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Pew: Internet Helps Make Some Families Closer
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For years, the Internet lifestyle has been blamed for detrimental effects on personal and family life: bloggers dropping dead from heart attacks; vacation and leisure time diminished because of employees always being connected to work; less physical activity; and disconnectedness among family members at home.

Edelman, Karma’s Not Just For Earl Anymore

Fortunately, for all things pure and noble, this new free marketplace of ideas works as a circle – what goes around comes around eventually. Wal-Mart and Edelman, meet your blogospheric comeuppance, served with a side of cold irony.

The Virtually Taxable Imaginary Economy

If you thought your virtual assets were safe from government pick pocketing, think again. You know that pretend sword you sold for $500? The US government wants its cut.

Yahoo Catches Up With Busy Family 2.0

A Yahoo and OMD study found that modern families are using technology to their advantage. “Family 2.0,” as the study calls it, is “harnessing pervasive technology and media to help them manage busy households and achieve more balanced, satisfying lives.” Members of Family 2.0 have also apparently managed to extend their days by 19 hours through multitasking.

Intel’s New Families of NPUs

With a goal of boosting already robust network processor market segment sales, Intel announced two new families of network processor units (NPUs) for traditional communications applications and for the emerging embedded networking segment.