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Wikimedia & Orange To Provide Free Wikipedia Access In Africa, Middle East Wikimedia & Orange To Provide Free Wikipedia Access In Africa, Middle East

Jimmy Wales isn’t messing around when it comes to stressing the point that, yes, everybody should have free and available access to information. In a press release this afternoon, the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization that operates Wikipedia, announced that …

Microsoft Points May Be No More
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Do you hate Microsoft Points? … That’s what I thought. It’s a good thing then that they may soon be out. Inside Mobile Apps is reporting that a source close to Microsoft told them that the company may soon be …

Are Google’s Results Better Or Worse With Google+ Integration? Are Google’s Results Better Or Worse With Google+ Integration?
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Earlier this month, Google launched “Search Plus Your World”. We’ll refer to it as “SPYW” to save time. The set of personalization features essentially equates to Google injecting a whole lot of Google+ into Google search results. This has been …

Facebook Timeline: You’re Getting It, Like It Or Not Facebook Timeline: You’re Getting It, Like It Or Not
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Facebook announced today that they will begin shoving the timeline down users’ throats. It’s being pushed to everyone over the next few weeks, and once you get it you have a week to make it presentable. From the Facebook blog: …

Lady Gaga Launches Backplane Site in Beta Lady Gaga Launches Backplane Site in Beta

Months ago, it was announced that Lady Gaga had thrown her considerable influence behind a social media platform called Backplane. Exactly what that was or how it would be used by Gaga remained to be seen. With the launch of …

Google Maps Now Has 45° Views For Some Cities Google Maps Now Has 45° Views For Some Cities

Google Maps is an amazing tool for inspecting the lay-out of cities and using the satellite view gives you a realistic visualization of what the city actually looks like. However, the 90° view of building-tops causes everything in the map …

SOPA Protests, Wikipedia Blackout Visualized Through Tweets SOPA Protests, Wikipedia Blackout Visualized Through Tweets

If you wanted to make the declarative statement “Last Wednesday’s internet SOPA / PIPA protests killed SOPA & PIPA,” there exists some pretty strong evidence to back you up. First, Congressional support for the legislation took a nosedive following the …

The Pirate Bay Wants You To Download A Car The Pirate Bay Wants You To Download A Car

Remember that old piracy ad that said, “You wouldn’t download a car.” Well, The Pirate Bay is wanting to make that a reality. They announced today on their blog the addition of Physibles, data objects that are able to become …

DLD Conference: X-Prize Visions For the Future DLD Conference: X-Prize Visions For the Future

Dr. Peter Diamindis is the Founder and Chairman of the X Prize Foundation, an educational non-profit prize institute whose mission is to create radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity. He spoke to the Digital Life Design conference in Munich …

Better Homes & Gardens Acquires All Recipes.Com Better Homes & Gardens Acquires All Recipes.Com

“The acquisition of Allrecipes.com, the market leader in the digital food space, significantly enhances our leading consumer and advertiser proposition,” says Steve Lacy, Meredith Corporation Chairman and CEO, who just purchased the #1 digital food service, Allrecipes.com. “It more than …

Anonymous: Anonyupload May Be A Scam Anonymous: Anonyupload May Be A Scam
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You may remember we reported yesterday the launch of Anonyupload, the Anonymous alternative to MegaUpload. The site appears to be a scam. In a post today on their twitter, Anonymous has said that Anonyupload has no affiliation with the site …

DLD Conference: Duran Duran Launches Online Project DLD Conference: Duran Duran Launches Online Project
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The Digital Life Design conference has been rolling along in Munich for the past three days (Jan 22-24). Dozens of events, speakers and symposiums came together to offer a peek into the state of technology and the arc it will …

Jimmy Wales Says Chris Dodd Should Be Fired, Dodd Softens On SOPA Protesters Jimmy Wales Says Chris Dodd Should Be Fired, Dodd Softens On SOPA Protesters

Speaking at the DLD conference in Munich this morning, Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales didn’t mince words on the subject of former Senator and current MPAA chairman Chris Dodd. He said that Dodd should be fired. Wales and Dodd have been arguing …

Oscar Nominees Announced For 84th Academy Awards Show Oscar Nominees Announced For 84th Academy Awards Show
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On February 26th, the 84th annual Academy Award show will commence and 2011′s best movies and performances will be highlighted. Which will instinctively lead to many people calling out various snubs, and undeserving winners. Here’s a list of the major …

Steven Spielberg Is Pretty Amazing Steven Spielberg Is Pretty Amazing

Steven Spielberg. The name will inevitably bring to mind many movies the man has been involved with over his long career. Recently, Spielberg received the 2012 David O. Selznick Achievement Award from the Producers Guild of America. To commemorate the …

Colorado Judge Denies Fifth Amendment Applies to Encryption Passphrases

“I find and conclude that the Fifth Amendment is not implicated by requiring production of the unencrypted contents of the Toshiba Satellite M305 laptop computer,” Judge Robert Blackburn of Colorado made this statement regarding Ramona Fricosu, who is accused of …

Audiobooks.com Launches Unlimited Cloud-Based Service Audiobooks.com Launches Unlimited Cloud-Based Service

Good news for the technology-savvy bibliophiles out there: Audiobooks.com has launched the first unlimited cloud-based audio book service, now available for all Android and iOS mobile devices. The service will cost $24.94 per month, but you can read, no need …

Google Offers Launches In Charlotte, Kansas City, Milwaukee, San Antonio & Tampa Google Offers Launches In Charlotte, Kansas City, Milwaukee, San Antonio & Tampa

On the Google Commerce blog, Google announced today the launch of Google Offers in 5 new markets: Charlotte, Kansas City, Milwaukee, San Antonio and Tampa. Additionally, on Twitter, they announced launch in Columbus. @googleoffersGoogle Offers#GoogleOffers is now live in #Columbus. …

DLD 2012: Atari Founder Details New Education Initiative
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Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese’s, has a new pet project that aims straight for the classroom. At the Digital Life Design conference yesterday, Bushnell outlined his plans for Speed to Learn according to the DLD tumblr. …

Relive Super Bowl Commercial History With Hulu’s AdZone Relive Super Bowl Commercial History With Hulu’s AdZone

Hulu hopes to make some people’s favorite part of the Super Bowl, the ads, more accesible. Today, they announced the launch of AdZone, where they’ve collected many of the best and most iconic ads of all time for your viewing …

Twitter Adds Dasient To Their Security Arsenal Twitter Adds Dasient To Their Security Arsenal

Twitter has beefed up their malware defenses by acquiring online security firm Dasient, a post from Dasient’s official blog announced yesterday. Effective immediately, Dasient said they will be taking their talents to the Twitterscape’s revenue engineering team. From the post: …

MSN iPad App Launched MSN iPad App Launched
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Microsoft has launched a new MSN app for the iPad. The company says it features the same content as found on its redesigned MSN UK site (unveiled in November). It’s split up into six main channels: News, Sports, Entertainment, Lifestyle, …

Watch Super Bowl Ads With YouTube’s Ad Blitz Watch Super Bowl Ads With YouTube’s Ad Blitz

Sometimes, if you’re uninterested in the teams playing or simply uninterested in football entirely, the Super Bowl commercials are the best part of the whole production. Companies spend big bucks for prime-time ad real estate, knowing that their ads are …

Wikipedia Founder Talks SOPA, Receives Funding Wikipedia Founder Talks SOPA, Receives Funding

Wikipedia made bank this morning when the foundation received $1 million on stage during the Digital Life Design conference. This morning on the DLD stage, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales began a talk with VKontakte, the Russian Facebook, founder Pavel Durov. …