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Facebook’s Conversations tool proves we swear a hell of a lot

The new Facebook APIs are capable of revealing some pretty interesting information about our digital conversations. But first, let's get into what really matters: Whether 'crap' or 'damn' is more popular on the social network.
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7 questions about the Twitter IPO you’re too embarrassed to ask

Want to participate in a conversation about the Twitter IPO but don't know how? If everyone's talking over you're head and you don't know the difference between an S-1 and A-1, then make a quick stop here for some of the basics.
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Galapagos Islands arrive on Street View with seals, baby tortoises, boobies and more

In a joint project with the Galapagos National Park and the Charles Darwin Foundation, Google on Thursday rolled out some impressive new Street View imagery from the Galapagos Islands, a location famous for its rich and diverse ecosystems.
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Judge Miley Cyrus all you want, but a study claims listening to her music makes you smarter

Better stop criticizing Miley Cyrus for her poor choices - a study has found that her songs can improve brain abilities... crank up 'Wrecking Ball,' everybody!
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Who knew porn fans love delivery food? Well… everyone, but Eat24 made it pay

Advertisers tend to avoid racy platforms, but a food delivery service decided to embrace porn websites -- and gained a new crop of loyal customers.
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Eight-foot robot from 1950s fetches more than $27,000 at auction

An eight-foot, one-ton robot built in the 1950s went under the hammer at Christie's of London recently, fetching an impressive £17,500 ($27,695). Known as Cygan, the aging aluminum bot comprises 300,000 parts though sadly no longer works.
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Google+ introduces Snapseed-powered image editing tools for Chrome browser users

A year after acquiring the highly regarded Snapseed image editing app, Google+ is introducing a selection of editing tools powered by the software, though they can only be accessed through Google's Chrome browser.
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No, there’s nothing wrong with your eyes – Facebook ads are getting bigger

Facebook is rolling out changes to its ads, boosting their size. Yes, that's right, if you thought ads had already taken over Facebook, think again.
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Don’t live in NYC? Visit the 9/11 Memorial through Google Street View

Just a reminder: Even if you don't live in NYC, you can still reflect on September 11 at the 9/11 Memorial, thanks to Google Street View. See? Not everything that's happened since 9/11 is all bad.
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China to jail dissidents whose criticism goes viral

China strengthened its laws against libelous Internet users, sparking concerns that it is cracking down on political critics.
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Vimeo On Demand gets update, offers filmmakers more options for selling movies

Vimeo on Demand received a significant update this week, bringing with it a number of new features, including more flexible pricing options. Launched in March, the platform offers filmmakers an easy way to sell their work online.
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Taxi firm to fit cabs with alarm-enabled lost property detectors

Imagine this – during a cab ride, your mobile phone slips out of your pocket onto the back seat. As you pay your fare and go to leave, an alarm sounds, alerting you to your forgotten phone, and saving you a whole load of hassle.