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Pope: New technologies confuse reality and fiction

"New technologies and the progress they bring can make it impossible to distinguish truth from illusion and can lead to confusion between reality and virtual reality," the pope said." "The image can also become independent from reality, it can give birth to a virtual word, with various consequences -- above all the risk of indifference towards real life," he said." | more

Grouspawn: New Dating Site Offers $60K for Babies

"Deal-hunting baby-makers, listen up! The wacky and incrementally expanding discount site Groupon has just launched a new dating service called Grouspawn, with an insane marketing ploy. If you can prove that you used a Groupon coupon on your first date, and that said date eventually resulted in a child, you could get a $60,000 grant for the little one's college tuition." | more

Check Out Mark Zuckerberg's House with Oprah

"A lot of people might think Zuckerberg lives in a house with wall-to-wall hottubs and a live-in staff waiting on him hand and foot. The CEO has never before released pictures of the inside of his house. However, this week, as part of his plans to donate $100 million to the Newark school system, Mark invited chatshow queen Oprah and her camera crew to take a look around the house he lives with his girlfriend Priscilla Chan." | more

Pandora Rejects Canada

In short, Pandora's reasons to not setup shop in Canada is clearly based on the 45 per cent of the site's gross revenues or 7.5-tenths of a cent for every song streamed. Although in sharp contrast Radio delivered over AM/FM in Canada pays a rate of 2.1 per cent of revenue, we find this balance unfair. And the Music Industry happily reminds us that Canadians are no good Pirates, but we all know they secretly want to sue file sharing moms everywhere.

Cop Drives 126mph While Texting, Kills Teen Girls

[Cops Wanted!] Job Requirements: Eat Donuts, Shoot Big Guns, Drive Insanely Fast While Texting and Kill Teen Girls. Make Big $$$, Apply Now!!!

EA Says: Ads In Games Work

Next time you have that deep down body thirst, check your games for ads. Maybe we need an applications like Adblock Plus for Games?

"The debate has been going on for some time as to how effective in-game advertising really is. Apparently, it is much more effective than one might think. In fact, Electronic Arts helped boost the sales of Gatorade though the use of EA’s in-game advertising and product placement." | more

Kickass: YouTube Begins Trial of Live Streaming

Here is your chance to checkout the Live Streaming on YouTube!

"Check out all the live broadcasts via the interactive schedule below, and feel free to share this schedule across the web via the embed functionality. Bear with us as we test this new platform as there may be some bumps along the way.." | more

Paypal Withholding €600,000 of Indie Game Dev's Money

Never seems to fail that Paypal finds their way back into the news. Who all thinks he should switch to using Google Checkout after this inconvenience?

FaceBook Beats Google As Time Waster

Another reason to block FaceBook in the workplace...

"In August, people spent a total of 41.1 million minutes on Facebook, comScore said, about 9.9 percent of their Web-surfing minutes for the month. That just barely surpassed the 39.8 million minutes, or 9.6 percent, people spent on all of Google Inc.'s sites combined, including YouTube, the free Gmail e-mail program, Google news and other content sites." | more

Jack Thompson Tries to Block Medal of Honor

He’s back; it’s that Jack Thompson again trying to protect minors from those very bad video games. Someone must have forgot to tell him Medal of Honor is rated M (17+). I figure EA should make a video game about disbarred lawyers but he would probably sue to protect the kids.

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