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According to Om Malik and the Wall Street Journal, AOL is in the process of acquiring TechCrunch, arguably the world's foremost technology blog. For the time being, this is only a rumor, but with sources like GigaOm and the WSJ, it sure feels like a very sold rumor. It's worth noting, though, this is not the first time we've heard about a possible sale of TechCrunch and none of the other possible sales ever worked out.

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Our RWW post about the new Digg just hit the Digg front page - and the comments are anything but friendly. Here are a few choice examples.

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Works just as advertised, but here are a few observations: the new phone icon is inconspicuously placed in the "Chat" box - if Google didn't point it out so clearly when the feature is activated, you could almost miss it Gmail doesn't auto-recognize phone-numbers and so you can't just click on a number in an email and initiate a call if your...

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There are already numerous Twitter bookmarklets and browser extensions on the market that make it easy for Internet users to share any site with their Twitter friends. Today, Twitter itself is joining the fray with its own, official Twitter Tweet Button. To use the bookmarklet, you simply drag and drop a link to your bookmarks bar and you are ready...

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Google just announced that Linux users can now finally use voice and video chat in Gmail. For now, this is an Ubunutu-only feature, though the company plans to add support for other Debian- and RPM-based Linux distributions (like Red Hat and Fedora) in the near future. Until now, these features were only available to Windows...

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Just a few months ago, Google finally introduced categories for its Chrome extensions library. Today, the company is adding a number of additional categories, including News and weather, Photos,Productivity, Search tools and Social. Nothing too exciting here, but good to see that Google continues to improve the extensions library. Developers Now Pay...

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Yesterday, Facebook launched Facebook Places, its new location-sharing service. As a location-sharing service, Facebook as about as barebones as they come. The functionality is limited to checking in and sharing your location with your Facebook friends. Thanks to its enormous number of users, Facebook is able to bring location-sharing back to its basics, while others...

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Tweet Looks like Twitter is launching its own Tweet buttons later this week. While you can already embed the code (see below), not everybody can actually use the button to retweet the post yet. Just for the sake if it, I have embedded the code (courtesy of Mashable) here. I'm guessing we will see a new wave of discussions about Twitter's relationship...

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Since its launch 2 years ago, Google Chrome always offered three different builds of its increasingly popular browser: stable, beta and developer. While regular users could always stay with the stable build, early adopters could opt for the beta and developer channel. The developer channel features weekly updates, while beta channel users only see and update or two per...

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Google Earth now features local news-style weather animations for snow and rain drops. To see this, open up the latest version of Google Earth, enable the weather layer and head for a place where it is currently raining or snowing.

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The Old Spice Man ("I'm on a horse") is fielding questions from Internet users on Reddit today. Here are his answers. 1. Squidboots: If you were alone in the woods, and no one were around to smell you, would you smell as manly and awesome? [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFvryuQZb5U&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0&hd=1] 2. Chmown: How can I smell like fighting and space shuttles? [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvCFVhUHhHA&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0&hd=1] 3. Porknog: Dear...

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TweetDeck, the popular Twitter client, just celebrated its 2nd birthday. According to the company's founder Iain Dodsworth, the TweetDeck desktop client has been downloaded 15 million times and the iPhone app has been downloaded 2.5 million times. Overall, TweetDeck now sends out 4 million tweets, Facebook status updates and Buzz messages every day. That, of course, is a major achievement...

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YouTube just announced that it will soon support 4k video - the next-generation HD format with a resolution of 4096x3072 pixels. At almost four times the size of 1080p, the highest resolution HD format currently available in the mainstream market, YouTube's resolution for 4K videos goes far beyond what most people will be able to watch on their TVs and computers for quite a while to come.