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HP Planning Amazon Web Service Competitor HP Planning Amazon Web Service Competitor
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Hewlett-Packard is preparing to launch a cloud computing platform that will compete directly with Amazon Web Services. The project, which which will be more business-oriented than AWS, is expected to launch by May, according to the HP executive in charge …

South by Southwest Evolution Through The Ages South by Southwest Evolution Through The Ages

If you’re like a lot people you’re probably wondering how the South By Southwest (SXSW) Festival got to be such a big deal and who attends the event. The following infographic from Rocksauce answers that exact questions and gives us …

American Idol and Pinterest Combo for Randy Jackson American Idol and Pinterest Combo for Randy Jackson
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Though wardrobe-famous Jennifer Lopez and the ever-flamboyant Steven Tyler were sharing a judge’s table with him, it was American Idol judge Randy Jackson that stirred up some attention with a sparkly pin he wore on the popular talent show this …

Space Settlement Will Be Funded by Corporations and Private Individuals, Not NASA! Space Settlement Will Be Funded by Corporations and Private Individuals, Not NASA!
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Head of NASA Ames Research Center, Dr. S. Pete Worden, has said that he expects any colonization of Mars, the Moon, or asteroids to be done by private companies. Dr. Worden has been very valuable to NASA: “In the past …

Google Contest Seeks Young Artists Google Contest Seeks Young Artists

Users of Google know that their signature “doodle”, visible on the search engine’s home page, is both creative and informative. Sometimes the artwork is evocative of a particular artist to celebrate his/her birthday; other times, the word “Google” can only …

Mark Cuban Asks Twitter: Am I A Homophobe? Mark Cuban Asks Twitter: Am I A Homophobe?
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At last weekend’s MIT Sloan Sports Analytic Conference, Dallas Mavericks owner and entrepreneur Mark Cuban sat down with sports columnist and Grantland.com’s Bill Simmons. During their discussion, which was part of Simmons’ B.S. Report podcast, Cuban made a joke that …

Facebook And Twitter Users Asked To Help FBI Facebook And Twitter Users Asked To Help FBI
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Kenneth John Konias Jr. is wanted by the FBI and they are using social media to track him down. Korias is a 22-year old Pennsylvania man who is wanted for the murder of an armored car employee, 31-year old Michael …

Anonymous Releases Symantec Code From 2006, Deface Web Sites Anonymous Releases Symantec Code From 2006, Deface Web Sites

Anonymous continues its promise of attacking a new Web site every Friday as part of its “Fuck FBI Friday” campaign. The victims this week are New York City Ironworks, Symantec, which should be familiar to anyone who follows the exploits …

Bruce Weber: Out at Illinois, Trends on Twitter

Bruce Weber has been relieved of his head coaching duties at the University of Illinois, and as is the case with most sports-related topics, his firing has become a steady trend on Twitter. The social media era, if anything, has …

Jimmy Ellis, Trammps Singer Dies at 74
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On Thursday, March 8th of 2012, James T. “Jimmy” Ellis, lead singer of the well-known disco band The Trammps died at age 74. Ellis, who was a Rock Hill, North Carolina native, passed away due to complications during his fight …

John Carter, Email Addresses, and Beanbags
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Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

San Francisco Police Use Faulty Equipment

KCBS in San Francisco reported on a case of their local police officers not testing their equipment per official procedure before relying on them to make judgements in the field. The devices in question are their breathalyzers which they employ …

Pinterest Passes Twitter in Referrals Pinterest Passes Twitter in Referrals
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According to a report published this week by Shareaholic, social image-sharing site, Pinterest, has driven more referral traffic in the month of February, 2011 than Twitter did, and it is quickly gaining on Bing for referral traffic. Shareaholic aggregated data …

How to Recognize an SXSW Fan on Facebook How to Recognize an SXSW Fan on Facebook

Swaylo, a facebook app that measures how much attention you get on what you post, has released a new infographic measuring the trends of the 200,000+ people who have liked SXSW on Facebook. If you like SXSW on Facebook, odds …

Obama Names Todd Park As New Chief Technology Officer Obama Names Todd Park As New Chief Technology Officer

President Obama today named Todd Park as the next U.S. Chief Technology Officer, bumping him up from his current CTO position with the Department of Health and Human Services. While CTO at HSS, Park was tasked with bringing the health …

Google Earth Makes History Come Alive Google Earth Makes History Come Alive

If you take a look at old photographs of any city, you’ll see a great deal of difference between what the geography used to be and what it is now. Buildings go up and come down, housing tracts are formed, …

Online Political Ad Spending Accounts for 1.5% Online Political Ad Spending Accounts for 1.5%

It has been reported as of late that politicians have been turning to digital media in support of their campaigns, but the actual spending on web ads has been relatively low. In a study by Borrell Associates, online political advertising …

167 Liquor Stores Up For Auction Online 167 Liquor Stores Up For Auction Online

It won’t be on eBay, but this online auction is getting much attention in the Pacific Northwest. An online auction was launched yesterday for 167 state-run liquor stores in Washington State. Thanks to voters who passed the initiative last November, …

Follow or “Like” March Madness Live Follow or “Like” March Madness Live

Tired of flipping back and forth between channels during the early rounds of the tournament, trying to catch your favorite game? Tired of not getting to see the full game, because CBS isn’t covering it? Tired off missing out on …

Identified.com Grows to Two Million in Six Months Identified.com Grows to Two Million in Six Months

Startup Identified.com is meeting with remarkable success in its mere six months of existence. The Facebook-based data analytics company has doubled in size nearly every month since its September 2011 launch. The company owes its success primarily to users from …

DROID 2 Global Getting A Software Update DROID 2 Global Getting A Software Update
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Hot on the heels of news that Samsung announced, then denied, that their Galaxy S II phone would be getting an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Motorola’s DROID 2 Global is getting an update of its own. But …

Views By Country WordPress.com Feature Launched Views By Country WordPress.com Feature Launched

WordPress announced that there’s a new “Views by Country” option available from the My Stats tab on the WordPress.com homepage. The feature is designed to let bloggers quickly see where there audience is around the globe. “When you click on …

How Important Is Google+ For Businesses? [Infographic] How Important Is Google+ For Businesses? [Infographic]
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Back in November 2011 Google announced Google+ Pages, so that businesses and brand could promote themselves and their products via the new social platform. Within a few weeks, Pages had been adopted by 61% of the top 100 brands. But …

Twitter May Be On Shaky Financial Ground Twitter May Be On Shaky Financial Ground

Everybody knows Twitter is in great shape, right? Everybody these days has a Twitter account. Twitter has played major roles in breaking news stories, been used to coordinate protests in countries from Egypt to Iran to America, and is unparalleled …