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A vendor disappears without a trace of explanation

Thin-client maker Pano Logic has shut its doors without informing customers.

Crowd Fails to Fund How-To Book About Crowdfunding

Would-be author undeterred, vows to try again.

Free Wi-Fi Threatened by Porn Maker's Lawsuit

The Electronic Frontier Foundation warns of a slippery slope from a bogus copyright action involving two roommates.

2012’s 25 Geekiest 25th Anniversaries

How to Brag Without Bragging on Google+

Last week I posted to Buzzblog a list of the 50 best "bragging rights" claimed by users of Google+.

Lawsuit Over Missing iPhone Magically Disappears

It would seem the missing iPhone prototype wasn't "priceless," after all.

Copyright Lawyer, Photographer Poke Holes in Pinterest

The latest social-media darling isn't setting everyone's heart aflutter.

Apple's 30th Birthday Salute to Steve Jobs Removed from YouTube

Produced by Apple employees in 1985, tribute was first widely circulated after Jobs died.

No, Wikipedia Has Not Forgiven GoDaddy for Backing SOPA

Lack of follow-through on promise to sever ties causes consternation

Wikipedia Fund-Raiser Brings in $20 Million

Proceeds from the fund-raiser will go toward more servers, additional site functionality and mobile services.

Patent Trolls vs. Innovation

Lots of lawsuits against developers are symptomatic of a larger problem.

Anonymity vs. Real Names on Social Networks

Analysis: Let's cut to the chase: This is really about whether Facebook and the new kid on the block, Google+, should require users to use their real names.

8 Piles of Paper Replaced by iPads

Nevada License Plate Yanked for Being 'Vulgar'

Nevada's Department of Motor Vehicles isn't laughing over the LMAOATU license plate, but its owners are appealing a decision to remove it.