Yahoo buying Tumblr for $1.1 billion, vows not to screw it up
SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK - Yahoo Inc will buy blogging service Tumblr for $1.1 billion cash, giving the Internet pioneer a much-needed social media platform to reach a younger generation of users and breathe new life into its ailing brand.
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Over 100 Hours of Video Uploaded To YouTube Every Minute
jones_supa writes "Google's YouTube is celebrating its 8-year birthday, and at the same time they reveal some interesting numbers. 'Today, more than 100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. That's more than four days of video uploaded each minute! Every month, more than 1 billion people come to YouTube to access news, answer questions and have a little fun. That's almost one out of every two people on the Internet. Millions of partners are creating content for YouTube and more than 1,000 companies worldwide have mandated a one-hour mid-day break to watch nothing but funny YouTube videos. Well, we made that last stat up, but that would be cool (the other stats are true).'"
Study: Free Computers Don't Close The Rich-Poor Education Gap
According to a new study, we really don’t have to worry too much about the nearly 1 in 4 children without access to FarmVille at home. “Our results indicate that computer ownership alone is unlikely to have much of an impact on short-term schooling outcomes for low-income children,” report Robert W. Fairlie and Jonathan Robinson in a new study of a large-scale randomized computer give-away experiment in California. On the one hand, it’s good news that doomsday predictions for computer-less children have been exaggerated. However, giving out computers was one of the easier solutions to closing the poverty educational outcome gap, and now we have to go back to the drawing board. “We find that even though the experiment had a large effect on computer ownership and total hours of computer use, there is no evidence of an effect on a host of educational outcomes, including grades, standardized test scores, credits earned, attendance, and disciplinary actions,” explains the new report, ...
Search engine available for Internet Census 2012 data
A convenient online search facility is now available for the enormous amount of data that was accumulated during a port scan of the entire internet
WWE's Kane challenges LT.Gov Ramsey to debate Internet Sales Tax
Glenn Jacobs, who is better known by his professional wrestling name Kane (from the WWE), has challenged Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, of Tennessee, to debate the proposed Internet Sales Tax bill, or the Marketplace Fairness Act.