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I Did It 'MyCityWay," One-Stop-Shop Location-Based Social Portal For Cities

Perhaps the founders of the new location-based mobile portal should add theme music to their new application or maybe they were inspired by Sinatra's song classics, "My Way," and "New York, New York."  Because this new travel "super" API is certainly becoming an overnight hit by the location-based crowd. MyCityWay is sort of like a destination-navigator aggregator for cities worldwide and NYC is just one of 40 locations in their sights.

6rounds at Google I/O Allows Webchat Developers To Develop APIs In 15 Minutes

As an invited guest presenter at Google I/O this week in San Francisco, 6rounds, the Tel Aviv flash-based social entertainment platform is distinguished as the only Webchat service that is featured as a Google Wave extension. As one out of only six apps to be spotlighted this year, 6rounds is concurrently launching its Developers API at the conference.

Google I/O Rounds Up '6rounds' For Google Wave Spotlight

Google I/O opens Wednesday, May 19, 9AM PT/12 ET. Last year, Google took the tech world by storm in introducing Google Wave with video presentations that were overwhelming as they were lengthy (one weighing in at 80 minutes).

Holy OnStar, Batman, Chevy Volt Is Most Connected Vehicle At Google I/O

When the Google I/O Conference gets underway this weak in San Francisco, developers and the public will learn how OnStar is leveraging the power of Google's AndroidTM platform to make the Chevy Volt one of the most connected vehicles on the market today. The plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt is expected to be launched later this year and is seen as a key component to GM's recovery plan.

First Robot To Preside Over Japanese Wedding Ceremony

Unique wedding venues have included skydivers leaping from planes and scuba divers submerged below the Deep Blue. Bridal parties of recent date have been known to rock 'n roll down the aisle. However those that actually conduct the ceremony are usually human, albeit the Elvis Presley impersonators you might be able to hire in Vegas.

Web 3.0, A Witness Protection Program For Artificial Intelligence

The Semantic Web or Web 3.0 is coming. If we look at Web 2.0 as window dressing, the real shopping will come when Web 3.0 opens its doors for business. Some say Semantic Technology and Web 3.0 are two separate entities. They will co-exist but develop separately. While that debate will continue for some time, what we do know is our online lives are going to get a major assistance from artificial intelligence in the brave new world of the 'intelligent Web.'

Mad Scientists Get Molecular With TV's 'Future Food'

Sometimes called "Molecular Gastronomy," "Post Modern Cuisine" or "Culinology", proponents of this type of meal preparation deconstruct food and put it back together -- or masterfully transform never-considered-edible product found in nature into haute cuisine fare.

Try Gink, Diaspora or Sharepoint When Facebook Just Isn't Private Enough (10 Alternatives)

In just a few short weeks, more digital ink has been spilled over the distrust Facebook has engendered with its 400 million users than probably all the critiques ever written about the Bible. So why aren't people leaving the network in droves?

Tagwhat, You're It! Augmented Reality Is Future Of Location-Based Social Networks

As predicted, location-based social networks are taking off, especially now that one of the big boys has entered the schoolyard.  Facebook will definitely change up the game as news of improved functionality and acquisitions becomes commonplace. While badges, games and mayoral-ships might be popular today, augmented reality is what's going to truly allow players to become successful in this space...

Qualman's Social Media Revolution (Refresh) Updates Stats For 2010

Last year, Erik Qualman impressed us with his research and video titled, "Social Media Revolution." While some social media critics disputed some of the stats Qualman used to quantify his research, if even only 50% of the statistics listed in this year's follow-up video, "Social Media Revolution 2 (Refresh)" weren't totally accurate, it's staggering the inroads social media has made in just one year.

YouTube's Got Talent Is A First For AGT Auditions

Ever Since Susan Boyle became an international break-out star, and Justin Bieber ignited a full blown career as a result of his videos going viral, YouTube's capacity to create overnight sensations has become a proven fact. Today it was announced, NBC and the producers of "America's Got Talent" are partnering with YouTube to put the show's audition process online.

Amazing Race Finalists Visit Virtual Worlds & Darth Vader In Finale

On the Amazing Race's 16th Season Finale scheduled to air May 9th (8:00PM-9:00PM ET), the last three teams travel from Shanghai to San Francisco in hopes of winning the million-dollar prize. They've circumnavigated the globe and now they're heading home.

The Terminator thinks different in China

Here's one of the latest viral videos making the rounds on the Chinese internets. 'Secret Mission of the Terminator' is a fun video created by Leon Wang. It starts out with a shot of a terminator robot begging for change outside the Apple store in Beijing. After receiving a coin from a generous passer-by, he uses it to charge up from a nearby vending machine and then all heck breaks loose. Apple fanboys, please close your eyes. This isn't pretty.

Top Ten Social Media Aggregators

As the popularity of social media has grown, so have the number of networks to update and track across platforms. What is right for you?  How can you better manage all your content and networks under one umbrella service?

TinyChat (Chatroulette With Clothes) Adds Twitter Chatrooms

When 140 characters are just not enough to get your point across, you can now actually square off with your Twitter followers face-to-face, with the launch of a new service by TinyChat. Twitter Chatrooms allows for instant video chat conferencing where any Twitter member can immediately engage after registration.

You Can Run But You Can't Hide - Face.com & Face-Recognition Will Find You

Face.com has developed technology that will let you find photos of yourself, friends and followers that are not tagged or identified with a name. While questionable on the privacy front, Face.com has scanned over 7 billion photos and indexed more than 52 million faces with its Photo Finder & Tagger apps.

The Audacity Of Pole Dancing - Obama Club vs USA Pavilion At Shanghai Expo

They both opened their doors on May 1, but culturally, they are worlds apart. While the Obama Club cost local Chinese club owners  $US15 million, the USA Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo 2010 received no governmental funding and was only completed as a result of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton seeking private financing to the tune of $US61 million. While the Pavilion will tell the story of the American spirit of perseverance and technological innovation, the Obama Club is oddly a 'capitalistic' venture to capitalize on the name of the 44th President of the United States.

Opting Out Of Facebook's Instant Personalization 101

If you are unhappy with Facebook's Instant Personalization service recently launched with their new Open Graph initiative, The Electronic Frontier Foundation, an Internet watchdog organization has provided a step-by-step process of making this slightly confusing and arduous task a lot easier.

Pepsi Loot & Shopkick, Social Media's First Location-based Loyalty Programs

Back in January, when I wrote, "Tasti D-Lite Program Needs Geolocation To Sell Product," I questioned why this ice-cream vendor was not 'geotagging' their tweets to enhance their loyalty program. At that time, Twitter was just rolling out its geolocation tool and Tasti D-Lite was missing an opportunity by not restricting their tweets to locations where their promotions were offered. Today, 'Pepsi Loot' the and 'shopkick' apps are the first two consumer product applications to offer location-based loyalty programs that will geo-target customers.

Graphic.ly Speaking, Here Comes iPads & Social Networking For Comic Books

Since the introduction of the comic-book format in 1934, followed by graphic novels and Manga, the market for writers, illustrators and fans have grown exponentially within the last decade. While the printed format may at some point follow in the footsteps of the dying legacy newspapers, there are digital solutions emerging. Graphic.ly is an option in the social media space, while iPads, on the device end may actually take the place of the printed comic book and graphic novel, in the near future.