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    Mapping the touristiness of the entire world; up-down-all-around view of the Sistine Chapel; one film buff’s top 10 lists for each year of the ’80s (including — happy 30th anniversary! […]

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  • Zuckerberg’s promises taken at Facebook value

    The drumbeat had been getting louder for weeks: Mark Zuckerberg had to say something. Now he has. After VP Elliot Schrage’s New York Times Q-and-A did little to assuage the […]

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  • Phones rumored, desired and full-on retro

    The phone prototype leakage is getting a little ridiculous. While you were weekending: Full photos of that alleged white iPhone HD showed up on the Taiwanese blog that earlier had […]

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  • Quoted: ‘Sad, strange little men,’ maybe

    “By then, I owned an Amiga computer, and was prone to prickliness when users of Atari’s ST line fatheadedly contended that their machines were superior to mine. But it still […]

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    If you were avoiding all things “Lost” for fear of spoilers, you probably missed cats recapping “Lost,” Kevin Garnett explaining “Lost” to Big Baby, and the “Lost” eyeball montage. Also […]

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  • Telly me something Goog

    That’s the Mountain View mojo: You can give a presentation full of technical glitches and still have most of the tech press applauding. The big announcement on Day 2 of […]

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  • Free-range Friday: random notes from the tech world

    The one-offs that caught our eye: • Yahoo’s “exciting announcement” Monday is a partnership with Nokia, All Things D’s Kara Swisher learned. The Finnish phone maker reportedly will be building […]

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  • Quoted: Vista in the rearview

    “It wasn’t because we were wrong-minded and thinking bad thoughts and not pushing innovation. We tried too big a task, and in the process wound up losing essentially thousands of […]

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    NASA answers the No. 1 question (“how do you go to the bathroom in space?”); and a trove of short movies of daily American life, 1894-1915.

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  • I/O, I/O, it’s off to Internet dominance we go

    Today is TV day at the Google I/O developers conference in San Francisco, confirms a shrewd TechCrunch blogger who found the placeholder text online. The Web-connected “smart TV” is expected […]

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