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Super Social Media Activity Kicks Off South Africa's World Cup

Kicking off on June 11 - described as the largest sporting event on the planet  - said to exceed the success of the Beijing and Vancouver Olympics - the 2010 FIFA World Cup looks to be one of world's largest social media gatherings ever. In comparison to the tournaments of the past, this year's games are the first since the explosive expansion of Social Media marketing - and by all signs, brands and marketers seem to be using all the tools that space has to offer.

Hewlett-Packard's Walkie-Talkie Watch Puts A Call Into Dick Tracy

During the Christmas season of 2008, we posted the "Top Ten Geeky Gifts For Christmas," and a Walkie-Talkie Watch by Street Wise Surveillance made the list. While the watch wasn't marketed as a "Dick Tracy" watch, I posted it as such since there were so many similarities between their product and the fictional watch warned in the comic strip.

Which Airline Will Be The First To Offer Passengers Inflight iPads? (POLL)

iPads may be flying the friendly skies very soon according to bluebox Ai, the industry's only inflight entertainment system to utilize the Apple iPad as an inflight service. Recently approved for 'early-window' inflight entertainment, the big question is which airline(s) will become the early adopter(s)?

Vietnamese Social Network Says 'Good Morning Vietnam,' Goodbye Facebook

When the pilot version of the go.vn site (www.goonline) was launched this week, it caused a bit of an international dust-up with one major social network and the netizens of Vietnam. Seems like Facebook can't cut a break any where in the world these days!

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.