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Buy a name for yourself -- on a Martian crater

A project called Uwingu has begun selling naming rights to 500,000 craters on Mars to try to raise $10 million for science research and education.

By February 26, 2014

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Facebook expands gender options for user profiles

With the help of LGBT activist groups, the social network makes its gender labels more inclusive so people can be their "authentic self."

By February 13, 2014

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Mom crowdsources baby name for $5,000

In conjunction with Web site Belly Ballot, a Los Angeles mom is asking random strangers to choose what her baby will be called. How about "Troubled?"

By February 28, 2013

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What is SurfCast and can it spoil Microsoft's Windows 8 party?

SurfCast is a fresh face in patent litigation that's targeting Redmond's new Tiles concept. But the outfit is familiar to Microsoft, which cited it 47 times in its own patent applications.

By November 1, 2012

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Authorities in Boston bombing helped, hindered by social media

Boston Police have asked for help via Twitter in tracking down the remaining bombing suspect, while also telling tweeps not to give too much away.

By April 19, 2013

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At Y Combinator Demo Day, many echoes of Kickstarter

Startups hoping to leverage Kickstarter's success were everywhere during the semi-annual graduation showcase, looking to get in on the crowdfunding action.

By March 27, 2013

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HTC: Low-end smartphones would spoil our brand

When all else fails, hit the burgeoning emerging markets with low-end smartphones to bump the figures. With one exception: struggling smartphone maker HTC thinks that would be beneath it.

By June 13, 2012

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Amazing Media: Poised to lead the next British music invasion

If you're a music lover who hasn't heard of Paul Campbell's music service quite yet, don't worry. You'll soon be using it.

By June 2, 2012

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Slagging Goldman, pushing Daisey--all on social media

Almost everyone will miss almost everything discussed on social media. Here's what was hot last week, including widely shared topics such as Goldman Sachs, Mike Daisey and Pinterest.

By March 19, 2012

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Why 'Rango' and 'Hugo' won at the Oscars

With no Pixar film to beat, 'Rango' won the Academy Award for best animated feature, while "Hugo" won for best visual effects. Both victors show things are changing in Hollywood.

By February 27, 2012