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The First Look at Mars' Ocean [Space]

gizmodo.com
We knew there was water in abundance on Mars, but we never saw its ocean. This is it, as uncovered by strong new evidence found over the course of two years by the MARSIS radar on board ESA's Mars Express. More »...
The First Look at Mars' Ocean [Space]

You, me, and "science" makes three: the state of online dating

arstechnica.com
Online dating has only become more ubiquitous and socially acceptable since the first sites launched in the mid-'90s: in a 2007-2009 study, 22 percent of couples surveyed formed as a result of dating websites, and it's now the second-most common way for people to meet. But a meta-analysis of...
You, me, and "science" makes three: the state of online dating

HTC One V reaching Telus on June 8th, completes Canadian trifecta

www.engadget.com
HTC's One V is invading Canada en masse, having just slipped into Bell and Koodo stores in the past few days. Internal documents slipped out to MobileSyrup would have Telus completing an unintentional troika: it's expected to ship the reborn Legend on June 8th. Pricing looks to be right...
HTC One V reaching Telus on June 8th, completes Canadian trifecta

Samsung Galaxy S III vs. rival flagships: iPhone 4S, HTC One X, Lumia 900

www.engadget.com
Oh yes, it's a good time to go shopping for a smartphone, particularly if you've acquired a taste for an abundance of pixels and silicon cores. But which phones ought to be considered flagships worthy of comparison with the shiny new GS III? Yes, we're including the Lumia 900...
Samsung Galaxy S III vs. rival flagships: iPhone 4S, HTC One X, Lumia 900
Snapette creates a local fashion discovery engine

Toshiba mystifies tablet-buying world with LT170 'budget' 7-incher

www.engadget.com
We'll be the first to admit that we don't understand Toshiba's tablet intentions. There are plenty of tantalizing prototypes and an abundance of confusingly branded models, but there's no overarching reason to pay much attention. The LT170 is a case in point: it's nominally a budget Android device, with...
Toshiba mystifies tablet-buying world with LT170 'budget' 7-incher

LG slips out Optimus L3 DualSim for Russia and Ukraine, keeps you in touch with both Kiev and Kursk

www.engadget.com
LG's Optimus L3 was always designed with modest ambitions -- mostly of scooping up the starter smartphone crowd -- but a new variant for Russia and the Ukraine has our ears perked. The tiny L3 DualSim includes two SIM slots to let locals hop between two different phone numbers...
LG slips out Optimus L3 DualSim for Russia and Ukraine, keeps you in touch with both Kiev and Kursk

Apple Acquiring Italian Digital Audio Editing Software Firm Redmatica

www.macrumors.com
TechCrunch points to a post [Google translation] from Italian blog Fanpage noting that Apple has signaled its intent to purchase Redmatica, a small Italian software firm responsible for audio editing apps such as Keymap Pro and AutoSampler. Evidence of the acquisition has appeared in the weekly bulletin of AGCM, Italy's...
Apple Acquiring Italian Digital Audio Editing Software Firm Redmatica

Polish Government Funding 'Full Set Of Educational Materials' Available Under CC-BY

www.techdirt.com
One of the fields that is ripe for disruption by open digital technologies and business models based on abundance is education. That's already starting to happening with growing successes in the areas of open access and free textbooks. Now here's a major win for open educational resources in Poland (via...
Polish Government Funding 'Full Set Of Educational Materials' Available Under CC-BY

The Death of Social Proof

www.hunterwalk.com
Social proof is dying as a startup differentiation heuristic during fundraising. Why? A) Blame Angellist for an Advisor Bubble Every company I see has some roster of advisors and/or soft-circled seed investors already committed. It's gone from evidence of company traction to merely an execution step before hitting 'publish' on...
The Death of Social Proof

PRO: How social discovery is transforming entertainment

pro.gigaom.com
Gone are the days of traditional content recommendations, which were previously the exclusive domain of professional media outlets. Now, with the growing abundance of social networks and recommendations tools available to anyone, recommendations come from Facebook, Twitter, friends, email newsletters and countless other methods. This report examines the new world...
PRO: How social discovery is transforming entertainment

Local news crisis: why newspapers remain so important to the public

www.guardian.co.uk
Today's extract from What do we mean by local?* is by Fran Collingham, assistant director with responsibility for the communications service at Coventry city council. She began her career as a journalist, working as a reporter and sub-editor on local weekly and daily newspapers in the Midlands, before switching to...
Local news crisis: why newspapers remain so important to the public
Liberate your tweets: Archiving without Twitter
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