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IBM's Holey Optochip transmits 1Tbps of data, is named awesomely

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Be honest: was there any doubt whatsoever that something called a "Holey Optochip" would be anything short of mind-blowing? No. None. The whiz-kids over at IBM have somehow managed to transmit a staggering 1Tbps of data over a new optical chip, with the fresh prototype showing promise for ultra-high interconnect...
IBM's Holey Optochip transmits 1Tbps of data, is named awesomely

Facebook IPO: the data behind our animation

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Facebook is about to hit the stock exchange - valued today at anywhere between $93 and $104bn. But just how big is it and how has it grown so massive? This video by our animator Mariana Santos, shows you exactly how the Facebook became the world's biggest social network. This...
Facebook IPO: the data behind our animation

Facebook just saved the Instagram you know and love

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Within minutes of the announcement today that Facebook had plans to acquire Instagram for $1B, the backlash started. Instagram would be ruined, Facebook paid too much, this was the end of it all. But I think that it’s too soon to call it a day on the network and think...
Facebook just saved the Instagram you know and love
IBM creates 1Tbps Holey Optochip
Carl Sagan papers donated to Library of Congress by Seth MacFarlane
Big Tech: New Patent Office Fighting Tech Giants For Talent

Spotify may add Pandora-like radio service

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Spotify is working on a Pandora-like, ad-supported radio service that would launch by the end of the year, Bloomberg reports. Spotify told Bloomberg it has “no announcements to share at this time,” but: The new format would be similar to Pandora’s, which operates like radio and is cheaper to operate...
Spotify may add Pandora-like radio service

Spotify may add Pandora-like radio service

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Spotify is working on a Pandora-like, ad-supported radio service that would launch by the end of the year, Bloomberg reports. Spotify told Bloomberg it has “no announcements to share at this time,” but: The new format would be similar to Pandora’s, which operates like radio and is cheaper to operate...
Spotify may add Pandora-like radio service

The 3D art behind America's great engineering projects

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With the Historic American Engineering Record, the National Park Service and the Library of Congress are celebrating some of the country's best engineering projects. [Read more]...
The 3D art behind America's great engineering projects

SGI UV 2 unveiled as world's largest shared memory system

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SGI boasts that the UV 2 could ingest the entire U.S. Library of Congress in less than three seconds....
SGI UV 2 unveiled as world's largest shared memory system

Adventures in big data: How AddThis’ Hydra works

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Clearspring, a social publishing platform, on Thursday changed its name to AddThis as part of an emphasis on the analytics side of its business. The company, which was formed in 2006 and provides those social sharing buttons that are ubiquitous across the web, also offered analytics services under the AddThis...
Adventures in big data: How AddThis’ Hydra works

Appeals Court Hears Case Over Constitutionality Of Copyright Royalty Board

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The Copyright Royalty Board is a horrific abomination of a judicial process -- it's basically a board of three totally out-of-touch judges who get to pick out of thin air what certain copyright royalties will be. They have a terrible track record, agreeing to set "webcasting" rates that would have...
Appeals Court Hears Case Over Constitutionality Of Copyright Royalty Board

Nonprofit “Digital Public Library Of America” To Launch In April 2013

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The Google Books project (just today pared down a bit) always impressed me with its sheer scope. Offering modern e-books is all well and good, but that’s more of a business problem. It’s the scanning and free availability of thousands upon thousands of old books that struck me as a...
Nonprofit “Digital Public Library Of America” To Launch In April 2013

Welcome to the desktop degree…

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Three courses created at Stanford University prove that free online education can compete with traditional teaching methodsOnce upon a time, a very long time ago, in 1995 to be precise, a scholar named Eli Noam published an article in the prestigious journal Science under the title "Electronics and the Dim...
Welcome to the desktop degree…

Twitter should ‘memorialize’ our accounts when we die

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For many of us, there’s nothing online that reflects our personality more than our Twitter accounts. The things we do, the links we share, the opinions we hold – they’re all there in 140-character doses for everyone to see. What happens when we die though? I’ve always had a strange...
Twitter should ‘memorialize’ our accounts when we die

Gnip Will Be First Authorized Reseller of Historic Twitter Data

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Social media is all about real-time conversation in the present, but people seem to have finally started remembering that there’s a value to the past. On the consumer side, there are things like Facebook Timeline and the clever Timehop emails. On the business side, Gnip said it will now be...
Gnip Will Be First Authorized Reseller of Historic Twitter Data

Gnip launches ‘Thirty-Day Replay’, becomes Twitter’s first authorized reseller of data

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It’s well known that Twitter doesn’t provide a robust search product that lets you find tweets older than six or seven days. That could be because the company is focused on the real-time nature of the product, or that it’s a technological chore to make all of that data available...
Gnip launches ‘Thirty-Day Replay’, becomes Twitter’s first authorized reseller of data

Digitizing Music History: John Peel's 65,000 Vinyl Records to Be Put Online

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When it comes to the history of modern popular music, the importance of the late radio DJ John Peel can hardly be overstated. During his nearly 40-year tenure at the BBC, Peel welcomed hundreds of artists in the studio to record Peel Sessions, from legendary classic rock acts and Grammy...
Digitizing Music History: John Peel's 65,000 Vinyl Records to Be Put Online
Stephen Hawking's next machine: a 'Big Brain' supercomputer from SGI

When Americans Made Toys By Hand: Inside a 1915 Teddy Bear Factory

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Please use a JavaScript-enabled device to view this slideshow If there is one thing I enjoy about the web, it's the way that primary historical materials are as close to hand as a Gawker blog post or a Amazon.com. Getting your hands on real, printed photographs from the 1910s...
When Americans Made Toys By Hand: Inside a 1915 Teddy Bear Factory

Starter Kit: How to Outfit Your iPad Like an Ivy League Scholar

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According to Princeton University's library, here are the apps that the library has loaded onto its iPads. Think of it like a starter kit if you're buying a new iPad and you want to have it outfitted like an Ivy League researcher.NB: The Atlantic is a totally glaring omission from this...
Starter Kit: How to Outfit Your iPad Like an Ivy League Scholar

Rep. Zoe Lofgren Quizzes US Register Of Copyrights Over Close Connection To Industry

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We've expressed significant concerns about the Register of Copyrights, Maria Pallante, and her statements that copyright is for the author first. This isn't the first time we've had concerns about Pallante, who also strongly supported SOPA and testified at the House Judiciary Committee hearing in favor of SOPA. Usually, the...
Rep. Zoe Lofgren Quizzes US Register Of Copyrights Over Close Connection To Industry
Gnip teams up with Twitter to become first authorized seller of historical Tweets

Today's Scuttlebot: Cloud Competition, and 'Silicon Valley,' the TV Show

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. Thursday's selection includes an essay on Anonymous as a social force, animated vintage photos from the Library of Congress and a satirical vision of what using Google glasses might really look like....
Today's Scuttlebot: Cloud Competition, and 'Silicon Valley,' the TV Show

10 Search Engines to Explore the Deep End of the Invisible Web

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No, it’s not Spiderman’s latest web slinging tool but something that’s more real world. Like the World Wide Web. The Invisible Web refers to the part of the WWW that’s not indexed by the search engines. Most of us think that that search powerhouses like Google and Bing are like...
10 Search Engines to Explore the Deep End of the Invisible Web

"Selected materials available at Library of Congress website: Women’s History Month: Katherine Dunham « In the Muse." - http://j.mp/90lx68

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"Selected materials available at Library of Congress website: Women’s History Month: Katherine Dunham « In the Muse." - http://j.mp/90lx68

The State and Future of Twitter 2010: Part Three

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In Part Two of The State and Future of Twitter, we reviewed Promoted Tweets and the new advertising platform and metric system that will test and hopefully strengthen the “interest graph” that connects individuals around relevant subject matter and eventually the ads that they might find relevant. In Part...
The State and Future of Twitter 2010: Part Three

Library of Congress to preserve Twitter posts

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SAN FRANCISCO -- That Twitter message you just posted about your ham sandwich might now become part of history....
Library of Congress to preserve Twitter posts

Congress to archive every tweet

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The Library of Congress is to give billions of tweets a home alongside the Declaration of Independence and other historical documents....
Congress to archive every tweet

Tweet Preservation

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The Library of Congress is the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States and it is the largest library in the world. The Library's primary mission is research and it receives copies of every book, pamphlet, map, print, and piece of music registered in the United States. Recently, the...
Tweet Preservation
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