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All the rage: crowd-sourced radiation maps

Mar 25, 2011
A ton of maps are starting to pop up that mark radiation levels in various areas. Singularityhub has the rundown and lists a map made by Portland's...
Posted In: crowdsourcing, earthquake, government, Health, Japan, social media, tsunami

Senators not happy about apps that help drunk drivers

Mar 24, 2011
Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), Harry Reid (D-NV), Charles Schumer (D-NY), and Tom Udall (D-NM) have sent a letter to Apple, Google and RIM saying apps...
Posted In: android, apple, apps, Blackberry, Google, government, ios, iPad, iPhone, Law, Research in Motion

"Not so fast, AT&T" - big tech companies

Mar 24, 2011
We've reported on how Verizon doesn't really plan to oppose the big mega merger because they figure, hey, it's gonna go through no matter what. But...
Posted In: AT&T, business, ebay, Facebook, Google, government, Law, Microsoft, T-Mobile

Verizon CEO won't bother opposing AT&T - T-Mobile deal, won't bother buying Sprint

Mar 22, 2011
Verizon Wireless CEO Daniel Mead was interviewed by Reuters and said he won't lobby against the proposed merger of his two competitors because...
Posted In: AT&T, business, government, Sprint, T-Mobile

Google says Gmail is being blocked in China

Mar 21, 2011
Chinese Gmail users are experiencing significant delays if not flat out inaccessibility lately and Google says it's coming from the government. T...
Posted In: China, Gmail, Google, government, privacy, security, Web Culture

Internet gambling bill introduced

Mar 18, 2011
Reps. Barney Frank (D-N.Y.) and John Campbell (R-Calif.) dropped a bill Thursday that would let online gambling organizations operate in the U .S....
Posted In: gambling, government, Law

Online privacy hearing today

Mar 16, 2011
The Senate Commerce Committee holds a hearing today at 10am Eastern on the State of Online Consumer Privacy. Committee Chairman John Rockefeller (D...
Posted In: Congress, government, Law, Microsoft, privacy

Amazon affiliate program ends in Illinois

Mar 11, 2011
The mega retailer is closing down its affiliate program in the state of Illinois after Governor Pat Quinn signed into law a bill that would require...
Posted In: Amazon, business, government, Law, Taxes, Web Culture

Google offers person finder tool for people affected by tsunami

Mar 11, 2011
Right now, the site only has about 5,500 records, but if you go to Person Finder: 2011 Japan earthquake, you can offer information about someone...
Posted In: Google, government, Science, tsunami, world

Earthquake warning system alerted people in Tokyo before they felt the quake

Mar 11, 2011
It's the world's first early warning system for earthquakes. It was developed by Japan meteorological agency, and as the earthquake shook the...
Posted In: government, Japan, Science, tsunami

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