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Apple to triple the length of song samples on iTunes

Nov 3, 2010
Apple hopes that it leads to more songs being sold (I would think that would depend on the band, a song might sound great for half a minute but...
Posted In: apple, business, Entertainment, itunes, Web Culture

Facebook event today

Nov 3, 2010
Scheduled for 10:30am pacific at the company headquarters. The invitation says to "please join us for a mobile event" and has an illustration of...
Posted In: business, Facebook, social media, whatever

Twitter inserts ads into your tweetstream

Nov 2, 2010
And really, it's pretty painful anytime anyone inserts ANYTHING into your tweetstream....
Posted In: business, social media, Twitter, Web Culture

Send an Amazon gift card to someone's Facebook wall because you love sadness

Nov 2, 2010
Now you can buy someone a gift card that isn't really a card, just a credit at Amazon, really, and have it sent straight to their Facebook. It...
Posted In: Amazon, business, Entertainment, Facebook, sadness, social media, Web Culture

Microsoft allows Gmail in Hotmail

Nov 2, 2010
Which is weird. So now if you're on Hotmail, you can import the contents of your Gmail account or your Yahoo account into your Hotmail interface....
Posted In: business, Google, hotmail. gmail, Microsoft, social media, Web Culture, Yahoo

Facebook user data sold

Nov 1, 2010
On Friday, Facebook posted on their developers' blog updating their most recent privacy breach - the one in which the company was sharing user IDs...
Posted In: business, Facebook, privacy

Big time Googler leaves for Facebook

Nov 1, 2010
Back when the ill-fated Google Wave was launched, one of the stars of the video announcement was Wave's developer Lars Rasmussen. He was a big deal...
Posted In: business, Facebook, Google, search, wave, zuckerberg

Verizon to pay the FCC and customers

Oct 28, 2010
I'm not really sure how much of a difference $25 million makes to a company like Verizon (they'll probably make that in the opening seconds of the...
Posted In: business, fcc, gadgets, government, iPhone, Law, Verizon

Chatroulette's new redirection

Oct 28, 2010
While the novelty of Chatroulette has worn off and traffic is down from a few months ago, the site is still popular. And riddled with penises. So...
Posted In: business, chatroulette, Entertainment, Web Culture

Limewire, which still exists, gets disabled

Oct 27, 2010
The file sharing site has been battling lawsuits from the recording industry for years now but was finally disabled after a court injunction from...
Posted In: business, Entertainment, Law, limewire

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