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Can’t Beat ‘Em? Join ‘Em: Facebook’s #Twitter Adaptation

Has anyone noticed that Facebook’s adopted some of “Twitter” into their site functions? They now have “trending topics” and clickable “hashtags”–both of which are indigenous components of Twitter’s basic infrastructure. What’s trending right now on Facebook? Hobby Lobby. Breaking Bad. And Serena Williams. On Twitter? Canada Day. World Cup. Wimbledon. Both sites are catering to a…

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Wal-Mart 2.0: Google Buys Nest

It’s long been official: Google plans to take over the world. They own your university e-mail servers, YouTube accounts and now your…thermostat? Indeed they do. Unless you’ve hibernated for the winter in the A/V community or general technology industry, you know Google just bought Nest–which you probably hadn’t heard of until Google dropped 3.2 billion…