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It's getting harder to pretend to be grassroots when the real grassroots has a voice.
Amazon throws their Fire streaming video box into the ring, a camera for pervy creepshots getting well-funded on Indiegogo, a brand new Homestar Runner cartoon after four years of radio silence, and there's a disease spreading on Tinder!
Author who called the Lumia 800 a "noPhone" looks up IP addresses associated with disparaging comments posted to the review.
Leaked from today's 404: The irreparable MacBook Pro with Retina Display, Reddit bans high-end domains for astroturfing, 3D-printing a burrito, and a company taxing users for browsing with Internet Explorer 7!
If you think Google has got you all wrong, there's a consultant who thinks he or she can set the search gods straight.
MTV Games Editor Russ Frushtick chats with us about the latest batch of incendiary adult-centric video games like the Mortal Kombat reboot, Nintendo's We Dare, and Dead Island. We also wage war against online "astroturfing" and unveil the Kodak Deal of the Day.
D.C. lobbyist Scott Cleland is paid by AT&T, Comcast, Verizon, and others to assail Google, which he does on a daily basis. Now his adversary is fighting back--at least a little.
Cable giant Comcast seems to have moved on from its anti-BitTorrent filtering, and now appears to be engaged in a fairly low tech astroturf campaign.
One of our listeners is upset that Pizza Hut is hiring interns to Twitter for them. We try to show the difference between astroturfing on blogs and hiring someone to Twitter legitimately.