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MTV VMA

MTV Video Music Awards: Where to stream and follow all the hot young talent

This collection of videos, information, and links will put you in the know on all the nominees and their illustrious bodies of work. Or just their bodies.

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Find out which Web services are down at Downrightnow

Can't connect to Twitter? Facebook? This site lets you know if there's an outage.

IC on the record

Government turns to Tumblr and Twitter for new intelligence transparency drive

Not just for kittehs and Pr0n, government taps Tumblr for its Intelligence transparency site.

Football Tech

Why the NFL and YouTube would make such great teammates

According to reports, Google is talking to the National Football League about putting out-of-market games on YouTube. Evan Dashevsky thinks such a deal would make sense for the NFL, for Google, and for fans.

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Microsoft launches ad-free Bing search for schools

Microsoft has launched an ad-free, no cost version of its Bing search engine that can be used in public and private schools across the U.S.

In China, 'defaming cultural icons' online can land you in jail

Chinese police have detained two Internet users for allegedly starting online rumors that tried to defame government groups and a cultural icon in the nation.

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Copyright troll honeypots spotted on The Pirate Bay

Some pretty strong evidence has come to light that one of the most notorious copyright troll operations in the U.S. targeted The Pirate Bay with a honeypot operation, a trap set to detect unauthorized use of copyrighted files.

Facebook Payments

Facebook readies roll-out of mobile payment system for e-commerce

Facebook's new mobile payment system may place it in direct competition with PayPal.

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The New York Times website suffers outage

The website of The New York Times went offline Wednesday morning owing to an unspecified server issue.

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Google Treks gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse at Maps' most awe-inspiring Views

Thanks to Google Maps Street Views, you've witnessed the view of the Canadian Arctic and several other breathtaking landmarks. Treks gives you a guided tour and lets you hear the snow crunching underfoot.

Dr. Who, Google Maps

Explore the TARDIS via this amazing "Doctor Who" Google Maps easter egg

Ah, Google Developers, never get too busy to keep adding in things like this.

Dalai Lama

Hackers infect the Dalai Lama’s Chinese site with spyware

The Dalai Lama's Chinese language site has been hacked and infected with spyware.

Lenovo's Reach cloud service aims to replace local apps

Lenovo opens its Reach consumer cloud service for public preview. Reach is a "cloud-desktop" service through which applications can be launched without downloading and installing them locally on mobile devices and PCs.

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The New York Times joins IFTTT to provide users with targeted alerts

IFTTT.com announces the addition of an official New York Times channel to its news and event alert service.

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Meet Darknet, the hidden, anonymous underbelly of the searchable Web

Learn what lurks beneath the Internet you use every day—a place where free speech, and illicit activity, can flourish.