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Iceland Solicits Online Input from Citizens for New Constitution

Undoubtedly, re-penning the law of the land is a fairly considerable task. But keep in mind that it’s no longer the age of quills and parchment paper. So what’s a country to do in these high-tech times?

Simple: Follow Iceland’s lead.

The European island country is, like any good non-dictatorship, turning to its people for some …

Study: Average Gamer Is 37 Years Old (No Joke)

Do kids ever really outgrow their gaming controllers and headsets? Apparently not, according to a new study that finds the average gamer has long surpassed puberty and is, in fact, 37 years old.

It turns out that 72% of American households play computer or video games, but interestingly, the majority of gamers aren’t even under 18. …

Online Ad Spending Sets New Record in First Quarter

Cynics who claimed online ads would have no staying power might want to bite their tongues. Why? Turns out, online advertising spending just hit a record high in the first quarter with a total of $7.3 billion spent.

The amount represents a 23% increase from $5.9 billion in the first quarter of last year, the Interactive Advertising …

Glenn Beck’s New Discount Site Has ‘Value and Values’

When Glenn Beck first announced that he was leaving his daily Fox News show later this year, millions of people were naturally curious about his next venture. But the country’s most controversial talk show host has decided that he will do the next most logical thing to hosting a show: start an online discount website.

Yes, that’s …

Nokia to Sell Phone Business to Microsoft? Doubtful

The Internet rumor mill is buzzing and has churned out a slightly farfetched idea: Nokia may be selling its phone business to Microsoft.

This is total speculation, of course, but Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin, who scooped word of the deal first, has proven to have some foresight when it comes to Nokia. Last December when nobody …

AOL’s Secret Video Chat Service Now Public

Just two days after Microsoft officially announced it would purchase Skype, AOL went public with its new, free video chat service. It’s funny (and perhaps not so coincidental) how things happen, right?

TechCrunch leaked the service last week, which was sent only to employees of AOL, but now its beta round is open to all.

AOL’s …

One-Third Use Smartphone Apps Before Getting Out of Bed

Ah, the morning. It comes at you like a speeding bullet, but to your dismay, it’s nonetheless arrived. So what do you do with those few precious moments before hopping out of bed to start the day?

If you have a smartphone, there’s a pretty decent chance that you’re already fiddling with some app. In fact, 35% of Android and iPhone …

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