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Google Teams with World Bank to Help Africa's Disaster Response

Google is providing the World Bank, governments, and U.N. agencies access to Google Map Maker geospatial data and detailed map information.

Google Nixes Photo Web App

The photo editing website Picnik heads to the dark room April 19, as Google pushes its Google+ services instead.

Sponsor: SOPA Markup Hearing to Resume in February

A hearing to amend and debate the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act should resume in February, its chief sponsor said.

Ford SYNC Now Supports NPR

Control your NPR listening experience with your voice…in your car.

Hands-On With the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7

Samsung announces U.S. availability for its high-resolution Galaxy Tab 7.7.


See Ya, CDs: Digital Music Sales Overtake Physical Media

Sales of digital music in 2011 accounted for 50.3 percent of purchases, beating physical music sales for the first time.


Rocker Steve Van Zandt Stars in New Netflix TV Series

Netflix's new original TV series will star the guitarist known for his role on the Sopranos and as a member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band.


Adobe Grudgingly Accepts HTML5

As Flash gives way to open technologies, Adobe is retooling to support the new reality for developers.

Flash Player 11.1 Arrives for Android Ice Cream Sandwich

Galaxy Nexus owners will get Flash Player update, which may be the last version of the plug-in for Android devices.


Streaming Service Rara Lands in Music-Saturated U.S.

Rara joins the music services wars with a slant towards music fans not yet involved with digital music to a great degree.


Microsoft Will Drive Entertainment Shift with Xbox Live TV

Microsoft is supposedly seeking a TV exec to help create original TV content for its game console and make traditional cable TV increasingly irrelevant.

Free Downloads That Are Worth a Donation, Part 1

These fantastic, well-known utilities are donationware--you can use them for free, but the developers ask for a contribution to keep their work going. Now is a great time to give back to the creators.

YouTube Unveils New Look

The popular video sharing site now has an easier, more intuitive interface that highlights its new Channels feature.