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Google+ pins 'verification badges' on users

A new verification system being rolled out by Google+ is designed to help + members use the social network without fear of imposters.

By August 20, 2011


Google+ Badges can tie your Web site to your Google+ page

A Google+ badge can let people add your business to their circles and recommend your page, all without leaving your Web site.

By November 14, 2011


Google Badges: What have you been reading?

Google Badges tracks your news reading, rewards voracious readers, and helps you organize your reading habit.

By July 15, 2011


Design the official CNET UK badge in our new contest!

Don't die forgotten and alone. Pin your hopes on being remembered by designing a badge for CNET UK! Entries are open to design a badge you and we can wear with pride.

By June 15, 2011


The 404 797: Where we earn our podcasting merit badge (podcast)

Today's story rundown includes the Boy Scouts' new robotics merit badge, Cisco saying goodbye to Flip mobile camcorders, a crowdsourced fundraiser poking fun at M. Night Shyamalan's dwindling film career, and Germany saying no to Google Street View.

By April 12, 2011


Boy Scouts can now earn robotics merit badge

While Boy Scouts will continue to master camping, swimming, canoeing, and first aid, they can now add robot-building to the long list of coveted Scout skills.

By April 10, 2011


Blast badge shows how hard soldiers get hit

A University of Pennsylvania team is working on a material that changes color depending on the intensity of explosions.

By December 2, 2010


Boy and Girl Scouts? Meet the hacker scouts

Next week is the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts. In its honor, Adafruit Industries is launching DIY merit awards. Release a high-altitude balloon? Here's your badge.

By March 2, 2012


Twenty thousand reasons to go to SXSW

Last year, thousands flocked to Austin, Texas, for South by Southwest Interactive, and even more will likely show up when the 2012 event kicks off this week. But why do they come?

By March 7, 2012


Foursquare's latest move: A partnership with Time

Foursquare is out one founder, but it continues to arrange strategic partnerships with companies like VH1 and TIME.

By March 5, 2012