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A pilot study in Maryland looked at how students react when they can't go online or check their email on their phones.

Somehow I completely missed the fact that those new blue "shared by" links on Google News results that appeared on my main search results pages a few days were new. Given the pace of the search giant's development cycle, I have to admit that I'm sometimes actually rather confused about what's new and what's been around for a while on Google.

According to a cryptic message on the even more cryptic demoslam.com, a site that looks to be a Google property, "technology is awesome. Learning...

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg just told a group of aspiring entrepreneurs at Y Combinator's Startup School that he expects to invest most of the money Facebook is currently making back into the business. According to him, it currently "doesn't make sense to make a massive profit," as Facebook is already able to provide the necessary incentives to keep and motivate its employees.

Should Albums Cost $1.50? | Fast Company.

As I'm thinking about the sale of TechCrunch to AOL and Jason Calacanis' ideas for how to take tech reporting to the next level (in the form of an email newsletter), I can't help but think about what the next generation of tech blogs will look like. Since the early days of tech blogging, the field has become more professionalized and the major blogs now have plenty of full- and half-time staffers who ensure that no nuance of the tech world goes uncovered. While Twitter and Facebook have changed the way these publications find readers for their stories (in the early days, RSS feeds used to be a huge source of traffic), the blogs themselves all still look pretty much the same (one exception - at least with regards to their homepage, is the rapidly expanding The Next Web).

A new Zogby poll commissioned by the kids-focused online advocacy group Common Sense Media challenges the idea that kids today don't care about online...

According to the Guardian, serial entrepreneur Jason Calacanis plans to launch a new tech blog in early 2011. With this project, Calacanis is going into direct competition with TechCrunch, the influential Silicon Valley-based blog run by Calacanis's old nemesis Mike Arrington. According to the report, Calacanis plans to hire a small number of editors (possibly four). These writers will have to be free them to research stories deeply and will only have to file one story per week. Calacanis will also host a new startup conference that will challenge TechCrunch's highly successful Disrupt conference.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhtgsAXmz7U&fs=1&hl=en_US&rel=0] YouTube - Worlds Scariest Job. And some people do this for fun... [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GPWkbLVw04&w=580&h=465]

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRsGyueVLvQ&fs=1&hl=en_US&rel=0] YouTube - Sintel. More information at Sintel.org. You can find an interview with the producer here.

After a few hours of wild speculation, TechCrunch founder and co-edit Mike Arrington and AOL CEO Tim Armstrong just announced that AOL has indeed...

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.

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.

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...

There are already numerous Twitter bookmarklets and browser extensions on the market that make it easy for Internet users to share any site with...

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