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Thursday: July 23, 2009

Amazon.com is now the proud owner of web shoe store, Zappos.Amazon.com is now the proud owner of web shoe store, Zappos.

The deal, Amazon's biggest acquisition yet, calls for Amazon to pay for the shoe, apparel and accessories company with about 10 million shares of stock. Amazon values that at roughly $807 million, based on its average closing price in the 45 days that ended July 17.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:25 AM | Tags (6) | zappos | interwebs | acquisition | stock | shares | amazon |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 21, 2009

Carlos Santana joins the cast of Guitar Hero 5.Carlos Santana joins the cast of Guitar Hero 5.

You'll be able to play his 1971 hit, 'No One to Depend On' from his second self-titled album, 1971's Santana.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:31 AM | Tags (5) | guitarhero | santana | roster | characters | gaming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 20, 2009

See how well you know your Xbox games with this online quiz.See how well you know your Xbox games with this online quiz.

Not the hardest of quizzes, but a good way to pass a couple minutes.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:55 AM | Tags (3) | xbox | gaming | quiz |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Record set for world's largest cupcake.Record set for world's largest cupcake.

Mmmm....  giant 151 pound cupcake.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 7:30 AM | Tags (3) | cupcake | guinness | record |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 17, 2009

Thousands of giant squid invade California.Thousands of giant squid invade California.

Scientists are not sure why the squid are swarming off the Southern California coast, but they are concerned. In recent years, small numbers have been spotted from California to Sitka, Alaska, an alarming trend, scientists say.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 8:07 AM | Tags (4) | california | invasion | science | squid |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 68 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 16, 2009

Amazon in some legal trouble regarding Kindle covers that end up breaking the device.Amazon in some legal trouble regarding Kindle covers that end up breaking the device.

The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, where Amazon is based, claims the covers designed and sold by Amazon to protect the device often end up cracking the Kindle screens due to pressure on the hinge.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 2:01 PM | Tags (7) | amazon | case | cracking | ebook | kindle | lawsuit | legal |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 14, 2009

582 drummers manage to play their way into the records book.582 drummers manage to play their way into the records book.

Insert your collective drummer jokes here.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 7:22 AM | Tags (4) | arena | drummers | guinness | records |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 13, 2009

Rumors swirling around that Amazon might be acquiring Netflix.Rumors swirling around that Amazon might be acquiring Netflix.

No comment from Netflix as of yet, let the speculation begin!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 5:14 PM | Tags (5) | acquisition | amazon | netflix | rumors | stocks |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 10, 2009

Find out how well you know your file extensions with this handy online quiz.Find out how well you know your file extensions with this handy online quiz.

Good luck. Damn you, Vizio!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 5:05 PM | Tags (6) | extensions | files | geeky | nerdy | quiz | types |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


State of New York suing social-networking site for spamming sixty million people.State of New York suing social-networking site for spamming sixty million people.

Tagged, which has been around for five years, would then illegally get access to those new users' e-mail address books and send out more messages without those users' knowledge. Tagged will be sued for deceptive e-mail marketing practices and invasion of privacy, the office said.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 2:10 PM | Tags (9) | email | fraud | lawsuit | networking | newyork | privacy | security | social | spam |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 8, 2009

Driving while intoxicated, with or without pants, is more than enough to get you thrown in jail.Driving while intoxicated, with or without pants, is more than enough to get you thrown in jail.

'I have misplaced my pants.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 4:50 PM | Tags (6) | commando | dui | dumb | homer | pants | police |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 7, 2009

Skill-based prizes coming to 1 vs 100 on Xbox Live starting July 10.Skill-based prizes coming to 1 vs 100 on Xbox Live starting July 10.

Also gives some more details about the whole beta schedule as well. Prizes not available yet for some selected areas.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:51 AM | Tags (7) | 1vs100 | gaming | online | prizes | quiz | trivia | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 6, 2009

Seven summer foods you don't want to miss.Seven summer foods you don't want to miss.

Nothing screams summer like a good eggplant.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 11:03 AM | Tags (6) | food | summer | nutrition | eggplants | fruits | veggies |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Empire State Building and other important skyscrapers going green to attract new tenants.Empire State Building and other important skyscrapers going green to attract new tenants.

Buildings that define city skylines across the country, some national icons, are catching up to the sleek, new structures designed with efficiency in mind, as property owners and managers become convinced that a greener building now makes financial sense.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 10:22 AM | Tags (7) | buildings | environment | green | icons | manhattan | nyc | skyscrapers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Record for largest air guitar ensemble broken in New York City.Record for largest air guitar ensemble broken in New York City.

A representative from Guinness World Records counted 810 air guitarists after Wednesday's matinee performance at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. That beats the previous world record of 440 people.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 7:59 AM | Tags (5) | air | guinness | guitar | guitarists | records |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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