U.S. coal demand experiences boost amid Keystone XL fight
As environmentalists, mainstream media outlets and politicians fight over the Keystone XL pipeline and the Alberta oilsands development, the coal industry in the United States is slowly gaining momentum.
Just Sing It Turns iPhone Karaoke Into A Social Game
There are plenty of smartphone karaoke apps, but no one has really figured out how to turn the act singing into your phone into addictive social experience (at least not in the United States), according to Alec Andronikov, CEO of mobile startup AnyoneGame. That's why Andronikov and AnyoneGame have developed a new app called Just Sing It. The app allows you to choose a song (based on genre and difficulty), find other users in an app, and sing to them. (You can also adjust the sound using different voice effects.)
New top diplomats in China signal focus on U.S., Japan, North Korea
BEIJING - China is signaling that it is keen to get on top of troubled ties with the United States, Japan and North Korea with the likely appointment of two officials with deep experience of these countries to its top diplomatic posts.
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Yahoo Rolls Out A More Personalized And Interactive Front Page
Yahoo plans to start rolling out a new front page at Yahoo.com starting right now, with the goal of making the new experience available to everyone in the United States within two days. I'm familiar with the Yahoo front page but not a regular visitor, so when I saw the new design, I could spot a few changes from the old one, but they didn't seem too dramatic. Vice President of Product and Media Mike Kerns said that since the front page has a large audience that's use to the existing experience, the team had a strike a balance between pushing things forward and making sure the page was still somewhat familiar.
If A Social Network Falls In A Forest…
Google Plus experienced an outage this morning, and almost no one noticed. Gizmodo poked fun. Engadget wrote a few sentences. Someone posted it to Hacker News. Where it gained zero comments. Google+, reportedly the fastest-growing social network in history (or fastest-growing "thingy" ever), and reportedly the second-biggest social network worldwide, experiences an outage, and nothing hits Techmeme. Google+, where the President of the United States just hungout, goes down, but Twitter users (and TechCrunch reporters) only have jokes, not frantic questions and concerns.