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The Mother Of Motherboards, FB's 'Open Compute Project' Is Portal To Web 3.0

The blogosphere is abuzz about Zuckerberg's 'Open Compute Project' - his latest innovation of opening  his data center's hardware to the industry at large. The intent being to create data mines that are cheaper, more efficient and more environmentally sound. In so doing, the megalithic social network will bring down costs - and in essence - create a new golden standard, using an old business model.

Join The Fight For Democracy With The Fight For Freedom iPod App

Now you can be a part of the fight for democracy in the Middle East, even if you're physically a thousand miles away from where the protests and rallies are being held. The Fight for Freedom: One Click to Revolution app for the iPhone and iPod Touch by Obvious Apps makes sure of that.

Sucking Less Socially Will Pay More At Google

A lot has been written about Google's lack-luster attempts at social media. From Google Buzz reduced to a whisper to Wave waving good-bye, it's been a hard fought uphill battle trying to compete with the LIKES (pun intended) of Facebook - only to come up empty each time.

Mark Zuckerberg Mad After Justin Bieber To Boost User Numbers

Has the CEO of the number-one social network in the land got Bieber-Fever? Does Facebook want to increase their user base by riding the coat-tails of the pop-star du jour? Highly unlikely. But what does tie Zuckerberg to Justin Bieber is a 59-year old legacy magazine struggling to keep its circulation numbers afloat.

Njoin: The New Social Video Game Console

Njoin promises to be an "ultra-portable video game system" that has the capability of running applications while allowing two or more users to interact with one another while maintaining the same quality of gaming if only one person was playing.

NewTube - YouTube Goes Live

YouTube is going live, and the broadcast world will never be the same again.

Share And Share Alike: The Open Compute Project

Facebook's become a social media giant since its inception in 2004. Nowadays, it seems nearly impossible to find someone who hasn't at least heard of it. But CEO Mark Zuckerberg isn't content with just social media. Facebook's going to expand into computer hardware.

Yes, you read that right. 

GameSalad: Game Creation For Everyone

I love the idea that GameSalad is putting forward. Developers and independent game makers have filled the iTunes App Store with millions of fantastic games but now GameSalad is giving regular old gamers like you and me a shot at creating our own games with their application--even if we have no idea how all that coding mumbo jumbo works.

Will Facebook See The Light Of Day In The Shadow OF China's Firewall?

This month tweets and rumors have been mounting leading to the probability that Mark Zuckerberg might have struck a deal with the Chinese. (Looks his trip to China last December was more for business, than pleasure).  If so, conjecture has it that a Facebook-lite iteration might open in the nation known for some of the strictest Internet censorship regulations known on the planet.

What's In A Name? Real Names vs NickNames On Social Networks

Remember when the Internet first emerged in the late 90s and "email" was the new shiny thing? So new and so shiny that while we gravitated toward it's light, likes moths to a flame, we were leery of revealing our true identities. So what did we do? We invented nicknames to protect our anonymity. And while we soon realized that real names were not a threat, many of us followed suit when social networks surfaced a few years later.