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Former Friendster Founder Launches PlacePop

'Location' may be considered social media's Holy Grail. With the smartphone explosion cyber-ventillating exponentially, a new category of social networks have emerged to capitalize on the monetary rewards that have eluded traditional social networks like Twitter. While a good number of Location-based social networks (LBSs) with their check-in functionality and game-like components are filling this void, is there room for latecomers like PlacePop to enter this already crowded field?

Text To Speech Is A Snap With CarryoutText

If you're a heavy iPod user and need to be reminded of things audibly, CarryoutText is probably a tool you could use.

Tablet Wars: iPad vs HP Slate vs JooJoo vs Dell Mini 5 vs Archos7 vs Notion Ink Adam

Not since the MP3 Wars of the last decade has there been as much excitement over the launch of a new type of hand-held device. It's a little odd to be talking about the Tablet Wars in advance of these products actually hitting market. - but in today's digital world, that's how fast things are moving. Which makes our job of forecasting a front-runner - a wee bit of a challenge. Pre-orders would be an indicator, but those numbers are being held under close wraps.

Kodak Looking For A Pay Day From iPhone & Blackberry?

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) is investigating a February 17th complaint lodged against iPhones and Blackberrys by Kodak. The case began when the digital camera and printer company accused Apple and the Blackberry firm of Research in Motion (RIM) of using the technology they developed for previewing pictures. Is this a legitimate case, or is the odd-man out envious of the cool kids on the block?

Put Google And Bing Maps Up Against Each Other With DualMaps

Bing provides a very similar service to Google Maps, and if you want to compare the two of them side-by-side, DualMaps is definitely the way to go.

Crackberry Addict Alert: Kindle App For Blackberrys

Now you don't have to give up your Crackberry habit to get your 'Kindle On!' Amazon has launched a Kindle Application for Blackberry owners so they too can purchase and read eBooks from the Kindle Library, with just a tap of the finger.

Microsoft Announces Windows Phone 7 Along With Xbox Live For Mobile

Windows 7 Phone is set to become the new standard of putting videos games on mobile phones.

The Tputh Is Out There: Social Media News For Techies

How do you discern what's important, and what's being talking about the most?  Tputh is trying to answer that question by offering a social media aggregator based on tech news.

SpaceX & Real Iron Man To Fly To The Moon (Don't Tell Kevin Smith)

Rocket Man and entrepreneur Elon Musk heads up SpaceX, a spaceship manufacturer that promises to provide space travel aboard its Falcon 9 rockets at a mere $20 million a seat. While the seating accommodations will be spacious, we don't believe heavy-weight film director Kevin Smith will consider purchasing two seats since he's use to paying under $100 dollars for all his flights.

Get Your Olympic Fix With NBC's Fantastic Site

If you find yourself with Olympic fever, but can't find the time to watch all the events that you love, fear not. NBC has created a website that will bring you all the coverage you could ever desire without the hassel of having to be in front of your television until 4 a.m.

'Twitter Me Some Love' Soon To Be An Internet Song Classic

Last year, I posted my "Top Ten Twitter Songs of All Time," and included a voting POLL.  The results named Ben Walker and his song entitled: "You're No One if You're Not on Twitter," as the winner. While I don't think Ben ever left his day job as an online developer, his song will go down in the annals of Twitter Twhistory as a classic!  However, to that list of Twitter all time hits, I now need to add Marcomé's  latest single titled "Twitter Me Some Love."

YouTube Tries Its Hand At Finding Music You Like

YouTube has created what they're calling "YouTube Disco" as a project to find music videos that are similar to the artist you search for.

Kevin Smith & His Not So 'Silent Bob' Tweets About Southwest Airlines

Since the viral rant of "United Airlines Breaks Guitars" hit the airwaves last year, no other airline has caught as much negative press in Twitterville. That was prior to the boarding of a plane by the heavy-weight director Kevin Smith of "Clerks" and "Dogma" fame. With his frenzied condemnation of Southwest Airlines this past weekend, once again it shows how an airline brand can be demonized with a few simple tweets (well maybe not "a few," because as a result of this controversial director's girth, he has tweeted close to a hundred times in the last 24 hours).

Topsy Searches Twitter With Google-like Results

Topsy may have gotten an edge on Twitter's internal search function, because the way this search engine is laid out is seriously awesome.

Google Buzz Superstar!

Saturdays are normally slow news days - allowing us to retreat into our reboot mode- a time to recharge and reset for the upcoming week. This was not the case for the gang that man the ivory towers of Mountain View in the heart of Silicon Valley. No, this weekend those pilgrims that pray at the altar of Larry Page and Sergey Brin were paying penance in an attempt to fix a transgression that was literally causing a very big BUZZzzzz!