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Google Launches ‘Solve for X,’ Think Tank for Fixing Global Problems

Mashable: Google just debuted a project dedicated to attacking some of the biggest problems facing civilization, such as global warming, and proposing “radical” ideas for solving them.   <img src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-GSXby9DumWc/TzAARWSyZqI/AAAAAAAAEgA/LjK2RnYRH0A/videobedde7855bf6%25255B8%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" galleryimg="no" onload="var downlevelDiv = document.getElementById('9c89cefb-2809-46da-b009-ed08ed4faf59'); downlevelDiv.innerHTML = " “;” alt=””> Solve for X Called “Solve for X,” the idea resembles TED (Technology Entertainment and Design), …

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George W. Bush to Visit Facebook HQ for Live Video Q&A

Former U.S. President George W. Bush’s book tour will stop at Facebook’s headquarters in Palo Alto on Monday, with the social networking site announcing a “Facebook Live” event for 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT. Bush has been making the media rounds over the past several weeks, appearing on The Today Show, Oprah and …

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Windows Phone 7 outlasts iPhone, Android… on a BBQ

Todd Bishop, TechFlash: Not sure if this will factor into anyone’s purchasing decisions, but it looks like Windows Phone 7 is the smartphone for you — at least if you have a habit of leaving your smartphone unattended on a flaming grill. EZ Grill, a Bellevue-based disposable BBQ company, worked with Seattle-based social media agency …

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Marissa Mayer admits to three of Google’s biggest mistakes

Marissa Mayer, Google’s VP of Geographic and Local Services, joined in 1999 as the company’s 20th employee. During a recent 22-minute interview on Digg Dialogg, Mayer was asked “What do you think Google’s biggest mistake has been during your presence there?” Mayer’s answer pertained to three products: Wave, Dejanews.com, and Gmail. “Wave. Certainly there are …

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Microsoft CEO: next Windows release is “riskiest product bet”

Windows 7 might be selling like hotcakes but that’s only going to make it even harder for Microsoft to top. When asked about the riskiest product bet that the software giant is currently developing, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer answered “the next release of Windows” without so much as a second of hesitation. Unfortunately, his interviewers …

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Are You Smarter Than John?

How not to manage your passwords… John, and his unique approach to security is part of an F-Secure Internet Security 2011 campaign. You can find more at besmarterthanjohn.com.

Showtime Subscribers Might Get Online TV Service

Premium cable TV channel Showtime plans to launch a service that will stream episodes of original series like Weeds, The Tudors and Californication to subscribers, a source told Bloomberg Businessweek. Details about the new service are scarce, but the network is reportedly discussing the plans with the cable operators that distribute its channels, who are …

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The Semantic Web: What It Is and Why It Matters [VIDEO]

If you’ve ever struggled to make sense of terms like “semantic web,” we’ve got a fascinating, entertaining and informative video for you. The Internet currently holds about as much information as 1,700 Libraries of Congress. Some of the leading minds on the web are exploring new ways to sort this data and how to understand …

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