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Is Facebook Just a Fad? — Survey of the Day

Facebook is currently preparing for what is believed will be the biggest initial public offering ever for an Internet-based company. But while Wall Street sees a bright future for Mark Zuckerberg’s social network, a surprisingly high percentage of the American don’t see Facebook as a good bet.

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Dish Network Promises One-Button Commercial Destruction

When DVR first entered our homes, commercials pretty much got the boot out the back door. The ability to speed through ads on our saved shows not only sheltered us from the mind-controlling scepter of the ad wizards, but freed up a bunch of time for us to do other things — Like watching more TV.

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‘Sons of Anarchy’ Game Will Be On Consoles, Not Browsers

Here’s how the news cycle has gone for gamers who are into the FX biker gang show Sons of Anarchy: There’s gonna be a game based on the show! (Yay!) It’s gonna be a junky advergame that plays on browsers (Boo!) Just kidding, plans for the crappy game have been dumped. Now there’s a real game coming. (Yay!)

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Would You Pay to Promote Your Facebook Posts? – Dollars and Sense

Posting a Facebook update and making sure it gets the maximum exposure could soon be as simple as opening your wallet, if you can believe it. The social media giant is rolling out a new program that will allow its members to pay a small fee to highlight or promote their posts.

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No ID? No Problem – Bouncers Turn to Facebook for Age Verification

If you’ve ever been to a bar, you’ve likely had a bouncer check your ID to be sure you’re old enough to drink. But since IDs can be faked, some bouncers in the UK have a new screening method: they’re checking your Facebook account, too.

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Have You Ever Looked at Your Facebook Privacy Settings? 13 Million Users Haven’t

A large number of users haven’t tried to access their privacy settings since they signed up with Facebook.

A new report from Consumer Reports found that 13 million users have failed to do just that, despite Facebook’s attempts to update and strengthen their privacy system and settings.

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Apple Wants To Help You Avoid Your Psycho Ex-Girlfriends

You can’t really blame her for being addicted to your awesomeness. It’s understandable that she is unable to stop calling and texting and begging you to take her back. Neither firm requests to stop harassing you, nor blocking her number, does the trick. It’s time to go nuclear and change your phone number.

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10 Tech Savvy Gifts That Will Blow Mom Away This Mother’s Day

As much as your non-smoking mom claims to love the handmade ashtrays and hand-picked bouquet (from her garden, no less) that you’ve given her every Mother’s Day for the last two decades, this is the year to shake things up.

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Reports: Spammers Flooded Cell Phones with a Staggering 4.5 Billion Texts in 2011

There are few things more frustrating than learning that some spammer has wasted a few megabytes of your data plan with advertisements for male enhancement pills or cash for gold schemes.

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Facebook Has A New Organ Donation Tool

Mark Zuckerberg wants to use Facebook to help those languishing at the tail end of organ donation lists.

So, starting today, the close to 200 million Facebook users in the United States and the United Kingdom will have the option to add that they are organ donors on their Facebook timeline.

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GameStop Wants To Get Its Paws On Your Android Gadgets

GameStop is starting to approach Bill Belichick levels of strange-sounding but ultimately savvy trades.

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Google Drive Is Here – Is Cloud Storage the Way of the Future?

While Google Drive sounds like it has something to do with the search company’s much buzzed about driverless car project, it’s actually a completely different direction in Google’s quest for world domination.

The 5GB cloud-storage service, which launched this week, allows users to access information from any of their computing devices. It also includes the functionality of Google docs, which means you can use it to collaborate with colleagues in real time on documents, spreadsheets and presentations. (Learn more in the video below.)

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