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25 year-old Indian bags his place on a $36,000 US-based MBA program thanks to a tweet

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A 25 year-old Indian man has won a place on the University of Iowa’s Tippie MBA program thanks to Twitter, after his tweet-entry saw him selected as the sole recipient of its international scholarship. The story isn’t as crazy as you may first think as, last year, the university opened an initiative...
25 year-old Indian bags his place on a $36,000 US-based MBA program thanks to a tweet

Dear Ceefax...

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A long-term addict mourns the demise of the UK's TV text service...
Dear Ceefax...

AUDIO: Could you be a Facebook 'addict'?

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The BBC's Gareth Mitchell discusses whether it is possible to be addicted to social networks like Facebook with psychologist Dr Cecilie Andreassen....
AUDIO: Could you be a Facebook 'addict'?
Social Media Is Key for Marketers (But Not How You Might Think)

Crosswal.lk, The App Discovery Service That’s Better Than iTunes Genius, Is Now An App

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Mobile application discovery service Crosswa.lk has just debuted its much anticipated native counterpart, in the form of a new iPhone application. The app soft-launched over the weekend, allowing users to see what apps their friends are using as well as those that are popular on the wider Crosswa.lk network. It...
Crosswal.lk, The App Discovery Service That’s Better Than iTunes Genius, Is Now An App

Meet The 28-Year-Old Who Made $400 Million Today

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Kevin Systrom is the cofounder and CEO of Instagram, which Facebook just acquired for $1 billion. Reports say Systrom will make $400 million in the deal. Instagram is a photo-sharing app that launched just a couple years ago, and already has 30 million users. We'd love to talk to...
Meet The 28-Year-Old Who Made $400 Million Today

Gigabyte Z77X-UP5 TH motherboard provides a double dose of Thunderbolt ports

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Has your daisy chain met the end of the line? Fear not, dear peripheral addict, because Gigabyte's latest Z77X-UP5 TH motherboard is equipped to feed your addiction with double the number of Thunderbolt ports as we've seen from other manufacturers. The company is taking to the floor of Computex...
Gigabyte Z77X-UP5 TH motherboard provides a double dose of Thunderbolt ports

Currently Famous: This mobile app mines Twitter for the top trending celebrity stories

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It seems Twitter can be whatever you want it to be – from a job-search tool to a real-time bus timetable platform. With that in mind, this latest mobile app promises to help you keep well and truly up-to-date with what’s happening in the celebrity sphere, by using a “sophisticated...
Currently Famous: This mobile app mines Twitter for the top trending celebrity stories

VIDEO: Confessions of a competition 'addict'

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For some people, entering competitions is a full-time occupation, and even say they have become addicted. One self-confessed competition addict talks to the BBC's Tim Muffet....
VIDEO: Confessions of a competition 'addict'

My So-Called Social Super Bowl

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I am, by many measures, a digital enthusiast. I write almost exclusively for online media as part of my job, and in my Twitter profile, cop to being a 140-character addict. But during last night’s super-media-saturated Super Bowl, I somehow managed to ignore digital media. This wasn’t intentional (and it...
My So-Called Social Super Bowl
CONFESSIONS OF A ZYNGA ADDICT: I Spent $1,000 In A Year Playing A Stupid Facebook Game (ZNGA)
Polar Hits 1 Million Votes, Illustrates How To Develop A Truly Successful Mobile-First App

Join Instagram, join a collective act of self-delusion | Jonathan Jones

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Instagram claiming ownership of every image would be a logical next step - no individuality exists in the creation of digital imagesThe social media photography-sharing site Instagram has been forced to deny that it plans to sell people's snaps, after a change in its terms of use provoked some users...
Join Instagram, join a collective act of self-delusion | Jonathan Jones
Chartbeat moves past the pageview with redesign focused on engagement

Lanyrd leverages Twitter to show you which SXSWi panels you should attend

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Thousands of people will be descending on Austin, Texas this weekend for the annual SXSW festival. With over 1,500 sessions taking place at SX Interactive this year, and nearly that same number in parties, deciding what to do and where to go can be really overwhelming. Thankfully, there’s an app for...
Lanyrd leverages Twitter to show you which SXSWi panels you should attend
Lost In A Haze Of Distraction

How Instagram Changed The Way We Take And Share Photos

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Over the past few months I've become a total, unabashed Instagram addict. And apparently, so has Facebook. Now, with its recent acquisition by Facebook and its expansion to new phone platforms, Instagram's popularity will continue to grow. The iPhone's camera and the apps available enable you to create some incredible...
How Instagram Changed The Way We Take And Share Photos

Check This Scale To See If You're A Facebook Addict

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At what point does occasional Facebook stalking become a full-blown addiction? And how many of Facebook's 900 million users are actively hooked? A new study from Norway, the first of its kind worldwide, says that "Facebook addiction resembles drug, alcohol and chemical substance addiction." Those at the highest risk of developing a Facebook jones...
Check This Scale To See If You're A Facebook Addict

President Obama signs Video Privacy Protection bill, now Netflix can share to Facebook

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Netflix has been lobbying hard for changes to a law that it believed barred it from sharing the videos users watch on social media services, and now the law has changed. After H.R. 6671 passed through Congress last year without objection, President Barack Obama signed it into law today....
President Obama signs Video Privacy Protection bill, now Netflix can share to Facebook

Google's Investment In FarmVille Is Finally Paying Off (GOOG)

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Google is selling part of its stake in Zynga, the creators of FarmVille, in a second offering of Zynga's shares. Check Out The Big Paydays Zynga's Top Executives Are About To Get > It's selling around 4 million shares of its 23-million share stake for $12 per share, which...
Google's Investment In FarmVille Is Finally Paying Off (GOOG)

Earlydoc launches to save you from Web-enabled hypochondria

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If there’s anything worse than being a hypochondriac, it’s living with one. My fiancee, the “Grey’s Anatomy” and WebMD addict that she is, insists that every new mole indicates a stage-3 metastatic melanoma (skin cancer, for those of you lucky enough to not know), and every headache or fever...
Earlydoc launches to save you from Web-enabled hypochondria
Going Google: The Cloud is Horribly Quiet

Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth Tires Of Critics, Moves Key Ubuntu Developments Out Of Public Eye

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Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth says parts of Ubuntu 13.04 will be kept a secret, out of the public eye until its unveiling. The move, which he writes about on his blog, will sure to create a firestorm in the Ubuntu community, which has in the past rained criticism on Unity,...
Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth Tires Of Critics, Moves Key Ubuntu Developments Out Of Public Eye
Stan Lee to be playable character in Amazing Spider-Man

Confessions of an Excel addict

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By Brad Morris, contributor FORTUNE -- They say the first step to recovery is to admit you have a problem. My problem is that I'm addicted to Excel. It started in college. I used Excel to make really amazing spreadsheets that impressed many of my professors. My formatting was, and...
Confessions of an Excel addict

Building out the perfect tech travel set

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If you're a gadget addict and a jet-setter, you probably already know you're living in something of a golden age for both of your big interests. Travel has become cheap and easy; meanwhile mobile technologies have advanced to the point that one can bring a staggering range of gadgets on...
Building out the perfect tech travel set

The Billion Dollar Mind Trick

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Editor’s Note: This article is co-authored by Nir Eyal and Jason Hreha. Nir is the founder of two acquired startups and blogs at NirAndFar.com. Jason is the founder of Dopamine, a user-experience and behavior design firm. He blogs at persuasive.ly. Yin asked not to be identified by her real name....
The Billion Dollar Mind Trick

How To Manufacture Desire

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Editor’s Note: This guest post is written by Nir Eyal, a founder of two startups and an advisor to several Bay Area companies and incubators. Nir blogs about technology and behavior engineering at nirandfar.com. Type the name of almost any successful consumer web company into your search bar and add...
How To Manufacture Desire

Facebook Messenger for Android updated with chat head support

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If you're an absolute Facebook addict, then today is the day you've been waiting for. Home should officially be hitting the Play store at some point today. In preparation for its debut, the company has just updated its Messenger app. The change log features the usual slew of bug...
Facebook Messenger for Android updated with chat head support

30 days with Windows Phone 8 -- Perspective from an admitted iOS addict

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While we all have our favorite brands, there’s no doubt a bit of disservice that we do to ourselves when we don’t venture outside of our comfortable walls. That’s exactly the story with me, specifically related to Apple. I long ago overcame the desire to tinker, upgrade and fix my...
30 days with Windows Phone 8 -- Perspective from an admitted iOS addict
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