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Tumblr Posts Start Memes and Win Jobs

Tumblr Posts Start Memes and Win Jobs | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Attention-getting Tumblr sites are becoming an increasingly common career path for bloggers with a penchant for finding viral content.
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For Children Who Cannot Speak, a True Voice

For Children Who Cannot Speak, a True Voice | Technobabble | Scoop.it
An updated version of Proloquo2Go, a text-to-speech application, now uses actual children's voices rather than modified adult voices.
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5 Takeaways From the Facebook Earnings Call

5 Takeaways From the Facebook Earnings Call | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Not long after Facebook filed its first earnings report as a public company, a report that failed to impress investors, Mark Zuckerberg and a few other Facebook executives spoke at length with analysts and reporters on a conference call.
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F.C.C. Forces Verizon to Allow Android Tethering Apps

F.C.C. Forces Verizon to Allow Android Tethering Apps | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Thanks to a government investigation, a large number of Verizon customers will be able to download apps that share a smartphone's Internet connection with other devices, a feature known as tethering.
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Google Admits Again That It Failed to Delete Private Data

Google Admits Again That It Failed to Delete Private Data | Technobabble | Scoop.it
For the second time in less than a week, Google admitted to data privacy authorities that it had retained some of the information despite promising to delete it.
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Google Wallet Now Works With Multiple Credit Cards

Google Wallet Now Works With Multiple Credit Cards | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Google updated its Wallet mobile payment app for using cellphones to pay at stores, so people can link any credit card to it.
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Social networks as recreational drugs

Social networks as recreational drugs | Technobabble | Scoop.it
This morning I had cause to look at Tim Carmody's tweetstream. Man, that cat can tweet. Anyway, it got me thinking about whether you might be able to categorize social networks according to their resemblance to recreational drugs.
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Microsoft and Facebook Align Further With Patent Deal

Microsoft and Facebook Align Further With Patent Deal | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Less than two weeks after Microsoft paid AOL more than $1 billion for a trove of its patents, Microsoft is selling or licensing those same patents to its online ally, Facebook, for $550 million.
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Europe Clears Google Acquisition of Motorola

Europe Clears Google Acquisition of Motorola | Technobabble | Scoop.it
European Union antitrust regulators on Monday approved Google's acquisition of the U.S. cellphone maker Motorola Mobility without conditions, but added a stern warning.
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Apple Became Top Smartphone Maker in 2011, Gartner Says

Apple Became Top Smartphone Maker in 2011, Gartner Says | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Record sales of the iPhone last year made Apple the biggest smartphone manufacturer in the world, according to Gartner, a research company. That makes Apple the third biggest vendor of cellphones over all, behind Nokia and Samsung.
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The diplomacy of knowledge

The diplomacy of knowledge | Technobabble | Scoop.it
This editorial by Canada's Governor-General seems to me a passionate statement in support of open access and open data, not to mention the fundamental commitment for scientists and knowledge seekers in all disciplines to share their knowledge freely.
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Google's Cookie Trick in Safari Stirs Debate

Google's Cookie Trick in Safari Stirs Debate | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Researchers have discovered that Google has been bypassing the privacy settings in Safari, Apple's Web browser, so it could customize ads.
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Facebook's Filing: The Highlights

Facebook's Filing: The Highlights | Technobabble | Scoop.it
At long last, it's Facebook Filing Day. The technology reporters and editors at The New York Times downloaded their own personal copies of the company's long-awaited filing for an initial offering of stock and combed through it for interesting, uh,...
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Is Twitter a Media or Technology Company?

Is Twitter a Media or Technology Company? | Technobabble | Scoop.it
In a meeting at The New York Times, Dick Costolo, the chief executive officer of Twitter, discussed the company's advertising and media strategy.
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Google Unveils Superfast Internet in Kansas City, Mo.

Google Unveils Superfast Internet in Kansas City, Mo. | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Google unveiled Fiber, its long-awaited Internet service that it says will operate at a speed 100 times faster than a typical broadband connection, in Kansas City.
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As Facebook and Zynga Drop, Some See a Shift in Silicon Valley

As Facebook and Zynga Drop, Some See a Shift in Silicon Valley | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Tech companies that were thought to be the foundation of a new Internet era declined this week. For some, it feels like a shift in Silicon Valley.
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Daily Report: Twitter Learns a Lesson

Daily Report: Twitter Learns a Lesson | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Both Twitter and NBC have apologized to Guy Adams, a British newspaper reporter for The Independent, for suspending his account after he criticized Olympic coverage. The incident may be a defining moment for Twitter.
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Twitter Unveils the Twindex, a New Political Index

Twitter Unveils the Twindex, a New Political Index | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Twitter unveiled a new polling feature Wednesday called the Twitter Political Index, or Twindex, that monitors political sentiment on Twitter.
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Don't Be Evil, but Don't Miss Out

Don't Be Evil, but Don't Miss Out | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Recent privacy controversies for Google and other Internet companies show the pains of an industry intent on changing the world.
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Daily Report: Start-Up Aims to Stream Pay TV Onto Web Devices

Daily Report: Start-Up Aims to Stream Pay TV Onto Web Devices | Technobabble | Scoop.it
A start-up is introducing a way to move a whole subscription's worth of TV onto the Web, with or without the subscription company's permission, reports Brian Stelter in Monday's New York Times.
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Building Custom eBooks with Creative Book Builder

Building Custom eBooks with Creative Book Builder | Technobabble | Scoop.it
I’m going to rush to get this post out ahead of the big Apple Education event on Thursday. All the hype is pointing to some sort of announcement of an easy way to create custom books for the iBook app.
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Daily Report: Big Trouble for a Broadband Plan

Daily Report: Big Trouble for a Broadband Plan | Technobabble | Scoop.it
The Federal Communications Commission said that a proposal by a company called LightSquared to build a wireless broadband network should be shelved because it interferes with GPS technology, Edward Wyatt reports in Wednesday's New York Times.
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Apple Aims to Tie the Mac More Tightly to iPad and iPhone

Apple Aims to Tie the Mac More Tightly to iPad and iPhone | Technobabble | Scoop.it
With Mountain Lion, the next operating system for its Mac computers, Apple has one clear message: If you're going to buy one Apple product, you might as well keep buying more.
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The 'Miracle' of Digital Health Records, 50 Years Ago

The 'Miracle' of Digital Health Records, 50 Years Ago | Technobabble | Scoop.it
The bold predictions of the 1990s that the Internet would disrupt whole industries like retailing and media really did happen -- about a decade later. For the information technology revolution in health care?
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Bucks Blog: Trying to Purge Old Credit Card Data? Not So Fast

Bucks Blog: Trying to Purge Old Credit Card Data? Not So Fast | Technobabble | Scoop.it
The Bucks blog finds that deleting online credit card information from closed accounts isn't always easy, or possible.
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