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Twitter Tweets Up Brazil's Digital Divide

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

Twitter, the trendy message service that can eat up your privacy faster than a school of piranhas, is flaunting Brazil's tough Internet laws in an effort to mine digital gold.

Google Layoffs : 200 Workers To Be Cut In Second Round Of Layoffs

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO — Google Inc. is jettisoning nearly 200 workers in its largest round of layoffs yet, demonstrating that even highly profitable compani...

Admiring Actualized Companies

Chip Conley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chip Conley

The companies we admire are very similar to the people we admire. They are passionate, smart, resilient, trustworthy, original, and forward-thinking.

Google Removes Street View Photo Of Vomiting London Man

Business Insider | Joe Weisenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Angry Brits are so ashamed that Google Street View captured a pic of a vomiting British youth, they've demanded the picture be taken down. And the sea...

Why Media Brands Can't Be Trusted

Rory O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rory O'Connor

Given the plethora of information widely available, are average citizens really interested and capable enough to decode that which is useful, credible, "quality information" -- and that which is not?

Twitter: We Gave You the Heads Up in May 2007!

Jack Myers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jack Myers

If you're not interested in twittering about your commute or heading out for pizza, you're missing the point. Failing to Twitter is like refusing to believe that TV had a future. Twitter is a new communications medium.

What's in a Nonsense Name?

Joel Schwartzberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Joel Schwartzberg

The trend in giving your company a nonsense name reached a new high when Sci Fi channel announced it was changing its name to "Syfy."

Distracted? Meet Maggie Jackson

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

Despite our scientific and technical achievements, we are squandering our chances to create a high-tech, yet reflective and caring society.

Is my Google More Powerful than your God?

Lisa and Michael Littman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa and Michael Littman

Wireless access to Google's massive database of humanity's wisdom, hopes and fears can feel a lot like communing with something omnipresent and omniscient.

Google Mars: Live Images Now Available From The Red Planet

Daily Telegraph | Chris Hastings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Google has updated its Google Mars service to show more details of Mars both in its history and the present day. ...

Is Google Evil? A Burning Question Answered

New York Daily News | Matt Marrone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Is Google Evil? In 2001, just a few years after Sergey Brin and Larry Page formed Google out of a garage, company brass adopted the phrase "Don't B...

Brands, Credibility and Cesspools

Rory O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rory O'Connor

CEO Eric Schmidt believes the Internet is a "cesspool" of false information, and that filters are needed to help sort through the muck and mire.

Small Wind Turbine With A Blender Motor (VIDEO)

Seattle Times | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Wind-powering one's home typically means one of two things: buying into a pool of money that offsets the cost of running a wind farm -- that is to say...

Google To Begin Behavioral Targeting, Give Users Access To Profiles

New York Times | Miguel Helft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

SAN FRANCISCO -- Google will begin showing ads on Wednesday to people based on their previous online activities in a form of advertising known as beha...

Twitter...Life in 140 Characters or Less

Brooke-Sidney Gavins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Brooke-Sidney Gavins

And as interesting (or not) as this whole conversation about what Twitter is, the better question to ask is why are people using it? Why has Twitter caught on?

Google Maps "500% Greener," Includes More Mass Transit

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

According to Google: In one year, the total number of cities for which people can plan transit trips with Google Maps has grown to more than 250 ...

Google's Tip Jar: Saving Money In The Recession

techcrunch.com | Leena Rao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Google is using its Moderator product to help people share ideas on how to save money in recessionary times. Moderator is a tool that helps groups det...

Eric Schmidt: "Green Energy Done Right Is More Profitable Than Old Energy"

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Green vs. greenbacks. It's a balance we've been told we have to accept. But somebody who knows a lot more about making greenbacks than the vast major...

Facebook And The Death of Mystery

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 02.15.2012 | Arts
Kimberly Brooks

What struck me as so odd about the request for 25 secret things about me was I instantly envisioned that I could be creating a white paper on my entire spiritual, intellectual and life DNA.

Will Facebook's Experiment with Democracy Spread?

Jamie Court | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jamie Court

Facebook's new Populism 2.0 approach may be more appearance than substance.

Why I Hate Google Alerts

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

Why do you need to see every lie, every piece of whimsy, every nasty turd that somebody with no accountability wants to throw at you, at us? How are our lives enhanced by this?

Facebook: The New Meaning of "Friend"

Val Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Val Brown

I recently "de-friended" someone on Facebook after seeing this status update: "I just got back from Costco and I'm having a Diet Coke."

Self-Flatualization: Would Maslow Have Applauded the Current Recession?

Rick Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rick Smith

In 1943, psychologist Abraham Maslow published A Theory of Human Motivation, which proposed that there is a hierarchy of needs in a predetermined order of importance.

Google Wants To Get Rid Of Watchdogs, No Apologies

Jamie Court | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jamie Court

You would think Google executives have better things to do than go after the funding of a small consumer group like ours. Shame on Google for trying to get rid of the Davids.

Deep Web: Google Can't Grasp It, Other Technologies Arriving

New York Times | ALEX WRIGHT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

One day last summer, Google's search engine trundled quietly past a milestone. It added the one trillionth address to the list of Web pages it knows a...