Europe is Going After Google

Google once maintained a “do no evil” stance on everything they did. As they grew, much of their original philosophy started to bend in certain places, particularly when it came to presenting their own products in search results. After all, they control search for the most part in much of the world. Why not give a boost to things that they believe in such as their own properties?

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Half of Game of Thrones has Leaked and HBO isn’t Upset

Are the benefits of digital piracy finally starting to be recognized by big telecom companies? HBO and Time Warner are seeming to think so even after a major leak of the first half of season 5 of Game of Thrones.

The season premiers tonight and estimates put the number of downloads over 1 million prior to the airing. Traditional thought would be that this is bad for ratings, but HBO doesn’t seem to think so. In fact, many are starting to cite reduced marketing budgets and increased buzz as beneficial side effects of piracy. Continue reading Half of Game of Thrones has Leaked and HBO isn’t Upset

No Post-Credit Scene in Avengers: Age of Ultron

The Marvel movie world has been known for high quality, high attendance, and post-credit scenes. People know not to leave the theater until the credits have run or else they’ll miss on a sneak peak into an upcoming movie. This is standard. It’s expected.

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Gas Prices are Rising but Summer Still Expected to Stay Low

The big gas price drops started up around the middle of last summer and continued to plummet into fall and winter. While gas prices are currently rising, experts believe that they will not rise beyond 2009 levels.

This is good news for travelers as well as domestic vacation destinations as a poor economy and high gas prices has put many vacations on hold in recent years. That’s likely going to change.

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