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Micron CEO Steve Appleton killed in Idaho plane crash

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According to a company release, Steve Appleton — CEO of Micron Technology — has died in what's described as a "small plane accident" in Boise, Micron's hometown. Micron is one of the larger memory manufacturers in the world, perhaps best known to end users through its Crucial and Lexar...
Micron CEO Steve Appleton killed in Idaho plane crash

Hu Hui - "Spring In Hometown" at Asia Fine Art Gallery

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Hu Hui - "Spring In Hometown" at Asia Fine Art Gallery

The 10 Most Eligible CEO Bachelors

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This is part of our series on The Sexiest CEOs Alive.  They're sexy. They're smart. They're powerful. They run big companies. And they're single. These CEO bachelors have it all--and women are lining up to meet them.  Many of these bachelors are in the tech world, but there are some...
The 10 Most Eligible CEO Bachelors

Zynga Ramps Up Private Cloud Infrastructure zCloud; Now Stores 1.4 Petabytes Of Data

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As mentioned in yesterday’s earnings call, Zynga revealed that the company’s zCloud, its private cloud infrastructure has been scaling significantly in the past year. At the start of 2011, only 20% of Zynga’s daily active users (DAU) were in the zCloud. A year later, nearly 80% of Zynga games’ DAU...
Zynga Ramps Up Private Cloud Infrastructure zCloud; Now Stores 1.4 Petabytes Of Data

Apple Campus Helps Hometown Shine

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As Apple moves closer to breaking ground on its new campus in Cupertino, the city is experiencing a flurry of economic activity, with commercial rental rates surging and construction projects ramping up....
Apple Campus Helps Hometown Shine
Paul Kedrosky: Only 8 Valley startups matter & that's a serious problem

Lab42 Taps Social Networks For Market Research, Raises (Almost) $1M

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Lab42, a startup that helps agencies and other businesses conduct market research, says it has raised “just under” $1 million in funding. President Gauri Sharma pitches Lab42′s services (which involve targeted surveys conducted over social networks) as new way to conduct research. One big difference: It’s faster and cheaper than...
Lab42 Taps Social Networks For Market Research, Raises (Almost) $1M

Zynga CTO talks up Z Cloud 2.0, shift away from Amazon

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Game giant Zynga is weaning itself off of Amazon public cloud infrastructure as it moves the bulk of its workloads onto its internal Z Cloud. “In early 2011, 80 percent of our [daily average users] were on Amazon, 20 percent on Z Cloud. By the end of the year that number...
Zynga CTO talks up Z Cloud 2.0, shift away from Amazon

Behind the Scenes With Samsung's Chinese Factory Girls

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Like many her age, 19-year-old Zhao Caixia left her hometown in the Chinese province of Gansu to see the world. That world now revolves around a Samsung factory......
Behind the Scenes With Samsung's Chinese Factory Girls

Airline Routes Are a Pretty Good Predictor of Twitter Connections

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A study finds that -- surprise! -- the Twitter world mirrors patterns in our offline world.You know the maps that show the criss-crossing lines of global air routes? Well, if you could make a map of Twitter, with arched lines tracing the connections among the places that tweeters and their...
Airline Routes Are a Pretty Good Predictor of Twitter Connections

Facebook Further Reduces Your Control Over Personal Information

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Once upon a time, Facebook could be used simply to share your interests and information with a select small community of your own choosing. As Facebook's privacy policy once promised, "No personal information that you submit to Facebook will be available to any user of the Web Site who does...
Facebook Further Reduces Your Control Over Personal Information

Search with fewer keystrokes and better spelling

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We spend a lot of time thinking about search results, but we also spend a lot of time thinking about search queries. Today we’re announcing three enhancements to help you input your searches more quickly and easily: more localized Google Suggest, improved spell correction for names and auto-correction for 31...
Search with fewer keystrokes and better spelling

Lazaridis-backed Quantum-Nano Centre opens tomorrow, aims to be a new Bell Labs

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Mike Lazaridis may now have a considerably smaller role at RIM, but he's isn't exactly receding from the technology scene in the company's hometown of Waterloo, Ontario. That's no more evident than in the Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre opening tomorrow on the University of Waterloo campus, a...
Lazaridis-backed Quantum-Nano Centre opens tomorrow, aims to be a new Bell Labs

Hometown Butler in Final Four Could Cost Indy Millions

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Hometown Butler in Final Four Could Cost Indy Millions

A guide to protecting your information on the New Facebook

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Filed under: Security, Features, Web services, Social Software By now, you've probably heard that Facebook has made some big changes that affect your privacy. However, you might not know what they are. So far, the changes have been explained in the language of the people that they benefit: companies and...
A guide to protecting your information on the New Facebook
White noise: 'Euphonia' exposes the horrors of our tech-mediated reality

•In my new hometown: driver, 57 km/h over limit, claims he was ∗drying∗ car http://j.mp/cJ2Ag6

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•In my new hometown: driver, 57 km/h over limit, claims he was ∗drying∗ car http://j.mp/cJ2Ag6

Facebook builds knowledge graph with info modules on community pages

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Facebook has added a number of new modules to the site’s unofficial community pages about people, places and things. Information from Wikipedia has been compiled into different sections that help users understand topics at a glance. For example, a page about public figure will include an “about” section listing the...
Facebook builds knowledge graph with info modules on community pages
Jifiti Lets You Teleport Products To Your Friends...Sorta

Sh*t My Dad Says Engages Google Buzz

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Shit My Dad Says, the Twitter phenomenon with over 1.2 million followers, and more notably, a TV pilot in the works, has taken his act to the new hot (or at least, controversial) social network, Google Buzz. Now, before you get too excited, you’ll note that all this account is...
Sh*t My Dad Says Engages Google Buzz

TalkFavorites.me Is A Hyper-Local, Hyper-Objective Reviews Engine

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While the name may be a bit unruly, TalkFavorites.me is a rating system for the best stuff near you. There are no reviews to astroturf, no business details to mess up, and no horribly-written screeds against unfairly-judged businesses. Instead, you vote for the best stuff in your area and...
TalkFavorites.me Is A Hyper-Local, Hyper-Objective Reviews Engine

CBS Just Approved A New TV Series Based On Groupon For Next Season

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If you didn't already have enough of Groupon on your computer, now it's coming to your television too. CBS has approved a new sitcom for next season based on the popular daily deal website, starring Christopher Mintz-Plasse from Superbad and Nicholas Braun from Red State, Vanity Fair reports. The new...
CBS Just Approved A New TV Series Based On Groupon For Next Season

Give Me My Data Refills Blanked Facebook Profiles

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We've reported that if you disconnect your Facebook account from the manufactured pages that now connect to things like hometown and interests, it will blank your profile. The default response was a shrug. What can you do? Now an indie app, Give Me My Data, promises to replace that missing...
Give Me My Data Refills Blanked Facebook Profiles
Online Ordering Platform For Restaurants EatStreet Raises $2 Million Series A By Focusing On Underserved Markets

Chart: Amazon skyrockets to almost 90,000 employees

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At the end of 2008, Amazon reached a notable milestone, topping 20,000 employees worldwide. Turns out the company was getting started. Four years later, Amazon is quickly approaching the 90,000 mark, disclosing in its earnings report yesterday that it had 88,400 full- and part-time employees as of Dec. 31....
Chart: Amazon skyrockets to almost 90,000 employees

Lyft buys Cherry, set to launch ride sharing service in Seattle April 12th

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A Lyft vehicle. (Photo via the Lyft blog) You shouldn’t have any trouble getting a ride these days. Lyft is now coming to the Emerald City, joining the ranks of SideCar, Uber and Car2Go. Rumors of Lyft’s arrival in Seattle were first reported last year. But now we’ve got it...
Lyft buys Cherry, set to launch ride sharing service in Seattle April 12th

Build a social photo story with WeHeartPics

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WeHeartPics is a social photo-sharing app from Deep Sea Marketing. It’s available now as a free download from the App Store in iPhone-only format. WeHeartPics’ focus is on “storytelling” with pictures. While it is possible to simply post pictures to the service in an attempt to invite comments and likes...
Build a social photo story with WeHeartPics

Behind the scenes with Samsung's Chinese factory girls

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Like many her age, 19-year-old Zhao Caixia left her hometown in the Chinese province of Gansu to see the world.A That world now revolves around a Samsung factory in the Chinese city of Tianjin, where she spends eight to 12 hours a day inspecting cameras before they're shipped out....
Behind the scenes with Samsung's Chinese factory girls

Facebook Kills More Of Your Privacy For Cash

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Yesterday, Facebook announced an awesome new feature that lets anyone see your current city, hometown, education, work, likes, and interests, even if you've set your profile to private. Will this benefit individual users and their friends? Not unless the only thing you remember about your dear friend is that...
Facebook Kills More Of Your Privacy For Cash
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