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  • Microsoft dials in Skype for a cool $8.5 billion
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    Microsoft dials in Skype for a cool $8.5 billion

    By 10 May 2011

    Reports suggest that Microsoft have done a deal to acquire Skype for a whopping $8.5 billion. Last week Pocket-lint told you how Facebook was considering a Skype "tie-up" and that Mark Zuckerberg "has been involved in internal discussions about buying...

  • Improved Google Images helps you pinpoint your search results
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    Improved Google Images helps you pinpoint your search results

    By 9 May 2011

    Google has unleashed its latest tool to help you find exactly what you're looking for on the World Wide Web - "Sort by subject" in Google Images. The feature means that if you're looking for something specific, but cannot for the life of you remember...

  • Google goes Mr Men Doodle crazy for Roger Hargreaves' birthday
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    Google goes Mr Men Doodle crazy for Roger Hargreaves' birthday

    By 9 May 2011

    You wait all week for one Google Doodle to come along and then, bang, 16 of the blighters turn up. That's right, 16 new Doodles are all on show for you to enjoy - featuring 16 different Mr Men and Little Misses - all in aid of what would have been creator...

  • BBC Domesday Project Reloaded for the Internet age
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    BBC Domesday Project Reloaded for the Internet age

    By 6 May 2011

    It was 925 years ago that William the Conqueror carried out a complete census of England. It was 900 years later that the BBC decided to do something similar when they asked hundreds of thousands of people around the country to supply photos, videos,...

  • A world of searching presented by Google
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    A world of searching presented by Google

    By 6 May 2011

    We at Pocket-lint love a good infographic. And Google has produced just that for its new Search Globe tool. Search Globe is a visual representation of how people around the world are searching online in terms of the languages of their queries. It shows...

  • Smart homes not just for entertainment, says Kevin McCloud
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    Smart homes not just for entertainment, says Kevin McCloud

    By 5 May 2011

    A mirror that stores health information and keeps you updated with the news, a remote controlled kitchen and a bath that can be filled remotely using an iPhone app - these were just some of the gizmos that made up the House of the Future at the Grand...

  • VIDEO: Soppy Google commercial may make you cry
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    VIDEO: Soppy Google commercial may make you cry

    By 5 May 2011

    It looks as if Google is going down the same line as Apple for its TV commercials. What we mean by that is a heavy dose of cheesy mush. The kind of mush that you're likely to see in a PJ Hogan movie, or anything starring Robert Pattinson. But you know...

  • Is Skype on Facebook's shopping list?
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    Is Skype on Facebook's shopping list?

    By 5 May 2011

    We all know that Facebook added Skype to its friend list last year, when the massively popular VoIP client added full Facebook integration into version 5.0 of its Windows platform, but could that friendship be about to blossom much further? Perhaps even...

  • Osama Bin Laden is dead: Here's how Twitter broke the news live
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    Osama Bin Laden is dead: Here's how Twitter broke the news live

    By 2 May 2011

    Twitter is increasingly becoming the place where historic events and the news agenda are set. In the past we've had the Hudson River plane crash story being broken on the micro-blogging platform, the uprising in Egypt fuelled by tweeting and communication...

  • Check out the best Royal Wedding photos with Flickr
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    Check out the best Royal Wedding photos with Flickr

    By 29 April 2011

    Have you got a brilliant picture from the Royal Wedding? Perhaps you managed to zoom in to William's bald spot (well, it's more than a spot - let's be honest)? Or maybe you've got a picture of the mayor copping a feel of the village WI leader at your...

  • Goodle Doodle celebrates William and Kate's big day
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    Goodle Doodle celebrates William and Kate's big day

    By 29 April 2011

    Google doesn't need much of an excuse to pull a new Doodle out of the hat. After all, it has recently unveiled efforts celebrating the would-be-birthdays of  John James Audubon (226th), Jane Austin (235th), Charlie Chaplin (122nd) and Harry Houdini (137th)....

  • YouTube founders take Delicious bite
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    YouTube founders take Delicious bite

    By 28 April 2011

    YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen have take the plunge to buy the ailing Delicious off of Yahoo. Back in March, Pocket-lint reported how Yahoo was willing to sell the social bookmarking service for as little as $1 million, after forking out...

  • Skype puts you on TV with Sony Bravia
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    Skype puts you on TV with Sony Bravia

    By 28 April 2011

    Making a phone call is so 19th century. And even making a call on a mobile is like, so, 20th century. These days darlings, it's all about video calling on your TV. It's as if The Jetsons is coming true. And now you can make calls with your Bravia TV after...

  • Music streaming subscriptions are the way forward, says Featured Artists Coalition
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    Music streaming subscriptions are the way forward, says Featured Artists Coalition

    By 27 April 2011

    Spotify recently announced that its free music streaming service wouldn't be quite so free anymore, with subscription-free listening now reduced from 20 hours to 10. While there might be a groan from those who signed up for the service all that time ago,...

  • Vevo streams in for UK music video action
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    Vevo streams in for UK music video action

    By 26 April 2011

    US based music video platform Vevo has finally seen a UK release - landing a plethora of platforms including your PC, tablet and smartphone. Vevo.co.uk is now live, as is the mobile site that is optimised for your Android device, your iPhone, iPod touch...

  • Facebook Deals get localised to take on Groupon
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    Facebook Deals get localised to take on Groupon

    By 26 April 2011

    Remember when Facebook Deals launched back in January? Sure you do, it's when you stopped using Facebook because you got fed up of seeing all your contacts constantly checking in to Starbucks as they attempted to grab a free Vanilla-bullshit. Well, Deals...

  • YouTube movie streaming to start next week
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    YouTube movie streaming to start next week

    By 26 April 2011

    Look out Netflix, Lovefilm and iTunes there's a new movie streaming kid in town - YouTube. Reports suggests that the Google-owned video giant has done deals with the major Hollywood studios including Sony Pictures Entertainment, Warner Brothers and Universal...

  • Google Doodle takes flight for John James Audubon's 226th birthday
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    Google Doodle takes flight for John James Audubon's 226th birthday

    By 26 April 2011

    Google has unveiled its latest Doodle - this time with an ornithological offering that celebrates the birthday of French-American ornithologist, naturalist, hunter, and painter John James Audubon. It would have been JJA's 226th birthday, had he not died...

  • Google Video YouTube migration made easier
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    Google Video YouTube migration made easier

    By 25 April 2011

    Google has announced that it is scrapping the decision to abandon Google Video completely on 29 April, with a new migration tool also now in place making it easier to get your videos onto YouTube now available. Google Video is still dead as a dodo, but...

  • Google Offers to take on Groupon
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    Google Offers to take on Groupon

    By 22 April 2011

    If you can't beat them join them. And, in Google's world - if you can't join them (i.e. buy them out) then take them on and pummel them into submission. That surely must be the thinking behind Google's latest foray into our wallets - Google Offers, which...

  • Google also tracking location data with Android
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    Google also tracking location data with Android

    By 22 April 2011

    Fandroids' locations are being tracked via their handsets, just like their fanboy brethren - according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. You may have read on Pocket-lint on Thursday how research suggested that, after the iOS 4 release, iPhone and...

  • Google Doodle goes green for Earth Day
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    Google Doodle goes green for Earth Day

    By 22 April 2011

    You just knew that there would be a new Google Doodle today didn't you? But we bet you thought it was going to be an Easter related one, what with it being the middle of Paschal Triduum - otherwise know as Good Friday? But you'd be wrong as Google has...

  • Moshi Monsters gadgets in the pipeline
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    Moshi Monsters gadgets in the pipeline

    By 19 April 2011

    It's been described as "Facebook for kids", has a sign-up rate of one person every second and features cute characters such as Squidge, Doris and Lady Goo Goo, but what exactly is Moshi Monsters and how did it get to be so big? He's a busy man, but Pocket-lint...

  • .xxx domains go live, Internet gets red light district
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    .xxx domains go live, Internet gets red light district

    By 18 April 2011

    Following the internet governing body’s move to allow .xxx web domains the same rights as .com, .net, .co.uk and other TLDs, the first triple-x websites have started appearing on the web, creating the web’s very first red light district. Sex.xxx,...

  • Twitter search gets better :)
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    Twitter search gets better :)

    By 5 April 2011

    Twitter has introduced a number of new searching features that it says will make it easier to find new people to follow, whilst also helping when sourcing information. “We’ve made it easier to find and follow Twitter accounts based on your interests,”...