of computing in solving global problems,” according to Microsoft. He then will take questions from the audience. This is the first time Gates has spoken at the Summit since 2005. In 2008, Gates stepped down from h...
Fliike is a machine the shows the real world your Facebook ‘likes’ in – naturally – real time
If you've ever wanted a way to show people around you how many 'likes' your Facebook page has, there's a large French mechanical counter for that. Because ... of course there is. Welcome to the expansion of the Internet of things, everyone. The post Fliike is a machine the shows the real world your Facebook ‘likes’ in – naturally – real time appeared first on Digital Trends. ...
Geek Trivia: When You Rub Your Eyes And See Stars, You’re Seeing What?
When You Rub Your Eyes And See Stars, You’re Seeing What? 1) Phosphenes 2) Gamma Radiation 3) Blood Cells Bursting 4) Electroluminesence Think you know the answer?      ...
'The Butler' Title Fight Continues: Weinstein Co. Hires Successful Prop 8 Lawyer
It looks like neither party is backing down when it comes to the fight over the title of the upcoming movie "The Butler." As we reported yesterday, Warner Bros. challenged The Weinstein Company's usage of the title, which is also the name of an old short film that is part of the studio's library. Now the MPAA has ruled in favor of Warner Bros., which would require TWC to change the title of their star-packed period piece before its August 16 release date -- that is, if Harvey Weinstein isn'...
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Rachel Reilly -- Ex-Big Brother Champ SLAMS Racist Houseguests
Rachel Reilly -- the 2011 "Big Brother" champ -- says she's "disgusted" by all of the racist and homophobic comments being made inside the BB house this season -- telling TMZ, "It makes me sick to my stomach."Rachel has a vested interest in the show…
How A New Free Online Computer Science Course Could Bring College Prep To Everyone
The CrunchGov Essential is a scannable roundup of technology’s influence on the day’s big issues. Below a feature post, we present the most thoughtful, outrageous, and inspiring stories told through the web’s best content. Sign up for the morning newsletter here. White men wearing Google Glass All the equality cheerleading in the world won’t make Silicon Valley more colorful if only a select class of elite students have access to Computer Science. According to the Coll...
Senate bill would help cut illegal immigration: CBO
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate-passed immigration bill would significantly reduce the flow of illegal immigrants, but increased U.S.-Mexico border security costs would eat into projected budget savings, the Congressional Budget Office said on Wednesday. ...
Feline frenzy meets Fellini at Gaultier's Paris fashion show
PARIS (Reuters) - Jean Paul Gaultier sent glittering panthers and colorful clowns down the runway on Wednesday as the French designer tapped into feline glamour and Fellini-esque nostalgia for his... ...
Samsung Smart Switch aims to be key to competitor defection
There’s a software suite out there existing under the name Samsung Smart Switch that, if we didn’t know any better, we’d think was a pitch from Microsoft for Windows Phone. It’s not that smaller sect of the smartphone universe that collection is aimed at, however, it’s Samsung’s implementation of Android – and it’s not a still-burgeoning operating system this campaign is aimed at, it’s one of the most popular lines of smartphones in the hist...
Justin Timberlake, Mackelmore & Ryan Lewis Top Album, Song Sales Halfway Through 2013
So far in 2013, it turns out that the experiences American music buyers are seeking out are those of the 20/20 and thrift store varieties. Billboard reports that, according to Nielsen SoundScan, Justin Timberlake‘s third solo LP The 20/20 Experience is so far the year’s biggest-selling album, having moved just over two million copies, while the most-purchased song from digital retailers is Macklemore & Ryan Lewis‘ ode to bargain-hunting, “Thrift Shop.” (It&rsqu...
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With Creative Commons licenses, you can distribute your creative work for free and specify the conditions under which it can be used. For example, you can offer your work free for use, provided you receive attribution; or say that it's fine for personal or nonprofit projects to use your work, but that commercial ventures have to pay you. Attaching one of these licenses to the work removes any ambiguity or doubt as to the terms and conditions under which you share your work. To read this article...
Vikash Malik enters pre-quarters in Asian boxing
Reigning national champion Vikash Malik (60kg) powered through to the pre-quarterfinals of the Asian Boxing Championships in Amman with a well earned victory over Nooristani Khaibar of Afghanistan.
Byte Size Tips: How to Show Google / Gmail Contacts in the OS X Contacts App
The Contacts app on OS X isn’t very interesting, but if you can use it to display your Gmail contacts, it’ll get a little bit better. Luckily it’s pretty easy to add your Google / Gmail contacts, but you’ll have to click the mouse a few times and maybe poke at the old keyboard once or twice to type in your email address and password. It’s worth noting that if you set up Gmail in the Mail app you shouldn’t have to do this. Since we prefer Gmail in a browser, ...
​15 Indie Film Alternatives to 2013's Blockbusters
Today and throughout the week at Moviefone, we're celebrating the unsung, hard-won, I've-maxed-out-my-credit-cards-to-finance-this world of independent filmmaking. We'll publish features that explore, expose, and explain today's independent movies. We call it "Independents Day." Get it? It's clever, right? We thought so. Read on. Today's definition of independent film has grown hazy. But there are still a number of distinct (and obvious) differences that set it apart from Hollywood blockbust...
“Apocalyptic” sale hits PSN
The latest awesome sale has hit the PS Store, this time with a slightly tenuous “apocalypse” theme. You want lists? Brother, we got lists! Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD Was €12.99/£10.99, now €8.99/£7.29 Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee HD Was €8.99/£7.29, now €5.99/£4.79 Oddworld: Stranger Boxx Was €17.99/£13.99, now €12.99/£9.99 I Am Alive Was €14.99/£11.99, now €7.99/£6.49 Quantum Theory ...
Samsung bolsters streaming TV plans with Boxee buyout
Samsung has reportedly dipped into its rather large pockets and bought up streaming stalwart Boxee. Famed for its Boxee Box, and being one of the original platforms for streaming technology, the Israeli company has been looking for a suitor for some time now and, if a report in The Marker is correct, then Samsung will be its new home. Samsung is rumoured to have paid 'tens of millions of dollars' for the company which is a bit of a bargain, considering Boxee has had around $30 million (£...