Thursday, October 4, 2012

Presidential Debate Most-Tweeted Event in U.S. Political History

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Thursday, October 04, 2012
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Google Launches Wallet for Web Content and Two Other Stories You Need to Know
6:56:27 AM
Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you in the know on what's happening in the digital world. Today, we're looking at three particularly interesting stories. Google Launches Wallet for Web Content...

Gucci Unveils 'Pinnable' Banner Ad
6:05:53 AM
First there were "save-able" banner ads -- now there are pinnable ones. Gucci unveiled this week a banner ad with a small "Pin it" button on the bottom left-hand corner. The ad is part of Gucci's Fall/Winter 2012 digital campaign, and will run on...

Worldcam Helps You Find Instagram Photos in Specific Locations
4:36:23 AM
Ever want to find Instagram photos taken in a certain location? Worldcam lets you do just that. The service, built on Foursquare, Instagram, Geonames and Geoplugin's APIs, lets you search for Instagram photos of a specific location in any city in...

Presidential Debate Most-Tweeted Event in U.S. Political History
4:05:43 AM
Wednesday night's U.S. presidential debate in Denver, Co. was the most-tweeted-about event in American political history, dwarfing records set by this year's Democratic National Convention and Republican National Convention. Tonight's debate was...

Mitt Romney: Tesla Motors is a 'Loser'
1:55:59 AM
Mitt Romney labelled electric carmaker Tesla Motors a "loser" during Wednesday night's U.S. presidential debate. The Republican candidate took a jab at Tesla while discussing tax breaks to energy companies. He criticized U.S. President Barack...

5 Inspiring Ways Developers Are Building With Google Maps
1:05:42 AM
Google launched a new project Wednesday, More Than Maps, highlighting the work of developers around the globe, using Google Maps. One Googler, Carlos Cuesta, spent a whirlwind eight days travelling to five different continents, to document the...

The Swizzle Cleans Your Inbox By Combining Promo E-mails Into a Daily Digest
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 11:15 PM
Name: The Swizzle Quick Pitch: Save your inbox from e-mail overload and engage with your favorite brands. Genius Idea: The Swizzle cleans up commercial e-mails from your mailbox and combines the e-mails that you want to keep into a daily e-mail...

Kitchen Aid Tweets Joke About Obama's Dead Grandma
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 10:35 PM
An insensitive tweet poking fun at President Obama's late grandmother -- posted on Kitchen Aid's official U.S. account -- caught the eye of many Twitter users Wednesday night during the presidential debate. "Obamas gma even knew it was going 2 b...

MTV Hosts Live Twitter Fact Check During Debate
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 9:16 PM
All eyes will be on Barack Obama and Mitt Romney during tonight's presidential debate -- specifically, on the factual nature of their arguments. MTV, for one, will be partnering with, a nonpartisan research organization, to monitor...

5 Online Resources for Fact Checking the Presidential Debates
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 9:05 PM
Tonight marks the first of three presidential debates between President Barack Obama and GOP candidate Mitt Romney. It's the first time the two men will confront each other head-on about the rumors, issues and platforms from the campaign trail....

Halloween Costume Uses Smartphone App to Display Your Beating Heart [VIDEO]
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 7:05 PM
As technology progresses, Halloween costumes get scarier. Here's a dramatic example: a strategically placed smartphone can display what appears to be your beating heart -- among many other things -- to terrified onlookers. You start by attaching...

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