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Facebook Buys Instagram for $1 Billion

Facebook announced on their blog today that they are acquiring Instagram for approximately $1 billion.  Instagram currently has around 30 million users, although it’s likely that the majority of those users are also Facebook users.  The move is plainly an attempt by Facebook to maintain its dominance in the photo sharing space – their most significantly engaged […]

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Google Tech ‘All Up In Your Face’

Today Google unveiled “Project Glass: hybrid glasses that act as a miniaturized smartphone wired with hands-free access to a micro display, cameras, microphone, Web browser, and speech recognition.” Led by Googlers Babak Parviz, Steve Lee, and Sebastian Thrun, all from Google[x], the project seeks to continue the evolution of intermingling man and machine. “A group of […]

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Google Images Launching Sorting Feature

Yesterday, Google’s blog reported that Google will be launching a sorting feature to be included in their images results. The feature will help return more relevant images to the user’s query: “When you’re searching for images, sometimes it can be hard to come up with exactly the right words to describe what you have in […]

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Facebook Co-Founder Investing in a Big Way

Facebook’s inconspicuous co-founder, Eduardo Saverin, is leading the way in funding top-secret Mountain View, CA start-up, Jumio. Founded in 2010, Jumio claims to be devising a product that will end the need for cash. This past Thursday, Saverin led a round of investing that brought 6.5 million dollars to the company, now 35 employees strong. […]

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Gmail Being Blocked in China

Google is reporting Monday that the Chinese government is making it difficult for users to access their email service in what appears to be yet another symptom of a pervasive internet “crackdown” amidst unrest in the Middle East. Contra the Chinese Government, Google reports that they are having no technical problems with Gmail: “There is […]

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