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DJ Shadow – first artist to get paid by BitTorrent

07/24/2012, While BitTorrent usually isn’t synonymous with legitimate music downloads, it looks like things are about to change. According to reports online, BitTorrent is now being used to distribute original music starting with a turntablist known as DJ...

Microsoft brings AIDS Memorial Quilt online

07/24/2012, The AIDS Memorial Quilt  is considered by many as the largest piece of community folk art in the world. But more than just an art, the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt is actually a tribute to all those who have died from the pandemic HIV/AIDS. With...

Facebook CEO gets his first patent on privacy

07/24/2012, Patents are the modern weapons of corporate warfare. That is why the social networking giant that is Facebook is beefing up its patent portfolio to seal its place once and for all. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg filed his first patent application six years...

Pearltrees for iPhone

07/24/2012, I have written about Pearltrees since the web application was in private beta back in April 2009, before the official launch in late 2009. To date, the free service counts more than 500,000 contributors and more than 25 million pearls. Although I am not...

YouTube to make users use real names? (updated)

07/23/2012, After last week’s introduction of its face blurring tool on YouTube, Google has pulled off a pretty surprising move today. According to reports online, when users comment on YouTube now, they’ll be asked to start using their full name on...

Microsoft Live web services to receive makeover?

07/23/2012, Even though it’s still a few months away, It looks like Microsoft is already gearing up for the official release of Windows RT. According to reports online, Microsoft has been silently updating its Microsoft account login page with a hint of Metro...

Stanley interactive piano player takes song requests via Twitter

07/20/2012, If you intend to spend you weekend tweeting while listening songs on the radio, you have to check out Stanley. Stanley is actually an interactive piano player that will be performing live beginning July 20 to 22. Yes, as of this writing, Stanley’s...

Facebook testing new popup notifications?

07/20/2012, It looks like Facebook is currently testing a new popup notifications system. Instead of having your notifications pop up on the bottom left corner of the screen, they will be on the top left of the screen near the blue menu bar instead. According to...

Ubergizmo Launches its Social Reader for Facebook

07/20/2012, We already have a Facebook page with over 20,000 fans, however, we’re sure that you want more, so we decided that we needed a Social Reader specifically designed for people who love to hang out on Facebook and read their news from there. All the...

Google ordered to censor search terms in France

07/19/2012, Despite removing certain terms from its Autocomplete and Instant search features, it looks like Google still isn’t doing enough to please the authorities. According to reports online, the French Supreme Court has ruled that Google should censor the...

Bing launches integration with Foursquare

07/18/2012, Microsoft unveiled a new architecture for Bing in May this year that included the nifty sidebar functionality, which promises to integrate with popular social networking platforms such as Twitter, Foursquare, LinkedIn, and Google Plus. Today, the team...

Google Fiber launching this coming July 26 in Kansas City

07/18/2012, Word about Google’s experimental fiber network, dubbed as Google Fiber, surfaced a couple of years ago. And just as we were about to close its pages on our book, Google is now announcing that its mysterious project will be coming next week. Google...