Obama & Silicon Valley Tech Titans Have Dinner

Wanna know who attended? Go right here

via ABC

Obama chose these 12 titans of technology because “American companies like these have been leading by investing in the creativity and ingenuity of the American people, creating cutting-edge new technologies and promoting new ways to communicate.”

New Press Secretary Jay Carney instead released an email which described the evening as the president’s chance to discuss “his proposals to invest in research and development and expand incentives for companies to grow and hire, along with his goal of doubling exports over five years to support millions of American jobs.”
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[video] Facebook Phone Revealed?

Note: Could not embed the Tech Crunch video for some odd reason so this is a silent demo video I found on Youtube.

via Tech Crunch
Along the top are four Facebook buttons: People, Events, Notifications, and Places. The People button shows you the feeds of your closest friends as determined by Facebook’s Open Graph API. It’s like a friends and family circle on a mobile calling plan, except it shows you the feeds of your “top” friends, which you can swipe through. The phone also ingests all the details it can about your Facebook friends into the local address book so you have one unified social address book.

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Time Person Of The Year 2010: Mark Zuckerberg

This is kinda of a no brainer even though there are a host of people who are worthy of this title. No matter your thoughts on the matter, Facebook has become apart of the majority of our everyday lives. Whether it is keeping in touch with friends, or promoting and connecting with people with similar ideas, Facebook has become the tool that people use and will continue to use into the near future. Privacy issues aside people are using the social connector and growth in the U.S. alone has doubled this year. I have my own personal choice for Person of The Year but below is Time’s justification for picking Mark Zuckerberg.

via Time Magazine

In less than seven years, Zuckerberg wired together a twelfth of humanity into a single network, thereby creating a social entity almost twice as large as the U.S. If Facebook were a country it would be the third largest, behind only China and India. It started out as a lark, a diversion, but it has turned into something real, something that has changed the way human beings relate to one another on a species-wide scale.

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