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By Tech   on 4/11/2014 8:29 AM

Twitter has begun rolling out a new image-centric profile design that bears a lot of resemblance to Facebook’s profile design. The new profile features a large cover image, has a greater focus on photos, and moves away from the vertical timeline. Read about how Twitter is aiming to gain mainstream audiences with this change on Ad Age.

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By Tech   on 4/9/2014 6:30 PM

With an estimated 1.5 million nonprofits in the United States alone, nonprofits help with everything from ending local hunger, advocating literacy, and even saving dogs from inhumane conditions in dog mills. Yet for all their diversity, nonprofits share many of the same needs. Here are eight useful tech tools that nonprofits can use to stay organized, funded, and in the public eye.

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By Tech   on 4/4/2014 11:25 AM

Depending on how you look at it, April 1 is one of the best (or worst) weeks in tech news. It’s hard to know what to believe, and there were several clever pranks this year. Some, like the Google Maps Pokémon challenge, delighted the Internet. Others fell flat, including Samsung, Toshiba and HTC, who all pulled the same prank. From TV for squirrels to the return of Microsoft’s Clippy, you can check out a whole slew of tech gags on ReadWrite.

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By Tech   on 3/28/2014 8:32 AM

Twitter announced two new features for image sharing. Users can now tag up to 10 people in photos, without the tags counting toward the 140-character limit. They can also share up to four images in one tweet. The changes are part of an overall evolution of Twitter toward a visual format more closely aligned with that of Facebook. Head to Read Write to find out more.

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By Tech   on 3/26/2014 1:55 PM

Fortune is reporting Klout has been acquired by Lithium Technologies, provider of social customer experience management software for the enterprise, for almost $200 million. The official announcement is scheduled for Thursday, although Re/Code reports the deal is not officially signed.

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By Tech   on 3/21/2014 3:40 AM

Google announced a voice command feature for the Google Search app on Android. The feature allows users to control the camera using voice commands in order to take videos and pictures. The functionality is limited, but as Dave Altavilla pointed out on Forbes, “the implications of additional voice control over high level functionality are promising.”

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By Tech   on 3/13/2014 1:43 PM

The Internet celebrated its 25th anniversary this week. Its founder, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, used the opportunity to encourage everyone to help keep it free and open. In a guest post on Google’s official blog, Berners-Lee pressed “for every country to develop a digital bill of rights to advance a free and open web for everyone.”

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By Tech   on 3/12/2014 6:15 PM

With sessions dedicated to such topics as online gaming, the app economy and hacking, hustling and coding, one might mistakenly assume that the Interactive session of South by Southwest (SXSW) was created entirely for the benefit of Millennials and Generation Z. After all, when it comes to such platforms as Spoutsocial, Friendster, even Hootsuite, it’s easy to labor under the misperception that social media is the exclusive domain of the young.

Through a major presence and high level activation at SXSW, AARP is on a mission to ardently change that perception … and from all indications they are succeeding wildly.

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By Tech   on 3/11/2014 3:05 PM

If you come away from South by Southwest (SXSW) learning nothing else, understand this …

Swag is king!

When it comes to wearables, you can likely outfit the entire state of Delaware (pop. 917,092) with all the different t-shirts you can collect. Play your cards right and you can walk away with portable charging devices, earbuds, umbrellas, books, cellphone covers and flash drives.

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By Tech   on 3/10/2014 6:33 PM

With actors Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project, the Office), Melissa Fumero and Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), ESPN Analyst Robert Smith and WWE Hall of Famer Sgt. Slaughter leading the procession, Roku announced at SXSW the launch of their new Roku Streaming Stick, the world’s newest innovation designed to capture and export digital broadcast video – regardless of platform – to home television sets.

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