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August, 2012

“Vampire Diaries” Stars Salute Gabby Douglas: Watch Now!

“Vampire Diaries” Stars Salute Gabby Douglas: Watch Now!

She’s won over the hearts of millions of Americans, and Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas just got a big boost from the stars of one of her favorite shows, “Vampire Diaries.”
| by Celebuzz | 2012 |

Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder and the rest of the gang put together a video congratulating Douglas

Mars rover Curiosity lands on surface of Red Planet

Mars rover Curiosity lands on surface of Red Planet

The Mars science rover Curiosity landed on the Martian surface shortly after 10:30 p.m. Pacific time on Sunday (1:30 a.m. EDT Monday/0530 GMT) to begin a two-year mission seeking evidence the Red Planet once hosted ingredients for life, NASA said.
| by YAHOO | 2012 |

Mission controllers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory near Los Angeles burst into applause and cheered as they received signals

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7 Glamorous Ways to Wear Gold

7 Glamorous Ways to Wear Gold

There are lots of glamorous ways to wear gold, and since it’s a big trend right now and in the coming seasons, you may be looking for some new techniques.
| by Lyndsie | 2012 |

There’s such a variety of shades, styles, and choices available, you can wear gold even if you’ve previously avoided it.

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(PHOTOS) Locked in combat: Mother lion takes on deadly crocodile to give cubs safe swim across river

(PHOTOS) Locked in combat: Mother lion takes on deadly crocodile to give cubs safe swim across river

Scanning the surface of the water, her amber eyes alight upon a threat to her pride – a deadly crocodile lurking in the river that the family of lions must cross.
| by Daily | 2012 |

The fiercely protective lioness did not hesitate, leaping into the water and grappling with the reptile to allow the rest of the pride to cross the river in safety.

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Startup dumps Facebook: '80% of ad clicks came from bots'

Startup dumps Facebook: ‘80% of ad clicks came from bots’

New York-based online music startup Limited Run has ditched Facebook after its research revealed an alleged advertising scam.
| by RT | 2012 |

The company claims that 80 percent of its online ad clicks on Facebook were generated from automated ‘bots,’ not humans.

While testing Facebook’s advertising system, Limited Run said it could only verify that around 20 percent of the clicks were coming from users visiting its website.

Limited Run discovered that most of the users clicking on its Facebook ads had JavaScript disabled, making them almost impossible to track with regular analytics software. The company coded a custom-built page logger, and claims it found that 80 percent of the Facebook clicks it was paying for came from bots.

Facebook’s advertising rates are based on the number of clicks a company’s ads receive. Limited Run alleges that the ads were not clicked by real individuals, but rather by automated bots – internet software applications programmed to repeat automated tasks.

“80% of the clicks we were paying for were from bots,” the company said in a post on its Facebook page. “That’s correct. Bots were loading pages and driving up our advertising costs. So we tried contacting Facebook about this. Unfortunately, they wouldn’t reply. Do we know who the bots belong to? No. Are we accusing Facebook of using bots to drive up advertising revenue. No. Is it strange? Yes.”

The company, formerly known as Limited Pressing, also claimed that the social media giant would not allow it to change the name of its Facebook page unless it committed to buy $2,000 of monthly advertising. “Facebook was holding our name hostage,” the post said.

Facebook responded to the accusations: “We’re currently investigating their claims. For their issue with the page name change, there seems to be some sort of miscommunication. We do not charge pages to have their names changed. Our team is reaching out about this now,” Talking Points Memo reported.

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