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Taghreedat launches Arabic Wikipedia Editors Program in cooperation with the Wikimedia Foundation

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Taghreedat, the Middle Eastern volunteer group working to increase the amount of Arabic Web content has just struck a deal with the Wikimedia Foundation, launching the Arabic Wikipedia Editors Program. The first regional program of its kind, it aims to find and train Internet users in the Middle East to...
Taghreedat launches Arabic Wikipedia Editors Program in cooperation with the Wikimedia Foundation

Brookstone fuel cell USB charger to keep phones powered for two weeks, Engadget editors happy

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If there's a pain that Engadget writers know all too well, it's running out of battery life for a smartphone when we need it most. Say, at a major trade show. That's why we're enthused to hear of an upcoming fuel cell USB charger that Lilliputian Systems is developing...
Brookstone fuel cell USB charger to keep phones powered for two weeks, Engadget editors happy
Belching dinosaurs may have helped keep their world a hot one

FBI: Hotel Internet Connections Unsafe

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News updates all day from your Fast Company editors.The government agency known as the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) just went public with the news that the FBI is investigating multiple cases of malware installed via hotel internet connections.According to the IC3, travelers' laptops have been infected with malware after...
FBI: Hotel Internet Connections Unsafe

Instagram Hitting 50 Million Users About Now

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News updates all day from your Fast Company editors.According to some pretty simple math, Instagram's user base is topping 50 million people about now, a mere handful of days since it was sold to Facebook for a staggering billion dollar price. Considering at the start of this year the user...
Instagram Hitting 50 Million Users About Now

Greatist Wants To Build A Brand Around Non-Sucky Health Content

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When it comes to health and fitness, content farms rule the Internet. Try to search for something like “how to lose weight” and you’ll get a long list of anonymously-written, poorly-sourced articles. So Derek Flanzarich is trying to build something better with Greatist, where he’s founder and CEO. If you...
Greatist Wants To Build A Brand Around Non-Sucky Health Content
MSN Launches msnNOW Social Trends App on Facebook, Web and Mobile

Tech & media events you should be attending [Discounts]

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It’s been a while, but we’re back with a revised version of our round up of events you should be attending in 2012. We’ve had plenty of additions pour in over the past few weeks that are worthwile events to attend. You will have probably noticed the calendar counting down...
Tech & media events you should be attending [Discounts]

Foursquare Plans To Join Local Coupons Game

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News updates all day from your Fast Company editors.Foursquare CEO and cofounder Dennis Crowley has revealed that his company has serious monetization plans that center on personalized local offers--a transformation for the company from its usual "check-in" game model. Merchants will be able to buy promotions the give users access...
Foursquare Plans To Join Local Coupons Game

Editorial: Engadget on the Samsung Galaxy S III

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Samsung Galaxy S III preview Under the microscope: Samsung Galaxy S III's HD Super AMOLED display Samsung Galaxy S III wrap-up Was it everything you imagined? The Galaxy S III didn't really slap us silly with hardware spectacle or a particularly brave design and instead plowed into software additions...
Editorial: Engadget on the Samsung Galaxy S III

Editorial: Engadget on Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo's E3 Keynotes

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Live from Microsoft's E3 2012 keynote! Live from Sony's E3 2012 keynote! Live from Nintendo's E3 2012 keynote! It's early June and we're in Los Angeles, and that can only mean one thing: it's time to get our game on at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. The show is now...
Editorial: Engadget on Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo's E3 Keynotes

Hackers Find IP Addresses Of All Skype Users

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News updates all day from your Fast Company editors.A script was found on GitHub this past weekend that uses security holes in Skype to display a user's remote and local IP addresses.The script exploits a security hole in Skype 5.5 to fish out all IP information related to an individual...
Hackers Find IP Addresses Of All Skype Users
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Instagram's Price To Facebook Was Briefly $2 Billion

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News updates all day from your Fast Company editors.The Wall Street Journal has learned a few incredible facts about the recent deal to buy Instagram. Firstly the deal was led almost exclusively by CEO Mark Zuckerberg himself in a brief and intense three day window, without much of the legal...
Instagram's Price To Facebook Was Briefly $2 Billion
90 Seconds On The Verge: June 25th, 2012

Zuckerberg Defends His Billion Dollar Instagram Splurge

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News updates all day from your Fast Company editors.Late yesterday Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced questions from potential investors in the first part of his pre-IPO whirlwind roadshow. At the New York meeting, Zuckerberg dealt with a lot of questions about his impulsive purchase of Instagram. The deal involved a...
Zuckerberg Defends His Billion Dollar Instagram Splurge

Commentary: Is the Open Web Doomed? Open Your Eyes and Relax

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We asked veteran technology writer and investor Esther Dyson, a longtime friend of Personal Democracy, for her thoughts on a current controversy: is the open web dying? --The Editors...
Commentary: Is the Open Web Doomed? Open Your Eyes and Relax

Facebook Share Price Slides Still Further, Betting Against Its Future Prospects

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News updates all day from your Fast Company editors.Trading in stock options for Facebook began yesterday, but instead of being a positive move for the social network it created a very negative moment in Facebook's timeline because the share price continued its downward spiral from last week and the price...
Facebook Share Price Slides Still Further, Betting Against Its Future Prospects
Hey, Wikipedia Spammers, Start Getting Worried — Datasift Has Built A Tool To Track You

Arabic may be one of the fastest growing communities on Wikipedia, but Egypt and Saudi Arabia provide half the content

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At the ArabNet conference currently taking place in Beirut, Wikimedia Foundation’s Chief Global Development Officer, Barry Newstead spoke about the state of Arabic content on Wikipedia, and on the Internet in general. With 280 languages available on Wikipedia, Arabic is ranked at number 27 in terms of volume [Arabic]. It sounds...
Arabic may be one of the fastest growing communities on Wikipedia, but Egypt and Saudi Arabia provide half the content

Salesforce To Acquire Facebook Marketing Behemoth Buddy Media

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News updates all day from your Fast Company editors.All Things D is reporting that Salesforce and Buddy Media are close to a deal that would have the former acquire the latter for $800 million. Buddy Media (one of Fast Company's 10 most innovative companies in advertising for 2012) manages campaigns...
Salesforce To Acquire Facebook Marketing Behemoth Buddy Media

Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome to SlashdotTV! (Video)

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You may have noticed that we've posted quite a few original videos on Slashdot in the past few months. Rather than being the work of a few rogue editors with newly-acquired Christmas cameras, this was part of the groundwork for a new site we're launching today. SlashdotTV, found at...
Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome to SlashdotTV! (Video)
Discovr Unveils People Finder App, Helps You Find Interesting People On Twitter

Facebook Rumored To Be Buying Israeli Face Recognition Firm Face.com

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News updates all day from your Fast Company editors.Over the weekend rumors began to swirl that Facebook was looking at spending about $100 million to buy Israeli startup Face.com to access its clever face recognition technology. Now it's suggested via GigaOm that the momentum for the deal is actually in...
Facebook Rumored To Be Buying Israeli Face Recognition Firm Face.com

Microsoft Names Windows 8 Versions (You Might Want To Get Comfortable)

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News updates all day from your Fast Company editors.Late yesterday Microsoft revealed what it would be calling its upcoming Windows update. There are three versions, starting with Windows 8--the plain vanilla "one size doesn't quite fit all, at all" variety. Then there's Windows 8 Pro with boosted encryption, device managment,...
Microsoft Names Windows 8 Versions (You Might Want To Get Comfortable)

Google's latest Gmail tweaks bring contact info to search results, enhanced Circle integration

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By any means, this is certainly far from being one of the biggest changes Gmail's ever seen -- still, it's one that's likely to make a few tasks a wee bit easier for you. Inside the recent tweaks, Google added a new quick access trait that makes contact details...
Google's latest Gmail tweaks bring contact info to search results, enhanced Circle integration

We're live from CTIA 2012!

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The International CTIA Wireless show is a magnificent showcase of the best in the mobile industry every spring, and we've got a full team of editors ready to scour the show floor in the hopes of finding some precious gems. Unlike last year, we won't expect the show to...
We're live from CTIA 2012!

A Brainwave-Scanning Headset That Actually Reads Your Mind

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(This post was first published by our friends at Gear Patrol.) Futuristic “bio sensor” company NeuroSky has finally perfected what Professor X was born with - a brainwave-scanning headset that can read your mind. Parts of it, at least. Designed for playing iOS and Android games, the MindWave Mobile headset...
A Brainwave-Scanning Headset That Actually Reads Your Mind
90 Seconds on The Verge: June 26th, 2012

Patch Just Had A Really Nice May (AOL)

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AOL's network of local blogs, Patch, had a pretty nice May, scoring at 14% increase in unique visitors over April – up to 11.7 million. Some more numbers from a Patch press release: "This 14% month-over-month growth outpaced the comScore Regional/Local category as a whole, which grew only 3% over...
Patch Just Had A Really Nice May (AOL)
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